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Friday
October 9, 1998

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IWO're notflying
by the seat of our
pants.
-- Henry Hyde
Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Ait S in the handsk
of the Congress
and the people of 'r
this country."
-President Clinton
} "The issue is not
Swhether or not to
proceed, but how
to proceed."
=--Rep. Debbie Stabenow
(D-East Lansing)
"We ... have the
power to stop
this daily
mtudslide".
- John Conyers
Ranking Democrat,
House Judiciary Committee
At this point:
The 258-176 vote clears the way for nationally televised
impeachment hearings later this year. Clinton, the
nation's 42nd president, is the third to face
impeachment hearings. The House Judiciary Committee
will launch an open-ended investigation into Clinton's
actions. If enbugh evidence is found, the House would
draft articles of impeachment, and Clinton would face a
nal impeachment trial before the Senate.

Clinton s
fate in hands
of Congress

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - For only the
third time in the republic's 210 years,
the House opened a formal impeach-
ment proceeding yesterday against the
president of the United States, and its
largely party-line vote signaled a ran-
corous investigation ahead.
By a vote of 258-176, the House
authorized its Judiciary Committee to
investigate whether President Clinton
committed "high crimes
and misdemeanors" -the h
Constitution's vague stan-
dard for impeachment -by
committing perjury and
obstructing justice in con-
cealing his indiscretions
with Monica Lewinsky.
Not one of the ner
Republican members of the
House voted against the res-
olution authorizing the
investigation, and they brought with
them only 31 Democrats, most of them
conservatives.
By contrast, the House vote estab-
lishing an impeachment investigation
of President Nixon 25 years ago was
410-4.
Judiciary Committee Chair Henry
Hyde (R-Ill.) said it is his aim to have
the inquiry completed by year's end, but
it could easily be broadened if
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr
sends Congress additional evidence
from his still-ongoing Whitewater
investigation.
At the White House, Clinton
pledgedthis cooperation with the
inquiry, even as his aides quickly con-
demned the House debate as "injected
with politics."
"I will do what I can to help ensure

that this is constitutional, fair and time-
ly," Clinton promised during a session
in the White House Cabinet room.
But, he added, "It's not in my hands.
It is in the hands of the Congress and
the people of this country, and ultimate-
ly in the hands of God. There is nothing
I can do."
Gesturing with his right palm
turned upward, Clinton said: "I have
surrendered this. This is beyond my
control."
With the impeachment
review likely to get under
way after the Nov. 3 elec-
tion, it was clear yesterday
that many of those
Democrats who voted with
the Republican majority
nqui did so because they feared
a political backlash as they
head into tight re-election
contests. But if they prevail
in November, they are expected to
return to their Democratic base and join
what is likely to become an extraordi-
narily bitter struggle against
Republicans over the remaining two
years of Clinton's second term.
Signs of the coming fury could be
heard as both Democrats and
Republicans stood in the uncharacteris-
tically full House chamber. Mindful of
the dramatic moment of the day, law-
makers pounded their fists, waved their
arms and argued in tough, almost-
always partisan language about how
they believed the inquiry should pro-
ceed.
See IMPEACH, Page 7
Inside: See the back page for in-depth
coverage of the U.S. House decision to
pursue an impeachment inquiry.
Page 14.

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-1.) will chair House Judiciary Committee proceedings looking Into the behavior of
President Clinton.

Goss emphasizes
departments values

Hockey draws interest

Athletic director says he
and colleagues apply key
ideals to all situations
By Katie Plo na
Daily Staff Reporter
Athletic Director Tom Goss always refers
to his department's eight key values.
ln a speech delivered yesterday as part of a
ffckham lecture series focusing on American
values, Goss outlined the underpinnings of a
part of the University that faces obstacles and
challenges that are unique to the Athletic
Department.
"The best thing we ever did was come up
with our core values because it's allowed me to
be consistent across a wide variety of issues;'
Goss said.
The Athletic Department, Goss said, needs
to have a set of key standards - which he

defined as honesty and integrity, accountabili-
ty and responsibility, respect and compassion,
competitive spirit and "the team must come
first"- for when it makes decisions and han-
dles various situations.
These values, Goss said, are essential
because the Athletic Department tries to balance
many different areas, from the academic and ath-
letic development of its student athletes to issues
such as basketball reform and gambling.
By asking a wide range of questions, mem-
bers of the 50-person audience in Rackham
Amphitheater made it evident that all of these
issues are important to them as well.
Goss said the Athletic Department's admin-
istrators, coaches and staffers decided that the
driving purpose behind the department should
be creating an environment in which student
athletes can develop themselves academically,
athletically and socially.

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That purpose reflects in everything the
department does, even in the things that seem
removed from that mission, he said.
The Athletic Department tries to create
sources of revenue - such as the video
scoreboards recently installed in Michigan
Stadium and Crisler Arena and the produc-
tion facility housed in Crisler Arena - that
will allow the department to eventually fun-
nel money into some student athletes' pro-
grams, Goss said.
Goss said one of the other major issues the
See GOSS, Page 2

By Erin Holmes
Daily Staff Reporter
The familiar sounds that fill Yost Ice Arena
on game nights - the rhythmic cow bell "Go
Blue" cheer and the chants of supportive stu-
dents - could become louder if hockey inter-
est is kept high this season.
After being dealt two stinging blows - the
all-time high season ticket prices and the
plummeting sales of student tickets - the
debut of the Michigan icers Saturday still
bought out the vivid interest in hockey that
stimulated discussion of adding more seats to
the arena in the future.
Bruce Madej, director of media operations
for the Athletic Department, said he has
addressed the possibility of building more
seats on the east side of the arena, the area cur-
rently reserved for students.
"We're not down in total numbers, and
there is definitely a strong interest in hockey,"
Madej said, adding that student sales fluctuate
on a yearly basis. "We're putting 15 games on
television this year. The interest is really
there."
But the interest may be coming largely

from places other than the student body.
The crowd of more than 6,100 fans last
weekend boasted fewer students than last year.
The Athletic Ticket Office reported that only
1,584 of its 2,271 allotted student season tick-
ets were actually purchased by students.
This is down from 3,556 last year, many of
which were only split-season because of the
high numbers.
Remaining season tickets, Bodnar said,
were issued to the general public following the
conclusion of student sales.
"We had a student section on center ice that
reached to both endzones," Bodnar said,
explaining that the general public seats were
not intermingled with the student seats,
although they were originally meant to be sold
together.
"We basically took the worst portions of the
student section, toward the endzones, and put
the public there. Somebody had to sit next to
the students," he said.
Bodnar said he was not disappointed with
the overall sales of tickets.
"Our main objective all along was to get the
See HOCKEY, Page 2
B-School
ranking
declines
By Susan t.Port
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's School of Business
Administration's MBA program dropped
two spots in BusinessWeek's biannual
rankings to fourth in the nation.
University of Pennsylvania's
Wharton School of Business received

U' Delta Zeta chapter to close
Sorority fails to attract new members

By Kely O'Connor
* y Staff Reporter

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After a year of insufficient interest
by rushees, the University chapter of
the Delta Zeta sorority was closed
Wednesday night by its national organi-
zation.
The closing of the chapter was not a
shock. said Delta Zeta President

junior. "We came into the school year
trying to reorganize our chapter, but we
knew it might not work."
Part of the reorganization effort
included what Weiss called a "special
recruitment period." The Panhellenic
Association, the umbrella organization
of 17 of the University's sororities,
offered help to the struggling chapter

prospective members, and after this,
the house was to get one extra week for
a series of less structured open houses
and drop-in meetings.
That plan was halted by the
Wednesday announcement.
Over the course of the past year, Delta
Zeta lost about 50 members. Nearly 30
of those members were sophomores

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