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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 25, 1995

Coaches to
For the Daily
"Straight From the Coaches'
Mouth", a lecture series by Univer-
sity athletic coaches, begins today at
noon in the Michigan League.
"The lectures will provide aware-
ness of athletic teams and the experi-
ences of the athletes and coaches for
the University community, particu-
larly the students," said Benita Maria
Murrel, programming coordinator for
the Michigan League.
The series will include informal
talks by the men's and women's gym-
,,nastic coaches, the men's and
.women's basketball coaches, the ice
sand field hockey coaches, and the
women's tennis coach.
Murrel said she hopes the series
will provide insight into the various
athletic programs for students, fac-
ulty and staff.
Bev Plocki, the women's gym-
nastics coach, will head-off the series
with an informative talk about the
program. Her presentation will in-
clude a video of last year's competi-
tion, a schedule of home meets and a
question-and-answer period.

Coach's lecture series.
Lectures will be held at noon
in the League Underground,
located in the lower level of
the Michigan League.
Jan. 25 Bev Plocki
women's gymnastics coac~h
Feb. 1 Bob Darden
men's gymnastics coach
Feb. 8 Red Berenson
hockey coach
Feb. 15 Steve Fisher
men's basketball coach
Mar. 1 Patty Smith
field hockey coach
Mar. 8 Bitsy Ritt
women's tennis coach
Mar. 15 Trish Roberts
women's basketball coach
"The objective is to make more
people in the University community
aware of our program in order to
generate more interest in the pro-
gram," Plocki said.
Helen Johnson, the marketing and
promotional coordinator for the ath-
letic department, said the series is a
"promotion plan" for athletic events,
as well as for the Michigan League.
Johnson said she is hopeful of the
success of the series and said, "If it
works out great, we may schedule a
20 week series for next year."

Simpson jurors hear opening remarks-

Simpson's dazzling public image ob-
scured a dark secret of obsessive love
and jealousy that turned him into a
wife beater and murderer, jurors were
told yesterday as prosecutors unfurled
their case.
Deputy District Attorney Christo-
pher Darden, methodically acknowl-
edging the power of Simpson's celeb-
rity, told jurors they must realize the
man on trial is not the one they ad-
mired on the football field, in the
movies or in easygoing Hertz rental
car commercials.
"The actor is not on trial here,"
Darden said, speaking deliberately and
pausing often to let his words sink in.
"Like many public men, they have a
public image, apublic persona, apublic
side, a public life. And they also have a
private side, a private life, a private

face. And that is the face we will expose
to you in this trial: the other side of O.J.
Simpson, the side you never met be-
"We will ex-
pose in this trial r
and show to youin h
this trial that othery
face, the face he
wore behind the
locks and the gates
and the walls at
Darden said, refer- Clark
ring to the address
of Simpson's Brentwood estate.
As relatives of victims Nicole
Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman
wept quietly, Darden told a tale of
obsessive love that turned bloody the
night of June 12, 1994.
"The man you will see is the face

of a wife beater, a batterer, an abuser,
a controller. You will see the face of
Ron and Nicole's murderer," Darden
Darden's portion of the
prosecution's statement focused
solely on the Simpson relationship,
describing Simpson repeatedly as
abusive, demeaning and controlling,
and suggesting his powerful jealousy
was a motive for murder.
Lead prosecutor Marcia Clark fol-
lowed him to the lectern to outline the
evidence and the crucial time line the
prosecution hopes to use to forge a
chain of circumstantial evidence ty-
ing Simpson to the killings.
Throughout the presentation, both
attorneys referred to Ms. Simpson by
her unmarried name, "Nicole Brown,"
and called Simpson only "the defen-

Clark tracked one hour and 10 min-
utes on June 12 when she said Simpson
cannot account for his whereabouts.
She said she would prove that in that
time, Simpson became a murderer.
"Being wealthy, being famous
cannot change one simple truth. He's
a person, and people have good side*
and bad sides," Clark said. "We will
show you the other side of the smiling
face you saw on the Hertz commer-
Outside the jury's presence, be-
fore statements began, Simpson at-
torney Johnnie L. Cochran made clear
the defense was determined to prove
Simpson innocent.
"This is a man who we have con-
tended from the very beginning i
wrongfully accused," Cochran said.
"And they are in for the fight of their
lives. "

Continued from page 1
on. "If he has changed his big-gov-
ernment agenda, we say great: Join us
as we change America."
She ignored Clinton's specific ini-
tiatives (in fact, her speech was taped
and distributed before he had begun
to speak), underscoring what may
prove to be president's most difficult
dilemma: Not whether members of
Congress applauded last night, but
whether they will pay much attention
to what he said when they resume
debating legislation Wednesday
The reaction from the crowded
House floor was uniformly polite, but
at times the Republicans and Demo-
crats seemed to be using applause in a
sort of duel - first one side and then
the other rising to cheer particular
statements the president made.
From his chair on the dais, House
Speaker Newt Gingrich was literally
looking over the president's shoulder
as he spoke. "Welcome to the House,
of Representatives," he told Clinton
when he arrived. And before the
speech, Gingrich made only concilia-
tory remarks, promising Republicans
would "look through the speech care-
fully for everything we can agree on."
But the almost patronizing tone
from some Republicans - who
clearly feel free to pick and choose
from among the president's propos-
als - was another reminder of how
they are now driving the national
agenda, and how vulnerable and po-
tentially irrelevant Clinton has be-
In last year's State of the Union,
Clinton defiantly demanded that Con-
gress pass a health care bill that in-
cluded universal coverage. Last night,
with his rejected health care plan now
a symbol of his troubles, Clinton said
he had "bit off more than we could
chew" and urged Congress to work
"step by step and get something done."
At the last minute he backed away
from specifying an amount of increase
for the $4.25-an-hour minimum wage.
White House chief of staff Leon
Panetta said Clinton decided not to
propose a 75-cent increase in favor of
negotiating with Republican leaders
on an amount acceptable to them.
On some issues, from a line-item
veto to an overhaul of welfare, Clinton
said he hoped to work with Republi-
cans. But on other issues, he vowed to
draw theline, signaling he would veto
any attempt to disband the National
Service program or repeal the assault-
weapons ban. "I will not see that ban
repealed," he declared flatly.

For the Daily
While some students said Presi-
dent Clinton's State of the Union ad-
dress last night showed promise for
real change in Washington, many re-
mained skeptical.
Matt Warner, an LSA first-year
student, said the speech offered hope
for bipartisanship. "The lines between
the parties are not so distinct, I think
that they can agree with each other on
certain issues like family goals," he
Other students were not so opti-
mistic. "(Clinton) said a lot of good

points, but because of the Republican
Congress, he will have trouble pass-
ing anything," said Jessica Herman,
an LSA first-year student. "Unfortu-
nately, I think it's going to be Clinton
versus Congress rather than looking
at the issues," she said.
Michael Schwartz, an LSA junior,
said Clinton was only looking ahead
to re-election.
"It seems to me that Clinton is
conforming to the popular conserva-
tive agenda," Schwartz said. "Maybe
he thinks that's what the people want,
but he's looking six years down the
road instead of two," Schwartz said.

Still other students felt the speech
deserved praise. Robert Lee, LSAO
senior, said the speech showed that
Clinton was finally returning to the
ideas which lead to his election in '92.
"In his speech, Clinton was not
capitulating to the Republican agenda,
but was instead returning to the basic
principles that he campaigned on,"
Lee said.
"Clinton cannot afford to be con-
frontational with Con rec hiram-P hi
is looking at the '94 election as a sign
from the voters that he must return to
the platform that got him elected- the
image of the New Democrat."

Students skeptical of Cliton

Phone-irn CRSP results mixed

For the Daily
While many administrators were
satisfied with phone CRISP, students
have conflicting opinions on the new
"It was a tremendous success. I
couldn't be more pleased," Registrar
Laura McCain Patterson said about
phone CRISP.
This term the University intro-
duced phone-in registration, which as
of today, replaces in-person CRISP
Associate Registrar Thomas
McElvain said, "Faculty reception was
mixed. Some departments are hesi-
tant to use the electronic overrides.
Others like it."

Kinesiology senior Melanie
Babcock was among the students who
liked phone CRISP. "I liked to use the
phone because it is very convenient. I
could call and check my schedule as
opposed to calling the department."
However, LSA junior Jason
Teichman said, "Phone CRISP told
me my information was invalid or
improper. I couldn't use it. I didn't
have any problems at in-line CRISP,
just the wait. I was angry about the
LSA sophomore David Plevan also
experienced difficulty. "E-mailing my
schedule didn't work. I tried twice,
and it didn't work. Other than that,
phone registration was easy. I thought
the lines would be busy but they

Continued from page 1
Some representatives speculate
that the money was solicited by an
MSA member.
"People don't watch us that
closely, they don't watch us closely at
all," said Rackham Rep. Paul Check.
"What number of people knew our
COSGA delegation was in trouble?
We should perhaps contact DPS or
some other authoritative or investiga-
tive body."
Vice President Jacob Stern con-
firmed that during an emergency
meeting of the MSA steering com-
mittee last night, he questioned
Wright about the source of the
"(Wright) was directly asked, 'Do
you know the source of this dona-
tion?' He responded in answer, 'It
wasn't my money,"' Neenan said.
"It would be really nice to know
where this money came from. It
smells, actually reeks of an inside
job. It would be nice to know who's
watching us so closely," said Busi-
ness Administration Rep. Devon
"If it is an inside job then I'm not
sure what the motive was," Neenan
said. "If we had taken the money we
would have been setting a precarious
precendent. If that was an attempt to
make me look bad, then I think it
During the meeting, LSA Rep.
Jonathan Freeman openly accused
Wright of being linked to the anony-
mous donation.
"I think that Andrew had abso-
lutely something to so with this. This
whole thing is just too convenient. I
think he should answer up to this,"
Freeman said.
"I'm not going to honor these re-
marks," Wright said in response.
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon

"If it is internal it seems to me
attempting to manipulate the organi-
zation is a good reason for recall,"
Neenan said.
The letter and money arrived
via the U.S. mail last Thursday
without a return address. The let-
ter included instructions for re-
turning the money if the condi-
tions were not fulfilled.
"There is a mechanism for poten-
tial return, which has been deleted in
the letter. So there is a specific way to
return the money," said MSA accoun-
tant Sarah Flynn.
Check believes the letter should
be traced back to determine the origi-
nal source.
"If there is a return mechanism in
that letter then I think we can and
should find out who they are," Check

Impatience prompted some to go
to Angell Hall and CRISP in person,
LSA junior Bill Plevan said, "It
(phone CRISP) was quick and easy,
but I found when I wanted to change
my schedule I'd go to the CRISP
office because I knew I would get
immediate information. I didn't
want to wait. Since there were no
lines at CRISP, it was just as conve-
Some students avoided phone
CRISP. "I never tried it. I have one*
more year here, why stop (in-person
CRISP) now? With the phone sys-
tem, the lines at Angell Hall are
shorter," said LSA junior Ben Bel-
'detter :Text.
Ms. Flynn:
Enclosed please find an.
anonymous donation for the.
Assembly. The intent of 'my~
donation is for a total of four
people to attend the 1995
QOSGA trip. ,... Let me makek
my intentions clear, this money
is to be used to fund two
additional people; not in lieu o4
the money~already allocated by
the assembly. If, for some,
reason, by March' 1st,1995 the
assembly has not used the
enclosed donation for the
express; purpose of sending two=
additional, for a total of four,
people to the 1995 COSGA trip,"
'please place an ad ..and l will
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