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Peace Corp needs minority help
By LOUIS STANCATO
Last night, in conjunction with Black
History Month, the Peace Corps hosted an
"International Careers Opportunity Seminar" at
-, the William Monroe Trotter House.
The seminar was intended to help recruit
minorities, especially African Americans, into
international careers, with the Peace Corps as a
possible starting point, however, nobody
- showed up.
Officials, perplexed by the low turn-out,
partially blamed under-exposure. But attendance
might have been limited because of last night's
teach-in, Confronting Racism, at Alice Lloyd
According to Louise Baldwin, a campus
Peace Corps representative, the seminar was
supposed to give some information available
The seminar ended up turning into an
informal discussion on African American
history and culture.
Recently, the Peace Corps has experienced
an overall decline in minority involvement,
with less than 8 percent of the nearly 5,700
members coming from minority groups.
The featured speaker, Patricia Chabi, is a
former Peace Corps volunteer. Chabi, who
spoke of her experiences as a Corps volunteer
in 1983, felt that the "Peace Corps is under-
represented by minorities. That includes Black
Americans, Hispanics, etc."
Misconceptions of what the Peace Corps is
all about is also a major reason why minority
enrollment is so low. One belief is that the
Corps is for white, middle-class Americans
only, which deters many interested minorites
Baldwin went on to state that the Peace
Corps is not only for the well-off, but for
anyone interested in a rewarding challenge.
Since 1961, more than 100,000 Americans
have volunteered for the Peace Corps, serving
in 91 countries throughout the world.
Child care may b
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O'Connell of the U.S. Census
Bureau said that since the end of
World War II women have shifted
from their traditional family roles
to- the labor market, creating the
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need for child care.
The University will soon try to
meet this need by providing indirect
benefits beginning January 1, 1988,
according to Donald Thiel, director
of staff benefits. Faculty and staff
will be able to pay for child care
with pre-tax dollars, Thiel said.
This benefit was initiated by the
Committee on the Economic Status
of the Faculty, a committee of the
faculty senate. Eugene Feingold,
chair of CESF, said his committee
was responsible for pushing the
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plan, called the Dependent Care
Assistance Program. Feingold said
the University has opposed child
care programs, but sees a move -
ment towards a flexible benefits
VICE President for Student
Services Henry Johnson said the
executive officers and personnel
from the Staff Benefits Office are
working to provide flexible bene -
fits, which would give faculty and
staff the opportunity to choose
"A daycare arrangement may be
one of the offerings," Johnson said.
"(The University) could always
do more and is open to discussion,"
Johnson said. Johnson does not
believe that the University is "los -
ing or gaining people" based on
their child care support system.
One University law student
disagrees, saying she chose the
University because of its child care.
Karen Tomcala is a single mother
living on North Campus who chose
to go to school here instead of
Harvard Law School because of an
after school program for children on
"(Child care programs) make a
difference to people like me whether
or not we come here," Tomcala
The program Tomcala is
referring to is sponsored by the
Community Center Planning Com -
mittee, organized under Family
Housing Community Services.
Programs include an after school
care system, a pre-school class,
parent-child playgroups, and a
babysitting pool, said Program
Coordinator Gigi Briggs.
THE University will focus on
child care in the next few months as
a proposal for a community center
on North Campus will be brought
before the Board of Regents before
the end of this semester, according
Regent Sarah Power (D-Ann
Arbor) said she raised the question
of the University's role in child care
a few years ago. "Day care is one of
the most pressing issues for women
today," Power said.
The idea of a community center
on North Campus goes back as far
as 1962, according to Briggs. "It's
unclear why the idea didn't get
pushed foward," Briggs said.
Trish Kaplan, information and
referral coordinator for the Coin -
munity Child care and Referral
Service for Washtenaw County,
said "the demand for child care is
quite high." Kaplan said the service
gets an average of 275 requests a
month for child care.
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Consideration of Michigan
MX missile site spurs debate
OSCODA - News that Wurtsmith Air Force Base is among 10
sites under consideration for MX missile garrisons stirred new debate in
this northern Michigan community over whether jobs or public safety
is more important.
"Iosco County is in real need of employment and development, and
the Air Force base is a vital part of our county's economy," said Tawas
City Manager Thomas Chatel. "I think it would be an essentially
positive development in the community with a positive economic
impact on all of northeast Michigan."
Soviet agents beat protesters
MOSCOW-Security agents beat protesters and used snowplows to
drive them off a Moscow street yesterday, the fourth day of rallies
seeking the release of Jewish activist Josef Begun.
Police briefly detained 14 people, including Begun's wife and son.
The agents, who wore civilian clothes, also roughed up Western
reporters and television crews covering the protest, which drew about 20
people at Moscow's Arbat shopping mall.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady Gerasimov later told reporters
that young toughs, not security agents, were responsible for breaking
up the protest.
However, it was clear at the scene that the plainclothesmen were not
tenn-age vigilantes. They were well-organized and were backed by
uniformed police and snowplow.
Israelis attack Palestinians
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Israeli jets and Shiite Moslem militiamen
attacked Palestinian guerrillas at refugee camps yesterday and officials
haggled over how to get food into the shantytowns, which have been
cut off for three months.
Police said three people were killed and 12 wounded in the attacks on
Palestinian camps in Beirut and south Lebanon.
A dozen Israeli fighter-bombs were involved in the raid on two
buildings used by the mainstream Fatah guerrilla faction near the
ancient southern port of Sidon, police reported. Fatah is led by Yasser
Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Casualities from the Israeli bombings at dawn on the outskirts of the
Mieh Mieh camp were given as one civilian killed and three people
wounded, including three guerillas.
Jury deliberates KKK trial
MOBILE, Ala. - A federal jury yesterday began deliberating in a
$10 million lawsuit against the United Klans of America that stems
from the 1981 killing of a black teen-ager whose body was left hanging
in a tree.
A Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the killing three years ago
pleaded with the all-white jury to decide in favor of the black victim's
family, who brought the suit.
"Return a judgment against me and everything else," said James
"Tiger" Knowles, 24, also a co-defendant in the case.
Then, turning to the mother of the teen-ager who was killed,
Knowles apologized in tears before a courtroom filled with about 100
U.S. District Judge Alex Howard Jr., who presided over the trial that
began Monday, sent the case to the jury late yesterday.
In case you missed it, yesterday was Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
On the occassin, some grade-schoolers from his home state, Illinois,
remembered him as a good president who freed the slaves and tried his
hand at less serious duties - like throwing pies and making pennies.
Most of the second-graders of Dubois School in Springfield had no
trouble recalling that Lincoln was a president, and some gave him even
a bit more credit than he was due.
"He was the very, very first president," said Lisa Fischer.
"He made the penny," said classmate Daymon Kiliman.
Slavery, war, and monetary issues aside, the children sometimes
remembered Lincoln for less historic events, even though Khara Geders
observed, "Abraham Lincoln was a famous guy."
"One thing that he did was that he got the pig out of the mud," said
"Abraham Lincoln was the first pie-thrower," said classmate Grant
Johnson, who insisted Lincoln was also "the fastest pie-thrower."
Tim DaRosa had the right idea, but not quite the right spelling.
Lincoln, he said, "won the silver war."
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