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Program
offers
.unique
exposure
by Cherie Currie
While many students have partic-
ipated in internships, most however
are not familiar with their counter-
part - externships.
The University's externship pro-
gram provides an opportunity for
undergraduates to shadow alumni for
at least one week in places all over
the country.
The Student Alumni Council,
which founded the externship pro-
gram last January, questions students
about their career goals and then tries
to arrange externships with Univer-
* sity graduates corresponding to the
students' interests.
Because of the program's flexibil-
ity, the rest of the arrangements,
such as housing and transportation,
may be arranged between the student
and the alumnus.
In the past, SAC has successfully
paired students with such alumni as
an architect in Boston, a television
news reporter in Cincinnati, an at-
*torney in Detroit, and a publicity di-
rector for the Museum of Modern
Art in New York.
Sangita Rao and Meredith Davis,
both University students and
founders of the program, described
externships as a unique experience
for students to gain valuable insights
into various career opportunities and
to see what can result from a Uni-
versity education.
Rao and Davis said that because
alumni are enthusiastic and eager to
establish liaisons with University
undergraduates, they view the pro-
gram as a way to forge better stu-
dent/alumni relations.
Danny Bley, an LSA senior, de-
scribed his experience with enthusi-
asm. "It was great. It gave me in-
sight into the profession I'm inter-
ested in and into the industries that
are related. It was an opportunity to
meet people for possible future
jobs."
Clifford Craig, a University
alumnus and a practicing surgeon in
Boston, said, "(The program) gave
me a perspective on what medicine
means to me. A lot of times when
you are involved in something, you
don't take the time to reflect on it.
"The program also gave me the
chance to give back to the Univer-
sity and keep in contact," Craig said.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 11,1989 - Page 3
Stockwell speaks on his
experience in the CIA

by Britt Isaly
Ex-CIA agent John Stockwell
denounced both the past and present
practices of the Central Intelligence
Agency last night in front of a
packed Michigan Union Ballroom.
"Bush put the 'C' back in CIA,"
Stockwell told the crowd. "Now it is
all covert, whereas Reagan had made
it all overt."
Stockwell, hired by the CIA in
1964, quit after 12 years on the job
because of the injustices he believed
the CIA was committing in such
countries as Vietnam, Nicaragua,
Angola, Afghanistan and Iran.
Stockwell said that for 26 years
the CIA "was training the police (of,
Latin America) and supervising them
in the technique of torture as a
means of population control."
The CIA "reports that there were
175 projects in the MK Ultra Pro-,
gram in which the CIA was experi-
menting on American peoples and
population groups with disease and
drugs," Stockwell said. "They put
light bulbs in a subway in NY that,

would make people have vertigo so
they wouldn't see straight... they
slipped people LSD mickeys and
then filmed them when they went
weird... Some of these diseases were
viral diseases that greatly, closely re-
sembled AIDS."
Stockwell discussed a wide array
of topics ranging from CIA opera-
tions with drug smugglers to the
agency's alleged involvement with
the assassination of President John
Kennedy.
He alleged that the CIA was in-
volved in the infamous French Con-
nection, with the U.S. "flying in
arms... (and) flying out drugs" and
that the CIA also smuggled heroin.
out of the Golden Crescent in
Afghanistan, "the largest source of
heroin in the world today." Stock-
well slammed the CIA for these
drug-related operations, calling them
highly unconstitutional.
Perhaps the most controversial
subject was Stockwell's assertion
that the CIA was responsible for the
murder of John Kennedy and then

covered up the events of the 1963
assassination.
He said the Secret Service helped
plan the ambush.
"They gunned him down and
killed him. They were not willing to
wait, this right wing shadow gov-
ernment [the CIA], until the demo-
cratic process could put someone of
their choice into office," Stockwell
said. "They were faced with
Kennedy, John, and then after him
quite possibly Bobby, and then, God
knows, Teddy Kennedy after that."
"And that, simply put was an
American Coup d'etat."
Phillips P. Moulton, author of
Ammunition for Peace-Makers:
Answers for Activists said of the
speech: "He didn't give any indica-
tion of a solution to all this... Isn't
it true that these evils are so inte-
grally linked to the CIA that we can
get rid of the evils only by abolish-
ing CIA-type operations?"

DOUG USHER/Daily,
John Stockwell, former CIA agent, speaks on the CIA's alleged
involvement with drugs, the Kennedy assassination and about his+
experience within the CIA before a packed Union Ballroom audience.

1

Snowboarding club offers winter alternative

4

by Mike Fi-tzgibbon

Snow skiing and ice skating won't be
the only fun and fast sports to enjoy this
winter.
For the recently formed University
Snowboarding Club, fun is a few inches of
snow, and fast is a five-and-a-half-foot
long, 10-inch-wide board that looks like an
oversized, rudderless water ski.
Club President Rick Shick, an LSA
junior, said the sport started about seven
years ago in Vermont and California. The
original snowboard was called a Snurfer,
and had a rope leading from the front tip so
the rider could steer it. Today's models
integrate snow ski materials with neon
skateboard graphics for a more advanced
Franck crac]
by Ruth Littmann
Laughtrack host and comedian Tom Franc]
doesn't waste wall space on Miller Beer or Mot
ley Crue posters.
"In my apartment, I have a wall where I pu
pictures of comedians I admire," he said. "ThenI
cut out bubbles - like the kind they have in
comic strips - and I have the comedians talking
to me."
"Tom, be ethical," says the picture of Wayn
Cotter. "Be hip," says the picture of Denni
Miller. The picture of Steve Martin remind
Franck to "Be funny."
"Be motivated" is one command Franc]
doesn't need from his idols.
"I've wanted to be a stand-up comedian sinceI
was eight years old," he said.

board.
"I've skied all my life," Shick said, "but
in high school and around here, I got bored
of skiing. There was no place to go."
"Thrashing" is how club vice president
Rich Hong described the experience of
snowboarding. Hong, an LSA sophomore,
borrowed the term from skateboarding. He
said of the two sports, "There's not much
in common, except stance." In
snowboarding, he said, "You're feet are
locked-in, so you rely a lot more on upper
body movement."
Hong has been a member of the club
since its start last February. The
"originality" of snowboarding first attracted
him, but now he boards for the sensation:

"When you're flowing back and forth, it's a
really good feeling."
Skiers may be "a little faster," he said,
but snowboards offer types of
maneuverability unavailable to skiers.
"They're a lot more fun in powder,
especially going over moguls."
"The first couple times you do it, you
spend a lot of time on your butt," said
Shick, but falling forward, in the other
direction, can be more hazardous. "The
biggest danger is wrist injuries from people
breaking their falls with their hands," Shick
said.
Shick has never been injured, but he
says he is careful and wears knee pads.
"Snowboarding is safer than skiing," he

said, "because you're not going to twist
one leg since both legs are attached to the
same board."
Shick taught himself how to snowboard
in the Arboretum as a first-year student.
Bavarian Village, a local ski shop,
carries snowboards costing between $350 to
$450 with bindings, but Shick says its
possible to rent them for only $6 an hour
at the Mt. Brighton ski slope just north of
Ann Arbor.
The Snowboarding Club is planning an
exhibit of the sport in the basement of the
Michigan Union October 23, from 9:30 am
to 3:30 pm. There will be a video,
snowboards, and club members on hand to
answer questions.

ks them up at
Franck, now a junior working toward his
k Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture, got his first
t- chance to perform comedy during his first year in
Ann Arbor, debuting at the University Club's
it biweekly amateur comedy-night, Laughtrack.
I "I was a freshman when I saw Laughtrack for
in the first time," Franck reminisced. "I thought
g 'Wow!' but there's no way in hell that I'm going
to do this." Franck pauses and grins, his smiley-
e face T-shirt grinning with him.
s But then an Epiphany, Franck met a woman
s who refused to go out with him. "I got up there
at Laughtrack and did a lot of material about this
k girl. Not bad stuff," Frank smirks, "but not all
nice stuff either."
I Franck insists that Laughtrack is the ideal
place to spark a comedy career, because Laugh-

answer questions.

Laughtrack
track is so well run and "with 100 of your friends
in the audience, it's difficult to bomb."
Encouraging potential student comedians to
put aside shyness and debut at the University,
Franck points out that he, in fact, is very intro-
verted. Stand-up comedy, he says, is the best
remedy for shyness.
Franck, whose jokes range from cartoons to
playground games, remarked, "(Comedy) is also
an excuse for me not to grow up."
"Ive got so far to go," Franck mused. "I'm
doing comedy because I really love the craft. I
don't mind starving for a few years to get really
good at this."
Tom Franck willhost Laughtrack tonight at
10 p.m. at the University Club in the Michigan
Union. Admission is $3 with student ID.

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UM News in
The Daily
764-0552

THE

LIST

Hungarians fear instability as

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
U-M Students of Objectivism
- discussion at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union Welker Rm.
U-M Asian Student Coalition
- 7 p.m. in Rm. 2413 of Mason
Hall
U-M College Democrats -
second mass meeting of the
semester; Ann Arbor City
councilmember Liz Brater will
speak; 7 p.m. in Rm. 2240
Mason Hall; old and new
members welcome
Asian Student Association - 7
p.m. in Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Special Olympics Partners'
Club - mass meeting; 7 p.m. in
Union Pendelton Rm.
Shorin Ryu Karate Club - 8:30
p.m. in the CCRB; beginners
welcome
Speakers
Max von der Grun - discussing
and reading from his works
Jeff Stryker (Public Health)
and Sally Payton (Law) -
speak on "Technology and
Medicine"; form 3:30-5 p.m. in
Rm. 1005 Dow
Prof. R. Erikson (MSU) -
speaks on "Chaotic Markov
Chains"; 3:30 p.m. in Rm. 1443
Mason Hall
Prof. Robert Zajonc - "The
Face: A Window of Emotions"; 8
p.m. in Rackham Amphitheatre
Furthermore

2333 Bursley; 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
or call 763-WALK
U-M Women's Lacrosse -
practice from 9-11 p.m. at Tartan
Turf
National Coming Out Day
Information Table - sponsored
by the Lesbian and Gay Men's
Rights Organizing Committee; 8
a.m. to noon in the Fishbowl
Jonathan Richman - two
shows 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at The
Ark; tickets $12 in advance call
665-4755; tickets more at the door
Women of the University
Faculty - buffet tray dinner at
5:30 p.m. ; followed by a lecture
by Diane Schwartz on "Malaysia:
A Southeast Asian Paradise" at
6:30 p.m.; additional information
at 998-7080 or 747-0178
Museum of Art Fine Arts
Videotapes - a tape on Picasso
(1 hour, 20 min.); shown at noon
at the University museum
Women in Communications -
4 p.m. in Rm. 2050 of the Frieze
Bldg.
Beans & Rice dinner - a
chance to support groups which
do direct aid in Central America,
especially SANCTUARY; 6 p.m.
at Guild House

Socialists
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -
Some opposition politicians said
Tuesday that compromises made at a
historic Communist Party congress,
at which the party was dissolved and
a new Socialist Party formed, would
cause political instability.
The four-day congress that ended.
Monday overwhelmingly approved a
new party line calling for "a consti-
tutional state based on a multiparty
system where the source of the
power is the will of the people ex-
pressed in free elections."
A manifesto adopted by the
congress pledged commitment to
democracy and a break with the
Leninist mold. But it remained un-
clear whether and how fast the new
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party will divest itself of
nants of Communist rule.
The congress elected Re
ers, formerly Communi
chairperson, as president of
party. It named a 25-memb(
ium, where reformers are it
jority.
Nyers, speaking at a
about 600 people Tuesday,
some problems when he
"some still feel that the
nists are incapable of dem
tion."
Meeting reporters after
said that "major changes are
for the party to win the
trust."
Zoltan Biro of the op

Communists
all rem- Hungarian Democratic Forum ex-
pressed skepticism about the politi-
zsoe Ny- cal changes.
st Party "I do not consider fortunate the
f the new agreement between the various
er presid- forces, although I am glad that the
n the ma- left wing of the party, which does
not wish to accept democracy, can-
rally of not feel at home in this successor
admitted party," Biro told the Mai Nap news-
said that paper.
Commu- He was apparently referring to the
ocratiza- congress' decision to reject radical re-
formers' demands that diehard Marx-
ward, he ists be shut out of the party.
required "The best solution would have
people's been a clear split, with the left wing
of the party going off on its own,"
?position Biro was quoted saying.

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Announcing:
Sacred Scripture,
Our Traditions,
and Contemporary Ethics
a lecture series
First lecture:
"Scripture as a Resource for Ethics Today"
presented by
Prof. William Spohn, SJ, Ph.D.
from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Friday, October 13, 1989
4:00 pm
Modern anana aefninan Danm I

National Coming Out Day
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by Lesbian and Gay Men's Rights
Organizing Committee; begins at
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