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Auburn football players arrested


Four Auburn University
football players were arrested
and charged for robbery on
Friday, according to a March
11 Huffington Post article.
Auburn football coach
Gene Chizik consequently
removed the players from the
team, the article states.
Police found Mike McNeil,
Antonio Goodwin, Shaun
Kitchens and Dakota Mosley
in a vehicle that fit the vic-
tims' account, according to
the article.
The suspects of the home
robbery were three black
males, one of which had a
gun, police said, according to
the article.
Each player was charged
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with counts of first-degree
robbery, first-degree bur-
glary and third-degree theft
of property, according to the
An e-mail allegedly writ-
ten by a member of the Kappa
Sigma fraternity at the Uni-
versity of Southern California
has spurred an investigation
of the fraternity, according to
a March 8 article in the Daily
"I will refer to females as
'targets.' They aren't actu-
al people like us men," the

e-mail was reported as read-
ing. "Consequently, giving
them a certain name or dis-
tinction is pointless."
Mitchell Wilson, Kappa
Sigma Fraternity's executive
director, said the organiza-
tion is seeking the author of
the e-mail and that he thinks
the e-mail may have been
written by a non-fraternity
affiliate looking to smear
Kappa Sigma, the article
"We are going to do our
best to identify who the
author is and hold the per-
son accountable," the Trojan
quoted Wilson as saying.

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Students practice putting a condom on a banana ata sex
education event Saturday at Mary Markley Residence Hall.

Hospital haze Spring Pride CORRECTIONS

WHERE: University Hos-
WHEN: Friday at about
:15 p.m.
WHAT: A hospital patient
naffiliated with the Uni-
ersity was found with
uspected marijuana in his
ospital room, University
Police reported. The case is
nder investigation.
A joint effort
WHERE: West Quad Resi-
ence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: Three students
were interviewed by police
fter an officer smelled
narijuana, University
Police reported. The officer
eized suspected marijuana
nd paraphernalia for fur-
her invesgarinon.

Week rally

WHAT: The annual Spec-
trum Center Spring Pride
Week will begin with a rally
featuring music, speak-
ers and information about
upcoming events.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: The Diag
Science and
the city lecture
WHAT: Jason Corburn, an
associate professor at the
University of California-
Berkeley, will deliver a
lecture about the role of sci-
ence in urban plannipg.
WHO: Science, Technology,
and Public Policy Program
School of Social Work
Taubman College of Archi-
tecture and Urban Planning
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall, room

. An article in the March
11 edition of The Michi-
gan Daily, ("Masturbator
charged forincidents out-
side Oxford") incorrectly
insinuated that the sus-
pect had been convicted
of a crime. He has not.
. An article in the
March 11 edition of The
Michigan Daily, ("Sig
Ep considers former AZ
church for future resi-
dence") incorrectly iden-
tified Jerry Mangona.
He is president of Sigma
Phi Epsilon's Michigan
Alpha Alumni Board.
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error in the Daily to

Some parents and medi-
cal experts have begun
to use the iPad as tool to
help children diagnosed with
autism, Fox News reported.
Experts said the iPad's touch
screen interface allows chil-
dren with autism to control
the pace of the information
that they receive.
The Michigan men's
basketball team was
selected as a No. 8 seed
and will take on ninth-seed-
ed Tennessee on Friday in
the NCAA Tournament.
A marathon runner has
decided to prepare for
the Los Angeles Mara-
thon by consuming a diet of
only McDonald's menu items,
the Chicago Sun-Times
reported. Due to his exercise
regimen, the man asserts that
he is able toremain healthy.

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Thousands rally in Beirut to
demand Hezbollah disarm

Hezbollah will not
respond to protests,
representative says
BEIRUT (AP) - Tens of thou-
sands of supporters of Lebanon's
pro-Western opposition thronged
downtown Beirut yesterday,
demanding that the Iranian-
backed militant group Hezbollah
give up its weapons.
The rally was a potent show
of support for Lebanon's toppled
prime minister Saad Hariri, who
moved into the opposition after
Hezbollah and its allies forced his
government to collapse in Janu-
"We want to place the weapons
at the disposal of the state because
it is the state that unites us all and
it is the army that protects us all,"
Hariri said, shouting over the
crowd as they cheered and waved
Lebanon's national flag.

Hariri has taken a far stronger
public stance against Hezbollah
in recent weeks than he did dur-
ing his 14 months as prime minis-
ter, suggesting that the country's
political deadlock is far from over.
Ghaleb Abu Zeinab, a member
of Hezbollah's political bureau,
said the group will not respond to
yesterday's gathering.
But a slew of billboards has
popped up in Beirut lately, say-
ing "Israel also wants Hezbollah
disarmed" - a clear message that
Hezbollah sees its weapons as a
necessary safeguard against its
Hariri accuses the militant
group, which is backed by Syria
and Iran, of using its weapons for
intimidation and political lever-
Yesterday's rally heightens
growing tensions in Lebanon over
a U.N. tribunal investigating the
2005 assassination of Hariri's
father, former prime minister

Rafik Hariri.
The Hague-based court is
widely expected to accuse Hez-
bollah members of involvement in
the killing in indictments issued
two months ago but which remain
sealed. Hezbollah vehemently
denies having anything to do
with the killing, and its ministers
walked out of Saad Hariri's gov-
ernment when he refused to cut
ties with the tribunal.
Hezbollah and its allies then
secured enough support in par-
liament to name Najib Mikati
as their pick for prime minister.
Mikati has emphasized that he
will not do the bidding of any one
side in Lebanon's fractious poli-
tics, but he is still struggling to
form a Cabinet.
Opponents of Hezbollah -
which the U.S. considers a terror-
ist organization - say having an
Iranian proxy at the helm of Leb-
anon's government would lead to
international isolation.


Emergency personnel respond to the bus crash on Interstate 95 in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, March
12. At least 14 people died when the bus, returning to New York from a casino in Connecticut, flipped onto its side.
Witnesses' and driver's accounts
of deadly NYC bus accident differ

Exhibit on Vishnu introduces
Hindu art to U.S. audiences

Curators aim to
increase awareness
of Hinduism in art
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP)
- Hinduism is the world's third
largest religion and its oldest con-
tinuously practiced one, so it's
somewhat surprising there has
never been a major U.S. museum
exhibition on Vishnu, one of its
most important deities.
"Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-
Skinned Savior" is a new exhibit
at Nashville's Frist Center for the
Visual Arts that aims to introduce
American art audiences to the
visual beauty of the intricate ways
Hindus throughout time have ren-
dered their deities.
Curator Joan Cummins, of the
Brooklyn Museum, described the

goals of the exhibit recently dur-
ing a private tour.
"First, to introduce one aspect
of a major world religion, Hindu-
ism, to a largely uninitiated audi-
ence," she said. "We assume they
are intelligent but don't know
almost anything about Hinduism.
"Second, to show absolutely
gorgeous Indian art - the very
best material from collections all
over the world, the most beautiful
and rarest examples."
Vishnu is one of Hinduism's
three most important gods,
although that description is
somewhat misleading. Hinduism
scholar Joanne Waghorne, a reli-
gion professor at Syracuse Univer-
sity, said many Hindus, but not all,
believe the religion's many differ-
ent deities are simply aspects of a
single divinity.
Vishnu is easily recognizable in

paintings by his blue skin.
"His association with the skies
is one explanation for his blue
skin," Cummins said, "but really
it's not explained very well in
scripture. His skin is just blue."
His role among the Hindu dei-
ties is the preserver. He maintains
balance and is usually depicted
with a very erect posture. Like
many Hindu gods, Vishnu is often
shown with multiple arms, sym-
bolizing his ability to do many
things at once.
A beautifully preserved sand-
stone stele produced in the 10th
century in central India - "Vish-
nu Flanked by His Personified
Attributes" - is one of the intro-
ductory pieces in the first gal-
leries. It is one of several pieces
that has never been seen outside
its home museum or appeared in

Bus sliced in half
on N.Y. highway
killed 14 early
Saturday morning
NEW YORK (AP) - Passen-
gers and witnesses to a horrific
crash that sheared the top off
a bus and killed 14 people told
investigators that the driver's
account of getting clipped by a
tractor-trailer didn't match up to
what they felt and saw before the
vehicle slid off the road and into
a sign pole.
Driver Ophadell Williams had
told police that his World Wide
Travelbus was hit just as it crossed
the New York City line early Sat-
urday on a trip from the Mohegan
Sun casino in in Connecticut.
But passengers said Williams
had already swerved at times to
the right for no reason before the
accident, a law enforcement offi-
cial said yesterday. The official
wasn't authorized to speak pub-
licly about the probe and spoke
on condition of anonymity.
The bus was returning to
Manhattan's Chinatown after a
quick overnight trip to the casino.
The official said that passengers
said they didn't feel anything hit
them and that other motorists on
Interstate 95 said they didn't see
the bus get hit. The official said

police spoke to the tractor-trailer
driver, who said he was following
the bus.
Williams remained hospital-
ized in stable condition yesterday
and has not commented publicly.
His family could not be reached.
As many as 20 passengers
were treated at hospitals follow-
ing the accident. Nine remained
hospitalized, including the bus
driver, at St. Barnabas Hospital
and Jacobi Medical Center. Most
were in critical condition.
Officials at Jacobi were still
trying to identify one passenger,
an Asian man in his 50s, spokes-
woman Barbara DeIorio said.
"He's very injured. He's not
able to communicate yet," she
said, adding that the man was in
the surgical intensive care unit.
The 14 victims - eight men
and six women - all died of blunt
force trauma, said Ellen Borak-
ove, a spokeswoman for the New
York City medical examiner's
office. She said the office was
working with family members to
identify them.
The National Transportation
Safety Board has interviewed
two passengers from the bus,
but it hasn't spoken to the bus
driver or the driver of the truck,
Vice Chairman Christopher
Hart said at a news conference
late Sunday.
He said the investigation was
still in its early stages, but the

NTSB plans to talk to the bus
company to see what kind of
fatigue management the com-
pany has in place. Investigators
will also look into the casino's
records to see whether the driv-
er checked into a room there.
The NTSB will analyze three
devices: a camera mounted in
the bus facing the passengers;
an engine control module, which
may tell how fast the bus was
going; and a GPS tracking device
from the tractor-trailer, said
Some of the 31 passengers
were still asleep when the bus
crashed at 5:35 a.m. Saturday.
The-bus scraped alongtheguard-
rail for 300 feet, toppled and
crashed into the support pole
for a highway sign indicating the
exit for the Hutchinson Parkway.
The pole knifed through the bus
front to back along the window
line, peeling the roof off all the
way to the back tires.
The bus was one of scores that
travel daily between Chinatown
and the Foxwoods and Mohe-
gan Sun casinos in southeastern
Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville,
Conn., has estimated a fifth of
its business comes from Asian
spending and caters to Chinese-
American gamblers. Its website
has a Chinese-language section
offering gaming and bus promo-

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