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Monday,,October 1, 2007 - 3A

NEWS BRIEFS
BAGHDAD
U.S., Iraqi forces
kill more than
60 insurgents
U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more
than 60 insurgent and militia
fighters in intense battles over the
weekend, with most of the casual-
ties believed to have been al-Qaida
fighters, officials said yesterday.
The U.S. Embassy, meanwhile,
joined abroad swath of Iraqi politi-
cians - both Shiite and Sunni - in
criticizing a nonbinding U.S. Sen-
ate resolution seen here as a recipe
for splitting the country along sec-
tarian and ethnic lines.
TheU.S.militaryalso announced
the death of an American soldier
killed Saturday in a roadside bomb-
ing and gunfire attack in eastern
Baghdad. There were 62 U.S. mili-
tary deaths in September, the low-
est monthly toll since July 2006
when 43 American soldiers were
killed, according to a preliminary
Associated Press tally.
YANGON, Myanmar
Pro-democracy
protesters kept off
streets by police
Thousands of soldiers and police
were deployed in Myanmar's larg-
est cities yesterday, keeping even
the most die-hard protesters off
the streets, and more arrests were
reported, furtherdemoralizingdis-
sidents desperate for democracy.
The top U.N. envoy on Myan-
mar, Ibrahim Gambari, was trying
to .persuade Myanmar's military
rulers to end a deadly crackdown
on demonstrators that has sparked
international outcry at the vio-
lence.
MOSCOW
Chess champion
enters Russian
presidential race.
The former world chess champi-
onGarryKasparoventered Russia's
presidential race, elected over-
w6elmingly as the candidate for
the country's beleaguered opposi-
tion coalition.
Kasparov has been a driving
force behind the coalition, which
has united liberals, leftists and
nationalists in opposition to Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin. He received
379 of 498 votes at a national con-'
gress held in Moscow by the Other
Russia coalition, coalition spokes-
woman Lyudmila Mamina told The
Associated Press.
Kasparov's place on the March
ballot was not assured. His can-
didacy still needs to be registered
and is likely to be blocked from the
ballot.
KASKANITA, Sudan
Rebels attack

peacekeepers in
northern Darfur
Rebel forces stormed a small
African Union base in northern
Darfur and killed at least 10 peace-
keepers, leaving behind charred
armored vehicles and bombed
out barracks in an unprecedented
attack on the beleaguered mission
that threatened upcoming peace
talks.
More than 30 peacekeepers
were still missing by late yesterday,
indicating the death toll from the
attack could rise significantly.
About 1,000 rebels from the
Sudan Liberation Army attacked
the base outside the town of Has-
kanita Saturday after sunset when
Muslims break their daytime fast
for the Muslim holy month of
Ramadan, AU officers told The
Associated Press yesterday at the
scene of the attack. The rebels
eventually stormed the base early
yesterday, they said.
Compiled from
Daily wire reports

DRAGONS
From page 1A
Science and Arts's China Now
theme year. Crowds of University
students, faculty and staff joined
Ann Arbor residents at Gallup Park
to watch the races.
Organizers say the theme year is
helping make the University more
focused on the world's most popu-
lous country.
"When you think international,
you think China," said James Lee,
the co-director of the Chinese
studies center.
Lee said the races helped bring
the University and Ann Arbor
together and generated excitement
about the theme year.
Teams from majors like bio-
logical sciences, kinesiology and
women's health raced down the
350-meter course throughout the
FORD
From page IA
plagued the country after the
1973-74 Mideast oil embargo.
His speech emphasized Ford's
instinctual, level-headed way
of approaching tough prob-
lems.
"He probably entered (eco-
nomic issues) as he entered the
football stadium," Sinai said.
"Cooly, calmly, resolved to
make things better in his own
way.
Athletic Director Bill Mar-
tin discussed the legacy of
the 1975 Title IX legislation
signed by Ford that banned
gender-based discrimina-
tion in athletics. The law
had especially wide-ranging
effects on college athletics,
giving thousands of women
the opportunity to partici-
pate in sports.
Nancy Hogshead-Maker, a
former Duke University and
Olympicswimmer, spoke about
the importance of the legisla-
tion to her athletic career.
"Without this legislation,"
she said, "none of that would
have mattered."
The second part of the event
featuredspeakerswhotoldsto-
ries about their time with the
president, emphasizing Ford's
humble nature and devotion to
the University.
Martin Allen, chairman
emeritus of the Gerald R.
Ford Foundation, which pro-
vides support to Ford's presi-
dential library in Ann Arbor
and museum in Grand Rap-
ids, had tears in his eyes as
he recalled the $5 bets Ford
loved to make on University
football games.
"(Former Secretary of State
Henry) Kissinger once said
that he's as close to normal as
you get in a president," Allen
said.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman spoke about the
"absolute faith (Ford) had in
Michigan" during and after
his time here. She said he
showed it by stopping in Ann
Arbor to watch a football game

during his honeymoon, bring-
ing famous speakers like Kiss-
inger and former President
Jimmy Carter to lecture and
placing his presidential library
on North Campus.
"He never relinquished
his University ties," Coleman
said.
The former president's son,
Mike Ford, said his father still
has a place at the University.
"He is very present in this
place," he said.
He also promised listeners
a visit from his mother, Betty
Ford, as soon as she is physi-
cally able.
The audience in Annenberg
Hall was made up mostly of
those who knew the former
president, University faculty
and students of the School of
Public Policy.
"I thought I should learn
about my school's namesake,"
said Lisa Rothbard, a first-year
Public Policy graduate stu-
dent.
Many of the speeches lauded
Ford for lending his name to
the public policy school.
"There is no greater honor
than having a school bear
your name," Ford said in a
statement about last year's
dedication of the public policy
building.
During her concluding
remarks, School of Public
Policy Dean Susan Collins
repeated this quote and then
turned it around to show that
the University had the same
pride in Ford that he had in the
University.
"There is no greater honor
for a school- than to bear the
name of Gerald R. Ford," she
said.

day. TeamPlantPower, ledbyPatri-
cia Beals of the Matthaei Botanical
Gardens, wore wreaths of chry-
santhemums - flowers native to
China - and Chinese opera face
paint. After winning a race, Beals
said it was the paint that helped
Team Plant Power out-paddle its
opponents. She said the team's
enthusiasm intimidated the other
competitors.
A group of engineering students
formed Team Enginpuff. The team
was made up of students who were
strangers before the event.
"It was great to meet different
people in the College of Engi-
neering," said Engineering senior
Mike Krautmann, the team's cap-
tain.
Members of the Michigan men's
rowing team filled vacant spots in
the boats, and the team's coach,
Gregg Hartsuff, helped coordinate

theraces. Soon, Hartsuff'steamwill
be rowing on a river far from the
Huron. The team will travel to Bei-
jing later this month to row against
Chinese universities. The races will
be the first time a University sports
team has competed in China.
Dozens of other events will be
held as part of the China theme
year. Lee spoke about the Univer-
sity Musical Society's work to bring
Asian and Western musicians to per-
form and celebrate Chinese music on
campus..Dancers performed work by
Chinese choreographer Shen Wei at
the Power Center this weekend, and
cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform at Hill
Auditorium on Nov.10.
"Everything's coming together
around a focal point," Lee said.
"That's pretty amazing."

CAMPUS RADIO

Julie tome contributed Marvin Bartlett, a University alum, chats during WCBN's program "Sounds of the
to this report. Subcontinent" on Sunday afternoon. WCBN is a student radio station on 88.3 FM

Public Goods and the Public Good:
Economics, the University, and the Library
October 3, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium
1120 Weill Hall, 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor
Paul N. Courant
Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
University of Michigan

3,803
* Number of American service
members who have died in the War
in Iraq, according to The Associ-
ated Press. There were no casual-
ties identified by the Department
of Defense over the weekend.

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