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fceNssIm0 EXPAND POIuCE SERVICES
Officers seek off-campus justice

George Washington Univer-
sity has begun talks with other
Washington officials about
expanding police presence
beyond its campus, The GW
Hatchet reported Monday.
In doing so, they are follow-
ing in the steps of the University
of Maryland, Kent State Univer-
sity and Wayne State University,
all of which have recently grant-
ed extended powers to their
campus police, namely for the
purpose of
relieving an overburdened
city police department.
David Martin, a criminal jus-
tice researcher at Wayne State,
told the Hatchet that city police
departments can often use the
help of university police forc-

es, and the trend of expanding
jurisdictions may continue.
"Policing is certainly headed
in this direction, as communi-
cations and technology have
improved greatly," he said.
UCLA Introduces New
Evolutionary Medicine
Minor
The University of California,
Los Angeles has begun offer-
ing a new minor in evolutionary
medicine through the Depart-
ment of Ecology and Evolution-
ary Biology, the Daily Bruin
reported Monday.
The minor will push students
to expand their perspectives
on modern medicine, allowing

ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
Music, Theater and Dance students wait to perform with
conductor and alum Christopher James Lee at the Univer-
sity of Michigan Museum of Art Tuesday.
CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Harmed
hydrant
WHERE: University loca-
tion
WHEN: Monday at about
5:50 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle struck
a fire hydrant, University
Police reported. No injuries
were reported, but the
hydrant sustained damage.
Not a thief
WHERE: 2121 block of
Bonisteel Avenue
WHEN: Monday at about
11:45 a.m.
WHAT: After an electronic
reader was reported stolen
from the Crisler Center
Auditorium, University
police found it had been
turned in by a custodian
and staff attempted to
contact its owner.

Fraud you later
WHERE: 500 block of Jef-
ferson Street
WHEN: Monday at about
1 p.m.
WHAT: When a vehicle
backed into a parked car,
the driver was found in
possession of a stolen credit
card, University Police
reported. The vehicle was
impounded.

Organ concert
WHAT: Local musicians
will perform 30 minutes
of organ solo music in a
lunchtime concert. Attendees
are invited to bring a bag
lunch to enjoy.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Vaughan School
of Public Health Building!1,
Community Room

You can't park -Harvest

Career expo
WHAT: Organizations
will screen candidates and
provide information during
the second day of the Fall
Career Expo. Half of the
expo's organizations will
feature internship positions
WHO:The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 2 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
CORRECTIONS
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of the Daily, a story ("Pol-
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met full financial aid.
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them to view it through histori-
cal and evolutionary viewpoints
as well as scientifically.
Daniel Blumstein, the direc-
tor of the program, said evo-
lutionary medicine tries to
take a step back to analyze
the evolutionary history of a
pathogen or disorder. Modern
medicine often focuses on fixing
the immediate problems caused
by a disease.
The minor involves a large
amount of interdisciplinary
study, ranging from sociology
to neuroscience, and will poten-
tially be open to most students.
-SHOHAMGEVA
THREE THINGS YOU
SHOULD KNOW TODAY
Psychiatric drugs are
being prescribed less
to young children, Al
Jazeera America reported.
Prescriptions peaked in the
mid-2000s, according to a
study by Pediatrics, a medi-
cal journal.
2 Healthcare is changing
in our nation, and the
the $2.6-billion enter-
prise on campus, the Uni-
versity of Michigan Health
System, is changing too.
" FOR MORE, SEE INSIDE
YouTube is set to hold
its own award show on
Nov. 7, The Daily Dot
reported. The show will
feature artists such as Lady
Gaga, Eminem and Arcade
Fire and will be hosted by
Jason Schwartzman.

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with us
WHERE: 2400 Patterson
Street
WHEN: Monday at
about 8a.m.
WHAT: A parking permit
was reportedly stolen
from an unlocked vehicle,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.

festival
WHAT: The second annual
festival will celebrate the
first growing season of the
Campus Farm's Botanical
Garden. The event features
tours, food and music.
WHO: University of
Michigan Sustainable Food
Program
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Matthaei
Botanical Gardens

Venezuela leader alleges that U.S.
attempted to destabilize country

NYC prison costs rival price
of Ivy League education

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Claims foul play
with economy and
power grid
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -
President Nicolas Maduro said
Tuesday that Venezuela will not
have cordial relations with the
United States as long as U.S. dip-
lomats continue what he alleges
are attempts to destabilize his
country.
He said "new points of con-
tact" can be established, but only
if Washington ends such activity.
Maduro's tough talk came
a day after he announced the
expulsion of the top U.S. dip-
lomat in Venezuela, Charge
d'Affaires Kelly Keiderling, and
two other embassy officials,
alleging they conspired with
"the extreme right" to sabotage
the economy and power grid.
The United States again on
Tuesday rejected the allegations
that it is tryingto destabilize this

South American nation.
State Department spokes-
woman Jen Psaki said Ven-
ezuela's government delivered
a diplomatic note to the U.S.
Embassy in Caracas on Monday
night that said it had declared
the U.S. charge d'affaires, the
political officer and the con-
sular officer personas non
grata. She said the three were
given 48 hours to leave Ven-
ezuela.
Psaki said the U.S. might take
reciprocal action in accordance
with the Vienna Convention on
diplomatic relations and on con-
sular relations but was still con-
sidering what action to take.
She said the allegations were
related to the U.S. Embassy
workers' travel to Bolivar state,
which is home to troubled state-
owned foundries and Venezu-
ela's main hydroelectric plant.
"They were there conduct-
ing normal diplomatic engage-
ment,. as we've said in the past
and should come as no surprise,"

Psaki said.
"We, of course, maintain reg-
ular contacts across the Venezu-
elan political spectrum. And we
maintain a broad perspective on
Venezuela and travel frequently,
of course. That's what diplomats
do. So there was nothing out of
the ordinary about that. And that
was part of their accusations,"
she said.
Expelled with Keiderling,
the top embassy official in the
absence of an ambassador, were
consular officer David Moo and
Elizabeth Hoffman, who works
in the embassy's political sec-
tion.
Speaking Tuesday from the
government palace, Maduro said
that "while the government of
the United States does notunder-
stand that it has to respect our
country's sovereignty there will
be simply be no cordial relations
nor cordial communication."
"The day that the government
of President (Barack) Obama
rectifies the situation we will
establish new points of contact

Exceptional
resources required
for upkeep of Rikers
NEW YORK (AP) - New York
is indeed an expensive place, but
experts say that alone doesn't
explain a recent report that
found the city's annual cost per
inmate was $167,731 last year -
nearly as much as it costs to pay
for four years of tuition at an Ivy
League university.
They say a big part of it is due
to New York's most notorious
lockup, Rikers Island, and the
costs that go along with staffing,
maintaining and securing a facil-
ity that is literally an island unto
itself
"Other cities don't have Rik-
ers Island," said Martin F. Horn,
who in 2009 resigned as the
city's correction commissioner,
notingthat hundreds of millions
of dollars are spent a year to run
the 400-acre island in the East
River next to the runways of

LaGuardia Airport that has 10
jail facilities, thousands of staff
and its ownpower plant and bak-
ery.
The city'stIndependent Budget
Office annual figure of $167,731-
which equates to about $460 per
day for the 12,287 average daily
New York City inmates last year
- was based on about $2 billion
in total operating expenses for
the Department of Correction,
which included salaries and
benefits for staff, judgments and
claims as well as debt service for
jail construction and repairs.
But there are particularly
expensive costs associated with
Rikers.
The departmentsays it spends
$30.3 million annually alone
on transportation costs, run-
ning three bus services that
usher inmates to and from court
throughout the five boroughs,
staff from a central parking lot
to Rikers jails and visitors to and
around the island. There were
261,158 inmates delivered to
court last year.

Awaytobringdownthe costs,
Horn has long said, would be to
replace Rikers Island with more
robust jails next door to court-
houses. But his .attempts to do
that failed in part because of
political opposition from resi-
dential areas near courthouses
in Brooklyn, Manhattan and
elsewhere.
"My point is: Have you seen a
whole lot of outcry on this? Why
doesn't anything happen?" Horn
said of the $167,731 annual figure.
"Because nobody cares."
"That's the reason we have
RikersIsland,"he said."We want
these guys put awayout of public
view."
New York's annual costs
dwarf the annual per-inmate
costs in other big cities. Los
Angeles spent $128.94 a day, or 4
$47,063 a year, for17,400 inmates
in fiscal year 2011-12, its sheriff's
office said. Chicago spent $145 a
day, or $52,925 a year, for 13,200
inmates in 2010.
Those costs included debt-ser-
vice and fringe benefits.

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to discuss common issues," said
EMaduro, the hand-picked suc-
cessor to late President Hugo
Chavez.
On Monday, state TV showed
photographs and video of the
three U.S. diplomats in Boli-
6 5 3 7 var and the neighboring state
of Amazonas, including mak-
ing visits to offices of Sumate,
an electoral-monitoring group
that helped organize a failed
2 3 9 4 I 2004 recall vote against
Chavez. Foreign Minister Elias
2 5 Jaua accused them of working
with Sumate on "the idea" of
8 not recognizing the results of
71Dec. 8elections for mayors and
city councils.
2 L4. 6 Dashiell Lopez, a board mem-
ber of Sumate, denied that mem-
bers of the group had met with
the expelled diplomats. He said
in a phone interview Tuesday
3 Ithat Sumate only lent its facilities
for a meeting last week between
7 I 6 8 the diplomats and religious
groups. "There was no meeting
' " ' " " " *" " *" with Sumate, and no people of
Sumate were at the meeting," he
said.

BP executives defend spill response

Testified in trial they
avoided making the
crisis even worse
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -
A BP executive who led the
company's efforts to halt
its massive 2010 oil spill in
the Gulf of Mexico testified
Tuesday that his decisions
were guided by the principle
that they shouldn't do anything
that could make the crisis even
worse. .
James Dupree, BP's first
witness for the second phase
of a trial over the deadly
disaster, said his teams worked
simultaneously on several
strategies for killing the well
that blew out in April 2010.
Dupree said the company
scrapped plans to employ
a capping strategy in mid-
May because the equipment

wasn't ready. He also said he
was concerned that it could
jeopardize other efforts to seal
the well.
"We were very intent not to
make the situation worse," said
Dupree, who was promoted
to BP's regional president for
the Gulf of Mexico after the
spill was stopped. Dupree
is scheduled to resume his
testimony Wednesday.
BP's trial adversaries have
argued that the company could
have stopped the spill much
earlier than July 15 if it had
used the capping strategy.
Earlier Tuesday, an
employee of the company that
owned the doomed Deepwater
Horizon drilling rig testified
that he was surprised when BP
scrapped the capping strategy
his teamhad devised and never
heard an explanation for the
decision.
"We were so close. We had

come a long way," said Robert
Turlak, Transocean's manager
of subsea engineering and well
control systems.
During the first few weeks
after the spill, engineers
focused on two methods
for stopping the flow of oil:
Capping the well was one
option. The other, called "top
kill," involved pumping drilling
mud and other material into
the Deepwater Horizon rig's
blowout preventer.
BP ultimately used a capping
stack to stop the spill July 15
after several other methods
failed.
Turlak's team was working
on a strategy that was called
"BOP-on-BOP" because it
lowered a second blowout
preventer on top of the rig's
failed one. He called it the
"obvious solution" and said it
was ready for installation in
early June.

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