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Rose Bowl Queen against lowering voting age

40 years ago today (Dec.
9,1971):AstheWolverinespre-
pared to go to the Rose Bowl,
The Michigan Daily obtained
an exclusive interview with
that year's Rose Bowl Queen,
Margo Lynn Johnson, from
Pasadena City College.
Nineteen-year-old John-
son, who the article states
tipped the scales at a "sleek"
120 pounds and enjoyed ski-
ing and swimming, said being
queen for the year was a
dream of hers. In the parade,
Johnson was to be the "main
flower" along with "six meaty
specimens" who made up her
court, accordingto the article.
During the interview,
Johnson declined to answer

questions about politics -
as well as questions about
the draft, the Vietnam war,
marijuana, women's libera-
tion or campus unrest, which
she said she could not answer
because of Rose Bowl board
regulations. But she did say
she was against 18-year-olds
having voting rights because
she was not sure of her own
political beliefs at age 18.
"When I do vote, you can
bet that I'll vote intelligently,"
she told The Daily at the time.
20 years ago this week
(Dec. 10, 1991): With the end
of the semester approaching,
more than 350 people waited
up to four hours to use the
computers at the Angell Hall

computing center.
"I waited for two hours
with a friend," then-LSA
senior Val Washington said.
"We went shopping and got
food while we waited."
Jeff Adams, who worked
at the computing center, said
a record number of people
flooded the computer site.
"There's a record back-up
this term," Adams said. "It's
busier than most because
more people are becoming
computer literate."
90 years ago this week
(Dec. 8, 1921): While students
were preparing for finals,
children in the University
Hospital were busy getting
ready for a visit from Santa

Claus.
The children decked out
the hospital in bright strips of
paper and used trees and toys
donated from the previous
year's fraternity holiday par-
ties. One child named Henry,
who the article described as
a "little red-headed fellow,"
was furiously working on the
decorations and told the Daily
at the time that he preferred
the red strips.
According to the article,
many of the girls preparing
for Santa's visit wanted "dolls
that sleep," and one girl in
particular asked for acab and
a bed for her doll.
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CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

ShREE T iNGS YOU
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Crazy carrel Laptop stolen Mood review Film screening
The British Pregnancy
WHERE: Shapiro in a sea of PCs WHAT: Students are WHAT: A montage of Advisory Service will
Undergraduate Library invited to participate in historical and pop-culture distribute free morning-
WHEN: Sunday at about WHERE: Angell Hall sessions to identifythought clips, called "Untitled," after pills during the holiday
2:45 p.m. WHEN: Sunday at about patterns that contribute to will be screened. The film season to anyone over age
WHAT: A student's 11:30 p.m. anxiety and mood problems. archives activism in the 16, BBC News reported.
backpack was stolen from WHAT: A laptop was They will then apply this first few years of the AIDS Individuals will be able to
a study carrel some time stolen from a computing information to their own crisis, and will be shown obtain the ill after a hone
between 2 p.m. and 3:45 center between 7:30 p.m. negative thoughts and come to commemorate the p p
mUversity Poi ce antti1- .2n n, m ,-i, . i. ein.with w.3..to tn, them n S . t . C '. 4,s An consultation.

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reported. There are no
suspects.

ana 10:30 p.m., university
Police reported. There are
currently no suspects.

Marijuana Crashing while
drama in park

WHERE: East Quadrangle
Residence Hall
WHEN: Monday at about
6 a.m.
WHAT: Two suspects were
in posession of suspected
marijuana, University
Police reported. The
case is currently being
imvestrgart

WHERE: 1535 Hospital,
M-22 Carport
WHEN: Monday at about
5:45 a.m.
WHAT: Two vehicles
collided in the parking
structure, University Police
reported. There were no
injuries, and damage to the
0are ;e ,nisent

up wi ways to purge iem.
WHO: Counseling and
Psychological Services
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Michigan Union,
room 3100
Billiards
showdown
WHAT: Billiards trick shot
artist Nick Nikolaidis, who
has been featured on ESPN,
will perform trick shots
and accept challenges from
audience members.
WHO: Center for Campus
Involvement
WHEN: Tonight at 7p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Billiards Room

apectrum centers +vtn
Anniversary.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30 Fans of late British pop
p.m. star Amy Winehouse
WHERE: Michigan League get one last chance to
Henderson Room savor her deep, soulful vocals
in her new release, Lioness.
Philharmonic >FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE 7
performance

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WHAT: The London
Philharmonic will perform
Tchaikovsky's Manfred
Symphony, which is based
on a poem by Lord Byron.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
Henderson Room

More than 220,000
rare Eisenhower $1
coins were recently dis-
covered in a Montana vault,
The Associated Press report-
ed. The coins had been in the
vault for more than 30 years
and are collectively valued at
more than $1 million.

CITY COUNCIL
From Page 1
of public art are gifts to their
viewers.
"Our willingness to take
chances to make these gifts of
beauty happen for ourselves
and for complete strangers says
something about us as a city, as
a culture and as a people," Elliot
said.
Briere stressed that while she
appreciates the concern of the
many speakers who insisted on
the importance of public art for
the city, the changes to the ordi-

nance were not a matter of sup-
porting or not supporting public
art.
"I'm terrifically impressed
with the passion that was
expressed tonight by those
advocates of public art, and I
want to be clear that to me, we
really are talking about a fund-
ing mechanism," Briere said.
She added that the amend-
ments were intended to clarify
and redefine the meaning of
capital improvements, adding
that the percentage change, if
passed, would not be signifi-
cant.
"This is a very narrow ordi-

nance, and the impact is also in
itself very narrow," Briere said.
Council member Christo-
pher Taylor (D-Ward 3) said he
doubted that cutting the funds
for public art to half of one per-
cent would have been an effec-
tive way to free up funds for
other initiatives like city infra-
structure projects.
"I also doubt that it will have
a material impact on our abil-
ity to fix water mains and to
pave streets and to fix potholes
because I see no evidence to the
contrary," Taylor said.
Council members ultimately
did not pass the amendments.

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Amid GOP attacks, Obama
vies for Jewish support in 2012

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Elysee Palace in Paris yesterday.
French, German leaders call
for changes to E.U. treaty

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l undstate National Committee Chairwom-
goU states an Debbie Wasserman Schultz
called Romney's comments "out-
HINGTON (AP) - Presi- rageous" and questioned his own
arack Obama and his policies. The White House cited
an opponents are clash- military aid to Israel and support
U.S. policy toward Israel at the United Nations, and pointed
side jockeys for support to statements from Israeli officials
vish voters, who could be backing up Obama's assertion.
n the 2012 election. The fiery debate will likely con-
g to cast Obama as tinue tomorrow when the GOP
harsh toward Israel and presidential candidates attend a
:he Palestinians, Repub- Washington forum hosted by the
esidential hopefuls Mitt Republican Jewish Coalition.
and Newt Gingrich Obama campaign officials say
led on the president to they will be ready to respond.
ambassador to Belgium. And the next day, Jewish leaders
oy, Howard Gutman, had will be at the White House for
at some anti-Semitism briefings on Israel and a Hanuk-
I from tensions between kah party, followed by an Obama
d the Palestinians; Rom- speech next week to an expected
Gingrich say his remarks audience of nearly 6,000 at a con-
blamed Israel. ference of the Union for Reform
thite House says Obama Judaism.
rong record on support Such attention is all being paid
I, and quickly fired back in recognition that Jewish vot-
statement condemning ers, though comprising only 2
mitism in all its forms." percent of the electorate nation-
e Department said Gut- wide, are an important part of
ld remain in his job. Obama's base and could make the
'licans also challenged difference in battleground states
assertion at a fundraiser including Florida, Pennsylvania,
that "this administration Ohio and Nevada in a close elec-
more intermsofthe secu- tion. Moreover, the Jewish com-
e state of Israel than any munity is an important source of
administration." Rom- donations, and Obama campaign

supporters want to maintain that
support as much as Republicans
want to chip away at it.
"This campaign takes the Jew-
ish vote very, very seriously," said
Ira Forman, the Obama campaign
Jewish outreach director. "I'm
confident this will be the most
comprehensive effort in presi-
dential campaign history."
The White House outreach
has increased since May when
Obama caused a furor by calling
for Israel's 1967 borders, with
agreed-upon land swaps, as a
basis for resuming negotiations
toward a two-state solution with
the Palestinians. Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
rejected the '67 borders as inde-
fensible and largely disregarded
Obama's emphasis on land swaps
to account for current conditions.
Republicans seized on the dis-
pute. And while Obama support-
ers say his argument was widely
mischaracterized, damage was
done. Now the Obama campaign
and its backers say they are deter-
mined to respond rapidly to such
criticism in future.
"We are trying to responsibly
respond to all of these unsub-
stantiated or false allegations,
but there are so many of them,
and they areso frequently recited
despite the fact that the people
who are spreading them have to
know that they're false, that it's
hard to keep up with them," said
Alan Solow.

S&P threatens to
cut credit ratings
on 15 European
countries
PARIS (AP) - Seeking to
restore confidence in the euro,
the leaders of France and Ger-
many jointly have called for
changes to the European Union
treaty so that countries using the
euro would face automatic pen-
alties if budget deficits ran too
high.
But not everyone on Wall
Street was reassured that Europe
would get control of its 2-year-
old debt crisis.
Stock prices rose and bor-
rowing costs for European gov-
ernments dropped sharply in
response to the changes proposed
yesterday by French President
Nikolas Sarkozy and German
Chancellor Angela Merkel. But
some of the optimism faded late
in the day when Standard and
Poor's threatened to cut its credit
ratings on 15 eurozone countries,
including the likes of Germany,
France and Austria which have
been considered Europe's safest
government debt issuers.
The announcement came

only hours after Sarkozy and
Merkel revealed sweeping plans
to change the EU treaty in an
effort to keep tighter checks on
overspending nations. The pro-
posal is set to form the basis of
discussions at a summit of EU
leaders on Thursday and Fri-
day that is expected to provide
a blueprint for an exit from the
crisis.
While the Franco-German
plan would tie the 17-eurozone
nations closer together, a tighter
union would likely also result
in heavier financial burdens for
the region's stronger economies,
which have already put up bil-
lions of euros to rescue Greece,
Ireland and Portugal.
Analysts noted that the pro-
posals did not foresee a clear
roadmap on how to get the euro-
zone economies growing again
and to reduce funding costs for
struggling nations in the long-
term.
"If this is all we get it's really
very bad news for the future of
the euro," said Simon Tilford,
chief economist at London's Cen-
tre for European Reform.
Many analysts have called
on the European Central Bank
to intervene in debt markets to
lower struggling countries' bor-
rowing costs or the creation of

eurobonds - debt backed by all
17 euro countries.
The euro fell after the S&P
announcement, trading down 0.1
percent at $1.339, and trading in
futures on the S&P 500 and Dow
Jones Industrial Average turned
negative.
After the New York markets
closed, S&P confirmed that it
had placed 15 nations on notice
for possible downgrades.
Only two countries that
use the euro weren't affected:
Cyprus already had that designa-
tion and Greece already has rat-
ings low enough to suggest that
it's likelyto default soon anyway.
France and Germany, the
eurozone's two largest econo-
mies which currently both have
an AAA-rating, quickly came out
against the S&P move.
"Germany and France reaf-
firm that the proposals they
made jointly today will reinforce
the governance of the euro area
in order to foster stability, com-
petitiveness and growth," they
said in a joint statement. "France
and Germany, in full solidarity,
confirm their determination to
take all the necessary measures,
in liaison with their partners
and the European institutions to
ensure the stability of the euro
area."

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