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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 29, 2002'- 3

Condom use on the decline, but sales up

Unknown male
enters female's
room, gets in bed
A male with no University affilia-
tion entered a woman's room in West
Quad Residence Hall Saturday morn-
ing and got into the same bed as her,
according to the Department of Public
Safety. The woman confronted him
and awakened her roommates, while
the man fled from the room. Officers
arrested him on Thompson near
Madison. The victim was not assault-
ed and no property was stolen.
Fight over curtains
wakes roommate
A civil dispute occurred Sunday in
the Northwood V family housing
area, DPS reports state. Two residents
were arguing about the curtains being
open while one-person slept.
Female sexually
harrassed, stalked
A female was harassed in West
Quad Residence Hall early yesterday,
according to DPS reports. A male res-
ident was reportedly following the
student and making sexual statements.
The case was currently under investi-
,ation by DPS.
Bench snatched
in residence hall
A caller in East Quad Residence Hall
said a bench was stolen from the lobby
Friday afternoon, DPS reports state.
DPS had no suspects.
Fire alarms, wires
ripped from walls
An unknown person pulled a metal
conduit off of the-wall Friday after-
noon in East Quad, according to DPS
reports. The person also yanked wires
and pulled fire alarm boxes out of the
wall. DPS had no suspects.
Suspects activate
emergency phones
on East University
Unknown persons were activating
the emergency phones on East Uni-
versity early Saturday, DPS reports
state. Officers located them and they
fled the area. One student was caught
near Mary Markley Residence Hall
and was issued a minor in possession
of alcohol charge.
*Laundry load leaves
in the wrong hands
A load of laundry was taken from the
laundry room in West Quad Residence
Hall Thursday afternoon, according to
DPS reports. DPS had no suspects.
Hospital worker's
shoes ruined in
escalator mishap
A University Hospital staff member
reported Thursday that her shoes were
damaged by one of the escalators last
Sunday, DPS reports state. The shoes
were destroyed, but she was not injured.
Bathroom stall
ripped from wall
A caller reported damage to a bath-
room stall in West Quad Thursday
afternoon, according to DPS Reports.
The stall had been pulled from the

Student injures
knee while playing
in residence hall
A student suffered a knee injury
while playing in East Quad yesterday,
DPS reports state. The person called
for assistance and DPS was sent to
escort the subject to the University
Hospital's emergency room
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter'
Jeremy Berkowitz.

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
College students are having sex with
more partners but using condoms less.
Although 80 to 90 percent of college stu-
dents report being sexually active, only
one-third use condoms consistently and
almost one-fourth of sexually-active stu-
dents never use condoms.
These figures stem from a nationwide
study released last month by the Archives of
Sexual Behavior that studied differences in
sexual health practices between homosexual
and heterosexual students.
Contrary to the survey, University Health
Service interim Director Robert Winfield, said
students here are practicing safer sex than they
were 10 years ago.
Beth Karmeisool, owner of the Safe Sex
Store on South University Avenue, said con-
dom sales have gone up 25 percent since last
"My findings, just by the increase of our
orders, is that we are selling condoms like
crazy. I am applauding the students on this
campus for taking control of their sexual

health," she said. "Are we as a society pro-
tecting ourselves better? I think we are. I
think we feel more comfortable purchasing
It's unclear why students nationally are
using condoms less, but some health educa-
tors are blaming the success of medicine's
ability to treat STDs, specifically AIDS, for
the decrease in usage.
"I do know that there has been some
kind of decline in general, and I do think
that is because people are living longer
with AIDS," said Frederic McDonald-
Dennis, director of the Office of Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs at
the University. "Of course, no one wants
to contract AIDS, but the consequences
don't feel as dark because you know you
can still take medications. That can be
really difficult to deal with too."
Some people are concerned that the num-
ber of AIDS patients could escalate again if
people become too far removed from the con-
sequences of the disease.
"I think that's the danger," Winfield said. "I
don't have any way to prove that's what is
going on, but that makes sense to me. As

health educators, we have to somehow keep
people vigilant and careful."
The idea that students are not practicing safe
sexual behavior has caused University officials
to rethink their educational strategies.
A new theater troupe focusing on sexuality
and sexual behavior was organized by the
University last month. The troupe uses come-
dy as a method of education to inform stu-
dents about everything from theft prevention
to eating disorders.
"We really wanted to provide educational
messages in an entertaining format. A theater
format really reaches students," said Yolanda
Campbell, director of health promotion and
community relations at the University.
The troupe follows the phase-out of a
peer-education program regarding safe sex,
which Campbell said was only partially
"(Actors) were actually getting more out of
the program than the individuals that they
were presenting the programs to," she said.
"How can we best utilize students to help get
the message out? Right now we're in the
process of looking for additional ways to uti-
lize the students."

Rows of condoms line the walls of the Safe Sex Store,
located on SouthUniversity Avenue.

Full moon

Haddad's lawyers say his
treatment in jail is unequal

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
As Ann Arbor Muslim leader Rabih
Haddad remains held in solitary con-
finement at the Chicago Metropolitan
Correction Center, his lawyers have
begun to question whether he is receiv-
ing equal treatment in jail.
Faced with a visa violation charge,
Haddad might also have to go before a
grand jury soon, where questions may
arise regarding his charity, the Global
Relief Foundation, and its possible con-
nections to terrorism.
Nazih Hassan, a close friend of the
Haddad family and vice president of the
Muslim Community Association of
Ann Arbor, said Haddad has been allot-
ted 15 minutes a month to talk to his
wife and four children. Since he was
transferred to federal custody over two
weeks ago, he has only spoken to his
family once.
"I think that this is bordering on
being inhumane. We don't understand
why he can't at least speak to his wife
and children on a daily basis," Hassan
Haddad talks to his lawyers twice a

"We don't understand that he can't at
least speak to his wife and children on a
daily basis"
- Nazih Hassan.
Vice President of the Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor

week, although he is permitted to speak
with them every day. However, his head
attorney Ashraf Nubani says that it is
difficult for Haddad to make calls. He
must ask the guards for permission
before he is escorted to the- phone and is
strip-searched once he returns to his
"Anyone held in federal custody
wouldn't be treated like this," Nubani
Haddad's family, friends and sup-
porters say they are outraged by his
treatment in jail. Michelle Mercier,
an Ann Arbor Muslim who used to
work in a correctional facility, said
she has never witnessed such strin-
gent regulations, even at high-secu-
rity prisons.

"To be told he can only use it to
talk to his family 15 minutes out of
the month is highly unusual,"
Mercier said.
Nubani said he was told Haddad
is being held in administrative
detention, which includes solitary
confinement, because he is a "spe-
cial interest case." However, the
U.S. Attorney's Office for the
Northern District of Illinois would
not go into more depth about Had-
dad's treatment in jail or about the
"I think we all need to wake up to
what's going on right now," said Jeri
Schneider, a member of the Ann Arbor
Chapter of the American Friends Ser-
vice Committee.

A full moon hangs last night over the State Theater on State Street.
Ypsilanti teens
missing, may be
tied t FIcase

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)-Police
said yesterday they are searching
for two missing teen-age sisters
from Ypsilanti, who may be travel-
ing in Oregon.
Kala Lynne Haller, 13, and Elizabeth
June Haller, 16, were reported missing
from their home on Sept. 26, said Beth
Anne Steele, an FBI spokeswoman in
The girls "may have some informa-
tion about an investigation we are work-
ing on" and are considered runaways,
Steele said.
Steele would not say if the missing
teen-agers had any information related
to the investigation of Christian Longo,
the man accused of killing his wife and
three young children and dumping their
bodies off the Oregon coast late last
Longo lived in Ypsilanti before
he moved with his family to the
Newport area in Oregon. The bod-
ies of his wife and young children
were found in coastal inlets in
Longo, 28, owned a construction
cleaning business in Ypsilanti. He
was arrested earlier this month in
Mexico following an international
Steele declined to say if there

The girls "may
have some
information about
an investigation we
are working on.
- Beth Anne Steele
FBI spokeswoman
was any link between the cases, but
information developed recently by
investigators suggested the girls
might know something about an
FBI case.
"That's why we want to find them,"
she said.
Kala Haller is described as 5-foot-3
and 130 pounds, with brown hair and
hazel eyes. Elizabeth Haller is about 5-
foot-4, weighs 125 pounds and has
brown hair and hazel eyes.
Both girls sometimes wear glasses.
Steele said they could be travel-
ing in Portland, Bend or Baker City.
Anyone with information was asked
to call the Portland FBI at (503)

A story on page 1 of yesterday's Daily about proposed changes to campus parking enforcement contained mislead-
ing information. Next month, when the University begins testing automatic vehicle identification technology, only four
gold permit parking areas will be affected, each of which is already restricted 24 hours a day. As stated in the story, cam-
puswide implementation would not take place before the fall of 2003.
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