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Confederate flag taken down
A freshman at the University
of South Carolina Beaufort was
asked to remove a Confederate flag
on display in his dorm room win-
dow following multiple complaints
from students and parents during
campus tours, according to a Dec.
1 Associated Press article.
Byron Thomas, who is black,
was asked to remove the flag
before Thanksgiving, but has since
been granted permission to put
it back up, the article reported.
Thomas posted a video online,
which currently has about 70,000
views, explaining why he put the
flag up and acknowledging that it
may seem strange because of his
"When Ilook at this flag, I don't
see racism. I see respect, Southern would be terminated, according to
pride," he said in the article. the Huffington Post.
POMONA COMMUNITY TWO FOOTBALL PLAYERS
RALLIES IN SUPPORT OF DIE IN MISSOURI CAR CRASH
After 16 undocumented work-
ers from Pomona College were
fired last Friday - with one case
still pending - students, profes-
sors, alumni and other campus
employees held a rally in support
of the workers, according to a Dec.
2 Huffington Post article.
In a letter sent to 84 employees
last month, the college said the
employees had until Dec. 1to sub-
mit papers proving their eligibil-
ity to work in the country or they
Two Missouri Southern Uni-
versity football players were killed
in a car accident early last Friday,
according to a Dec. 2 Associated
Michael McCrimmons and
Diondre Johnson - both freshmen
from Springfield, Mo. - were driv-
ing with two other students when
they suddenly drove off Interstate
44 in Southwestern Missouri
before being hit by a tractor-trailer
truck, the article reported.
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Medical Student Linda Tran sings Christmas carols
on Main Street for Galen Tag Days on Friday night.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Grant is gone
WHEN: Thursday at about
WHAT: A patient reported
that $50 in cash was stolen
from his wallet between
Nov. 29 and Nov. 30,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Leaky heater Cowboy show Manicures
New research studies
WHERE: University Golf WHAT: Country band and massages reveal that female
Course Riders In The Sky will dolphins exhibit unique
WHEN: Thursday at about play Western songs WHAT: Students are swimming patterns when
6 p.m. and Christmas classics invited to receive free pregnant, the New York
WHAT: A broken water ina cowboy-themed manicures and massages as Times reported. This is
heater was leaking water, performance. part of the kick-off event for primarily due to the dolphins'
University Police reported. WHO: Michigan Union Stress Relief Week. iz
The University's Plant Ticket Office WHO: Center for Campus resistance.
Operations team responded WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m. Involvement
to the incident. WHERE: The Ark, 316 WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
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streak in Alaska on Saturday
night, defeating the Nanooks
in overtime, 1-0, in Fair-
banks. Freshman Alex Gup-
till scored the game-winner
FOR MORE, SEE
A study shows that
10 percent of apple
and grape juices
contain levels of arsenic
that are unsafe for human
consumption, CNN reported.
Experts recommend that
infants and young children
limit intake of these juices.
Italian gov't develops new
plan to boost economy
MILAN (AP) - Premier
Mario Monti said yesterday his
government of technocrats has
approved a package of auster-
ity and growth measures worth
euro30 billion ($40.53 billion) to
"reawaken" the Italian economy
and help save the euro common
currency from collapse.
The measures include immedi-
ate cuts to the costs of maintain-
ing Italy's bulky political class
as well as significant measures
to fight tax evasion, Monti told
a news conference following a
three-hour Cabinet meeting.
As part of the political cost
cuts, Monti said he would fore-
go his salaries as premier and
finance minister - a move he said
was a personal decision and not
meant as an example for other
ministers in the government,
which was formed 2 1/2 weeks
ago after Premier Silvio Berlus-
coni's resignation under market
and political pressure.
The package also includes
measures to spur growth and
competition, while aiming to
stamp out rampant nepotism. But
it also raises the retirement age
and the number of years of ser-
vice to qualify for a full pension,
steps strongly opposed by unions,
and imposes new taxes on Ital-
ians' private wealth, including
their homes, boats and luxury
cars, measures that conservatives
"We gave alotofweightto fair-
ness, we had to distribute some of
the sacrifices but we took a lot of
care to distribute them in a fair
way," Monti said.
Monti will outline the mea-
sures today in addresses to both
houses of Parliament, which must
approve them. Monti said he will
appeal to lawmakers' sense of
The Berlusconi government
stepped down due to its failure
to get tough measures through
a fractious Parliament, which
remains intact, meaning fault
lines could easily reopen.
"A lot depends on how well
or not we explain to the citizens
what we are trying to do," Monti
announcemenO that he was suspending his campaign.
Amid allegations of sex),ual
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From Page 1A
Day, a service event that usu-
ally draws more than 1,000 stu-
dent volunteers to Detroit.
Albert Rush, pastor of the
church, said the One Stop Shop
program has a different focus
than many other charities, and
one of its main goals is to provide
the disadvantaged with neces-
sities such as clothing and food,
while upholding their dignity
"What we want people to dois
when they walk out the door, to
know that somebody cares about
them," Rush said. "We think
we're volunteering for them, but
it gives us a chance to show our
According to Rush, the Detroit
partnership and church have
been collecting food and clothes
for the event in both Ann Arbor
and Brightmoor since August.
"We want people to get good
quality stuff," Rush said, "Not
just stuff that's thrown there,
and depending on how much
inventory we have, (beneficia-
ries) can get as much as (they)
Rush said the program
expected to serve about 200
people throughout the day. He
added that the tough economy
had increased demand for their
services and decreased contribu-
tions this year.
LSA senior Cassie Basler,
executive director of the Detroit
Partnership, said the program
impacts both the students and
"What I thought was really
moving was how honest people
were about the life experiences
they've had," Basler said. "People
come in with newborn kids, and
they don't even have a stroller."
Basler said the collection pro-
cess in Ann Arbor typically picks
up around Halloween, when
the partnership trick-or-treats
for canned food and non-per-
ishables. Later in the semester,
the group sets out colored boxes
around campus in which stu-
dents can donate clothes.
Linda Fulgham, a beneficiary
of the program, said students
were hospitable, and she felt at
home shopping at the church.
"Everything's been great,
everything's been helpful, every-
thing's been beautiful and it's
good to give to the ones that
need," Fulgham said. "Puts a lot
of smiles on faces."
In narrowed five days after an Atlanta-area
woman, Ginger White, claimed
campaign-pool, she and Cain had an affair for
more than a decade, a claim that
Gingrich and Romney followed several allegations of
g ne ipl sexual harassment against the
"Now, I have made many mis-
ATLANTA (AP) - A defi- takes in life. Everybody has.
ant Herman Cain suspended his I've made mistakes profession-
faltering bid for the Republican ally, personally, as a candidate, in
presidential nomination Saturday terms of how I run my campaign.
amid a drumbeat of sexual mis- And I take responsibility for the
conduct allegations against him, mistakes I've made, and I have
throwing his staunchly conserva- been the very first to own up to
tive supporters up for grabs with any mistakes I've made," he said.
just one month to go before the But Cain intoned: "I am at
lead-off caucuses in Iowa. peace with my God. I am at peace
Cain condemned the accusa- with my wife. And she is at peace
tions as "false and unproven" with me."
but said they had been hurtful to White's attorney said in a
his family, particularly his wife, statement after the announce-
Gloria, and were drowning out ment that Cain had disparaged
his ability to deliver his message. his client and should apologize.
His wife stood behind him on the Cain had called her a "troubled
stage, smiling and waving as the Atlanta businesswoman" whom
crowd chanted her name. he had tried to help.
"So as of today, with a lot of "We continue to encourage Mr.
prayer and soul-searching, I am Cain to retract these statements
suspending my presidential cam- and apologize for the way he has
paign because of the continued characterized these women in
distractions and the continued the media," Edward Buckley said.
hurt caused on me and my fam- Cain's campaign had no immedi-
ily," a tired-looking Cain told ate response.
about 400 supporters. Cain's announcement provides
Cain's announcement came a new twist in what has already
been a volatile Republican race.
Former House Speaker NewtGin-
grich has, so far, been the biggest
beneficiary of Cain's precipitous
slide. Polls show Gingrich and
former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney atop the field in what
is shaping up as a two-man race
heading into earlyvotingstates.
But others, such as Texas Gov.
Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep.
Michele Bachmann, will likely
make a strong play for Cain's anti-
establishment tea party backing
as they look to rise as a viable
alternative to Romney, whose
conservative credentials are sus-
pect in some GOP circles.
Cain said he would offer an
endorsement, and his former
rivals were quick to issue state-
ments on Saturday praising his
conservative ideals and grass-
At a tea party rally in Staten
Island, Gingrich praised Cain for
bringing optimism and big ideas
to the race.
"He had the courage to launch
the 9-9-9 plan, which, whether
you liked it or disliked it, was a
big idea and started to elevate
the debate toward big solutions
and not the usual nitpicking,
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