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works members protested outside Rackham yesterday
tary of State Condoleeza Rice spoke inside.



Laptop thief Thief improves North Quad Talk on 'Near
smoked out typing skills open house Andersonville'
WHERE: Duderstadt Cen- WHERE: Michigan Union WHAT: A celebration WHAT: A lecture on
ter WHEN: Tuesday at about in honor of North Quad Winslow Homer's lost Civil
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m. being open. There will be War painting and how it is
9 p.m. WHAT: A staff member a short presentation and tied to Abraham Lincoln's
WHAT: A student reported reported that a keyboard refreshments. The dining presidential campaign.
his unattended laptop was was stolen from a computer hail will be closed for the WHO: William L. Clements
stolen, University Police on the first floor, University day because of the event. Library
reported. GPS was used to Police reported. There are WHO: Office of the Presi- WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
locate the culprit, who was no suspects. dent WHERE: William L. Cle-
arrested for the theft as well WHEN: Today at 3 p.m. ments Library, Great Room
as possession of marijuana. WHERE: North Quad Resi-
Check bouncer dence Hall

As many as 59 million
more carry-on bags
made their way onto
airlines in 2010, The New
York Times reported. The
increase may lead to a need
to charge customers more
money in order to provide
more security to screen the
carry-on bags.
Tonight is the last
chance to see Claire
Denis's "White Materi-
al" at the Michigan Theater.
The heartbreaking film is
about a coffee plantation and
a civil war in Africa. .
President Barack
Obama declined the
invitation to throw the
first pitch at The Nation-
als' opening baseball game
tonight, CBS News reported.
Instead, he will be replaced
by five flag officers from each
military branch.

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Skateboarders bounces

san away
WHERE: Ross Academic
WHEN: Tuesday at about
5:15 p.m.
WHAT: People skateboard-
ing on the steps of the
building were told to move,
University Police reported.

WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tuesday at about
12:30 p.m.
WHAT: A bookstore
employee confronted a cus-
tomer about a fraudulent
check, University Police
reported. The customer
left the scene and is under

.b s e D i s c u s s i o n o n
The business faile of th
of medicine inaceae

WHAT: Dr. Beals-Becker
will lead a discussion of the
business aspect of medicine
and running a private
practice. Beals-Becker runs
a private practice in Ann
WHO: Pre-Student Osteo-
pathic Medical Association
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union

WHAT: A panel discussion
addressing life after prison,
prisoners' families and the
transition from cell to home.
WHO: The Prison Creative
Arts Project
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30
WHERE: Michigan
League, Vandenburg Room

Biden: Talks on budgetI
are making progress I


- g
$33 bi
the ne
ably le
all tht
and w
omy, t

aotiators work to ence plan would end up where
GOP leaders started last month
Ad shutdown of as they tried to fulfill a cam-
paign pledge to return spending
government for agencies' daily operations to
levels in place before President
SHINGTON (AP) - Vice Barack Obama took office. That
lent Joe Biden reported calculation takes into account the
progress" yesterday in fact that the current budget year,
t talks to prevent a gov- which began Oct. 1, is about half
nt shutdown next week as over.
essional negotiators began The $33 billion figure, disclosed
on a proposal for around by a congressional aide famil-
Ilion in spending cuts over iar with the talks and indirectly
xt six months - consider- confirmed by Biden, who used a
ss than tea party activists measuring stick tied to Obama's
nded. budget instead of acurrent spend-
ere's no reason why, with ing freeze, is well below the $60
at's going on in the world billion-plus in cuts that the House
'ith the state of the econ- passed last month. But it does rep-
hat we can't avoid a gov- resent significant movement by
nt shutdown," Biden told Senate Democrats and the admin-
ers after a meeting in the istration after originally backing a
1 with Senate Democratic freeze at current rates.
s. Under Biden's math, the White
tentative split-the-differ- House is conceding $73 billion

in cuts from Obama's requests,
which contained increases never
approved by Congress. Republi-
cans originally wanted $100 bil-
lion in cuts using the same gauge.
Tea party-backed GOP law-
makers want more. With a tea
party rally set for Thursday on
Capitol Hill, it's unclear how
many of the 87 freshmen Repub-
licans elected last fall could live
with the arrangement between
top Democrats and House Speak-
er John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Both sides said the figure
under consideration is tentative
at best and depends on the out-
come of numerous policy stands
written into the bill. Boehner
spokesman Michael Steel said:
"There's no agreement on a num-
ber for the spending cuts. Noth-
ing is agreed to until everything
is agreed to."
Biden agreed: "There's no deal
until there's a whole deal."

A protestor shouts at the broadcast of the Ohio House floor debate on Senate Bill 5 on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in
Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio House gives 'okay' to
collective bargaining limits

Earthquake in Japan possible
cause of radiation in U.S. milk

FDA says milk is
still below level of
concern and will
drop quickly
low levels of radiation turned up
in a sample of milk from Washing-
ton state, the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency and the Food and
Drug Administration said yester-
day, but federal officials assured
consumers not to worry.
The FDA said such findings
were to be expected in the com-
ing days because of the nuclear
crisis in Japan, and that the levels
were expected to drop relatively
Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi
nuclear power complex began

leaking radiation after it was
damaged by a devastating earth-
quake and tsunami earlier this
Results from a March 25 milk
sample taken from Spokane,
Wash., showed levels of radio-
active Iodine-131 that were still
5,000 times below levels of con-
cern set by the FDA, including lev-
els set for infants and children.
"Radiation is all around us in
our daily lives, and these findings
are a miniscule amount compared
to what people experience every
day," said Patricia Hansen, senior
scientist.at the FDA. "A person
would be exposed to low levels of
radiation on a round-trip cross-
country flight, watching televi-
sion, and even from construction
EPA said it was increasing the
level of nationwide monitoring of

milk, precipitation and drinking
Spokane, a city of 208,000 resi-
dents, is located more than 300
miles east of the Pacific coast.
Kim Papich, spokeswoman for the
Spokane Regional Health District,
said the agency was aware of the
EPA report and preparing to issue
a statement to residents.
"This is not a major health con-
cern," Papich said.
The United States had already
halted imports of dairy products
and produce from the affected
area of Japan. Other foods import-
ed from Japan, including seafood,
were still being sold to the public
but screened first for radiation.
Japanese foods make up less
than 4 percent of all U.S. imports.
The FDA has said it expected no
risk to the U.S. food supply from

Protesters call out
representatives for
bill that would ban
worker strikes
Labor stronghold Ohio assumed
center stage Wednesday in the
battle over collective bargaining
rights for public workers as the
state Legislature was poised to
send to the governor a bill that
was in some ways tougher than
that seen in Wisconsin.
The measure awaited likely
passage in the Republican-con-
trolled state Senate on yesterday
evening after itearlier cleared the
GOP-led House on a 53-44 vote.
Chants of "Shame on you!"
quickly broke out from onlook-
ers in the House balcony after
the vote there.
About 150 protesters then fil-
tered into the Senate chamber,
singing "We shall not be moved"
and shouting "Power to the peo-
Unlike Wisconsin's mea-
sure, the Ohio legislation would
extend union restrictions to
police officers and firefighters.
But the overall response by
protesters in the Rust Belt state,

despite its long union tradition
among steel and auto workers,
has paled in comparison to Wis-
consin, where protests topped
more than 70,000 people. Ohio's
largest Statehouse demonstra-
tions on the measure drew about
8,500 people.
That difference has been
attributed to Madison's labor
legacy and the proximity of the
populous University of Wiscon-
sin campus to the state capital.
Standing in the Ohio State-
house Rotunda after the House
vote yesterday, union steelwork-
er Curt Yarger said he saw the
bill as "a preliminary attack on
working people."
"I shouldn't have any disillu-
sion that I'll be next in the pri-
vate sector," said Yarger, 43, of
Leo Geiger, a Republican
who works as a sewer inspec-
tor for the city of Dayton and
didn't attend protests because
he couldn't take the time off,
said he's "deathly afraid that this
is going to affect me, my family
and the entire state of Ohio in an
incredibly negative way."
Geiger, 34, called the bill and
the way it has moved through
the Legislature "completely un-
American" and said he believes
it has more to do with "political

payback" than the budget.
"I find this to be loathsome,"
he said last night. "I find this to
be disrespectful to Ohioans and
disrespectful to the process of
Yesterday, an estimated 700
people went to the Ohio State-
house to hear the debate.
The Ohio measure affects
safety workers, teachers, nurses
and a host of other government
personnel. It allows unions to
negotiate wages but not health
care, sick time or pension ben-
efits. It gets rid of automatic pay
increases, and replaces them
with merit raises or perfor-
mance pay. Workers would also
be banned from striking.
Republican Gov. John Kasich
has said his $55.5 billion, two-
year state budget counts on
unspecified savings from lifting
union protections to fill an $8
billion hole. The first-term gov-
ernor and his GOP colleagues
argue the bill would help city
officials and superintendents
better control their costs at a
time when they too are feeling
budget woes.
State Rep. Robert Hagan, a
Democrat from Youngstown,
took issue with the notion that
the bill was aimed at saving





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