April 16

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Eugene McCarthy

  • 1975: The Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. Circus performs on the YMCA field at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Clemson Players, in cooperation with the Dionysia Council, present Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson in Daniel Auditorium at 8 p.m., with free admission.
  • 1979: James Dickey, author of "Deliverance", speaks in Daniel Auditorium. Student Senate approves controversial resolution giving individual dorms the right to vote to determine their own escort policy. In the fall, Resident Assistants and Dorm Council members in each dormitory will hold a referendum to determine the desire and requirements for an escort policy in each hall.
  • 1980: Speakers Bureau presents a lecture by former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy in Brackett Hall Auditorium.
  • 1989: Clemson baseball's 14 game winning streak ends against Maryland with a 12 inning 4-5 loss in College Park. With the loss, the Tigers stood at 33-4 on the year.
  • 2007: The world is shocked by the tragic shootings on the Blacksburg campus of Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia Tech that leave 32 students and faculty dead.
  • 2007: The Anderson Independent-Mail, in an article by Doug Staley, reports this date that three attorneys have been asked to defend Jerry Buck Inman, the man accused of killing 20-year-old Clemson University student Tiffany Souers in May 2006.
In an unusual move, South Carolina Circuit Judge Edward Miller appointed Inman’s original attorney, Symmes Culbertson, along with Greenville attorney Jim Bannister and Pickens County Public :Defender John W. DeJong to represent Inman during a brief hearing Monday at the Pickens County Courthouse.
Judge Miller said he was concerned that having only one other appointed representative to assist Mr. DeJong, Pickens County’s sole public defender, could create a backlog in the county’s criminal docket. All three attorneys are qualified to handle death penalty cases.
“I don’t think this is going to seriously impair the solicitor’s ability to try the case,” said Judge Miller, who was assigned to hear the case in March by the state Supreme Court. Previous hearings had been handled by Circuit Judge John Few.
Inman faces charges of murder, kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and burglary in connection with Ms. Souers’ death. Inman waived his right to appear in court and was not present for the hearing.
Ms. Souers, a civil engineering student from Ladue, Mo., was found dead in her off-campus apartment in Central.
Solicitor Bob Ariail disagreed with the judge’s move, saying it would appear as though Inman was getting preferential treatment by the court and that it could place a strain on the state’s indigent defense fund.He said that under state law defendants facing the death penalty are entitled to two attorneys.
“This defendant is going to have three attorneys appointed by the court and paid for by the public,” Mr. Ariail said. “It has not been the pattern of the court previously.”
In arguing for a third attorney, Mr. Bannister, who was appointed lead counsel for the defense, told the judge Mr. Culbertson’s experience and attorney-client relationship with Inman would be an asset to the defense.
“He is eminently qualified to handle a death penalty case,” Mr. Bannister said.
Judge Miller reiterated to the attorneys that a gag order remains in effect.
It appears the case will not go to trial until early next year based on comments made by attorneys at the hearing.
“There are some issues on our side that we need to deal with before we determine a reasonable trial date,” Mr. Bannister said. “I think in the next three to four weeks we should have a target date."
  • 2008: The Clemson Players present Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Brooks Center, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.
  • April 14-April 18, 2008: la cotidiana, Nancy Rogers Ehlers' MFA Thesis Exhibition, at the Lee Gallery, Department of Art, G-50 Lee Hall. Lunch and Learn on April 16, 1-2 p.m., Artist Reception, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., phone 864-656-0509 for questions, or on the web at www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.

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