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man's friend, fraternity brother and University alum
He said that Goodman was in no way a frequent user
of the drug and his death was somewhat of a freak
accident. "I've been in close contact with him (in the
last six months)," he said. "Dustin lived a positive life.
He was not a heroin user. He just sort of must have
come across it."
The alum said the state of the fraternity house was
only recognized after the death, but it has been degrad-
ing for some time. He added that the house, built in
1901, has continuing problems with maintenance. The
options were to tear down the house and rebuild it or
continually fix it. "You have a house that is old, made
out of wood - after that long it just gets eroded.... It's
no worse than any other fraternity on campus."
According to a letter posted on the front door signed
by Ann Arbor City Building Inspector Nancy Sylvester
and Ann Arbor Building Department Director Larry
Pickel, the house was closed for violating city law. The
building was closed for not having adequate exits,
VICTIMS that of Con
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need to be specified in order for the means of a
form of violence to matter. After suffer- s ions rega
ing through years of sexual violence women.
inflicted by both men and women, "When A
Moore said she started to self-destruct back the nig
by the time she entered college. "The mes
Despite her initial reluctance, Moore Phillips, a1
said she eventually entered the Touch- organize the
stone Program. be raped, de
"I learned the most important thing About on
anyone can learn, and that's to love six men wi
myself," she said. in their life
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fault," Moore added. She emphasized Against Rap
the need for women's strength regarding al assaults
these issues. acquaintanc
excessive storage constituting a fire hazard and for
generally unsanitary conditions.
Until all exits are fixed and storage is removed, the
letter said itias unlawful for anyone to inhabit the build-
ing. However, at 10:30 yesterday evening a motorcycle
was spotted outside the building and a light was visible
from a room on the top floor.
Any violations of the letter are punishable by a fine
of up to $500 and 90 days imprisonment.
The alum said Goodman was a mentor and a fixture
around the fraternity house although he lived with his
parents in their Ann Arbor home.
"As far as the active brotherhood goes - on a scale
of one to 10 - it's a 10 as far as how deeply it hurts to
have this loss," the alum said. "There are freshman and
sophomores who love him and who are going to miss
him. ... He worked across the street (at Jimmy's
Sergeant Peppers) and would visit all the time. He was
very present on a daily basis."
The alum, who is currently working at a law firm in
Manhattan and flew in for Goodman's funeral, said he
would like to continue Goodman's dream of opening a
ty and was likeable and hardworking.
"A lot of people would agree that he single-handedly
built people's business up by himself. It came very easy
for him to make people feel at home," the alum said.
"He worked 20-hour shifts back to back. They would
tell you he was responsible for increasing the revenues
of people's businesses."
He and Goodman were pursuing the purchase of a
grocery store that could compete with area businesses
in both the area of customer satisfaction and prices.
They met in 1997 and became friends at the fraternity,
mainly because of their mutual interests.
Goodman gained experience for about four years
working at Sergeant Peppers and had worked at In and
Out on Church Street previously. Goodman is survived
by his parents, a younger brother and two sisters.
The alum said following the funeral about two
weeks ago, he has discussed Goodman's dream of
opening of a store with Goodman's brother. "I'm
considering working what with what opportunity
there is to see it through - have him enjoy it from
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank
Court orders Israeli troops to return bodies
business in Ann Arbor.
The alum said Goodman
stance corresponded with
ngresswoman Lynn Rivers
who stressed the importance
vote. kivers said voting is a
ffecting the laws and deci-
arding violence against
women vote, women take
:ht," she said.
ssage is simple," said Anna
Law student who helped
event. "No one deserves to
serves to be beaten."
e in four women and one in
ll experience sexual assault
time, according to a state-
he Ann Arbor Coalition
pe. Seventy percent of sexu-
s are committed by an
e of the victim.
had an outgoing personali-
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Leading the march were men
holding coffins of dolls that were
covered by Palestinian flags and
children whose arms and faces were
painted as if covered with blood.
The coffins were part of a mock
funeral for the innocent civilians
Kristine Abouzah, an Ann Arbor
resident and one of the speakers in
front of City Hall, said the willing-
ness and the courage to voice opin-
ion in a peaceful manner "show that
the Middle Eastern and the Muslim
communities here are maturing."
Abouzah encouraged the partici-
pants to continue to express their
- Daily Staff Reporter Rob Goodspeed
contributed to this report.
voices. "Making a lot of noise
might make us feel better for a day.
But if we can't bring about a change
in the government policy, then we
will not have succeeded," Abouzah
The demonstration drew much
attention from bystanders and down-
town business owners.
"I am a little skeptical about the
timing (of the demonstration) and
that they are talking about justice
when there were just a major suicide
bombing. It's hard to have sympathy
at a time like this," said an Ann
Arbor resident and bystander who
wished to remain anonymous.
The demonstration lasted more
than two hours and no arrests were
Israel's Supreme Court told the army yesterday that it must give the Palestinians
the bodies of those killed in Jenin's refugee camp, a move that could help clear up
the escalating dispute over how many Palestinians died in the fierce fighting.
Also, the army gave journalists a limited tour of the devastated camp and rejected
Palestinian claims that hundreds of people, many of them civilians, were killed. The
army said it has found fewer than 40 bodies after searching half of the camp, and
most of those corpses belong to Palestinian gunmen.
The court also ordered the army to include workers from the Red Cross in teams
searching for the bodies following more than a week of battles in the camp, the site
of the heaviest combat since Israeli troops launched a West Bank offensive March 29
to track militants responsible for attacks on its civilians.
The decision came as Secretary of State Colin Powell held more than three hours
of talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as part of his search for a cease-fire
agreement to end the fighting.
Traveling with extremely heavy security, Powell met Arafat at the Palestinian
leader's badly damaged compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and said
afterward the talks were "useful and constructive" but reported no progress toward a
Former Afghan king hopes to restore peace
When Mohammad Zaher Shah left Afghanistan three decades ago, his country
was poor and forgotten but at peace. Now it's still poor, a center of world attention
and torn apart by war.
Afghans from all walks of life are praying that the 87-year-old deposed
monarch, expected to return this week, can help heal their nation's wounds.
Abdul Basir arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul yesterday from a refugee
camp in neighboring Pakistan. He said his family decided.to return to Afghanistan
when word spread in the camp: "Zaher Shah is coming."
"If he is coming back, then Afghanistan must be close to peace. We came home
because he is coming home," Basir said, his wife, two children and all his belong-
ings piled into a bus.
Like most Afghans, 30-year-old Basir has no memory of life under the king.
But he said his father and grandfathers spoke adoringly of the deposed monarch,
whose 40-year rule marked Afghanistan's last period of peace.
The chief spokesman for interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai said yesterday
that his boss would travel to Rome tomorrow to fetch the king.
Life moves you in many directions.
EU criticizes U.S.
decision on Kyoto
European environment ministers
slammed U.S. rejection of the Kyoto Pro-
tocol and its policies on lifestyle that
have nothing to do with economics.
The comments on the final day of
greenhouse gas emissions yesterday,
calling them political maneuvers to pre-
serve the energy-burning American
weekend talks by environment minis-
ters of the world's industrial powers
overshadowed their discussions on how
to integrate environmental issues in
new global policies for sustainable
Host Canada had tried to prevent the
Kyoto Protocol dispute from dominating
the G-8 environment ministers meeting
involving the United States, Britain,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Rus-
sia, along with the European Union and
U.N. Environment Program.
The formal agenda made no mention
of the Kyoto agreement that requires
reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
sheriff killed at rally
A sniper shot and killed a rural coun-
ty sheriff who had just spoken at a
political rally while seeking his fifth
term. A man who left the rally on a
motorcycle was charged with the slay-
ing yesterday morning.
Sheriff Sam Catron, whose police chief
father was shot and killed on duty 38
years ago, was shot in the face Saturday
night at the combination political rally,
fish fry and fire department fund-raiser.
"The senseless murder or assassination
of our sheriff, who always had a smile on
his face and dedication in his heart, is
devastating to the community," former
county attorney Fred Neikirk said.
Catron was killed by a single rifle bul-
let Saturday evening as he was leaving
the rally at Shopville, a small town about
70 miles south of Lexington among
Pulaski County's rolling farmland and
More than 450 allege
abuse by Mass. priests
Attorneys for people who allege they
were sexually abused by Boston-area
priests said more than 450 alleged vic-
tims have come forward since the scan-
dal broke in January.
"Some of them realize for the first
time that they're not an isolated inci-
dent," said Mitchell Garabedian, who
settled with the Boston Archdiocese
last month on behalf of 86 people who
accused former priest John Geoghan of
Court documents released in January
showed Cardinal Bernard Law and
other Roman Catholic church officials
knew Geoghan had been accused of
abuse but kept moving him from parish
Garabedian said he has taken on 250
new clients who said they were assault-
ed by Geoghan and other priests.
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