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NEWS BRIEFS
BAGHDAD
Car bombings kill
63 in first strike
since crackdown
Militants struck back yesterday
in their first major blow against
a U.S.-led security clampdown in
Baghdad with car bombings that
killed at least 63 people, left scores
injured and sent a grim message
to officials boasting that extremist
factions were on the run.
The attacks in mostly Shiite
areas - twin explosions in an open-
air market that claimed 62 lives and
a third blast that killed one - were
a sobering reminder of the chal-
lenges confronting any effort to
rattle the well-armed and well-hid-
den insurgents.
Instead, it was the Iraqi com-
manders of the security sweep feel-
ing the sting.
Just a few hours before the
blasts, Lt. Gen. Abboud Qanbar led
reporters on a tour of the neighbor-
hood near the marketplace that was
attacked and promised to "chase
the terrorists out of Baghdad." On
Saturday, the Iraqi spokesman for
the plan, Brig. Gen. Qassim Mous-
sawi, said violence had plummeted
by 80 percent in the capital.
HADDONFIELD, N.J.
Civil unions begin
in New Jersey
New Jersey becomes the third
state in the nation today to offer
civil unions to same-sex couples
today.
The civil unions law takes effect
today and some same-sex couples
are planning ceremonies. For
couples who are not already in civil
unions from other states, however,
there is a 72-hour waiting period
after applying for a license -just
like with marriages. A few town
halls around the state planned to
open at 12:01 a.m. today so couples
could file their applications.
The state Supreme Court ruled
in October that New Jersey must
extend all the rights of marriage to
gay couples, but left it to lawmak-
ers to decide whether to provide
those rights in the form of mar-
riages, civil unions or something
else.
WASHINGTON
Senate Dems
pledge new efforts
to limit Iraq war
Senate Democrats pledged
renewed efforts yesterday to cur-
tail the Iraq war, suggesting they
will seek to limit a 2002 measure
authorizing President Bush's use of
force against Saddam Hussein.
Thetop RepublicanontheSenate
Foreign Relations Committee said
the proposal had little chance of
succeeding. "I think the president
would veto it and the veto would be
upheld," said Sen. Richard Lugar of
Indiana.
A day after Republicans foiled a
Democratic bid to repudiate Bush's
deployment of 21,500 additional
combattroopsto Iraq, Senate Demo-
crats declined to embrace measures
- being advanced in the House
- that would attach conditions to
additional funding for troops.
JERUSALEM
Impasse over
militants slows

peace summit
Hoping to turn the page on six
years of stalled Mideast negotia-
tions, the U.S. instead found itself
boxed in Sunday by a characteris-
tically complex political impasse
involving ally Israel and the Pales-
tinians.
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice came to the region intend-
ing to lead a symbolic peace sum-
mit. Her plans, however, have been
eclipsed amid uncertainty and dis-
agreement over how to handle last
week's sudden announcement of a
power-sharing deal to end internal
Palestinian fighting.
Rice met for two hours with
Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas, resolute in his position that
he must govern hand-in-hand with
Hamas militants who refuse to
moderate anti-Israeli policies. The
United States consider Hamas a
terrorist group.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports

THREAD BEARING

MUSEUM
From page IA
the group's flier explaining the
project said. "We believe that when
things are censored it actually
brings more attention to them."
The group also placed large
drawings of the Native American
figurines on the floor.
"Museumvisitors are facedwith a
decision to either step on the Native
Americans in order to cross to the
other side or walk around them,"
the explanation read.
Stahl's group passed out fliers
that explained the controversy and
listed the business phone numbers
of Amy Harris, the museum's direc-
tor, LSA Dean Terrance McDonald
and University President Mary Sue
Coleman.
The flier criticized the lack of
research that went into the diora-
mas' creation.
University zoologist Robert
Butsch designed the dioramas int1952
withoutctalking to any Native Ameri-
cans, said Pasfield, who interviewed
Butsch for her research before he
died. She said his sources included
National Geographic magazine.
She said he described his work
to her as "showing little animals in
their environment."
The flier said there have been
calls for the dioramas' removal for
more than 30 years.
Pasfield said she knows sev-
eral Native Americans who have
complained about the dioramas to
museum staff.
Harris, who has worked at the
museum for 11 years, said no one had
ever complainted about the dioramas
until the museum sought out Native

Americans to review the museum's
displays in order to treat the subject
with contemporary sensitivity.
After the review ended in 2004,
the museum installed updated
labels that contained geographi-
cal information and chronology, as
well as pictures of Native Ameri-
cans today and paragraphs about
the tribes' current statuses. The
museum also added wall panels that
explained the University's histori-
cal relationship to Native American
communities.
Pasfield, who was a member of
the review panel, said she is happy
that the museum staff has tried
to make the cultural displays less
offensive but thinks the dioramas
should be removed.
Harris said the exhibits will most
likely be replaced, but that she didn't
know when.
"We don't have a specific time-
line," she said. "We have a small
staff, a small budget and we can only
move forward at a slow pace."
Because the dioramas are so pop-
ular, though, the museum would
first need to finda replacement that
would be as engaging, she said.
Most of the visitors to the museum
yesterday were families with chil-
dren. Some of the children stopped
to peer into the miniature scenes.
The diorama featuring Native
Americans is a favorite of Ann
Arbor resident Sarah Clark and her
9-year-old son Willie. After seeing
the students' critique, they still like
the dioramas but now think they
need to be improved.
"It made us think they could put
more about what happened after
the Europeans came and add more
about them now," Willie Clark
said.

Monday, February 19, 2007 - 3A
TAGLIABUE
From page lA
Tagliabue'spresentationrevolved
around clarity of communication,
which he argued is the most impor-
tant component of leading a smooth
organization.
He outlined four common char-
acteristics of communications in
the NFL - all dealing with clarity
in some way - that Tagliabue said
were essential in any successful
work atmosphere. The four points
were credibility in what you say,
reality in how you plan to getthings
done, understanding the audience's
point of view and clearly articulat-
ing your own opinions.
"Effective communications are
at the heart of everything you do in
dealing with your organizations,"
Tagliabue said. "If you don't master
those four things, your communi-
cations will be ad hoc."
Tagliabue also spoke about the
future of the communications indus-
try as electronic and technological
advances make communication fast-
er and easier than ever before.
The advancement of technology
has created hurdles that businesses
like the NFL must overcome, espe-
cially the rise of electronic media
sources, which have stunted print
media.
"Traditionally in the NFL, the
print media is considered incredibly
important to football," Tagliabue
said. "That has changed dramati-
cally. Who knows where print
media is going?"
Along with the Internet, sources
like the NFL Network, a premium
cable channel dedicated to the
league, are being developed.

SH AY SPANIOL A/Daily
Architecture sophomore Charlie Townsend sorts through the vintage apparel at
Star Vintage on state Street last week.
Spiritual group
mnarks25years

'U' chapter pushes
peace, low stress
By AMANDA MARKOWITZ
Daily StaffReporter
The strains of John Lennon's
"Imagine" filled Rackham Audi-
torium Saturday morning as Art
of Living volunteer Kriyamama
Goodwoman played piano and led
audience members in a sing-along.
On a large screen behind her
flashed pictures of people praying,
laughing and talking to each other.
Goodwoman was performing at
a conference Saturday sponsored
by the Art of Living Foundation,
a global organization that aims to
create a society similar to the one
Lennon espouses in the song. They
say their mission is to create world
without stress and violence. The
group says it has 2.5 million volun-
teers, about 25 of whom are mem-
bers of the University's chapter.
About 80 people attended the
conference in honor of the national
group's 25th anniversary. The con-
ference, called "Progress with a
Wakeful Mind: Helping to Create a
One World Family," featured speak-
ers and performers who discussed
their methods of advocating a vio-
lence-free society. Chapters in 50
cities around the United States will
hold their own celebrations within
the next few weeks.
Mitra said students are "a pow-
erful agent of change," but said he
was disappointed with student
turnout at the conference.
"We did not have as many stu-
dents in the audience as I would
have wanted," he said after the

event. "It was about 50 percent
graduate students and 50 percent
people from all walks of life."
Bhaskar Mitra, a Rackham stu-
dent and foundation member, said
the University chapter held the
conference to help students devel-
op spiritually.
"As a student, I feel our
system is devoted exclusive-
ly to the development of the
brain and is producing wage-earn-
ing robots," Mitra said in an e-mail
interview. "We need to develop
these qualities of the heart, to pro-
duce complete human beings."
Helen Brown, a judge in the crim-
inal division of the Wayne County
Third District Court, told the audi-
ence that she discovered the Art of
Living during an emotionally tur-
bulent period of her life when her
brother suggested that she take a
stress management course.
Brown flew from Michigan to
California to take the course 10 years
ago. Inspired, she began teaching
courses for the Art of Living Foun-
dation a couple years after that.
While in the courses, students
learn to use breathing techniques
to control their mental state.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the found-
er of the Art of Living Founda-
tion, developed a technique called
Sudarshan Kriya, in which one uses
breathing rhythms to energize the
body.
Brown has organized courses
for court employees and lawyers
in Michigan. She said she plans
to develop an anger management
course for criminal defendants on
probation.
"Stress, negative emotions and
unhealthy lifestyles lead to the vio-
lence in our society," she said.

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101
Hours some passengers spent
waiting on JetBlue planes sitting
on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy
International Airport Wednesday
after an ice storm forced delays.
The airline was also forced to cancel
hundreds of flights. The incidents
have sparked calls for a congres-
sional investigation into airline cus-
tomer service.

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