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Continued from Page 1A
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-
Goodrich) said the suits threat to
diversity could have consequences
reaching beyond the University cam-
"The lawsuit is not unexpected.
The whole issue of diversity is more
important than just this campus,"
Maynard said. "We need to educate
here a group of men and women who
reflect the community in which we
live, and the community that will be
in the 21st century."
Regent S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse
isle) said the lawsuit must be taken seri-
"I am in absolute unequivocal sup-
port of the University in this area,"
Taylor said. "I am confidant that the
University will prevail. (Affirmative
action) is in the best interest of the stu-

"1 am confident
the university will
- Regent S. Martin Taylor
(D-Grosse Pointe)
dents at the University, the entire state
and the nation."
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) said she hopes the suit will not
deter minority students from applying
to the University.
"I think the impact it will have (is)
it will make us to take a long look at
our policies," McFee said.
"I think the importance of diver-
sity at the University is extraordi-
- Daily Staff Reporter Janet Adamy
contributed to this report.

Continued from Page IA
Dugan did not address the rape
charges, despite an Ann Arbor Police
Department report and an investigation
conducted by the Washtenaw County
Prosecutor's Office, which stated non-
consenual penetration.
"I try to do what I can and to help
(my family) no matter what," Dugan
said. "I was told not to speak to them
again (by my lawyer).
"It's very difficult without my family
to support me," said Dugan, who spoke
for a few minutes after Foley's statement.
Foley said she believes that court is
the only way for Dugan to get the max-
imum penalty possible.
"This hearing feels like a win," Foley
said. "Three months is just too easy. I
would rather have a good ending, and he
get the maximum sentence possible.
Michael lacked remorse, where was the

apology in his statement? The lack of
remorse is even an indication that he is
not going to change, it will have to con-
In her statement, Foley said she was
frustrated in being shut out of the prior
legal agreement.
"The agreement states that if
Michael pleads guilty to the charge then
he will get a lesser sentence" Foley
said. "It was not my decision to make.
It was the choice of the prosecutors. I
feel kind of tricked by the prosecutor,
who is supposed to be on my side.
Three months is the sentence that my
prosecutor said was the most probable
sentence for Michael."
The courtroom fell silent as Foley
looked Dugan in the eye and recounted
the rape and her step-brother's string of
other sexual assaults.
On Labor Day weekend in 1991,
Foley and her sister visited her step-
brother, Michael Dugan in Ann Arbor.
Dugan, then an Engineering junior, had
invited the pair up for the weekend, two
days before 15-year-old Foley began
her sophomore year in high school.
"People were sitting around drinking,"
Foley said. "I considered at the time that
I was with my brother and my sister. To
me you couldn't get safer than that."
Foley said she and her sister Laura
fell asleep on a pull-out bed. Foley said
she awoke couple of hours later to find
her step-brother raping her.
"Michael was on top of me," Foley
said. "My shirt was pushed up, one leg of
my pajama pants were off and my under-
wear was off. I was so shaken. I was just
trying to figure out what happened."
Foley said she went to the bathroom
to try to figure out what was going on.
When she came out of the bathroom
Dugan was standing right outside and
asked if she was "OK."
"I was in shock," Foley said. "I didn't
know what had happened or what I had
woken up to. I mean this was someone
I trusted, I didn't want to believe what
had happened."
Foley said she returned to the pullout
bed and laid down once again next to
her sister, closed her eyes and pretend-
ed to be asleep.
"Michael returned to the room 15
minutes later and started to get on top
of Laura," Foley said. "I pretended to be
asleep and I put my leg on top of her to
prevent him from doing the same thing
to her. I didn't want to directly confront
him at the time."
Foley said after the incident, she man-
aged to put on the best act of her life.
"Michael was away at school so I
didn't have to see him," Foley said. "...
The only time I had to see him was on
the holidays. I would cringe every time
his name was mentioned. I was a psych
major, and I still don't know to this day
how I managed to act normal."
At the end of April 1995, Foley gath-
ered her strength and told her family
what had happened. Dugan never denied
the allegations. Foley then learned that
she was not Dugan's first victim.
"What was disturbing is that I was not
the first person in my family who was
raped by Michael," Foley said. "My sis-
ier, Laura, was raped by Michael when
she was 14, and he was 15. It was the
same story, Michael had gotten her
drunk and she woke up with him on top
of her. Michael couldn't deny it, there
was blood all over her sheets."
Foley said her family knew about the
alleged rape of her sister, but kept the
incident a secret from her and other sib-
"My family took Laura and Michael
to a psychologist," Foley said. "The
psychologist told my parents that what
Michael had done was a teen-age
hijinx, a mistake that he had made as a
teen-ager," Foley said. "Basically that it
was an isolated incident:'

Since Foley has pressed charges,
three additional women have come for-
ward to report similar experiences with
"My sister Laura, my brother Tom's
roommate, also were raped by Michael,
and Michael's own sister has feared him
so much that she locked herself in her
room one evening when he was acting
weird and trying to get her drunk,
Foley said. "They were all under the
same circumstances and planned out.
He tried to get all of us drunk and then
attacked when we were sleeping, there
is a definite pattern here."

Clinton tapes may h
WASHINGTON - Charging that videot
events at the White House may have beena
ing committee said yesterday he may seek
sure that we get the whole story."
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) leveled his ac
quality of the tapes, which show Clinton ac
"The tapes are going to be analyzed ver
sound and so forth that may not be readily,
Burton said on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation
"We think maybe some of those tapes may
you know, altered in some way," Burton sai
The emergence of the tapes has height
Clinton may have violated federal campaig
federal property or soliciting "soft money
be used only by political party organizatio
- for his own re-election campaign.
Soft money can be contributed in unlim
butions directly to candidates - is limited
States give back
welfare rightsa
WASHINGTON - Congress was
hard on immigrants when it restruc-
tured the nation's welfare system last
year, but the mood in state capitals has
been strikingly different.
While the federal law cut nearly all
benefits for legal immigrants, almost
every state has decided, sometimes
using its own money, to keep immi-
grant benefits intact.
"The federal government is shirking
its- responsibility," Texas' Republican
governor, George Bush, said recently
as he announced state aid for elderly
and disabled immigrants who lost food
"Texans are compassionate people
who will help those who truly cannot
help themselves."
Last year's massive welfare overhaul
cut immigrants from federally funded
food stamps and disability rolls,
although disability benefits were partly
restored later.
The law also gave states the power to

ve been altered
apes of President Clinton's fund-raising
altered, the head of a House inveatiga
the assistance of lip-readers "to make
ccusation while complaining about the
ting as host at meetings attended by big
y thoroughly by technicians to pickup
apparent when you first look at thenj,
y have been cut off intentionally - been,
d. He offered no specific evidence..
ened the partisan debate over whether
n finance laws by seeking donations on
" - contributions that are supposed4t9
ins for general party-building activitic>
ited amounts. "Hard money" - c-
by federal statutes.
decide whether to cut immigrants from
cash assistance and Medicaid, -, prn-
grams financed with a combinatiorof
federal and state dollars.
Investigators eye:t
group's mailings '
WASHINGTON -A mailing by tbx
National Council of Senior Citizen;
that benefited a Senate candidate'in
Virginia is drawing the attention of fed-
eral authorities investigating the
Teamsters election scandal.
The union paid $85,000 last year to
underwrite the advocacy group's mai
ing that praised the Democrats' Senate
contender, Mark Warner. Court rec , s
indicate Warner also paid a fee te
direct-mail firm, and that money, was
funneled back to the re-election vam-
paign of the Teamsters' president, Rohi
It remains unclear whether the caw-
didate's campaign or the couhll
knew the funds would go to Caroys
coffers. Both have denied wrongdo-

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Hamas stops attacks
against Israel
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The
founder of the radical Islamic group
Hamas said yesterday that militants
have halted attacks on Israel for the
time being.
But Sheik Ahmed Yassin told The
Associated Press that the "cooling
off" period would last only if Israel
stopped its punitive measures against
Palestinian civilians - such as eco-
nomic closures, house demolitions
and land seizures.
"We have stopped, and many times
we've stopped for months, but the
Israelis still continue their attacks
against Palestinian civilians," Yassin
said. "Why don't they stop?"
If Yassin's declaration translates
into an end to Hamas terrorist bomb-
ings in Israel, one of the main imped-
iments to Israeli-Palestinian peace-
making efforts would be removed.
But the message was sometimes
contradictory and Israel reacted skepti-
David Bar-Illan, an adviser to

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyaba,
said Israel welcomed the "change-of
tone" in Yassin's statements but ,a d
there were too many strings attached
to make his cease-fire proposals c d-
Rebels optimistic
after victory
TURALEI, Sudan - The men, f
Turalei are reed-thin giants, scraig
the sky at seven feet. Armed, With
spears and automatic rifles; they V'ear
themselves with a regal dignity unaf-
fected by the rags they wear or ,ir
empty bellies. And in recent* ,
they seem to be standing even. talUr
than usual.
After enduring 14 years of civil
war, this corner of war-devastated
southern Sudan has been "liberate"
from the forces of the national goV-
ernment in Khartoum, 500 miles, tc
the north. The local people are excWt-
ed that victory is within their grasp.
and soon they will be able to chbps
their own destiny.
- Compiled from Daily wire repoits






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