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Body of newborn
baby found in attic
Authorities have ordered an
autopsy on the body of a newborn
boy found in the attic of a home in
Huron County's Port Hope.
Sheriff's officials tell the Bay
City Times the baby was found
yesterday morning in the com-
munity near the tip of Michigan's
Thumb. Deputies haven't released
names of the 13-year-old moth-
er or the 16-year-old boy they
believe is the father.
Authorities say they began
investigating Saturday night after
being called to a local hospital. A
physician determined the girl's
medical problems were the result
of a pregnancy, but police say she
hadn't told anyone nor had any-
one suspected her of being preg-
Radiation found in
Mass. water, Japan
plant likely source
Health officials said yesterday
that one sample of Massachusetts
rainwater has registered very low
concentrations of radiation, most
likely from the Japanese nuclear
power plant damaged earlier this
month by an earthquake and tsu-
John Auerbach, the Massa-
chusetts commissioner of public
health, said that radioiodine-131
found in the sample - one of more
than 100 that have been taken
around the country -is short
lived. He said the drinking water
supply in the state was unaffected
and officials do not expect any
health concerns.
Nevada and other Western
states also have reported minus-
cule amounts of radiation, but
scientists say those presented no
health risks.
Israel unveils new
anti-missile shield
Israel deployed a cutting-edge
rocket defense system yester-
day, rolling out the latest tool in
its arsenal to stop a recent spike
in attacks from the neighboring
Gaza Strip.
Israel hopes the homegrown
Iron Dome system will provide
increased security to its citizens,
but officials warned that it can't
do the job alone. The system
went into operation shortly after
an Israeli aircraft struck a group
of militants in Gaza, killing two.
Israeli said they were about to fire
a rocket.
The Iron Dome system has
raised hopes that Israel has final-
ly found a solution to the years of
rocket fire from Gaza. The primi-
tive rockets have evaded Israel's
high-tech weaponry, in part
because their short flight path,
just a few seconds, makes them
hard to track.

Japan earthquake
hurts auto industry
The auto industry disruptions
triggered by Japan's earthquake
and tsunami are about to get
In the weeks ahead, car buy-
ers will have difficulty finding the
model they want in certain colors,
thousands of auto plant workers
will likely be told to stay home,
and companies such as Toyota,
Honda and others will lose bil-
lions of dollars in revenue. More
than two weeks since the natural
disaster, inventories of crucial car
supplies - from computer chips to
paint pigments - are dwindling
fast as Japanese factories that
make them struggle to restart.
Because parts and supplies are
shipped by slow-moving boats,
the real drop-off has yet to be felt
by factories in the U.S., Europe
and Asia. That will come by the
middle of April.
"This is the biggest impact
ever in the history of the auto-
mobile industry," says Koji Endo,
managing director at Advanced
Research Japan in Tokyo.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

PETA VP debates 'U' Ethics IPage1A

Bowl Team on animal rights

percent of dining
hall meat is from
mass farming
Daily StaffReporter
The fight for animal rights is
one that has long plagued college
campuses abound with animal
testing and meat-filled cafete-
The fight continued Friday
when roughly 75 people congre-
gated in the gallery of the Hatch-
er Graduate Library to watch
members of the Michigan Eth-
ics Bowl Team face off against
People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals Vice President Bruce
Friedrich in a debate regarding
the question, "Is eating meat
ethical?" The event was hosted
by peta2, the youth division of
the larger organization, as part
of a push to facilitate discussion
of animal rights on college cam-
Friedrich opened the debate
by arguing the immorality of
consuming meat. He also pro-
vided a PowerPoint presenta-
tion with pictures of a cat, pig,
chicken and dog. Friedrich asked
if anyone in the audience would
kill and eat the cat. A few people
raised their hands.
"Well, you can't," Friedrich
said. "She's my cat."
From Page 1A
shocked that women now have
to fight to maintain rights they
won decades ago, such as access
to health care services and
equality in the workforce.
"We fought for equality, and
I think too many young women
take for granted what they
have," Dingell said. "I never
thought I would have to fight to
keep what we fought for."
At the rally, Dingell
expressed her disapproval with
the Republican Party's attempt
to cut Title X of the Public
Health Service Act created by
the federal government to fund
organizations like Planned
Parenthood that provide free
health care services to women.
The bill would eliminate about
$330 million offundingthrough
the end of September.
Dingell said it is an "indica-
tion of how extreme the Repub-
licans have become" since they
are trying to cuta program that
was established under former
Republican President Richard
Dingell ended her speech by
calling upon women of all ages
to fight for their rights and con-
tinue the struggle for women's
equality in our society.
"Now is the time to let your
voices be heard, to organize
women and young women
across the country," Dingell
said. "Do not become quiet and
After the rally, Planned Par-
enthood supporters marched
down to Liberty Plaza at the

From Page 1A
If you would've told me that
I'd be seeing that back in Octo-
ber, I would have called you
I grew accustomed to the
team's constant disappoint-
ments in NCAA Tournament
play. The poor goaltending, slop-
py defensive effort and inability
to score the big game-changing
goal all adds up to no NCAA
Championship banners being
raised in Yost Ice Arena.
And whatever the case may
be for any of the recent sub-par
performances in the tourna-
ment - giving up four straight
goals to Colorado College in
2005 or maybe the 2009 first-
round upset at the hands of Air
Force - the fact still remains
black and white.

Friedrich encouraged people
who are passionate about envi-
ronmental and animal rights to
practice a vegan lifestyle in order
to support the stance that eating
meat is unethical.
"If you can choose between
mercy and misery, you should
choose mercy," Friedrich said.
The six-person Ethics Bowl
Team rebutted with an argument
highlighting the meat industry's
attempt to enforce stricter regu-
lations for better treatment of
animals. While the team agreed
that the current meat industry
continues to employ unethical
practices, members argued-that
methods like free-range ani-
mal farming and default live-
stock systems could increase
the animals' quality of life while
decreasing carbon emissions.
In response, Friedrich said
that 99 percent of meat - includ-
ing what University students eat
in the dining halls - is obtained
from mass farming, a practice
known for its animal abuse. He
added that free-range animals
endure abuse, as illustrated by
graphic clips from the PETA doc-
umentary, "Meet Your Meat."
LSA senior Kevin Lane, an
Ethics Bowl team member,
argued that animals don't have
the same investment in their
lives as humans do.
"An animal's future life is not
valuable in the same way that a
human's future life is valuable,"
Lane said.
LSA sophomore Hasenin Al-
intersection of East Liberty and
South Division. As they walked
along State Street, dozens of
motorists honked their horns in
support of their cause.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily after the rally,
Dingell said if the legislation
passed, it would be large step
backward for women's rights.
"(Planned Parenthood) is
the only way a lot of young
women can get health care,"
Dingell said. ".What scares me
is that it's not only about cut-
ting Planned Parenthood, it's
the fact that they want to take
funding away from Title X. This
is about women going back-
In an interview before the
event, Lori Lamerand, CEO
of Planned Parenthood Mid
and South Michigan, said even
with funding from Title X, the
organization still doesn't have
enough money to fund its ser-
vices, adding that the generos-
ity of private donors is critical
to the organization's function-
Lamerand added that with-
out Planned Parenthood,
low-income students and Ann
Arbor residents would have
no alternative to affordable
health care and family plan-
ning options.
"On campus there is the
University Health Service, but
that is not necessarily on a slid-
ing fee scale," Lamerand said.
"All of (Planned Parenthood's)
services accommodate women
even if they don't have other
resources, and that is not true
in any place else."
LSA sophomore Christen

It's time.
Just like it was time in Cin-
cinnati, Ohio back in the mid-
This year. Right now.
The current group of Wol-
verines has it in them to earn
the title of being called No.1.
Michigan will walk out of the
Xcel Energy Center with the
national title.
The Wolverines have won
games every way imaginable in
The crazy bounces that just
cannot seem to be explained
(Chad Langlais, I'm looking at
The scoring touch from
Scooter Vaughan and Lee Moffie
that just flat out wasn't expected
this year - the duo has account-
ed for 21 goals this season.
The eight come-from-behind
victories and the refuse-to-quit
mentality that this team exhib-

Khersan, an Ethics Bowl Team
member, said people should cut
back on how much meat they con-
sume but emphasized that eating
meat is not immoral and actually
has various health benefits.
Following the debate, LSA
senior Marissa Kresch, who
attended the event, said she was
disappointed with the quality
of the Ethics Bowl Team's argu-
ment. She said some of their
points were inaccurate - partic-
ularly their points regarding the
environmental hazard posed by
large herds of livestock.
When LSA junior and Eth-
ics Bowl Team member Elton
Li asked during the debate what
could be done about the green-
house gases emitted by livestock,
Kresch shouted, "Stop raising
animals for food."
LSA freshman Rene Hanna
said he thought the debate was
stimulating, and as a result he
didn't feel the need to proclaim a
victor because "the winner is the
Friedrich recently spoke in
similar debates on many cam-
puses around the country includ-
ing Yale University and Harvard
College. In an interview after
the debate, he said university
students are the "most primed"
for thinking about ethics, includ-
ing those involved with animal
"More and more college stu-
dents are choosing to align their
ethics with their action," Fried-
rich said.
Houck - who was holding a
sign at the rally that read, "If it's
your choice, your body, use your
own money" - said she thinks
Planned Parenthood's primary
goal is to profit off abortions
and not to educate or provide
health care to women.
"Planned Parenthood is an
abortion mill," Houck said.
Lamerand said that abor-
tions account for only a small
percentage of Planned Parent-
hood's services, with 97 percent
of its efforts focused on preven-
tative medicine, birth control,
breast screenings and gyneco-
logical care.
Houck added that women
would not lose access to free
health care and family planning
services if Planned Parenthood
disappeared, arguing that crisis
pregnancy centers like Arbor
Vitae, located on East Liberty
Street, have been providing free
health care and family planning
services to women for years
without funding from the fed-
eral government.
LSA senior Cynthia Yoon has
been to Planned Parenthood
numerous times during the
course of her college career to
receive affordable health care,
birth control, and even an abor-
tion. Without Planned Parent-
hood, she said, she would lose
her primary source of health
"(Planned Parenthood) is
a great investment that this
country is making because oth-
erwise I would be asking the
government for even bigger
support if it wasn't for Planned
Parenthood's services," Yoon

ited all year, with Friday night
against Nebraska-Omaha being
no different.
And finally, a little luck in
late February against Western
Michigan to cap off a dramatic
two-goal comeback on senior
Brendan Morrison knew his
team was certainly due for a
And maybe, just maybe, the
same could possibly be said for
current senior forward Louie
"When you win when you're
not supposed to win, I think it's
a sign," Caporusso said follow-
ing the overtime win against
Western Michigan. "It's a sign
that maybe this is the year for
Michigan hockey."
Believe me Louie, it is.
- Burns can be reached
at burnmark@umich.edu

mittee - an advisory body which
hears grievances filed against
DPS - technically qualifying
him for the second student-held
spot on the six-person commit-
tee. LSA junior Ellen Steele, who
ran uncontested, will hold the
first student seat.
LSA junior Breah Patterson,
elections director for MSA, said
since Marks is not an enrolled
student, he is ineligible for a
spot on the DPS Oversight Com-
The second student currently
on the committee will be gradu-
ating this spring. To fill the posi-
tion, MSA planned to choose
a write-in candidate with the
most amount of votes, since the
election was uncontested.
It is likely, Patterson said,
that the position will be fulfilled
by LSA junior Michael Pry, a
write-in candidate who earned
12 votes, which was the fourth-
highest number of votes in the
The most recent version of
the MSA constitution states,"No
representative may run for elec-
tion or hold office representing
a constituency of which that
person is not a member." Addi-
tionally, students cannot run for
positions under aliases, though
Marks does not appear to be an
alias, Patterson said.
However, DPS Oversight
Committee procedure docu-
ments do not explicitly outlaw
certain students, fictional or
real, from holding positions.
The Every Three Weekly, a
satire publication on campus,
began endorsing Marks as a
write-in candidate for MSA pres-
ident this month in an effort to
demonstrate its dissatisfaction
with MSA and its governing.
Campbell said he was not sur-
prised by the attention Marks
received and feels that the fic-
tional character's popularity
was due to student frustration
with MSA.
"I expected that write-in can-
didates receive quite a few votes
because students are rightfully
frustrated with an assemblythat
is not as active as it could be and
is not as aggressive in publiciz-
ing its own successes," he said.
Campbell said that when he
takes office he hopes to make
the government more reflective
of student needs.
"I'm really looking forward
to taking my experience and my
knowledge and applying those
principles to the assembly in
hopes of making the Michigan
Student Assembly a better advo-
cate and a more aggressive force
for change on campus," Camp-
bell said.
Despite frustration from stu-
dents, Campbell added that he
believes MSA has made progress
this year.
"I think too few students rec-
ognize the great things MSA has

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 3A
done over the past year, from
dramatically changing the hous-
ing polity for transgendered
students to giving service orga-
nizations access to free vehicles
for service projects," Campbell
Patterson also expressed her
and fellow MSA members' dis-
appointment about the lack of
seriousness toward the elec-
"You do have to expect it,
that someone is going to write-
in something kind-of crazy,"
she said. "I think that (Marks)
has definitely been a thorn in
our side, especially since he
earned more votes than we were
Patterson added that it's not
unusual for voters to write-in
offbeat nominees. This year,
write-ins for various positions
included Central Campus squir-
rel, Harry Potter and George
While Marks's votes were
strong across categories, the
number of total voters decreased
from 14 percent of the student
body in fall 2010 elections to 11
percent this spring.
Briana Hatcher, candidate for
the Defend Affirmative Action
Party, said she was frustrated by
the lack of student concern for
MSA elections. Despite her dis-
content with the election results,
she said she plans to run for an
MSA position again next year.
"I was a little disappointed
that there was only a 11 per-
cent turnout," Hatcher said. "I
wish there were more students
who cared about how elections
turned out."
In an effort to increase vot-
ing, voting stations were placed
at locations such as the Michi-
gan Union, Michigan League
and Pierpont Commons for the
first time in a decade. Students
also had the opportunity to vote
In an interview with last
week, MSA president-elect
DeAndree Watson said he was
happy with this year's voter
"I'm at least excited that over
10 percent of the student body
decided to vote in this election,
especially considering that it
wasn't the most contested," he
Campbell echoed Watson's
sentiments, but said there is
more progress to be made in
terms of voter turnout.
"I don't think you can be sat-
isfied until all of campus votes in
student government elections,"
he said.
Patterson said that though she
hoped more students would have
voted, she was pleased by aturn-
out that was higher than origi-
nally expected by MSA officials.
"We think that students
should want to have an active
role in selecting and participat-
ing in government," she said.
"We can only hope for the best
and hope that that message
comes across to everyone."

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