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Wolverines

help out

E.

Detroit teenagers

by Katherine Kim
Serving as an alternative to the
streets of Eastside Detroit for many
of the city's troubled teens, Wolver-
ine Human Services (WHS) is an in-
dependent, non-profit social services
corporation.
"I want to stop kids from going
to prison. The system has failed in
some level. Our approach is a kind
of tough love, lots of behavior mod-
ification, group work, family ther-
apy, stressing education and athlet-
ics," said Executive Director Robert
Wollack, a 1978 University gradu-
ate.
Since the founding of the St.
Jude's Center in 1987, Wollack and
the other University alumni on staff
of the Board of Directors have
greatly expanded WHS's facilities.
Today the corporation's projects in-
clude Victors' Center, Wolverine
Center, Reception and Assessment
Center, Community and Home
Based Programs and the Pioneer
Work and Learn Center.
WHS accepts adolescent males re-
ferred to them by the Michigan De-
partment of Social Services. The Pi-

oneer Work and Learn Center accepts
first time non-violent offenders. St.
Jude's accepts non-violent offenders
who have spent time in a juvenile
hall. The most difficult cases -
several students have been in as
many as eight previous programs -
are accepted by Victors' Center.
WHS stresses athletics as a
means of acting out aggression.
"Athletics isn't an answer for a lot
of people, but it is definitely an in-
terest of these kids. At least it gets
their immediate attention, and from
there, grows them and teaches
them... gets them back interested in
school and the mainstream of soci-
ety," said Ron Warhurst, University
head track coach and vice-president of
WHS' Board of Directors.
"The aggression factor has caused
these kids to get thrown out of
school and not go to school," Wol-
lack added. You got to have a way to
work out that aggression factor, then
sit them down in school and they're
ready to learn."
WHS offers an alternative to the

prison system that doesn't serve as
an effective mode of rehabilitation,
said President of WHS' Board Direc-
tors and a 1980 LSA graduate Bruce
Kintz. "My definition of rehabilita-
tion is taking the youth, like this
organization is doing, and trying to
make a difference with them before
there is no return. (We need to) put
the money back into the youth of
the country, and not into people who
have already toss their life away."
"I think it's an attitude in society
that fosters the growth of WHS, un-
fortunately. We've got to educate our
kids, get them away from drugs and
give them some hope, give them
some opportunities and hold them
accountable," added Wollack.
WHS' latest project is the reno-
vation of Wolverine Community
Center, formerly St. Phillip Neri
Church, into a community and voca-
tional training center and soup
kitchen located in the east side of
Detroit. To raise funds WHS spon-
sors an annual golf tournament,
sports banquet, fashion show and
riverboat gambling cruise.

AMT :LUMANIDaiy

Ecology center to raise
funds toward programs

Two students sit at the feet of Portia, the landmark statue in the Martha Cook courtyard.
Cookies' celebrate 75 years
by Lisa Sanchez

Football isn't the only magnet
that drives Michigan alumnae back
to Ann Arbor.
Hundreds of Michigan alumnae
will return for a special homecom-
ing as the Martha Cook Building
(MCB) celebrates its 75th Anniver-
sary with a Jubilee celebration for
all "Cookie" alumnae and residents.
Three years of planning and
preparation will culminate in a gi-
ant reunion for all of the former res-
idents of Martha Cook. When it
opened its doors in 1915, MCB was
one of the first women's residence
halls at the University of Michigan.
As many as 600 former Cookie
residents are expected to greet the
statue of Shakespeare's Portia this
weekend, as she guards the build-
ing's stone portico. Festivities be-
gin with a social mixer Friday at

MCB and continue with a specially
catered Martha Cook Tea and alum-
nae tours the following afternoon.
LSA junior and MCB resident
Richa Railan is interested in speak-
ing to the former residents to see
how traditions have changed over
the years. "It may shock the older
residents to learn that men may
come upstairs now."
Currently, 152 junior and senior
students are housed in the indepen-
dent residence hall which was do-
nated by the Law Quad's benefactor,
William Cook.
Rosalie Moore, MCB Director,
said former residents at a Cookie
reunion recalled the giant celebra-
tion that accompanied the 50th an-
niversary, and decided the 75th
would be just as spectacular.
The Jubilee is being financed

primarily by registration fees and
alumnae money. Cosmetic im-
provements in the interior of MCB
include new lounge rugs and some
re-upholstering of the furniture.
A program of returning speakers
this weekend include Margaret
Holden, MCB House President in
1918 and University Regent Veron-
ica Smith (D-Detroit). Psychologist
and author Penelope Russianoff
will speak on "The Feminine Ad-
vantage" at Saturday evening's ban-
quet in the Michigan League. Al-
though not a Cookie himself, Uni-
versity President James Duderstadt
also will speak at the banquet.
The Michigan Historical Com-
mission will designate the building
as an historical site Sunday.

by Joanna Broder
Tucked away in downtown Ann
Arbor behind a white picket fence
and two forest green doors lies the
Ecology Center, a non-profit com-
munity organization that advocates
waste recycling, environmental edu-
cation, and energy conservation.
This weekend the center will hold
its annual fall bucket drive and ex-
pects to raise about $5,000. While
fundraisers account for approxi-
mately one-third of the center's rev-
enue, this weekend's effort will
probably only yield a fraction of the
total amount. The center relies pri-
marily on a spring bike-a-thon for
the bulk of their funds.
Laurie Wonnell, fundraiser coor-
dinator at the center, explained that
in addition to raising money, the
center hopes to forge some links

with the business community and
raise community awareness of the
center.
Wonnell described the bucket
drive, which will take place in the
downtown area Friday and Saturday,
as an event "to get the word out."
Among the resources the center
wishes to promote is a public access
library stocked with pamphlets,
books, magazines, and maps.
The fundraiser's other component
is the annual Shop Ann Arbor Days.
This year 15 local stores will sup-
port the center by giving 10 to 15
percent of sales purchased with a
special coupon (available upon re-
quest) to the center.
Charlie King, a folk singer and
song writer, will finish the weekend
with a benefit concert at the Ark.

Wonnell said his music emphasizes
peace and justice. "He presents val-
ues that are similar to ours," she
adid
Benita Kaimowitz, community
relations coordinator at Borders Book
Shop, one of the participating
stores, explained that her store has
participated in the benefit for years
and that "almost everybody (on staff)
is more than mildly supportive."
The Ecology Center runs a recy-
cling and groundwater education pro-
gram, as well as programs that in-
volve working with city and county
officials on solid waste issues. It
also runs the home energy works
program,-where the volunteers-help
poor residents weatherize their
homes.

Correction
In an article in yesterday's Daily, the city of Milan was misspelled.
THE LIST.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights, general meeting.
Union's Wolverine Room, 7-8:30.
Contact Michael Leizerman (761-
5043).
Women for Guatemala. Union,
Rm. 4115, 9:00.
SALSA (Socially Active Latino Stu-
dent Assoc.). Mass meeting, Union
Pond Room, 7:30.
In Focus Filmworks. A new stu-
dent film production cooperative..
Old TV Studio, Frieze Building, first
floor, 6:00.
L AG R OC (Lesbian & Gay Men's
Rights Organizing Committee).
Union, Rm. 3100, 7:15-8:30. Every
Thursday.
Society of. Women Engineers,.
general meeting. 1001 EECS (North
Campus), 6:15.
Engineering in Medicine &-
Biology Society, general meet-
ing. U-Club, 4:30.
Intervarsity Christian Fel-
lowship, weekly meeting. East
Quad, Rm. 126, 7:00.
A CT UP, Union, Rm. 1209, 7:30.
Call Paul Carmouche (747-8357).
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union, 4th floor,
6:30.
Speakers
"Does the Revolution Devour
its Artists?" Director/Playwright
Holger Teschke of Berlin discusses
the changing function of literature
in the GDR since November, 1989.
Rackham Amphitheatre, 8:00.
"Where to Find Wildlife in
Ann Arbor." sponsored by

Dr. Janet Zimmerman, speaker. Ma-
son Hall, 3rd floor, Developmental
Area Lounge, 1-3:00.
"Culture, Colonialism, and
the Novel of Childhood,"
sponsored by Residential College
and CAAS; George Lamming,
speaker. East Quad, Rm. 126, 4:00.
Furthermore
Safewalk functions 8:00 pm-1:30
am Sunday-Thursday, 8-11:00 Fri-
day-Saturday. Call 936-1000 or stop
by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8:00 pm
1:00 am. Call 763-WALK or stop by
2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Wednesday, Angell/Haven Comput-
ing Center, 7-11:00.
Guatemalan weavings sale,
sponsored by Women for Guatemala.
In Union basement, 9:30-4:00.
"Protest Mitsubishi Corp.'s
Destruction, of Rainforest!"
Sponsored by the Rainforest Action
Movement. Meet at noon on the
Diag. Letter-writing will be con-
ducted in the Fishbowl, 10-4:00.
Russkij Chaj. Russian conversa-
tion practice. MLB 3rd floor confer-
ence room, 4-5:00.
Russian Song Fest. For students
of Russian (any level). No musical
talent or experience necessary. MLB
3rd floor conference room, 7-9:00.
Hill Street Cinema will show
"Altered States," featuring William
Hurt in his screen debut. Call Hillel
(769-0500) for time.
Slideshow on world rainfor-
est issues, sponsored by the Rain-
forest Action Movement. School of
Natural Resources. Rm. 2520. 7:00.

Detroit set
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit wants
to discard its Halloween image as an
angry city consumed by flames and
racial tension.
An army of 35,000 volunteers
and a name change topped Mayor
Coleman Young's agenda as he un-
veiled the city's anti-Devil's Night
campaign.
He said calling the period Devil's
Night - officially the day before
Halloween - conjures an unfavor-
able image and instigates would-be
fire bugs.
With an eye toward civic pride
during Halloween week and year
round - and an improved national
and international image - Young
tabbed the city's campaign "My
Heart is with Detroit."
"It is an expression of the feel-
ings that people of this city have

toward the city and a more accurate
expression, I believe, than 'Let's not
burn the city down,"' Young said
Tuesday of the new slogan.
Devil's Night violence first
erupted in Detroit in the late 1970s
when residents began burning trash
bins, abandoned houses and garages.
Devil's Night fires peaked in
1984, with 810 reported during a
three-day period. Last year, city offi-
cials reported 223 fires - 115 of
them on Oct. 30 - but the Detroit
Fire Fighters Association counted
almost twice as many.
Investigations in 1989 led to nine
arrests and prosecutions, according to
Fire Marshal Donald Robinson.
This year's anti-Devil's Night
campaign will concentrate on three
areas identified as "hot spots" that
traditionally experience the most

fires.
Department of Public Works
Crews have demolished about 600
vacant and abandoned houses in
those areas in recent weeks and are
continuing to take them down.
Abandoned cars throughout the city
also are being removed.
City officials declined to give ex-
act locations for the hot spots but
said they are on the east side near
City Airport, on the southwest side
and on the near northwest side.
Elements of the anti-arson cam-
paign include:
-Mobilizing 35,000 volunteers
and 3,500 block clubs to deep an eye
out for arsonists.
-Setting a curfew for those
younger than 18 in effect from 6
p.m. Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. Nov. 1.
-Ordering 375 Public Words

to scare the devil out of rioters

Department crews to patrol neigh-
borhoods for rubbish and brush fires.
-Offering rewards of up to
$1,500 for anyone with information
leading to the arrest and conviction
of arsonists.
"We're attempting to come up
with a more positive image for the
city," the mayor said. "It's obvious
that Devil's Night has a bad conno-
tation. It always has. Then some
guy writes a book about it and it be-
comes worse."
Devil's Night fires are one topic
in the book "Devil's Night and
Other True Tales of Detroit" by Is-
raeli author Ze'ev Chafets, a native
of Pontiac.
"What we want is the city to be
recognized when it does good things
as well as when it does something
negative."

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