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anyone who waits more than a half hour in line to renew their
"It's like hot pizza delivery for your driver's license'he said,
referring to a program formerly used by Domino's Pizza that
guaranteed deliveries within a half hour.
Land said a better solution is to keep people from coming to
the offices in the first place by letting them renew their licens-
es online, through the mail, over phone or by fax. She added
efficiency could be improved by requiring people to update
their license plate tabs every two years instead of annually.
When the debate turned to election procedure, both Land
and Hollowell proposed systems whereby voters could register
on election day.
Hollowell said Michigan used same-day voter registration
from 1850 to 1950 and the process worked efficiently.
Land proposed using driver's licenses or state identification
cards in place of voter registration cards. She said the system
would be more convenient because federal law requires that
voters present an identification number at the election booth,
and if a license with outdated information is used, the person's
profile on the Qualified Voter File, Michigan's voter registry,
can be updated at the branch office.
Hollowell said he opposes Land's idea because personal
information such as social security numbers can be released
when people use their licenses to vote, and scanners might not
always be able to read swiped licenses.
' "I don't want to have all of that information on the back of
these driver's licenses because the state is not very good -
and the government as a whole is not very good - at protect-
ing information," Hollowell said.
Land responded by saying the strip on the back of licenses
that would be swiped by scanners contains only the informa-
tion found on the front of the card - a person's birth date and
"The number that's in your license doesn't mean anything
unless you're connected to the Qualified Voter File," she said.
In terms of election dates, Hollowell said he would support
legislation that pushed state primary elections back to after
Labor Day to allow voters to return from their vacations.
"It is more potent that way, the electorate is more focused,
and because it's fewer weeks, it's going to mean less money
involved," Hollowell said.
Land proposed consolidating the current system into four
elections that would separately deal with issues such as educa-
tion or the justice system. She said such elections, which
would be held at various times in the year, would increase the
turnout of voters interested in specific issues.
Despite proposing such changes, both Hollowell and Land
agreed candidates for secretary of state should continue to be
nominated at party conventions and not selected in primaries,
like the candidates for governor.
In addition to Hollowell and Land, U .S. Taxpayers/Constitu-
tion Party candidate Charles Conces and Green Party candi-
date Ray Ziamno are on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general
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"Jacey told me a mixture of general and not-so-general
things about myself. She predicted that I would marry at
25 and have children that same year. Anyone could have
told me that, but then she said that I wanted to do some-
thing with teaching, which was true," Shukla said.
Shukla had her palm read two times before seeking
Jacey's services, both of which told her she would marry
when she was 28. Mixed predictions between psychics rep-
resent the unreliability that often comes with different read-
ings, said Tom Harris, a researcher for howstuffworks.com.
"The biggest problem with a lot of ESP research is it
isn't reproducible. That is, one scientist may get results that
another scientist can't get by replicating the experiment
with different subjects," Harris said. "Reproducible results
are essential to the conventional scientific method, so
many scientists discount any irreproducible data no matter
how credible the source."
Shukla said her reading from Jacey told her she was a
laid back person who became intense in certain situations.
She said she was going through relationship problems, all
of which were accurate statements.
Palm readings cost $25 while tarot and psychic readings
are priced at $45 and $65 respectively. Jacey occasionally
offers specials in which two different readings may be
charged for the price of one.
Though every psychic reading is different, many of the
same questions are asked. The most commonly asked ques-
tion concerns marriage dates and proposals, Jacey said,
She added not every fortune reading is 100 percent
accurate. Still, she says, "I've had more satisfied clients
than upset ones."
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only black female studying law.
The featured speaker of the lecture, Claude
Steele, professor of philosophy at Stanford
University questioned the viability of affirma-
tive action by illustrating that students admitted
under affirmative action policies still face aca-
demic challenges generated by stereotypes
related to their ethnicities.
He mentioned previous research begun at
the University of Michigan in which experi-
mental groups of students took a difficult
math test, and researchers noticed significant
disparities between the scores, along lines of
ethnicity and gender. Steele defines con-
structs such as ethnicity, gender, race, nation-
ality and religion as "social identities" to
which society has tacked stereotypes, which
he refers to as "contingencies."
"Social identities are not deterministic, but
they do have to be dealt with," he said. "It can
be overturned or less viable when an individual
observes others transcending the threat."
The practical application of all of this,
according to Allen-Castellitto, is greater
minority representation in institutions of
But Glenn Lour, professor of economics at
Boston University, did not offer any easy
"The bare facts alone do not suggest a solu-
tion or an inclination to action, because we
must first remodel causality," he said.
According to Loury, it is widely maintained
that gaps in education between black and
white students stem from inherent differences
rather than "exogenous causes," such as the
damaging effects of stereotypes on academic
The lecturers speaking at the symposium
offered other resolutions. James Sidanius, pro-
fessor of psychology at the University of Cali-
fornia at Los Angeles, mentioned as an
example the "Zionist option" of individual
emigration, where people emigrate to avoid a
difficult social atmosphere. He mentioned Vic-
toria Cooper, a black woman who emigrated to
Nigeria out of frustration with the social envi-
ronment in the United States.
While he declined to suggest any specific
plan for action, Loury contended that lab
research is unsupportive of the real life experi-
ences of individuals.
Even Steele agreed that his theories on aca-
demic equality have yet to survive in an uncon-
trolled setting. "Laboratory tests underestimate
the effects of stereotype threat in the real
world," he said.
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Michigan to do the things we
Then, at Democratic coordinated
campaign headquarters in western
Wayne's Canton, Granholm rallied
with young Democrats and, with
secretary of state candidate Melvin
Butch Hollowell, told them to drag
their parents to the polls if they
Castigating Republicans for a
2000 law requiring voters to vote at
the address listed on-their driver's
licenses, Hollowell said, "I want to
make sure college students are able
to vote where they go to college."
As of now, students have to change
the address on their license if they
want to vote on campus.
LSA senior Matt Nolan, campus
outreach director for the Posthumus
campaign, yesterday said the lieu-
tenant govenor's daughter, Heather,
may be coming to campus to cam-
paign for him before election day.
"She's just kind of encouraging
students to know we make a signif-
icant part of the voting population
in the state and it really makes a
difference when we vote," Nolan
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Last year in Ann Arbor, "the walk attracted
over 540 participants and raised over
$50,000," said ACS Events Manager Leslie
National sponsorship and support was also
"You're part of a much bigger cause," ACS
Area Executive Director Erin Genovese said
to the walkers.
The event's sponsors included national
sponsor Discovery Health Channel, and local
sponsors Fox 2, MCare, and Biotherapies
Participants of the walk met at the Main
and Stadium entrance of Michigan Stadium,
festively decorated by arches of pink and
Registration began at 8 a.m. with several
speakers from the area, including University
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Arbor)
and University Hospital Breast Cancer Center
Director Lisa Newman.
The event was emceed by Fox 2 reporter
"The walk is short; the impact is greater
than any game played here at the Big House,"
According to literature distributed by the
ACS, in 2002 alone, more than 40,000 people
will die from breast cancer.
Women are 10 times more likely to be diag-
nosed with breast cancer than men.
Newman and Biotherapies Scientific.Direc-
tor Paul Ervin spoke about the new develop-
ments in'breast cancer treatment research.
"The American Cancer Society is a general
in the war against breast cancer. It's impor-
tant that we continue to support our general
to establish research programs. We will win
this war against breast cancer," Ervin said.
"Breast cancer is a disease that can be
managed in a myriad of ways," Newman said.
These ways include two new important drugs,
tamoxifen and herceptin.
The research for these drugs has been par-
tially supported by the ACS, which has donat-
ed almost $60 million to breast cancer
research this year.
Morale remained high throughout the walk,
which many felt was a great way to support
cancer research and exercise.
"I decided to raise money because it may
help me one day," said Carla Mikler of Ann
Arbor, echoing sentiments of many of the
Lewis Andrews and Cheryl Tomsic from
Fitness Solutions led aerobics before the walk
"I'm here because I have a family history
of breast cancer," Andrews said.
Participating survivors of breast cancer
were encouraged to lead the walk and to add
their names to a pink ribbon outside of the
Ribbon of Hope tent.
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A bill making distribution of child pornog-
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supervision, he said.
"In some cases, the people who have com-
mitted crimes against women and children
have been able to skirt the issue and not be
held accountable," he said.
He supports Michigan's online database of
sex offenders but said only those who commit
serious crimes should be listed.
While DeRossett, like his opponent, said he
supports the Puchase of Development Rights
programs allowing local governments to
maintain rural areas, he said increasing farm-
ers' profitability through loans and other
financial means is a better way to preserve
The loss of a major development that would
have changed the rural landscape of Washte-
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project, is a big loss, he said.
The state planned to build facilities in York
for the project, which will develop fuel-cell
and other alternative energy technologies, but
moved the project to Wayne State University
DeRossett said that's not due to a failure on
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ernments balked at putting in place the neces-
sary infrastructure, he said.
"The townships in Washtenaw County tried
to hold the state hostage with the demands
Urban redevelopment is another of his pri-
orities, and he sponsored a bill now before
the Senate that he said aids in returning aban-
doned property to the private sector.
"You talk about urban sprawl, you talk
about land use, part of that has to be rebuild-
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