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Michigan Yellow Cards replaced
40 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
After a vote among graduate
students defeated a call to strike
sponsored by the Graduate,
Employees' Organization, the
group elected to seek recognition
as a union representing teaching
fellows, research assistants and
The strike was intended to
help GEO members negotiate
with the University on financial
and fringe benefits for graduate
student instructors. The GEO's
conversion to a union ensured
recognition the Michigan
Commission and permit'
negotiations with the University.
24 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK 10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
(FEB.21,1990) (Feb. 20, 2004)
The University began issuing
non-transferable photo IDs
that also served as real cards.
The new system served as a
response to a number of problems
with University yellow cards,
including the problem of theft.
The new cards were modeled
after yellow cards and combined
the functions of those used in
the College of Engineering and
the Ross School of Business. The
cards included a magnetic strip
that allowed students to purchase
meals in dining halls, check out
books from the library and enter
laboratories and other University
Supporters of the Lecturers'
rallied in front of the Fleming
before the weekly scheduled
University's Board of Regents
meeting of the week.
The rally's goal was to
highlight support for increased
benefits and job security for
non-tenure track faculty at the
University. Other concerns
included higher wages and
increased representation in
- MAYA KALMAN
Letters to the Editor
LSA freshman Samantha Newton has a Valentine's
Day date with Art & Design seniors Callie Stewart
and Tara Ellis on the Diag Friday.
League larceny In a scrape
WHERE: The Michigan WHERE: Church Street
WHEN: Thursday at about WHEN: Friday at about 3
9:10 a.m. a.m.
WHAT: A subject was WHAT: A car was found
reportedly disrupting with deliberate scratches
ongoing events and on the sides,University
possibly attempting to steal police reported. It is said
property, University police to have occurred between
reported. He was given a 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. There are
warning and released. currently no suspects.
Obstruction of Did they yell
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Career advice Inequality
WHAT: Frequently asked
student questions about
academics and careers will
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from10 to
Studies Office, Angell Hall
WHAT: University Dance
attending the American
College Dance Association's
regional conference will.
perform a preview of the
works they are performing
at the event.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre, & Dance
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Dance Building,
professors will discuss
how college systematically,
maintains inequality for
WHO: Institue for
Research on Women and
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Lane Hall
WHAT: Students and
faculty will performa
musical history of the Star
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre, & Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Stamps Audito-
rium, Walgreen Center
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An inmate escaped from
a prison in Florence,
Ariz. to be with his girl-
friend on Valentine's Day
Friday, CNN reported. The
prisoner, Joseph Andrew
Dekenipp was taken back
into custody three hours
after his escape. .
The No. 15 Michigan
men's basketball lost
to No. 21 Wisconsin
Sunday. Forward Frank
Kaminsky led the Badgers
with 25 points and 11
a> FOR MORE, SEE SPORTSMONDAY
In a speech Friday at a
conference for LGBTQ
youth, actress Ellen
Page announced that she is
gay, CNN reported. Page said
in the speech that she was
inspired to come out by fel-
low actress Laverne Cox and
football player Michael Sam.
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WHERE: Campus Safety
WHEN: Friday at about
WHAT: A warrant was
canceled for a subject after
he was arrested for failure
to appear after driving
with a suspended license,
'WHERE: Noble House, 615
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: A suspect reported
medical injury after
recovering from a fall,
University police reported.
The extent of their injuries
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Recent Florida verdict
revisits self-defence issue
Dunn is charged
with the murder of a
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -
A verdict in the city of Jackson-
ville is again raising the issue of
self-defense and race in Florida,
just seven months after George
Zimmerman was acquitted in
the shooting of a black teenager,
Michael Dunn, a white
47-year-old software developer,
could face 60 years in prison
following his conviction
Saturday on multiple counts of
attempted murder for shooting
into a carful of teenagers outside
a Jacksonville convenience store
in 2012. Jordan Davis, a black
17 year old, was killed in the
shooting, but the jury couldn't
reach a verdict on the first-
degree murder charge against
Dunn. A mistrial was declared on
when he wa
he felt his lii
he fired the
see it that w
he shot at t
at least one
that the jury felt that Dunn was
ict is a far cry from one proper to stand his ground as to
the Zimmerman case, Davis, but his shooting of the oth-
us acquitted in July in ers in the car was excessive," said
ag death of 17-year- Kenneth Nunn, a law professor at
in Sanford, about 125 the University of Florida.
of Jacksonville. Nunn and other experts said
umerman, Dunn said Sunday that it's possible the jury
fe was in danger when was confused regarding first-de-
shots. But the verdict gree murder and the concept that
he jury struggled to it must be "premeditated."
ay. Another area of confusion for
g an argument over the general public is Florida's
coming from the car stand your ground defense law,
was in, Dunn said which was a flashpoint during the
he car with his 9mm Zimmerman case and, to a lesser
he said he was afraid degree, in this case.
t he saw a shotgun in Zimmerman told police he shot
Martin only after the African-
erts say it's likely that American teenager physically
member of the jury attacked him.
unn's story - about Martin's family and supporters
d, pulling a gun in say Zimmerman, who identifies
* and firing the first himself as Hispanic, marked
which killed Davis. Martin as a potential criminal
than 30 hours of because he was black.
is over four days, the In both the Dunn and
't agree on the first- Zimmerman trials, lawyers
der charge. decided not to pursue a pretrial
h I don't think the evi- immunity hearing allowed by
orts this, it is possible Florida's stand-your-ground law.
A, But in each case, jurors were told
by the judges that they should
acquit if they found the defendant
had no duty to retreat and had the
right to "stand his ground:'
That phrase is part of standard
instructions given jurors when
they weigh a case involving a
claim of self-defense.
3 But the state's stand your
ground law was technically not
part of either trial.
d"Dunn's attorney argued self-
defense, which has been around
forever," said Miami defense law-
yer and former assistant U.S. At-
torney David Weinstein. "I think
people will say that because some
of the language from the stand
your ground statute gets embed-
ded into the jury instructions,that
stand your ground has an effect."
Judge Russell L. Healey could
impose a 60-year sentence -
state statutes call for a mandatory
minimum sentence of 20 years on
each second-degree attempted
But the Florida Supreme Court
could reduce the total sentence
to 20 years if it decides that
consecutive sentences are not
appropriate when the sentences
arise from one criminal episode,
Eruption debris is
used as a valuable
SIDOMULYO, Indonesia (AP)
- The ash and debris that Indo-
nesia's Mount Kelud blasted from
its belly brought death and mis-
ery, and disrupted international
air traffic. But for many of the mil-
lions of people cleaning up in the
wake of the explosive eruption,
it was also a money earner and a
shot of life for their crops.
"This is a blessing of the
disaster," said Imam Choiri, a
farmer who was scraping up
the ash from the road to use as
fertilizer on his small vegetable
plot a few kilometers from the
crater of the rumbling mountain.
Choiri said locals believe the ash
helps drive away pests from crops.
The eruption of the 1,731-meter
(5,680-foot) -high mountain on
Java island late Thursday was
one of the most dramatic to hit
Indonesia in recent years, with
ash falling as far as 600 kilometers
(370 miles) away.,
Four people, including a
97-year-old woman, were killed
when the roofs of their homes
caved in under the weight of ash.
More than 100,000 people were
evacuated to temporary shelters.
On Saturday, scientists said
Kelud's activities were dying
down, in line with its reputation
as a mountain that blows its top
dramatically but then quickly
settles down for another 10 years
or so. But authorities warned
that water from its crater, along
with rain, could bring deadly
landslides of fresh ash and rocks
down river beds into villages and
Army troops enforced a
ban on people returning to
houses within 10 kilometers
(6 miles) of the volcano, but
many people sneaked back to
check on livestock and clean up.
Authorities were finding it hard
to prevent people from returning,
given the money farmers stand
to lose by staying away, and said
about 56,000 people remained in
"Our cows need to be milked.
If they aren't, they can get sick
and die," said Marjito, who was
riding on a motorbike with his
wife to his village around 5 kilo-
meters (3 miles) from the crater.
"We have so much work to do,
including running and hiding
from security officers," said his
wife, Dinayah. Like.many Indo-
nesians, both go by a single name.
Volcanic ash and debris are
also prized in the building
industry because they make
especially strong cement, and
sand diggers can charge almost
twice as much per load than they
can for regular sand. Scores of
diggers were collecting the fresh,
easy-to-dig sand, packing the
windfall into bags or onto trucks.
"Kelud is a valuable source of
livelihood to me and my family,"
Harjito Huda, a sand miner from
Ngancar village, said.
spokesman Bambang Ervan said
that the Juanda international
airport in the country's second-
largest city, Surabaya, resumed
operation late Saturday along
with three others in Malang,
Semarang and Cilacap.
A total of seven airports on
Java - Indonesia's most densely
populated island and home to
more than half of the country's
240 million people - had been
closed because of ash on the
runway and on planes.
Three other airports in
Bandung, Solo and Yogyakarta
are scheduled to reopen later
Sunday or Tuesday at the
latest, Ervan said. The Darwin,
Australia-based Volcanic Ash
Advisory Center informed that
the conditions in Indonesia are
safe for airlines, he said.
A rescuer carries a child to a truck for evacuation following an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Malang, EastlJava, Indonesia, Sat-
urday. The powerful volcanic eruption on Indonesia's rost populous island blasted debris 18 kilometers into the air Friday.
IndonesianNP volcano brings
death and economnic benelfit