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Regents also finalized the Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich) said, adding 6.5 percent tuition increase.
contract for President-elect that while it is not the first preference to raise "We have to do better for our students," she
tuition, "you have to have said, asking Courant to make "tougher choic-
Mary Sue Coleman resources" to maintain es"in the future.
the University's standing. But Courant supported the budget, saying
3y Jeremy Berkowitz Regent Andrea Fischer every possible step was made to minimize
)aily News Editor Newman (R-Ann Arbor) tuition.
was the lone dissenter, "We work very hard to identify the resources
There were mixed feelings at the Fleming praising interim Provost needed to maintain the high quality of the Uni-
kdministration Building Thursday during the Paul Courant's work in versity" he said. "Tough decisions are made at
nonthly Board of Regents meeting, with the putting the budget togeth- every step."
Regents voting 6-1 to approve the 2002-2003 er but calling for further The University's tuition increase is the
eneral fund budget including a 7.9 percent belt tightening rather than Coleman result of a deal made between Gov.. John
uition hike. tuition increases. She also was the sole dis- Engler and state universities. Engler promised
"I think it's a prudent budget," Regent senter last year when the regents approved a See REGENTS, Page 3
LRC staff member Emily Kenaga enjoys
a cigarette Friday.
50 cents to
By Andrew McCormack
For the Daily
Gov.. John Engler signed a bill
Thursday that imposed a 50-cent
increase in cigarette taxes in order
to' help balance the general fund's
$1.3 billion deficit.
"The rationale was simple," state
Sen.. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) said. "We needed a non-con-
troversial way to raise revenue."
But some Ann Arbor residents
expressed doubts about the deci-
sion's simplicity and fairness.
"It's typical government," six-
year smoker and Ann Arbor resident
Zack Zavisa said. "They tend to
alienate certain groups and praise
"They know that smokers are a
certain type of people that do a cer-
tain type of thing, and they know
they can make money off of them,"
The tax increase, effective Aug.
1, is expected to raise $350 million
in the next two years.
Ann Arbor resident Candice
Williams smokes but said she finds
nothing morally wrong with the tax.
"Smoking is bad anyway," she said,
adding that the government is sure
to make a profit because many peo-
ple are addicted to the habit. "They
will make money off of it because
(smokers) feel like they need it."
But for many smokers, the tax will
be an incentive to stop smoking.
Williams said she has wanted to stop
for a while and thinks the tax might
be enough pressure to do so.
Zavisa also is making efforts to
stop, cutting down significantly
after smoking a pack a day for four
years. "I smoke about a pack every
three days now," he said. But he
See TOBACCO, Page 2
Photo courtesy of Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center website
Bodily fluids including blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk are means of transferring
the HIV virus, a precursor to AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Young people not
By Karen Schwartz
Daily News Editor
University alum Ben Fife spends his Friday
nights at Necto, a local club, and Saturday
nights at Ann Arbor restaurant the Aut Bar. But
he's not there as a patron, he's there to educate
people about human immunodeficiency virus
and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
"I just try to make sure people know where
they can go to get tested, what they can do to
reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting
HIV," he said. "I try to be a community
resource within these spaces on issues con-
cernng and surrounding HIV"
Fife, an outreach worker with the
HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti, pri-
marily does outreach to men who have sex
with men and spends over 10 hours a week
talking with people about safer sex.
"Especizlly for young gay and bisexual
men, its impoftant for them to know that they
can have fulfilling lives and not contract HIV,
that coming out does not mean folks have to
get this," he said. "They have to be aware of
the risks and how it affects the community -
and realize we need to figure out a way to
See AIDS, Page 8
'U' scholarship started for
children of Sept. 11 victims
i a ne5(U1
Ipart insa three
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily News Editor
The families of the 18 University alum who
were victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,
many of whom have children, now have a little
less to worry about when it comes to the future.
In one of his last moves before his term
expires, interim University President B. Joseph
White announced Thursday that the University
will offer the children of those alum who died a
full undergraduate scholarship if they choose to
attend school here.
The scholarships will cover undergraduate
tuition for the 11 children if they are accepted to
the University under normal admissions proce-
dures and maintain satisfactory progress.
The scholarships will be funded by non-Gener-
al Fund presidential discretionary monies.
Jill Gartenberg, whose husband Jim worked for
the firm Julien J. Studley Inc. on the 86th floor of
the World Trade Center's North Tower, said her
husband would have been proud of the program.
"He'd be so thrilled to know that the University
was stepping up and doing something for the next
See CHILDREN, Page 2
Jamie, Jill and Nicole Gartenberg w
present at the University Board of
Regents meeting Thursday.