2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 24, 2005
Hurncane aftermath leaves chaos NEWS IN BRIEF
Wilma heads toward southern
Florida after plowing through Mexico
and islands in the Caribbean
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Mexicans and
stranded tourists, hungry and frustrated after a
two-day beating by Hurricane Wilma, stood in
line to buy supplies yesterday or simply raided
grocery or furniture stores, dragging goods from
shops ripped open by the storm.
The hurricane's steady march toward southern Flor-
ida meant an end here to two days of howling winds
and torrential rains that shattered windows, peeled
away roofing and sent the ocean crashing into hotel
lobbies. The sun emerged over Mexico's sugar-white
But another kind of chaos took over, as police shot
into the air to scare looters away from a shopping
center, and looters responded by throwing rocks and
chucks of concrete.
Downtown, officials feared looters would turn
on tourists, so they quickly evacuated more than 30
foreigners from a downtown area overrun by people
raiding stores. Military officials and police stood
guard outside businesses and set up checkpoints to
seize stolen goods.
"It's chaos," said fire official Gregorio Vergara.
"They are taking things all over the city."
One group of residents pushed carts against the
boarded-up windows of a grocery store in an attempt
to break in. At a convenience store, Cancun resident
Alex Aguilar took batteries and aspirin.
"The window was broken, so we just went in and
got what we wanted," he said.
Others waited in long lines at the few stores that
were open. Some American tourists without local cur-
rency offered $100 bills for $5 calling cards.
Meanwhile, military aid convoys rolled into the
resort town, handing out bottled water and medical
David Rodriguez, left, watches high surf pound the White Street Pier in Key West, Fla. as the effects of Hurricane
Wilma begin to be felt yesterday
aid. City officials distributed food packages of rice,
beans, crackers and cooking oil to people standing in
lines that stretched for blocks.
Larry Lowman, of Beaufort, S.C., carried away
armloads of emergency supplies for the shelter
where he was staying.
"It's an expedition to bring food for everybody,"
There was little food left on the isolated island of
Cozumel, as well, making some people anxious.
"Right now, there is nothing to buy on the island,"
resident Daniela Ayala told The Associated Press by
telephone. "People are in the streets looking for food,
and they are starting to get desperate."
The storm knocked out many of the island's docks,
making it difficult for navy ships to arrive. State offi-
cials were trying to clear airstrips on Cozumel and
nearby Isla Mujeres so that planes could land with
aid. President Vicente Fox said the government would
send helicopters, as well.
Deadly bird flu kills parrot in England
The British government said yesterday that a strain of bird flu that killed a parrot
in quarantine is the deadly H5NI strain that has plagued Asia and recently spread to
Scientists determined that the parrot, imported from South America, died of the strain
of avian flu that has devastated poultry stocks and killed 61 people in Asia the past two
years, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The virus is spread by migrating wild birds and has recently been found in birds in
Russia, Turkey and Romania, spurring efforts around the globe to contain its spread.
While H5N1 is easily transmitted between birds, it is hard for humans to contract. But
experts fear it could mutate into a form of flu that is easily transmitted between humans
and cause a pandemic that could kill millions.
Debby Reynolds, DEFRA's chief veterinarian, said the parrot was likely infected with
the virus while it was housed in the country's quarantine system with birds from Taiwan.
Tests conducted on the Taiwanese birds that had died were inconclusive, according to
Suicide bomber blast kills four people
An insurgent blew up his car in a Baghdad square yesterday, killing four people in
the first significant suicide bombing in the capital in weeks. More than 20 Iraqis died in
a swell of violence, including a bomb that killed a police colonel and four children.
Still, with the toll among American service members in the Iraq war approaching
2,000 dead, the U.S. military said it has hampered insurgents' ability to unleash more
devastating suicide bombings with a series of offensives in western towns that dis-
rupted militant operations.
"We have interrupted the flow of the suicide missions into the large urban areas.
Certainly, we have had success denying free movement of car bombs into Baghdad,"
Brig. Gen. Donald Alston told reporters in the capital.
"It is also a function of Iraqi citizens who have come forward and with their
support we have found car bomb factories. We have found a series of large weapon
caches," he said.
Nigerian plan crashes, killing 117 people
Twisted chunks of metal, ripped luggage and mangled bodies turned a swath of woods
into a grisly scene after a Nigerian passenger plane carrying 117 people crashed shortly
after takeoff and officials said yesterday that all aboard were feared dead.
Red Cross and government officials said search teams found no sign that anyone on
the Boeing 737 survived when it plunged to earth Saturday night after leaving Lagos, the
biggest city in Nigeria.
"It was a very pitiable sight. The aircraft was partly submerged (in the ground) and
broken into several pieces," said Fidelis Onyenyiri, chief of the National Civil Aviation
Authority. "There were similarly no survivors from what we saw."
The State Department said one American was on the flight.
Warsaw's mayor claims presidential victory
Warsaw's tough-talking mayor Mayor Lech Kaczynski claimed victory in
Poland's presidential runoff vote yesterday after exit polls showed he had the lead
following a campaign in which he stressed traditional Catholic values and the need
for welfare protection.
An exit poll for Polish public television showed Kaczynski leading with
52.8 percent to 47.2 percent over pro-market legislator Donald Tusk, who
Kaczynski had an even wider margin, with 53.5 percent to Tusk's 46.5 percent
in an exit poll for TVN24 private television. Partial returns were expected later
Sunday and full results sometime today.
Continued from page 1A
of shifting economies. In addition, a structure with
such rigid uses and spaces is not sufficient to har-
bor the kind of community environment needed in
today's business model.
Yet what does a building based on transience and
interaction look like, and can it still be distinguished?
We'll find out when the new Ross School of Busi-
ness is finally erected, but for now we can look at the
ingredients used to make this vision a reality.
One aspect of the building that fuses collaboration
with distinction is the glass-roofed entrance dubbed
the "winter quad." Instead of a monument or fagade
to declare an identity for the Ross School of Business,
a void for public space is the most distinctive feature
of the new construction.
This central meeting space is surrounded by class-
rooms and offices, so the 1,500 Business School stu-
dents will automatically mingle as a means of getting
around, in turn breeding interaction and community.
The three-story atrium is planned to accommodate
500 people, lined with a food court and places to rest.
Based upon models of business incubators, the idea
is to get a critical mass of activity that will overflow
into the surrounding spaces. In this way, we can
imagine an atmosphere of fervor and chance colli-
sions, not necessarily communication through the
Classrooms in the new Business School are also
designed for flexible use and external engagement.
Realizing the need to talk with others outside the
University and trying to address the B-School style
of action-based learning, the Business faculty flat out
needed new facilities that could more fluidly involve
students and allow them to conference internation-
ally. Thoughts of change and business evolution also
make the idea of "flexible use" attractive.
With new construction, the installation of technol-
ogy can be performed with ease. The risk of making
multi-use space is accidentally creating undefined
classrooms that can do everything but specialize in
blandness. Hopefully, the classrooms fulfill the Ross
School's objectives-by merging technology with busi-
ness relationships, but we won't know until the build-
ing is finally unveiled.
From the very beginning, both faculty and students
were involved in the new building's planning. Sub-
committees were formed based on programmatic
needs, and notions of technology and sustainability
were blanketed across all aspects of the structure. It
is important that the building does not merely pre-
scribe community, but is developed with community
involvement. Engagement with others is perhaps the
most vital feature for today's business professionals,
and it is good to see that it is occurring on even inter-
nal levels at the B-School.
The goal is that the Ross School of Business will
continue to be a leader in today's business education and
that its built form takes on the same values. Both in its
features and its conception, the new building is a prod-
uct of communication, interaction, and problem-solving.
It can be seen as a symbol of the new wave in
business paradigms, although you wouldn't know by
looking at it. You would only know by going there
and bumping into a person you know, striking up a
conversation and later becoming business venture
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