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Pro-lifer also
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
Juli Loesch Wiley tried to dispel the myth that all
feminists are pro-choice and that all right-to-life advo-
cates are single-issue fanatics during a speech last night
About 50 people came to Angell Hall to hear
Wiley, who is active in many social issues and the au-
thor of "Pro-Life Feminism: Different Voices."
Wiley said her involvement in the anti-war, anti-
poverty, environmental, and feminist movements led
her to oppose legalized abortion for women. Through
these issues, Wiley said, she came to realize there are
four main falsehoods surrounding abortion.
The first of these is based on "the false adversary
model of how humans should relate," Wiley said.
"The pregnant woman and child are not adversaries.
Their well-being naturally coincides, not competes,"
Wiley said. "The relationship between mother and
* child should be a paradigm for how humankind should
live - we all live on and in one another and are
Wiley also called abortion "intellectually dishon-
est," especially in its use of language. She compared
military terms such as the government calling an MX
Missile a "peacekeeper," to the terms used to describe
"There are facilities that have 'reproductive health'
in their titles. The woman goes in healthy with her
baby and leaves hurting, with what remains of her baby
coming out in clots," Wiley said.
The third fact about abortion is that it caters to
males and inequality, Wiley said. She described a case in
which a father declared in court that he would not pay
child support because he did not choose to become a
parent, but chose only to have sex, at the time the child
was conceived.
"Pro-choice implies that childbearing is a woman's
unilateral choice and responsibility," Wiley said.
Lastly, Wiley said, abortion works hand-in-hand
with corporate crime because a woman whose preg-
nancy is terminated by contact with toxic chemicals
cannot file homicide charges or receive compensation.
"This whole structure of laws alledgedly to pro-
tect human rights is built on a foundation of nothing
because they don't know what a human being is," she
While some audience members said they agreed with
the points raised by Wiley, others said they found them
to be contradictory.
"I agree with her talking about social programs to
help women, but even if I had all the money in the
world, I would still want my choice on abortion," said
Laura Sullivan, an RC senior.
"What you hear from the media is that all feminists
are pro-choice, and that is not true," said LSA senior
Dan Rosenburg. "It was great to hear another

Ward boundaries
to be questioned
at hearing today




by Erin Einhorn
Daily City Reporter
In an effort to prove that his fel-
low City Council members unfairly
re-drew city ward boundries, Coun-
cilmember Kurt Zimmer (D-4th
Ward) plans to take the stand dur-
ing this morning's hearing at the
Washtenaw County Courthouse.
Zimmer filed a suit against the
city last month which accuses the
council of gerrymandering - redis-
tricing with intention of political
He says that the present ward
boundries have eliminated competi-
tion in certain districts, giving the
Democratic caucus an unfair
No date for the final hearing has
been set.
The hearing this morning will
determine whether the April 6
council election will operate as

Kurt Berggren, he does not think,
Zimmer has much of a chance of
winning the suit.
"I just don't think they made out
their case," Laracey said. "I don't-
think he has shown a violation of
any law. You have to show that the
party that's been allegedly 'shtit
out' has been discriminated against,~
and Republicans clearly have not
been shut out. They have representa-'
tion on council."
Laracey added that Zimmer, a
Democrat, is not in a strong position _
to be arguing that Republicans have
been discriminated against.
"My chances are still not the";
greatest," Zimmer agreed, "but
they're much better than any other-
past reapportionment challenge."
Zimmer refuted Laracey's con-
ments, saying the city attorney.

A rose is a rose..
David Ernst, an architecture graduate student, fills the vase he designed with roses for a
show at Rackham Gallery that ends Saturday night
Bomb threat causes Sigma
Chi fraternity evacuation

'My chances are still not the greatest, but
they're much better than any other past .
reapportionment challenge.'
- Kurt Zimmer{
City Council member

by Lauren Dermer
Daily Crime Reporter
Everybody stopped singing at Sigma Chi
fraternity Wednesday night when their sere-
nade was interrupted by the announcement of a
bomb threat.
Two officers from the Ann Arbor Police
arrived at Sigma Chi around 9:15 p.m. after re-
ceiving a phone call that a bomb with a deto-
nator was in the fraternity and programmed to
go off at 11:35 p.m.
"Basically we respond by searching the
building and suggesting evacuation, but the
decision to evacuate is up the person in charge
of the building," said Sgt. Sherry Woods of
the Ann Arbor Police Department.
After the police officers and Sigma Chi
president Niko Dounchis searched the frater-
nity house, Dounchis made the decision to
evacuate the premises.
"The cops were pretty sure it wasn't any-

thing serious, but we couldn't take the
chance," Dounchis said, adding that this was
the first time the fraternity has ever received a
bomb threat.
The building was evacuated from 11:20
p.m. to 11:50 p.m. All doors were locked to
ensure that nobody reentered, Dounchis said.
According to police reports, the phone call
was made by a man who said he believed the
threat was related to an alleged assault, possi-
bly the fight that broke out between four
women and four men during a Sigma Chi party
early Monday morning.
According to police reports, three of the
women involved in Monday's incident have
pressed charges for assault and battery. One
man, who was punched in the face, has also
filed charges against one woman.
The Interfraternity Council is still inves-
tigating Monday's incident, said its adviser,
Joe Foster.

planned using the new boundary
lines drawn last year.
If Washtenaw County Circuit
Court Judge Donald Shelton agrees
with Zimmer that the boundries are
"unconstitutional," the districts
drawn following the 1980 census
will be maintained for the upcom-
ing election, pending the final
ruling on the suit.
"I don't know the law to the ex-
tent that my attorney does," Zim-
mer said about his testimony, "but I
know the numbers and I know the
demography and I will present
Zimmer said the facts stand by
Acting City Attorney Mel
Laracey said that based on the briefs
submitted by Zimmer's attorney,

could not see the situation fromcl r es'v
clear perspective.
"(Laracey) has had virtually ng,
understanding of this case. He
doesn't know what it's about," said, ?
Zimmer. "I've tried to explain it to
him and it's just not there."
Zimmer's lawsuit cites a written
memo from attorney Tom Wiedert
who helped draft the new plan, to, .
council Democrats, which said thg-
"the overriding principle which has
guided me in drawing these plans irs",
to increase the probability of a coir-
tinuing Democratic majority. hT
think this is, far and away, the most
important criterion. I have also at-
tempted to produce plans which
will look reasonable to the public,
the media, and any possible review-
ing court."
ess shelter
cluded publicity, as well as the se- #
lection of special guests and speak- a
"Student response to the fund- 0
raiser has been overwhelmingly pos-
itive," Inteflex Student Council
President Lynn Chen said. She adde,
that the entire first-year intefle%..
class was involved in the buck
Tickets sales ended Wednesday,
but donations to the fund-raiser a(t'
still being accepted by the Intefle:
Student Council.

The Weekend Etc. list incorrectly said that the 1932 version of
Scarface will be shown on Saturday night. It will actually be the 1983
version featuring Al Pacino.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Inteflex to hold charity ball for homeli

by Shelley Morrison
Students in the University's ac-
celerated medical program,
Inteflex, will assist Ann Arbor's
homeless during their seventh an-
nual charity ball at the Ann Arbor
Sheraton Inn tomorrow night.
The proceeds from this year's
fund-raising activities will be do-
nated to the Shelter Association of
Ann Arbor.
Inteflex hopes to raise $2,000 in
its fund-raising efforts, said Ed Se-
gura, a third-year student and Inte-
flex Student Council member.
The charity ball is the most suc-
cessful part of Inteflex's annual
fund-raising drive, which also in-

cludes a bucket drive and an ongoing
donation program.
More than 100 faculty members
and students are expected to attend
the event, including nearly all the
students from the first four years of
the program.
"The charity ball is really the
high point of the year for all Inte-
flex students," said Andy Jeffers, a
fourth-year Inteflex student. "It
gives us all a chance to kick back and
have some fun."
Those in attendance will hear a
representative from the Ann Arbor
Shelter Association speak about the
ways in which the donated funds
will help the local homeless.

Chandy John, a resident at Uni-
versity Hospitals, will also deliver
a speech about his experience as a
medical volunteer in Bangladesh.
Unlike other campus fund-rais-
ers, the Inteflex program's efforts
are completely student-motivated.
"Our fund-raiser is 100 percent
student-run," Segura said.
The Inteflex Student Council
coordinated the various committees,
composed of first- through fifth-
year students, that organized the
fund-raising events.
Tasks of the committees in-


Japan Student Association, welcome
ruass mtg, Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Rm, 8:30 p.m.
Committee to Defend Abortion and
Reproductive Rights, mass mtg,
Michigan Union, Tap Rm, 6:30 p.m
Alpha Phi Omega, pledge mtg, 2 p.m.;
chapter mtg, 3 p.m., Michigan Union,
Pendleton Rm.
U of M Chess Club, weekly mtg,
Michigan League, 1 p.m.
"Materials Chemistry and the Laine
Group", Richard Laine Group. 1650
Chemistry Bldg, noon.
"The Mathematics Behind the
Mandelbrot Set", Robert Devaney.
1800 chemistry, 4 p.m.
"Baha'i Fireside: Baha'u'llah and
the General Principles," Terry
Larson, 807 South State St., 8 p.m.
"Platonists and Aristotelians,
Shepherds and Kings", Frederick
Amrine and Clavert Roszell. Rudolf
Steiner Institue, 1923 Geddes Ave.,
7:30 p.m
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Temporary service. Sun-Thur,
8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by 102 UGLi or
call 936-1000. Full service begins
Sunday, Jan. 26.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Temporary service
Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by
2333 Bursley or call 763-WALK. Full
service begins Sunday, Jan. 26.
Comedy Company, auditions,

free, 5 p.m.
Coming to America, free movie,
International Center, Rm 9, 8 p.m.
Greek/American New Year's Dnnce,
all students welcome, ethnic dancing,
Michigan Union, Pendleton Rm, 10
p.m-1:30 a.m.
"The River Place Innagural Ball", US
Croquet Association fund-raiser for the
Detroit Institute of Arts Founder Junior
Council, 300 Stroh River Place, Atrium,
7 p.m-midnight.
Registration for "Uncommon
Campus Courses", North Campus
U-M Taekwondo Club. Friday work-
out. 1200 CCRB, 6-8 p.m. Beginners
U-M ShorIn-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 6-7
Conservative Minyan Shabbaton:
Whose Law is it Anyway?, Rabbi
Alan Kensky, Hillel, 5:20 p.m.
Reform Havurah Havdalah Service,
Hillel, 7:30 p.m.
Conservative Minyan Shabbaton:
Whose Law is it Anyway?, Rabbi
Alan Kensky, Hillel, 9:30 p.m.
The Muppet Movie, James Frawley,
Hill St. Cinema, 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
Pancake Breakfast, Zeta Tau Alpha,
fund-raiser, 1550 Wastneaw, 9 a.m-
Pro-choice Clinic Defense, meet at the
Cube next to Union, 5:15 a.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. 219 UGLi,
1-5 p.m.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, Needle
Exchange Program Workshop, 1209
Michigan Union, 12-4 p.m.
UAC/Musket, Chess auditions,
Anderson Rm, 7 p.m.-midnight, come
by 2105 Michigan Union to sign up for
1-4 minute slots and to pick up
audition information packet, today:
vocal auditions.
117- -1 D.J n A D~t Vn...inn4


work in wa sington
Who to contact and What to Say
to get a job in Washington
Send $24.95
(check or money order) to:
Washington Job Network
P.O. Box 1080
Washinaton. D.C. 20013-1080

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