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2- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 3, 1996

Pres. throws
pitch at start
of season
BALTIMORE (AP)- Pat Buchanan
was in the stands yesterday as President
Clinton threw a soft, slow pitch to open
the Baltimore Orioles' 1996 baseball
season a day late.
Clinton, wearing an Orioles jacket and
matching cap, took the mound at Camden
Yards after being introduced to a roughly
even number of boos and cheers.
Smiling, the president tossed a harm-I
less, high lob to catcherChris Hoiles and,
still smiling, strode from the mound to
greet Peter Angelos, the Orioles' owner,;
and Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening.
He joked that he took the pitcher's
mound only "because Ripken taunted
me up there." The presidential pitch 1
cleared the plate in the strike zone.
Prior to the game, Clinton received 1

Yeltsin cancels trip to
Ukraine for pact-signing

, _


President Clinton talks with Orioles'
shortstop Cal Ripken.
a bat from Bud Selig, chairman of
major league baseball's executive
council; Donald Fehr, executive di-
rector of the Major League Baseball
Players Association; and former base-
ball player Joe Garagiola, now a sports

The Washington Post
KIEV, Ukraine- Russian President
Boris Yeltsin has again canceled a visit
to Ukraine to sign a broad accord be-
tween the two former Soviet states, a
decision apparently motivated in large
part by Russian presidential politics.
It was the sixth time since September
1994 that Yeltsin has backed out of a
scheduled visit here, and his office said
he canceled tomorrow's trip because of
continued disagreement between
Ukraine and Russia over division ofthe
Soviet Black Sea Fleet and its bases in
the Crimean peninsula.
Political analysts suggested, however,
that Yeltsin may also be trying to dem-
onstrate to Russian voters he intends to
rebuild Moscow's dominance over
former Soviet republics rather than ac-
knowledging their sovereignty and ex-

ternal borders - as the proposed Rus-
sian-Ukrainian treaty would do.
Yeltsin faces strong opposition for re-
election from a number of candidates -
particularly Communist Party leader
Gennady Zyuganov -- and the trip can-
cellation is the latest indication he is bring-
ing his foreign policy more in line with
domestic opinion favoring more
assertiveness toward Russia's old Soviet
partners. Zyuganov is appealing directly
to that sentiment, calling for "voluntary"
restoration of the Moscow-dominated
Soviet Union, which collapsed in 1991.
The latest treaty delay is particularly
disappointing to Ukraine because it vir-
tually ensures that the pact will not be
signed before Russia's June 16 elec-
tion. The Kiev government fears that if
Zyuganov wins he might try to renego-
tiate the accord on tougher terms.

Friend: Nicole Brown Simpson used drug
LOS ANGELES - Nicole Brown Simpson's final weeks
were a tawdry mix of sexual experimentation and possible
drug use - and her new wild lifestyle drove O.J. Simpson to
distraction, a family friend testified in a deposition.
Cora Fishman, a close friend of Simpson and his slain ex-
wife, said she even warned Ms. Simpson about what she 2
considered to be a decadent lifestyle, according to a transcript f
of her testimony obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
"At that time Nicole was leading, like, a dangerous life," ;
Fishman said March 20in testimony taken for wrongful death
lawsuits filed against Simpson. "I mean, she was coming on to SI
guys. She was, you know, doing these things with Faye mpson
(Resnick), and I was worried about her."
She said she suspected Ms. Simpson was using cocaine, although she neve
actually saw her do so, and that Ms. Simpson confided in her that she, her frien
Resnick and a man identified as Brett had had a three-way sexual encounter.
Fishman said Simpson was disturbed by his ex-wife's lifestyle and what sh
called Ms. Simpson's inability to decide whether to resume her relationship
her former husband.1W

JUISOpring Senior



Continued from Page 1
Students said they hoped this latest
bargaining situation would stop next
week's two-day walk-out.
"One of my classes is canceled if
they don't have a contract," said LSA
first-year student ChristopherSale. "It's
better they get an agreement, so they
don't have work stoppage."
Nursing junior Amy Ancona said she
would not be affected very much from
the walk-out but hoped both sides could
reach an agreement soon.
"I think it would have a big impact on
students,but whatevertheturn-out is, we're
in themiddle," Ancona said. "It makes me
happy they might not (walk-out)."
Ancona said both sides would have
benefitted from non-stop negotiations
sooner in the year.
"Maybe it should have been done
earlier," Ancona said.
GEO and the University have been
negotiating toward anew contract since
Oct. 31. They have extended the cur-
rent contract four times since the origi-
nal deadline of Feb. 1.
Joseph warned that GEO was still pre-
paring for the April 8-9 work stoppage.
Last Wednesday, 88 percent of CEO's
voting membership supported a two-day
walk-outto protest stagnant negotiations
between the University and the union.
"bfwe're ableto sign a contract, there's
no question that we'll call off the work
stoppage, but it's extremely hard to tell ,"
she said. "We're still organizing for the
work stoppage, and we'll continue to
organize for work stoppage."

Feds begin probe of
videotaped beating
LOS ANGELES - Federal authori-
ties yesterday began investigating pos-
sible criminal charges against two Riv-
erside County sheriffs deputies cap-
tured on videotape clubbing two sus-
pected illegal immigrants.
The two deputies involved in the
incident - Kurt Franklin, a 20-year
veteran of the department, and Tracy
Watson, afive-yearveteran-remained
on paid administrative leave while the
U.S. Justice Department and Los Ange-
les County Sheriffs Department inves-
tigated their actions.
Franklin and Watson were captured
on videotape Monday night beating two
occupants of a pickup truck that had
evaded a border checkpoint and led law
enforcement officials on a wild 80-mile
chase, which ended in South El Monte,l
in Los Angeles County. The video, shot
by a hovering KCAL-TV helicopter,7
showed other passengers bolting from
the truck and dashing for cover in a
nearby flower nursery.
Law enforcement officials captured

19 of the runaways, including the tw
beating victims. But they acknowledge
that they may not have found everyon
Leticia Gonzales-Gonzales was treate
at San Pedro Peninsula ,Hospital for
bruise apparently caused by the beati
and also for an underlying disease, b(
lieved to be cancer, Melville said.
Witness says Ch'to
discussed$ 150K loa
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A small
time banker at the center of th
Whitewater investigation testified yed
terday that he met in the mid-1980
with then-Gov. Bill Clinton about mal
ing a $150,000 hidden loan to Clintor
David Hale said that he, Clinton an
Clinton's Whitewater partner J
McDougal agreed at the meeting
Hale's lending company would mak
the loan on paper to McDougal's wifi
but that the money would go to Clintor
Hale testified that Clinton said, "M
name can't show up on this" an
McDougal responded, "I've alread
taken care of that."
Hale said he was not told at that poir
what the money would be used for.

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China launches The Britis
blitz far apart on
public relations blitz withtime
in Hong Kong "fter 75yea
BEIJING - China launched a new
propaganda blitz yesterday to assuage Miar is
Hong Kong's jitters about the coming
transition to Chinese rule, taking out 'decline
full-page advertisements in leading
newspapers and handing the local gov- HAVANA
ernment a list of topics on which the vana, once a
two sides might now cooperate. ing, will notI
But at the same time, the Chinese ist philosoph
Foreign Ministry's spokesperson reit- For those
erated Beijing's more hard-line posi- today, it is
tions on dismantling Hong Kong's memorizeS
local legislature and forcing its top Marxist-Le
civil servants to swear loyalty to standing-roo
Beijing. entific Com
The mixed messages seem likely to the old Sov
add to the confusion and a rising sense sarcastically
of nervousness in Hong Kong, after a professorsa
week in which China dealt a severe Fiction."
jolt to public confidence that had thou- "For man
sands of people lining up overnight nothing," ph
for a final chance to obtain British rector Jorge
travel documents before last Sunday's the fault is a

sh and Chinese sides at
na widerange of issue;
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viet bloc, the course tit]
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