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One hundred four years of editorial freedom
Ann Ar:r, Mchiga - Tueday, ctobe 18, 194 n 994aT.s

Vol. CV, No. 14
Police rele,
By FRANK C. LEE have a po
Daily Staff Reporter or two in
Ann Arbor police released new neck.
information yesterday on a suspected The p
serial rapist who is alleged to be in- nounced t
volved in the rape and beating of an task forc
Ann Arbor woman last Thursday night serial rapi
ar Community High School. three oth
A detailed description of the killed a
rapist's clothing and hair was made cated in
public yesterday. The rapist is be- rapes on
lieved to have been wearing a light Sgt. P
purple "polo-type" short-sleeve knit the Ann
shirt with knit bands on the sleeves, declined t
and blue jeans. The suspect may also the latest
in weekend
house fire
SCouch on porch
doused with gas;
Fire officials calls
damage 'total.'
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor Fire Department
suspects arson as the cause of a fire
that destroyed a house occupied by
dents early Saturday morning.
A student rooming house at 907 E.
Huron St. was destroyed in a blaze at
3:51 a.m.
All occupants escaped safely, but
damage to the house was extensive.
"The house was totaled," said Bat-
talion Chief Jon Stuart. "There was
about $140,000 worth of damage to
the house, and $80,000 content dam-
Stuart said someone doused the
couch on the porch with gasoline and
set a match to it. The burn patterns on
the porch indicate the fire was delib-
"The gasoline line went right to
the doorway," Stuart said. "This was
not an accidental fire."
Earlier that morning at 3:18 a.m.,
fire officials responded to two small
,s at Angell and Haven Hall. Dam-
te from these fires was minimal.
"The person lit a piece of paper,
dropped it on a table and walked
away," said Fire Inspector Sandra
Stuart. "No accelerants were used."
Fire officials said the fire trucks
were still at Angell Hall when the call
for the fire at Huron was reported.
Much of t
See FIRE, Page 2 that fire o
. Korea to
end nuclear
arms program
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - U.S. and North Korean

negotiators in Geneva reached agreement yester-
day on a wide-ranging deal that senior U.S. offi-
cials said would eliminate North Korea's capabil-
ity to make nuclear arms and move both nations
toward their first-ever normal political and eco-
nomic relations.
U.S.. officials hailed the deal, which requires
final approval in the capitals of the two countries,
paying a basis for resolving one of Washington's
st vexing foreign policy problems by shutting
off North Korea's nuclear effort. The accord also
helps to avoid a destabilizing competition in north-
east Asia among Communist-ruled North Korea
and two of its immediate neighbors, Japan and
North Korean officials were not immediately
available for comment in Geneva last night, when
the U.S. announcement was made. U.S. officials
'd the deal builds on a preliminary accord reached
1 the two nations in August by spelling out a
detailed timetable for the actions that each must


ase better description of rapist

anytail or tuft of hair an inch
n length at the back of his
police department also an-
the creation of a 15-member
e to investigate the city's
ist who has raped and beaten
er women, and raped and
fourth. The rapist is impli-
at least six other attempted
Ann Arbor's west side.
Phil Scheel, spokesman for
Arbor Police Department,
to comment on the source of
description, whether it came

from the victim or some other indi-
vidual. In The Ann Arbor News, the
woman is attributed with the latest
development in the case.
The task force, however, is work-
ing on other leads as well and may
bring in other agencies for help.
"The task force is still being de-
veloped," Scheel said. "It has not been
completed yet. Hopefully, it will be
completed in the next couple of days."
He could not comment on the spe-
cific members making up the task
force, nor on how future members
would be selected. The task force will

be investigating the Ann Arbor rapes
The University's Department of
Public Safety (DPS), the law enforce-
ment agency that investigates crimi-
nal acts on campus, is also concerned
with the latest sexual assault.
DPS has joined forces with the
Ann Arbor Police Department to help
bring about the arrest of the serial
DPS Sgt. David Betts said his de-
partment has not received many phone
calls about the rapes, but that depart-
ment has taken measures to ensure

the safety of individuals on campus.
"What we have done is to put
together crime-alert bulletins, giving
updated details, the latest descrip-
tions, and what a person could do ...
to prevent that from happening to
them," Betts said.
The bulletins were distributed
around campus, mainly in residence
halls and academic buildings.
"As of yet none of the rapes have
happened on campus, but that is a
small consolation to someone living
See RAPE, Page 2

Serial Rapist-Profile
Police have released a more
detailed description of the
serial rapist:
About 6'0", Black, 25-35,
light-complected, 170 lbs.
Short hair, may have a
ponytail or tuft of hair an inch
or two in length at the back of
his neck.
8 Is believed to have been
wearing a light purple "polo-
type" short-sleeve knit shirt
with knit bands on the
sleeves and blue jeans.

Jordan agrees to
peace with Israel
Clinton to visit Middle East

The Baltimore Sun
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan initialed a for-
mal peace treaty with Israel yesterday, the
second Arab country to give up its call for war
and recognize the Jewish state.
Syria and Lebanon remain the only coun-
tries bordering Israel still formally at war with
their neighbor. Israel has fought five wars with
Arab states since its creation in 1948.
President Clinton will travel to the Middle
East to witness the formal signing of the peace
treaty late next week, the White House said. It
will be his first visit to the region as president.
"I hope and pray this is something we leave
behind for all the generations to come - to
enjoy peace, human dignity, a chance to live
and achieve," said Jordan's King Hussein at
the initialing ceremony yesterday.
The peace treaty was expected. After de-
cades of secret meetings, the leaders of Jordan
and Israel met openly in Washington July 25 to
pledge themselves to a treaty. But the swift-
ness of the pact was further proof the unity of
the Arab countries once firmly allied against
Israel has fallen to disarray.
King Hussein's formal embrace of Israel
now isolates Syria. And it abandons the pre-
tense of coordinating his moves with the Pales-
tinians, with whom there is a growing rivalry
over claims in Jerusalem.
"This was an extraordinary achievement
that must be welcomed by the friends of peace,"
Clinton said at Andrews Air Force Base in
Maryland yesterday. He praised the courage of
Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
In Damascus, however, Syrian Foreign Min-
ister Farouk al-Sharaa warned against trying to
capitalize on Syria's position.
"We hope the Israeli government will real-

Jordan's King Hussein embraces Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres in Amman yesterday
ize the fact that without achieving peace with
Syria and Lebanon, there will be no peace in the
region.... This is the reality," he said.
Under the terms of the peace treaty with
Jordan, Israel will relinquish 152 square miles
of territory occupied during the 1967 war. Jor-
dan and Israel also agreed to build a dam on the
Yarmuk River and share the waters of the
Yarmuk and Jordan Rivers, the main water
supply for both countries.

he burned-out student home at 907 E. Huron Street remains following Saturday's fire

ificials believe was set deliberately.

Abraham attacks Carr's tax vote

From Staff and Wire Reports
DETROIT - Republican U.S.
Senate candidate Spence Abraham
used facts, quips
and a few zingers
to pound away
yesterday at Id
Democrat Bob
Carr and his votes
for President.
Clinton's deficit
tax plan and crime
"He's right
out of the Repub-
lican playbook.
That's what we
expected and
that's pretty much what we got. It's
cute. ... It's politics, it's not policy,"
Carr said of Abraham's performance.
The two appeared together for a
debate before about 900 people at the
Detroit Economic Club. It was their
first joint appearance since they won
their primaries Aug. 2.
With the Nov. 8 election only three
weeks away, neither strayed from the
main campaign themes they've es-

Abraham, a former Michigan Re-
publican Party chairman, pushed his to
shake up Washington and attacked Carr
as a big-spending liberal congressman.
Carr described Abraham as a
backroom political operative. He por-
trayed himself as a statesman and an
independent Democrat, willing to buck
his party during 18 years in the House.
"I've put the people before - my
party," Carr said. "He's got a plan to
shake up Washington. It's really a plan
to shake down our country, to explode
the deficit by $1 trillion."
Carr was referring to Abraham's
move in September to join other GOP
U.S. Senate candidates in backing seven
Republican principles that would get
top priority if the party gains control of
the Senate this fall. It would need to
gain seven more seats to do that.
"The only oath I'm going to take in
an oath to put the men and women of
Michigan first," Carr said.
Carr's campaign began to reinforce
that point yesterday by putting some
$300,000 behind a new television ad
See DEBATE, Page 2

GEO announces
support for Wolpe
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's teaching assistants have joined
labor groups and education advocates supporting Demo-
cratic candidates in this fall's election.
The Graduate. Employees Organization (GEO),
which represents the University's almost 1,700 teach-
ing assistants, endorsed Democratic gubernatorial can-
didate Howard Wolpe over incumbent Republican
John Engler.
They also announced their support for Democrats
Alma Wheeler Smith and Liz Brater in their runs for the
state Senate and House, respectively.
"As state employees, we are affected by legislative
decisions," said Jon Curtiss, GEO president. "We be-
lieve that the upcoming elections will have an immedi-
ate and measurable effect on the quality of contracts
this union will be able to negotiate with the University
Curtiss specifically criticzed Public Act 112, which
penalizes public school teachers who strike. While the
See GEO, Page 2


take to carry out the commitments they made
then, and also by resolving several matters
that have been hotly disputed until now.
The officials declined to spell out the exact
timetable for these actions, citing a desire to
wait until the accord is finally approved. Tim-
ing issues have aroused considerable debate
within the Clinton administration, with con-
cern expressed by the Defense Department
See KOREA, Page 2


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