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Researcher to
discuss hiring
Siri Thanasombat from the Dis-
crimination Research Center in
Berkeley, California will talk about
hiring disparities based on names
that suggest a person's ethnic back-
ground. He will speak today from
,M 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 150 of
Hutchins Hall. The lecture titled
"What's in a name?" will discuss
the impact of names when employers
decide who to hire.
LSA dean to
give State of the
College Address
Terrence McDonald, dean of the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, will give a "State of the
College Address" tomorrow at 6
p.m. in the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union.
McDonald will discuss topics such
as the foreign language requirement
and the academic honor code. Stu-
dents will have the chance to ask
questions following the address.
Native American
film to be screened
As part of Native American Heri-
tage Month, "The Mission," a film
about the epic story of a Brazilian
tribe in the 18th century, will be
screened at 7 p.m. in the Koessler
Room of the Michigan League. The
film is based on a true story.
Dorm vending
machine found
broken into
A vending machine was forcibly bro-
ken into in Couzens Hall Residence Hall
on Sunday night, DPS reports. There are
no suspects.
Stereo stolen
from car in Church
Street parking lot
A caller reported that a car, parked
in the Church Street parking lot,
was broken into Sunday night, DPS
reports. The stereo was reported miss-
ing. There are no suspects.
Leaky pipe
damages ceiling in
Education building
A caller reported to DPS Sunday
night that a leaking pipe was causing

damage to the ceiling in the School
of Education building.
In Daily History
Firefighters begin
training in the
'U' tunnels
November 30, 1994 - Firefighters
began training in the tunnel system
underneath the Chemistry Building to
increase familiarity with it in case of an
The tunnels under the building are
seven miles long and house steamlines,
waterlines, condensate lines and expen-
sive fiber optics.
"Should we have to rescue somebody,
we want all our people to be aware of
any problems they might run into in the
tunnels," said James Kay, Ann Arbor
Fire Department battalion chief and
training officer.
Even though most of the combustible
materials had been removed from the
tunnels, firemen began training because
workers are in various sections of the
tkn~ wr l

Strapped for time, students buy at local stores

By Jacqueline E. Howard
Daily Staff Reporter
As the snow slowly blankets cam-
pus and the radio stations begin to
perpetually play "Jingle Bell Rock,"
it's apparent that the holiday season
is quickly approaching. But because
the last day of final exams this year
is Dec. 23, many students are stuck
on campus during the holiday shop-

ping season.j
LSA sophomore
Jenna Bunnell "Drinking
said she will shop
on campus. Since have bec
students will be
busy preparing for increasin
exams, they will popular t
have less time to
go far to shop for
the holidays, said -
Bunnell. Urban O
"I will defi-
nitely be doing my
shopping on cam-
pus because there are so many nice
stores that are conveniently right
down State Street," Bunnell said,
while browsing through Bivouac on
State Street yesterday.
In addition to Bivouac, other shops
like Van Boven and Urban Outfitters
on State Street offer merchandise
that can make holiday gifts.
While Bivouac offers merchandise
for both women and men and vari-
ous age groups, other stores have a
narrower customer base, like Van
Boven, which specializes in male


"Many students will come here to
buy their fathers or boyfriends a nice
gift. But we don't normally see that
many student customers," Van Boven
manager Gary Clark said. "This year,
we expect to see a lot more students
around Christmas, simply because
there will be more students on campus
close to the holidays."
Urban Outfitters employee Alex-
ander Jurich said more students tend
to shop for their
games friends at the
)me "It's funny
because people
gny come in here
h y rclaiming to buy
his year. gift for others,
but they end up
AlexanderJurich buying things
tfitters employee for themselves,"
Jurich said.
"It's a one-to
-two ratio. For
example, a customer will purchase
two gifts for a friend, but four gifts
for themselves."
As for the types of gifts available,
employees at each store predict that
clothing accessories will be the most
popular purchase this year.
Bivouac this year is offering
new accessories embroidered with
Greek letters from various sorori-
ties. "I bet many students will come
into our store to buy their sorority
sisters a bracelet or necklace with
their Greek letters on it," Bivouac

Shops In Nichels Arcade display holiday gifts to entice shoppers, including University shoppers.

employee Anna Partyka said.
New items include not only jew-
elry, but also underwear, with Greek
letters. Partyka said she thinks these
new 'Greek life' items will be their
best-selling merchandise this holi-

day season.
Employees at Urban Outfitters
also foresee accessories as being
popular gift items.
New drinking-related gifts and
games have become common pur-

chases among their student custom-
ers, employees said.
"Drinking games have become
increasingly popular this year. A
drinking game would make a fun
gag gift for a friend," Jurich said.

Senate delays resolution on Detroit schools

LANSING (AP) - Republican
lawmakers agreed yesterday to delay
for one week a resolution to address
the Detroit Public Schools' financial
troubles so the state can seek opin-
ions from the Detroit community.
The agreement was the result of a
meeting among legislative leaders,
Detroit school officials and Gov. Jen-
nifer Granholm's administration.
"Any solution in Detroit must
respect the Detroit community and
its desire for self-governance," Gra-
nholm said in a statement.
The state Senate had been plan-
ning to introduce a resolution today
that could eventually lead to the
appointment of a manager to oversee
the school district's finances.
But Senate Majority Leader Ken

Sta te

hopes to

Sikkema, (R-Wyoming), agreed
to postpone action at Granholm's
It is unclear what type of input, and
in what form, the state will seek from
the Detroit community.
State Superintendent Tom Watkins
encouraged parents, teachers and
school staff members to voice their
"Some difficult decisions will have
to be made," he said. "We need to
hear from the community."
The district recently reported a
$48 million deficit for last school
year and a $150 million deficit for the
current school year. Its chief execu-

gather opinions
tive officer, Ken Burnley, says selling
bonds - a move that would need leg-
islative approval - would help the
district deal with the shortfalls while
it considers cutting up to 4,000 jobs
and closing schools.
Lawmakers, however, are wary of
the bonding proposal and worry that
the district has yet to submit an annu-
al audit, which was due Nov. 15.
Burnley agreed yesterday to turn
in the audit by week's end, Watkins
said. If the audit isn't submitted,
the state will withhold the district's
monthly school aid payment.
The Senate had been considering
a resolution under which the state

before introducing proposal

superintendent would decide whether
to ask Granholm to appoint a finan-
cial review team. Under one scenario,
the Democratic governor would have
to name a financial manager to over-
see the district's finances.
Sikkema spokesman Ari Adler said
the goal isn't to appoint a financial
manager. Detroit voters' recent deci-
sion to return to a traditional system
with an elected school board, he said,
shows they want more say over the
district's operations.
"They want to take their schools
back," Adler said. "Now is the time
for them to get involved."
Sen. Hansen Clarke, (D-Detroit),

said the school district needs more
time to figure out how to address
the situation. But he doesn't like the
bonding proposal nor that an audit
hasn't been submitted.
"(School officials) have got to bet-
ter.manage their money," Clarke said.
"They're not being truly and fully
accountable to the taxpayers and par-
Keith Ledbetter, spokesman for
Republican House Speaker Rick
Johnson of LeRoy, said he's waiting
to see the Detroit Public Schools'
audit of its finances before deciding
whether to implement reforms or go
ahead with bonds.

Granhoim signs
bill allowing higher
liquor prices



LANSING (AP) - Grocery
stores and other retailers who sell
liquor can now mark up the price of
a bottle under a bill signed yester-
day by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Although the legislation allows
stores to mark up the price of liquor
above a state-set price, it's unclear
when, or if, that will happen.
The bill doesn't affect bars and
restaurants because they don't have
a state cap on liquor prices.
Critics of the bill, including Sen-
ate Minority Leader Robert Emer-
son, D-Flint, have said they're
worried about price gouging.
They also have asserted that the
state could increase the liquor tax if
it was going to go ahead and allow
prices to increase.
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I had such a strong voice over the
phone," he said. " 'Don't do any-
thing stupid,' the doctor said. 'Some
people do stupid things when they
have no one to turn to.' I told him
I was fine, but after I got off the
phone, I just lost it. I broke down."
Andy also spoke about the sev-
eral problems caused by the drugs
he must take. These drugs, such
as Trizivir, prevent certain pro-
teins from themselves reproduc-
ing in an attempt to stop the onset
of AIDS. He said he goes through
days where he cannot control many
of his thoughts, and he also can feel
everything that goes wrong in his
Stein, on the other hand, took a
more formal approach to the sub-
ject. He included several facts as
to why AIDS in Africa is such a
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But a spokeswoman for the Dem-
ocratic governor said Granholm
signed the bill to support small
business owners who have said they
need relief and flexibility to offset
rising costs.
"We do not believe this will lead
to price gouging," Granholm spokes-
woman Liz Boyd said. "There is no
guarantee that we're even going to
see prices increase."
Groups that represent retailers who
sell liquor have said they don't expect
noticeable increases because compe-
tition will make retailers keep their
prices near the state-set minimum.
The change won't hurt state rev-
enues if there isn't a drop-off in
sales. The state could take in some
additional sales tax revenue.
Fund, which determines which
organization help prevent HIV and
AIDS, as well as dispersing funding
to other countries.
LSA senior Morgan Madison, one
of the campaign's members, said the
speakers touched on key issues.
"I think it was really important
that Stein reinforced the things that
we go over with the campaign," she
said. "All of the information about
the generic drugs and pharma-
ceuticals and the Global Fund are
really important for people to know
Madison said one of the goals of
the event was to get people to sign
up for the Student March Against
AIDS, which will take place in
February in Washington. The goal
of this event is to get 8,200 people
to march, the number of people that
die of AIDS each day, according to
the campaign's national website,
The campaign also has several
nther aevents, th i weekin rm -

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