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Daily
Continued from Page 1
be one rape suspect, and the Oct. 19
publication of a rape survivor's
apartment building address.
Barbara Ransby, a Rackham grad-
uate student speaking for the United
Coalition Against Racism, said pub-
ishing the composites fostered the
'myth of the Black rapist," that all
nen who rape are Black, and that all
young Black men are rapists who
'rape white women.
r Ransby added that there are many
taily staffers who are "allies in the
struggle against racism and sexism"
iaind that "we have higher expectations
Rape
Continued from Page 1
Because women experiencing ac-
quaintance rapes typically don't feel
they have been raped, or fear others
will not believe them, they often do
not report their assaults.
Many women receiving counsel-
ing from SAPAC decided not to re-

of the Daily than we do of other
media."
Daily Editor in Chief Rebecca
Blumenstein said the paper will not
apologize for printing the com-
posites, and will continue to publish
them for their crime-fighting value.
People Organized for Women,
Equality and Rights has criticized the
Daily for publicizing the sexual
assault survivor's address, which the
Daily has admitted violates its own
policy and has apologized for on its
opinion page.
Kristin Pope of POWER said
such an inclusion could deter women
from reporting sexual assaults by
both violating their privacy and
jeopardizing their safety.
The Daily was also criticized for
port their own cases after the resolu-
tion of the Griffith Neal case last
fall, Steiner said. In this case, Neal
sued for defamation of character the
woman accusing him of rape. He
was later acquitted.
Women report acquaintance rapes
less often than they report stranger
rapes. This is a significant reason
why acquaintance rapes get less
publicity than stranger rapes.

its persistently poor affirmative
action record and high attrition rate of
people of color on staff.
Blumnenstein fielded heated ques-
tions over the lack of response by
Daily editorial leadership to last
summer's Editor in Chief, LSA jun-
ior Steve Knopper, who some staff
members have accused of committing
sexist and racist acts.
Blumenstein asserted, "I don't
believe that racism and sexism come
down to one person - firing is not a
solution. It is essential to educate
ourselves about sexism (and)
racism."
"I don't want to belittle the
charges of racism and sexism, but I
believe they are unfounded," Knopper
said. "I'm willing to discuss them

with people if they want that."
The protest's organizers gave
Blumenstein a list of demands, which
among them insist that the Daily:
-follow an aggressive Affirmative
Action policy to recruit people of
color, especially into leadership
positions;
-establish policies which protect
against both biased- coverage and
racial and sexual harassment at the
paper;
-provide orientation, training and
on-going education to all staff mem-
bers on issues of racism and sexism;
and specific training to reporters
covering issues of homelessness and
sexual assault, and
-issue an immediate apology to
the Black community for printing the
two composites.

Apathy
Continued from Page 1
of Students for Bush-Quayle, said the
appearance of apathy may be due to
spending priorities by the parties.
"There is more money spent on me-
dia than on grass roots," Mah-
moodzedegan said. "They're reaching
people through media, not through
posters and stickers."

But Zach Kittrie, chair of Michi-
gan Student Assembly's External
Relations Committee, said, "Ann
Arbor is bucking the trend." He cites
the 6,731 students that registered to
vote in the registration drive earlier
this fall, spearheaded by his MSA
committee, the Public Interest Re-
search Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM), the College Democrats,
and the College Republicans.

November 3,4,5 8:00pm HAROLD OWINGS ASKS WHY?
November 6 2:00pm
in the Power Center
1. Why are fatal accidents up 70% over last year?
Tickets: $6 and $7 2. Why are there law suits pending for unfair labor practice?
3. Why are there law suits pending for sex discrimination?
4. Why does it take 1%12 -2 hours for a sheriff's car to respond
to a call for service?
5. Why was medical treatment denied to a female inmate who
later died in custody?
6. Why is the closure rate for serious crimes only 12% (same
as the city of Detroit)?
7. With 82 sworn positions in the law enforcement division
why do we need 27 command officers?
8. With 13 top command (1 sheriff-1 undersheriff-3
t blacks, no minorities?
eSUs is 9. Why did the tax payers spend $1.5 million dollars for a new
radio system that does not work?
Super star 10.Why does the sheriff wash your car for $3 and send the
patrol cars to a commercial car wash?
A MUSKET presentation
- Don't you really think it is time for a change?
Music by Andrew Uoyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim R iceVOTE HAROLD OWINGS for Sheriff
For ticket info call 763-TKTS
November 8th
Paid for by Committee to elect Owings for Sheriff
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INBRIEF.
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Mercenaries attack Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Foreign mercenaries tried to take over the
Maldives and Indian paratroopers spread out over Male, the capital, to aid
embattled President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Maldivian officials said.
Two officials reported Gayoom was safe and one added "The situation
is under control. Everybody is all right."
A senior Sri Lankan government official said at least 12 people were
killed and 22 wounded when about 150 mercenaries attacked Male, a city
of 55,000 people, before dawn yesterday.
The raiders apparently came ashore from fishing trawlers before dawn
yesterday and attacked military headquarters next to the presidential palace.
Maldivian officials said shooting died down after the Indian troops
arrived.
Starved bacteria change PCB
Washington - Oxygen-starved bacteria working in sediment beneath
the Hudson River are transforming toxic PCB compounds into less
dangerous forms, raising hopes of a significant easing of -a major PCB
cleanup problem nationwide, researchers from Michigan State University
said yesterday.
PCBs are a common toxic waste problem. Until 1977 some mixtures
of the 209 possible PCB compounds were widely used as coolants and
insulators in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors.
PCBs were banned because of findings that PCBs appeared to cause
cancer, skin and reproductive disorders in laboratory animals.
The bacteria are producing new types of PCB which do not accumulate
in living tissue, a government scientist said.
The results could mean that not every contaminated sediment would
have to be cleaned up, and those that do might be less risky, researchers
said.
Bush denies racism in ads
UNDATED- Michael Dukakis asserted yesterday that voters by the
millions are giving his underdog campaign a "very strong second look" in
the waning days of the race for the White House. George Bush said
Democrats were "grossly unfair" to say his advertising is tinged with
racism.
"You're looking at a man who was out front for civil rights and I will
be again," the vice president said in a network television interview.
Bush heatedly denied that his attacks on Dukakis over the
Massachusetts prison furlough program had racist overtones for citing the
case of Willie Horton, who is Black. Horton, a convicted murderer,
brutalized a Maryland couple after escaping, but Bush said his commercial
"didn't have any reference to his race and no picture on it."
Meat inspections to change
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department yesterday proposed
new rules to target the most troublesome meat and poultry processing
plants for close federal inspection while easing up on those that have
good records.
The industry welcomed the prospective change as one improving the
focus of the inspection program. But consumer and labor groups assailed
it, saying it smacks of a failed policy at the Labor Department's job
safety agency and would help put "the fox in charge of the chicken coop."
Thousands of plants that make hotdogs, beef stew, luncheon meats and
scores of other processed items that include meat and poultry would be
affected.
The program could begin by mid-1989, but it likely would take several
years for the shift to be completed. The number of inspectors would
decline, mostly by attrition through retirements and resignations.
EXTRAS
Molar causes dentists' pain
GRAND RAPIDS - A local artist's plan to honor the first city to
fluoridate its drinking water has hit a nerve with area dentists who cringe
at the thought of a giant extracted molar over the Grand River.
The project dubbed "Operation: Pearly White," consists of a 600
pound. 18 foot-long abstract sculpture of a fiberglass tooth balanced atop
a stainless steel pole 22 feet above the river downtown.
The problem, according to the West Michigan Dental Society, is that

the sculpture may perpetuate stereotypes linking dentistry to pain.
"Fluoride was called a communist plot, forced medication, or worse
yet, rat poison," the sculpture's artist, Mark Heckman said. "Those who
advocated fluoridation had to face tremendous opposition. But they didn't
give up - and neither will I."
"I've never been afraid of dentists, so I'm willing to fight tooth and
nail for this project," he said.

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