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October 30, 1998

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011's deathi gives dad new cause x J

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
Donald Giacherio said he never knew his
son Christopher, an LSA sophomore, used
drugs. After his son died last month, Donald
iacherio's eyes opened to the reality of drug
"One of my resolutions is to make some-
thing good come of" Christopher's death,
Donald Giacherio said yesterday at a drug
awareness event on the Diag.
Toxicology reports released yesterday
show that Christopher Giacherio died of a
cocaine overdose, according to an Ann Arbor
News report.
"The test results confirm the drug was
tine," Lieutenant Jim Tieman told the
Arbor News.

But results of the toxicology report could
not be confirmed by the Washtenaw County
Medical Examiner's Office yesterday
because authorities now must decide if
actions leading to Christopher Giacherio's
death were criminal. Assistant County
Prosecutor Joseph Burke said he does not
know if or when the case will reach his
Christopher Giacherio was found unre-
sponsive in the bathroom of a friend's home
at 909 Packard Road mid-morning on Sept.
15. Medical personnel could not revive
Giacherio. Preliminary toxicology reports
indicated heroin and cocaine may have been
a factor in Christopher Giacherio's death.
Coincidentally, the news of the drug over-
dose was released yesterday as Donald

Giacherio, a pathology assistant professor,
and others passed out red ribbons on the Diag
as part of National Drug Awareness Week.
The LSA Student Government's Public
Activities Committee sponsored the ribbon
"I don't think that students know enough
about the dangers of drugs ... they believe
they are immortal," said LSA senior Heather
Drewior, chair of the committee.
Student volunteers made and passed out
more than 5,000 red ribbons to passers-by.
"I hope that through this event we can
touch at least one person and make students
more aware of the dangers of drug use,'
Donald Giacherio said.
Students interested in helping the commit-
tee signed a list to assist with future events.

"We want to promote drug awareness
within the student body," Drewior said.
Interested students also received informa-
tion on drug hotlines, including the National
Institute for Drug Abuse, Alcoholics
Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other
local drug abuse and counseling services.
Event organizers said they hope
Thursday's event raised the awareness of the
danger of drugs. The death of Christopher
Giacherio shows that anyone can be a victim
of drug abuse, Drewior said.
"Students believe, like my son did, that
they are indestructible. We need to make stu-
dents aware of how fragile life is," Donald
Giacherio said.
Current trends indicate drug use among

Don Glacherlo, father of LSA sophomore Christopher
Glacherlo who died last month from a cocaine overdose,
passes out ribbons to his son's roommate LSA sophomore
William Bon yesterday on the Diag.

One American legend
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The Washington Post
CAPE CANAVERAL - John Glenn, the first American
to orbit the Earth, blasted off yesterday with six crewmates
aboard the shuttle Discovery, fulfilling a lifelong yearning ~ :
and earning another place in history by becoming the old- '.
est man to travel in space.
Glenn's spaceship, with 20 times the thrust and 70 times
the working room of his first, took off from a launch pad at ~ _
the Kennedy Space Center at 2:19 p.m., thundering into a
cloudless Florida sky so blue that even nature seemed to be
returning Glenn's country-boy smile. Although a loose door ~ ,I
panel flew off and hit an engine valve during lift-off, offi--w4
cials said the incident presented no dangers and the launch
was otherwise flawless. . .-
As President Clinton watched fromythesroofdofthe launch ,
control center about 3.5 miles away with the astronauts'
families, Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, on the shuttle
communications loop, intoned the same words he had spo
ken spontaneously 36 years ago near the same spot:
"Godspeed, John Glenn." ri
About three hours later, as Discovery sailed over Hawaii,
Glenn radioed to mission control, describing the islands
passing below as "absolutely gorgeous."
"Roger that, glad you're enjoying the show" astronaut
Robert Curbeam replied. . .
"Enjoying the show is right; Glenn said. "This is beauti-dsp
ful. The best part is - and it's still a trite old statement -- ; m
'"roGandI feel fine!'"
"Roger that. We had a bunch of friends asking about you
today and wondering how you're feeling and I'm sure.
hey're glad to hear that; Curbeam said.
"First report is great;" Glenn replied. "I don't know what ABOVE: Space shuttle Discovery launches from CapeAF PTW AT
happens on down the line, but today is beautiful and great Canaveral yesterday. RIGH T. The Michigan Daily reports on ~z~~ ~~*~ ~wuRw W
and Hawaii is just, I just can't even describe it." John Glenn's first space flight In 1962.
While some critics have dismissed the flight as abot.
publicity stunt of limited scientific value, Glenn's broadcast. Across America, schoolchildren watched ')
odyssey attracted some 3,000 journalists and enor- from their classrooms. In central Florida, many
mous public interest. Hundreds of thousands of specta- schools gave kids the day off.
tors jammed causeways, roads and beaches to witness All this hubbub came to a focus at T-minus-zero, when
the lift-off, which was carried live by almost every the 4.5 million pound shuttle responded to the sudden thrust .
television and cable network including even the shop- of 7-mllon pounds and thundered up and eastward, the.
ing channel. It was the first national digital TV See GLENN, Page 7
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Proposed move
upsets staff in
Angell Hall

By SusantPort
Daily Staff Reporter
When University President Lee
Bollinger announced his upcoming
move to Angell Hall over e-mail to fac-
ulty and staff earlier this week, some
University employees did not welcome
the change.
In Bollinger's e-mail, he proposed
that a number of central administrators
would move from the Fleming
Administration Building to the first and
ground floors of the north wing of
Angell Hall.
In the move, the College of
Literature, Science and Arts academic
advising offices, the LSA Honors pro-
gram offices, and part of the Registrar's
Office would be moved.
Along with those, both the
Anthropology Department and
Statistics Department would also be
LSA Adviser David Brawn said the
advising staff has an impact on stu-
dent's intellectual lives.
"Our office is not administrative. We
work with students on a large scale and
on a daily basis," Brawn said.
Many advisers expressed their
understanding to Bollinger's desire
to be more accessible to students,
but relocating LSA advising offices
"makes it harder to our job," Brawn

Brawn said that to his knowledge,
none of the staff members were con-
sulted about Bollinger's future plans.
LSA Assistant Dean of Students for
Academic Affairs Esrold Nurse said
Bollinger's e-mail announcing his plans
"didn't come as a total surprise."
Bollinger said in his inaugural speech
last year that he intended to move clos-
er to the students.
Nurse said he had been aware that the
office space occupied by LSA
Academic Advising had been under
"Any move is disruptive," Nurse said.
"I just dread having to go through the
But he added that "in the long run
we'll be OK."
Advisers, Nurse said, had to move
twice before when their offices were
remodeled in 1994.
Nurse said there have been rumors
that the LSA Building might be their
final destination.
"But there is no empty space. It's
the domino effect of who gets to
move and when," Nurse said.
"Clearly, the location is critical
when you deal with as many stu-
dents as we deal with."
LSA Adviser Karen Wittkopp said
See MOVE, Page 2

Gandhi's grands on
inspires ful house

By AsnaRafeeq
Daily Staff Reporter
A legacy of peace came to campus
last night when Mahatma Gandhi's
grandson inspired an audience at a
packed Rackham Auditorium.
"Non-violence is powerful," Arun
Gandhi said. "It goes far beyond our
imagination - it is a philosophy of life."
Arun Gandhi, who lived with his
grandfather in India during the most
critical months of India's movement for
independence, elucidated the reasons
why the dreams of his grandfather and
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remain

largely unfulfilled.
"Today we live in denial of our
violence," Arun Gandhi said. "We
are all violent in a passive sense,
whether consciously or uncon-
His remarks touched many audience
"This (speech) applies to everybody,"
said Eitan Sussman, a junior at Pioneer
High School who attended the event. "I
like it when people talk universally like
(Gandhi) did."
The event was sponsored by a long
See GANDHI, Page 2

Michigan at Minnesota
No. 22 Michigan (5-2) at
Minnesota (4-3)
*The battle for the Little Brown Jug. The
Wolverines have won the Jug in 58 of the,
82 matchups since the 6-6 tie in 1908
that started the tradition.
Metrodome, Minneapolis
Tomorrow at 12:10 p.m.
Michigan by 12.5
Last Year:
Michigan won in Ann Arbor, 24-3

Can date debate sees
low student turnout

Musical maze

By Katie Plons
Daily Staff Reporter
Fewer than 15 students came out last
night to hear the visions and opinions of
five of the nine candidates running for
the two open spots on the University
Board of Regents.
With the exception of one
Republican candidate, state Rep. Jessie
Dalman (R-Holland), the five candi-
dates who attended the informal debate
represented lesser known parties,
including Natural Law, Reform and
The Michigan Student Assembly
hosted an informal forum for students
to meet the people who want to make
major policy decisions affecting stu-
dents for the next eight years.

with minor races - such as those for
regent - as they are with congression-
al races, he said.
"This is the size you can draw;"
Wright said. But "the less formal it can
be, the better off you are."
At the close of the one and a half
hour discussion in MSA chambers,
most of the candidates said they too
enjoyed the intimate, candid nature of a
small group.
"We weren't a lot of people talking
against each other, but talking with
each other,"Natural Law candidate Ann
Rappaport said. "I enjoyed the range of
Although the candidates tackled
some of the more divisive issues for all
Michigan citizens, including affirma-

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