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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 3, 1987
Senator finds abusesatsyu

Compiled from Associated Press reports

lawmaker who got a job at a state
mental institution although he used
the name of a dead convicted rapist
said yesterday he found patient
abuse and incidents that "made 'One
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' look
like a picnic."
State Sen. Richard Codey said he
watched employees corral and prod
patients with a pointer, heard a co-
worker brag of assaulting sleeping
female residents, and was ordered
not to intervene when a disturbed
dec ry
(Continued from Page i)
But 20 sorority members
condemned the rezoning at last
night's public hearing, saying its
proponents unfairly punish soror-
ities for behavior problems that
have been caused by fraternities.
Very few fraternity members
attended the council meeting.
"Sororities are not destructive.
They are respectful neighbors and
never cause problems they should
be punished for," said LSA
freshman Lauri Adelson. "We are an
integral part of your community -
how can you prevent students from
living in a community they
University Assistant Vice
president for Student Services
Thomas Easthope, who later spoke
at the hearing, agreed in an
interview that the council should
not "severely restrict group housing
in an area with close proximity to
But Easthope said he was stating
his personal opinion - not
representing the University. "I
would not like it to be inferred by
anybody's presence here that the
University supports or doesn't

patient stuffed cigarette ashes and
butts into his mouth.
State officials responded by
launching an investigation of hiring
practices and conditions at Marlboro
Psychiatric Hospital, where Codey
spent six days as an orderly last
"If in fact the picture he
described is an accurate one, it's an
unacceptable, if not outrageous,
situation," said Human Services
Commissioner Drew Altman.
Codey said he proved his guess

that applications of prospective
workers at mental facilities are
rarely scrutinized.
Codey said some employees not
only condoned beatings, but also
learned how to administer them
without getting caught.
"One person said 'If you hit
them and someone sees you, you
get fired. So what you have to do
is put them in a closet and then
give them a beating,"' Codey said.
He described seeing a patient eat
cigarette butts and ashes. "I saw

him get up at 3 in the morning and
dive into a trash can to get cigarette
ashes.... When he finished up, the
attendants who had been smoking
gave him their cigarette butts to
Codey said he was told not to
intervene. ,
Referring to Ken Kesey's novel
about a mental institution, Codey
said: "What I saw made 'One Flew
Over the Cuckoo's Nest' look like
a picnic."

U' Council progress
on code seems stalled

(Continued from Page 1)
THERE IS currently spec-
ulation that if the council does not
complete its work by this summer,
the administration will pass a code.
With Shapiro's recent sabbatical,
the code has not been a top priority
on many administrator's agendas.
But some think administrators
only appeared patient because they
were waiting to see if former co-
chair Donald Rucknagel could
motivate the council. With his
recent resignation and departure
from Ann Arbor, administrators
may not be so patient.
"I would not be surprised that if
the council does not soon come up
with some solid consensus, the
administration will loose patience
and provide one for us," said
Rucknagel after he resigned from
the council.

The council members have
quietly come up with their own
form of consensus. First they
divided their work into three areas
- violent crimes, less violent
crimes, and political protest. Last
April, the council released a
discussion draft of emergency
procedures for dealing with the
more violent crimes, such as
Although the council received
sharp criticism from both MSA
and the faculty civil liberties board
concerning the procedures, last
September they decided to proceed
to the area of political protest.
The panel has been vigorously
debating whether academic sanc-
tions should be used to enforce their

American, Soviet officials
agree to continue arms tals
GENEVA - American and Soviet arms control negotiators met in
special session yesterday, and the Soviets presented Mikhail
Gorbachev's new proposal to eliminate medium-range missiles in
Europe, droppong his demand to restrict the U.S.'s "Star Wars"
Searching for a breakthrough in the negotiations, the two sides
agreed to extend talks indefinitely. U.S. officials in Washington said the
American side would respond by presenting a draft treaty to remove
intermediate-range missiles now aimed at Soviet and European targets.
Soviet officials said Gorbachev made his new offer on Saturday in an
attempt to break the Geneva deadlock. Apparently it was made in the.
hope that Moscow will gain international prestige as a peacemaker and
support at home for Gorbachev's domestic reform.
MSU boosts campus security
EAST LANSING - A series of attacks on women, including a rape in
a dormitory, led Michigan State University to boost uninformed patrols
yesterday while trying to reassure students that the campus is safe.
"Perception right now is really more the issue than the actual issue
of safety," said Moses Turner, the university's vice president for student
To combat the problem, Michigan State's campus police is
increasing foot patrols, canine patrols and undercover work, university
Department of Public Safety Director Bruce Benson told reporters.
Women students and faculty are being urged to travel in pairs and
stay on well-lit paths. "We're emphasizing staying away from shrubs
and bushes," campus police officer Maureen Hall said.
Child abuse reports increase
WASHINGTON - Reports of child abuse and neglect jumped
nearly 55 percent from 1981 to 1985, while resources to help such
children increased only a fraction of that amount, according to a state-
by-state survey by a House committee.
States attributed the rise in reports primarily to increased public
awareness of child abuse and severe economic hardships on some
families, said the survey by the House Select Committee on Children,
Families and Youth.
The shortfall in resources was due largely to cuts in federal
assistance, the states reported, with services further hampered by staff
problems and the difficulty of coordinating the effort of several different
Committee Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.) said the survey
documents "for the first time on a state-by-state basis, the inadequate
response to this national tragedy."
State complains about lack
of funds to combat drugs
LANSING - The $6.1 million Congress gave Michigan to fight
drug trafficking is like giving the state "a fly swatter to kill an
elephant," one local official told a panel divvying up the money
"I could take all six million dollars myself and it wouldn't be
enough," said Harold Johnson, director of public safety in the Detroit
enclave of Highland Park.
"Six million dollars for the state of Michigan. It's a joke," Johnson



... organizes opposition

support the rezoning," he said.
PanHel advisor Mary Beth
Seiler, who lead opposition to the
rezoning, tried to assuage neighbor-
hood fears that the Greeks plan to
"take over" North Burns Park. She
said that sorority membership has
gone up 62 percent since 1979, but
the number of sorority houses has
only increased from 16 to 19.
"We are controlling the growth
- we are experiencing it in a
responsible manner," she said.
"We're not trying to take over the
Councilmember Jeff Epton (D-
Third Ward), who represents North
Burns Park, acknowedged that a
student voter registration drive
could hurt his candidacy for re-
election next month.

(Continued from Page 1
group hosts a luncheon
which different membersc
and provides a forum fors
such as Vest. The societ
members to conferences, i
about a dozen who went to
last week.

brig dept.
strong fture
The society also holds picnics
- for and happy hours, provides
cook - scholarship information from pro-
speakers fessional societies, and plays
ty sends several intramural sports. The
ncluding basketball team, Cameron said, is
Denver vying for the championship of its



Students surprised at diverse Hillel


(Continued from Page 1)
experience, has an important contri-
bution to make in many areas of
Both Jewish and non-Jewish
programs have increased, according
to Brooks.
Hillel is the world's oldest and
largest Jewish service organization
and serves as the main Jewish
student center on campus. It pro -
vides programs and services
primarily for Jewish students and
Activities include religious
services, kosher food programs, and
information on issues of concern to
the Jewish community, such as
Israel, the Middle East, and
oppressed Jews in the Soviet Union
and Ethiopia.
Hillel also offers 15 non-credit
Judaica classes each semester.
"We are in a unique position to
enrich the life of the entire Uni -
versity community. To turn our
backs on that opportunity would be
irresponsible and short-sighted,"
Brooks said.
Hillel's presentations during the
past year include: author Elie

Wiesel and Russian comedian
Yakov Smirnoff; the Great
American Writers series featuring
Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller;
and programs for the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
Scheduled to appear in next
year's Hill Street Forum are authors
John Irving and Margaret Atwood
and film director John Huston.
Jewish History Prof. Todd
Endelman said, "Hillel is a great
success story. The Hillel at
Michigan is one of the most active
and exciting in the country."
Michelle Marans, an LSA
freshman, said, "I think it's a
worthwhile organization to have on
campus. I took a class through it."
LSA junior Steve Ribiat said,
"It does an excellent job. (Hillel)
provides more service to the
students then MSA."
Hillel operates as an independent
organization under the supervision
of a local Governing Board com -
posed of 10 students, six faculty
members, and one member of the
local community.
The Hillel foundation is

affiliated with the national B'nai
B'rith Hillel organization which
provides 20 percent of its annual
operating expenses. An additional
30 percent comes from the Detroit
Jewish Welfare Federation. The
remaining half of Hillel's annual
budget is generated by fund-raising
and from large-scale programs
which are partly covered by ticket
Hillel is not a membership
group. Its programs are open to the
entire University community.
"Hillel has experienced an
extraordinary and unprecedented
growth of activity during the past
three years. It is now the second
largest student programming organ -
ization on campus (after the
University Activities) and allocates
more money to student-run pro -
grams than does MSA," said
Because of this growth, Hillel
plans to break ground later this
summer for a $3 million renovation
and expansion of its present
facility, due to be ready for
occupancy by September, 1988.

World's shortest flight is
hop, skip, jump in Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A four-minute, 10-mile hop from San
Francisco to Oakland has been submitted to the Guinness Book of
World Records for being the shortest commerical flight, an airlines
spokesperson says.
The three flights every morning and evening are "really a way to get
the planes and crews back to San Francisco," said United Airlines
spokesperson Charles Novak.
He said maintenance work is done overnight at San Francisco
International Airport and that the return to Oakland is just for the
convenience of the passengers.
A one-way ticket costs $74, which makes the flight $20 more than a
helicopter trip between the two airports and $30 more than a cab ride.
With a recent round of fare reductions, a round-trip excursion is $38,
but the reservations must include a Saturday night.
Novak said the flight is worth 750 miles credit toward United's
Mileage Plus program, a bonus for frequent fliers, and adds, "After you
log 10,000 miles, you can upgrade from coach to first class."
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If you lived and worked in California as a policeman -and developed a liking for frozen
yogurt-what would you do if you moved back to Michigan and couldn't find any?
Forget about it? Try something new? Not Pat Potochick.
Rather than give up, Pat Potochick and his mother Eva decided tor
bring this West Coast treat to Ann Arbor-and Tally Hall.
This is California Freeze. Serving frozen yogurt cones, shakes,
drinks, pies, salads and sundaes-with a choice of 27 different
toppings. California Freeze is a California dream come true-
seven days a week. >
California Freeze and Tally Hall.
Two great reasons to get to know us.
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