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Pollack to
.Baker in
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person there can be," Pollack said.
Pursell could not be reached for a
Pollack listed environmental
issues as her main concern right
now. She said the legislature must
work to impose more stringent
punishments for corporations which
illegally dispose of their toxic
wastes. It is currently possible to
make millions of dollars by running
illegal landfills, according to
"Those companies that care to
dispose of waste in a responsible
way are at an economic
disadvantage," Pollack said. "If you
send corporate executives to jail,
even for a short time, you will get
their attention."
Pollack also gave her views on
the 1988 presidential election. She
said although there is no clear leader
among the Democratic candidates,
the Republicans have set themselves
up for a defeat through a lack of

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, teptember:9, I98/ - Page 5
Peace Corps recruits
members on campus

A Peace Corps recruitment
meeting of almost 60 people in the
International Center last night
concentrated on the requirements for
Peace Corps job applicants, but
issues of politics and culture
simmered beneath the surface.
"I came because I think that
especially in the Reagan era...it's
real difficult to look forward to a
post-college career with a clear
conscience," said Dan Orlowski, a
Orlowski added that he had not
decided what he thought of the Peace
Corps: "whether it's a CIA-front,
which is what a lot of people are
saying or is the only job you can do
if you have any heart."
After a 25 minute film on Peace
Corps projects around the world, a
former Peace Corps volunteer in the
audience commented in the question
and answer period, "I think there are
a lot of misconceptions about the
CIA (and its relationship to the
Peace Corps)," said Peter Simonson,
a first-year graduate student in
Later Simonson, who was a
Peace Corps volunteer in the

Dominican Republic from 1984 to
1986 said that he had heard of only
one instance of CIA involvement.
According to Jennifer Metzler,
who also worked in the Dominican
Republic from 1985 to 1987,
"someone in the CIA wanted to
work on a Peace Corps project" in
the Dominican Republic in 1986.
The two Peace Corps volunteers
involved allowed the C I A' s
participation thinking that the
country director approved the project
according to both Metzler and
Simonson. Simonson stressed,
however, that as soon as the Peace
Corps director in the Dominican
Republic found out, he stopped the
As for charges in the March issue
of The Progressive that the Peace
Corps operations in Belize are
marked by cultural arrogance and a
strong business orientation,
University Peace Corps
representative Louise Baldwin said
the Belize director "was not the best
of country directors." She added that
the number of political appointees of
Reagan are being curtailed: "Now
country directors have to have Peace
Corps experience."


Peace Corps workers (l-r) Louise Baldwin, Julia Harrison, and Laurie Stroud conducted a recruiting meeting
last night at the International Center. Baldwin, a Corps counselor at the University and Detroit-based
recruiters Harrison and Stroud showed a film and led a discussion in an attempt to get students to take part in
the toughest jobthey'll ever love.


Thirteen years ago, personal computers had
8-bit data paths and held a paltry 64K RAM.
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So we're having a kick-off event, to
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Thursday, October 1st at 7 p.m.
Chrysler Center Auditorium
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