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Notre Dame seeks to reduce accident fine


The University of Notre
Dame is seeking to lessen the
$77,500 in fines it incurred
as a result of an accident in
which a student died while
filming a football practice
from a hydraulic lift last fall,
according to an April 8 arti-
cle in The Observer.
Notre Damejunior Declan
Sullivan, who was a team
videographer, was filming
during a windstorm and
fell from the lift on Oct. 27,
2010, according to the arti-
cle. As a result of Sullivan's
death, Notre Dame now
uses remote controlled video
cameras to film practices,
The Observer reported.

Notre Dame is engaged
in discussions with the Indi-
ana Occupational Safety
and Health Administration
regarding the fine for six
violations the university was
cited for, according to the
Colin Carlson, a 14-year-
old junior at the University
of Connecticut, was awarded
the Truman Scholarship this
week, according to an April 9
Associated Press article.
The Truman Scholar-
ship provides $30,000 to the

recipient for graduate study.
Carlson is the fourth Uni-
versity of Connecticut stu-
dent to win the award since
its inception in 1975, the AP
Carlson is double majoring
in ecology and evolutionary
biology and environmen-
tal studies at the University
of Connecticut, where he
started taking classes when
he was nine years old. After
graduation, he intends to go
to law school as well as earn
a Ph.D.
Colin Carlson, a 14-year-
old junior at the University
of Connecticut, was awarded
the Truman Scholarship this

week, accordingto an April 9
Associated Press article.
The Truman Scholarship,
which was created in 1975,
provides $30,000 to the
recipient to pursue gradu-
ate school, according to the
Carlson is double majoring
in ecology and evolutionary
biology and environmental
studies at the University of
Connecticut, where he first
enrolled at the age of 9, the
AP reported. After gradua-
tion, he intends to go to law
school and earn a Ph.D.

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Patient lashes
out at nurse
WHERE: University Hos-
WHEN: Friday at about
2:15 p.m.
WHAT: A patient in the
hospital hit a nurse in the
arm several times, Univer-
sity Police "reported. The
nurse received a medical
Chemical spill
WHERE: Herbert H. Dow
WHEN: Friday at about
7:30 p.m.
WHAT: The building
was evacuated by the Ann
Arbor Fire Department
after a student spilled half
a gallon of Benzene on the
floor, University Police


Sticky fing
WHERE: MichiganI
WHEN: Friday at ab
9;30 p.m.
WHAT: A 46-year-o
not affiliated with th
versity was arrested:
an employee saw him
several packs of gum
versity Police reporte
suspect was found ou
the building.
Garage crai
WHERE: 616 Forest,
Ave. parking structur
WHEN: Saturday at:
2:45 p.m.
WHAT: A 22-year-ol
was found crawling o
ground of the parking
ture vomiting, Univer
Police reported. The s
who is not affiliated w
university, was taken
hospital for treatment

ers Heroes of
Union Peace panel
WHAT: A conference will
Id man be held that focuses on the
e Uni- lives of four heroes who
after advocated for peace during
steal different time periods.
, Uni- WHO: Rumi Club
d. The WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
tside WHERE: Michigan Union
wl Opera preview
South WHAT: As an introduc-
e tion to "Bond" - a Chinese
about opera based on the "Mer-
chant of Venice." Experts
d and members of the opera
n the company will hold a work-
;struc- shop on this traditional Chi-
sity nese opera.
ubject, WHO: Department of Com-
cith the parative Literature, Depart-
to the ment of English Language
t. & Literature, Center for
Chinese Studies
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: School of Social
Work, room 1636

Law workshop
WHAT: Toronto University
Law Prof. Karen Knop will
deliver a lecture called the
"Tokyo Women's Tribunal
and the Turn to Fiction."
WHO: Center for Interna-
tional and Comparative Law
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hutchins Hall,
room 116
Seminar to
reduce stress
WHAT:Participants will
learn skills - like yoga and
meditation - to limit their
WHO: Counseling and Psy-
chological Services
WHEN: Today at 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
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F.O.K.U.S, an arts graup, showcases
students on the Diag on April 9.
A fourth grade teacher
in Norfolk, Va. decided
to reenact the Civil War
in a history lesson in which
African American students
were auctioned off in a mock
event, Fox News reported.
The principal and superin-
tendent of the school issued
an apology last week.
The Michigan hockey
"eam fell to Minneso-
ta-Duluth in its first
national title game appear-
ance since 1998. The Bull-
dogs scored three minutes
and 22 seconds into overtime
for the win.
A 15-month-old boy
was accidentally served
a margarita in a sippy
cup at a Michigan Applebees,
FoxNews.com reported. The
boy's blood alcohol level was
.10 - over the legal driving
limit for adults in the state.

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Canadian Prime Minister
moving country to the right


Harper expected
to win third
term in May
general election
TORONTO (AP) - Back in
the days when he was an out-of-
office lawmaker with uncertain
prospects, Stephen Harper did
not need to pull his punches. His
caustic verdict on Canada still is
remembered 14 years later: "a wel-
fare state in the worst sense of the
term, and very proud of it."
Yet as prime minister and Con-
servative Party leader, he has gone
on to do what many would have
thought impossible: He has won
two elections in a row, and despite
never commanding a majority in"

Parliament, has managed to nudge
an instinctively liberal country
ever further to the right.
Now Harper looks set for a
third term when Canadians go to
the polls on May 2, and this time
he is asking voters to give him
a majority in the 308-member
house; he has been loath to do that
previously lest he be accused of
right-wing overreach. Most polls
predict he again will fall short,
although one has said he will get
his coveted majority this time.
Either way, thanks to luck, a
fractured opposition and a sharp,
strategic mind, the 51-year-old
prime minister has put a distinctly
more conservative face on the
nation of 34 million.
He has gradually lowered sales
and corporate taxes. He has forth-
rightly promoted the potential

of Alberta's oil sands, the world's
second largest oil reserves, despite
environmental objections. He has
increased spending on the mili-
tary and staunchly backed Israel's
right-wing government. He has
extended Canada's military mis-
sion in Afghanistan.
The only area that has not felt
his conservative touch is the social
one: he has said he will not tinker
with Canada's liberal abortion and
gay rights laws.
Former colleagues of Harper
say his long-term goals are to kill
the widely entrenched notion that
the Liberals - the party of MacK-
enzie King, Lester Pearson and
Pierre Trudeau - are the natural
party of government in Canada,
and to redefine what it means to
be Canadian.
"He's trying to dampen the idea
that the Liberal Party is the party
of Canada, that they invented the
flag. You can be a patriotic Cana-
dian and not be a Liberal; you can
actually be a Conservative. That's
a lasting contribution, and that
is a change," says Ian Brodie,
Harper's chief of staff from 2006
to 2008.

Smoke trail from a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel on Saturday.
Hamas official appeals to Israel
to halt rocket fire i Gaza Strip

the Isra
fire ifI
As n

)espite plea, militants had fired about 10 rock-
ets and mortar shells at Israel,
amas fired 10 police said, but Israel had not hit
kets into Israel At a late afternoon meet-
yesterday ing of Israel's Security Cabinet,
made up of senior ministers, the
military was told to "continue to
USALEM (AP) - A senior operate againstterrorists in order
r of Gaza's ruling Hamas to stop the (rocket) fire on Israel."
ent made a rare appeal to .. Hamas' deputy foreign min-
aeli public for a halt to the ister, Ghazi Hamad, delivered
ing cross-border fighting the message to state-run Israel
ay, telling an Israeli radio Radio. "We are interested in calm
in fluent Hebrew that but want the Israeli military to
is ready to stop its rocket stop its operations," Hamad said
Israel ends its attacks on in Hebrew.
Hamas refuses to recognize
ightfall approached, Gaza Israel, but Hamad and other lead-

ers of the Islamic militant group
learned Hebrew during time
spent in Israeli prisons.
Other Hamas officials said
they were in touch with media-
tors in hopes of restoring calm.
Israeli leaders sent mixed mes-
sages yesterday.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak
said if militants in Hamas-ruled *
Gaza cease their attacks, so
would Israel.
But Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu took a more combat-
ive tack. "If the attacks on Israeli
citizens and soldiers continue,
the response will be far harsher"
than it has been, Netanyahu told
his Cabinet.

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Obama returns to Chicago for campaign

President hopes
to recapture 2008
grassroots feel
CHICAGO (AP) - President
Barack Obama's relationship
with his hometown may be best
described as a long-distance love
affair. He lavishes attention on
it from afar and proud Chicago
pines for its hometown hero,
though the two rarely see each
That looks like it's about to
Obama is returning to his
roots as he embarks on his re-
election race for 2012. He's

setting up his campaign head-
quarters in a downtown high-
rise near Grant Park, the site of
his victory celebration on elec-
tion night in November 2008.
He's coming back Thursday to
raise money, a week after launch-
ing his second White House bid
with an understated email and
online video.
The president is putting Chi-
cago in the spotlight again as he
tries to recreate the grass-roots,
start-up flavor of his first cam-
paign and do what no incumbent
president has done in decades:
try to win re-election from a
location outside Washington.
A Chicago base also could
reinforce a connection to a city

that aides say keeps Obama
grounded while he lives in the
nation's capital.
"Nobody is more eager to be
out and nobody is more eager to
be here than him," said David
Axelrod, Obama's chief politi-
cal strategist who left the White
House this year to return to Chi-
cago to work on the re-election
and be closer to his Chicago-
based family. "The conversation
in Washington is completely dif-
ferent than the conversation you
hear out here."
Obama's advisers hope a Chi-
cago location could insulate
his campaign from some of the
Washington chatter and news
leaks that often plague cam-

paigns. A beyond-the-Beltway
headquarters could allow them
to offset the notion that Obama,
who campaigned as an outsid-
er above the partisan fray and
promised a new approach to
politics, has become the ultimate
political insider.
"Basing it in Chicago says,
'I'm not of Washington,' but if he
doesn't spend time in Chicago,
he is of Washington," said Paul
Light, a public service professor
at New York University.
Obama's relationship with his
town has evolved over the years.
He was a community organiz-
er, worked on a major voter drive
and practiced law in his early
days in the city.

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