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Journalist relates job

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media link to inform the Filipino
people about the events that were
unfolding in Manila.
"We were able to gather
sympathy from the people since we
broadcast non-stop for four days,"
Arcones said. "I was on the air for
four days straight, no sleep at all.
The people were kept informed of
what was happening in metro
Most broadcast stations in the
Philippines supported the Marcos
regime, so reports of the revolution
were regularly omitted from
newscasts. To provide the Filipino

people with accurate information
about the revolution, DYFM also
broadcast the live reports of radio
and television stations in the United
States. The reports were transmitted
from the U. S. to the Philippines
over the telephone.
Although freedom of the press is
guaranteed in the Filipino con -
stitution, the Marcos administra -
tion refused to entertain such rights,
especially during the period of
martial law from 1972 until 1981.
Arcones said journalists who were
critical of the regime, exposing the
abuses by military officials, put
themselves in dangerous positions.

"If they could not get you with
bribery and threats, they would
attempt to kill you," Arcones said.
"That resulted in the deaths of about
26 newsmen." Arcones hired two
bodyguards and carried a gun to
protect him from frequent death
He said Marcos used bribery as a
common method to control the
activities and opinions of Filipino
journalists. Before any election,
Marcos and his wife would call a
number of reporters to Malacanang
Palace in Manila and discuss their
good intentions and sacrifices for
the country. Arcones said he and the
other journalists were all given
envelopes containing money as
they left the palace.
While many reporters supported
the Marcos administration after
taking bribes, Arcones said he and
other journalists only accepted the
money because if they did not, the
money would be spent to promote
the government in some other way.
Arcones said that under President
Corazon Aquino, the Filipino press
enjoys the freedom that they were
denied of under Marcos. "We fear no

one at this time because we don't
receive threats," Arcones said. "I
just got information from people at
our network that the atmosphere
has changed. They can expose
anything without being afraid,
without getting threats, without
being pressured by military or
government officials."
When Marcos was in power,
restrictions on journalists did not
allow for such freedoms. Arcones
had five libel charges filed against
him by local government officials
during the Marcos administration;
four have been dropped. He was
forced to file a 2,000 peso bond
(about $100) to assure the gov -
ernment that he would return to the
country while one charge is still
On Monday, the Filipino people
overwhelmingly approved a new
constitution, composed under the
Aquino administration. The election
of senators and representatives in
May, called for in the new
constitution, will "be a lively
competition in politics," Arcones

Prof studies divorce

(Continued from Page 1)
"Parents' biggest complaint is
that kids don't talk about (the
divorce) to them," Kalter said. The
program encourages them to talk,
write, or draw pictures explaining
how they feel.
Kalter researched more than 1000
students up to 11-years-old during
the last ten years. The program's
findings have been published in 15
journal articles and a manual.
The students are tested for relief
from anxiety, depression,
aggressive behavior, social
withdrawl, isolation, sadness, and

Kalter said the results have been
favorable, and plans to continue and
expand the program.
The program is used at several
schools around the country.
Locally, the Plymouth, Canton,
Saline, and Whitmore Lake
elementary schools use the
Kalter is also considering
starting discussion groups for
University students whose parents
recently divorced. These students
undergo unique pressures, Kalter
said. Students can express interest
in these divorce discussions at the
University Counseling center.


My little pony
Farm-hand Gary Baurer feeds the mini-horses on the outskirts of Ann
Arbor at Domino's Farms Horse Barn. They are touring the nation to
promote Domino's at state fairs and parades. The horses are privately
owned by Tom Monaghan.
olice investigate break-in

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Ann Arbor police are
investigating a break-in and robbery
at an apartment on the 1500 block
of Northwood, which occurred
between 8 and 9 p.m. Monday.
According to Sgt. Jan Suomala, the
intruder broke a window and escaped
with a watch, jewelry, a
kideocassette recorder, VCR tapes,
stereo speakers, and clothing valued
at approximately $5600.
Police also reported an assault
on a 19-year-old University student
Monday night. The victim told
police; an acquaintange followed her
to her Stockwel dorm roa: and
then forcibly removed her blouse
and bra. She declined to ,press
harges against the man, who was

later released, Suomala said.
According to Ann Arbor Police
Captain Harold Rady, a car
travelling at a high speed
northbound on Division Street ran
through a red light and struck a car,
driven by South Lyon resident
Lilian Akemann, who was
travelling eastbound on Liberty.
The driver of the northbound car,
Ann Arbor resident William
Graving, was ticketed for
disobeying a red light. Akemann
yas taken td St. Joseph Hospital
gnd treated for unspecified injuries
before being released. Graving
complained of pain, but was not
taken to a hospital.
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