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death was'
Daily Staff Reporter
The death of a 2-year-old
Northwood resident has been ruled a
~homicide after a recent autopsy.
Jaylon Jervante Jones, the son of a
University Hospitals employee, died
Aug. 31. He was under the care of
James Chatman, who was babysitting
.. e boy and his twin sister while their
other, Yvette Jones, was working the
might shift at the hospital.
n Chatman ran to neighbors at around
0:30 p.m., saying the child had fallen
in the bathtub and he had been unable
jG resuscitate Jones.
:F,',Howeyer, according to an autopsy
performed by University pathologist
.Dr. Michael Caplan, the death occured
as the result of "blunt impacts to (the)
ad with injuries of (the) brain and
brain swelling."
"Obv ously, there are concerns
41 t what (Chtman) is saying," said
JuiePeterson, aspokeswoman for the
Capt. Jim Smiley of the Depart-
iment of Public Safety (DPS) said
Chatman .has not been ruled out as a
suspect in the homicide.
Ile said that another suspect is un-
investigation, but declined to re-
lease the suspeet's name.
Alan Levy, a University housing
.pokesman, said a homicide had never
,()cured in family housing in its 47-
year history..
"This is a very painful event for
,everyone in the. housing community,"
tevy said. "It' is a terrible tragedy,
'specially in something that is called
rtly housiig. Not only is it rare, it is
un feard of."
DPS is still investigating the case,
Smiley said, but the investigation is
pro eeding more slowly than planned
11causeof difficulties obtaining awar-
IS and the continuing compilation of
Peterson said DPS will probably be
able to close the case within two to
htbee weeks: g
"Thecommunity itself has tried to
respond positively and supportively,"
'Levy said. "The loss is there, whether
the death was accidental or not."
oses bid
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Democratic
Rhode Island Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun,
weighted down by accumulated prob-
lems, embarrassments and flip-flops,
st his bid for renomination Tues-
ay, while in Minnesota, GOP Gov.
Ar e Carlson, who was denied his

party's endorsement, led conserva-
e° former state legislator Allen Quist
,fit early returns.
' Sundlun, seeking a third term, was
'cished by state Sen. Myrth York and
became the second incumbent gover-
nor to be denied renomination this
ar. Earlier, GOP South Dakota's
lter Daly Miller lost his primary to
ormer governor William Janklow..
The Carlson-Quist race high-
hted divisions within the Republi-
can Party between moderates and
Christian conservatives. Carlson's
support for gay rights and abortion
rights made him anathema to many of
the party's' conservative activists.
Other states holding primaries for
Onate, Hkuse and governor included
Arizona, Connecticut, New Hamp-
shire, New York, Vermont, Wiscon-
sin and Maryland.
Sundlun was seen as one of the


Former 'U'
watchdog joins

Dr. Martha Krebs, director of energy research in the U.S. Department of Energy, spoke yesterday at Rackham.
Dance/Party policy draws ire
from- students at pubic forum

U Policy will become
final after two more
public comment
forums, scheduled
for later this term
Daily Staff Reporter
To clear up potential problems with
the interim Dance/Party Policy, the
Dean of Students Office held a public
comments session last night to hear the
concerns of students affected by the
The policy, formerly known as the
Social Events Policy, applies to the use
of University facilities, such as the
Michigan Union or the Michigan
League, for dances or parties.
Over the summer, Associate Dean
of Students Frank Cianciola and a group
of student leaders - including mem-
bers of Leadership 2017 and MSA -
worked on drafting changes for the
"We tried to bring to the surface the
concerns and to bring to the surface the

solutions for those concerns," Cianciola
Much of the concerns raised at last
night's meeting came from members
of the Black Greek Assocation (BGA),
which hosts many parties in University
BGA President Ron Jackson ques-
tioned an aspect of the policy that pro-
hibits events when security officers are
unavailable. This clause would pro-
hibit parties on home football Satur-
The new policy mandates that stu-
dent groups have one security officer
for each 100 participants, but this re-
quirement may be raised or lowered.
Department of Public Safety of-
ficer Jesse Lewit said DPS does not
have enough officers to provide secu-
rity for parties during home football
"There are certain demands that are
placed on our department by home
football games that our department
cannot change," Lewit said.
Jackson also suggested having a
set of officers devoted only to working

at student events.
Lewit said the suggestion is one
DPS would be happy to consider.
"If we had the staffing, we would
prefer to have it that way so we would
know you and you would know us,"
Lewit said. "I think that idea has a lot of
Jackson said BGA has had prob-
lems with workers not being allowed
into events because of long lines.
"If I'm the host of the event, I
should be able to get into the event,"
Jackson said.
Cianciola said, "I think you do need
a different way to identify workers.
The person standing in line may not
know that this is a worker."
Besides yesterday's open meeting,
Cianciola will also hold two more fo-
rums to discuss the policy. Students
can provide input Sept. 28, from 7-9
p.m. in the Kuenzel room of the Michi-
gan Union, and Oct. 13, from 7-9 p.m.
in the Michigan League.
Cianciola said the policy will be-
come final contingent on discussions at
the public meetings.

Daily Staff Reporter
As a reporter for the Ann Arbor
News, Kim Clarke was paid to be a
watchdog of University policy and
politics. Now, as an employee for the
University, her job is to help polish its
public image.
Clarke began work Sept. 6 as an
assistant to the vice president for Uni-
versity relations, Walter L. Harrison.
She replaces Linda Forster, who re-
signed in April.
Clarke was among 135 candidates
for the $48,000-a-year position. While
her experience at the Ann Arbor News
gave her an edge over many candi-
dates, it was not the deciding factor,
Harrison said.
"With Kim, it came down to three
factors: her writing skills, which
I've always admired, her innate
sense of curiosity, and her very clear
understanding of the University and
the people who work here," Harrison
Clarke worked nearly five years for
the Ann Arbor News. After covering
the University for about 4 1/2 years,
she was reassigned to the medical af-
fairs beat last January.
"I just got tired and it seemed like a
good time for a change," said Clarke,
who came to the Ann Arbor News from
the Muskegon Chronicle. "In the course
of covering the University, I really
enjoyed writing about higher educa-
Clarke said the University job ap-
pealed to her because it did not require
her to move from Ann Arbor, where
she and her family have lived for many
Switching positions also involved
less legwork because Clarke already
knew many University officials. Clarke
said that when Harrison took her on a
tour of the Fleming Administration
Building to introduce her to University
administrators, she knew 80 percent of
Clarke is not the first reporter to
be wooed by the University, which

offers better paychecks and ben-
efits than most newspapers. Tom
Rogers, a former Ann Arbor News
reporter, now works for the Alumni
"It's not at all unusual for people
to go from the covering an industry or
institution to going to work for it," said
Rick Fitzgerald, metro editor of the
Ann Arbor News. "Kim was not the
Clarke said she had "no real qualms"
about working for the institution she
once covered. But she admitted: "I'd
be lying if I said it didn't feel a little
strange at first. I think enough time has
passed since I wrote about the Univer-
Harrison said he plans to give Clarke
more writing assignments than he
handed to Forster.
"(Clarke) has very good writing
skills, which is one area I felt I was
falling behind on," he said. "She will
be a good assistant in that way."
But Harrison doesn't plan to fill his
office from the ranks of News report-
"This doesn't represent a whole-
sale raiding of the Ann Arbor News
newsroom," Harrison stressed.

2nd search of Simpson home
turned up gloves, knit caps

Marion Barry, who was expected to win yesterday's D.C. mayoral primary,
talks to reporters before getting into his car in Washington yesterday.

LOS ANGELES - Two weeks
after O.J. Simpson was arrested in the
murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown
Simpson and her friend Ronald
Goldman, police conducted a second
search of Simpson's home and found
leather gloves and navy blue knit watch
caps that resemble the gloves and cap
found at the crime scene.
Police also seized three dark-col-
ored shirts, a black knit head scarf and
scripts and videotapes containing cuts
from "Frogmen," an upcoming televi-
sion series pilot that Simpson was in
the process of filming.
The evidence was filed Aug. 29 as
part of the items Simpson's lawyers
will seek to suppress at a pretrial hear-
ing scheduled for Monday before Su-
perior Court Judge Lance Ito. The de-
fense contends police obtained the evi-
dence in a search conducted without
probable cause and that the items seized
were not described in the warrant.
The items taken from Simpson's
house in the second search include: a
right-hand brown leather glove recov-
ered from the master wardrobe room;
two brown "native deerskin" gloves;
black leather gloves marked "Made in
Western Germany"; a navy blue watch
cap; a navy blue "Pipolaki" watch cap;
a navy blue pullover shirt; a navy blue
knit shirt; ablack "Ellesse" shirt; script,
"Frogmen" and schedule; notepad,
blue, "Post It"; call sheet, "Frogmen,"
video cassettes contained within ma-
nila envelope.
The papers also contain a revealing
affidavit filed to obtain the warrant and

signed June 28 by lead homicide detec-
tive Phillip Vannatter in which he out-
lines the case against the football star
and gives additional details on the state-
ments Simpson made to police in a
taped interview on his return from Chi-
cago June 13, the day after the murders.
In the affidavit, Vannatter said he
wanted the second warrant to search
for a Stiletto knife, packaging material
for the knife, brown leather men's
gloves and a black, long-sleeved, cot-
ton-type sweat suit, and to examine
Simpson's 1988 Bentley.
"Since the service of the first war-
rant (June 13), witness Brian Kaelin
has told (police) that when he last saw
O.J. Simpson at approximately 10 p.m.
on the night of the killings, Simpson
waswearing a black, cotton-type sweat
suit," the affidavit said.
"Inasmuch as this information was
not available at the service of the first
warrant, (police) did not know which
specific clothing to look for and can no
longer remember whether clothing of
that description was present at the loca-
tion, as literally hundreds of items of
clothing were seen."
Vannatter also noted that police
had reported seeing another pair of
gloves inside Simpson's home during
the first search but that they were "in-
advertently" left behind. "These offic-
ers had also seen the glove found at the
murder location and have told (me)
that the gloves in the residence ap-
peared to be of the same type as the one
from the crime scene," Vannatter said.
He added that investigators needed
"to seize the gloves ... because they

will tends to further establish that the
bloody gloves recovered belong to
Simpson and that he favored this type,
style and size of glove."
Vannatter added that the search
would be incriminating to Simpson,
whether or not the evidence was found.
"An additional search of the
Simpson residence, which reveals the
absence of the above described knife
and clothing, may provide evidence
tending to demonstrate Mr. Simpson's
guilt," he said.
"It is (my) opinion that Mr. Simpson,
as the perpetrator of the two killings,
would have a strong motive to dispose
of the items sought, which according to
witnesses he did possess. Therefore, if
they are not in the house, this would
strongly suggest that he has hidden or
disposed of them and did, in fact, com-
mit the murders," he said.
According to the affidavit, tests on
five blood droplets found leading away
from the crime scene showed that three
of the droplets "matched" Simpson's
blood, one showed no result, and one
was inconclusive.
Those samples, along with
bloodstains from the foyer of Simpson's
home, the driveway and his Ford Bronco
are now undergoing DNA testing.
Vannatter says police believed the
search of Simpson's Bentley -the car
he drove earlier in the evening when he
went to McDonald's with Kaelin -
would show that Simpson was not
bleeding before 10 p.m. The Los Ange-
les coroner's office has said the mur-
ders occurred between 9p.m. and mid-
night on June 12.

most endangered incumbents in the
nation after acknowledging last year
that he had fathered a daughter out of
His standing fell further recently
when he secretly negotiated a deal to
allow the Narragansett Indians to open
a casino in the state, after publicly
opposing the idea for years.
Sundlun's defeat, however, may
be bad news for Republicans, who
had counted on picking up the gover-

norship in November. York could be
more difficult to defeat in the heavily
Democratic state.
In the GOP primary, former U.S.
attorney Lincoln Almond upset GOP
Rep. Ronald K. Machtley in a race
that turned out not to be close.
Carlson and Quist waged a bitter
fight for the nomination after Quist,
backed by a grass-roots movement,
won the Republican Party endorse-
ment at a state convention in June.

Jessica Thomas is Panhellenic external rush chair. This was incorrectly reported in Monday's Daily.
,ChardcsGriffighs',name was spelled incorrectly, and his subpoena was signed by a defense attorney. This was incorrectly
reported in Monday's Daily.
The University does not have the highest tuition of any public school in the country, but has one of the highest. This
was incorrectly reported in the edition of the New Student Edition that was distributed to first-year students.

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