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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 29, 1987- Page 5
Judge limits visitation
for parents of surrogates

ITHACA, Mich (AP) - A judge
has denied an Arkansas couple's
request to spend more time with
infant twins while they wage a legal
battle against the surrogate mother
who changed her mind about giving
up the babies.
Laurie Yates of Ithaca wants
Circuit Judge Timothy Green to void
the contract she signed with Barry
and Glinda Huber of Jonesboro, Ark.
and let her keep the boy and girl
born Sept. 4.
The Hubers are asking the judge
to dismiss the suit and award them
custody of the twins, who were
conceived after Yates was artificially
inseminated seven times with
Huber's sperm.
Kathleen Boyle, an attorney for
the Hubers, asked yesterday that the

couple be allowed to spend more
time with the children. She said they
drive 1,600 miles a week to
Michigan and back to their home in
Arkansas, but get to spend only two
hours with the babies.
"Every minute that my clients
can spend with their children is
important to them," she said during
the Gratiot County Circuit Court
Green rejected the request,
pending the results of blood tests
intended to show whether Huber is
the father of the twins.
Ourside the courtroom Boyle said
she considered that "a foregone
conclusion" since the only other
possible father, Mrs.Yates' husband
Richard, has been found to be sterile.
Gratiot County Prosecutor Mark

Gates, the court-appointed temporary
guardian of the children, described
the twins as being in excellent
health and repeated his comment that
the case was a legal frontier for
"It's hard to compare this case to
anything else. There just aren't any
other cases like it," he said.
Michigan law doesn't directly
address surrogate contracts.
Green scheduled a Nov. 7 hearing
to get the blood test results and
consider the Hubers' motion that the
surrogavy contact be declared valid.
During the hearing, Lisa Vogler,
an attorney for the Yates, accused
Boyle of conducting a reperitive and
abusive questioning of Mrs. Yates
while taking a statement from her
earlier this month.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan basketball player Mark Hughes signs an autograph for Jeff Raimond of the St. Louis Boys' Home at a
Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall Halloween party last night.
Mojo,'M' basketball team host
cit kids for Halloween party

Groups reaffirm racism stance
(Continued from Page 1)

The residents of Mosher-Jordant
and part of the Michigan basketball1
team hosted Ann Arbor children lastt
night as part of the dorm's annuali
"Halloween at MoJo" day.1
Youngsters from the Green1
Glacier Community Home and the1
St. Louis Boys' Home for mentallyI
impaired children arrived decked out
in their Halloween garb to trick-or-I
treat through the dorm halls, which
residents had decorated as part of a
Halloween contest.;
"I'm going to get a lot of
candy," said one child. "I'm really

The evening's events were coor- time, it's nice to try and help them
dinated by Engineering junior Scott out," he said.
Bushman and LSA sophomore Barb Added junior forward/guard Mike
Chaffer, co-chairs of the MoJo Cur- Griffin, "I'll probably get more out
rent Social Issues Committee, and of it than the kids. It gives me a
Resident Advisor Ric Comton, a charge just to help out."
Public, Health grad student. Their Many students living at MoJo
hope was to promote Project Com- volunteered to escort the youngsters.
munity at MoJo. LSA sophomore Paul Thill said,
After student volunteers escorted "The kids can trick-or-treat in a safe
the children through the dorm, they place. They have fun, and we have
met with members of the Michigan fun decorating the halls."
basketball team, who talked with the Other cagers helping out included
youngsters and signed autographs. Gary Grant, Glen Rice, Terry Mills,
Sophomore Guard R u m e a1 Sean Higgins, Loy Vaught, and
Robinson summed up the feeling of Mark Hughes.
the team. "We love kids. In our free

She called on parents to "retake
charge of our children's education."
Judy Levy; the bargaining chair
for Clark'sunion - the American
Federation of State, City, and
Municipal Employees - called on
the University to immediately fire
Building Service Area Manager
Linda Bowling and Clark's
Supervisor, Jack Stevens, for not
allowing Clark to leave work
Thursday night due to chest pains.
Clark said she has a history of heart
Neither Bowling nor Stevens
could be reached for comment.
She also demanded the University
establish a committee of workers,
students, and community members
to investigate last Thursday's
incident and comply with its
John Weidenbach, the director of
the University's business operations
- ultimately in charge of building
services - would not comment on
Levy's demands.
Weidenbach said, however, that
Director of Building Services
Georgene Spencer was investigating
the incident.
Spencer could not be reached for

comment. Student Union, told Black students,
The crowd also expressed concern "We didn't come here just to get a
over the recent racial incidents. Dana degree, but to become leaders of our
Davidson, a member of the Black people and leaders of our nation.
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