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3rd woman
reports rape

clinton against
state anti-gay
ballot proposals

The number of reported rapes from
this weekend rose to three.
A 20-year-old woman reported
rly yesterday morning that she was
aped at 6 a.m. Sunday.
TheeAnn Arbor News reported
that police said the woman had left a
party with an acquaintance. When the
two arrived at the woman's apartment
on the 900 block of Mary Street, the
man raped her twice.
This rape, like the two others re-
ported this past weekend, are acquain-
nce rapes.
Acquaintance rape is more com-
mon than stranger rape, said Emberly
Cross, counseling line director at the
Sexual Assault Prevention and Aware-
ness Center (SAPAC).
The alleged stranger rape that oc-
curred near South Quad last semester
was one of a more publicized, but less
common type.
"I'm not at all surprised that three
pes happened over the weekend.
m surprised that three people re-
ported it," Cross continued.

Last semester, of 45 reports of
sexual assault received by SAPAC,
26 were acquaintance rapes and 8
were stranger rapes. Information was
not available on the other 11 rapes.
The rapes reported to SAPAC did
not necessarily occur in the semester
that they were reported.
Of the cases where information
was available, six were reported to
the Department of Public Safety
(DPS), five were reported to other
police departments and one case was
reported both on and off campus. DPS
has not released statistics from 1993.
DPS has expressed concern about
the rapes on and near campus last
Bob Pifer, associate director of
DPS, said that DPS does patrol the
structure and supply emergency
phones where the alleged rape took
But, he said, "We can't make any
place 100 percent secure."
He noted that the University has
on-going programs to install more
lights and emergency phones on cam-

& Ne
Signs like this one have been posted throughout the campus by SAPAC.

WASHINGTON - President
Clinton has come to the support of
homosexual rights groups with a let-
ter strongly opposing anti-gay ballot
initiatives in states across the coun-
"Those who would legalize dis-
crimination on the basis of sexual
orientation or any other grounds are
gravely mistaken about the values
that make our nation strong," Clinton
said in a letter to the Gay and Lesbian
Victory Fund. "The essential right to
equality must not be denied by a bal-
lot initiative or otherwise."
The letter was dated Monday and
- with the blessing of the White
House - was released yesterday by
the group, a political action commit-
tee that supports openly gay candi-
dates. At the start of his administra-
tion, Clinton found himself embroiled
in a political controversy over his
campaign pledge to lift the ban on
gays in the military, an issue that the
administration has just managed to
put behind it with the final release of
Pentagon regulations on the subject.
After that difficult beginning, the
White House made an effort to recast
Clinton's image in less' liberal terms.
But with his unequivocal letter to the
victory fund, Clinton placed himself
squarely in opposition to a major drive
by conservative religious groups to
promote such ballot measures. Ac-
cording to the victory fund, at least 11
states are considering the initiatives.
Clinton described the effort to
defeat such measures "a battle toapro-
tect the human rights of every indi-
vidual" and said that the "simple prin-
ciple of justice" that people should be
judged on their merits "has come un-
der assault in several states this year."
Clinton's letter came a mere five
days after the Gay and Lesbian Vic-
tory Fund and other gay rights groups
wrote to the president to ask for "a

'U' seeks to redefine view of sexual assault

The University hopes to tackle
olence against women on campus
y bringing about fundamental change
in cultural norms.
Last November, after a rash of
reported sexual assaults on campus,
faculty members and students in the
School of Nursing banded together
and asked the University administra-
tion to take a stronger stand against
sexual assaults on campus.
University President James Dud-
4stadt agreed.
"I have been meeting with the
dean of the School of Nursing and
other people in pubic health to launch
a program to discuss the issue of vio-
lence on campus," Duderstadt said in

'We have to educate and broaden the University
community to bring about change at the
University campus.'
-University President James Duderstadt

an interview yesterday.
The task force consists of
Rhetaugh Dumas, dean of the School
of Nursing, a graduate and under-
graduate nursing student and two staff
The goal of the committee is to
address violence against women of
the University community, with the
hope of providing long-term services
and educational programs to bring
about changes in cultural norms.
"We have to educate the broader

University community to bring about
change at the University campus. We
live in a culture where violence against
women is accepted," Duderstadt said.
Bonnie Metzgar, chair of the task
force and associate professor in the
School of Nursing, said, "The rape
last year behind South Quad brought
the issue to the forefront."
Some of the recommendations
may include: mandatory discussion
of sexual violence to students during
orientation, support services for

women who have been victims of
sexual assault, and services to men
who do engage in violence and may
need help.
The task force is in the process of
drafting recommendations to present
to Duderstadt.
Dorothy Henderson, a graduate
student and committee member, said
the way sexual assault is perceived
needs to be changed.
"Sexual assault is a man's prob-
lem perpetrated against women. It
needs to be addressed as a man's
health problem," Henderson said.
Henderson added, "Students who
have to walk to class in fear of being
assaulted is unfair. Women are sig-
nificantly hampered by the fear of

strong response" from him opposing
such initiatives.
William Waybourn, executive di-
rector of the Gay and Lesbian Victory
Fund, said he was both surprised and
pleased by the rapid and emphatic
reply. He said he had gotten the signal
from White House officials in ad-
vance of sending the letter that the
administration would be receptive to
the request.
"They understood the importance
of this and what we wanted to do with
it," Waybourn said.
With' some gay rights advocates
still bitter about what they view as the
president's abandonment of his pledge
to lift the military gay ban, the White
House's willingness to take a strong
stand was a welcome change.
"I think it's clear: there are two
President Clintons and you've seen
them both," Waybourn said. "The
political Bill Clinton realizes he's
going to catch a lot of heat for this but
the personal Bill Clinton understood
it was the right thing to do.... What-
ever in political capital it will cost
him he's let histrue feelings be
A senior administration official
said he saw little political cost to
Clinton in sending the letter. "He was
going to have to take a position on it
eventually," the official said of the
ballot initiatives. "I don't think it's a
big thing."
But a spokesperson for a conser-
vative religious organization that is
supporting such initiatives called the
letter "a clear demonstration that the
president is beholden to this special
interest group." Mike Russell of the
Christian Coalition said, "It's funny
that he talks in his State of the Union
about getting in touch with main-
stream America and getting in touch
with people of faith and turns around
at the first opportunity and panders to
this lobby."
Truman Tibbals, owner of rake's
Sandwich Shop for 65 years, died in
his sleep last Wednesday at Glacier-
Hills Retirement Center.
Tibbals bought the shop in 1929
and worked there almost every day
until he was diagnosed with lung and
bone -cancer three months ago. He
remained actively involved with the
store up to his death and was well-
liked by the people around him.
"He was a great neighbor," said
Bud VanDeWege, owner of Moe's
Sport Shop, located next door to
Drake's. "He did things like shovel
our walkway when he shoveled his.
He was just a real nice guy."

'U' may
0H 0
leis lation
Despite predicted opposition,
when the Campus Sexual Assault
Victim's Bill of Rights is reintro-
duced in the state House next week, it
may have the University's support.
Keith Molin, associate vice presi-
dent for government relations, ex-
lained that he has been working with
4jp. Tracy Yokich (D-St. Clair
Shores), sponsor of the bill, and other
Michigan universities on amendments
that will alleviate the University's
"I think we will ultimately have a
piece of legislation that we can sup-
port," he said.

The Campus Sexual Assault
Victim's Bill of Rights bill, to be
re-introducedIn the state
House, would mandate state
colleges and universities to do
the following within 120 days
after passage.
Create a comprehensive
sexual assault policy
e Provide education to the
campus community
Molin said. But he added that the
University did not feel Yokich's bill
was the solution.
The bill would require all institu-
tions of higher learning in Michigan
to establish, and implement within
120 days of passage, a policy ensur-
ing the rights of sexual assault vic-
It contains a list of rights that ev-
ery school's policy must include, such
as the right to have sexual assault
treated with seriousness and the right
to be informed of campus organiza-

'U' Study:
America's urban melting pot
reached only a slow boil during the
1980s, concludes a just-released Uni-
versity study of residential segrega-
tion patterns.
Boom towns of the South and West
led the nation in desegregation be-
tween 1980 and 1990, while racial
separation persisted in most indus-
trial communities of the Midwest and
East, according to the study by Uni-
versity researchers Reynolds Farley
and William Frey.
Their report, based on data from
the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Censuses, is
published in this month's edition of
American Sociological Review.
The pace of integration - set in

motion during the Civil Rights move-
ment of the 1960s - quickened
slightly in the '80s, the study shows.
Of the 232 metropolitan areas stud-
ied, 194 experienced declines in resi-
dential segregation, Farley and Frey
Overall, however, their report de-
picts a nation in many ways still cling-
ing to old housing patterns.
"In some ways this is good news,
but I was hoping there would have
been a greater decline in segregation
during the 1980s," Frey said. "It's
encouraging to me that in areas with a
more dynamic economy, we're see-
ing a fairly strong trend toward inte-
But integration is lagging in the
manufacturing cities of the so-called

Rust Belt, chief among them Gary,
Ind., Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland,
the report shows. Michigan cities
Saginaw and Flint also rank among
the ten most segregated.
Leaders in desegregation included
university communities and state capi-
"More tolerant racial attitudes are
linked to greater education," Farley
and Frey explained in their report,
"and, in the case of state capitols,
government employees may have a
heightened awareness of open hous-
ing laws."
Ann Arbor ranked nominally
above average on the 100-point index
of segregation, indicating a moder-
ately integrated community for the

Kelly announces bid for U.S. Senate

LANSING (AP) - State Sen.
John Kelly joined the rapidly grow-
ini field for the Democratic U.S. Sen-

the race. They are state Sen. Lana
Pollack, Macomb County Prosecutor
Carl Marlinga.

weren't lining up behind a single can-
"That's not going to hanen. I

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