The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, September 29, 1992 - Page 3
.at local park;
by Andrew Taylor
Daily Staff Reporter
An Ann Arbor woman was raped yesterday morning
while walking through Erber White Woods, a park lo-
cated on the 1500 block of Liberty Street, Ann Arbor po-
The survivor, 47, was grabbed from behind between
10 and 11:30 a.m. and subsequently assaulted, said
Joseph Campbell, a staff sergeant for the Ann Arbor
Campbell said the woman gave vague details of her
assailant, however the police have no suspects.
If caught and convicted of first-degree criminal sex-
ual assault - the most severe category of sexual assault
- the assailant could face a life sentence in prison.
The woman remained in the woods for about an hour,
possibly unconscious, until her husband became suspi-
cious and began to search for her.
Police were called to the scene at 11:35 a.m.
The rape survivor suffered minor facial injuries and
was taken to the U-M Hospital for treatment.
crash kills 167
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Army
Pakistani jet filled with Europeans doned off
plowed into a pine-covered hillside site.
yesterday, and rescuers searching Thes
the burning wreckage reported no announce
survivors among the 167 aboard. found by
Officials said one American was handed
also on board the Pakistani Katmand
International Airlines Airbus A300 accident
when it crashed on a landing ap- Nepal's t
proach, the second air disaster near of mount
the capital in as many months. this pict
The pilot had given no indication world's h
anything was wrong before contact Airlin
was lost with the plane, and the of the
weather was normal, officials said. Europea
Airline sources in Pakistan said crew of t
the plane may have been flying too Thirty
low as it approached this city ringed missiona
by Himalayan mountains thousands dren, we
of feet high. The sources, speaking the Pak
on condition anonymity, said the London.
plane was flying at 7,500 feet when were hea
it should have been at 9,000. in the Hi
A Thai Airbus crashed into a Airlin
snowy peak near the capital in July, the pass
killing all 113 people aboard. Dutch c
The Pakistani jet, on a flight from Italians,I
Karachi, Pakistan, crashed 14 miles Nepales
south of Katmandu's airport, said Pakistan
Nagendra Prasad Ghimire, deputy ary f,
chief of Katmandu airport. those abc
Rescue crews that reached the
and police personnel cor-
f all approaches to the crash
state-owned Nepal Radio
ed that the bodies of victims
,y rescue teams would be
over to relatives at
u airport today. Yesterday's
occurred at the start of
ourist season, when dozens
tain climbing teams fly into
uresque land to climb the
ne officials said at least 89
155 passengers were
ns and that the jet had a
y-five Britons, including a
ary family with three chil-
ere among the passengers,
istani airline reported in.
Most of the other Britons
aded for climbing vacations-
malayas, the airline said.
ne officials in Karachi said
sengers also included 12°
citizens, 29 Spaniards, 10"
two Swiss, one German, 10
e, two Bangladeshis, and 12
is. Aside from the mission-
ily, none of the names of,
)ard were made public.
us Industrie, a French-based
n consortium, said it was
ing a crisis team to investi-
e latest crash, said Alain
, speaking in Paris.
This is your captain speaking...
Ryan Chapin, a junior in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, takes a free airplane
ride offered at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport by the U.S. Marine Corps yesterday.
Each person in the plane was allowed to fly for 10 to 15 minutes.
Humor lecturer tells stressed
U-M students to 'lighten up'
site by helicopter said the plane was
on fire. An airman lowered himself
on a rope for a closer view, but
found no evidence of survivors,
' by Jonathan Berndt
Daily Staff Reporter
Laughter is highly contagious,
extremely habit forming, hazardous
to illness and sometimes fattening.
So says Lila Green, a guest lec-
turer on humor in health care and a
founding member of the American
Association of Therapeutic Humor.
Green gives advice to medical
school students at the U-M and na-
tionwide about using humor to help
patients cope with difficult circum-
stances as part of the Project
She also tries to make them
lighten up in the face of their studies.
"I give people permission to
laugh," Green said. "Society says,
'You're grown up now, act
She points out that the average
American adult laughs only about 15
times per day, while the average
child laughs about 250 times a day.
Green said her philosophy is,
"You have to lighten up to look at
things from a different angle. A
good sense of humor and the ability
to laugh are the best survival skills."
Green first became involved in
humor education working with
Alzheimer patients at the Institute of
"Even though they couldn't re-
member names, they could remem-
ber a joke or a funny story," she
said. "There are very few opportuni-
ties to laugh in a nursing home."
So Green came up with the idea
of humor rooms - places where
people can go to have a good laugh
and unwind, stocked with humorous
books, comedy videos and bulletin
Friedman gave some insight on the
program: "Once a week, a lectur'er
comes in to teach the class more
about the people they will come in
contact with. They also expose the
'I give people permission to laugh. Society
says, 'You're grown up now, act professional.'
You have to lighten up to look at things from a
Afican National Congress works with
gowrnment,resuming plans to end aparthdd
boards covered with cartoons and
At a humor conference for people
in health care several years ago,
someone proposed a group that
would serve as a clearing house for
ideas about humor in health care. It
would be staffed by people who love
humor and are willing to share it
The American Association of
Therapeutic Humor was subse-
quently founded with Lila Green as
one of its original members.
"I believe in humor," she said. "It
makes people feel better, and im-
proves the quality of life."
Green lectured to about 80 stu-
dents in Psychology 201, an experi-
mental class that is part of the
Project Outreach program which
gives pre-med students experience
through real-world placements, such
as Mott's Children's Hospital.
Teaching assistant Joanna
students to a variety of topics."
Friedman said Green wished to
convey the way in which a volun-
teers' personality can affect the
mood of the people they meet during
their outreach work.
Everybody likes to laugh, and
laughter may also have some physi-
cal benefits, Green said. She carries
a brochure citing studies that say a
good belly laugh exercises the heart,
circulatory and respiratory systems,
as well as facial and shoulder
She points out that in some cir-
cumstances, laughing can be
"If you suppress laughing,"
Green said, "it goes straight to the
Not all humor is good humor,
however. Derogatory, put-down
humor can be damaging, Green said.
"I like 'AT&T' humor.
Appropriate, timely and tasteful hu-
mor is healthy and nourishing."
Green suggests several ways to
increase humor in the life of an av-
erage college student:
Holding a contest in one's hall
or floor to match people with their
Put cartoons on one's door;
Buying some bubble soap to
blow between classes;
Put signs in one's window;
Taking one's favorite cartoon
strip and writing a different caption
When one needs a study break,
Green has more suggestions. "Rent a
video of your favorite comedian,"
she said. "When you come back,
your mind will be much fresher."
Green gives this bit of advice for
everybody with an overactive stress
level: "Remember, life and school
are too important to be taken
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(AP) - The government yesterday
released from prison a white
supremacist who slaughtered seven
people and an African National
Congress (ANC) member who killed
three white women with a car bomb.
Theyrwere among the first pris-
oners freed under a government-
ANC agreement to release hundreds
of prisoners in an effort to restart
South Africa's political talks on end-
Barend Strydom, nicknamed
"white wolf," was sentenced for a
sidewalk shooting spree in down-
town Pretoria. He avoided reporters
after he was set free.
Robert McBride, convicted in the
car bombing, was greeted by cheer-
ing ANC supporters as he walked
out of Durban Prison. He punched
the air with a clenched fist and
yelled "Amandla (Power)" and
Under the agreement, about 150
political prisoners are being released
immediately and another 300 could
be freed by Nov. 15. Strydom and
McBride were sentenced to death,
but the sentences were changed to
life in prison.
Government leaders, meanwhile,
tried to mend ties with the country's
second most powerful black leader,
Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu-
dominated Inkatha Freedom Party.
Buthelezi pulled out of political
negotiations Sunday to protest
agreements reached at a weekend
summit between African National
Congress leader Nelson Mandela
and President F.W. de Klerk.
De Klerk and Mandela are strug
gling to revive multiparty negotia
tions and stem violence that threat-
ens South Africa's political and eco-
McBride, an ANC militant who
received the death sentence for
planting a bomb that killed three
white women and injured 69 others
in Durban, told of a prison attack on
him Sunday by white convicts, al-
legedly aided by prison staff. He
said he sustained minor injuries and
was aided by other inmates.
"What good came out of it is that
prisoners who stood on my side were
of all colors in South Africa -
black, white and brown," said
McBride, who is of mixed-race an-
Strydom was released because he
claimed he killed for political rea-
sons - opposition to the prospect of
black rule in South Africa. Some
extreme right-wing groups hailed
him as a hero.
The government, which generally
has taken a tough stance against
right-wing violence, previously op-
posed releasing Strydom. But it ul-
timatelydecided to free virtually all
prisoners with links to political
" Ann Arbor Committee to
Defend Abortion and Repro-
ductive Rights, Meeting,
Michigan Union, Tap Room,
" Christian Science Organiza-
tion, Weekly Meeting, Michi-
gan League, check with front
desk for room #, 7-8 p.m.
" Ecumenical Campus Center,
"Inside the Israeli Occupied
Territories Since the Election,"
The International Center, 603
E. Madison Ave., 12 p.m.
O Hillel Foundation, Conserva-
tive and Orthodox services,
Michigan Union Ballroom, both
begin at 9 a.m.
U Lutheran and Episcopal
"America's Original Sin,"
Michigan League, room 1 and
2, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
U National Hispanic Heritage
Month, "Capturing the Spirit"
guest speaker: Enrique
Diemeke, Ann Arbor Public
Library, lower level Multi-
Purpose Room, 343S. Fifth
Ave., 7:30 p.m.
D Newman Catholic Student
Association, Lector Training,
ers, Registration for "Motivat-
ing Members," Brown Bag
Lunch Series, Student Organi-
zational Development Center,
Michigan Union, 12-1 p.m.
U TaeKwonDo Club, Regular
Workout, CCRB, Room 1200,
0 Career Planning and Place-
ment, Employer Presentation:
The Capital Group, Inc.,
Michigan Union, Anderson
Room, 7-9 p.m.
" Career Planning and Place-
ment, Medical Ethics: Dis-
cussing Tough Issues in the
Medical School Interview,
CP&P Program Room, 3200
Student Activities Building,
U Career Planning and Place-
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Program Information Session,
CP&P Program Room, 3200
Student Activities Building, 5-6
U Center for Chinese Studies,
"The Symbolic Mode of
Presentation in the Poetry of
Juan Chi," Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 12 p.m.
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