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Women accuse
boyfriends of
sexual assault
by Tami Pollak
Daily Crime Reporter
A University law school student allegedly
stripped, handcuffed, and videotaped a classmate
against her will late Saturday afternoon, and another
woman was raped early Monday morning, allegedly
by her ex-boyfriend.
The law school student told Ann Arbor police the
cident took place at her boyfriend's apartment on
'400 block of E. Kingsley. She told police she had
gone to the apartment to watch TV, but shortly after
arriving, her boyfriend picked her up and carried her
into the bedroom.
He then began to take off her shirt. The woman
protested and told him she was not in the mood, but
he continued to remove her clothing and began kiss-
ing and touching her.
According the police reports, the man handcuffed
the victim, and began filming her with a video cam-
When the man left the room for a moment, the
woman was able to find the handcuff keys and free
She ran out of the apartment, hitting her boyfriend
several times in anger, police said.
The woman has told police she wants to sign a
Detective Michael Schubring said police will
continue investigating the incident.
Ann Arbor police are also following through on a
a which occurred in a car near North Campus just
a ter midnight Monday morning.
A woman told Ann Arbor police that she was giv-
ing-her ex-boyfriend a ride, and when they reached
the 2400 block of Sandalwood, he pinned her arms to
her side, removed her pants, and raped the woman,
reports said.
The woman does want to sign a complaint, reports


Activist author
reads writings

by Chris Afendulis
Daily Staff Reporter
Author and National Book
Award Winner Peter Matthiessen
read from his works and spoke on
the mission of writing in a lecture
at Rackham Auditorium last night.
Brought to the University by
Hillel and the Michigan Journal-
ism Fellows, Matthiessen read at
length from Far Tortuga and his
latest novel, Killing of Mr. Watson.
An author whose work comes
from political, environmental, and
anthropological angles, Matthi-
essen dropped into the dialects of
sailors from the Cayman Islands
and Americans from Florida's
Everglades while narrating his

in producing more socially con-
scious writing.
As examples of activism in his
writing, Matthiessen cited work he
did on elephants in Africa that he
said contributed to the hunting ban
on them in certain countries, as
well as a recent piece on the envi-
ronmental disaster of Lake Baikal
in the Soviet Union.
In addition to illustrating the
flavor of the people, Matthiessen's
writing also documents the history
and nature of the different regions,
with descriptions of wildlife and,
in Killing of Mr. Watson, of the
cultures of Native Americans.
After the readings, the author
talked about the upcoming two
volumes of theWatson story,
which details the legendary life
and death of a murderer in turn-of-
the-century Florida.
Of a recent review of the book
which criticized him for making
the title character too "mythical,"
Matthiessen said, "This, of course,
was exactly what I wanted." He
explained that he wanted to cap-
ture the folkloric quality of Wat-
son's life.

"These people
are authentically
he said, "and I
some sense of that,

(in the stories)
who they are,"
wanted to give

Speaking about the sailors of
Far Tortuga, he added, "Each one
had his own song, the song of his
life," which Matthiessen tried to
capture in his narrative.
Matthiessen also explained his
views on the mission of the mod-
ern writer.
"'These days, the writer must
speak for those who cannot speak
for themselves,"' he said, quoting
from the Nobel Prize speech of
French author Albert Cam us.
"I think part of one's work
should go toward the general wel-
fare," he added, encouraging
American writers to follow the
lead of their European counterparts


Clear view
Joe Knust of Peepers Professional Window Service works to improve the view from the
underground Burger King on Maynard.

The writer also spoke on recent
libel battles over another of his
books, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
which documents what he feels is
the wrongful conviction of a Na-
tive American for the murder of
two FBI agents in the 1970s.
Legal suits from other FBI
agents kept the book out of print
for the past decade, but it will be
re-released this spring.

Mich. poticians say: No war taxes'

Michigan lawmakers in both par-
ties voiced strong support for the
U.S. war effort yesterday and were
equally unenthusiastic for raising
taxes to pay for it.
Bipartisanship eroded on the
doiestic front, however, as Presi-
*ift Bush reported on the progress
of the war and outlined his agenda
for the year in his State of the

Union address. Detroit), chairperson of the House
Democrats in the state congres- Government Operations Commit-
sional delegation echoed their na- tee.
tional leadership, accusing Bush of Michiganians generally have
showing more concern for Kuwait's joined other Americans in rallying
liberation than the well-being of behind the president and U.S.

imous opinion out there," said
Rep. Dave Camp. (R-Midland)
"But the overwhelming majority of
the people are strongly in support
of the president and his decision."
The Michigan lawmakers were
virtually unanimous in opposition
to a new tax to finance the war.


U.S.S.R. promises
to remove troops
from Baltic states

his own country.
"The president has locked him-
self in his war room, leaving our
domestic needs banging at the
door," said Rep. John Conyers (D-

troops in the Middle East, although
many are unhappy that Bush re-
sorted to force against Iraq, the
lawmakers said.
"There is certainly not a unan-

Counseling will address stresses of war

by Sarah Schweitzer
Daily Administration Reporter
Students experiencing war-re-
*ted uneasiness, anxiety or de-
pression need not look far to find a
consoling word or an open ear.
In response to a large number of
student requests, Student Counsel-
ing" Services is implementing a se-
ries of programs designed to give
students a chance to air their feel-
ings and fears about the war.

The first such program will be
an "initial mutual support meet-
ing" from 12 noon to 1 p.m. tomor-
The meeting will be handled on
a walk-in basis for students who
wish to talk to professional coun-
selors about the war. Counselors
hope to use the meeting to gauge
how many students need counsel-
ing and what kind of support ser-
vices are needed.

Counseling Services is also
working on an ongoing support
group for residence halls request-
ing assistance. So far, Markley and
Baits are the only halls to have
made such requests.
The Campus Information Center
is currently acting as a coordinator
of war-related counseling services
available to students.
Tom Morson, outreach coordi-
nator for Student Counseling Ser-

vices, said Counseling Services is
trying to extend programs to stu-
dents because of what he per-
ceives to be a real need for support
and counseling.
"You sit and watch CNN and
you will begin to feel anxious. We
are giving students permission to
talk about their feelings. We want
people to know it's okay to have a
wide range of feelings," he said.

e Conservative Coalition was incorrectly identified on the front page of
yesterday's paper. Also, there is no proof that Iraqi pilots have quit the air
forde, contrary to what a headline may have indicated.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Intel donation updates

Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. Topic "Philosophy of
Language and Indexical Statements."
'2220 Angell Hall, 6:00.
VIA Hillel, bi-weekly meeting.
Hillel, 6:30.
AIESEC (International Association of
Students in Economics and Business),
weekly meeting. B-School, Rm. 1273,
EQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Gay Men, weekly
meeting. Dorm residents especially
encouraged to attend. Call 763-2788
for info.
U of M Engineering Council, 2nd
meeting. 1500 EECS, 7:00.
UM Students of Objectivism, busi-
ness meeting. Dominick's Restaurant,
"Industrial Relations in Poland: An
Uncertain Future," Ludwik Florek,
speaker. Lane Hall Commons, noon.
"Veminine Hermeneutic," Sister
Ahnelise Sinnott, speaker. St. Mary's
Student Parish, 331 Thompson St.,
"Ayervedic Medicine in Yoga,"
lecture and demonstration by Dr. Max
Hirich. 2748 Furstenburg, noon.
h"The Synthesis and reactivity of

1650, 4:00.
"Prediction of 0-1 Sequences,"
Hans Rudolf Lerche of University of
Freiburg, Germany, speaker. 451
Mason Hall, 4:00.
Safewalk functions 8-11:30 Sun.-
Thurs. Call 936-1000 or stop by 102
Northwalk functions 8-11:30 Sun.-
Thurs. Call 763-WALK or stop by
2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avalible
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
Club, weekly practice. Call 994-3620
for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm.,
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
Rm., 7-9:00.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly
event. Guild House, 802 Monroe St.,
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Call 995-0129
for info. Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, 10-
12:00 p.m. (Sorry.)

s "
by David Adox
The computer firm Intel donated
six powerful computer workstations
valued at $105,000 to the Depart-
ment of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science yesterday.
The new computer facility,
named the Intel Digital Design Lab-
oratory, will help students design
computer systems. The computers
"represent state-of-the-art develop-
ment systems for the design and
construction of digital circuitry,"
Electrical Engineering Prof. Janice
Jenkins said in a dedication speech.
The equipment will be used in
two University classes - the De-
sign of Microprocessor Systems
(EECS 373) and Digital Design
Laboratory (EECS 474).
Ninety students are enrolled in
these classes this semester. "We ex-
pect this number to grow even larger
as word spreads about the modern fa-
cility available for their undergradu-
ate experience," Jenkins said.
Intel representative Keith Dom-
pier said the computers are the same
as those used by computer design
professionals. Jenkins said the de-
partment's previous equipment was
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about 10 years out of date. She ap-
plied to Intel for a grant to replace
the old equipment.
Intel donated computers because
"both Intel and the University bene-
fit in the relationship," Dompier
While students benefit from ac-
cess to the new technology, Intel
benefits in two ways, Dompier said.
Students who learn on the equipment
may decide to work for Intel, while
students who work elsewhere will
prefer Intel equipment.
Jenkins added, "It is hoped that
this is just the beginning of a close
partnership between the University
of Michigan and the Intel Corpora-
tion in the education and develop-
ment of well-trained young engineers
- our hope for the future."

Soviet Union, in a dramatic move
to improve relations with the
United States, has promised to
remove airborne and other troops
from the Baltic Republics and to
reopen talks with independence-
minded leaders there, U.S. officials
said yesterday.
The move to lessen tensions in
the Baltics were described to
President Bush in a message from
Moscow carried by Soviet Foreign
Minister Alexander A. Bessmert-
nykh, the officials said.
The message did not promise to
remove all outside military from
Latvia and Lithuania, where 21
people were killed this month in
clashes, and yet some units have
been detected moving back from
the Baltic Republics.
On the other hand, some of the
Interior Ministry's "Black Berets,"
which played a key role against
the independence drive, are from
the area and apparently will
remain there, said the officials,
who spoke on condition of
"We will watch carefully as the
situation develops," Bush said in
his State of the Union address,
adding that his objective is to
"help the Baltic peoples achieve
their aspirations, not to punish the
Soviet Union."
Bush and Baker have been
sharply critical of the harsh tactics
used against the independence

movement. But there was an odd
silence on the subject Monday
when Baker and Bessmertnykh an-
nounced the postponement of the
Feb. 11-13 Bush-Gorbachev sum-
mit in Moscow. Their joint an-
nouncement said simply that it
would be "inappropriate" for Bush
to go to Moscow in the midst of
the Persian Gulf war. The other
reason cited in a joint statement
was that a treaty to slash U.S. and
Soviet long-range nuclear weapons
would not be ready for signature at
the summit.
The pledge from Moscow
clearly raised hopes within the
administration that Soviet Presi-
dent Mikhail Gorbachev was trying
to defuse tensions in the area as
well as reverse the slide in U.S.-
Soviet relations.
In his, speech to a joint session
of Congress, Bush spoke cau-
tiously of the message from
Moscow: "In our recent discus-
sions with the Soviet leadership,
we have been given representa-
tions, which, if fulfilled, would re-
sult in the withdrawal of some So-
viet forces, a reopening of dia-
logue with the Republics and a
move away from violence."
But a total withdrawal evi-
dently is not in the offing. For in-
stance, some units withdrawn from
Riga and Vilnius evidently will go
back to their barracks within
Latvia and Lithuania.


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