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Dental School lays a foundation

90 years ago this week (Janu-
ary 15, 1922): Construction began
on an addition to the School of Den-
tistry building, located on North
University Avenue.
The addition totaled three floors
of improvements that included the
implementation of lockerrooms,
storage units and laboratories in
the basement. An amphitheater and
lecture hall were also added on the
first floor, according to The Michi-
gan Daily. The entire second floor
was reserved for operating and dis-
The Daily reported that con-
struction crews installed the
foundation as deep as 20 feet under-
ground, "in order to gain a firm bed-
ding for the construction."
70years agothis week (January

17, 1942): The University's response
to World War II was strengthened
by introducing new courses for
women, designed to meet the mili-
tary's growing demand for nurses.
"The Army and Navy alone have
indicated that they will need 10,000
additional registered nurses," the
Daily reported.
The University War Board also
instituted courses to meet the
growing demand for dietitians,
nursery workers and secretarial
professionals. The courses were
designed to demonstrate that
"American women enter this war
with a man's share of its respon-
sibilities," according to the Daily
50 years ago this week (Janu-
ary 18, 1962): The University con-

gratulated 45 new Peace Corps
members as they departed from the
Michigan Union at 8:15 a.m., bound
for two years of service in Thailand,
accordingto the Daily.
Peace Corps director R. Ser-
geant Shriver, and His Excellency
Visutr Arthayukti, Ambassador of
Thailand, were both present at a
banquet commemorating the end
of a 13-week training course for the
The Daily described the group's
objective as working "in coop-
eration with the Thai government
to lower incidence of malaria,
improve general health, teach Eng-
lish as a foreign language and bet-
ter instructional methods in higher

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Students and community members had a
chance to share their dreams at the annual
Circle of Unity on the Diag yesterday.



Free flame Bumper bruise Education

WHERE: West Quad
Residnce Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about
2:45 a.m.
WHAT: A fire extinguisher
is believed to have been
stolen sometime since 1 a.m.
Sunday morning, University
Police reported. There are
no suspects.
Cashing out
WHERE: Bursley Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about
10:35 p.m.
WHAT: A student reported
that her purse was stolen
from a lounge between 6
p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m.
Sunday, University Police
reported. Cash was missing
from the purse when it was
found later.

WHERE: Lot M-15,1170
West Medical Center Drive
WHEN: Saturday at about
4:25 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle parked
in the lot between 6:15 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Satuday was hit
by an unkown vehicle, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
parked vehicle sustained
damage to its bumper.
WHERE: C.S. Mott Chil-
dren's & Von Voightlander
Women's Hospital
WHEN: Saturday at about
1:50 a.m.
WHAT: On Jan. 13 between
10 a.m. and 1 p.m., four
shirts were taken from a
hospital dryer, University
Police reported. There are
no suspects.

WHAT: Broad Prize winner
Peter C. Gorman will give a
lecture focusing on policies
to increase the effectiveness
of faculty in urban schools.
WHO: Center for Local,
State and Urban Policy
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: School of Educa-
toin Schorling Auditorium

Free HIV
WHAT: Anonymous tests
for HIV and sexually trans-
mitted infections will be
conducted on a first come,
first serve basis.
WHO: University Health
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
room 2202..

PROFS talk recruitment

After TSA agents con-
fiscated a cupcake at
a Las Vegas airport
because of "gel-like" icing, a
Rhode Island baker created
a "TSA Compliant Cupcake,"
TIME reported. The pastry
is topped with exactly the
allowed 3 ounces of frosting.
The Michigan hockey
team has outscored
its opponents, 9-1, in
its past two outdoor games
- The Big Chill at the Big
House and the Frozen Dia-
mond Faceoff.
BMW announced it will
recall 89,000 Mini Coo-
pers in the U.S., ABC
News reported. The problem
with the cars is related to a
turbocharger cooling system,
which could malfunction and
cause a fire in the vehicle.

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WHAT: As a part of a
monthly PROFS series,
Medical School Prof. Ameed
Raoof will speak about his
research on muscle biol-
ogy and plastination. He
will discuss how human
bodies are used in museum
WHO: Center for Campus
WHEN: Tonight at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
Michigan Room

WHAT: The Interfraternity
Council will hold a mass
recruitment meeting.
WHO: Office of Greek Life
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
0 Please report any
error in the Daily to

Sarkozy shrugs off French
government credit downgrade !,

Finance minister
diasgrees, says
rating change is
"bad news"
MADRID (AP) - French
President Nicolas Sarkozy
bluntly declared yesterday that
a harsh downgrade by Standard
& Poor's of France's formerly
top-rung debt rating "changes
nothing" for the eurozone's No.
2 economy.
Sarkozy, in a snippy exchange
with a journalist at a Madrid
news conference, suggested
that a solid investor demand
for a French debt auction yes-
terday and a reaffirmation from
rival ratings agency Moody's of
France's triple-A sovereign debt
had offset S&P's much-publi-
cized downgrade.
"We have to react to this with

calm, by tat
told reporte
Spain's new
ano Rajoy.'
viction is tho
The S&P
- which Sa
minister ca
came just
president fa
to be a tou
The new
refused to
about whet
grade woul
lead Europs
and if the
for him and
many and It
cellor Ange
the lead in
to the crisis
are often f


king a step back," he meetings ahead of European
rs during a visit with summits.
prime minister, Mari- "You don't have the latest
'At the core, my con- information," Sarkozy retorted
at it changes nothing." to a reporter who asked about
downgrade Friday the downgrade and the summit.
arkozy's own finance Sarkozy refused to answer even
lled "bad news" - after the reporter rephrased his
100 days before the question twice.
ces what is expected The French leader later con-
ugh re-election cam- firmed that the three-way sum-
mit would take place in February
s conference began and downplayed the S&P down-
when Sarkozy grade, but never gave a clear
answer a question answer as to why the summit
her France's down- was rescheduled.
d affect its ability to Sarkozy did manage to win
e out of the crisis - much-needed political support
move prompted the from Rajoy - notably for his pet
ent of a crisis summit project for a financial transac-
I the leaders of Ger- tion tax that could help ailing
aly next week. European state coffers get out of
and German Chan- the red.
la Merkel have taken France, which has long
proposing solutions enjoyed relatively low borrow-.
and major decisions ing costs and had S&P's top-tier
hashed out at their AAA rating uninterrupted since
the mid-1970s, on Friday was
the largest of nine eurozone
members hit by S&P down-
grades - dropping one notch
to AA+. The agency also kept
a negative outlook on French
state debt.
Analysts said Sarkozy's deni-
al that the downgrade meant
7 much was wishful thinking.
"The fact that there is a nega-
tive outlook, it means that there
is a probability - a quite high
8 probability - of further down-
grade in 2012,2013," saidFrench
economist Norbert Gaillard. "So
3 it's bad news for France."
But in a vindication of sorts
9 7 for Sarkozy, France sold euro8.6
billion ($10.9 billion) in short-
2 4 term debt on yesterday. The
yields - or the interest rates
charged by investors on the debt
- fell, a sign investors still see
the country as agood bet.
9 Spain was also hit by an S&P
downgrade, from AA- to A+,
but Rajoy said that blow and
downgrades for other Euro-
pean nations shouldn't be seen
as a sign they will have trouble
emerging from the financial

Ship supplies diesel
and gasoline to
town's ailing supply
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -
Crews began transferring 1.3 mil-
lion gallons of fuel yesterday from
a Russian fuel tanker to the iced-
in western Alaska city of Nome.
The offloading began near
sundown, said Stacey Smith of
Vitus Marine, the fuel supplier
that arranged to have the Rus-
sian tanker Renda and its crew
deliver the gasoline and diesel
fuel. The process began after
crews safety-tested two transfer
hoses with pressurized air.
Earlier, crews laid the hoses
along a stretch of Bering Sea ice.
On yesterday, they hooked the
hoses to a pipeline that begins on
a rock causeway 550 yards from
the tanker, which is moored
about half a mile offshore, said
Jason Evans, board chairman of
the Sitnasuak Native Corp.
Sitnasuak owns the local fuel
company, Bonanza Fuel, and has
been working closely with Vitus
Marine. The pipeline leads to
storage tanks in town.
Smith said the transfer began
with one hose to see how the fuel
flowed. She expected the second
hose to begin flowing soon after.

State officials said the transfer
must start during daylight, but
can continue in darkness. Nome
has just five hours of daylight
this time of year.
The transfer could be finished
within 36 hours if everything
goes smoothly, but it could take
as long as five days.
The Renda got into position
Saturday night after a Coast
Guard icebreaker cleared a path
for it through hundreds of miles
of a slow journey stalled by thick
ice and strong ocean currents.
Before the hoses could be laid
out, the ice disturbed by the
tanker's journey had to freeze
again so workers could create
some sort of roadway.
Smith said the effort is a third
of the way into completion with
the arrival of the Renda to Nome.
Pumping the fuelfrom the tank-
er will be the second part. The
third part will be the exiting
through ice by the two ships.
"It's just been an absolutely
grand collaboration by all par-
ties involved," she said of the
work accomplished so far.
The city of 3,500 didn't get its
last pre-winter barge fuel deliv-
ery because of a massive Novem-
ber storm.
Without the Renda's deliv-
ery, Nome would run out of fuel
by March or April, long before

the next barge delivery is pos-
sible after one of the most severe
Alaska winters in decades. Snow
has piled up 10 feet or higher
against the wood-sided buildings
in Nome, a former gold rush town
that is the final stop on the 1,150-
mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The 370-foot tanker began
its journey from Russia in mid-
December, picking up diesel fuel
in South Korea before heading
to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where
it took on unleaded gasoline. It
arrived late last week off Nome
on Alaska's west coast more than
500 miles from Anchorage.
In total, the tanker traveled
an estimated 5,000 miles, said
Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, com-
mander of District Seventeen
with the Coast Guard.
Personnel will walk the entire
length of hosing every 30 min-
utes to check for leaks, Evans
said. Each segment of hose has
its own spill containment area,
and extra absorbent boom will
be on hand in case of a spill.
The Coast Guard is monitor-
ing the effort, working with state,
federal, local and tribal represen-
tatives, Chief Petty Officer Kip
Wadlow said. The fuel partici-
pants had to submit a plan to state
environmental regulators on how
they intended to get the fuel off
the Renda, he said.

Greg Walker, with the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, prepares an Aeryon Scout unmanned aerial vehicle at the Nome
causeway to gather intel for the planned fuel transfer from a Russian tanker loaded with fuel for delivery to Nome.
Tanker begins transfer of
fuel to iced-in Alaskan town*


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