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Monday, July 20;1998 - The Michigan Daily -3

Fox receives three years
probation for '97 assault
By Rick Freeman Fox surrendered to police in January, and
pled guilty to asault on June 18.
PONTIAC - A year and a month of legal Stevcn Fishmato Fox's attorney, called Fox a
angling came to a clos Wednesday as for- role model, ad asked the judge to look upon
r Mi ihigao defensemn Chris Fox eas sen- the assault is an abration.
eced to thre ye'r prohbation toerIris assault TIhIe judge cretld ssx's otherwiste squeaky-
on Rohert Thonas i a sutmer recreationt elean record, inlsdrtn a 34 4GPA uwile at thes
league hockey gatme. Jotnirsity, ard tsld I he Is alwassys ld ai
"Ito ready to move on with sty life" Fsrx exemla ry life K liftre tire judge li-roded dloswn
said in an address to TV crews andI hit s ete
OakI nd County Courthouse. -t st+yi ec i
And if Thomas does: not take any I h
action in civil courts, a possibility h, don t know what kito x-
would not rule out Wednesday, this pl tha t s t'he said.
apter in Fox's life will have finally Wile Thomas friends and family
me to a close. may have criticized the long delay,
According to the terms of his proba- t'hey expressed relief at the concu-
tion, Fox must also serve 200 hours of sion as well.
community service and pay a total "It's better that it's just over," said
$1, 200 in court costs and fines. He Lynn Judd, Thomas' girlfriend. Fox
also cannot leave the state of Fox "finally took some kind of responsi-
Michigan without receiving official bility."
permission - a proviso that could hamper his Fox took responsibility for his actions in the
plans to play professional hockey. heat of the moment, Fishman said, and that
"It's amazing to me how 30 seconds can makes what he did "a heck of an example."
nge your life," Fox said of the June 15, In his statement to the judge, Fishman said
97 incident in which he struck Thomas, of he saw himself in Fox.
Waterford Township, in the face with his stick Fishman said he was "looking to see how
during a game in Bloomfield Hills. (Fox) dealt with adversity" when he met with
Thomas said he called the Bloomfield Hills the Fox family.
police department the evening of the incident. Fishman told the court that he observed "no
He and family members said'they feel that Fox whining or complaining" from his client. "If
made himself difficult to find, resulting in the (my seven-year-old son) grew up to be just
long period of time between the incident and like Chris Fox, I'd be a happy father," Fishman
Fox's arraignment. said.

June 15, 1997
Fos hita
Thomas in the
mouth with
his stickfol-
lowing an
altercation in
a rec leaue
hockey gamn.e
That night,
Thomas calls
a idgetece itv
Jan 7,1,t98
Fox is sent
teainced i
June 15,19aua
Fox pleads
guilty to the
charge ofh
ing torce
endue state
sentencing -
July 15, 199
Fot is sen-
tenced to
three years
probation nd
required to
prform 200
Cand must also
pay an addi-
Stional $1,200.

Michigan license
undergoes a face-lift
By David Zuckerman think ni , real license is fake, said Brian
Ior the Dily Gratowski, si ISA senies. "So in stre a
Fir tire first tune ini oer 3i ysears, tire hright-urlity irks sworld ftc eliectise irrirt
stst of Miehignnr is cihanginig the fort itt Michigan then etatis-y arrswhiere else."
of its - ti r e ress 'cerse i was to iddress these sues iiat tie
reprlsn Tda terrruernrt wich rie Pierce said.
uwas las lteredi in 9whe r th disriser's A'edui seeririr is nrri ills urns irsre-
ilteracpht urstided. rmrei wih elt y brings tr tiers'
Jie Iis're, speakl'sposrn.'tr ta i sp
visibl oenly undeusritli" r iit. iriritirrssei s t ri t i s
us-cil sr i te s ifure, s te litre uheai trl lightnlnser'l t5tahe
ismrinted on a i e riiitin the r licenseo ir aioh
stteeoul isne Ii r iit t etcliii r tarcoesoth icne t ripll
tirliens rethe crente lcns srricne xirtondti' n ntro:r'
thie at neeti ith n t icti
loctrd i icnebyctin houh "Atobhi asntth rmaryrea-
detea counteret h it
in teludes a copyfs wstate
oh the state sealta w
visible only under restricts
black ltght, and a t h e
hologram image, am ntf
impsned on the , ise Linforcmation
laminate, of the whtch ca be strd on a nag-
state's outltne with netic stoip or bar code, soithe licenses strop
the word MICHIGAN across it. will only containithetholdrstlicensenum-
Students agre the current licennse rlicense expirstion date andthe driver's
lens 'itself easily to tampering, date of birth. Information such as the di-
An LSA sophomore, who asked that ver's criminal record will not beaccessible
his name be withheld, said he successfuI- through the license's magnetic snip.
ly doctored his license by canting through "Although it was not the primary tea-
the laminate and replacing the last num- son for the improvements, we thought it
her in the year of his birthday so he was important to offer a more aitmrative
appeared to be of legal drinking age. license;' Pierre said.
"I'm amazed that it actually works, The new license will bewalet-sized and
but I guess the overall quality of the Polaroid's involvement will improveth
license is so poor that nobody notices quality ofthe driver's pictue Pierce added
it's been tampered with," he said. LSA snior Jeff Link welcomd the
Other students said the state lags improvements,complainingthattepreIn
behind when it comes to drivers' licenses. lice'e"lookslike it 1a 'ainte in a hig
"Whenever I'm Out of statc, peple school library

U'study shows social workers
endanger their lives working
By David Zuckerman to visiting the homes of violent stu- a national strategy that active
For the Daily dents. incorporates social work philos
In the wake of the brutal murder of a "About 3/4 of social workers view phy" in attempting to curtail vi
s cial worker by two sisters in their home visits as potentially danger- lence in schools.
troit home, a University study found ous," Astor said.
that violence against social workers is The study showed ninety percent
not uncommon, particularly in the case believe that such visits are effective.
of those who work in secondary Eighty percent of the participants ! *
schools. "currently conduct home visits for
Of the study's 600 participants, all aggressive children."
members of the National Social The study also found that social
Workers Association, 35 percent said workers frequently participate in
they have been threatened or assaulted other programs to help aggressive London $449
in the past year. students and their families.
Most of those surveyed have experi- In addition, many social workers Frankfurt $598
#ed low-level aggression, the study regularly are involved in programs
nd, such as racial and ethnic slurs such as violence crisis intervention, .
and verbal threats. family counseling and skills train- Costa Rica $573
Yet, while extreme violence is ing.
rare, "the data do suggest that vari- Astor added that there is an appar- Belize $597
ous forms of assault and particularly ent communication gap between
violent incidents do occur," said Ron school systems and the social work- FAREs sR tOND AP, us Ti INLUDE TAXES,
Astor, a University professor in the ers who participate in their pro-
School of Social Work. grams.
As evidence, a third of the six "School districts may not be aware
hundred social workers reported that a significant number of social Travel
ring for their personal safety at workers are already involved with these CIEE: Councilon international
least once a month. types of school violence interventions," Educational Exchange
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veyed said they believe the benefits hope the results of this study can act Ann Arbor
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