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skate park snatcher


WHERE: South Forest
Parking Structure
WHEN: Tuesday at about
9:35 p.m.
WHAT: A complaint stated
youth were skateboarding
in the structure, University
Police reported. An officer
was unable to locate them.
Parked target
WHERE: Lot M-15,1700
West Medical Center
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle collided
with a parked vehicle in
the structure, University
Police reported. No injuries
were reported as a result of
the incident, and the cost
of the damage to the cars is

WHERE: Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: An unattended
laptop was stolen,
University Police reported.
A male nearby was
reportedly acting evasive
after the incident, but
officers could not find him.
Runaway shoes
WHERE: University
Hospital Emergency Room
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 7:20 p.m.
WHAT: A person
unafilliated with the
University reported her
shoes were stolen from
the locker room last week,
University Police renorted.

Math jobs and
programs fair
WHAT: An event for stu-
dents to network with Uni-
versity mathematics alumni
and representatives from
graduate schools and vari-
ous companies.
WHO: Mathematics Career
WHEN: Today from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
WHERE: East Hall Math-
ematics Atrium
LGBT activism
WHAT: Philanthropist and
technology entrepreneur
David Bohnett will lecture
and lead a discussion on
LGBT activism and expect-
ed challenges that may arise
for future activists.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Today at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
Pond Room

" The"Threethingsyou
in the Nov.17 edition
of The Michigan Daily
incorrectly stated that
Dukebasketball coach
Mike Krzyzewski holds
the NCAA record for
wins in a coaching career.
He holds the NCAA
men's basketball record
for wins in a career.
" An article in the Nov.17
edition of The Michigan
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health care') misquoted
University President
Mary Sue Coleman.
She said innovations
may help the "minions
of people" trying to fill
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Saudi women may soon
be required to cover
their eyes if government
officials deem them too
attractive, Fox News
reported. The Committee for
the Promotion of Virtue and
the Prevention of Vice would
enforce the suggested rule.
The official capacity of
Michigan Stadium is
109,901. Ever wonder
about that single seat at the
end? Legend has it, it's Fritz
Crisler's seat. Michael Florek
had to find out for himself.
3A Toronto elementary
school recently banned
the use of any hard balls
on the playground such as
soccer balls, baseballs, foot-
balls, basketballs and tennis
balls, CBC News reported.
Administrators initiated the
ban due to safety concerns.

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Israel strengthens strategic ties
with eastern African nations ,_

Plan is part of an
effort to combat
Islamic extremism
and terrorism
has identified eastern Africa as an
important strategic interest and
is stepping up ties with nations in
the region in a joint effort to con-
trol the spread of Islamic extrem-
ists, officials said yesterday.
In effect, Israel would become
a player siding with Christian-led
African nations in conflicts with
Muslim movements, a fault line
that has sharpened around the
continent in recent years. Israeli
moves come as the United States
as well has hiked up military sup-
port for African governments,

in large part to combat al-Qaida-
linked groups.
Israel's prime minister, Benja-
min Netanyahu, hosted the lead-
ers of Uganda and Kenya earlier
this week, following a meeting at
the United Nations in September
with the president of the newly
liberated South Sudan, the mainly
Christian and animist nation that
gained independence from Mus-
lim Arab-led Sudan in July.
The outcome of the meetings -
and the extent of Israel's moves to
ally with the Africans - remains
murky. Kenya's leader went so
far as to say Israel promised to
provide security assistance to his
country to help protect its borders
Israeli officials say such claims
are premature, but say an alliance
with Kenya and other eastern
African countries is natural.
"We have joint interests and we

believe that mutual cooperation
can be beneficial to us all," said
Israeli government spokesman
Mark Regev.
Uganda and Kenya have been
battling al-Shabab, a Somalia-
based group that is linked to the
al-Qaida terror network. At the
same time, there are growing
fears that Sudan and South Sudan
could return to war because of
lingering disputes.
Israel believes that al-Qaida
elements are now active in the
Gaza Strip and Egypt's Sinai Des-
ert - territories that both border
Israel's southern flank.
In Israel's eyes, eastern Afri-
ca poses a potential hinterland
where al-Qaida and other Islamic
militants could potentially forge
ties with similarly minded groups
just to the north in Egypt and


Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Brad Shields, right, speaks during a news conference yesterday.
Idaho man charged with
Obama assasination attempt

Pakistani ambassador to U.S.
cornered in diplomatic controversy

jaz preoccupied with
possibility of military
coup in Pakistan
istani government said yesterday
that it has not decided whether
to accept a resignation offer from
its ambassador to the U.S. over a
reported attempt to enlist Wash-
ington's help to rein in the coun-
try's military after the raid that
killed Osama bin Laden.
The governmenthassummoned
Ambassador Husain Haqqani to
Islamabad to question him about
any role he may have played in the
growing controversy, which was
first disclosed in an Oct.10 column
in the Financial Times, said Far-
hatullah Babar, a Pakistani presi-
dential spokesman.
Mansoor Ijaz, a U.S. citizen of
Pakistani origin, said in the col-
umn that a senior Pakistani dip-
lomat asked him on May 9 - a
week after U.S. commandos killed

bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison
town - to pass a message from
President Asif Ali Zardari to the
U.S. asking for help. Ijaz did not
name the diplomat.
Zardari was reportedly wor-
Tied that the U.S. raid had so
humiliated his government,
which did not know about it
beforehand, that the military may
stage a coup - something that
has happened repeatedly in Paki-
stan's history, said Ijaz.
The memo sent to Adm. Mike
Mullen, the top U.S. military offi-
cer at the time, reportedly offered
to curb support to Islamist mili-
tants from Pakistan's military
intelligence service, the ISI, in
exchange for American assis-
tance, Ijaz said.
The Pakistani Foreign Minis-
try has called the Financial Times
column "a total fabrication."
But Mullen's spokesman, Capt.
John Kirby, confirmed to Foreign
Policy's website Wednesday that
Mullen did receive the memo
from Ijaz, but he did not find it

credible and ignored it. "Adm.
Mullen had no recollection of the
memo and no relationship with
Mr. Ijaz," Kirby said.
Ijaz has a history of mak-
ing claims to be well-connected
with U.S. politicians. Under the
Clinton administration, he said
U.S. officials told him Sudan was
willing to turn over then-fugitive
Osama bin Laden, who was tak-
ing refuge there. Ijaz said Clinton
National Security Adviser Sandy
Berger refused the deal because
he was unwilling to do business
with Sudan - a claim derided by
Republicans that Berger immedi-
ately denied.
Haqqani said Thursday that he
did not write or deliver the memo,
but offered his resignation to end
the controversy.
"I do not want this non-issue
of an insignificant memo writ-
ten by a private individual and
not considered credible by its
lone recipient to undermine
democracy," Haqqani told The
Associated Press.

Authorities report
suspect had 'mental
health issues'
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho
man accused of firing an assault
rifle at the White House believed
he was Jesus and thought Presi-
dent Barack Obama was the
Antichrist, according to court
documents and those who knew
him. At one point, he even sug-
gested to an acquaintance the
president was planningto implant
computer tracking chips into chil-
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernan-
dez, 21, was charged yesterday
with attempting to assassinate
the president or his staff. He is
accused of firing nine rounds at
the White House last Friday night
- one of them cracking a window
of the first family's living quarters
- when Obama and the first lady
were away. If convicted, Ortega
faces up to life in prison.
Ortega was arrested Wednes-
day at a western Pennsylvania
hotel when a desk clerk there rec-
ognized him and called police.
Ortega's public defender,
Christopher Brown, declined
comment after his first court
hearing in Pennsylvania. Ortega's
mother has said he has no history

of mental illness, though when
authorities were looking for him,
they reported he had "mental
health issues."
In Idaho Falls, where Ortega is
from, a computer consultant told
The Associated Press that the two
met July 8 after Ortega asked for
help editing a 30-minute info-
mercial. Monte McCall said that
during the meeting at Ortega's
family's Mexican restaurant,
Ortega pulled out worn sheets of
yellow paper with handwritten
notes and started to talk about his
predictions that the world would
end in 2012.
"He said, 'Well, you know
the president is getting ready
to make an announcement that
they're going to put GPS chips in
all the children, so they're safe,"'
McCall said. "... And thenhe said,
'That's just what the Antichrist is
going to do to mark everybody."'
Kimberly Allen, the mother
of Ortega's former fiancee, said
he had been well-mannered
and kind in the four years she
had known him. But he recently
began making statements to her
daughter that were out of char-
acter, including that he believed
he was Jesus. Allen said the fam-
ily was worried when he went to
Utah recently, where he said he
had business, and didn't come
back. Ortega's family reported

him missing Oct. 31.
Allen said they were flabber-
gasted to hear he was wanted in
"I believe that the boy needs
help," said Allen, of Shelley,
Her daughter, Jessica Gal-
braith, was engaged to Ortega
and is the mother of their 2-year-
old son. She declined to comment
yeseterday except to say: "I love
him, and I'm here for him."
It was unclear why or when
they split.
Reached by the AP on yester-
day, Ortega's mother said she
didn't have anything to say. She
earlier told the Post Register in
Idaho Falls her son has no his-
tory of mental illness.
"He has different ideas than
other people, just like everyone,
but he was perfectly fine the last
time I saw him," Maria Her-
nandez told the newspaper. "He
might be saying weird stuff that
sounds crazy, but that doesn't
mean (he) is crazy. He might be
confused and scared."
At his first appearance in
court in Pennsylvania, Ortega
sat quietly, his hands free but his
feet shackled. He said only, "Yes,
ma'am" when he was asked if
he understood that he would be
going back to Washington to face
the charge.


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