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The Michigan Daily -- Friday, November 14, 1997 --3

members bicker
off campus
A fight broke out early yesterday
morning between members of different
fraternities, according to Department
of Public Safety reports. The fight did
not take place on campus, according to
4he reports.
One victim was assisted at the
University Hospitals' emergency room
after someone hit him over the head
with a bottle, according to DPS reports.
Despite his injuries, the victim refused
I file a report about the incident, but
was advised to contact DPS if he
changed his mind.
DPS reports did not give the name of
either fraternity involved.
Larcenies occur
Oi campus
Several larcenies occurred in differ-
'tareas of campus over the last few
'ys, according to DPS reports.
On Tuesday, a man called DPS from
the Medical inn on Catherine Street to
inform them that $40 had been stolen
from his wife's purse, which had been
stored in a suitcase.
,On Wednesday, a woman working in
the Rackham building came back from
lunch to find $16 missing from her
purse, which had been left unattended
under her desk.
*A larceny report was filed with DPS
ater on that same day, after a subject
attempted to steal several reams of paper
from the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
Also on Wednesday, a woman
'reported that her wallet had been
stolen, possibly from West Hall or
somewhere on East University Avenue,
The caller told DPS officials that some-
one had used her credit cards to make
purchases at Tower Records and Pizza
;ouse during the following 24 hours.
Caller reports
'A caller notified DPS officials
Wdnesday night that he or she had
been harassed in an "act of discrimina-
tion that occurred on campus."
The caller, who had been standing
outside of the DPS substation at 525
hurch St., disappeared by the time
PS officers arrived at the scene,
according to DPS reports.
Man shouts at
other people
A man was standing outside
Domino's Pizza on Tuesday shouting at
6thrs, according to DPS reports ..
Museum of Fine Arts employees,
6h called DPS to tell them about the
an, had been informed of the
unknown shouter by someone who
stopped in to notify them.
Hospital admits
assaulted boy
A 12-year-old boy was admitted to
University Hospitals' late Wednesday
might after he was assaulted in Dexter,
D S reports state.
*0 The boy, who said he knew the per-
petrators of the attack, suffered a pos-
sible fracture to his cheek bone,

according to DPS reports.
-DPS officials advised the Washtenaw
=isnty Sheriff's Department ofthe inci-
dent, DPS reports state.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Alice Robinson.

Music, food to liven Puerto Rican

By Rachel Edelman
Daily Staff Reporter
University students can get a taste of
Puerto Rico through a sprinkling of
musical performances, speakers and
ethnic food in the annual Puerto Rican
Week celebration, which begins today.
"We want the University community
to learn about our cultural heritage, his-
tory and some of the issues affecting
our community," said Samuel Lopez,
Engineering senior and president of the
Puerto Rican Association.
The celebration begins tonight with a
Caribbean dance workshop at 7 p.m in
Baits 11 on North Campus. Lasting.

Impressions, a dance company based in
Detroit, will teach people the basics of
salsa, meringue and other types of
Caribbean music.
Lasting Impressions will follow
today's workshop with a dance perfor-
mance on Saturday. The performance
will be held at 7 p.m. in East Quad. Both
the Lasting Impressions workshop and
performance will be co-sponsored by
Alianza, a Latino/a student organization.
Puerto Rican Week is a commemora-
tion of Christopher Columbus' discov-
ery of Puerto Rico in 1493.
"I expect it to be educational and fos-
ter pride," said Katalina Berdy, the

hispanic-Latino/a coordinator of the
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.
"I'm hoping that it will be an environ-
ment that will foster dialogue."
Students, faculty and staff can eat tra-
ditional Puerto Rican cuisine at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Trotter House.
"It's a chance to get together, mingle
and eat some traditional food," Lopez said.
Two speakers are planned for next
week. Ozzy Rivera, host of "Caribbean
Serenade," a music radio program in
Detroit, will give a speech and perfor-
mance at 7 p.m. Monday in the
Michigan Union's Wolverine Room.
Rivera will talk about the history and

influence of Caribbean music. After the
lecture, Rivera will incorporate the
audience into a musical performance.
John Herbert, a senior specialist in
Hispanic bibliography at the Library of
Congress, will speak Wednesday about
initial encounters between Europeans and
Americans in the Caribbean islands.
Herbert will follow the 6 p.m. lecture with
a slideshow of the libraries' collection in
the Union's Kuenzel Room.
An art exhibit in the Union Study
Lounge will run today until Nov. 22. The
exhibit will feature the arts, crafts, paint-
ings and instruments of Puerto Rico.
"Some of the items were constructed

by students, and others are actual items
from people in Puerto Rico," Berdy said.
The week will conclude with a Puerto
Rican dance, "El Baile Del Coqui," at 9
p.m. Friday at Irotter House.
Student organizers expect the week,
sponsored by the Puerto Rican
Association and the Office of Multi-
Ethnic Students Affairs, to be success-
ful and worthwhile.
Other campus organizations partici-
pating in the week's activities are the
Puerto Rican Solidarity Organization,
the Cuban American Student
Association, the Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers and Alianza.

Hospital kit, prophylactic
drugs help rape victims

By Stephanie Hepburn
Daily Staff Reporter
After a recent campus sexual assault
where a female University student was
penetrated by her assailant, officials
from University Hospitals say prophy-
lactic drugs can help prevent disease
while an evidence kit can help put the
rapist behind bars.
A 21-year-old student was sexually
assaulted at Nichols Arboretum by a man
who threatened her at knifepoint at 8 p.m.
Sunday evening. The young woman
spent the night in the hospital due to
injury, with only a small scratch due to
injury from the assailant's knife. The
Department of Public Safety is presently
investigating the sexual assault.
Terry Murtland, a midwife nurse at
University Hospitals, said victims have
the choice of two options: Prophylactic
drugs can be administered to stop the
onset of sexually transmitted diseases,
including one that likely prevents AIDS,
or midwives can use a police evidence kit
to collect semen and fibers.
"We offer women the morning-after
pill in order to prevent pregnancy from
the criminal sexual assault," Murtland
said. "We also provide prophylactic
treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia and
syphilis. This treatment is absolutely
curable and preventative."
Murtland said the midwife nurse also

talks with survivors about possible
treatments for hepatitis or HIV/AIDS.
"We just started this summer routine-
ly offering women medication that will
likely help prevent contracting AIDS,"
Murtland said. "It is also important for
women to be informed that the chances
of a woman getting AIDS during a
criminal sexual assault is very small."
A woman who has been sexually
assaulted is advised not to change her
clothes, take a shower, brush her teeth or
even empty her bladder, Murtland said.
"The one thing women should
remember is the longer you wait, the
more evidence that can be lost,"
Murtland said.
The midwife on duty will ask the sur-
vivor permission if they can keep her
"On the woman's clothing there can
be fibers from his clothes, or even
fibers from the assailant's car,"
Murtland said.
All midwives of University Hospitals
who administer the evidence kit are
female, which helps ease the anxiety of
the survivors, Murtland said. The
Michigan State Police in Lansing
recieve the evidence kit from University:
Hospitals and analyze the collected evi-
dence in their crime lab.
The collected evidence is strong proof
in a court trial of the sexual assault, said

Lori Coates, assistant prosecuting attor-
ney for Washtenaw County.
"Once the kit is obtained, it goes
back to the crime lab of the Michigan
State police and then comes to us:'
Coates said. "The evidence is also pre-
sented to the defense as well."
Some of the evidence collected
includes any semen, pubic hair and
clothing fibers.
Swabs and saliva tests are taken from
the survivor's mouth. DNA testing can
be conducted on any hair particles, skin
under the survivor's fingernails and
Coates said DNA is important circum-
stantial evidence in the criminal trial.
"DNA is an acceptable science,"
Coates said. "DNA analysts often tes-
tify in court on their findings. They
can say which band patterns they see
and the statistics involved in DNA
Clothes are analyzed because some-
times clothing fibers of the assailant's
clothes are found.
"If a woman reports that a man with
a red sweater assaulted her and there are
red fibers found on her clothes that
match the red sweater that everyone
saw the assailant wearing that day and
is hanging in his closet, this could be
used as evidence in court," Murtland

The above painting is part of a new exhibit about the 200-year-old story of the
HMS Bounty. The exhibit is currently on display in the Clements Library.
Ehib it offer*s look
at Bounty mutiny

By Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud
Daily Staff Reporter
Ahoy matey!
High seas adventures are the stuff
myths and legends are made of, and
numerous writers, playwrights and
directors have been swept away by
story of the mutiny on the Bounty.
The latest dive into this world of
nautical mayhem is a new exhibit at
the Clements Library that highlights
the tale of the HMS Bounty and the
mutineers who took the vessel cap-
tive more than 200 years ago.
The display has its origins in a
library acquisition made 10 years ago.
"The library had the good fortune
to acquire a letter which described
the Island of Pitcairn and mutineers
of the Bounty," said Clements
Library Director John Dann.
The 18 cases filled with documents,
books and maps examine exploration
of the Pacific Ocean for more than 300
years, with a particular emphasis on
the mutiny on the Bounty. The exhibit
will remain open until Christmas.
"I think it's an extraordinary collec-
tion of documents," said Clements
Library Head of Reader Services
Arlene Shy. "No other library in the
world could put together that exact
About 200 years ago, HMS Bounty
Captain William Bligh and his crew

sailed for the West Indies after a five
month stay in Tahiti, in which the
roughly 40 sailors enjoyed personal
and sexual freedom with the islanders.
The transition from freedom to a
regimented ship strained the men,
and 24 days after leaving port, the
mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian,
seized the ship and sent him and 18
crewmen on a raft with only a week's
Shy attributes the mutiny's enduring
popularity to "the combination of dan-
ger, adventure, noble and despicable
behavior" inherent in the story.
Bligh managed to reach land 3,900
miles away after 46 days, with only
one man dead. About 19 years later,
when Captain Mayhew Folger landed
on the island of Pitcairn, he discov-
ered the mutineer colony with only
one mutineer remained alive.
The letter in the library's posses-
sion is Folger's account of his experi-
ences with the colony, later recounted
to a successful merchant. "I was
delighted to find what rich resources
we had," Dann said.
The story forms the basis for a
book published by the Clements
Library called "The Captain from
Nantucket and the Mutiny on the
Bounty." CNN will broadcast a lec-
ture given by the author Walter Hayes
regarding his book in the near future.

Continued from Page 1
Ronny Luhur said of the large selection of Thai food. "It's
excel lent."
Several students said they were curious to learn about the
traditions surrounding Loi Krathong.
"I take Thai as a foreign language so my friends from the
class were putting it on," said LSA sophomore Darcy Saffar.
After receiving an e-mail inviting members of the
University communty to attend the celebration, Dental third-
year student .lennifer Lee said she was curious about Thai
"We're just here to kind of understand what they're
doing," Lee said.
Engineering sophomore Piradee Talvanna, who explained
the holiday's history and significance, said she was pleased
to see a large turnout for the event.
"I'm glad everybody is showing interest in other people's

traditions and cultures:' Talvanna said.
TSA President Phraythoune Chothmounethinh, an LSA
junior, said last night's gathering brought together many
TSA members, which is one of the organization's goals.
"I'm really happy about it because in the past we really
haven't had this big of a turnout" Chothmounethinh said.
Chothmounethinh said previously low turnouts can be
attributed to the difference in cultural and academic
interests of TSA members. Most of the group's graduate
students are natives of Thailand, whereas most of the
active undergraduate students were raised in America, he
Chothmounethinh said a sense of unity was displayed dur-
ing the holiday celebration.
"We've had it in the past, but not this strongly," he said.
The night concluded when students made their wishes,
some placing a penny in the blossoms' potpourri-filled cen-
ters, and lightly blew on the boats to propell them through
the water.


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First Light

What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

Q "Angel Tree," Sponsored by NAACP,
Michigan Union, Across from CIC
desk, 1'4ormal operating hours.
O "Graduate Students and Young
Professionals Shabbat
Schmooze," Sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel, 1429 Hill St., Call for time.
d "Graduate Students Mishneh Torah
Ch " onsored by Hillel, Hillel,
1429 Hill St., 8:30 a.m.
U "Male idols of the Japanese
Cinema," Movie screening,
Sponsored b The Center for
Japanese Studies, Natural
Science Auditorium, 7 p.m.
U "Michigan Collegiate Job Fair,"
Sponsored by Wayne State
University, Burton Manor, 27777
Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia, 9 a.m-
3 p.m.
U "1997-98 Tanner Lecture on Human
Values," Sponsored by
j Department of Philosophy,
Rackham Building, Auditorium, 4-
6 p.m.
Q "Oneg Shabbat with Professor Ralph
Williams," Sponsored by
Conservative Minyan,sHillel, 1429
Hill St., 7:45 p.m.

0 "Scott Turner Lecture Series: Costal
Erosion: Exhumation of Ultrahigh
Pressure Rocks," Lecture,
Sponsored byThe Departmentrof
Geological Studies, C.C. Little,
Room 1528, 4 p.m.
U "University Aikido," Sponsored by
The University Club Sports
Program, Intramural Sports
Building, Wrestling Room, 5-6 p.m.
U "Womansong," Sponsored by The
Institute for Research on Women
and Gender, Media Union Studio,
8 p.m.
U "Community Garage Sale and
Raffle," Sponsored by Recycle
Ann Arbor, ReUse Center, 2420
South Industrial Highway, 9 a.m-3
Q "HV/AlDS Testing," Sponsored by
The HIV/AIDS Resource Center,
HARCHOffices, 3075 Clark Rd.,
Suite 203, Ypsilanti, 10 a.m.-2
U "Indonesia and East Timor: Tyranny
and Resistance," Sponsored by

Lasting Impressions - Dance
Performance," Sponsored by
Alianza, East Quad, South Cafe, 7
U "Symposium on the Tanner Lecture,"
S onsored by Department of
Philsoph, Michigan Union,
Anderson oom, 9:30 a.m.-12:30
U "Vegas Night for Paws with a
Cause," Sponsored by The Ann
Arbor Jaycees, Clarion Hotel,
Jackson Road, 7 p.m-12 a.m.
U "Weekly Rummage Sale," Sponsored
byThe Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor,
Kiwanis Building, 200 S. First St.,
corner of Washington, 9 a.m- 12
Q "Israeli Dancing," Sponsored by
Hillel, Hillel, 1429 Hill St., 8-10
U "NAACP Mass Meeting," Sponsored
by NAACP, Trotter House, 6 p.m.
U "Puerto Rican Week: Taste of
Culture," Sponsored by Puerto
Rican Association, Trotter House,
2 p.m.
U"Sunday Worship,"_Sponsored by

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