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The Michigan Daly - Wednesday, October 6, 1999 - 7

.New tapes
reveal
Nixon's
.strategies

London commuter trains.
collide, kills 26 passengers

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WASHINGTON

(AP)

Determined to strike back at leakers,
Richard Nixon is heard on newly
released White House tapes ordering
aides to conduct break-ins and to circu-
late damaging stories about his politi-
cal foes.
"We have got to go after everyone
who is a member of this'conspiracy,"
Nixon said on July 2, 1971, two
*weeks after The New York Times and
ThekWashington Post began publish-
ing the Pentagon Papers, a 7,000-
page study of American involvement
in Vietnam.
The White House tapes, made pub-
lic yesterday by the National
Archives, show a worried Nixon
Grafting a strategy to attack per-
ceived enemies. Instead, the tapes
ultimately revealed Nixon's role in
We Watergate cover-up and led to his
resignation on Aug. 9, 1974.
60 MINUTES
Continued from Page 1.
setting.
"They were selected to represent var-
ied backgrounds and opinions,"
Cunningham said.
Department of communications stud-
s lecturer Anthony Collins, who has
'orked with University officials regard-
ing the admissions lawsuits, referred a
pool of potential students to the show's
producers.
LSA juniors Rory Diamond and
Matt Schwartz and LSA senior Jacob
Oslich represented the anti-affirmative
action viewpoint.
LSA seniors Shomari Terrelonge-
Stone, Tom Turner and Bram Elias and
#SA junior Summer Del Prete voiced
pro-affirmative action opinions.
"I'm really excited to have the
opportunity to speak about what I
believe in" Del Prete said.
The forum swiftly moved from
introductory formalities to intense
discussion. All students agreed that
affirmative action was a popular
issue on campus. Elias pointed out
that affirmative action is a national
sue and that Ann Arbor is a focal
oint for the issue.
"The pressure's on us" he said. "We
are the test"
Throughout the debate, admissions
and survey statistics were mentioned,
as were the stances of civil rights lead-
ors Thurgood Marshall and Martin
Luther King Jr.
"I was reading up on all the informa-
tion before this;' Diamond said. "I want-
to know what I was talking about"
At a break, Collins smiled. "This is
great stuff," he said "They're all doing
a wonderful, articulate job. It's a shame
the show can't put all of it in."
The hour-and-a-half interview ended
with the students taking pictures of
themselves with Bradley.
The 60 Minutes' program featuring
the University lawsuits and the student
interview should air "in about a
month," Cunningham said.
xussia forc
GROZNY, Russia (AP) - The dis-
tant echo of crashing artillery rounds
signaled the approach of the Russian
military yesterday - now only 15 miles
outside Chechnya's gloomy capital.
Russian tanks and infantry, support-
* by daily airstrikes, have faced only
scattered resistance since crossing into
Chechnya a week ago with the aim of
establishing a security zone along the
rim of the renegade republic.
Russian forces have seized the north-

_'-'LONDON (AP) - Two London
commuter trains smashed into each
other during rush hour yesterday,
killing 26 passengers and injuring 160
on the same rail line as another fatal
crash two years ago.
Ambulance and fire crews, police
6 and rail workers swarmed around the
overturned, mangled rail cars for hours,
locating and freeing injured survivors
in the smoldering wreckage near the
Ladbroke Grove residential area in west
M; London.
Many passengers sobbed as they
AP PHOTO described frantically crawling out bro-
A firefighter walks away from the scene of a commuter train crash at Ladbroke ken windows after Britain's worst train
Grove, west of London's Paddington Station, where 26 people were killed yesterday. accident in more than a decade,
State rivalry heats up as game nears

"I was thinking,'God, please don't let
me die,"' Stuart Allen said. "You've got
flames. You've got smoke. You've got a
big bang. You've just got to think the
worst."
Police said one badly damaged car
could contain more bodies, but called
off the search for more victims until
daylight today.
The cause of the collision was not
immediately known, but health and
safety officials began an investiga-
tion.
Great Western, one of the train com-
panies involved in yesterday's disaster,
had been fined S2.47 million for "dere-
liction of duty" in connection with the

crash in 1997 that killed seven people
and injured 150 others.
"I felt an almighty bang," passenger
David Taylor said of yesterday's crash,
which occurred at 8:11 a.m. "I looked
up, and I could see the front of the
coach was on fire. There were balls of
flames coming down both sides"
Emergency crews said 18 people
were seriously injured and 124 trans-
ported to area hospitals.
"Injuries are among the worst I have
seen in my professional career," said
Robin Touquet, an accident and emer-
gency consultant at St. Mary's Hospital.
Others were haunted by the cries of
those trapped in the wreckage.

RIVALRY
Continued from Page 1.
Assistant Athletic Director for Media
Relations Bruce Madej. He added that
the game is "for bragging rights, it has
been sold out since the early '50s.
"Both teams have been playing
great and these kids know each other,
which adds a lot to the game," he
said.
Although kickoff doesn't take place
until noon on Saturday, fans of both
sides have already started their battle
off the field.
According to Department of Public
Safety reports, between 7:15 and 8
this morning the 'M' in the center of
the Diag was painted green, the north
side of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library was spray painted with a 4
foot by 10 foot "M GO BLOW"
inscription and many garbage cans in
the area were spray painted with
green S's.
"It reflects all of the Michigan State
quality, it should be taken out on the
field," LSA sophomore Ron Keoleian
said.
LSA first-year student Megan
Flynn said the vandalism is "awful.
Destroying what someone else values
is not right."
Rose Peruski, an LSA first-year stu-
dent was also offended by the graffiti.
"This is rude," Peruski said. "They
can say whatever but they shouldn't
come to our turf and trash talk us."
DPS officers try to keep a careful'
eye on campus activity prior to the
game each year.
"We always look for suspicious
behavior especially during the week of
the Michigan State game" DPS Lt.
Robert Neumann said.
DPS plans to send extra patrols out
this week around the Central Campus
area including the Diag, Cube and
Athletic Campus areas that have been
vandalized in the past.
"This is the first incident of the
year, but it is a fairly common occur-
rence," said Neumann referring to the
vandalism in the Diag.
The punishment for vandalism is
harsh, and the DPS officials request
that anyone who has any evidence or
suspicion of any acts of vandalism
report them immediately, Neumann

said.
If the value of destroyed property
ranges from $200 to $1,000, then the
suspect can be charged with a misde-
meanor, be sentenced up to a year in
prison, a $2,000 fine or three times
the cost of the damages, whichever is
greater.
If the damages are more than $1,000
and less than $20,000 then the guilty
party could be charged with a felony
and spend up to five years in jail, and
fined up to $10,000 or three times the
amount of damages, whichever is

added that the acts of graffiti are
"childish: they obviously don't have
very many hard classes if they have
time for this."
But University of Michigan stu-
dents have their own form of retalia-
tion: each year students paint Sparty
- the Spartan Statue in the center of
MSU's campus - blue.
MSU Police officers "will not be
doing anything different or out of the
ordinary this week," MSU Detective
Tony Willis said.
Instead, the Spartan Marching

greater. Band has taken it upo
"Physical
damage is
not cool. -"Destroying what
Defacing
property is someone else values
disgusting," o.t
LSA first- isn o rih
year student - Megan Flynn
M i k e LSA first-year student
G a ll i z z i
said.
The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity MSU member Micha
house was also vandalized early yes- "The statue means
terday morning. LSA sophomore on campus, it has bee
Peter Isaacson said he awoke at 6 a.m. and trashed. We respe
and "heard someone walking around it," MSU MarchingI
and figured it was the bum who usu- Karen Ford said.
ally is around the house." The band membe
When TKE members exited the watching over Sparty
house to attend classes, they noticed and will continue doin
the patio and an outdoor refrigerator off Saturday.
were adorned with slogans like "M "It depends on the ti
GO BLOW" and "Michigan Sucks." MSU senior Patrick
In the rear of the house, located at plays trombone in the
800 Oxford St., the fraternity members "There are less (gua
found the backdoor painted "MSU" day, but at night we'll
and the back of the house was sprayed about 50 or 60, with3
"GO STATE." The dumpster was also the end of the week."
painted with the Greek letters of their Many band member
fraternity. a closeness with Spart
Michigan State TKE President "He's pretty specialt
Jason Curis said his "brothers were in tradition of saluting
a meeting all night," and emphatically stretch for warm ups e
denied there is a rivalry between the week. He's sort of ou
two TKE chapters. take care of him" sa
Superfan Reza Breakstone, who is Carin Bieber, who p
known for revving up Michigan fans lophone in the band.
in the front row of the student section "It's a blast," Hanna
in Michigan Stadium said this behav- time for us to be tog
ior is "revengeful, I definitely don't out."
like it at all. I understand what they're But Breakstone said
doing - they are caught up in the group of Michigan fan
spirit." plan to get Sparty befo
Breakstone, an LSA sophomore, is a Michigan tradition

n themselves to
camp out
a r o u n d
Sparty, taking
turns and
sc hed u I in g
shifts, so the
statue is con-
stantly guard-
ed, said
Associated
Students of
el Webber.
a lot to us here
n paint splashed
ct it, so we guard
Band Secretary
ers have been
y since Sunday
ng so until kick-
ime of day;' said
Hannah, who
marching band.
rds) during the
l get from 20 to
more people at
rs said they feel
y.
to us, we have a
him when we
every day of the
r buddy and we
id MSU junior
plays the mel-
ah said. "It is a
ether and hang
he and a select
s have a "secret
ore the game. It
n.

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es move closer to Chechen capital

ern third of Chechnya, and additional
military operations are planned,
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
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In fighting yesterday, Russian troops
battled Chechen forces around the vil-
lage of Chervlyonnaya, on the Terek
River 15 miles northeast of Grozny, the
Chechen capital.
The Interfax news agency, citing mili-
tary sources in Chechnya, said the
Russians had taken the bridge across the

river, though the report could not be con-
firmed. The sound of the Russian
artillery bombardments could be heard in
Grozny.
Russia took military action after
Muslim militants based in Chechnya
invaded neighboring Dagestan in August
and September, seeking to create an
Islamic state in southern Russia. The mili-
tants also have been blamed for bombings
in Russia that killed about 300 people.
The Russians showed no sign of

making an immediate move on Grozny,
which was flattened during the 1994-96
war that ended with a peace agreement
and the withdrawal of Russian forces.
Chechnya has effectively been inde-
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Russian planes have been bombing
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