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Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Rejecting resig-
nation, President Clinton yesterday
argued that he still has the moral
authority and popular support neces-
sary to lead the nation.
In his first news conference since
independent counsel Kenneth Starr
ent to Congress his case for the presi-
Went's impeachment, Clinton declared
that he and the American people want
to put the sordid business of his rela-
tionship with Monica Lewinsky in the
"I'm determined to lead this country
and to focus on the issues that are
before us," Clinton said.
The president's remarks were part ofa
determined effort by the White House to
change the subject. But developments
on Capitol Hill threatened to thwart the
Stempt, as Congress prepared to release
Clinton's videotaped testimony and
large portions of the grand jury tran-
scripts, which explain in even more
graphic detail than the Starr report the
sexual relationship between the presi-
dent and former White House intern.
The news conference -like most of
his public appearances in recent weeks
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- was stage-managed to put the presi- President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton walk out of the White House for an arrival ceremony for President Vaclev Havel
See CLINTON, Page 5A of the Czech Republic on the south grounds of the White House yesterday.
LSA student dies In fend's home
After 19 years, 63-
year-old Leo Heatley
plans to retire in March
By Nikita Easley
Daily Staff Reporter
After heading the University's
Department of Public Safety for 13
years, Leo Heatley announced yes-
terday he will retire at the end of
"The time is right," the 63-year-old
Heatley said yesterday. "it is time to
move on to another
chapter in my life.
"It's been won-
derful to work with
Leo," said Henry
president for busi-
prosecuting attor- Heatley
ney for Washtenaw
County, said "It's bad that he is leaving.
He is a young, healthy guy and a real
In 1979, Heatley became the associ-
ate director of DPS. One of his goals,
Heatley said, was to "establish a profes-
sional police department."
During his 19 years with the DPS,
Heatley transformed the campus securi-
ty force to a full-fledged campus police
department. In 1990, the University
Board of Regents voted to deputize the
department, giving DPS the authority to
make arrests and carry weapons.
"It took a long time for DPS to
become a law enforcement agency'
in 1991, DPS placed its first fully
trained police officers on the streets of
"We have become one of the best
campus law enforcement agencies in
the United States," Heatley said. "Our
officers our trained just as good or bet-
ter as other agencies"
Baier agreed. saying "Leo has
developed a very professional staff."
During his tenure, Heatley has also
secured a closer relationship with the
Ann Arbor Police Department.
"There are many issues that effect
both departments," said Carl Ent,
AAPD chief of police. "Leo is always
easy to work with."
Along with establishing DPS as a law
enforcement agency, Heatley changed
the rules in 1986 to allow University stu-
dents to be employed as DPS security
personnel during campus events.
"It's a great program for a college
campus,'" Heatley said. "Students get a
chance te learn the business and some
even go on to full-time employment to
a law enforcement agency."
Other accomplishments include
establishing the Campus Oriented
Policing program. COP is a "partner-
ship between people in the community
and law enforcement agencies,
Heatley said. The program allows Ann
Arbor residents to actively participate
in making their community safer.
Before coming to the University,
See HEATLEY, Page 2A
By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA sophomore Christopher Giacherio died in Ann
Arbor on Tuesday morning in the home of a friend,
*nn Arbor Police Department officials said yesterday.
The cause of Giacherio's death has not yet been
determined, said AAPD Lieutenant Jim Tieman.
"He was with some friends, found in an unre-
sponsive state, sometime mid-morning," Tieman
Tieman said AAPD officers interviewed the indi-
viduals who were the last to be with Giacherio before
he died. Yesterday the medical examiner began con-
"ducting an autopsy, including toxicology tests, to
etermine the cause of death.
After the friends found Giacherio, they called 911.
AAPD officers and Huron Valley Ambulance med-
ical personnel arrived and checked Giacherio for
signs of life, Tieman said.
Tieman said autopsy results could have been fin-
ished as early as yesterday afternoon, but have not
yet been disclosed.
Silence came over the courtyard of East Quad res-
idence hall at midnight last night as more than 100
people attended a candle light vigil for Giacherio.
Members of the Zeta Psi fraternity, of which he was
a member, and other friends stood in a circle while
holding candles and hugging each other.
Occasionally a friend would step into the circle to
share memories of him.
Friends of Giacherio's said -early yesterday
evening they did not know how Giacherio died, but
a written statement from Zeta Psi's alumni associ-
ation implied substance abuse was a factor in the
"We offer our deepest condolences to his family. We
do not believe that this incident had any connection
with our chapter, other than the fact that Chris was a
member. We certainly do not condone substance
abuse, and our fraternity regularly holds educational
seminars on risk management. Since the police inves-
tigation is underway, it would be inappropriate to com-
ment further at this time," the alumni association
Family and friends said they remember Giacherio
as both intelligent and personable.
"Chris was a very creative person," said
Giacherio's mother, Rose Giacherio. "He loved to
have deep conversations about world issues and he
loved to draw."
Rose Giacherio added that her son cared deeply
about his friends.
Giacherio's father, Don Giacherio, said his son was
someone "who liked to discuss and argue.
"We would like Chris to be remembered in happy
times, as an intelligent individual and intellectual,"
said Don Giacherio, the director of academic pro-
grams for the pathology department.
Monica Vasquez, who lived with Giacherio in East
Quad during the '97-'98 academic year, said she
remembers Giacherio as a warm and humorous per-
"He could make me laugh in 2.2 seconds, said
Vasquez, an RC sophomore.
Last winter, Vasquez drove with Giacherio and his
roommate to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. She
said "it was one of the most amazing experiences of
See STUDENT, Page 9A
hits near $160
By Erin Holmes
Daily Staff Reporter
With their first official game still
ree weeks away, the Michigan hockey
team has already started setting records.
This year, student season tickets in
Yost Ice Arena are selling for nearly
$160 - the highest price ever for icer
Bruce Madej, director of media rela-
tions for the Athletic Department, said
the reason for the increased price - up
more than $60 from last year - is the
Athletic Department's discovery that
e University had been charging stu-
nts much less than colleges with
comparable hockey programs charge
for season tickets.
"Basically, we took a look at prices at
other places and we're well below
them," Madej said.
Todd Milewski, a hockey writer for
The Daily Cardinal at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, said the
University's new price does coincide
Oith the price Wisconsin students paid
last year for tickets - approximately
$10 a game.
"This year, we lowered the price to
$6, but that is because we're moving
somewhere new and want to draw inter-
est," Milewski said.
Madej said that although the new
icket prices hit all-time high
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Students work on computers at Angell Hall. The University, along with other
institutions, faces the challenge of updating its computer programs for 2000.
Year 2000 coptr
problems affect 'U'
season ticket holders are too fond of
the maize and blue to refuse to pay the
"Yost Ice Arena is one of the most
exciting venues for any event," Madej
said. "The crowd is great ... people
realize it can be a part of a night of
Unofficial numbers yesterday indi-
cated that 1,600 students had requested
student tickets, said Marty Bodnar,
director of ticket operations. He said
final numbers will not be known until
the end of the week, after student sign-
up ends tomorrow.
When the department started taking
ticket orders Monday, some students
said they didn't mind digging a little
deeper in their pockets to come up with
the extra cash.
"I'm friends with other hockey fans
here and we love it," Engineering grad-
uate student Matt Crites said. "I'm sad-
dened that it will be so expensive this
year, but it's worth it."
Despite the increase, Crites said he
hasn't heard of anyone who refuses to
buy tickets because of their cost.
"I'm surprised at the price" Crites
said. "I can't believe it's so significant
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Fans cheer on last year's National
Championship Michigan hockey team
at Yost Ice Arena. Season ticket prices
have risen to nearly $160 this year.
Club, the Dekers, said Michigan
Hockey promises a rewarding season
this winter, no matter what price stu-
dents have to pay.
"When I attended the Dekers picnic
on Sunday, every player expressed
their own high expectations for the
year," Korby said. "I can't help but
feel the same after talking with them
and seeing them doing a stairs work-
out in (Michigan) Stadium on
Tuesday. They just look more pumped
up this year."
But some students said the lure of
the defending champions taking the
By Adam Zuwerink
Daily Staff Reporter
When clocks strike 12 a.m. on Jan.
1,2000, the world will collectively hold
its breath in hopes that our technology-
dependent society does not fall apart.
At the University, there's ample
potential for problems. VCRs refus-
ing to record the Rose Bowl, traffic
lights magically shutting off and
loans suddenly being past due are
just a few of them.
The potential problems to the
world's ever-expanding reliance on
computer-run items began nearly 35
years ago when computer program-
mers, in an attempt to save precious
computer memory, decided to code
the four-digit year portion of a date
as only two digits.
To many computer systems
around the world, we are currently liv-
ognize the year '00 as 1900, not 2000,
causing a person's age to suddenly
become represented by a negative
number. While the idea might appeal
to some, it will also mean a stoppage
in pay checks and benefits due to the
person's seeming non-existence.
These and various other year
2000 problems have become known
as the Y2K bug, and currently are
being solved by recoding a comput-
er's program to include a four-digit
year. But this recoding is a costly and
The exact figure of how much
the University has spent to recode
computers is hard to determine
because reprogramming began in the
early 1980s and occurs in many dif-
ferent divisions of the University,
said Jos6-Marie Griffith, University
chief information officer.