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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 6, 1989 - Page 3

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Armed men shake
up Panama crowd

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PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP)
- Eight armed men in civilian
clothes fired in the air outside the
office where opposition leader
Guillermo Endara was on a hunger
strike yesterday, dispersing scores of
supporters gathered outside.
Some of the gunmen entered
Endara's office and took his secretary
with them, but the secretary was
later released.
"At 4 p.m. armed civilians came
and fired in the air," Endara told
journalists after the eight gunners
left. "It was as if they were invisible
because the police (directing traffic at
a nearby corner) did nothing."
The former opposition
presidential candidate said he would
continue his 16-day-old hunger strike
as part of a campaign to oust Gen.
Manuel Noriega.
Noriega survived a coup attempt
Tuesday, and in a televised speech
yesterday he said he had evidence that
the United States planned to install
Endara as president after the coup.
"This hunger-striking buffoon
sneaks out to eat (Tuesday) so he can
be well fed when he takes over the
presidency. But he's screwed,
Noriega said.
Noriega said he was going to
present his hand-picked provisional
president, Francisco Rodriguez, with

a package of "war laws" dealing with
security because Panama is living
"in a moment of emergency."
Noting that U.S. troops stood by
and watched as the rebellion failed,
Noriega said the United States "left
its agents in the lurch." He said the
bungled coup was another Bay of
Pigs for the United States, referring
to the CIA-supported invasion of
Cuba that failed in 1961.
"They mistakenly believed that
everyone has a price and that
everyone is a traitor," he said in the
speech from the provincial town of
Santiago.
The civilian opposition and the
United States have denied any role in
the coup attempt.
The United States recognizes
Endara as the legitimate president
because of his victory in May 7
elections that were annulled by
Noriega.
At Endara's office, armed men
fired shots in the air and hit
supporters and reporters with rubber
hoses to disperse the crowd. When
asked if a reporter could see an
officer in charge, one man replied,
"No. Just get out of here."
Endara was drinking only water,
taking prescribed medicine and eating
only the wafer of Mass, but he
appeared healthy.

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Reproductive rights week aims to inform

9 by Laura Counts
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
Dr. Ethelene Crockett-Jones, who
preformed an abortion for Jane Doe
- a teenage rape victim who chal-
lenged the Michigan law banning
Medicaid funded abortions - will
speak on campus next week as part
of Reproductive Rights Awareness
Week.
The program aims to educate and.

motivate people to work for
women's reproductive rights at a
time when the Michigan State legis-
lature is hearing anti-abortion bills
and the Supreme Court's docket in-
cludes three cases which may restrict
access to abortions.
Activities will include pro-choice
speakers, workshops, a march and a
fundraising dance.
Sponsors are the Ann Arbor

Committee to Defend Abortion
Rights (AACDAR), Planned Parent-
hood of Ann Arbor and the Washte-
naw County National Organization
for Women, working together as the
Ann Arbor Pro-Choice Coalition.
"It is very important for women
to know as much as possible about
the subject, and understand the ethi-
cal issues involved," said LSA ju-
nior Anna Stubblefield, a member of
AACDAR.
"A lot of people are pro-choice
and don't really know it. We want to
educate people and bring out the is-
sues, and give people a little ammu-;
nition for their arguments," she said.
Panel topics are as diverse as
philosophical and religious influ-
ences on abortion to how racism af-
fects reproductive rights and women
of color.

Crockett-Jones will be speaking
on "The Politics of Medicine" this
Wednesday in the Michigan Union
Ballroom.
Workshops will focus on the his-
tory of abortion rights, birth control
and abortion technology, teenagers
and abortion, and strategies for pro-
choice activists.
The week will end with a
"March for Choice" on Saturday,
during which women who have had
positive abortion experiences will
speak out. A Saturday night dance
will feature a D.J. and refreshments.
The series of events was dubbed
"Reproductive Rights Awareness
Week" because it addresses issues
other than abortion, such as birth
control, said Anne Herlick, a Resi-
dential College senior and AACDAR
member.

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