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Meal plan disputes cause drama
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Residents of West Quad's
Winchell Hall walked out of a
Quad Council meeting after a
dispute regarding the new house
rotating policy for dining hall
meals. The decision went into
effect two days prior to increase
social opportunities, but the
resulting need to change dining
halls several times a week was a
point of contention for students.
A solution was later proposed
allowing students to change din-
ing halls less frequently, result-
ing in co-ed dinners only once
or twice per semester. After the
motion was defeated, the men of
Winchell House exited in protest.

Percy Danforth, known as
"master of the bones," played his
unique instrument in the Michi-
gan Union.
Danforth created music with
two 3- to 4-inch rib bone-shaped
pieces of wood, holding the wood
pieces between his fingers with
one "bone" against the heel of his
hand and allowing the others to
swing back and forth, resulting in
a unique clacking rhythm.
Danforth ended his perfor-
mance with a brief explanation
of the genre of ragtime music,
where the use of musical bones
became popular.

Three University basketball
players were caughtstealingfrom
the Ann Arbor Dairy Mart. Ray
Jackson, Jimmy Iing and Chris
Fields stole several 12-packs of
Molson Ice beers from the East
University Avenue store.
Allison Chenault, the Dairy
Mart clerk working at the time
of the incident, saw the students
taking the beer but did not make
any effort to stop them. Instead,
she was seen on videotape hug-
ging the three players. Chenault
was subsequently fired from
Dairy Mart and received the
same sentence as the players.
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lost to Johns Hopkins 13-5.
For the second time this
season, the Wolverines failed
to score in the first quarter.
Despite playing better in the
second half, the team was
unable to secure a win.

Wood denounces the
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The Michigan hockey
team split a series with
Penn State - its fourth
straight loss and its second to
the Nittany Lions. On Satur-
day, captain Mac Bennett left
the game with an injury.
FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY,
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Following almost a year
of negotiations, Netflix
and Comcast have
confirmed a deal which would
allow Netflix subscribers
access to Comcast's high
speed networks, the Los
Angeles Times reported
Sunday.

Detroit police feel bankrupl

Low pay and old
facilities wear down
morale despite
positive changes
DETROIT (AP) - It has come
to this: Even some criminals
sympathize with Detroit's cops.
Baron Coleman thought he'd
heard it all in his 17 years patrol-
ling the streets. But then came
the city's bankruptcy, a 10 per-
cent cut in police salaries, fol-
lowed by support from a most
unlikely corner - the bad guys.
"When they saw us take a pay
cut they were in shock. We were
arresting guys ... and they were
like, 'I can't believe your city
would do you like this.' ... I say,
'Thanks for caring,"' the veteran
officer says with a smile. "It's
just funny because I don't like
communicating with a person
who has just committed a rob-

bery how sad my life is."
Detroit police officers have
long known adversity: They've
worked in crumbling station
houses with busted pipes, driv-
en run-down cars, tangled with
balky radios. They've navigat-
ed darkened streets - Detroit
has thousands of broken street
lights - chasing criminals,
breaking up fights, encountering
drug dealers who may be carry-
ing AK-47s or wearing their own
bulletproof vests.
As Detroit tries to rebound
- a plan to emerge from bank-
ruptcy was filed Friday - few
groups, if any, have been feeling
the pain of the city's financial
collapse more than the police.
Despite some recent positive
changes - a new chief, new
cruisers, new plans - there's
worry, frustration and anger
among the rank and file. Pay-
checks have shrunk. Morale is
low. Co-workers have fled to
more lucrative jobs. And those

who remain face a formidablet
task: trying to protect a sprawl-
ing, often violent city where hid-
den dangers lurk among tens of
thousands of abandoned houses.
Baron Coleman knows it's
hard being a police officer any-
where. In these trying times, itI
may be a lot harder in Detroit.
Nearly ageneration ago, whenI
Coleman traded a factory job for
a badge and crisp blue uniform,I
he had certain expectations: a
good salary, great benefits and a
pension.
The bankruptcy erased allI
that. The city's financial future
is uncertain. So is his own.
Though he still enjoys being
an officer, Coleman he says
he never dreamed that as he(
approached age 50, he'd ber
working seven days a week -I
moonlighting in security jobs -
to pay for two kids in school andt
compensate for a $15,000 dropt
in benefits and wages. I
"Right now, the dream of
what I came on for has been
destroyed," he says. "I'm wor-I
ried. Is my pension going to beL
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tcy woes
there? If I get injured, is the
city going to cover my family?
... Before I would tell my wife,
'If I die, I know you'll be taken
care of.' Now, I tell her, 'If I die,
you're on your own."'
The plan by Detroit's emer-
gency financial manager to pull
the city out of bankruptcy would
give police and fire retirees at
least 90 percent of their pen-
sions after eliminating cost-of-
living allowances (other city
workers would likely get at least
70 percent). But that plan prob-
ably faces court challenges and
hinges on proposed state fund-
ing, among other factors.
While so many unresolved
issues linger, the department
is under new leadership. James
Craig knew all about the depart-
ment's troubles, but the former
Detroit police officer who spent
much of his 37-year law enforce-
ment career in Los Angeles
eagerly returned home last sum-
mer to take what he called his
"dream job" - chief of police.
He is the fifth man to hold the
position in five years. But he is
undaunted.
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At least 18 have
been killed in recent
protest-related
violence
BANGKOK (AP) - Two
young siblings and a woman
were killed in an apparent gre-
nade attack against anti-gov-
ernment protesters occupying
an upscale shopping area of
Thailand's capital on Sunday,
the latest violence in a months-
long political crisis that is grow-
ing bloodier by the day.
The attack near the Ratchap-
rasong intersection in the heart
of Bangkok, home to major
shopping malls and luxury
hotels, followed another assault
on anti-government protesters
in eastern Thailand on Saturday
night that killed a young girl
and wounded dozens of other
people.
A 6-year-old girl, Patchara-
korn Yos-ubon, died Monday
from brain and liver injuries,
according to Erawan emergen-
cy services center, which keeps
track of protest casualties in
Bangkok. She died one day after
her 4-year-old brother, Korawit,
and a 59-year-old woman were
killed in the attack.
A 9-year-old boy suffering
from brain and lung damage
from the explosion remained
in the intensive care unit of
Ramathibodi Hospital, accord-
ing to a hospital statement
released Monday.
Erawan center said Sunday's
violence left 21 others injured.
The attacks were the latest
in a spate of protest-related vio-
lence roiling Thailand over the
past three months, with at least
18 people killed and hundreds
hurt. The protesters, who are
occupying several key intersec-
tions in Bangkok, want Prime
Minister Yingluck Shinawa-

tra to quit to make way for an
appointed interim government
to implement anti-corruption
reforms, but she has refused.
On Saturday night, a 5-year-
old girl was killed and about
three dozen people wounded
in an attack on an anti-govern-
ment rally in the eastern prov-
ince of Trat.
The perpetrators have not
been identified in either attack.
Both sides in the ongoing politi-
cal dispute have blamed the
other for instigating violence.
A protest leader, Sathit Won-
gnongtoey, said Sunday's explo-
sion was caused by a grenade.
Six protesters were hurt Friday
night by a grenade attack in the
same area.
Explosives experts from
the police and army cordoned
off the immediate area of the
blast to search for clues amid
vendors' overturned tables
and bloodied sandals. Protest-
ers, meanwhile, continued to
rally on streets in the area that
they have occupied for several
weeks, while soldiers patrolled
in combat gear.
While the protesters have
failed repeatedly to force Yin-
gluck out through self-declared
deadlines, they have blocked
the prime minister from work-
ing at her normal offices and
have sent roving mobs after her,
making it difficult for her and
Cabinet members to make pub-
lie appearances.
The protesters also have suc-
ceeded in delaying completion
of early elections called by Yin-
gluck, undermining efforts to
restore political stability.
"I strongly condemn the use
of violence in recent days that
has caused many deaths both in
Trat province and, especially, at
Ratchaprasong today, which is
particularly saddening and dis-
turbing since the lives of chil-
dren were lost," Yingluck said
in a statement Sunday night.

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