The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 -- 3
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3
NEWS BRIEFS TAILGATES
From Page 1
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.
Suspect in police
dead after standoff
Police in suburban Detroit
say a man suspected of gunning
down an officer who responded,.
to a trouble call has been found
West Bloomfield Township
police Lt. Tim Diamond says a
search team entered the sus-
pect's home about 6 p.m. Mon-
day and found 50-year-old Ricky
Diamond says it isn't yet
known if Coley killed himself.
Police had been surround-
ing the house in the affluent
community since Sunday night.
That's when an officer was shot
to death while responding to
a report of a possible suicide
OAK CREEK, Wisc.
release video of
A white supremacist who
killed a half-dozen people at a
Sikh temple in suburban Mil-
waukee last month chased
down the first police officer on
the scene, pumping round after
round into him as he lay wound-
ed behind a parked car, video
released Monday showed.
Oak Creek Police Chief John
Edwards played the video from
Lt. Brian Murphy's squad car
before telling reporters that
Murphy was shot 15 times, not
nine as authorities previously
said. His armored vest stopped
three of the rounds, Edwards
Murphy was shot while tend-
ing to two victims of Wade
Michael Page's Aug. 5 rampage
at the Sikh Temple of Wiscon-
sin. Page, a 40-year-old Army
veteran, opened fire with a 9
mm pistol shortly before Sunday
services were to begin. He killed
six w siRrs and oionRAeT,
four others, including Murphy,
before killing himself.
of China leader
Where is president-in-wait-
ing Xi Jinping?
Is he nursing a bad back after
pulling a muscle in a pick-up
soccer game (or maybe in the
swimming pool)? Has he been
convalescing after narrowly
escaping a revenge killing by
supporters of ousted local Com-
munist Partyboss Bo Xilai? Was
he in a car accident? Or is he
just really busy getting ready to
lead the world's No. 2 economy
ahead of an expected leadership
transition next month?
Chinese micro-bloggers and
overseas websites have come up
with all kinds of speculation as
to why the current vice presi-
dent has gone unseen for more
than a week. During that span,
Xi canceled meetings with visit-
ing foreign dignitaries including
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton and Singa-
pore Prime Minister Lee Hsien
Loong. On Monday, it was the
Danish prime minister's turn.
Somalia's Parliament elected
a new president of the country's
fledgling government Monday, a
move that members of the inter-
national community say is a key
step toward the east African
nation's transition from a war-
torn failed state to a nation with
* an effective government.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud,
a political newcomer, won
the election against outgoing
President Sheik Sharif Sheikh
Ahmed by the legislative vote
of 190 to 79, according to Parlia-
ment Speaker Mohamed Osman
Daily wire reports
going to be one of the most suc-
cessful sites just because of the
sheer number of people coming
back," Doyle said.
The site dedicated to Ann
Arbor has seven rental houses
listed. Doyle said there are about
130 houses listed in South Bend,
and he's hoping to expand the
-progranyinAnfl Arbor by adding
20 housesoverthe next few years.
"Once people hear what the
website does they're generally
pretty receptive to it," he said.
"Once people start making a
couple thousand dollars every
football season, they start telling
their friends ... and from there it
really kind of takes care of itself."
Doyle said the tough economy
offers another incentive for own-
ers to consider renting out their
"This is something that allows
them to make a significant
amount of money," he said. "Peo-
ple are able to pay off their mort-
gages for ayear by renting out for
six weekends ayear."
Though the website collects a
15-percent service fee for rented
houses,-there is no charge to list
price they want to charge renters
per event and standard check-in
is at 5 p.m. on Friday and check-
out is by noon on Sunday.
Doyle said though the business
is focused on housing football
game attendees, he's open to list-
ing rentals for other occasions as
"A lot of that actually comes
from our homeowners," Doyle
said. "We're definitely willing to
help people put up their places
for weekends in the spring or
over the summer or anything like
Ann Arbor resident Matt Gro-
coff, who owns Michigan's first
net-zero energy home - a facility
that has no annual carbon emis-
sions or energy consumption -
with his wife, began renting to
families this year. Grocoff's house
has been featured in The Atlantic,
USA Today and My Ford Maga-
zine for its ability to produce as
much energy as it uses.
He said the site made him
reevaluate his negative feelings
towards rental sites and the bad
experiences he has confronted in
"I'm happy that there is a ser-
vice that's not sleazy available,".
Grocoff said. "That's the impres-
sion I always had of these kinds of
Grocoff said he and his wife
were also comforted that the
website takes a safety deposit to
ensure that any possible damage
will be covered.
"It's a great deal for everyone
involved," he said. "It's kind of
fantastic. We actually just added
more games because we're start-
ing to see the kind of people that
Engineering freshman Chris
Gresehover said he thinks the
website is a good way to make
money, but would be cautious
renting out his home.
"I think that would be a cool
thing to do, but I'd be worried
about the after effects," Grese-
hover said. "But it's a good atmo-
sphere to hang out with your
Washtenaw Community Col-
lege student Michelle McAnulty
said she wouldn't be nervous
about renting out her home for
ple and I wouldn't mind doing it,"
Fellow WCC student Emilie
Jarret, an Ypsilanti resident, said
she personally would never rent
out her home.
"I just don't like people that
much," Jarret said. "But it's not a
From Page 1
are earned by checking in via
smartphone app or at event site
kiosks, and students can win
rewards at different point lev-
els. Prizes range from athletic
apparel to "over-the-top grand
prizes, like eating lunch with
Athletic Director Dave Bran-
don," according to the app's
description in iTunes.
Thick explained that in order
for students to be eligible for
H.A.I.L.'s prizes, they must cor-
rectly enter their UM ID num-
ber in the app's account profile
She added that the app has
functioned well at volleyball
and field hockey games and men
_and women's soccer matches.
Men's soccer has been the most
popular of the non-revenue
sports thus far, with 178,166 and
130 students checking in at each
of the team's first three home
matches. According to Thick,
these attendance figures are on
par with last year's men's soccer
According to Thick, the Ath-
letic Department will have a
better idea as to whether the
H.A.I.L. initiative is improving
attendance numbers at non-rev-
enue sporting events later this
"Everybody knows about
football," Thick said. "But we
want to make sure that (stu-
dents) are aware of all these
other events that they can come
to and the fact that they're free."
Though the program is
designed to increase non-reve-
nue sporting event attendance, a
secondary objective of H.A.I.L.
is to urge students to come
early for the revenue games.
Thick said a full student sec-
tion throughout the duration
of games creates a better atmo-
"We want you there when
the game starts," she said. "It
looks bad when there are empty
Thick said the department
will continue to promote the
H.A.I.L initiative to reach even
more students early in the ath-
letic calendar. The depart-
ment has specifically promoted
H.A.I.L. to major student orga-
nizations on campus, includ-
ing Club and Intramural Sports
teams, Greek Life and the men's
basketball and soccer fan clubs.
While still in its early stages,
the program has helped attract
students to non-revenue sports.
As of Monday morning, LSA
senior Andrew Malmquist was
tied at the top of the H.A.I.L.
leader board with 21 points.
Though he said in seasons
past he has been a frequent
attendee of football, men's bas-
ketball and ice hockey games,
the program has helped encour-
age Malmquist to attend vol-
leyball, field hockey and soccer
matches this season as well.
"I personally had never been
to a soccer game ... I love the
soccer games," Malmquist said.
"They're a ton of fun to go to."
Malmquist said enjoying the
experience and atmosphere of
the events has been the primary
gratification of the program for
him so far, but taking home one
of the major prizes would be an
LSA senior Charlotte Rath,
who has accumulated 15 points,
said she participated because
she wants to attend more events
during her final year at school.
"It was just a goal of mine
since it's my last year here to
see more sporting events," Rath
said, who has already attended
volleyball, field hockey, soccer
and football games this season.
Rath said she also enjoys com-
peting with her friends to see
who can earn the most points.
From Page 1
When you're stuck within the
NCAA calendar, it makes it very
difficult to travel to go to the
races. I reached a certain level
in my competition - I went to
the Olympics as a sophomore -
I thought it was time to move
up to the next level."
Willis' professional career
began in 2005 when he imme-
diately made an impact on the
national scene by breaking New
Zealand's 32-year-old national
record in the 1,500-meter run.
A year later, he won the gold
medal in the race at the Com-
monwealth Games in Mel-
The Kiwi's career took an
even bigger step in 2008, where
he took the silver medal in the
1,500-meter run at the Beijing
Olympics in a time of 3:34.16.
Willis said he didn't expect to
race so well in Beijing - his
13th-place finish in Athens put
him under the radar for the
2008 Summer Games - so he
was pleasantly surprised with
His outstanding finish in
2008 made him one of the
favorites for the 2012 London
Olympics. A few days before the
Opening Ceremony, Willis was
announced as New Zealand's
flag bearer. He said the honor
of leading his country's delega-
tion into the Olympic stadium
matched stepping onto the
podium to receive his medal in
But in the 1,500-meter finals,
Willis took ninth place, which
was a sour way for him to wrap
up his third Olympics, especial-
ly after the multiple opportu-
nities he had to represent New
Zealand, he said.
"I came in as one of the favor-
ites, and I had some incred-
ible experiences," Willis said.
"I got to be the flag bearer for
my country, I got to meet the
queen, but from a performance
From Page 1
"Someone ran through the
building yelling, 'Get out, get
out,"' she said.
Forster added that she saw
an oven in Amer's engulfed
in flames once she was forced
from her apartment.
"It was surreal," she said.
As firefighters climbed to
the roof and entered the build-
ing, student residents of the
complex milled around outside,
alongside concerned passersby
and employees and patrons of
businesses within the building
who anxiously awaited more
information from the AAFD.
Budd said residents will not
be let back in until the fire sys-
tem in the building is reset and
functioning properly. '
Another malfunction to
investigate is an error with
some fire alarms within apart-
LSA senior Rebecca Noren,
another resident who lives at
611 Church St., said she was in
her apartment when the alarms
began to sound, but it turned
off after approximately 20 to 30
"We didn't even know any-
thing was happening until I ran
downstairs and saw smoke in
Amer's," Noren said.
According to Sidelinger, they
are investigating these reports.
"We're looking into that, but
at this point we cannot com-
standpoint, it was extremely
devastating. I didn't perform
the way I'm capable of, so it
was a really, really trying and
challenging time but also one
as something I'll hold on to as a
Though Willis will be 33 by
the time the 2016 Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, roll
around, he said he still has
plans to continue his career and
hopefully return to the medal
But for now, his career and
the Olympics are on the back
burner. Willis is simply focus-
ing on finishing his education,
which he said is a "fascinating
"When I was a student-
athlete here, no matter how
much focus I put in or deter-
mination to be a good student,
I wasn't emotionally connect-
ed with my studies," he said.
"You were really just clocking
in and clocking out of class
and just getting the task done.
Now, with the Olympics over,
I feel for the first time I get to
experience what it's like to be
emotionally connected to be a
proper student. It's quite enjoy-
Willis also ran the @umich-
students Twitter account for
the first week of classes, tweet-
ing about the many activities on
campus and the lesser-known
areas in Ann Arbor he likes to
explore, such as areas around
He also mentioned on Twit-
ter that he likes to participate
in MRun, the University's run-
But re-acclimating to school
it hasn't necessarily been as
easy as he'd thought, Willis
"I was so nervous for the
first class," Willis said. "It was
environmental geography, and
I was more nervous waiting 10
minutes before that class than
the whole wait before walking
in the Opening Ceremony with
ment," he said.
Residents of the apartment
building said they were waiting
to hear when they would be able
to return to their apartments.
Firefighters advised that in
the event students are unable to
find housing, the American Red
Cross will provide temporary
Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown
said the University provides
aid to students who are victims
of fires or other disasters if the
Division of Student Affairs is
notified, acknowledging that
the Red Cross is often able to
respond to incidents such as
Dan Clark - owner of Dol-
lar Bill Copying, located inside
affected building - said his
store suffered only slight smoke
He said he spoke to Amer
Bathish, owner of Amer's, and
Bathish had a "let's get this
fixed and move on" attitude.
LSA senior Brett Pere said
he and his roommates at 611
Church St. were able to enter
their apartment later Monday
evening to retrieve some of
their personal belongings, most
notably a case of beer.
"Just the essentials, really,"
Pere joked. "It's still Monday
Senior News Reporter
Adam Rubenfire and Daily
Staff Reporter Jennifer Lee
contributed to this report.
' U' partners with IGC in
joint research venture
laboration uses He said the DNA sequencing-
based diagnostic process will
NA technology provide a more specific under-
standing of the source of a can-
o find cancer cer patient's illness, as well as
which particular therapies will
treatments best combat each type of the dis-
ANNA ROZENBERG "If you understand the path-
Daily StaffReporter ways that have gone awry to
create the cancer, then you have
e University partnered in a better chance of matching it
st with the International with specific therapies that can
mics Consortium - an neutralize the cancer," Penny
ization that works toward said.
aping treatments for can- Penny estimated that the
nd other deadly diseases diagnostic procedure costs up to
DNA technology - to cre- $6,000, and while the group has
radigm, a partnership that begun with a focus on cancer,
to become the model of they hope to expand to areas like
sequencing-based diag- cardiovascular diseases.
S. He added that Paradigm
bert Penny, co-founder started relatively quickly since
EO of Paradigm and IGC, it has only been about a year and
ned that Paradigm uti- a half since the concept began,
nucleic acids - molecules noting that IGC has been in
ial for life that make up contact with the University for
and RNA - to make diag- about one year.
g and treating patients of "We chose Michigan because
ic diseases more precise. we wanted to do non-profit with
'has focused his work on someone who had a very similar
ype of specialized treat- vision and level of excellence,"
re spent most of my career Penny said Paradigm has
area of medicine that is already commenced clinical
ig at (disease) and wonder- trials, within the University
ow much is agnostic and and across the nation, and it is
s going to be specific for expected to be available to the
sue of origin," Penny said. public by January.
"Where the evidence is strong
enough, we plan to provide
(DNA sequencing-based diag-
nostics) directly to oncologists,"
Pathology Prof. Jay Hess, co-
founder of the project and chair
of the Medical School's Depart-
ment of Pathology, said it was
essential for the department to
reach out to a partner like IGC
to help run the highly special-
ized work of Paradigm.
"The goal of the University
of Michigan Health System is
to be a leader in the application
in sequencing for clinical care
- DNA sequencing-based diag-
nostics," Penny said. "There's
a lot of technological expertise
you need as well in bioinformat-
ics and interpreting the data."
Hess said while many
researchers at the University are
identifying new genetic abnor-
malities in cancer, Paradigm
reflects a collaborative effort,
with much of the research also
being conducted in Phoenix,
Ariz., where IGC headquarters
"It's pretty innovative to start
a company within a Univer-
sity. I think it reflects our abil-
ity at Michigan to do innovative
things. It took a tremendous
amount of teamwork ... just to
be able to get (Paradigm) off the
ground," Hess said.
FOLLOW DAILY NEWS ON TWITTER: