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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 19, 1994 -- 3

'U' alums
for roles
ijn battle
Daily Staff Reporter
The Wolverine Battalion inducted
two new members into the Michigan
Army ROTC Hall of Fame yesterday
afternoon at North Hall.
Col. Mildred Woodman and Col.
Ernest Woodman both were honored
for their long-term commitment to
e University ROTC program .
The Hall of Fame was founded
last September by Lt. Col. Mary
Sontag, a University professor of
Military Science. The hall honors
outstanding University ROTC
alum and those who have contrib-
uted to the ROTC program. Actor
James Earl Jones became the first
inductee last fall.
In addition to the induction cer-
monies, Warren L. Ross, long-time
Ann Arbor resident, received a
purple heart for his service in World
War II.
In 1944, Ross was a crew member
on a B-24 bomber that was shot down
over France. One member of the eight
man crew perished in the crash and
six others, including Ross, sustained
serious injuries. Ross was held as a
4risoner of war by Germany until
Because of an administrative over-
sight, Ross was not awarded thepurple
heart at the time of his honorable
discharge in 1945.
The purple heart is awarded to

Clinton shares blame for
media abuse, reporter says

For the Daily
Jill Dougherty, a CNN White
House correspondent, has an unusu-
ally big heart for a journalist. In a
speech at Lydia Mendelssohn The-
ater yesterday, she said that life in
Washington isn't as glamourous as it
may seem for President Clinton.
"It's sad that the president has to
watch himself and never have an un-
guarded moment," Dougherty said.
Yet she criticized Clinton's adminis-
tration for bungling press coverage in
the first months of his presidency.
Dougherty, a 1970 University
graduate, got her start at CNN in 1991.
She has reported on the Clinton ad-
ministration since the early days of
his campaign.
Her lecture was the first in the
Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series
sponsored by the Margaret Waterman
Alumnae Group.
Dougherty talked about Clinton's
campaign, saying that he had a fully
planned agenda that he exposed to the
public in the book, "Putting People
"Clinton left foot tracks that were
there for everyone to see," Dougherty
said. When he didn't follow through
with his plans, people were able to
turn to a chapter in the book and
discuss policy that never came to pass.
In addition, the Clinton adminis-
tration didn't handle the press cor-
rectly when he was elected, Dougherty
said. Most of Clinton's people are
young and highly aggressive.
The staffers were very smug and

this soured the administration's rela-
tionship with the press, Dougherty
said. As a result, Clinton has blamed
the media for his low standing in the
polls. Once he became president,
Clinton couldn't get the more posi-
tive aspects of his administration out
to the people.
During his campaign, Dougherty
said, Clinton had a good system of
communication. He was the "Come-
back Kid." Even his alleged extra-
marital affairs and his discussion about
them on "60 Minutes" couldn't keep
Clinton out of the running.
Those feelings of comfort and
warmth were fine during the cam-
paign, but once he was elected, the
public wanted a professional
appearence to lead the country.
"A very poorly organized press
made them (Clinton's administration)
look like they didn't know what they
were doing," Doughterty said. Infor-
mation was released to the press defen-
sively and in a disorganized fashion.
For example, in the Whitewater
affair, which refers to the circum-
stances around a failed land invest-
ment by the Clintons, only certain
information was released to the press.
When additional news that was not
included in the release leaked out, the
administration looked as if they were
lying, she said.
"There's a camera inches away
from the president's nose at any given
hour of the day," she said. "When
you're president, everything you say
is disected, every word is gospel."
When Clinton first got elected, he

Warren L. Ross receives the purple heart award for his courage in World War
11 in honor of the 50th anniversary of his service in the University ROTC.

would think aloud with the cameras
rolling and as such unplanned items
were released. Dougherty said he has
lately learned when to keep silent and
has stopped answering every
reporter's question.
Dougherty also spoke of the diffi-
culties and the enormous time
committment that her job entails. The
CNN press office at the White House
is small and full of equipment. She
said the media is not permitted to
walk around freely.
Also, much of being a reporter
includes hanging around and waiting
for a story to break.
The Townhall Lecture Series con-
tinues on Wednesday, Oct. 16 witi
art historian Marlene Barasch.

those who sustained wounds in ac-
tion, during war or times of military
action, against armed enemies of the
United States. In early 1994, the Air
Force's Board of Inquiry re-exam-
ined Ross's circumstances and de-
cided to commend him.

Lt. Col. Frank C. McDonald, the
pilot of the B-24 bomber Ross served
on, was instrumental in securing the
purple heart for Ross. McDonald also
presented the award to his crew mem-
ber and friend in the ceremony yester-

I-line skates banned at MSU


Daily Staff Reporter
Some wheels are not made for the
Michigan State University cam-

pus police
warned re-
cently that $30
tickets will be
issued to stu-
ents caught
ip-line skating
on campus
streets. Skaters

GpUs Nv
"College ~
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adopted an ordinance outlawing op-
eration of roller skates, skateboards
and similar devices in campus streets,
except in crosswalks.
No one has been ticketed, Spalding
said, but enforcement will start this
term. "There is just so much conges-
tion on campus, especially during class
changes, that there just isn't enough
room in the road for Rollerbladers
and the vehicles, too," she said.
No other public university in
Michigan has adopted such a mea-
University of Michigan police
Capt. Jim Smiley said, "Skating is not
permitted in classrooms or parking
structures. But everything else is fair
Iowa cheerleaders pelted
by food from own fans
Chickens can't fly, unless ofcourse

it's at an Iowa University football
Hawkeye cheerleaders have been
bombarded by projectiles such as
hotdogs, nachos, chicken and beer
bottles, thrown by their own fans dur-
ing recent games.
Recently, the cheerleaders were
forced to move to the opposite side of
the field from the student section.
Security has been increased for future
Last year, one girl was hit in the
face with a can, said cheerleading
coach Michele Anderson, who said
that alcohol is generally the cause of
the problem.
"It was like we were in a target
range," said cheerleader Vu Nguyen.
"We had the girls six or seven feet in
the air, and it was like 'See who could
get the best shot.'
"Throwing things had doubled
since last year," Nguyen said.


must stay on
sidewalks, crossing streets only in
marked crosswalks, like pedestrians.
"People shouldn't drive near cam-
pus if they can't handle the pedestri-
aps," said student Mark Weiss. "I
ought pedestrians always had the
ghtof way."
MSU Police Detective Alicia
Spalding said trustees two years ago

Simpson judge halts jury selection

Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - Judge Lance
stunned O.J. Simpson's defense
am yesterday by declining to set a
deadline for the completion of DNA
tests, then temporarily halted jury se-
lection because he is concerned about
the impact a splashy new book could
have on the case.
In two separate court sessions last
week, the judge had expressed his
displeasure with the pace of prosecu-
' yn testing and with its arguments
tifying delays. He had strongly in-
dicated he would impose some sanc-
t46n, raising defense hopes that he
might rule in their favor this time.
Instead, he found that while there
were delays, there was no evidence of

bad faith on the part of prosecutors.
That clears the way for DNA testing
of nearly two dozen items - includ-
ing a bloody glove found outside
Simpson's home -to continue with-
out the threat of a deadline from the
Simpson, a football hero and na-
tionally known spokesman, is charged
with the June 12 murders of his former
wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her
friend Ronald Lyle Goldman.
Simpson has pleaded not guilty.
"The defense is sort of stunned
and disappointed by the ruling,"
Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran
Jr. said outside court. "We expected,
based upon the judge's statements
last week, perhaps a far different rul-

ing ... We can't explain the ruling."
Reacting to a newly released book
purporting to detail the last months of
Nicole Simpson's life, the judge or-
dered a temporary halt to jury selec-
tion, sending members of the jury
panel home until Thursday.
The book, co-authored by a friend
of Nicole Simpson and a National
Enquirer columnist, was released this
week. Ito received a copy yesterday.
Exactly what Ito can do about the
book is unclear. But when he spoke to
prospective jurors yesterday after-
noon, the judge suggested he might
order the jury sequestered. "Those of
you who serve on the case may be de
facto incommunicado for a signifi-
cant period of time," Ito said.

Marvin Graffin of Conroe, Texas salvages a VCR from his home yesterday after 17.5 inches of rain flooded the area.

s 1 Mtos


Leader Applications
Available at residence hall front desks, CIC, NCIC,
and the Office of Orientation at 3011 SAB
Mass Meeting
Last Chance!
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm -mAud. D, Angell Hall
All applicants must be at least a sophomore at the time of
application, in good academic standing, and enrolled for the
Fall '94 and Winter '95 terms.

Group Meetings
0 Hindu Student Council, 764-
0604, Michigan Union, Pond
Room, 8 p.m.
0 U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, beginners welcome,
CCRB, Room 2275, 8:30-9:30
U-M Taekwondo Club, 747-
6889, beginners welcome,
CCRB, Room 2275,7-8:30p.m.
0 U-M Rbtaract Club Weekly
Meeting, 994-7846,
Dominicks, 7 p.m.

U "The Value of a Person" by
John Broome, 764-6285, Ma-
son Hall, Rm. 2435, 7:30 p.m.
Q Information meeting about
study abroad programs in
Australia, 764-4311, MLB,
Rm. B116, 5-6 p.m.
Q You Can Quit Smoking, infor-
mation session, 763-1320, UHS,
Rm. 309, 12-1 p.m.
Q Lord of Light Eversong, Luth-
eran Campus Ministry, 801 S.
Forest, 7 p.m.
Q "Peace: God's Gift, Our Call-
ing" discussion group, Luth-
eran Campus Ministry, 801 S.

Student services
U Discussion group for Lesbian,
Gay & Bisexual people, 763-
4186, Union, LGBP lounge,
5:15-7 p.m.
U Coming Out Group for Les-
bian, Gay & Bisexual people,
763-4186, Union, LGBP
lounge, 7-9 p.m.
U ECB Peer tutoring, 747-4526,
Angell Hall Computing Site, 7-
11 p.m.
" 76-GUIDE, peer counseling
phone line, ,7 p.m.-8 a.m.
" Campus Information Center,

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August 12), and valuable work experience
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