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January 23, 1996

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The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Finding analogies for
their cause in the Holocaust, slavery and Dr.
Seuss, thousands of anti-abortion demonstra-
tors rallied yesterday outside the home of the
President they hope to defeat in November
and marched past the legislative houses they
already have won.
*The crowd - estimated by the National
Park Service at 60,000 and by march organiz-
ers at 125,000 - ended the day at the Su-
preme Court, which for 23 years has thwarted
the goal emblazoned on their signs: "Stop All
Abortion."

Dozens of uniformed D.C. police officers
lined the white marble steps of the court-
house as scores of people knelt and prayed
around 23 tiny black coffins - one for each
year since Roe vs. Wade, the court ruling that
legalized abortion.
Hope Mohney, of Pittsburgh, confided in
friends that she wished she could go inside.
"1 just want to see whether it really says,
'One Nation Under God,"' she said.
Others networked and bantered; a man with
a Dallas Cowboys cap was ribbed by a Pitts-
burgh contingent about this weekend's Super
Bowl. "If the Steelers were pro-life," retorted

the Cowboys fan, "I'd be for them, too."
Spirits massed for a common cause never
fail to rise, but the mood at yesterday's annual
March for Life was particularly ebullient.
"The year is '96, the year we've been waiting
for," said Jackie Ragan, ofGaithersburg, Md.,
at the pre-march rally on the Ellipse. She is
director of state development forthe National
Right to Life Committee. "After the '92 elec-
tions, our opponents said, 'Go away, it's
over.' But we are stronger than ever, and this
year we stand to take it back," she said.
Election victories last year by conservative
Republicans, plus legislative activity at the

state and national level aimed at restricting
abortions - to say nothing of a looming
presidential election - clearly have raised
the expectations of abortion opponents. As
in past years, marchers expressed confi-
dence that their cause would win because it
is right. But yesterday, many said they be-
lieved they would prevail soon because of
their growing political clout.
"Obviously, the budget is the front-burner
issue," said Padraic Walsh of Columbia,
Md., "but we understand that."
Some, however, expressed frustration with
the legislators they helped put in office,

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Pro-lifers rally in Dallas to mark the 23rd anniversary of the
Roe vs. Wade decision. Thousands rallied across the U.S.

Jurors to
hear cases
under new
'U' code
* Some say transition to
new policy is not a
smooth process
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
With debate still churning over its
content and approval, the Code of Stu-
dent Conduct is well on its way to
implementation.
Mary Lou Antieau, assistant vice
sident for student affairs, said stu-
nts have already been charged under

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the newest code,
and that "there are
a couple charges
coming in this
term." She would
not comment on
the content of the
individual cases.
"We're in a tran-
sition period,"
Antieau said. "If a
charge was made
last semester,

SMOKE
SCREEN
Top: Ann Arbor attorney Paul Gallagher takes a
break from his busy schedule yesterday to enjoy
a cigar at the Maison Edwards Tobacco shop in
Nickels Arcade.
Left: Fred Chase opens a box of cigars for a
customer at the Maison Edwards shop.
Below: Containers of tobacco line the walls of
the cigar shop.
Photos by SARA STILLMAN/Daily,

we're still charging them under the
Statement of Student Rights and Re-
sponsibilities."
Antieau said each of the different
schools at the University are respon-
sible for nominating students to serve
on Student Resolution Panels, the de
to juries that oversee disciplinary
ceedings.
Catherine Peponis, president of the
University's Engineering Council, said
time constraints made it difficult to find
10 people from the College of Engi-
neering to serve on the panels.
"We didn't have much time to imple-
ment it," Peponis said. "This happened
when I came into office at the end of
December, and they needed the names
by Jan. 12."
eponis added that panelists from the
allege of Engineering "didn't have
the time to go through a full application
process."
Barb Olender, Antineau's secretary,
said recruiting efforts came at a particu-
larly difficult time.
"The timing isn't suited well for the
student government," Olender said.
"Everyone was focusing on something
totally different."
Olender said that another difficulty
came in recruiting panelists from Uni-
versity schools that do not have presi-
dents or student governments.
Peponis said she sent e-mail to 25
different North Campus engineering
societies in an effort to gain panelists.
Peponis also said the group of panel-
ists is diverse and not restricted to
people involved with the contacted
societies.
The Office of Student Conflict Reso-
ion held a daylong training seminar
Sunday to prepare students to serve on
Student Resolution Panels. Antieau
-aid 60 students will comprise a gen-
eral pool whose members will be cho-
sen to serve on the panels of specific
cases.
Susan Eklund, associate dean at the
University Law School, spoke at the
training session. Eklund said her re-
a rks focused on the technical aspects
at should be considered when hearing
cases under the Code.
"Some ofmy general comments were
addressed to understanding the charge
itself," Eklund said, "and examining
the kind of evidence that would prove
and disprove a charge."

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The Washington Post
WASHINGTON-Battle-weary con-
gressional Republicans yesterday worked
out details of a plan to avoid another
politically risky showdown with Presi-
dent Clinton over the budget and keep the
government operating through March 15.
The latest temporary measure fund-
ing nine government departments and
dozens of agencies runs out Friday at
midnight. Republicans have said they
want to avoid another partial govern-
ment shutdown, but also want to keep
pressure on Clinton to agree to a bal-
anced budget plan.
The evolvingGOP strategy wouldcon-
tinue to squeeze 1996 federal spending
and terminate a dozen or more programs,
but Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-
Kan.) indicated no effort will be made to
go after the national service program or
other high priority administration pro-
grams that have been targeted by Repub-
licans for elimination.
However, House Appropriations
Committee Chairman Bob Livingston
(R-La.), said that the new legislation
"probably will" eliminate a provision
contained in previous stopgap measures
that had protected federal employees
from being laid off without pay.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-
Ga.) told reporters that budget talks
with the White House were "for all
practical purposes not functional," and
Republicans were seeking ways to be-
gin implementing small pieces of their
balanced budget plan. "We're trying
first of all on how to get a downpayment
on a balanced budget because of the
President's refusal to put a serious pro-
posal on the table," he said.
"There's still some glimmer of hope
we may come together on a balanced
budget," Dole said yesterday. But he
said the talks won't resume until Clinton
takes the initiative and agrees to funda-
mental changes in Medicare, Medicaid
and other costly entitlement programs.
Gingrich and Dole have had to walk
a thin line in crafting a plan that would
continue to apply sufficient pressure to
the administration to keep restive GOP
conservatives satisfied but without in-
viting another veto that would trigger
the third partial government shutdown
since November.
Details of the GOP plan for keeping
the government going through March
15 were still being worked out late last
night and are subject to review today by
rank and file House and Senate Repub-
licans, many of whom want to use the
stopgap spending measure to force
Clinton into a budget deal.
Congressional Republican leaders
have been stung by polls showing that
Americans have blamed them more than
Clinton for the past two shutdowns.
However,a new Washington Post-ABC

State of
Union to
stress hope
Newsday
WASHINGTON - Facing a
tough Congress and a TV audi-
ence pondering his re-election,
President Clinton tonight will de-
liver a State of the Union speech
bypassing budget disputes to out-
line an "age of possibilities" for
21st-century America.
In shaping a constitutionally
required annual report into the
unofficial curtain-raiser on his
1996 campaign, Clinton has
heeded advice to "rise above the
bickering" with an optimistic por-
trait of a future attainable by lo-
cal communities rather than
Washington, a White House
spokesman said.
"It would be ridiculous for him
to stand in front of this Congress
and lay out a legislative program,
because it's not going anywhere
- particularly after this past
year," said White House Press
Secretary Mike McCurry.
'With the government still not
fully funded for 1996 and a third
partial shutdown looming Friday
in the ongoing budget battle, con-
gressional Republicans planned
a leadership meeting last night
that was expected to endorse
keeping unfunded agencies open
for another month while killing a
few minor programs. But Repub-
I icans have warned that their stop-
gap spending bill will be harsher
if Clinton uses his prime-time
pulpit to bash their health spend-
ing or tax cuts.
News poll suggests that confidence in
Clinton's handling of the budget issue
is beginning to erode, although no where
near the level of disagreement with
GOP handling of the issue.
The poll, taken of 1,005 adults Thurs-
day through Sunday, shows that Ameri-
cans, by a 50- to 42-percent margin.
disapprove of the way Clinton is han-
dling the dispute over the federal bud-
get. Two weeks ago, by a margin of 50
percent to 46 percent, more Americans
approved of his handling of the issue.
At the same time, Republicans get over-
whelmingly bad grades for their perfor-
mance, grades that have remained in the
cellar for two months of the budget talks
and government shutdowns..

Bacteial infection kills cadet,
threatens others at Va. academy

® 25 quarantined,
watched for flu-like
symptoms of infection
The Cavalier Daily
LEXINGTON, Va. - A first-year
student at Virginia Military Institute
has died, and 150 other students and
staffmembers at VMI are on preventive
antibiotics as a result of a dangerous
bacterial infection. Scott W. Hickey of
Staunton, Va., died Friday, at 2 p.m.,
after having contracted
meningcoccemia at an unknown time
and location.
Hickey initially reported to the VMI
infirmary late Thursday night, run-
ning a fever of 100 degrees and com-
plaining of flu-like symptoms. After
being given a Tylenol he elected to
return to the barracks for the night.
The following morning Hickey re-
turned to the infirmary and a school
doctor sent him to the emergency room

Virginia Military Institute
More than 150 people at VMI are on
preventative antibiotics after a first-year

cadet died Friday
of a bacterial
infection. Here
are some facts
about the
all-male school:
Enrollment:
About 1,200
Founded: 1839, the
nation's oldest
state-supported
military college.

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Ohio In Lexington, just
north of Roanoke. ,M
Va Va.
Ky -Rich d
Va. A
fenny N.C.
Famous People: George
Marshall, author of the Marshall
Plan to rebuild Europe after
World War II, graduated in 1901.

The Disease
Meningcoccemia, a
bacterial infection,
causes swelling of the
membranes that
surround thebrain and
spinal cord. The
bacteria look like small,
black pairs of ovals.
osi
Bacteria

Source: Virginia Military institute, Encyclopaedia Britannica
ary measure against spreading the ill-
ness. "Half of the cadet corps goes to
basketball games, so it made sense to
cancel the game," VMI spokesman Mike
Strickler said. "Everything else is go-
ing on normally.

JONATHAN BERNDT/Daily

VMI's precautionary measures are
similar to last fall's meningitis scare
at VMI, Student Health Director Jim
Turner said.
Last fall, a student living in Tuttle
House contracted meningitis and fell

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