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Tribes gather at 'U' for pow wow
Forty years ago this week Thirty years ago this week Twenty years ago this week
(January 13, 1974) (January 14,1984) (January 14, 1994)


Native Americans from 24
tribes gathered in the Michigan
League ballroom for a pow wow
sponsored by the University's
Native American Student Orga-
More than 200 Native
Americans from cities and res-
ervations across the country
attended the pow wow.
Teddy Deverney, Native
American from the Ottawa tribe
and student at the time, sup-
ported the pow wow because he
said many people "think Indi-
ans are a defeated race."

Two students were sexually
assaulted, one off campus and
one in South Quad Residence
The assaults, assumed to
be unrelated, occurred at
about midnight. An 18-year-
old woman was raped in the
driveway of a residence at the
intersection of Washtenaw and
South University avenues. She
was walking home when a man
grabbed her from behind and
attacked her. ,
The other student was in a
South Quad bathroom when a
20-year-old male, whom she
knew, sexually assaulted her.

The University's Black Student
Union boycotted events for the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Sym-
posium because they thought the
University failed to "honor the
history of activism out of which
the symposium was created."
BSU said the theme of the
activities, "'American Culture' or
'America-the Multicultural'?"
was not relevant to the Black
community King represented.
"This holiday is not just a Black
celebration. It was not intended
that way," Jack Matlock, Director
of Academic and Multicultural
Initiatives, said.

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[SA sophomores Jessica White and Anne Pingel
talk to Sean Miller during Dance Marathon at the
University's Charity ball on Friday.



Return to
WHERE: Biomedical Sci-
ence Research Building
WHEN: Friday at about
12:40 p.m.
WHAT: A University deliv-
ery account was used fradu-
lent during the past week,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
Hit and,.. stop?
WHERE: 815 S. University
WHEN: Saturday at about
4:15 a.m.
WHAT: A University vehi-
cle was struck by another
vehicle, University Police
reported. The car in ques-
tion was found nearby
shortly afterward and the
driver was arrested. No
inire e re rennrted

Bike still on
winter break
WHERE: Argus Building II
WHEN: Friday at about 10
WHAT: A bike was report-
ed stolen sometime between
Dec. 20 and Jan. 5, Univer-
sityPolice reported. There
are no suspects.
Trickle down
WHERE: School of Den-
WHEN: Friday at 11:20 a.m.
WHAT: A third floor leak
damaged ceiling tiles and
may have also damaged an
elevator, University Police
reported. Plant Operations
was contacted for repair.

Shale gas
WHAT: A Cornell Univer-
sity professor will discuss
local government responses
to fracking.
WHO: Center for Local,
State and Urban Policy
WHEN: Today from 12:00
p.m. to1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall
Chicago Public
Schools play
WHAT: Framed by dis-
cussion, this performance
depicts a first-year teacher's
experience in Chicago
Public Schools. The script
was developed from an
interview with a teacher
who worked with struggling
WHO: Ford School
WHEN: Today from 4:00
p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall

WHAT: Participants in
these small group discus-
sions will focus on the
internships search process.
WHO: Career Center
WHEN: Today from 6:30-
7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activity
Building, Career Center
Program Room
WHAT: Counselors will
discuss managing anxiety.
WHEN: Today from 4:15
p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
CAPS Office 3100
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error in the Daily to

Businesses, restaurants
and schools in Charles-
ton, West Virgina have
been closed and 300,000 resi-
dents have been left without
tap water following a chemi-
cal spill into the water supply
Thursday, the Los Angeles
Times reported.
The Michigan football
team, which recieved
an invitation to the
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl,
will play its postseason in
Arizona for the first time
since 1986.
Following his arrest for
using Nike brand shoes
to stomp in the face of a
client, Oregon pimp Sirgior-
gio Clardy is suing Nike for
not warning consumers that
the shoes can cause injury if
used as a weapon, The Orego-
nian reported.

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Federal gov. recognizes
marriage equality in Utah

Top envoys insist peace talks
in Syria will help restoration


Gay cou
of emot
the stat
has ints
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Jay marriage from the Obama administra-
tion. The action means that more
t allowed, then than 1,000 same-sex couples
who were married in Utah in the
ealed and later last month can file federal taxes
jointly, get Social Security bene-
reinstated fits for spouses and request legal
immigration status for partners,
LAKE CITY (AP) - among other benefits.
tples in Utah have expe- Gay couples rejoiced over the
a helter-skelter wave news.
ions over the last three Seth Anderson and Michael
They were suddenly Ferguson were the first gay cou-
to marry, then saw the ple to legally marry in Utah, and
gs stopped by the U.S. they were thrilled at the thought
e Court and were told of having the same federal ben-
e wouldn't recognize the efits as straight couples. They
plan to file their taxes jointly
the federal government because of the change.
ervened and said it will "Our apartment burst into cel-
ze their weddings. ebratory anthems of Cher and
announcement Friday Beyonc6," said Seth Anderson
Attorney General Eric about his reaction to Holder's
that the government statement. "It is a great feeling
nor gay marriage in Utah to know the federal government
the latest strong show of stands with us, especially in a
for same-sex weddings state that has for years tried to

exclude us."
A federal judge overturned
Utah's ban on same-sex mar-
riage on Dec. 20, and hundreds
of couples got married. The U.S.
Supreme Court put a halt to the
the matter. Utah then declared it
would not recognize the wed-
dings, but would allow couples
to continue to receive whatever
benefits they had obtained before
the high court ruling.
Utah leaders reiterated on
Friday that the state would not
recognize same-sex weddings,
meaning couples can receive
federal benefits but are limited
at the state level. The Mormon
church weighed in again Friday,
instructing local leaders that
same-sex wedding ceremonies
and receptions are prohibited in
its churches and reiterating its
belief that homosexuality is not
condoned by God.
But for same-sex couples who

have experienced a wave oftemo-


tions, the show of support from
" the federal government turned
a rally at the Utah state capitol
into a raucous celebration.
People held signs that read,
"Two moms make a right,"
"Love is love" and "Marriage is
7 5 a human right - not a hetero-
sexual privilege" and "We are
2 6 $ Family" played through loud-
Laura Fields, who retired
7 9 from the Air Force in 2006,
said her new wife can now get a
5 9 4 military identification card that
will allow her to take advan-
tage of benefits offered military
spouses, such as health coverage
and access to commissaries and
9 exchanges on the base to buy
food and household items at a
Until now, Fields said she has
had to carry an extra insurance
2 8 policy to cover her partner of
five years. They live in a small
8 2 city outside Hill Air Force Base
in northern Utah and married
* on Christmas Eve.
"It has a real effect," Fields
said. "Legal limbo hurts."

Syrian National
Council agreed to
uphold a cease-fire
PARIS (AP) - Syria's West-
ern-backed opposition came
under steely pressure Sunday to
attend peace talks in just over a
week as envoys from 11 countries
converged to help restore, and
test, credibility of a rebel coali-
tion sapped by vicious infighting
and indecision.
But diplomacy's limits were
starkly apparent in Syria itself,
where activists said rebel-on-
rebel clashes have killed nearly
700 people in the deadliest bout
of infighting since the civil war
The bloodshed, pitting al-
Qaida-linked militants against
several Islamist and more mod-
erate rebel brigades, has begun
to overshadow the broader war
against the government.
Sunday's meetings in Paris
came just over a week before the
scheduled talks in Switzerland,
as the Syrian National Coali-
tion nears collapse, its influence
eroded by the chronic infight-
ing, international pressure and
disagreement over whether to
negotiate with Syria's president,
Bashar Assad.
U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry joined 10 other foreign
ministers who urged coalition
President Ahmed al-Jarba to
deliver his group to the Switzer-
land talks and finally meet face-
to-face with the government it
hopes to overthrow. Kerry said
he was confident the coalition
would be at the talks, and hinted
at a diplomatic backlash from its
allies if it skips the meetings.
"I think they understand the
stakes," Kerry told reporters
Sunday. "But I'm not going to get
into consequences other than to
say it's a test of the credibility
of everybody, and it's why I am
confident that they will be there.
Because I think they understand

Al-Jarba, who will meet again
with Kerry on Monday, tried to
put the best face on his coali-
tion's precarious position. The
Syrian National Council will
vote Friday on whether to attend
the peace talks but already has
agreed to uphold a cease-fire
once negotiations begin.
"We have made clear the
reality of the situation on the
ground," al-Jarba said. "We have
addressed issues, preoccupa-
tions and worries that we know
Sunday's gathering clearly
aimed to boost the coalition, in
part with a 14-point declaration
of goals to allow the Syrian peo-
ple "to control its own future"
and "put an end to the current
despotic regime through a genu-
ine political transition."
Within Syria, the moderate
rebels say the coalition-in-exile
is little help as they find them-
selves battling on two fronts
- against al-Qaida-linked mili-
tants on one side and Assad's
forces on another. One brigade
after another has broken with
the group, calling it out of touch
with the harsh reality of a war
that activists say has killed more
than 130,000 people.
Assad himself has said there
will be no discussion of giving
up power, throwing the entire
premise of the peace talks into
doubt. On the other side, the
rebel groups with the most men,
arms and territory have already
rejected any idea of an armistice.
Sunday's declaration released by
the 11 envoys included an explic-
it request for the Syrian National
Coalition to accept the invitation
to the peace talks.
"As the weaker party, they
could agree to things that are
not in our interests. And most
of them are exiles, or have been
outside the country for such a
long time now that they don't
even feel the suffering of their
people," said Abu al-Hassan
Marea, an activist from Syria's
northern city of Aleppo, which
has seen near-daily combat for

months as rebels and the govern-
ment fight for control. "If they
agree to things that we don't
approve of, it will be betrayal of
the revolution."
The indecision and weakness
of the Syrian coalition also has
tested the patience of its back-
ers, including the U.S.
Washington had to suspend
shipments of nonlethal aid to
moderate rebel fighters last
month after insurgent groups
broke into a warehouse where it
was stored, raising the specter
that the U.S. supplies and equip-
ment would fall into extremists'
hands. Kerry on Sunday said the
Obama administration is con-
sidering when it can restart the
aid shipments and indicated that
moderate rebels may now be able
to better secure them.
He also cited an unidentified
"extremist group on the run"
that he said is losing strength
among the rebel factions.
But overall, the Syrian moder-
ate opposition would lose moral
authority if it refuses to engage
in negotiations - especially con-
sidering Assad's regime has long
signaled it plans to attend the
peace talks.
French Foreign Minister Lau-
rent Fabius said the talks were
the only hope for a political solu-
tion in Syria, "the only prospect
that can lead to a true solution."
German Foreign Minister
Frank-Walter Steinmeier made
clear that the series of meet-
ings, which include talks with
the Russian leadership, would
include pressure for the peace
"We want to do some per-
suading here and clear away the
last obstacles that might exist
- at least try to do that," Stein-
meier said.
Turkish Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu said the coali-
tion had, in fact, agreed last
fall to attend the meeting, but
since then has reconsidered as
the result of renewed violence
and brutality he blamed on the

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