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sychology dept
anked No.1
The University's psychology depart-
tent is the most productive and influen-
al department in its field in the nation,
:cording to a survey conducted by the
istitute for Scientific Information.
ISI based its survey on the 100 most-
ted psychology papers from 1990-94.
The University's department tied
[arvard University's as the most pro-
uctive, with 19 highly cited papers.
ut because the University led in the
umberoftotal citations, with 759 com-
ared with Harvard's 611, it received
rst place in productivity.
U' awarded grant to
treate aging center
The National Institute on Aging has
warded a grant to create a Nathan
hock Center of Excellence in the Ba-
c Biology of Aging at the University
istitute of Gerontology.
The majorgoals of the new center are
facilitate and stimulate ongoing and
w research in the molecular and cel-
lar biology of aging.
The University group is one of only
ree such centers in the nation. Others
e located at the University of Wash-
gton and the University of Texas
ealth Science Center at San Antonio.
The group will focus on four research
emes: musculoskeletal frailty, cell-
-cell communication, protein struc-
re and function, and control of gene
pression. The research themes repre-
nt a multi-level approach, center Di-
ctor John A. Faulkner said in a state-
The new center will encourage re-
arch into the basic biological ro-
sses of aging and the diseases that
fect older people. The newly created
nters are named for Nathan Shock,
e first scientific director of the NIA
d a pioneer in aging research.
onored for article
University researchers have received
e Howard M. Temin Award in Epide-
iology for Scientific Excellence in
e Fight against HIV/AIDS. An-
unced in October at the Seventh In-
rnational Conference on Human
etrovirology in Paris, the award was
r an article, "Role of the Primary
fection in Epidemics of HIV Infec-
on in Gay Cohorts," published in the
urnal of AIDS and Human
The researchers are: John A. Jacques,
ofessor emeritus of physiology and
iostatistics; James S. Koopman, pro-
ssor of epidemiology; Carl P. Simon,
ofessor of economics, mathematics
d public policy; and Ira Longini of
mory University.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Cathy Boguslaski

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 9, 1995 - 3A
Manson prosecutor
Ss peakson Sumpson
case, legal system

You ve got to give a little
Maureen Shannon, who works in the Office of Career Development, donates blood at the Business School yesterday.
Thousandsexpected for 199
Parents Weekend fette s

By Zachary M. Raimi
Daily Staff Reporter
Before Marcia Clark and Christo-
pher Darden became Los Angeles' top
prosecutors, Vincent Bugliosi was fight-
ing for justice. Bugliosi, the man who
successfully convicted serial-killer
Charles Manson, spoke yesterday to
more than 200 people at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater.
The former prosecutor, who gradu-
ated from UCLA Law School in 1964,
sharedpersonal opinions and anecdotes
about the O.J. Simpson trial, which he
characterized as a "terrible, terrible
miscarriage of justice."
"There was no question of this man's
guilt, and he was able to walk out of
court smiling," he said. "Now he's rub-
bing the D.A.'s nose in it."
Bugliosi, who served as a prosecutor
for eight years in Los Angeles, said
several factors contributed to Simpson's
acquittal: a jury that disregarded the
evidence, a weak prosecution and a
foolish judge.
Much of the Simpson case focused
on the question of whether white police
officers framed Simpson, who is black.
Bugliosi said this did not occur and that
Judge Lance Ito should not have al-
lowed the issue to be brought up. "It's
preposterous," Bugliosi said.
Bugliosi said the Simpson prosecu-
tion made several big mistakes, in-
cluding notsadmitting the potentially
damaging interview that Simpson gave
to police detectives the day after the
murders, and transferring the trial to
downtown Los Angeles, from the Santa
Monica judicial district where the mur-

ders occurred. As a result, Bugliosi
said the jury was not racially represen-
tative of the place where the crime
Plus, he said, the "jury were candi-
dates for a mental poverty program."
Furthermore, Bugliosi said, "The
defense in this case showed no respect
for the black community."
As a prosecutor in the late 1960s,
Bugliosi tried nearly 1,000 cases. Of
the 106 felony cases he prosecuted, he
lost only one. His most famous case
was that of cult leader Manson, which
propelled Bugliosi to fame.
Of the Manson murders, Bugliosi
said they "were probably the most
bizarre in the annals of American
One reason, Bugliosi said, is because
of the "incredible control" Manson held
over the dozens of young people who
helped him kill others throughout Cali-
Bugliosi said Manson employed three
conventional techniques to gain control
over the group of murderers: sexual
perversion, drugs and sermonizing to
the group.
Bugliosi was brought to the Univer-
sity to deliver the Waterman Town Hall
lecture, run by a group of alums con-
cerned with raising money for scholar-
ships for University students. He was
the second speaker in a series of three
this year.
Terry Foster, an Ann Arbor resident
who attended the speech, said of
Bugliosi: "I thought he was excellent.
He was articulate. I bet he was a very
good prosecutor."~

By Stu Berlow
Daily Staff Reporter
After the alumni invasion two weeks
ago, thousands of parents are plan-
ning to join the Maize and Blue this
weekend and check up on their colle-
giate kids.
Student Alumni Council's Parents
Weekend 1995, "The Maize, the Blue
and You" kicks off tomorrow and
runs through Sunday morning. Events
include a pre-game tailgate for the
football game against Purdue, a com-
edy performance, a play and a concert
by the Men's Glee Club.
"We have 1,700 registration forms
in, meaning there are 1,700 families
coming," said Vice President of Spe-
cial Events Ellen Goldstein. "We have
3,000 reservations for the tailgate,
but it's not sold out."
Goldstein said the football game
had the most ticket requests and the
tailgate scheduled to begin two hours
before kickoff was second.
The tailgate, which includes a bar-
becue, will also help get parents
into the University spirit. Planned
events include speeches by Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon and University Presi-
dent James J. Duderstadt. Univer-
sity groups like the Friars, the
marching band and dance team will
"We still have tickets for the ┬░Glee
Club concert and tailgate, but other
than that, everything is sold out,"
Goldstein said.

I want to talk about the problem
students have with anxiety over their
futures and jobs and how this distorts
their academic experience
-Tom Collier
History professor

The internationally renowned com-
edy troupe Second City is scheduled
to parody campus life. "They're an
impromptu political group that will
do stuff about skipping classes and
dorm life. I don't know if Duderstadt
gets made fun of," Goldstein said.
"It's designed to give parents a
glimpse of Ann Arbor."
Goldstein said the weekend's for-
mat remains similar each year, but
events are changed to add variety.
"We always stick with the football
game and the tailgate, but Second
City was a brainstorm to get some-
thing special and a headliner," she
The weekend's first event tomor-
row allows the University an oppor-
tunity to show off some of its stars. A
handful of top professors are sched-
uled to address parents about Univer-
sity life. Speakers include last year's
Golden Apple winner, history Prof.
Tom Collier, English Prof. Ralph
Williams and psychology Prof. James

"Collier was chosen because we
always try to get the Golden Apple
winner," Goldstein said. "The others
were chosen based on their reputa-
tion, popularity and interesting
Collier, who addressed parents for
eight years as a summer Orientation
speaker, said he plans to talk about
college pressures.
"I want to talk about the problem
students have with anxiety over their
futures and jobs and how that distorts
the academic experience," he said.
"Instead of enjoying college, they're
constantly worried about getting a
Collier said he intends to allow time
for questions, because "my experi-
ence with parents is that they all have
very honest concerns about their sons
and daughters."
The weekend will close with a
brunch Sunday morning at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel on State Street.

Engler: Court rilng On
parolees is too harsh

U AIESEC Michigan, International
Student Happy Hour, 662-1690,
Ann Arbor Brewing Company, 9
SArchery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
I Campus Crusade for Christ, Real
Life, 930-9269, Dental Building,
Kello gg Auditorium, 7-8:15 p.m.
Q Muslim Students Association,
meeting and international day,
665-5491, Rackham Assembly
Hall, 7 p.m.
0 Women In Communications Inc.,
meeting, 213-3559, Freize
Building, Room 2050, 7 p.m.
6 "1995 UM vs. OSU Blood
Battle," sponsored by Alpha
Phi Omega and The American
Red Cross, Bursley, 1-7 p.m.
U "Assaying Peptides From
Nanoliter Volumes," physical/
analytical seminar, Prof.
Jonathan Sweedler, sponsored
by Department of Chemistry,
Chemistry Building, Room
1640, 4 p.m.
d "Beyond Academe: Alternatives for.
PhDs," sponsored by Career P lan-
ning and Placement, Michigan
Union, Pond Rooms, 12:10-1 p.m.
U "Careers in Human Resources In-
formation Session," sponsored by
Career Planning and Placement,
Michigan Union Anderson Rooms,
5:10-6:30 p.m.
U "Commlunity Response to Police
Misconduct," sponsored by

Information Session," sponsored
by Career Planning and Placement,
Michigan League, Kalamazoo
Room, 7:30-9 p.m.
U "First Year Students: Friends
Watching Friends," sponsored by
Hillel, Markley, 7:30 p.m.
0 "Getting Started In The Re-
search Process: A Young Fac-
ulty Perspective," sponsored
by American Society for Engi-
neering Education, North Cam-
pus, GG Brown Building,
Iacocca Room, 4:45 p.m.
U "Hebrew University Informational
Meeting," sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel Building, 8 p.m.
U "information Meeting About Study
Abroad in Florence, Italy," spon-
sored by Office of International
Programs, Modern Languages
Building, Room B137, 5-6 p.m.
U "Israel information Day," sponsored
by Hillel, Hillel Building, call 769-
0500 for an appointment
U "J.D. Landis Reading From His
Work," sponsored by Department
of English and Borders Books,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 5 p.m.
U "Job Fair 1995," sponsored by
Michigan Union, 2nd Floor, 1-5
U "New Music, New Sounds," cham-
bertorchestra works by University
composers, School of Music Re-
cital Hall, 8:30 p.m.
U "Oliver Wyman information
Session," sponsored by Career
Planning and Placement, Michi-

Management," sponsored by
Michigan League Programming
and Univversity Health Service,
Michigan League, Room D, 7-
8:30 p.m.
U "The Japanese Method of Social
Engineering: A Case Study of
the Equal Employment Opportu-
nity Law of 1985," Keiko
Karube, sponsored by Center for
Japanese Studies, Lane Hall
Commons Room, 12 noon
Q "Shulchan Ivrit Hebrew Table," spon-
sored by Hillel, Cava Java Cafe,
corner of East University and South
University, 5:30 p.m.
U "Volunteers in Action: Dinner for the
Homeless," sponsored by Hillel,
Frist Methodist Church, 120 South
State Street, 3-7:30 p.m.
Q "Volunteers in Action: Habitat for
Humanity," sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel Building, 5-8 p.m.
Q Campus Information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and North Campus Com-
mons, 763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UM *Events on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/~info on
the World Wide Web
Q English Composition Board Peer Tu-
toring, Mason Hall, Room 444C, 7-
11 p.m.
Q North Campus information Center,
North Campus Commons, 763-NCIC
Q Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
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"... The Student Book service,
the first response to student demands
for lower textbook prices, will re-
open today on South University af-
ter having expanded its earlier at-
tempts this fall to offer discount
prices on freshman texts including
nearly every undergraduate depart-
ment. While the book service is a
privately owned and independently
run organization which is not affili-
ated with the University it has drawn
strength by winning the interest and
financial support of various mem-
bers of the University community.
Under the ownership of Dr. Fred
Shure of the physics department, and
under management of Dean Engle,
'66, SBS will extend a minimum
discount of 10 percent on all books.
Engle explained that although the
bookstore is a business enterprise,
several factors enable them to offer
lower prices to students. ..."

LANSING (AP) - A lawyer for
Gov. John Engler's administration told
the Michigan Supreme Court yesterday
that a court ruling requiring parolees to
spend more time in prison after they
commit new crimes is too harsh.
Assistant Attorney General Chester
Sugierski said the Michigan Court of,
Appeals' reading of a 1988 law means
lengthy sentences for parolees returned
to prison for new crimes.
"Clearly there was no legislative in-
tent to impose a Draconian result," he
But George Ward, an attorney for the
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office,
accused the Michigan Department of
Corrections of ignoring the plain words
of the law.
"There's nothing ambiguous about
(the law). The other side doesn't like it,
but they ought to complain to the legis-
lators, not your honors," Ward told the
The law at issue says parolees who
commit additional crimes must serve
the remaining portion of the term for
their previous crime before starting the
new sentence.
The appeals court said that means
they must serve the maximum sentence
for the earlier crime, then the new sen-
The Michigan Department of Cor-
rections claims a parolee must serve
only the minimum sentence for the ear-
lier crime before the clock starts on the
sentence for the later crime.
Sugierski said the department esti-
mates it would cost $48 million a year
to house prisoners serving the longer
He used an example to explain the
differences to the justices. An inmate
convicted of a crime carrying a sen-
tence of one to 15 years could be pa-
roled after serving the minimum one
year, then commit a new crime with a

sentence of one to two years.
Under the appeals court's ruling, the
inmate would have to serve the 14 years
remaining from the earlier sentence and
the one-year minimum for the later
crime before becoming eligible for pa-
Instead, Sugierski said, the depart-
ment believes the parolee should serve
the minimum sentence on the earlier
crime and then the minimum sentence
for the later one, or a total of two
years, before becoming eligible for
Ward said the department's interpre-
tation is illogical since the minimum
sentence for the first crime generally is
already served before parole.
"The new sentence has to be
consecutized with something. What?"
he said.
Wayne County Proscutor John
O'Hair asked the Wayne County Cir;
cuit Court to rule on the issue after a
man on parole for armed robbery com-
mitted his 15th crime. The Parole Board
in the Department of Corrections dis-
charged him from his armed robbery
sentence, leaving only the new sen-
"They purported to commute the
maximum (sentence) and say, you're as
pure as the driven snow," Ward said.
Ward said the lengthy sentences com-
plained about by the department could
be avoided. For example, the Parole
Board could have revoked the man's
parole for the armed robbery convic-
tion and sent him back to prison for the
rest of his sentence.
Ward said convicting the man again
was a waste of taxpayers' money since
he had many years left on his original
sentence. He said $6 million to $10
million a year could be saved in Wayne
County if parole violators were sent
back to prison rather than prosecuted
for new crimes.

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