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'LANSING (AP) - Hannah banged
her dad on the head with a giant library
card. Madeline blew kisses. And Mar-
garet got the first bite of birthday cake.
The Engler triplets turned 1 yester-
day, celebrating with a party at the
Michigan Library and Historical Cen-
ter that quickly turned into a major
media event.
Gov. John Engler and his wife,
Michelle, struggled to hold the squirm-
ing 1-year-olds as the triplets were hon-
ored for donations made in their names
to the Library of Michigan Foundation.
"We are trading shamelessly on the
triplets and their first birthday to raise
Smoneyfor the foundation," said Richard
McLellan, the foundation's president.
He didnot know yet how much had been
contributed for the girls' birthday, but
said a lot of checks had come in.
The non-identical triplets were un-
abashed in the glare of television lights

The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, November 14,1995-- 5
Comm. studies dept
offers election seminar

By Jeremy Bloom
For the Daily
With many students eligible to vote
for the first time in next year's presi-
dential election, the University's com-
munication studies department is host-
ing a seminar on how the media affect
the election process.
Communication studies instructor
Trevor Thrall said the seminar allows
students to understand the behind-the-
scenes of the politics seen on televi-
"The campaign has special rules and
the themes and tones of conferences
change with a new election," he said.
Last night, the first satellite seminar
- "On the Campaign Trail" - exam-
ined how television can make or break
a presidential candidate and discussed
the upcoming presidential campaign.
The second part of the free, public
seminar is scheduled for today from
7:30-9p.m. in Room 1210ofthe Chem-
istry Building. The announced topic is
how Presidents since Harry Truman
have used television to advance their
views and to reinforce their image as
the nation's leader.
The scheduled panelists for tonight
include Wolf Blitzer, CNN's senior

White House correspondent, Tom
Brokaw of NBC News, David Gregen,
editor-at-large of U.S. News and World
Report, documentary film-makerRob-
ert Squier, and Gwen Ifill, national
correspondent for NBC News.
Although instructors in the depart-
ment have encouraged their classeso
attend the satellite seminar, all stu-
dents are welcome to attend.
"Everyone should know how televi-
sion is going to approach politics in the
next year," Thrall said. "All ofus watch
television and all of us should vote."
More than 60 colleges across-the
nation are participating in the satellite
seminar presented by the Museum of
Television and Radio and funded ly
General Motors.
Students will have the opporti,niity
to submit questions. If a question,,is
selected, the student will be able to ask
the panel, based in New York, t'an-
swer it live to thousands of students
Tonight's presentation is the second
of two seminars this month about ftle-
vision and the presidency, discu§ing
the media and politics.
The seminars are the first of dozens
planned for the year.

Gov John Engler and wife Michelle pose with their triplets, (from left) Madeline, Hannah and Margaret, during a public
appearance In Lansing yesterday for the girls' first birthday.

and the press of well-wishers. Dressed
in matching plaid rompers with tur-
quoise smocking and white rounded
collars, they kissed each other and en-
thusiastically nibbled small bites of

"They've had a good first year.
They're quite a bit different than in the
hospital," the governor said, recalling
their birth by Caesarean section a year

Despite their affinity for the cam-
eras, the governor said it was too early
to tell if any of his daughters might go
into politics.

Winter Hazards' week prepares A2for an arctic blast

- - za

By Use Harwin
Daily Staff Reporter
Asthe first snows begin to fall in Ann
Arbor, residents should start thinking
about non-perishable foods. And tow
chains. And mittens.
This week, from Nov. 12-18, people
all over the state will be participating in
Winter Hazards Awareness Week, a
time dedicated to making the citizens of
Ann Arbor and the rest of Michigan
better aware of the dangers and safety
precautions of the winterseason.
Organized by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, the state of
Michigan's Emergency Management
Division and locally by Ann Arbor's
Disaster Preparedness Office, this week
will provide residents with further in-
formation concerning all differenttypes
ofemergencies, ranging from blizzards
to ice storms to simply going outdoors
in the cold weather.
Most often, people are simply not
educated in the most basic areas of
sform preparedness.
Kathy Rich, assistant coordinator of
the Ann Arbor Disaster Preparedness

Eluding Jack Frost
A few simple tips can keep people safe and warm this winter.
e Whgn going outdoors, dress appropriately. This includes
wearing loose-fitting, light-weight clothing in several layers
as opposed to wearing a single layer of thick clothing.
5 All outer garments should be tightly woven and water
! Wearmittens instead of gloves - they allow fingers to
move freely and stay in contact with one another.
N Change out of wet clothes as soon as possible, and wear a hat or a hood.

tilation so that fumes don't accumulate.
In addition, you should be aware of the
fire hazard with a kerosene heater."
While last winter was a fairly mild
one, people should not automatically
assume that the same will hold true for
the upcoming months.
"Recently we've actually been com-
ing into a lot of ice. Ice storms down a
lot of utilities - both the electrical and
your telephone going out.... It could be
days or even weeks before Detroit
Edison could get your power turned
back on," Rich said.
Even with a mild winter, there are
still several things that Ann Arbor in-
habitants should keep in mind when
heading out into the cold.
"You might put your coat on and get
into your nice warm car ... and then all
of a sudden, you're stranded," Rich
said. "When the radio says, 'Don't go
out in this weather,' everyone forgets
some groceries and runs around the
corner to get it and ends up going out in
the extreme cold anyhow. This is why it
is important to listen to the advisories
we put out and dress appropriately."

Office, said Winter Hazards Aware-
ness Week is the optimum time to pre-
pare the public prepared for the upcom-
ing winter season.
"There are things that they should be
doing: getting cars checked for the win-
ter, putting a disaster supply kit in your
car so if you're ever stranded in the
snow you'll have things to help you be
more comfortable," Rich said.
The Disaster Preparedness Office also
puts out additional information for those
who request it. "(We put it out) so that

people know what to do if they are ever
stranded in the snow, how they should
dress, things they might want to have in
the house if they're snowbound," Rich
Extra supplies include a home emer-
gency supply kit with a flashlight and
extra batteries, a battery-operated ra-
dio, extra prescription medicine, non-
perishable food and a heater.
But while a space heater may keep
one warm, Rich added that, "with a
space heater you also need proper ven-

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