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planes bomb Serbian forces

NATO war jets bomb
Gorazde after Serbs
overrun government
defenses; Clinton
urges calm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herze-
govina (AP) - NATO war jets
dropped bombs in the Muslim en-
clave of Gorazde yesterday after
Bosnian Serb forces overran govern-
*ent defenses to reach the outskirts
the town, U.N. officials said.
Maj. Dacre Holloway, a U.N. mili-
tary spokesperson in Sarajevo, said
two NATO planes were involved in
the strike in the Gorazde pocket yes-
terday evening.
It was unclear how close Serb
forces were to Gorazde, a U.N. "safe
area" that has been under siege for
W Special Report
'U' home to
illegal sex in
estrooms
By 1.B. AKINS
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
Finals are coming up. That means
a busy time at the Angell Hall Com-
puting Center. It also means an active
time for the Mason Hall men's
restrooms only 20 yards down the
hall.
Every day of the week, 24 hours a
ty, some men can be found using the
Mason Hall restrooms taking care of
business.
This business is sex.
The Department of Public Safety
(DPS) says that sexual encounters
take place in these restrooms on a
daily basis. And one custodian in
Mason Hall stated that the busy times
are from 3 to 6 p.m.
Everything from oral and anal sex
public or group masturbation has
been witnessed by unsuspecting cus-
todians and students who use the
restrooms.
LSA first-year student Josh Ray
related his experience in an Angell
Hall restroom.
"I was in the stall. I looked up and
there was this guy who was looking at
me over the stall. He tried to jerk
*vay fast. So I got out of there," Ray
said. "He tried to give me a note on
toilet paper but I didn't even read it. I
thought I was going to have to fight. I
won't use this restroom again. I'll go
somewhere else."
DPS Lt. Jim Skowron said he be-
lieves male prostitution, drug usage,
thefts and physical assaults also take
place in these restrooms.
Recent DPS statistics corroborate
ihe seriousness of these incidents.
In 1993, DPS reported receiving
more than 15 sex-related complaints
from students and staff in Mason Hall
alone. Figures for this year were un-
available.
One incident was a case of inde-
cent exposure outside the front door
of Mason Hall. The other incidents
ranged from one man reporting hay-
*gbeen approached in his stall by
another man who had his penis ex-

posed to another incident in which a
man reported that as he was washing
his hands, an elderly man was stand-
ing behind him, rubbing his exposed
penis.
DPS considers sex in the restrooms
illegal disorderly sexual activity. DPS
Capt. James Smiley reported that no
See RESTROOMS, Page 2
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FROM STAFF ANDl WIRE REPORTS

most of the war but intensely for the
last two weeks.
Esad Ohranovic, a Gorazde city
official, speaking with reporters in
Sarajevo via a ham radio linkup, said
earlier yesterday that Bosnian Serb
troops were at the southeastern edges
of town.
Lyndall Sachs, a UNHCR spokes-
person in Belgrade, confirmed Serbs
were on the southern outskirts of town,
as well as a hill on the east side of the
Drina overlooking Gorazde, "and we
can see them."
NATO headquarters in Naples,
Italy, released a statement identifying
the planes as U.S. F-16Cs based in
Aviano, Italy. NATO also did not
specify the target.
A U.N. source in Belgrade, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity, said
there had been two strikes in the pocket

and that Bosnian Serbs responded with
anti-aircraft fire.
It was the first time since Bosnia's
war began two years ago that the
United Nations carried through on air
strike threats to ground positions.
Shortly before the U.N. announce-
ment, Charles Redman, the U.S. spe-
cial envoy on former Yugoslavia, told
reporters in Sarajevo, "this is serious
and we all agree on that," but he
would not elaborate on what action
the United Nations might take.
"The developments since this af-
ternoon did that. That's what has
changed the situation," Redman said
after meeting with members of
Bosnia's Muslim-led government.
"The situation is very serious because
of the Serb advances."
Hundreds of panicked civilians
poured into Gorazde overnight, arriv-

ing at up to 150 an hour, Kessler said.
Most had come by small boats over
the Drina because two bridges had
been destroyed..
An estimated 5,000 civilians from
about 30 destroyed or overrun vil-
lages around Gorazde have fled to the
town since the Serb offensive began
March 28, U.N. officials said.
U.N. and international Red Cross
officials said 103 people have been
killed and about 430 wounded in the
last two weeks of fighting in the
Gorazde enclave.
Earlier yesterday, Kessler said the
latest refugees to reach Gorazde re-
ported "villages have been burned,
and some of the villagers executed or
even mutilated."
"These are just rumors, but enough
to produce a state of panic," he added.
The Serb advance on Gorazde con-

tinued despite an order Saturday by
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros
Boutros-Ghali to U.N troops to use
"all available means" to roll back
Serb military gains in the enclave.
Rose has so far been reluctant to
discuss using U.N. firepower to end
the Gorazde siege, focusing instead
on broader efforts to secure an overall
cease-fire. But speaking to reporters
in Split yesterday, Rose said "it may
come to that" when asked about
NATO air strikes.The U.N. com-
mander in Bosnia, Lt. Gen. Sir
Michael Rose, in brief comments to
reporters in Split, Croatia, had sug-
gested air strikes may be in the offing
if the Serb attack persisted.
"We said we would act if we were
requested to do so," President Clinton
told reporters in Washington. "We
See BOSNIA, Page 2

Two U.S. F-16 fighter jets bombed
Serb targets near the Muslim
enclave of Gorazde on Sunday.
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Racist e-mail
prompts Ill)
investigation

MARY KOUKHAB/Daily
Women practice self-defense techniques at the Take Back the Night rally Saturday night.
1,000 womenmarchA2streets
to help 'Take Back- the Night'

By JUDITH KAFKA
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
"Hey hey, ho ho, this sexist shit
has got to go." "Women, united, will
never be defeated."
Shouting these slogans and many
others, more than 1,000 women
marched the streets of Ann Arbor
Saturday night, stopping traffic and
interrupting evening activities to pro-
test rape and violence against women.
The march was part of the15th
annual "Take Back the Night" - an
evening dedicated to women's safety
on the streets, in their homes and jobs
- sponsored by the Ann Arbor Coa-
lition Against Rape (AACAR).
The events began with a rally at
City Hall that women and men of all
ages attended. RC-sophmores Connie
Kernan and Joya Ganguly said they
participated in Take Back the Night

because they heard the march from
their dorm room last year, and wanted
to experience it for themselves.
"I wanted to say 'I'm sick of this
(violence against women) and I want
to fight to stop it,"'Ganguly explained.
Jeff Massoll, an RC sophomore,
said he stopped by City Hall out of
curiosity and ended up learning much
about the issues. "Being a guy it's so
easy to look over how much shit hap-
pens to women," he said. "I'm really
glad they do this - hopefully people
will get the message."
LSA sophomore Anna V. Carlson,
who had surgery last week on her leg,
felt the night was so important that she
attended - despite being confined to a
wheelchair. "I always get yelled at for
walking home alone at night -but it's
my right," she said. "It makes a bigger
See NIGHT, Page 2

Men rally to
combat rape
By SAM T. DUDEK
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
As women began their Take Back
the Night march through the streets of
Ann Arbor, about 75 men stayed be-
hind for a small rally of their own to
discuss the problems of sexual as-
sault.
However, a greater debate sur-
faced over this year's acceptance of
men to march the final block with
female participants.
Gathered in the City Hall parking
lot, men took turns at the microphone
presenting their views on sexual as-
sault, sexism and the march.
See MEN, Page 2

By JAMES M. NASH
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
A racist e-mail message originat-
ing at the University last Tuesday has
traveled the global lines of the Internet
and triggered angry responses from
the University's top officers.
The message - purportedly
signed by the Organization for the
Execution of Minorities -was posted
via modem to a computer in the
Church Street computer lab under the
name of a University student. LSA
senior Vincent A. Krause, in whose
name the message was sent, told in-
vestigators he was not responsible for
the message.
Officials from the University's
Information Technology Division
(ITD) are continuing their investiga-
tion. Krause probably is not the per-
petrator, they said.
Investigators have few clues in
the case and concede it may be impos-
sible to solve.
Hundreds of complaints poured
into the ITD and other University
offices soon after the note was posted.
The University's executive offic-
ers have issued statements condemn-
ing the message. They sent out a can-
cellation of the original message with
an apology to people who received it.
"The racist message that has ap-
peared on the Internet is repulsive,"
read a statement from University
President James J. Duderstadt on the
Michigan Terminal System. "It is a
monstrous act that has made a mock-
ery of the values of civility that we
hold so dear at this university. On
behalf of the entire University of
Michigan community, I want to offer
my apologies to everyone who has

been subject to the content of this vile
message."
Vice President for Student Affairs
Maureen A. Hartford and Vice Pro-
vost for Academic and Multicultural
Affairs Lester P. Monts also issued
similar statements condemning the
message.
The message was headed, "Here
are some of the better nigger jokes
I've managed to come upon. Enjoy."
It included a list of racist jokes, a
caricature of a Black male and a "defi-
nition" of the word "nigger.
Hispanics and Jews were also the
target of bigoted jokes.
The message was posted on more
than 30 Usenet groups on the Internet.
A Usenet group is an international
discussion forum in which most
Internet users can read and enter mes-
sages. Potential readership of the mes-
sage is in the tens of thousands.
While the content of the message
is not illegal, posting it under a false
name is. Penalties for such misrepre-
sentation and misuse range from tem-
porary suspension of campus com-
puting privileges to extensive aca-
demic and legal sanctions.
ITD officials said they have evi-
dence suggesting Krause was not re-
sponsible for the note. Krause has
offered a credible alibi, said ITD User
Advocate Manager Laurie Burns.
"I have been dealing with things
like this for six or seven years, and I
have never seen an incident where
people use their own name," she
added. "We have evidence that his
(Krause's) password was compro-
mised."
Krause could not be reached for
comment yesterday.

Massacre ...
In Rwanda :.
capita .
* Ya..

PIRG promotes eco-legislation

continues
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - Fires
burned on the outskirts of the capital
and the Red Cross said there was
looting in the city. Radio France In-
ternational, monitored by the British
Broadcasting Corp., said hundreds
were involved, and the stocks of the

By APRIL WOOD
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
As Earth Week begins today, the preserva-
tion and care of the environment will spark
debate as environmental groups strive for
awareness and action toward current ecologi-
cal problems.
Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG), a
national organization that works for legislation
on various national issues, has published infor-
mation on four proposed bills regarding water
pollution and wetlands preservation.
Passage of the proposed Clean Water En-
forcement Act will work to stop unlawful toxic

dumping in waterways, and the Nonpoint
Source Water Pollution Prevention Act would
attempt to prevent contamination from mining,
timber processing, farming, and urban runoff,
as stated in a PIRG newsletter.
PIRG is encouraging enactment of the Chlo-
rine Zero Discharge Act, which would phase
out the use of chlorine in the paper industry,
and the Wetlands Reform Act, which would
fight to save remaining U.S. wetland areas.
The current situation with water pollution
presents staggering statistics about hazardous
See PIRG, Page 2

EARTH WEEK 1994
April 1115

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