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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, June 6, 1985
'U' graduates continue to strengthen Peace Corps
(ContinuedfromPage1) trades; home economics and com- signs and symptoms of various ministry of agriculture in developing agriculturalists.
Baldwin said. "Someone who will be munity services, and energy and diseases. She also said that hospitals communication and technical Ann Arbor resident Tom Moore
sensitive to the culture they will be forestry conservation. in Africa are very different from materials for extension agents in the worked in Korea from 1972-75 as a
living in and able to adjust to it." . Baldwin said she served as an those in the United States. field. tuberculosis control worker. He was
Normally volunteers undergo two English teacher in Afghanistan from "Supplies were not pre-packaged, WATTS SAID he joined the Peace involved in case findings and tried to
or three months of intensive cross- 1974-76. She said the program was needles and syringes were sterilized Corps to get to know the culture at a educate patients about their
cultural training, including learning rewarding because she was able to and reused. It was sort of like war- deeper level than a tourist, and "the medications.
the language, customs, and political live in another country without the time - nothing was disposable," job was exactly what I had an- Moore said his motives for going
systems of the host country. stigma of beinga tourist. MacDonald said. ticipated." were a mixture of idealism and a
The Peace Corps employs ap- Another function of Baldwin's role WHEN SHE returned to the U.S., Watts said the ideal time to go is desire to see the world. "I learned a
proximately 5,200 volunteers to 62 as coordinator is to maintain contact MacDonald said she found it difficult right out of college because volun- lot, but at first it was a rough culture
nations. These nations are divided in- with Peace Corps volunteers who to cope with the tremendous emphasis teers' career goals are more flexible. shock."
to three administratively operated return to Ann Arbor. She can arrange placed on charting and documen- Julie Wiernik of Ann Arbor worked HE ADDED that being practical
regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Inter- for prospective applicants to talk with tation instead of actual patient care. with agricultural co-ops in the Philip- and realistic about expectations are
America (Central and South former volunteers. "I learned more than I ever taught. pines in 1979-81, and helped rice far- important in adjusting to a different
America) and the rest of the world TRISH MacDonald, a nurse at C.S. I wonder, did they benefit as much as mers develop health programs. culture.
(North Africa, Near East, Asia, and Mott Children's Hospital, taught nur- me?" MacDonald is now completing "IT WAS a huge adventure to "The people who were the most
the Pacific). sing to a group of students in Bot- her Master's degree in public health totally take myself outside of my en- idealistic did not make it through the
THE PROGRAMS include food swana, Africa. She said that she was and plans to continue working in in- vironment to live with people who program," he said. "It's the subtle
production; classroom education; able to exert a lot of autonomy in her ternational health programs. didn't know about money, gover- things like the loss of personal support
health and nutrition; architecture, teaching methodologies. Another Ann Arbor resident, Daniel nment, or even a calendar," Wiernik systems that makes one feel
planning and engineering; tcompetit- Macdonald said story-telling was Watts, spent 1980-81 in Tunga in the said. She described the farmers she isolated."
ive enterprise development; skilled particularly effective in teaching the South Pacific. He worked with the worked with as flash-and-burn
House Decs. eontinue opposition of Contras

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of money will be turned back on. The Senate was
approaching debate Wednesday on a bid to
provide at least $32 million to the Contras and the
House may soon consider a Republican scheme to
give the rebels $27 million.
Meanwhile, House Democrats trying to defy a
new effort by President Reagan to finance the
Contra rebels in Nicaragua accused the ad-
ministration of risking U.S. involvement in
another unpopular war on foreign soil - this time
in Central America.
"THE administration wants to escalate the war
against Nicaragua," said O'Neill. "It has mapped
plans that make a U.S. invasion of Nicaragua as
easy as falling off alog."
Rep. Lee Hamilton (D.-Ind.), a leading opponent

of Reagan's policies in Central America, said the
issue is no longer just American support for 15,000
"The question today is whether we want to fund a
war in Central America," Hamilton said. "We
believe this present policy is leading toward
greater U.S. military intervention."
HOUSE Democrats were concerned about
reports administration officials are openly
discussing the possibility that American forces'
may have to invade Nicaragua.
The New York Times reported that ad-
ministration officials are warning if support for
the Contras and other policies fail, the United
States someday may be left with little choice.

Hamilton said the administration wants to
provide aid to a rebel force that may swell to
35,000 guerrillas "who have no doubt about their
"THEIR purpose is to overthrow the Sandinista
government. They are very clear about that."
But he said the Contras will fail and that the next
step is obvious. '
"We think the logic of the president's position,
the history of that position, clearly suggest the
high risk of additonal U.S. military intervention in
the area," Hamilton said.
The White House dismissed the Times report as
"foolish." But House Democrats said this will be
the inevitable result of supporting a rebel force
that cannot alone overthrow the leftist
Nicaraguan government.


. .. blasted by Reagan

Gallup Park victim testifies, memory unclear


into a fight with David Agar, 18, and Agar and Preston were fighting over did not respond to light and his eyeball N T
By LAURABISCHOFF George Ketzner, 19, both of Ann Ar- the gun when a shot was fired. A appeared to be out of its socket. E S
A participant in a recent fight at bor. bystander managed to grab the gun
Gallup Park testified yesterday that and throw it into the Huron River. A University Hospital spokesman
"I really don't remember a whole lot" Eyewitnesses testified last week said yesterday that Preston is i
about the incident, which lefthim with that Russell and his friend, Robert "stable and improving" condition.
abfractued skudl, ahh boen noe 3h .Preston, both of Ypsilanti, began POLICE found Russell face down on e ,
fractured skull, a broken nose, 37 arguing with Ketzner over an un- the pavement, conscious and respon- wasa e day topreUniversytyestugentrwasissudyingte
stitches, and a 35 percent hearing loss disclosed issue. Russell pointed a ding to questions, according to Officer was adjourned until next Thursday to A University student was studying
in one ear. shotgun at Ketzner, but Ketzner hit Rick Cornell. Russell appeared to be give defense attorneys time to con- in the Med Sci II building Monday
Russell with two quart beer bottles, intoxicated, Cornell said. sider calling further witnesses to the between 1 and 4 p.m. The student set
Billy Joe Russell, 26, said in 15th eyewitnesses said. stand. Judge George Alexander will his backpack down and left it. When
District Court that he drank four cans Preston was found face up on the then decide whether there is enough he returned his wallet, valued at $47,
of beer before going to the park on RUSSELL dropped the gun after pavement, bleeding and breathing evidence to send the matter to circuit was stolen.
May 16, when he and a companion got being hit by the second bottle and eratically. Cornell said Preston's eyes court. . A purse with $43 in it was stolen
Monday between 2 and 2:30 p.m. out
of a Public Health Building staff
member's desk drawer.
her purse stolen out of her desk
Miscellaneous drawer Monday between 9 and 10:30
Highlight Performances a.m. The purse and contents were
Michigan League - special dinner featuring valued at $41, said Campus Security
The Peace ('orns, office is nff , ,afra:film IKiwanis lub'iihof Ann Arbor - Benefit for the New Orleans style food, 5 p.m., League Director Leo Heatley.

The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love, at 8 p.m. in Michigan Theater, "Up With People," 8 p.m., Cafeteria.
the International Center. Former Peace Corps Michigan Theater. Scottish Country Dancers - beginning lessons,
volunteers will be on hand to answer questions 7 p.m.; intermediate lessons, 8p.m., Forest Hills
after the movie. Community Center.
Anxiety Disorder Support Group - workshop,
7 p.m., third floor conference room, Children's
Meetings Psychiatric Hospital.
Microcomputer Education Center -.
Films Ann Arbor Historic District Cormnission - workshops, "DBASE I1," 8:30 a.m., "Mac-
3:30p.m., Kempf House. Manage: Dish and File Management on the
Cinema Guild - On the Waterfront, 7:30 & 9:30 His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., Macintosh," 3 p.m., room 3113, School of
p.m., MLB 4. 925 E. Ann. Education Building.

Wallets stolen
A wallet valued at $49 was taken
from a student's backpack in a carrell
of the Graduate Library Tuesday af-
Also Tuesday afternoon, $75 in cash
was stolen from a wallet at the
College of Pharmacy Building.
-Laura Bischoff

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