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Education for those without

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raldine and Willard "Bill" nity schools, they're not church
r met as students at the schools - for anybody who can
rsity in 1958 and currently join. And they have these schools
in California. They will in their sanctuaries, which are
been married for 54 years small and dark and they've got
December and have been one room. They've got all the
ers in a project to raise grades in the one room, and
for the construction of there's not room for many kids.
c schools in Zambia. These And, so, when we build the
Is will edcuate orphans and schools, it's a real building. And
at-risk children. what happened was, when we
went there the first time, there
Tell me about your were 97 kids attending this school
work in Zambia. in the sanctuary. And now in that
school there are about 320 kids.
1: What happens over there I used to always say to people:
it the people we're dealing The goal of the project is to build
as the Church of Central schools. But that's not really the
a Presbyterian and they goal. The goal of the.project is to
chools - they're commu- provide opportunities to more kids.

Did you participate inany
non-profits or studies abroad
while you were students here?
Gerry: No. But I think that,
from my perspective, what
Michigan gave to me - and I
have talked to some of the alum-
ni about that - they gave me a
broad perspective because of the
international community that's
around. And they taught me how
to stand on my own two feet and
to speak my opinion, and I feel
very strongly about that because
I don't think I had that when I
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Engineering sophomore Mohammad lama stops to
shoot a few baskets in Pierpont Commons Wednes-


Parking pains
WHERE: Fletcher Carport
WHEN: Tuesday at about
12:10 p.m.
WHAT: An individual
using the parking lot was
arguing with a staff mem-
ber about paying for visitor
parking, Unviversity Police
reported. An officer was
on-site to help diffuse the

Mo money, Opportunities Mason Jennings
mo problems abroad fair performance

WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tuesday at about
2:55 p.m.
WHAT: A cash shortage
was discovered at the Union
Ticket office, University
Police reported. Manage-
ment dealt with the dilem-
ma accordingly.

WHAT: Students will have
the chance to connect with
internationally focused
organizations that offer
internships and volunteer
WHO: Career Center
WHEN: Today from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union

WHAT: The musician
will perform a set from his
album that explores his cha-
otic, complex life. General
admission seats are $30.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark, 316 S.
Main St.

Poor, neglected Wear your
wallet helmet

WHERE: Computer and
Executive Education Build-
ing,'700 E. University Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday at about
6:50 p.m.
WHAT: An unattended
wallet was stolen from the
second floor of the build-
ing on Monday, University
Police reported.

WHERE: Washtenaw Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday at about
10:25 a.m.
WHAT: A motorcyclist
crashed and drifted into
oncoming traffic after
losing control of his vehicle,
University Police reported.
He was taken to the
emergency room soon after.

Global climate welfare lecture
crisis lecture WHAT: Premilla Nadasen,
author of "Welfare
WHAT: Prof. David Victor Warriors," will speak about
will discuss the prospects of the role of feminism and
international cooperation in the politics of welfare in
regards to climate control, American society.
as part of the Harold WHO: Institute for
Jacobson Lecture series. Research on Women and
WHO: Political Science Gender
Department WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate WHERE: Lane Hall, Room
Library Gallery, Room 100 2239

"The Vatican recently sus-
pended, German "Bling"
Bishop, Franz-Peter Elst,
for living too lavishly, The
New York Times reported
Wednesday. Considering that
he spent $42 million on home
renovations alone, he isn't
Daily Arts Writers go
behind the scenes to
explore Ann Arbor's
breakfast culture. Saint
Andrew's breakfast for the
homeless and Cafe Zola are
Conde Nast Axes
internships will no
longer exist because
of lawsuits filed by interns,
WWD reported Wednesday.
A former intern- from The
New Yorker claimed he got
paid less than $1 per hour.

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Trial to determine status
of Detroit's bankruptcy

Case serves as the
largest public filing
in U.S. history
DETROIT (AP) - An attor-
ney representing Detroit urged
a judge Wednesday to allow the
city to fix staggering financial
problems through bankruptcy,
arguing that without it about 65
cents of every tax dollar eventu-
ally would be gobbled up by debts
and other obligations.
The extraordinary trial,
expected to last days, brings the
bankruptcy case to its most cru-
cial stage since Detroit in July
made the largest public filing
in U.S. history.. If a judge finds
certain legal requirements were
met, the city would get the green
light to restructure $18 billion in
debt and possibly slash pensions
for thousands of people, the most
controversial target so far.
Hundreds of protesters walked

in a circle outside the courthouse
with signs that said, "Bail out
people not banks."
In his opening statement,
attorney Bruce Bennett said he
"could stand here for hours"
to describe the "mountain of
evidence" that shows Detroit
is insolvent. Without relief, he
added, 65 cents of every dollar
in residents pay in taxes could be
needed to address the problem,
leaving little for everyday servic-
es for 700,000 residents.
"This is one of those cases
where the data speaks very clear-
ly and persuasively on its own.
It needs no gloss," Bennett told
Judge Steven Rhodes.
He was followed by a line of
attorneys, representing unions,
pension funds and retiree groups,
who didn't seem to challenge the
ruinous condition of Detroit's
finances but zeroed in on a key
test under bankruptcy law: Did
the city negotiate with creditors
in good faith before the Chapter 9

000' 00

filingt No way, they said.
The judge stood to get a better
view as Jennifer Green, an attor-
ney for pension funds, used a
screen to show months of emails
and memos from state and city
officials talking about bankrupt-
cy preparation, not fruitful talks
with creditors.
Sharon Levine ofthe American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employees said talks
between Detroit and its unions
should have lasted months not
weeks. Another lawyer, Babette
Ceccotti with the United Auto
Workers, said the bankruptcy
filing was aimed at using federal
law to attack pensions, which
otherwise are protected under
the Michigan Constitution.
"Chapter 9 was already a for-
gone conclusion" before the city
last met with creditors a week
before the filing, Green said.
Bennett, however, said emer-
gency manager Kevyn Orr'steam
was cooperative and open to sug-
"The city created a data base,
populated it with enormous
amounts of information and did
not withhold information to
get an edge," he said. "The city
did act in good faith in all of the
negotiations. The negotiations
were unsuccessful."
The first and only witness
Wednesday was Gaurav Mal-
hotra, an analyst from Ernst &
Young. He said he warned Orr
last summer that Detroit likely
was facing a 10-year budget defi-
cit of $3.9 billion, mainly due to
pensions and health care costs.
Detroit is being run by Orr, a
bankruptcy specialist who was
appointed in March by Gov. Rick
Snyder. They will be trial wit-
nesses, along with Police Chief
James Craig and outside financial
Michigan's emergency manag-
er law gives Orr wide discretion
to operate the city, from hiring
people to deciding how services
are delivered. Many local elect-
ed officials, including Mayor
Dave Bing, are on the sideline
and have no role in the trial.

Netanyahu, Kerry
meet for seven
hours to discuss
ROME (AP) - Israel's prime
minister urged the U.S. on
Wednesday to be as tough in
nuclear negotiations with Iran
as it is about dismantling Syria's
chemical weapons stockpile.
The comments put new pres-
sure on Washington to convince
two of its key Mideast allies that
America will not sell out their
interests as it tentatively warms
diplomacy with Tehran.
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, at the start of a sev-
en-hour meeting with U.S. Sec-
retary of State John Kerry, said
the world should not acceptwhat
he called a "partial deal" with
Iran. He said that would include
any agreement that falls short of
requiring Iran to end all enrich-
ment on uranium, get rid of all
fissile material, and close water
plants and underground bunkers
that he said are only necessary to

build a nuclear bomb.
Negotiations between Iran
and world powers, which
resumed several weeks ago
after a six-month lull, have come
nowhere near demanding the
level of tough restrictions on
Tehran that Israel wants. The
nuclear talks also have spooked
Saudi Arabia, spurring Kerry to
meetwith top officials from both
Mideast nations about an issue
that has unified the two long-
time adversaries.
Iran maintains that its nucle-
ar program is peaceful, and its
capabilities necessary for energy
and medical uses.
"A partial deal that leaves
Iran with these capabilities is a
bad deal," Netanyahu told Kerry
at the start of their meeting
in Rome. "You wisely insisted
there wouldn't be a partial deal
with Syria. You're right. If (Syr-
ian President Bashar) Assad had
said, 'Well, I'd like to keep, I don't
know, 20 percent, 50 percent, or
80 percent of my chemical weap-
ons capability,' you would have
refused, and correctly so."
Netanyahu also said the U.S.
should retain its harsh economic

sanctions against Iran until it
dismantles its nuclear program.
"That's what got them into these
renewed negotiations in the first
place," he said. Obama admin-
istration officials are weighing
whether to ease some sanctions
- even as some U.S. lawmakers
in Congress are eyeing plans to
tighten the economic hurdles -
if Iran takes steps to scale back
its program.
Kerry, who spent the last
three days in meetings with
European and Mideast officials
that focused mostly on Iran and
Syria, said the U.S. would con-
tinue to do everything it can to
prevent Tehran from building
nuclear weapons. But he stopped
short of agreeing with Netanya-
hu's demands.
"We will need to know that
actions are being taken which
make it crystal clear, undeniably
clear, failsafe to the world, that
whatever (Iranian) program is
pursued is indeed a peaceful
program," Kerry said. "No deal
is better than a bad deal. But if
this can be solved satisfactorily,
diplomatically, it is clearly better
for everyone.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands for the media on the
occasion of their meeting at Villa Taverna, the US Ambassador's residence in Rome on Wednesday.
Israel: U.S. need to harden
stance on Iran diplo-macy,

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