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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 9, 2002 - 3

THIS WEEK
Oct. 9, 1947
President Harry Truman announced
a food conservation effort for Europe,
requesting meatless Tuesdays and no
eggs or poultry on Thursdays. In Ann
Arbor, the plan was variably successful
as Mosher-Jordan cafeteria served eggs
at the noon meal, and several area
restaurants continued to serve both
eggs and poultry.
Oct. 9, 1964
Peace Corps Director R. Sargent
Shriver spoke to University students at
a mass meeting recruiting session urg-
ing that University graduates set a stan-
dard for the nation by volunteering 10
percent of the senior class for service.
Oct. 10, 1947
A new University rule stated that
any student who attended a gathering
at which liquor was served would be
liable to disciplinary action, and
women must leave any gathering serv-
ing alcohol immediately. In addition,
chaperone rules would be strictly
enforced, with campus authorities
making close check-ups of fraternity
houses.
Oct. 10, 1949
A wave of sickness spread through
West Quad Residence Hall as hundreds
of residents were infected by contami-
nated food served in the dining halls.
Oct. 10, 1968
The board of governors of Resi-
dence Halls recommended that the
Regents abolish the dormitory resi-
dence requirement for sophomore
women. Under the suggested new rul-
ing, women would be allowed to live in
University-registered apartments with
parental permission.
Oct. 11, 1947
A Daily survey showed that students
were outraged over a University ban on
drinking at campus social functions.
Oct. 12, 1966
The state Legislature announced it
was investigating the University's plan
to build a $300,000 house for Nu
Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity.
Oct. 12, 1961,
Almost 200 men marched around the
women's residence halls in an attempted
"panty raid." While a few women threw
panties at them through their dorm win-
dows, the mob was unsuccessful at gain-
ing entrance to any of the dorms.
Oct. 13, 1951
Approximately four cases of empty
beer bottles were stolen from a Uni-
versity greenhouse in Nichols
Arboretum, presumably to claim
deposits on the bottles.
Oct. 14, 1924

UMHS launches campaign to
recruit 100 nurses by Dec. 15

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
The University of Michigan Health System
launched an aggressive campaign to hire 100
nurses in 100 days. To date, 40 nurses have
been hired since the active recruiting and
advertising that started Sept. 1.
The campaign to hire more nurses is in
response to the national nurse shortage.
UMHS hopes to attract nurses to the diverse
arena of patient care settings, nurse recruit-
ing leader Carrie Dawson said.
The campaign to hire recent graduates
and experienced nurses by Dec. 15 will
help continue the success and growth of
UMHS.
"We are using a multi-faceted strategy of
recruiting through radio advertisements, bill-
boards, medical journals and even cinema
slides," Dawson said. "More than just adver-
tising to hire, we have an employee referral
program and a retention program to keep
nurses already working here to want to stay."
The Retention Program, started last year,
Assembly F
approves
dialogue
By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter

"We are looking for talented nurses, committed
to patient care and to the profession of
nursing."
- Carrie Dawson
UMHS nurse recruiting leader

works with nurses to help build their career
at the University by keeping communica-
tion open between nurses and managers.
Nurses can report concerns to administra-
tors before problems arise.
Retention Program Manager Juanita
Parry said in conjunction with actively
recruiting, the program works on taking
better care of the already hired nurses so
there is a low turn-off rate.
"There needs to be good word of mouth
about working here so that candidates hear
positive feedback from other nurses and
want to work here," Parry said. "The reten-
tion program works to keep a good work-

ing environment. We want to close the gap
of what nurses expect when they are hired
here and what their actual experience as
nurses is."
The nursing career fair, which took place
Sunday at the medical complex, enabled
candidates to meet with University nursing
leaders and tour the facilities on campus.
The career fair was successful and attended
by more than 150 nurses, Dawson said.
"We are looking for talented nurses,
committed to patient care and to the pro-
fession of nursing," Dawson said. "We are
hopeful that we will achieve our goal of
hiring 100 nurses."

PATRICK JONES/Daily
Nursing school student Mindy Pallas studies in the student
lounge at the School of Nursing Monday afternoon. The
University is working to attract more nurses to the area.

IRE!

Candidates for gov.
want more tax cuts

By Loue Meizlish
Daily Staff Reporter

Republican Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus
says Michiganders' tax dollars are at
stake in the 2002 governor's race. And
while Posthumus and Democratic oppo-
nent Jennifer Granholm promise to keep
cutting taxes, some observers say more
tax cuts are not possible.
One of the major issues the next gov-
ernor is likely to face is how to deal with
a projected $1.2 billion deficit in the

The Student Council passed a resolu-
tion urging students attending the Michi-
gan-Illinois game to cooperate in
preventing the Illinois homecoming
from degenerating into a drunken brawl.
Oct. 14, 1967
Activities announced for the upcom-
ing Homecoming weekend included a
concert at the Intramural Building fea-
turing Jim Morrison and the Doors.
Students complained about the $1.50
admission price.
Oct. 15, 1920
Marion Burton was inaugurated as
president of the University. In his
address he said, "If we may judge the
interest and spirit of our people by the
things they do most, we must begin to
1 understand moving pictures, dancing,
motor cars and machinery."
Oct. 15, 1953
A committee researching possible
changes in the University's final
exam policy recommended that
there be a "dead period" between
the end of classes and the beginning
of finals.
Oct. 15, 1967
War protesters in 30 American cities
began to demonstrate and turn in draft
cards in the opening stages of "Stop
the Draft Week."
Oct. 15, 1983
Former President Gerald Ford
announced the beginning of a
h fundraising campaign to raise $160

Hoping to promote a discussion
of controversial issues on campus
such as the Israeli-Palestinian con-
flict and the affirmative action law-
suits, the Michigan Student
Assembly approved a resolution last
night to back the University Dia-
logues of Understanding.
The goal of the dialogues is to
reduce tension between highly
opinionated students with differing
views and make sure the issues are
discussed to the fullest extent pos-
sible in times of conflict and ten-
sion.
With the resolution's approval,
MSA will work with University
administrators to organize and facil-
itate discussions and meetings to
promote a respectful atmosphere.,
"There should have been dia-
logues a long time ago," MSA Pres-
ident Sarah Boot said.
"It's important that students are
educated of the details of controver-
sial topics."
Moving another event one step to
closer to approval, funding for this
week's campus observance of
National Coming Out Week, spon-
sored by the MSA Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
Commission was approved over the
weekend by MSA's steering com-
mittee over the weekend.
The LGBT commission will be
sponsoring numerous events during
the week, culminating with an
awareness rally on the Diag Friday.
Another issue tackled by the
assembly was a program to encour-
age newspaper readership on cam-
pus by providing free local and
national papers to students with
pick-up boxes on campus.
If the four-week pilot program
beginning Oct. 22 is successful, free
issues of USA Today, the Detroit
Free Press and The New York Times
would be available on campus start-
ing next semester.
"This is a way to enlighten stu-
dents to what's going on in the
world," said MSA Vice President
Dana Glassel, who has been spear-
heading the effort.
"This is for students who are
interested in the news but don't
have the time or accessibility to
national newspapers."
At its next meeting Oct. 22, MSA
is expected to vote on a resolution
encouraging students to join the
bycott of The Michigan Daily.
The resolution accuses the Daily
of using "racially offensive slang,
the misidentification of people of
color, the frequent misspelling of
minority student names, the appli-
cation of minority stereotypes and a
general lack of coverage f minority
evens and programs."
LSA senior Jarvis Williams, one
of the boycott's supporters, encour-
aged the assembly to support the
boycott.
"Minority students here are feel-
ing unappreciated because of what
the Daily is saying or isn't saying in
the paper," Williams said.
Daily Editor in Chief Jon

state budget over the
next two years.
Two major state
taxes, the income tax
and the Single Busi-
ness Tax, normally
decrease .1 percent
each year. But with
the economy and
state revenues creep-
ing downward, the
cuts in the SBT were
halted as required
Granholm, the state.
and Posthumus have

MICHIGAN
ELECTIO
under state law.
attorney general,
said they want to

Fire fighters from the Ann Arbor Fire Department put out a fire
yesterday at 342 E. Madison St., the home of Engineering senior
Gabe Sperber, LSA senior Jon Yee, Business senior Mike Sabat,
Eastern Michigan University student Nick Cross and Henry Ford
Community College student Derek Fritz.

UNIVERSE
Continued from Page 1
position" in 1982, which he turned
down to take a research position at
Princeton University.
Wolfram says he was experiment-
ing with basic computer programs
when he made a startling discovery.
When exploring a set of 256 geo-
metric patterns, one set of rules
stood out. "
A quiet murmur could be heard after
Wolfram displayed a graph produced
by rule number 30, where regular pat-
tern disintegrates into visual chaos.
The audience of more than 1,000
people included graduate students
and faculty from the Center for the
Study of Complex Systems, who
hosted the lecture.
"It makes me increasingly hopeful
that one basic, simple program could be
found that could explain the universe,"
Wolfram said, "And that will be a very
exciting." His presentation included
many apparently random images gener-
ated by simple computer programs.
"If rule 30 had been known in
ECSTASY
Continued from Page 1
MDMA dose. These findings are
similar to current complications
with ecstasy use among humans
who use the drug who pass out or
overheat.
The primary symptoms of Parkin-
son's disease are trembling in the
face and appendages, stiffness in
the torso, slowed movement, and
impaired balance and coordination.
Parkinson's disease has been linked
to the loss of brain cells that pro-
duce dopamine, a chemical that
helps control muscle activity.
MDMA - or 3,4-methylene-
dioxymethamphetamine - belongs
to the group of drugs known as
"entactogens," literally meaning

antiquity, a lot of the rules of natural
science would definitely differ," Wol-
fram said. He added that processes
with simple rules can easily produce
patterns similar to snowflakes, tree
leaves and shells.
"It really seems like we've cap-
tured the basic mechanism that pro-
duces real snowflakes," Wolfram
said, projecting a remarkably lifelike
snowflake shape produced by a basic
computer program. Wolfram said the
entire first printing of his book -
50,000 copies - sold out on the first
day they were available for sale. "All
the signs of a paradigm shift are in
the making."
Others aren't so sure - critics have
accused Wolfram of re-packaging theo-
ries which have been explored for years
and for choosing to write a book rather
than a series of scholarly articles.
Attendees of the lecture had mixed
reactions to Wolfram's book.
"I think it's interesting, but I don't
see the huge fundamental changes,"
LSA Freshman Trevor Higgens said.
"I would say it's not going to be that
big of a deal in twenty years'

restart the cuts. In addition, both oppose
halting any cuts in the income tax as
some have proposed.
But Thomas Clay Jr., a former state
budget director and assistant state treas-
urer now with the Citizens Research
Council of Michigan, an independent
think tank, said restarting the SBT cuts
with the budget in its present shape is
bad policy.
"In order for the state to solve its
budget problem for the year that began
(Oct. 1) without doing something on
revenue will require some fundamental
changes in the nature of state govern-
ment," Clay said, noting that thousands
of workers have already been laid off to
deal with the budget deficit and that any
future cuts would likely be aimed at edu-
cation, healthcare and crime prevention.
The income tax rate is currently 4.2
percent and the business tax is currently
2.1 percent. Neither candidate advocates
any change in the 6 percent sales tax.
Others say pausing the cuts will
exacerbate economic and budgetary
problems in the state, believing that tax

cuts spur the economy and thus drive
the engine that pumps revenue into the
state treasury.
For that reason, Michael LaFaive of
the Midland-based Mackinac Center for
Public Policy supports Posthumus' pro-
posal to require a three-fifths majority
approval by both houses of the Legisla-
ture before any state taxes can increase.
He believes more cuts in state govern-
ment are doable.
"When you have tens of thousands
of state employees, they have a vest-
ed interest in maintaining their jobs,
and special interests have a vested
interest in maintaining their pro-
grams," he said.
But Posthumus' idea for such an
amendment to the state constitution has
far less than unanimous support. Clay
and state Sen. John "Joe" Schwarz,
Posthumus' unsuccessful opponent in
the GOP primary, said such a proposal is
undemocratic.
"What supermajorities do is give
absolute power to minorities," said
Schwarz, a term-limited Battle Creek
lawmaker and vice chair of the Senate
Appropriations Committee. "We are a
majoritarian government and this is
something that every thinking person
should oppose."
One of Posthumus' key themes is an
allegation that Granholm, if elected, will
raise property taxes. Property taxes have
been frozen since a 1994 ballot initia-
tive. Granholm says she wants to
"tweak" Proposal A, the ballot initiative,
but said any tweaking does not involve
tax increases. State Republicans have set
up a website, wwwtaxtweak.com, to bol-
ster those ideas.
Granholm said during her debate with
Posthumus Monday night that the only
tax increase she supports is a raising of
the diesel tax.
Granholm, in turn, says fiscal policies
advocated by Posthumus when serving
as lieutenant governor and as a state sen-
ator have caused the present state budget
deficit, expected to be about $600 mil-
lion for this year.
The Michigan State Police currently
has 1,180 posted troopers, while it says
the optimal number is 1,350.

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