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selves to "a smear approach" by the
defense. Defense attorney Steven
Boak objected, saying he wanted an
opportunity to cross-examine the
He called Cooper's comments "a.
last second effort by the prosecutor
for his failing case. Now in front of
the press, he's going to drag this
out." Boak's assistant Dennis Bila
added, Cooper is "just trying to play
to the press in a losing case."
Judge Deake will decide at a hear-
ing this morning whether the jury
can hear the evidence.
Also Friday, defendant Griffith
Neal completed his testimony. Neal
gave an unemotional account of the
night, which differed from the testi-
mony of the alleged victim and her
sorority sister. His testimony was
designed to show that the woman had
consented to having sexual inter-
course with him.
Neal is charged with first degree
criminal sexual conduct stemming
from an incident which occurred last
March following a Greek Week dance
practice with his fraternity and the
Neal has pleaded not guilty to the
rape charge, which carries a maxi-
mum penalty of life imprisonment.
He also has filed a civil suit charging
the alleged victim with false
prosecution, defamation of character,
and intentional infliction of
emotional distress, in which he is
seeking legal fees and damages in
excess of $10,000.
In his testimony, the defendant
completed a picture of the evening in
question which was completely dif-
ferent than what jurors heard during
the complainant's testimony earlier
in the week.
The session began with an ex-
change between the prosecution and
the defense over the relevancy and
admissability of the Washtenaw
Community Health Department rape
counselor's records. The counselor
has met with the alleged victim since
the incident. The prosecution main-
tained that no disclosure should be
made in light of Michigan's rape
shield law which protects a rape vic-
Boak, however, argued that the
alleged victim had, in effect, waived
her right to privacy when she said the
therapy influenced her current testi-
mony. The complainant told jurors
that the therapy helped her to
crystalize the night's events in her
mind, causing a discrepancy between
statements given to police last March
and her current trial testimony.
Judge Deake ordered the records
suppressed and said he will determine
today whether the file is relevant.
Another portion of the trial cen-
tered upon the complainant's in-
juries, and whether she received them
Dr. Dee Fenner, who examined
the woman the day after the incident,
previously testified she could tell
vaginal lacerations were fresh because
there was no indication of clotting or
Dr. William Taylor, a former in-
structor at Michigan State University
Medical School, who was asked by
the defense to analyze the woman's
bulimia problem, added that the lack
of clotting or scabbing would not
indicate the age of the tears because
clotting or scabbing would never ap-
pear in the vaginal mucosa.
Taylor also questioned how the
examining physician (Fenner) could
have missed a second vaginal lacera-
tion during her initial observation of
the woman. A second laceration was
found the next day, when the com-
plainant returned to the hospital.
Fenner said she did not search for
a second laceration because the vic-
tim was experiencing extreme dis-
SNR dean stresses
Addressing about 60 faculty and
alumni from the School of Natural
Resources, Crowfoot spoke of the
curriculum changes within the
school. When the school first opened
in 1927 it was called the School of
Forestry and Conservation. Now it
has evolved into a school with cur-
ricula geared toward biophysical and
social sciences. Classes now include;
angles such as recreational use of
land, economic and political issues
related to conservation, landscape,
architecture, communications, and
education in the natural resources
Additionally, according to the an-
nual report, total enrollment for the
school is on the rise, while admis-
sions standards are becoming
tougher. In 1985 384 students were
enrolled, in 1986, 381, and this year,
405 students are in the school.
Sandy Gregerman, coordinator of
academic programs for the school
said the school only accepts those
who show seriousness in the field.
She explained that a written essay is
required with each application.
Safewalk offers alternative to
people can't find someone to walk
with. Taxis get expensive and the
NiteOwl doesn't go everywhere,"
Chris Hall, a first year LSA stu-
dent, said he volunteered to be a
walker two hours each week because
his resident advisor encouraged him
to join and because he has many fe-
male friends whom he often walks
"I've been walking my friends
home every night, so I figured I
might as well do this," Hall said.
People who wish to be walked
home can call Safewalk or stop by
the office in the Undergraduate Li-
brary between 8 p.m. and 1:30-a.m.,
Sunday through Thursday. Or on
Fridays and Saturdays, Safewalk will
operate out of the Campus Informa-
tion Center in the Michigan Union.
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Budget forcasts released
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary James Baker III gave an
optimistic view of the world economy yesterday after a gloomier one
from the International Monetary Fund.
The fund's "World Economic Outlook" said sluggishness early this
year roused concern that activity would slow down this year and next.
It added that this concern was increased by large surplusses and deficits
in trade and growing friction on the issue, fears of a further decline of hte
dollar in Europe and Japan, low prices for goods produced in the Third
World and the decline of bank lending to the area.
Baker's statement was made to a closed-door meeting and a prepared
text was given to reporters.
White-collar crimes are on
rise during Reagan's terms
WAS HINGATON - The number of federal convictions for white-
collar crime rose 18 percent in the first five years of the Reaagan
administration while convictions for other types of crime went up more
than twice as fast, the government said in a report released yesterday.
The study, the first national survey of its kind issued by the Justice
Department's bureau of Justice statistics, also found that white-collar
criminals were less likely than other types of criminals to be sentenced to
The bureau reported that 10,733 defendants were convicted of federal
white-collar crimes in 1985, up about 1,600 from 1980. Meanwhile,
federal convictions of non-white-collar crimes rose 43 percent from 1980-
1985, to about 30,000.
The average length of a prison sentence for a white-collar criminal rose
from two years in 1980 to 29 months in 1985, the report concluded.
Reagan refuses Iran arms sales
UNITED NATIONS - For the United States, a week that began at
the United Nations with a confident call for an arms embargo against Iran
ended with less than a diplomatic triumph.
The U.N. building bristled with security and barricades last week for
the start of the three-week parade of visiting heads of state, scheduled to
address the U.N. General Assembly.
President Reagan, in his opening speech last Monday, called for an
immediate arms embargo against the Iranians for failing to adhere to a
U.N. cease-fire resolution. He also lectured the Soviets, Afghans,
Nicaraguans, and others on domestic and foreign policy and economics.
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze on Wednesday said
moderation and diplomacy were needed to find a way to end the seven-
year-old Iran-Iraq war, not a swift weapons embargo.
Florida gets new gun law
MIAMI - Boosters hail it as a triumph of the right to bear arms, but
police here fear that when Florida's new gun law goes into effect, routine
fender-benders could turn into Dodge City-style shootouts.
As of Oct. 1, all Floridians can strap on a sidearm in plain view
without any kind of permit. If they prefer to conceal the weapon, they can
join up to 60,000 residents expected to apply for new streamlined state
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Joe Gerwens has told his officers to
disarm anyone carrying a gun near the scene of an-incident.
The new law bars brandishing arms in a threatening manner, but in
theory anyone can now strap on a holster and walk down main street.
Some lawmakers say allowing the public display of guns was a
legislative oversight, but the laws' backers say they don't want it
Farmer horrified by father
ostrich's vehicular assault
GREYTOWN, South Africa (AP) A male ostrich tore the windshield
off a truck and bounced on the engine hood for 45 minutes when a farmer
came to take eggs from his nest, the farmer was quoted as saying.
"It was terrifying. The ostrich was in a complete frenzy," the South
African Press Association quoted George Oppermann, owner of an ostrich
farm at Greytown in Natal province, as saying after the attack last
Oppermann estimated the damage to the truck at $1,000.
Male ostriches normally take turns with the female sitting on shallow
nests that contain about 15 eggs. The male, which can grow as tall as 8
feet and weigh up to 300 pounds stands guard when it is not sitting, and
should not be messed with.
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creates 'tarnished image
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - What
Northwest Airlines employees call
"The Northwest Way," a tough,
confrontational style of management
that is more concerned about profits
than people, has tarnishes the image
of the carrier, airline experts say.
The Northwest Way has helped
make last year's merger between
Twin Cities-base Northwest and
Republic Airlines - which
Northwest Chairman Steven
Rothmeier hailed as "good news for
air travelers worldwide" - less than
a total success, tfeh experts said.
Customers now complain of
flight delays, canceled flights, lost
luggage and brusque customer
relations. More complaints were
filed nationwide against Northwest
last month than any other airline.
"It is real important how you deal
with people," said Ralph Strangis, a
Minneapolis attorney and former
asistant corporate secretary for
Republic. "And it is important how
you are perceived as dealing with
people. That perception at Northwest
is not good.. They are rigid, and this
is a time for them to be flexible."
Northwest employees say the
Northwest Way of tight-fisted cost
control, low public image and
aggressive bargaining on every
matter with customers and
employees often intimidates more
than it inspires.
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