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Monday, May 7, 2007
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 3

PFIZER
From page 1
Team, formed in late January to
evaluate regional consequences of
the Pfizer closing, reduce economic
harm by bringing in businesses and
keep people from moving away by
providing new jobs.
So far, Ann Arbor SPARK has
reached out to several companies
for open positions and has also
organized career fairs, Ann Arbor
SPARK CEO Mike Finney said.
Amy Cell, an Ann Arbor SPARK
director, said that a few University
students seeking internships have
contacted her.
She said an internship tab was
added to the career services por-
tion of the organization's website
on Friday.
Ken Nisbet, director of the Uni-
versity's Technology Transfer pro-
gram and a co-chair of a SWAT team,

said that in the last year, administra-
tors have been talking about ways to
expand the University's internship
resource programs.
He said the changes would pro-
vide students with interview train-
ing and new ways to search out
internships.
"People are reallyinterested,they
think it's important," he said.
During his undergraduate years,
Laskowski took advantage of the
HireME program provided through
the ECRC to find internships.
Laskowski, who is returning to
the University in the fall for graduate
school, said that before Pfizer closed,
he was planning to stay in Michigan
after graduation. Now he isn't sure.
"Pfizer wouldhave beenthenum-
ber one choiceto work in Michigan,"
Laskowski said.
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Firefighters in Northville, Mich. douse flames that destroyed a Storage Unlimited building on Beck Road on May 3.
Politics of stadium's no-fly zone

By ARIKIA MILLIKAN
Daily News Editor
At spring commencement this
year, all eyes - including those of
former President Bill Clinton -
turned to the American flag when
"The Star Spangled Banner" rang
out across the Big House.
Those who attended the ceremo-
ny were not prepared for the other
banners that appeared - the ones
attached to a small plane circulat-
ing the stadium that read, "Choose
life, not Hillary & abortion," and
"Congratulations graduates.
Defend the unborn."
Media information sheets dis-
tributed before the event alerted
helicopters to the official no-fly
zone around Michigan Stadium.
The no-fly zone puts restrictions on
planes that fly over the stadium and
CLIMATE
From page 2
She said the environment
is changing at the fastest rate
humankind has ever experienced.
The IPCC released a study Fri-
day showing that pollution from
industries all over the world has
caused greenhouse gas emissions
to grow at least 70 percent since
1970.
The study stresses that green-
house gasses will continue to
accumulate in the atmosphere if
current environmental policies do
not change.
State Rep. Rebekah Warren

is usually in place during sporting
events.
According to Diane Brown,
spokeswoman for the University's
Facilities and operations, no air-
craft would be permitted within
3,000 feet of the stadium between
10 a.m. and one hour after the end
of commencement.
But the day before the ceremony,
the Federal Aviation Administra-
tion informed the University that
flight restrictions would not be in
affect duringthe event.
FAA Aviation Safety Inspector
Wayne Phillips said he has "never
seen a temporary flight restriction
imposed on the aviation commu-
nity for a former president."
FAAspokeswomanElizabethCory
said that a request was never made
for a temporary flight restriction dur-
ing the graduation ceremony.
(D-Ann Arbor) said Michigan is
in the top 10 among states with ris-
ing emissions.
When asked what the State leg-
islature is doing to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions, Warren strug-
gled to find an answer.
"That's a good question," she
said. "Definitely not enough."
Bierbaum, who headed the U.S.
delegations to the IPCC in 1999
and 2001, said the summit will
raise some of the same issues as the
IPCC report on mitigating climate
change. The report provides pol-
icy-makers with information and
courses of action that could lessen
the damaging effects of climate
change on the world's population.

But Brown said the University
did make a specific request. She
said the FAA told members of her
office that the flight restrictions
in place for sporting events would
apply to graduation, but that the
FAA changed its decision at the last
minute.
"The whole thing was a surprise
to us," she said.
Larry Grisham, an Ann Arbor
Control Tower operator, said that
temporary flight restrictions are
granted in the "upper echelons of
Washington."
"It's political," he said. "But it's
usually done with safety in mind."
The FAA is unable to regulate
the content of a banner beingctowed
behind a plane.
"That first amendment thing
gets under our skin sometimes,"
Phillips said.
The IPCC's most recent report
is more affirmative in its assess-
ments of environmental change
than in previous years, reporting
a higher level of agreement among
contributors about the validity of
evidence.
Warren said she wants to work
during her term to improve the
environment for the next genera-
tion, but that making change ulti-
mately lies in the hands of college
students.
"College campuses are the plac-
es where the dialogue about social
change happens first," she said. "If
students show (they're) willing to
fight for protecting the environ-
ment, it will have a ripple effect."

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