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June 18, 1997

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Ann Arbor clowns 'roundcU'r
d 'U'doctor
ircus aids pleads no
t. Joseph contest
-ospital By Heather Kamins
Daily News Editor
y Christine M. Palk Suspended Urology Chief Joseph Oesterling
aily Staff Reporter no contest in a Washtenaw County Court Mon
twns, elephants, floats and children felony charge of misbilling airfare.
araded down South State Street Friday, Oesterling, who has been considered one
ringing a 12-year fundraising tradition to an nation's leading prostate-cancer experts, has b
nd. pended form his University duties since March
The parade, hosted by St Joseph Mercy was suspended after allegations arose of f
4ospital of Superior Township, made its way impropriety earlier this year.
iround downtown Ann Arbor, complete with The double-billing charge was incurred agi
narching bands, circus animals and more University over the purchase and billing of airline
han 50 parade units. "Obviously this is a very serious matter. T
Heidi Gage, organizer and chair of the cir- felony against the University," said associa
us committee, said the parade was a f. President for University Relations Lisa Baker.
-4rkable accomplishment.' At his sentencing, scheduled for July 21, Or
"I think the parade was a wonderful suc- JENNIFER BRADLEY-SWIFT/Dady could face up to 10 years in prison or a $5,0001
:ess," she said. "We had more people than Clowns, crowds and smiles were among the sights of the 12th annual circus parade, sponsored by St. Baker said she cannot predict Oesterling's fut
See CIRCUS, Page 7 Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township. The one-hour parade traveled through campus Friday. See OESTERUNG,
Ceremony Regents approve
celebrates MSA fee increase
tJ' Cancer B "aFP.ona

day to a
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Page 8

By Matt Weller
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's new Geriatrics and
C er Center opened on Friday with a
floTrish - including a jazz band,
refreshments and speeches by such
luminaries as University President Lee
Bollinger, Gov. John Engler and for-
mer Michigan football coach Bo
The ceremony concluded with two
cancer survivors severing a white rib-
bon, marking the official commence-
ment of a well-orchestrated assault on
aging and cancer. The crowd of 700,
of them doctors and nurses who
wi be at the front lines of the effort,
erupted in applause.
The alabaster treatment and research
building - which looks more like a
hotel than a hospital - is nestled
between the University hospital and
Medical School. It blends in with the
surrounding edifices, but the sharp
See CANCER, Page 3

By Katie Piona
Daily News Editor
The University Board
approved a $2 Michi
Assembly fee increase, w
added to students' tuition b
During MSA elections
students supported two f
for the coming schoo
regents gave final appr
new costs on Friday at t1
Money from one of t
will be funneled into a s
to be used specifically f
ty-service initiatives.
In addition to the $1 fe
directly for community
dents can also expect to
dollar for the MSA Bud1
Committee's use in funi
The two new studen
increase the current $3
dents already pay each
$5.69, starting this fall.
"I'm prepared to supp
students vote for themsel
Rebecca McGowan (D-

said. I fcel real strongly that its the
students' business."
of Regents McGowan said her only concern in
gan Student approving the MSA fees was the
ihich will be assurance that MSA executive offi-
ills in the fall, cers stood behind the fee increases
s, University during their March campaign.
fee increases Assembly President Mike Nagrant
1 year. The and MSA Vice President Olga Savic
oval for the guaranteed Past MSA fe
heir monthly that stu-
dents knew increases:
he increases how the 1992-93: none
eparate fund team sided
or communi- when it 1993-94: 35$
came to fee 1994-95: none
e to be used increases
service, stu- - they 1995-96: 25$
pay another would sup- 1996-97: $1
get Priorities port what- 1997-98: $2
ding campus ever the
it fees will approved in MSA referendums.
.69 fee stu- "I think that the regents are con-
semester to cerned for students' needs," Nagrant
said. "They proved that today by
ort what the approving the fee increases."
ves," Regent Regent Andrea Fisher Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) See MSA, Page 8
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Bancroft and Kaye Brien, both University Hospital geriatrics patients, cut a ribbon
at Friday's ceremony for the University's new Cancer and Geriatrics Center.

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