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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 3A

-ON CAMPUS
Documentary
*reveals life in Iraq
after invasion
The Institute for the Humanities will
be sponsoring a screening of a docu-
mentary on the difficulties Iraqi citizens
have faced after the recent U.S. invasion.
Director Maysoon Pachachi documents
her own experiences after returning to
her home in Baghdad in 2003 after a 35-
year absence. The event will be held at
6:30 p.m. today at the Ann Arbor Dis-
trict Library.
Modern dance
expert to teach
local seminar
A visiting expert from the Jose
Limon Dance Company will teach a
modern dance class for intermediate
to advanced students tonight at 7 p.m.
in the Dance Gallery Studio on Wildt
Street. Admission to the class is $20,
but all are welcome to observe for a
$10 fee. To register for the class, call
the University Musical Society Educa-
tion Department at 647-6712.
Profs to lecture on
field archaeology
Brown University professors John
Cherry and Sue Alcock will give a lec-
ture on the "how-to" of field archaeol-
ogy tonight at 6 p.m. in the Kelsey
Museum. All are welcome to attend the
event, which is part of the museum's
field archaeology lecture series.
* Union to host LGBT
film and discussion
The University's chapter Hillel is
sponsoring a screening of "Torch Song
Trilogy" starring Harvey Fierstein and
Matthew Broderick, today in the Michi-
gan Union. Discussion of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender imagery in
film over time will follow. The screen-
ing will be held at 7 p.m. on the third
floor of the Union in the LGBT office.
Free snacks and drinks will be provided.
CRIME
NOTES
Drunk disturbs Ugli
. Department of Public Safety officers
removed an intoxicated person not affili-
ated with the University from the Under-
graduate Library Tuesday, DPS reported.
Someone monkeys
with woman's car
A woman who regularly parks her car in
the Church Street carport reported to DPS
that someone changed her windshield wip-
ers and tampered with her transmission.

THIS DAY
In Daily History
'U' to install cable
in residence halls
Jan. 12, 1993 - The University
may broadcast lectures over its new
cable system in the residence halls
after it implements the cable system
it is installing in the residence halls.
The University has set a goal of having
80 channels available by fall, but it is
unlikely that it will meet it.
No formal agreement has been reached
between the University and Columbia
Cable, the company that will install the
cable, but Ron Harmon, vice president
of the company, predicts that they will
reach an agreement in about a month.
Harmon said his company is ready to
take on the challenge of installing the
cable in the residence halls.
"It's a bigger job, but it's just like any-
one else," he said.
Alan Levy, program director for Uni-
versity Housing, said the billing and
rates for cable have not been set yet.
"(The cost of cable) will not be woven
in with room and board rates like refrig-
erator rentals. It will be an option,"
Levy said.
Most students said they support hav-

Bishop supports
bill to allow suits
against church

75-year-old Detroit
bishop says he was
inappropriately touched by
a priest six decades ago
COLUMBUS,Ohio(AP) - A Detroit
bishop revealed he was touched inappro-
priately by a priest 60 years ago, saying
he waited to discuss the abuse until it
would do the most good.
Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gum-
bleton is believed to be the first U.S.
Roman Catholic bishop to disclose
that he was a victim of sexual abuse by
clergy.
Gumbleton, 75, spoke yesterday
in support of an Ohio bill that would
remove time limits that have prevented
past victims from suing the church over
their alleged abuse. He said some per-
petrators have not yet been exposed,
and the only way to ensure they will is
through the courts.
Ohio bishops agree with extending
the time limits for future abuse cases
but have vigorously lobbied against a
provision allowing a one-year window
for victims to sue over abuse that hap-
pened up to 35 years ago.

"I regret that we need this type of
legislation, but I insist we do need it,"
Gumbleton said before meeting with
House lawmakers who are undecided
on the bill.
Gumbleton said he was a 15-year-
old seminary student in Detroit when
a priest took him and other boys to a
cabin northeast of the city. The priest
started wrestling with him playfully,
then put his hand down Gumbleton's
pants. He said he quickly removed
himself from the situation.
"I was able to escape a terrible trau-
ma," he said.
Even now, he's embarrassed talking
about it - which makes him under-
stand why some victims never brought
lawsuits within legal time limits after
reaching age 18, which are two to five
years in most states.
Gumbleton said he'd thought about
bringing up the incident at meet-
ings of bishops, but the timing wasn't
right. The slowing down of Ohio's bill,
which unanimously passed the Senate,
prompted him to come forward.
"It seemed to be a very timely
moment to do it, because I could
make a difference for the victims,"
he said.

in wants brother's body recovered from dump

Search team has not been able
to locate dead body accidentally
deposited in Holland landfill
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Erwin Jordan's final
resting place will be the Autumn Hills Landfill in
southwestern Michigan, at least as far as his chil-
dren are concerned.
But his brother wants the search for his body to
continue, after it was mistakenly taken from a Hol-
land funeral home by the trash man.
"The kids can say all they want. I'm just as close
to my brother as they are to him," Stuart Jordan of
Otsego told The Grand Rapids Press. "I don't care
who is to blame, but that body should be found."
"I don't want my brother just left in the dump."
Police said Tuesday that they would discontinue
searching the Zeeland Township landfill at the
request of Jordan's children. They looked for the

Holland man's body all day Friday and Saturday, gate how the body made it into the trash truck.
but the children said in a statement that they did Another state agency, the Department of Envi-
not want the search- ronmental Quality, said the
ers' safety or health landfill must now continue the
jeopardized for what "I ust don't want my search.
authorities said was "Bodies cannot go to a
only a small chance of brother left in the dump." landfill under any circum-
success. stances. The burden is on the
Medical officials said landfill operator to find (the
Erwin Jordan, 66, died - StewartJordan, body)," Ben Okwumabua, a
Dec. 20 of heart disease. brother of deceased supervisor in the department's
His body was put in a Solid Waste Bureau in South-
garage inside a zipped body bag and white crema- ern Michigan, told The Holland Sentinel.
tion box while the funeral home awaited family per- Waste Management, which runs the dump, said
mission to proceed with burial or cremation. it is cooperating.
But it was picked up by Priority Arrowaste of John Sterenberg, co-owner of the funeral home,
Zeeland Township on Jan. 5, and officials believe it said it stores bodies in the locked garage during
was left at the dump around 6 a.m. Friday. winter months when a refrigeration unit is full. The
Michigan's Board of Mortuary Science, which garage keeps the bodies below 40 degrees, he said.
licenses funeral homes and directors, will investi-, The funeral home stores medical waste and

other materials for recycling on the opposite side
of the garage.
Police said the trash man noticed the container
holding Jordan's body a week earlier but left it. On
Jan. 5, he called a dispatcher and was told to load it.
Terry Nienhuis, Priority Arrowaste gener-
al manager, said the proximity of the box to
trash containers led to confusion. He offered
sympathy to Jordan's family, but said a com-
pany investigation concluded that it did not
vary from its normal course of business at the
funeral home.
The funeral home saw that the body was
missing on Friday morning and notified
police, who isolated a 300-by-400-foot area
of the huge landfill to search.
But about 70 trucks had dumped loads in the
same place since 6 a.m. Officers, landfill workers
and a state police cadaver dog searched the trash
without success.

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