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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


'U' hospital
delays child
porn report

Shoppers buy food in bulk at the People's Food Co-op in Kerrytown. Bulk foods are better for the environment because less packaging is needed.
Su iabepriority i

Arrest comes six
months after explicit
photos discovered
Daily Staff Reporter
According to court records,
University officials waited six
months before reporting a Uni-
versity of Michigan Health Sys-
tem resident who possessed child
pornography in the hospital to
Stephen Jenson, a medical
resident in the UMHS medicine-
pediatrics specialty program, was
arrested in December on charges
of possessing child pornography.
However, according to AnnArbor.
com, the arrest came six months
after he was originally accused of
possessing the explicit material.
According to an article on
AnnArbor.com, a female UMHS
resident found a flash drive left in
a computer in a locked lounge in
the Pediatric Emergency Depart-
ment on May 23, 2011. On the
flash drive was a sexually explicit
image of an adult and a child,
along with a medical document
with Jenson's name.

After seeing the image, the res-
ident went home and left the flash
drive where she found it. The next
morning, she reported her find-
ings to her superiors, but the flash
drive was no longer in the com-
puter, according to the article.
After his arrest, Jenson told
police that he had viewed child
pornography, "more than three
times but less than ten," accord-
ing to the article.
University Spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the University
found no evidence that Jenson
was, involved in inappropriate
activity with patients.
"We have investigated it thor-
oughly, and there has never been
any indication that these photos
involve patients, or that there has
been any patient misconduct,"
Fitzgerald said in an interview. .
After learning that UMHS offi-
cials waited to report the incident
to police, University President
Mary Sue Coleman launched an
internal investigation to exam-
ine the reasons for the delay in
reporting the issue, Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald added that the pre-
liminary findings of the inquiry
showed that the incident was
See REPORT, Page 3

People's Food
Co-op go green
Daily Staff Reporter
As the University continues
to launch an increasing num-
ber of sustainable initiatives,
two long-standing businesses
have maintained long-term
commitments toward envi-
ronmental sustainability since
their foundations.

Zingerman's and the Peo-
ple's Food Co-op, prominent
businesses serving students
and community members
in Ann Arbor, have engaged
in environmentally-friendly
operations in an effort to cre-
ate a more sustainable city
through programs that encour-
age purchases of local products
and reduction of waste.
After local businesswoman
Jean Henry closed Ann Arbor

restaurant Jefferson Market
and Cakery, she found a new
place in the Zingerman's orga-
nization, heading up the busi-
ness's transition to sustainable
environmental practices.
Henry - Zingerman's
"Green Queen" - said partners
in the businesses seek not just
to protect the interests of each
of Zingerman's several busi-
nesses, but also to safeguard
the health and well-being of
the company.
Henry said this attitude
demonstrates the company's
goal to be a force for positive

change in the community.
"(It is) not just (about) prof-
itability. (We want to be) a
function for good in the com-
munity (and) enhance the
well-being of the staff and our
community," Henry said.
Zingerman's began its
campaign for sustainability
in Aug. 2009. Henry said the

*Students share
with president

New CT

LSA sophomore
chosen to introduce,
Obama last Friday
Daily News Editor
On Thursday morning, sev
eral students posted pictures to
Facebook of the coveted tickets
they secured after waiting in
line for hours to attend Presi-
dent Barack Obama's speech
the following day. One student,
however, was not able to share
her excitement to see the presi-
dent with anyone.
On Wednesday morning, LSA
sophomore Christina Beckman
received a phone call from thee
University's Office of Public
Affairs, where she holds a work-,
study position. After picking up'
the phone, she was informed
that she was appointed by Kelly
Cunningham, the University
Director of Public Affairs, to
introduce Obama at Al Glick
Field House later that week.
Beckman said she was not
allowed to reveal the news to
anyone beside her parents.
"It was such a hard thing to
keep in," Beckman said. "When
I'm so nervous and excited, I

almost needed someone there to
calm me down ... It was definite-
ly the hardest secret I've ever
had to keep in my life."
Beckman was able to provide
input in her introduction, which
had to be approved by White
House officials before the event.
Before she took the stage in
front of the crowd of 4,000 and
a national television audience,
Beckman said her nerves from
the days leading up to the event
"On the day of Friday I was
calm, and I knew I wanted to
do really well representing my
school and my community,"
Beckman said. "... It's definitely
not an experience you can pre-
pare for."
In her speech before Obama's
address on increasing college
affordability, Beckman dis-
cussed her own struggles to
pay for college through taking
out loans and participating in a
work-study program.
"A lot of students go the dis-
tance to be able to pay for col-
lege, especially to go to school
at U of M, and it's something
that I'm willing to do to make
the investment in my future,"
Beckman said. "I think (Obama)
spoke very generally about how

Fourth Avenue in front of Jerusalem Garden has been closed due to construction.
Continued project delays
frustrate local businesses

General Electric
device makes
procedures safer
Daily Staff Reporter
Patients undergoing diagnostic
work at the University of Michigan
Health System may now feel safer
with the implementation of new
state-of-the-art imaging technol-
ogythatdecreasesthe damagingside
effects of radiation exposure.
UMHS is the first teaching hospi-
tal in North America to instituteVeo,
a new clinical technology developed
by General Electric that allows CT
scans tobe performed usinga signifi-
cantly lower dose of radiation than a
conventional scan.
Jeff Fessler, a professor of electri-
cal engineering, computer science,
radiology and biomedical engineer-
ing, contributed to the development
of Veo. As CT scans continue to be
used on patients more often, Fes-
sler said it's important to reduce the
amount of radiation used in order
to prevent harmful side effects on
Fessler said Veo acts as a mini
supercomputer that attaches to a CT
scanner. By employing more com-

Parking garage
hinders sales
Daily StaffReporter
The underground parking
garage under construction at
.South Fifth Avenue between
East Liberty and East William
Streets was expected to be
complete bytoday.

But, it again missed its
deadline as the project
extends into February, and
orange construction barrels
and cement trucks will con-
tinue to line the street, leading
to prolonged dissatisfaction of
local business owners.
Ali Ramlawi, owner of
JerusalemGarden, claimsthat
business at his Mediterranean
restaurant has significantly
slowed since the beginning of
the projectin September2009.
The delays in opening the road

for traffic have only added to
Ramlawi's frustration.
"These folks (planning the
construction) are completely
out of touch with the project
they've initiated," he said.
Ramlawi added that offi-
cials working on the project
have told him several differ-
ent dates for the road to be
reopened - last August, Dec.
31, 2011 and Jan. 31 - and
none have been met.
The cause of the delay is
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