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NATION/WORLD

IMPEACH
Continued from Page 1
Sergeant-at-Arms James Ziglar admonished all to
remain silent "on pain of imprisonment."
Silent they were, the senators at their seats; those
spectators lucky - or influential - enough to have
space in the galleries above; the president's lawyers
and House prosecutors seated around separate cus-
tom-made curved tables at the base of the rostrum and
Rehnquist, presiding in his judicial robe.
With the exception of two brief breaks, the trial
remained in session until after dark as a string of House
Republicans laid out their evidence. They buttressed
their presentation with numerous images of Clinton on

videotape, many of them of his testimony before
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's grand jury.
"It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is'
is," Clinton was seen to say in one snippet, a now-
famous utterance that his critics have seized on as evi-
dence of legal hairsplitting - or worse.
The prosecutors repeatedly used the word "conspir-
acy" to describe Clinton's efforts to thwart court pro-
ceedings against him, making the argument that sena-
tors should hear from witnesses, Monica Lewinsky,
presidential friend Vernon Jordan and Oval Office
Secretary Betty Currie among them.
White House spokesperson James Kennedy
attacked the Republican case even as it continued. It is
"both unsubstantial and circumstantial," he said. "We

look forward to presenting our defense based on the
facts, the law and the Constitution."
Senators sat attentively at their desks throughout the
day, but there was no indication that any of the evi-
dence had shaken the support Clinton has among
Democrats.
"Frankly, I don't think there was anything new from
any of the House" speakers, said Sen. Byron Dorgan
(D-N.D.). Sensenbrenner's Midwestern monotone
belied the gravity of the moment. The Founding Fathers
wrote impeachment into the Constitution as a way of
reining in a corrupt chief executive, but their script has
been played out this far only once before - in the case
of Andrew Johnson, who was acquitted by a single vote
in 1868.

AROUND THE NATION
Military benefits expansion urged
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan panel urged broad expansion of military and
veterans' benefits yesterday, including a new GI Bill promising full college schol-
arships in exchange for four years of active duty.
The scholarships would cover any institution of higher learning, from inexpen-
sive community colleges to Ivy League schools.
Veterans' groups applauded the ambitious package, which also calls for a
generous terms on VA home loans, better health services and a tax-deferred nvW
ment program for the military.
But it could face a multitude of jurisdictional disputes in Congress and among
federal agencies.
"Some programs have simply become outdated," said Anthony Principi, chair-
person of the congressionally appointed Commission on Service members and
Veterans Transition Assistance.
In all, the 12-member panel recommended 100 changes, representing the biggest
projected overhaul in benefits since the 1950s.
Eligible beneficiaries include some 26 million veterans and 8.4 million in the
military.
Butch Miller, national commander of the American Legion, the nation's larg t
veterans' group, applauded the proposals, saying they would "get the nation b
on track."

; I li I'I. F

SNOW
Continued from Page 1
Street and south of South University
Avenue, in areas including the Burns
Park, Oxbridge and Old St. Joseph
neighborhoods, home to much of
Ann Arbor's off-campus student
housing.
® The University's Church, Hill,
Thompson, Thayer, Glen and
Catherine street parking structures
will be open free of charge starting at
5 p.m. tonight. The free parking will
last until 4 p.m. Sunday.
* Roof levels of parking struc-
tures and the Fletcher Street and
University Hospitals structures are
excluded.
* Area residents can park their
cars at outlying University and Ann
Arbor Transportation Authority park-
and-ride lots and take AATA or
University commuter buses to down-
town or campus.
® Park-and-ride lots are located off
of Green Road, south of Plymouth
Road and South State Street, north of
Eisenhower Parkway. Green lots open
for parking are located off of Glazier
Way, west of Huron Parkway and at
Crisler Arena.

The problems of the excessive snow-
fall have kept Sheldon and city employ-
ees busy since the first snowfall.
"We are all getting tired," Sheldon
said. "I'm very proud of the staff -
they've been working hard for almost
two weeks."
Sheldon said city crews are cross-
trained and many different city depart-
ments are involved in the snow removal
effort.
"We can keep our equipment up and
running pretty much 24 hours a day,"
Sheldon said.
The University has been informing
the campus community about the snow
emergency by spreading the word via
the Greek community and through a
massive e-mail effort, said Jim Kosteva,
director of community relations.
Fliers have been put on cars in affect-
ed areas informing residents of the
snow emergency.
U For more information, students
can contact the Ann Arbor Snow Desk,
a 24-hour help line, at 994-2359 or 994-
1617.
Information is also available at
http://www parking.umich.edu/parking/o
ptions/Students andRetirees.html or
http://www.ci.annarbormi.us/framed/f-
index.htm.

Econom finishes
year wit success
WASHINGTON - Want to get an
early start on the millennium celebra-
tion? Break out the champagne for
the U.S. economy, which last year
displayed an almost unprecedented
combination of strengths - includ-
ing low inflation, low unemployment
and strong retail sales.
The Labor Department reported yes-
terday that consumer prices rose by a
scant 1.6 percent in the 12 months end-
ing in December, an even lower rate of
inflation than the year before when the
consumer price index rose by 1.7 per-
cent.
It was the first time in more than
30 years that the economy could
boast two years back-to-back of such
low inflation. Cheap energy prices
and falling prices for computers
helped keep inflation low, with the
only major price rise occurring for
cigarettes.
Separately, the Commerce
Department reported that retail sales in

December were up 0.9 percent from the
same month a year before, to a season-
ally adjusted $231.4 billion.
The nation rang up $2.7 trillion in
retail sales for all of 1998, an increase
of 5.1 percent from 1997. Sales of auto-
mobiles and housing materials
major contributors to the increase.
Boeing marketing -
luxury business jet
TETERBORO, N.J. -The next time
you cram into an airplane three abreast,
think about the alternative: a Boeing 737
all your own, complete with a shower
and queen-sized bed in the back.
For $35 million off the assembly line
and up to $45 million fully loaded,
Boeing Co. is marketing a derivative
its popular 737 commercial jet for cor-
porate and VIP customers. It's called the
Boeing Business Jet, but it's a far cry
from your average Gulfstream or Lear.
Customers have already ordered 46 -
including two for General Electric's glo-
betrotters - even though the BBJ costs
anywhere from $1 million to $10 million
more than its competitors.

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Celeste Bedford Walker's play tells the true
story of a 1917 uprising by Black soldiers in
the 24th U.S. Infantry Regiment in Houston.
Thinking they were training to fight World
War I, the "Buffalo Soldiers" found instead
that they would be used as laborers at home.
Tensions escalated to mutiny, a court martial,
and the hanging of 19 soldiers.
"Camp Logan" won the 1994 NAACP
Image Award as Best Play and is performed
by a highly acclaimed professional troupe.

LAWSUIT
Continued from Page 1.
In 1994, he alleges, University offi-
cials demanded royalties the contract did
not require. He said the school also
refused to let him sell souvenirs on
University property and tried to drive
him off private property near the stadi-
um.
In the suit, Matthew Schembechler
alleges police have threatened to arrest
him and seize his merchandise. He also
alleges police summoned him to their
campus headquarters, falsely accused
him of pocketing customers' money with-
out providing souvenirs and of failing to
contribute proceeds to the foundation.
Matthew Schembechler also claims
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that police called some of his customers
and told them to make their payments
directly to the foundation rather than to
his company.
He said the stress he suffered over the
alleged harassment forced his hospital-
ization for several months in early 1996
and the suspension of MLS' operations.
The younger Schembechler said his
father told a family friend last October
that he had "never donated a penny" to
his mother's fund. But the son said he
has contributed about $35,000 -about 17
percent of his sales - and has given prod-
ucts to other charity auctions and splits
the proceeds.
His father's annual golf outings have
raised nearly $3 million to endow the
research center.
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Mexico to extradite
accused drug dealer
MEXICO CITY -The government
has authorized the first extradition of a
major Mexican drug dealer, an official
confirmed yesterday, a move that could
send Jesus Amezcua to California to
face federal indictments for metham-
phetamine smuggling.
Mexico seldom extradites its citizens
to the United States and has never done
so with a major drug suspect. But pres-
sure from the United States - and
Mexico's own lack of success in prose-
cuting Amezcua and two of his brothers
- played a role in the decision.
"The extradition was authorized sev-
eral weeks ago. We did not announce it
because Amezcua has filed an appeal
against the order," a government official
said on customary condition of
anonymity.
"The appeal could take weeks or
months. It's a common thing; they (sus-
pects) usually file appeals," the official
said.
The most common ground for grant-
ing such appeals - any criminal

charges still pending in Mexico -
would not apply to Amezcua, against
whom all Mexican charges have been
dismissed.
Amezcua and two of his brot s
were arrested here in June. Authorn
say they headed the world's biggest
methamphetamine and ephedrine traf-
ficking operation, which mostly target-
ed the United States.
Japanese
Support wanted
TOKYO - Defense Secretary
William Cohen urged Japanese leak
yesterday to get parliament moving'Tn
guidelines enabling Japan to back up the
United States in military conflicts in the
Asia-Pacific region.
But long-stalled action on the guide-
lines - which still require approval by
parliament - is no slam-dunk. Japan's
"peace constitution" contains a clause
renouncing war, although the country
maintains the Self-Defense Forces for
what it calls "exclusively defensive" pur-
poses.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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