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One hundred four years of editorial freedom
Serial molester linkedto 5 assaults in ci
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By FRANK C. LEE
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor police believe the sus-
pect involved in the abduction and
threatened rape of a University stu-
dent Oct. 23 may be responsible for at
t four other assaults on women in
e city and throughout the county
during the past four years.
This comes in the wake of a serial
rapist already operating in the city's
limits. A task force has been search-
ing for that suspect who has attacked
at least 11 other women in two years

on Ann Arbor's west side.
Police have identified the serial
rapist as a Black male with a light
complexion, between 25 and 35 years
old, approximately six feet in height,
weighing nearly 170 pounds, with
short hair.
Police said the second attacker, a
white male, has grown bolder with
each attack. His first victims were
blinded by mace or strangled with
rope, while his latest victim was kid-
napped at gunpoint.
Unlike the serial rapist, the second

attacker fondles his victims rather than
raping them.
"Basically these attacks are in a
non-violent manner, versus the other
attacker, and there's been no sexual
assault that has taken place," said
Officer Scott Kearney, department
spokesman. "When I say sexual as-
sault, I'm talking about a full-fledged
rape."
Police compared the Oct.23 break-
in and assault with similar cases in
previous files and believe the same
person committed all of them.

"One of our detectives had made
contacts with the surrounding agen-
cies and learned through the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Depart-
ment that there were some similar
incidents in the vicinity of the attack
that occurred last Sunday on the 23rd,"
Kearney said.
That day, the suspect broke into
the Huron Hills Baptist Church and
kidnapped an 18-year-old University
student, handcuffed her and drove her
in her car to Bird Hills Park on the
city's northwest side where he threat-

ened to rape her.
After walking about in the park
for an hour, the woman persuaded
him from raping her and he left her
unharmed.
The suspect is believed to be re-
sponsible for other incidents, includ-
ing:
0 An April 1990 attack in which
a janitor exiting Wines Elementary
School on Newport Road was Maced
in the face and taken back into the
building. After failing to handcuff
See MOLESTER, Page 2

Composite drawing of molester

Presidents
applaud
direct loan
rogram
By AMY B. QUINN
The Michigan Journal
DEARBORN- President Clinton
met with University President James
J Duderstadt and 10 others yesterday
to discuss the impact of the William
D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan
Program.
Clinton's visit was part of a two-
e campaign swing through Michi-
and Ohio to rally support for
Democratic candidates.
Clinton and Duderstadt were
joined by Dearborn Chancellor
James Renick, Wayne State Uni-
versity President David Adamany,
U.S. Reps. John Dingell, William
Ford and Bob Carr, and five stu-
dents using federal loans from the
University's Ann Arbor and
*arborn campuses.
"I've been very concerned, based
on my experiences as governor, that a
number of our young people ... either
didn't go to school or started it and
dropped out because of the high cost
of college education," Clinton said in
yesterday's discussion. "Or because

Clinton stumps
for Democrats
on election eve

By MAUREEN SIRHAL
and SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporters
DETROIT - President Clinton
joined Michigan's Democratic lead-
ers on a packed Cobo Hall stage yes-
terday for an old-style, get-out-the-
vote political rally.
Clinton was the marquee speaker
at the event, intended to boost guber-
natorial candidate Howard
Wolpe,U.S. senatorial candidate Bob
Carr and other state Democratic hope-
fuls.
The show of party unity kicked off
the Democrats' final push before
Tuesday's mid-term election. Demo-
crats will bring more of the party's
big guns to campaign in Michigan
over the next week: Vice President Al
Gore and sens. Carol Mosley-Braun
(D-Ill.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-
W.Va.).
The rally's speakers, including
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and
Michigan's U.S. sens. Donald Riegle
and Carl Levin, accused Republicans

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
President Clinton motions to the crowd to be quiet as two women display a sign for Republican U.S. Senate
candidate Spence Abraham during a Democratic rally yesterday at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

of cynicism and hit on themes of
populism and economic progress that
Clinton repeated in his speech.
The president credited his budget
bill with creating 4.6 million new
jobs. "The Republicans said if it
passed, the economy would collapse.
Well, they were wrong," Clinton said.
As he began speaking, Clinton
was interrupted when the crowd booed
two young women holding aloft a
poster for Republican Senate candi-
date Spence Abraham. Turning the
situation to his advantage, Clinton
drew applause, quipping, "They
couldn't get a crowd like this; they
had to come to ours."
The friendly crowd of more than
5,000 cheered again as Clinton re-
viewed legislation passsed during his
first 21 months in office. He said
measures such as the Family and
Medical Leave Act, the crime bill,
child immunization and the expan-
sion of student loans had the country
headed in the right direction.
See RALLY, Page 2

they either couldn't get the loans or
they thought if they did get the loans
they would never be able to pay them
back."
Duderstadt, who served as the fa-
cilitator for the discussion, reaffirmed
in his opening remarks the
University's support and apprecia-
tion for the program-He.also said the

program has greatly simplified the
student loan and financial aid process
for students.
"This is almost a model federal
program," Duderstadt said. "It saves
the taxpayers money. It eliminates
bureaucracy ... and it opens the doors
of opportunity. Speaking on behalf of
our University and our sister institu-

tions, we're deeply grateful to you,
Mr. President, and Congress for put-
ting this program in place."
The event marked Clinton's first
visit to any of the University's cam-
puses since his election.
"The reason they picked Dearborn
was because it was on the highway
See LOANS, Page 2

2nd Ward candidates promote competition

Editors' Note: This is the second
in a series of profiles on candidates
for the Ann Arbor City Council.
By JAMES M. NASH
Daily Staff Reporter
Incumbent Councilmember Jane
Lumm and challenger Douglas
Friedman both are firm believers in
the free market, but disagree on just
how laissez-faire the city should be.
Lumm, a Republican, wants the
city to privatize some city services
and bid out more contracts to outside
agencies. Friedman, a Libertarian,
says the city should abolish public
housing, privatize all but the most
basic city services and slash taxes.
Both are running for council in the
2nd Ward, which includes Oxford
House cooperative and many frater-
nities and sororities.
"Ann Arbor is a nice place to live,
especially coming from New York,"
said Friedman, who moved from New
York City four months ago.
"Some people on Ann Arbor City
Council want to repeat every single
mistake New York has made," he
added, citing high taxes and restric-

tions on zoning and commerce.
Friedman said he can't tell whether
Lumm is "part of the problem."
"Until I saw the Ann Arbor News
article (last
week), I thought
she favored loos-
ening restric-
tions," Friedman
said. "It's hard to
say because I'm
no longer sure
where she stands.
Sometimes at
council meetings Lumm
she seems to
speak one way and vote another. Her
voting record is better than her speak-
ing."
Lumm said her opponent hasn't
lived in Ann Arbor long enough to
understand the city's problems.
"He's talked about global Liber-
tarian policies, but I don't know about
how he would apply them here,"
Lumm said. "Libertarians talk about
privatization for privatization's sake.
I'm talking about opening things up
for competition.
"Doug has been here for four

months. He doesn't know the history
of the area."
During her term on City Council,
Lumm has distinguished herself as
one of the city's staunchest fiscal con-
servatives. But
she describes _
herself as so-
cially "very.
moderate," cit-
ing her pro-
choice stance on
abortion and
support of gay
rights.
On each ofA
the two city bud- Friedman
gets passed dur-
ing her council term, Lumm has pro-
posed cost-cutting packages that
would lower the city's 16-mill prop-
erty tax rate. Her proposals were de-
feated.
As a member of the minority party
on council, Lumm said her greatest
accomplishment has been as a check
on the seven-member Democratic
majority. She said the city govern-
ment "now really actually works well
together."

Friedman disagreed, saying coun-
cil meetings drag on far to long with-
out accomplishing much.
Friedman has never held public
office. He was chairman of the New
York City Libertarian Party from
November 1991 until moving to Ann
Arbor, and unsuccessfully ran for the
state assembly in 1992.
Friedman said he moved to Ann
Arbor to enroll in the University's
doctoral program in marketing. He
came with his wife and two children.
Lumm has lived in Ann Arbor for
17 years. She has served of the boards
of the Washtenaw Literacy Council
and the American Cancer Society.
Lumm was a staff member at the
University for 10 years, heading the
Journalism Fellows Program.
Lumm said she would establish a
"competitiveness commission" to
explore private services that could
replace city services. "It would put us
in the right direction for the 21st cen-
tury."
The incumbent council member
said she also supports evaluations of
city department heads by their em-
ployees.

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
Lynn Rivers sits next to an empty chair where one of her opponents, John
Schall, was supposed to sit at last night's debate at the Law School.
Rivers debates at no-show

By ZACHARY M. RAIMI
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 100 people piled into
Hutchins Hall last night to witness the
13th Congressional District debate,
with a notable absentee: Republi-
can candidate John Schall.
Schall, who agreed in September
to participate in the debate, cancelled
this weekend to attend two campaign
fund-raisers, said a Schall campaign
aide.

people are dealing with."
Halyard, who ran for president in
1992 as a Worker's League candi-
date, said she "represents the only
alternative for workers, students and
young people." She is running as an
independent in this election.
And Seymour said the Libertar-
ians "stand for freedom. We stand for
individual rights." He voiced his
strong support for the Bill of Rights,
especially the Second Amendment,

INSI DE
S 3
Polish opposition leader Jacek
Kuron speaks to 100 students
and faculty at Rackham about
life in post-Cold War Poland.
ARIS 8
Meet Wedding Present, the
world's "least complex pop
band~.

A2 mayor's race shows Sheldon

ahead in raising campaign funds

By JAMES M. NASH
Daily Staff Reporter
Democrat David Stead's fund-
raising campaign for Ann Arbor
mayor is lagging far behind incum-
bent Ingrid Sheldon's, forcing him to
rely more on door-to-door stumping
than a media campaign.

structured a different kind of cam-
paign," she said. "I imagine both of us
will maximize the resources we have
available to us."
Stead criticized Sheldon for ac-
cepting large donations from local
business executives, who he called
"special interests."

city does not have any contracts with
-Mr. Rubbish. Sheldon said Rosewig
donated to her campaign because he
"does not have a good opinion of my
opponent."
Rosewig said he has differences
with both candidates.
"I have publicly disagreed with

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