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LEFT Cohen Witten smiles at
the new hats for his monkeys
provided by athetes vising
Mott Children's Hospital for
Vale ntine's Day.
(TERRA MOLENGRAFF/Daily)
RIGHT Students and Ann
Arhor resdents rally in tie Diag
Thursday to dance and protest
at the One Billion Rising Flash
Mob, a dernonstration to raise
awareness for those affected by
rape and abuse.
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CRIME NOTES
Ring me up for Touch ups

a little extra
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 4:30 p.m.
WHAT: There was a report
that a store employee
may have taken money on
multiple occasions within
the past two months,
University Police reported.

WHERE: 900 Block South
University
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 5:54 p.m.
WHAT: Graffiti was
found on a sculpture near
South University, Univer-
sity Police reported. There
are no suspects, and the
timeframe of the crime is
unknown.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
ASP workshop Kodo
A recent Gallup poll
WHAT: Kevork Bardakjian, performance shows that 92 percent of
from the Near Eastern Pakistanis disapprove of
Studies department, as WHAT: This performance U.S. leadership, while only 4
well as other University sponsered by the Universtiy percent say they approve. In
participants, will be holding Musical Society will include 2011, only 49 percent disap-
a seminar on Armenian drum performances that proved. Further, 55 percent
history. play a large role in Japanese say they, more than at any
WHO: Armenian Studies tradition.
Pro ramunTi ~ Mi i other time, feel threatened

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WHEN: Today at 1 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work Building

wHu: university iMusica
Society
WHEN: Today at8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium

With you gone, Hot in pursuit

Wione too
WHERE: 105 State Street
WHEN: Thursday at about
5:00 a.m.
WHAT: An iPhone was
reported stolen on Feb. 8
between 12:00 and 12:20
p.m. from a computer lab.
There are no suspects at
this time.

WHERE:1500 East Medi-
cal Center
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: A purse was
reported stolen from a
patient room on Feb. 12
between 8:30 and 11:00
p.m., University Police
reported. There are no
suspects.

Musicology BFA portfolio
lecture exhibition

WHAT: Anne Walters
Robertson, a professor of
music at the University of
Chicago, on music from
14th-century France. This
is part of the Department of
Musicology distinguished
lecture series.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre and Dance
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: School of Music,
Theatre and Danee

WHAT: The portfolios of
theatre and design BFA stu-
dents will be on display. The
exhibition will include a
variety of works by students
from the School of Music,
Theatre and Dance.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre and Design
WHEN: Today at 12:00 p.m.
'WHERE: Duderstadt
Center, Media Union

In the past 72 days
1,774 people have been
killed as a result of
gun violence. Columnist Pat
Malliet discusses if we are to
blame for this statistic.
" FOR MORE, SEE OPINION PAGE 4.
The Telegraph
reported that a Chinese
man is suing a plastic
surgeon after paying for a
session of plastic surgery
for his Tibetan Mastiff. The
man, known as Mr. Yu, wants
880,000 yuan after the dog
died

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Obama touts pre-K12 :.
education program

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President coy about
potential costs in
trip to Georgia
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Rais-
ing hopes among parents who
want preschool for all, Presi-
dent Barack Obama on Thurs-
day rolled out a plan to vastly.
expand government-funded
early childhood while keeping
the price tag a secret.
Republicans, wary of high
costs and questionable outcomes,
made clear they have no intention
of signing a blank check.
Setting up yet another clash
with Republicans over spending
and the proper scope of govern-
ment, Obama in his State of the
Union address proposed work-
ing with states to make high-
quality preschool available to
every American child. Two days
later, he played blocks and gave

fist-bumps to kids in a preschool
classroom at the College Heights
Early Childhood Learning Cen-
ter in Decatur, casting the plan as
part of a moral imperative to give
every child a shot at success..
"The size of your paycheck
shouldn't determine your child's
future," Obama told about 600
teachers and parents at the Deca-
tur Community Recreation Cen-
ter, singling out Georgia as a model
for making universal preschool a
priority. "Let's fix this. Let's make
sure none of our kids start out the
race of life already a step behind."
The White House offered
the first details about Obama's
plan Thursday, describing it as a
"continuum of high-quality early
learning for a child, beginning at
birth and continuing to 'age 5."
The government would fund pub-
lic preschool for any 4-year-old
wlose family income is 200 per-
cent or less of the federal poverty
level - a more generous thresh-

fl-U H

old than the current Head Start
program, which generally serves
kids from families below 130
percent of the poverty line. All
50 states and the federal govern-
ment would chip in.
Obama also proposed letting
communities and child care
providers compete for grants to
serve children 3 and younger,
starting from birth. And once a
state has established its program
for 4-year-olds, it can use funds
from the program to offer full-
day kindergarten, the plan says.
Conspicuously absent from
Obama's plan were any details
about the cost, a key concern
among Republicans. Obama's
aides have insisted the new
programs would not add to the
nation's nearly $16.5 trillion debt,
but they won't say what else will
be cut to offset the cost, offering
only vague allusions to cutting
entitlement spending and clos-
ing loopholes.
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Herman Nackaerts, head of the Department of Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency talks to media after
his arrival from Iran.
Di1omat claims Iran
has new atomic tech.

U.N. talks fail to
reach deal to restart
investigation
VIENNA (AP) - Adding
weight to its announcement
of a nuclear upgrade, Tehran
has shown high-level U.N.
officials high-tech equipment
positioned at its main uranium
enrichment site meant to vast-
ly accelerate output of mate-
rial that can be used for both
reactor fuel and atomic arms, a
senior diplomat said Thursday.
The diplomat spoke to The
Associated Press shortly after
the officials returned from
Tehran, acknowledging that
their latest in a series of trips to
the Iranian capital that began
over a year ago again failed to
reach a deal to restart an inves-
tigation into suspicions that
Iran is pursuing nuclear arms.
Herman Naeckerts, who
headed the International Atom-
ic Energy Agency team that
visited Iran, said "remaining
differences" scuttled attempts
to finalize an agreement on how
such an investigation should be
conducted. He declined to say
whether there was progress.
The IAEA wants the probe

to be open-ended, something
strenuously opposed by Tehran,
which denies it wants nuclear
weapons and says it is interest-
ed in the atom only as an energy
source and for research.
With expectations for suc-
cess low even before the start of
the latest negotiating attempt,
interest focused on Iran's move
to install a new generation of
centrifuges at Natanz, its main
uranium enriching site south-
east of Tehran.
Iran announced the start of
installations during the IAEA
team's one-day visit Wednes-
day at about the same time that
the diplomat said the group was
shown "a small number" of the
machines at the site. The diplo-
mat said those centrifuges were
ready to be installed. The diplo-
mat, who closely follows Iran's
nuclear program, demanded
anonymity because his informa-
tion was confidential.
The new-generation centri-
fuges can enrich uranium four
to five times faster than Iran's
present working model. Experts
say Iran already has, enough
enriched uranium for several
weapons if it is further enriched.
Any move to enrich faster
will rile Israel, which sees Iran's
nuclear program as an existen-

tial threat and has said it would
use all means to stop it from
reaching weapons capability.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu has warned that the
world has until this summer -
at the latest - to keep Iran from
building abomb.
Italso islikelyto hurtchances
of progress at talks in Kazakh-
stan later this month between
Iran and six world powers seek-
ing to blunt Iran's enrichment
program. Iran in turns wants
an easing of sanctions imposed
over its enrichment program
before it is ready to reduce it.
The failure of either side to
make the initial move hasled to
a series of failed negotiations.
Nonproliferation expert Mark
Fitzpatrick said Iran's centri-
fuge upgrade may be a further
signal that it is determined not
to blink first.
"Installation of the more effi-
cient centrifuges will probably
contributetoIran'sunwillingness
to compromise," said Fitzpatrick,
aformersenior U.S. State Depart-
ment official now with the Inter-
national Institute for Strategic
Studies. "It bolsters Iran's belief
that time is on its side and that the
West will eventually have to give
in to the pressure of Iran's grow-
ingenrichment capacity.

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