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NEWS BRIEFS
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Helicopter crash
kills two in Calif.
The Marine Corps says two
crew members have been killed
in a helicopter crash in a train-
ing area at Camp Pendleton in
Southern California.
A Marine statement says an
AH-1 Cobra belonging to the
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing went
down at about 1 p.m. yesterday.
The statement says the two
personnel aboard were pro-
nounced dead by emergency
responders.
A fire is burning at the site in
the southeast corner of the base,
near the community of Fall-
brook, and firefighters are work-
ing to contain it.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.
Evangelist to
serve four years in

auS-AN vALSH/e
President Barack Obama walks away from the podium after making a statement in the Rose Garden of the White
House in Washington D.C., yesterday.

prison for fraud Obama unveils combative

A traveling evangelist has
been sentenced to four years
in prison in a case in Louisville
in which he pleaded guilty in
an oil and gas scheme. In some
cases, he met potential investors
through church.
The U.S. attorney's office says
60-year-old Ernest Cadick of
Elizabethtown was ordered to pay
almost $720,000 in restitution.
Court records say from 1994
through 2008, Cadick fraudu-
lently solicited money from 17
people, representing himself as
owner and operator of Kingdom
Oil. He met potential investors
at church functions or through
contacts with churches.
Cadick pleaded guilty in June
to 17 counts of wire fraud.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi
Congolese men kill
36 in Burundi pub
Armed merr from Congo burst
into a pub in the central African
nation of Burundi and killed
36 people, an official said yes-
terday. One wounded man said
an attacker yelled: "Make sure
there's no survivors."
Burundi, a tiny nation still
reelingfrom a civil war thatkilled
more than 250,000 people, is
awash inweapons but attacks like
the one Sunday night are rare.
Still, the region borders eastern
Congo, which is wracked by vio-
lence from myriad rebel groups.
Bujumbura province governor
Jacques Minani said the attack-
ers targeted the pub in Gatumba,
west of Burundi's capital, after
crossing the river from Congo.
He said 36 people were killed.
Survivor Jackson Kabura, who
was shot in the stomach, said the
men entered wearing military
fatigues.
"One of them said, 'kill them
all, kill them all. Make sure
there's no survivors,"' he said.
Congolese military spokes-
man Col. Sylvain Ekenge said
officials were "astonished" by
reports that the attackers were
believed to be from his country.
MOGADISHU, Somalia
Islamist radio
station to offer
weapons as prizes
in Quran contest
An Islamist insurgent-run
radio station in Somalia says it is
awardingguns, bombs and books'
to three children in a Quran
recital contest.
Andulus radio station is run
by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab
militia.
The station announced yes-
terday that the first prize win-
ner in the contest received a rifle
and $700, the second prize win-
ner got a rifle and $500, and the
third prize winner received two
bombs.
All three children also
received religious books.
Al-Shabab is battling Soma-
lia's weak, U.N.-backed gov-
ernment. The militants have

recently been weakened by fam-
ine in territory they control.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

U.S. deficit reduction plan
GOP calls Obama which he challenged Congress to recommending deficitreductions
approve, would predominantly of up to $1.5 trillion.
plan to tax the hit upper-income taxpayers and Defending his emphasis on
would also target tax loopholes new taxes rather than only
richest Americans and subsidies used by many spending reductions, Obama
w r e larger corporations. It would said: "We can't just cut our way
class warfare spare retirees from any changes out of this hole."
in Social Security, and it would The Republican reaction was
WASHINGTON (AP) - direct most of the cuts in Medi- swift and bluntly dismissive.
Drawing clear battle lines for care spending to health care pro- "Veto threats, a massive tax
next year's elections, a combat- viders, not beneficiaries. hike, phantom savings and
ive President Barack Obama Benefit programs wouldn't punting on entitlement reform
demanded yesterday that the be unscathed. Obama's plan is not a recipe for economic or
richest Americans pay higher would reduce spending for those, job growth-or even meaningful
taxes to help cut soaring U.S. including Medicare and Med- deficit reduction," said Senate
deficits by more than $3 trillion. icaid, by $580 billion. But with Republican leader Mitch McCo-
He promised to veto any effortby Republicans calling for massive nnell. "The good news is that the
congressional Republicans to cut cuts in entitlement programs, Joint Committee is taking this
Medicare benefits for the elderly Obama said he would veto any issue far more seriously than the
without raising taxes as well. legislation that cut Medicare White House."
"This is not class warfare. It's benefits without raising new rev- The president announced
math," Obama declared, antici- enue. his deficit reduction plan in a
pating Republican criticism, His plan also would count sav- 20-minute speech from the Rose
which was quick in coming. ings of $1 trillion over 10 years Garden at the White House. But
"Class warfare isn't lead- from the withdrawal of U.S. even as he called for Congress:
ership," House Speaker John troops from Iraq and Afghani- to act and tackle the nation's
Boehner said, in Cincinnati. stan. escalating debt, he gave greater
Obama's speech marked a new, The deficit-reduction plan urgency to his separate, short-
confrontational stance toward represents Obama's longer-term term jobs proposal. "I'm ready to
Republicans after months of follow-up to the $447 billion in sign a bill," he said. "I've got the
cooperation that many Deno- tax cuts and new public works pens all ready."
crats complained produced too spending that he has proposed as Indeed, the White House is
many concessions. While the a short-term measure to stimu- determined not to let the presi-
plan stands little chance of pass- late the economy. The new pro- dent get trapped in a debate over
ing Congress, its populist pitch posal also inserts the president's austerity measures at a time that
is one that the White House voice into the legislative discus- the economy is sputtering and
believes the public can support. sions of a joint congressional unemployment doesn't appear
The president's proposal, "supercommittee" charged with to be budging from 9.1 percent.

Detroit Council
member Jenkins
talks importance of
Semester in Detroit
Participants can make a comeback in Detroit,
and that is what keeps me going
share experiences each and everysingle day."
There has been a recent
working in city influx of employment in Detroit,
according to Jenkins. She noted
By BRANDON SHAW that health insurance company
DailyStaffReporter Blue Cross Blue Shield added
300 jobs in the city over the past
For the winter semester, some six months, and mortgage broker
students are gearing up to study Quicken Loans recently added
on a different continent, some 2,200 jobs.
are lookingahead to a term in the Jenkins also highlighted ini-
nation's capital and others will tiatives in the city, such as envi-
be a little closer to Ann Arbor - ronmental clean-ups and the
in Detroit. , addition of healthier food stores,
Participants and prospec- aimed at improving the city's
tive members of the University's image.
Semester in Detroit program Craig ,Regester, associate
gathered in Weill Hall last night director of Semester in Detroit,
to hear Detroit City Council described the program as an
member Saunteel Jenkins speak "academic immersion experi-
about the city's economic condi- ence" that takes students from a
tion. Past participants discussed variety of schools in the Univer-
what they learned through the sity to spend either a winter or
program, how it affected them spring semester living in Detroit.
and how those lessons could "Just as we remain connect-
impact their future. ed to Detroit's glories, there is
Jenkins told the crowd of much to be learned about its
about 50 people that the Semes- problems," Regester said. "We
ter in Detroit program is impor- need to look past the ruins and
tant because it brings students connect with the people and
from different backgrounds issues at hand."
together and engages them in LSA senior Emily Dabish
a variety of projects in the city, spoke to the group about her
including ventures focused on participation in the Semester in
the revival of Detroit's economy. Detroit during the spring and an
Quoting a recent article internship she had in Jenkins's
in TIME magazine, Jenkins office over the summer. She told
described Detroit's population those in attendance last night
boom in the early 20th century that Detroit is a fulfilling place
when people of all races moved to work.
from the South to the Midwest "I can assure you, Detroit is
to work in the automotive indus- open for business," she said.
try. Now, however, many people In an interview prior to
compare the industry to the the event, Kinesiology senior
city's downtrodden economy, Rashard Haynesworth, another
Jenkins said. participant in the Semester in
Though many have equated Detroit this past spring, said he
Detroit with an austere out- wanted to find a way to give back
look, Jenkins said she remains to the city, where he is originally
optimistic abouttheeity's pros..from- ====
pects. Jenkins added that with "The main thing I took away
the right minds and dedication was that I learned a lot about
toward rebuilding the city, she local startups (and) local busi-
believes it can be healed. nesses," Haynesworth said. "... I
"Although the picture painted learned a lot about things I never
may seem bleak, I believe whole- knew - opportunities that exist-
heartedly in the city of Detroit," ed in my city I never knew about
she said. "I do believe that we - because I did this program."
COME TO OUR LAST
MASS MEETING TONIGHT
7:30 p.m. at the Student Publications
Building, 420 Maynard St.

WEBSITE
From Page_1
of colored indicators that will
show whether a specific service
area has met, come close to or
exceeded its budgeted amount
of funds. For example, the city's
Police Services Area has spent
99 percent of the $40,417,657 it
was allotted in the city's 2011
budget, according to the web-
site.
Karen Lancaster, accounting
services manager for the city,
said the city was looking for a
way to combine budget infor-
mation that has been previously
available to citizens with real
financial data about the city's
latest revenue gains and expen-
ditures that hasn't been readily
accessible before.
Lancaster added that
A20penBook should not be con-
fused with extensive, detailed
financial reports that the city
already provides on request.
Rather, it should be thought of
as a more user-friendly way to
monitor city finances.
"It's meant to give people
an interactive, more high-level
look," Lancaster said.
According to the site, the
University has paid the city
$327,382 for services related to
football games, though the city
was listed as budgeted to receive
$218,000 from the University in
fiscal year 2011.
A2OpenBook also shows
that the city has paid the Uni-
versity $372,819.64 in the fiscal
year 2011. The majority of the
money - more than 89 percent
of it - was spent on "land and
improvements," according to the
website.
City Council member Sabra
Briere (D-Ward 1) said she is
happy Ann Arbor residents

will be able to view city finance
information that will be updated
every day. Briere also praised
the city forbeingmore transpar-
ent through A2OpenBook and
said it sets a model for other cit-
ies.
"Technology is allowing for
more transparency, and the city
is taking advantage of it," Bri-
ere said. "I think we've really
come a long way in the almost
four years I've been on council
with getting information out
to the public."
COUNCIL DISCUSSES
PUBLIC ART FUNDS
At yesterday's city coun-
cil meeting, Briere expressed
concern about the allocation
of city funds for public art.
She sponsored an ordinance
on yesterday's agenda that
would amend the city's public
art laws by specifying where
funds for public arts should
come from.
The first reading ofthe ordi-
nance was tabled until after
council's work session regard-
ing public art in November.
Mark Tucker, a lecturer
and arts director in the Lloyd
Hall Scholars Program, spoke
in the public commentary sec-
tion of the meeting about pub-
lic art funding. Though he said
the living-learning program
receives no funding from the.
city, he expressed concern
about the future of public art.
In an interview after the
meeting, Tucker said LISP's
Festifools event- an annual
parade in which giant puppets
made by students are paraded
down Main Street - is the
primary way the program is
involved in public art in the
city.
Tucker said he doesn't
A

believe Briere's ordinance will
pass and he is concerned that
vocal members of the commu-
nity won't want taxes to go to
public art.
"(Some taxpayers) always feel
like, for some reason, they don't
want a penny of their money to
go to anything that is called
'art,' Tucker said.

Sultan Sooud
Al-Qassemi
Founder and Chairman, Barjeel Securities
Nonresident Fellow, Dubai School of Government
Co-host of Business Tonight, a weekly Dubai
radio show
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Annenberg Auditorium 1 1120 Weill Hall
735 S. State Street I Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Gerald R. Ford .
School of Public Policy
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

He "wrote the first draft of
Middle East history in short
sentences tapped out on his
computer and his cell phone."
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