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With the large amount of snow-
fall burying Ann Arbor recently,
employees of the University Ground
Services have been busy.
Throughout the winter months,
several University departments are
involved in snow and ice removal
on campus. The Grounds & Waste
Management Services is the leading
University department that coor-
dinates efforts with the Universi-
ty's Parking & Transportation and
Building Services in removing the
snow from sidewalks, stairs, build-
ing entrances and bus stops around
According to the GWM Services
2010 manual, the department's goal
is to plow University roads and side-
walls within 24 hours after a snow-
storm. The manual also states that
ground services make the areas sur-
rounding handicap accessible build-
ings their primary concern for snow
GWM Services has decreased its
use of salt and sand in University
parking lots and on sidewalks an
average of 43 percent from last win-
ter by incorporating 17 alternative
melting applications when weather
forecasts expect a 50 percent prob-
ability of precipitation in the winter,
according to the manual.
Students may also notice roped-
off sections of outdoor steps of
University buildings in the winter.
GWM Services does this to reduce
the amount of de-icing materials
used at building entrances and to
minimize the damage to facilities
and the environment, the manual
The GWM manual explains that
the department makes provisions for
anti-icing materials, rates of applica-
tion andspecific areas of application,
depending on the temperature and
the level of snow accumulation. The
protocol also states that intersec-
tions and hills are priority areas for
maintenance during snowfall.
However, snow removal on city
streets that students frequent,
including North University Avenue,
South University Avenue and State
Street, are the city of Ann Arbor's
responsibility. Any sidewalks in
front of non-University, buildings
like students' homes, are under pri-
vate jurisdiction regarding snowA HNNAH CHIN/
removal. A man removes snow on Wednesday, Feb. 2
-JEREMYARMAND after a snowstorm hit campus.
Letters to the Editor
WHERE: 5300 block of
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: A University salt
truck struck a vehicle as it
was salting an icy spot on
the road, University Police
while in transit
WHERE: University Hospi-
tal Emergency Room
WHEN: Sundayat about
WHAT: One student and
one person not affilaited
with the University asked
for transportation to a resdi-
ence hall, University Police
reported. The non-student
was issued an MI.
Car spins out
WHERE: 4200 block of
WHEN: Sunday at about
WHAT: A car lost control
and hita street light, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
light pole fell on the car and
broke the windshield. There
were no injuries.
WHERE: 1140 West Medi-
WHEN: Sunday at about
WHAT: Awoman reported
her car had been stolen
sometime in the last day,
University Police reported.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
My Brothers Architecture
lunch series and art lecture
WHAT: A lunch and
discussion session of
relevant issues willbe
offered for men of color.
Participants will have the
opportunity to connect with
WHO: Counseling and
WHEN: Today at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
of viruses talk
WHAT: Katie Koelle of
Duke Univeresity will give
a lecture on disease ecology
in genetic data. Koelle will
also discuss the evolution
WHO: Center for the Study
of Complex Systems
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: West Hall, room
WHAT: University of Cali-
fornia-Santa Cruz Profes-
sor Emeritus Chip Lord, an
architect and media artist,
will discuss his career and
art collective Ant Farm.
WHO: College of Architec-
ture & Urban Planning
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30
WHERE: Art and Architec-
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Three cholera cases have
been reported in New
York City after travel-
ers returned from a trip
to the Dominican Republic,
MSNBC reported. Scientists
are working to determine if
the cases are linked to the
cholera strain that has killed
thousands in Haiti.
Though at times its
plot is a little too scary,
the sequel to the 'Dead
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made and enjoyable to play
for fans of the series.
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The number of illegal
immigrants from India
has recently skyrock-
eted, The Los Angeles Times
reported. The immigrants
are entering the United States
through Mexico and into
Texas. More than 1,600 Indi-
ans were caught last year.
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President of Haiti announces
three-month term extension
Successor to be in an expiring Senate allows him clearly be unconstitutional"
to remain in office for up to three Throughout most of the day,
chosen in delayed more months because his 2006 about SO anti-Preval demon-
inauguration was delayed. strators protested outside the
election May 14 The U.S. and other nations had quake-destroyed National Palace,
signaled they agreed with Preval blocking traffic with overturned
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) staying in office for a few months trash bins and burning tires.
- Haitian President Rene Preval past the end of his term to avoid Hundreds of onlookers watched
will stay in office for three more a power vacuum in Haiti, where as protesters hurled rocks and
months as his country chooses a foreign governments have collec- chanted "Preval is a crook!"
successor in a delayed election, tively spent billions on recovery "Preval has to go today. Today,
his chief of staff said yesterday. efforts after last year's devastat- Preval is unconstitutional," one
Chief of Staff Fritz Longchamp ing earthquake - and pledged man shouted repeatedly alongthe
confirmed Preval's exit date of billions more for reconstruction. debris-littered streets.
May 14 in a phone interview with "The United States believes Haitian police chased after the
The Associated Press following that a peaceful and orderly tran- stone-throwing demonstrators.
uncertainty about the Haitian sition between President Pre- Patrolmen trained their guns
leader's plans. val and his elected successor is down side streets and dismantled
Preval's term had been sched- important for Haiti. The presi- barricades. Heavily armed U.N.
uled to end Monday, but his suc- dent and the people of Haiti will peacekeepers massed several
cessor will not be elected until have to decide on the framework blocks away, but the small band
Haiti holds a presidential runoff for this transition," said Jon of protesters was later dispersed
March 20. He had been silent Piechowski, spokesman for the by police.
about his intentions in recent U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Preval is deeply unpopular,
days, leading to rumors that he Mark Schneider, special adviser especially in urban areas, after
might appoint a temporary suc- on Latin America for the Inter- years of continued poverty and
cessor. national Crisis Group, said there following his perceived inaction
"He will stay in office until will likelybe "greater stability and in response to the earthquake.
May 14. He will not leave today," more movement on reconstruc- Many of those who gawked at the
Longchamp said. tion with this situation ... than if demonstrators agreed they want-
An emergency law passed by (Preval) were to name a tempo- ed to see the end of Preval's term.
members of Preval's former party rary successor - which would "I am not in the position of my
brothers here, but it is very hard
for the people. Misery is killing
y Graduates! people, so we need a change,"
Michigan College Advising Corps said Demis Mesidor, an auto parts
Is now hiring UM Grads for full-time, trader whose home was destroyed
paid service positions as in the quake.
Last week, Haiti's provision-
college advisers al electoral council decided to
Apply Now! eliminate Preval's government-
backed candidate, Jude Celestin,
The Michigan College Advising Corps seeks new from the presidential runoff. The
graduates to serve as college advisers in underserved decision ended a standoff with
high schools across Michigan the country's international part-
Application deadline: February 21, 2011 ners who questioned an earlier
For more information and an application packet visit official count showing Celestin
www.ceo.umich.edulmcac had qualified for the runoff.
Instead, Mirlande Manigat,
who was the top vote-getter
-.among 11 candidates on the ini-
tial ballot Nov. 28, will face popu-
lar singer Michel "Sweet Micky"
Martelly, the No.2 finisher.
Campaigning for the second
CM Iround, originally slated for Janu-
Rh I I 'H I- 1( Aary, is set to begin Feb. 17. The final
count - the namingof Haiti's next
COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS president - is not foreseen until
An Egyptian anti-government protester is seen in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo,
Egypt, yesterday. The writing on his forehead refers to Egypt President Hosni Mubarak.
Despite conesos gpt
r e score stands firm
Tens of thousands of
to call for Mubarak's
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's
regime has offered a string of
concessions in the face of the
strongest threat yet to its rule,
but so far nothing that uproots
its entrenched monopoly on
The power elite has ruled for
six decades, backed by a consti-
tution it wrote, state media it
controls and millions of Egyp-
tians who depend on its patron-
age. In the face of a popular
uprising, it has shown dogged
resilience in what opponents say
is a campaign to break anti-gov-
ernment protests and preserve
the regime's authority after
President Hosni Mubarak leaves
In an example of the levers
it can pull, the government
announced a 15 percent raise
yesterday for some 6 million
public employees - a potent
message to almost a quarter of
Egypt's labor force about where
their loyalties should lie.
Leading the effort is Vice
President Omar Suleiman, a
canny former intelligence chief
with vast experience in inter-
national negotiations, who has
promised to carry out change.
However, after talks with
Suleiman on Sunday, many pro-
testers and their allies warned
the steps toward democratic
reform he is offering look more
like an effort to divide and con-
quer the opposition by offering
Zakariya Abdel-Aziz, a
judge who backs the protesters,
described the government's con-
cessions as "smoke in the air."
"The only thing the regime
does is to turn people against
each other. This is the scenar-
in, and the goal is to win more
time," he said.
The tens of thousands gath-
ering daily in Cairo's Tahrir
Square say they will settle for
nothing less than Mubarak's
ouster and a breaking of the
regime's hold. They insist
each government retreat fuels
momentum toward that goal.
But they're well aware the
regime is digging in.
"Now we are at the nail-biting
stage," said Wael Abdel-Fattah,
a pro-reform columnist. "The
regime is also pulling out the big
guns, using psychological war-
fare, terrorizing (protesters),
isolating them from society and
spreading the idea of Mubarak
as a father" figure to convince
the broader public he must stay
on to guide the transition.
The government's concessions
so far would have been unimagi-
nable only three weeks ago.
The 82-year-old Mubarak
announced he will not run for
a new term in September elec-
tions, and Suleiman promised
that Mubarak's son Gamal
would not try to succeed him.
An unpopular interior minister
in charge of police was removed,
and the top leadership ofthe rul-
ing National Democratic Party
was replaced, though Mubarak
remains its official head.
Suleiman says any proposals
for reform are open for discus-
sion and he has even agreed to
talk to the outlawed Muslim
Brotherhood, long shunned by
Mubarak's government as its
most bitter rival.
But in concrete terms, those
steps merely amount to achange
Deeper reform would mean
tackling the pillars of the pow-
erful coalition that has ruled
Egypt for decades - the ruling
party, the military and com-
manders of the powerful inter-
nal security forces.
Their strength has multiple
foundations. Emergency laws
in place since Mubarak came to
power nearly three decades ago
give police almost unlimited
powers of arrest, and they are
accused of using torture against
opponents with impunity.