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Police release plan
for safer Detroit in
the new year
Goals for Detroit's police
department this year include less
crime, quicker response to 911
priority calls and more solved
homicides, according to a plan
released Thursday by the city's
The 2014 Plan of Action will
be made available to Detroit resi-
dents on the city's website, police
Chief James Craig said.
Craig, former Cincinnati police
chief, was hired in July to lead
Detroit's police force. He has
pushed for more police presence
on city streets, targeting high-
crime areas.
Large chemical spill
pollutes Elk River
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray
Tomblin has declared a state
of emergency for five counties
because of a chemical spill intoj
the Elk River in Charleston.
Tomblin advised residents
Thursday not to drink, bathe or
cook in the water and to only use
it for flushing.
The declaration involves the
counties of Kanawha, Boone,
Jackson, Lincoln and Putnam
Officials are not sure what
threat the chemical spill poses to
Media outlets report the
chemical leaked from a tank at
Freedom Industries and overran
a containment area on Thurs-
day. The amount that spilled isn't
immediately known. A chemical
smell was in the air.
Indian diplomat
accused of fraud,
will leave U.S.
India chipped away at Amer-
ica's diplomatic perks Wednes-
day, ordering the envoys to obey
local traffic laws and warning
that a popular U.S. Embassy club
violates diplomatic law because
it is open to outsiders.
The moves were the latest in
a campaign to exert pressure
on the U.S. following the arrest
and strip search last month of
Devyani Khobragade, an Indian
diplomat based in New York City.
Indian officials have called the
strip search barbaric and unnec-
Khobragade, 39, is accused of
paying her Indian maid less than
the U.S. minimum wage and
lying about it on a visa applica-
tion. She pleaded not guilty to
fraud charges and is free on bail.
Iraq holds off an

offensive from
al-Qaida militants
Iraq's government is holding
off on waging an all-out
offensive to retake two key
cities from al-Qaida because
of fears that civilian casualties
could incite Sunni anger and
push moderate tribal leaders
to side with the extremists,
analysts and military officials
said Thursday.
More violence flared in Bagh-
dad, where a suicide bomber
killed 21 people at an army
recruiting center in a clear effort
to demoralize the military.
Al-Qaida-linked fighters
overran parts of the cities of
Fallujah and Ramadi in Sunni-
dominated Anbar province last
week, seizing control of police
stations and military posts,
freeing prisoners and setting up
their own checkpoints.
The United States, whose
troops fought bloody battles in
the cities, has ruled out send-
ing its troops back in, but has
been delivering missiles to bol-
ster Iraqi forces. It is expediting
shipments of more American-
made missiles and 10 surveil-
lance drones, but those may not
arrive for weeks.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

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Watkins said he appreciates the
cleanliness of the new store,
the Michigan-themed interior
and Walgreen's new offerings
in comparison to the CVS fur-
ther down the street. Watkins
said his choice between the
two stores will ultimately come
down to which is more budget-
"It depends on whatcthey have
and what's cheaper," Watkins
said. "I noticed they have dif-
ferent things than CVS like
they have a make-your-own six-
pack beer and I'm a senior so I
can appreciate that."
LSA freshman Dolapo Adeniji
voiced her enthusiasm about the

Walgreens opening. She said her
first impression of the store as
clean, attractive and cost-friend-
ly. When asked if she would
choose Walgreens over CVS, she
had no hesitation in her answer.
"Oh hell yeah," Adeniji said.
"It's even closer than CVS."
On the other hand, not every-
one was as ecstatic to walk
through the new pharmacy, as
some students are staying loyal
to CVS.
LSA senior Kelsie Holden said
CVS is closer to her home and is
more convenient. She added that
her membership is another rea-
son for staying faithful.
"I'll still just come to CVS,"
Holden said. "I have their
rewards program and all that
stuff al-eady set up and ready to

Weekend roundup: Jan. 10 to 12

Daily Staff Reporter
Welcome back! This week-
end, University students can
join clubs before their course
workload becomes too intense,
or check out major Oscar-con-
tending films. Is your student
group hosting an event this
weekend? Tell us about it in
our comments section or e-mail
Alicia Adamczyk at aalicia@
Friday, January 10
"Saving Mr. Banks" and
"American Hustle" are play-
ing at the Michigan Theater
and State Theater. Both were
featured in the Daily's Best
of 2013: Top 10 Films. See for
yourself if the films are worth
the Oscar buzz.
"'Hustle' could have been
a cheap cop drama, a 1970s
sleaze-fest or a serious quasi-
documentary," wrote Daily
Arts Editor Natalie Gadbois.
"Through transcendent perfor-
mances from all the leads and
(director David O.) Russell's
brilliantly wacky script, it's
instead a forceful and uproari-
ous story that defies genre."
The Dicks and Janes, a co-ed
a cappella club, will hold its

winter auditions from 5 p.m. to
11 p.m. in Burton Tower.
Friday also marks the return
of Freshman Fridays at the
Career Center, where first-year
students can enjoy food, Xbox
and each other's company from
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 11
If you missed Festifall last
semester and are searching for
a music-related club to join, the
University's Michigan Elec-
tronic Dance Music Associa-
tion is having its winter mass
meeting in Palmer Commons
at 11 a.m. Or, you can tryout
on the second day of the Dicks
and Janes auditions, being held
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burton
Memorial Tower.
"Michigan Electronic Dance
Music Association has grown
to be a group with hundreds
of members, friends and fans,"
said LSA junior Nicholas Dan-
owski, MEDMA's president.
"Our members are composed
of music lovers, producers, DJs,
EDM initiates and people who
love to get down and dance."
The University of Michigan
Dance Team will host a Pre-
Nationals Friends and Fam-
ily Performance at 2 p.m. at the
Cliff Keen Arena The team will

perform its two routines for the
Universal Dance Association
National Dance Team Champi-
onship, among others, in prepa-
ration for the competition next
weekend in Orlando, Fla.
"This year we have a beau-
tiful jazz routine and a strong,
entertaining hip hop routine
that really showcase all the
girls' talent," said Engineering
senior Amy Domino, a captain
of the Dance Team. "We can't
wait to compete at nationals
and we are excited to perform
our dances for all our friends
and family this Saturday before
we head off to Florida."
Ready to bust a move Satur-
day night? Dance Marathon is
hosting a charity ball starting
at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Union.
Tickets are $15 at the door. Get
your groove on and give to a
good cause at the same time.
Sunday, January 12
For the lox lovers out there,
University of Michigan Hillel
will host its first Bagel Brunch
of the semester from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. According to the
Facebook event, the brunch
will allow students to "have a
little schmooze" as they enjoy
free coffee and bagels with lox
and schmear.

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reservation system on their web-
site through allows students to
cancel or change their reserva-
tion prior to boarding the buses.
New boarding assistants,
located either on the bus or at
the center, will be a contact for
students who have questions
about bus scheduling. Their job
is to provide a voice for the stu-
dents and make the bus more
efficient for riders.
"They act asa liaison between
administration and staff that

works (at the center) and the
people directly on the bus," Mor-
land said.
As the MDCC becomes more
popular, Morland said he hopes
the University will eventually
run buses seven days a week.
These new times would grant
more students the opportunity
to visit the center and more
classes will be able to be offered
"We are looking to expand it
in the future and hopefully to
reach not just from Ann Arbor to
Detroit but possibly some of the
other U of M campuses as well."

From Page 1
Palms said a difficult setup
for an IT employee might take 15
minutes - and it may take even
longer for someone not familiar
with the system.
While the setup process might
be challenging, Palms said there
are many benefits of MWireless
that are not available when using
UM Wireless Network. Devices
that have been set up to access
MWireless connect automatical-
ly - no sign-in required. In addi-
tion, the network is encrypted so
that messages and information
sent by users cannot be seen by
outsiders trying to access it. _
Heather Kipp, ITS marketing
communications specialist, said
because many students receive
new electronic devices like com-
puters, tablets and smartphones
as presents over the holidays, the
help desks can help ensure all
these new devices have access

to MWireless when students
return to campus.
"Walk-up desks give students
an opportunity to configure
them with a staff person man-
ning the desk to make sure they
connect to MWireless properly,"
Kipp said.
However, Palm said new
measures cannot solve all Wi-
Fi-related problems. Especially
in residence halls, people with
their own Wi-Fi networks, such
as those in some printers, can
have trouble connecting because
the networks interfere with each
"We want to make sure peo-
ple know help is available, but
we can't guarantee that we can
solve all problems because there
are other devices that inherently
conflict with our network," Palm
said. "For people to have a good
experience with Wi-Fi, what
we need to do is just provide a
fair amount of access to help
desk services. That's what we're
working to ramp up."

Rodman apologizes for remarks
about detained U.S. missionary

Erratic former NBA
player has visited
North Korea and
Kim JongUn
PYONGYANG, North Korea
(AP) - Dennis Rodman apolo-
gized Thursday for comments
he made in North Korea about a
detained American missionary,
saying he had been drinking and
was under pressure as he orga-
nized a game with former NBA
The former basketball star
issued the apology through publi-
cist Jules Feiler in an email mes-
sage to The Associated Press, a
day after he sang "Happy Birth-
day" to North Korean leader Kim
Jong Un at the start of the friendly
Rodman has been slammed
for not using his influence with
Kim to help free Kenneth Bae, the
missionary in poor health who is
being confined in North Korea for
"anti-state" crimes. In an inter-

view with CNN on Tuesday, Rod-
man implied Bae was at fault.
"I want to apologize," Rodman
said Thursday. "I take full respon-
sibility for my actions. It had been
a very stressful day. Some of my
teammates were leaving because
of pressure from their families and
business associates. My dreams of
basketball diplomacy was quickly
falling apart. I had been drinking.
It's not an excuse but by the time
the interview happened I was
upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not
an excuse, it's just the truth."
Rodman said he wanted to
apologize first to Bae'sfamily. "I'm
very sorry. At this point I should
know better than to make politi-
cal statements. I'm truly sorry."
In the interview, Rodman was
asked whether he would raise the
issue of Bae during his visit.
"Kenneth Bae did one thing,"
Rodman replied. "If you under-
stand what Kenneth Bae did - do
you understand what he did in
this country?"
Asked to explain, Rodman
declined to respond.
Bae, a Korean-American Chris-

tian missionary and tour operator
based in China, has been detained
for more than a year. North Korea
sees missionary work as a threat
to its authoritarian government.
Bae's sister, Terri Chung, wel-
comed Rodman's apology.
"I think it's good to see him
recognize the gravity and the
urgency of Ken's plight," she
said from her home in Edmonds,
Washington. "It's nothing he can
make light of or play games with."
"I just want to make sure that
everyone - not just Dennis Rod-
man - everyone knows about
Kenneth Bae'splight and how pre-
carious it is," she said.
The U.S. State Department dis-
tanced itself from Rodman and
said it did not want to "dignify"his
activities or comments in Pyong-
yang by commenting on them. But
spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the
department was open to speaking
with Rodman on his return.
"We have not reached out to
him. We've said before, if he wants
to reach out to us, we're happy to
hear from him and what he has to
say," she told reporters.

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diacy of the drug use prior to the
reported violence.
In the study, men were more
often associated with non-dat-
ing violence, while women were
linked more closely with dating
"Our findings indicate that
interventions that address
violence among youth should
address substance use and psy-
chological factors, as well as be
tailored by type of violence -
dating versus non-dating - and

by gender," Epstein-Ngo said.
Based on their research, the
study's authors emphasized a
need to help teens cope with
conflict and anger, as well as
understand the possibility of
escalation when combined with
drug use.
In an interview, Quyen said
there is plenty of opportunity to
expand upon the research.
"In the future, we hope to
look more at how digital dating
violence occurs, and how social
media and things like cellphones
and texting are playing roles in
dating aggression as well."

Afghan president frees prisoners
accused of attacking gov. forces.

U. S. protests release
amid cooling
diplomatic relations

death or w
forces and
U.S. Sta
woman J
72 detain

vounding of 60 coalition
57 Afghan forces.
te Department spokes-
en Psaki insisted the.
ees were "dangerous
and there was "strong
inking them to terror-
imes," including road-

"We have expressed our con-
cerns over the possible release
of these detainees without their
cases being referred to the Afghan
criminal justice system," she said.
"These insurgents could pose
threats to the safety and secu-
rity of the Afghan people and the

From Page 1
versity Street and the Thompson
Street area, running from10 p.m.
to 3 a.m. every 20 minutes. There
will also be transfers for North
Campus at the Central Campus
Transit Center.
Currently, only the North
Campus weekend line runs later
than 12:30 a.m., with Oxford ser-
vices ending at 10 p.m. on week-
The new route is in response
to the recent upswing in crime
in the evenings. From June 2010
to April 2013, 67 percent of inci-
dents were off-campus and 64
percent occurred while the vic-
tim was walking.
"I'm excited the buses are up
and running," Proppe said. "I'm
not sure what usage will look
like on the first night before
we've done our marketing but I
think a lot of students will take
advantage of the service in the
next few weeks."

Dean of Students Laura Blake
Jones and Eddie Washington,
Jr., the executive director of the
Division of Public Safety and
Security, contributed external
support for the project.
The route will continue to be
funded by CSG and the IFC for
now, but Proppe hopes the route
will eventually join the rest of
the Blue Bus service and receive
University funding.
The Night Owl route is not
currently registered with the
Magic Bus app for students to
track the bus as it makes stops
- a feature Proppe hopes to
change in the coming weeks.
"Parking and transportation
services informed me Magic
Bus is no longer supported and
they don't have the resources to
update the site with a new route
right now," Proppe said. "We
hope to find a way to put it on
there soon."
Additional information about
the route and times will be
available online soon, the press
release said.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - evidence l
Afghan President Hamid Karzai related cr
on Thursday ordered the release side bomb:
of 72 prisoners accused of attack-
ing foreign and government THE B1
forces despite U.S. fears that
the inmates could return to the
The issue has been a sticking
point in Afghan-U.S. relations as 0
the two sides struggle to agree on 1 ce
a framework for the withdrawal
of American and allied forces
by the end of next year and the
aftermath. Last week, a group of
U.S. senators met Karzai in Kabul
to warn him that release of the
88 detainees from the Parwan
Detention Facility "would be a
major step backwards" for U.S.-
Afghan relations. Ire'ije
A review of the prisoners' sere
cases by Afghan intelligence and
judicial officials turned up no evi-
dence of wrongdoing for 45 of the
detainees, and there was insuf-
ficient evidence on another 27,
so they must be released, Karzai
said in a statement. He gave no
details on when the release will
take place.
The remaining 16 detainees
will remain in custody until their
cases can be reviewed further, ygOtfl
the statement said. GOT
The U.S. wants all 88 to face
trial in Afghanistan, saying it has A Ost
evidence implicating them in the

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