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State senator proposes bill
outlawing assisted suicide
LANSING (AP) - A bill to On June 4, Kevorkian helped in the death of his w
ban assisted suicide in Michigan Janet Adkins, of Portland, Ore., Harper told police
began its trek through the Legisla- use a "suicide machine" he'd plastic bag over her I
ture yesterday with lawmakers say- made to inject herself with a fatal took some sleepingI
ing two highly publicized cases dose of drugs. Adkins suffered from 19 in a motel n
could turn the state into a suicide Alzheimer's disease. Metropolitan Airport.
haven. He was charged with first-de- The sponsor of t
However, the central figure in gree murder, but District Judge Fred Dillingham, con
one of those cases, Dr. Jack Gerald McNally dismissed the less the Legislature
Kevorkian, said it was an irrational charge, saying Michigan has no the state will become
approach that ignored reality. law against assisted suicide. capital for suicide.
"That bill the way it is written Last week, an Oakland County "Legislatively, w
is not going to solve any prob- circuit judge made permanent an two alternatives," he;
lems," Kevorkian said in a tele- order that bans Kevorkian from ther ban the activity
phone interview from his Royal helping anyone seeking to die. the perilous process o
Oak home. "It's going to com- A Loomis, Calif., man, Bertram regulations for who cc
pound the problem. It isn't meeting Harper, still faces trial in Wayne killed under the law.
the need. It ignores what the public County on open murder and con- first alternative is ti
wants." sviracy to commit murder charizes and responsible one."
he pulled a
head after she
pills on Aug.
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other self-defense techniques.
"One of the most powerful ways
to fight a human is to drop to the
floor and kick at them," Williams
said. "When you go to the floor,
you're actually more powerful."
Workshop organizer Julia
Karolle believed the workshop
helped the women who attended.
"Last year there were 100 sex-
ual assaults reported by SAPAC
alone," she said. "It's an issue that
has to be confronted."
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Hart's attorneys said the police
chief would arrange for a tem-
porary suspension while he fights
"You can't have the chief of
police indicted for such serious
crimes and not have the depart-
ment in disarray," said City Coun-
cilmember Keith Butler. "He
The alleged theft of $2.6 mil-
lion from the fund, which paid out
about $10 million over the past
decade, points to the need for
more checks on the power of the
mayor and his department heads,
an official said. .
"We may well have a fight
over this," said City Council Pres-
ident Maryann Mahaffey. She said
the council has been frustrated for
years by Young and Hart's refusal
to account for use of the secret
"It's the tragic result of what
happens when you have such a
fund and little, or in this case, no
accountability," said Wayne
County Prosecutor John O'Hair.
A political scientist and author
of the 1989 book Coleman Young
and Detroit Politics said the.
city's system of government con-
centrates too much power in one
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letters to incoming students to in-
form them of the problem.
"The only power students have
is affecting publicity; hurt (the
administration) where it counts,"
LSA Rep. James Green agreed.
"A radical solution is just that," he
said. "It should be a last resort. It
should not be present at each re-
LSA Rep. Hunter VanValken-
burgh said, "Every attempt at
changing the regents' mind by pre-
senting information to them rea-
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sonably and with respect doesn't
work. They have this way of saying
'fuck you."' He said the regents'
may listen to students' ideas, but
then they ignore them.
Student Rights Chair Corey;
Dolgon added, "They do not re-
spect students unless... you agree
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight
said the administration doesn't re-
spect the opinions of MSA be-
cause it doesn't think the assembly
"We need to get our own house
in order and stop playing games,"
Kight said, referring to the students;
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vides legal observers trained on a
minimum- legal level to provide
advice about protest and arrest.
Seltzer said that he is unaware of.
any incidents thus far. The group
also publishes a pamphlet about
the legal rights of demonstrators.
"Our group takes a stance
against the war," said Janise Hur-
tig, a grad student and member of
Task Force on Women and War in
the Gulf. "There is an implicit pro
war bias in the media. We didn't
feel an obligation to present all
sides of the issue. We feel com-
fortable being explicit about our
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the last meeting.
LSA Rep. Lynn Chia ended the
debate. "We know we're not lis-,
tened to," she said. "We need a,.
plan. We need to try things we
haven't done before, and if we
need to play dirty then let's play
As the clock ran out on the
time allotted for discussion, Van
Valey urged assembly members to
present ideas for future action to
Chia or Dolgon, to attend more,,
Regents meetings, and to continue-
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