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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 8. 1982-Page 3
Summer adds to security worries

By GEORGE ADAMS
The warm weather and smaller student population
in Ann Arbor during the summer bring a change from
the normal pressures and intensity usually
associated with the fall and winter months. Campus
life becomes more relaxed and easy-going in the
balmy months of spring and summer semesters.
But with the calm, summer also brings problems to
the city, and especially the University, in the form of
changed security problems.
THE SAFETY department continues to run all its
patrols and checks during the summer, according to
the University's Director of Safety Walter Stevens,
and tactics it uses do not change. There are no reduc-
tions in the manpower, he added, but that doesn't
mean there are not problems.
"The crime rate itself doesn't really rise or fall
during the summer months," Stevens said, "but
there are different problems."
According to Stevens, the basic security problem
during the summer months is the number of non-
University people drawn to campus by the quieter
atmosphere.

"MOST OF the crimes on campus are committed
by non-University people. They come into the campus
area, especially near the Diag and the corner of State
and North University streets, and they end up wan-
dering into our buildings," Stevens said. "For the
most part they're more of an annoyance than a
danger, but they do cause problems, sometimes
serious ones," he added.
Because most of the dormitories close for the
summer, the housing-related security matters also
fall off during those months, Stevens said.
Spring and sununer bring a number of events to the
Ann Arbor area that create some interesting
problems for police and security officials.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair and the Ya'ssoo Greek
festival are two of these events.
The events cause "a lot of people to invade the
campus area, and some of them aren't here to enjoy
the art fair-they're here to cause trouble and see
what they can get away with," Stevens said.
SERGEANT HAROLD Tinsey of the Ann Arbor
Police Department said the art fair creates unusual
problems for him and his fellow officers.

ANN ARBOR parking facilities are already
strained, Tinsey said, and the thousands who come to
townonly add to the problem. "It gets really bad, as
I'm sure you're aware if you've ever spent that time
in Ann Arbor.
"We also get a number of very different problems,
like lost kids during the fair and the strange things
that people sometimes do," he said.
Stevens said that some residents let the pleasures
of summer get to them a little too much; the number
of intoxicated people found roaming around campus
seems to be greater in the summer months. "And, as
you know, sometimes they get a little rowdy," he
said.
Both Stevens and Tinsey advised that residents,
students in particular, keep a closer eye on their
property, especially bicycles, backpacks, and small
items like calculators that are easily stolen and hard-
to identify. Also, they suggest residents lock all doors
and windows when leaving their house or apartment,
something people sometimes forget in the summer-
time.

State warned
bond rating
may plunge

WORLD RENOWNED heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey fields questions
at a press conference yesterday following his lecture at the School of Nur-
sing's workshop.
DeBakey sounds off at 'U'

LANSING (UPI) - Gov. William
Milliken proposed yesterday an
emergency session of the state
legislature next Monday on the state's
budget crisis in hopes of averting a
"devastating downgrading" of the
state's bond rating.
Milliken confirmed that his office has
been informed that Moody's Investor
Service of New York plans to
downgrade Michigan's financial rating
across the board.
HE SAID THE state has asked for an
appeal and one is scheduled for 10:00
a.m. next Tuesday in New York.
The downgrading decision "would be
final if the state had decided not to ap-
peal," Milliken said, but since an ap-
peal has leen requested it is not final at
this time.
The governor said there is no chance
for the appeal to succeed, however,
unless Michigan .can put its "state
financial house in order before the
Tuesday meeting."
HE SAID enacting the six month, one
percentage point income tax increase
he has proposed for balancing the
budget will not guarantee a successful
appeal, but "inaction by the legislature
virtually guarantees failure."
Millikeny said he is consulting
legislative leadership about the
possibility of convening an emergency
session of the House and Senate Mon-
day morning at 10a.m.
The income tax increase passed the
house but was rejected by the Senate,
and currently is in a House-Senate con-
ference committee.
RADIO STATION WJR in Detroit
reported Moody's had decided to lower
Michigan's building authority bond
rating from "A" to "BAA", a low in-
vestment grade, and drop the rating on
a short-term notes from "Mig-2" to
"Mig-3." The station said the latter ac-
tion would make it impossible for the
state to borrow $500 million this fall as
planned, creating fiscal chaos in state
government.
Moody's would only say the Michigan-

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staff to assist in locating donors.
"If you're going to do it, you've got to
have full-time people who are devoted
to doing it," DeBakey explained.
DeBakey said that certain forms of
coronary disease can be prevented by
eliminating the presence of risk factors
such as smoking and a high cholesterol
diet, but added, "I don't think there is
any question about the hereditary fac-
tor being very important."
THE SURGEON blasted diet books
and "health farms" as a means of com-
prehensive disease prevention, calling
them "moneymakers," and "highly
commercialized."
"The great majority of diet books are
absolutely irrational," DeBakey said,
although they are a "big industry."
The surgeon also criticized certain
forms of exercise-such as jogging-for
individuals after the age of 45 to 50, ex-
plaining that unless done in moderation
and with a physician's approval, run-
ning can actually contribute to.

coronary problems.
"JOGGING IS good for people who
don't need it, the young," DeBakey
said, adding, "exercise is good for you,
but it ought to be done in moderation."
During a press conference held at the
close of the workshop, DeBakey refuted
a recent New England Journal of
Medicine report in which researchers
maintained that in many cases
coronary bypass surgery can be
avoided with administration of new
drug therapies.
"That report is filled with fallacies,"
DeBakey said. "I was amazed that they
published it in the New England Jour-
nal of Medicine.
DeBakey also denounced the popular
"Pritikin Diet" for its claims of rever-
sing progressive coronary artery
disease.
"Frankly, I don't believe it,"
DeBakey said, Adding that former
Pritikin patients he had examined did
not show any reversal in the disease's
progression.

... proposes emergency session
situation was under review.
Milliken said he and his staff will
work over the weekend preparing a
proposed budget cutting executive or-
der which would be made available to
lawmakers Monday.
LEGALLY however, he said the or-
der could not be acted upon until Thur-
sday, leaving legislators in a "time
bind" with the Wall Street meeting
scheduled for Tuesday.
He said the administration had un-
successfully attempted to get a later
meeting.
Earlier, administration officials had
said they were working on an exectuve
order cutting up to $325 millin more
from the budget.
STATE BUDGET director Gerald
Miller would not say to what level
Moody's had decided to drop the bon-
ds. However, he said with a "Mig-3"
rating the state would not be able to sell
its short term notes.
Milliken said that would mean the
state could not meet its commitments
to local governments and school aid
payments.

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