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A world-class collection on South U.

One afternoon, William L.
Clements Library volunteer Tom
Dziuszko spotted a political sci-
ence student looking over a copy
of the Federalist Papers before
He was able to show her a bet-
ter copy.
Original copies of the Fed-
eralist Papers are just one of
the historical jewels the library
located on South University Ave-
nue houses. There are also eye-
witness accounts of the deaths
of Abraham Lincoln and George
Washington, a note from Fred-
erick Douglass that was carried
through the Underground Rail-
road and Christopher Colum-
bus's written report to Queen
Isabella and King Ferdinand of
his first expedition.
The earliest published piece
of writing in the library is from
1108, and the furniture seems

just as historic as the litera-
ture. With antique desks and
couches, the library itself looks
like it could've been Lincoln's
The Clements Library, which
opened in 1923, was the gift of
the library's namesake, a Uni-
versity regent and alumnus. The
historical collection has more
than 75,000 rare books, 2,000
volumes of early newspapers,
40,000 maps and over 3,000
individual photos and manu-
The library attracts people
from across the world like
Pulitzer Prize winner David
McCullough who used the Cle-
ments Library archives to write
his book, "1776."
"The library may be more
famous internationally than it is
on South University," said Ann
Rock, the library's director of

development. "People come from
all over the world to see this. To
students, it is just a little build-
ing on South University."
On a good day, only 12 peo-
ple will be in the downstairs
research section of the library,
though sometimes, according
to Dziuszko, the exhibits draw
larger crowds.
In addition to historical arti-
facts, the library also has one
of the nation's largest culinary
collections - the Longone
Center for American Culinary
The library will close its
doors next school year and
will stay closed for a year and a
half while it undergoes its first
renovation since it was built 86
years ago. The University will
contribute $10 million to the

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The Clements Library houses an impressive collection of historical arti-
facts. It currently features the exhibit "1759: Britain's Year of Victories."

Parking sign Electrician's
swiped from lot tools lifted
WHERE: 300 Packard St. WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about 11:45 WHEN: Yesterday at about
2:40 a.m.
a.m. WHAT: An electrician called
WHAT: A Park Rite employee to report his tools were stolen
reported a parkingsign stolen
from one of the company's Uni- sometime over the weekend,
versity contracted parking lots, University Police reported.
University Police reported. The The tools were stored in a cart
sign read, "Visitor Parking $15 on the third floor of the hospi-
Pay Attendant.,,tal. There are no suspects.

Career decision UPZ welcome BostonEmergencyMedical
1mTechnician Rhys Williams
workshop meeting I shot two of his friends and
WH AT: Doreen Muraskythen proceeded to adminis-
' WHAT: A meeting for those ter first aid to both of them,
Center for the Education of interested in joining the The Boston Globe reported.
Women senior counselor, Union of Progressive Zion- Rhys shot his friends who are
will give a talk on techniques ots.y
for career decision making. WHO: Hillel brothers, after he was kicked
WHO: Center for the Educa- WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m. out of a fundraiser.
tion of Women WHERE: Hillel
WHEN: Today at 1 p.m. TheUniversity holdsmore
WHERE: Center for the F u d ithan 1,900 remains arti-
Education of Women, 330 igure rawing facts claimed to be owned
East Liberty Street workshop by Native American tribes.
Talk on LGBTQ WHAT: A workshop hosted

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Pager stolen
from bench
WHERE: North Campus Rec-
reation Building
WHEN: Sunday at about 12 p.m.
WHAT: A student reported
his pager stolen after he left
it unattended on a bench for
about half an hour, University
Police reported. The pager was
valued at $50. There are no

Another set of
items stolen
WHERE: Shapiro Undergradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Sunday at about 2:45
WHAT: A student reported
his backpack stolen after he
left it unattended on a table
for an hour, University Police
reported. The backpack and its
contents were valued at $120.


WHAT: Dede Oetomo, the
founder of a gay rights organi-
zation inIndonesia, willbe on
campus to discuss the LGB-
TIQ movement in Indonesia.
WHO: Center for Southeast
Asian Studies
WHEN: Today at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1636, School
of Social Work Building

by the Lloyd Hall Scholars
Program featuring live mod-
els. Beginners are welcome.
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WHEN: Tonight ateS p.m.
WHERE: Ground Floor Art
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Transportation Security
Administration officials
confiscate an average of
1,000 pounds of banned items
at the Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport
every month, CNN reported.
Items that have some value
like knives and saws are often
put up for sale at auctions and
websites like Ebay.com.

U.S. looks to China for
North Korea progress

150,000 gay couples
report they're married


Obama, Asian allies
suggest direct U.S.-
North Korean talks
NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama
administration and its top Asian
allies agreed Monday that direct
U.S.-North Korean talks may be
the best way to bring North Korea
back to the nuclear negotiating
table, American officials said.
But they also suggested that
more groundwork needed to be
laid by China, North Korea's main
friend and benefactor, before
President Barack Obama would
decide to send his special North
Korea envoy, Stephen Bosworth,
to Pyongyang for such discus-
The officials spoke after talks
here between Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton and
senior Australian, Japanese and
South Korean diplomats on the
sidelines of the annual U.N. Gen-

eral Assembly session. They also
spoke as Obama prepared to see
Chinese President Hu Jintao on
Tuesday amid a trade dispute that
could complicate the diplomacy.
"The focus (was) on what can be
done to get North Korea back to the
six-party process," State Depart-
ment spokesman P.J. Crowley said
after Clinton's meetings.
"There was general agreement
and support for the idea that not
only the United States, but other
countries, might engage in bilat-
eral dialogue which would bring
North Korea back to the six-party
process," he told reporters.
The six-party process is the
effort by the U.S., China, Japan,
Russia and South Korea to per-
suade the North to abandon atomic
weapons and denuclearize the
Korean peninsula. North Korea
walked away from the talks to pro-
test criticism of a rocket launch
earlier this year.
Since then, the U.S. and its part-
ners have worked to get North

Korea back to the table. But they
have also tightened sanctions
against the Stalinist nation even
as the North seems to have made
conciliatory gestures, such as the
release of two detained American
journalists following a visit to the
country by former President Bill
China, which wields the most
outside influence of any coun-
try with North Korea, is widely
believed to hold the key for the
resumption in the stalled disar-
mament talks. A senior Chinese
official, State Counselor Dai Bin-
guo, visited Pyongyang last week.
Another, Premier Wen Jiabao,
expects to visit in early October.
"During these meetings, we
expect China to take a fairly clear
line about their desire to see North
Korea resume interactions as part
of a six-party framework," said
Kurt Campbell, the assistant sec-
retary of state for East Asian and
Pacific affairs who sat in on Clin-
ton's talks.

than number of actual
weddings, civil unions
150,000 same-sex couples reported
being in marriage relationships last
year, many more than the number
of actual weddings and civil unions,
according to the first U.S. census fig-
ures released on same-sex marriages.
About 27 percent of the estimated
564,743 total gay couples inthe Unit-
ed States said they were in a relation-
ship akin to "husband" and "wife,"
according to the Census Bureau tally
provided to The Associated Press.
That's compared with 91 percent of
the 61.3 million total opposite-sex
couples who reported being married.
A consultant to the Census Bureau
estimated there were roughly
100,000 official same-sex weddings,
civil unions and domestic partner-
ships in 2008.
Analysts said the disparities are

probably a reflection of same-sex cou-
ples in committed relationships who
would get married ifthey could in their
states. The numbers are also an indi-
cator of the count to come in the 2010
census, a tally that could stir a state-by-
state fight over same-sex marriage, gay
adoption andotherlegal rights.
Nationwide, about56 percent ofthe
149,956 total same-sex marriages in
the census survey last year were les-
bian couples. Same-sex spouses were
reported in every state;specific break-
downs weren't immediately available.
"Even though in 2008 there were
only a few states where you could get
legally married, a large portion of
same-sex couples either were mar-
ried or chose to use that term," said
Gary Gates, a demographer at UCLA
who is advising the Census Bureau.
riage licenses issued and other factors
to estimate the number of same-sex
couples in legal relationships. During
2008,same-sexmarriage waslegal in
California, Massachusetts, Iowa and

states recognized civil unions and
domestic partnerships. U.S. same-
sex couples also can marry in Canada
and other foreign countries.
Curtis Chin, 41, and Jeff Kim, 43,
of Los Angeles, are among those who
plan to report to the census that they
big wedding for 2009 but rushed into
it became clear that Californiavoters
would soon ban same-sex marriages.
Chin says he and Kim won't feel like
they are really married until they do a
and friends but believe it's important
to get a full count.
"Gay couples are getting married
or in committed relationships, and
we are out here," he said.
The numbers come as the Census 4
Bureau prepares to make an official
count of same-sex marriages, unions
and partnerships for the first time in
the 2010 head count, following the
Obama administration's decision to
provide the numbers under pressure



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