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object to
LANSING (AP) - Parents should
turn their backs to guns and other
violent toys this Christmas and
;select educational toys for their
children, a group of local residents
said Tuesday.
Majorie Kostelnik, associate pro-
fessor of family and child ecology at
Michigan State University, said guns
bazookas and battleships teach chil-
dren to fight, rather than to get along
with each other and solve problems
through negotiation.
"If children are learning the lan-
guage of violence, if children are
learning the way you solve problems
is through physical force, if children
learn that the way we have social
interaction with other human beings
is by pretending to hurt them, we
can't be too surprised if that is what
children are playing out,"she said.
Dr, Stephen Gurten, director of
pediatric intensive care at Sparrow
Hospital in Lansing and spokesper-
son for Physicians for Social
Responsibility, said violent play
leads to an epidemic of "children
killing children."
Gunshot wounds are the leading
cause of death among young men,
but are now a major cause of death
among teen-agers as well, he said,
adding the age group may move
lower in the future.
foNancy Leiserwitz, spokesperson
for Women's Action for Nuclear
Disarmament, said war toys teach
children xenophobia, sexism and
makes reductions in real weapons
less likely.
"We think it it unconscionable
that in a world in which there are
over 50,000 nuclear weapons, the toy
companies would choose this par-
ticular time to teach a whole gen-
eration of children war-making and
the love of war and even give them
battle plans for waging global
nuclear and chemical war, all in the
name of fun for the kids and profits
for the toy industry," she said .
The groups urged parents to write
to Michigan stores and urge them to
stock more non-violent toys. Stu-
dents for Social Responsibility also
plans to stage a promotional picket
outside stores that sell educational
toys, spokesperson James Wheeler
In Washington yesterday, the
Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion defended its efforts to rid the
market of toys that can be dangerous
to children.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 23, 1988 - Page 3
OKs cameras



Get your Rose Bowl goodies ROBINLOZNAK/Daily
,Gary Lee Hampton, of Tampa, Florida, sells Rose Bowl paraphernalia on the corner of
Packard and Stadium yesterday. He said Michigan fans apparently aren't excited about the
Rose Bowl, because last year, when he sold in East Lansing, Spartan fans bought five
times as many souvenirs.
SANE/Freeze collects food

LANSING (AP) - Journalists
should be allowed to use cameras and
tape recorders in the courtrooms of
all 83 Michigan counties, a commit-
tee of the Michigan Supreme Court
recommended yesterday.
The Cameras in the Courtroom
Committee voted 9-1to ask the high
court to make permanent an experi-
ment that has been operating in five
Michigan counties since June.
"The public has a right to know
and the public's right to know is
fulfilled only in part by the newspa
pers. ..We feel that this would open
the coverage of court matters to the
general public," said Michigan Court
of Appeals Judge Joseph Sullivan,
chair of the committee.
Sullivan noted that when the ex-
periment began some feared court-
rooms would be disturbed.
"Actually, in the workings of it
things have gone rather calmly and
smoothly," he said.
The high court began its experi-
ment statewide on Feb.l but permit-
ted defense attorneys, prosecutors or
judges to block the use of cameras or,
tape recorders if they didn't want
Only 63 of the 174 requests for
the expanded media coverage were
approved under those guidelines, ac-
cording to a report presented to the
On June 20, the-court changed the
guidelines in five counties, making
access to courtrooms automatic un-
less a judge determined that such
coverage would make the trial or
court proceeding unfair.

Of the 144 requests received in
Grand Traverse, Ingham, Marquette,
Oakland, and Wexford counties, 138
were approved the report said.
Sullivan said comments from
judges involved in those cases turned
up few problems.
The lone dissenter on the
committee was Detroit Recorders'
Court Judge Vera Jones, who argued
that the use of cameras and tape
recorders should remain an experi-
ment for another year but be ex-
panded statewide.
Jones said that the five-county
experiment did not provide enough
experience with the type of violent
felony cases heard in Detroit
Recorders' Court.
"It's the kind of thing most papers
want to get a hold of and sell pa-
pers," she said.
But Sullivan said ample evidence
existed in other states that cameras in
the courtrooms don't disrupt pro-
ceedings in those types of cases. He
noted that only six states don't allow
any type of expanded media coverage.
During the five-county experi-
ment, news organizations wanting to
use television or still use cameras
had to request permission from the
judge three days in advance, but the
judge could approve a request that
came in later.
A judge's decision to terminate,
suspend or ban the coverage could
not be appealed under the experiment.
The committee recommended
those guidelines be continued, but
suggested the guidelines spell out
that judges are free to exclude cover-
age of certain eyewitnesses, such as
victims of sex crimes and their fami-
lies, police informants, undercover
agents and relocated witnesses.
Coverage of jurors was already

Winter, always especially harsh on the homeless,
will be a bit more bearable this year, thanks to the ef-
forts of Michigan SANE/Freeze. Fifteen members of
the local peace activist group endured inclement
weather Sunday for their third annual food and clothing
Although there were fewer volunteers this year due
to the cold rain, SANE/Freeze Senior Field Manager
Tom Morse said the results were comparable to previ-
ous drives.
One SANE/Freeze official estimated that about 50
winter coats, 50 pairs of pants, 60 sweaters, and 200
pounds of food were collected, which should directly
help about 100 of Ann Arbor's homeless people.
"We got a bunch of food and winter coats that we
wouldn't normally get" thanks to SANE/Freeze, said
Laurie Wonnell, emergency food services coordinator
of the S.O.S. Community Center. Other recipients of
the food and clothing include the Bryant Community
Center, the Second Baptist Church, S.A.F.E. House,
and Ozone House.
Volunteers canvassed the Stadium and Scio Church
Road area and found that people were "mostly very re-

sponsive," Morse said. He added that SANE/Freeze
chose not to canvass in student housing areas because
"students don't have as much in their closets as estab-
lished residents."
In addition to collecting food and clothing,
SANE/Freeze hoped to teach Ann Arbor residents
about the correlation between high military spending
and increasing poverty. To convey this message sim-
ply and quickly, SANE/Freeze distributed a flier with
the picture of a young girl in the shadow of a mush-
room cloud and a quote from former president Dwight
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft
from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold
and are not clothed," the flier read.
Despite their liberal political orientation and the
current prevailing conservative attitude in the United
States, Morse said that SANE/Freeze volunteers did
not encounter any open hostility.
"Even people who voted for Bush are still attuned
to the needs of the homeless," he said.
SANE/Freeze has been in Ann Arbor since 1983
and its national lobbying group was founded in 1957.

School of Ed.

course teaches how to teach

Teaching real live high school
students - from the preppies to the
geeks to the freaks - is a world
away from most School of Educa-
tion courses. Most courses focus on
a single aspect of teaching, but "real
life" teachers must draw on many
aspects at once.
In 1974, English Prof. Alan
Howes decided to do something
about this disparity. Working with
the School of Education, he created a
one-semester course that would teach
students how to teach high school,
while fulfilling a number of re-
quirements for teaching certification.
"The regular program is divorced
from the reality of what high school
is really like," said Janis Haapapuro,
an LSA senior. Most University ed-
ucation classes are taught by profes-
sors who have not taught high
school for more than 20 years, she

Class tries to recreate high school setting

For an entire semester, a group of
33 students, two professors, and
three teaching assistants meet 12
hours a week for Professional
Semester, a course that combines
practical aspects of teaching with
The program covers tutoring,
classroom observation, teaching
methods, and a senior seminar.
Anne Gere, one of two professors
for the course, claims that unlike the
regular program, the Professional
Semester enables students to make
connections between the different
components of teaching and litera-
"It's a perfect package in a
convenient form" that combines the
School of Education's and LSA En-
glish department's requirements for
teaching certification, Haapapuro

Both students and professors said
they benefit from the interdisci-
plinary approach to teaching, as well
as the close relationships that have
developed within the group. The
students are close to one another, so
they are better able to critique each
other's performance honestly.
Trish Nelson, an LSA senior,
said the people in the program are
"like one big family - you get to
know people so well that you say
what you really think."
The students say they form close
relationships with their professors,
and the everyday contact and
egalitarian atmosphere encourages
the professors to share their own ex-
periences in the real world of teach-
Students also laud the program
for providing flexibility in assign-
ments, practical experience, a high

student-faculty ratio, and the freedom
to explore areas that interest them.
Despite widespread enthusiasm
for the program, however, some
students think it is too idealistic.
Haapapuro, for example, said many
of the topics discussed in the Senior
Seminar would not be taught in a
high school classroom - often be-
cause they are too controversial.
Haapapuro also said many of the
potential teacher-school board and
student-teacher conflicts are glossed
over. The future teachers don't learn
"what will happen when the unions
strike" or what to do when "the kid
in the back of the classroom won't
be quiet," she said.

Applications for next year's Pro-
fessional Semester are due in late
March. Out of last year's applicant
pool of about 40 students, 33 were
Overall, faculty and student re-
sponse to the program has been ex-
tremely positive. Nelson said the.
program has helped her to better un-
derstand herself and develop a teach-
ing style. "I recommend it highly,"
she said.

CALL 764-0557

UM News in
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Recent Progress in the
Asymmetric Synthesis of
Amino Acids" - Chem. Dept. E.
Swayze, 1300 Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
"Towards an Understanding of
the L5/S1 Motion Component
in Manual Materials Handling"
- WS Marras, 241 IOE Bldg., 4 pm.
Stylagi Air Corps/Science
Fiction Club - Michigan League,
8:15 pm.
International Affairs Commit-
tee - International Center, 7:30 pm.
U of M Asian Student Coali-
tion - 2439 Mason Hall, 7 pm.
World Hunger Education-Ac-
tion Committee - 4202 Michigan
Union, 6 pm.
U of M Taekwondo Club -
2275 CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm.
LASC Weekly Meeting - 2435
Mason Hall, 8 pm. Will discuss "We
Proudly Share the Noble Dreams of
Martin and Malcolm".

University Lutheran Chapel -
"Holden Village Vespers", 9 pm.
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
The Clay Gallery - A wide vari-
ety of ceramic pieces suitable for holi-
day gifts, 8 Nickels Arcade, 9:30 am-
5:30 pm.
German Club Happy Hour-Fri-
day,Nov. 25 - U-Club, 5 pm.
Women's Tea-Friday, Nov. 25
- Women's Crisis Center, 5:30-7
Guild House - Faculty Brown Bag
Lunch, 12 noon; Beans and Rice Din-
ner, 6 pm.
The BEAT Presents - "The
Folkminers", 10:30 pm. $3 charge.
"Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
& Sleeping Beauty or Coma"
- Performance Network, Friday,
Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26: 11
pm. Sunday, Nov. 27: 9 pm. $8
General Admission/$6 Students &
"Mars Needs Women"-Sunday,
Nov. 27 - Hot Rockabilly and
Party Band, Rick's American Cafe, 9
Organ Music of Messiaen-Sun-

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fighting an oppressive government
for the human rights Palestinians are
Endelman, however, said the PLO
has been portrayed accurately in the
U.S. media. "I don't think the PLO
has received particularly bad
coverage; a lot of it has been quite
favorable lately."
Tanter agreed: "The media has
fairly portrayed the PLO as a terrorist
organization and as the legitimate
representative of the Palestinian
Wald said focusing on PLO

terrorism detracts attention from the
"power responsible for the violence
in Israel and occupied territories,
which is the state of Israel," and not
the PLO.
He said an indigenous population
can always be expected to react
against tyrannical policies of a
particular state, and that it is invalid
to call these actions "terrorist." The
PLO is an example of a population
revolting against oppression, he
added, and it is "state sponsored
terrorism that we should be more
concerned with."
Several other University pro-
fessors questioned about the PLO
resolution said they would rather not
comment on the matter.









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