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April 30, 2002

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dents gath- O n e n

Church, locals
discuss sexual
abuse scandal


ered Saturday at
Michigan Stadi-
um to particpate
in this year's
Page 10
The Daily Editori-
al Board takes on
the naming of
University build-
ings and schools
after convicted A.
Alfred Taubman.
Page 4

LSA dean
By Jeremy Berkowitz_
Daily News Editor
Interim Provost Paul Courant rec-
ommended history Prof. Terrence
McDonald for the position of interim
LSA dean yesterday.
Although the appointment needs to
be approved by the University Board of
Regents, Regent Olivia Maynard (D-
Goodrich) said the
regents object to
these appointments
only in extreme
"I think that's
the responsibility Members of the First F
of the provost ... I Avenue between Hill S
honor his deci- Wednesday to talk ab
sion," Maynard
McDonald will McDonaldr
Shirley Neuman, who will leave the Isra
University July 1 to become provost of
the University of Toronto. By Karen Schwartz
"I am extremely grateful to (Prof. Daily News Editor
McDonald) for taking on this impor-
tant assignment, and I have every con- A crowd of about o
fidence that he will serve the and applauded as thi
University and college very well," under umbrellas hold
Courant said in a written statement. of hope for the futu
McDonald, a faculty member since peace and an end to
1980, became a full professor in 1992. Israel rally Sunday.
His focus is American history, primari- The Michigan St
ly urban political studies and historian took place at TemI
methods. He is the recipient of numer- Park and featured
ous awards, grants and fellowships including Senator (
from institutions including the Social state Attorney Gene
Science History Association and the and state representa
See MCDONALD, Page 7 Royal Oak) and J

By Maria Sprow
Daily News Editor
While Catholic churches nationwide
handle the criticism of everybody from
Pope John Paul II to local churchgoers,
two local churches are facing the
music. Both St. Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Church on Elizabeth Street
and the First Presbyterian Church on
Washtenaw Avenue have, in the past
nine years, terminated the positions of
pastors who allegedly sexually abused
members of their congregation.
At the First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Michael Lindvall chose to openly
respond to the barrage of questioning,
which started after the New York Times
ran an article earlier this month about

sexual abuse allegations at the American
Boychoir School in Princeton, N.J.
There, officials publicly announced the
sexual abuse allegations toward Donald
Bryant, a former director of both the
church's choir from 1970-1994 and the
University Musical Society's Choral
Union from 1969-1990.
A student at the American Boychoir
School accused Bryant, who also direct-
ed their choir before he moved to Ann
Arbor, of sexually abusing him in 1968.
In an e-mail to his congregation
dated last Friday published by the Ann
Arbor News, Lindvall said there was at
least one sexual abuse allegation
against Bryant stemming from his time
spent at the church.
See CHURCH, Page 2

Presbyterian Church on Washtenaw
treet and South University Avenue met
out the past sexual abuse allegations.

'1 rally draws large crowd

latest installment
of "Friday the
13th" films, gives
viewers exactly
what they are
expecting -
blood and gore.
Page U

one thousand people sang
ey stood in the rain and
ing signs with messages
re of Israel, calling for
terrorism during a pro-
ands With Israel Rally
ple Emanu-El in Oak
prominent speakers,
Carl Levin (D-Mich.),
ral Jennifer Granholm
tives Sander Levin (D-
oe Knollenberg (R-

Bloomfield Hills).
The speakers expressed their concern for
the current situation in Israel and called
for an end to terrorism as well as steps
toward peace. Sentiments were also
expressed relating the U.S. fight against
terrorism with Israel's fight.
Many University students attended the
event to show their support for Israel.
LSA sophomore Raya Samet said she
attended the event to express her desire for
peace in the Middle East and to show that she
stands with Israel.
"I think (the rally) is an incredible state-
ment of unity because the U.S. is a friend and
ally to Israel and we should all, as Americans,

support that relationship," she said.
She added that she believes it is especially
important for college students to be present
and heard as a group to show they care about
the issues affecting the entire world.
"I think it's important for University stu-
dents to be involved and politically active,"
she said. "I'm standing out here in the rain
today because I believe peace is possible."
Richard Dorfman, an LSA junior, said he
attended the event because of its importance
on so many fronts.
"I'm here because I'm an American and
support the principles of freedom and
democracy, and I'm here as a Jew to
See RALLY, Page 7

Tne water polo
team gaine a Someth
bid to the NCAA
Tournament after
defeating Indiana
and Hartwick this
Page 14
Michigan fresh-
man tailback
Kelly Baraka
was dismissed
from the football
team Thursday
for undisclosed
NEWS: 76-tALY Ann Arbor Reside
CLASSIFIED: he fishes on the


Car accident ends in
two student fatalities

By Maria Sprow
Daily News Editor
The fatal car accident early Thurs-
day morning that originally brought
tragedy to the family and friends of
LSA sophomore Amanda Yeo didn't
stop there. After being treated for
minor injuries and following his
release from University Hospital, Indi-
ana University student Yuming Leong
committed suicide.
Leong, who reportedly came to Ann
Arbor to visit Yen, was the at-fault
driver in an accident that occurred at
- the corner of Ford and Plymouth roads

in Superior Township, police said.
Leong, driving a Ford Expedition, ran
a flashing red light and crashed into a
semi truck. Deputies from the Washte-
naw County Office of the Sheriff, fire-
fighters from Superior Township and
paramedics from Huron Valley Ambu-
lance arrived at the scene, where Yeo
was already dead.
The Associated Press reported that
Yeo, who lived in Bursley Residence
Hall, and Leong had been coming back
from a date.
Yeo's family, who lives in Singapore,
flew to the U.S. after hearing about the
See ACCIDENT, Page 2

ent Arthur Mack enjoys the weather while
Huron River earlier this week.

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