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Newly-elected regents Larry Deitch and Rebecca
McGowan should remember that while they run
the University, students are the University.

WEEKEND- etc.
Back from the U.S.S.R.! You don't know how
lucky you are to be able to read Katherine
Metres' story on her winter break trip to the
former Soviet Union.

Who was that masked man? It was Michigan
forward Chris Webber, and he and the Wolverines
picked up an 80-73 victory at Minnesota.

Today
Occasional showers;
High 40, Low 32
Tomorrow
Rain or flurries; High 38, Low 28

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Vol. CIII, No. 63 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Thursday, January 21,1993 ©1993 The Michigan Daily

'I challenge a new generation of young Americans to a season of service.

- President Bill Clinton

President calls
for individual
responsibility
by David Shepardson I

William Jefferson Clinton becomes the 42nd U.S. president as he takes the oath of office from Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist yesterday.

Exiled Republicans
begin to plan for '96

Daily Government Reporter
WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton
urged Americans to accept more
personal responsibility and make
personal sacrifices in an inaugural
address lined with the theme of
"American Renewal."
Clinton became the nation's 42nd
president at 12:01 p.m. yesterday
and Al Gore became vice president
in a sunsplashed ceremony.
"There is nothing wrong with
America that cannot be cured by
what is right in America," said
Clinton, who drew loud applause for
his repeated appeals for unity and
his belief that the nation can over-
come its difficulties.
But, he added, Americans would
have to take more individual
responsibility.
"We must do what no other gen-
eration has had to do before,"
Clinton declared. "We must invest
more in our own people, in jobs and
in our future, and at the same time
cut our massive debt. It will not be
easy. It will require sacrifice."
He emphasized the idealism of
young people as the tool to help
conquer the nation's social ills.
"I challenge a new generation of
young Americans to a season of
service - to act on your idealism by
helping troubled children, keeping
company with those in need, recon-
necting our torn communities," he
said. "There is much to be done."
Clinton used the word change 11
times and promised his Democratic
administration would end "deadlock
and drift" of government.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) said
he was pleased with the speech, es-
pecially Clinton's emphasis on the
need for personal responsibility, but
wished Clinton had divulged more
details.
"I wish he had laid out the
specifics of his program so the
Congress could begin the business
of dealing with the nation's prob-
lems," Specter said.
Michigan Gov. John Engler said
Clinton's commitment to delegate
more authority to states would aid
Michigan's economy.
"By allowing the states to have
greater latitude in the allocation of
federal assistance, great innovations
can be achieved," he said.
College students in the crowd
See INAUGURATION, Page 2

Iraq keeps
cease-fire
during U.S
tra nsition
WASHINGTON (AP) - As
the nation watched a new com-
mander in chief take the oath of
office, a skeleton crew at the
Pentagon kept watch yesterday on
the simmering military crises that
President Clinton has inherited in
Iraq and elsewhere.
Iraq gave George Bush one last
sneer, promising to rebuild a fac-
tory blasted by U.S. missiles and
appearing to abide by a cease-fire
offered to President Clinton.
U.S. planes were reported in
the skies over Iraq, but military
officials in Washington said there
was no fire or provocations di-
rected at American craft.
Saddam Hussein promised
Tuesday to stop shooting at allied
planes as "a gesture of good will"
toward Clinton.
The new secretary of defense,
Les Aspin, was confirmed by a
voice vote of the Senate three
hours after Clinton assumed
power.
"We have no break in continu-
ity," said Col. Dave Burpee, head
of the Pentagon's directorate for
defense information, even though
Clinton has filled none of the
Defense Department's 44 political
positions other than Aspin's.
Iraqi guns and missiles, which
had challenged U.S. and allied
planes in the south and north of
the country for a solid week, were
silent yesterday, and there was a
hopeful sign in the Balkan crisis.
But the Clinton administration still
faced an extremely volatile world
on its first day in power.
Nearly 25,000 American sol-
diers and Marines were carrying
out Operation Restore Hope in
lawless and famine-stricken So-
malia; five Navy ships were
joining a Coast Guard flotilla off
the coast of Haiti hoping to fore-
stall a flood of U.S.-bound
refugees; and 1,300 Army soldiers
were settling in Kuwait.

Former Bush staffers will
write, research, prepare for
'when Clinton falters'
by Andrew Taylor
Daily Government Reporter
As an era of Republican dominance in
Washington ended with yesterday's inaugura-
tion, many members of President Bush's staff
are finding themselves out of work.
However, few have been searching the
classifieds for a new employer. Now that the
-Bush administration has come to an end, many
of the conservative elite see the situation as
Stemporary.
"Most of the younger ones don't look at
this as the end of the line," said Mary Kessler,
a spokesperson for the Republican party in
Washington. "Many plan to stay in
Washington and stay involved so they can re-
iO0T take the presidency in four years."
President George Bush is one of the few
Republicans who is not contemplating a politi-
cal comeback - instead he is retiring to

Houston.
"We have several people possibly inter-
ested in challenging Clinton in four years,"
said Sam Brisham, a Republican National
Committee member. "We feel it is critical that
they don't just disappear and take a vacation
until '96.
"We need them to remain active so that
when Clinton falters, the public will know that
the Republican party is the best option to lead
the country," said Brisham.
Kessler said the Republicans are counting
on Sen. Minority Leader Robert Dole (R-
Kansas), and Republican Whip Newt Gingrich
(R-Georgia) in the House of Representatives to
lead the opposition to Clinton and the
Democratic agenda.
"Basically we are depending on them a
great deal because they are the highest-ranking
elected Republican officials in the country
right now," Kessler said.
However, few Bush administration officials
are asking for sympathy. To most, this is just
part of the political game. Many lost elections
See GOP, Page 2

Former White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater
sits and contemplates on Capitol Hill yesterday
during the inaugural ceremonyfor Bill Clinton.

'U' would protect gays if
Clinton lifts military ban,
President Duderstadt says

After MLK Day, 'U' community
still considers effects of L.A. riots

by Tim Greimel
Daily Staff Reporter

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter

"That is a bylaw that reflects a
federal policy on affirmative ac-

After Demetrius Bady talked to
gang members in the prisons and on

not indicate widespread injustice,
but instead is the result of unusual
circumstances surrounding the
Rodney King case.

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