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Ladies get to swim, finally

60 YEARSAGO THIS WEEK
(SEPT. 16,1953):
In an effort to expand the lim-
ited opportunities for women
in sports, the University began
construction of a new women's
swimming pool complex. The
project was slated for a total cost
of $1 million.
The pool - along with the
Barbour Gymnasium and Palmer
Field - was one of several facili-
ties offering athletic classes for
women. The Women's Athletic
Association hosted classes in
rifle, golf, field hockey, tennis and
other activities.
30 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
(SEPT. 15,1983):
Ann Arbor members of the

People for the Reassessment of
Aid to Israel signed a petition
asking President Ronald Reagan
to discontinue aid to Israel.
The petition, which attempt-
ed to garner 5,000 signatures,
called for a formal statement to
be issued to the U.S. Secretary
of State and congressional rep-
resentatives from Michigan that
would request the United States
to halt all economic aid to Israel
in response to hostilities in the
region.
Stanley Mendenhall, founder
of the PRAI, cited the forceful
acquisition of the Arab territo-
ries in 1967 as the reason for the
protest. Mendenhall personally
financed the organization with a
$5,000 payment.

20 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
(SEPT. 15,1993):
The University tested a new
voicemail system in the Mosh-
er-Jordan Residence Hall. The
new system was put in place in
response to the popularity of
similar systems that administra-
tors used.
Students received personal
accounts, which required that
callers press a number cor-
responding to the name of the
resident they were attempt-
ing to reach. This allowed
residents to maintain privacy
unlike with traditional answer-
ing machines.
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CRIME NOTES

Picked up kicks
WHERE: Central Campus
Recreational Building
WHEN: Friday at about
6:10 p.m.
WHAT: Between 5:15 p.m.
and 5:25 p.m. two pairs of
athletic shoes were taken
from a woman's pool locker.
There are currently no
suspects, University Police
reported.
Take the beat
WHERE: University Hos-
pital
WHEN: Friday at about
10:40 p.m.
WHAT: A pair of head-
phones were stolen from a
bag in one of the hospital
waiting room and there
are no suspects, University
Police reported.

Crime stats
from Saturday's
football game
WHERE: Michigan
Stadium and surrounding
areas
WHEN: Saturday
WHAT: At Saturday's
game of 107,120 attendees
the University Police and
supporting law enforcement
made 3 arrests at Saturday's
football game: one for
resisting and obstructing a
police officer, one for Minor
in Possession of Alcohol
and one for possesion of
marijuana. Nine people
were ejected from the game.
No citations were given.
In addition, emergency
medical personnel treated
66 people. Eight were taken
to University Hospital.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Peace lecture Guest jazz

WHAT: Fatma Muge
Gflek, professor of sociolo-
gy and women's studies and
CMENAS associate direc-
tor, discusses the social
implications of space.
WHO: Center for Middle
Eastern and Northern
African Studies
WHEN: Today at 12:10 p.m.
WHERE: School of Social
Work Building

recitai
WHAT: Trumpet player-
and Detroit native Mar-
cus Belgrave will perform
alongside jazz faculty. The
performance is free.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building

Anxiety skills Dance lecture

Last Friday the world's
oldest man, Salustiano
Sanchez-Blazquez, died
at the age of 112, the Huffing-
ton Post reported. Sanchez-
Blazquez, was born in Spain,
was a self taught musician who
claimed his longevity was due
to eating one banana every day.
The Michigan football
team narrowly avoided
an upset loss to Akron.
In the latest issue of Sports-
Monday, the Daily's football
beat examines why.
FOR MORE, SEE INSIDE
Flooding in Colorado
required the air-evac-
tuation by helicopter of
85 school children yesterday,
The New York Times report-
ed. Hundreds of others have
needed evacuaion with four
dead and severe damge done
across Boulder, Larimer and
Weld Conmties

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WHAT: Attend this event
to learn how to efficiently
manage your anxiety. These
sessions will help attendees
learn how to reduce stress
and deal with the tosses
and turns of everyday life.
Group sessions take place
every Monday.
WHO: Counseling and
Psychological Services
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
CAPS office 3100

WHAT: Thomas DeFrantz
presents the free event
"Performing Queer African
American Histories."
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
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Summers withdraws
from Fed consideration

Biden backs diplomatic
approach to crisis in Syria

Yellen likely to
lead nation's
monetary policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Lawrence Summers, who was
considered the leading candidate
to succeed Ben Bernanke as
Federal Reserve chairman, has
withdrawn from consideration,
the White House said Sunday.
Summers' withdrawal
followed growing resistance
from critics, including some
members of the Senate
committee that would need to
back his nomination. His exit
could open the door for his chief
rival, Janet Yellen, the Fed's vice
chair. If chosen by President
Barack Obama and confirmed by

the first woman to lead the Fed.
In the past, Obama has
mentioned only one other
candidate as possiblybeingunder
consideration: Donald Kohn, a
former Fed vice chair. But Kohn,
70, has been considered a long
shot.
The administration also
reached out to former Treasury
Secretary Timothy Geithner
early in the process. Geithner
maintained that he was not
interested in being considered.
Obama is expected to
announce a nominee for the Fed
chairmanship as early as this
month. Bernanke's term ends
Jan. 31, 2014.
Summers and his allies have
been engaged in an unusually
public contest with supporters of
Yellen, with each side lobbyingthe

An openly waged succession
battle is something that the Fed,
which will turn 100 in December,
has never before witnessed. The
selection of a chairman has long
been a matter handled privately by
a president and his senior advisers.
In a statement, Obama said he
had accepted Summers' decision.
"Larry was a critical member
of my team as we faced down
the worst economic crisis since
the Great Depression, and it was
in no small part because of his
expertise, wisdom and leadership
that we wrestled the economy
back to growth and made the kind
of progress we are seeing today,"
Obama said.
As director of the National
Economic Council, Summers
oversaw the administration's
response to the economic and
financial crisis early in Obama's
first term.
Yet Summers faced strenuous
opposition from some Democrats,
including on the Senate Banking
Committee. Summers alluded to
that opposition to his candidacy
in a letter he sent Sunday to
Obama to formally withdraw
from consideration.
"I have reluctantly concluded
that any possible confirmation
process for me would be
acrimonious and would not
serve the interests of the Federal
Reserve, the administration
or ultimately, the interests of
the nation's ongoing economic
recovery," Summers wrote.
Summers' ascent to the top
of the list to succeed Bernanke
rankled both opponents of
the president as well as some
liberal supporters. He has
alienated colleagues in the past
with a brusque and at times
domineering style. Unlike
Bernanke, he's not been known
as a consensus-builder - one
reason some critics had opposed
his nomination.
He was also seen as having
been too cozy with Wall Street
and was criticized for critical
comments he made about women
and math and science.

VP considers
presidential run,
anti-war sentiment
at Iowa rally
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP)
- Vice President Joe Biden,
speaking to a decidedly anti-
war audience in Iowa on
Sunday, played down the Obama
administration's pledge to use
military force to rid Syria of
chemical weapons.
Biden, weighing a run for
president in 2016, instead touted
the U.S.-Russian diplomatic
proposal for Syria to relinquish
its chemical arsenal under
international supervision.
"We're going to the United
Nations with a resolution this
week that will in fact call on the
United Nations of the world to
put pressure on Syria to have the
confiscation and destruction of
all those weapons," Biden told
hundreds of Iowa's most devout
Democrats at Sen. Tom Harkin's
annual steak picnic and fall
fundraiser.
Biden touched only lightly on
the administration's continued
insistence that "there are
consequences should the
Assad regime not comply."
National public opinion polls
show a military strike on Syria
is unpopular, especially with
Democrats.
The vice president worked to
stoke hope that the diplomatic
solution would work. Making
the administration's first trip
outside Washington since
Obama's speech to the nation
Tuesday, Biden said Obama "is
the reason the world is facing
up finally, finally to this hideous
prospect of this largest stockpile
of chemical weapons."
There was no applause for
his Syria comments from the
audience, supporters of Harkin,
aveteranDemocratpopularwith
his party's anti-war activists.
But listeners rose to their

feet and cheered loudly when
Biden ticked through the
economic gains the country has
made since Obama took office,
improvements the vice president
could benefit from, should they
continue, if he runs for president
in 2016.
Biden praised Harkin as the
"conscience of the Senate," and
the senator also raised hope the
U.S.-Russian proposal would
resolve the Syria issue, which is
dominating world headlines.
"We didn't lose one American
life," Harkin said, in introducing
Biden. "That's leadership folks,
that's leadership."
The hopeful tone in Biden's
and Harkin's remarks came
despite Obama's warning in an
interview Sunday, "if diplomacy
fails, the United States remains
prepared to act."
Obama, who rode an anti-
war wave to victory in Iowa's
2008 presidential caucuses, had
proposed limited air strikes
in Syria in response to what
the U.S. says was a chemical
weapons attack last month that
killed more than 1,400 people.
His administration blames the
government of Syrian President
Bashar Assad.
Some Democrats in
attendance said that even if the
president later orders a military
strike, Obama will not have
rushed to war.
"At the end of the day, if that
terrible option has to be played
out, this crowd, what they voted
for Barack Obama to do, what
they wanted, was this kind of
leadership: smart, thoughtfulnot
reactionary," said former state
party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky.
His own party cool to a
military strike, Obama has
struggled to win support for
military action from members
of Congress, whose constituents
have endured more than a
decade of war.
An Associated Press poll
taken Sept. 6-8 showed 34
percent of Democrats said
they wanted Congress to back

military action. More than
three-fourths said they thought
any military such action was at
least somewhat likely to turn
into a long-term commitment of
forces, including 44 percent who
said it was extremely likely.
Asked if he could rally leery
Democrats should diplomacy
fail, Biden told reporters briefly
"I think we're going to be OK."
Biden is considering running
for the top job in the White
House in 2016, and the crowd
he mingled with Sunday,
including many familiar with
the two-time presidential
candidate, would have the
opening say during the state's
caucuses.
He linked himself with the
administration's efforts to lift
the slow-recovering economy,
and with Obama in particular.
And while Biden is well known
in Iowa from his presidential
races, Obama's approval
nationally, under 50 percent,
would be a challenge for him.
"We have a clear vision for
America that rests on a growing
and prosperous middle class,
where the playing field is level,"
Biden said, "and where we lead
the world again in the power of
our example."
WithHillaryClintonand Biden
as the most prominent Democrats
being discussed for their party's
2016 nomination, Obama said
in a broadcast interview that he
suspects both politicians would
say it was "way too premature" to
focus on the race.
Asked about Biden's visit,
the president told ABC's "This
Week" that "Iowa's a big state
and (Biden is) an old friend of
Tom Harkin's." The two were
Senate colleagues.
"We consider Joe Biden one
of our own," said Jon Mixdorf,
who serves on the executive
committee for the Black Hawk
County Democrats. "If Joe
Biden can carry that tradition
Obama has started, we would
be behind him. But honestly it
would be close."

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