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NATION/WORLD

Abortion rate reaches 25-year
low according to CDC report

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ATLANTA (AP) - The number of abor-
tions in the United States fell in 1997 to the
lowest level in two decades, despite new drugs
that make it easier to terminate a pregnancy.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention reported yesterday that 20 of every
1,000 women of reproductive age (15 to 44)
had abortions in 1997, the same rate as the pre-
vious two years and the lowest since 1975.
The number of abortions for every 1,000
live births dropped from 314 in 1996 to 305 in
1997 - also a 25-year low, the CDC said.
The preliminary estimate of 1,184,758 legal
abortions in 1997 was 3 percent less than the
1,221,585 abortions in 1996 and was the low-
est number performed since 1978.
The CDC cited several factors for the
decline, including reduced access to abortion,
an increased willingness to use contraception
and possibly different attitudes about the moral
implications of abortion,
For the first time, the annual CDC report
-included a breakdown from some states of
which abortions were performed with surgery
and which with drugs. Previously, states had
{reported only the total number of abortions.
In 1997, 16 states reported 2,988 abortions
induced by drugs. The Alan Guttmacher
Institute, an abortion rights research organiza-
tion, estimated there were 4,300 drug-induced
abortions in all of the United States during the

"1 don't think (abortion inducing drugs) will
have any effect whatsoever on rates of
abortion or rates of unintended pregnancy."
- Gloria Feldt
president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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first half of 1997 alone.
The drug most commonly used in the United
States to induce abortion is methotrexate.
Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of
gastrointestinal disorders and cancers, but doc-
tors have been allowed to prescribe it to induce
abortion since the mid-1990s.
Another drug, mifepristone, is designed
specifically to end pregnancy and is expected
to win approval from the Food and Drug
Administration this year. It is available only
through clinical trials. A similar drug used in
Europe, RU-486, remains ensnared in political
battles in this country.
The medications are touted as a way to make
the procedure more private and convenient,
without the need for surgery. Women take the
medications under a doctor's supervision dur-
ing the first 49 days of pregnancy.
Those on both sides of the debate said the
medications are unlikely to affect the overall

numbers of abortions but might shift the
method away from surgery.
"I don't think it will have any effect whatso-
ever on rates of abortion or rates of unintended
pregnancy," said Gloria Feldt, president of
Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
April Thompson, a spokesperson for the
National Right to Life Committee, said: "It's
just another method of taking the life of an
unborn child. It will not change the debate and
it will not change the number of abortions."
The CDC said that 52 percent of the women
who received an abortion in 1997 were 24 or
younger. Most of the women were white and
unmarried. Fifty-five percent of the procedures
were done in the first two months of pregnan-
cv.
Final 1997 figures -- the most recent year
for which such numbers are available -
including the numbers of abortions in each
state, will be released in the summer.

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Stanford charges
at least 1 student
for racist e-mail

LOOKING FOR STUDENTS to work with
iverse population of children 2.5-5 years of
age at the Family Housing Child
Development Center on North Campus on
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Easy access from central campus via the U of
M Northwood bus. Need individuals with
flexible schedules and interest in or
experience working with children. Pay scale
is $7.00-$8.00 per hour depending on
'xperience. Call 764-4557 for information
MESSENGERS (2)-deliver campus mail on
route. Other misc. duties. UM student pref.
Must have valid drivers license & be aniliai
Avg campus. Mon-Fri. 8-12. or 1-5. 850hr
Call Joann at 764-7234
'NEW OFFICE. Part-time workers needed
who have exceptional communication skills
to set appointments for our counselors. Earn
$8.00 per hour, plus cash bonuses. No
selling Call 7341623-8431 for an interview
NOW HIRING for winter sem school age
childcare staff. Paid holidays and sick time.
Weekdays 7-9 am and/or 3-6 pm. Call Vicki
)94-2313 or Connie 996-3189 for interview
OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED. Approx.
20 hrs/wk., M- F. Good phone etiquette,
organizational skills, and previous office exp.
helpful. $78/hr. DOE. Call Wendi @ 763-
P/T CHILDCARE for youth w/ emotional
impairments. $8-11/hr. Transportation req.
Flexible hours. Next training Jan. 29th. Call
Carolyn at 971-9605.
P/T OR F/T SALESPERSON needed at
Fashions-N-Things in Kerrytown. 994-6659
"AINTING, CARPENTRY, CLEAN up
misc. Some exp. Call Ron (734) 971-5402.
POSTAL JOBS to 18.35/hr. Inc. Benefits.
no experience For application. and exam
info., call 1 80-813-3585, ext 3608.8 an-9
pm. 7 days fds. inc.
READING TUTORS $10/ hour. For
Romulus Community Schools. 21st Century
Grant. Send resume attention Deanna Strong
to 37300 Wick Road, Romulus, M, 48174 or
email to strongd@romulus.k12.mi.us
RESEARCH ASSISTANT for downtown
A2 marketing research firm. Flexible hours.
You're smart, computer literate, detail
riented. You work well with others, but
don't mind working on your own at times.
$9.75 per hour. Fax resume to 662-3255.
RESERVATIONS MANAGER: The Island
House Hotel, Mackinac Island, is seeking a
recent graduate with a degree in Hospitality
or related field to work in its reservations
dept. 6 mos. on Mackinac Island & 6 mos. in
the Detroit area. Competitive salary, medical.
401k profit sharing, board & housing
provided on Mackinac. Contact Ryan at I-
800-626-6304. www.theislandhouse.com
ESPONSIBLE PERSON to drive two
children to and from Hebrew school in Ann
Arbor from Dexter, Mondays & Wednesdays.
Time: 3-6 p.m. $50/wk. 358-4625.
SCOREKEEPERS IS NOW HIRIN(
cooks, floormen and waitstaff for immediate
openings. Apply TODAY at 310 Maynard
across from Borders Books downtown.
SEMINAR ASSISTANTS-evenings, $7
10/hr. Please call Allan 996-1107.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Mechanical
Engineering). Conduct research. Siulate
cutting forces of machining operations on
Windows and Sun UNIX OS using C++ and
ntemational application framework. Design
RAD tools to cut costs of info. system
development. Providing engineering support
to clients. Req: Masters in Mechanical
Engg/Computer Sc/Computer Engg with
knowledge in Mechanical Engineering. Sal:
$55,000/year. 40 hr./wk. Job/Interview Site:
Ann Arbor. Michigan. Please send this ad
and resume to A2 Automation, Inc, PO Box
131335, MI 48113.
SUBJECTS WANTED for Perception
Experiment. Takes approx. 4 hrs., pays $25.
Must be right handed and have vision
-orrectable to 20/20. Call 936-2825.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS needed at all
levels, 90 hrs. college credit required, $69 per
day to start, 15 minutes north of Ann
Arbor/Ypsi area, call 248-573-8140. South
Lyon Community Schools.
SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS needed
full or part time for day and afternoon shifts.

TELEMARKETER'S DREAM!
XFER International, a messaging technology
company, currently has an opening for an
aggressive, motivated individual to work as a
Telemarketer for our Sales Department. This
position offers a competitive starting salary
with many incentives and offers excellent
growth potential for the right individual. Fax
copy of resume, including three references. to
(734) 913-4205 or email to larry @xfer.com
TUTOR POSITIONS K-8 all areas. Math &
science for high school. Dynamic Tutoring
734-434-1228.
U OF M HOSPITAL Child Care Center is
hiring P/T assisting teachers in exciting Early
Childhood Program. Flex. sched. Good Pav.
Call 998-6195.
ICarpus Informnationi
CentersI

CHILD CARE NEEDED in home for 2 yr
old and 10 wk. old. 15-20 hrs/week,
morninws. Call Andrea 994-9817.
ENTHUSIASTIC, responsible person
needed to care for 2-1/2 yr old and 9 mo. old
in our A2 home. N-smkr, own trans, refs. req.
Avail Fri, approx. 10-15 hrs/wk. flex. 665-
4093.
FEMALE PREF., MUST be non-smoking.
with car to drive two girls to middle school.
Great money for little inconvenience'
$70/week. Pick up at 7:10 am., drop at
school at 7:415 am. Leave ms,. at 996-9077.
FUN AND RESPONSIBLE person to care
for our 7 yr. old daughter in our home. Tues.
& Thurs 3:30-6pm. $7/hr. 665-5938.
HOUSESITTER/ PE' SITTER needed.
Non-smoker, car nec.. references. 434-2878.
LOVING BABYSITTER needed in ou.
home for our shy 2 year old son. 8-12 hrs/wk
$10/hr. We are looking for someone who can
make at least a year long commitment. 623-
8460-
NEED STUDENT to care for our 2 and 3 yr.
olds in our Ann Arbor home. Tues. and
Thurs. 8am-10:30 am for the winter semester.
Own trans. and ref. req. Call 214-0024.

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By TJ. Babbitt
The Stanford Daily
STANFORD, Calif. (U-WIRE) -
Stanford University has charged at least
one student with a violation of the
Fundamental Standard in relation to the
racist e-mail that was sent last spring to
many campus e-mail accounts,
Stanford Vice Provost for Student
Affairs James Montoya announced
Wednesday.
Montoya said that the student whose
account was used to send the message
was not responsible for the incident,
something that the university has
believed all along and is now ready to
confirm.
He also said that there were parts of
the investigation that were continuing,
but declined further comment and said
he would release no further details
regarding the incident or surrounding
the investigation.
"I attempted to convey as much
information as I could given the con-

straints of the Student Judicial Charter,"
he said.
The e-mail, which contained slurs
against blacks and Latino/as and con-
tained a link to a Website with anti-
Semitic, anti-black text, was sent from
a computer server in Escondido Village
last spring, according to computer secu-
rity officials.
The charge will now be adjudicat-
ed by a judicial panel consisting of
four students and two faculty or staff
members, under the system for han-
dling Honor Code and Fundamental
Standard violations that has been in
place since 1998. This process is
used for disciplining currently
enrolled students.
Stanford Dean of Students Marc
Wais also declined to comment on the
specifics of the investigation, but he did
say that it was conducted on three lev-
els: by Judicial Affairs, by Stanford
computer security workers and by fed-
eral law enforcement officials.

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NEEDED- ENERGETIC STUDENT to
help 2 young girls with creative activities 2-3
afternoons/wk. Girls are ages 8 and 10, and
enjoy sports, drama, music, dancing,
cooking, crafts, and others. Must have own
transportation. References, experience as a
nanny pref. S 10 per hour. Call 647-7369
SEEKING CHILDCARE for our 2 1/2 yr
old boy in our west side home. 8- 10 hrs/wk.
Daytime. Flex. Good pay. Must he n-smkr,
have trans., & ref. 995-9938.

Campus Information Centers
1st Floor Michigan Union &
Lobby Pierpont Commons
7644I NFO
info@umich.edu
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WANTED: TWO PROGRAMMING
ASSISTANTS starting WinterTerm: 2000.
*Persons will be responsible for assisting in
the planning and implementation as well as
marketing of the Michigan League student
progranmis and events.
'Knowledge of and/or experience in
mnplemcnting educational. social/cultural.
and musical programs are preferred
skill in computer software (Adobe
Pagemaker Adobe Illustrator. etc.
applicatons is desirable
\1Must he creative. self motivated. reliable
and able to work well with diverse groups
Appl\ at the:
Michigan League Programming Office
9) I N. University, Ann Arbor
For more information, call 763-4652.
WILDLIFE JOBS to $21.60/hr. Inc.
benefits. Game wardens, security,
maintenance, park rangers, no exp. needed.
For applic. and exam info, call I 800-813-
.585. ext. 3609, 8am-9pm, 7 days fds, inc.
WORK STUDY STUDENT NEEDED:
Assist staff by assembling packets, filing.
running errands & light lifting. 10-15 hours
per week. Qualifications: Good
organizational & time management skills,
works independently, pays attention to detail.
follows directions accurately, dependable &
punctual. Minimum of 2 hour blocks of time
during the M-F. 8-5 workday. Call Catherine
Philbin at 615-4859.
WORK STUDY WEB JOB
Premier organ transplantation web site
(www.transweb.org) needs help with all
aspects of web publishing. Great experience.
S8-10/hr.. 998-7314, transweb@umich.edu
YOUTH SPORT COACH: Ann Arbor
YMCA is looking for a P/T Youth Sports
coach for kids 4-10 yr. Includes YMCA
membership & bus pass. Please call Amy @
663-0536 ext. 252 or stop by 350 S. Fifth
Ave. to fill out an application.

SEEKING ENTHUSIASTIC, responsible.
warm individual for P/T, in home care of 3 5
yr. old. Winter semester Fridays 9-I + other
times. Call 995-9557.
SUBSTITUTES NEEDED. St. Paul Early
Childhood Center needs substitutes. No
teaching required. Fun job working w/ young
children. Great for Education & Psych.
students to gain exp. Call 668-0887.

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Brick program fell off in May and June"
Not everyone supports the removal
of the halo.
"I never had a problem with the
halo," LSA sophomore Tim Koble said.

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"I think it's stupid that they're changing
it. They may as well leave it how it is."
Bollinger also said he has dis-
cussed with others in the Athletic
Department the possibility of reno-
vating the stadium press box,
although he does not know when this
would occur.

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