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Panel may draft
complete 'U' drug
.and alcohol policy

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 16, 1989 - Page 3
Gorbachev
rejects German
reunification

by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Administration Reporter
A new University task force on
drugs and alcohol hopes to have a
comprehensive drug and alcohol pol-
icy in place by the end of the school
year.
The 54-member committee of
students, faculty and staff, formed by
University President James Duder-
stadt last April, held its first meeting
last Monday. The panel has been
looking into issues ranging from al-
cohol in the residence halls to
mandatory drug testing.
The University currently has a
number of different alcohol and drug
policies covering faculty, staff and
stud- s.
Task force co-chair Beth Reed, a
social work and women's studies
professor, said the plan will "ensure
greater consistency among unit poli-
cies" and make treatment programs
known.
Another task force co-chair, Fred-
erick Glaser, the director of the Uni-
versity Hospitals Alcohol Program
and the new Michigan Substance
* Abuse Center, stressed the task
force's goal to form an extensive al-
cohol and drug abuse prevention
program. He said the federal gov-
ernment requires such a program un-

der the "Drug-Free Workplace Law"
to receive certain federal subsidies.
Glaser said the law was contro-
versial because of its provisions on
mandatory drug testing. The law in-
cludes but does not require the drug
tests, but Glaser said the task force
will look into the possibilities of a
drug testing program.
"Drug testing will be one of the
things that will have to be consid-
ered," Glaser said. "A preventive
program would not necessarily entail
drug testing, but it might."
He said drug testing, if imple-
mented, would most likely apply to
staff members who infringed on the
health or safety of others, such as
medical personnel.
The task force will solicit public
input into the policy through a
series of public hearings on Nov.
27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.
Reed said the task force will need
public opinion to have a wide per-
spective on the policy.
"We have a very broad and com-
prehensive charge, no one will have
a broad overview," she said.
Of 567 undergraduates polled in a
1988 University Health Services
survey, 95 percent considered alcohol
a problem on campus. Sixty-two
percent considered it a major prob-
lem.

MOSCOW (AP) - President
Mikhail Gorbachev yesterday rejected
claims that reform in Eastern Europe
spell the demise of socialism and in-
sisted the Communist Revolution
"was not a mistake."
Speaking to a national student
conference in Moscow, Gorbachev
also said the existence of two
Germanys "has been recognized by
the world community" since the end
of World War II and even talk about
reunification constitutes interference
in the affairs of the two countries.
The Soviet Union in the past
week has flatly opposed any sugges-
tion that East and West Germany
should be rejoined.
"Noting that certain forces in the
West try to create the impression
that profound changes in socialist
countries signify the failure of so-
cialist ideas, Gorbachev said that this
was wishful thinking," the official
news agency Tass said. It did not
specify which forces Gorbachev had
in mind.
In a televised speech that ran al-
most two hours, Gorbachev ham-
mered home to students whom he
seemed to suspect believed otherwise
that "the October revolution was not
a mistake."
Using a persuasive, emotional
tone, Gorbachev extolled the ideol-
ogy behind the 1917 Bolshevik
Revolution and condemned "people
who are trying to find the roots of
our troubles not in the distortions of
socialism that took place, but in its
very nature and principles."

"We cannot allow dissatisfaction
with ourselves, with how we live
now, to be transformed into attempts
to question our indisputable, univer-
sally recognized achievements and
the choice of socialism itself," he
said.
That Gorbachev felt the need to
come to the defense of the most ba-
sic ideological postulates of Soviet
society indicated that they are com-
ing under ever wider attack as the
"We cannot allow
dissatisfaction with
ourselves, with how
we live now, to be
transformed into
attempts to question
our indisputable,
universally
recognized achieve-
ments and the choice
of socialism itself,"
-President Mikhail
Gorbachev
country struggles through economic
crisis and sees East bloc neighbors
moving toward multiparty systems.
In his remarks about East
Germany, which were carried by
Tass but not shown on television,
Gorbachev expressed for the second
day in a row concern over Western
powers' response to the democratic
upheaval in Eastern Europe.

CORRECTIONS
The proposed protest policy issued by the University Council can be
equally applied to students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This point was
unclear in a Daily story yesterday.
THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Let it bleed
Lynn Warner, a graduate student in social work, gives blood yesterday in
the Union Ballroom as part of the University's blood battle with Ohio
State University. Warner gives blood on a regular basis and "encourages
more people to do the same."

Ex-college athlete: Teammates committed rape

Meetings
SALSA - Socially Active Latino
Student Assoc. meets at 6:30 in
the League's 1st floor
Creative Writers - 8:30 p.m.
in the East Quad Half-way Inn
ACLU - discussion of the anti-
harassment policy; 7:30 p.m. in
Hutchins Hall
Michigan Student Assembly
Student Rights Commission -
5:30 p.m. in Union Rm. 3909
Rainforest Action Movement
- 7 p.m. in Dana Rm. 1040
Earth Day Organizing Commit-
tee - 7 p.m. in the Union 4th
floor
MSA International Students
Affairs Commission - 6:15
p.m. in the International Center
College Republicans - 7:30
p.m. in Rm. 1276 of the Busi-
ness Administration Bldg.
Tagar - 7 p.m. in Hillel Rm. 3
Palestine Solidarity Commit-
tee - 7:30 p.m. in the lounge of
the International Center
Campus Crusade for Christ -
College Life meeting at 7 -8:30
p.m. in Kellogg Aud. Rm. 6005;
enter in the dental school
Michigan Student Assembly
Communications Committee
- 7:30 p.m. in Union Rm. 3909
Women & Spirituality Group
- Peggy Mtsch on "Welcoming
Change: You Can Never Tell A
Gift When to Come"; 7:30 p.m.
at the Guild House
InterVarsity Christian Fellow-
ship - 7 p.m. in East Quad Rm.
126 -
Speakers
"Multi-order Etalon Sounder
for Vertical Temperature
Profiles" - S. Roland Drayson;
3...45 in 2231 Space Research
Bldg.
"Biomolecular Diffusion-
Limited REactions in Low
Dimensional MEdia" - Dr.
E. Clement; 4 p.m. in Chem.
1640
"Understanding the Myths of
Hunger and Redefining
American Values" - Frances
Moore Lappe; 7:30 in Angell
Aud. A
"Early Memories of
Yoshikawa Eiji, Novelist" -
Edwin McClellan of Yale; noon
in the Lane Hall commons
"The Plebiscite: Who Decides
the Puerto Rican Status
Issue" - Ana Rodriguez; 7:30
in the League Rm. D
Jerome Badanes - the writer

"The Beethoven Project" -
Gina Barclay-McLaughlin; 1-3 in
the Commons of the Ingalls
Bldg. (10th level)
Furthermore
Safewalk - 8 -1:30 a.m. in
UGLi Rm. 102; 936-1000
"La Boheme" - 8 p.m. at the
Power Center; tickets at the
League or call 764-0450
"A World of Options: UM
Study Abroad" - mass meet-
ing; 3-5 in Angell Hall Aud. A
Middle East Perspectives on
WCBN - at 6:30 on the campus
station
Blood Battle - 12-6 in the
Union Ballroom
"Orchards" - three plays based
on Chechov short stories; 5 p.m.
in the Arena Theater (Frieze Bldg.
Basement)
MBA Programs: Preparation
and Application - 4:10-5 p.m.
in the CP&P Conference Rm.
Bain & Co. Employer
Presentation - 7-9 in the
Union Kuenzel Rm.
Northwalk - 8 p.m. to 1:30 in
2333 Bursley; 763-WALK
German Tutoring - for 100-300
levels; 7-9 p.m. in MLB 2006
Free tutoring - all lower-level
math, science and engineering
courses; 7-11 p.m. in UGLi Rm.
307; 7-11 p.m. in the Dow Bldg.
Mezzanine
Presentation on summer in-
ternship opportunties -
Armenian Students Cultural
Assoc. at 7 p.m. in Union RM.
2203
Showcase in the Union&
Fishbowl commemorating
Palestinian Independence Day
- all week
ECB peer writing tutors -
available at Angell-Haven and 611
Computing Centers from 7 to 11
p.m.; Sunday through Thursday
Color National Artists' Book
Project - features artists' books
of more than 200 American
Women of Color; in the Slusser
Gallery; 10a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo exhibit of racial violence
in the U.S. - in Rm. 3 of East
Engineering; 10-3 daily
Women of Courage: An Exhibi-
tion of Photographs by Judith
Sedwick - portraits of 55 Black
American women; Grad. Library
North Lobby; 8am-5pm
Arpilleras from Peru and Chile

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A former Okla-.
homa football player said yesterday he saw
teammates Nigel Clay, Bernard Hall, and Glen
Bell rape an Oklahoma City woman in a football
dormitory the night of Jan. 21.
Jimmy Fennell testified in the trial of Hall,
Clay, and Bell, who are accused of first-degree
rape in the alleged assault on the 20-year-old
woman. The three men were suspended from the
university after charges were filed in February.
Hall is from Detroit, Bell is from Oklahoma, and
Clay is from California.
At the end of Fennell's testimony, District
Attorney Tully McCoy asked one by one whether
Fennell had seen Hall, Clay, and Bell rape the
woman.
"Yes sir," Fennell replied each time.
In cross-examination, Fennell admitted he had
lied to police in two earlier statements. He said
he didn't tell the truth until the third time police
talked to him.
"I didn't want to be where I am now," Fennell
said.

Fennell denied that any promises were made
by prosecutors in exchange for his testimony. He
told the jury that the woman at times screamed
and struggled with her attackers during the 20-to-
30-minute assault.
He said Hall guided the alleged victim into a
bedroom. He said he later heard "a scream and
somebody yell, 'Stop."'
Fennell said that when he ran into the bed-
room with Clay, Bell, and Keith Traylor, he saw
Hall and the woman on the floor. He said initial
attempts by two of the defendants to rape the
woman were unsuccessful as she struggled
against the attacks.
He said Hall later laid on top of the woman
and he saw him push up against her. "When he
pushedup, she just screamed and said, 'No,
please!"
Fennell testified that although the room was
dark, he caught glimpses of the attackers when
someone opened a door. He said he tried to leave

the room, but couldn't because someone was
standing outside the bedroom door.
He also said someone pushed him onto the.
woman at one point. Fennell said that as he was
pushed, he saw Traylor standing in a corner of
the room. Fennell had testified in the preliminary
that he did nothing to the woman and quickly
moved away.
He said yesterday that he went to his room to
change clothes and later saw Clay, who told him
the woman thought Fennell was one of the at-
tackers. He said Clay told him not to worry
about anything because the woman couldn't iden-
tify anyone.
Fennell also testified that he took as threats
statements from Hall before giving what he said
were the "truthful" statements about the alleged
attack. He said Hall told him he had relatives
who would "come and take care of anyone who
got in his way."

Rapist of
by Karen Akerlof
Daily Staff Writer

U,

students accepts plea bargain

Michael Johnson pleaded guilty
on Tuesday to one charge of first de-
gree criminal sexual conduct for the
rapes of two University students he
and his uncle committed in 1983.
In return for the guilty plea, As-
sistant County Prosecutor Larry
Burgess reduced the original charges
- two counts of armed robbery,
three counts of criminal sexual con-
duct, and one count of breaking and
entering with intent to commit crim-
inal sexual conduct - to the one
charge of criminal sexual conduct.
Burgess said Johnson could re-
ceive anywhere from one year to life
in prison, and would not be eligible

for probation.
Johnson's uncle, Harrison John-
son, was sentenced to five life terms
in prison last month after police
matched the Johnsons' fingerprints,
taken from a break-in last winter, to
those taken from the students' Long-
shore Dr. apartment in 1983.
Michael Johnson's prints were
also matched to those found in the
student's apartment on a window
frame, a jewelry box, and a "penny
tin" in which one of the women kept
change.
Only one of the women was at
home when the two men reached in
through an open window, took off

the screen, and unlocked the door at
about 2:00 a.m. on Oct. 4, 1983.
The men attacked the woman, and
then her roommate when she re-
turned to the apartment, Burgess
said.
Burgess said the Johnsons robbed
the apartment and tied up the two
women before leaving.
Neither of the women could de-
scribe the men with much detail be-
cause the apartment was totally dark.
Michael Johnson initially
claimed in court that his uncle forced
him to rape the two women, Burgess
said. In the end, however, Johnson
confessed to aiding and abetting the

crime free from duress.
Under Michigan laws on aiding
and abetting, Michael Johnson was
then subject to the same charges as
his uncle - the three criminal sex-
ual counts, two robbery counts, and
a count of breaking and entering.
Because Michael Johnson was 15
at the time of the crime the case had
to be transferred from Juvenile Court
to Circuit Court. Johnson is cur:
rently 21 years old.
Michael Johnson will be sen=
tenced by Judge William Ager Jr. on
Dec. 8.

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