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Alum coaches branding, media
Tamara Jacobs graduated es. I was in a show at the Power
with Summa Cum Laude honors Center, one of the early shows,
from rthe University in 1973 and that opened in 1971. Itwas in West
received her degree in Theatre. Side Story. So that was a wonder-
She is thefounder and president of ful opportunity to be in this huge,
Tamrara Jacobs Communications, gorgeous venue and perform-
Inc., which coaches companies, ing live for so many people in the
celebrities and other individuals audience. I did an honors project
on how to brand themselves. She is that did aone-woman's show, and
the author of the best-selling book I was Susan B. Anthony; they gave
"Be the Brand" and is currently me the opportunity to write it,
writing "Success is A Planned produce it and star in it. I did radio
Event," which is scheduled to be and television, and I could write
published in 2015. scripts, perform and be critiqued.
How did your experience at What were your most
the University help you memorable moments at the
prepare for your career? University?
The University provided me I think some of my most mem-
with a real myriad of experienc- orable moments were in coffee
shop conversations with other
students. I'm from Michigan, soI
wasn't expecting that I (would be)
constantly interacting with kids
from New York and California.
I think what I enjoyed the most
was diversity of thought because
even though it's a Midwestern
school, it has a very national and
What advice would you give to
students at the University?
Be original! One of the quotes I
would use in my book is from Dr.
Seuss. To paraphrase it, he said,
"Today, you are you. There is no
one alive who is you-er than you."
Letters to the Editor
Art & Design freshman Chris Withers plays in a
projected snowscape during "Vertical Horizon(ta"l)
at the School of Art & Design Wednesday.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHEN: Tuesday at
WHAT: A man was
reported to have been
sleeping on a third-floor'
couch in the Thayer
University Police reported.
He was escorted out and
charged with trespassing.
You just got
WHERE: LSI Building
WHEN: Tuesday at 8:55
WHAT: A snow plow hit a
vehicle in the parking lot of
the LSI building between
Feb. 5 and 11, University
Police reported. The vehi-
cle's tire suffered damage.
Midlife crisis Toasty!
WHAT: The Ark's 10th
annual Valentine's week
concert will feature musi-
cal couples from across the
region, including Canada's
The Law and Virginia's Wild
Ponies. Admission is $15.
WHO: The Ark
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark
WHAT: The seminar aims
to empower women of color
and discuss issues of identi-
ty, intercultural competency
and health and wellness.
There will be free lunch
during the event.
WHO: Counseling and
WHEN: Today at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHAT: CWSP presents
an evening of Hindustani
classical music. The concert
is performed by renowned
sitar player Pandit Sanjoy
WHO: Center for World
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art
WHAT: An associate pro-
fessor at the University of
Texas at Austin will discuss
his research on indigenous
land rights, social justice,
and environmental plan-
ning in Latin America.
WHO: Taubnan College
of Architecture and Urban
WHEN: Tonight at 6
WHERE: Art and
Eight Corvettes fell
into a sinkhole inside
Corvette Museum, CNN
reported. The sinkhole, 40
feet wide and 30 feet deep,
opened up suddenly under
the skydome section of the
In this week's Arts
insert, Daily writers
investigate the Uni-
versity's gamelan, go
to Pride Night at Necto and
watch the Olympics opening
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that central Ohio resi-
dent Sheila Crabtree
was aproved by a judge
to change her given name
to "Sexy." Crabtree said the
name "Sheila" was "the ugli-
est one out there."
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WHERE: Markley Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at
WHAT: An 49-year-old
visitor was reported to have
been roaming the lobby of
Markley Hall, University
Police reported. The per-
son was escorted out of the
building and charged with
WHERE: Martha Cook
WHEN: Monday at
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Researchers recover DNA Jurors deliberate in trial
from 12,600 year old remains of murder caused'
find could give
insights into many
NEW YORK (AP) - The DNA
of a baby boy who was buried in
Montana 12,600 years ago has
been recovered, and it provides
new indications of the ancient
roots of today's American Indi-
ans and other native peoples of
It's the oldest genome ever
recovered from the New World.
Artifacts found with the body
show the boy was part of the
Clovis culture, which existed in
North Americafrom about 13,000
years ago to about 12,600 years
ago and is named for an archaeo-
logical site near Clovis, N.M.
The boy's genome showed his
people were direct ancestors of
many of today's native peoples in
the Americas, researchers said.
He was more closely related to
those in Central and South Amer-
ica than to those in Canada. The
reason for that difference isn't
clear, scientists said.
The researchers said they had
no Native American DNA from
the United States available for
comparison, but that they assume
the results would be same, with
some Native Americans being
direct descendants and others
also closely related.
The DNA also indicates the
boy's ancestors came from Asia,
supporting the standard idea of
ancient migration to the Ameri-
cas by way of a land bridge that
disappeared long ago.
The burial site, northeast of
Livingston, Mont., is the only
burial known from the Clovis cul-
ture. The boy was between 1 year
and 18 months old when he died
of an unknown cause.
He was buried with 125 arti-
facts, including spear points and
elk antler tools. Some were evi-
dentlyritual objects orheirlooms.
The artifacts and the skeleton
were covered with powdered red
ochre, a natural pigment, indicat-
ing a burial ceremony.
The skeleton was discovered
in 1968 next to a rock cliff, but
it's only in recent years that sci-
entists have been able to recover
and analyze complete genomes
from such ancient samples.
The DNA analysis was report-
ed online Wednesday in the jour-
nal Nature by scientists including
Eske Willerslev of the Univer-
sity of Copenhagen in Denmark,
Michael Waters of Texas A&M
University and Shane Doyle of
Montana State University in Boz-
eman. The burial site lies on the
property of the parents of anoth-
er author, Sarah Anzick of Liv-
ingston. It is known as the Anzick
Doyle, a member of the Crow
tribe, said the indication of such
ancient roots for American Indi-
ans fits with what many tribal
people already believed. He
also said plans are underway to
rebury the boy's remains at the
site after the winter.
The boy "was not a chief or
a great hunter," but his burial
showed love and respect, Doyle
4 said at the Montana Historical
Society in Helena on Wednesday.
8 Next will be a memorial at the
site, he said, "Something small, so
that the state of Montana, people
around the world will know the
importance of that place."
In a telephone conference
with reporters this week, the
researchers said that once they
discovered the link between the
boy and today's Native Ameri-
cans, they sought out American
Indian groups to discuss the
results. Willerslev, an expert in
deciphering ancient DNA, called
3 3 for scientists to work closely with
native peoples on such research.
On Wednesday, he noted there
were Native American groups
who said their oral history
showed that they were descen-
dants of the first people in the
Facing potential life
claims Dunn acted
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)
- A 47-year-old Florida man
reacted viciously to an argu-
ment over loud music with teen-
agers in a store parking lot and
fired multiple shots into their
vehicle, killing one of them,
and then drove away as if noth-
ing happened, a prosecutor
said Wednesday during closing
arguments at the man's trial.
Defense attorneys argued,
however, that the state failed
to prove its case or show that
Michael Dunn hadn't acted in
Jurors began deliberating in
the late afternoon on whether
Dunn committed first-degree
murder when he fatally shot
17-year-old Jordan Davis outside
a Jacksonville convenience store
in 2012. Dunn, who is pleading
not guilty, faces life in prison if
convicted of that charge.
They deliberated for three
hours Wednesday night before
recessing for the night. Before
they left, they asked to see a con-
venience store security video that
captured sounds of the gunshots.
They said they wanted to watch
the video on Thursday.
Besides first-degree murder,
jurors could also consider the
lesser crimes of second-degree
murder or manslaughter, accord-
ing to the jury instructions. Dunn
also is charged with attempted
murder for shots fired at Davis'
In order to conclude that the
killing was justifiable, jurors
must believe it occurred while
resisting an attempt to murder
or commit a felony against Dunn,
Circuit Judge Russell Healey told
Assistant State Attorney Erin
Wolfson told jurors that the evi-
dence clearly shows Davis was
unarmed when Dunn fired 10
shots at a Dodge Durango where
Davis was sitting. Wolfson said
no witnesses saw any of the four
teenagers in the vehicle with
a weapon and police searches
turned up none.
"This defendant was disre-
spected by a 17-year-old teenager,
and he lost it. He wasn't happy
with Jordan Davis' attitude.
What was his response? 'You're
not going to talk to me like that,"'
Wolfson said. "He took these
actions because it was premedi-
tated. It was not self-defense."
Dunn's attorney Cory Strolla
told jurors that the state had
failed to prove its case or disprove
Dunn's assertion he acted in self-
"Not one single witness said
this man (Dunn) showed any
signs of anger," he said.
Strolla argued that there were
no signs Dunn was planning to
do anything that night and only
asked the teens in the car to turn
down the music. Strolla said they
initially did, only to turn it back
Strolla said Dunn only fired his
gun when he saw Davis wielding
a weapon from inside the Duran-
go and felt threatened.
"He's had that gun for 20 years
and never pulled it once," Strolla
said. "He told you that nobody
has ever scared him, no one has
ever threatened him like that."
Police didn't find a weapon in
the SUV, but Strolla contended
that the teens got rid of it during
the three minutes they were in an
adjacent parking lot after fleeing
the gunshots. He said detectives
should have immediately gone to
the area and searched, but didn't.
In his testimony Tuesday,
Dunn told jurors he was in
Jacksonville with his fiancee,
Rhonda Rouer, to attend his
son's wedding. Dunn said he
and Rouer went to the conve-
nience store for wine and chips.
He said he pulled in next to an
SUV playing loud music.
"My rear view mirror was
shaking. My eardrums were
vibrating. It was ridiculously
loud," Dunn said.
Dunn said he asked the teens
to turn down the music and they
turned it off. "I said, 'Thank
you,"' Dunn said. But soon
afterward, Dunn said he heard
someone in the SUV shouting
expletives and the word "crack-
er" at him. Dunn is white, and
the teens in the SUV were black.
Cracker is a derogatory term for
The music was turned back
on, and Dunn testified, "I wasn't
going to ask for favors any-
Dunn said the men in the SUV
had "menacing expressions,"
and he asked the teens whether
they were talking about him. He
said he wanted to calm down
the situation but saw a teen in
the backseat reach down for
something. Dunn said it looked
as if the barrel of a shotgun was
sticking out the window.
One of the teens stepped out
of the SUV, Dunn said, and he
felt "this was a clear and pres-
ent danger." He reached for his
pistol in a glove box.
Dunn, who had a concealed-
weapons permit, fired nine
shots into the car, according
to an affidavit. Authorities
say a Both shot fired by Dunn
missed the car. Once his fiancee
returned to the car, he drove off
out of fear of the SUV returning,
Dunn said he told Rouer on
the drive back to the hotel that
he had shot in self-defense. But
Rouer, called by prosecutors as
a rebuttal witness, said Dunn
never told her he thought Davis
had a gun.
Dunn and Rouer drove back
to their hotel and Dunn said he
didn't call the police because
his focus was on the well-being
of Rouer, whom he described
as hysterical. The next morn-
ing, Dunn said, Rouer insisted
she wanted to go home and they
drove back to their home in Bre-
vard County, 175 miles away.
There, Dunn said he contacted a
neighbor who is in law enforce-
ment for advice on how to turn