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NEWS

The Michigan

Daily - Monday, September 13, 2004 - 7A

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TEXTBOOKS
Continued from page IA
two California bills aimed at high textbook
prices urges publishers to avoid bundling
books as well as printing new editions. 1
The other bill sets up a process by which
schools can adopt textbook rental programs
and aims to decrease students' textbook
expenditures by up to 50 percent.
The congressional hearing regarding
textbook costs took place in July before a
subcommittee of the U.S. House Education
Committee.
Among those testifying were a represen-I
tative from CALPIRG and a representative
the michigan daily

from the Association of American Publish-
ers.
Bruce Hildebrand, executive director of
higher education for AAP, says research
shows that over the last twelve consecutive
semesters, student expenditures on text-
books have an average of 2.5 percent each
year over the last 12 semesters, which is in
line with inflation.
Hildebrand also said new editions are
often necessary to accommodate devel-
oping information as well as the growing
diversity of students.
With regard to bundling books, Hildeb-
rand said, "Unless it's thrown in as a sales
incentive, you're only getting in the bundle
what the professors want you to get."

But professors are not to blame, he
added. "Professors's goal is to educate the
students." Hildebrand said a student's first
priority should be his or her education, and
textbook costs are relatively low in com-
parison to how much they spend on other
items. "Students are losing their priority
to cell phones, footwear, (and) entertain-
ment," he said.
Still, students are obligated to spend a lot
on college necessities. "It's getting more
expensive to pay for tuition, and it's harder
to pay rent," said Carolyn Hwang, chair
of students for Public Interest Research
Group in Michigan and an LSA senior.
"We don't need textbooks to be more of
a financial burden than they have to be,"

she said.
Hwang said that PIRGIM, the Michigan
branch of Public Interest Research Group,
may consider taking on the issue of rising
textbook costs in the future. "I think that
it's a very important campaign and it's very
relevant to U of M students," she added.
The issue is also relevant to local book-
stores, which have had to make accom-
modations to sell textbooks at affordable
prices. Approximately 25 percent of the
books Shaman Drum sells are used, said
Karl Pohrt, the store's owner. "You can't
be in this business without selling used
books," he said.
Used books are one way students can
reduce the cost of textbooks, Blackledge

said. He said he suggests web sites like
Amazon.com, eCampus.com, and Best-
BookBuys.com, which are good for find-
ing used books.
He said students can also purchase
cheaper books if they buy from overseas,
particularly by visiting Amazon's United
Kingdom site, www.amazon.co.uk.
Book-swapping sites are also available
for students to exchange textbooks with
other students, such as CampusBookSwap.
COO.
Also, students should check to see if
they can use an older edition of a book if
there have not been significant changes
from one edition to the next, Blackledge
added.

GOLF COURSE POSITIONS - The Univer-
sity of Michigan's Radrick Farms Golf
Course is seeking motivated and conscien-
tious people to fill grounds crew and club-
house positions for the fall and beyond. Posi-
tions available starting April 1st. Contact
Paul L. Scott at plscott@umich.edu EOAAE.

!!!ACTIVISM 734-222-6347
EARTH NEEDS YOU! Work to Protect MI's
lakes & rivers. Good communication skills
req. M-F; 2-10:30p.m. $375-420/wLk
www.cleanwaterrction.org
!!!BARTENDING!! $300/DAY Don't be
ripped off by mail order scams and phony
certifications. Bartending jobs don't come in
the mail. Bar managers only hire those with
hands-on exp. Go to local state approved
hands-on school, Mix Masters School of Bar-
tending. 734-513-3600. www.icanmix.com-
!!!BARTENDING!! $300/DAY POTEN-
TIAL, no experience necessary, training pro-
vided. 800-965-6520 ext.125.
A TUTOR TO coach I or 2 10th graders in
Spanish II, English and Algebra. At least 4
hrs/week @ $20/hr. Maybe up to 8 hrs/week.
Must have car. Call Patsy at 663-2799.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR P/T
service positions. Flex. hrs., downtown,
Asian bakery/cafe. Eastern Accents. 214 S.
4th Ave. (Near Liberty).
ACTORS/MODELS
MOVIE EXTRAS
Candidates Needed For
Background And Crowd Scenes
For A Variety Of Productions
No Exploks Req.
Earn Up lb $19/Hr.
Immediate Openings/Training Provided
SAME DAY PAY
1-800405-2740
ANGELO'S RESTURANT IS accepting ap-
plications for wait staff & counter help. Flex.
day/hrs. Apply between 2- 3pm, M-F at 1100
E. Catherine.
CASHIER WOMEN'S CLOTHING & jew-
elry store, flex. hrs. & good pay. Apply in
person at kayu in West Gate shopping center.

GREAT STUDENT JOBS! P/ hrs. Mon.-
Fri.; 3:30-10p.m. Don't get stuck behind a
counter or waiting tables. We have campaign
jobs that MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
$50-45/Day. 734-222-6469.
GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR NEEDED
For pre-school thru high school classes.
Days, evenings, weekends. Gymnastics and
experience with children necessary.
Gym America 734-971-1667
HAVE YOU EVER been diagnosed with or
sought help for depression? If so, you may
qualify to participate in a study on depres-
sion. Participants will receive $25 for their
participation. This work is funded by the Uni-
versity of Michigan Department of Psychol-
ogy. If you are interested, please email: de-
pressstudy@umich.edu
HAVE YOU EVER had same-sex desires or
engaged in same-sex sexual behaviors? Do
you think of yourself as lesbian, gay, bisex-
ual, queer, or non-heterosexual? If so, you
may qualify to participate in a study on sexu-
ality. Participants will receive $25 for their
participation. This work is funded by the Uni-
versity of Michigan Department of Psychol-
ogy. If you are interested, please email: sexu-
alitystudy@umich.edu.
HORSE BARN HELP, strong, energetic.
Part-time, experience pref.995-0092.
HOUSEHOLD & ODD jobs. 20 hrs./wk.
neg., flex., cleaning, cooking., ldry., love
dogs. Starting $10/hr.+ bonuses. 769-2795.
ICE SKATING INSTRUCTORS needed,
4-8 hrswk. Call Karin 994-2785.
LAB ASST. WORK-STUDY only. Duties
c. but not limited to: signal transduction re-
search, gene therapy studies, cell biology
(cell culture,-proliferation, chemotaxis), im-
munoassays (ELISA, immunohistochemistry,
western blotting), protein production & pu-
rification, and in vivo studies. Laboratory or-
ganization & maintenance, reagent prepara-
tion, data entry & analysis, and rudimentary
statistical analysis will also be performed. Ba-
sic computer skills nec. Lab exp. pref. Posi-
tion is PT. if work study (15-20 hrs/wk) or
F/T. (40 hrs/wk). Phil 647-6504 or axilla@u-
mich.edu.
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL - no exp. nec. P/T
starting at $10/hr. 734-975-2827.
LOOKING FOR 9TH grade English and
math tutors. $13/hr. Call 734-972-1178 or
email ahnjI@msn.com.
MATERIALS TESTING ASSISTANT
needed. 20 hrs./wk. for temporary position at
supplier in Wixom. Prepare metal samples
for testing. Previous material science and lab
coursework desired. $13-15/hr. E-mail
linguasci@aol.com
MI REPUBLICANS SEEKING energetic
college students for fall internships. Should
have an interest in Republican politics. Email
resumes to megan@migop.org or mail to
2121 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48912
MYSTERY SHOPPERS
Candidates Needed To Pose
As Shoppers For Local Stores
No Exp. ReqfJraining Provided
GET PAIDTO SHOP
Earn Up'ib $15/HR
877-8794792
NOW HIRING ALL positions, $12-35/hr.
Apply online @ www.work-for-students.com
OFFICE ASSISTANT - help process re-
search grant proposals. Basic office duties.
Copying, filing, addressing campus mail, an-
swer phones. Half time Mon.-Fri. FT during
deadlines. Previous office exp. $10-11/hr.
Call 764-7234.
OFFICE PERSON NEEDED 10-15 hrs./wk.,
$7/hr., work study preferred; Spin Physics
Ctr., Contact Brian 763-9026.
PAID LISTENERS NEEDED for semester
long study at Kresge Hearing Research.
onsan@umich.edu
WANTED VETERINARY ASST. / Recep-
tionist. P/, will train. 668-1466.

PHARMACOGENETICS AND
EYE PRESSURE CONTROL
The U-M Kellogg Eye Center is currently
conducting research to understand how eye
pressure is controlled by specific genes. You
can participate if you: are between 18 and 50
years of age; are not pregnant; have no his-
tory of severe asthma, eye surgery or eye
trauma. Upon completion of the study, partic-
ipants will be compensated. This study in-
volves minimally invasive procedures. For
more information, please contact the U-M
Kellogg Eye Center at 888-393-4677(EYE-
IOPS)
PHYSICAL ASST. NEEDED for disabled
male law student. Pay neg., well trained, call
Chris at 734-761-9551.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON TO Drive two
boys (11 and 15) to and from Hebrew School
in Ann Arbor from Dexter, Mondays and
Wednesdays. Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m. $65/wk.
(734)972-4793
SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED for evalua-
tions of local stores, restaurants and theaters.
Flexible hours, email required. Call
1-800-585-9024 ext. 6281.
SMART SOCCER PLAYING slacker sopho-
more needs Pioneer H.S. homework tutor.
734-827-0343.
START AT $9.50/HR. and make new friends
while supporting your University. MICHI-
GAN TELEFUND now hiring students for
flexible night and weekend schedules. Awe-
some Resume Builder! Work Study / Non-
Work Study.Apply online:
www.telefund.umich.edu. 998-7420.
SUBSTITUTETEACHERS NEEDED
accredited program in Ann Arbor, seeks en-
thusiastic persons to substitute for our 7 Ann
Arbor locations. Flexible hours, great posi-
tion for college students. Fore more informa-
tion call (734) 761-2576 or email inquiries to
mdavis@gretchenhouse.com EOE.
TUTOR NEEDED, 10TH grade subjects, in-
cluding Spanish. $25/hr. 3 days/wk. after
school. Minimum 3 hrs./wk. Must have own
transportation. Send inquiries to Sedmak@-
comcast.net.
WANTED SERVERS, BEER Cart Servers &
Bartenders P/F. Positions available through
Nov. at Stonebridge Golf Club. Contact
Doug at 734-323-8782.
WEEDING, PRIVATE HOME. Close to
campus. Flex. hrs., 6/hr. 734-971-3321.
YARDWORK OR CLEANING, private
home close to campus. $8 hr 971-3321.

STTER NEEDED FOR 2 adorable girls, 8
& 4, most Sat. nights & occasional wknds, af-
ternoons, & weekdays. Must have babysit-
ting exp., refs., transportation to A2 Hills, &
a playful spirit. UM faculty family. $10/hr.
734-369-3919 or tareid4l2@hotmail.com

SPRING BREAK 2005
Hiring reps!! Free Meals!!
Nov 6th Deadline! Free trips for groups.
Hottest destinations and parties.
www.sunsplashtours.com 1800-4267710.
lour Marlrica'a s tk ove os pNr
* r SAfAMILS
Call for group discontis
Book local with someone you know and trust.
TRAVEL
UT~JVE 734-769.2555
TRAVEL 1218 &.U-rm2*Are.
SRVICE.S 734-998-0200

U of M Solar Car Team
3-Time
National
Champions!
Design, Build, Finance and Race
a Solar Powered Vehicle

Opportunities for All Majors
" Design
" Manufacturing
" Marketing
" Fundraising
* UROP

" Programming
" Weather
" Public Relations
" Logistics
* And More!

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gwmmam

SPRING BREAK WITH BIANCHI-ROSSI
TOURS! The BEST Spring Break Under the
Sun! Acapulco-Vallarta-Mazatlan-Cancun &
Cabo. Book by Oct. 31 = FREE MEALS &
DRINKS! Organize a group - GO FREE!
800-875-4525 or www.bianchi-rossi.com

Learn More and Get Free Food
At One of our Mass Meetings:
7:00pm Tuesday, September 14th
1610 IOE Building, North Campus
7:00pm Wednesday, September 15th
1276 Davidson Hall, Business School
www.umsolar.com * solarcar@umich.edu

.

ANIMAL CARE HELP
Do you love working with animals?
The University of Michigan is looking for
part-time summer help caring for animals. 20
hours a week. For more info please contact
Stephanie at 734-615-6402.
ATTN. CAR ENTHUSIASTS! Automobile
Magazine is looking for a Web Intern. Impec-
cable English language skills and a broad
knowledge of automobiles are req. 20 hrs/
wk., $6/hr., fall semester internship. Send re-
sume to web-intern@dushane.com. No calls.
BUSY FURNITURE/G1FT STORE has part/-
full-time positions available for fall. Please
fill out application at Dixboro General Store,
5206 Plymouth Rd., 1.5 miles east of US 23.
734-663-5558.
CHILD CARE, BURNS park family needs
mature grad. stud. to supervise 11 yr. old girl
and 15 yr. old boy after school. Flex. sched.
and hrs. Transportation desireable. Call
734-260-1274.
CHILD CARE, BURNS Park. 2 yr. old boy.
Weekday a.m. 10-15 hrs./wk. Fun, exp.,
refs., wanted. Cony 734-327-7066.
CLERK. WORK-STUDY ONLY. Duties
incl. but not limited to: word processing, data
entry, photocopying, web design, graphics &
slide production, & filing. Applicant will pro-
cess lab correspondence, perform library liter-
ature searches, locate & obtain joumal arti-
cles, and use a number of software appls.
(MS Office Suite, MS Front Page,
WordPerfect, Medline, PowerPoint, Endnote,
etc). Familiarity with PCs nec. Position is
P/T. (15-20 hrs/wk) or F/T. (40 hrs/wk).
Chris 647-6383 or cdevrie@umich.edu.
DELIVERIES CAMPUS WIDE using univer-
sity car. Basic office duties. Some office exp.
and good driving record. Prefer UM student.
Mon., Wed., Fri., 9:30-12. Tu.,Thu. 1-3.
$9/hr. Call 764-7234.
EARN UPTO $1200/wk.! An opportunity to
be your own boss, make your own hours and
be rewarded for your hard work. E-mail your

***P/ CHILDCARE FOR boy, age 9, &
girl, age 7. In home close to campus, & for
travel. Own transportation, exp. & refs. req.
Call 761-2828 (day) or 769-0012 (home).
AFTER-SCHOOL COMPANION FOR 8 yr.
old girl. Bach School = walking distance
from campus. Tuesday 3:30-6:30 or 7 only.
Call Leslie @734-730-8019.
AFrERSCHOOL CARE NEEDED for 13 yr
old boy in NE A2. Approx. 3-6 p.m. M-E
Generous wage. Exp. & refs. req. Call
647-6341 (day) or 769-8169 (eve).
BABYSITER FOR AFTERNOONS. Must
be good w/ babies, dogs, & cats. Refs. req.
Call John at 213-1144, daytimes.
BABYSTER NEEDED FOR 6 yr. old boy
on Thurs. afternoons. Call 995-0625.
BABYSITTER PREF. WITH child care exp.
References required. 10 to 20 hrs./wk. with
flexible schedule. Call Su at 313-570-2833.
CHILD CARE FOR children ages 18 mo. to
3 yrs. Sunday momings for church from 10 -
11:30. $15/session. Call Lisa Reifert at
734-434-0229.
CHILD CARE NEEDED, occas., for 3 & 8
yr old boys, non-smoking, w/ car. 971-1519.
MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY member &
his wife need babysitter for 4 & 7-year old
on as needed basis. Refs. req. Please call
734-332-4256.
MOTHER'S HELPER MON. 9-11am, Wed.
10-lpm, Thu. 12-2pm and a wknd. night 2x a
month. Please call 734-944-7303.
NANNY NEEDED P/IT, momings from 8
AM-3 PM, must have transportation & pro-
vide refs., Call 734-944-1256.
P/T BABYSTTER NEEDED for my 3 yr.
old son in A2. Tues. & Thur. afternoons,
some evenings, occasional early momings &
wknds. 10-15 hrs. per wk. guaranteed. Excel-
lent pay. Need car. Spanish speaker pref. but
not req. 734-668-0821.

$450 GROUP FUNDRAISER
Scheduling Bonus
4 hours of your group's time PLUS our free
(yes, free) fundraising solutions EQUALS
$1000-$2000 in earnings for your group. Call
TODAY for a $450 bonus when you sched-
ule your non-sales fundraiser with Campus-
Fundraiser. Contact CampusFundraiser,
(888) 923-3238, or visit
www.campusfundraiser.com

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED!
$450/mo. Condo., 1 bdrm. left. Util. incl.,
A/C., Idry., & free prkg. Cable, TV, DSL.
Call 313-838-2629.
RMMIE. WANTED (M/F) for 2 bdrm. fully-
fum. apt., 724 N.Fifth Ave., next to park, lo-
cated in Kerrytown, easy access to North &
Central campus w/ prkg., $525/mo. +util. &
sec. dep. 401-864-7099/jbkielis@umich.edu
ROOMMATE NEEDED- FEMALE grad stu-
dent for rm. in townhse. Fum., washer/dryer,
by hosp. & Dental sch. $550/mo. 341-5595.

COUPLE LOOKING FOR the help of a
sperm donor. Will pay $100 per donation.
714-25-761

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