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THE LONG LINE HOME

Bomb threats reported at Stockwell

20 years ago this
week (Nov. 19, 1991):
Two bomb threats were
reported in Stockwell
Residence Hall to the
University Department
of Safety and Security on
Nov. 18 and 19.
Though the bomb
threats were false
alarms, Stockwell resi-
dents, like Aileen Supe-
ina, told The Michigan
Daily that the incident in
the hall left them scared
and confused.
"I was scared because
I didn't know what to
expect. Was it a rumor?
Was it the truth? Why
were we the only ones

out there?" Supefia said
at the time.
Residents also com-
plained that they were
unaware of the bomb
threat policy and were
generally dissatisfied
with the way DPSS han-
dled the situation.
30 years ago this
week(Nov. 24, 1981):
Leo Kelly, a former Uni-
versity student accused
of killing two Univer-
sity students in Burs-
ley Residence Hall, was
scheduled to stand trial
beginning Feb. 16.
Kelly's defense attor-
ney, William Waterman,
filed a change of venue

motion to move the
trial out of Washtenaw
County on the grounds
that his client would
not receive a fair trial
because of unfair public-
ity.
Washtenaw County
Circuit Court Judge
Ross Campbell presided
over trial proceedings.
Kelly was ultimately
sentenced to life in pris-
on.
40 years ago this
week (Nov. 23, 1971):
Though the buildingwas
not completed, faculty
members began to move
into the new Modern
Languages Building on

East Washington Street.
The first occupants
of the building were
faculty from the Slavic,
Romance and Germanic
language departments
and the History Depart-
ment.
Albert Khan Associ-
ates, a Detroit architec-
tural firm, constructed
the MLB, making it the
third campus building
the company designed.
The others were Hill
Auditorium, which was
built in 1914, and the
Burton Tower - con-
structed in 1936.
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Engineering graduate student Travis Martin and
other students wail in line yesterday in front ofthe
Michigan Union Ticket Oudice It oy a ticket orthe
MSA Airhas, which lakes stadents 1tohe airport.

CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Pennies pulled The open road HIV awareness Poetry reading LKtc
Linda Katehi, chancel-
from purse WHERE: Thompson Car- lecture WHAT: A reading by Qwo- 1 or of the University of
port Li Driskill, a renowned California-Davis, has
WHERE: University Hospi- WHEN: Sunday at about WHAT: A lecture about writer, teacher, activist refused to resign in wake of
tal Emergency Room 7 p.m. HIV and prevention. The and author of "Walking police pepper-spraying stu-
WHEN: Sunday at about WHAT: A woman said her discussion will focus on With Ghosts: Poems," dent protesters on Nov. 18,
10 p.m. car was stolen from the improving drugtreatment which is based on her life ABC News reported. Katehi
WHAT: A patient claimed parking structure between and HIV social research. experiences.s. c.h
cash was stolen from her 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 and noon WHO: Institute for WHO: Spectrum Center said she is confident that UC
purse between 4 p.m. and on Nov. 20, University Research on Women and WHEN: Today at 5 p.m. Davis needs her leadership.

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10 p.m., University Police
reported.

Police reported. The car has
not been recovered.

Finding fire in Messy cleaner

a straw stack
WHERE: M-22 Carport,
1535 Hospital
WHEN: Sunday at about
11:40 a.m.
WHAT: A small amount
of straw caught fire from
a welding spark that was
being used in construction,
University Police reported.
The fire was extinguished.

WHERE: Michigan Sta-
dium
WHEN: Sunday at about
10 a.m.
WHAT: A street cleaner
spilled hydraulic fluid on
the concourse on the north
side of the stadium, Uni-
versity Police reported.
The spill was cleaned up
by Occupational Safety and
Environmental Health staff.

Gender
WHEN: Tonight from 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lane Hall, room
2239
Student jazz
performance
WHAT: Students enrolled
in the Department of
Jazz and Contemporary
Improvisation will perform
their own compositions and
well-known jazz pieces.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre and Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: McIntosh Theater

WHERE: Angell Hall, room
3222
CORRECTIONS
" An article in the Nov. 21
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("Residential Col-
lege to move to West Quad
next school year") mis-
stated one of the learning
communities that will
be moving to West Quad
Residence Hall. It is the
Michigan Community
Scholars Program.
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corrections@michi-
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Former Motown
employee Al Abrams
will be at the Bentley
Historical Library today to
sign his new book and talk
about his time behind the
scenes of Motown Records.
FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE 6
Residents of several cit-
ies in Georgia were able
to purchase alcohol this
week on a Sunday for the first
time in the state's history,
The Atlanta Journal-Consti-
tution reported. Liquor store
owners said they saw an
increase in sales.

BRIDGES
From Page 1
our infrastructure to quite frank-
ly get in serious danger," Dingell
said.
While some members of Con-
gress have argued that the Amer-
ican Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 has not boosted the
nation's economy, Dingell said
the money it provided to the
East Stadium Bridges Improve-
ment Project will be essential
to improve the economy of the
area. The project is estimated to
add 448 jobs, according to Ding-
ell.
"The ARRA and the recovery
legislation has worked," Dingell
said in an interview after the cer-
emony. "And it's goingto do more
to see to it that we have jobs and
opportunity."
MDOT Director Kirk Steudle
said he is pleased the bridge
improvements will include extra
width for sidewalks and bike
paths. Those components will be
important when the 2012 college
football season begins, he said.
Steudle echoed Dingell's
remarks and said bridges and
highways make up the "back-
bone" of the Michigan and U.S.
economies.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje
said several bridges throughout
the country have been shut down
because there was not sufficient
funding for repairs, and the city
has been fortunate to receive
funding to repair its structures.
In an interview after the

ceremony, Hieftje said 48,000
vehicles travel over the Stadium
Bridges every day. Though some
question the bridges' safety,
Hieftje said engineers inspect it
weekly.
"We are sure it's in good con-
dition, but it's certainly time to
bring it down," Hieftje said.
HUD ANNOUNCES
FUNDING FOR COUNTY
At an event at the Washtenaw
County Service Center on Washt-
enaw Ave. yesterday afternoon,
administrators from Washtenaw
County and HUD announced a
$3 million grant for Washtenaw
County as part of HUD's Commu-
nity Challenge Grant program.
The Community Challenge
Grant supports regional develop-
ment plans that aim to improve
economic vitality while keeping
sustainability in mind.
In an interview after the event,
HUD Midwest Regional Admin-
istrator Antonio Riley said the
Obama administration has had
more success than other admin-
istrations in connecting sustain-
ability and housing development.
HUD's newly formed Office
of Sustainable Housing and
Communities - a collaboration
between HUD, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Transportation and
the Environmental Protection
Agency - was designed to seek
out areas like Washtenaw County
that are working to strengthen
regional commerce through envi-
ronmentally friendly ways, Riley
said.

He added that the grant is sig-
nificant for University students
because college towns are impor-
tant "economic engines." Riley
said students will be heavily
impacted by the project consider-
ing their housing and transpor-
tation needs, and the University
had a role in the project.
Speaking on behalf of Hief-
tje, who was scheduled to speak
at the event but was unable to
attend, City Council member
Tony Derezinski (D-Ward 2) said
the project will help Ann Arbor
"re-imagine Washtenaw Avenue"
- a major residential and com-
mercial thoroughfare that runs
through much of the city.
Derezinski added that the
grant will be particularly helpful
to the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority, as residents have com-
plained about the lack of stops
and operating hours of buses
along Washtenaw Avenue. AATA
has already proposed changes to
Route 4 along the road.
In an interview after the event,
Derezinski said the grant secures
future development strategies the
city is hoping to initiate.
"This is the planning grant we
needed to make sure the plans
were in place," Derezinski said.
Ann Arbor's ability to work
with other municipalities like
the city of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti
Township and Pittsfield Town-
ship allows multiple cities to reap
the benefits of federal dollars and
strengthen much of the county,
Derezinski said.
"We're darngood, but we could
be even better," he said.

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President Barack Obama rakes a statement at the White House after the congressional debt supercommittee failed to
reach an agreement on debt reduction yesterday.
Obama to face declining
support amongN.H. voters

PUBLIC ART
From Page 1
of capital improvement funds.
"One percent is not too much
to ask to keep ourselves from
being beige," Tucker said, refer-
ring to the original color of his
coat. He added that the council
wouldn't want him to demon-
strate what zero percent fund-
ing for public art would look
like.
At last night's meeting, City
Council member Sabra Briere
(D-Ward 1) formally introduced
amendments she sponsored that
would reduce and refine fund-
ing for public art. The amend-

ments propose to slash public art
funding from 1 percent to half a
percent. Thus, the amendments
would make the name of the pro-
gram, Percent for Public Art, a
misnomer.
The changes would prohibit
capital improvement funds,
which are used for public art,
from being used for sidewalk
repairs or construction. The
amendments would also require
that funds for public art be spent
within three years or risk being
returned to the budget fund
from which they originate.
Briere urged residents to
understand that while many
council members support public
art, they would like to see new

"mechanisms" of funding it.
Council member Stephen
Kunselman (D-Ward 3) said the
council needs to send the mes-
sage that the city is dedicated to
basic services before other pro-
grams like public art.
The amendments passed
a first reading last night, and
council will see the amendments
for a second reading at its next
meeting on Dec. 5.
Newly elected council mem-
ber Jane Lumm (I-Ward 2) was
also officially sworn in at last
night's meeting along with re-
elected City Council members
Mike Anglin (D-Ward 5), Mar-
cia Higgins (D-Ward 4), Kunsel-
man and Briere.

Weak economy a
source of discontent
in the swing state
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP)
- President Barack Obama will
visit a changed New Hampshire
today.
The independent-minded
presidential swing state he won
in 2008 has shifted distinctly to
the right since his last visit nearly
two years ago. The local economy
is struggling to grow and voters
are increasingly unhappy with
the president's leadership.
"He's not getting my vote - no
way," construction worker Nor-
man Berube, a 49-year-old reg-
istered independent, said while
waiting for a booth at the Airport
Diner recently. "This country is
worse off."
Others say the same.
Recent polls show that, if the
election were held today, Obama
would lose byroughly10percent-
age points to Republican presi-
dential candidate Mitt Romney,
the leading contender for the
GOP nomination. That's quite a
slide for an incumbent who beat
Republican Sen. John McCain
here by nearly the same margin

just three years ago.
Still, a year before Obama's re-
election, Democrats aren't pan-
icking.
In fact, Obama's campaign is
quietly confident that he can re-
ignite voters' passion the more
they see him, which explains why
Obama is venturing to Central
High School to promote elements
of his jobs plan that's stalled in a
divided Congress.
His visit comes just as a special
deficit-reduction supercommit-
tee in Washington is on the brink
of failing to reach an agreement
on how to save taxpayers $1.2
trillion over the coming decade.
A fundamental divide over how
much to raise taxes - a salient
issue in low-tax New Hampshire
- was proving too high a hurdle
to overcome.
With finger pointing begin-
ning in Washington, Obama was
heading to New Hampshire,
which his surrogates recently
have showered with attention, as
Republican candidates wielding
anti-Obama messages swarm the
state ahead of the Jan.10 primary.
"There have been a lot of
Republicans up here," said Kathy
Sullivan, a New Hampshire-
based member of the Democratic
National Committee. "It's a good

time for the people of New Hamp-
shire to hear from the president."
Yesterday alone, four of the
eight GOP contenders - Romney,
former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman,
Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former
House Speaker Newt Gingrich -
campaigned in New Hampshire.
Romney, speaking to voters
in Nashua, used Obama's visit to
bash the president anew.
"I'd like to hear what he has
to say," Romney said. "It's very
clear, we're not better off than we
were when he came into office."
Unemployment in the state
was at 5.4 percent in September,
well below the national average
of 9 percent.
Romney is expected today to
begin airing his first TV ads in
New Hampshire to reinforce that
message. And while Obama's job
approval numbers here are weak,
more alarming is polling sug-
gesting that independents - a
key voting bloc in the presiden-
tial race - have swung decidedly
away from Obama after lifting
him to victory in the state and
across the country.
Independent voters helped
Republicans sweep the state's
congressional elections and win
veto-proof majorities in both
chambers of the state legislature.

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