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One hundred seven years ofeditorial freedom

Friday
September 18, 1998

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Release
of Clinton
videotape
delayed
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The House
Judiciary Committee bogged down in a
fierce partisan battle yesterday over
how much secret and sexually explicit
evidence from the Monica Lewinsky
i Testigation to make public, forcing
panel to put off plans to release the
videotape of President Clinton's grand
jury testimony for at least another day.
During a closed, day-long meeting,
the committee's Republican majority
won I1 party-line votes rejecting
attempts by Democrats to delay or limit
disclosure of grand jury material in
deference to Clinton and other key
players, according to sources familiar
with the session. After seven hours of
b k-and-forth, the panel finally gave
'or the day and agreed to reconvene
this morning.
Much of the lengthy dispute centered
on how much to edit Lewinsky's testi-
mony to remove graphic descriptions
of her Oval Office suite sexual encoun-
ters with Clinton, according to sources,
with Democrats lobbying unsuccess-
fully for greater, restrictions. So con-
sumed was the committee with that
e that it never even got around to
(Mating conditions for releasing the
Clinton videotape.
The breakdown at the full commit-
tee's first meeting on impeachment
issues since receiving independent
counsel Kenneth Starr's report indicat-
ed the difficulty the House will have
sustaining the bipartisan spirit both
parties pledged last week. If this open-
ing session is any harbinger, the next
several months may feature partisan
tich warfare that could deeply divide
Congress as it struggles to determine
Clinton's future with midterm elections
approaching.
The schism could be exacerbated by
the makeup of the starkly ideological
37-member committee charged with
reviewing Starr's report, sifting through
the voluminous supporting evidence
and voting on whether the House
uld open a formal impeachment
i iry on the charges that Clinton
committed perjury and obstruction of
justice. More so than other House pan-
els, Judiciary is stocked with liberal
Democrats, conservative Republicans
and few moderates to bridge the gap.
"There's no bipartisanship," Rep.
Barney Frank (D-Mass) a senior
Judiciary Democrat, complained dur-
ing a break in yesterday's meeting.
"They're just deciding what they want
to do and doing it. ... We're not into
*-finding, setting down procedures,
deciding what is an impeachable
offense. What they're mostly trying to
do is weaken the president's standing."
The mood was further soured by
the furor over the revelation of a 30-
year-old extramarital affair by the
committee's chairperson, Rep.
Henry Hyde (R-1ll). The House
Republican leadership yesterday
d for an FBI investigation into
wether the White House spread the
story, which the White House vigor-
ously denied.
Hyde himself, though, tried to

maintain a positive tone in describing
the tense committee meeting after it
ended. While "passionate at times,"
he said, "it was a productive debate.
It's not a frivolous debate. We are
accomplishing a lot."

Drugs, alcohol involved in death

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
Preliminary reports released by the Ann Arbor
Police Department indicate both drugs and alcohol
were factors in the Tuesday death of LSA sopho-
more Chris Giacherio, said his father, Don
Giacherio, yesterday.
Formal autopsy results and a toxicology report
are expected to be published today, AAPD offi-
cials said.
Giacherio was found mid-morning Tuesday in
the bathroom of a friend's home at 909 Packard St.
It is not known if he was alone at the time of his
death.
Don Giacherio said his son did not have any

substance abuse problems of which
aware.
Giacherio's mother, Rose
Giacherio, said the funeral
will be held today at Muehlig
Funeral Chapel in Ann Arbor
and will include a viewing
period from 2 p.m. until 8
p.m. and a formal service at 8
p.m.
Counseling is available r
for students, staff and facul-
ty through Counseling and Giacheri
Psychological Services,
said Maureen Hartford, vice presiden

he was

dent affairs.
Already friends of Giacherio's have held at least
two vigils in memory of the Ann Arbor resident,
who graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High
School in 1997. As a first-year student, Giacherio
was a member of the Residential College.
Giacherio's death has not been linked to the
Zeta Psi fraternity, of which he was a member.
Zeta Psi is not a part of the Interfraternity
Council, but IFC has issued a statement notify-
ing the Greek community of Giacherio's death.
Some Greek organizations have instructed their
members not to speak to the press about the
incident.
IFC adviser John Mountz said he is acting as a

liaison between the University and Zeta Psi.
We don't know if this is an incident involh in
an individual or something larger" Mountz said.
"Right now it just looks as though it is an indi% id-
ual. We're going to wait and see what comes out of
the police report."
Mourners who attended a vigil at midnight
Wednesday in the East Quad residence hall court-
yard said they remember Giacherio as 'funny"
"always smiling" and a "great guy"
Tawni Camitchel, a neighbor of Giacherio, said
she was visiting with Giacherio a few weekends
ago and finds it hard to believe he has died.
"We were rapping to the Beastie Boys and
wrestling. I still have a bruise" Camitchel said.

t for stu-

Ray

benched

for violations

By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr announced
yesterday that senior strong safety and tri-captain
Marcus Ray is suspended indefinitely from the
football team. The announcement was made at a
press conference at Schembechler Hall.

"This action has been
taken based on informa-
tion received from the
NCAA this past
Tuesday," Car said. "The
suspension has come due
to the allegations sup-
plied by the NCAA con-
cerning improper contact
with a sports agent."
Ray will remain ineli-
gible until the
University's compliance
committee investigates
all the leads provided by
the NCAA. At that time,
if the leads are unsub-
stantiated, Ray will be
reinstated.
But if there is truth to

Marcus Ray
Born In Columbus,
Ohio
6 feet tall, 210
pounds
® Starting strong
safety
Tr-captain of foot-
ball team
1997 Awards:
second team All
American
all-Big Ten first
team
the allegations, then he

any truth to the leads," Goss said.
Carr said he would not comment on the specifics
of the allegation until the investigation is complete.
Goss said the investigation should not take very long
because there is "not a lot of stuff there."
Ray has often been labeled the emotional leader
of the Michigan defense. Carr said his absence
will hinder the team,
which is 0-2 this season.
The senior safety is
considered one of the
best defensive backs in
the nation. Last season,
Ray was a second-team
All-American and an all-
Big Ten first team
selectee.
Although Ray was
unavailable for comment,
his teammates declared
their support.
"I'm disappointed for
Marcus said senior tri-
. captain Jon Jansen.
"There's probably a wvide
variety of feelings he's
feeling right now. Marcus is one of our teammates
and he'll always be one of our teammates."
Ray has had a previous run-in with the law. In
1995, Ray, teammate Sam Sword and former team-
mate William Carr were found guilty of credit card
fraud. Ray was placed on two years' probation.
See SUSPENSION, Page 7
Inside: Daily football writer Mark Snyder weighs in
on the Marcus Ray controversy. Page 15.

will be co
in interco
The NC
that Ray h,
MATT MADILL/Daily Carr said.
Athletic Director Tom Goss said In a press conference yesterday that an Investigation will be launched DirectorT
Immediately to look into alleged Impropriety concerning Michigan senior strong safety Marcus Ray. The and Ray d
NCAA contacted Goss on Tuesday with Information that Ray has been in contact with an agent. "He's n
Smietenka highlights
College G OP meeting

onsidered officially ineligible to compete
llegiate athletics.
CAA received a tip this week, claiming
had made contact with an agent in late July,
The NCAA contacted University Athletic
Tom Goss with the information Tuesday,
did not practice with the team yesterday.
not guilty, but we must find out if there's

Acting up

By Jason Stoffer
Daily Staff Reporter
Former University Regent Dean Baker was overwhelmed
last night.
Sitting in front of the Pendleton Room in the Michigan
Union at the College Republicans mass meeting, Baker said
he was surprised with the turnout of more than 100 people.
"Many years you could have fit all the College
Republicans (at the University) in the eight or nine seats over
there," Baker said, pointing to a small cluster of seats in the
corner. "There's an amazing difference."
Every Republican candidate running for office in
Washtenaw County, along with Michigan Attorney General
candidate John Smietenka, were given the chance to speak to
the crowd.
Without fail, they said student support was necessary for
Republicans to triumph in the fall.

"I'm here to work with students at U of M and I'm here to
serve you," said Julie Knight, the Republican candidate for
the 52nd district of the state House, currently held by Mary
Schroer. "We will have a winning team with your help. Let's
go out and do it!"
The crowd burst out into applause and Knight added that
"We need every Republican vote out there."
Adam Silver, president of the campus chapter of College
Republicans, said the College Republicans have coordinated
a huge effort to bring students to the polls in November.
"We're looking at 400 to 500 people helping us this fall,"
Silver said. "We'll be handing out literature at football games,
going to senior citizen homes. We're canvassing too"
Silver said College Republicans are looking to take advan-
tage of widespread resentment against democratic gubernato-
rial candidate Geoffrey Feiger.
See GOP, Page 7

DANA LINNANE/Daily
First-year students audition for ResRep, a group that performs skits in residence
halls.

Michigan vs.
Eastern Michigan

'U', IBM set to sign new contract

Who:
Unranked Michigan vs. unranked Eastern Michigan

here:
chigan Stadium
When:
Tomorrow at noon

(cap. 107,501)

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
The University and IBM are about to
start what could be a beautiful friend-
ship - even in the face of a looming
computer crisis in the year 2000.
The budding relationship between
the University, a major research institu-
tion, and IBM, a major corporation, is
the first partnership of its kind for both.
Jose-Marie Griffiths, the University's
chief information officer and executive
director of Information Technology
Division, said the five-year agreement,

Griffiths said. "It's very flexible."
What that means, she said, is that the
University, as well as IBM, can enter
into other partnerships, and although
she could not comment on the
specifics, Griffiths said other negotia-
tions are in the works.
The alliance program is designed to
forge strong ties between the University
and major technology corporations in

A first for both parties

fits both sides. The partnership serves as
a conduit for researchers from both the
University and IBM to exchange devel-
oping information and enhance research
projects. "What IBM gets out of it is a
relationship with a major research institu-
tion," Griffiths said.
The agreement will allow units
throughout the University that may have
had individual partnerships with IBM to

institution, we can get more of a rela-
tionship than looking at the individual
pieces;' she said.
The University and IBM have
already engaged in various projects,
including one called high performance
and parallel computing, which com-
bines researchers from two disciplines.
The University has a long history with
IBM, whether it is in the form of grad-
uate recruitment, fellowships or grants.
Griffiths said a steering committee
composed of researchers and students,
among other members, will be formed

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