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40 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 10, 1996



More evidence
assembled in
Unabomber case

N Partially assembled
bomb similar to device
used in fatal blast
Los Angeles Times
LINCOLN, Mont. - Investigators
preparing to file major criminal charges
against Theodore Kaczynski assembled
bits of forensic evidence yesterday that
sources say tie him more firmly to the
string of 16 bombings carried out by
the Unabomber since 1978.
Specifically, the sources said, techni-
cians have found similarities between a
completed bomb found in Kaczynski's
Montana cabin over the weekend and
an explosive device used in one of the
more recent lethal attacks.
But a source cautioned that exten-
sive testing at FBI laboratory facilities
in Washington, D.C., and Quantico,
Va., must be conducted before federal
officials can conclusively determine
that the Unabomber used the same
bomb-making technique as the person
who built the device found at the for-
mer math instructor's 10-by-12-foot
Technicians also have found tools,
including wire cutters and wood-carving
instruments, that authorities say appear
to have left telltale marks on fragments
recovered from some of the bombings.
In other developments yesterday:
Sources said investigators have dis-
covered "something big" in the form of
evidence that is more conclusive than
anything yet disclosed. While sources
refused to describe the nature of the evi-
dence, they did say it is related to a sin-
gle incident. One source said that evi-
dence contains more than one item.
Authorities discounted reports
that names of some bombing victims
had been found in documents at
Kaczynski's primitive home. "There's
a name on a piece of paper and some
other stuff on it," a federal source said,
but it "was a generic name."
He declined to say what he meant by
generic, but left open the possibility the
name was indirectly linked to a victim,
such as the name of a corporation, employ-

er or business, rather than an individual.
Another source said the name was
even more general and referred to an
"industry type.'
And in what could be a connection
between Kaczynski and one of the
Unabomber's victims, University of
California officials confirmed yester-
day that Hugh Scrutton, who was
killed by a bomb in 1985 in
Sacramento, had attended classes at
UC Berkeley when Kaczynski may
have been on campus.
UC Berkeley spokesperson Marie
Felde said Scrutton, a math major at
UC Davis, completed a summer ses-
sion at Berkeley that began in late June
1967 and continued through August.
Kaczynski was added to the UC
Berkeley payroll on July 1, 1967,
Felde said, though he did not begin
teaching in the math department until
late September.
UC Davis officials said Scrutton's
transcript showed he took four classes
while at Berkeley - only one of
which, "History of Mathematics,"
involved the math department. The
other three courses were on computer
science, anthropology and philosophy.
But whether Kaczynski and
Scrutton even were on campus at the
same time remains unclear. "They
could have come in contact,' Felde
said. "The key is to find out when
Kaczynski showed up in Berkeley."
Federal agents have turned up simi-
larly tentative evidence that Kaczynski
may have been in a position to cross
paths with three other victims.
Among the tentative links between
Kaczynski and Unabomber victims:
Patrick Fisher, a Vanderbilt University
computer science professor wounded
by a 1982 bomb, is the son of a math
professor who taught at the University
when Kaczynski was a graduate stu-
dent in that department. Fisher visited
his father there and may have encoun-
tered Kaczynksi. And James
McConnell, who narrowly avoided
injury in a 1985 attack, was a psychol-
ogy professor at the University when
Kaczynski was a student there.

Vice President Al Gore escorts members of Ron Brown's family, from left his daughter Tracey, son Michael and
wife Alma, into the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C., yesterday.
lastreso Ron Brown

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assigned from a state office to solve the dispute.
"Mediation is a risk," Church said. "Chuck
Jamerison is a state-appointed mediator, and this is
a state university.
"The mediator's job is to find the University's
bottomline, and we hope that the mediator will
judge our level of commitment and community
support and come up with a bottom line that is
acceptable to us.
Church said GEO has not considered a grade
strike if mediation does not resolve the contrac
dispute, but warns of possible response.
"We have no plans," Church said. "We'd like to
get a contract this week, but if the University con-
tinues to bargain illegally, we would reserve the
right to respond appropriately.
"It would be terrible for undergrads if the
University continues to stonewall"
University Chief Negotiator Dan Gamble said
the mediator is experienced with the issues and
should help both sides reach an agreement.
Jamerison mediated the last contract between th
University and GEO in 1993.
"This will be the third time with the same medi-
ator," Gamble said. "He is well-acquainted with the
University and GEO's relationship. Heknows a lt
about it.
"'mn hopeful that things will go well, and by 5
o'clock we'll have good news.:
The issues both sides are scheduled to bargain on
are wages, international GSI training and an affir-
mative action liaison.
"TheaUniversity is asking us to sign a contra@
that doesn't tell us how much it will pay us" Church
said. "Our response is, 'Would you sign a contract
that doesn't tell you how much you'll get paid?"'
GEO bargaining team member Peter Wolanin
said GEO has been asking for the same thing since
contract negotiations started Oct. 31.
"We want a living wage," Wolanin said. "That's
been our demand the whole time."
LSA first-year student David Lavigne agreed.
"I agree they deserve more money," Lavigne said.
"In my French class, my (GSI) does everything."
Gamble said the administration hopes GE
will accept its current offer of percentage
increases in wages equal to tenured LSA faculty
and annually set at the beginning of the fall
"Throughout the contract, we have a lot of pari-
ty between (GSls) and faculty, and there's no
greater way to have parity then to give them same
increases," Gamble said. "This shows that we care
for (GSIs) as our faculty."
Wolanin said ,EO wants international GSIs
be paid for their three-week summer trainin
because federal forms and department memos say
they are employees as soon as they accept their
"We want the University to recognize that inter-
national GSIs are employees and should be paid for
their mandatory training," Wolanin said. "It is a
financial hardship for international GSIs to come
early and support themselves when they aren't get-
ting a salary from the University."
Gamble said the administration understands t
situation of international GSIs and is offering
provide orientation sessions, a $500 fellowship for
room and board and a Rackham associate dean as
an adviser.
"They're looking at them as employees, but
they're employees starting Sept. 1," Gamble said.
"The deans can handle this (issue)."
Wolanin said GEO wants to have a paid GSI liai-
son to coordinate the activities of the joint admin-
istration and GEO committee, which is already
signed by both parties.
"It seems that the University is willing to make a
verbal commitment to affirmative action rather
than a monetary commitment," Wolanin said. "We
feel it should do both."

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,500 colleagues
and other mourners gathered last night to share their
remembrances of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
before his funeral today.
"This, my friends, was a man of great honor who
proved anew my brothers' ideal that public service is
a great and honorable profession," said Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.).
"His warmth was genuine and you could feel it. It
radiated," Transportation Secretary Federico Pena
told the overflowing crowd at the Metropolitan
Baptist Church in Washington for last night's
"Celebration of Life."
A full-honors funeral is scheduled today for Brown
at Arlington National Cemetery after President
Clinton delivers a eulogy at the National Cathedral.
Brown died with 32 other
Americans and two other $
people in a plane crash in This ... w
Croatia last week while
on a trade mission to the gre t honor
former Yugoslavia.
Kennedy, noting anew my bro
Brown had worked with t a u
him on his 1980 presi- t l
dential campaign, said,
"In 1980 1 lost the nomi- great and ht
nation but I gained anoth- y
er brother in Ron Brown."
Others recapping-S
Brown's path from his
Harlem roots to his ascen-

Court justices and military leaders.
Throughout the day yesterday, hundreds of mourn-
ers, sharing a rainbow of umbrellas and torrent of pub-
lic sorrow, stood for hours in a cold driving rain out-
side the Commerce Department to pay their respects.
In a brief late-morning ceremony yesterday,
Brown's body arrived at the department as his fami-
ly and Vice President Al Gore looked on, huddling in
the driving rain, holding hands and holding back
tears. Brown's widow, Alma, held tightly to her adult
children, Michael and Tracey.
A Navy band played "Nearer My God To Thee" as
eight honor guard pallbearers, their young serious
faces streaked wet, carried the flag-draped casket
across a red carpet into the building.

No words were spoken
vas a man of
who proved
others' ideal
ser vice is a
Sen. Edward Kennedy

before or after the military
honors, the eerie silence
broken only by the rat-a-
tat of raindrops on
umbrellas as mourners
lined the closed streets.
Inside, the family
grieved in private, form-
ing a circle beside
Brown's coffin, in silent
prayer. Brown's staff
was allowed in before
the public.
The casket was guard-
ed by representatives of
the five military ser-
vices, who changed

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dancy in public life included Jesse Jackson, Democratic
National Chairman Don Fowler, former Virginia Gov.
Doug Wilder and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
Brown lay in repose in the ornate lobby of the
Commerce Department, his body in a mahogany cof-
fin atop a black-velvet-draped catafalque built in
1865 to bear the body of President Lincoln.
The funeral bier has been used for other American
presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Dwight
Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, and Supreme

watch every half-hour in a solemn slow-motion ritual.
A table nearby displayed photographs of 11
Commerce employees who died with Brown in the
plane crash. Mourners signed books in front of the
display. By the table, a large photo of Brown was sur-
rounded by more photos of the lost workers.
Lewis, who had worked with Brown on Jesse
Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign, was one of
several hundred members of the public who waited
in the rain in a line that stretched around the block.

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