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Speaker condemns
nuclear buildup
By SHARON TEHAN ,
Americans must make an effort to.fight against the
government for nuclear disarmament, Dr. Bill
Caldicott, a former pediatric radiologist at Harvard
Medical School, told an audience of about 120 last
night in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Caldicott spoke about the nuclear arms race from an
international perspective, addressing the effects of the
U.S. arms buildup on Australia, the Pacific islands,
and Europe.
"The people of the U.S. must get on top of the way
that their government is conducting its military and
foreign policy. The will (for nuclear disarmament)
must come from us, the people," he said.
The United States' current nuclear policy, according
to Caldicott, is summed up in Presidential Directive
Number 59 - "This country should be able to win a
protracted nuclear fight over a six-month period."
Caldicott said this strategy requires extremely accu-
rate weapons with first strike capability, such as the
the new generation of nuclear weapons. The U.S. orig-
inally endorsed a policy of deterrence, which requires
survivable weapons, necessary for retaliation only.
"Where is the peace movement to curb this
buildup? Has there ever been discussion about arms
control for the navy?" Caldicott asked, referring to the
dangerous and "extremely provocative" build-up of nu-
clear arms in the northwest Pacific on U.S. and Soviet
ships.
The CIA is also involved in the arms race, Caldicott
said. "You need to know about what the CIA, the U.S.
military and armed forces are doing around the world
because it is being done in your name," he said. "In
stark terms, it does not represent the value system of
your country. You have to take responsibility for that."
Caldicott is currently on a national tour for
Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, founded by
his wife, Dr. Helen Caldicott. He left his position at
Harvard in 1984 to tour the country speaking on behalf
of W.A.N.D.
In addition to last night's speech, Caldicott will ad-
dress a class today about U.S. foreign policy in the
Third World, how Vietnam fits into that pattern, and
} the importance of a woman's perspective on this issue.

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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 3, 1988-- Page 5
Pro-choice group
submits signatures

By VICKI BAUER
The People's Campaign for
Choice (PCC) Tuesday submitted a
petition of 230,000 signatures to
extend Medicaid-funded abortions in
Michigan until the issue can be put
to a public vote in the November 8
election.
Only 120,000 of the signatures
must be validated to prevent Right
to Life's petition banning Medicaid-
funded abortions, Public Act 59,
from taking effect on March 29.
PCC Spokesperson Judith Frye
said she is confident that 120,000
signatures will be certified by the
Secretary of State's Office, but is
concerned that the legislature may be
slow in the process, creating a short
gap of time when Medicaid-funded
abortions will be cut.
"WE ARE HOPEFUL that
(the legislature) will do the signa-
tures in 29 days," Frye said. "It may
take them longer, but I hope not.
We are watching them closely."
PCC had hoped to submit the
petitions by February 15 to prevent
any period of time in which Medi-
caid-funded abortions would not be
available.
But the seven-month long signa-
ture petition drive does not mark the
end of PCC's work toward the
November referendum.
Frye said PCC hopes to raise two
to three million dollars to prepare for
the vote. The money will be spent
on advertising, campaigning, and
mailing information directly to vot-
ers.
BUT RIGHT TO LIFE is
preparing to match PCC in funds as
well as campaign efforts.
"We're hoping to be visible and
available with speakers on the is-
sue.We want the issue to be avail-

able to the public. We want to edu-
cate people and keep them in-
formed," said Washtenaw County
Right to Life Chair Rae Ann Hou-
beck
"We are very hopeful of winning
the vote," Houbeck said. "It will be
a lot of work on both sides."
Molly Henry, a PCC coordinator
in Ann Arbor, said, "I hope it
doesn't end up in an acrimonious
battle."
Henry said she would not be sur-
prised if the National Right to Life
organization intervened in Michigan.
"I'M EXPECTING the Na-
tional RTL to get involved. Michi-
gan will be a swing state," Henry
said.
Henry, a dedicated PCC activist
since the beginning of the signature
drive last July, said she feels "happy
and relieved" that the signatures were
finally submitted.
"It's going to be kind of strange
for me since my whole life has re-
volved around (the signature drive),"
Henry said. Henry said she will con-
tinue to work for PCC and help with
fund raising.
President of the University's
Right to Life group, Debbie Matzo,
said she was not surprised by PCC
.attaining the signatures.
"We've been preparing for a refe-
rendum from the start," Matzo said.
"We have to wait it out step by
step."
Matzo said she is confident that
if Public Act 59 reaches the ballot in
November, Michigan voters will
support it.
In 1976 the Hyde Amendment cut
federally funded abortions, leaving
individual states to decide whether to
fund them. Twenty-one states fund
abortions through Medicaid.

Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Fore!
Don Fardig takes advantage of yesterday's balmy weather to practice his golf swing on the
field at Maple and Dexter. Fardig, who graduated from the University in 1976 and played on
the golf team for four years, said that if he keeps playing the way he did today, he will have a
great summer.

Abused ch
By ELISSA SARD
Abused children in the Washte-
naw county area have a voice in
court, but that voice needs to be
louder, according to Stan Harbison,
the volunteer services coordinator for
Court Appointed Special Advocates
(CASA).
"There is something people can
do except sitting in front of the TV
saying 'Oh, how awful,"' Harbison
said. CASA assigns each volunteer
to a child abuse case, and they must
supervise a weekly meeting between
the assigned child(ren) and the for-
mally abusive or negligent parent(s).
The volunteer then evaluates the
feasibility of returning the child(ren)
from foster care to the custody of
their natural parents in written re-
ports, presented to the court approx-
imately every three months.
Harbison described the reports as
being a two-part project. "I tell them
to, A, report objectively; and, B, put
on their editorial hats and write a
recommendation."
ONE VOLUNTEER, Dr.
Nancy Eos, a University Medical
School graduate, explained the role
of the volunteer as "the eyes and ears
of the court. We're there to help the
court and the judge make a little
more sense of the case."
More importantly, the volunteer
advocate is "helping the child
through a difficult stage of their life
and then returning the child to,
hopefully, the biological parent,"
Eos said.
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ildren get help from volunteers

CASA deals primarily with cases
involving child abuse and neglect,
which can be very controversial be-
cause theyinvolve the "vulnerability
of children," Harbison said. "We
must be very careful dealing with
abused children."
University students can be espe-
cially useful as CASA volunteers,

training sessions on consecutive
Thursdays, beginning tonight in the
Washtenaw County Juvenile Center.
Tonight's program, run by Harbi-
son, is an orientation to the juvenile
court system, CASA, and the prob-
lem of child abuse.
The afollowing sessions will in-
troduce volunteers to the law, the

'There is something people can do except sitting
in front of the TV arid saying, "Oh, how awful"'
- Stan Harbison,
volunteer services coordinator, CASA

Lansing. Then the volunteer will be
sworn into office by a Probate Court
judge.
THREE University students,
three staff members, and a few recent
graduates are presently volunteering
. directly with CASA. Due to the na-
ture of their work, the details of their
cases could not be released.
CASA also works with Project
Outreach and Project Community.
Washtenaw county's CASA pro-
gram, run by the county Juvenile
Court, is also affiliated with the
Michigan Association of CASAs
and the National CASA Association.
Due to an unusual number of
mental health and children's hospital
facilities, as well as the University's
Hospital's Child Protection Team,
Washtenaw County reports a greater
number of child abuse and neglect
cases than a county without such
programs. This "makes more de-
mands on the people of Washtenaw
county," said Harbison.

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he said, because they are good role
models for children in juvenile de-
tention. University volunteers have
completed high school and are com-
mitted to the values of education and
earning a living - values these
children are sometimes not exposed
to in their homes.
"THE U OF M is the number
one source of volunteers for CASA,"
Harbison said. The volunteers range
from sophomores to post-graduate
fellows.
Eos is, in her own words, "a little
bit unique in the system." As a
physician and a law student with
background in social work, she far
surpasses the basic high school edu-
cation requirement for the job.
Eos said potential volunteers
should have "some social work in
their background... some degree of
professionalism." She also said,
"The training sessions are excellent.
They're worth it even if you don't
go though with the program. It's a
good way to learn about the juvenile
court system."
CASA IS currently seeking
volunteers, who must attend four

judge, and the Department of Social
Service. The sessions conclude with
the specific skills of interviewing
and report writing. Next, the volun-
teers must interview with Harbison
and undergo a routine computer
check with the Michigan Law En-
forcement Information Network in

WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
The 21st Annual Women's Weekend
Friday, Keynote address, 8PM, RC Auditorium
March 4: * Ms. Ruth Bayard Smith, Midwest
Stringer for the Boston Globe
" Followed by reception in Greene Lounge
Saturday, Art Exhibits, noon-5PM, Room 124 & 126
March 5: * Exhibit of artworks by women in the EQ
community
" Advertising and Women: a photography
exhibit
* Forum, 3PM; a discussion with women
from WCBN,.the Ann Arbor News, and
the Michigan Daily
a Films: "Working Girls," "Real Genius,"
and "Men"

Sunday,
March 6:

Coffeehouse in the Halfway Inn, 2PM
* A forum for women to sing, dance, play
instruments, and read their writings.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND HELD IN EAST QUADRANGLE
CALL 764-0618 FOR MORE INFORMATION

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SUMMER CAMPS OF CHAMPIONS

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FIVE GOOD REASONS TO BE A
SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR:
1. Work with young talented athletes
from across the country
2. Have your days free to work
secondary jobs or attend classes.
3. Receive a double room to yourself,
three meals daily, and a living
allowance.

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Stop by and see a Jostens representative,
Monday, February 29- Friday, March 4,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

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