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News: 76-DAILY
Advertising: 764-0554
Oman
robbed
near Alice
loyd hall
® DPS cannot confirm if
crime is related to Jan. 9
robbery
By Reilly Brennan
Daily Staff Reporter
An armed robbery took place Friday
ening on the southwest sidewalk near
Alice Lloyd Residence Hall. The sus-
pect, who jumped out at the victim and
demanded money, wielded a knife,
according to Department of Public
Safety reports.
DPS spokesperson Elizabeth Hall said
the victim, believed to be a female, was
pushed to the ground after the money
was given to the assailant. The suspect
then fled the scene.
Hall said she cannot speculate on
jhether Friday's robbery is connected
with a robbery that occurred on Jan. 9 at
the footbridge over Washtenaw Avenue.
In that incident, DPS said a 20-year-
old male wearing a dark sweatshirt and
dark jeans robbed a female victim and
fled the scene.
DPS reports described the suspect of
Friday's crime as a "college-aged white
male, six feet tall, medium build, long
aight hair ... , wearing a dark sweat-
I irt, dark colored pants and a dark
wool knit cap."
In the report, DPS suggests that peo-
ple should be assertive and aware of their
surroundings when on and around cam-
pus, and should walk with a friend or co-
worker whenever possible.
Hall said students should be aware
that risk of such an incident increases
in secluded or isolated areas and when
veling alone.
'Blue light emergency phones are
strategically placed throughout campus
and no coins are required for 911 calls
at any phone.
DPS is seeking information regard-
ing the incident near Alice Lloyd.
Anyone with information should con-
tact DPS at 763-1131.

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The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Investigators
working for special prosecutor Kenneth
Starr searched aggressively yesterday
for any independent evidence that
President Clinton had a sexual relation-
ship with former White fHlouse intern
Monica Lewinsky and then urged her to
lie about it.
With negotiations to win Lewinsky's
cooperation in the investigation stalled
the independent counsel's office inten-
sified pressure on her by seeking out
other witnesses who might have direct
knowledge of liaisons betweent her and
the president. Such testimony would
expose Lewinsky to a perjury charge
for denying the existence of a sexual
relationship in a sworn statement filed
in the Paula Jones case.
Among others, Starr's office is seek-
ing to interview Secret Service agents
assigned to the president to ask if they
personally observed Clinton and
Lewinsky engagingi llany "intimate
acts" in the White House in the spring
of 1996, according to sources familiar
with the probe. Sources said investiga-
tors particularly are seeking confirma-
tion of reports that encounters occurred
in the president's private study just off
the Oval Office and in the White House
movie theater in the East Wing.
If such witnesses are found, it vwould
weaken the bargaining position of
Lewinsky's chief lawyer, William
Ginsburg, as he stated in an interview
on ABC's "This Week." Ginsburg has
demanded total immunity from prose-
cution for Lewinsky in exchange for
any information she may provide.
"if it's true" that there are witnesses,
Ginsburg said. "I may have to renew my
negotiating in a different way."

The White House disputed the report-
ed episodes. "I have not been able to find
anyone at the White House aware of such
a report and obviously the president's
denial stands," said White house press
secretary Michael McCurry.
Starr's interest in the Secret Service
agents, who have the most up-close
exposure to the president and histori-
cally are tight-lipped about what they
know, tracks with efforts by Jones'
attorneys in the same direction. As part
of its effort to prove Jones' charge of
sexual harassment in the face of the
president's categorical denial in that
ongoing civil case, Jones' legal team is
trying to demonstrate that it was part of
a pattern of behavior on Clinton's part.
Her team already has subpoenaed the
Secret Service and a federal judge is
considering whether agents should be
compelled to testify, according to one
source knowledgeable about the case.
Fhle latest development demonstrat-
ed how closely the Starr and Jones
probes are intertwined these days,
although representatives of both have
said they are not working in tandem.
Starr has subpoenaed the Rutherford
Institute, which is funding Jones' case,
seeking the sworn deposition Clinton
gave her lawyers on Jan. 17. Sources
have said that Clinton was asked about
Lewinsky and that he denied having a
sexual relationship with her.
Starr directed that the deposition be
turned over to a federal grand jury
based in Washington by 9:30 a.m.
tomorrow. Jones' lawyers, who are
under a broad confidentiality order
from U.S. District Judge Susan Webber
Wright, who is directing that case, are
set to ask her today whether they can
See CLINTON, Page 2A

LOUIS BROWN/Daly
Members of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity celebrate after a touchdown with friends during the first quarter of the
Super Bowl. The students watched the game on three televisions.

Lawsuits create vulnerability,
resentment among some students

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
The lawsuits challenging the University's
#nissions policies are also challenging some
students' notions of how they fit into the cam-
pus community.
"I certainly have spoken to a number of
minority students who have expressed
some feelings of vulnerability, as a result
of the lawsuit, and understandable resent-
ment," said University President Lee
Bollinger.
The way in which the plaintiffs have framed
eir cases - which target the use of race as a
~peakers erF

factor in the admissions procedures of the
University's Law School and the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts - to make
minority students look unqualified has angered
some on campus, Bollinger said.
While some students said the the lawsuits
have created a slightly more uncomfortable
atmosphere, others point out that the law-
suits don't affect the communities they've
already formed.
"I think (the lawsuits) caused some anxi-
ety among the African American staff and
students," said Charles Ransom, president
of the University's Association of Black

Professionals, Administrators, Faculty and
Staff. "They see what has happened in
California and in Texas and they think that
could happen here."
Prop. 209 and the case HoIpwood iv the state
of Thxas ended the use of race in the admis-
sions process in California and Texas respec-
tively.
Ransom said that even if the University
loses the lawsuits, he believes there will still
be a commitment to keeping the campus
diverse.
"I think the impression is here that if the
See LAWSUIT, Page 2A

iticize

treatment of prisoners

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Leslie DeShazar plays the violin in the MLK Variety Show. DeShazar was one of many musicians
who participated in the event, which attracted more than 50 people.
Variety show continues
MLK .Daycelebration

By Nika Schulte
Daily Staff Reporter
A Using terms such as "United Snakes of
merica' and wearing T-shirts displaying the
word "Amerikkka," the Revolutionary Anti-
Imperialist League encouraged students and
community members to fight for the rights of
American prisoners Friday night.
While the intended speaker, Frank "Big
Black" Smith, who led the 1971 Attica prison
rebellion, did not attend due to an illness, two
replacement speakers attempted to deliver his
message about the inhumane treatment of
*soners by describing their own experi-
ences.
The first speaker, Ann Arbor lawyer
Johnathan Rose, expressed his empathy for
those in prison.
"In all prisons, prisoners believe they are
there uniustly. I agree," Rose said. "The defin-

Rose said students can fight injustices by
being aware of what's going on around them.
"Students need to keep active," Rose said.
"Resist the oppression that affects students."
Gary Fareead, a former Illinois prisoner who
now attends Wayne State University's law
school, shared his experiences and thoughts as
a person released from prison and on "the other
side of the fence."
Fareead said he found his prison experience
to be liberating to his mind, but at the same
time challenging to his identity.
"Prison is about dehumanization in
America," Fareead said. One way he tried to
prevent himself from losing his identity was
to explain to guards who would refer to him
by his prison identification number that his
name is Gary.
Fareead encouraged students to be "instru-
mental in bringing back a humane perspective

By Melanie Sampson
For the Daily
In an effort to bring the message of the
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into the
everyday lives of University students, a
campus group extended the holiday's
events into the weekend.
More than 50 people gathered Friday at
Leonardo's Cafe in Pierpont Commons for
the Martin Luther King Variety Show to hear
13 acts that included music, poetry, recitation
and other expressions of King's message of'
love and respect.
The College of Engineering and the Martin
Luther King Committee sponsored the free
event.

"I was involved with my high school pro-
gram and I just thought this was a great
way to spread love and respect," Mirkin
said.
"We thought, 'What better way to get
across Martin Luther King's message than
in a way we all like to be inspired - in
entertainment ?."' Mirkin said, adding that
participation was open to "anyone who.
wanted to speak from their heart,"
The event began with a rendition of the
Black National Anthem by LaRon Bishop. A
recitation of a Nikki Giovanni poem by
Engineering first-year student Miah
Daughtery followed.
Daughtery said her recitation related

LOUIS BROWN Daily
Black Panther Gary Fareead speaks about
problems with the U.S. prison system.
be reformed,

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