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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Volume XCVIII - No. 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, October 7, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
Y y Y :'k Committee
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U' 4 IME, ) yu !!! rejection
WASHINGTON (AP) - Judge He conceded, "It's tough. There's no
Robert Bork's embattled nomination doubt about it."
to the Supreme Court suffered its The committee vote fell roughly
worst setback yet as the Senate along party lines, with Sen. Arlen
Judiciary Committee voted 95 Specter of Pennsylvaa the only
yesterday to recommend his rejectionRSpebcntoesliteonlyt
and ke Sothen Deocrt ad aRepublican to join eight Democrats
and a key Southern Democrat and a in recommending rejection of Bork's
fifthRepubicannomination. The committees five
opposition. other Republicans were on Bork's
Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del, the
committee chairman, said he didn't Before its final vote, the panel
see "any reasonable prospect that voted 9-5 against sending the
Judge Bork will be confirmed" nomination to the full Senate with a
recommendation that it be approved.
Reagan insisted at the White The outcome had been expected.
Dail Phto y SOTTLITCHY House that he would not give up the But Sen. Howell Heflin's decision
W hat are they doing?ilyPhotobySCOTT LITUCHY fight. But his spokesman said "it's was suspenseful, and his support
The mounds of dirt and stacks of lumber between Mason and Angell Halls will soon give way to a new campus computing center. tough to win now. And Tom was coveted by both sides.
Korologos, a lobbyist brought in by
the White House for the Bork fight, "I must vote no," he said, adding
said, "I'm not kidding anybody; I'm that he was following the old adage,
aucus to lk at pe reVieW notsure it's over but we're in "When in doubdon't.
loktrouble" Heflin's defection was particularly
damaging to Bork's chances for
By STEVE KNOPPER ties." comment last night. Some Democrats were openly confirmation, since White House
Ann Arbor City Councilmember Jeff Epton's More than 30 police officers allegedly brutal- City Councilmember Jeanette Middleton (R- urging Reagan to find a replacement officials were hoping to use a "yes"
(D-Third Ward) planned proposal to form a police ized several students while trying to control a Third Ward) said she would oppose a citizen po- nominee. vote from the former Alabama
department review task force will go before the late-night Art Fair crowd of more than 1,000 lice review board. "There are other methods for The Judiciary Committee recom- Supreme Court justice to attract
Democratic Caucus a week from tomorrow, Ep- people at the intersection of Church and South grievances to be aired," she said. "We have a mended that the full Senate reject the other conservative Southern Demo-
ton said yesterday. University streets last July 25. mechanism for people to press charges. nomination when it comes up for a crats to Bork' s side.
He said the caucus will review the planned University senior Jon Bhushan, business "I don't think there are many people who nomtonal whn toe upfok. Reagan was described as angry at
resolution and figure out a timeline for its pro- school representative of the Michigan Student complain about the police department," Middle- vote, probably within two weekthe mounting opposition to Bork as
posal, adding that he still expects the issue to go Assembly, said he plans "to lobby everyone (on ton said. "I don't get calls about it and I get calls Before the vote, Reagan rejected he promised to maintain the fight for
before City Council between mid-October and City Council)" to pass the proposal. If the pro- about everything." all talk of giving up. "There's no Bork's nomination. However, the
mid-November. posal fails, MSA may petition to put the resolu- Bhuthan and Business School senior Woody backing off. I'm going all out," he president also acknowledged, "Our
According to a draft of the resolution, the task tion on next April's city election ballot. Hoerauf, an MSA representative, contributed to said. work is cut out for us. We have a lot
force would review discrimination in employ- But, said Bhushan, Epton's proposal "looks an MSA resolution condemning "flagrant abuse to do before the floor vote."
ment practices and in crime enforcement, and the good. I think we're going to get the task force." of power" by the police during last July's Art White House spokesman Marlin A vote by the full Senate would
improper use of force, police training, the de- Republican Mayor Gerald Jernigan said two Fairs. MSA also urged the formation of a com- Fitzwater said after the committee come in about two weeks unless the
partment's complaint procedure and its budget weeks ago that he might veto such a proposal if mittee similar to Epton's proposed task force, made its decision: "We're disap- nomination is withdrawn in the
review process, as well as other "alleged difficul- it was passed by council. He was unavailable for See STUDENTS, Page 2 pointed but we're pushing ahead." meantime.

Sexual assault

counselor aidrape victims
By ELIZABETH ATKINS By the end of the school year, Isari will help establish a 24-
Katta Isari wants to change people's attitudes about rape. As hour crisis hotline at the center, one of the goals since it opened
the University's first full-time sexual assault counselor, Isari's in 1986. Though the office is available to people now on a 24-
commitment to helping rape victims and educating people about hour basis through 76-GUIDE, Isari's plan includes teams of
sexual assault has guided many victims through their crises. volunteers who would go out and provide on-the-spot assistance
Though she's only held her position for two months, she has to a sexual assault victim.

big plans for the future and hopes to eventually open her own
women's center.
"We don't have a society that provides very much support for
sexual assault survivors. I'm personally committed to change
that," Isari said in her Michigan Union, office. She hasn't quite
settled into her somewhat bare, disarrayed office, but she's been
hard at work since day one.
Julie Steiner, director of the University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center, recounts Isari's first day at-
the counseling center. She said Isari's skill was apparent when
the center had to handle five different crises that day.
"If anyone had any question about whether we needed a
counselor, it was clear at that point. She's a tremendous asset to
our office," Steiner said.
As part of the University's counseling services, Isari pro-
vides free, face-to-face counseling to rape victims, their families,
and friends during two- to six-month terms. Isari said she coun-
sels about seven people per week, and has had 13 different
clients since she began in August.
"I'm really interested in working with women and trying to
better their place in society and trying to change the foundation
of our society that facilitates and perpetuates the 'isms,' such as
sexism," she said.

For example, Isari said volunteers would go to a hospital to
provide support for a rape victim during her medical examina-
tion. Or, Isari said, the volunteers could go to the police station
and be with the woman while she does the police report. "It's a
really exciting project," she said.
"I see someone go through such a devastating experience like
sexual assault and then take the tools and learn how to put their
life back together," Isari said. "The women that I've worked
with turn their victimization into a survival and celebrate that
survival. Instead of a feeling of accomplishment for myself, I
feel excitement for them."
When Isari counsels her clients, she asks them to describe
their feelings and assures them they're not "crazy."
"I can just see the relief flood into their faces. There's no in-
formation out there about what it's like to be raped. There's no
validation about what a horrible trauma it is. We provide an en-
vironment where they won't be blamed, where they'll be sup-
ported, where they'll have safety and freedom to find resources.
Their confidentiality will be respected at all costs. That's some-
thing we really firmly believe in," Isari said.
Isari studied political science and English at the University
from 1978 to 1982. She became involved with counseling while
serving as a resident advisor for two years and a resident director
for one year.
See ISARI, Page 2

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Daily Photo by GRACE TSAI
Katta Isari, the University's first full-time sexual assault counselor, describes her work in
her office in the Michigan Union Counseling Center. Isari works closely with the Univer-
sity's Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center to counsel rape victims and to
educate people about sexual assault.

. Senators chosen to study 'U'

admissions INSIDE

Two state senators were appointed
Monday to serve on a committee to
examine the ratio of out-of-state
students to in-state students enrolled
at the University.
Sens. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) and William Sederburg (R-
Et T ansine} were selected to fill

Out-of-state students comprise 36
percent of the student body.
Both Schwarz and Sederburg,
however, think it is important for
the University to accept a high per-
centage of out-of-state students to
maintain its reputation as a nation-
ally oriented school with high aca-
demic standards.

boarders," Schwarz said.
Schwarz does not think the legis-
lature has any power to control the
University's admissions practices,

The only mechanism through
which the legislature can affect the
University is in its appropriation of
state funds to the school. But

the University were to admit more
in-state students under the quota
system, the other universities in the
state would suffer because the Uni-
versity would be taking their top-
level students.
Schwarz and Sederburg will be
joined on the committee by two
members of the Universitv's Board

Big Shots

is a big surprise.
See ARTS, Page 7

Fat Al doesn't care for anything
but the Tigers.
See OPINION, Page 4

'I don't think the legislature can start to write the rules
and regulations of the University. There's a
non+c+if- nal nrnhihitin nof that '

Michigan fullback Phil Webb
speaks on God and Bo




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