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created the first college research among college stu- she said.
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e crew yesterday for a show at the Power Center.

CRIME NOTES
Swindled Wheelchair
stethoscopes wheeled out

CAMPUS EVENT

WHERE: Ypsilanti Family
Practice Center
WHEN: Tuesday at about
3:30 p.m.
WHAT: A box of stetho-
scopes valued at $600 were
stolen on March 4, Univer-
sity Police reported.
Parking snafu
WHERE: Lot M-29
WHEN: Tuesday at about
8 a.m.
WHAT: A female staff
member was sitting in her
car when another staff
member hit her vehicle
while attemptingto park,
University Police reported.
No citations were issued.

WHERE: Lot M-15
WHEN: Tuesday at 11:35
a.m. . .
WHAT: A University wheel
chair was stolen on March
6, University Police report-
ed. It was taken at about 5
p.m. and is valued at $400.
Phone tries to
find Narnia
WHERE: University Hos-
pital
WHEN: Tuesday at about
10:45 a.m.
WHAT: A staff member
reported her phone stolen
on March 7, University
Police reported. The phone
was left unattended in a
supply closet for about 15
minutes.

Free rock
climbing clinic
WHAT: A rock climbing
clinic for new and experi-
enced climbers. Participants
will receive lessons in boul-
der skills and can become
certified climbers.
WHO: Outdoor Adventures
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30
WHERE: Intramural
Sports Building
I slam,
therefore I am
WHAT: Students will per-
form in an open mic night.
Afterward, seven students
will compete in a poetry
slam. Students will have
three minutes perform their
best work before judges.
WHO: University Unions
Arts & Programs
WHEN: Tonight at 8:30
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
U-Club

Water art talk
A bill awaiting the gov-
WHAT: Artist and ecologist ernor's signature in Utah
Betsy Damon will discuss will require schools to
her various art projects, teach that the U.S. is a consti-
which help raise awareness tutional republic rather than
about water conservation, a democracy, The Salt Lake
WHO: Water Theme Tribune reported. Some fear
Semester that this may instill socialist
WHEN: Tonight at 5 p.m.. t
WHERE: Michigan Theatre sentiments.

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WHAT: New York Times
bestselling author Matthea
Harvey will give a talk as
part of the Zell Visiting
Writers Series.
WHO: English Language &
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Former Top Chef con-
testant Eve Aronoff's
newest endeavor, Frita
Batidos, serves up the tradi-
tional burger, fries and milk-
shake with a generous heap
of Cuban flair.
> FOR MORE, SEE B-SIDE, INSIDE
Shortly after the death
of a 75-year-old woman
, a relative of the known
hoarder found the mummi-
fied remains of the woman's
mother among her belong-
ings, stltoday.com reported.
How long the mummy was in
her home remains unknown.

House GOP says federal
employees are overpaid

MUHAMMEU MUHEISEN/AP
An anti-government protestor, center, holds the Tunisran flag during a deronstration in Sanaa, Yemen yesterday.
One killed, many injured after
Yemeni army raids universit

House Repbulicans
argue statistics,
call for pay cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -
While conservative GOP gover-
nors are demanding concessions
from state workers, House
Republicans are making federal
employees the next target.
Republicans at a House hear-
ing on yesterday complained
that the 2.1 million-strong fed-
eral work force is overpaid
compared with workers holding
similar jobs in the private sec-
tor.
The personnel chief for fed-
eral workers cried foul. He said
many federal employees earn
too little.
Competing witnesses and
House members threw out one
statistic after another to fit their
descriptions of an overpaid or
underpaid government work
force. In a larger sense, the
hearing was part of Republican

demands for cutbacks in Obama
administration programs and
spending.
On the wall directly behind
Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massa-
chusetts, the ranking Democrat
on the House Oversight and Gov-
ernment Reform panel, major-
ity Republicans had erected a
large poster saying: "Employ-
ment Changes December
2008-December 2010; Private
Sector Jobs -8,817,000; federal
government jobs +157,000."
A sign next to it said: "2010
Average Total Compensation;
Government Worker $101,628;
Private Worker $60,000."
John Berry, director of the
Officeof PersonnelManagement,
said President Barack Obama
has frozen annual pay increases
for two years. Before Obama
took office, he said, government
employees received raises "in
virtual lock step with the private
sector labor market regardless of
who controlled Congress or the
White House."
Berry said many federal work-

ers are underpaid and many com-
parisons are phony. He noted
the government doesn't employ
retail clerks, waiters, short
order cooks or other specialties
whose salaries are included in
pay comparisons. The few cooks
employed usually work in pris-
ons and have responsibility over
inmates, he said.
Panel chairman Dennis Ross,
R-Fla., cited Office of Personnel
Management numbers showing
the average salary for federal
employees was $74,311 in 2010.
He then referred to an analysis
by the Cato Institute think tank
showing the average private
sector worker earned $50,462.
Those numbers did not include
total compensation.
"The federal government also
pays an average of 36 percent
of employees' base pay health
insurance and pension benefits,
in addition to generous paid
leave. Taken together, federal
employees on average earned
$101,628 in total compensation in
2010," he said.

Army opens fire on
protesters calling
for Saleh to resign
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Thou-
sands of Yemenis defiantly demon-
strated yesterday at a public square,
a day afterthe army stormed Sanaa
University, firing live ammunition,
killing one person and wounding
scores of others.
The attack escalated tensions

in Yemen, which has been rocked
by weeks of protests against Presi-
dent Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key U.S.
ally in the campaign against al-
Qaida who has been in power 32
years.
Abdullah al-Jeifi, 24, died and
several other protesters who were
shot in Tuesday's raid were in seri-
ous condition, said Mohammed
al-Abahi, one of the doctors vol-
unteering at the Sanaa University
campus. Soldiers also used rub-
ber bullets and tear gas in their

assault.
Outraged at the government
raid, more protesters camped out
in tents near the university and on
campus Wednesday. A group of
young protesters issued a "black
list" with the names of 13 officials
they say are responsible for the
violence against peaceful protest-
ers. The names include the son of
President Ali Abdullah Saleh who
heads the Republican Guards, the
interior minister and other top
security officials.

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CENTER FOR
ETHICS
IN PUBLIC LIFE
NI VERSITrY OF MICHIGAN

Inaugural Delta Gamma
Lectureship in Values and Ethics
'Speak Truth to Power'
Kerry Kennedy,
International Human Rights
Advocate and Author

Thursday, March 10th, 4pm
Michigan League Ballroom

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