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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 27, 1986
Black students seek churches

By EUGENE PAK
Last year, Derek Lindsey, a
senior economics major, left the
University, because of academic and
social problems. He returned this
year with a new spiritual outlook.
"I gave myself to the Lord last
year," said Lindsey. "At the time, I
was having big problems with
school, and my life in general."
""WHEN PEOPLE have
ptbblems in their lives, they run
abound to different things. I tried
just about everything, and finally I
said, 'Lord, have your will.'
"He joined the Labor of Love
Ministry, a Christian group headed
by Pastor Charles Hawthorne- a
University alumnus- which meets
at the Ann Arbor YMCA. Lindsey
said his participation in the group's
programs has helped him become a
better student and person. For
example, Lindsey said his GPA has
"skyrocketed."
The Labor of Love Ministry was

one of several church groups
represented at the "Completing the
Circle: Enriching the Experience at
the U of M," program, Friday night
at the Anderson room in the Union.
The program was designed to allow
black students to meet
representatives from local black
churches and ministries.
ACCORDING TO Janie
Bowens, student services assistant
at the Office of Religion and
Ethics, one of the programs's
sponsors, students need to complete
the spiritual aspect of their lives,
along with the academic and social
lives.
"Part of what this office and
program are about, is the
University should meet the total
educational needs of the student, and
religion is a part of that. Having
some sense of ethics is a part of
one's life," said Bowens.
"A lot of people think the Bible
is a book of do's, don't's, can't's,

and ain'ts, but it's not," said
Lindsey. "There's more to it than
that, there are a lot of principles in
the Bible which can be used to
achieve success in your life," he
said.
BARBARA ROBINSON,
the black student representative at
Minority Student Services, which
also sponsored the program, said
black churches have been an
important part of the black
American experience, and that
students should be encouraged to
continue the tradition.
Bowens said many students may
find it difficult to become involved
in a ministry or church, because of
geographical reasons, especially
students wishing to attend black
churches, most of which are located
off-campus. But most of these
churches offer van services or will
arrange rides to pick up students.
"If you live in the Ann Arbor
area or in Ypsilanti, it doesn't make
any difference, we'll come and get
you," said Robert Blake, a choir
director at Bethel Bethel church in
Ann Arbor.
BLAKE, WHO attended the
University in the early 1970s, said
many students are so busy with
school and their social life, and "a
lot of time church is what is lax"
Blake added, however, that he
thinks it is important for students
away from home to have a support
base like a church.
"When I was at Southern
University (in Baton Rouge) I was
able to hook up with churches

down there, and it helped me out
when some hard crunches came," he
said.
AND ACCORDING TO
Prentice Tipton, head of the
University Christian Outreach in
Ann Arbor, "Black America in my
opinion, is rapidly becoming a
danger area, we are living in a state
of emergency," said Tipton.
Tipton, who spoke at the
program, said, "the leading cause of
death among Black males age 15 to
24 years old is not heart disease,
it's not cancer, it's not any natural
cause, it's murder. . . and the
victims are killed not by rascists,
not by the KKK, but by other
young black males."
"In 1981, over 6,000 people
were killed in black-related deaths,
which rivals the total number of
black servicemen killed in the
twelve years of the Vietnam war."
"THE BATTLEFIELDS of
America are more dangerous and
treacherous than those in an actual
war," Tipton said.
Tipton, addressing students in
the audience, said, "I am here
tonight because I believe one of the
places the preserved ones of God
can be found are at university
campuses. God has preserved them
for an hour of crisis like this."
George Williams, also a
University Christian Outreach
member, said, "A lot of people take
the ostrich response, they say
'there's danger out there, I'll go
bury my head over here."'

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TOKYO (AP)-A Thai Airways
A-300 Airbus with 247 people
aboard plunged almost 25,000 feet
yesterday after suddenly losing
cabin pressure over southwestern
Japan, and 62 people were injured
before the aircraft landed safely at
Osaka Airport, authorities said.
Of the wounded, 14 people were
hospitalized with serious injuries
and one was in critical condition,
Osaka police said today. Police
earlier reportedsthat 63 people had
been injured during the 40-minute,
ordeal.
JAPANESE news reports said
Flight 620, en route to Osaka from
Bangkok, made the emergency dive
following what passengers described
as a "big bang." Passengers said a
white mist poured into the cabin
throughout the descent.
A preliminary investigation
revealed half the rear pressure wall,
which separates the pressurized cab-
in from the non-pressurized tail
section, was severly damaged, Osa-
ka Prefectural Police spokesman
Masayuki Miyaguchi said.
Investigators also found a hole
one yard in diameter on the rear

bottom outside the jetliner, which
was purchased by the Thai flag,
carrier and made operational only
three weeks ago. Two of the four
toilets in the rear section also were
damaged, he said.
THE JAPANESE news ag-
ency NHK and other news reports
quoted passengers as saying many
were thrown from their seatsand
flung against the walls and ceiling
as the plane plunged toward Earth.
Oxygen masks came down from
the ceiling and passengers were told
to wear life vests, they said.
Shoes and bags flew and
stewardesses fell to the floor while
the plane swayed violently, they
said.
"IT WAS just like thunder.
The impact (of the bang and decom-
pression) was so sharp I thought all
the windows were going to be
knocked out," one said.
The jetliner was on a calm, no-
seat-belt flight at an altitude of
33,000 feet abovethe Japanese
island of Shikoku when the accident
occured at 8 p.m. (6 a.m. EDT)
yesterday.

IN BRIEF
COMPILED FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS
Syrian agent gave terrorist
British visa, newspaper says
LONDON-A newspaper reported yesterday that an undercover
Syrian agent worked as a clerk for 20 years in the British Embassy in
Damascus and tricked a diplomat there into signing a visa for Nezar
Hindawi.
Hindawi was convicted Friday of planting a bomb in luggage his
girlfriend tried to bring aboard an Israeli airliner April 17. Britain
accused Syria's government of aiding him and broke diplomatic
relations.
. The Sunday Times said Syrian intelligence placed a Palestinian man
ithe British Embassy's visa section and that he persuaded embassy
second secretary Anthony Arnold to sign Hindawi's visa "as a matter of
routine."
In Tel Aviv, meanwhile, an Israeli expert on Syria said Hindawi was
under orders from Syrian air force intelligence chief Gen. Mohammed
el-Khouli to blow up the Israeli El Al plane. E-Khouli reports to
Syrian President Haftex Assad.
Palestinian bus hijack fails
JERUSALEM-A bus driver and several young female passengers
wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the floor of the bus last night,
preventing him from forcing the vehicle off a cliff near Jerusalem,
authorities said.
Moshe Dayan, a spokesman for the medical emergency service, said
the assailant struck the driver with a stone, then tried to turn the wheel
and drive the bus into a precipice.
The bus driver was wounded, but he and a group of teen-age
passengers helped fight off the Palestinan, Dayan said.
The driver was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for
treatment, said Dayan, who serves as a spokesman for Magen David, an
Israeli version of the Red Cross.
Israel Radio reported that the attack occurred in the suburban Jewish
neighborhood of Beyt Vagan. Most of the passengers were teen-agers
from a nearby girls' school, the radio said.
Pope calls for day of peace
PERUGIA, Italy-Pope John Paul II, greeted yesterday by thousands
of people singing "We Shall Overcome," said his call for a worldwide
truce today may seem utopian to some people, but not to those who
believe in God.
The pope condemned what he called the "culture of contempt" which
regards other cultures as primitive, insignificant, and unworthy. Such
an attitude, he said, leads to a "culture of death, a culture of violence,
and a culture of evil."
The pope has called on warring factions. everywhere to lay down their
arms for 24 hours today.
He was scheduled to spend today in Assisi to pray and fast for nine
hours along with leaders of 11 other religions.
Vatican officials, meanwhile, said they were heartened by the
responses from governments and insurgent groups to the pope's call for
an international truce.
The officials said that, based on reports from Vatican envoys around
the world, scores of governments and guerilla groups have agreed to lay
down their arms for the day today.
Therapy found for families
of schizophrenic patients
ORLANDO, Fla.-A new type of therapy for relatives of
schizophrenics has dramatically reduced the relapse rate of the
schizophrenics in the first nine months after their discharge from the
hospital, a new study has shown.
In families receiving the therapy, "parents were less likely to be
critical or guilt-inducing to the patient," said one of the study's authors,
Jeri Doane, a psychologist at the Yale Psychiatric Center in New
Haven, Conn.
In contrast, schizophrenic patients were almost certain to relapse and
return to the hospital within nine months when the new form of family
therapy was not given to families with negative emotional climates,
Doane said.
Schizophrenia has typically been treated with a combination of drugs
and individual therapy for the patient, but without therapy for the
patient's family, said Doane. Among those families which have been
given therapy, it has provided facts but not tools for coping, she said.
EPA tests Mich. radon levels
DETROIT-Some preliminary reports are beginning to trickle in
about the extent of radon gas pollution in Michigan homes, but
nothing is sure yet except that more tests are needed, officials say.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has included Michigan
in a list of 10 states where in-depth studies will be done to determine
how many homes have a radon problem.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps into houses
from soil or water. It can accumulate at high levels in some houses,;

depending on construction and ventilation. The EPA has linked
breathing air heavy with radon gas to lung cancer.
Recently, the University of Pittsburgh conducted unscientific studies
of 348 houses during the past year. The results, which don't represent
statewide indications, reflect the results of tests for which homeowners
had asked and paid $12.
The EPA says readings of more than four picocuries of radon per
cubic liter of air could pose problems. That level is about one-fifth of
the concentration allowed for uranium miners.
Vol. XCVii -No.,38
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(Continued from Page 1)
"Usually, the coattail factor is
very important," Petroskey said.
"But we have two excellent
candidates this year who are pretty
widely known. Cynthia Hudgins
has been an aide to your local
congressman (Carl Pursell), and
Gary Frink has run for major office
before."
Frink, however, said he does not
expect his past exposure as a
congressional candidate greatly help
him in the Regent's race. "You
have to remember that my
candidacy was in one district out of
18 in the state. I don't expect to
stand out in a statewide election,"
he said. Frink lost to incumbent
Candice Miller in the 12th
Congressional district primaries in
August.
HUTCHINS WOULD only
comment that she is an "eternal
optimist."
The state's process of electing
regents has aroused criticism
throughout its history. Most
recently, a special commission on
the future of state higher education,

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