Workshop offers advice
to ambitious writers
The Michigan Daily - Saturday, February 4, 1984 - Page 3
increase in aid
to El Salvador
By JOHN ARNTZ
Ambitous writers who want to break
into the publishing world need more
than well-crafted prose before they see
their names in newsprint, according to
local freelance writer Jeanne Paul.
Getting published involves resear-
ching the market and fitting an article
to a particular editor's taste, says Paul
who runs workshops on freelance
writing in Ann Arbor.
"YOU HAVE to know how to locate
(publications) and. know how to ap-
proach the editors," Paul says.
And she teaches her students how to
do that in her workshops. In addition to
improving students' interviewing and
writing skills, Paul stresses the impor-
tance of adapting an idea to a par-
Through straightforward though
sometimes painful criticism, Paul
helps students learn to edit themselves.
"I'M BASICALLY a pragmatic
teacher. (I'm) a writer that teaches,
not a teacher of writing," she says.
Paul's experience as a freelancer
ranges from ghost writing a book on
aging for Senator ,Charles Percy of
Illinois to her current work reviewing
books for metropolitan newspapers in-
cluding The Detroit News and The
Most students who enroll in Paul's
writing workshops have strong writing
skills, but they don't know how to sell
"STUDENTS DON'T know how to
understand and approach the market,"
Students should write editors query
letters, a brief outline of their article,
before submitting the entire piece. The
letter allows editors to decide quickly if
they would be interested in publishing
the article and it also saves the writer
the frustration of having their com-
pleted work rejected.
Even students who succeed in getting
an article published might be
discouraged by the small paycheck. An
average freelance article for a
newspaper only pays about $25, Paul
ALTHOUGH MAGAZINES pay bet-
ter, the editors are more selective
about what they publish. Popular
magazines such as Playboy, Esquire,
or Ladies Home Journal might' pay
from $500 to $2,000 for an article.
Yet the high price tag depends on
"who you are, how well known you are,
and the subject matter;" Paul warns.
The best bet for most novice writers
is sticking to a local market.
Paul encourages her students to jump
right in and try to sell their work to
publications. And according to present
and former students, her teaching
methods are successful.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan asked. Congress yesterday to
vote $312 million in new military aid for
El Salvador as part of a comprehensive
Central American aid program needed
to "improve human rights and bring
peace to this troubled region so close to
Administration officials said they
wanted flexibility to use aid as "a
carrot and a stick" in El Salvador
without being encumbered by a
congressional requirement tying aid to
progress on human rights goals.
SENIOR OFFICIALS acknowledged
that the guerrilla struggle in El
Salvador is currently at a stalemate,
and Reagan said, "if we don't help now
we will surely pay dearly in the future."
The new military aid for El Salvador
is part of a broader program to help
friendly Central American nations
militarily and economically, as
recommended by the Kissinge- Com-
mission on Central America earlier this
month. Reagan asked for $8.4 billion in
economic assistance over five years
and $515 million in military aid over two
In a White House speech, Reagan
urged bipartisan support for his
legislative proposals, saying, "Our
enemies - extremists of the left and
right - would be delighted if we
refused to give it. Our plan is for the
long haul. It won't be easy and it won't
be cheap. But it can be done. And for
strategic and moral reasons, it must be
REAGAN ASKED Congress to ap-
prove $179 million in military aid for El
Salvador for fiscal 1984 and $133 million
for fiscal 1985, which begins Oct. 1.
Coupled with the $64.8 million already
approved, it would raise the two-year
total to $376 million.
The bulk of the remainder of the
military aid would go to Honduras,
where the U.S. military has established
a major presence to signal American
resolve to block the spread of leftist
revolution from neighboring
El Salvador would get $475 million in
new economic aid for 1984-85, on top of
$199 million already approved. The
amounts were in line with what
previously had been predicted,
although an administration official
cautioned they still could be changed
Billy Joel comes to Crisler Arena at 8 p.m. tonight, to play songs from his
latest album, "From a Piano Man to an Innocent Man." The concert is spon-
sored by Major Events.
Cinema Guild & Cinema II - Around the World in 80 Days, Lorch, 7 & 9:30
p.m.; Yol, Angell Aud A, 7 & 9:45 p.m.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - My Dinner with Andre, MLB 3,7 & 9 p.m.
CFT - The Seven-Year Itch, Michigan, 7:30; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,
Hill St. - Porky's, Hill St., 7 & 9 p.m.
med -An Officer and a Gentleman, MLB 4, 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Alt Act - Adventures of Robin Hood, Nat. Sci., 7 & 9 p.m.
Musical Society - Leotyne Price, soprano, Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.
The Ark - Guitarist Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser, 8 p.m.
YPT - Play, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Performance
Network, 2 p.m.
PTP -Play, "Butley," Mendelssohn Theatre, 8p.m.
PIRGIM - Public Health Prof. Rory Conolly, "The Importance of Ground
Water," Facilty Lounge, McKenny Union, EMU 2 p.m. The talk is part of a
Toxic Waste Educational Forum which lasts from 1-5 p.m.
Ann Arbor Go Club -1433 Mason Hall, 2 p.m.
Muslim Students Association - English Circle, discussion on events in the
Muslim World, Intl. Muslim House, 7 p.m.
Baha'i Faith - seminar, Michigan Union, 3:30 p.m.
ABENG - 10th annual Minority Arts & Cutural Festival - Political
workshop, "Solving Minority Education Problems: Now or Never," Green
Lounge, E. Quad, 1 p.m.; poetry reading, "The Stuff Dreams are Made of,"
Benzinger Library, E. Quad, 3 p.m.; Art Exhibit, "Hold Fast to Dreams,"
Rm. 124, E. Quad, 1-6 p.m.; Fashion & Performing Arts Show, Residential
College Aud., E. Quad, 8 p.m.
Artists & Craftsmen Guild - Panel discussion on business and marketing,
Social Work - Workshop on Voter Participation & Political Change,
Freize Bldg., 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Intl. Folk Dance Club - Beginning and intermediate Balkan dances
taught by Steve Kotanski, Town Ctr. Plaza (above Stroh's Ice Cream), 9:30
a.m. - noon &2:30 - 5p.m.
Asian-American Assoc. - Lunar New Year's celebration, Stockwell
cafeteria, 8 p.m.
Ann Arbor Friends of Traditional Music; UM Folklore Society; Law
Students Contra Dance Society - square dance & contra dance, Law Quad, 8
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 9 p.m.
Matthae Botanical Gdns. - Lobby sale of books and plants, 10 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. "Cacti & Other Succulents," class, taught by Wm. Collins & Adrienne
O'Brien, 10 a.m. - noon; "Mosses & Lichens" class, taught by Howard Crum,
9 -11 a.m.
CFT - Marilyn Monroe Look-alike Contest, Michigan Theatre, 11 15 p.m.
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EPA issues emergency
ban on grain pesticide
Problems delay release
of RSG election results
By JOHN ARNTZ
Election results for the Rackham
Student Government elections expected
yesterday will not be released until
Wednesday because of "procedural
problems,'' said RSG Director Vickie
Buerger, last night.
Buerger would not explain the
"procedural problem," but she said the
results would be available at the RSG
meeting Wednesday night.
"ELECTION results are on hold,"
Although poll voting closed Tuesday,
the deadline for mail-in votes was
yesterday. Kodi Abili, a doctoral
student in higher education, announced
Tuesday that he would run as a mail-in
candidate for RSG president against
Angela Bantner who was previously
The remaining candidates in the elec-
tion are running uncontested. Earlier
this week Buerger said that because so
few graduate students vote in the elec-
tion it is very possible for a candidate to
win through mail-in votes.
In' last year's fall elections
humanities division councilmember
Karen Staudt gained her seat through
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Although there are no documented
cases linking EDB, ethylene dibromide,
with cancer in humans, it has produced
tumors and caused sterility and birth
defects in laboratory animals.
EPA last September banned the use
of EDB as a soil fumigant for treating
crops, effectively ending about 90 per-*
cent of its agricultural use.
BUT UNTIL yesterday, the agency
had coninued to allow the use of EDB to
'prevent i nsect infestations in stored
grain or milling equipment, even though
most large operators of grain, elevators
and mills switched to alternative
pesticides four months ago.
"Today's action, coupled with our
emergency suspension of EDB's use as
a soil fumigant this past Septmeber,
will eliminate about 97 percent of the
chemical's agricultural use,"
He said most of the remaining 3 per-
cent is used as a quarantine fumigant
on fresh citrus and other tropical fruits
produced in the United States or impor-
ted from other nations.
RUCKELSHAWS said he needed at
least two weeks to analyze newly
collected data before deciding whether
to further extend the ban to
EDB's use as a citrus fumigant.
Food producers across the nation
generally supported the new restric-
tions, and said there is no immediate
threat to public health. But several
states said the EPA did not go far
enough, and promised to keep testing
food products for traces of EDB -
ethylene dibromide,- and pull con-
taminated food from grocery shelves if
Ron White, assistant commissioner of
agriculture in Texas, described as a
"cloud over the decision" the agency's
reluctance to ban the pesticide's use on
imported fruits. -
"I fail to see how EDB residues in
grain are different from residues in
fruit," said Sen. David Durenberger,
(R-Minn.), chairman of the Senate En-
vironment subcommittee on toxic sub-
stances. "If it's unsafe in your break-
fast muffin, it is also unsafe in your
glass or orange juice."
The Grocery Manufacturers
Association said it is convinced that the
EDB poses no threat to human health
but said its members "will of course
cooperate with the EPA decision.
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Helicopter crash kills 4
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duras since joint U.S.-Honduran
execises, dubbed Big Pine II, began in
August. All but Schwab died in acciden-
The embassy spokesman said the
helicopter was en route to San Lorenzo
with another UH-60 Blackhawk "after
having provided support to a Honduran
brigade in a field training exercise.,'
It crashed in mountains 47 miles nor-
theast of Tegucigalpa and 35 miles from
the Honduran-Nicaraguan border, the
embassy said. It said there were three
crewmen and seven passengers aboard
"We're not sure what happened, but
it's often foggy and cloudy in that
mountainous area," embassy
spokesman Chris Arcos said. "We will
have to reconstruct the whole flight, in-
terview the survivors and interview the
people in the accompanying helicop-
The embassy statement said the ac-
compnaying helicopter lost radio and
visual contact with its companion "af-
ter encountering adverse weather."
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Resident Staff Job Openings
for 1984 -'85
COME JOIN OUR STAFF
The Housing Division is looking for well-qualified
candidates to serve in the Residence Halls as;
Departure February 17
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Hotel includes at no extra charge, the Daytona Plaza Entertainment Package
" Accommodations for 7 nights and 8 days
" Ocean front hotel
* Transportation by Motorcoach (Restroom equipped and air conditioned)
" Free beer party enroute to Florida
" Free happy hour every day while in Florida
" Optional Disney World trip
Assistant Resident Director
Minority Peer Advisor
THERE WILL BE TWO INFORMATION MEETINGS
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.