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Page 10-Fridd'y, June 18, 1982--TheMichigan Daily
Alcoholism: A difficult problem to reach


(Continued from Page 3)
The University's Health Service has
no agency or official specifically
assigned to the issue of alcoholism.
Universities across the country,
however, are beginning to deal with
alcoholism in a comprehensive man-
ner. One of the major innovators in the
area of alcoholism treatment and
education is Dartmouth University, with
has created a four-year training
program to help medical students find
ways to identify and treat alcoholism.
"PHYSICIANS are running around
the country that have no idea what an
alcoholic patient looks like. We are
trying to correct that, said Judy Low, a
worker in the program, called
Operation Cork.
Although the one million dollar grant
for Operation Cork is not specifically

for student treatment services, faculty
members from the program have
begun aiding student campus
alcoholism groups, Low said.
The University trains its dormitory
resident advisors to deal with a variety
of medical and psychological problems,
But some say the University may be
relying too heavily on RAs to spot
alcoholism and other substance abuse.
"THE UNIVERSITY is depending
too much on RAs to take care of the
whole problem," said Mary Ann
Caballero, an outgoing resident director
in West Quad. "We can counsel studen-
ts and refer them to clinics, but we are
only students and have our own
problems, too."
Social worker Dunivin agreed.

"Unless the RAs are especially well-
trained, there is no way they can do it.
Often the RA will treat alcoholism as a
psychological problem, but that just
makes things worse - some people must
simply never drink again."
Economic difficulties and family
problems are two main reasons behind
the rise in alcoholism, area experts
"I've seen many students who have
one part out of work, are under
pressure to take more credits because
education costs are going sky high, and
who want to do well because of the iob
market is so depressed," said Margot
Morrow of the University's Honors Of-
fice. "This year's group of students is a

highly pressured lot."
Another problem with fighting
alcoholism while on campus is that
without parents near to recognize the
problem and prod them to seek help,
many students avoid admitting they
are alcoholics, said local psychiatrist
David Logan.
If the problem isn't diagnosed early,
said Logan, students can literally
wreck their lives without knowing it.
"Those who become drug dependent
in their early twenties will drop out of
life by their early thirties. Their sex
lives amount to zero, their vitality gets
diminished over time, their marriages
aren't worth a lot, and by their forties,
they don't have much to live for,"
Logan said.


Brickley says
MSU will
lead state
i genetic
(Continued from Page 3
ployees, are booming and can be relied
on as a long-term economic strength.
BRICKLEY, a Republican candidate
for governor, said Michigan should en-
courage the high technology boom by
reducing taxes and worker's compen-
sation costs for high technology com-
panies while making investment
dollars readily available to them.
He warned critics of high technology
"not to stand in the way of labor
saving" innovations.
The state's universities fit into the
high technology program not as
educational institutions but as research
facilities, he said. But Brickley, former
president of EMU, pledged his support
to returning "flexibility and quality" to
the state's universities.

FgDaily Photo by JACKIE BELL
Fighting back
Members of the Moslem Student Society protest against Iran's Khomeini regime yesterday by raising arms sym-

Kelly's mental state addressed in closing arguments

mention of the psychiatric testtmony in
the case. One psychiatrist and one
psychologist testified at the request of
the defense, and one psychiatrist
testified for the prosecution. Also, a
psychiatrist and a forensic examiner
from the State Center for Forensic
Psychiatry in Ypsilanti took the stand
at the request of the court.
The defense witnesses, Drs. Thomas
Gunnings and Edward Nol,both testified
earlier that Kelly was psychotic and in-
sane at the time of the shootings. They
reached their conclusions based on
separate tests and examinations con-
ducted at Waterman's request.
PSYCHIATRIST Philip Margolis, a
University professor of psychiatry,
contradicted Gunnings' and Nol's fin- -
dings in his testimony for the

prosecution Wednesday, saying Kelly
was not mentally ill.
Dr. Harley Stock and Dr. Lynn Blunt,
the forensic examiner and psychiatrist
requested by the court, respectively,
also refuted the defense clain
Noah called the testimony of Nol "in-
credible." "He (Nol) wrote a report in
October, 1981, saying that Kelly was
sound from the day he was conceived to
today ... Then he saw him (Kelly) in
April and said the normalcy was un-
changed except for a loss of memory
for the 18 hours surrounding the
shooting," Noah said.
"MR. WATERMAN throws in a dash
of Gunnings, a pinch of Nol, a little bit
of forgetfulness on the part of Kelly,
and asks you to make that a reasonable
doubt," he told the jurors, "and it is not
so." The forgetfulness refers to Kelly's

Leo Kelly was going over the edge.'
-eWilliam Waterman,
defense attorney

claim that he can't remember the even-
ts surrounding the shootings.
Waterman questioned Margolis'
determination that Kelly was not men-
tally ill because the defendant didn't
show any signs of remorse. "Mr. Kelly.
doesn't think he killed the two young
men, he doesn't remember it," Water-
man contended. "How do you show
remorse for something you deny?"
WATERMAN ended his argument,
saying "Let's save something we hold
secure and honestly-our ability to look
at the evidence and make a just deter-
Mackie repeated a Waterman
statement that part of the responsibility
for Kelly's fate rests with the forensic
center, where Kelly will be sent if he is
found insane by the jury, then released
after 60 days if he is found to be sane by
the experts there. "We already know.

their determination," he said. "Kelly's
sane. After 60 days he'll be set free. I
guess you could break that down to 30
days per victim."
After the arguments were concluded,
Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge
Ross Campbell instructed the jury
about the verdicts they could return.
According to Campbell, there are six
possible verdicts the jury could come
up with: Guilty of murder in the first
degree, guilty of murder in the second
degree, guilty of first degree murder but
mentally ill, guilty of second degree
murder but mentally ill, not guilty by
reason of insanity, and not guilty. The
first sentence carries a mandatory life
imprisonment penalty.
The jury will start deliberations
today at 9 a.m., and, according to
Waterman, are expected to reach a
verdict after "two or three hours."

Just because it's a senseless crime does not mean
it's a blameless crime. -Lyn wood Noah,
prosecuting attorney

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