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Detroit-area man
guilty in Toledo
sports probe
A Detroit-area businessman
has pleaded guilty to conspiracy
in a point-shaving investigation
involving football and basketball
at the University of Toledo in
Mitchell "Ed" Karam . also
pleaded guilty to conspiring to
fix horse races at Tampa Bay
Downs in Florida and Delaware
Downs in Delaware in 2005 and
2006. His guilty plea also covers
a fraud charge in a separate real
estate investigation.
Karam's plea Monday in
Detroit federal court comes
nearly four years after he was
indicted in the Toledo probe
along with another Detroit busi-
nessman, Ghazi "Gary" Manni.
Officers stormed
bunker to rescue
child in danger
Officers stormed an under-
ground bunker in Alabama where
a 5-year-old boy had been held
hostage for nearly a week, rescu-
ing the child and leaving the boy's
abductor dead, officials said Mon-
Steve Richardsonwith the FBI's
office in Mobile said at a news
conference Monday afternoon
that negotiations had deteriorat-
ed with 65-year-old Jimmy Lee
Dykes, a man neighbors described
as an isolated loner. Dykes had
been seen with a gun, and officers
believed the boy was in imminent
danger, Richardson said.
Officers stormed the bunker
just after 3 p.m. CST to rescue the
child, who was taken to a hospital
in nearby Dothan. Officials have
said the child has Asperger's syn-
Peru seeks to.
protect little fish
The ocean off Peru boasts the
world's richest fishing grounds,
but Taurino Querevalu is return-
ing to port empty again after a
hunt for Peruvian anchovy, curs-
ing his empty nets and an increas-
ingly stingy sea.
A little more than a decade ago,
Querevalu's 8-ton wooden boat
rarely returned with an empty
hold as it does on this day motor-
ing back to Lima's port of Callao,
the low-slung clouds above as gray
as the sea mirroring them.
"There used to be fish for every-
body," the 48-year-old trawler
captain laments, leaning on the
rail as a stiff breeze buffets his
leathery brow. "You'd run into
immense schools."

Diplomacy failed
to slow Iran
nuclear program
Judging by its expanding
nuclear program, harsh sanctions
against Iran have done little but
impose hardship on its people,
while diplomacy has also failed to
slow the Islamic Republic's atomic
progress. And while more talks
are planned for later this month,
there is a growing sense that the
nuclear standoff between Iran
and the international community
is reaching a tipping point.
Iran can theoretically back
down. But because it insists that
all of its nuclear work is peaceful
and protected by international
law itis unlikelytogo further than
repeating its top leader's religious
edicts against nuclear weapons in
pushing for an end to sanctions.
That in turn will lead to another
negotiating failure - and mount-
ing pressure for military inter-
vention to prevent Tehran from
becoming a threshold nuclear
weapons power.
Each side wants what the other
is bringing to the table at the
planned Feb. 25 talks in Kazakh-
stan. The problem is that both
want the other to blink first.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

From Page 1
throughout the night. Between
a pair of skits, he walked on
stage wearing a headset, mak-
ing fun of football coach Brady
Hoke, who notoriously doesn't
wear one. Hoke, who was in the
crowd, laughed and later made
a backstage pledge to
visit Rose's charter
school in Detroit, the
Jalen Rose Leadership Acad-
emy, which was the event's sec-
ond beneficiary.
A laughing Rose said that
he never could've imagined 20
years ago, when he was a stu-
dent, that he'd one day be back
on campus raising money for a
school with his name on it.
Rose even jokingly told the
crowd that because of the tough
nature of his school and its long
days, which run until 4:30 p.m.
each day, that he wouldn't want
to attend his school.

"(As athletes) we're so
blessed, with our athletic
prowess, that you want to do
something to give back to oth-
ers," Rose said. "I've dedicated
a lot of my life and you'd be sur-
prised how doing things like
this and exposing them to what
it really means to help someone
else ... that extra effort really
translates to young men and
young women when they grow
Rose showed comedic cama-
raderie with the event's judges,
2012 Olympic gold medalist
and current Michigan water
polo assistant coach Betsey
Armstrong, Olympian and
former Michigan hurdler Jeff
Porter and Mott patient Kaitlin
Huff. When Rose questioned
why Porter gave the wrestling
team a 7.5 score out of 10, rath-
er than a seven or eight, Por-
ter didn't give a clear answer.
When Rose pressed on, Porter
said, "I learned from you on
ESPN how to avoid answering
a question," drawing a chorus

of laughs from the crowd.
The night's biggest laughs
came from the hockey team,
which sent members of its
freshmen class on stage in tight
neon spandex pants and fish-
net tops. The team, known for
edgy skits such as its one that
featured pink-bikini clad play-
ers two years ago, first danced
to "Cotton Eye Joe," and later
performed a series of provoca-
tive pelvic thrusts with Eric
Prydz's "Call on Me" playing.
The night's big winner was
the men's rowing team, which
danced to a medley of Lion
King songs while wearing
intricate costumes. The rowers
were the only team to receive
straight los from the judges,
edging out the men's and wom-
en's track and field and cross
country teams' 9.7 score. The
men's and women's golf teams,.
which danced to a medley of
songs including "Thrift Shop,"
received the "Better Luck Next
Year" award for their show-
worst 6.2 score.

From Page 1
He added that the accomplish-
ment was achieved by the entire
staff including "pharmacy, and
nurses, and respiratory thera-
pists, and facility (workers), all
working together ... to ensure
that we're giving our families the
best experiences possible."
Hospitals on the list were
evaluated by Parents magazine
editors and a team of medical
advisors. Hospitalswere rated on
several factors, includingstaffing
ratios, depth of research, surviv-
al rates for serious diseases and
availability of family services.
Pediatric department chair
Valerie Castle said the publica-
tion reputation adds to the value
of the honor.
"Parents is a highly regarded
magazine for informing parents
about healthy choices for their
kids," Castle said. "We have
patients that come from all over
the world for our care and some
of the things that we do here are
very advanced."
Castle added that the honor is
significant for families with chil-
dren with "rare or complex dis-
eases," because it's a validation of
the care they offer.
Awards of this nature can
impact recruitment of faculty
and development of new clinical
"I think this distinction is

important when you're trying
to recruit talent from across the
country to come to the Univer-
sity of Michigan health system,"
she said.
Loree Collett, assistant direc-
tor of Mott, echoed the senti-
ments of progress, addressing the
recent changes the hospital has
undergone to achieve its stand-
"In our old facility, compared
toournew facility,we were doing
expert care and research, but we
struggled with reputation and
the right facility," Collett said.
"I think that the building has
provided us a better opportu-
nity to provide better care to our
patients, especially the ability for
parents to stay in the rooms 24/7
with their child."
Collett said the award from
the family-focused magazine is
reflective of UMHS's values.
"In our hospital particularly,
because we're focused on chil-
dren's and women's care, we're
really trying to continue patient
and family focused care," she
said. "The doctors now do rounds
and engage the moms and dads
as they talk about their child that
day, to teach them what they're
learning about caring for their
child every day."
The response from the
administrators was unanimous.
Though they're proud of the
accomplishment, Mott plans to
keep improving service and care
until they are number one.

From Page 1
The re-registration pro-
cess included discussion of the
chapter's constitution, which
requires elected leaders to recite
a statement of faith, a clause that
contradicts University non-dis-
crimination protocols.
"Part of the process is to
bring up anything that might
be of interest and to have a dia-
logue about that," Cunningham
Sara Chang, a local Inter-
Varsity recruiter, attended the
meeting that included campus
ministers, staff from the Uni-
versity's Center for Campus
Involvement, InterVarsity rep-
resentatives and student lead-
According to Chang's recol-

lection of the meeting, the Uni-
versity clarified their concerns
about aspects of the constitu-
tion and asked the club to con-
sider revisions.
When club representatives
said they would not change
their constitution, the Universi-
ty offered an alternative: Asian
InterVarsity could continue to
operate under their current pol-
icies but would not be protected
under the University's non-dis-
crimination policy. As a result,
the University would not be
responsible for grievances filed
against the club on the basis of
the University's non-discrimi-
nation policy.
At the end of the meeting,
Chang said University and
club representatives verbally
"agreed to disagree" and parted
without receiving club recogni-
tion. She said the club did not
want represent exception to the

University's rules.
The parties agreed to contin-
ue dialogue about revisions to
the University's non-discrimi-
nation policy, which Chang said
she hopes would provide leni-
ency to religious groups seeking
to select religious leaders.
But by Monday afternoon,
the club received an e-mail con-
firmation stating their registra-
tion was complete and had been
officially recognized as a Uni-
versity organization.
"That's not something we had
given verbal consent to," Chang
As of Monday night, Chang
said she is unsure of the condi-
tions surrounding the approval,
including whether the club will
be protected under University
non-discrimination policy.
"That's a question that I'm
very interested in pursuing with
the University.

Gas leak cause of blast
at Mexico oil company

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the Georgetown University Law
Center. Hte earned his under-
graduate degree at the Univer-
sity of Rochester and his law
degree at Georgetown.
During his question-and-
answer session with SACUA,
Lynch was cautious with his
words - careful not to speak
too specifically about hypotheti-
cal situations. The University
has traditionally not allowed its
legal representatives to speak on
the record to the media because
of concerns about how their
statements could affect future
legal proceedings.
Among the first questions
was to whom Lynch belives
he ultimately answers to as an
executive officer of the Univer-
sity - a theme that popped up
throughout the meeting. Fac-
ulty members, including Biology
Prof. John Lehman asked how
Lynch would deal with conflicts
between the University's Board
of Regents and executive officers
like University President Mary

Sue Coleman.
"The constitution gives
regents power over the Univer-
sity," Lynch said. "My goal here
is to represent Mary Sue, the
executive officers (and) the Uni-
versity regents ... I have a very
broad and diverse portfolio."
Lynch was also asked about
how he would use faculty input
to form policies that would
affect staffing at the University.
He responded that expertise of
the lawyers in his office provid-
ed much of what he needed but
added that he was always open
to additional input from the gen-
eral faculty body.
"In terms of faculty input,
I hope my faculty committee
will give me good, solid advice,"
Lynch said. "If there are issues
where you want a faculty voice
known to the general counsel's
office, I'd invite you to come by,
and I'd be happy to chat with
One of the main topics of dis-
cussion was the University's
compliance efforts. The faculty
members particularly focused
their discussions on how the
school would handle reporting

an issue like the sex scandal at
Penn State. Members faulted
internal bureaucracy for both
the Penn State case and for the
child pornography case at Uni-
versity Hospital last year.
"A big part of our job in the
counsel's office is compliance.
Having been on the other side
of the aisle here, there is a high'
expectation on the part of gov-
ernment agencies," he said.
Lynch added that the Univer-
sity would immediately contact
law enforcement authorities if
they believed an issue warranted
further investigation.
After Lynch's presentation,
SACUA members briefly dis-
cussed an upcoming faculty
poll as well as the impending,
reapportionment of representa-
tion for each of the constituent
colleges of the University. The
University's library system is
expected to gain one representa-
tive because of the reclassifica-
tion of librarians as staff while
another college is expected to
lose a representative to com-
pensate. A future survey will
determine what college will lose
a seat.

37 dead, dozens
more wounded at
damaged complex
buildup ignited by an electri-
cal spark or other heat source
caused the blast that killed 37
people and wounded dozens of
others last week at the state oil
company's headquarters, Mex-
ico's attorney general said.
But Attorney-General Jesus
Murillo Karam said investiga-
tors were still looking for the
source of the gas, and revising
records of building inspections
to determine why Petroleos
Mexicanos had not discovered
the gas accumulation. As a state
company, Pemex is responsible
for inspecting its own buildings.
Murillo said late Monday that
an investigation by Mexican,
Spanish, U.S. and British experts
into the petroleum giant's worst
disaster in more than a decade
found no evidence of explosives
in the Thursday afternoon blast
that collapsed several lower
floors of the Pemex administra-
tive building.
He said the investigators
believe that an electrical spark
or other source of heat had deto-
nated the gas.
With the exception of three
victims, none of those killed
had the burn marks or dam-
aged ear drums that are typical
evidence of a bombing, he said.
Nor was there any sign of a cra-
ter or fracturing of the build-
ing's steel beams, also common
signs of the detonation of an
explosive device.
Murillo said officials had yet
to discover the source of what
initial evidence indicated to be

methane gas that leaked froii
a duct or tunnel or came from
the sewer system and built up
in the basement of the building.
Murillo said that an inde-
pendent contractor had told
investigators that he was work-
ing with a crew of three men
performing maintenance in
the basement of building, B2.
The contractor said the base-
ment wasn't lit, so his crew had
rigged illumination by attach-
ing a crude electric cable to a
power source in the ceiling.
The contractor told inves-
tigators that seconds after he
moved to a higher floor, he
heard a noise and then the
building was rocked by an
explosion. The three men were
found dead in the lower base-
ment with burn marks, one
with a fragment of cable stuck
to his body. They had no evi-
dence of the dismemberment
typical in the detonation of
Murillo described the blast
as a "diffuse" explosion whose
blast moved slowly and hori-
zontally, typical of the detona-
tion of a cloud of gas, rather
than an explosion that would
have emanated from a relative-
ly compact source like a bomb.
He said laboratory tests had
turned up "zero" evidence of
any explosive.
"We've been able to deter-
mine that the explosion was
caused by an accumulation
of gas in the basement of the
building," he said. "This explo-
sion, at its peak, generated
an effect on the structures of
the floors of the building, first
pushingthem up and thencaus-
ing them to fall, and that was
the primary cause of deaths in
the building."


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