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Russian police clash
with protesters
Riot police beat and detained
dozens of anti-Kremlin demonstra-
tors yesterday on a second day of
protests that tested the weak oppo-
sition's ability to challenge widely
popular President Vladimir Putin.
As in Moscow a day earlier, only
a few thousand people turned out
in St. Petersburg to criticize the
government. Opposition leaders
called that a heartening response
in the face of the huge police forces
massed against both rallies.
Putin's foes said the harsh han-
dlingofdemonstrators,who includ-
ed many elderly people, would fuel
a growing sense that the leader is
strangling democracy ahead of par-
liamentary elections in December
and a presidential vote next spring.
Brutal storm
ravages East Coast
A powerful nor'easter pounded
the East with wind and pouring
rain yesterday, grounding airlines
and threatening to create some
of the worst coastal flooding in 14
The storm also flooded people
out of their homes in the middle of
the night in West Virginia. Other
inland states faced a threat of heavy
One person was killed as dozens
of mobile homes were destroyed or
damaged by wind in South Caro-
lina. The storm system already had
been blamed for five deaths on Fri-
day in Kansas and Texas.
The Coast Guard had warned
mariners to head for port because
wind up to 55 mph was expected
to generate seas up to 20 feet high,
Petty Officer Etta Smith said yes-
terday in Boston.
'Nothing to hide' in
prosecutor firings
Attorney General Alberto Gon-
zales, fighting to save his job, said
in prepared Senate testimony yes-
terday he has "nothing to hide" in
the firings of eight federal pros-
ecutors but claimed ahazymemory
about his involvement in them.
Two Republican senators said
Gonzales has yet to shore up his
credibility amid shifting explana-
tions of his role in the dismissals.
Vice President Dick Cheney reaf-
firmed White House support for
the attorney general - but left it
to Gonzales to defend himself to
lawmakers who have called for his
In his 25-page statement, Gon-
zales apologized for embarrassing
the eight U.S. attorneys and their
families by letting their ousters
erupt into a political firestorm that
has engulfed the Justice Depart-
ment since January. He maintained
the firings were not improper, but
said he remembers having only an
indirect role in the plans beyond


From page IA
the School of Public Health and a
member of the campus group Uni-
versity Women Against Rape.
"That's when people feel less
safe," Esterkin said. "During the
day, we feel a certain sense of secu-
rity because there are more people
Several sexual assaults have
been reported near campus in the
last several months, including a
reported rape on Mary Street in
February and a reported sexual
assault near the Michigan Union
last month.
The rallybegan at 7 p.m. on the
Diag. Musicians played drums
decorated with peace symbols
and invited marchers to play
Eric Gutenberg, a Washtenaw
County prosecutor who deals with
sex crimes, was the event's keynote
speaker. He has worked to change
the way rape cases are handled so
that women only need to work with
one prosecutor.
Munster, Ind. resident Erica
Ranade, a singer and songwriter,
played four songs at the rally about

Ann Arbor resident Aaron Orr, a
member of the local band Belikos,
read poetryto the crowd.
In a speech before his reading,
Orr told the crowd why he wanted
to perform at the event.
"Maybe we can stop some of
this ridiculousness for women," he
After an hour of speeches and
performances, the crowd began to
march down South University Ave-
nue. Police blocked off traffic along
the route.
The crowd marched silently
on Thompson Street in honor of
women who have died as a result
of domestic violence. The crowd
chanted and played the drums dur-
ing the rest of the march.
The rally and march has been
held in Ann Arbor every year since
1978. The event was originally
planned by the National Organi-
zation of Women. Now it is spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Coalition
Against Rape and University
Women Against Rape, a student
All campus groups that iden-
tify themselves as women's orga-
nizations are invited to participate.
Eleven groups set up booths on the
Diag Friday to show support for
Take Back the Night.

Monday, April 16,2007 - 3A
From page IA
More students than usual were
working in the building Friday
night because they were preparing
their final projects, he said.
"None of us were really worried
about ourselves," he said. "But as
soon as we heard sprinklers were
going off we started shoving mod-
els and drawings under desks so
they wouldn't get wet."
DPS responded to the fire alarm
and closed the building for the
evening. No one was allowed back
inside until workers from the Occu-
pational Safety and Environmental
Health Department ventilated the
The Slusser Gallery was closed
to the public yesterday. University
Fire Marshal Ian Steinman will
investigate the fire to determine
its exact cause, Brown said.

A Department of Public Safety officer vacuums the water from a dorm hallway after
a broken pipe in the men's bathroom flooded the fourth floor of Alice Lloyd Resi-
dence Hall on Friday.

From page IA
by for help.
Trzcinski, the fundraising coor-
dinator for the relay's planning
team, said the Parrotheads arrested
89 people and collected $1,455, con-
tributing to relay's overall total of
more than $267,800. The top fund-
raising team was Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity, which presented Relay
for Life with a $50,000 check at
Saturday's opening ceremonies.
The tiki jail won the award for
best on-site fundraiser.
Despite being relatively new to
campus, the University's Relay for
Life is among the most successful
college relays in the country, said
Jason Keech, an American Cancer
Society official who works with
the relay's planning team. Last
year's relay was second in fundrais-
ing among the 300 college relays
around the country.
Relay for Life co-chair and Busi-
ness school junior Richard Lam
- who was tackled by Trzcinski
before being taken to jail late Sat-
urday afternoon - said most of the
members of the event's planning
team have a direct connection with
Lam, whose grandfather died of
lung cancer when Lam was young,
was first introduced to Relay for
Life by his aunt, a breast cancer
Almost a decade after the death
of Trzcinski's father, just a few
weeks before this year's relay, his
mother had her own scare with
bone cancer.
"It was scary for the whole fam-

ily," Trzcinski said. "We'd already
gone through it once. We didn't
want to have to go through it
Trzcinski said his mom drove
to the University's Comprehensive
Cancer Center from their home-
town of Midland, Mich. for tests.
Two days later, a doctor called her
from his home phone to tell her she
did not have bone cancer.
Trzcinski's father, though, had
a much different experience with
cancer diagnosis.
When his father Charles was
diagnosed 10 years ago, Trzcinski
said doctors weren't entirely sure
what they were dealing with.
"When my dad got sick, cancer
wasn't as well known as it is now,"
he said. "They thought he had a
sinus infection, and they were
treating him for a sinus infection
for six weeks."
Charles Trzcinski was finally
diagnosed with lymphoma in May
1997. He died that November.
The difference in the speed and
accuracy of his mother's testing
compared to that of his father's
diagnosis is evidence of the impact
that programs like Relay for Life
have had on improving cancer
research and treatment, Trzcinski
In Relay for Life, Trzcinski said
he found a place where he could
release his emotions in the compa-
ny of his friends and family while
honoring his father and other can-
cer victims.
"That's what the event's really all
about," he said, "honoringthem and
raising money so kids like me don't
have to lose their dad when they're


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Six bombs exploded in predom-
nantly Shiite sections of the capital
yesterday, killing at least 45 people
in a renewal of sectarian carnage
that set back the U.S. push to pacify
North of Baghdad, two British
helicopters crashed after an appar-
ent mid-air collision, killing two
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to one of the sect's most sacred
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