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Music Man
Alex Bielajew is a professor of How has Ann Arbor and the
nuclear engineering and radio- University changed since
logical sciences. He holds degrees you've been here?
in theoretical physics from Stan-
ford University and physics from I am a big city person, but Ann
McGill University in Montreal, Arbor is a way cool town for only
Canada. Bielajew also performs 100,000 people or so. It is way
as the keyboardist in his band, bigger than that number sug-
Midnight Special. gests. Everyone in Ann Arbor is

How has working at the
University impacted your
career?
I transitioned from a 100-per-
cent research job in a govern-
ment lab, to the U, where one has
to balance teaching, research
and administration. I really love
teaching. The students here are
wonderful, and so very bright.

an interesting person to talk to.
The same can be said for the Uni-
versity. Aside from growth, both
the town and the University have
not changed all that much, from
my perspective. Then again, I
have only been here about 16
years.
The biggest change has been
the students. They are much
more informed, globally con-
nected, thanks to the Internet.

They are also a lot more expres-
sive in class. I love how the stu-
dents nowadays are much more
active in class, ask so many ques-
tions and challenge their profes-
sors.
What do you dofor fun
outside of the classroom?
I'm a classically trained musi-
cian, but my heart thumps out
rock and roll. When I'm not
attending to my family, or teach-
ing, or doing research, I'm living
and breathing music. I really like
performing in public: The bigger
the crowd, the better.
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A hawk feasts on a rabbit outside Lorch Hall on Monday.

CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Naptime
WHERE: Michigan League
WHEN: Saturday at about
2:20 p.m.
WHAT: Four subjects were
discovered asleep in the
lobby, University Police
reported. Three of them
were told to leave, but one
was arrested on a warrant
from another agency.
Hide and seek
WHERE: Central Campus
Recreation Building
WHEN: Saturday at about
10 p.m. ,
WHAT: Two subjects
who had already been
removed from the building
snuck back in but could
not be relocated by staff,
University Police Reported.

Bus mishap
WHERE: East University
WHEN: Saturday at about
7:20 p.m.
WHAT: University Police
reported that a University
bus was scraped by another
vehicle while attempting to
turn onto South University
Avenue from East University
Avenue. The vehicle left the
scene without stopping, but
no injuries were reported.
In the Arb
after hours
WHERE: Nichols
Arboretum
WHEN: Sunday at 1:25 a.m.
WHAT: Two subjects
were discovered in Nichols
Arboretum after normal
operating hours, University
Police reported. They were
both issued citations.

Zombie
nightmare
WHAT: The Health
Services building will be
comverted into a zombie
open house filled with
candy, prizes, and free flu
shots for the first 20 people
to arrive.
WHO: University Health
Services
WHEN: Today from 6 p.m
o8:00 p.m.
WHERE: University Health
Services
Book talk
WHAT: Author Tom Peek
will read from and discuss
his novel "Daughters of
Fire". The program will also
include nature photography
and volcano-inspired art.
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m
to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library Gallery, room 100

Economics
discussion
WHAT: University of Illi-
nois, Chicago Prof. Deirdre
McCloskey will explore
topics discussed in her book
"Why Economics Can't
Explain the Modern World"
WHO: Department of Eco-
nomics
WHEN: Today at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ross School of
Business, room 2240
Archaeology
lecture
WHAT: Western Michigan
University Prof. Michael S.
Nassaney will discuss his
findings from site at Fort
Joseph.
WHO: William L. Clements
Library
WHEN: Today at4 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library Gallery, room 100

T H REE T HINGS YOU
SHOULD KNOW TODAY
The Ellis Island Immi-
gration Musum reopened
on Monday after its clo-
sure due to Hurrican Sandy,
the Associated Press report-
ed. Flooding did not directly
harm any exhibits, but arti-
facts had to be moved to a cli-
mate controlled area.
The Michigan Depart-
ment of Environmen-
tal Quality released
proposed regulations for
hydraulic fracturing - also
known as fracking - for
Michigan.
FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
Banksy, the increas-
ingly popular graffiti
artist, wrote an essay
criticizing the design of the
new World Trade Center, Fox
News reported.' The essay
was intended as a New York
Times op-ed piece, but the
paper did not publish it.

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Great Lakes watershed sees

Coastal storm leaves 13

first spawning of Asian Carp dead in U.K. and Europe

Invasive species
reproduces, threatens
native fish
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP)
- Scientists said Monday they
have documented for the first time
that an Asian carp species has suc-
cessfully reproduced within the
Great Lakes watershed, an omi-
nous development in the struggle
to slam the door on the hungry
invaders that could threaten
native fish.
An analysis of four grass carp
captured last year in Ohio's San-
dusky River, a tributary of Lake
Erie, found they had spent their
entire lives there and were not
introduced through means such as
stocking, according to researchers
withtheU.S.GeologicalSurveyand
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Grass carp are among four spe-
cies imported from Asia decades
ago to control algae and unwanted
plants in controlled settings such
as sewage treatmentlagoons. They
escaped into the wild and have
spread into the Mississippi and
other rivers and lakes across the
nation's heartland.
Of greatest concernin the Great
Lakes region are bighead and sil-
ver carp, prolific breeders that
gobble huge amounts of plankton
- tiny plants and animals that are
vital to aquatic food chains. Scien-
tists say if they gain a foothold in
the lakes, they could spread widely
and destabilize a fishing industry
valued at $7 billion.
Grass carp are less worrisome
because they eat larger plants
instead of plankton and don't com-
pete with native species, although
they could harm valuable wetland
vrertationxwheroe sonAfishsn.rn

But because all Asian carp spe-
cies require ' similar conditions
to reproduce successfully, the
Sandusky River discovery sug-
gests it's likely that any of them
could spawn there and in many
other Great Lakes tributaries, said
Duane Chapman, a USGS fisher-
ies biologist and member of the
research team.
"It's bad news," Chapman said.
"It would have been a lot easier to
controlthese fishifthey'd beenlim-
ited in the number of places where
they could spawn. This makes
our job harder. It doesn't make it
impossible, but it makes it harder."
The Obama administration has
spent nearly $200 million to shield
the lakes, focusing primarily on
an electrified barrier and other
measures in Chicago-area water-
ways that offer a pathway from the
carp-infested Mississippi River
watershed to Lake Michigan. Crit-
ics say more is needed and are
pressing to physically separate the
two systems.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers is scheduled to release a
report in coming months on a long-
term solution.
JohnGoss, who heads the White
House Council on Environmental
Quality's Asian carp program, said
sterile grass carp have been found
in the Great Lakes for years. But
the discovery that they can repro-
duce within the watershed "rein-
forces why we must continue to
execute the aggressive strategy to
keep silver and bighead carp out of
the Great Lakes that we have been
pursuing for the past three and a
half years," he said.
A commercial fisherman cap-
tured four small grass carp from
the Sandusky River in 2012. Chap-
man and his colleagues determined
they were at least a year old and
could become spawning adults.
The scientists also examined
bones in the fishes' heads called
"otoliths" that indicate the chem-
istry of the waters they've inhab-
ited, and they compared them
with otoliths of farmed fish. The
analysis confirmed the grass carp
were hatched through natural
reproduction in the river.

Hurricane-force
winds fell trees,
tangle traffic
LONDON (AP) - A savage
coastal storm powered by hur-
ricane-force gusts slashed its
way through Britain and west-
ern Europe on Monday, felling
trees, flooding lowlands and
snarling traffic in the air, at sea
and on land. At least 13 people
were reported killed.
It was one of the worst
storms to hit the region in
years. The deadly tempest had
no formal name - and wasn't
officially classified as a hurri-
cane due to a meteorological
standard - but it was dubbed
the St. Jude storm (after the
patron saint of lost causes) and
stormageddon on social net-
works.
Gusts of 99 miles per hour
(160 kph) were reported on the
Isle of Wight in southern Eng-
land, while gusts up to 80 mph
hit the British mainland. Later
in the day, the Danish capital of
Copenhagen saw record gusts
up of to 120 mph (194 kph) and
an autobahn in central Germa-
ny was shut down by gusts up
to 62 mph (100 kph).
All across the region, people'
were warned to stay indoors.
Hundreds of trees were
uprooted or split, blocking
roads and crushing cars. The
Dutch were told to leave their
beloved bicycles at home for
safety's sake.
At least thirteen storm-
related deaths were reported,
most victims crushed by fall-
ing trees. Germany had six
deaths, Britain had five and the
Netherlands and Denmark had
one each. One woman was also
missing after being swept into
the surf in France.
Two people were killed in
London by a gas explosion
and a British teen who played
in the storm-driven surf was
swept out to sea. A man in

Denmark was killed when a
brick flew off and hit him in
the head.
Despite the strength of its
gusts, the storm was not con-
sidered a hurricane because it
didn't form over warm expans-
es of open ocean like the hurri-
canes that batter the Caribbean
and the United States. Britain's
national weather service, the
Met Office, said Britain does
not get hurricanes because
those are "warm latitude"
storms that draw their energy
from seas far warmer than
the North Atlantic. Monday's
storm also did not have an
"eye" at its center like most
hurricanes.
London's Heathrow Air-
port, Europe's busiest, can-
celled at least 130 flights and
giant waves prompted the
major English port of Dover to
close, cutting off ferry services
to France.
Nearly 1,100 passengers
had to ride out the storm on a
heaving ferry from Newcastle
in Britain to the Dutch port of
Ijmuiden after strong winds
and heavy seas blocked it from
docking in the morning. The
ship returned to the North
Sea to wait for the wind to die
down rather than risk being
smashed against the harbor's
walls, Teun-Wim Leene of
DFDS Seaways told national
broadcaster NOS.
In central London, a huge
building crane near the prime
minister's office crumpled in
the gusts. The city's overbur-
dened transit system faced
major delays and cancella-
tions and did not recover even
once the weather swept to the
east.
A nuclear power station in
Kent, southern England, auto-
matically shut its two reactors
after storm debris reduced
its incoming power supply.
Officials at the Dungeness B
plant said the reactors had
shut down safely and would be
brought back once power was

restored.
The storm left Britain in the
early afternoon and roared
across the English Channel,
leaving up to 270,000 U.K.
homes without power.
Trains were canceled in
southern Sweden and Den-
mark. Winds blew off roofs,
with debris reportedly break-
ing the legs of one man. Near
the Danish capital of Copen-
hagen, the storm ripped down
the scaffolding from a five-sto-
ry apartment building.
Copenhagen's Kastrup Air-
port saw delays as strong gusts
prevented passengers from
using boarding bridges to dis-
embark from planes to the ter-
minals.
In Germany, the death
toll hit six, with four people
killed in three separate acci-
dents Monday involving trees
falling on cars, the dpa news
agency reported. A sailor near
Cologne was killed Sunday
when his boat capsized and a
fisherman drowned northeast
of the city.
In addition to widespread
rail disruptions, both Dues-
seldorf and Hamburg airports
saw many flights cancelled,
stranding more than 1,000
passengers.
Thousands of homes in
northwestern France also
lost electricity, while in the
Netherlands several rail lines
shut down and airports faced
delays. Amsterdam's central
railway station was closed due
to storm damage.
In France, maritime offi-
cials were searching for a
woman who was swept into
the turbulent Atlantic by a big
wave Monday as she walked on
Belle Isle, a small island off the
coast of Brittany.
"We are focused on the
search," Yann Bouvart, of the
Atlantic Maritime Prefecture
told BFM-TV. He said a heli-
copter, a boat and an inflatable
Zodiac were looking for the
woman.

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