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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 5, 1995 - 3A

'iU'holds series on
research ethics
, The Office of the Vice President for
Research and the Horace H. Rackham
School of Graduate Studies are inaugu-
rating an annual series of information
and discussion sessions on responsibil-
ity in conducting and administering re-
- The sessions cover topics mandated
by the National Institute for Health
and will contain the basic elements to
allow further exploration of these is-
The first topic is, "What do we
mean by research ethics? Why-you
should be concerned about research
ethics." The program's aim is to in-
troduce "best practices" and rigorous
ethical analysis of research issues for
all disciplines.
The first session will be held Oct. 10,
4-6 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheatre.
The second is Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m., also in
the amphitheatre. Each topic will be
presented twice.
Admission is free to all students,
faculty and staff. Prior registration is
encouraged. NIH training grant di-
rectors may elect to incorporate one
or more of the sessions into their re-
quired programs of instruction of
trainees. New faculty and staff may
find the sessions useful as orientation
to specific University research poli-
ties and practices.
For more information, contact the
Office of the Vice President for Re-
search, 763-1289, or e-mail
Ann Arbor Chamber
of Commerce holds
high-tech seminar
The marketing committee of the
Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce
will host a seminar later this month,
titled "Plugging into the Future: Mar-
keting Solutions with Computer Tech-
Rob Jackson, vice president of
Donnelley Marketing in Chicago, will
deliver the keynote address, "Creating
Marketing Power with Customer Infor-
mation." He is the author of "Strategic
Database Marketing."
The event will involve a variety of
sessions on how computer technology
can be used in marketing. These in-
Tomorrow's technology for small
business today.
Interactive tools for marketing
communications carpenters.
Making your Rolodex more pow-
erful; using desktop databases as a mar-
keting tool.
.E Catching the electronic publishing
w Future trends in marketing com-
Ann Arbor on-line: Local busi-
nesses share electronic marketing ex-
The event will be held Oct. 27, 8:30
,a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Weber's Inn, 3050
Jackson Rd. Cost is $69 for Chamber
members, $89 for non-members. For
more information, contact Barb Sprague
at 665-4434 or Dianna Virden at 677-

- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Cathy Boguslaski

Hearing delayed
in Baits fire case

By Lenny Feller
Daily Staff Reporter
Dale Livingston Lipke, who is ac-
cused of setting fire to Room 2101 in
the Bates II Ziwet House on North
Campus on Sept. 22, had his prelimi-
nary hearing postponed yesterday in
14th District Court.
The hearing was delayed when pub-
lic defender Bill Schooley, Lipke's at-
torney, said an unnamed individual had
come into his office yesterday morning
and made him aware of a conflict of
The public defender's office could
not be reached for comment on the
"I ask that the matter be put over until

another attorney can be assigned;"
Schooley said in open court.
Judge John B. Collins granted
Schooley's request and rescheduled the
hearing for Oct. I1.
The one-week delay will allow new
counsel to be appointed for Lipke and
for the assigned attorney to familiarize
himself with the case.
Next week's preliminary hearing wil
determine if Lipke will stand trial. i
He is accused of one count of arson of
a dwelling house and one count of con
spiracy to commit arson of a dwellin
house. Both charges are felonies pun,
ishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Damages from the fire are estimate(
at $200,000.



LSA junior Matt Reichi, who has worked at WCBN for two years, spins discs on his radio show.

WCBN-FM disc jockespi
tunsenjoy freed om at 200 watts

By Cathy Harmon
For the Daily
It's a chance to play anything, broad-
casting at 200 watts, to serve the Uni-
versity community with a broad range
of music and not have to worry too
much about the consequences.
"The whole idea is to try to do
things that other stations do not," said
Chad Williams, a disc jockey at
WCBN-FM 88.3. WCBN runs an en-
tirely free-form format. Listeners can
hear country, blues, jazz - any kind
of music goes.
Williams, an LSA senior, said he
plays a lot of older country on his show
- "The Down Home Show" - mixed
with a little bit of newer music. "I try to
make it a little different," Williams
Students like Williams keep the sta-
tion, which started broadcasting in 1972,
"All positions of power are filled by
students. Non-students provide conti-
nuity," said Brenden Gillen, the station's
music director. Students come and go,
he said, but members of the community
will be around for years.
Gillen said the station has more
than 100 volunteers, and new people
come to the station every day. Some
are members of the community who
wish to volunteer and others are stu-
dents who want to participate doing
various activities. Jobs at WBCN
range from posting fliers to working
as a DJ.
Williams, in addition to the country
music show he hosts with Dan Moray
on Saturday afternoons, writes country
music reviews for the station.
Williams also hosts a free-form pro-
gram on Monday nights.
"If I want to I can play jazz to Latin
to blues. I usually do sets, though, to

between music
that may be
different but you
find out comes
from the same
- Colby Blanchard
WCBN general manager
keep a good flow," Willams said.
Though Williams' concentration is
mathematics, he said he would not rule
out a job in the radio business alto-
"Ramblin' Pete," who graduated with
a degree in physics'in 1989, also worked
as a DJ while at the station.
"I played everything form
'rockabilly' to jazz," he said. Ramblin'
Pete, who now lives in New York, said
he comes around every now and then
and fills in as a DJ when he can.
Ramblin' Pete stressed the versatil-
ity ofWCBN's free-form format. "I got
on this kick, this fascination with sopra-
nos and falsettos. Marvin Gaye and
older Michael Jackson stuffyou know,"
Ramblin' Pete said.
DJs at WCBN get their jobs by want-
ing to do it. It is for the fun and the love
of music, Ramblin' Pete and Williams
WCBN DJs must submit a demo tape,
and if it's acceptable, they are called to
come in for training.
"Training only takes a couple of

hours," said WCBN General Manager
Colby Blanchard. "It usually takes a
few months to get involved."
Williams said: "It is lot of fun. It is a
learning experience. I started out in
free-form and went from there."
"Making connections between mu-
sic that may be different but you find
out comes from the same background,"
Blanchard said.
The WCBN transmitter sits on top of
the Dennison Building. Though only
transmitting at 200 watts, WCBN can
be tuned in "almost to Detroit Metro
Airport but it seems to fade a little
heading west," Williams said.
At 5:15 p.m., listeners can catch up
on state and local news. WCBN sub-
scribes to the Pacifica National News
Wire Service. The Pacifica news report
can be heard at 5:30 p.m.
A program guide for this winter is
available now for WCBN. The pro-
gram, edited by Gillen, includes the
layout of the program times and various
Since WCBN is a non-profit organi-
zation, it relies on an annual fund-raiser.
"Promo nights at the Blind Pig, al-
though it is kind of far away, and Rick's
are also a big help," Blanchard said.
Since WCBN broadcasts on the air,
it falls under the jurisdiction of the
Federal Communications Commis-
sion. FCC rules do not apply to
WCBN's sister station WJJX-AM
(640) because it can be heard only on
campus, but it also uses the rules as a
"WJJX is a good training ground" for
those students aspiring to be a DJ as a
career, Gillen said.
Eventually, WJJX also will become
a programmed free-form, Gillen said.
WJJX serves as background music fora
University cable channel.

Professor que
By Laura Szwalek
For the Daily
In today's world of high-tech com-
munication networks, polls and sur-
veys play a major role as the media try
to convey the voice and opinions of the
American people.
Communication studies Prof.;
Michael Traugott has recently co-ed-1
itedabook--along with Paul Lavrakas
and Peter Miller, professors at North-+
western University - questioning the+
interpretation and use of polls in presi-
dential elections.
"Given the millions of dollars that
the news media now spend on election
polling and other social science tech-
niques to gather information to supple-
ment traditional 'shoe leather' journal-
ism, it is a wonder that they do so little
in making use of the information they
gather," Traugott said. He explains that
the media's polls are "data-rich, but
The book-titled "Presidential Polls
and the News Media" - urges the me-
dia to use teams of reporters and survey
experts to better interpret poll results.
Traugott said polls influence which
candidates get donations and large num-
bers of volunteers. Some supporters
may donate to a candidate based on
ideology, but most are going to invest
in a winner, not a candidate the polls
say does not have a chance, Traugott
In the later part of the presidential
campaign, polls highlight issues and
can add to the discussion, he said.
With his research, Traugott said he is
not suggesting that the media are pur-

Astions polln1
in book
posely influencing an election one wa
or another by, for example, writing b
ased questions, but that they use poil
Traugott pointed to polls release
after Gennifer Flowers announced thl
she had had an affair with Bill Clinton
suggesting that infidelity was a majoi
problem for the Arkansas governor. !
However, Traugott suggests that witlh
deeper analysis leads to a different con
clusion - that the people who said the
alleged infidelity was a big issue would
not have voted for Clinton anyway.
Traugott's research also concluded
that polling data are wasted because,
instead of analyzing issues, polls are
often used only to conduct a "hors
race" election.
Traugott suggests better training .in
the long run forjournalists, either in the
regular curriculum or in seminars. .
For now, Traugott said reported
should use consultants as much as pos-
There are two big agencies that hae
standards for polling and are availabte
for questions-the American Associj
tion for Public Opinion Research air
the National Council of Public Polls.'
Traugott first got interested inthm
topic when he worked for The Detrol
News, conducting polls and writing s
column. Now as a professor at the Un5
versity, he continues to do research (
the Center for Political Studies.
Traugott said he plans to continue hi
work with polls, media and elections.
Currently he is working on another book
about polling to be targeted more to the
general public.

MSU to decide on same-sex benefits

State University trustees will soon de-
cide whether same-sex partners of uni-
versity employees may be eligible for
health-care benefits.
The Academic Council voted 46-13

Tuesday in support of a policy that
would extend spousal benefits to do-
mestic partners, both of the same and
opposite sex. The benefits include health
care and access to university facilities.
The issue could come before the trust-


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