Friday, September 22, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3A
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Michael Posner, president of
Human Rights First, will speak
today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in
the Osterman Common Room at
202 S. Thayer St. He will speak
on human rights in the post Sept.
prof to lecture
* on poetry
Susan Stewart, an English pro-
fessor at Princeton University,
will give a lecture on poetics and
the philosophy of literature at 2
)m. today in 3222 Angell Hall_
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A car full of Delta Gamma sisters honks its way down South University Avenue y
day. It was the Panhellenic Association's annual Bid Day.
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Stewart, also a poet and critic, has " "
won multiple awards for her for-
midable collection of poetry and on r ji e
Thinking about Amwav similar
a career in
advertising? Filmmaker comes to Loki Mulholland and some there's enough interest.
members of the cast planned to "Believe" draws on Mulhol
The Michigan Advertising and
Marketing Club is holding its first
mass meeting today from 5 to 6
p.m. in the Anderson Room of
the Michigan Union. Students are
invited to hear about upcoming
projects and find out how to get
State with criticisms of
LANSING (AP) - The writer-
director of an independent movie
razzing direct sales companies
such as Amway Corp. didn't real-
ize when he made the mockumen-
tary that former Amway President
Dick DeVos was running for gov-
But the Utah moviemaker saw
a chance to influence the politi-
cal debate and make some money,
and has brought the movie to
hold a free showing of the movie
"Believe" yesterday evening at
the NCG Theater in Lansing. The
movie is billed as a "lighthearted
yet excoriating" mockumentary of
the "surreally enthusiastic world
of multilevel marketing."
It's the first film for the 34-year-
old filmmaker, who lives in Orem,
Utah, near Salt Lake City. Mul-
holland plans to show it to general
audiences beginning Oct. 13 in
Lansing, Grand Rapids and Flint
and says it will open in Detroit
and Ann Arbor on Oct. 20. Other
Michigan cities will be added if
land's four or five years as an
unsuccessful Amway distributor
in the 1990s. It was shot for less
than $500,000 in 2004, the year
before DeVos announced he was
running for the GOP nomination
to take on Democratic Gov. Jen-
Mulholland isn't subtle in his
dislike for Ada-based Amway
and its parent company Alticor
Inc., along with other direct mar-
keting companies such as Herb-
alife International, cosmetics
seller Mary Kay Inc. and Shaklee
Students caught P
setting off bottle Police make arrest mnbarn
rockets in Arb fire that killed 18 horses
Four students were caught
exploding bottle rockets in a val-
ley of the Nichols Arboretum
Wednesday at about 11:30 p.m.,
the Department of Public Safety
reported. Police issued citations to
all of the students and confiscated
* Tents swiped
Two camping tents, valued at
$100 each, were stolen from a
storage room in the C. C. Little
Science Building Wednesday at
about 2:30 p.m., DPS reported.
Police have no suspects.
Man could receive
life in prison for
string of arsons
CLYDE TOWNSHIP (AP) -
Acting on a tip, authorities have
arrested and charged a man in a
string of arsons, including one
that killed 18 horses in their barn
at a Port Huron-area farm.
Investigators say they believe
that John Jay Searles, 23, of
Marysville, set several fires Sept.
9 along a road in St. Clair Coun-
ty's Clyde Township, about 50
miles north-northeast of Detroit.
The Michigan Arson Preven-
tion Committee and other donors
offered an $8,500 reward for
information leading to an arrest.
After getting an anonymous
tip, authorities arrested the sus-
pect in Clinton Township in near-
by Macomb County on Tuesday.
He was arraigned yesterday in
District Court on charges includ-
ing arson and attempted murder.
Searles stood mute to the
charges and a not guilty plea
was entered on his behalf, the
prosecutor's office said. He was
ordered held on $750,000 bond
and a preliminary examina-
tion was expected in about two
Searles didn't yet have a law-
yer, the prosecutor's office said.
There was no telephone listing in
Marysville for Searles.
If convicted, he faces up to life
"In my 39 years in law enforce-
ment, we've had arsonists on the
loose burning hay piles and barns
but nothing this dramatic," St.
Clair County Sheriff Dan Lane
said. "This case has touched a lot
The fire at Classic Quarter
Horses killed 18 horses that had
been in a barn.
Farm worker Kelly DeJean,
who cared for the animals, said
the arrest would not remove the
horror of the fires.
"I still see it," she told the
Times Herald of Port Huron.
"And it still bothers me."
Horse farm owner Beverly
McCollom said the fire destroyed
28 years of hard work. She said
she was relieved by the arrest.
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Bus loses mirror
in hit-and-run Soldier
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A van heading down the
1300 block of Mcintyre Street
smashed into the sideview mir-
ror of a University bus Wednes-
day at about 9 a.m., DPS
reported. The van did not stop.
Police have no leads.
In 'U' History
Sept. 22, 1986 - Two days
ago a medical researcher at
the University was found dead
behind the University's ticket
office at 1000 S. State St. Police
estimate that the 25-year-old
researcher, Edward Hershey,
fell nearly 50 feet.
Allen Hartwig, an Ann Arbor
police sergeant, said it appeared
that Hershey was trying to
climb the building. Police found
a conduit pipe on the side of the
building that was bent and torn
loose from the brackets that
held it in place.
"He apparently was trying to
move from one roof to the other,
or climbing a conduit pipe,"
It is unclear why Hershey was
scaling conduit piping 50 feet
above the ground.
Another University employee
found Hershey's body early in
the morning Saturday. Hartwig
said it appeared that the right
side of his head had been
EJeffrey Shaffer, 21,
was killed in Iraq by a
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GREENVILLE (AP) - A sol-
dier who once lived near Flint and
whose father now lives in Green-
ville has been killed by a roadside
bomb in Iraq. To play: Comple
Paul Shaffer said he is "very
proud" of his son, Army Pfc. Jef- and every 3
frey P. Shaffer, who was 21, but
wondered how much longer U.S. There is r
troops will have to remain in just use log
"Our boys are getting shot up
left and right," the father told The Difficulty
Grand Rapids Press for a story
published Thursday. "It's like a 5
turkey shoot. I and everybody I
talk to are sick of it.
"My son was a very, very brave - -
young man. I take my hat off to
him. But I say if we are going to -
be there, let's do it the American 6
way. If they want a war, I say let's -
take it to them and get it over
Jeffrey Shaffer died Sept. 13
when a roadside bomb detonated
near his vehicle in Ramadi, Iraq.
The Harrison, Ark., resident was -.
assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th
Infantry Regiment, tst Armored
Division of Bamberg, Germany.
A funeral will be held in Texas,
where his mother, Lisa Adams,
lives. Shaffer is also survived by
a 2-year-old daughter.
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