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by 30 or 40 percent or eliminating it
outright. Our budget calls for an in-
crease and we believe what you be-
lieve. But you're talking to the wrong
person. You should try to be convinc-
ing the Republicans."
Cisneros also said the president
would veto any effort to overturn the
assault weapons ban.
Gloria Robinson, Detroit city plan-
ner, said she was pleased with Cisneros'
remarks about housing.
"He showed he's really concerned

about Detroit and making public ho us-
ing a success," Robinson said.
Before departing for Washington,
Cisneros had a private lunch with
Harrison, University President James
J. Duderstadt and other University
Cisneros said he came to the Uni-
versity "four or five years ago" to ad-
dress a conference during Hispanic
heritage week.
In 1981, Cisneros became the first
Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city
when he was elected mayor of San
Antonio, Texas, the nation's 10th larg-
est city.

Simpson team faults probe into murders.

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The Washington Post
LOS ANGELES-O.J. Simpson's
lead defense lawyer yesterday accused
the prosecution of a"rush tojudgment"
in accusing the celebrated defendant of
double murder, ajudgment he said was
based on a sloppy and biased investiga-
tion by authorities who were either
inept or who had a "sinister" motive.
The Los Angeles Police Depart-
ment, defense attorney Johnnie L.
Cochran Jr. told the jury in an opening
statement, ran a "cesspool of contami-
nation" that tainted blood evidence so
badly that it should not be used in an
effort to convict Simpson.
He said the murder scene had been
"tracked through and traipsed through"
so badly by detectives, uniformed po-
lice officers and low-level coroner's
officials that footprints and other evi-
dence police claim link Simpson to the
murders have no value.
Cochran also contended that
Simpson could not have murdered his
former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson
and her friend Ronald L. Goldman on
June 12 without being covered with so
much blood that it would have been
impossible to remove in the time he
had before he boarded an 11:45 p.m.
flight to Chicago. Theprosecution has
estimated that the murders took place
about 10:15 p.m.
"The fact that there is no blood
where there should be blood is devas-
tating evidence of his innocence,"
Cochran said.
He told the jury that the "trail of
blood" that the prosecution says led
directly into Simpson's own bedroom

actually consisted of blood droplets
from a cut finger and that Simpson left
the drops on his grounds, in his car and
in his house when he wentout to the car
to look for a cellular telephone the
night of the murders.
Then Simpson, in a dramatic mo-
ment, limped to the jury box and at-
tempted to demonstrate that he could
not have committed the murders be-
cause arthritis resulting from old foot-
ball injuries made it physically impos-
sible to do so.
As Simpson raised a trouser leg to
show the jurors scars from four knee
operations, Cochran said that despite
having played golf that morning, the
former Buffalo Bills running back was
in an "acutephase"ofchronicrheuma-
toid arthritis on June 12 and would
have been unable to overpower and kill
two people.
Cochran also showed the jury pho-
tographs of one of Goldman's hands,
which, he said, forensic pathologists
retained by the defense will use to show
bruises indicating that Goldman struck
his assailant hard enough during a"ma-
jor fight" to cause blunt force trauma.
The defense lawyer then displayed
photographs of a partially undressed
Simpson taken three days after the
murders. Cochran said the photos of
Simpson show no trace of having been
struck during what he said must have
been "hand-to-hand combat."
Withoutproviding details, Cochran
also said the defense will present evi-
dence showing that blood of a type
other than Simpson's was found under
Nicole Simpson's fingernails and that

Continued from page 1
Red and Black, after newspapereditors
were rebuffed in their attempts to
attain access to records and disci-
plinary proceedings of the student
Organization Court of the Univer-
sity of Georgia.
The Red and Black case pro-
vided precedent for more than
FERPA. The court also ruled that
the Organization Court had been
operating in violation of the Geor-
gia Open Meetings Act.
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While Antieau said that Georgia's fier. In other words, only cases of rules that aren't in the code."
Open Meetings Act, or"sunshinelaw," sexual harassment, not other forms But Keenan added that change is
issufficiently differentfromMichigan's, of harassment, must remain closed possible. He pointed to a group of
Lowenstein said she disagreed. to the community. amendments submitted by MSA to be
The controversy over open meet- David Schwartz, who helped draft reviewed by a quorum of student pan-
ings gained steam this week over the the code as a Law student, said, "It is elists and perhaps passed on to the
request by American culture doctoral not surprising that Mary Lou is trying Board of Regents.
student Melanie Welch to have an open to change the meaning of the language These amendments include lan-
hearing. of the code." guage that would specifically classif$
Welch was charged under the code Like any document delineating statement records as disciplinary in-
with harassment. the rules and regulations governing a stead of academic.
In aDec. 16letterto Welch, Antieau community, the Statement of Student Still, Antieau maintains that flex-
denied Welch's request for an open Rights and Responsibilities is inher- ibility is good for the statement, and
hearing,arguingthatthestatementpre- ently ambiguous. This ambiguity al- in the end it will be good for stu-
cludes an open hearing when the ... lows interpretations to change over dents.
complaint contains an allegation of time. But it also puts power in the "I know what we say now. I know
harassment..." hands of the individual delegated to what we believe now. But we don't
But to certain code watchdogs, interpreting that ambiguity. polarize on decisions just because
this is another example of Antieau's And to Keenan, this is the essen- we said them," Antieau said. 4
interpretive freedom. These indi- tial issue: "It'sabsurdthatthejudicial To buttress her claims, Antieau
viduals argue that the code's prohi- adviser (Antieau) has as much lati- noted that the University is currently
bition against open hearings in cases tude as she does to interpret the grey reviewing whether confidentiality re-
of "sexual assault or harassment" areas of the statement. ... The prob- strictions should apply tothe accused,
clearly places "sexual" as a modi- lem is with the generation of sub- orjust to the complainant.
BUDGET would provide an understanding that cludes no specific protections for So-
Social Security remain untouched-- cial Security.
Continued from page 1 but no guarantee written into law. Barton's amendment, contained in
"Republicans will notspell out what "This resolution is nothing but one the GOP's "Contract With America,"I
cuts will be necessary for the enforce- giant fig leaf," Bonior told his House is viewed as the toughest and remains
mentofthe amendment," Conyers said. colleagues. "All it says to the senior about 30 votes shy ofthe 290 necessary
That's the heart of the Democrats' citizens of America is: 'Take our word for passage.
objection to aGOP balanced budget by for it. We won'tslash Social Security."' WhilermostHouseRepublicansback
2002. "I will tell my Republican col- the so-called supermajority provision,
"It's all style andsymbolismandno leagues,"added senior House member it has proved far less palatable among
substance," Conyers said. "In Detroit, John Dingell, (D-Trenton) "you can House Democrats and in the Senate.
when buying a car, we always look run but you can't hide. And you surely An alternative calls for a balanced
under the hood." cannot hide behind this." budget without the three-fifths major-
Democrats are offering several Barcia said he would like to see ity for tax increases. The Republican
amendments, including an amendment Social Security and Medicare un- leadership has said that amendmenti
by Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) touched in balancing the budget. should attract enough conservative and
and the Conyers amendment, to ex- However, he will vote for Texas moderate Democrats topass.
empt Social Security from the budget Rep. Joe Barton's balanced budget Many Republicans in Michigan's
chopping block. measure which requires a three-fifths delegation prefer the supermajority
On the House floor Wednesday the majority of the House and Senate to provision but will vote for an amend-
Republicansofferedaresolutionwhich approve most tax increases and in- ment withoutitif that's what it takes.



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