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April 14, 1997


Continued from Page IA
DeVaney explained that her night-
mare continued for months after the
assault. "The next day at the hospital, I
was assaulted. For months, as my per-
petrators harassed me, calling me a
whore and a slut, I was assaulted," she
Y Wayne State University senior and
women's activist Kamilah Johnson
impacted the crowd with two
kpoignant poems, "Rape" and
Between each poem, Johnson asked
in her powerful voice, "Are we here to
-take back the night?"
Emi Nakazato, a staff member at the
Sexual Assault Prevention and
zAwareness Center, closed the rally by
reading this year's list of demands,
-which included calls to action in many
4ifferent areas of the community. The
demands centered around aggressive
a proaches to ending domestic vio-
lence, child molestation, sexual assault
and misconceptions about women.
Although men were invited to attend
the rally, the march was set aside for

women only. The quick-paced
marchers switched off repeatedly
between chants.
Often a chant would last no more
than a few seconds before it would die
out and be replaced by another one. The
chants ranged from, "Our bodies, our
lives, our right to decide!" to more non-
conventional chants.
"We always get impromptu chants,
ones that are not in the books" said
Kent Baumkel, program coordinator for
the Ann Arbor mayor's Task Force on
Violence against Women, after a group
of women began chanting, "1,2,3,4, I
am not your little whore! 5,6,7,8, why
don't you just masturbate?"
As the marchers approached E.
William Street, the "silent block"
began. All marchers held hands and,
raised them in the air to demonstrate
how violence silences women. The
marchers erupted in cheers when they
reached E. Liberty Street, in stark con-
trast from the silence of a moment ear-
The march, sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Coalition Against Rape, ended
when participants circled back to Top of
the Park,.

Continued from Page 1A
are a part of the Ann Arbor communi-
"Take part in your community,"
Brown said. "It is your role, your job,
your right to do that."
RC senior Carmen Tomshack, who
handles fundraising and finance for
Project Serve, agreed that volunteering
is important for students to gain a com-
munity identity.
"Programs like this are important
because they allow contacts with the
community," Tomshack said. "It
helps students feel part of the com-
Tomshack said the turnout was not as
large as expected due to students ago-
nizing over finals and the dismal weath-
er, which washed out the outdoors pro-
Brown told the audience that com-
munity service should be fun.
"When you think about community
service, do not think about 'serving'
people, think of it as helping communi-
ty members," Brown said. "Do it to
have fun"

Students took part in a variety of pro-
jects, said LSA junior Karen Lareau,
Project Serve's campus programs pub-
lic relations officer.
"We try to reach a broad range of
issues," Lareau said. "We have stu-
dents at the food bank, a day care
center, Northvale and Riverside
retirement homes, the Shelter
Association and the Motor City
White Busters."
Students said they were excited about.
the chance to get involved in communi-
ty action.
"I have a great time doing this," said
LSA junior Anne Cummings. "I've met
a lot of people through service days. I
think it's a great opportunity to get
Into the Streets takes place
nationally on campuses, Lareau
Project Serve gets students
involved who may only have a few
hours to spare each year as well as
students who can make long-range
committments to service, Lareau
"We reach 4,000 students a year in
various aspects," Lareau said.

Gingrich may urge Reno to test
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said yesterday that
Attorney General Janet Reno should be called before Congress to testify under
oath if she does not tell Congress today that she will seek an independent counsel
to investigate alleged abuses in Democratic Party fund-raising.
Gingrich declared he has no confidence in Reno as attorney general and, when
asked if she should resign, said: "'We'll know tomorrow" .the-deadline for R
to respond to a request from congressional Republicans that she call for an ine-
pendent counsel in the matter.
"The evidence mounts every day of law-breaking in this administration"
Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday."
"If she can look at the day-after-day revelations about this administration and not
conclude it's time for an independent counsel, how can any serious citizen have any
sense of faith in her judgment?"
Late last week, the indications were that Reno likely would not seek a counsel
in the case, which already is being investigated by career Justice Department pros-
ecutors, but aides emphasized no final decision had been made.
If she decides not to ask a three-judge panel to name an independent cou ,
Gingrich said, Reno needs to explain her decision. "She needs to answer in pulm,
she needs to answer, I think, under oath" he said.

dontinued from Page IA
Taylor is required to go to
Chicago for a physical examination
Nut does not have to stay for the pre-
*aft camp. He said he would work
oit for individual teams, but wasn't
stae if he would participate in the
i 'Taylor's teammates - four of whom
Stere in attendance at his press confer-
ejce - said the whole team supported
Y his decision to enter the draft. Michigan
oc(-captain Robert Traylor said he even
#encouraged Taylor to pursue an NBA
All I can say is, the NBA better
watch out, because he's going to be a
great player," Traylor said.
Taylor was named the Big Ten
Freshman of the Year two seasons
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ago: He averaged 12.5 points and five
rebounds per game, starting 28 of the
Wolverines' 30 contests. He improved
on those numbers in his sophomore
season, but he didn't fulfill most peo-
ple's expectations.
Taylor, who averaged 12.3 points
this year and 6.2 rebounds per game,
said he had the support of his entire
family in his decision to turn pro.
But his aunt and guardian, Sabrina
Lloyd, only agreed to support
Taylor's decision on one condition
- that he finish his education at the
"That is a promise that he made to
me and I will make sure he will keep
it," Lloyd said.
"Education is the most important
thing, but this is his dream, and how
can you take a dream away from some-

Continued from Page 1A
ority for the next four years?'
Clinton urged Congress to enact the
administration's Anti-Gang and Youth
Violence Strategy Act, which he sub-
mitted in February with support from
Sen. Dianne
Feinstein (D-
Calif.). It calls We sh
for more prose-
cutors .and feel too
increased penal-
ties to attack -
gang violence, U.S.
extends federal
re strictions
making it harder
for teen-age criminals to obtain guns
and provides additional youth counsel-
ing and after-school recreational
resources for violence-prone young-
Republicans had a different slant on
the statistics. Rep. Bill McCollum (R-
Fla.), chair of the House Judiciary sub-
committee on crime, said: "We should-
n't feel too secure -- crime is not down
nearly enough."
The yearly survey covers crime
victims 12 years old and above; it
excludes murder because victims
cannot be interviewed. The survey is
believed by some experts to reflect
national crime trends more accurate-
ly than those based on crimes report-


ed to police because it captures unre-
ported crimes.-
"Urban areas have typically
recorded the highest levels of violent
victimizations and rural areas the
lowest," the study said.
"But the broadest decline in vio-
lent offenses during 1995 was in the
suburbs, where
there were sig-
widn't n i f i c a n t
declines in all
ecure."ftypes of per-
sonal victim-
Bill McCullum izations except
ep. (D-Florida) rape and sexual
areas registered
a decline of 15.1 percent, rural areas
11 percent and cities 10.7 percent, the
figures showed.
Among crimes of violence, the most
striking decline was in aggravated
assaults, which fell 24.7 percent for
white victims and 24 percent for blacks.
Among household crimes, the- bur-
glary rate dropped 12.9 percent and
household thefts fell by 8.4 percent.
Motor vehicle thefts showed no appre-
ciable change.
Total victimizations in 1995 were
38.4 million, compared with 42.3 mil-
lion in 1994, the study said. In 1992
there were an estimated 42.8 million
crime victims and in 1993 there were
43.5 million.

Four Americans
killed in plane crash
PITTSTOWN, Bahamas - A small
plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean
off a tiny island in the Bahamas, killing
all four Americans on board, including
three private pilots.
Their single-engine Beechcraft 36
slammed into a rocky shoal Saturday
about 25 yards off Crooked Island
about 250 miles southeast of Nassau.
"The plane went into bits and pieces.
It was completely destroyed," said Sgt.
Glen Rolle, of the Crooked Island Police
The U.S. State Department identified
the dead as Janet Hunter of Orlando,
Fla., Frank Pocher of Hopkinton, Mass.,
Robert Press of Natick, Mass., and
Sheldon Rothstein of Framingham,
Mass. The three business executives
were pilots who had taken turns flying
the craft to an air show in Lakeland, Fla.,
family members said. After the show
ended last week, theyfwent to the
Bahamas for a couple of days.
Arnold Josey, assistant superinten-

dent of police for the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, said the cause of the crash
was unknown, although it was cloudy
and winds were "choppy" when the
plane went down.
Pocher's daughter, Laurie Rufo, said
she was told the plane had engine p-
lems and was circling back to land w
it crashed.
DNC faces highest
debt ever of $1.4M
WASHINGTON - The Democratic
National Committee is facing the
biggest debt in the party's history, lacks
the money to refund $1.5 million in
questionable donations it promised>
return earlier this year, and is expecting
that the fund-raising controversy will
cost more than $4.5 million in legal fees
this year, according to party officials.
In an interview last week, DNC
national chair Steve Grossman said the
party's current debt is $14.4 million,
but that it has $1.7 million cash on
hand, putting the net debt at $12.7 mil-




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Zairian rebels insist
_president must go.
GOMA, Zaire - Zairian rebels told
President Mobutu Sese Seko they now
want him to leave the country and said
they made. good on their threat to
resume their push toward the capital if
the ailing dictator did not step down by
Rebel chief Laurent Desire Kabila
had given Mobutu three days to resign
or watch the rebels - who in seven
months have captured nearly half the
mineral-rich country - advance on
"We have decided we won't give
Mobutu another chance:' said Bizima
karaha, the rebels' foreign affairs
adviser. "We want him to leave the
country and then we can negotiate a
Karaha told reporters in the rebel
headquarters town of Goma that the
rebels have resumed 'their offensive
after a three-day lull in fighting, but he
did not say when or where.
"They want war, and they will get it,

he said.
On Saturday, after considerable inter-
national pressure, Mobutu for the first
time said he was willing to meet Kabila
face to face -"if he asks politely."*
Such a meeting has been one of the
rebel alliance's key demands, but
Kabila has yet to respond publicly to
the indirect offer.
Pope urges peace
among Bosnians
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegov a
- Pope John Paul II appealew
Bosnia's political leaders yesterday to
foster forgiveness and transform
Sarajevo from a symbol of suffering
into a model of coexistence.
Later, tens of thousands of pilgrims,
braving a light snow and waving yel-
low-and-white flags, converged on a
stadium near Sarajevo's wartime front
line and greeted the pope when he
arrived for a Mass highlighting his
long-delayed mission of peace. 0
-Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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