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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 3A

* ON CAMPUS
Job fair held in
* Michigan Union
The Division of Student Affairs and
the Career Center will be sponsoring a
job fair in the Michigan Union from 2 to 6
p.m. this afternoon.
Students can talk with different
organizations about full-time jobs and
internship opportunities. The job fair
will allow students to connect with
organizations who will be interviewing
this fall at the Career Center.
Attorney Floyd
Abrams talks about
academic freedom
Floyd Abrams will present a lecture
titled, "Whose Academic Freedom?" in
the Rackham Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.
this afternoon. Abrams's talk is the 15th
annual University Senate's Davis, Mark-
ert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and
Intellectual Freedom.
Abrams is an educator and attorney
who has argued First Amendment cases
in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his
book, "Speaking Freely: Trials of the First
Amendment," he discusses cases he has
argued involving The New York Times,
ABC, NBC and CBS.
Socratic Club
focuses on issues
related to religion
The Socratic Club will be holding a
meeting in the Michigan Union from
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight. The discussion
group focuses on issues related to religion.
English Prof. Ralph Williams will give
a presentation on religion and civil order
followed by questions. The discussion is
open to students of all faiths.
Hindu Student
Council teaches
Indian dance
The Hindu Student Council will
be giving lessons on how to perform
Garba and Dandia, two traditional
dances from the Indian state of Guju-
rat. The event is open to any interested
students. The lessons will be given in
Leonardo's in the Pierpont Commons
from 9 to 11 p.m. tonight.
CRIME
NOTES
Pot found in
patient's clothing
at 'U' Hospital
University Hospital Security called
the Department of Public Safety last
night to inform them they found a bag
of marijuana in a patient's clothing.
DPS would not disclose why the patient
was at the hospital. The case has been
forwarded to the criminal investigation
unit and is still being investigated.

Car hits bike and
speeds away
University Hospital security reported
that a hit and run occurred in the M-
Works area at the Main Street and Madi-
son Avenue intersection last night around
7 p.m. A car hit a bike and than sped off.
* THIS DAY
In Daily History
LSA moves in to
administration
building floors
Oct. 6, 1964 - The College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts will receive
three floors of the current administration
building, expanding its space in research,
administration and teaching by 65,000
square feet. The University expects to
complete the move by 1966 - part of an
effort to ease overcrowding and relocate
academic buildings on central campus.
The move will displace offices not
directly dealing with academic func-
tions to two new buildings still in the
planning stage. Major administrative
offices will be moved to a new struc-

Goss will not

review

Tenet's

performance

Lawmakers asked
for a review of officials
responsible for Sept. 11
WASHINGTON (AP) - Contrary
to recommendations from his own inter-
nal watchdog, CIA Director Porter Goss
will not order disciplinary reviews for a
former director, George Tenet, and other
officials criticized for their performance
before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Goss said in a statement yesterday that
the report from the CIA's inspector gen-
eral, John Helgerson, did not suggest "that
any one person or group of people could
have prevented 9/11."
"After great consideration of this report
and its conclusions, I will not convene an
accountability board to judge the perfor-
mances of any individual CIA officers,"
Goss said.
Half of those named in the report have
retired from the CIA. "Those who are still
with us are amongst the finest we have,"
Goss said.
Lawmakers investigating the attacks
asked the inspector generals of the CIA
and other agencies to review whether
any officials should be held personally
accountable for failures before the suicide
hijackings of Sept. 11, 2001.
After a two-year review, Helgerson's
report recommended that Goss convene
formal panels to investigate specific
actions by Tenet and other current and
former officials. The panels, known as
accountability review boards, could sug-
gest disciplines.
In his previous job as chairman of the
House Intelligence Committee, Goss
helped lead the congressional inquiry into
the attacks and was among those who
requested Helgerson's investigation.
The chairman of the Senate Intelli-
genceCommittee, Sen. Pat Roberts, said
he has asked Goss and National Intel-
ligence Director John Negroponte to
appear before his committee to discuss
the decision on the review boards.
In a statement, Roberts, (R-Kan.), said
he was "concerned to learn of the direc-
tor's decision to forgo this step in the pro-
cess."
Current and former officials have noted
there are few options available to punish
anyone who has left the CIA, other than
letters of reprimand or a ban on future
contracts with the agency.
Along with Tenet, others singled out
for some of the harshest criticism include
the former clandestine service chief, Jim
Pavitt, and the former counterterrorism
center head, Cofer Black, according to

"After great consideration
of this report and its
conclusions, I will not
convene an accountability
board to judge the
performance of any
individual CIA officers,"
- Porter Goss
CIA Director
individuals familiar with the report.
They who spoke only on condition of
anonymity because the report it remains
classified.
Through an associate, Tenet declined
comment. Efforts to reach Black were
unsuccessful.
Pavitt said the agency needs to keep
focusing on its mission. "This removes a
burden and will allow these extraordinary
people to do the extraordinary work that is
critical to national defense," he said.
In a series of Sept. 11 reviews, the CIA
has been faulted for being risk averse,
failing to share crucial information with
other agencies and not executing a thor-
ough plan to go after al-Qaida.
Yet the Sept. 11 commission also said
no agency did more to attack the terrorist
group than did the CIA.
Goss indicated he will make little - if
any - of Helgerson's report public, say-
ing now is not the time to reveal how intel-
ligence is collected and analyzed.
But California Rep. Jane Harman,
the House Intelligence Committee's top
Democrat, said "Goss must persuade the
public that he has dealt fairly with his
agency's past mistakes"
The families of some Sept. 11 victims
want to see the report - and punish-
ments.
"We need transparency, and we cer-
tainly need accountability," said Kristen
Breitweiser, one of the most outspoken
advocates among Sept. 11 families.
In his public statement, Goss said Hel-
gerson's report "unveiled no mysteries."
He said that all 20 of the systemic prob-
lems that the report identified are being
addressed by internal reforms or changes
mandated by President Bush.
Before the attacks, Goss said, resources
were inadequate and hiring was at historic
low. Some officers who excelled in certain
areas were asked to take tough assign-
ments. "Unfortunately, time and resources
were not on their side," Goss said.

Satellite television begis
appearing in automobiles

DVD players and
television screens turn cars
into mobile home theaters
DETROIT (AP) - As their average
commute time rises, Americans are mak-
ing their vehicles increasingly homelike,
with cushy seats, multiple zones of cli-
mate control and DVD players. So it's no
surprise that the next big thing in vehicle
accessories is satellite television.
"People want the same entertainment
and services they have at home in their
car," said Chris Watson, a spokesman for
Rhode Island-based KVH Industries Inc.,
which first introduced satellite TV in vehi-
cles two years ago. "It really is becoming
an extension of the living room."
Cadillac is now offering KVH's TracVi-
sion satellite system as a dealer-installed

option on its Escalade sport utility vehicle,
an industry first. GM is considering pre-
wiring its SUVs for satellite TV starting
with 2007 models, Watson said.
This summer, Avis Rent A Car began
offering TracVision on Hummer H3 rent-
als in Phoenix as part of a test program.
It takes about three hours for a dealer or
electronics retailer to install satellite TV
on vehicles already equipped with flip-
down screens for DVD players or naviga-
tion systems. With the TracVision system,
a 3-foot-wide circular antenna is affixed
to the top of the vehicle, and a cable is
inserted through the roof. The antenna is
about 5 inches high.
Screens can be placed all over the vehi-
cle, including the dashboard, headrests
and the trunk, where some tailgaters are
now installing large-screen TVs. A hand-
ful of sports stars and celebrities have as

many as six screens in their vehicles, Wat-
son said.
But the most popular location for the
screens is the ceiling in the middle of the
back seat, Watson said. Forty-five percent
of sport utility vehicles produced for the
U.S. market this year have those screens
in them, Watson said.
Once the system is installed, viewers
can watch more than 140 channels
through DirecTV. Vehicle own-
ers can continue to use navigation
systems or DVD players on their
screens.
Safety advocates question wheth-
er the technology is just one more
dangerous distraction. Already, 40
states have banned drivers from put-
ting video screens in a place where
they can see them, although there are
exceptions for navigation systems.

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Commitment.
it sets us apart.
School of Information master's students
serve communities in Ann Arbor, in other
states, and on other continents. More than
70 of our students participated in Alternative
Spring Break in Washington, D.C., and New
York City. Others have organized community
information centers on Native American
lands and in Africa, South America, and the
Caribbean. Be part of it. Connect with SI.
UNIVERSITF M ICHIGA4N

Before SI:
BA, Sociology and
Anthropology
At SI:
Information
Economics,
Management and
Policy
After SI:
Coordinator,
United Nations
World Food Program

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