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aczynski
tem ts
ulcide in
nson cell
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -
heodore Kaczynski apparently tried
o hang himself with his undershorts
n his cell, then agreed in court yes-
erday to undergo psychological tests
o prove he is competent to represent
imself in the Unabomber trial.
ndersheriff Lou Blanas said mar-
Is noticed Kaczynski was not
earing underpants when he
hanged in the courthouse yesterday
orning from his prison jumpsuit to
he street clothes he has been wear-
ng in court.
Kaczynski's cell was searched and
o underwear turned up, Blanas said.
We assume they were flushed down
he toilet," he said. Courtroom
ervers said red marks were visible
aczynski's neck.
Blanas said Kaczynski had recently
eemed depressed - apparently over
is lawyers' plans to portray him as
entally ill - but Blanas said he had
een a model prisoner during the past
8 months of confinement.
Blanas said the suicide attempt
could have taken place in a matter of
few minutes." Now Kaczynski will
placed on a 24-hour suicide watch
will have to wear a heart monitor,
e said.
Defense lawyers refused immediate
omment. It was not known whether
he attorneys or U.S. District Judge
arland Burrell Jr. knew about the
incident before the chaotic hearing
esterday in which Kaczynski asked
o represent himself and agreed to
ndergo psychological tests.
Kaczynski's change of mind - he
vehemently resisted government
ffforts to have him examined by psy-
hiatrists - threw the trial into disar-
ray for the second time this week.
Opening arguments had been
cheduled for last Monday but were
ostponed until yesterday after
aczynski asked the judge for per-
ission to fire his lawyers.
Attorney Judy Clarke adjusted
czynski's shirt collar when he sat
n next to her, and they sat head to
ead in intense conversation before
he arose and announced his request
o serve as his own counsel.
"It is his request that he be permit-
ed to proceed as his own counsel,"
he told the judge. "It is a very heart-

NATION WORLD

The Michigan Daily - Friday. January 9, 1998 - 7

Plans forming for NCAA
TASK FORCE Campbell Universit
reviewed by members
Continued from Page1 wrestling team receiv
approach to wrestlers' health and is encouraging the team to Collins said.
work closely with trainers and coaches in attaining this goal. Todd Clark, sports ir
Edwin Reese, Jefferey's father, said he commends Wisconsin-La Crosse.
University officials for taking a proactive step to make train- expected to organizea
ing for Michigan wrestlers less dangerous, but added that any wrestling program late
changes need to extend outside Ann Arbor. "We have taken som
"I'm pleased with everything, except with what the NCAA like this from happenin
is doing," Edwin Reese said. "They've done nothing." But Clark said he w
Edwin Reese said the NCAA merely sent memorandums lasting effects will beo
to individual coaches to remind them of suggested guide- Reese said he would
lines. Unless those guidelines are concrete, training will con- Iowa coach who is I
tinue to be risky, Edwin Reese said. wrestling safety, and,
"That's what baffles me. I don't know why anybody would changes nationwide. T
be against making the sport safer," Edwin Reese said. task force are expecte
Campbell University officials have looked at the Michigan wrestler R
University's recommendations and are in the process of mak- cern for spreading safet
ing similar changes. "I saw those recommendations, and for "These changes ne
the most part they are congruent with what we're doing here Michigan," Ruddy sal
on our campus,"said Campbell Athletic DirectorTom Collins. doesn't mean that ther
"We have undergone a similar process on our campus." Ruddy's parents, M,
Collins said a task force has made several tentative recom- should occur througho
mendations, including the prohibition of rubber suits, tight- was his son's high sc
fitting nylon suits that wrestlers commonly wear to help them High School in Fenton
sweat off extreme amounts of water weight. In Reese's case, are glad to see the chan
wearing the suit contributed to his dehydration. should implement new

guidelines
y's recommcndation" arc now being
of their university community. The
ed the recommendations Wednesday.:
nformation director at the University of
. said the university's chancellor is
a commission to review the school's
r this month.
e steps to hopefully prevent something
in again" Clark said.
was a little concerned about what the
outside of the schools directly affected.
like to contact Dan Gable, the former
heading a national task force about
work with Gable's group to initiate
The recommendations of the national
d to be announced in the near future.
yan Ruddy echoed Edwin Reese's con-
ty regulations throughout the NCAA.
eed to be everywhere, not just at
d. "We had a tragedy here, but that
e is not danger anywhere else."
ary and Richard, agreed that change
ut collegiate wrestling. Richard Ruddy
hool wrestling coach at Lake Fenton
, Mich. Mary said she and her husband
nges at Michigan, but thinks the NCAA
rules as well.

Ted Kaczynskl, the alleged Unabomber, unsuccessfully attempted suicide yester-
day by hanging himself In his prison cell.

felt reaction to a mental defense, a sit-
uation he cannot endure."
Kaczynski's brother, who first
identified him as a suspect for federal
authorities, began to sob. His mother,
seated next to him in the front row,
put her hand to his cheek to wipe
away his tears.
"To David, this is federally assisted
suicide," David's lawyer, Anthony
Bisceglie, told reporters. Weeks ago,
Bisceglie promoted a plea bargain
that was rejected by the government.
The defendant has not acknowl-
edged the presence of his family in
court this week.
After Kaczynski asked to represent
himself, the jury - which had never
been brought into the courtroom -
was sent home with an instruction to
avoid publicity on the case until they
are called back at an unspecified date.
Prosecutors said they needed time
to react to Kaczynski's request, but
the judge went ahead with yesterday's
hearing.
Burrell said he was convinced that
"the defendant would not be asking to
represent himself if he was in control
of the mental status defense."

Prosecutor Robert Cleary said,
"From where the government stands,
he is entirely competent to represent
himself and stand trial."
Cleary had suggested Wednesday
that Kaczynski's lawyers be ordered
to abide by his desire not to present a
mental illness defense.
The judge at one point made the
same suggestion, drawing incensed
responses from Clarke and lead
defense lawyer Quin Denvir, who said
they had an ethical obligation to put
forward the best defense possible for
a man facing potential execution.
Cleary acknowledged yesterday
that he could find no legal precedent
supporting such an order to the attor-
neys. A defendant is entitled to decide
whether he pleads insanity, he said,
but it is less clear whether he can
decide not to put on a "mental defect"
defense. Kaczynski, a brilliant math
professor who retreated to the
Montana woods and became a
recluse, is accused of being the anti-
technology zealot known as the
Unabomber who conducted a siege of
deadly bombings over 18 years that
killed three and injured 29.

WAR MING ature has also inc
ically. The correk
Continued from Page 1 two observations n
between 1500 and 1750." But Pollack that there is a hum
adds that "about 80 percent (of the global warming."
warming) occurred after 1750, and 20 In light of this da
percent occurred before." ed that natural cli
Pollack's data confirmed that the have played a part i
average global temperature has but only a small on
increased about one degree Celsius dur- "What we knowa
ing the past 500 years. Alarmingly, fully tions suggests whil
one half of the total warming occurred it's unlikely to acco
in the past 100 years, indicating that the percent of the temp
increase in greenhouse gases was a key we've seen," Pollack
factor in the warming process. Pollack's views
"What we found is that the 20th other scientists and
Century is a very anomalous century ing Mary Ann Car
compared to previous ones," Pollack fessor of chemistr
said. "The 20th Century is the time oceanic and spaces
when greenhouse gases have "There are certa
increased most dramatically; temper- ena that lead to war
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transmission of the (Biblical) text and the extent to which one
can observe that development," Williams said.
Williams also said he hopes students appreciate the beauty
of the earlier pieces on display, as they represent individual
efforts as opposed to mass-produced works of later years.
The current exhibit displays only .1 percent of the entire
collections' 10,000 pieces of papyrus.
"The bulk of the University's pieces are not sacred in
nature, but documentary," said Kathryn Bean, curator of the
Humanities Collections in the Special Collections Library
and one of the exhibit's coordinators.
"The majority of our collection is census reports, recipes
and descriptions of how to bury the dead," Bean said.
The collection also holds two copies of a donkey theft
report, leaving modern historians to sort through the papyrus
trail these ancient communities have left behind.

eased most dramat-
ation between those
makes us suspicious
an signature on this
ata, Pollack conclud-
imate changes may
n the warming trend,
ne.
about natural fluctua-
e that it plays a role,
unt for more than 20
perature increase that
k said.
are shared by many
d researchers, includ-
ol, a University pro-
y and atmospheric,
sciences.
inly natural phenom-
rrming and cooling of

the planet," Carol said. "But the rate at
which we've increased greenhouse
gases ... would indicate an artificially
induced or enhanced temperature
change. That level of change over a
short period of time is something that
would not be typical."
Although there is debate over the
true causes of global warming, most
researchers share the same outlook on
the future: if left unchecked, green-
house gas emissions will continue to
grow, and global warming will only
get worse.
"The concern is that the human
impact can only grow, while the natur-
al signature is at its upper limit,"
Pollack said. "If greenhouse gases
continue to increase, then one can
expect significant global warming in
the 21st Century."

The papyri documents displayed in the current exhibit
were chosen for the Biblical stories they tell and their corre-
sponding detailed and colorful art work.
Valerie Krasny, a Michigan State University first-year stu-
dent who stopped by to view the exhibit, said she was sur-.
prised by the artwork.
"The colors are really great," Krasny said. "I thought
everything was in black and white back then."
Her father, Michael, also visited the exhibit, and said he
hoped the texts would validate his religious beliefs.
"We think of so many things being lost in translation, but
when you see texts from 119 A.D. you can have more confi-
dence in the Bible of today," Michael Krasny said.
Brought back by popular demand, this annual exhibit has
run with some changes and improvements since 1983.
The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5
p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. through noon through Jan. 31 at
the Special Collections Library, located on the seventh floor
of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

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