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Receptionist was University expert
30 years ago this week (Dec. 60 years ago this week (Nov. 100 years ago this week (Dec. 1,
1, 1981): Colleen Conquergood, the 29, 1951): WEQN, the radio station 1911): According to G.A. May, direc-
receptionist at the LSA Building based in East Quad Residence Hall, tor of the University's Waterman
information desk at the time, was a and WQRS, West Quad Residence Gymnasium, the 1911 freshman class
resource for students and provided Hall's radio station, reunited after a had a "more perfectly developed
information on all topics pertain- rift arose between the two organiza- anatomy" than the previous year's
ing to the University - from what tions. freshman class, The Michigan Daily
classes to take to where to eat in Ann The East Quad and West Quad reported.
Arbor. stations, along with a third station May examined 780 incoming
Conquergood, who had worked at housed in the South Quad Residence freshmen and found that the aver-
the University since 1969, told The Hall, formed a radio co-operative. age age of the incoming students
Michigan Daily in an interview at The stations split after the East was 18.9 years old, the average
the time that she filled a notebook Quad station announced a plan to height was 67.8 inches tall and the
with facts about campus to assist form one station for all three resi- average weightwas 140.1 pounds.
students. The only downsides of the dence halls. Mayalso reported that 204 fresh-
job, she said, were the "miserable" Bill Gerson, WEQN's station men wore glasses, compared to 185
summers and dealing with "stupid manager, apologized to the West students in the previous freshman
questions" from students. Quad radio station and said the split class. Additionally, 269 of the stu-
"You'd never guess some of these between the stations was based on dents consumed tobacco and 555
students go to a university," Con- "erroneous reports" from a repre- knew how to swim.
quergood said. sentative from West Quad. - JOSEPHLICHTERMAN

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LSA freshman Vinny Sheu sits on the shoul-
ders of tngineering freshman Dan Hiemstra
while drumming yesterday with Groove. The
student group will have a concert Dec. 2.



Pooped, passed Pretty crime Film screening Blues concert
A 20-year-old student
out, ilfered WHERE: Michigan League WHAT: A screeningof"City WHAT: A concert with at Lawrence University
WHEN: Sunday at about of Sadness" by director Hou John Primer, a Chicago in Appleton, Wis. was
WHERE: Michigan Sta- 10 p.m. Hsiao-Hsien. The Chinese- blues musician known for arrested for allegedly steal-
dium WHAT: A white male, language film was the first his slide-guitar playing, ing a rabbit from a daycare
WHEN: Sunday at about between 5-foot-8 and to show the "228 Incident" Primer was a former mem- center in a local church,
1:30 p.m. 5-foot-9, with brown hair, of 1947 and has won several ber of bands like Willie WLUK reported. Twinkle
WHAT: A spectator at the wearing blue eyeshadow awards. Dixon's Chicago All-Stars. the rabbit had been missing
football game reported and red lipstick and wear- WHO: Center for Chinese WHO: Michigan Union
that she was missing $160 ing a puffy red coat stole Studies Ticket Office since Nov. 13.
in cash, University Police several food items from WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m. WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
reported. The woman Ugo's, University Police WHERE: Michigan Theater WHERE: The Ark
passed out in a stadium reported. Police are still A Hold' A new exhibit at the
restroom. investigating the incident. eXU 111 em1 les--lha~ hUiest fMcia

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Stacks stealing Skater hater poker event discussion

WHERE: Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library
WHEN: Sunday at about
10 p.m.
WHAT: A female student
reported that her laptop and
cell phone were taken from
the stacks between 4 p.m.
and 4:05 p.m, University
Police renorted.

WHERE: Palmer Drive
Parking Structure
WHEN: Sunday at about
4:20 p.m.
WHAT: Four skateboard-
ers were spotted on the
fourth level of the parking
structure, University Police
reproted. An officer couldn't
find the skatehoarders.

WHAT: A poker event
where poker chips are
replaced with condoms
and group leaders talk
about safe sexual practices.
Beginners are welcome and
will be taught how to play
poker. The Safe Sex store
will hand out prizes to the
WHO: Phi Beta Sigma Fra-
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Trotter Multicul-
tural Center

WHAT: A discussion about
topics impacting student
health like depression.
WHO: Depression Center
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: East Hall
Psychological Clinic
. Please report any
error in the Daily to

Museum J of Art fea-
tures a display of tiny tables
by abstract-expressionist
Mark di Suvero.
A woman at Thurgood
Marshall Airport in
Baltimore gave birth to
a baby boy minutes after step-
ping off her flight, The Daily
Mail reported. The woman
gave birth on the floor of a
bathroom in Concourse D of
the airport.

Kosovo protest wounds
NATO peacekeepers


Bullets from crowd
of protesters hit
officer and solider
- A German NATO officer and a
soldier were shot and wounded
in a clash with Serb protesters in
northern Kosovo yesterday after
the military alliance's troops
used heavy machinery to remove
trucks and buses blocking a main
road in the tense region, an offi-
cial said.
The shooting near the town of
Zubin Potok, some 60 kilometers
(40 miles) northwest of Pristina
come after months of tensions,
following a decision by Koso-
vo's authorities to extend their
authority in the areas under de-
facto Serb rule.

For months Serbs have used
soil, rock and concrete barriers
to block any such moves. NATO
has threatened to remove them
because it cut off land supply to a
military base in the north. NATO
has ultimate authority over secu-
rity in Kosovo.
German and Austrian peace-
keepers involved in yesterday's
operation fired rubber bullets
and tear gas and used water can-
ons and pepper spray to disperse
the crowd of Serb protesters
trying to stop the soldiers from
removing the roadblock.
"The commander of the battal-
ion was shot and another soldier
was also wounded," said NATO
spokesman, Lt. Col. Uwe Nowit-
In Berlin, a German military
spokesman Lt. Col. Manfred
Baumgartner told The Associ-

ated Press that the wounded offi-
cer and the soldier serve in the
Bundeswehr. He said they were
shot from the crowd of Serb pro-
The two were sent at the U.S.
military base in eastern Kosovo,
Camp Bondsteel, for treatment,
NATO said.
At NATO's headquarters in
Brussels, the alliance said it was
concerned about the violence
and that it would carefully moni-
tor developments in the northern
country's north.
"The use of violence against
(NATO) troops is unacceptable,"
spokeswoman Oana Lungescu
said. "We urge all parties to
exercise restraint and cooper-
ate fully with all international
actors on the ground to ensure
freedom of movement without


Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters yesterday in Charleston, S.C.
Gingrich criticizes Romrney
as his campaign gains speed


Euro in danger as Europe
attempts to solve debt crisis

World markets
rally in expectation
of progress
PARIS (AP) - European
leaders rushed yesterday to
stop a rampaging debt crisis
that threatened to shatter their
12-year-old experiment in a com-
mon euro currency and devastate
the world economy as a result.
One proposal gaining promi-
nence would have countries cede
some control over their budgets
to a central European authority.
In a measure of how rapidly the
peril has grown, that idea would
have been unthinkable even
three months ago.
World stock markets, glimps-
ing hope that Europe might
finally be shocked into stronger
action, staged a big rally. The
Dow Jones industrial average

in New York rose almost 300
points. In France, stocks rose 5
percent, the most in a month.
More relevant to the crisis,
borrowing costs for European
nations stabilized. They had
risen alarmingly in recent weeks
- in Greece, then in Italy and
Spain, then across the continent,
including in Germany, the stron-
gest economy in Europe.
The yields on benchmark
bonds issued by Italy and Germa-
ny rose, but only by hundredths
of a percentage point. The yield
fell 0.1 percentage point on bonds
of France, 0.14 points for those
of Spain and 0.22 points for Bel-
Allowing a central European
authority to have some control
over the budgets of sovereign
nations would create a fiscal
union in Europe in addition to
the monetary union of the 17
countries that share the euro

Some analysts have said would
be a leap toward creating a Unit-
ed States of Europe. More deli-
cately, it would force the nations
of Europe to swallow their
national pride, cede some sover-
eignty and agree to strengthen
ties with their neighbors rather
than fleeing the euro union dur-
ing the crisis.
"The common currency has
the problem that the monetary
policy is joint, but the fiscal pol-
icy is not," Germany's finance
minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble,
said in a meeting with foreign
reporters in Berlin.
The monetary union has
existed since the euro was cre-
ated in 1999, but the European
Union, which includes the 17
euro nations and 10 others that
use their own currencies, has no
central authority over taxing and

Romney's historically
fickle political
stances called into
Presidential hopeful Newt Gin-
grich acknowledged yesterday
that he isn't the perfect candidate
but contends he's "a lot more con-
servative than Mitt Romney and a
lot more electable than anybody
Gingrich, a former House
speaker whose presidential cam-
paign is on the rise just weeks
before the first nominating con-
tests take place, offered sharp
criticism of Romney. For months,
the Georgia Republican has
refused to criticize his rivals and
instead has kept his focus on Pres-
ident Barack Obama.
That all seems to be over.
Branding the former Massa-
chusetts governor as a political
opportunist, Gingrich said it is
one thing to change positions if
new facts become available and
quite another to shift positions for
political gain.
"It's wrong to go around and
adopt radically different positions

based on your need of any one
election, then people will have to
ask themselves, 'What will you
tell me next time?"' Gingrich told
WSC-FM radio yesterday morn-
ingahead ofathree-day campaign
swingthrough South Carolina.
Romney has changed his posi-
tions on gay rights and abortion
since his first political campaign
in 1994. Since that unsuccess-
ful effort, he has publicly shifted
It isn't enough to convince,
some, including Gingrich.
"We think there has to be a
solid conservative alternative to
Mitt Romney," Gingrich said dur-
ing a morning interview.
By evening, he seemed to tem-
per that.
"I don't know of a single person
who is running who would not
be a very effective member of my
administrative team," Gingrich
said at the College of Charleston.
At times Gingrich has blamed
the media for stoking the divi-
sions among the contenders in
an attempt "to get Republicans
fighting with each other," as he
put it during an NBC debate. "You
want to puff this up into some
giant thing," Gingrich said then.
Gingrich has seen his politi-
cal standing rise as he has posted

solid debate performances and
laid the groundwork for a tradi-
tional campaign. In South Caro-
lina, for instance, he has five
offices and his supporters are
making thousands of phone calls
every day.
Gingrich packed a town hall-
style event yesterday night at the
College of Charleston. Support-
ers who couldn't get in lined up
around the block in the hopes that
organizers would let more people
inside and out of the pouring rain.
While Gingrich's two divorces
and admissions of infidelity are
unlikely to endear him to Chris-
tian conservatives who have a
great sway here, he is pitching
himself as the candidate who can
best challenge Obama, who is
deeply unpopular among Repub-
He questioned Obama's alle-
giances, saying that the admin-
istration had sided with other
nations in challenging tough ille-
gal immigration laws in South
Carolina and other states.
"No American president has
the right to side with foreigners
against the people and laws of the
United States," he told the College
of Charleston audience.
But Gingrich knows his own

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