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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 14, 2003 - 3A

CRIIIE
- Man found urinating
cited for violating
local ordinance
According to the Department of
Public Safety, a subject was found uri-
nating in public at the West Hall Arch
early Friday morning. The subject was
cited for violating a public urination
ordinance. DPS then escorted the sub-
ject from the area.
Medical staffers
play prank with
explosives
A suspicious incident regarding an
explosive was reported at the Medical
Science Research Building III on Thurs-
day evening. DPS reports state that cus-
todial staff members discovered what
they believed was a Molotov cocktail, a
type of explosive, inside a laboratory.
DPS investigated and found that the
incident was a prank between two of the
office workers. No arrests were made,
but the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's
Office is currently reviewing the case.
Unknown person
assults student
at Mosher Jordan
An assault occurred at Mosher Jor-
dan Residence Hall on Friday night. A
student reported he was assaulted by an
unknown subject inside the residence
hall. DPS Sgt. Stacy Richmond said
the student did not sustain any injuries
and the case is still under investigation.
Wallets stolen
from purse, lunch
bag at hospital
Two wallet thefts occurred at the
University Hospital on Saturday after-
noon. A woman reported her wallet
was stolen from her purse, which she
had left in a vending storage area of the
hospital. The woman said her wallet
contained her ID and $70.
A second woman reported her
wallet was stolen from her lunch
bag when she left it unattended in a
waiting room.
DPS filed separate reports, but has
no suspects at this time.
Vehicle window is
found ,broken at
Church carport
A caller reported malicious
destruction of property at a carport
on Church Street on Saturday after-
noon. The caller noted that a vehicle
in the carport had a broken window.
No property was reported stolen
from the vehicle. DPS has no sus-
pects at this time.
Playing around at
MLB results in
tresspassing
An incident of trespassing was
reported at the Modern Languages
Building on Saturday night. Two sub-
jects were fighting in the building,
according to DPS reports. Upon arrival
to the scene, DPS discovered the sub-
jects were merely playing. The subjects
were cited for trespassing and escorted

from the building.
Skaters in Diag
recieve violation
FoSubjects were cited for skate-
boarding on the Diag Friday
evening. DPS reports state that sev-
eral skateboards were in violation
of a local ordinance prohibiting
skateboards on University property.
The subjects were escorted from the
area and given verbal warnings.
* Subjects create
disturbance at
Grad Library
Three subjects were arrested on out-
standing warrants at the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library Friday evening. A
caller repoited the subjects were creating
a disturbance in the library. Upon arrival,
DPS arrested the subjects on outstanding
arrest warrants. The subjects were also
cited for liquor law violations.
Stolen computer
reported from
medical building
An incident of larceny occurred at the
Medical Science Unit I building on
Thursday morning. According to DPS
reports, a computer was stolen from the
building. An incident report was filed.

Just for kicks

Experts: State's serious obesity
problems not reflected at 'U'
By Michael Kan People who have received college edu- National Health and Nutrition Examina-
Daily Staff Reporter cation also have a lower rate of obesity at tion Survev showedr 645 5 ercent f Amer-

As one of the fattest states in the nation,
Michigan's obesity rate has climbed to an
appalling 60.4 percent, according to a
recent study by the Michigan State Uni-
versity Institute for Public Policy and
Social Research.
Surpassed only by Mississippi and West
Virginia, Michigan is dealing with a seri-
ous health issue.
But obesity in college campuses is not
seen as much of a problem according to Uni-
versity health experts. "Young people are
more active and so they don't have as many
issues with health," said University Health
Services Director Robert Winfield.
Winfield said obesity is more common
in older adults because a person's metabo-
lism changes. "If you eat the same amount
of food as you grow older you will eventu-
ally gain more weight."
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, only 14 percent of
adults aged 18 to 29 are obese.

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15.7 percent compared to adults who have
not received higher education, which is
23.2 percent and higher.
Marilyn Nakamoto, a University Health Ser-
vice nutritionist, said she usually does not see
very many patients with problems of obesity.
"That doesn't mean it doesn't exist, though,"
she added.
Though these studies show college stu-
dents in the age group from 18 to 29 are
less susceptible to becoming obese, the
statistics also show obesity has risen.in
every factor. Currently, 20.9 percent of
adult Americans are obese, bringing the
total number approximately to 44 million.
This marks a 74 percent increase in obesi-
ty in the nation since 1991.
Obesity is calculated by using the Body
Mass index - a formula used to express the
relationship between weight and height. The
BMI scale was used in conducting the obesi-
ty studies by the CDC and does not account
for people who are overweight.
Furthermore, a study done by the

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icans are obese or overweight, suggesting
to some health officials the problem is
connected with America's growing
lifestyle of eating fast food.
In 2000 alone, Americans spent more than
$110 billion on burgers, fried chicken and other
fast food items, compared with $6 billion in
1970.
LSA junior Susanna Shamban said, "A
lot of people at the University eat fast
food most of the time."
"I think generally (University students) are
pretty healthy. The guys on my floor all go
workout," said LSA freshman Tyler Murphy.
But he added that they are not always going to
eat the healthiest food.
"I think as a country we don't eat well,"
LSA freshman Mike Trevino said, adding
that excerise may not be a priority for all
Univeristy students.
But weight-related issues still affect many
college students. According to the National Eat-
ing Disorder Association, 75 to 90 percent of
American women hold negative body images.

TONY DING/Daily
A2 Capoeira Club members and Eastern Michigan
University students Allan Edwards and Andrew
Standard practice a routine on the Diag yesterday.

TUITION CAPS
Continued from Page 1A
During a speech before the
Michigan House of Representatives
Higher Education sub-committee,
University President Mary Sue
Coleman said the University is
committed to limiting tuition
increases to a reasonable amount,
suggesting that a cap would not be
necessary to keep rates from sky-
rocketing.
"We have kept tuition increases
as lowas possible over the past sev-
eral years, especially in comparison
to our Big Ten counterparts," Cole-
man said.
"Our financial aid increases have
kept pace -- and more - with our
tuition increases in order to contin-
ue to provide access for those with
need. This is a principle to which
we are dedicated."
Nearly all students are concerned
about rising tuition, but a legal cap
on increases is not something all
students support.
LSA sophomore Dan King believes
the University can be trusted to keep
tuition rates moderate. Failure to do so
would harm the entire University
community by alienating qualified
students, he said.
"I think the University is working
in our best interests,".King said.
"You have to give a certain
amount of trust to the qualified peo-
ple we elected to lead the Universi-
ty," he added.
"It's a difficult balance between
raising rates a certain amount and
getting people here who will benefit
the entire University."
Other students argue that if left to
the administration, rising tuition
could reach a financially crippling
level.
"I'm an out of state student, and I
think that U of M has one of the high-
est out-of-state tuition rates in the
country for public universities," LSA
freshman Kristen Childress said.
"Increasing the tuition would
make it even more difficult for peo-
ple who don't live in Michigan," she
added.

Take Back the
RALLY
Continued from Page 1A
LSA sophomore Rachel Robbins said she thinks
too many students try to stay away from serious
issues like rape for social reasons.
"I definitely don't think enough people came,"
she said. "A lot of women on campus avoid femi-
nist issues because feminism has become such a
dirty word."
Another noticeable aspect about the crowd in

Night sparks sy;
attendance on Friday was that only a few men
came to see and participate in the rally.
LSA sophomore David Hoffman said he feels
most of the campus' male population think they
do not need to show support for sexual violence
prevention.
"I don't think guys realize the severity of it,"
he said. "If they think they're not going to rape
somebody, they think they don't have to out-
wardly support (sexual assault prevention)."
Take Back the Night started in San Francisco

npathy, resolve
in 1978 with a rally of over 5,000 people. The
University started the tradition a few months
after. This year's rally bore particular signifi-
cance because the Ann Arbor area's Sexual
Assault Crisis Center has recently lost its fund-
ing due to budget cuts in the Washtenaw Com-
munity Health Organization.
Along with the rally, students petitioned for
returning funds to the SACC, a program that has
helped respond to an average of one sexual
assault every other day.

NAKED MILE
Continued from Page 1A
longer something the team wishes to be associated
with," said former Men's Lacrosse team president Greg
Walker in a written statement released that year.
"It used to be a fun outing, but for the past two years,
it has become increasingly uncomfortable and unsafe.
We don't want our team to be linked with the circus the
event has become,"Walter added.
In 2001, the Mile was broadcast live over the
Internet by Cyber Management Inc., an Atlanta-
based company.
Photographers from national media and
pornography organizations hovered over South
University Avenue in blimps and helicopters.
"It's basically become an exploitative event," said
LSA senior Mike Panetta, adding that he believes
the fear of finding themselves naked on the Internet
deterred many students from participating.
"I don't want to be looking on the Internet and
find some picture of me in my underwear on
some trashy website," Panetta said.

Ads displayed in residence halls and The
Michigan Daily spoke about the "naked truth
about the Naked Mile," giving students reasons
not to participate, from being groped or arrested
to losing job opportunities.
"Everyone just stopped running because the
school discouraged it so much," SNRE junior
Kara Davis said.
The Department of Public Safety estimated
only a dozen students - down from 400 in 2000
and 800 in 1999 - actually ran in the 2001
Naked Mile, though many others attempted and
were stopped by police officers.
Several students were arrested, while hundreds of
other students organized a sit-in in the middle of
South University in protest of the arrests.
Other students organized small Naked Mile
alternatives for the next night.
"I think it's kind of disgusting to see all those
people broadcasting and photographing it for the
Internet, so I can see why the police cracked
down on it," Panetta said.
In- an attempt to preserve the campus tradition

"Everyone just stopped
running because the school
discouraged it so much.'
- Kara Davis
SNRE junior
and avoid arrest, the few students who chose to
run last year kept their underwear on. But the
change disappointed many students.
"The point of the Naked Mile is to go naked.
Anyone can run around in their underwear any
time of the day, it's not a big deal. If you are
going to do it, you are going to do it right,"
Kokoczka said, adding that she hopes the Mile
finds another way to revive or replace itself.
But students said they don't know if that can
or will happen, or what to expect this year.
"I think people will still go down to South
University on Wednesday and see if anything
goes on," Panetta said.

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