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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 9, 1994

CHANGES
Continued from page 1
Betts said although he has not com-
piled any numbers, from his observa-
tions, the number of incidents have
declined. "From what I've been told
and checking with custodians, it seems
to have ended the problem."
He added that his initial
impresssion is that the activity has not
moved to any other area of campus.
Aaron Rank, a facilitator of the
East Quad Group for Lesbians, Gay
Men, and Bisexual People, said he
was leery of the changes made by the
University. Rank feels the changes
invade the privacy of men in the
restrooms.
"I think it is definitely a product of
homophobic people within the Uni-
versity and students," he said.
"There's a million wrong ways to
handle (the problem) and very few
right ways."
He added, "It'll go elsewhere and
it will go on."
Despite the criticism, Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said he
was pleased the University has taken
steps to halt the bathroom activity.
Baker said he has complained about
the problems in the restrooms for many
years.

'We're just trying to
make it a little more
open so people don't
have that cloak of
secrecy ... while still
allowing privacy
because going to the
bathrooms is a very
private act.'
- Sgt. Dave Betts
Department of Public
Safety Crime
Prevention
Coordinator
He said the University must show
that it will not tolerate illegal sexual
behavior. "It is a matter of safety of
the students, staff and employees."
LSA Senior Brian Meeks said he
was approached in the Mason Hall
bathrooms last Febuary.
Meeks said the changes are only
superficial and the activity will ever-
tually relocate.
"There is a way around every-
thing," he said. "They cannot moni-
tor the bathroom all the time."

Dec. 12 tnial date
set for man held in
alleged Umon rape

By LARA TAYLOR
Daily Staff Repoter
The preliminary trial of Ronald
Avelle Fowler, who allegedly com-
mitted a rape in the Union on August
17, was held Wednesday in the 15th
district.
Fowler, 37, is currently being held
over in the Washtenaw County Jail
for third degree criminal sexual mis-
conduct. Bond was set at $25,000
cash.
If convicted, Fowler faces a maxi-
mum sentence of 221/2 years. Fowler

was on probation for a prior felony A
carrying a concealed weapon when
he was arrested.
The date of his trial has been set
for Dec. 12.
According to the Department of
Public Safety, Fowler and the victim,
a 23-year-old woman, met at a nearby
fast-food restaurant and then entered
the Union together.
Fowler allegedly attacked the vice
tim between the third and fourth floors
in a Union stairwell between 8 and 9
p.m.

RADIATION
Continued from page 1
chaired by Gerald D. Abrams, a pa-
thology professor, will work with the
government's investigators and is set
to release a preliminary report of its
findings Oct. 15.
Steven L. Kunkel, a professor of
pathology and an associate vice presi-
dent for research, who is on the com-
mittee, said no evidence of any "ex-
periments" on volunteers has been
uncovered.
"The use of radiation was in con-
nection with treating medical condi-
tions, like cancer," Kunkel said, rather
than testing of random volunteers.
But the results of those tests on

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Those findings agree with two
preliminary studies Abrams has done
of radiation research at the Univer-
sity.
The committee, which has already
met once and will meet twice a week
throughout the month, is currently
reviewing historical records at the
Bentley library.
The Daily first reported in April
that the University used more than
1,500 people - many of them chil-
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PILOT
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others, is something which will al-
ways haunt me."
But he added: "I recognize my
fault in this matter but I still keep
coming back to questions I have why
certain things were not done which
might have prevented this horrible

accident."
While startling because of the se-
verity of the charges, yesterday's de-
velopments are simply the start of the
military judicial process-the equiva-
lent of being arrested by a civilian
police officer. The next step is that the
charged individuals will be given an
"Article 32" hearing, which is roughly
similar to a civilian grand-jury pro-
ceeding.

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Evening Service-6 p.m.
Warm Welcome to All Students
Nursery care available at all services
CAMPUS CHAPEL
(Christian Reformed campus ministry)
1236 Washtenaw Ct. 668-7421/662-2402
(one block south of CCRB)
EXPLORE and ENJOY your FAITH
10 a.m.
"Hopes and Hope for a New Year"
6 p.m.
"Praise Worship in Word and Song"
WEDNESDAY:
9-10 p.m. Meeting of
"The University Group"
Fun, food, provocative discussion
Rev. Don Postema, pastor
Ms. Lisa de Boer, ministry to students
Episcopal Church at U of M
CANTERBURY HOUSE
518 E. Washington St.
(behind Laura Ashley)
SUNDAY; 5 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
Followed by informal supper
All Welcome
665-0606
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HURON VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH
Gay-Lesbian Ministry 741-1174
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SUNDAY:
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LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
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"Afterword" following with lunch
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Evening Prayer 7 p.m.
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL, LCMS
1511 Washtenaw, near Hill
SATURDAY: Worship 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY: Worship 10:30 a.m.
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FUNDS
Continued from page 1.
Despite the consensus on other
measures, the abortion debate that
introduced rancor into the conference
Wednesday came charging back late
in the day, renewing the agonizing
search for common ground among
the world's diverse value systems.
A special committee emerged from
nearly 30 hours of wrangling with yet
another draft of the 113-page
document's crucial abortion para-
graph, one that it hopes will satisfy all
-- or at least nearly all - the 182
national delegations. But even as it
was being "shopped around" infor-
mally, the Egyptians raised a new
objection.
Still, the latest revision would
probably be put before the
conference's main body today in what
is essentially a take-it or leave-it form,
according to a member of the U.S.
delegation. This move is intended to
force the Vatican, which has been
battling the paragraph, and its allies
to declare themselves one way or the
other.
So far the Holy See has not taken
this step, thus forcing negotiations to
continue softening language whose
central goal originally was to urge
governments to deal with the high

disease and death rate from illegal,
unsafe abortion. The latest draft is
largely given over to urging govern-
ments to prevent abortion, both by not
promoting it as a form of family plan*
ning and through stronger family plan-
ning programs.
Before the latest version of the
paragraph was issued, a Vatican offi-
cial criticized press accounts that said
the Holy See alone opposed the para-
graph or commanded only a handful
of allied countries.
"The Holy See does not stand
alone," he said, after asking not to b
named. "What we're looking at is not
as some elements of the press pre-
sented it - that it's simply the Holy
See against everyone else. That is a
propaganda exercise, far from the
truth. We have more countries than
15 on board."
One of the changes in the latest
revision to the abortion paragraph,
called 8.25, tries to deal with the
church's unwillingness to accept any
language that appears, even tacitly, to
accept that abortion could be legal.
The previous version said, "In cir-
cumstances in which abortion is le-
gal, such abortion should be safe."
The newest version - showing how
subtle nuances can be in these pro-
ceedings - changes "legal" to "not
against the law."

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