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M S' tike sales mak history

Michigan State University's
2014 football season ticket sales
are the second-highest in school
history, The State News reported
In total, 61,931 season tick-
et packages were sold, which
makes up 83 percent of Spartan
Stadium's capacity.
MSU season ticket sales
increased 7 percent this year
after the football team won the
Big Ten Championship and the
Rose Bowl last season.
The 61,931 season ticket pack-
ages total includes 14,000 stu-
dent-season packages.
Indiana University buys
commercial drone

Taehee Hwang, assistant pro-
fessor of geography at Indiana
University, bought a commercial
drone he calls Phantom II, The
Indiana Daily Student reported
Hwang said he wants to use
the drone to survey forests.
The drone is.capable of taking
pictures of land and conduct-
ing detailed analyses of its sur-
Hwang told The Indiana Daily
Student the drone will help him
give an analysis of an area, rath-
er than just an image.
Ridesharing services to be
reconsidered in Austin
Austin City Councilmember

LSA sophomore Stuart Inahuazo along with other
brothers of Lambda Theta Phi perform their salute
on the Diag Tuesday.

Bitcoin in A2 LGBTQ film Animal Club Consulting info
WHAT: Digital currency screening mass meeting session
anthsaiouaa iil b talri"

Chris Riley announced his plan
to push for the legalizations of
ridesharing services such as
Uber and Lyft, The Daily Texan
reported Monday.
Riley said he wants to take
advantage of this opportunity
and work with ridesharingrcom-
panies to make their service
legal and available.
To operate legally, rideshar-
ing companies need to operate
under transportation services.
The Austin Police Depart-
ment has been issuing citations
and impounding ridesharing
drivers' cars for not having a
proper permit.
Travel company Bru-
vion Travel will pro-
vide clients with social
media assistants, ABC News
reported yesterday. These
assistants will take photos of
travelers at scenic spots dur-
ing their vacation and upload
the photos to social media.
The Statement maga-
zine investigates the
University's progress
in outer space research,
changing scientific culture
and the development of LSA
theme semesters.
NASA released data
that showed this
August was the warm-
est the planet had since
records began in 1881, The
Huffington Post reported
on Sept. 15. The data shows
that this has been a series of
record-breaking months.

entnusiasts wi ne taming
Bitcoin in the city and
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place a new Skyhook ATM.
WHO: Cryptocurrency
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WHAT: "Gen Silent," a 2010
documentary, concerns
LGBTQ senior citizens
who are forced in later life
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Mingle and Armenian- Birding for Earthfest 2014
match event American talk Conservation WHAT: This event aims

WHAT: The Innovation
in Action team is hosting
an opportunity for
students and community
members to network and
meet with current team
WHO: SchoolofPublic Health
WHEN: Today from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
330 E. Liberty, lower level

WHAT: Artist in Residence
Eric Bogosian - best known
for his Pulitzer Prize-
winnig performance in the
play Talk Radio - will give
a lecture on the evolution
of his life as an artist and
Armenian American.
WHO: Armenian Studies
WHEN: Today from 6:30
p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art

WHAT: Tom Funke, the
conservation director
for Michigan Audubon,
is teachingstudents how
they can contribute to bird
WHO: Matthaei Botanical
Gardens and Nichols Arbo-
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p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Matthaei Botani-
cal Gardens

to engage and educate
University students, faculty
and staff on sustainabilty.
WHO: Public Health
Sustainability Initiative
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to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Diag
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Top general says US ground Obama calls Ebola outbreak
troops may be sent to Iraq a threat to global security

If airstrikes fail,
new measures may
be taken against
Islamic State
ican ground troops may be need-
ed to battle Islamic State forces
in the Middle East if President
Barack Obama's current strategy
fails, the nation's top military
officer said Tuesday as Congress
plunged into an election-year
debate of Obama's plan to expand
airstrikes and train Syrian reb-
A White House spokes-
man said quickly the president
"will not" send ground forces
into combat, but Gen. Martin
Dempsey said Obama had per-
sonally told him to come back on
a "case by case basis" if the mili-
tary situation changed.
"To be clear, if we reach the

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ers shoul
troops on a
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e I believe our advis- carrying out two airstrikes
d accompany Iraqi northwest of Irbil and three
ttacks against specific southwest of Baghdad.
ts, I will recommend Democrats in Washington
president," Dempsey, spoke of a fear that the United
an of the Joint Chiefs State might inevitably become
clared in testimony to dragged into yet another ground
Armed Services Com- war on the heels of Afghanistan
referred to the mili- and Iraq. "We must ... ask our-
alternative name. selves if we can truly, 'vet' these
later by Sen. Carl rebel groups beyond their known.
-Mich., the panel's affiliations, and ensure we are
the four-star general not arming the next extrem-
ma's current approach ist threat to the region and the
h to prevail, he might world," said Rep. Pete Visclosky,
to the president and D-Ind.
ecommendation that The same question came up
le the use of ground at the Senate hearing, and Hagel
said the U.S. will monitor closely
y's testimony under- to ensure that weapons don't fall
dilemma confronting into the wrong hands. "We have
makers as the House come a long way" in our ability
ough its own debate to vet the moderate opposition,
zing the Pentagon to and the U.S. has learned a lot as
the policy Obama it has funneled non-lethal aid to
last week. In Iraq on the rebels, Dempsey said.
he U.S. continued its House Republicans said
military campaign, they worried that Obama was
responding tepidly to the cur-
rent threat by terrorists who
have overrun large sections of
Iraq and Syria and beheaded
two American journalists. "If it's
important enough to fight, it's
important enough to win," said
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., one
3 5 4 of the first lawmakers to address
the subject in several hours of
scheduled debate.
A vote was expected in the
House on Wednesday, and in
the Senate within days. In the
Senate, Republican leader Mitch
5 6 McConnell announced he would
support the measure and Demo-
2 cratic leader Harry Reid pre-
dicted bipartisan approval. The
timetable was remarkably rapid
by congressional standards, the
result of a strong desire by law-
6 makers in both parties to adjourn
quickly and return home to cam-
paign for re-election.
Only seven weeks before vot-
7 ers go to the polls, most Republi-
cans had little stomach to oppose
Obama on a matter of national
security, particularly when polls,
suggest he has the support of
large segments of the public.

President pushes
for action as health
crisis continues
ATLANTA (AP) - Calling the
Ebola outbreak in West Africa a
threat to world security, Presi-
dent Barack Obama on Tues-
day broadly expanded the U.S.
response by ordering thousands
of troops to the region along
with an aggressive effort to train
health care workers and build
treatment centers.
He called on other countries
to quickly supply more helpers,
supplies and money.
"If the outbreak is not stopped
now, we could be looking at hun-
dreds of thousands of people
affected, with profound eco-
nomic, political and security
implications for all of us," Obama
declared after briefings at the
Centers for Disease Control and
Obama acted under pressure
from regional leaders and inter-
national aid organizations who
pleaded for a heightened U.S.
role in confronting the deadly
virus, especially in the hardest-
hit countries of Liberia, Sierra
Leone and Guinea. At least 2,400
people have died, with Liberia
bearingthe brunt.
The president described
people dying in the streets and
health care systems near col-
lapse from this latest outbreak.
"In West Africa, Ebola is now
an epidemic," Obama said. "It's .
spiraling out of control, it is get-
ting worse."
At the same time, he offered
assurances that the chances
of an outbreak in the U.S. are
"extremely low."
The stepped-up U.S. response
includes sending 3,000 troops
to the region, including med-
ics and corpsmen for treatment
and training, engineers to help
build treatment facilities and
logistics specialists to assist in
patient transportation. Troops
would not provide direct care
to Ebola patients, White House

spokesman Josh Earnest said. A
substantial number will be sta-
tioned at an intermediate base in
Senegal, with others at locations
in Liberia, he said.
Obama also announced that
Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, head
of U.S. Army Africa, will head a
military command center based
in Liberia.
The - announcement came
the same day the World Health
Organization warned that the
number of West African Ebola
cases could begin doubling every
three weeks and that the crisis
could end up costing nearly $1
billion to contain.
Joanne Liu, president of Doc-
tors Without Borders, said the
global response was falling short.
"The window of opportunity to
contain this outbreak is closing,"
Liu told a meeting Tuesdayat the
United Nations in Geneva.
Dr. Margaret Chan, director-
general of the WHO, welcomed
Obama's announcement, call-
ing the U.S. offer "precisely
the kind of transformational
change we need to get a grip on
the outbreak and begin to turn
it around."
Nearly 5,000 people have
become ill from Ebola in Libe-
ria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nige-
ria and Senegal since it was first
recognized in March. WHO
says it anticipates the figure
could rise to more than 20,000.
Obama described task ahead
as "daunting" but said what
gives him hope is that "the world
knows how to fight this disease."
With the addition of mili-
tary personnel, administration
officials said that the new U.S.
initiatives aim to:
-Train as many as 500
health care workers a week.
-Erect 17 heath care facili-
ties in Liberia of 100 beds each.
-Set up a joint command
headquartered in Monrovia,
Liberia, to coordinate U.S. and
international relief efforts.
-Provide home health care
kits to hundreds of thousands,
including 50,000 that the U.S.
Agency for International Devel-

opment will deliver to Liberia
this week.
-Carry out a home- and
community-based campaign to
train local populations on han-
dling exposed patients.
Meanwhile, a Senate panel
held a hearing on the outbreak
in Washington. Expected to
testify were Dr. Anthony Fauci
director of the National Insti-
tute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases, and Dr. Kent Brantly,
an American physician who
contracted Ebola while work-
ing in Liberia but recovered
after treatment with an experi-
mental drug. Obama met with
Brantly at the White House on
Tuesday before departing for
At the hearing, Sen. Tom
Harkin, D-Iowa, declared,
"This outbreak has spread in
ways that are potentially cata-
strophic for the world."
Sen. Lamar Alexander,
R-Tenn., said urgent action
was needed. "We must take the
dangerous, deadly threat of the
Ebola epidemic as seriously as
we take ISIS," he said, referring
to the extremist group in Syria
and Iraq.
Separately, House Speaker
John Boehner, R-Ohio, said,
"Frankly, I'm a bit surprised
the administration hasn't acted
more quickly to address what
is a serious threat, not just to
Africa but to others across the
world." He predicted action "in
the coming weeks" by the exec-
utive and legislative branches
of government "to look at how
do we best contain this very
horrible disease."
Obama administration
officials said money for the
stepped-up effort to combat the
disease would come from $500
million in overseas contingency
operations, such as the war in
Afghanistan, that the Pentagon
already has asked Congress to
redirect to carry out humani-
tarian efforts in Iraq and in
West Africa. Officials said it
would take about two weeks to
get U.S. forces on the ground.


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