The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 7, 1995 - 3A
)rug may be
A recent study of congesive heart
ilure patients at the University Medi-
il Center suggests that drugs given to
duce the amount of blook in the body
ay be detrimental to the patient's con-
The study suggests that diuretic drugs,
hich are often given to heart patients
relieve fluid buildup in the lungs and
ody, also reduce the levels of vitamin
1 in the body. Vitamin B 1, or thiamin,
needed for the body to break down
arbohydrates and helps the heart func-
Cheryl Rock, a University nutrition
ientist, conducted the research with
lleagues at the University. They as-
essed diet and thiamin function in 38
ongestive heart failure patients at the
niversity Hospitals who had beentak-
g diuretics. Of these, seven patients
- about one-fifth of the subjects -
ere found to be severely thiamin-defi-
ent based on blood levels alone. Tak-
g diet into account, an additional 10
patients were considered to be at high
k for the condition.
Others who participated in the re-
earch were: Jennifer Wooley, a clini-
al dietitian at the University Hospi-
is; Mark Horneffer, a former Univer-
tyinternal medicine resident; and John
licklas, an associate professor ofinter-
ce crystals make
n Michigan skies
December's cold weather gives
lichigan skywatchers an opportunity
> see dun dogs, light pillars and halos
round the sun and moon. The light
isplays - caused by tiny ice crystals
uspended in the air - can usually be
een severaltimes each week all winter.
"During the winter, it is common to
ee a bright ring or halo encircling the
un in daytime or the moon at night,"
Jniversity astronomer Richard said in
statement. "When the cold air is tran-
uil and slightly hazy and the sun and
noon shine brightly, but their edges
eem fuzzy, look for a large, rainbow-
ke halo surrounding them."
Halos are caused by myriad tiny ice
rystals suspended in the atmosphere.
unlight or moonlight enters them,
asses through and is bent. Observers
hould be careful not to look directly at
he sun when looking for this display.
Related phenomena-named light pi-
ars become visible when tiny flat icy
lakes float downward in windless air
ith their flat faces nearly parallel to
he ground. When the sun or moon are
ising or setting, light passing through
he flakes may form little pillars.
Sun dogs are the brightest of these
vinter atmospheric displays. They can
ppear in pairs, when the sun rises or
ets behind a very thin veil of clouds
omposed of ice crystals. They are red
n the side closest to the sun and bluish-
vhite farther from it.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Phi Beta Kappa, L
School grad serve
attorney in Colora
By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
A distinguished University al
serve as the judge at an upcomir
profile case - the Oklahon
Richard P. Matsch, who gr
with an undergraduate pre-law
in 1951, was "
named Monday f
aw been determined if the case will be
moved outside Oklahoma City.
d as The trial, which is expected to be
U.S. analyzed by law review publications
do nationwide, is the type of story Matsch
would have edited as a student at the
As a Law School student, Matsch
lum will spent many hours on the fourth floor of
nghigh- Hutchins Hall, working as an associate
na City editor for the Michigan Law Review.
Detroit lawyer Richard Rohr, a co-
aduated editor and classmate of Matsch, said he
degree was a good choice for the trial. "He was an
a very fine person,"
E was an Rohr said. "I am
sure he'll do a good
'ent student job."
Rohr, who last
very fine saw Matsch at their
40th class reunion
'n. , +am sr'ure in 1993, said he is
dQ a~oodconfident Matsch
io a oo will be an impar-
tial judge. "He's
had some exper-
- Richard Rohr ence on the bench,"
-w-rhe said. "He'll doa
it lawer on his friend, mature and fair
lard Matsch, who will job."
le over the trial in the Before joining
.lahoma City bombing the Denver bench,
Matsch was a
c ase bankruptcy judge,
a Denver deputy
Exam time, cram time ...
LSA sophomore and political science concentrator Eric Tamarkin prepares yesterday for a cultural anthropology final.
Svation rmy beal-ringers
DETROIT (AP) - Salvation Army bell-ringers and their
collection kettles are becoming off-limits at Michigan retail
outlets, leaving officials fearful that struggling families
won't get the help they need this Christmas.
Bans on charity solicitors at suburban malls and at retailers
including Sears, Toys 'R Us and Meijer will leave the
Salvation Army $500,000 short of its statewide fund-raising
goal of $4.3 million, said Maj. Charles McCarty.
"There's a lot of impact from the those little red kettles,"
McCarty told The Detroit News in a report yesterday. "They
remind people that we're out there. ... So it hurts."
A ban in place at Westland Mall could cut the local
chapter's annual revenues by about 20 percent, said Gordon
Howard of the Wayne-Westland Salvation Army.
"We're losing $15,000 from one spot alone," he said. "We
apply that money to day camps for working mothers, reading
programs and counseling. There's literally a plethora of
things we run out of here, and this is one of the neediest
Retail industry officials say they don't want to open their
doors to any and all special-interest groups.
"Shopping centers are not public forums," said Rob Stuart,
a spokesman for Compass Retail, an Atlanta-based property
management company. "And you let one group in with an
agenda and you have to let all groups in. It's just you never
hear the retailers' side and it makes us look bad."
Not all retailers have silenced the bells; others support the
Salvation Army in other ways.
Grand Rapids-based Meijer banned Salvation Army vol-
unteers last year in the wake of a labor dispute in which union
members distributed leaflets outside its stores in and around
"We believe everyone knows the difference between a union
picketer and a charitable organization, but if you allow one, you
have to allow the other," said spokesman John Zimmerman.
Meijer, however, supports the Salvation Army with corpo-
rate donations and has given $1.9 million to United Way
causes this year, he said.
to oversee the
ing Phi Beta
education at the
School, where he
Matsch, a chief
U. S. districtjudge
in Colorado, was
the judge origi-
nally assigned to
the case was or-
dered to step
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap-
peals named Matsch, a former federal
prosecutor, to replace U.S. District
Judge Wayne Alley of Oklahoma City.
Alley was removed from the case
because doubts were raised about his
impartiality. Alley's courtroom was one
block away from the April 19 explosion
that killed 169 people. It has not yet
Report: Dropout rate,
prenatal care worsen
LANSING (AP)-Conferences with
parents and tutoring programs failed.
So did movie passes.
Now Judith Nelson does not know
what to try next.
Nelson, assistant principal at Gerrish-
Higgins High School, has tried every-
thing to stem the dropout rate at the
Roscommon County school. But the
county in northern lower Michigan still
ended up with a dropout rate of 8.5
percent, 75th worst in the state, in the
annual Kids Count in Michigan report.
"We are really on a crusade here....
We keep looking for answers to that all
of the time," she said.
This Kids Count report, released to-
day, shows the number of children leav-
ing high school in Michigan jumped
46.4 percent over three years. The rate
also rose, to 7 percent from 4.9 percent.
The increase in high school dropouts
was one of three signs that seriously
deteriorated in this year's report.
The share of mothers receiving inad-
equate prenatal care increased to 8.6
percent from 6.1 percent. And the share
of school children getting free and re-
duced priced lunches jumped to 30.5
percent of all school age children from
The report is a profile of how well
Michigan's 2.6 million children are far-
ing based on a variety of statistics.
Project Director Jane Zehnder-
Merrell said the results showed the risks
to children at key points in their lives
"The most critical transitions forchil-
dren occur at the beginning and end of
childhood. These data clearly show a
worsening of conditions at these points
in a child's life," she said.
Nelson said Gerrish-Higgins High
School has given away movie passes in
drawings for students who have good
attendance records. It also has tried
dual enrollment with a community col-
lege to accommodate those who cannot
spend a full day in school.
But students often have trouble tak-
ing the long view about education, she
"Many of these same youngsters we
are losing, they have part-time jobs and
(they think) if they were out of school,
they could work full time to support that
car. They're minimum-wage jobs, but
they don't realize they are going to be
doing that the rest of their lives," she said.
The Kids Count report said 29,210
students dropped out in 1994, up from
20,032 in 1992. Rates by county ranged
from 0.6 percent in Grand Traverse to
14.9 percent in Wayne.
Zehnder-Merrell said the participa-
tion in the free school meal program
was a sign of increasing poverty.
"The growing lack of economic se-
curity in many families relates directly
to the state's worsening performance
on several indicators," she said.
She blamed a lack of health care
coverage for the crease in mothers with-
out prenatal care.
Other indicators improved.
Abandoned building burns
Detroit firefighters struggle to open the front door of a vacant two-story dwelling
as flames engulf the structure near Detroit's New Center yesterday morning.
re ess publi
resign receive degree
city attorney and an assistant U.S. attor-
ney in Colorado.
Matsch was born in Burlington, Iowa,
where he attended high school.
Matsch is not granting interviews
during the case.
The trial is scheduled to begin May 17.
- The Associated Press contributed
to this report.
o n contract
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Leaders of the Graduate Employees
Organization called an emergency bar-
gaining action meeting for tonight in
order to update members on negotation
strategies and ideas.
Negotiations between the adminis-
tration and GEO bargaining teams
have been painfully slow for the past
five weeks, members of the GEO team
University negotiator Dan Gamble
said the negatiations, while slow, were
proceeding about as he expected and
would probably move faster as issues
There are only 20 days between the
start of winter term classes and Feb. 1,
when the union contract runs out. There
are two bargaining session scheduled
for next week.
Bargaining team secretary and En-
glish Teaching Assistant Mike Sell said
the meeting is needed so that GEO
members who have not been present
during the bargaining sessions can com-
municate their needs and find out what
has already been addressed during ne-
"The last few negotiations have re-
sulted in major work actions and strikes.
We don't want to have todo that," Sell
GEO members say their unity is
needed to convince the administra-
tion to agree to the best contract pos-
"...Five more students yesterday
pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to
charges of trespassing at the Ann
Arbor Selective Service Board on
However, 29 of the original 39
students and faculty involved in the
draft board sit in still plan to appeal
their Municipal Court convictions.
Pretrial hearings for the 29 are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Thursday...."
From Staff and Wire Reports
DETROIT - Detroit Free Press
Publisher Neal Shine is retiring -
Shine, who returned to work in Oc-
tober after missing three months be-
cause of illness, announced his retire-
ment yesterday. His last day will be
Shine is scheduled to receive an hon-
orary degree later this month at the
University's commencement exer-
Shinebegan his career as a copy boy
at the Free Press in 1950. He held a
variety of positions before retiring in
1989. But he was persuaded to rejoin
the Free Press nine months after an-
nouncing his retirement.
Heath J Meriwether, the Free Press'
executive editor, will succeed Shine.
Managing Editor Robert G. McGruder
will replace Meriwether.
Joseph Visci, deputy managing edi-
tor for features and business, will be-
come managing editor.
The new appointments take effect
Shine was diagnosed in 1993 with
Hodgkin's disease. The treatment he
received in 1993 and 1994 left him with
a diminished immune system, which
led to his recent health problems, Shine
said in a recent column.
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