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Copyright 1987 -+
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCVI- No 1lS
Cop' S life nB
Editor's note: Daily Reporter Mary Chris Jakle
accompanied Ann Arbor Police Officer Dan Waites
patrol of the campus area one night last week in
attempt to learn more about ltfe behind the wheel o
patrol unit. This is the second of two artic
recounting what she saw on the beat.
At 7:00 p.m. we were called to University Hosp
to take a report from a rape victim. Although I

- 0Comm7itteeOs
ME list criteria
By MARTHA SEVETSON room 3281 C of the Business
Nearly three months after the Administration Building. According
announcement of University to Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey),
President Harold Shapiro's decision the secretary of the committee
to leave the University, the receives and files correspondences
presidential selection process that both discuss the future of the
remains a slow, secretive series of University and suggest names for the
discussions. position.
"I think it's a mistake to think "All of this information has to be
that anything will happen quickly," kept track of," Brown said.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, July 31, 1987 said Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Although Brown said no
Arbor). "It's extremely early now." prospective candidates will be
Each of the three advisory contacted until September, individual
Im committees - composed of regents have consulted with
t astudents, faculty members, and government officials and experts in
victim (I'll call her Jenny) was found beaten in an alley alumni - has submitted a statement higher education.
and was admitted to the hospital the night before, she of what they see as the University's "Different regents will be talking
on did not tell anyone she had also been raped until that key needs to the University's Board and have talked with different people
afternoon. of Regents. In September, the board about what they see for the future of
an aites sbJ. " f bl will compile the statements and education and the future of the
es people." I remembered hearing her name at roll call that develop a list of criteria to assess the University of Michigan," Brown
afternoon. She was a street person, and though it presidential candidates. said. "But they're all simply resource
seemed like her behavior was erratic, she said she was In the meantime, the regents have people. We haven't even begun to
ital not an alcoholic or a drug addict. established an office for the
the See EMOTIONS, Page 11 Presidential Selection Committee in See REGENTS, Page 4

Peace march to
arrive in Ann Arbor

The 1987 Michigan Peace March
For Global Nuclear Disarmament
will arrive in Ann Arbor today after
marching through 14 cities
throughout the state this summer.
The march began in Sault Ste.
Marie on May 31 and will end in
Detroit August 9, after covering a
total of 700 miles. March
} Coordinator Cynthia Wenzel said it
is one of the first in the country.
She hopes that "when people see
a group that is willing to walk 700
miles for disarmament, this will
instill them to realize that there is a
lot to be done."
The marchers are asking the
government for four basic changes: a
test ban on nuclear weapons, a
nuclear weapons freeze, a reduction
of arms to zero, and a reallocation of
economic resources away from
weapons manufacturing to human
Approximately 30 people have
remained active participants
throughout the march. In each town
the marchers are joined b y

supporters, and on the weekends the
number of followers usually in-
crease. But although the.number of
marchers has fluctuated, coordinators
say their goal remains constant.
Justin Schwartz, editor of the
Michigan Alliance for Disarmament,
describes the groups' three main
goals as promoting peace marches
elsewhere in the country, pressuring
the government to take steps toward
global disarmament, and spreading
its message through publicity.
The marchers have not met with
much opposition. The greatest
problem they face "is the size of the
state," Schwartz said.
By the end of the trek, the peace
march will have gone through 17
towns in Michigan. The marchers
chose to go through small towns
where there are few or no peace
groups in the beginning of the
march but will end up in larger cities
to receive more publicity.
Requesting congressional
representatives to work toward
nuclear disarmament, educating
See TREK, Page 4

Lisly Photoby SCOTT LITU
Lori Winget examines blisters she acquired yesterday during the Michigan Peace March. The marchers are
spending the night at Chelsea High School. Winget, a 6th grade teacher from Rochester, Michigan, joined the
march in Lansing.

Accused rapist files suit against alleged victim

By GRACE HILL room after a Greek Week dance practice.
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity member "This action is not typical; its very rare,"
Griffith Neal - accused of raping a 21-year- said Julie Steiner, director of the University's
old University student last March - has Sexual Assault and Prevention Center.
recently filed a separate civil suit against his "Lawyers around the state are really surprised."
alleged victim, claiming she seduced him.
"Her complaint (of rape) was malicious," Steiner thinks the civil suit is an attempt
said Dennis Bila, an associate of Neal's to intimidate the alleged victim into dropping
attorney. "She was not raped; she was charges. "It is an intimidation tactic to
participating in consensual intercourse." withdraw her claim," she said.
Neal, a fifth year engineering student, was But Bila denies such claims. "That's
charged in March with first degree criminal absurd, unethical and unprofessional - that's
sexual conduct for raping a woman in his what the prosecution would like the people to

The trial for the alleged victim's criminal
suit, which will attempt to find Neal guilty of
his rape charges, will be inSeptember. Neal's
civil suit involves counts of defamation,
abuse of process, and intentional infliction of
emotional distress and may take up to three
years for his suit to work its way up the
overburdened Wayne County circuit.
"We intend to collect damages for all the
wrong she's done," said Bila. The suit seeks
damages exceeding $10,000. Normally civil

suits are filed after the criminal case has been
settled, but Neal chose to file his civil suit
now because of the backed-up county circuit
The alleged victim's plans to prosecute
remain unaltered according to Richard Haynes,
her attorney.
"That's just outrageous," said Steiner.
"This has got to be a very painful, horrible
experience. I'm concerned she'll be
revictimized by this process."
See ACCUSED, Page 2

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