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Swing A2 hits the dance floor

FENG SHUI TUESDAY

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From East Coast Swing to the
Lindy Hop, at Swing Ann Arbor
students and- community mem-
bers can learn the steps necessary
to masterboth.
SAA is a University campus
organization that teaches stu-
dents and Ann Arbor residents
how to swing dance - whether
they have prior experience or
not - at weekly meetings in the
Michigan Union.
Rackham student Sara Lapan,
the SAA curriculum director,
said there is a fun and welcom-
ing environment at the meetings,
adding that there are free begin-
ner lessons offered to teach the
different dances.
The organization also runs two

month-long series for different
dances, including Lindy Hop for
beginners, according to Lapan.
Lapan likened Lindy Hop to "a
fancy new car," adding that East
Coast Swing is the "generic rental
that gets you around until your
Lindy Hop is ready."
The two signature dances
taught at SAA meetings are Lindy
Hop and Charleston, while begin-
ners start off with the easier and
more famous East Coast Swing.
SAA also hosts special workshops
with choreographed dances that
integrate jazz steps less common
in swing dances.
Rackham student Nathan Rix,
a SAA member, wrote in an email
that the club environment makes

it easy to feel comfortable and
participate.
"The only requirement is that
you be yourself," Rix wrote. "The
point is simply to have fun, listen,
and play. And anyone can join."
SAA has a diverse group of
members, as the club is open to
anyone interested in the art of
swing dancing.
SAA holds weekly dance
meetings every. Wednesday.
For new members, free begin-
ner lessons are at 8 p.m., while
open dance is held from 9 p.m.
to 11 p.m., All meetings are held
in the Michigan Union and cost
$4 each night for students and $5
for the public.
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CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Warm towels? Four wheels Rep. Dingell Language film
T T For hardcore hipsters,
WHERE: Seely House, beats two speaks at'U' WHAT: A screening of the soy lattes and skinny
Oxford Housing film "The Linguists." The jeans aren't enough any-
WHEN: Monday at about WHERE: 1120 Catherine WHAT: In a session called film explores 7,000 existing more, E Magazine reported.
1:50 a.m. St. "What's gone so wrong human languages and the There's a growing trend of
WHAT: A student's towel WHEN: Tuesday at about with Congress?," Rep. John natural cycle of language. urbanites keeping goats in
caught fire in their room, 10:10 a.m. Dingell will speak about WHO: LSA Theme Semester their backyards to cut the
University Police reported. WHAT: A student on a bike issues facing the nation's WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m. grass in an environmentally
The building was cleared was hit by a car, University legislature. WHERE: North Quad Resi-
and a housinla secit h ffi- Police reported. The stu- WHO: Ford tchool of Pnb- dence H all friendly fashion.

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d1UdLUJIg CU1y U1
cer put out the flames with a
fire extinguisher.
Better change
the lock
WHERE: 500 Block of
Church Street
WHEN: Tuesday at 5:15
p.m.
WHAT: A cable securing
a bicycle to a rack was cut
and the bike was stolen,
University Police reported.
The bike was taken between
11:10 a.m. and 5:10 p.m.

pVTA 1C C. 11
dent sustained minor inju-
ries and was taken to the
hospital for treatment.
Cubicle caper
WHERE: North Campus
Research Complex
WHEN: Tuesday at about
1 p.m.
WHAT: A laptop was
stolen from a cubicle, Uni-
versity Police Reported.
The theft occured between
5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.
Monday.

lic Policy
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m
WHERE: Annenberg Aud-
torium, Weill Hall
Black History
Month film
WHAT: The Black Psycho-
logical Student Association
will sponsor a showing of
the film "Skin" about race,
childhood, and identity
amongst Boer South Afri-
cans. Admission is free and
open to the public.
WHO: The Black Psycho-
logical Association
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m
WHERE: East Hall

CORRECTIONS
" An article in the Feb. 21
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("Housing short-
age displaces students")
incorrectly stated that
the closure of Baits II
Residence Hall is con-
tributing to the hous-
ing shortage next fall.
Baits II will be closed
during the summer, but
will be open in the fall.
. Please report any
error in the Daily to
corrections@michi-
gandaily.com.

Basement Arts, a stu-
dent-run organization,
will be performing
"The Shadow Box." Revolv-
ing around a group of cancer
patients, the show manages
to convey themes of death
and grief through humor. s>
FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE 5A
In a surprising twist
to the dog chases cat
story, a German Shep-
herd chased a mountain lion
up a tree in California, KNTV
reported. The mountain lion
remained in the tree in the
suburban neighborhood for
hours before coming down.

Regulators allow imports of
cancer drugs in dire shortage V

Quality concerns over
domestic production
led to shuttering of
labs and facilities
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Feder-
al regulators have approved new
suppliers for two crucial cancer
drugs, easing critical shortages
that had been ratcheting up fears
that patients, particularly chil-
dren with leukemia, would miss
lifesaving treatments.
Butthere are currently283sep-
arate prescription drugs in short
supply or unavailable nationwide,
and regulators and manufactur-
ers say shortages are a long-term
problem that will continue to give
patients and doctors nightmares.
Yesterday, the Food and Drug
Administration said it will tem-

porarily allow importation of
a replacement drug for Doxil,
a drug for recurrent ovarian or
bone marrow cancer. The John-
son & Johnson drug hasn't been
available for new patients for
months because J&J's contract
manufacturer had to shut down
production over serious quality
lapses.
The FDA also has approved a
new supplier for a preservative-
free version of methotrexate, a
crucial drug for children with a
type of leukemia called ALL, for
lymphomas and for the bone can-
cer osteosarcoma. The version
with preservatives, the one that's
been scarce, can be toxic or cause
paralysis in children and other
patientsgettingthe drugeitherby
injections into spinal cord fluid or
at very high doses.
The FDA also has approved the
release of a batch manufactured

by Ben Venue Laboratories Inc.,
shortly before it closed several
factories at its complex in Bed-
ford, Ohio, due to serious quality
problems. That closing was what
turned the periodic methotrexate
shortage that began in late 2008
into a crisis almost overnight,
with fears that kids would begin
missing treatments within weeks.
"We have made real progress
... We believe that (suppliers) will
be able to meet the demands of
patients in the U.S. market" for
the two drugs indefinitely, FDA
Dr. Commissioner Margaret A.
Hamburg told The Associated
Press in an exclusive interview.
"It's a huge relief for us."
Numerous medical and drug-
maker groups, along with the
White House, applauded the news
but cautioned that much still must
be done to resolve all the prob-
lems causing shortages.

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks Monday at a rally in Muskegon, Michigan.
Santorum adds religion and
faith to new attacks on Obama

R
UP

After bin Laden raid, popularity of
Navy SEAL film explodes nationally

Independent movie
about SEAL life
shown in 2,500
theaters
Washington (AP) - Navy
SEALs never expected the film
"Act of Valor," starring real,
active-duty Navy SEALs, to be
this big.
Five years ago, commanders
allowed a small, independent film
company into their elite ranks to
turn real-life training exercises
into a feature-length movie in
hopes of drumming up recruits
fast
SEAL officers thought the film
would open in a couple of theaters
in military towns, then quietly
move to cable television, where
re-runs would draw likeminded
youths to join the special opera-
tions world.
Then came the Navy SEALs

raid that killed Osama bin Laden in
Pakistan last year, and a high-pro-
file hostage rescue in Somalia last
month. President Barack Obama
delivered his State of the Union
address and gave a shout-out to
SEALS, with Adm. Bill McRaven,
the SEAL and bin Laden raid com-
mander, sitting quietly in Obama's
box.
Now, the once modest recruit-
ing project is set to open Feb. 24 in
roughly2,500theatersnationwide,
putting an uncomfortable spot-
light on a group that prides itself
on keeping its collective mouth
shut about clandestine operations.
The officers and staff who
helped bring the film about
spoke on condition of anonymity
because they are embarrassed by
the massive media blitz and public
interest, and - most of all - they
are tired ofgettinggrieffromtheir
special operations colleagues,
whose daring exploits haven't
made it into the headlines.
One of the few that's gone on

record is overall special opera-
tions commander McRaven.
"It was initially started as a
recruiting film so we could help
recruit minorities into the teams,"
McRaven explained. He said he
didn't think the film gave any-
thing away to the enemy, nor
would it put in danger the SEALs
who starred in it.
McRaven told a Washington
audience recently that he'd signed
up for special operations forces
after seeing the 1968 John Wayne
film, "The Green Berets," and
that he had worked on the movie
"Raise the Titanic" as a young
ensign, also to drive recruitment.
Toward that end, the script was
designed to showcase two things,
according to producer-directors
Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott
Waugh: real acts of valor by
SEALs on the battlefield since
Sept. 11, and the SEALs' unique
technical abilities to reach a tar-
get by sea, air or land as the acro-
nym suggests.

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)mney also steps includes a "hidden message"
about the president's disregard
rhetoric toward for impaired fetuses, which
might be aborted.
epresident Santorum even seemed to
compare Obama to Adolf Hitler,
OENIX (AP) - A surg- althoughhe deniestryingto do so.
tick Santorum is making Santorum's remarks have
asingly harsh remarks about gotten only scattered attention
dent Barack Obama, ques- becauseheweaves themintolong,
g not just the president's sometimes rambling speeches.
etence but his motives and Romney's team is monitoring
his Christian values. Santorum's comments, privately
tt Romney also is sharp- suggesting they could hurt him in
his anti-Obama rhetoric. a general election.
id yesterday the president But it's difficult for Romney
ns with "a secular agenda" to openly criticize Santorum on
lurts religious freedom. In these points because Romney
al, however, the former already has trouble appealing to
achusetts governor has not the party's socially conservative
usly challenged Obama's base. Santorum's remarks could
es, often saying the presi- come up in Wednesday's debate in
s decent but inept. Mesa, Ariz., sponsored by CNN.
t Santorum and Newt Gin- Gingrich, campaigning Mon-
have heightened their day in Oklahoma, called Obama
s that Obama's intentions "the most dangerous president
sot always benign, ahead in modern American history."
ednesday's televised GOP Gingrich said the adminis-
dential debate and next tration's "willful dishonesty"
's primaries in Michigan about alleged terrorists' motives
rizona. threatens the country.
ntorum, the former Penn- Gingrich has long been
nia senator who suddenly known for over-the-top rheto-
reatening Romney in his ric, and Santorum's rapid rise in
e state of Michigan, says the polls has drawn much of the
a cares only about power, campaign's focus away from the
te "interests of people." He former House speaker.
"Obamacare," the health Some of Santorum's remarks
overhaul Obama enacted, echo attacks on Obama dur-

ing the 2008 presidential race, V
when critics portrayed him as a
mysterious politician with hid-
den motives and questionable
allegiance to the United States.
More recent examples include:
-Saturdayin Columbus, Ohio,
Santorum criticized Obama for
requiring health insurance plans
to cover prenatal testing. He said
such tests lead to "more abor-
tions and therefore less care that
has to be done, because we cull
the ranks of the disabled in our
society. That too is part of Obam-
acare, another hidden message
as to what President Obama
thinks of those who are less able
than the elites who want to gov-
ern our country."
Obama campaign spokes-
woman Lis Smith said "prena-
tal screenings are essential to
promote the health of both the
mother and baby and to ensure
safe deliveries."
-On Monday in Steubenville,
Ohio, Santorum said Obama
"talks about how he's going to
help manufacturing, after he sys-
tematically destroyed it. You pick
any area. Financial services. One
after another, where he has this
ideology of government-central-
ized control. Not worried about
the interests of people. He's wor-
ried about the interest of power
so he can dictate to people what
he believes is best."

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