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MSA temporarily holds Iraq resolution


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Nov. 20, 1918
During World War I, the University
community was asked to raise $40,000
for the United War Work campaign that
would provide "creature comforts" for
the fighting forces. At the end of the
campaign, they had raised only $13,000.
Rev. Lloyd Douglas derided the campus
saying, "It's a mighty cheap brand of
patriotism that contents itself with mak-
ing a racket."
Nov. 20, 1953
University senior Milo Radulovich, a
member of the Air Force reserve, was
under investigation for dismissal from
the force as a poor security risk because
of his close and continuous association
with alleged Communists - his father
and sister.
Nov. 20, 1975
The University Board of Regents was
told that black enrollment remained
slightly under seven percent, falling
from the previous year and still short of
the 10 percent the University pledged to
meet by the fall of 1973. Officials said
the University compared favorably with
other state Universities, but not with
Stanford or Princeton which have much
smaller student bodies.
Nov. 20, 1982
Daily Photo Editor Brian Masck and
Sports Editor Bob Wojnowski were
arrested in Columbus, prior to the
Michigan-Ohio State football game for
photographing an arrest during the annu-
al pre-game festivities.
Nov. 21, 1932
Rumors of an "epidemic food poison-
ing" among residents at Mosher-Jordan
Residence Hall were quelled when the
director of University Health Services
said that only a few mild cases of acute
enteritis were under supervision, but
their condition was not serious.
Nov. 21, 1990
The Interfraternity Council passed a
resolution banning fraternity parties
open to all students, and would require a
guest list or invitation for admission. The
ban aimed to reduce legal liability and
the risk of damage to the property of fra-
Nov. 22, 1929
The student government was granted
control over all student funds on cam-
pus.The organization already had juris-
diction over student organizations, and
now would be responsible for overseeing
finances and selling tickets for events.
Nov. 22, 1945
Football coach Fritz Crisler
announced that first-string fullback Jack
Weisenburger would not be able to play
because of a broken bone in his chest,
hurting Michigan's hopes for a victory in
the homecoming game against Ohio
State. Michigan won anyway, 7-3.
Nov. 22, 1963
President John E Kennedy was assas-
sinated while riding in a motorcade in
Dallas, Texas. University President Har-
lan Hatcher closed the University so stu-
dents and faculty could join in mourning
of the President. Memorial services were
held in Hill Auditorium, and the Michi-
gan-Ohio State game scheduled for that
Saturday was moved a week.
Nov. 22, 1976
University officials announced that

first lady Betty Ford would be given an
honorary doctor of law degree at winter
commencement exercises. University
President Robben Fleming praised her
as "exemplifying today's independent
woman, expressing her views honestly
and forcefully."
Nov. 23, 1932
In an informal press conference with
President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and
House Democratic Leaders, it was
announced that hearings on a proposal
for legalizing beer would start immedi-
ately after Congress convened.
Nov. 23, 1933
The President of the Interfraternity
Alumni Council warned fraternity
members that their houses faced dras-
tic action by University officials unless
they cleaned up the liquor problem.
Nov. 23, 1969
University President Robben Flem-
ing spoke before the University Sen-
ate, supporting input from students in
University decision making, but not
among the final decision makers.

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter

The much anticipated "Resolution against
the War on Iraq" was tabled for two weeks
after some discussion at last night's Michigan
Student Assembly meeting.
MSA representative and resolution sponsor
Matthew Wittmann said he and other resolu-
tion sponsors wanted more time to mobilize
student support, although 700 students have
already signed the petition against a possible
war in Iraq.
"We decided to get more students to sign
the petition for the resolution and get more

sponsors," Wittmann said.
Some objections to delaying the voting on
the Iraq resolution were expressed.
MSA rep. Thomas Wharry said he objected
delaying the voting because it might be used
in an effort to swing votes to certain parties
for the upcoming election.
Resolution sponsor Tim Reynolds said by
tabling the resolution it will give students on
both sides of the issue an opportunity to gain
more support.
Some complaints about the resolution are
that it is beyond MSA's scope and that the
resolution does not represent the entire stu-
dent body.

A "Proposed Amendment to the Statement
of Student Rights and Responsibilities" was
also passed at last night's meeting.
Students Rights Commission co-chair
Andrew Block said the proposed amendment,
to be approved by the University administra-
tion, would shrink the area considered cam-
pus from Ann Arbor city limits to
University-controlled property or adjacent
public property.
This admedment could potentially affect
students who violate the statement on or off
"We feel that the amendment expresses
legitimate concerns of students and also

takes in account the legitimate concerns of
the administration," Block said.
"So we think it has a good chance of pass-
ing," he added.
Behavior that occurs outside University-
controlled property can still violate the state-
ment but only for more serious violations.
One representative said the Statement of
Student Rights and Responsibilities should
apply everywhere not just in or adjacent to
University buildings.
Another complaint brought up a represen-
tative was that the amendment does not spec-
ify the limits of the adjacent area to
University buildings.

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By Kylene Kiang
Daily Staff Reporter
The road toward improving the quali-
ty and efficiency of stroke prevention
and treatment may start in the emer-
gency room, a new study found.
The study revealed that only 55 per-
cent of emergency room patients who
were admitted with a type of heart
rhythm irregularity known as atrial fib-
rillation were already taking stoke-pre-
ventive medication. The most common
form of heart rhythm problem, atrial fib-
rillation is also a major precursor to
Providing better preventive therapy
and treatment in the emergency room
will ultimately reduce the number of
future stroke patients and fatalities, said
lead study author and Assistant Profes-
sor of emergency medicine Phillip Scott.
"The scope of the problem is extraor-
dinarily large," Scott said in a written
statement. "The ER is potentially an
efficient place to identify untreated and
under-treated atrial fibrillation patients,
to inform them of their stroke risk, and
to treat them or refer them for treat-
Affecting more than 2 million people
annually, AF can lead to the accumula-
tion and clotting of blood in the heart's
upper chambers, sharply raising the
chance of stroke when clots leave the
heart and travel to the brain.
People who have AF are also more
prone to cardiovascular diseases like
clogged arteries, high blood pressure, or
heart failure..Scott said that research has,
already shown that patients are more apt
to accept medical consultation, especial-
ly when receiving the information dur-

ing a medical crisis. For people without
health insurance or a regular health care
provider, the emergency room also
serves as an important source for health
care information. Over a six-month peri-
od, the study examined adult patients
with active AF diagnosed by electro-car-
diogram (EKG) in the emergency room.
Out of 78,787 emergency patients
treated, a total of 478 individual patients
had recurrent non-valvular AF. Sixty-
three of the 478 had more than one
emergency room visit in the study peri-
od. Approximately 25 percent of the 478
had three high-risk factors for stroke,
including old age, as the mean patient
age was 74.5 years.
The study also recorded an
increased AF incidence of 1.1 percent
in all emergency room patients, com-
pared to the estimated 0.89 percent of
the total American population.
More importantly, the findings
show that many people with atrial fib-
rillation are still getting no stroke-pre-
ventive treatment to prevent potential
blood clotting. Surprisingly, only
about 50 percent of AF patients eligi-
ble for blood thinning drugs are actu-
ally taking them.
"Current computer models esti-
mate that we could prevent 40,000
strokes each year if we were able to
get all eligible patients on appropriate
medication," Scott said.
Susceptibility to AF increases for
people over the age of 45, who conse-
quently make up more than 30 percent
of all emergency room visits.The Uni-
versity .of Michigan. Health System,
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Uni-
versity of Cincinnati Hospital partici-
pated in the study.

With midterms just passing and finals in the wings, it
seems college students have little time to breathe. Bat-
tling schoolwork and a social life can be difficult and
stress-inducing to say the least. But Campus Hope, one
of the University's ministry organizations, has taken it
upon themselves to reduce some of this unwanted
The outreach program provides free massages for
University students in an effort to give back to the com-
munity. Every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., students can
reap the benefits of the organization's non-profit mas-
sage service in room 2105 of the Michigan Union.
One of the volunteers is a certified masseuse, but
most are not professionally trained.
"We had a professional come and teach us some basic
skills when we first got the program running. But most of us
are here because it's fun," volunteer Matt Mattzela said.
Students can expect a 10-minute massage of the back,
arms, head and neck. Relaxing nature music fills the
background while volunteers maintain a friendly con-
versation with the students.
LSA sophomore Alexis Garber said she found the
experience relaxing.
"The massage was a great end to a stressful day, and
the fact that it was free was even more amazing. I think
I'm becoming a massage groupie."
After participating for six weeks in the outreach pro-
gram, volunteers find the experience gratifying.
"It has truly been rewarding for me," said volunteer

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end to a stressful day, and the
fact that it was free was even
more amazing. "
- Alexis Garber
LSA sophomore
Hillary Barrett. "We started giving out free services
because we wanted to show that there are genuine, sin-
cere people out there that care more about serving the
community than making a profit."
Many students have taken advantage of the massages,
but volunteers gave more massages to students during
midterms. They said they have between five and 10 stu-
dents coming for massages on an average day.
"There's nothing better than a massage when your
back is cramped from working," Barett said.
Campus Hope will continue to offer free services
until the end of the year because they have received
such popular demand.
Last week the organization gave massages to students
in Helen Newberry Residence Hall to advertise for their
services and will gradually make their way to other resi-
dence halls.
"The greatest part about working with the organiza-
tion is the interpersonal experience," Mattzela said.
"I've met a lot of great people working here."

Deadly freight train accident
attributed to extreme fatigue

gan train wreck that killed two men
last year was caused by the fatigue of
two crew members who were suffering
from severe sleep apnea, the National
Transportation Safety Board said in a
report approved yesterday.
Engineer Allen Yash and conductor
Jesse Enriquez, who were operating a
Canadian National freight train south-
bound toward Detroit, were diagnosed
before the accident with obstructive
sleep apnea by their private physicians.
Neither had been successfully treated
and their conditions were not listed in
company medical reports, NTSB's
investigation found.
The two men did not slow for a stop
signal or the lights of an oncoming
train while traveling in a wooded area
in Oakland County's Springfield
Township just before 6 a.m. on Nov.
15, 2001, the report said. Their train
was traveling at 13 miles per hour
when it struck another Canadian
National train traveling 30 mph north-
bound for Flint.

$1.4 million, according to the NTSB.
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA,
causes a person to periodically stop
breathing while asleep. Dr. Mitch Gar-
ber, a physician on the NTSB's investi-
gation team, said people with the
condition will feel extremely sleepy
during the day and can drift off after a
few minutes in a quiet or monotonous
Garber estimated that one percent to
two percent of the population has the
severe form of OSA.
"It seems odd to have both members
of a two-man crew with a similar con-
dition,"said board member John Ham-
Steve Jenner, another investiga-
tor, said Yash had been diagnosed
with the condition about a year
before the wreck.
Despite his doctor's warning that
it could cause him to fall asleep on
the job, he never followed the
physician's instructions to attend a
sleep clinic.
Enriquez had been diagnosed sev-

develop a standard medical form for
railroad companies that would
inquire whether operators suffered
from sleep conditions.
The board also recommended that
the administration require that
employees with incapacitating med-
ical conditions tell their employer
and stop working in safety-sensitive
positions until they are successfully
It also recommended that Canadi-
an National require "fatigue aware-
ness training" for its employees. The
company offers its employees mate-
rial on sleep problems, but does not
require they read them or offer any
classes on the topic.
Canadian National spokesman
Jack Burke said the company will
consider the recommendation. "I
think their focus was appropriate
that this was human error," he said.
Attorney Steven Kantor, who is
representing the Chase and Landris
families, said fatigue is a problem
across the railroad industry because

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