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Acting for the environment
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Building a giant windmill on the
Diag, canoeing on Lake Huron and
teaching West Bloomfield, Mich.
elementary students about the water
cycle are just some of the environ-
mental endeavors undertaken by the
student environmental group EnAct.
Founded in 1970, the group is the
oldest environmental activism club
on campus with a focus on environ-
mental outreach and education.
The goal of EnAct is to spread
of ways and places, said LSA sopho-
more Libby O'Connell, one of the
leaders of EnAct.
"(We want to) foster environ-
mentally friendly attitudes and pro-
mote activities on and off campus..."
O'Connell said. "We take anyone who
has any concern for the environment."
LSA senior Dannie Miller, a mem-
ber of EnAct, said the club's history
is a major factor in its role on campus
"Environmental action came out
of the first Earth Day at U of M,"
She added that EnAct is a vehicle
for students with ideas about sus-
tainability on campus to make them
"One really important part of
EnAct is that it's run by the people
who participate," she said.
Once a semester, club members
organize a free market, in which they
sell notebooks made from recycled
cereal boxes and one-sided paper
from the Fish Bowl in Angell Hall.
Other events include environmen-
tal service days called Hands on the
Planet and Art on the Diag, an art
show during National Environmental
Week in April.
O'Connell said the club's meetings
are democratically organized and
designed to encourage input from all
"No pun intended, but we're all
very down-to-Earth," O'Connell said.
LSA senior Kyle Anderson, anoth-
er EnAct member, said the club's
presence provides an outlet for dis-
cussion of environmental ethics and
"(EnAct is) an importantclub with
good values, and I getto make change
and have fun," Anderson said.
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LSA freshman Benjamin Palevsky works on
a final project in UMMA yesterday.
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Dec. 3, University Police
reported. A couple residents
extinguished the flames
with a fire extinguisher and
replaced the microwave.
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WHEN: Monday at about
WHAT: A wallet was stolen
from a male patient's room,
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WHEN: Monday at about
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member's cell phone
charger was stolen from a
locked office, University
WHEN: Tuesday at about
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University vacuum cleaner
had been stolen, University
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WHAT: The 12 members
of British ensemble Stile
Antico will sing holiday
music that was first
performed in December
WHO: University Musical
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30
WHERE: St. Andrew's
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ages of 10 and 17 have sent
sexually suggestive pictures,
but only 1 percent have sent
images that would qualify as
child pornography, The New
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berg, who saved thousands
of Jews in the Holocaust, but
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meats and cheeses sliced to order,
coffee and fresh produce, accord-
ing to babo owner and operator
Sava Lelcaj, who owns Sava's Res-
taurant on State Street.
Hannah, who previously
worked as the wine director at
Vinology on Main Street and was
an employee of Zingerman's Deli-
catessen, stressed the mission of
the market isn't simply to provide
food to customers, but to provide
a culinary experience.
"We want to sell food that
enhances people's lives - not
only the people who consume it
but also the people who make it,"
Hannah said. "All these products
have histories and stories, and
there's a romance to them and we
want people to know that"
Cards placed in front of each
item in the store will detail why a
product was selected for the mar-
ket and what the item is, Hannah
explained. The cards will fea-
ture the signature script of Dave
Lafave, the local artist respon-
sible for the design of babo.
Lafave, who previously worked
at Selo/Shevel Gallery on Main
Street, employs only repurposed
goods in his chic, rustic designs
and shops locally at reclamation
centers in Detroit.
"Everything thatI find literally
comes out of the garbage," Lafave
said. "I clean it up, brush it down,
sand it, paint it white, paint it
some crazy color and implement
(the item) somehow into the lay-
out of the store."
Lafave will also paint and
decorate the full-length window
displays in babo every 30 days to
represent a seasonal theme or the
introduction of a new product in
the market - currently, a holi-
day theme graces its panes. He
said he plans to keep the market's
appearance as fresh on the out-
side as the products within.
"Sometimes a window might
sort of speak to the color or shape
of the package a product comes
in or if the product adds itself to
a theme," Lafave said. "We never
want to go stale with our visual
image on the street."
Lelcaj said Lefave's knack for
reusing and repurposing has
extended to the rest of the mar-
ket, from appliances to the fur-
niture. Wood, which softens the
industrial look throughout the
store, was restored from a barn
that burned down.
"Everything is repurposed,
and we found really creative peo-
ple to help build out the space,"
Lelcaj said. "We've been consci-
entious of our carbon footprint
when working with the space and
selecting Energy Star equipment
and reusing and repurposing as
many things as possible."
will be used to create prepared
foods, which patrons can eat at
babo, take to go or order through
a catering service, Hannah said.
Lelcaj added the dishes, made in
hodse by chefs in an open kitchen,
will vary depending on the food
in season and will include mostly
ingredients from the market itself
in a diverse way.
Chefs will join customers in
the market as they select prod-
ucts to include in dishes, Lelcaj
said. Customers will also receive
recipe cards with their dishes,
allowing patrons to return to the
market and buy the ingredients
to make their own rendition of a
Customers can dine in at a
community high-top table, which
also stems from Lafave's integra-
tion of repurposed goods in the
market. The table, which seats 20
people, is made of two 125-year-
old refurbished doors found atthe
Reclamation Center in Detroit.
Inspired by the markets of Lon-
don and other big cities, Hannah
said he hopes the communal table
will help bring patrons together
in their experiences at babo.
"You're going to be eating with
people you don't know, breaking
bread and sharing wine," Hannah
said. "And I think that's the fun
Patrons can break bread in babo
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
10 p.m., and the market will serve
prepared breakfast, lunch and
dinner, according to Lelcaj. A beer
and wine department will also be
available after the market secures
a liquor license.
While the food and experience
bab will offer are distinctive,
Hannah said the true character of
babo lies in the face of the market
- the full-length windows look-
ing out onto Washington Street.
"I think when it's all said and
done, the most unique thing
about the market are these
windows," Hannah said. "Most
times you walk into a market
and you walk from sunshine
into a dark place that's fluores-
cent lighting, and here, it's part
of the street."
Opposition demonstrators carry flares as they walk along a main thoroughfare during protests yesterday against alleged
vote rigging in Russia's parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia.
Moscow erupts in violence as
po ice clash with protesters
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MOSCOW (AP) - Police
clashed with demonstrators pro-
testing alleged election fraud in
Moscow and at least two other
major Russian cities yesterday as
anger boiled over against strong-
man Prime Minister Vladimir
Putin and his United Russia party.
At least 250 people were
detained by police at a protest in
downtown Moscow that included
flare-type fireworks thrown at a
group of pro-Kremlin youth, said
city police spokesman Maxim
Russian news agencies report-
ed about 200 were arrested at a
similar attempt to hold anunsanc-
tioned rally in St. Petersburg and
another 25 in the southern city of
Rostov-on-Don. The Moscow pro-
test ended after around 3 1/2 hours
and the others were broken up by
It was the second consecutive
night of large protests in Moscow
and St. Petersburg, an unusually
sustained show of indignation as
Russian police routinely crack
down hard on unauthorized ral-
lies, and protesters generally take
time to regroup for a new attempt.
The demonstrations follow
Sunday's parliamentary election,
in which United Russia lost a large
share of the seats it had held in the
State Duma. The party maintains
a reduced majority, but opponents
say even that came because of vote
Local and international election
observers reported widespread
ballot-stuffing and irregularities
in the vote count.
The protesters appear to be
both angered by the reported
fraud and energized by the vote's
show of declining support for
Putin and his party, which has
strongly overshadowed all other
political forces in Russia for the
But pro-Kremlin supporters
also put on a pair of large rallies
in Moscow, attracting thousands
and showing vehement divisions
in Russian society.
The Moscow protest demon-
strated the violent potential of
Several hundred young men
with emblems of United Russia
and its youth wing had gathered
with police at Triumphal Square
in the city center ahead of the
planned opposition rally. Police
waded into several groups of oppo-
sition supporters, pushing them
away from the square - roughly
grabbing many and throwing
them into police vehicles. Detain-
ees included prominent opposition
leaders Boris Nemtsov and Edu-
ard Limonov, but Russian news
reports said both were released
from custody late yesterday.
After the protesters were
pushed back, they and govern-
ment supporters shouted at each
other - "Shame, shame" was the
call from the opposition, while the
others, some of whom beat drums,
shouted "Putin victory." Members
of the pro-authorities group gravi-
tated toward the nearby Tchai-
kovsky Concert Hall, continuing
to chant and bang drums. Then
at least two flare-type fireworks
were thrown into their midst.
It was unclear who threw the
devices or if anyone was injured.
The confrontation lasted more
than three hours before pro-gov-
ernment youth began leaving the
About a half-mile away, around
100 demonstrators chanting
against Putin held a short march
from the U.S. Embassy toward
the Russian White House, but
scattered when police arrived in