The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 26, 1995 - 3A
alums back to U
The National Institutes of Health has
lected the University Medical Center
a site for one of three National Gene
ector Laboratories to create and pro-
ace gene transfer agents for use by
searchers. The laboratories will share
Sto$3 million this year, with addi-
>nal funds to be provided over the
xt four years.
The laboratories have been established
overcome one of the significant ob-
acles to therapies designed to treat ge-
tic diseases: a shortage ofreliable"vec-
r," or delivery systems, to introduce
w strains of engineered DNA to re-
ace faulty genes in human cells. The
bs' long-term goal is to produce and
stribute vectors that meet government
dards for clinical studies.
Gary J. Nabel, a professor of internal
edicine and of biological chemistry,
ill concentrate on developing lipid-
sed DNA carriers and other non-viral
ctors that can be used by any re-
archer who has received approval to
nduct gene therapy trials. Other re-
archers in the department of internal
edicine will participate.
lectronic support for
ancer patients .
After the initial shock of a cancer
agnosis wears off, the fear is usually
ertaken by a gnawing hunger for ev-
morsel of information available
out the disease and its treatment. For
ose traditionally lacking trust in or
cess to the medical system - such as
inoities, the elderly and those from
wee' socioeconomic backgrounds -
e specter of such major illness can be
pecially traumatic and intimidating.
To help cut through the fear and con-
sion, the University School of Nurs-
g and Comprehensive Cancer Center
ye joined to establish Hearth Inc., an
-home computer network that allows
ch patients and their loved ones to -
ail members of their health care team
henever the need arises. They can
so communicate electronically with
hers in the pilot program as well as
ith cancer survivors nationwide
rough patient support groups on the
ternet. The network also allows ac-
ss to the National Cancer Institute's
-line cancer information database.
Ten patients are initally being linked.
osteparticipants are in their 50s and
s, and about half are African Ameri-
ns from inner-city Detroit.
be held In Ypsilanti
The Southeast Michigan Research
d Technology Exposition and Con-
rence will be held Nov. 20-21 at the
arriott Hotel adjoining the Eastern
ichigan University Corporate Educa-
n Center in Ypsilanti. The confer-
ce is a cooperative effort between the
iversity, EMU, Washtenaw Com-
unity College, the Industrial Tech-
logy Institute, the Environmental
seach Institute of Michigan and
ilips Display Components.
The confrence will ccombine 40 ex-
its with special events and speakers
ncerning the area's technological re-
urces. The conference fee is $200.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
By Soumya Mohan
For the Daily
Wolverines all over the state are ready
to roll on home.
While the Michigan football team
will attempt to turn the Minnesota
Golden Gophers black and blue Satur-
day to cap off Homecoming Week,
many other events are planned for the
coming days to whip up spirit.
Homecoming events go into full
swing tomorrow with the parade and
pep rally. The Alumni Association will
host its annual Go Blue Brunch on
Saturday; the ROTC's annual Haunted
House takes place tomorrow and Satur-
The theme of this year's celebration
is "Painting the Town Maize and Blue."
The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at
thecornerof SouthUniversity and South
Forest avenues and travel west to State
Street, then head north to North Univer-
sity Avenue and conclude near Ingalls
Mall. The streets will be closed from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
There are 45 parade entrants this year,
including the Michigan cheerleaders,
the dance team M-Pact and the Men's
Jennifer Gorecki, parade chair, ex-
pressed delight that there were so many
entrants. "I think it will be great this
year. We have twice as many groups
this year as we had last year, so we are
all pretty excited.
"The parade is a way to generate
student spirit and get everybody in-
volved," Gorecki said.
She added that the Homecoming com-
mittee was working closely with the
Alumni Association and hopes to get
good alumni support.
The Pep Rally is scheduled to start
around 5:30 p.m. Athletic Director Joe
Roberson will deliver the keynote ad-
dress. Several other members of the
Athletic Department, including basket-
ball coach Steve Fisher and members of
the football and wrestling teams, are
also scheduled to give talks.
Wendy Pell, chair of the pep rally,
was optimistic about the turnout at the
rally. "We have a good mix of speakers
along with the athletes, so it should be
a good combination," she said. Free
gifts such as T-shirts and pom-poms
will be distributed at the rally, and Pell
said there would be enough giveaways
Because Homecoming falls on the
weekend before Halloween, there will
be a timely addition to the festivities.
The ROTC's Haunted House will run
Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m. in
the basement of North Hall. The ticket
proceeds will go to SAFE House and
Catalia Crossen of the ROTC ad-
vised people to come early to avoid
long waits in line.
Among other events, KUUMBA will
host a tailgate barbecue at the Trotter
House at I1 a.m. Saturday.
University Activities Committee and
Black Folks Productions are sponsor-
ing the Homecoming Comedy Jam.
Montana Taylor and Bruce Bruce will
perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Described as a "dress rehearsal," the
Provost's Office hosted a tea yesterday
afternoon in the Michigan Union for
two of the four candidates the Univer-
sity is endorsing for the Rhodes Schol-
"It's a real social event," said Nancy
Pietras from the Honors Office, which
handles all national scholarships.
Pietras said the tea is an opportunity
for the candidates to speak to Provost J.
Bernard Machen and to offer a thank-
you to their academic advisers and
people who wrote them letters of rec-
The tea also serves another purpose.
The Rhodes Scholarship state competi-
tion will have a similar social event for
the candidates. "(The tea) is to give
them an idea of what to expect if they
get a state interview," Pietras said.
"The Honors Office does an extraor-
dinary job of preparing students for
what's ahead," said Rhodes candidate
Hao-Chin Yang, an LSA senior.
Rhodes candidate Benjamin Novick,
an LSA senior, mentioned that the Hon-
ors Office will also give the candidates
An interview at the state level is the
next step in the competition, with two
ofthe 10 to 12 people interviewed going
on to the regional level. With eight
regions, 32 scholarships are awarded
across the country.
Students who are awarded the Rhodes
Scholarship are given two years of study
at Oxford University in England. Novick
also has been endorsed by the Univer-
sity for the Marshall Scholarship, which
awards two years of study at any En-
"These are the most prestigious schol-
arships you can get when you gradu-
ate," said Associate Provost Susan
"It's a great honor (to be nominated),"
Novick said. "It's a long road ahead,
but I'll try my best."
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LSA sophomore Dave Black joins fellow members of Fiji fraternity and Chi Omega
sorority selling pumpkins in the Diag yesterday to benefit the National Institute for
BENTON HARBOR (AP) -
young brothers rescued after a 10.
kidnapping enjoyed their first full
of freedom yesterday by sleeping1
Their father pledged to visit a chu
because "we're thankful to God."
"They're OK, they're getting onv
their lives," Martin Alvarado said o
sons, Adan, 11, and Eleazar, 3. 44x
my sons to rest."
With his family inside, Alvarado
stood on the porch of a wooden hut
camp for migrant farm workers, w
friends had celebrated the brothers'
turn to southwestern Michiganc
Thanks to a tip, the Alvarado b
and their alleged abductor were fo
Tuesday in New Orleans' French Q
The discovery ended a nation
search forthe brothers. whodisappe
boys get first full day of freedo
day Cases of stranger kidnapping rare, traumatic
late. DETROIT (AP) - It's every rare in that the boys were found alive widely. Based on what is known ab
urch parent's worst nightnare: A stranger and relatively quickly. Authorities have the Benton Harbor case, the boys st
kidnaps your child off the street in not said ifthey were physically abused. a good chance of recovering, he s
with broad daylight and they vanish. But But even in cases where there is no Miller said the children's ages, h
fhis such cases are extremely rare. physical abuse, the trauma of forced well they understand what has N
Nant The most recent government study separation from the child's parents can pened, and their relationship with ti
on child abductions estimated there be long-lasting, Miller said. Symptoms parents also affect their reaction;
,43, were only 200 to 300 "stereotypical can include anxiety, fearfulness, night- "It's hard to know how the your
at a kidnappings" by strangers nationwide mares, distrust of strangers and a ten- one would have understood it a
here in 1988 out of 63.8 million children. dency to cling more to their parents. years of age. The older one is
re- "While this is everyone's worst fear, "For these two children, they know enough to imagine all kinds of thi
only the most likely kidnapper is someone it actually can happen," Miller said."It that could happen."
the kids know," said JerryMiller, a really interferes with a basic sense of Barnett said he was dismayed
boys clinical psychologist and University security and safety about the world." some reporters' insensitive, ambu
lund Center for the Child and the Family Douglas Barnett, an expert on child style questioning of the boys asF
uar- director.' trauma and assistant professor of psy- agents escorted them and their pare
The case of two brothers abducted chology at Wayne State University, through an airport following their
wide near Benton Harbor:was all the more said children's reactions to trauma vary union Tuesday in New Orleans.
Yang agreed. "It's certainly i
ible to reach this point."
The University has endorsed
students for the Rhodes Schol
this year, but candidates Jon
Phillips and Irit Kleiman have a
graduated and were unable to
Oct. 14 after buying potato chips at a
convenience store while their mother,
Maria, washed clothes next door at a
coin laundry, near Benton Harbor.
Boyd Dean Weekley, 24, an ex-con-
vict from South Dakota, remained in
federal custody in New Orleans. The
FBI offered no new details on his odys-
sey from the upper Midwest to Michi-
gan and then the Deep South.
"We're trying to put together a
timeline," Agent George Burttram said
Adan stayed home from school, but
three brothers helped erect a banner on
the front of the building that said, "Wel-
come Home Adan and Eleazar. We
When he decides to return to his
front-row seat in Peg Frisch's sixth-
grade classroom, Adan will be greeted
with a pizza party and affection from
teachers and students.
"Adan probably won't stand still for
hugs. He's all boy," said Jean Stroud,
principal at tiny River School in Berrien
County's Sodus Township. "The day
before he left, his class was playing
kickball and he was clowning around.
"Kids call him the class clown, in a
positive way," she said.
The disappearance of Adan 'and
Eleazar was starting to show last Thurs-
day at the 77-student school. Counse-
lors encouraged students to unleash their
"I felt guilty that it happened to them
and not us," said Jesse Edwards, an
eighth-grader. "We were home with
our families and they weren't."
The boys' father insisted that they
were not physically abused during the
ordeal. Doctors examined Adan and
Eleazar, but the FBI has declined to
discuss the findings.
"We're going to go to church, where
they speak the word of God," Martin
Alvarado said yesterday after the fam-
ily had spent the night back at home.
"Thanks be to God, we're thankful to
The Alvarados are migrant farm
workers from Mission, Texas, who have
traveled to Michigan the past four years
to pick fruits and vegetables.
Weekley, meanwhile, is due to ap-
pear today in front of U.S. Magistrate
Louis Moore in New Orleans. He even-
tually will be transferred to Michigan to
face federal kidnapping charges. He
faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Weekley was charged in August with
fondling an 8-year-old girl at a Sioux
Falls, S.D., swimming pool. He was re-
leased in September after relatives and a
prison chaplain, the Rev. Larry Rucker,
raised $500 to secure his $5,000 bail.
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New rock & pop Free billiards. Retro Rock Dance
dance night! No cover. Night w/DJ Chuck.
Free billiards. Drink specials Drink specials all night.
No cover. all night. Cover just $1
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Q AIESEC Michigan, international
Student Happy Hour, 662-1690,
Ann Arbor Brewing Company, 9
Q Archery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
U Campus Crusade for Christ, Real
Life, 930-9269, Dental Build-
ing, Kellogg Auditorium, 7-8:15
U Japan Student Association, third
general mass meeting, 663-
3047, Modern Languages Build-
ing, Room B116, 8 p.m.
Q Muslim Students Association,
meeting and halaqa, 665-6416,
Michigan League, Henderson
Room, 7 p.m.
U Pie-med Club, Alternatives to
the MD, 764-1755, Michigan
Union, Anderson Room, 6 p.m.
Labor Action Coalition, Rackham
Building, East Lecture Room, 7
Q "Grads and Young Professionals
Coffee Talk," sponsored by Hillel,
Cava Java, corner of East Univer-
sity and South University, 8 p.m.
U "Helping to Heal
Workshop," sponsored by SAPAC,
South Quad, West Lounge, 12:30-
U "informationMeeting About
Study Abroad in Beijing,
China," sponsored by Office of
International Programs, Mod-
ern Languages Building, Room
B137, 5-6 p.m.
U "Marketing Your Graduate De-
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Planning and Placement, Frieze
Building, Room 3065, 12 noon-
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U "Shulchan ivrit Hebrew Table," spon-
sored by Hillel,. Cava Java Cafe,
comer of East University and South
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Q "Social Security Financing," C.J.
Nesbitt, sponsored by Math Club,
Angell Hall, Room G239, 5 p.m.
U "The Tortilla Curtain," T.
Coraghessan Boyle, sponsored.
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Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Q "Writing Your
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"... Ann Arbor, traditionally 'the
city where commerce and educa-
tion meet,' was not all sweetness
and light last night.
"The occasion for Ann Arbor's
transfer from the educational and
commercial column to the modified
gang warfare category was the an-
nual Black Friday uprising, and this
year's Black Friday proved to be
replete with the genuine old-style
forced plunges into the Union pool,
de-pantsings, and simple smashes
to the jaw, lips and eyes...."
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