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Page 8 --The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 1, 1991

Holy life-size marble dalmations!
Student returns as Wheel champ

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by Becca Donnenfeld

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LSA junior Deja Dominquez
will be able to buy a lot more than
vowels now that she is a returning
champion to the game show Wheel
ofFortune.
Dominguez flew to Hollywood,
California last weekend and won
"big money" in the bonus round
while staying on as a returning
champion.
Dominguez applied to the Col-
lkge Wheel of Fortune after seeing
an advertisement in the Daily, and
she was chosen to be a "regular
contestant."
While in Florida over winter
break, Dominguez received a
phone call from her mother inform-
ing her that Wheel of Fortune offi-
cials expected her in Hollywood
o4 January 27.
"I was freaking out,"
Frminguez said.
*Last Friday, she flew to Cali-

fornia with her mother and arrived
at the television studio the next
day at 10 a.m. wearing the required
"Sunday best".
Dominguez said all five shows
of that week are filmed in one day,
one after the other.
All that week's contestants
were required to stay together to
prevent someone from "going off
and cheating. You spend the morn-
ing learning the rules of the game,
eating lunch, signing release
forms, practicing spinning the
wheel, and getting made up... we
could only talk to the other contes-
tants and the contestant coordina-
tors, and if we wanted to go any-
where, we had to have someone
escort us," she said.
The other contestants were
"older, most were nervous,"
Dominguez said, "The returning
champ, however, was very cocky...
but I won!"

"I felt very hyped up,"
Dominguez said of being on the
air. "It was a combination of ner-
vousness and fun."
"Vanna was not strikingly beau-
tiful, but she was cute and person-
able. Pat Sajak was weird -- he
had so much make-up on I felt like
he wasn't a real person," she said.

won't get the money for another
three to four months and, after 30
percent is taken off for taxes, she
will probably buy a car.
She had "about four minutes to
change" before appearing on the
next showing. "I was much more
relaxed and confident."
Although she won two rounds,

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'Vanna was not strikingly beautiful, but she
was cute and personable. Pat Sajak was
weird - he had so much make-up on I felt
like he wasn't a real person'
- 'U' Wheel contestant Deja Dominguez

The returning champion won
two rounds, the third .contestant
won one round, and Dominguez
won one round.
She declined to tell what the
final puzzle was or how much
money she won, but she said she

in the end Dominguez lost to an-
other contestant. "I wasn't sad at
all. I had already won once, so
whatever else I won was just a
bonus," she said.
The two shows will air Febru-
ary 25 and 26.

HOSPITALS
Continued from page 1

Elective procedure cases and
medical diagnostic tests for all
patients will be postponed.
Many veterans are proud to
postpone their treatment to help
ether soldiers, Lees said. "I've
done a lot of patient interviews.
7They're very supportive of the
President."
The University Medical Cen-
tef will offer assistance if the
VA hospital runs into problems,
Medical Center Public Informa-
tion Coordinator Mike Harrison
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said. Harrison and Lees agreed
this would be a rare case.
"The VA will be the center,"
Harrison said. "If there are burn
patients, we have a couple peo-
ple on staff that can go over," he
said.
Other preparations include
compiling information packets to
send to families of the potential
patients. Lees said the DOD may
not be able to send patients to
home towns. The VA hospital
has solicited special rates from
local hotels for these families.
To aid with the casualties,
some nurses will work on their

days off on a non-paid status.
The DOD gave the VA hospital
"Operation Desert Storm" clini-
cal video tapes which teach doc-
tors and nurses to treat biologi-
cal warfare wounds.
Only six members of the hos-
pital's Ready Reserve personnel
have been called into active
duty in the Persian Gulf, leaving
1194 employees to treat patients
when and if they arrive, Lees
said.
"Overall, we've been very
lucky," said Lees, adding that
some VA hospitals have had en-
tire departments called to duty.

GULF
Continued from page 1
A battalion-sized force of Iraqis
had taken over Khafji on Tuesday
night. The allies came calling about
24 hours later, when U.S. Marines
let loose with artillery fire and Saudi
and Qatari tanks and armored person-
nel carriers lumbered up to the town.
The battle lasted all night long.
The sky was lit by flares, tracer fire.
and bursts of weaponry. At one
point, U.S. Marines who had driven
TOW anti-tank missile launchers to
the periphery of the town were forced
to retreat under blistering crossfire.

Bombardment
Two US Marines take cover during Iraqi artillery attacks in Khafji, Saudi
Arabia yesterday. Fighting continues for control of the border town.

LOGO
continued from pagel
This decision met with opposi-
tion from those supporting both
sides of the issue. Native Ameri-
can students and other students of
color petitioned the regents to re-
place the logo. Manyathletes and
alumni resented the departure from
tradition that would be caused by
dropping the symbol.

"We will be in a transitional
phase during the next two to four
years. We'll continue to call our-
selves the Hurons until we have a
new name. We will begin to phase
out merchandise containing the
name 'Hurons' and the Indian logo.
When it is necessary for us to re-
order athletic uniforms, stationery,
and other things, the new ones will
be without the logo," she added.
The issue has been divisive
among EMU students.
"A lot of students are upset,"
said Geoff Rose, vice-president of
the EMU student body. "Many
wanted it changed and many
didn't. I'm just glad the whole
thing is over. It took too long. The

campus was kind of awkward
while the whole thing was going
on."
Pamela Stewart, the student
government secretary, said, "No
one understands what an offensive
symbol it is. It would be like hav-
ing the EMU Negroes with the
logo being a map of Africa."
Jgohn Norlinger, associate ath-.
letia director, said, "There's a lot
of tradition behind the name and
the logo. People in the athletic de-
partment were upset."
There are plans to devise a new
logo and nickname for EMU but
the process by which they will be
chosen has not yet been deter-
mined.

TEACH-IN
continued from page 1
system.
"This University shares part of
the responsibility for the dispropor-
tionate number of people of color
in the military," she added. Stu-
dents, who would otherwise be un-
able to afford college, can con-
tinue their education through
ROTC scholarships, she added.

The University of Michigan
SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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Mon. Feb. 4
Thurs.-Sun.
Feb. 7-10
Fri. Feb. 8

UMS Faculty Artists Concert
All Mozart Concert
Hamao Fujiwara, violin; Arthur Greene,
piano; Leslie Guinn, baritone; Lorna
Haywood, soprano; Jerome Jelinek, cello;
Martin Katz, piano; Karen Lykes, mezzo-
soprano; John Mohler, clarinet, basset
horn; Fred Ormand, clarinet, basset horn;
Yizhak Schotten, viola; Stephen Shipps,
violin; Michael Sullivan, basset horn;
Hong-Mei Xiao, viola
Rackham Lecture Hall, 4 p.m.
Campus Orchestra
Cindy Egolf-Sham Rao, Matthew J. Savery,
conductors; Robert Conway, piano
Hindemith: Konzertmusik, Op. 49 for brass,
piano, and harp
Haydn: Symphony No. 104
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
University Dance Company:
Trailblazers and Troubadours
Tickets: $ 12, $9, $5 (students)
(764-0450, 763-5460)
Power Center, 8 p.m. (Thur.-Sat.),
2 p.m. (Sun.)
Symphony Band and
Concert Band
H. Robert Reynolds, Gary Lewis, Dennis
Glocke, conductors
Willis Patterson, narrator
Copland: Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for the
Common Man
Schmitt: Dionysiaques
Benson: The Leaves Are Falling
Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon
Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite
Nelson: Medieval Suite
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Kelley Benson, piano; Frank Ward, bass-
baritone, guest artist
Works of Purcell, Ravel, Mozart, and Black
American composers
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Contemporary Directions

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RELATIVES
continued from page 1
against Saddam for the occupation of
Kuwait while at the same time sup-
port other dictators and occupations
around the world.
On campus Zalatimo feels people
often give him dirty looks. He also
said he has been verbally harassed by
students in Zionist groups on cam-
pus.
Zalatimo said the students were
"implicitly stating that I was re-
sponsible for the bombings of Tel
Aviv, telling me personally that I
will pay a very heavy price for the
bombing of Tel Aviv.".
Yair Sigad, a Hebrew University
student who was born and raised in
Jerusalem and is spending the year in
Ann Arbor, speaks to his parents
there about once every two weeks.
Yair's parents refuse to al er their
lifestyle because of the war. He said
a couple of weeks ago when there
was an Iraqi attack and sirens were
going off everywhere, his parents
were taking a walk. They did not
turn around upon hearing the sirens,
but continued.
"My parents are not really the
kind who would change their habits
because of this," he said.
Sigad is concerned about his 81-
year-old grandmother because she
lives in Tel Aviv alone. She refuses

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The organization will issue
their demands and publicize their
platform at a press conference this.
morning. Copies of the demands
have been sent to the University's
Board of Regents, and President
James Duderstadt should receive
his this morning.
Students Against U.S. interven-
tion in the Middle East (SAUSI)
has already endorsed the demands,
and each group is keeping the
other informed as to its activities.
to wear her gas mask because Ii
makes it difficult for her to breath,.
Sigad's parents took her to
Jerusalem for a few days but she did
not want to stay very long.
"No one knows how long this
will last." Sigad said "She decided
that she can't stop living her usual
life.".
"I think that's what bothers me
the most - just thinking of my*
grandmother sitting in this sealed
room all alone," he added.
Nursing first-year student Keri
Hoeflein also has concerns about-a
loved one in the Gulf. Her father-a
Master Sergeant in the Air Force
Reserves, shipped out last October.
Hoeflein said her father decided4o
join the Reserves years ago out of a
sense of duty to serve the Unitad
States.
"I feel scared for him but at the
same time I'm very proud of hini,"
Hoeflein said, "Nobody wants to go
to war, but now that he's there,
we're proud of what he's doing."
A member of Support for Our
Soldiers (SOS), Hoeflein emphasized
the importance of doing just that.
"The last thing a soldier needs to
have happen is to be in a situation.
where he could be killed at any mo-
ment but he's got other things on
his mind such as is America behind
him, (and) is he doing the right
thing?""

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Students, would you like to
represent the
University of Michigan?
On February 3, 1991 the
Michigan Union Billiards and
Games Room will hold the
qualifying tournament for
regional collegiate (ACU-1)
8-ball competition. There is a
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represent U of M at the Region.
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