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Power goes
during Game three
of ALCS in Detroit
A , power outage interrupted
Game 3 of the American League
championship series for 17 min-
The lights high atop Com-
erica Park went out and the vid-
eoboards were dark between
the top and bottom of the sec-
ond inning, delaying the game
between the Boston Red Sox and
Detroit Tigers.
"It appears there was a cable
failure in the vicinity of the ball-
park that compromised the feed
to the stadium," DTE Energy Co.
spokeswoman Vanessa Waters
said. "That caused the equipment
to trip. Crews are investigating
the cause of the cable failure and
which equipment was effected by
the failure."
LYONS, Mich.
Tesla Model S fire
worries investors
The removal a 156-year-old
dam in Ionia County has been
delayed as officials develop a plan
for protecting an endangered
freshwater mussel discovered in
the Grand River downstream of
the aging structure.
Biologists from Central Michi-
gan University this month are
finishing a survey of snuffbox,
mussels, which have been found
on the gravel river bottom about
100 feet from the dam.
The mussel was added to the
federal endangered list in 2012
because of a 62 percent popula-
tion decline from habitat loss, dam
construction, pollution and the
effects of invasive species, accord-
ing to the U.S. Fish} and Wildlife
Hankook to build
$800M plant in
4 Tennessee
South Korean tire-maker Han-
kook announced Monday that it
will build its first North Ameri-
can plant in Tennessee, creating
1,800 jobs.
Hankook, the world's seventh-
largest tire maker, said it will
build the $800 million facility in
Clarksville. Construction on the
1.5 million-square-foot facility is
scheduled to begin by next year,
and it will begin making high-end
performance tires by early 2016.
Seung Hwa Sub, Hankook's
vice chairman and CEO, called the
construction of the U.S. plant "the
next natural phase for our contin-
ued growth." He told reporters
that the decision to build the plant
in Tennessee was the result of a
year of discussions with state offi-
cials, and he cited the central loca-

tion and existing auto industry as
major factors.
Iran's foreign
minister in pain
at nuclear talks
Beyond having to deal with six
world powers making demands on
his country's nuclear program, Ira-
nian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif has another pressing
problem: back pains so intense he's
had to use a wheelchair.
Zarif heads the Iranian delega-
tion at key talks this week with the
United States, Russia, China, Brit-
ain, France and Germany.
He apparently wasn't keen on
sharing his ailment with the pub-
lic. Instead of leaving his posh
Geneva hotel by the main exit
hours after returning from the
talks and complaining of back
pains, he was wheeled out of the
service entrance and into a wait-
ingvan Tuesday.
European Union spokesman
Michael Mann said the pains did
not stop Zarif from having a "cor-
dial" dinner Monday evening with
Catherine Ashton, the top EU dip-
lomat convening the talks.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner, left, stands with counsel in court before he pleads guilty on state charges of felony
false imprisonment Tuesday.
Ex- San Diego mayor pleads
guilty0to sexual assault charges

Filner to be attorney general's office will rec-
ommend Filner be sentenced to
sentenced to house three months of home confine-
ment and three years of proba-
arrest and probation tion. The maximum possible
sentence for a false imprison-
ment count is three years in pris-
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Former on and one year for each count of
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, battery.
driven from office by sexual Filner restrained a woman
harassment allegations, pleaded against her will at a fundraiser
guilty Tuesday to a felony for on March 6, applying additional
putting a woman in a headlock force after she resisted, accord-
and to less serious charges for ing to the plea agreement. Filner
kissing another woman against put her in a headlock, his attor-
her will and grabbing the but- ney, Jerry Coughlan, told report-
tocks of a third. ers.
The pleas came less than two He also kissed a woman with-
months after the. 10-term con- out permission at a "Meet the
gressman defiantly said he was Mayor" event on April 6 and
the victim of a lynch mob and groped another victim at a May
insisted he would be vindicated 25 rally to clean up Fiesta Island
of the sexual harassment claims in Mission Bay. None of the vic-
by at least 17 women if due pro- tims were identified.
cess was allowed to run its Filner, 71, did not comment
course. after the hearing but his attorney
His accusers included a retired said the former mayor "profusely
navy admiral, a university dean apologizes" for his behavior.
and great grandmother. "I think he wants to redeem
Filner said little on Tues- his original legacy, which was
day beyond "guilty" when a a wonderful one, and put this
judge read the charges against behind him," Coughlan said.
him - one count of felony false "He's been jogging, he's been
imprisonment and two counts of getting therapy, talking to
misdemeanor battery. friends, trying to come to terms
Under a plea deal, the state with how to deal with these

kinds of problems. It's a full-
time job."
Filner resigned Aug. 30, suc
cumbingto intense pressure after
the parade of women accused
him of sexual harassment. He
had held the office for less than
nine months of a four-year term
and was San Diego's first Demo-
cratic mayor in 20 years.
The San Diego County Sher-
iff's Department opened a hot-
line for complaints about Filner
in July and said it would deliver
findings to the attorney general's
office for possible prosecution.
The state attorney general's office
later confirmed that it launched a
criminal investigation
"This conduct was not only
criminal, it was also an extreme
abuse of power," California
Attorney General Kamala Harris
said. "This prosecution is about
consequence and accountability.
No one is above the law."
Sheriff Bill Gore said the hot-
line received more than 200 calls
and investigators interviewed
nearly 90 people.
Filner's attorney said pros-
ecutors were eager to strike a
deal before a grand jury began
hearing testimony about Filner's
behavior. The grand jury probe
will no longer go forward.

Coleman added that the
COLEMAN North Campus Research Com-
From Page 1A plex was not a suitable location
for teaching facilities or biolo-
gy laboratories - even as a flex
for new construction, accord- location during the construc-
ing to a communication to the tion process.
regents by Tim Slottow, the According to sources close
University's executive vice to the project planning, the
president and chief financial project to construct a newbiol-
officer. ogy laboratory space in North
Slottow wrote that ROTC Hall's current location will
personnel will be spread across provide a new facility for the
the Chemistry Building, Wil- University's programs in Ecol-
lard Henry Dow Laboratory ogy and Evolutionary Biology
and the Ruthven Museums and Molecular, Cellular and
Building. The approximately Developmental Biology. These
15,000 square feet of office two programs are currently
space renovated for the pro- located in the Kraus Natural
gram's use will include admin- Science Building and the Ruth-
istrative functions, physical ven Museums Building - both
fitness rooms and student com- close to North Hall.
mons in the Chemistry Build- Biology Prof. Robert Denver,
ing and Dow Laboratory. associate chair of research and
Approximately 6,000 square facilities for the Department of
feet of the Ruthven Museums Molecular, Cellular and Devel-
Building will provide class- opmental Biology, confirmed
rooms and storage for the mili- the North Hall renovation proj-
tary training program. ect earlier this month.
Funded by investment pro- If the buildingwill hold this
ceeds, the renovation project purpose, Denver said the plan
will cost $4 million, and will be will likely include open-con-
designed by architectural firm cept lab spaces that could serve
SmithGroupJJR - a contractor the biology and other science
used frequently by the Univer- departments.
sity. The project is slated for "The current building is a
completion in spring 2014 and very old building," Denver said.
will provide 19 on-site con- "We've been in it for 98 years
struction jobs. and haven't really received any
Reports of North Hall's significant renovations in that
imminent demolition to make time.'Things are falling apart.
way for a new science build- It's very difficult to do modern,
ing surfaced last month, when life-science research in this
faculty and students said the building."
project is still in the planning Originally constructed in
process. University spokesper- 1899 through 1900 asa140-bed
son Rick Fitzgerald declined to homeopathy hospital, North
comment at the time because Hall has served a variety of
no project has been formally functions during its time as a
presented or approved by the campus building.
regents. After the Homeopathic
University President Mary Medical College was discon-
Sue Coleman said Monday that tinued by the University in
the Chemistry Building, North 1922, the building served as an
Hall, the Kraus Natural Sci- extension of the main Univer-
ence Building and the Ruthven sity Hospital. Shortly before
Museums Building are in need the United States entered
of renovation to better accom- World War II, the building was
modate the modern needs of given over to the Navy ROTC
the biology and museum pro- for office space and training
grams. Moving the ROTC is purposes. It has been an ROTC
apparently the first step in facility ever since.
preparing for more major con- Since its construction, North
struction and renovation proj- Hall has been dwarfed by the
ects.. nearby Dentistry Building,
She added that providing Chemistry Building and, more
better biology laboratory space recently, the Life Sciences
is now a top facilities priority Building.
for the University. The Kraus In 2003, University officials
Natural Science building - were considering renovation
although beautiful on the out- plans for the dilapidated struc-
side - cannot house biology ture, as its foundations had
research laboratories. , been damaged by nearby con-
"We've sort of taken it and struction projects. As recently
pushed it to its limits," Cole- as 2011, the regents approved
man said. a $1.3-million renovation for
Since North Hall is ina pref- the building, focused on infra-
erable location, it will be apart structure systems and acces-
of the larger construction plan, sibility.
Coleman said. Although it's University spokesman Rick
not yet clear what North Hall's FitzgeralI said last month
location will hold in the future, that the North Hall demolition
Coleman said the University plans have been developing for
is working to renovate these some time. Although he could
buildings so they will be able not include details about the
to house the advanced systems timeline of the construction or
necessary for modern research. the purpose of the renovated
Some concrete plans for space, Fitzgerald said the proj-
renovations and construction ect "will try to solve multiple
will be finalized this academic problems on campus."
year, though the projects will
be sequenced over time. - Daily News Editor Peter
"We don't want to make a Shahin and Daily Staff Reporters

mistake because these dollars Sam Gringlas and Ariana Assaf
are too precious to do some- contributed to this report.
thing that isn't well thought
out," Coleman said.
Eleanor Catton
wins Booker Prize

From Page lA
with Norris to bring the project to
campus in February.
Norris also continues to con-
tribute to NPR as a special corre-
spondent and occasional host.
Before joiningNPR, she worked
as a correspondent for ABC News,
earning professional acclaim for
her contributions to the network's
coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks.
She is also the author of The Grace
of Silence: A Memoir, a 2009 book
that takes a retrospective look at
her own family's story in the con-
text of America's history of race
relations. Norris received her
undergraduate degree from the
University of Wisconsin, Madi-
son and studied journalism at the
University of Minnesota.
In an interview Friday, Uni-
versity Provost Martha Pollack
said Norris's time on campus
during LSA's "Understanding
Race" theme semester and the
Race Card Project demonstrated
a commitment to cultivating a
dialogue on diversity. Norris also
delivered the Martin Luther King
Jr. Day convocation in 2012.
"She's a journalist of major
social issues - and the Univer-
sity is very concerned with social
issues," Pollack said. "We have
enormous regard for her integrity
and commitment to understand-
ing and celebrating diversity in
this country. Those are things we
value as well."
During one of her discussions
on race earlier this year, Norris
said the University's contribution
to the Race Card Project has given
her exceptional learning opportu-
nities and insights.
"Michigan definitely has a
place in history for all the things
it's pioneered, so there's a very
natural partnership between the
University. and the Race Card
Project," Norris said in Febru-
ary. "Since we began this year,
responses have been pouring in,
and they run the gamut."
The other five individuals
receiving honorary degrees from
the University are:
Willard L. "Sandy" Boyd: The
Rawlings-Miller professor of law
and former president of the Uni-
versity of Iowa will receive an

honorary Doctor of Laws. Boyd
received two degrees from the
University of Michigan: his LLM
in 1952 and his SJD in 1962. After
serving as the University of Iowa's
president from 1964 to 1969, he
served as the president of the
Chicago-based Field Museum of
Natural History from 1981to1996.
He is a member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences
and helped establish the Larned
A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit
Resource Center, which is dedi-
cated to providing information
and aid to Iowa-based nonprofits.
William Higuchi: A pharma-
ceutical scientist and former
member of the University's fac-
ulty, Higuchi will be granted
an honorary Doctor of Science.
Higuchi received his doctorate
in pharmaceutical chemistry and
biopharmaceutics from the Uni-
versity of California, Berkeley in
1956 and was at the University
of Michigan from 1962 to 1982,
having served as the Albert B.
Prescott distinguished professor
of pharmacy and as a professor of
dentistry. He is currently a pro-
fessor emeritus at the University
of Utah.
As a Japanese-American, Higu-
chi was interned in a relocation
center in Wyoming during World
War II and has remained active
in the preservation of the former
site. He also received the Order of
the Rising Sun - the highest gen-
erally conferred honor awarded
by the Japanese government - in
2011 for his work in both pharma-
ceuticals and "improv(ing) the
social status of Japanese-Ameri-
David Satcher: A forme' U.S.
surgeon general who served
under both the Clinton and Bush
administrations, Satcher will
receive an honorary Doctor of
Science. Satcher served simulta-
neously as surgeon general and
assistant secretary of health for
the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services from 1998to
2001 and then solely maintained
the surgeon general role until
2002. He is the only four-start
admiral to serve in those posi-
Since leaving public service,
Satcher has worked in various
roles at the historically black
Morehouse College School of
Medicine in Georgia and is cur-

rently the director of the Satcher
Health Leadership Institute
within the school. Satcher has
criticized disparities in health
care provided to racial groups in
the United States and supports a
single-payer healthcare system.
Satcher will serve as the win-
ter commencement speaker at the
Flint campus and will receive his
honorary degree there.
Lou Anna Simon: The current
president of Michigan State Uni-
versity will receive an honorary
Doctor of Laws. Simon served as
the institution's provost from 1993
to 2004, when she was appointed
to her current position.
Simon received national atten-
tion in 2006 by joining University
President Mary Sue Coleman in
opposition of the passage of Pro-
posal 2, which banned the use of
affirmative action in the admis-
sions process. She has also made
economic development a focal
point of her presidency, looking
for innovative ways to improve
Michigan's competitiveness. In
2012, Simon was selected as the
chair of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association's Executive
Committee, the organization's
governing board made up of the
highest university presidents
and chancellors from around the
- Helen Herzog Zell: A 1964 Uni-
versity graduate and executive
director of the Zell Family Foun-
dation, Zell will receive an honor-
ary Doctor of Laws. In March, the
foundation made thelargest dona-
tion in the history of LSA, giving
$50 million for a Master of Fine
Arts in Creative Writing program,
which was named in her honor.
The foundation has also made
high-profile donations to the.
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Northwestern
University and gave $10 million to
theMuseum ofContemporaryArt
in Chicago.
Her husband, Sam Zell, a real
estate mogul and former owner of
the Tribune Company in Chicago,
has also received an honorary
Doctor of Laws from the Univer-
The Winter Commencement
ceremony will be on Dec. 15.
-Daily Staff Reporter Sam
Gringlas contributed reporting.

28-year-old New
Zealander penned
'luminous' winner
LONDON (AP) - Youth
and heft triumphed at Brit-
ain's Booker Prize on Tues-
day, as 28-year-old New
Zealander Eleanor Catton
won the fiction award for
"The Luminaries," an ambi-
tious 832-page murder mys-
tery set during a 19th-century
gold rush.
- The choice should give
heart to young authors of
oversized tales. Catton is the
youngest writer and only the
second New Zealander to win
the prestigious award - and
her epic novel is easily the
longest Booker champion.
Catton said after accept-
ing the award that she didn't
think about the length of the
book while she was writing it,

"partly because I was inside it
for the whole time."
"It wasn't until I received
the proof of the book that
I thought, 'Jeepers, this is
actually quite heavy,"' she
said. "I've had to buy a new
handbag, because my old
handbag wasn't big enough to
hold my book."
She thanked her British
publisher, Granta, for pro-
tecting her from feeling the
commercial pressures around
a tome that could be seen as
"a publisher's nightmare." .
Travel writer Robert Mac-
farlane, who chaired the
judging panel, called "The
Luminaries" "dazzling,"
"luminous" and "vast without
being sprawling."'
"It is beautifully intricate
without being fussy," Macfar-
lane said. "It is experimental
... but does not by any means
neglect the traditional vir-
tues of storytelling."

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