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Despite having a pro-choice Congress and
president, pro-choicers need to be wary of radical
pro-life groups, like Operation Rescue, which try
to prevent women from having legal abortions.

Jon Amiel's "Sommersby" starring Richard Gere
and Jodie Foster, which depicts post-Civil War
Tennessee, keeps the viewer in suspense until
the end. Jon Altshul reviews the film.

The Michigan women's gymnastics team lost for
the first time this season Sunday at Michigan State
Invitational. The Spartans edged the Wolverines,
190.05-189.46, to capture the title.

Partly sunnyarmer
High 42, Low 34
Rain; High 44, Low 36

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LSA to lose East

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
Thirty percent of LSA classes
will be moved over the next four
years as the University spends $27.5
million to turn most of East
Engineering into faculty offices.
LSA currently uses 253 class-
rooms. Space in Mason Hall, C.C.
Little and the Chemistry complex
will be used to absorb the 77 rooms

and Psychology Department offices
and classrooms.
The East Engineering renovations
will be completed in two phases,
each lasting about two years. The
first 37 classrooms will be out of
commission this May, when north
wing renovations begin. South wing
repairs will begin in the summer of
1995, when the remaining 40 class-
rooms will be lost.
Ctirad Uher, associate dean for
LSA research and facilities, said
19,400 students -17,600 who are

Engineering classrooms.
currently enrolled in the school of available for student organizational provided for the $27.5 million.
LSA - will be affected by the meetings. "It's been planned for a long,
renovations. But Uher said most students will long time, it's just the money now
There will be more 8 a.m., not notice many differences. became available," said Vice
evening and Friday classes; "Potentially all (will be affected) President for Student Affairs
Dormitory meal hours will be but in realistic terms, absolutely not, Maureen Hartford.
extended to adjust to earlier and later because only a certain fraction of Faculty who have worked in East
classes; those can fill the classes between Engineering said the repairs are
North Campus bus schedules eight and nine in the morning," Uher much needed.
will be altered to accommodate ex- said. "This is dirty space, unclean
tended class hours; The renovations come after years space and not the right place for stu-
Security will become a con- of trying to secure the necessary dents," said Bertram Herzog, adjunct
cern for night classes; and, funds. A bond issue approved in professor of Electrical Engineering
Less classroom space will be June 1992 by the Board of Regents See CLASS, Page 2

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These are some impacts of
the East Engineering
LSA will lose 77
classrooms in East
Engineering. These will be
absorbed in Mason Hall,
C.C. Little and the Chemistry
There will be more 8 a.m.,
evening and Friday classes.
The new East Engineering
will house psychology and
math department offices
and some classroom space.

lost because of renovations.
The newly renovated
Engineering will be devoted toI


'U' picks
* vice pres.
. v c by, Nate Hurley
Daily Administration Reporter
The University may have found
the new person who will be respon-
sible for the more than $300 million
spent on research each year.
Homer Neal, a
professor and chair
of the Department
* of Physics, will be
submitted to the
University Board
of Regents at its
next meeting to
replace retiring
Vice President for
Neal Research William
If approved, the appointment will
be effective Sept. 1.
A search committee, headed by
Engineering Prof. Thomas Adamson,
recommended Neal to University
President James Duderstadt last
"He was the best candidate," said
Walter Harrison, executive director
of University relations. "He com-
bines his own specific expertise as a
leading researcher in the country in
physics with depth and breadth of
experiments with leading a research
department and being a provost at
another university and his broad ex-
perience in Washington on science."
Neal left the State University of
New York-Stony Brook in 1987 to
join the University. He chaired the
National Science Board Committee
on Undergraduate Science Educa-
tion, the National Science Foun-
dation Physics Advisory Committee
and the national Academy of Sci-
ences' Committee on Career Choices
of Talented Students.
Neal received his Ph.D. in
physics from the University in 1966.

W. Quad sign
'offensive' to
female students

by David M. Powers
and Karen Talaski
Daily Staff Reporters
The U. S. Constitution's provi-
sion to protect free speech came
into play recently when a
University student asked two West
Quad residents to remove an
"offensive" street sign from their
Mechele de Avila, a first-year
School of Social Work graduate
student, said she thinks the sign -
which reads "Pussie Rd." - is
derogatory toward women and

should be taken down.
"I have to walk past the sign ev-
ery day ... and I'm really of-
fended," de Avila said. "The sign
says women are second-class
de Avila started a campus-wide
petition yesterday to protest the
sign. The petition asks for the
sign's removal because it con-
tributes "to a hostile and
intimidating environment (for
women)." -
The sign is located in a second-
See SIGN, Page 2

Located in a West Quad window, the "Pussie Rd." sign has offended many University students.

Experts: AIDS becomes more of threat to women
Symptoms, tmnsmission to children, stigmazation ofpmstiutes concern women

by Angela Dansby
The number of reported AIDS
cases in adolescent women ages 13-
19 in the United States increased 67
percent between December 1989 and
December 1990 - more than twice
the increase among adolescent men
of the same age for the same time
Robert Fekety, head of the
Infectious Disease Clinic at the
University Hospital said AIDS is
growing as a leading cause of death
for women in the United States.
"The transmission from a man to
a woman by heterosexual activity is
easier than transmission from a
woman to a man," he said.
There are about 26,000 cases of
women with AIDS today. Paula

Schuman of the Department of
Infectious Diseases at Wayne State
University School of Medicine said
this number probably reflects only
Living with
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10 percent of HIV-infected women.
"Infection among women has-
been on the rise in the last ten years
but no one knew about it," Schuman
She said most experts believe
symptoms of HIV infection are

similar for men and women, adding
that despite recent media attention,
vaginal yeast infections are not
necessarily a symptom of HIV.
"Vaginal yeast infections are no
reason for women to think that they
need a HIV antibody test. They are
common in all healthy women.
Eighty percent of most women in the
U.S. have had a yeast infection,"
Schuman added.
But she said oral yeast infection
is a clear indicator of HIV infection.
Oral yeast infections occur in both
men and women, though there is
some evidence that women are
slightly more prone to them than
"Cervical malignancies are the
most important thing concerning

women - they are much more
common in women who are HIV
infected," she said.
"The most important thing for
women with HIV is to have first rate
primary gynecological care,"
Schuman added.
Another important issue concern-
ing women and AIDS is transmis-
sion from mother to child before,
during or after birth.
"Infected women and babies are
the big news today in AIDS epi-
demiology," Fekety said. "All in-
fants whose mothers are infected
carry HIV-positive antibodies. It
may be months for HIV-positive an-
tibodies in babies to show up as
But recent studies have shown

that at least 70 percent of infants,
born to HIV-infected mothers are ac-
tually not infected. "There is defi-
nitely a trend in improvement with
vertical (mother to child)
transmission," Schuman said.
Transmission usually occurs
during birth, and it is very unlikely
for infants to contract the infection
after delivery except through breast
feeding, Fekety said.
"Most probably think that
transmission occurs in the uterus in
the birth process. There are many,
many arguments about this. In some
babies, the infection may develop as
early as 12 weeks," Schuman said.
But she added, "There are kids
who presumably don't show up with
See AIDS, Page 2

Vicinus honored for
leadership, academics

Man threatens BYU
trustee with dynamite
Students band together to captwrg assalant

by Jon DiMascio
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
Like the Renaissance woman
of Victorian England, Martha
Vicinus entertains diverse interests
and multiple talents. She acts as
scholar, lecturer and mentor in the
University's Departments of Eng-
lish, Women's Studies, and
Although students who see
Vicinus in her knit cap with
earflaps might mistake her for a
Keebler Elf, and bartenders at
Rick's still card her when her gray
hair is hidden, people listen when
the mild-mannered professor
Last month, Vicinus was hon-
.ra ..:,tha Q - ruAa-a n%%Y-r

Goddard Award recipient, said
Vicinus received the award be-
cause she goes beyond her duties
as a professor and increases
awareness of women's issues.
Hollingsworth said women of-
ten struggle against each other
rather than working together to
advance common causes.
"There is a fallacious assump-
tion that women support each
other. It's not well known that
women often place other women
in counterproductive situations,"
Hollingsworth said.
Vicinus said she avoids this
problem by identifying herself
with more than one University
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by Kerry Colligan
Daily Staff Reporter
Who says nothing ever happens
in Provo?
Sunday night, Brigham Young
University (BYU) - located in
Provo, Utah - was the scene of a
hostage situation.
Howard Hunter, BYU Board of
Trustees member and president of
the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, was accosted during a
fireside address to approximately
17,000 BYU students.
Hunter's speech was interrupted
when Cody Judy, a 27-year-old

director of public communications at
Hunter did not respond.
After approximately ten minutes,
the students began singing "We
Thank Thee Oh God, For The
Prophet," a Latter Day Saints hymn.
Ten minutes later,the
students began singing
'We Thank Thee Oh
God, For The Prophet.'
During the hymnal, a non-student
who attended the lecture approached
the staiTe and distracted Judy suffi-



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