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One hundred three years of editorial freedom
Clinton names new White House counsel

Widow of

Malcolm X
speaks on
her mission
By MPATANISHI TAYARI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Issuing a challenge to all Univer-
sity students, the widow of Malcolm X
said if she could conquer numerous
adversities, anyone can.
Bettey Shabazz, the spouse of El
Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X),
spreads her own beliefs by giving
speeches across the country.
This evening at 7:30 in Rackham
Auditorium, the University commu-
nity will become one of the few to
receive insights from the woman be-
hind prominent leader Malcolm X as
she discusses how multiculturalism
came to be a significant part of her life
after the violent murder of her hus-
band.
"(Multiculturalism) is one of the
marks of the 21st century. Not only
must we branch out, but we must get
closer together in terms of understand-
ing where we are and understanding
areas we agree on and disagree and
how they impact in positive and nega-
tive ways on the running of this global
system," said Shabazz in a 45-minute
telephone interview yesterday.
"I am not only for people who are
members of the African diaspora, but
for other people as well. I think we
have to see ourselves as examples for
our people but also for the world.
"A number of different ethnic
groups have reached out to me in a time
of need and have given me their energy
" and their time and their resources, and
it is extremely important then that I
produce on that level.... Part of their
energy was a catalyst for kicking me
into motion and doing what it is that I
do today, not only for that but for other
people as well."
Adopted and reared in an African
Methodist Episcopal church, Shabazz
remembers living an uppermiddle class,
nd virtually worry free, existence in
Detroit.
"I didn't have a difficult time grow-
ing up; I had all of the things that any
upper middle class young woman
should have. It was later in life,"
Shabazz continued, "that I experienced
hardships, (but) I think it was a very
important lesson.
"I .
See SHABAZZ, Page 2

THE WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton moved yesterday to quiet an
uproar over White House ethics in the
Whitewater affair by naming Lloyd N.
Cutler, a respected Washington insider
with consummate political skills, as
special presidential counsel for a term
limited at his request to about six
months.
Cutler, a 76-year-old native New
Yorker who has walked the corridors
of Washington power since 1946, was
White House counsel for former Presi-
dent Carter and has had former Secre-
taries of State Henry Kissinger and
George Shultz as clients of his law
firm. He will succeed Bernard
Nussbaum, who was forced to resign
Saturday after receiving confidential
information from TreasuryDepartment
officials on a government investiga-
tion involving an Arkansas thrift whose
owner had business dealings with the
president andfirstlady Hillary Rodham
Clinton.
"We wanted to get somebody in
right away to assure people that this
White House was operating according
to ethical standards," an administration
official said.
In a White House news conference
with the silver-haired, courtly Cutler,
Clinton said he had found a lawyer of
the required integrity. "I wanted aLloyd
Cutler type of lawyer, so Ijust decided
I would go to the original first and see
how I could do."
Accepting the post after two days
of negotiationswitliClinton and White
House chief of staff Thomas "Mack"

Uloyd N. Cutler
The new White House coup- Deputy
secsa 76-yearoldformeraide dent J
to President Carter, will memot
work to assure the Clinton staff M
administration operates ac- remova
cording to ethicalstandards docum
and complies with congres- Whitew
sionaldemandsfortestimony He wil
from senior aides. the cold
McLarty, Cutler responded: "In gov-
ernment, as in other aspects of life, trust
is the coin of the realm, and, Mr. Presi-
dent, I pledge myself to do what I can
to assure that that trust is maintained."
In the 130 workdays he agreed to
serve - he amiably cited his "senior
citizen" status, the tough job and his
desire for time with the "very young
and peppy wife" he married as a wid-
ower in 1989 - Cutler will focus on
honing procedures to "maintain public
confidenceintheintegrity andtheopen-
ness of the presidency," he said.

Joel Klen
CounseltothePresi-
oel Klein sent out a
to the White House
Larch 3, to cease the
at or destruction of
ents involving the
water investigation.
7 continue to oversee
ection of documents

Robert B. FIS
Robert B. Fiske, tap
Attorney GeneralJan
in February to inve
the Whitewater affai
congressional lead
hold off on an separ
vestigation, saying i
be "harmful to his o
investigation."

One issue for Cutler's immediate
attention, he and Clinton said, is a
request made yesterday by Rep. Jim
Leach (R-Iowa) to call 40 Whitewater-
connected witnesses at a scheduled
March 24 House Banking Committee
oversight hearing on the Resolution
Trust Corp.
Leach's proposed witnesses include
McLarty; James McDougal, the former
Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan
owner who was had committed no
wrongdoing in his Arkansas dealings.
"I am very relaxed about this,"he said.

ke Bernard Nussbaum
pped by White House counsel Ber-
etReno nard Nussbaum resigned in
estigate the wake of turmoil over the
r urged Clinton administration's
ders to handling of the Whitewater
rate in- land deal He will testify this
t would week in front of a federal
ngoing grandjury to discuss his role
in the scandal
"I did not do anything wrong. There is
nothing here."
Cutler, joining Clinton in praising
Nussbaum and saying his predecessor
suffered from "bad luck," nevertheless
sought to distinguish his working phi-
losophy from Nussbaum's.
"Thecounselissupposedtobe coun-
sel for the president in dffice and for the
office of the presidency," Cutler said.
A president's private affairs should be
handled by "personal private counsel."
See WHITEWATER, Page 7

Cutler pledges
to comply with
GOP calls for
aides testimony
THE WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton and his new counsel, Lloyd
N. Cutler, indicated a willingness
yesterday to comply with congres-
sional demands for testimony from
senior White House aides about their
meetings on Madison Guaranty
Savings & Loan, although the presi-
dent repeated that the special coun-
sel investigating the allegations
should be allowed to proceed unim-
peded.
Clinton also said it was unlikely
he would assert executive privilege
as a federal grand jury looks into a
series of White House and Treasury
Department'meetings about the
government's investigation of
Madison, a failed Arkansas thrift
with ties to the Clintons.
Clinton's comments came as he
announced that Cutler had agreed to
join the administration as special
White House counsel, but only for a
several-month stint while presiden-
tial aides search for a permanent
successor to Bernard Nussbaum,
who resigned Saturday.
Furor over the series of White
See CUTLER, Page 7

COMMUNICATING THROUGH DANCE

Israeli says Hebron massacre
could have been prevented

THE BALTIMORE SUN
JERUSALEM - The massacre at
Hebron could have been prevented if
all the Israeli guards had been at their
posts, a top military officer conceded
at the opening of Israel's official in-
quiry into the shooting.
If four soldiers and a police officer
had not been late arriving on duty
Feb. 25, they might have prevented
Dr. Baruch Goldstein from walking
into the mosque where he opened fire,
and killed dozens of Arabs, said Maj.
Gen. Danny Yatom, head of the Army
for the West Bank.

"The (security arrangement) could
have prevented ... the manner in which
Goldstein operated, that is to say, the
massacre," said Yatom. "He ... would
not have been able to enter (the pray-
ing hall)."
The testimony came in the first
day of hearings of a commission set
up to delve into the mass murder by
Goldstein, an extremist Jewish set-
tler. Yatom said yesterday that 29
praying Muslims were killed in the
attack; Palestinians say more.
The commission, which includes
two Supreme Court judges, a college

president, an Arab judge and a former
military chief, are charged with mak-
ing an independent study of the mas-
sacre. Similar commissions after past
traumas in Israel's history have had
considerable impact on the govern-
ment.
The commission began an extraor-
dinary public airing of the events amid
recriminations that government policy
encouraged Goldstein's extremism
and Army laxity failed to prevent his
actions.
See MASSACRE, Page 2

'U' profs influence enviromental policy
Studies prompt Clinton executive order to deal with hazards

By APRIL WOOD
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
A recent executive order signed by
President Clinton that aims to identify
and remove environmental hazards
marks a hard fought victory for two
University professors.
SNRE Profs. Bunyan Bryant and
Paul Mohai have been researching en-
vironmental injustice and its relation to
racial issues for years in the hope of
spurring action.
Bryant made a presentation yester-
day at the School of Public Health on

the various topics the pair studied and
the actions that led to the order's sign-
ing on Feb. 11.
Bryant said that race and income
are the two predominant factors affect-
ing legislative decisions on landfill lo-
cations and toxic waste storage. Bryant
and Mohai found that in several cases,
locations for waste disposal were in
predominantly minority and low-in-
come neighborhoods.
One of the key cases studied a 1982
demonstration in Warren County, N.C.
The demonstration followed an inci-

dent where a transformer company
sprayed PCB chemicals along a road
runningthrough 14 counties. The dam-
aged soil was removed and deposited
in primarily Black areas. A subsequent
uprising led to 500 arrests.
The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) then examined the im-
mediate area around Warren County
and discovered the three largest land-
fills in that zone were located in minor-
ity neighborhoods.
Several conferences and commis-
See STUDY, Page 2

JONATiTAN LURIME/Day
Communication Prof. Terri Sarris dances at the Performance Network last
night during a fundraiser for the Earwhacks Festival of avant-garde art.

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'U' police strengthen security on basketball court

By LOU QUILLEN
FOR THE DAILY

Although Glossop said he has ob-
served that the general relationship

much force as necessary to stop them.
However, "We are not going to use

who had camped out overnight for a
good seat at the game - had violated

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