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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 23, 1987- Page 3

Pentagon:
attack
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had been tracked by radar and by air
for several days as it steamed
through the central gulf toward
Bahrain "because it had been seen
loading suspect devices" before
qleaving an Iranian port.
"It was no accident" that U.S.
helicopters from the frigate USS
Jarrett were flying near the Iranian
ship Monday night, using infrared
sensors to monitor its activities, one
official added.
President Reagan, meantime,
defended the U.S. attack on the ship
as clearly "authorized by law"
because the vessel was sowing
mines in international waters.
Yesterday, Michigan's Democrats
and Republicans in Congress said
that the U.S. Navy acted properly in
attacking an Iranian ship believed to
be laying mines in Persian Gulf
shipping lanes.

Vietnam vets see

'light

at the end of the tunnel'

By EDWARD KLEINE
For 17 years, Jim Wade w a s
ashamed of the fact he was a Vietnam
veteran. "People treated you like you
were weird," he says.
He remembers how strangers
pointed to his medals on his uniform
and asked, "How many people did
you have to kill to get this one?"
College students who opposed the
war "took it out on us," he says.
But now, Wade, who served three-
and-a-half terms with the Navy
during the war, wants people to
know he is a veteran. He joined the
Vietnam Veterans of Washtenaw
County when the group formed about
a year-and-a-half ago, and speaks to
local school groups about h i s
experiences.
HE ALSO wears his uniform -
proudly - when he and other
veterans march in parades.
Wade also doesn't face the
negative reactions he used to get.
Now, he says, people walk up to
him and say things like, "Welcome
home." When he and other veterans
marched in a parade in Ypsilanti this
summer, spectators along the entire
three-mile parade route cheered them
all the way.
"It's been unbelievable," Wade
says. "We are finally being treated
like human beings... a lot of anger,
and frustration have melted off."

The attitude towards the veterans
has changed, says History Prof.
Gerald Linderman, who teaches a
class called 20th Century American
Wars, because non-veterans can now
sympathize with the soldiers. "The
effects of the war on the Vietnamese
are slipping into the mist, and that
leaves the effects of the war on
Americans," Linderman said.
Fifteen years ago, college students
would have been the last group a
veteran would turn to for sympathy.
But students now say they respect
those who fought in Vietnam,
regardless of what they think of the
war. "They haven't been paid the re-
spect they were due," says LSA first-
year student Steve Brown. "The stu-
dent today sees the predicament they
were put in. There's more compas-
sion."
VIETNAM veteran Paul
Dumsch of Ypsilanti finds the
reaction gratifying. "There's light at
the end of the tunnel now," he says.
But the change in attitude has
come only recently. "It took a long
time to be able to form a group,"
says Wade. The group now has 46
members and meets once a month in
the Saline United Auto Workers hall.
They try to increase awareness of
veterans' problems and let the public
know that "we're not bad people," or
"crazy, whacked-out baby killers,"
says Wade. The group occupies

booths at events - such as the Ann
Arbor Art Fair - where they hand
out leaflets and answer questions.
Members also speak about their
experiences at local schools.
When they're not talking with the
public, they talk with each other and
try to work through their problems.
"We talk about the good times that
we had, not about the bad times... so
what if you had nightmares? If your
wife or husband can't help you out,
you can call one of us," Wade says.
"SO MUCH of it for me is just
the relief of being able to talk to
people who know what you're
talking about," says member
Dumsch, "I've talked about things I
haven't talked about in 20 years.
Going to the meetings is like
having a load lifted off their chests,
say Dumsch and Wade. "It's a great
feeling when you walk in there for
the first time," Dumsch says. "Any-
time someone new comes in, you
tell him 'Welcome Home'... some of
them cry,"
Wade says the bad dreams he used
to have have "dwindled down to
where they're rare" since he joined.
Wade said that at times, he used to
wake up with his hands wrapped
around his wife's throat. Still, he
says, "I don't think there's ever a day
goes by that you don't think about
(the war)."

Cuomo visits Kremlin -A "cte"rs
New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his wife, Matilda, center, re-
ceive a guided tour of ther Kremlin yesterday while visiting Moscow.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor toda:
Speakers Baha'i Cl
Dr. Ihsan Bagby - "Islam and the Leue.
Modern World," 8:30 p.m., 2231 - Mass e
Angell Hall. -Ms
Prexy Nesbitt - "The Struggle in Auditorium
Southern Africa: The Frontline States
and U.S. Policy," 3-5 p.m., CAAS Further
Lounge, 111 West Engineering., Universi
R.P.S. Jefferies - "The Ancestry Students
of Vertebrates," 4 p.m., Room 4001 video: "D
C.C. Little Building. Socialism
Kevork Bardakjian - Business S
"Impressions from a Recent Trip to
Armenia," Noon, Commons Room, Seda
Lane Hall. Send a
Gary A. Molander - "Stereo- coming e
controlled Cyclization Reactions," 4 The M
p.m., Room 1300, Chemistry Maynard
Building. 48109. In
Gerhard Gritzner - "Solvent formatior
Effects on the Redox Potentials and number.
ther RlaiontoSolvent Parameters," nounceni
their Relation to Suvnoen eona em
4p.m., Room 1200 Chemistry Sunday e,
Building.before U
cements
Meetings must be
LASC, UCAR, FSACC -
Representatives will discuss each
organization followed by a speech by
Prexy Nesbitt, long-time Civil-Rights
activist, 8:30 p.m., R a c k h a m
Amphitheater
Salvadoran Dinner - Prepared by
the Celaya family, a Salvadoran
family living in Sanctuary in Ann
Arbor. Followed by a discussion of
their experiences in El Salvador. 6
p.m., First Congregational Church,
corner of William and State.
U A C - Comedy Company
Auditions. 5-12 p.m., UAC
Backroom, 2nd Floor, Michigan
Union.
Socley of Women Engineers -
Pre-Interview, Bell Communications
Research.1-4p.m., 143 Chrysler
Center. (ocr
East Quad Music Co-op - Mass
meeting. 7:30 p.m., 126 East Quad

Hahn testifies
that she is
'not a bimbo'

ub - 6 p.m., Michigan
ervice Intern Program
meeting, 6 p.m., Rackham
m.
more
ity of Michigan
of Objectivism -
ebate 84', Capitalism vs.
," 8 p.m., Room B-235,
chool.
nnouncements of up-
vents to "The List," c/o
ichigan Daily, 420
St., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
clude all pertinent in-
n and a contact phone
We must receive an-
nents for Friday and
vents at least two weeks
he event, and announ-
for weekday events
received at least two
ore the event.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -
Jessica Hahn, declaring "I am not a
bimbo," says in a Playboy magazine
interview that she "hated every
second" of her sexual encounter with
PTL founder Jim Bakker seven years
ago and "it has ruined my life."
A copy of the November issue of
the magazine, which includes a 31-
page interview and semi-nude layout
of Hahn, became available yesterday
as she concluded two days of
testimony before a federal grand jury
looking into hush money paid her
after the liaison.
"I've been treated as less than
human, as a thing, as a pawn," she
said.

PIRGIM funding to'
begin in January

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approve funding for the group which
engages in environmental lobbying.
PIRGIM members referred to a
referendum vote last spring in which
69 percent of the students voted in
favor of funding the group.
Much of the opposition in the
assembly stemmed from questions

about PIRGIM's finances. Business
School representative Jon Bhushan
questioned whether student fees
collected on campus were being
spent on programs at the University.
Bhushan said funds could be shuttled
to a national group in Boston to
which PIRGIM is linked.
"I fear that there will be a lack of
accountability in tracing student
funds and PIRGIM's relationship
with (the national group) severely
compounds this problem," he said in
a report presented to the assembly
last week.
PIRGIM officials denied this
saying that student funds were kept
in a separate bank account and not
tied to any monies collected in
statewide canvassing.

CORRECTIONS
Paul Pintrich is an assistant professor in the School of Education,
not a graduate student, as stated in a photo caption in yesterday's Daily.
The caption also incorrectly stated that the Dean of the School of
Education and two graduate students were awarded Spencer Fellowships.
The Dean and three graduate students were awarded grants.

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