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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 29, 1987

Project Community adds courses

BY SHEALA DURANT
The University's Project Com-
munity program will be starting two
new programs this semester, one at
the Adrian Training School and the
other at Southern Michigan State
Prison at Jackson.
Project Community has been a
part of the University for the past 25
years. It provides service to the com-
munity as well as a learning ex-
perience for students.
"The learning that goes on in
Project Community is different than
learning in the traditional class-
room," said Director Jeffery Howard.
"Project Community is concerned
with the development of the whole
student, not just the grey matter.
"To gain knowledge it must

include action and experience."
At Project Community, students
develop skills in the "real world" and
learn problem-solving dealing with
real-life problems - things they
can't learn in the classroom, Howard
added.
Project Community offers pro-
grams in organizational leadership,
consumer advocacy, health care, edu-
cation, and criminal justice. Several
sections are still open. Students in-
terested in Project Community pro-
grams may register until tomorrow.
Courses begin on October 1.
Students attend a weekly forum,
keep a journal, and write three short
papers, and earn up to three credits,
depending on how many hours are
spent working in the community.

LSA junior Chris Mims par-
ticipated in Project Community's
Criminal Justice program and met
with prisoners - both adult and
juvenile offenders.
"With the younger kids (at Maxey
Training School) we acted out skits,
watched movies and played games to
help kids build up their self-
confidence," she said.
Mims said she participated in "rap
sessions" with older prisoners. About
her overall experience she said "It
helped me to better be able to relate
to why youths commit crimes and
get the other side of things. We
compared what they wanted out of
life and what we wanted out of life
and it's really not that much dif-
ferent.

The Adrian Training School
program was the brainchild of Project
Community's Director of Criminal
Justice Program, Susan Van Baalen.
Van Baalen saw a need for volunteers
willing to work with female juvenile
offenders. Students will be playing
"new games", a category of activities
that promote team cooperation, not
competition.
Project Community has had
programs at Jackson for 15 years.
Students involved in this program
will be tutoring inmates on all levels
- from the functionally illiterate to
those working toward a high school
diploma. By doing this students are
increasing chances for prisoners to
get a job and get back into society.

Rent stabilization petition drive launched

By ALAN PAUL
Four Ann Arbor residents launched
a drive to stabilize rents in the city at
a Michigan Union news conference
yesterday.
Members of The Ann Arbor
Citizens for Fair Rent held a news
conference at which they unveiled
the body of their rent stabilization
ordinance. They are beginning a
petition drive to garner the 5,000
signatures necessary for the ordinance
to be included in the April election.

Spokesperson Mark Appel
outlined the ordinance, which would
provide automatic annual rent
increases equal to 75 percent of the
increase in the Consumer Price
Index, as well as four other means by
which landlords could raise rents. All
increases together could not exceed
15 percent.
Appel said that the 75 percent of
inflation figure is fair for landlords
because many of their expenses, such
as mortgage payments, are no t

affected by inflation.
The group also said that the
ordinance would not discourage pro-
perty maintenance or construction,
problems in other cities with rent
control ordinances. New units are not
subject to restrictions until after their
initial rates have been set, and no
rent increases will be allowed unless
the rental unit is in compliance with
state and local housing codes.
"The ordinance is not like New
York's," Larry Fox of the Housing
Reform Project said. "We've learned

from their mistakes. You won't see
the South Bronx in Ann Arbor.
"It's not going to solve t h e
housing shortage for low income
people and if it's real low, it won't
help at all," Fox continued. "It will
help most working people not on a
fixed income. And, hopefully, it will
keep the issue in the public eyes."
Ann Arbor Citizens for Fair Rent
will hold a rent stabilization meeting
tonight at 7:30 at the Community
High School Auditorium, 401 N.
Division.

Defense lawyers must use 'zealous' techniques

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Bomber crashes in Colorado
LA JUNTA, Colo. - A B-1B bomber with six people aboard crashed
yesterday in a ball of orange flame in the Colorado prairie after birds were
sucked into the engines, but three crew members parachuted to safety,
authorities said.
The fate of the other crew members was not immediately known; the
Air Force said they were listed as missing. It was the first crash of a
regular production model of the B-1B, the nation's newest long-range
strategic bomber.
The survivors were reported in good condition with minor injuries at
the U.S. Air Force Academy hosptial in Colorado Springs.
The bomber, attached at the 96th Bombardment Wing, left Dyess Air
Force Base in Abilene, Texas, early yesterday. It was headed for the Stra-
tegic Training Range Complex near La Junta.
Bush extols freedom in Poland
WARSAW, Poland - Vice President George Bush made a dramatic
appearance with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa yesterday and then urged
the Polish people in a televised address to strive for "greater freedom."
"To our freedom and your freedom," Bush said in Polish and English at
the end of a live five-minute broadcast on state-run television that was
unprecedented for an American official.
He said that he met with Walesa and other Solidarity officials, and
noted that he had visited the gravesite of the Rev.Jerzy Popieluszko, a
pro-Solidarity priest who was slain by secret government police.
But Bush did not specifically endorse Solidarity.
The communist government responded in mixed terms to the address.
"It seems to me...that he has not overcome all myths and illusions," the
TV commentator said after.
Mudslide kills 143 Colombians
MEDELLIN, Colombia - An avalanche of red mud and rock killed at
least 143 people, including 43 children, when it thundered down a moun-
tainside and onto a slum area, officials said yesterday.
Some residents estimated up to 500 people were missing in the scores
of buried shacks.
At least seven of the children killed were attending first Holy Com-
munion parties when buried under the landslide Sunday in Villa Tina, an
impoverished area of the industiral city of Medellin.
Exhausted workers dug through 20 feet of mud looking for survivors
and bodies yesterday.
"We heard the noise that sounded like an explosision and soon after-
ward a huge mass of rocks and mud descended upon us," said Mary Mos-
quera, who lost three daughters in the avalanche.
NRC finds fault at Fermi II
WASHINGTON - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has
recommended a $75,000 fine against Detroit Edison Co. for failing to
control water temperature in the reactor of the Fermi II nuclear power
station, the NRC said Monday.
The NRC said the water temperature on July 26 rose to 220 degrees
while the plant was shut down fo maintenance and repairs. Licensed
operators at the plant had "failed to properly instruct a trainee who was
assigned the task of monitoring the reactor water temperature," said Russ
Marabito, NRC regional spokesman in Glen Elyn, Ill.
A. Bert Davis, NRC regional administrator, said the alleged violation
was of "particular concern to the NRC because it involved the failure of
four licensed operators to discharge their duties in a responsible manner."
EXTRAS
Lansing city councilmembers
ban'U' fight song from streets
LANSING - The University's famed fight song, "The Victors," has
been banned from Lansing streets under a new ordinance written by a
fervent Michigan State fan.
"There's nothing melodic about that tune," Lansing city
councilmember Sid Worthington said with tongue planted firmly in
cheek.
The admittedly partisan Worthington said the song - described by
John Phillip Sousa as one of the greatest marches ever written - is noise
pollution, pure and simple, so he had it banned under the city's new
traffic code.
"No vehicle shall be equipped with, or shall any person use upon a
vehicle, any siren, whistle, or bell, or any other device which plays 'The
Victors,"' the code said. Michigan travels to Lansing Oct. 10 for their

annual showdown with the Spartans.
"I think the law is not a joking matter," said Chief District Judge
William Collette, adding that humor shouldn't be part of city ordinances.
"If we treat our laws as a joke, others will too, even more than they do
already," he added.
If you see news happen,-call 76-DAILY.

(Continued from Page 1)
BATZER SAID though people like to
think about the court system as a "truth-finding
process," both the defense and the prosecution
use "little dramas" in their attempts to persuade
the jury.
"A courtroom is a harsh place where the most
private experiences of people.- issues which
involve great emotional pain - are held up for
public scrutiny and worked up by attorneys on
both sides," Batzer said.
"They must set aside their own feelings and
just try to win. Their art is the art of persuasion
and the trial is the theater."
Gail Benson, a defense attorney in Detroit's
Recorder's Court, said the defense must
aggressively scrutinize the circumstances of an
alleged rape because without that evidence, the
jury would have no other information on which
to base their decision, except the complainant's
testimony.
For example, Benson said whether a woman
had been drinking is important in a rape trial
because, "When women drink, it changes their
inhibitions. It's one thing to say no, but when
women drink, they give mixed signals."
Neal acqui
(Continued from Page 1) Also, E
from the beginning there was not a could not
case," Bila said. about alle
Yesterday's proceedings began women on
with an exchange between attorneys previously1
Boak and Cooper over the admis- Neal. The
sibility of evidence. Judge Deake women we
ruled the records were not relevant testify, wh
and issued a protective order over the sustain t
records. objection.

Because alcohol impairs memory, Benson
said, what a woman actually said to the man at
the time of the alleged rape could be different
than what she remembers she said the next
morning.
'A courtroom is a harsh place
where the most private experiences
of people...are held up for public
scrutiny.'
- Judge James Batzer
Michigan 19th Circuit Court
Julie Steiner, director of the University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness
Center, disagreed.
"A trial for rape is one of the most difficult
things someone can go through. Someone being
drunk is not an excuse for rape. That's crazy,"

Steiner said.
ANOTHER DEFENSE, Benson said,
attorneys could use is that the defendant could
have been getting mixed signals. Given certain
social circumstances, such as a large party, she
said, "What the woman may have said was not
enough to let him know that she meant no.
Saying it isn't enough. There's a fine line
between coaxing and force."
Also, Benson said the defense attorney must
also consider the consequences: the penalty for
Criminal Sexual Conduct One (CSC1) is up to
life in prison.
Detroit area attorney Sorenia Whittington said
a defense attorney can do anything as long the
judge and the prosecutor don't object. By
testifying, Whittington said the complainant
must be cross-examined.
"Basically, the defense attorney tries to poke
holes in the complainant's story and attack her
credibility in order to put a reasonable doubt in
the judge's and jury's minds that the defendant
didn't commit the crime," she said. "As a defense
lawyer, you really have to defend your client
zealously whether you believer him or her or
not."

ted in fraternity rape trial

Deake ruled that Cooper
question the defendant
egations made by two
n Friday that they had
been sexually attacked by
prosecutor said the two
ere reluctant to come and
hich prompted Deake to
he defense counsel's

Next, the prosecutor sought to
introduce three rebuttal witnesses.
Deake disallowed all three rebuttal
witnesses, because he said Dr. Dee
Fenner, who examined the woman at
University hospital, had no new
evidence. He cited rules of evidence
in denying Cooper the opportunity to

call two of the woman's sorority
sisters.
The defense refrained from calling
any character witnesses because
Deake also ruled that Cooper could
question these witnesses about any
prior "bad acts" committed by the
defendant.

University of Wisconsin
Platteville
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The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and
The LS&A Project on Language and Development (PLRD)
invite you to attend an exhibit on
LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, September 29, 3-6 pm
Pendleton Room, The Michigan Union
Presentations and Demonstrations:
3:00-3:30 Use of video disc technology and interactive video in language
instruction, Edna Amir CoffingDept. of Near Eastern Studies
3:30-4:00 Using video filming and viewing for developing oral
proficiency, Joan Morley, Program in Linguistics and English
Language Institution
4:00-4:30 Use of computer assisted instruction in Chinese studies,
William Baxter, Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures
4:30-5:00 Satellite transmitted video programs in Russian classes
Nusya Milman, Dept. of Slavic languages and Literatures
5:00-6:00 Open time for visiting exhibits which include materials from
the above presentations and a special demonstration of IBM
System-2 capabilities by an IBM representative

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