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Clinton urges
Canada to stay in
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton said yesterday the
U.S. would like Canada to remain
in Afghanistan past 2011 and sug-
gested the military could switch to
a training role.
Canada's Parliament has man-
dated that the military mission in
Kandahar end in 2011. Canada has
about 2,900 troops there.
Clinton told CTV News on Mon-
day that the U.S. would like Can-
ada to keep some of its troops in
"We would obviously like to see
some form of support continue,"
Clinton said. "The military could
switch more into a training role
instead of a combat role, a logistics
support role instead of the front-
line combat."
Catherine Loubier, a spokes-
woman for Canadian Foreign Min-
ister Lawrence Cannon, said that
although Canada's military mission
will end in 2011, officials are exam-
ining Canada's possible nonmili-
tary role after that.

Trailers on property belongg to David Brian Stone, the leader of Midwest Christian militia Hutaree are shown yesterday,
the day after an FI radin Clayton Mich.
Local militia charged
with plot to kill cops

From Page 1
what professional scouts have to
say about him, which is permissa-
ble under NCAA rules, if Harris
doesn't hire an agent.
But Harris said this morning
that he intends to hire an agent.
When asked if there was any
chance Harris would come back
to Michigan, he said no. Harris
plans to work out with DeShawn
Sims, an outgoing senior and close
friend, in the coming weeks to pre-
pare for the Draft.
"Like so many guys coming
out, whether they come out after
four years, three years, two years,
(Harris) realizes there are difficult
challenges ahead of him," Michi-
gan coach John Beilein said. "He
wants to tackle those challenges,
and we have nothing to do but sup-
port him on that."
Harris said he would play in
Europe or in the NBA D-League if
those were his only options in the
immediate future.
"If that came up, and it's like
I had to do it, then definitely,
because I love playing basket-
ball," Harris said. "Whatever
route I have to take to get there,
that's my final destination, is to
be in the NBA, whatever route it
Reporters asked Beilein, who
sat next to Harris throughout the
press conference, what he thought
the team would be like next year
without Harris. Beilein mentioned
that it will be the combination
of losing him and Sims that will
change the make-up of the Wol-
"It's not just Manny, it's
DeShawn (too)," Beilein said. "You
take two guys who have taken the
majority of shots over two years,
three years. It will be difficult. As
you coach long enough, you find
these situations, and you find ways
to make it work."
Harris and Sims have been
Michigan's two leading scorers for
the past three years, and the two
dominant players opposing defens-

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3
es worried about.
Harris attended Redford High
School in Detroit, where he was
a two-time All-State first team
selection and was Michigan's Mr.
Basketball asa senior in 2007. Har-
ris was recruited by former Michi-
gan coach Tommy Amaker, but he
ended up playing all three seasons
as a Wolverine under Beilein, after
Amaker was fired
Harris was a prolific scorer this
year, averaging just over 18 points
per game, but ran into problems off
the court when he was suspended
by Beilein for agame for "unsports-
manlike conduct" in practice at
the end of January. Harris said
after the suspension that he had
"learned a great deal from this sit-
uation" and he didn't "ever want to
have it happen again." Harris said
today that his relationship with
Beilein was fine.
"We leave on a great stand-
ing," Harris said. "Coach Beilein's
a great coach, and he just did so
much for me as a player, on and off
the court. A lot of people looking
from the outside would probably
not know, but we definitely had a
great relationship, and any player
on any team, for a coach and aplay-
er that both want to win the game,
sometimes you buttheads.
"We did a couple times during
the season, but there were way
more goods than bad."
When asked if Michigan's dis-
appointing season was a factor in
Harris's decision, he quickly dis-
missed the idea, saying thatitactu-
ally made it more difficult for him
to leave because he wanted to go
out on a higher note.
But when push came to shove,
his interest in a chance to play pro-
fessional basketball outweighed
his desire to play another season at
the collegiate level.
"It's always your dream, you
always think about it," Harris said.
"Whilebeing at Michigan, I played
for Michigan, I love being here at
Michigan, but you always think
about playing for the NBA."
Harris said he plans on eventu-
ally earning his bachelor's degree
from the University.

NEW YORKFeds say plan was to
Sarkozy, first lady attack an officer and
visit Columbia bomb their funeral

With a lecturn flown in from
France and his fingers firmly
entwined with those of his smiling
wife, French President Nicolas Sar-
* kozy made a splash yesterday even
before he opened his mouth for a
no-holds-barred speech at Colum-
bia University.
Amid blogger reports of strains
in their marriage, Sarkozy and
ex-supermodel Carla Bruni-Sar-
* kozy made every effort to appear
the happy couple, walking close-
ly together and clasping hands
as they mounted a staircase into
an auditorium packed with stu-
dents, faculty and other specta-
The French first lady, elegant
in a swept;-up chignon and form-
fitting black top with gray skirt,
at times threatened to upstage her
husband, who scolded his Ameri-
can hosts about health care and for
not paying enough attention to the
rest of the world.

DETROIT (AP) - Nine alleged
members of a Christian mili-
tia group that was girding for
battle with the Antichrist were
charged yesterday with plotting
to kill a police officer and slaugh-
ter scores more by bombing the
funeral - all in hopes of touching
off an uprising against the U.S.
Seven men and one woman
believed to be part of the Michi-
gan-based Hutaree were arrest-
ed over the weekend in raids in
Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and
another was still being sought.
FBI agents moved quickly
against Hutaree because its mem-
bers were planning an attack
sometime in April, prosecutors
said. Authorities seized guns in
the raids but would not say wheth-
er they found any explosives.
The arrests have dealt "a severe
blow to a dangerous organization

that today stands accused of con-
spiring to levy war against the
United States," Attorney General
Eric Holder said.
Authorities said the arrests
underscored the dangers of home-
grown right-wing extremism of
the sort seen in the 1995 Oklaho-
ma City bombing that killed 168
In an indictment unsealed yes-
terday, prosecutors said the group
began military-style training in
the Michigan woods in 2008,
learning how to shoot guns and
make and set off bombs.
David Brian Stone, 44, of Clay-
ton, Mich., and one of his sons
were identified as the ringlead-
ers of the group. Stone, who was
known as "Captain Hutaree,"
organized the group in paramili-
tary fashion and members were
assigned secret names, pros-
ecutors said. Ranks ranged from
"radoks" to "gunners," according
to the group's Web site.
"It started out as a Christian
thing," Stone's ex-wife, Donna
Stone, told The Associated Press.
"You go to church. You pray. You

take care of your family. I think
David started to take it a little too
Donna Stone said her ex-hus-
band pulled her son into the move-
ment. Another of Stone's sons also
was charged and still was being
FBI and police surrounded
a rural area yesterday about 30
miles from the site of raid in
Michigan and were using a near-
by church as a staging area, but
wouldn't say whether their search
was related to the weekend raids.
Authorities arrived at Wheatland
Church on Sunday night and were
focusing on a trailer about a mile
away, said Irene Wonders, wife of
the church's pastor.
Prosecutors said David Stone
had identified certain law enforce-
ment officers near his home as
potential targets. He and other
members discussed setting off
bombs at a police funeral, using a
fake 911 call to lure an officer to
his death, killing an officer after a
traffic stop, or attacking the fam-
ily of an officer, according to the



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Confidence is growing that the
economic recovery won't fizzle
out. Consumers kept cash registers
humming last month at a decent
pace, pointing to modest and steady
economic gains ahead.
The Commerce Department
reported yesterday that consumers
boosted their spending by 0.3 per-
cent in February, marking the fifth
straight monthly gain.
Nigel Gault, chief U.S. econo-
mist at IHS Global Insight, called it
"an encouraging sign of consumer
The pickup in spending was a
tad slower than the 0.4 percent
increase registered in January
and marked the smallest increase
since September. Nonetheless,
the spending gain was considered
decent, especially given the snow-
storms that slammed the East
Coast and kept some people away
from the malls.
"Households are starting to
ease up on their tight grip on their
wallets, though it would be nice if
they had more money to spend,"
observed Joel Naroff, president of
Naroff Economic Advisors.
'U' hosts panel on
prisoner re-entry
A University of Michigan policy
center is hosting a panel discussion
about a state prisoner re-entry pro-
The Policy and Politics of the
Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initia-
tive is Monday at the Ann Arbor
university. Panelists include Mich-
igan Department of Corrections
Director Patricia Caruso and state
Reps. John Proos and Alma Wheel-
er Smith.
The program is designed to
reduce returns to prison and better
prepare prisoners for parole. Both
reduce prison populations.
The panel will examine the poli-
tics of the initiative within the state
legislature and the effect of criti-
cism on its future. It's convened by
the university's Center for Local,
State and Urban Policy.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports

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Royal Shakespeare Company Creative Project
Public Event
Reading and discussion of David Edgar's new play on the
translation of the King James Bible.
with members of the
Royal Shakespeare Company ondthe LAByrinth Company
Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.
Blau Auditorium (Ross School of Business)
701 Tappan Street (off Hill Street)
Free-no tickets required.
More information: 508-498-7025 or pmuldoon@umich.edu

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