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Wednesday, July 7, 1993 - The Michigan Daily S m Weekly -3

* Smokers get their butts
kicked out of the Union

By AURA AHUVIA
FOR THE DAILY
Bill Paradise has worked behind
the counter at the Michigan Union's
p billiard and games room for 28 years,
andsaysanewlyenactedbanon smok-
ing in the Union is going to anger
shooters.
"Nobody's gonna walk into apool
room and say, 'Look at allthose smok-
ers' and leave," he said, drawing on
Lucky Strike, the brandhe has smoked
at the rate of a pack a day for 55 years.
Paradise said people will be angry
when the ban begins July 1. "But I'll
enforce it." He crushed out a finger-
nail-sized nub.
"Smoke isn't a problem here," he
said, pointing to what looked like a
huge speaker anchored high up on the
wall. "We have a 'smoke eater,' and
also there's only smoking in the back
corner. No one's ever complained."
The complete ban on smoking in
theUnion, whichincludesofficesrest
rooms and the outdoor patio area, fol-

lows years of progressive restrictions
on smoking areas. Those who do not
comply with the ban can be thrown out
of the Union by the Department of
Public Safety.
Thelastmajorsmokinglimitations
in the Union occurred in 1986, when
smoking was restricted to the Univer-
sity Club, the billiards room and the
MUG, the lower level eatery.
Several non-smokers interviewed
at the Union voiced delight at the ban.
"I'm glad," LSA junior Jamie
Waldeck said while she did her home-
work at a coffee table in front of Cafe
Fino, the first floor coffee house. "The
smokingsectiondownstairsby the food
is gross."
Others agreed that smoke in the
MUG's basement smoking areais par-
ticularly noxious. "I'm allergic to
smoke, and it's bad in the MUG,"
School of Nursing junior Alexandra
Fredericksaid.Similarly, Public Health
doctoralstudentDorothyFaulknersaid,
sometimes while waiting in line the

smoke would make her lose her appe-
tite.
Unlike thenon-smokers, those who
puffed were miffed.
"I find the ban absurd," said LSA
seniorBrianReed."Eventuallythey're
going to tell people that you can't
smoke atall. Peoplewillhave to smoke
in their houses."
James Cameron, who smokes a
pack a day, said he too resents the ban.
"They gaveusaquestionnaireabout
smoking last winter, butI don't think
they paid attention to the answers,"he
said, referring to a 500-person survey
conducted in April.
"If the administration and faculty
are non-smokers, then they'll ban it
whether students want it or not," he
said.
Gennie Jones, supervisor of the
Michigan Union Bookstore, said she
expectscigarettesales,now about $500
per day, to fall as a result of the ban.
MichelleCarpenter, anLSAjunior
andchairpersonofthe Michigan Union

HEATHER LOWMAN/aiy
Trowbridge Howland Kast has a smoke outside the Union.
Board of Representatives, the body those of the smokers."
which recommended the ban, said the Carpenter added that new reports
major reason for the ban was the many of the hazards of second-hand smoke
complaintsagainstsmoking,bothwrit- also affected their decision.
ten and oral, the board received. Thespring smokingsurveyrevealed
"We dealt with the smoking issue that20percent ofrespondentssmoked,
three times in two years because of the and60 percent said they wanted smok-
complaints," she said. "We finally de- ing areas reduced or the Union to be
cided that non-smokers should be in a smoke-free.Carpenter added that these
smoke-freeenvironment,andthattheir resultsplayedaminorroleintheboard's
rights should take precedence over decision to recommend the ban.

Walkers hit the pavement for AIDS/HIV awareness

By KELLY BATES
FOR THE DAIlY
On your mark ... get set ... walk!
More than 500 people walked in
the Ann Arbor Aid for AIDS
Walkathon Saturday to raise money
for AIDS prevention and caring for
those with HIV/AIDS.
"(Themoney)allgoesrightbackto
the community," said Patrick Yankee,
Director of the HIV/AIDS Resource
Center.
The participants raised more than
$30,000 in what organizers of the 5
kilometerwalkathonhope will become
anannualevent. TheHemophiliaFoun-
dationofMichigan,theMidwestAIDS
Prevention Project and the HIV/AIDS
Resource Center will each take one-
third of the pledges raised.
Many participants walked because
AIDS has touched their lives person-
ally.
Ann Arbor resident Linda Palter
said she was walking in memory of
two friends who died of AIDS.
Ypsilanti resident Sheila Bentrum
raised $200 for the walkathon. "I have
a brother who is HIV-positive and he
haslostalotoffriends(toAIDS),"she
said.
Linda Knowles, a nurse at the In-
fectiousDisease Clinic,said,"I'mhere
because I want to show support for the
patients."
Others participated to show their
support for AIDS awareness.
Former health educator at Univer-
sityllealthServiceKrisHoppesaid,"I
care about the issue. (AIDS prevention
and education programs are) aresource

our community just can't do without."
Mary Coffey, an Ann Arbor resi-
dentandparticipant, said she feltit was
a good cause. She raised $105. "I ex-
ceeded my goal," she said.
Opening ceremoniesbeganat10:15
a.m. at the Detroit Edison parking lot.
Rep.Lynn Rivers(D-Ann Arbor),Rep.
Mary Schroer (D-Ann Arbor) and
Mayor Ingrid Sheldon, gave words of
encouragement to participants before
they began their journey around Ann
Arbor.
"I'm here to thank the people for
helping," Sheldon said. "(AIDS) is a

devastating disease and we need to Including outstanding pledges,
prepare ourselves with information." McAdam raised more than $1000 for
All participants who turned in $100 the walkathon.
or more received an event t-shirt. Many people such as Palter were
The person who tumed in the most also walking to educate the public.
by the day of the event received a pair "It's too bad people are still scared of
of gold and silver earrings. (AIDS)," she said.
Cathy McAdam was that person, Abby Campau, a volunteer for the
tumingin$875. Andwithgoodreason.
Her husband, Bill, is a hemophiliac
and has AIDS.
"I raised the money five dollars at a
time and asked everyone at work,"she
said. She gave pledge forms to family R e
members to help her raise the money.
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Ypsilanti resident Shannon Traves
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people aren't abandonedby theirfami-
lies."

THE UNIVERSITY
OF
MICHIGAN
BALLROOM
DANCE CLUB
Starting in May, we meet at
the Student Union every
Sunday night to danCe the
Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz,
Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango,
Mambo, Quickstep, and
other danCes.
Come at sevenfor a
beginning lesson
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