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January 10, 2002
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* "Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching, and rave
like you are on a roll" is a motto by
which many ravers and ecstasy users
have been living for decades. But even
this long-lived maxim seems to be los-
ing its effect as ecstasy use among
teenagers and young adults is starting to
According to a recent nationwide sur-
vey by the University's Institute for
Social Research, which has been mom-
toring the use and abuse of ecstasy since
1975, the percentages of high school
students using ecstasy have been 3.6
percent, 5.6, 8.2, and 9.2 in 1998, 1999,
2000, and 2001, respectively. While
there is a clear increase in the number of
students who have used the drug, the
rate of this increase is slowing down.
"It's an indication that we might see a
turn around next year;" said Lloyd John-
ston, the principal investigator of the
research, which was conducted as part
of ISR's ongoing Monitoring the Future
"The reason that the use of ecstasy
has slowed down is that an increasing
proportion of young people see ecstasy
as dangerous. I suspect a lot of it comes
from news reports and the media, and
there have been active attempts by the
National Institute of Drug Abuse to get
the latest scientific evidence about the
effects of the drug out to the public,"
An LSA freshman who wished to
remain anonymous said ecstasy is not as
big of a problem in Ann Arbor as it is in
other parts of the country.
"I don't know too many people who
do it regularly (at the University). I only
know four other people who rave and
take (ecstasy)," he said.
"Compared to marijuana, it's not as
* easy to get (on campus) but compared
to coke and Ketamine, it's easier. I usu-
ally get through students," he added.
Another LSA junior admitted that the
main reason she quit using ecstasy was
the education she received from the
See ECSTASY, Page 7A
Up close and personal
The Washington Post
A U.S. military plane carrying seven
Marines crashed in flames into a moun-
tain in southwestern Pakistan yesterday,
and Pentagon officials said they feared
there would be no survivors. It would
be the deadliest incident yet for U.S.
forces in the war against terrorism
being fought in neighboring
The cause of the crash of the four-
engine KC-130 Hercules was under
investigation. "There's no indication of
hostile fire, but that doesn't mean it's
ruled out;' said Marine Lt. Col. Dave
Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman. "We
don't know why it went down."
A senior defense official added: "We
don't have any suggestion of hostile
action. At the same time, I can't
promise that we won't conclude other-
wise when we finish investigating it."
U.S. rescue team reached the crash
site, which was in the rugged Lundi
Mountains, yesterday night and recov-
-ered the bodies of five Marines, accord-
ing to Pakistani officials. A senior
defense official said no bodies had been
recovered, but Pentagon officials
weren't optimistic that anyone was
alive. "All we have is that it appears to
be a fireball," a senior Marine officer
The crash occurred around 8:15 p.m.
local time (10:15 a.m. EST) as the
plane was landing at a base in Shamsi,
170 miles southwest of Quetta, being
used by U.S. forces.
See CRASH, Page 7A
First-year Rackham student Gale Raj examines a piece of artwork In the Michigan Union's "3 Dimensions" exhibit yesterday.
Struggle to secure jobs hits B-School
By Ted Borden
Daily Staff Writer
As the domestic job market has continued to deterio-
rate over the past year, students are finding it increas-
ingly difficult to secure future employment before
graduation - including graduate students in the Uni-
versity's Business School. Previously flooded with
lucrative offers, these students are now trying to cope
with the new economic environment.
"It feels different around the Business School this
year," said Susan Ashford, senior associate dean for
academic affairs. "There is stress people feel about
their circumstances and finding employment."
She noted that the Business School is working
aggressively to aid students in their job searches. The
school has reached out to alumni and is having a sec-
ond recruiting season this spring, as well as holding a
panel of speakers comprised of former students who
graduated during the nation's last recession in the early
"This recession has clearly impacted searches, but
students are still getting offers. Michigan is fortunate
because we are broadly appealing to a variety of
employers," Ashford said.
With fears of traveling that have remained high since
Sept. 11, there is concern about future applications
from international students, who currently make up
about 30 percent of the Business School student popu-
"We're watching that and we have that concern,"
Students admit that it has been a difficult time to
find a job.
"It's a tough year," said Business graduate student
Carl White. "We're the first group to deal with a situa-
tion we didn't expect. Plenty of people are still looking
and they're not sure."
White added that the subject of jobs is a "sensitive
subject" at the Business School.
"People who have jobs are not bragging and for peo-
ple who don't have jobs, it's just a reminder," he said.
Roberto Bel, an international grad student at the
Business School from Lima, Peru, echoed that senti-
"It's much, much, much tougher than last year," Bel
said. "Students panicked and tried to get anything they
See JOB MARKET, Page 7A
Business seniors David Golden and Ryan Kaplan look over job options in the
Business School. Job offers have slowed with the country mired in recession.
to. small cars
By Shabna S. KhatrS
Daily Staff Reporter
By Kara Wenzel
Daily Staff Reporter
A growing enthusiasm for smaller, more fuel-friend-
ly cars may mark the end of America's love affair with
the sport-utility vehicle. The results of a recent study
by the University's Transportation Research Institute
predict that the next decade will mark a significant shift
in consumer buying trends.
The study found that while purchase price and lease
terms will continue to be important factors for con-
sumers buying vehicles, fuel economy, safety and vehi-
cle technology will play an increasingly influential role
on consumer's vehicle-buying decisions through 2009.
This shift in criteria, said Mike
Flynn, director of research at the
Office for the Study of Automotive "The size
Transportation, will motivate car ,
companies to develop more fuel- vehie i
friendly and cost-effective vehi-
cles. "There will be a mass a s
penetration of alternative-fuel cars is
in the future market, and by 2004 security
we are going to see a number of
diesel- and gasoline-electric hybrid
cars and trucks that are less envi-_U
ronmentally costly," he said.
The two major companies that already have gasoline-
electric hybrid cars on the American market are
Chrysler and Honda.
Cheick Haidara, a client adviser at Ann Arbor Acura,
which is owned by Honda, said the car manufacturer is
enjoying increasing success.
"The demand for Acura is so high, we don't have
enough cars for the customers. People have to order the
car they want and wait for 90-120 days."
Haidara cites the quality and cost of the cars as the
A memorial service for Prof. Emeri-
tus Marie "Pete" Hartwig was held yes-
terday with champagne and strawberries
as refreshments, an offering Hartwig's
visitors would have been given had they
come to her home.
During the memorial, held at the Uni-
versity's golf course clubhouse, where
Hartwig played golf until her last year,
friends and colleagues of Hartwig at the
University and the Interlochen Center
for the Arts recounted their memories of
their deceased friend.
Hartwig, 95, died Dec. 23. A long-
time Ann Arbor resident, she received a
fine arts bachelor's degree from the Uni-
versity in 1929, another in physical edu-
cation in 1932 and a master's degree in
physical education in 1938.
Hartwig began teaching in the Uni-
versity's physical education department
and later took on the role of athletic
administrator and professor of physical
education. She became the University's
first associate director of women's ath-
letics in 1974.
Former student Eleanor Doersam and
the Division of Kinesiology established
the Marie "Pete" Hartwig Collegiate
Professorship Fund in 2000.
"We want to use the proceeds from
the fund so we can have someone who
can come in here and do for kids what
she did for us," Doersam, the former
principal of Lansing Eastern High
School, said. "Miss Hartwig taught me
how to become a high school principal,
and I wanted to thank her."
The Hartwig Building on State Street
was dedicated to Hartwig by Athletic
Director Don Canham in 1984. The
building houses the athletic ticket
department and athletic media relations.
Hartwig spent her summers at Inter-
lochen from 1944 until 1982, training
counselors and running the physical
education program, a job Kinesiology
Prof Emeritus Rodney Grambeau said
Hartwig "grew to love."
"If ever there was a fair-haired staff
person at Interlochen, that person was
Pete," Grambeau said.
Interlochen President Edward Down-
ing said "Marie made a large difference,
a lasting difference, at Interlochen. She
led the counselor-in-training program.
In fact, she wrote the book for it."
Executive Associate Director of Ath-
letics Michael Stevenson remembered,
See HARTWIG, Page 7A
Judy Burt of Ann Arbor drives a sport-utility vehicle, but a
new survey shows small cars are gaining popularity.
Camry, added that gas mileage and personal preference
are also important factors when deciding what car to
buy. "I like my car because I don't feel like I'm driving
a bus, and gas is much cheaper," she said.
LSA freshman Swaytha Yala-
manchi said she has safety con-
f the cerns about large vehicles.
"They're a safety hazard to the
es them people driving them because they
eof flip over and to the people driving
se small cars because a collision with
an SUV could be fatal."
Flynn explained that SUVs are
- Mike Flynn. built with a higher center of gravi-
. ty, thus making them more prone
versity researcher to rollovers. "People think SUVs
Parents of student mark 5th
anniversary of Comai'r, crash
are safer because they're sitting
high up but the size of the vehicle gives them a false
sense of security."
When asked if they would consider buying an alterna-
tive-fuel vehicle, both Zaman and Yalamanchi hesitated.
Zaman worried about the price, and Yalamanchi
decided she'd wait until the technology of the cars are
Flynn predicts a mass influx of hybrid cars into the
market will decrease both the cost and the uncertainties
surrounding the use of alternative-fuel cars, so that by
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LA SALLE (AP) - Family and friends of the 29 people
killed in the Jan. 9, 1997 crash of
Comair Flight 3272 gathered yesterday
afternoon in recognition of the crash's
Among the mourners were Anand
and Dipti Sharangpani of Plymouth,
who lost their 21-year-old daughter
Arati in the crash. She was a senior at
the University and was coming home
from an internship at Procter & Gam-
ble Co. in Cincinnati.
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at Mary Markley Residence Hall and was active in the Uni-
versity's Indian students group.
After the service, the couple headed for Ann Arbor to
visit Markley, where a lounge is named for Arati, and to
meet with some of her college friends.
The group of about 50 people, which also included emer-
gency workers who responded to the scene, exchanged hugs
and kisses. Many had not seen each other since a memorial
was dedicated in May 1997.
Participants brought photos and other mementos of those
they had lost and placed them at the metal plaque bearing
the victims' names. People left several notes and cards, as
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