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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 3

Tour University's
Detroit Observatory
instrument exhibits
The Detroit Observatory is open
for tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
tomorrow.
Its exhibits contain original
instruments used during the 19th
century as well as scientific arti-
facts collected over the years.
Located on the corner of East Ann
and Observatory streets, it is the
oldest scientific laboratory on cam-
pus and showcases a history of the
university.
"The Sound of
Ocean" opens in
Nichols Arb.
The U Theatre Drummers of Tai-
wan will present their mesmerizing
drumming skills in this theatrical
exploration of water through rhythm
and movement at sunset (7:44 p.m.)
in the Nichols Arboretum.
Explore energy
conservation at
Energy Fest 2003
Energy Fest 2003 will showcase
measures taken to conserve energy
on campus and in Ann Arbor.
Exhibits, prizes and live music will
be on the Diag from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. today. Exhibits will also be
displayed at the Media Union Con-
nector on North Campus from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Author will lecture
on foreign policy
in the Balkans
David Rieff, author and expert on
American foreign policy, European
policy and Balkan policy will give a
lecture entitled "Humanitarian
Intervention: Between the Revolu-
tion of Moral Concern and the New
Imperialism," in the Pendleton
Room of the Michigan Union at
noon today.
Praise, criticize
campus policies at
Regents meeting
The Board of Regents will hear
public comments during its monthly
meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday in
the Regents Room in the Fleming
Administration Building.
Artist to lecture
on Earth and the
cosmos
Environmental artist Lita Albu-
querque will use her works on plan-
ets and constellations to examine
our planet's place in the universe at
5 p.m. on Thursday in the Michigan
Theater.
Local. composer,
pianist will perform
variety of styles
Paul Wilhelm will perform origi-
nal compositions with jazz, classi-
cal, folk and new age influences in
the main lobby of the University
Hospital at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday.
Admissions panel

will discuss impact
of rulings
Panelists including Admissions
Director Theodore Spencer and
General Counsel Marvin Krislov
will provide legal interpretations of
the Supreme Court's decisions and
will examine the impact of these
decisions on diversity on campus as
well as the impact on the under-
graduate admissions policy.
The panel will begin at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at the Michigan League
Ballroom.
Celebration of
beauty, legacy of
St, Petersburg
Associate art history Prof. Ana-
tole Senkevitch Jr. will lecture on
the legacy and myths of St. Peters-
burg, Russia, at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day in Chesebrough Auditorium in
Chrysler Center. This is part of a
series of lectures on the history of
St. Petersburg being presented by
the Center for Russian and East
European Studies.

Experts discuss
media's impact
on food, health

Refreshed

Renowned journalists
highlight the University's
food-related research
By Aaron Adams
For the Daily
The media is affecting what you
eat, according to a conference on
food, journalism and public policy
held yesterday at Kerrytown Market
and Shops.
A gang of journalists, professors
and spectators gathered under a tent
in Kerrytown for the event hosted by
the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fel-
lows. Among the 15 speakers were
University President Mary Sue Cole-
man, New York Times columnist R.
W. Apple Jr. and Dean of Social
Work Paula Allen-Meares.
Spicy issues led to a double help-
ing of debate. Topics of concern and
interest that came to light during the
panel discussion included food as a
symbol of cultural and social change
in America, eating disorders and the
obesity crisis, school lunch pro-
grams and the Atkins diet.
Several of the speakers identified
obesity as a critical concern, also
bringing up issues of how genetics,
diets and drugs are weighing in on
the problem.
One of the more colorful attendees
was New York Times associate editor
"Johnny" Apple. Apple chose to
forgo the conventional roles as a war
correspondent and Washington
bureau chief in favor of the more
pleasure-oriented journalism of culi-
nary arts and culture. After years of
covering hard-hitting topics, Apple
now prefers writing on what he calls
"The Great Unifier," also known as
food.
In the process of researching a

book about regional food in America
and its ties to history and culture,
Apple linked many topics. For exam-
ple, he said he believes our "immi-
grant heritage resisted investment in
a new food culture of our own until
recently."
Allen-Meares discussed the vari-
ous food-related research projects
that the University is currently
involved in. These include studies on
eating disorders, obesity, nutrition
and diabetes and also "how house-
hold food insufficiencies affect poor
women."
Coleman offered her support to
the affair also, citing both her obses-
sion with the Food Network and her
ability to empathize with the sensa-
tion of being "regularly roasted,
skewered, sliced and diced" on her
new job.
The annual conference is hosted by
the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fel-
lows, which decided this year to tackle
the topic of how food and food policy
is treated in the media due to its recent
dramatic growth in popularity as a sub-
ject. Last year's topic, "Covering Per-
manent War", attended by NBC anchor
and correspondent Ashleigh Banfield,
also prompted a lighter issue for yes-
terday's conference. According to
Knight-Wallace Fellows Director
Charles Eisendrath, who was also the
conference moderator, the past few
years have featured "downer topics."
The Knight Wallace Fellows pro-m
gram provides mid-career journalists
with a sabbatical year of study and
reflection. The fellowship adminis-
trators seek out those who have
demonstrated superior ability, com-
mitment and leadership. Former fel-
lows include Mike Wallace, Good
Morning America co-host Charles
Gibson and Henry Allen of the
Washington Post.

JONATHON TRIEST/Daily
LSA junior Joel Sietsema enjoys a cold drink while barbecuing
in his backyard yesterday.
Lify Sc yrnces Institute
fi rst step i v i vit;itive

A2council
sidesteps
military
resolution
By Mona Rafeq
Daily Staff Reporter
University students and Ann
Arbor residents have been vocal in
their views of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, but now the focus is upon
the views of the Ann Arbor City
Council.
At last night's City Council meet-
ing, some Ann Arbor residents
called for a resolution to end the
city's support of Israeli military
assistance.
After commenting that he has stood
before the council for the past two
years asking it to approve a resolution
"to emancipate Palestine from a
racially-based military dictatorship
that (the United States) supports,"
Ann Arbor resident Blaine Coleman
personally asked each council mem-
ber if they want to continue indirectly
supplying the Israeli military in the
form of financial aid.
Most council members did not
respond to Coleman but Council-
woman Heidi Cowing Herrell (D -
3rd Ward) said, "It's a complicated
matter."
After Coleman had finished, Mayor
John Hiefje reminded the members
and public speakers that the council
does not address questions in the pub-
lic commentary session.
Ann Arbor residents Thom Saf-
fold, Henry Herskovitz and Salah
Hussein also spoke on issue of
Israeli military assistance.
Saffold and Herskovitz discussed
conditions for Palestinians at Israeli
checkpoints and urged the City
Council to create a resolution
addressing the issue. Hussein cited
a Sept. 8 Amnesty International
report to support his arguments.
"Violence is the direct cause of the
Israeli occupation," Hussein said.
Although Ann Arbor resident Julie
Herrada had been scheduled to speak
about bicycle safety, she also voiced
her support for a resolution to end
support of Israeli military assistance.
Herrada said that she had visited
Israel and the occupied territories to
confirm the reports she had heard at
City Council meetings.
Also at last night's meeting, the
Historic District Commission hon-
ored theUniversity of Michigan's
preservation of Lane Hall, which is
located on Ease Washington and
State streets.
The University renovated Lane
Hall in 2001, adding classrooms
and office space for two depart-
ments. Lane Hall also houses the
Institute of Women's and Gender
Studies.

ACTIVISM
Continued from Page 1.
said that some conservative issues on
this campus also break norms.
"When pro-life groups on campus
are active on campus, they are
breaking the norm that the Roe vs.
Wade ruling made in the 1970s,"
Raham said.
History Prof. Margaret Steneck co-
teaches a class on the history of the
University and the role that activism
has played in its past.
"The liberal causes in the Univer-
sity's history of political activism
has in the past gained more attention

then other conservative issues," Ste-
neck said.
"But that doesn't mean there hasn't
been conservative issues. For exam-
ple, during the 1960s the Young
Americans for Freedom was organ-
ized but, because of the political cli-
mate of the time, students didn't
gravitate to it," she added.
But for many students on campus,
political activism does not spark their
interest.
"Most students come to school not
really sure of what they believe in yet
or don't know why they believe in
something," Fox added. "It's partly
why people go to college."

BRIDGE
Continued from Page 1
in March 2004, was supposed to
open in November. But LSI
spokesman Karl Bates said several
construction workers switched from
the Commons - which will host
meeting space, conference rooms
and a food court - to the Institute,
to make sure the latter would be
completed this month.
In September 2004, a new parking
structure by the buildings will fully
open. Currently, only 400 spaces are
open, and the rest closed until more
construction is finished.
Finally, in December 2005, the
DEATH
Continued from Page 1
floor by a DPS officer patrolling the
LSA Building as part of a "welfare
check" at the request of Graham's
family.
"We received a call from family
members to ask us to find him and see

Undergraduate Sciences Building
will open and feature studio labs
where professors can teach lectures
and conduct labs simultaneously.
That same year, the Biomedical Sci-
ences Research Building, which
seeks to blend many branches of
medical science, will open its doors.
Other projects approved by the
University Board of Regents, but
that are still being drawn up, include
a Center for Cellular and Molecular
Biotechnology on North Campus
and a Cardiovascular Center, cur-
rently planned for the Medical cam-
pus. Both those buildings will not be
done until at least 2006 and 2007,
respectively.
if he was OK. It's what we call a wel-
fare check," Brown added.
Until recently, WUOM was located
on the fifth floor of the LSA Building.
Currently the LSA Building is almost
completely empty due to recent reno-
vations.
Funeral arrangements could not be
verified at the time of publication.

RECRUITS
Continued from Page 1
weekend, experience a football game, a basketball
game, a hockey game. We want to show them what
Michigan is about," Anderson said.
Anderson detailed his code of conduct as informal
but observant. "You don't want a recruit along for a
great time. You don't want them here to party," he
said.
"We do have some guidelines for stuff like safety
and alcohol. It's not explicit but we do have conversa-
tions with hosts about the interests some recruits
have. If all the recruit wants to do is go out and party,
we may not want to recruit that person," he added.
LSA freshman and women's soccer player
Megan Tuura also went out to parties on her

visit." We went to a baseball party with the girls
on the team. My hosts and I didn't drink 'cause it
was in season but there were other recruits out
partying," Tuura said.
LSA freshmen Lindsey Cottrell, a women's soccer
team member, described the environment on her visit.
Alcohol "was never talked about explicitly but
highly discouraged. We didn't drink because they had
a game the next day. And it's illegal," Cottrell said.
Volleyball coach Mark Rosen said he tries to select
recruits who will not focus on Michigan's party scene.
"It's my concern if all the recruit wants to do is go
out and rip it up. We don't want to put these young-
sters is bad situations. I always joke with the players
that parties aren't great places to interact and get to
know each other," Rosen said.
When asked explicitly about drinking, Rosen

responded definitively.
"I would have a serious problem if a recruit went
out and drank. They are under 21 and it's against the
law," Rosen said.
He went on to say that he's never confronted a
recruit who, to his knowledge, drank. "Luckily, I've
never dealt with it. If I found out I'd probably talk
with my players about the situation and most likely
stop recruiting that person," Rosen said.
Rosen said the University has no policy in terms of
recruits and alcohol but that the coaches get together
and talk about their different policies.
Kinesiology freshman and football player James
Presley remembered his weekend on campus.
"I guess we were told to stay away from the bars.
Didn't really matter, they knew some people would
go," he added.

BUSH
Continued from Page1
Congress, will facilitate upgrades of
power plants and decrease the amount of
pollutants emitted by plants like the one
in Monroe.
The bill would impose emissions
checks on nitrous oxide and sulfur diox-
ide - which cause smog and soot -
and calls for the first regulations on mer-
cury discharges.
"It makes sense to change the regula-
tions," Bush said before a crowd of sev-
eral hundred listeners. "The rules put up
too many hurdles."
Referring to Bush's energy policy,
leaders of the University of Michigan
College Republicans said Bush is on
track. "He's looking to rewrite the rules
for the right reasons," said Steve
MacGuidwin, external vice president of
the College Republicans. "Pollution
controls need to be enforced."
MacGuidwin added that overhaul-
ing the nation's electrical grid would
provide ample stimulus to the job

"He's been working in the right direction for a
policy less dependent on foreign oil."
- Danny Tietz
College Republicans Treasurer

market in time for next year's presi-
dential election.
"Revamping the electrical network is
definitely a huge step in the right direc-
tion," he said.
"He's been working in the right direc-
tion for a policy less dependent on for-
eign oil," College Republicans Treasurer
Danny Tietz said.
But U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit),
citing heavy losses in the state and
national job market, said Bush has led
the economy astray.
"One out of every six factory jobs has
been lost in Michigan since this presi-
dent took office;' Levin said in a written
response to Bush's speech. "We need to
see some real action from this adminis-
tration that helps to put the people of
Michigan back to work and turns this

economy around."
Adding to criticism of Bush's energy
policy, some environmentalists said
Bush's strategy of pollution reduction
falls short of seeking valuable sources of
renewable energy.
"Bush likes to talk about how
much (the energy bill) will reduce
pollution, but it actually undercuts
the Clean Air Act," said Megan
Owens, a spokeswoman for the Pub-
lic Interest Research Group of
Michigan, an environmental advoca-
cy group. PIRGIM set up an inflat-
able power plant near the Monroe
plant and picketed Bush's visit with
signs that said "Clean Air Now" and
"Clean Air at Risk."
- The Associated Press contributed to
this report.

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UAW
Continued from Page 1
Chrysler greater flexibility in closing plants, and in return,
union members would continue to receive low-cost medical

Historically, contracts took much longer to negotiate, but
this year an agreement was reached quickly because union
workers had no interest in striking, said Myers, a former
American Motor Corp. chairman.
Myers added that Gettelfinger is also a much calmer, more

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