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be idiTpu Datl
Summer
Weekly eOne hundred four years of editorial freedom
Regents nt ' with Moeller bu
y Amy Klein Both regents and University officials said Athletic Director Joe Roberson were the only why they were not kept informed.
Daily News Editor they were never informed of the decision to parties involved in the negotiations. "I have a lot of questions, and It
As Gary Moeller bolts to the NFL with buy Moeller's contract after he voluntarily re- "I think that the people who were involved process of investigating what hapf
$386,026 of University money, he leaves be- signed. felt it was a fair agreement," Harrison said. Deitch said. "I want to learn the facts
hind a trail of unanswered questions. "I found out (about the buy out) in the pa- "The problem is that no one else was in- (the buy out) and the reasons for it. Ipla
The announcement last week that the Uni- pers. I thought the whole thing was kind of in- volved." something at the regents meeting.
versity will buy out the remaining 2 1/2 years teresting," said Regent Andrea Fischer Regent Lawrence Deitch (D-Bloomfield "Now it's a question of getting ant
of the former Michigan football coach's con- Newman (R-Ann Arbor). "I'm looking for- Hills) said he was "very angry" that he was not tion and of holding the people who m
tract came as a shock to members of the Board ward to the next regents meeting." contacted by the University. agreement responsible. Then it's what
of Regents, the elected body that oversees the Vice President for University Relations As the July regents meeting approaches, in future actions."
'University. Walter Harrison said that the legal counsel and many members of the board want to find out SEE MOEUER

Wednesday
July 5, 1995
out
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pened,
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,PAGE 7 Moeller

Independence Day 1995
a House votes to
Suake flagburning
i i unconstitution0 al

(Above) A
protester burns a
flag outside the
Federal Court
building In
Manhattan in
July 1990.
(Right) Members
of the Dexter
Shopping Cart
Drill team
participate in the
Independence
Day parade
yesterday on
Main Street. The
team performed
synchronized
routines down
the street.

By Jessica Mass
Daily Staff Reporter ' hfi~tt
Washington lawmakers celebrated
the Fourth of July slightly early this year.
Last Wednesday, the House of h m e,. lee
Representatives voted to enact a Con-
stitutional Amendment allowing states ont eFour
to make it illegal to desecrate the
American flag. The proposed amend- Cory Huttonga
ment passed with an overwhelming For the Daily
majority - 312 to 120. Although more than 200 years
-oThe proposed amendment needs to have passed since Thomas
be ratified by the Senate and three- Jefferson and the Foundng Fahera
fourths of the states before going into ef- &afted the Declaation of Indepen-
feet. The Senate is expected to vote on dence, the pursuit of freedom has
the amendment next month. all but subsided,
However, Michigan lawmakers were For a number of students, in-
divided 8 to 8 over the amendment. eluding LSA senior Yvonne
Joan Lowenstein, who teaehes the Paprocki, the Fourth of July would
course Freedom of Expression at the not be complete without a little
University, said that the amendment taste of independence-from Ann
restricts freedom of speech. Arbor,.that is.
"(The amendment) is putting an ex- "With no classes on Monday
ception on First Amendment rights for or Tuesday, I have a four day
something that's offensive, and it's the weekend," she said. "I'm going
offensive speech that is particularly home."
protected by the First Amendment. Te city offered an ay of ac-
Speech that causes reaction needs the tivities, including a parade in the
most protection," she said. morning, free swimming at Fuller
Law Prof. Terry Sandalow said that pool in the afternoon and a choice
the amendment is inconsistent with the between a vegetarian tluck dinner
freedom of speech as interpreted by the or live music in the evening. But
Supreme Court. students like Paprocki feel that
The last amendment to the Constitu- "there is not much to do in Ann Ar-
tion was made in 1992 to stop Congress ron e Fou of July."
from giving itself an imediate raise. Packing into cars, buses, trains
Lowenstein said that this amendment and even aiplanes, many students
would hit more stumbling blocks in the
- - - _ _ : ySEE Foutrn, PAGE 2
JONATHAN LURiE/oaiy SEE FAG, PAGE 2
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