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8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, July 30, 1997

'U' libraries revive history

By Stephanie Hepburn World War11.
Daily Staff Reporter Arleene Shy, a librarian at Clem
Most University students do not know that doc- said the information helps create a re
uments and materials from the assassination of of an historical period.
former President John F. Kennedy, anti-racist "Students can come to the librar
movements in Michigan and the first exploration anything basically relating to Ame
of the Americas are just outside their doors. and get primary sources that reallyc
Although students are familiar with some of the of the time period," Shy said.
University's libraries, most areunaware of the his- "People can go to the Clements
torical treasures at the Gerald Ford Archive, have accessible to them primary ma
Bentley Historical Library and Clements Library. history of the first exploration of Am
David Horrocks, Ford Archive supervisor, said tlements of the New World; the Fr
the Ford library is in the process of finishing a Spanish, and British colonies" Shy,
project that will include the release of official At the Bentley Historical Library
papers related to Kennedy's assassination. access files and documents o
"The national archives of the Ford library University's history
makes information that was formerly top secret Nancy Bartlett, a Bentley Histt
open to the public;' Horrocks said. "National archivist, said the historical value oft
archives, which are done for every president, are a Bentley are important to the ut
way to get information to the public quickly and University's and Michigan's continu
far from Washington." . "As the official archive of the Uni
The Clements Library provides researchers and the state of Michigan; we havec
students with artifacts from different periods in papers of private individuals of Mi(
American history, including documents, letters, as organizations,' Bartlett said. "We
books, manuscripts and photographs. papers of the Board of Regents, prt
The Clements Library has material dating from University, scholars on campus,a
Christopher Columbus' first exploration, through and organizations on campus:'
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with him.
Achieve the DAT score "And Fish didn't have any problem
You need with EXCEL w me not dealing with him. So at
Michigan, in my two years, if we spoke
* Review Science Knowledge 15 words, that's the most we ever spoke;'
" Improve Your Reading & Watson said.
Mathematics Skills Watson shunned Martin during his
" Develop Comprehensive time as head basketball coach at Detroit
Perceptual Strategies Southwestern High School.
* Achieve Your Best Score "He'd always be around. He'd be at our
games' Watson said in an interview with
associate Athletic Director Jeff Long and
Big Ten representative Robert Vowels. "I
Test Preparation didn't know what his motive was, but it
1100 South University seemed like it was just more of a groupie.
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Rackham graduate student Deborah Melzlish delves into histori-
cal archives at the Bentley Historical Library. Melzlish is looking
for information about former Michigan governors.

"I told him ina roundabout way, 'Hey,
I'd rather you not be around the program.'
And he said, 'I don't understand why' and
whatever, and I said, 'Well, you know, I'm
entrusted with these kids and most of
them don't have a father,' and I said 'You
flash money, you got the Mercedes, you
got this,' so I just kind of disassociated
with him'"Watson said.
Martin often lurked around high school
gyms after practices and games. He fol-
lowed the star players, becoming close to
their families and giving players cakes,
pies and free meals, Watson said.
"He called himself the godfather, like
'I'm the godfather to these players,"'
Watson said of Martin. "So I just didn't
have a good feeling for him because I had

ghetto kids and kids that, they didn't have
nothing. So I didn't want nobody buying
nothing for my kids."
In an interview between former Iowa
basketball coach George Raveling and
Vowels, Raveling said that when recruit-
ing in the Detroit area he was advised to
become friendly with (a person whose
name is concealed in the transcript). By
piecing together information from other
interviews, Martin is speculated to be the
unnamed person.
In the interview, Raveling said that on
occasion Martin requested tickets to Iowa
games and he would leave them for him.
Raveling, in a Los Angeles Times
report, admitted to knowing Martin, but
denied ever having given him tickets.

Study helps
HIV/AIDS
patients
By Tina Zanier
For the Daily
With the help of several University
doctors, local citizens who are HIV-
positive or have developed AIDS ca
dial an anonymous hotline for personal
care assistance.
The University School of Social
Work is conducting an HIV/AIDS
research project titled "The Positive
Self Care." The project is headed by
Medical School Profs. Candyce Berger
and Larry Gant.
HIV/AIDS patients who feel they
could be taking better care of them-
selves can call the hotline to answer
researchers' questions concerning self@
care procedures. The interviews last
approximately 20-30 minutes.
Berger said the project is designed to
discover what may be associated with
risky self-care procedures in
HIV/AIDS patients. The researchers
hypothesize that patients who have
poor self-care skills may have suffered
past difficulties, including childhood
traumas and substance abuse.
"For this project we are broadening
our definition of risky behavior to not
just social risks, but also medical
risks;' Berger said. "We are looking to
find why these patients are not engag-
ing in positive self-care after the diag-
nosis of a disease like HIV or AIDS"
Researchers ask questions pertaining
to patients' medical histories as well as
previous personal experiences.
"Some people do change their behav-
ior after diagnosis and some do not. It
not a study of good or bad, it is jus
understanding why not" Berger said
"Our goal is understanding better what
the factors are so that we can eventually
look to develop programs that can help
and support them in engaging in posi-
tive self-care behavior."
Rachel Barish, a researh assistant
and student at the School of Social
Work, said similar research projects
have been conducted on other group
such as heroin users.
"The studies never looked at this
population; nobody has looked at
HIV/AIDS patients specifically"
Barrish said.
"What we are interested in is if there
is some connection between certain
childhood experiences and subjects not
being able to take care of themselves
the way that they should in adulthood'
Bob Warner, a worker for the
Michigan AIDS hotline, said t*
University study is too restrictive.
"It would be interesting and mean
more if it were conducted toward teen-
agers, concentrating on teens that are
infected and that are not infected and
then look at their self-care procedures,
how well they take care of themselves
and why;' Wamner said.
Research assistants will be gathering
data from HIV/AIDS patients i
Washtenaw County and neighborit
counties until Oct. 15. Interested
patients can call (313) 936-0271or 800-
936-P 1 for annymousint rviews

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