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By TED DEUTCH
A group of University law students
are gaining valuable training by
providing free legal services for vic-
tims of domestic violence in the Ann
The Family Law Practice, which
consists of about 50 law students and
three supervising attorneys, gives free
legal hielp to many people who might
not be able to get it otherwise. Kenneth
Reich, a third year law student and
member of the group, said a student-
run service like FLP is "not provided
by anyone else in the country."
STATISTICS showing that over 60
percent of all couples in the U.S. engage
in some form of spouse abuse during
their married life, there is a need for
FLP's services, especially for the poor.
Because of recent cutbacks by the
Reagan administration, the federally
funded legal services in Washtenaw
nesday, October 17, 1984
County has stopped handling divorce
cases, so FLP is the only alternative for
many low-income victims of domestic
violence who are seeking a divorce.
Students working for the organization
do not get paid nor do they receive
credit for their work. Barbara Kessler,
one of FLP's supervising attorneys,
said the training is a necessary part of
the student's education.
"It is part of a lawyer's ethical
responsibility to do public service
duty," Kessler said. "Most students do
not receive this practical experience
THROUGH FLP, law students get an
opportunity to counsel clients and prac-
tice in court under the guidance of
Kessler and the other supervising at-
torneys. Students handle the case all
the way from the initial consultation to
the courtroom proceedings.
The supervising attorneys receive no
free legal aid
money for their work, and Kessler said
they spend about twelve hours a month
working with FLP.
Most of the group's cases are
referred to them by Safe House, a bat-
tered women's shelter, and the Assault
Crisis Center, Reich said. Many are in
life threatening situations.
DESPITE THE free donation of time
by those involved with FLP, the
organization still needs money to con-
tinue its work. The funds are needed to
purchase office supplies, reference
books, office equipment and insurance.
To help raise some of the money, the
group is conducting a bucket drive in
the Diag today. This year FLP needs to
raise $5,000 to meet its budget.
"We raised $3,200 last year. This
year, we hope to double that amount,"
He says the donations are vital
because "if we cannot meet our costs, if
our organization dies, our clients have
nowhere else to turn."
$5000 available to 'U'
student for world tour
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ti 1980 when the southeastern Michigan
chapter began sponsoring University
students as a memorial to its founder
ONE LUCKY student was LSA senior
Mark Zamorski, who received the
award in 1983.
On his trip, he studied community
participation in primary health care of
Zamorski said the grant was a once in
a lifetime chance for him.
"One is not apt to come along an op-
portunity like this too often," he said.
ON HIS journey, Zamorski visited
Jamaica, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal,
India, Kenya, and Uganda.
"It was very trying, being in a dif-
ferent country every day and trying to
get people to help you," he said. "But I
came back a different person, able to
rely on my own resourcefulness and
know that I could do something produc-
"It's nothing magic," said Zamorski
of his successful circumnavigation of
the globe. "It doesn't sink in when you're
trying to be a busy beaver." Zamorski
had three months in which to go around
the world and gather information for
his study. "Ihad much more ambition
ZAMORSKI had little success in con-
tacting many of the health officials for
his study before his trip. As a result he
had to walk into some of the ministries
of health in the countries he travelled to
and explain his project.
"The people at the Jamaican
Ministry of Health were very suspicious
of what I was doing. Basically, they
didn't believe me," Zamorski said.
In addition to the government health
agencies, he visited World Health
Organization and UNICEF offices as
well as rural medical facilities.
The first recipient of the University
grant was Mary Loius Masko, who
studied transportation systems in
Europe, the Soviet Union, and Japan.
To be eligible for the money, a
student must be a junior and must
submit a written proposal and itinerary
to the Circumnavigators Club Foun-
The club will hold an informational
meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in
room 229 of Angell Hall for interested
1 CT BE 15, 16, 17
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Salvador rebels list demands
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Leftist rebels announced Tuesday they
presented 29 specific demands to President Jose Napoleon Duarte in their
first peace talks, a list that did not include the guerrillas' long-time insisten-
ce on power-sharing.
The clandestine rebel radio, making the full demands public for the first
time, said they would have to be met in order to "bring peace to El
Salvador" after five years of civil war.
Duarte also put a proposal on the table, but it was more limited, offering
an amnesty for rebels to re-enter the political system and proposing guaran-
tees to protect them against military reprisal.
The only concrete result of their talks Monday in La Palma, 50 miles north
of this capital city, was an agreement by the two sides to establish a com-
mission including four government and four rebel representitives and to
meet again in the second half of November.
In the past, the government has called on the rebels to lay down their arms
and take part in Salvadoran elections. The rebels have countered that any
leftists running for office would be risking death at the hands of El
Salvador's right-wing death squads.
Moslem elected amidst fighting
Beirut, Lebanon - Parliament elected a moderate Shiite Moslem as
speaker yesterday, but more fighting near Beirut underscored Moslems'
anger over the Cabinet's failure to grant them equal political power with
The violence in the Shouf mountains outside the Lebanese capital came a
day after two key Moslem Cabinet ministers, Walid Jumblatt and Nabih
Berri, reiterated threats to quit the government.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the scattered tank and
artillery duels between Christian-led army units and Druze Moslem
militiamen, Beirut radio stations said.
Parliament deputies met at the Villa Mansour, a government house in cen-
tral Beirut, and elected Shiite deputy Hussein Husseini as the speaker of the
99-seat legislative body.
Husseini, who lives in the eastern Bekaa valley city of Baalebeck, received
41 votes against 28 cast for incumbent speaker Kamel Asaad, a Shiite
had held the post for 12 years. Four ballots were blank and two others were
Researchers may have found
treatment for Alzheimer's disease'
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Preliminary experiments by Dartmouth
Medical School researchers suggest they may have found the first effective
treatment for Alzheimer's disease by injecting drugs directly into victims'
brains, they said yesterday.
A pump surgically implanted in the patient's abdomen was used to con-
tinuously pump a drug, bethanecol chloride, into the patients' brains. The
drug is believed to mimic the action of a natural brain chemical called
acetylcholine, which Alzheimer's victims are lacking.
Between 1 million and 2 million Americans are believed to have the
disease, which erodes the victim's memory and thinking ability. It
generally strikes older people, but has been known to affect people in their
So far the technique has been used on four Alzheimer's patients for up to
11/2 years. Three of the patients' families report the patient has improved:
and the fourth family said the victim remained the same, "which we thought
was good since the disease is a progressive one," the doctors said.
U.S. production shows decline
WASHINGTON - The nation's industrial production declined a sharp 0.6
percent last month, breaking a string of 21 consecutive monthly advances,
but analysts attributed half the decline to the auto strike and said the down-
turn does not signal the start of another recession.
The report yesterday by the Federal Reserve Board said output at U.S.
factories, mines and utilities slipped back in September following a tiny 0.1
percent August increase.
It marked the first production setback since a similar 0.6 percent decline
in November 1982, the low point of the last recession. Since then, output has
advanced steadily, with monthly gains as high as 2.3 percent.
Most analysts called the setback temporary, blaming half the drop on the
short strike against General Motors Corp. They predicted output would
resume its upward climb in October, although at a more modest pace than
"A one-month decline in this index does not signal a recession," said
Robert Ortner, chief economist for the Commerce Department.
"This economy does not resemble anything like a business-cycle peak. It
resembles the middle stages of expansion."
Postal Service weathers fire
WASHINGTON - An inferno causing $100 million damage to U.S. Postal
Service headquarters closed the gleaning office tower yesterday, but true to
the agency's motto, "neither snow, nor rain, nor heat" halted America's
"No mail processing nor delivery is handled out of that building," postal
service spokesman Ralph Stewart said. "There'should be no ill-effect on
mail delivery at all."
At least 25 of the 200 firefighters battling the blaze, which erupted Monday
night, suffered smoke inhalation. "All were taken to the hospital," a fire
dispatcher said. "Some were treated and released and others are staying."
A temporary headquarters was opened in a nearby hall as essential per-
sonnel stood fast to the motto : "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom
of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed
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