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Kayakers find body
of missing woman
Authorities say kayakers found
the body of a missing western
Michigan woman in the water of
the flooded Grand River.
The body was found Tuesday
night near the Grandville and
Wyoming border, southwest of
Grand Rapids.
MLive.com says authorities
confirmed Wednesday that the
remains are those of 51-year-old
Mary Tornga.
Police say Tornga's husband
reported her missing Sunday.
They say he told them he and his
wife had an argument while driv-
ing about 1 a.m. Sunday. He says
she got out, planning to walk
Boston official:
Video footage
shows bomb
In what could be a major break
in the Boston Marathon case,
investigators are on the hunt for
a man seen in a department-store
surveillance video dropping off a
bag at the site of the bombings, a
Boston politician said Wednes-
Separately, a law enforcement
official confirmed that authori-
ties have found an image of a
potential suspect but don't know
his name.
The development - less than
48 hours after the attack that left
three people dead and more than
170 wounded - marked a pos-
sible turning point in a case that
has investigators analyzing pho-
tos and videos frame by frame for
clues to who carried out the twin
bombings and why.
Official: School
couldn't expel
teens charged
with sexual crime
A school superintendent said
Wednesday that officials could
not expel three teenage boys
charged with sexually battering
ka classmate last fall, even after
she hanged herself and her fam-
ily complained that a humiliating
photo of the assault was being cir-
Saratoga schools superinten-
dent Bob Mistele made the dis-
closure about the three teens
suspected of assaulting 15-year-
old Audrie Pott at a party that he
said was not on campus or related
to school.
He said two of the three boys
were kicked off the football team.
"While education is a fun-
damental right, participation
in sports is a privilege," he

Britain's Iron
Lady laid to rest
with full pomp
Margaret Thatcher was laid
to rest Wednesday with prayers
and ceremony, plus cheers and
occasional jeers, as Britain
paused to remember a leader
who transformed the country
- for the better according to
many, but in some eyes for the
Soaring hymns, Biblical verse
and fond remembrances echoed
under the dome of St. Paul's
Cathedral, as 2,300 relatives,
friends, colleagues and digni-
taries attended a ceremonial
funeral for Britain's only female
prime minister.
Queen Elizabeth II, current
and former prime ministers and
representatives from 170 coun-
tries were among the mourners
packing the cathedral, where
Bishop of London Richard Char-
tres spoke of the strong feelings
Thatcher still evokes 23 years
after leaving office.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports.

From Page 1A
approval until after the state
budget is agreed upon.
Education Prof. Steve Des-
Jardins said it's unlikely that
the University will raise tuition.
"There's political pressure
to not raise tuition to try to
make up the difference," Des-
Jardins said. "There are really
two strategies: They could try
to raise revenues in another
way or bring in revenues from
another source - development
or by raising tuition - or they
could tryto reduce their outlays
in some way, or both."
DesJardins added that anoth-
er feasible source of revenue for
the University could be dipping
into its endowment, which is the
largest of any public university
at $7.7 billion as of June 30, 2012.
However, when faced with
similar budget cuts during the
2011-2012 academic year the
University decided not to use its
endowment money and instead
raised in-state tuition by 6.7
percent and out-of-state tuition
by 4.9 percent.
Political Science Prof Mike
Traugott said if there are bud-
get cuts, they might not be as
extreme as $47 million due to
compromises between state
Republicans and Democrats.
"There's some possibility
there could be no reduction in
the budget, or that in negotia-
tions between the House and
the Senate the cuts would be
reduced substantially," Trau-
gott said. "If it turns out the
Republicans, especially in the
House, have to make a deal with
some Democrats, the Demo-
crats will ask for some things
in exchange, which could be a
reduction in the amount of the
penalty orthe elimination of it."
Traugott added that if there
are cuts made, he hopes that
"individual units would be
given some discretion" by the

Universityto best decide how to
cut things from their programs.
DesJardins said it is unlike-
ly that the University will
cut straight across the board
because they haven't done so in
the past.
He said this House bill is just
a political move to punish the
institutions that acted before
right to work went into effect.
"Somebody over in Lansing
is ticked off about the fact that
it looks like the institutions
were operating in bad faith by
the fact that they negotiated
these contracts," DesJardins
said. "It might not ever go any-
where. Yet, whoever introduced
this will be able to say to their
constituents, 'Look, I tried to do
something but it didn't work."'
Traugott agreed that the bill
is "a kind of political statement."
He said the contracts were most
likely negotiated for economic
reasons, not out of spite.
"Some large administra-
tion units tried to mitigate the
effects of that law by signing
relatively long-term contracts,"
Traugott said. "If the contract
decisions were economically
viable, they don't merit this
kind of response."
In 2006, the University
implemented a new irrigation
system in order to lower costs,
and in an interview with CBS
Local Detroit in 2011 about the
budget cuts for the 2011-2012
academic year, Vice Provost
Martha Pollack said the Uni-
versity would like to continue
cutting costs in this environ-
mentally friendly way.
Whatever the cuts may be,
the University says it will strive
to keep its academic reputation.
"Cost containment has
focused on improving the effi-
ciency of delivery of admin-
istrative and operational
support, while protecting the
core academic activities of
the university," the University
said in an article on the Record

From Page 1A
form called playVS, and this is the
first touch-point ever," Josh Wein-
stein, a member of the playVS
team, said. "Right now, we're con-
ducting a pilot between Michigan
and MSU, and we basically wantto
bring like-minded people together
while also fostering the rivalry
because people love competition."
Weinstein said the basic concept
of playVS involves creating a gam-
ing community - in this case the
University - to compete against a
rival community for a prize. PlayVS
plans to award 10,000 Klondike
bars to the winningschool.
"This is something that's fun
and engaging, because it allows
people to suit up themselves and
get in the game," Weinstein said.
"Usually when you go to Michigan
you bleed blue, but you go watch
From Page 1A
the course of the evening - more
than he was anticipating. On aver-
age, Bernstein had to answer two
to three tweets per minute tokeep
pace with the incoming ones.
Many of the early tweets
focused on the renovation of the
recreational centers on campus
and the Michigan Union. The
regents first discussed the issue
at their November meeting, when
they considered what kind of fee
would be acceptable to finish the
renovation while keeping costs
down. The "Building a Better
Michigan" campaign initially
called for a fee between $100 and
$200 per student per semester to
complete the renovations, but the
regents later balked at the figure.
Business junior Michael
Proppe, president-elect of CSG,
asked Bernstein whether he con-
sidered a $65 per semester fee
acceptable for the project.
"I think $65 per semester is a
good deal. What do you think?"
Bernstein tweeted.
LSA junior Sasha Shaffer, vice
president of Maize Rage, tweeted
back, "compared to other big ten
schools that is way low They have
far superior facilities and will
continue (to) if it is $65."
In an interview after the
event, Bernstein said the regents
are continuing negotiations and
he expected action as soon as

the sport and cheer for the bas-
ketball team or the football team.
PlayVS allows students to actually
play on behalf of their school, and
everybody gets to contribute with
a tangible prize at the end."
Currently, the University has
156 registered players as com-
pared to MSU's 95, butthe Univer-
sity is trailing 573-696 in points.
Business graduate student Billy
Crockett, one of five University
students involved in the creation
of the app, said the apps are mar-
keted toward college students.
The inspiration for Tray Slider
came from a combination of the
addicting nature of Angry Birds
and the tendency of college stu-
dents to use lunch trays as sleds.
"I gotinvolvedbecause I wanted
to break into the video game indus-
try and help out before I gradu-
ate," Crockett said. "It's been great
so far, everyone seems to love the
games and the concept."
Thursday or in the "next few
"There's no doubt that private
sources of funding have sup-
ported this University through
difficult times and enabled us to
think about these projects," Ber-
nstein said. "The unions and the
rec centers should be included in
any fundraising activities that the
University engages in, but we also
know that the type of support that
we need to do these projects takes
a very longtime to obtain."
He added that the University
does have space on its balance
sheet to take on more debt to
finance renovations.
In a tweet addressing college
affordability, Bernstein also stat-
ed publicly for the first time that
the University hopes to raise a
full $1 billion for financial aid in
the capital campaign beginning
this fall.
"Financial aid will be the major
priority in the upcoming cam-
paign," Bernstein said. "My guess
is that is probably the largest
amount ever raised for financial
aid in the history ofcertainly pub-
lic education."
He added that increased state
support and cost containment
would continue to be the Univer-
sity's main tactics to hold down
tuition increases.
"We have to bend the cost curve
for students and their families,"
Bernstein said. "We have done a
good job, but we can do better ...
Without a doubt, the regents are

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3A
Crockett said he believes the
most popular part so far has been
the allegiance to continue the in-
state rivalry.
"One surefire way to get people
excited and rallied on this campus
is to say, 'We need to beat Michigan
State!' " he said. "People have defi-
nitelybeen respondingwell andget-
ting excited about bandingtogether
and competing for the school."
Not only will the games be
available for use after the tourna-
ment is over, but playVS plans to
continue to develop its concept
and pursue other advances in
"It's a new way to game, and
because people aren't used to ral-
lying as a team to compete, it's a
new concept for people," Wein-
stein said. "It's been a lot of word of
mouth,but people are gettingexcit-
ed. Once we had the first 50 people,
then they tell their friends, and
that's how this is goingto build."
very sensitive to this issue."
LSA sophomore Marissa Solo-
mon tweeted at Bernstein, asking
about his take on the drive for the
University to divest its endow-
ment from fossil fuels. The Divest
and Invest movement has been
campaigning for the University
to shed the nearly $900 million
worth of stocks and funds invest-
ed in traditional energy stocks.
The total value of the endowment
is nearly $8 billion.
"Interested in learning more
about this," Bernstein tweeted.
"Not sure if this approach is in
the best interest of UM for several
Bernstein declined to address
a question about the Coalition for
Tuition Equality and Wednes-
day's protest directly in an inter-
view, but in his tweet he praised
students for being socially active.
"@UMich has long tradition
of student activism. Part of our
history/culture. Proud of this
engagement," Bernstein wrote.
Parikh said he anticipates that
his presidential successor will
try to foster new opportunities
for both regents and university
administrators to engage with
students about topics affecting
the University.
"(Bernstein) really is a stu-
dent's regent," Parikh said. "I
think it sends a strong message
to students that the regents are
there for them, are listening io
them, and are actually trying to
engage them."

Obama lambasts
Senate gun vote
as 'shameful day'

Despite recent
setback, president
vows to continue
gun control efforts
visibly infuriated President
Barack Obama surrounded
himself with tear-stained
parents of Connecticut school
shooting victims Wednes-
day after the Senate voted
down a measure designed to
keep guns out of the hands
of criminals and declared it
a "pretty shameful day for
The Senate, which is con-
trolled by the president's own
party, handed him a stinging
first defeat for his second term
by voting down a bipartisan
compromise to expand back-
ground checks for gun buy-
ers. The disappointment was
all over the faces of Obama
and Vice President Joe Biden,
their mouths turned into deep
frowns as they appeared in the
Rose Garden shortly after the
"The fact is most of these
senators could not of offer any
good reason why we wouldn't
want to make it harder for
criminals and those with sever-
al mental illness to buy a gun,"
Obama said. "There were no
coherent arguments as to why
we wouldn't do this."
Obama vowed that the vote
would not end his fight for
stricter gun laws and was "just
round one." But it's unclear
where the White House and its
allies on guns can go from here,
after the Senate sunk their best
With five Democrats vot-
ing along with 41 Republicans
against the measure, Obama
didn't spare his own party
the blame. He said opponents
made a political calculation
that the gun lobby and a vocal
minority of gun owners would
come after them in the next
"Obviously a lot of Republi-
cans had that fear, but Demo-

crats had that fear, too," Obama
said. "And so they caved to the
pressure and started looking
for an excuse, any excuse, to
vote no."
The pointed accusations
were a marked departure from
Obama's "no drama" style. He's
shown a lot of passion on the
gun issue, even publicly shed-
ding tears, but his emotion was
previously appeared more root-
ed in sadness than anger.
He made persistent calls
over the past few months for
senators simply to allow a
vote to honor the 26 victims
from Sandy Hook Elementary
School and those killed in other
mass shootings. After that
vote, he appeared before cam-
eras flanked relatives of five
children killed at Sandy Hook
along with former Rep. Gabby
Giffords, shot in the head two
years ago while meeting with
her Arizona constituents.
Mark Barden, whose lost
his 7-year-old son, Daniel,
introduced the president and
said the families would return
home "disappointed but not
defeated," with determination
that change will come.
"Our hearts are broken.
Our spirit is not," Barden said,
as Obama put his hand on
his shoulder. Throughout the
appearance, some of the par-
ents cried and were embraced
by Biden, Obama's point man
on the issue.

War medicine now helping Boston
bomb victims with severe injuries

Tools, procedures mangled leg. Milit
Tourniquets, shunned dur- passed
and prosthetics are ing the Vietnam War, made a terpart:
comeback in Iraq as medical minima
more advanced from personnel learned to use them bilize t
d a properly and studies proved that more d
military demand they saved lives. In Boston, as approa
on the battlefield, they did just offered
(AP) - The bombs that made that by preventing people from serve ti
Boston look like a combat zone bleeding to death. plex leg
have also brought battlefield
medicine to their civilian vic- THE NEW LINE CHINESE CUISINE
tims. A decade of wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan has sharpened skills
and scalpels, leading to dramatic
advances that are now being SPECIALIZING IN HONG KONG, TAIWANESE,
used to treat the 13 amputees and SZECHUAN & HUNAN STYLES

tary doctors learned and
on to their civilian coun-
s a surgical strategy of a
al initial operation to sta-
the patient, followed by
efinitive ones days later, an
ch that experience showed
the best chance to pre-
ssue from large and com-
g wounds.

nearly a dozen other patients still
fightingto keep damaged limbs.
"The only field or occupa-
tion that benefits from war is
medicine," said Dr. David Cifu,
rehabilitation medicine chief
at the Veterans Health Admin-
Nearly 2,000 American troops
have lost a leg, arm, foot or hand
in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their
sacrifices have led to advances in
the immediate and long-term care
of survivors, as well in the qual-
ity of prosthetics that are now so
good that surgeons often chose
them over trying to save a badly


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