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Gustav's 110-mph
winds hit west of
New Orleans
Hurricane Gustav slammed
into the heart of Louisiana's fish-
ing and oil industry with 110 mph
winds yesterday, delivering only a
glancing blow to New Orleans that
raised hopes the city would escape
the kind of catastrophic flooding
brought by Katrina three years
Wind-driven water sloshed over
the top of the Industrial Canal's
floodwall, but city officials and the
Army Corps of Engineers said they
expected the levees, still only par-
tially rebuilt after Katrina, would
hold. Flood protections along the
canal broke with disastrous effect
during Katrina, submerging St.
Bernard Parish and the Lower
Ninth Ward.
The nearly 2 million people who
left coastal Louisiana on a man-
datory evacuation order watched
TV coverage from shelters and
hotel rooms hundreds of miles
away. While New Orleans wasn't
submerged, there were scores of
homes that suffered damage. More
than 500,000 customers were
without power. In Terrebonne
Parish, located in the southeast
part of the state, several homeshad
torn roofs, but winds were still too
fierce for officials to fan out and
assess how bad the damage was.
VP candidate Palin
claims teenage
daughter is pregnant
John McCain's running mate,
Sarah Palin, said yesterday her
17-year-old unmarried daugh-
ter is five months pregnant, an
announcement stealing even
more thunder from McCain and a
Republican presidential conven-
tion already overshadowed by
Hurricane Gustav.
Adding to the day's drama,
McCain aides said the announce-
ment was aimed at rebutting Inter-
net rumors that Palin's youngest
son, born in April, was actually her
Yesterday's statement, attrib-
uted to Sarah and Todd Palin and
released by the campaign, said
that Bristol Palin would keep her
baby and marry the child's father,
identified only as a young man
named Levi. The baby is due in late
"Our beautiful daughter Bris-
tol came to us with news that as
parents we knew would make her
grow up faster than we had ever
planned. We're proud of Bristol's
decision to have her baby and even
prouder to become grandparents,"
Sarah and Todd Palin said in their
brief statement.
Japanese Prime
Minister resigns
Japan's chronically unpopular

prime minister abruptly resigned
yesterday after a yearlong struggle
with a deadlocked parliament,
leaving the weakened ruling party
to grapple with a stalled economy
and rising calls for snap elections.
The resignation of Yasuo Fuku-
da, 72, deepened a two-year stretch
of political instability at the helm
of the world's second-largest econ-
omy. It came only days after the
government announced a stimulus
package to counter flagging con-
sumer spending.
Fukuda, who took office just un-
der a year ago, said he was clearing
the decks for a more popular suc-
cessor to take over ahead of atough
special session in the parliament,
where the ruling party controls
the lower house and the opposition
dominates the upper.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports
Number of American service mem-
bers who have died in the war in
Iraq, according to The Associated
Press. The following deaths were
identified yesterday:
Army Spc. Steven J. Fitzmorris,
26, Columbia, Mo.
Army Spc. Carlo E. Alfonso, 23,
Spokane, Wash.
Army Spc. Jorge L. Feliz Nieve,
26, Queens Village, N.Y.

Burst pipe shuts down Union Police search fOr suspect after

Resturants closed
Monday, officials
hope to turn water
back on today
Daily StaffReporter
A burst pipe in the Michigan
Union limited access to the build-
ing Monday, moving events that
had been scheduled there to the
Michigan League.
All restaurants in the Michi-
gan Union were closed after the
Union's main hot water pipe
erupted Sunday night, forc-
ing plant operations to turn off
the building's water, said Linda
Green, a spokeswoman for the
Division of Student Affairs.
Green said University officials

hoped to have the water turned
back on by Tuesday, when classes
"They've been working on it
all night, they've been work-
ing on it all day, and the hope
is they would have it fixed this
evening," said Green, adding
that the building's old age - it
opened in 1919 - may have con-
tributed to the mishap.
"When you have a building
that's the age of the Union these
things just happen," she said.
Green said the Union would
be reopened as soon as the water
was turned back on.
Though all eateries, restrooms
and computer labs closed, the
Union bookstore and the Informa-
tion Technology Central Services
center remained open Monday.
The annual poster sale in the
Union basement also continued
as workers repaired the pipe.

pair of attempted abductions

Unknown man tried
to pull female joggers
into van near campus
Daily StaffReporter
Ann Arbor police are searching
for a man who attempted to abduct
two female joggers in separate
incidents Sunday night.
Ann Arbor Police Lieutenant
Michael Logghe said police believe
the events, which occurred about
an hour apart on Packard Street
near Independence Boulevard, are
related. '
The first victim, a 20-year-old
University student, was pulled into
the bushes around 8:30 p.m. as she
ran past the suspect's van, Logghe
said. She broke free and ran away

as the man tried to pull her
back into the bushes.
At about 9:40 p.m., the
attacker drove alongside a
16-year-old female, pulledher
into his van and punched her
several times, Logghe said.
As he started to drive away,
she opened the side door and
jumped from the moving van.
The second victim was
treated and released from Univer-
sityHospital forminor injures. The
first victim sustained minor inju-
ries but refused treatment.
Though police believe the same
person committed both crimes,
the suspect is described as wear-
ing different clothes during the
two attacks. In the first report, the
attacker is described as wearing
no shirt and blue shorts with an
orange band at the top. In the sec-
ond, he is described as wearing a
dark-colored sweatshirt and jeans.

Both women pro-
vided similar physical
descriptions oftheman:
11 inches tall, 35 to 45
years old, with a medi-
um build, facial stubble,
graying dark hair and
cOMPOSITE crooked teeth.
KETCH/AAP5 Police said the sus-
pect's van is dark-
colored with a bench seat behind
the driver's seat and might be a
Chrysler model.
Logghe said joggers should use
caution, even when it isn't dark.
"Jog in pairs, don't jog by your-
self - especially at night," he said.
"If you're going to, don't use ear-
phones or things of that nature, so
that you can be aware of your sur-
Anyone with information on the
cases is asked to call the Ann Arbor
Police tip line at 734-996-3199.




Childcare available & free parking across the street
A congregation of the Reformed Church in America
Church Office: (734) 662-3153

Barnes and Noble
at U of M
Shaman Drum
Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop
Ann Arbor Shirt Studo
Bivouac Clothing
Bella Rosie
Salvation Army
Underground Printing
Van Boven
Eats and Drinks
Afternoon Delight
Ahmo's Gyros & Deli
Ali Baba's
BTB Burrito
Blimpy Burger
Blue Nile
Brueggar's Bagels
China Gate
Mr. Spots
Mrs. Field's Cookies
Noodles & Co.
Pacific Rim
Pizza Bob
Pizza House
San Fu
Steak and Shake
The Broken Egg
Tios Mexican Caf6
Get Your Game On
Tech Tattoos
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Ann Arbor
Comedy Showcase
Deja Vu
Herb David Guitar Studio
Planetary Nights
The Ark
College Bed Lofts
Dream On Futon
Fingerle Lumber Co.
Ikea of Canton
Two Men And A Truck
Hiller's Shopping Center
Plum Market
Village Corner
Hair care
Arcade Barbers
Campus Barber & Beauty
Great Clips

State Street Barbershop
Health and Sports
A2 Yoga Works

Arts 4, 5, 6,
News 3A,
5A, 2B, 6B,
Sports 8,
Uni. 2,6
Arts 2
News 10A
News 7B
Arts 5
AA 5, Arts 3
AA 8
AA 8
Sports 2
Uni. 10
Sports 2
News 11A
Arts 10
AA 5
Arts 10
AA 3
AA 4
News 4B
News 2B
AA 4
Arts 2
Arts 3
News 2A
Arts 10
Sports 3
Arts 2,
Sports 2
News 7B,
AA 3,
Arts 8, 10,
Sports 3,
Uni. 7,11
Arts 10
Sports 3
News 7B
Sports 9
Sports 3
Sports 8
News 7B
News 7B
Arts 10,
Sports 6
News 5A
Arts 5
Arts 5
News 11A
News 11A
News 11A
News 12A
News 11A
News 9A
News 2A
AA 4,
Uni. 10
Arts 2
Arts 2
AA 8
Sports 6
AA 8,
Uni. 10
AA 8
Arts 3

News tB

Aetna Student Health
Alessi Cognitive Emotional
Behavioral Services
Ann Arbor Dermatology
City of Ann Arbor
Running Fit
Village Apothecary
411 Lofts
Bartonbrook Properties
Courtyards Student Apartments
Jones Properties
Peninsular Place
Randolph Court
Willowtree Apartments
Wilson White Company

Sports 2,
Uni. 5
News 11A,
Uni. 5
News 5B,
Uni. 5
Uni. 5
Uni. 5
Uni. 5
AA 4,
News 11A,
Uni. 5

Religious Services
Ann Arbor Assembly of God
Campus Chapel
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Harvest Mission
Community Church
Huron Hills Baptist Church
Labor of Love Church
New Hope Baptist Church
New Life Church
Northside Associated Ministries
St. Mary Student Parish
Uni. Lutheran Chapel
Washtenaw Independent
Bible Church
Wels Lutheran
Campus Ministry
Bell Tower Hotel
Boersma Travel -
Briarwood Mall
Chase Bank
Clean Sweeps
Kaplan Test Preparation
Ojen's State Street Alterations
Princeton Review
Spirit Quest Psychotherapy
TCF Bank
Uni. of Michigan
Credit Union
Specialty Shops
Middle Earth
The Salvation Army
Thrift Store
University Organizations
Campus Information
College of Engineering
Computer Showcase v
Dance Marathon
Graphic Design
Global Intercultural
Experience for Undergraduates
Law Library
Michigan Marching Band
Michigan Pops Orchestra
Museum of Art
Parking and Transportation
Rec Sports
Sweetland Writing Center
Union Arts and Programs
Uni. Activities Center
Uni. Musical Society
Uni. Productions
Utility and Plant Engineering
Varsity Tennis Center
Women's Glee Club

News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A,
Uni. 10
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 6A-7A
News 8B
Uni. 4
Uni. 2
Sports 10
News 6B
News 4A
AA 5
Uni. 4
News 7B
News 3A
AA 4
Sports 8
Uni. 10
AA 5
Uni. 3
Uni. 4
News 8A
News 2A
Uni. 4
Uni. 12
Sports 7
Arts 4
Arts 4
Uni. 6
Sports 7
Uni. 4
Uni. 7
News 3B
News 3B
Arts 8
Arts 7
Uni. 4
Sports 9
Arts 8

Sports 9
Sports 9
AA 8
News 6B
News 5B
Sports 9





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