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shop - a punishment considered by
many activists to be too lax.
Jen Hsu, co-chair of the Michi-
gan Student Assembly's Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Commission and organizer of yes-
terday's protest, said her primary
goal was to expose the public to
"The main thing is education
through visibility," she said.
At a press conference after the
game, which Michigan won 55-41,
Portland didn't acknowledge the
protest. When asked if she saw the
purple shirts in the crowd, Port-
land said, "No, I'm only blue and
Nicole Stallings, president of
the Michigan Student Assembly,
which teamed up with the Uni-
versity's Office of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
for yesterday's event, also donned
a purple shirt.
"I think it's really good to show
that it's not acceptable behavior,"
At the entrance of CrislerArena,
three students in "Lavender Men-
ace" shirts handed out small pur-
ple flyers explaining their cause.
They also sold rubber rainbow
bracelets, purple ribbons, and T-
Inside the arena, the protesters
crowded two main seating sec-
tions. Others sat throughout the
Not all protesters were students
at the University - high school stu-
dents sat among elderly citizens in
Veronica Cisneros, a gradu-
ate student in the School of Social
Work, who is straight, said she
jumped at the opportunity to sup-
port the event.
"Everything that social justice
seeks to equalize, that's what I
believe in," Cisneros said.
Ann Arbor resident Diane Noth-
aft, who helped organize the event,
said she considered the situation
"shocking" and "maddening."
Because the protesters didn't
carry signs or chant slogans, and
the only shouts of anger came when
the referee called traveling on a
Michigan player with seven min-
utes left in the game, some fans
weren't even aware that a protest
was taking place.
Some people in the crowd were
intrigued, Hsu said.
"So many people have been ask-
ing me what it's all about," she said.
Kath Borg, the mother of a Mich-
igan cheerleader and who was not a
part of the protest, said she thought
the protest was effective and sup-
ported the cause. "I tend to agree
with the ladies in lavender," she
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afflicted computers to the show-
case to be fixed.
"We've been dealing with it for at
least a year," he said. "That's one of
the things the Computer Showcase
Fortunately for Apple owners,
the technological malfunction
doesn't affect Macintosh com-
puters. Tishhouse said Intel had
already corrected the problem by
the time Apple started using Intel
processors in its computers last
Musbach's dilemma was never
completely resolved. After visiting
the showcase twice and installing
two different drivers, her laptop
still won't work. Computer Show-
case employees said her computer
might not be compatible with the
University's wireless network,
Musbach said she thought
the University should bear some
responsibility for the compatibility
"Can't this be cut two ways?" she
Some computer owners have
Monday, January 8, 2007 - 7A
had more success than Mus-
bach, though. Other students
have enjoyed improvements after
upgrading their drivers.
Kinesiology junior Monica Sil-
vian experienced problems with
the wireless network in the Under-
graduate Library and the Graduate
Library, so she decided to take her
Dell laptop to the Computer Show-
After installing the new drivers,
she was able to use the wireless net-
"It was fixed, and they gave me
instructions about what to do from
there on," she said.
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are wondering whether they have
lost their jobs for good.
"We don't know if we were laid
off," Crooms said. "We just came
back and it was closed."
Crooms, who has worked at Char-
ley's for three years, said worried
employees have been contacting him
in their search for answers. Many
of them want to know whether they
will receive their paychecks fromthe
bar's last few weeks of business.
Both Crooms a and University
alum Brian Yeager, also a manager
at Charley's, said Buhr's nephew,
Joe Hahn, told them during the
bar's last week of operation that it
wouldn't be reopening in January.
Hahn is also a manager at Char-
Crooms and Yeager said they
tried to spread the world to as many
employees as they could, but some
had left early for the break and oth-
ers were unavailable.
Yeager said that once Charley's
employees learned the business
was for sale, many began to worry
about their job security, and some
stopped coming to work altogether.
"As soon as people found out, we
had a dramatic loss of employees,"
Yeager said, "At one point I think
we had one server who was sched-
uled even show up for their shift,
out of six or seven servers."
Even with a decline in the num-
ber of employees, Yeager estimated
that between 40 and 50 people are
unemployed because of the bar's
"I'm currently jobless and every-
body else is too, so it's a sad situa-
tion," Crooms said.
Owners of other popular near-
campus establishments have
expressed interest in the property,
according to one potential buyer
who wished to remain anonymous
because the sale was still pending.
Yeager speculates that the bar's
to see what the business is worth, and
that the sale of the business may not
even occur. He said he is optimistic
about the bar's future, regardless of
"I think there's a pretty good
chance that it's going to stay Good
Time Charley's and keep the name,
rather than become something
else," he said.
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LSA sophomores Jason Wu and Anastasia Alekseyev teach members of the Univer-
sity Ballroom Dance Team in the Michigan Union ballroom on Saturday night.
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write their sins on their hands in
red marker and wash them away in
A world map was taped to one
wall. Underneath it were sheets of
star stickers for students to mark
the areas they've prayed for.
"It's when we pray that God
moves and I believe things on
this campus will change with our
prayer," LSA junior Michelle Hol-
Michael said he hopes the event
will send a different message than
the one espoused this fall on the
Diag by radical Christian preachers
who made headlines by screaming
about their hatred for gay people
"Our foundation is that God
loves us and cares for us, not that
he is going to condemn is, but that
he sent his son for us," Michael said.
"Even though we would be classi-
fied in the same genre as the Diag
preachers, our approach is a loving
one. We seek unification -not sepa-
Stuy: ween girls more
likely than teens to be fat
WASHINGTON (AP) - As if to creeping waistlines and poor Participants were called ir
being a tween weren'thard enough, dietary habits, particularly in this early 20s to check their weig
scientists now call it an age when age group, said Dr. Denise Simons- Some 7.4 percent of the
girls are especially at risk of get- Morton of the National Insti- . girls and 17.4 percent of the
ting fat. tutes of Health, which funded the already were overweight by
Girls were more likely to become research. year through age 12, between
overweight between age 9 and 12 "It seems tobe a particularly vul- cent and 5 percent of the rem
than during their teenage years, nerable period," said Simons-Mor- girls became overweight, re
researchers report today in The ton, who heads obesity-prevention Douglas Thompson of the
Journal of Pediatrics. efforts at the NIH's National Heart, land Medical Research In
The study could not say what Lung and Blood Institute. the paper's lead author.
that was and did not examine boys Some 17 percent of U.S. young- After the girls reached 1
to know if they face a similar risk, sters are obese and millions more cases leveled off to between
But it did highlight consequenc- are overweight, a problem affecting cent and 2 percent a year.
es of that adolescent weight gain.. all ages. Overweight children are at Other research has show
Chubby tweens already were seeing risk of developing diabetes andthey the preteen years are when
their blood pressure and cholester- grow into overweight adults who, sters switch from heedin
ol levels inch up, backing up earlier in turn, develop heart disease and ents' dietary advice to eati
research that fat's toll on the arter- other ailments. their friends do, Simons-I
ies begins early. Also, being over- The study tracked more than said. Less physical activity
weight in childhood brought More 2,300 white and black girls start- role, too. She recalls from h.
than a 10-fold risk of a youngster's ing at age 9. Researchers measured daughters' tween years long
growing into a fat adult. height, weight, blood pressure and tary hours on the phone an
Parents should pay attention cholesterol every year through 18. ries about gettingsweaty.
n 2 per-
derails, injuring 20
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sub-
way train derailed yesterday near
downtown Washington, sending 20
people to the hospital and prompt-
ing the rescue of 60 people from a
tunnel, officials said.
The accident happened at about
3:45 p.m. near the underground
Mount Vernon Square station,
which serves two lines beneath the
Washington ConventIon Center,
Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato
said. There were about 150 people
on the train.
At least one person had a seri-
ous but not life-threatening injury,
Asato said. The other injuries were
mostly "bumps and bruises," and
one of those with minor injuries
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