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2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 N ATION/W ORLD
Indonesia yet to choose next leader

The Washington Post
JAKARTA, Indonesia - For more than three
decades, Indonesia's People's Consultative Assembly
has been largely a rubber stamp, ratifying the appoint-
ment of presidents already in place. Now, as the 700-
' member assembly meets for its first session in
Indonesia's new era of democratic reform, no one-
including the members themselves - has a clue who
Indonesia's next president will be.

And the election is supposed to be 48 hours away.
The incumbent, President B.J. Ilabibie, made it
clear yesterday he is in the race to stay, despite huge
daily demonstrations against his rule and sharp criti-
cisms from assembly members.
"I hope to continue the struggle until the last
minute," an emotional Habibie told soldiers and secu-
rity personnel at a ceremony. "I don't want to say
goodbye. I don't want to bid farewell."

Continued from Page 1
but if it is harmful to women, it is
harmful," said Michelle Bolek,
- founder of Students Promoting
Eating Disorder Awareness and
"We had no idea what these shirts
would cause. We thought that it
would humor people and make some
cash," Gillman said.
The plain blue T-shirts that partic-
ipants in Friday's day of support
plan to wear represent acceptance of
all body types, maintaining an equal
relationship between men and
women, awareness of challenges
-that college women face, empathy
-arid tolerance towards others and
feminism, according to fliers for the
.Williams said she hopes the day of
support will counteract the negative
images projected by the slogan.
"The slogan does two things, it
'reates a hunting atmosphere, the
'idea of guys preying on freshmen
for purely physical reasons and it
objectifies women. The tone of the
nessage is disheartening," she
.-The T-shirts and the messages
they send women will be formally
addressed during the rally on the
Diag on Thursday, Williams said.
"We don't want this to be just a

backlash to the shirts, but more of a
thing that would be contained in
itself as a positive show of support
for women's issues on campus,"
WIC co-Chair Riley Hoffman said.
Berkowitz and Gillman are inac-
tive members of the Tau Kappa
Epsilon fraternity. Contrary to pre-
vious allegations, Interfraternity
Council Adviser John Mountz said
the Greek System has no connection
with production of the T-shirts.
"These shirts are not endorsed or
supported by our fraternity," TKE
President Seth Timen said.
"I understand that they are with
poor taste and obnoxious undertones
but it was just a personal entrepre-
neurial (venture) which they con-
Greek System officials.said they
are adamant that the shirts not be
associated with campus fraternities
or sororities.
"When we first found out about
the shirts, we looked into it. These
are not produced by a Greek chap-
ter," Mountz said.
Berkowitz and Gillman printed
400 of the T-shirts in mid-August
and planned to sell the shirts for S10
"We are going to change the front
and sell them at other universities.
They loved the shirts at (the
University of) Wisconsin,"
Berkowitz said.

Continued from Page 1.
"He danced with me at
ing. He was smiling.
seemed fine," Fritch said ad
was a quiet individual,t
Wardle was a golf playeri
described as friendly and ou
Chris Wilson, a self

TrVing to oust }fabibie is the hugely popular but
politically inexperienced opposition leader, Megawati
Sukarnoputri, the daughter of Indonesias founding
father, Sukarno. Her supporters staged one of their
daily demonstrations yesterday in Jakarta's central
business district, turning a traffic circle into a sea of
red -- her trademark color and warning that unless
she is elected diehard followers will stage what they
call "revolution."
good friend of Odah's last year, said
he often saw Wardle and Odah
homecom- He said they had problems just like
Everything any other couple. "But when he would
ding that he get upset, he would just not talk to her,"
but always Wilson said, "They may have had their
shouting matches, but I never saw vio-
who friends lence."
utgoing. - The AssocIated Press contributed to
f-described this report.

Search warrants needed for crime scenes
WASHINGTON -The Supreme Court ruled yesterdav that pohice cannot con-
duct an extensive search of a murder scene without first obtaining a warrant. The
unsigned opinion in the case of a West Virginia minister who bludgeoned his wife
to death reinforced a 1978 decision and reversed a lower court's ruling that the
scene of a homicide is exempt from the constitutional prohibition on warrantlesw
James Flippo had called police in the early morning of April 30, 199%, claiming
a masked man had barged into a cabin he and his wife. Cheryl, were renting at
Babcock State Park in Fayette County. Flippo, then pastor at the Church of God in
Nitro, told police the man cut him with a knife and knocked him unconscious, and
that when he awoke he found his wife beaten to death.
Police arrived and immediately began searching the cabin and collecting evi-
dence. Opening a briefcase, officers found an envelope containing photographs of
a man who appeared to be taking off his jeans. It turned out that the man was a
friend of Flippo and a member of his congregation.
Prosecutors charged Flippo with his wife's murder, introducing the photos at
trial as evidence that he was having an intimate relationship with the man a
arguing that he killed his wife in part because she was angry about the relatioi
Prosecutor sworn in tired of. "There can be no more vital
consideration now than closure with all
as Starr's successor deliberate speed," said Richard Cudahy
of Chicago.
WASHINGTON - With a judge's Ray has two investigative matters
admonition to wrap up his work with remaining that the Justice Department
"all deliberate speed," career prosecu- declined to accept because of potentiJ
tor Robert Ray replaced Kenneth Starr conflicts of interest.

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Some students expressed concern
when hearing of the possible traffic
"It takes more time out of my
day," Engineering first-year student
Ryan Brown said. "It needs to be
done but even so, there are still con-
Wheeler said while shutting down
a main transportation avenue will be
a major hassle, it is necessary. He
said the bridges date back to the
time of the Titanic. Although still
"perfectly safe," Wheeler said the
bridges are deteriorating and need to
be removed.
The rerouting of traffic will not be
a short term nuisance. Wheeler said
the project is in its final stages of
planning and he expects a contract
to be given to a private construction
company by April.

"We expect to start in mid-2000"
and finish at the "end of 2001."
Some city officials said many will
be affected by the roadwork but
efforts were made to relieve some of
the pressure. City council member
Chris Kolb (D-Ward V) said one of
the reasons the decision to allow one
lane open for inbound traffic was
made in order to protect businesses
in the Kerrytown section of the city.
Other efforts were made to relieve
some of the pressure on city resi-
dents. At their September meeting,
the University Board of Regents
approved the sale of a small parcel
of land on Broadway to the city for
588,000. The additional land allows
the city to keep a sidewalk open for
pedestrian use.
The bridge construction budget is
nearly S18 million. Federal and
state money will fund less than half
of the project, with local fundingI
picking up the rest, Wheeler said.

yesterday and took over the long-run-
ning independent counsel investigation
that could still affect the political plans
of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Starr bid farewell in a letter that stat-
ed his resignation was prompted by the
"intense politicization" of his work.
Starr disclosed he tried unsuccessfully
to turn over the remainder of his inves-
tigation to the Justice Department.
"The wiser course, I believe, is for
another individual to head the investi-
gation,' Starr wrote.
In front of the'courthouse where he
was sworn in, Ray promised his prose-
cutors would operate in "a prompt,
responsible and cost-effective manner,"
while being "thorough and fair."
One of the judges who appointed
him called fora speedy end to an inves-
tigation that polls show the public is

Court rejects petition
to recall Ventura
ST. PAUL, Min. - A petition to
recall Gov. Jesse Ventura was dismissed
yesterday by Minnesota's chief justice,
who said the ex-wrestler didn't do any-
thing wrong by making money off a
book deal and public appearances.
The recall petition - the first in t1
state since it became legal in 1996 -
was filed by environmentalist Leslie
Davis, an unsuccessful write-in candi-
date for governor last year. Davis
claimed Ventura committed malfeasance
by using the prestige of his office to
secure a better book deal and a higher
price for his return to the wrestling ring;
and by taking gifts and favors from his
book publisher and wrestling promoter.

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Alleged rebels seize
hostages from boat
BOGOTA, Colombia - Suspected
guerrillas posing as - passengers
hijacked a tourist boat off Colombia's
Pacific coast, abducting 14 men before
releasing the vessel, its captain and the
women and children aboard, the navy
reported Sunday.
Four assailants with concealed
weapons boarded the boat Saturday in
Buenaventura, a major western port,
then forced it to land at a beach where
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No group has claimed responsibility.
But the action appeared to be another in
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According to the navy's report, freed
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owner for refusing to make extortion
payments to the country's largest rebel
band, the Revolutionary Armed Forces

of Colombia, or FARO. The IPARC -
which finances its insurgency through
kidnappings, extortion and by protecting
the drug trade - is set to begin peace
talks with the government Oct. 24
Monk quarrel taints
main Buddhist order
SEOUL, South Korea - South
Korea's main Buddhist temple resem-
bles less a spiritual sanctuary than a for-
tified camp these days. South Korea's
largest Buddhist order is once again in
turmoil over leadership, and the thug-
gish tactics of some monks have scar,
the religion's image nationwide.
The dispute illustrates Buddhism's
often uncomfortable role in secular
South Korea, where some faction leaders
vie for control of tax-free properties and
donations from worshippers. At the tem-
ple last week, monks brandished sticks
and smashed collapsible metal chairs on
the shaved heads of rival monks. At least
10 monks and lay people were injured.
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