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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 21, 1995 3A

New resume
software helps
job hunt
Students searching for summer jobs
or employment after graduation now
have a new tool: WinWay Resume 3.0
for Windows.
The program, available on disk and
CD-ROM, includes automatic resume
and letterwriting, contractmanagement,
interview simulations and salary nego-
tiation.
The software's estimated cost is
$39.95. It includes templates for many
types of business correspondence, in-
cluding advertisement responses, inter-
view follow-ups and rejection response
letters. The software also contains fea-
tures that help job-hunters select effec-
tive phrases.
CD-ROM allows for video simula-
tions of interviews, complete with mo-
tion and sound.
Ancient star cluster
visible in Michigan
skies this month
One of the oldest objects visible with
the naked eye-the globular star cluster
in the constellation of Hercules - can
be seen in Michigan skies this month.
The star cluster formed shortly after the
birth of the universe and is believed to be
8-10 billion years older than the our sun.
Hercules can be found almost di-
rectly overhead at dusk.
Astronomers estimate the cluster con-
tains about 1 million stars crammed
together into a globe-shaped area 100
light-years in diameter. Despite this
large number of stars, the cluster looks
faint and small, because it is about
23,000 light-years from Earth.
Post-doctoral
fellowships available
for minorities
The National Research Council plans
to award 20 Ford Foundation post-doc-
toral fellowships for minorities. Fel-
lows will be selected in a national com-
petition from among recent doctoral
recipients who show promise for future
achievement.
Awards will be made in behavioral
and social sciences, humanities, engi-
neering, mathematics, physical and life
sciences, as well as interdisciplinary
programs composed of two or more
eligible disciplines.
Fellows can select an appropriate not-
for-profit institution ofhigher education
or research to serve as host for the year.
The deadline for submission of ap-
plications is Jan. 5, 1996. For applica-
tion materials and more information,
contact the Fellowship Office, TJ 2039,
National Research Council, 2101 Con-
stitution Ave., Washington, D.C.20418.
Biological
fellowships available
The Howard Hughes Medical Insti-
tute will award 80 fellowships for full-
time study toward a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in
the biological sciences.
Awards are for three years, with the
possibility of a two-year extension.
Fellowship awards include an annual
stipend of $14,500, and a $14,000 an-
nual cost-of-education allowance.
Fellowships are intended for students
who have completed less than one year
of graduate study. The fellowship pro-
gram is international, and is adminis-

tered by the National Research Council.
The deadline for applications is Nov.
3, 1995. For more information and ap-
plications, contact Hughes Fellowship
Program, The Fellowship Office, Na-
tional Research Council, 2101 Consti-
tution Ave., Washington, D.C. 20418.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Cathy Boguslaski

Lacking funds,
SLS is forced to
fire employees

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
As the fight to fund a legal advising
service for students gets into gear again,
the service has fired one of its project
coordinators, less than a year after an-
other attorney resigned to search for a
higher-paying job.
Student Legal Services Director Doug
Lewis told the Michigan Student As-
sembly that SLS lost Housing Law
Reform Project coordinator Larry Fox
last week to a lack of funding.
"It was very clear that this is what it
was going to come to," Lewis said yes-
terday, adding that SLS spent four
months reaching the decision to termi-
nate Fox.
"The costs keep going up, and the
income doesn't go up -you start los-
ing people," Lewis said.
The announcement preceded a read-
ing of SLS's latest ballot proposals,
set to go on the November's student
ballot.
The first ballot question asks for
students' approval of the $18,000 the
University Board of Regents voted to
put in escrow at the board's June meet-
ing.
The ballot also asks for students'
approval of an additional $1.84 per stu-
dent increase in fees, effective Septem-
ber 1996.
The third ballot question asks stu-
dents whether they would approve re-
moving a fee cap on funding for the
services.
"I understand that for the cost of
about two beers ... you have someone
who will walk into court with you,
someone who has respect in this town
and somebody who (cares)," Lewis told
the assembly Tuesday night.
The proposed budget- which MSA
is scheduled to vote on next Tuesday -
includes a one-time $2,000 SLS expen-
diture, for SLS to use for employee
bonuses.
"We thought that by giving a $2,000
bonus to SLS to do as they please, it
would boost the morale around that
office," said MSA President Flint

To Contact SLS
students seeking legal advice can
came in during the office's walk-in
hours Monday 1-4 p.m. and
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am.-noon, or
call 763-9920 for more
information.
Wainess.
But Rackham Rep. Remco Van
Eeuwijk said he was disappointed in
SLS for its recent actions.
"I'm not very happy with them, hav-
ing laid off someone recently," Van
Eeuwijk said. "But I would be willing
to give them more than $2,000 if they
could provide the same level of ser-
vices, at least until the November refer-
endum."
The legal service - which charges
no fee at the time of service - is funded
solely by the annual student fee, cur-
rently $4.16 per student.
SLS's total budget last year was
$89,000.
The service has not received an in-
crease in funding since 1991.
"Because of the fact that SLS hasn't
had a fee increase in such a long time,
it's going to take a real jump-start to get
us back anywhere near to where we
were before," Lewis said earlier this
week.
MSA Vice President Sam Goodstein
told the assembly Tuesday night that it
should work hard to get the ballot ques-
tions passed.
"We need to really push for this,"
Goodstein said.
Although the priorities of SLS are to
reform housing laws and represent stu-
dents, Lewis said students are the higher
priority.
Fox had been the only employee of
the office who did not represent stu-
dents directly - the four remaining
attorneys all do that job.
"You as students have to take care of
us because we represent you," Lewis
said. "Everybody agrees that the office
needs more money."

ELIZABETH ULPPMAN/Daily

Doug Lewis, the director of Student Legal Services, works at his desk yesterday.

Student Legal Services handles
more than 2,000 cases per year

By Robert Jones
For the Daily
Although lawyers are sometimes ste-
reotyped as overpaid, fast-talking and
self-serving, the staff at Student Legal
Services has a different focus - help-
ing students with legal problems.
The SLS staff of four lawyers and a
paralegal has years of experience, a
good reputation in the courts and they
genuinely care for each student client,
said Doug Lewis, SLS director for the
past six years.
The service operates as a prepaid law
office for currently enrolled University
students. Students fund SLS with a$4.16
fee, which appears on the tuition bill
each fall.
SLS provides students with legal ad-
vice about landlord-tenant disputes, fam-
ily and divorce law, and criminal de-
fense, without an hourly fee, Lewis said.
A typical visit to aprivate law firm can
cost more than $100 per hour, he said.
Students are not represented by SLS
in cases against another student or the
University.

"Without the immediate 23ocent
raise in the fee, within the next year
the Student Legal Services will be

severely hindered.

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- Doug Lewis
Student Legal Services director

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Each year more than 2,000 cases are
processed through SLS, meaning that,
on average, about one out of every 18
students uses the service.
Lewis said he worries that the service
will not continue unless students vote
to increase funding. The student fee
does not increase with inflation and has
not increased significantly in the last 10
years, he said.
Proposed fee changes are voted on by
the students during the Michigan Student
Assembly elections andmustbe approved
by the University's Board of Regents.
Last April, students voted down a pro-

posal to increase the fee, which Lewis
said would have helped to control the
service's growing budget deficit and to
give the employees amuch-deserved raise.
This November, the SLS fee reqiuest
will again appear on the MSA ballot.
One ballot question asks for a 23:cent
increase for the 1995-96 school year,
and another increase, bringing tht fee
up to $5 for the following year. r
"Without the immediate 23-cent raise
in the fee, within the next year the
Student Legal Services will be severely
hindered and faces the possibility of
laying off employees," Lewis said.

Car accident injures
one, draws crowd

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By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Following a three-car accident yes-
terday evening, a 45-year-old man was
in serious condition at University Hos-
pitals.
Police said the man was driving a
1994 red Dodge when he hit two ve-
hicles at the corner of Washtenaw Av-
enue and Hill Street.
The man, who police said was hav-
ing a reaction to insulin, then contin-
ued north on Washtenaw before crash-
ing into a tree. The Ann Arbor Police
Department received a call at 6:45
p.m.
"He lost control of the car. He struck
two cars stopped at alight, went around
them and struck a tree," said Lieutenant
Norm Meldy.
Marc Trachtenberg, an LSA senior
participating in fraternity rush, was one
of the many students who heard the
loud crash yesterday evening.
"I didn't see him hit the cars, but
everyone heard the accident. He to-
tally demolished the white car,"
Trachtenberg said. "He must have re-
alized about the accident. He tried to
peel off and he came down the side-
walk and when he hit the driveway for

Angell School, he lost control and flew
into the tree."
Chris Young, an LSA senior, also
witnessed the accident.
"(The man) was in major shock. He
was making all these noises," she said.
"We thought it was a child in the car
because of the whining noises. He was
in shock and then he passed out."
The man hit two cars, a maroon Lin-
coln and a white Chrysler, both stopped
at the red light at Hill. After crashing
into the second car, he drove off.
He then drove on the sidewalk of
Washtenaw before crashing into -and
uprooting - a large tree in front of
1525 Washtenaw Ave.
"I am the second person he hit. I was
sitting at the light," said the driver of
the white Chrysler, who asked that her
name not be used. "He hit me in the
back, stopped and then took off when
I yelled to get the police and said,
'Look what you did.' He acted like he
was on drugs."
The accident, which attracted more
than 100 spectators, blocked traffic
on Washtenaw for about an hour.
Neither police nor hospital officials
would release the driver's name last
night.

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Correction
Tau Kappa Omicron Sisterhood Inc. is holding amass meeting Sunday, Sept.24 at 6p.m. in the South Quad Ambatan Lounge.
This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

GRouP MEETINGS EVENTS

U Archery Club, 930-0189, Sports
Coliseum, Hill Street, 7-9 p.m.
U Campus Crusade For Christ,
Real Life' weekly meeting,
930-9269, Kellogg Auditorium,
Dental Building, 7-8:15 p.m.
U Muslim Students Association,
mass meeting, 665-5491,

U "Chery Blossoms asSymbol of Peace
and War," Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney,
noon lecture series, sponsored by
Center for Chinese Studies, Lane
Hall Commons Room, 12 noon
s "FORUM Registration Sessions,"
sponsored by Career Planning and

of Light Lutheran Church, 801
South Forest, 7 p.m.
U "Thursdays in Leonardo's," live jazz,
sponsored by UM School of Music
Jazz Studies Program, Leonardo's,
North Campus Commons, 8-10 p.m.
STUDENT SERVICES
O Campus hinomation Center, Michigan

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