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Bilateral. Math majors
think of an axis with two
sides. Political science con-
centrators are reminded of
agreements between two
or parties. But for students
involved in LGBTQ awyare-
ness, it is the name of the
campus organization dedi-
cated to supporting and
understanding bisexuality.
The organization is a
social and activism group
for people on the bisexual
spectrum, University alum
Chelsea Slater, a former co-
chair of Bilateral, wrote an in
e-mail interview.
"There are very few queer
groups where the main focus

is being social," Slater wrote.
"This is one of them."
The group members meet
each week and usually alter-
nate between having discus-
sions one week and doing
various activities like game
nights the next, Slater wrote.
The group discusses an array
of issues viewed from a "bi-
perspective," ranging from
the representation of bisexu-
als in the media, to more per-
sonal conversations about
coming out of the closet, she
One of the event high-
lights of Bilateral is the club's
annual speed dating event,
which has been held the last

An installation by Y. David Chung is featured in the Institute or
Humanities Gallery that opened April 5.

Coat, phone
make getaway
WHERE: Dennison Build-
WHEN: Tuesday at about
6:50 p.m.
WHAT: A staff member
reported her coat and cell
phone were stolen from an
empty room between 5and
6 p.m., University Police
reported. There are no sus-
pects. .
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four years. The event consists
of two portions - one for het-
erosexual dating and another
for homosexual dating.
Slater added that group
members, who are under-
graduate and graduate stu-
dents, attend other events in
the University community,
including Gayz Craze in the
fall and various conferences
on bisexuality throughout
the year.
"(Bilateral) is a small
group of people that you
know well and know will
go with you to other queer
events," Slater wrote.
The Idaho House of Rep-
resentatives has declared
the 800 wolves currently
in the state a "disaster emer-
gency," Yahoo News report-
ed. The legislators deemed
the large wolf population
a threat to agriculture and
hunting industries.
Ann Arbor Summer
Festival's Mainstage
lineup was announced
Monday. Headliners include
comedian Steve Martin on
the banjo and indie musician
Andrew Bird.
A car fell off the 59th
Street Bridge in Long
Island City and hit a
pedestrian who is now in
critical condition, The New
York Post reported. This is
the second car in the past
week to fly off the bridge
in the same spot and hit a

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2011 Michigan Leadership
Awards will be honored in a
ceremony. Awards for out-
standing debate team and
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WHO: Department of Rec-
reational Sports
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mer" and former member
of mission control for the
Phoenix Mars expedi-
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about NASA politics and
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Drug cartels in Mexico
becomn more dangerous

Cartels recruiting
low-level criminals,
training them to
be killers
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -
Drug cartels are increasingly
recruiting common criminals
and quickly convertingthem into
killers, the head of Mexico's fed-
eral police said yesterday.
Public Safety Secretary Gen-
aro Garcia Luna said new drug
cartel recruits can reach the
position of hit man in a month,
a process that used to take 15
Garcia Luna said his agency
has began combatting common
crime as it fights drug cartels in
response to the changing nature

of organized crime in Mexico.
"For too long the fight against
organized crime has been con-
centrated on the leadership and
now it's important to fight crime
at every stage," Garcia Luna
told representatives from more
than 100 countries attending the
annual International Conference
for Drug Control.
The drug cartels are recruit-
ing low-level lawbreakers such
as street drug dealers and rob-
bers, a tactic first used by the
brutal Zetas drug gang and now
being copied by other cartels.
The Zetas, originally ex-
soldiers acting as hit men for
Mexico's Gulf drug cartel before
breaking off on their own, have
no geographic concentration like
other cartels and therefore have
shown up in disparate parts of
the country, authorities said.

They operate almost like fran-
chises, sending one member to
an area they want to control to
recruit local criminals.
Officials at the drug control
conference say the Zetas have
now spread their reign of terror
from the border with the United
States to the border with Guate-
mala - and across it.
Guatemala Security Vice Min-
ister Mario Castaneda said the
Zetas are recruiting former elite
Guatemalan soldiers and train-
ing them in camps in the Central
American country.
At least six former "kaibiles"
- Guatemalan soldiers trained
in counterinsurgency - linked to
the Zetas have been arrested in
Guatemala, Castaneda said.
Mexico first warned in 2005
that the Zetas were recruiting

An Afghan protestor holds a burning effigy of American pastor Terry Jones during a demonstration in Shinwar, Nangar-
har province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 4.
Peaceful protest in Northern
Afghanistan turns violent

Missing Chinese artist has
human ri hts groups worried
Chinese gov't. calls flagship People's Daily, said the North Africa. No public protests
international outcry was a delib- have emerged.
artist a 'maverick' erate attempt to undermine social Dozens have recently been
stability in China. taken into custody with little word
disrespectful of laws "The West's behavior aims at from authorities about where they
disrupting the attention of Chi- are being held, who is holding
BEIJING (AP) A state-run nese society and attempts to mod- them or what crimes they are sus-
Chinese newspaper yesterday ify the value system of the Chinese pected of committing.
brushed aside international con- people," it said. The editorial was unusual for
cerns over the fate of a prominent The newspaper called the China, which rarely comments on
artist and activist missing since 53-year-old Ai a maverick and said detained dissidents before they
the weekend, calling him a maver- he engaged in "legally ambiguous are formally charged. The deci-
ick wholacks respect for the coun- activities" and liked to do things sion underscored Ai's high inter-
try's laws. ordinary people wouldn't dare to national profile and appeared to

Seven U.N. workers
killed after Taliban
opens fire on crowds
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)
- Former insurgents who had
renounced the Taliban and were
in a reintegration program are
suspected of taking an assault
rifle from a Nepalese guard and
opening fire during the anti-
Quran-burning riot last week
that left seven U.N. workers
dead, Afghan officials said yes-
Parliamentarian Mohammad,
Akbari said government investi-
gators have identified three men
they believe were involved in the
killing of three U.N. staff mem-
bers and four Nepalese guards
in the April 1 attack against the
U.N. headquarters in the north-
ern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Four
protesters also were killed.
The men were arrested the
day of the riot. It began as a
peaceful demonstration, but
after crowds stormed the build-
ing and set fires, some protest-

ers seized weapons and started
"They had one Kalashnikov
which they took from a guard.
They fired, according to wit-
nesses," said Akbari, who was
part of the investigating team.
"They have been recognized by
He did not say how many peo-
ple the suspects are thought to
have killed. It remains unclear
how the protesters died.
A chief investigator with
the Interior Ministry, Mirza
Mohammad Yarmand, said
one of the men disassembled
the AK-47 and took it back to
the house where he was stay-
ing. The weapon, he said, was
It was unclear who is thought
to have done the shooting or
if more than one weapon was
involved. At least one U.N. staff-
er was killed with a knife to the
Yarmand said two suspects
were believed to be directly
involved, and that there was
evidence that they fired the
weapon. The role of the third

was unclear.
Akbari said the suspects were
former insurgents who had
renounced the Taliban and were
in a reintegration program. He
said all three were from Balkh
province, of which Mazar-i-
Sharif is the capital.
The program aims to attract
low- to midlevel fighters to join
the government with promises
of jobs, literacy and vocational
training plus development aid
for their villages.
In February, a NATO official
said that nearly 900 militants
had quit the fight and enrolled
in the program. The Afghan
government has not confirmed
that number. There are vary-
ing estimates of the number of
insurgents fighting in Afghani-
stan, but the most often quoted
estimate is 25,000.
Neither Akbari nor Yarmand
provided further detail, but
both said the men have denied
killing anyone. No one has been
charged as the investigation is
still under way, they said. A total
of 17 men were being questioned
in connection with the riot.

Human rights groups as well
as the U.S., Britain and the Euro-
pean Union delegation in Beijing
have expressed concern about Ai
Weiwei, an avant-garde artist and
outspoken government critic who
was last seen early Sunday in police
custody after he was barred from
boarding a flight at a Beijing air-
An editorial in the Global
Times newspaper, published by
the ruling Communist Party's

Chinese law "won't bend to
mavericks," said the newspaper,
which didn't specify what laws
Ai was suspected of breaking or
confirm whether he had been
Ai's disappearance comes as
security services carry out a mas-
sive crackdown on lawyers, writ-
ers and activists following online
calls for protests in China similar
to those in the Middle East and

suggest that China is building a
criminal case against him for his
social activism.
Among China's best-known
artists internationally, Ai recently
exhibited at the Tate Modern gal-
lery in London.
As an activist, he has cam-
paigned for an independent
investigation into the deaths
of thousands of children when
schools collapsed in the massive
2008 Sichuan earthquake.


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