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A fashionable cause

Though purchasing new clothing is
often accompanied by buyer's remorse,
one new group on campus can help
ease thatcguilt.
Life Changing Apparel, an orga-
nization first developed by Cornell
Univeraity alum Peter Cortle, sells
T-shirts and hats to raise money for
clean drinking water in developing
countries. The group donates person-
al water purification systems, called
LifeStraws, to children living in areas
where safe drinking water is sparse.
After hearing about the group from
his sister who attends Cornell, LSA
freshman Howie Robins decided to
create an LCA branch at the University.
Robins said the purpose of the group is
to foster activism among college stu-
dents. The organization aims to appeal
to students through the clothing itsells

and a music blog featured on the LCA
"The goal behind it is to create a
community where people are genu-
inely interested in making change for
the world," Robins said. "And we think
music is a really good gateway or meth-
od of reaching out to people, getting
people united."
The group is trying to establish
itself on campus by raising awareness
about diseases from unclean drinking
water that specifically affect children
and how to increase water purification
efforts around the globe, Robins said.
To do this, the group plans to host an
event for World Water Day on March
"There's so many diseases like
cholera and dysentery that are all
waterborne, and (children) dont have

any choice so they have to drink that
water," Robins said. "So many children
die because they get these diseases
from the water."
while the group mainly sells T-shirts
to raise funds for the LifeStraws, the
organization is looking to expand its
merchandise to sweatshirts, collared
shirts and button-downs.
Cortle wrote in an e-mail interview
that he originally developed the group
based oncthe idea that selling apparelcto
college students for a cause and raising
awareness about issues like safe drink-
ing water can have a big impact.
"It really is something most of us
take for granted, and we can easily
provide clean water to the thousands
of people who die from water-related
disease every day," Cortle wrote.

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dogs out? WVHERE: Northwood III performance

WHERE: Nichols Arbore-
WHEN: Tuesday at about
4:30 p.m.
WHAT: A caller reported
seeing four dogs roaming
without leashes, University
Police reported. Officers
could not locate the loose

WHEN: Wednesday at
about 3:45 a.m.
WHAT: A student reported
smoke after setting off the
fire alarm while cooking
macaroni and cheese, Uni-
versity Police reported. No
one was injured.

Theft in five it up too far

WHERE: Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 2:45 p.m.
WHAT: A backpack on
the sixth floor was taken
between 2:34 and 2:39 p.m.,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.

WHERE: 1600 East Medi-
cal Center
WHEN: Tuesday at about
3 p.m.
WHAT: A male not affili-
ated with the University
found that another vehicle
had backed into his parked
car, University Police
reported. The cost of the
damage is $2,500.

WHAT: University faculty
members Stephen Shipps,
Joseph Gramley, Stephen
West and Louis Nagle will
play the violin, drums and
bass. Admission is free of
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Hall
Water and ice
in the Andes
WHAT: A discusaion about
how climte change nega-
tively affects water supplies
in the Peruvian Andes.
WHO: Museum of Natural
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Natu-
ral History

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Michigan Daily (" Campus
severe-weather policy
mandates faculty atten-
dance") inaccurately
reported how staff mem-
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would be compenaated
if they did not report
to work. Staff membera
may uae a vacation day,
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1About 91,000 people and
businesses have filed
for compensation from
SF due to the Gulf of Mex-
ito oil spill, the Associated
Press reported. Checks are
expected to be sent out by
February at the earliest.
2Two under-the-radar
video game commu-
nities on campus are
devoted to "Super Smash
Bros." and "StarCraft IL."
3Legislation was pro-
posed in San Francisco
3to ban the distribution
of the Yellow Pages phone
book, the San Francisco
Chronicle reported. If
passed, San Francisco would
be the first city to ban the
phone books.

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Unrest in Egypt
causes uncertainty
after highest finish
since June 2008
NEW YORE (AP) - Stocks
ended yesterday mixed,'a day
after the Dow Jones industrial
average closed above 12,000 for
the first time since June 2008.
The Dow traded in a tight
range throughout the day as
investors weighed the impact of
unrest in Egypt against better-
than-expected news on the job
"The market seems to be
catching its breath after that
strong run Tuesday," said Alan
Gayle, senior investment strat-

egist for RidgeWorth invest-
Traders' television screens
were filled with scenes of fight-
ing in Egypt between groups
that support President Hosni
Mubarak and those who are
calling for his ouster. Mubarak
vowed Tuesday that he will not
run for president in September
but did not say he would take
any steps to leave office before
Egypt is not a major produc-
er of oil but controls the Suez
Canal, a key shipping lane in the
global oil business. Oil prices
fluctuated throughout the day
as traders balanced the clashes
in Egypt with a report that fuel
supplies were growing in the
U.S. Oil settled 9 cents higher at
$90.86 a barrel on the New York

Mercantile Exchange.
The Dow rose 1.81 points to
end the day at 12,041.97. That's
the highest close since June 19,
The Standard & Poor's 500
index lost 3.56 points, or 0.3
percent, to 1,304.03. Nine of its
10 company groups fell. Finan-
cial companies had the largest
fall of any group, dropping 0.9
The Nasdaq composite lost
1.63 points, or less than 0.1 per-
cent, to 2,749.56.
Early yesterday, payroll pro-
cessor ADP said that private
companies added more jobs in
January than analysts predict-
ed. That's a hopeful sign for the
Labor Department's monthly
employment report, due out Fri-
Economists expect the gov-
ernment to say the unemploy-
ment rate rose to 9.S percent in
January from 9.4 percent the
previous month.
Time Warner Inc. rose almost
9 percent after the owner of War-
ner Bros., HBO and CNN said its
fourth-quarter profit jumped
22 percent. The company also
raised its 2011 forecasts.
Video game publisher Elec-
tronic Arts Inc. jumped 16 per-
cent after the company also
raised its profit forecast. The
company was the best performer
in the S&P S0O.
Mattel Inc. gained 1 percent
after the country's largest toy
maker said its revenue rose 9
percent on strong sales of Barbie
and Fisher-Price toys. Whirl-
pool Corp. fell 2 percent after
the company said it would raise
prices in response to higher costs
of raw materials.
Treasury prices fell, pushing
their yields higher. The yield on
the 10-year Treasury note rose
to 3.48 percent from 3.43 percent
late Tuesday.
Falling shares outpaced rising
ones by a small margin on the
New York Stock Exchange. Trad-
ing volume came to 4.15 billion

A wan views a fallen toolsi Caitns, Australia today, alter Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting at
speeds uy to 186 miles yet hoot.
Powerful cyclone stri~kes
northeastern Australia 1

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Thousands flee to
evacuation centers,
no deaths reported
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) - A
massive cyclone struck north-
eastern Australia early today,
tearing off roofs, toppling trees
and cutting electricity to thou-
sands - the most powerful storm
to hit the area in nearly a century.
The eye of Cyclone Yasi roared
ashore at the small resort town
of Mission Beach in Queensland
state, battering the coast known
to tourists as the gateway to the
Great Barrier Reef with heavy
rain and howling winds gusting
to 186 mph (300 kph).
"Vegetation has been reduced
to sticks," said Sgt. Dan Gallagher,
Mission Beach officer in charge.
Yasi compounded the suffering
for Queensland, waterlogged by
months of flooding that killed 35
people and inundated hundreds
of communities. It struck an urea
far north of the flood zone, but
the Bureau of Meteorology said
its drenching rains could cause
floods in new parts of the state.

The extent of property damage
across Queensland was unknown
just before dawn because it was
still too dangerous to venture
very far outside homes and evac-
uation centers, with strong winds
and torrential rain continuing to
batter towns.
No deaths or serious injuries
have been reported.
About 175,000 people were
without power, and restoring it
would be a major priority when
the storm had fully passed,
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh
"This has been ... a terrify-
ing experience, but this morning
because so many of them did take
precautions, it seems that we cer-
tainly kept people safe in those
centers and Inm very pleased
about that,' Bligh said. "The
early news is not anything like I
expected to hear this morning...
I do stress in many cases we are
yet to see any assessments."
More than 10,000 people fled
to 20 evacuation. centers in a
danger zone stretching 190 miles
(300 kilometers), amid strong
wurnings in the past two days.
Many others moved in with fain-

ily or friends in safer locations.
Still, authorities prepared for the
worst, including serious damage
devastation and possible deaths.
Witnesses reported roofs
being ripped off, buildings shak-
ing and trees flattened under the
power of the winds. Officials said
the storm surge would flood some
places to roof level
"This is a cyclone of savagery
and intensity," Prime Minister
Julia Gillard said in a nationally
televised news conference as the
storm moved toward the coast.
"People are facing some really
dreadful hours in front of them."
The storm's front was about
300 miles (500 kilometers)
across, with the worst of the
winds expected to lash the coast
for up to four hours, although
blustery conditions and heavy
rain could last for a day.
"It's such a big storm - it's a
monster, killer storm," Bligh had
said Wednesday, adding that the
only previous cyclone measured
in'the state at such strength was
in 1918. "This impact is likely to
be more life-threatening than
any experienced during recent*

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