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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 7, 2002 - 3A

Palestinians discuss effect of occupation

- Man finds League
lobby comfortable
A homeless male was discovered
sleeping in the first floor lobby of the
Michigan League Saturday afternoon,
according to Department of Public
Safety reports. DPS officers escorted
him out of the building.
Laundry thrown
asunder must be
washed again
A South Quad resident reported
early yesterday that her laundry was
taken out of the dryer, thrown around
the room and stuffed in the sink, DPS
reports state. She said she would now
have to rewash her clothing.
Printer component
snatched from
Wolverine Towers
A caller reported Friday morning
that a computer part in a color printer
was stolen from Wolverine Towers on
State Street, according to DPS reports.
There were no signs of forced entry.
The part has a value of $5,000.
Suspected abuse
turns out to be
fight with words
A resident of the Northwood Apart-
ments reported Friday evening what
she believed to be a domestic violence
incident in an adjacent apartment, DPS
reports state. It turned out to be a ver-
bal argument.
Woman reports
wallet stolen a
month ago
A woman reported Friday night that
her wallet was stolen from the reading
room of the Law Library Sept. 4
between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., according
to DPS reports.
Cash taken from
hospital locker
A man reported Thursday morning
that $140 cash was taken from his
locker at the University Hospital, DPS
reports state.
New freezer
needed in Med.
Science building
A freezer in the Medical Science
Research Building was discovered out
of order Thursday morning due to a
Detroit Edison power problem last
week, according to DPS reports. The
freezer was damaged beyond repair,
and has a value of $12,000.
West Quad court
floor door broken
DPS officers observed early Friday
that the court floor entrance door win-
dow to the Chicago House of West
Quad Residence Hall was broken, DPS
reports state.
Mysterious driver
hits light pole
A caller reported Thursday morning
that somebody hit a light pole on the
corner of East University Avenue and
Hill Street in front of the Business
School, according to DPS reports.
Markley resident
violates alcohol,

drug regulations
An underage resident of Mary
Markley Residence Hall was found
drunk and in possession of marijuana
early Saturday, DPS reports state.
Parked car victim
of hit and run
A woman stated Friday afternoon
that someone hit her car while it was
parked on Monroe Street, according to
DPS reports.
Person injured
playing basketball
A woman reported Friday night
that her friend twisted an ankle while
playing basketball at the North Cam-
pus Recreation Building, DPS
reports state.
Front window at
Fletcher broken
A caller reported early Saturday
someone broke one of the front door

By Min Kyung Yoon
For the Daily
In a heated and impassioned conver-
sation about housing demolition in
Israeli-government occupied territories
Friday night, some called "for a just
peace between Israelis and Palestini-
ans" and "the right to a home and a
homeland." The event was sponsored
by Students Allied for Freedom and
Elizabeth Barlow, outreach coordi-
nator at the Center for Middle East and
North African Studies, said more than
9,000 homes have been demolished
since the beginning of the Israeli occu-
Encouraging student activism and
awareness of this issue of home demo-
lition, Jeff Halper, a sociology profes-
sor at Ben Gurion University and
founder of the Israeli Committee
Against House Demolition, said, "This
is an issue the government isn't going
to support us. It is a civil society issue."
Halper emphasized that with the
emergence of world human rights
through the United Nations and
Human Rights Convention, interna-

tional civil society is gaining more
power and is coming together.
"We are having an impact and we
have to be encouraged," he added.
The root of the house demolition
problem lies in the Israeli occupation,
he said. "Israeli infrastructure has got-
ten to such a degree, it's hard for me to
see how it'll roll back," Halper said.
Halper delineated two outcomes of
the conflict between Israelis and Pales-
tinians. The first outcome illustrated
what he referred to as an apartheid
regime taking shape in Israel with the
impossibility of Palestinians to receive
"How can you claim a country and
deny 40 percent of the population of
the country? ... I can't see the U.S.,
Germany and Holland pressuring
Israel. The two-state solution seems
less and less likely," Halper said.
The second outcome of a binational
state seemed unlikely, according to
"Binational state is very abstract and
has never really been considered....
(The) campaign in South Africa was one
person, one vote. This would be much
better for Palestinians," Halper said.

Salim Shawamreh, a Palestinian
who has had his house demolished
three times by Israelis in three years,
said the Israeli government has been
continuing to confiscate land from
"More than 200 soldiers with bull-
dozers and tear gas came to my house
to destroy it. ... They destroyed trees,
fences and destroyed our life,"
Shawamreh said.
As a result, Shawamreh lived in a
tent; yet, he needed a permit to do this:
He described this process as ethnic
"They're making our lives very hard
to get us to leave the area. There is no
free movement," Shawamreh said.
Shawamreh emphasized the impor-
tance of the American role in the peace
process. He said nobody is able to help
the Palestinians like the Americans.
"There will never be peace without
fairness and justice. We need the inter-
national community, especially the
U.S., to come and make this lose-lose
situation for both to win-win situa-
tions," Shawamreh said.
Halper provided encouragement to
the students by urging them to continue

Palestinian Salim Shawamreh indicates the three times that his house has been
destroyed during three years of Israeli occupation.

with campaigns for "the right to a home
and a homeland." In the world campaign
for The Right to a Home and a Home-
land, Halper said there is no room for
enemies. Everyone is on the same side.

"One of the most effective ways to
get the word out is through campaigns.
Campaigns are ongoing. ... Cam-
paigns are slow but they are the most
effective," Halper said.

Vintage fall

Depression misunderstod
even in medical profession

By Kara DeBoer
Daily Staff Reporter
Depression is highly stigmatized in the medical field as
well as the general American public mind, research released
Friday states. The illness remains widespread and untreated
due to these negative stereotypes.
"The failure to diagnose depression is seen as acceptable
even within health care;' said Marianne Udow, vice presi,
dent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. "Physicians
often think that depression is something individuals can
make go away."
Physicians commonly misdiagnose depression symptoms,
including sleep disturbance, fatigue and diminished pleasure,
as normal, said Jerry Rushton, a University pediatrician.
"Physicians don't want to give patients a label," Rushton
said, adding that, as a result, they probably fail to diagnose
at least half of patients with major depression disorder.
Even when treated, clinical depression often leads to fur-
ther episodes or even suicide. Seventy percent of depression
cases recur in five years, and suicide is the third most com-
mon cause of death for adolescents between 10 and 19 years
old, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Cen-,
ter and Center for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Depression is tepecialr5 6verlooked in Michigah. Udow"
said that Michigan is one of the states for which depression
is most under-treated, with "some of the lowest use of anti-
depressants (occurring) in Detroit."
John Greden, executive director of the University's Depres-
sion Center, said that raising awareness about depression is

"Physicians often- think that
depression is something
individuals can make go away."
- Marianne Udow
Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
essential. He added that many reasons for depression's preva-
lence stem from clinicians' misconceptions about the disor-
der, but that the community also plays a significant role.
"A major way to combat depression is through the dis-
semination of knowledge," he said.
Greden likened the trivialization of depression to ,people's
doubt regarding cancer before it became so common.
"There used to be a stigma about cancer, and now there is
one about depression," he said.
His presentation noted several respected figures who have
publicly announced their battle with depression, including
Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey and Harrison Ford.
The University Depression Center was founded in 2001
and is renowned for its combination of research and educa-
'tioPi with treatment. The Eli Lilly foundation, the non-profit
sector of Prozac inventor Eli Lilly and Company, awarded
the center with $750,000 this year to help speed its research.
Greden plans to d e this gift to establish depression cen-
ters nationwide, which he expects will replicate the success
of the national networks of cancer centers.

A represent; tive from Merry Berry firms in Adrian sh DLF/Anily
Arbor resident Caroline Phillips some gourds at the Ann Arbor
Farmer's Market Saturday.
'Good Morning
America' tours 'U,
state on broadcast

By Kylene Kiang
Daily Staff Reporter

Motown, Silly Putty and Michi-
gan's 11,000 lakes were just a num-
ber of things that represented the
state of Michigan as part of the "50
States in 50 Weeks" segment broad-
cast on "Good Morning America"
The 23rd stop on "Good Morning
America's" cross-country tour higlh-
lighted University traditions in Ann
Arbor, including pre-football game
tailgating and the masses of Michigan
fans on Football Saturdays.
"There's nothing like a Michigan
Football game," host Charlie Gibson
said in the telecast.
The Michigan Marching Band was
also featured in Friday's program.
"It was really cool. ... I introduced
the band, and then we all got to yell
'Good Morning America,"' said fifth-
year Engineering senior and Michigan
Marching Band Drum Major Matt
Cavanaugh. He added that choosing to
film in Ann Arbor was key since the
University and its students have been
instrumental in defining America's
"ideal college town."
"In the past, we have traditionally
set standards for other schools in
terms of winning (and) school spirit,"
he said.
Students also had the opportunity to
belt out Motown classics in a live
broadcast from Colonial Lanes on
Washtenaw Avenue.
"It was a lot of fun and a lot of work
for the two or three minutes we were
on TV" said Ann Arbor resident Andre
Harris who was part of a group per-
forming a karaoke rendition of Stevie
Wonder's "Superstition."

Did you know?
Michigan fun facts.
0 Every 76 sec-rnds a Ford Mustang
roles off an assembly line in Michi-
The first stop light was manufac-
tured in Michigan.
0 Traverse City is the cherry capital
of the world.
* Corn flakes cereal was invented
by William Kellogg in Battle Creek,
0 Saran Wrap was developed at
Dow Chemical in Midlard, Mich.
* Fremont, Mich. is the home of
Gerber Baby Food and the famous
Gerber baby.
from Coney Island, square deep-dish
pizza at Buddy's Pizza and the old-
time charm of historic Mackinac
Considered Michigan's most popu-
lar tourist attraction, the town of
Frankenmuth - which is populated
by fewer than 5,000 people -
receives more than 3 million visitors
A yearlong Oktoberfest can be
attributed to Frankenmuth's deep
German roots and Bavarian heritage.
You can also thank Michigan for
such American staples as Kellogg's
cereal, Saran wrap, Silly Putty and
Gerber baby foods.
According to the "Good Morning
America" website, the aim of the 50-
week-long series was to reacquaint
Americans with "what has made this



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