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By SPENCER DICKINSON
Daily Staff Reporter
Gov. John Engler became a father
for the first, second and third times
yesterday as his wife Michelle gave
birth to triplets at the University.
"It's the most beautiful thing. It's
really wonderful," Engler said of his
"three beautiful girls."
The babies - Margaret Rose,
Hannah Michelle and Madeline Jenny
- were delivered at 11 a.m. by Dr.
Timothy Johnson at the University's
Mott Children's Hospital by
Johnson, who is chairman of the
Obstetrics and Gynecology department,
said, "This is about as good as you get
Mrs. Engler was due to givebirth on
Dec. 22, but the operation was set for
Sunday when a routine examination on
Friday revealed frequent contractions
and increasing blood pressure.
The girls ranged in weight from 5
pounds. 3 1/2 ounces to 4 pounds, 11
1/2 ounces. It is unclear whether or
not the triplets are identical.
They are currently in an intensive
care unit, which is normal for triplets
born at their age.
Mike Harrison, a spokesman for
the hospital, said one girl was "re-
ceiving heat and oxygen" as of 6 p.m.,
rn at 'U'hospitals
but added that too is normal. and
everything was "going well."
Engler, who had been known to
speak into Mrs. Engler's tummy to
tell the girls how much he loved them
during the pregnancy. said "It's the
most special thing anyone can go
through, and we went through it three
times over today."
Mrs. Engler is 36, and her age was
a concern for doctors. She had had
two miscarriages and extensive fertil-
ity treatments prior to the conception
of the triplets. Engler said she was
"tired" and "resting" but is appar-
ently in good health.
Engler, who overwhelmingly won
a second term as governor Tuesday,
likes to follow a political victory with
a personal triumph. He married Mrs.
Englerin December 1990, a few weeks
after he edged out Democratic incum-
bent James Blanchard to win his first
term as governor.
Mrs. Engler denied the pregnancy
was a political ploy to soften the
governor's public image. "My hus-
band is a good politician, but not that
good," she said.
Mrs. Engler is scheduled to return
home later this week, but the triplets
will spend a few weeks at the hospital.
-The Associated Press contributed
to this report.
Michelle Engler gave birth to triplets at the University Hospitals yesterday.
*General: Now is
best time to be in
Air Force ROTC
By MARIA KOVAC
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Air Force ROTC cadet corps "aimed
high" in their commemoration of Veteran's Day Friday.
The corps enlisted the distinguished presence of Brig.
Gen. Susan L. Pamerleau, national commandant of the
Air Force ROTC.
Pamerleau arrived from Air Force ROTC headquar-
ters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and spent the
entire day with the cadets and officers of Air Force
Pamerleau lectured and spoke with cadets throughout
4he day, repeatedly emphasizing: "There is no better time
to be in the Air Force ROTC than now."
While Pamerleau promoted opportunities in the Air
Force for cadets, the fact remains that with the end of the
Cold War, significant reductions have been made through-
out the Air Force.
Personnel has been cut 30 percent since the mid-
1980s: Since 1988, 250 military bases have been ordered
closed across the nation with another round of closures set
to begin in 1995.
Post-Cold War reductions have not spared the Air
Force ROTC. In 1990, Air Force ROTC had 20,000
students enrolled in the program. Currently, only 12,000
Due to the lack of Air Force positions in the early-
1990s, graduating cadets were given the option of paying
back their scholarships, releasing them from their military
So, why does Gen. Pamerleau insist this is "the best
time to be in the Air Force ROTC?"
She told cadets that reductions will lead to a serious
(.hortage of experienced officers. Today's Air Force ROTC
cadets will be in demand within the next 10 years for
Pamerleau said in an interview with the Daily that the
Air Force ROTC is once again in a position to begin more
"We need to attract more quality men and women who
have a commitment to the Air Force way of life, the desire
to serve one's country and who are interested in challeng-
ing jobs with a lot of responsibility from day one,"
Pamerleau was promoted to brigadier general in Au-
gust and subsequently took over the position of Air Force
ROTC commandant. Her climb to general has been part of
a 26-year military career. She said she has never let being
a women affect her job.
"My attitude has always been that I have ajob to do and
I'm going to get it done no matter what.... That's how
people get noticed. You make your own opportunities,"
The general was honored at a formal dinner, known
'as a Dining In, Friday night at the Radisson on the Lake.
It was an evening filled with tradition as well as words
on the future from Pamerleau.
"You are entering the Air Force at an exciting time,
a time of positive change that will require the kind of
fresh ideas that you and your peers can provide," she
Cadets interviewed said they have faith that the Air
See ROTC, Page 2
By LISA DINES
and RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporters
Salary increases for faculty and
staff at the University trailed behind
the raises of the executive officers,
according to the annual Faculty and
Staff Salary Record to be released
Faculty and staff received an in-
crease of approximately 4.7 percent
on average compared to 6.3 percent
for the executive officers.
"I think given that we didn't have
much money and inflation was 3 per-
cent, it was pretty good," said Provost
and Executive Vice President Gilbert
R. Whitaker Jr., who received a 5-
percent salary raise and is paid
Mark Orringer, head of thoracic
surgery at University Hospitals,
topped this year's list with a salary of
$254,428 - an increase of $29,358
from last year.
Vice Provost for Health Affairs
Rhetaugh Dumas ranks as the highest
paid female administrator with a sal-
ary of $180,000.
The University Board of Regents
has yet to set President James J.
Duderstadt's salary for 1994-95. He
was paid $206,070 last year, when
regents began a three-year program to
increase his salary to more competi-
The regents' plan called for pro-
viding Duderstadt with a 5-percent
merit raise and a $16,000 equity boost.
If approved by the regents, Duderstadt
will receive $232,373.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) said he expects the
regents to follow this plan for increas-
ing Duderstadt's salary.
"The notion is that we felt that
Here are selected salaries for
University personnel, and
increases compared to last
Mark Orringer $254,428
Head of Thoraeic Surgery
John Forsyth $240,000
V Hospitals Executive Director
James J. Duderstadt $232,373*
Lazar Greenfleld $227,629
Gilbert Whitaker $201,644
Provost and Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President for Student
Men's Basketball coach
An unidentified midshipman stands holding two flags during the Veteran's Day ceremony, Friday.
Flag ceremony on Diag honors veterans
* Pending regental approval
since we believe that Michigan is the
nation's finest public university, or at
least in the top five, that the salary of
its president ought to be comparable
to the salary paid at its peer institu=
tions," Deitch said.
Money from the equity adjustment
will be drawn from the University's
auxiliary activities fund, and not the
general fund, which provides most
Chemistry Prof. Tom Dunn said
See SALARIES, Page 7
By MARIA KOVAC
Daily Staff Reporter
In a solemn ceremony to honor American
veterans, the tri-service ROTC cadet corps re-
tired a tattered American flag on the Diag,
The annual cermony, which takes place each
Veteran's Day, also consisted of drill team
performances. Brig. Gen. Susan L. Pamerleau,
the highest-ranking Air Force ROTC official,
was in attendance.
Thursday night, an old flag eligible for re-
tirement was raised on the Diag flag pole be-
tween the Chemistry Building and the Natural
During the ceremony, the flag was lowered
and cut apart, separating the stars from the
stripes. The two sections of the flag were then
burned in separate urns and the ashes were
buried beside the flag pole. A new flag was then
raised in its place.
"We have organized this event in order to
promote the general awareness of Veteran's
Day on campus, and to honor those who have
served in the armed forces as well as those who
have given their lives for their country," said
Air Force Cadet Lt. Col. Amy Jardon, vice
commander of the cadet corps and LSA senior.
LSA first-year student Lauren Abrams was
one of many who stopped to observe the pro-
ceedings. "I thought it was wonderful. I was
engrossed in the whole ceremony," she said.
N o c hargestiled in
alleged CMU rape,
King calls for healing
in a very racist nation'
By AMY MENSCH
Daily Staff Reporter
In a speech delivered at the Uni-
versity yesterday afternoon, Rev.
Bernice A. King, the youngest daugh-
ter of the late Rev. Martin Luther
King, branded the United States "a very
racist nation," but said all Americans
must work together to ease racial strife.
King delivered address as part of
the "Day of Reconciliation" at
Rackham Auditorium. Following in
her father's footsteps, who spoke at
the University 32 years ago, King
preached about the need to confront
and deal with multiculturalism in a
The event was designed to foster
"continued fellowship and unity" be-
tween the University and local com-
rmunity, said Michael P. Jones-
Coleman. program associate in the
Office of the Vice Provost for Aca
See KING Pae 2
By FRANK C. LEE
and ANDREW TAYLOR
Daily Staff Reporters
Charges will not be filed in a gang
rape case involving a Central Michi-
gan University student, officials an-
The student reportedly attended the
University of Michigan last year, where
she was allegedly raped at gunpoint.
Isabella County Prosecutor Larry
Burdick said in a press release, "I'm
saddened, in a sense, by reaching the
decision that I've made."
Burdick said despite finding the
case "disgusting" and "morally re-
pugnant," he lacks enough evidence
to prosecute the seven suspects.
In the case, the suspects took the
19-year-old student back to her dorm
room following an off-campus party
Oct. 2 around 2 a.m. where she was
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According to a statement released
by Burdick's office, the medical ex-
amination of the woman shortly after
the sexual contact played an important
role in the decision not to prosecute.
The statement said "there is insuf-
ficient evidence ... that the complain-
ant was either physically helpless or
mentally incapacitated as defined in
the penal code."
The CMU student at the center of
the controversy was allegedly sexu-
ally assaulted at gunpoint while at-
tending the University of Michigan
last year, the campus newspaper re-
In a letter sent by her father to the
campus newspaper, he wrote that his
daughter was raped while attending a
Big Ten university. Because of the at-
tack, the letter said she transferred to
CMU to "be with friends and feel safe."
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