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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 30, 1987

Group's newsletter trashed

By STEVE BLONDER
Leaders of a campus group called the
Coalition for Democracy in Latin America are
calling on the Michigan Student Assembly to
condemn and discipline those responsible for
destroying copies of the coalition's newsletter.
According to Roberto Javier Frisancho,
president of the coalition, more than 1,100 of
the 5,000 copies of the newsletter, which were
distributed on campus, were either "gone or
trashed" on Wednesday.
Campus security is not investigating the
incident because no witnesses have made

charges.
Frisancho said he is "surprised that people
could have such harsh reactions since we're not
that big."
Among the copies of the newsletter that
were decimated were those delivered 'to the
Undergraduate Library, Bursley Hall, MSA, the
Michigan Union, and the Student Publications
building.
"The newsletter was not slandering; it just
presented points of view that aren't really
brought up. These topics include the religious
conflict in Nicaragua and the myth of
democracy in Chile," Frisancho said.

Undaunted by the incident, Frisancho said
the coalition will publish a longer, more
detailed newsletter next month.
Frisancho chastised the MSA Peace and
Justice Committee for refusing to distribute the
group's newsletter at their information table.
The MSA committee has a policy that it
does not distribute "offensive and misleading"
literature. Frisancho countered, saying that the
charge does not apply to the coalition's
publication.
"The same thing happens in the Latin
American countries," he said. "The difference
being, however, there it is state sanctioned."

Students find release through meditation

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By STEVEN TUCH
"TM gives you a sense of
connection to everything... It
makes you the best of what you
are," according to Ann Rappaport,
acting director of the Students
International Meditation Society
(SIMS).
Rappaport is referring to Trans-
cendental Meditation (TM) which
was developed by Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi, who 28 years ago
introduced a TM technique
meditators say reduces stress and
increases conscious awareness.
SIMS began local TM seminars
in 1970. Since then about 2,500
sUniversity students, faculty, and
staff have learned to practice TM.
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William Hillegonds, Senior Minister
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For three days this week, SIMS years.
held free public lectures at the ANOTHER practition
Michigan Union and at Mason School graduate John H
Hall. started practicing TM i
THREE and a half million Through TM, he sc
people worldwide use TM. experiences thought clarit3
Meditators say TM has positive ease of stress. To h
effects on their lives, such as transcendental consci
increased intelligence, achieved through TM is no
comprehension, learning ability, state of consciousness, but
academic performance, and enhances the others.
productivity. In addition, TM "It underlines the other {
practitioners recover faster from consciousness). You can ex
stress, experience a decrease in it without having to be a
anxiety and insomnia, and smoke unconscious," Holliday sai
and drink less. Learning TM is a t
During actual meditation, one process, according to TM i
reaches a "fourth state" of con -
sciousness. The first state is
wakefulness, the second is sleep, G
and the third is dreaming. Meditator p
Amelia Rappaport, an LSA junior, (Continued from Page1)
describes the fourth state: "You optional prayer fromawhi
transcend into a deep sleep, but draw their strength. The vc
you're still conscious... When you work during the day and
reach this state, you achieve a state have free time at night. F
of restful alertness." activities vary from rollers
Rappaport has meditated for 12 taking road trips.
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differs from other forms of
meditation and an explanation of
what it can do," Breed said. The
first step can be accomplished by
attending lectures such as the ones
that took place this week.
The second step entails detailed
explaination of how TM works.
Breed sees this as an intellectual
explanation.
In the third and final step, the
pupil works with an individual
instructor at the SIMS center.

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J. B. Notkin, University Minister
University Seminar: Galations
11:00 a.m., French Room.
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CAMPUS CENTER
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Huron St. (between State & Division)
Sundays: 9:55 worship; 11:25 Bible
Study groups for both Undergrads and
Graduate Students.
Wednesdays: 5:30SupPcgx=f .#
Fellowship.
CENTER OPEN EACH DAY
for information call 663-9376
ROBERT B. WALLACE, PASTOR

The greatest experience for Gullo
was pulling away from his everyday
hectic schedule to get a new
perspective. "At the Univeristy you
can loose sight of what is
important. We are constantly
bombarded with 'me, me,me' and
encouraged to strive for money and
power, success. One can loose sight
of what is really important -
Christian beliefs."
Beall said,"It's not what you
expect it to be, but so much more."
She added that the visit broke a lot
of her preconcieved ideas of the
mountain people. By actually
spending time with them and seeing
their needs, she became more
appreciative of what she has.
Beall and Gullo all plan to
continue the invp v Pt in
mission work.
"It's not Florida btit's clean,
warmer, and time away from
studying. It's nice," said Gullo.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Aquino demands prosecutioi
of persons in coup attempt.
MANILA, Philippines - President Corazon Aquino yesterday
ordered the prosecution of soldiers and civilians who took part in an
attempted coup and said the "gravity of the crime" was not lessened by
their peaceful surrender.
The government also said it thwarted an attempt by former President
Ferninand Marcos to return to the Philippines from his exile in Hawai
One cabinet minister linked Marcos to the coup plot.
"While we continue to cherish the virtue of compassion, we shall
have justice in this case for we must have respect for the law," M.
Aquino said, a few hours after about 250 rebellious troops and civilians
surrendered at a downtown television station.
Moslem kidnappers threaten
to kill four captives #:
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Moslem kidnappers said yesterday they will
kill four men seized last weekend if U.S. military forces attal
Lebanon, and they released a picture of an American capitive with twd
automatic rifles held to his head.
Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite remained out of sight for the
10th day. He is negotiating with the captors of two Americans held
since 1985.
The hostages threatened with death yesterday are three Americans and
an Indian abducted Saturday at Beirut University College. -l
In Washington, a Reagan administration official said: "We hold the
captors responsible for the safety of the hostages. We call for the
immediate release of all hostages. We do not speculate on any course'
of action the United States may or may not take."
Reagan sent Bible to Iran
WASHINGTON - After months of silence, the White House
confirmed yesterday that President Reagan signed a Bible sent secretly
to Iranian officials, but said it was nothing more than an "isolated
insignificant matter.
The only reason that Reagan's action was acknowledged was that
the Bible was publicly displayed at a news conference in Tehra
Tuesday by Hashemi Rafsanjani, the speaker of the parliament. A
senior administration official said privately that Rafsanjani did so only
"for internal consumption."
Ever since the secret sale of U.S. arms to Tehran was disclosed fAst
November, there have been reports that U.S. officials trying to
establish contacts in Tehran carried gifts such as a Bible, a chocolee
cake and Colt pistols. The White House has refused to discuss thb
subject.
U.S. drops steep tariff plan
WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration announced yesterday
it was dropping plans to impose steep tariffs on selected European
goods after a last-minute truce was negotiated in a trans-Atlantic trade
war over farm products.
,U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter said President Reagan
would rescind his order imposing duties of up to 200 percent on
European gin, cognac, cheeses and vegetables under a compromise
reached the day before the tariffs were to take effect.
Yeutter said in a statement that, as part of the agreement, the 12-
nation European Economic Community promised "full and fair
compensation" to the United States for an estimated $400 millioq n
lost U.S. grain sales to Spain last year.
EXTRAS
Parents write up questionable
excuses for schoolkids' absences
"My son is under the doctor's care and should not take P.E. today," onei
parent wrote. "Please execute him."
That death sentence was inadvertently reeommended in a note which 'a
parent who was in a hurry or possessed of an uncertain vocabulary wrote to
excuse a child's absence from school in Vernon Parish, La.
Duplicated copies of some of the parish's more astonishing excuse
notes were given out at a School Board meeting this month.
"Some of them were obviously made up by students," Richard Carter,
assistant principal of Leesville High School, said Wednesday. But most,
he said, were probably legitimate excuses written by parents in the rura;.
northwest Louisiana parish.-;
One parent appeared to have taken drastic action: "Please excuse Mary
for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot."
Another had a more comprehensive request: "Please excuse Fred for

being. It was his father's fault."
And several had a racier tone:
"Please excuse Fred from being absent. He had a cold and could not,
breed well."
"Please excuse Mary. She has been sick and under the doctor."
If you see news happen, call 76-DAILY.
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