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68 Wednesday, October 13, 2010 The Statement

Wednesday, tbe 3 00 TheStatement 3B
news in review
Five of the most talked-about stories of the week, ranked in ascending order of actual importance

Juan James Rodriguez, 24, streaked Judge Virginia Phillips of the Fed-.
in front of President Barack Obama eral District Court for the Central
at a rally in response to billionaire District of California demanded the
Alki David's promise to award $1 mil- U.S. military to stop enforcing the
lion to the first person who ran naked "don't ask, don't tell" law, represent-
in front of the president and shouted ing a milestone for gay rights in the
David's website's name six times. country.

Rescue began late yesterday Carl Paladino, New York Repub- Police arrested Zoltan Bakonyi, the
night for the Chilean mine work- lican gubernatorial candidate, managing director of the company
ers who have been trapped un- told a group of Orthodox Jews in responsible for the resevoir that
derground since an underground Brooklyn Sunday that it's wrong to leaked toxic red sludge across
collapse Aug. 5. The miners are teach children that homosexuality several Hungarian cities. The sludge
said to be suffering from breath- is an "equally valid or successful" killed eight people and destroyed all
ing problems. life choice. wildlife in the Marcal River.

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quotes of the week on the cheap
. airport transportation on a budget
"Serbia will guarantee human rights for all its citizens, regard- apog
less of the differences among them."
BORIS TADIC, Serbian president, condemning the thousands of right-wing activ-
ists who threw cocktails and stun grenades in an attempt to disrupt the gay pride
march in downtown Belgrade.
"I'm having the time of my life not being your President."
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH on not missing the limelight after his
eight years as president.
"We have to speak when others cannot speak."
THORBJOERN JAGLAND, Nobel committee chairman, on the committee's
controversial decision to award the prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissidentneILLU.TRATIONBY KATIE EBERTS
currently serving an 11-year prison sentence. W upAIith Fall Break quickly approaching, students around campus are dreading spending
upwardsof $60 for a half-hour cab ride to the airport. But there is no need to waste
so much cash when there are so many other options for getting to the airport on the cheap.
the rules The least expensive way to get to the airport without hitchhiking is the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly AirBus. MSA arranges buses to the airport during organized breaks (Fall,
Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring) for only $7 each way if you book in advance. The buses
No. 275: No. 276: No. 277: pick up from three locations and drop off at each DTW terminal.
If you can't make the AirBus because you're leaving days before break actually starts,
Don't watch Glee Don't accept pizza Don't wear a suit to another cheap option is the Michigan Flyer - a bus that goes from the Sheraton Hotel by
around strangers. from people who a class presentation Briarwood Mall to the airport for only $20. You can get to the stop by taking The Ride line
think you're home- - or sweats. 36 Wolverine Tower, which is free with your Mcard.
If neither of these options work for you, there are multiple shuttle companies that go to
less. Unless you are. the airport for about $30 each way. Custom Transit is extremely reliable and guarantees
your ride to the airport will take an under an hour. OK fine, or you could just hitchhike.
Have advice for life on the cheap? Let us know. E-mail onthecheop@umich.edu.
by the numbers CoURTESY OF CNN
The number of feet underground the Chilean The number of mine workers who The number of days the mine workers have been
mine workers have been trapped. were trapped underground for more trapped in an overheated pocket underground.
than two months.

At 4:15 a.m. ona summer morn-
ing in Guatemala, Alexis
Guild stumbles out of bed and
makes her way to the coffee maker
for a fresh pot of java. Quickly dress-
ing, she gathers her things and heads
to the Capitol Building, where at 5
a.m. a bus waits to take her on a two-
hour ride through the mountainous
Guatemalan countryside.
When she arrives at her destina-
tion - a Guatemalan primary school
- a class.of young students wait for
her to teach them their daily health
education lesson. Today, Guild
emphasizes the importance of hand
washing and teeth brushing and
demonstrates the correct methods
for each.
After teaching the students from

7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Guild takes a bus
back to town with her colleagues,
where she talks with locals and buys
groceries in small stores nearby. She
finally retires to her adobe house
and bathes in a small stone basin,
using water she saved before the dry
spell that left her town waterless for
This was a typical day for Guild,
a former Peace Corps volunteer and
current University graduate student,
during her service in Guatemala.
After graduating with a bachelor's
degree in comparative literature
from Wellesley College in 2003, she
worked for a reproductive health
organization in Maryland before
helping with political campaigns for
U.S. and state senators in the 2004

and 2006 elections.
But throughout the duration of
her post-grad work, she longed for
something more. After spending
time abroad in college and hear-
ing stories from friends who had
recently returned from mission trips
in other countries, Guild knew she
wanted to venture outside the coun-
try and be a part of something life
changing. So she decided to apply to
the Peace Corps.
Guild was accepted and was sent
to Guatemala in April 2007. Her mis-
sion was to help implement healthy
lifestyles and teach health education
to students in primary schools in the
area. She also engaged in infrastruc-
ture projects to increase the avail-
ability of running water so locals

could engage in hygienic behavior,
and worked on secondary programs
that involved HIV/AIDS education
and teaching English as a second
Guild's experiences in Guatemala
would not have been possible, how-
ever, without the help of the Uni-
versity of Michigan students of the
1960's. Inspired by John F. Kenne-
dy's speech on the Michigan Union
steps on October 14, 1960, two stu-
dents in particular played integral
roles in the formation of the Peace
Al and Judy Guskin, a young mar-
ried couple in graduate school, were
among the hundreds of students on

the steps of the Michigan Union at
2 a.m. listening to Senator Kenne-
dy's speech. At that time, they had
no idea that they would soon play a
pivotal role in propelling the Peace
Corps movement into action.
"We were excited that Kennedy
was sayingthat we had some respon-
sibility for peace and for things that
were important in the world and
that we had some ability to make a
difference, but we weren't sure what
to do about it yet," Judy Guskin said.
A few days later, Chester Bowles,
foreign policy adviser to Senator
Kennedy, came to speak in the Mich-
igan Union Ballroom about his son
and daughter-in-law's experience
helping locals in Africa. The Guskins
attended, and afterward went to

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