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Bomb threat cleared at UT-Austin

The University of Texas at
Austin received a bomb threat
Friday morning that resulted
in the evacuation of all cam-
pus buildings, The Daily Texan
reported.
The university said in a state-
ment that the call came from
a man with a Middle Eastern
accent claiming to be part of al-
Qaeda. The caller said he had
placed bombs all around campus,
which would go off 90 minutes
after the phone call, according to
the statement.
The Daily Texan reported
that the university alerted stu-
dents to evacuate campus about
75 minutes later, and classes
were cancelled for the day. After
authorities searched the cam-
CRIME NOTES

pus, the bomb threat was proved DARTMOUTH TO FUND
false. LGBT AFFINITY HOUSE

HARVARD INVEST-
MENT CLUB MEMBERS PAY
HEFTY PRICE
To join the Black Diamond
Capital Investors, the Harvard
student-run investment club,
prospective members must
invest at least $1,000 into the
club, The Harvard Crimson
reported Friday.
Harvard junior Patrick Colan-
gelo founded the club last semes-
ter, according to The Crimson.
Black Diamond is limited to only
25 members who may invest up
to $20,000 and take equal part in
financial rewards and losses.

Dartmouth College is mov-
ing ahead with plans to open an
LGBT affinity house, The Dart-
mouth reported Friday.
Affinity programs on Dart-
mouth's campus are similar to
learning communities, serving
groups of students with specific
interests.
Dartmouth Dean Charlotte
Johnson said funding for the
house will come from Dart-
mouth's capital budget to show
the college's support for LGBT
students, according to The Dart-
mouth.
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Professor Mark Tucker discusses Festifools, an annu-
al public art festival in Ann Arbor, on Friday.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

No boards, bro
WHERE: 500 Richard
Kennedy
WHEN: Friday at about
5:50 p.m.
WHAT: Police warned a
suspect skateboarding in
the loading dock of W-14 to
move on, University Police
reported. The suspect
continued on without
further incident.
Hunger games
WHERE: Main Street
WHEN: Friday at about 11
p.m.
WHAT: An officer assisted
in arresting a male involved
in a reported assault at a
restaurant at William and
Main Street, University
Police reported. The
suspect was turned over to
Ann Arbor Police.

Crime stats
from the
Michigan-
UMass Game
WHERE: Michigan
Stadium and surrounding
areas
WHEN: Saturday
WHAT: The University's
Department of Public
Safety made one arrest at
Saturday's football game
for a Minor in Possession of
Alcohol. Seventeen people
were ejected from the game:
six for possessing alcohol in
the stadium, one for retail
fraud, seven for violating
stadium rules and three for
possessing another person's
ID. Emergency medical
personnel treated 86 people
and transported 15 to the
hospital.

American
Soprano
WHAT: Laura Aikin, world
renowned soprano, will per-
form her repertoire tonight,
covering works from
Baroque to contemporary.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m
WHERE: Walgreen Drama
Center

Hiking and
botany talk
WHAT: Faye Stoner, Parks
and Rcreation naturalist in
Washtenaw County, will
discuss hiking and botany
in Isle Royale national park.
WHO: Nichols Arboretum
WHEN: Tonight at 7:45
p.m.
WHERE: Matthaei
Botanical Gardens

Poetry reading Health equity

A deadly superbug
claimed its seventh life in
Maryland, The Baltimore
Sun reported. The outbreak
originated from a patient who
contracted the bug last year,
and the germ is untreatable
by most antibiotics.
Michigan manhandled
Massachusetts on
Saturday. As you try to
say that five times fast,
flip to SportsMonday for all of
the coverage.
t FORMORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY,
INSIDE
An electrician was
tasered four times
for walking into a
store with a screwdriver in
his pocket, The Daily Mail
reported. The man was
charged with a public order
offense, but the case was
ultimatelythrown out.

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WHAT: Fiona Sampson, a
visiting professor of poetry
in the MFA program in
Creative Writing, will
perform some of her award
winning poetry in a reading
tonight.
WHO: University of
Michigan Museum of Art
WHEN: Tonight at 5:10 p.m
WHERE: Helmut Stern
Auditorium in UMMA.

WHAT: Dr. Anthony Iton,
senior vice president of
Healthy Communities at
the California Endowment,
is giving a talk on health
equity and chronic diseases.
WHO: School of Public
Health
WHEN: Today at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: School of Public
Health Building 1

Obama to announce new case
on trade policy with China

Bodies of Afghan women are brought to a hospital in Alingar district of Laghman province of east of Kabul, Afghanistan
an Sunday.
Afghan insider attack
kills our Americans

President will
declare move at
campaign stop in
Ohio
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-
dent Barack Obama will launch
a new trade enforcement case
against China Monday, usingthe
power of incumbency tocounter
Republican Mitt Romney's criti-
cism that he is ceding American
jobs to the Asian power.
Senior administration offi-
cials said the president will
announce the new case, tar-
geting Chinese subsidies for
exports of automobiles and
automobile parts, Monday dur-
ing a campaign trip to Ohio. The
swingstate has a large manufac-
turing base where many blame
China for depressing its indus-
try.
Obama and Romney have
both pushed China - and
through it, the economy - to the
forefront of the White House
race as they seek to refocus after
a week dominated by foreign
policy and the turbulent events
at U.S. embassies throughout
the Middle East.
Romney has accused Obama
of being weak on China to the
detriment of U.S. workers. The
president countered with claims
that Romney has investments
in Chinese companies and out-
sourced jobs to China while run-
ning the private equity firm Bain
Capital.
On Monday, with both candi-
dates returning to the campaign
trail after a weekend out of the
spotlight, Obama will try to gain
the upper hand in the debate.
Officials said the adminis-
tration will launch enforce-
ment action at the World Trade
Organization because it says
China is illegally subsidizing
exports in their autos and auto
parts sectors. The U.S. says the
practice puts American parts
manufacturers at a competitive
disadvantage and encourages
the outsourcing of production to
China.

The officials requested ano-
nymity because they were not
authorized to discuss the trade
action publicly ahead of the
president.
The administration is taking
the issue to the WTO because its
attempts to get China to address
the subsidies on its own have
been unsuccessful, the officials
said.
Jobs in the U.S. auto parts
sector dropped by roughly half
between 2001 and 2010, while
U.S. imports of auto parts from
China. have increased seven-
fold, according to the Obama
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administration.
The administration is also
escalating another case it
brought against China at the
WTO in July that accuses China
of imposing unfair duties on
more than $3 billion in exports
of U.S. autos. The duties cover
more than 80 percent of Ameri-
can auto exports to China, said
the officials.
The cases stem from the
Interagency Trade Enforcement
Center Obama set up earlier this
year to target unfair practices
around the world, particularly
in China.

NATO airstrike
kills 8 local women
as U.S. withdraws
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -
Afghan police killed four Ameri-
can soldiers coming to their aid
after a checkpoint attack Sunday,
the third assault by government
forces or insurgents disguised
in military uniforms in as many
days.
The escalating violence -
including a NATO airstrike that
killed eight Afghan women and
girls gathering firewood - is
straining the military partner-
ship between Kabul and NATO as
the U.S. begins to withdraw thou-
sands of troops sent three years
ago to route the Taliban from
southern strongholds.
The attacks drew unusually
strong criticism Sunday from
the U.S. military's top officer,
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey,
who called the problem of rogue
Afghan soldiers and police turn-
ing their guns on allied troops "a

very serious threat" to the war
effort.
This year, 51 international ser-
vice members have died at the
hands of their Afghan allies or
those who have infiltrated their
ranks. At least 12 such attacks
came in August alone, leaving 15
dead.
The surge in insider attacks is a
sign of how security has deterio-
rated as NATO prepares its mili-
tary exit from Afghanistan by the
end of 2014. The U.S. is days away
from completing the first stage of
its own drawdown, withdrawing
33,000 troops that were part of
a military surge three years ago.
The U.S. will remain with about
68,000 troops at the end of Sep-
tember.
NATO and U.S. forces are
working with the Afghan gov-
ernment to tighten vetting pro-
cedures and increase security
between the forces, but nothing
has so far been able to stem the
attacks on troops, which NATO
frequently asserts are standing
"shoulder by shoulder."
In unusually blunt remarks to

the Pentagon's own news service,
the American Forces Press Ser-
vice, Dempsey said the Afghan
government needs to take the
problem as seriously as do U.S.
commanders and officials.
"We're all seized with (the)
problem," said Dempsey, after
discussing the issue at a meet-
ing in Romania with NATO offi-
cials. "You can't whitewash it.
We can't convince ourselves that
we just have to work harder to
get through it. Something has to
change."
"We have to get on top of this.
It is a very serious threat to the
campaign."
A weekend of deadly attacks
began Friday night, when 15
insurgents disguised in U.S. army
uniforms killed two Marines,
wounded nine other people and
destroyed six Harrier fighter jets
at a major U.S. base in the south,
military officials said. On Satur-
day, agunman in the uniform of a
government-backed militia force
shot dead two British soldiers in
Helmand province in the south-
west.

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