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squid falls to
Gophers, 63-58

Clinton closes first
year, students'
feelings mixed





One hundred three years of editorial freedom
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Frozen m
time: Low
emps halt
tower clock
It's 10:35, or isn't it? People look-
ing to the Burton Bell Tower for the
rrect time should look elsewhere.
e arctic temperatures of the last
few days forced the clock to be shut
down, sending some students into a
time warp.
LSA first-year student Rachel
Cardone said she was confused when
she saw that the clock read 10:35. "1
thought I was three hours early," she
LSA senior Michelle Bens re-
9arked bitterly, "I use it to tell the
time and now I'm late."
Others were less affected by the
clock's failure. "I don't look up when
it's this cold out," said Business school
junior Shelly Acord.
Kelly Wick, an LSA first-year stu-
dent, added, "I haven't been going to
class the last few days because of the
cold, so I haven't noticed."
Music Prof. Margo Halsted, who
is in charge of the tower's bells, first
noticed the clock was showing the
incorrect time Sunday morning. She
shut off the clock when she heard it
making "horrible noises."
"It was obviously in distress," she
Tom Metty of Maintenance Ser-
vices explained, "The extremely cold
Amperatures have literally frozen the
echanism that drives the hands and
that has caused some damage to the

Reno appoints
special counsel
for Whitewater

dent Clinton and his wife should be
questioned under oath as part of a
"thorough and impartial investiga-
tion" of their Arkansas land deals,
Robert Fiske said yesterday as he was
named special counsel to examine the
The former Republican U.S. at-
torney said he was prepared to "go
flat out" in the investigation. "It's
important for the country to get this
done and get it done as quickly and as
thoroughly and as fairly as possible,"
Fiske said.
His appointment by Attorney Gen-
eral Janet Reno fell on the first anni-
versary of Clinton's inauguration.
Senate Republican leader Bob
Dole said it should not stop congres-
sional committees from their own in-
vestigations. He pulled back from
earlier calls for establishment of a
special investigating panel.
Fiske said he planned to speak
directly to the president and his wife,
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"I would certainly expect that be-
fore this investigation is over that I
would question both the president and
the first lady and that it would be
under oath," Fiske said.
White House officials said the
Clintons would cooperate with Fiske.
When asked about the counsel's plan
to seek their statements under oath,

_. ..I .. ,_
This photo was taken yesterday as the clock struck 3:00. The clock has been stuck at 10:37 for three days.

Although the clock has been fully
exposed to the elements for 58 years,
with the exception of a few minor
repairs, this is the first time it hag
malfunctioned due to the cold.
Metty said the clock wasn't the
only thing struck by the cold. Frozen
pipes have accidently triggered sprin-

kler systems in some campus build-
A water pipe burst in Angell Hall
yesterday afternoon, setting off a fire
alarm for about 11 minutes until Uni-
versity workers corrected the prob-
The pipe spewed water onto the
carpet in Auditorium D, causing $200

in damage.
"With this severe cold weather,
we've had several freeze-ups on cam-
pus of things that have never been a
problem in the past," said Robert
Patrick, associate director of the De-
partment of Public Safety.
And while frozen pipes and flood-
See CLOCK, Page 2

M News Analysis
Pollack walks fine line in
suportin student issues .

White House Press Secretary Dee Dee
Myers said, "He hasn't done it yet.
We'll deal with that when it comes."
The selection of Fiske, now a Wall
Street lawyer and a University
LawSchool grad, fits suggestions that
the special counsel be a veteran attor-
ney and a Republican.
He declined to say for whom he
voted in the last presidential election.
As a private attorney, Fiske de-
fended the manufacturer of the nuclear
reactor at Three Mile Island in a $4
billion damage suit and key players
in the Bank of Credit and Commerce
International fraud case.
Republican leader Dole said he
doesn't know Fiske, but "people who
know him think he is extremely well-
qualified, is independent."
Reno and Fiske emphasized that
the Justice Department imposed no
limits on Fiske in terms of budget,
timing or scope of his investigation.
"I am totally satisfied that I will
have the independence and complete
authority to do this job right," Fiske
said. He described the scope of his
planned investigation as "very broad."
Fiske's review aims to find
"whether any individuals or entities
have committed a violation of any
criminal law" relating to the Clintons'
involvement with Whitewater, Madi-
son Guaranty and a company called
Capital Management Services.
GRE saves
students time
Students taking the Graduate
Records Exam (GRE) will soon trade
in their No. 2 pencils and paper for a
mouse and monitor.
The GRE - required for many
graduate schools-will be completely
computerized by academic year 1996-
97. The Computer Adaptive Test
(CAT) version of the GRE is now
available by appointment.
A student who takes the CAT test
is asked to answer a medium-diffi-
culty question at the beginning of
each section. The difficulty of the
questions is adjusted with each cor-
rect or incorrect answer.
"This eliminates the time spent
answering questions which are too
hard or too easy for the test taker,"
said Ray Nicosia, director of public
relations for Educational Testing Ser-
vices (ETS). "This allows us to get
the same amount of information in
less time."
The computerized test contains
one verbal section, one math section
and two analytical sections, compared
to the traditional format's seven sec-
tions. There are also fewer questions
in the computerized version.
Another difference is students can-
not review or edit previous questions
on the computerized version.
Students must finish a majority of
the questions in order to receive a
score on the new version. On the

State Sen. Lana Pollack hurried
up the stairs and into the Anderson
Room of the Union a little late. Re-
plete with a bright blue "Run Lana
Run" button, she cleared her throat
d offered the regents some tough
"The cause is worthy," she said, of
increasing state funding. But she said
questions needed to be answered first.
The U.S. Senate hopeful, who is
currently in her 12th year in the state
Senate, reminded the University
Board of Regents that the state consti-

tution provides the board with the
responsibility to direct its funding.
She discussed a laundry list of
complaints her constituents bring
forth: allegations of various wrongful
actions, inadequate services to people
with disabilities and even the En-
glish-language competency of for-
eign-born teaching assistants.
Pollack, the Ann Arbor Demo-
crat, tread on sacred ground: tuition.
Reiterating her belief that the Uni-
versity should try to keep tuition down,
Pollack said that if the state is going to
provide a large increase in funding,
the University should not use the op-

portunity to substantially raise tuition.
She did not jump at the chance to
blindly endorse a proposal to increase
University funding by $7 million, say-
ing there were serious long-term con-
siderations, like where will the money
will come from in years ahead.
Max Walker, a student member of
the government relations committee,
thought Pollack was very pro-student
for a candidate for statewide office.
"I was impressed with her com-
mitment to students and student is-
sues," Walker said.
The tough medicine was directed
See POLLACK, Page 2


State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) addresses the Board of Regents
yesterday on the issue of state appropriations to the University.

ODespite increase in state aid to 'U', tuition may rise

Despite possible increases in state
appropriations to the University this
year, students should prepare for an-
other tuition hike.
State legislators and University
-onomists addressed the Board of
Regents at its meeting yesterday to
give their views on the outlook for
state support for higher education.

State Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) expressed optimism that state
legislators will approve increased
funding for higher education. Schwarz
is chair of the State Senate Appro-
priations Subcommittee on Higher
Education, which is responsible for
the higher education budget.
"I would like to see a 5-percent
increase in appropriations," he said.
In December, Gov. John Engler

recommended a 3-percent increase
for state university funding for fiscal
year 1994. Engler's plan would pro-
vide for a $6 million increase to the
Still, one economist recommended
a tuition increase.
Economics Prof. Ned Gramlich
said, "The regents are appropriate in
raising tuition. Given the rising return
for higher education, a Michigan edu-

cation today is a better buy than 10
years ago."
Gramlich added that any increase
in tuition should be offset by increases
in need-based financial aid.
Some legislators, however, said
they see accountability of educational
funding as an issue in state appropria-
tions for higher education. State Sen.
Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) urged
restraint in raising undergraduate tu-

ition. Pollack warned the regents, "If
you raise tuition, you will further alien-
ate the public and legislators. Times
are hard and you need to make tough
decisions. You need to show budget
Provost and Executive Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs Gilbert
Whitaker agreed, "The goal is to have
tuition as low as possible. We need to
See BUDGET, Page 2

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