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Alum thrives on connections

Gaal Karp graduatedfrom the
University in 1987 with a Bach-
elor of General Studies degree.
After graduating, he entered into
the development and building
business. He currently works as
an independent development con-
sultant and is the development
director for Outdoor Ventures,
a zip line company, and Arbor
Lofts, a student housing com-
pany for Lawrence Technological
University in Southfield, Mich.
What is the most important
lesson you learned as a student
at the University? How does it
apply to your life now?
The most important thing
about University, especially

Michigan is connections - peo-
ple! Every person you meet, every
person's friends you know, at
some point in your life you may
bump into them again for one rea-
son or another. Maybe that person
will introduce you to your future
mate or helps you with further-
ing your business career. Once
you're older if they know you or
are friends with someone you
know, they might introduce you
for some business thing. Probably
the most important thing period
from college is that you learn
how to socialize and meet people.
Those people you meet you will
hopefully come into contact with
some way or another in the future
and that will help you with what-
everyoudo in your life.

How did your time at the
University help lead to your
success in the development
business?
It certainly helped me decide
what I didn't want to do. I took
certain classes that I realized
the subjects were not very inter-
esting. For example, I took psy-
chology and I thought it was
certainly interesting, but not
really for me. I think a lot of
the stuff you learn in college is
what you're not excited about.
You may not find what you end
up doing or really love, but you
certainly learn what you don't
like as well.
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WHAT: The University of
Michigan Museum of Art
will be opened late with
music, refreshments and
art, of course. Permanent
and special collections
will be open to the public.
Curators will be present
for information and
conversation.
WHO: UMMA
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art

WHAT: In the 44th annual
Donald L. Katz lecture,
Kristi Anseth, professor
of chemical and biological
engineering at the Univer-
sity of Colorado, will deliver
her research, "Body Build-
ings Designer Gels to Pro-
mote Tissue Regeneration."
WHO: School of Education
WHEN: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Gerald Ford
Library Auditorium

Universityisemploying
social networking strategies
to reach a wider audience
base online. We also examine
the Digital Media Club.
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Turkish riot police fired
tear gas into crowds
that were mourning
the death of a 15-year-old boy,
Headnine reported. The boy,
Berkin Elvan, died after being
put into a coma last June by
what is believed to have been a
police tear gas canister.

Investigators seek cause of
San Francisco worksite fire

Blaze deemed'one of igation. Fire officials were look-
ing into preliminary reports that
the largest of recent workers at the block-long site
were doing torch work shortly
years' threatened before the fire was reported
around 5 pan. Tuesday, Fire Chief
whole neighborhood Joanne Hayes-White said.
"It's too early to determine a
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire cause at this point," Fire Depart-
investigators on Wednesday were snent Battalion Chief Kirk
looking into whether welding Richardson said. "Our arson
work was to blame for a massive investigators still have a lot of
blaze that barreled through an material they have to look at."
apartment building construction Two firefighters suffered
site, threatening nearby struc- minor injuries. One of them, Tom
tures and prompting evacuations Murphy, suffered burns while
as firefighters worked to prevent battling the fire from above but
its spread through a San Francis- didn't realize he was injured for
co neighborhood. hours, said firefighter Stephen
City officials said a catastro- Maguire,swhose crew wasanong
phe was narrowly avoided in an the first to arrive.
up-and-coming area near AT&T The five-alarm fire created a
Park, home of the Giants. plume of black smoke that was
"I think we're very lucky that visible for miles and led to the
the fire didn't jump anymore," evacuation of nearby buildings as
Mayor Ed Lee said. about 150 firefighters were called
The exact cause of the blaze to contain it. A wall of the burn-
- one of the largest in the city in ing building collapsed about ass
recent years - was under inves- hour after the fire began.
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Firefighters had to take a
defensive stance because the
building was leaning in some
areas, Maguire said.
The blaze cracked windows at
Strata at Mission Bay, an apart-
ment building across the street,
and sent an ember onto the roof
of a University of California, San
Francisco building.
Flames briefly spread to scaf-
folding at another building under
construction, Maguire said.
The fire was fueled by wooden
frames and other materials at the
site, Hayes-White said. Because
it was under construction, the
building had no fire-suppression
systems.
"Our objective last night,
which we were able to achieve,
was to contain (the fire) to the
building of origin," she said.
Fire officials did not yet have
a damage estimate but said the
entire six-story building was a
loss.
By late afternoon Wednesday,
construction crews were using
an excavator to tear down the
structure on one end while fire-
fighters on the other end doused
hotspots.
Firefighters will likely remain
on the scene throughout the
night to make sure the fire
doesn't rekindle, Richardson
said.
Meanwhile, residents of the
Strata apartment building were
allowed back into their homes
Wednesday evening.
Exterior sprinklers on the
building had to be replaced
and the fire protection system
restored before residents could
be allowed back in, fire Deputy
Chief of Operations Mark Gon-
zales said. About 30 units suf-
fered damage, fire officials said.
Earlier Wednesday, Eli Brill
and his wife Justyn Bellsey, both
31, temporarily returned to their
apartment at Strata to retrieve
belongings. Firefighters had
helped them retrieve their dog
the previous night.
"It was really scary," Bellsey
said. "I'm just relieved that we
were able to get in."

Firefighters respond to a fire on 116th Street in Harlem after a building exploded in huge flames.
NYC explosion flattens two
buildings, kills three people
Residents complained at 116th Street, not far from the Fire officials said some people
edge of Central Park, erupted were unaccounted for but cau-
for weeks about gas about 9:30 a.m., around 15 min- tioned they may not have been in
utes after a neighboring resident the buildings.
smell in area reported smelling gas, authori- Atenant in one of the destroyed
ties said. The Con Edison utility buildings, Ruben Borrero, said
NEW YORK (AP) - A gas leak said it immediately sent workers residents had complained to the
triggered an earthshaking explo- to check out the report, but they landlord about smelling gas as
sion that flattened two apartment didn't arrive until it was too late. recently as Tuesday.
buildings on Wednesday, killing The explosion shattered win- A few weeks ago, Borrero said,
at least three people, injuring dows a block away, rained debris city fire officialswere called about
more than 60 and leaving nine onto elevated commuter railroad the odor, which he said was so
missing. A tenant said residents tracks close by, cast a plume of bad that a tenant on the top floor
had complained repeatedly in smoke over the skyline and sent broke openthe door to the roof for
recent weeks about "unbearable" people running into the streets. ventilation.
gas smells. "It felt like an earthquake "It was unbearable," said Bor-
By evening, rescue work- had rattled my whole building," rero, who lived in a second-floor
ers finally began the search said Waldemar Infante, a porter apartment with his mother and
for victims amid the broken who was working in a basement sister, who were away at the
bricks, splintered wood and nearby. "There were glass shards time of the explosion. "You walk
mangled metal after firefighters everywhere on the ground, and inthe front door and you want to
spent most of the day dousing all the stores had their windows turn around and walk directly
the flames. Heavy equipment, blown out." out."
including back hoes and a bull- Police said twowomen believed The fire department said a
dozer, arrived to clear the moun- to be in their 40s were among the check of its records found no
tain of debris where the two dead. instances in the past month in
five-story East Harlem build- Hunter College identified one which tenants of the two build-
ings stood. Flood lights were in as Griselde Camacho, a security ings reported gas odors or leaks.
place. Thermal imaging cameras officer who worked at the Silber- Jennifer Salas lived in one of
were at the ready to identify heat man School of Social Work build- the buildings. She told The New
spots - bodies or pockets of fire. ing. Hunter, in a statement on its York Times her husband, Jordy
The recovery was facing hard- website, said she had worked for Salas, and her dog were in the
ship in the form of the weather, the college since 2008. building at the time of the col-
which was expected to drop into At least three of the injured lapse and were missing.
the 20s with rain. Some parts of were children; one, a 15-year-old "There's six floors in the build-
the debris pile were inaccessible boy, was reported in critical con- ing; each floor has one apart-
because of a sinkhole caused by dition with burns, broken bones ment," she said. "Last night it
a subsurface water main break, and internal injuries. Most of the smelled like gas, but then the
officials said. other victims'injuries were minor smell vanished and we all went to
The fiery blast, on Park Avenue and included cuts and scrapes. sleep."

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