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M-Flicks to present
"Dial M for Murder"
M-Flicks will screen the Alfred
Hitchcock favorite, "Dial M for Murder,"
about an ex-tennis pro who attempts to
murder his wife for money. The film
shows tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. in the
Natural Science Auditorium.
Hillel to sponsor
Purim Celebration
Hillel will hold a Purim celebration
with the Humanistic Havurah, a non-
traditional Jewish group. The event will
take place at Hillel and will start at 7
p.m. tonight.
Rackham to hold
workshop on food
and consumption
Consumption Junction, an interdisci-
plinary workshop sponsored by Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies, will
hold a public discussion today from 5
to 6 p.m on the relationships between
food, place and consumption with a
panel of academics and professionals
including professors from Michigan
State University.
Wallet stolen,
credit cards used
A wallet was stolen from the Cen-
tral Campus Recreation Building
Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m., the
Department of Public Safety reported.
After the larceny, the thief used sever-
al credit cards that were in the wallet
at various locations.
Person found in
A person not affiliated with the
University was found in the south
elevator of a carport on Church Street
Wednesday at about 7:40 a.m., DPS
said. The subject, who was either
sleeping or passed out, was given a
verbal warning for trespassing and
was transported to the emergency
room by ambulance.
Painkiller stolen
from hospital
Twenty-five vials of fentanyl were sto-
len from the University Hospital some-
time Wednesday between 7:40 and 7:45
a.m. Fentanyl is a narcotic commonly
used in patch form as a painkiller.
In Daily History
Minority and

black enrollment
March 17, 1981 - Minority enroll-
ment decreased last year despite
the University's efforts to develop
more programs to increase and sus-
tain minority and black enrollment,
according to the annual minority
enrollment report released yesterday.
In both 1978 and 1979, minority
students comprised 9.6 percent of
University enrollment, compared to
the current 9.4 percent. Black enroll-
ment has also decreased from 6.1
percent in fall 1979 to 5.6 percent
in fall 1980. Additionally, the num-
ber of Latino students decreased
slightly, while both Asian and Native
American student enrollment has
About 25 and 30 percent of the
minority population drops out every
year, compared to the 20 percent
dropout rate of non-minority racial
groups, the report said.
The annual minority enrollment
report also includes students' answers
to a survey about student adjustment,
achievement and aspirations. Near-
ly half of the minority respondents
claimed they "did not feel part of cam-
pus life." Reasons included "racial dis-
crimination and inadequate numbers
of black students."
The rennrt Mtatedl that "a review will

Injured ABC anchor moved
to hospital closer to his home

Alum suffered head
injuries and broken bones
in Jan. 29 attack in Iraq
anchor Bob Woodruff was transferred
yesterday from a naval hospital in
Maryland to a facility closer to his New
York home as he continues to recuper-
ate from injuries suffered in a roadside
bomb attack in Iraq, ABC said.
The network wouldn't say where
Woodruff, a Michigan native and a
University of Michigan Law School
alum, was being hospitalized. He lives
in Westchester County north of New
York City.
The transfer reflects "continued prog-
ress in all respects," ABC News Presi-
dent David Westin said in an e-mail to
ABC staffers. Woodruff suffered seri-
ous head injuries and broken bones Jan.
29 while reporting on the war.
"Bob is up and about, regularly talk-

ing and joking with (wife) Lee, the
children, other family members and
-yes- watching the news," Westin
said. "He continues to show just how
strong and determined he is. That said,
we should expect months of further
When he was attacked, Woodruff
was in his first month as "World News
Tonight" co-anchor with Elizabeth
Vargas. During February, Charles
Gibson and Diane Sawyer alternated
as substitute co-anchors.
Now, Vargas -who is pregnant- is
going it alone. It's expected the net-
work within the next few weeks will
announce a longer-range plan that will
involve a substitute co-anchor. If Gib-
son or Sawyer are involved, it would
also mean changes at "Good Morning
America," where they currently work.
When Woodruff and Vargas were
appointed to the job to replace the
late Peter Jennings in December, Wes-
tin said two people were necessary

because ABC wanted its anchors to
frequently travel to news, do an after-
noon Webcast and separate feeds of
the broadcast to the West Coast each
To keep Vargas from being over-
worked, ABC is no longer doing sepa-
rate feeds for the West Coast every
night, but the network said it remains
committed to its plan.
Despite all the turmoil,,"World News
Tonight" has kept its second-place
status in the ratings behind NBC's
"Nightly News," according to Nielsen
Media Research. CBS' newscast with
Bob Schieffer has been gaining, how-
Woodruff has been treated for the
past several weeks at the National Naval
Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
"For now, Bob will be devoting his
full strength and energy to his family,"
Westin said. "Later we will focus on
getting him back to work on his sched-

ABC News shows correspondent Bob Woodruff in New York. Woodruff continues
to recuperate from injuries suffered in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq, ABC said.

Congress grants $3 billion
i ee
nenergy dato thepoor

Michigan estimates that new
funding will help 40,000 households
cope with 37 percent heat cost spike
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal aid to help the poor
cope with energy costs will increase by $1 billion to
more than $3 billion this year under legislation approved
The House approved the proposal by a 287-128 vote,
sending the measure to President Bush. He is expected
to sign it. The House vote came a week after the Sen-
ate approved the additional money for the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Program.
In Michigan, winter energy costs have increased by
an average of 37 percent, according to the governor's
office. In early winter, the state estimated that its appli-
cations for heating assistance would increase by nearly
40,000 households.
The current budget would have left Michigan's program with
a shortfall of about $65 million. The funding approved by the
House could provide about $25 million in more funding.
Proponents of the new spending, led by Sen. Olym-
pia Snowe, R-Maine, say the program's budget fails
to meet the needs of the poor, especially given soaring
heating and cooling costs.

It took months to get the legislation through Con-
gress, in part because of resistance from fiscal conser-
vatives opposed to new spending and from lawmakers
from warm weather states who contend that the program
favors cold weather regions.
"It's been a long and difficult road, but today marks a
great victory for many families in Maine and across the
country who are struggling to keep warm," Snowe said
in a statement.
"It is unfortunate that funding for LIHEAP has
remained constant over the years while heating costs
have soared," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn,
"Even with these new funds, many families will have i
hard time paying their heating bills this winter."
Snowe noted that while the program's spending has
remained relatively flat in recent years, the average
household heating oil expenditure has more than dou-
bled to $1,474 since 2001, and natural gas costs have
gone from $465 to $1,000.
She said the program's buying power for a household's
annual heating oil cost has gone from 50 percent to 19
percent in that period.
The $1 billion, on top of $2.1 billion already allotted
for the current budget year, was obtained by transfer
ring money originally intended for the budget year that
begins Oct. 1.

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1111 Annual Toxicology Symposium
"Biomolecular and Computational Techniques in Toxicology"
This year's symposium is being held on March 24th, 2006 at the
Towsley Center (University of Michigan Health System)
Guest speakers include:
Dr. William Slikker, Director, National Center for Toxicological Research/FDA
(Title: "Anesthetic Agents: Risk of Exposure during Development")
Dr. Daniel Liebler, Vandebilt University
(Title: "Protein damage by reactive intermediates: analysis and
For more information, please visit our website at
Contact: Sanjeeva Wijeyesakere toxicology@umich.edu
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Get ready for life after Michigan with Real Life 101.
This annual series of free, entertaining seminars is designed just for U-M students
and will help you get ready for some of the big issues you face
as you get ready to graduate. These fun and informative
seminars will get you thinking and get you ready!
March 14,6-7:30 p.m.: Money Management 101
"Good Credit, Bad Debt"
Robert Pavlik, Vice President, MBNA Marketing Systems
This session was so popular last year that we're bringing it back. Designed
specifically for students and recent graduates, "Good Credit, aad Debt" provides
answers to all of your money management questions and helps you avoid the
financial traps that new grads often face.
March 21, 6-7:30 p.m.: Relocation 101 "'The ABCs of No Hassle Moving"
Jeff Abraham, Lindsay Stevens and Geri Rudolph of Stevens Van Lines
What do you mean I needed to reserve the elevator in order to move furniture
into my new apartment? Moving can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to
be in this session tailored to those moving to a new city after graduation. Let
the professionals at Stevens Van Lines show you how to make moving a snap.
March 28, 6-7:30 p.m.: Personal Branding 101
"'How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market"
William Ward, Adjunct Professor, Ross School of Business
As the work place becomes more and more competitive, how are you going
to get yourself noticed and rise above the clutter? Come to this personal
branding session to find out. Even with a University of Michigan degree, you
still need to be all that you can be in order to achieve the career (and life)
success you're looking for.

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