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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 3

Opponents of
abortion seek to

Economist Paul
Krugman will
discuss new book
New York Times columnist and
Princeton University economist Paul
Krugman will speak on his new
book, "The Great Unraveling: Los-
ing Our Way In the New Century,"
which is ninth on the most recent
New York Times bestseller list for
hardcover nonfiction.
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area
Committee for Peace and the Resi-
dential College, the talk begins at 8
p.m. tomorrow in the School of
Education's Schorling Auditorium.
The talk will be followed by a book
signing.
Show to feature
dances from
campus groups
The third annual "One Love" step,
dance and variety show will feature
dances from various campus organi-
zations. The event is sponsored by
Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorori-
ty and begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day in the Michigan League
Ballroom.
Prof will discuss
how to understand
natural world
Art and Design Prof. Joe Trumpey
will deliver a lecture on his current
work called "Biotropism," a field
that studies sustaining life, and how
humans can gain a better under-
standing of the natural world.
Trumpey is also a biological illus-
trator and artist.
Sponsored by the School of Art and
Design, the event begins at 7 p.m. on
Thursday in the Cheseborough Auditori-
um of the Chrysler Center for Continu-
ing Engineering Education.
Discussion to
examine war from
socialist view
The discussion titled "The War in
Iraq and the 2004 elections: A
Socialist Perspective" will talk about
the need to create a political party
independent of big business and the
need for a different view against war
and inequality in society. Patrick
Martin from the World Socialist Web
Site will be speaking.
The event is sponsored by the Stu-
dents for Social Equality and is from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday in the
Kalamazoo Room of the Michigan
League.
Former Treasury
secretary will
speak on trade
Former Treasury Secretary Robert
Rubin is the guest speaker for the 2003
Dean's Special Lecture titled "Global-
ization, Trade and Our Fiscal Morass:
The Challenges Ahead." As the present
director and chairman of the executive
committee for Citigroup Inc., he han-
dles operational, managerial and strate-
gic issues.
From 1993 to 1999, Rubin was
Treasury secretary under former
President Bill Clinton and was
involved in globalization policy
matters and balancing the federal
budget. He has also spent 20 years
at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The lecture is sponsored by the

Law School and begins at 4 p.m.
today in 100 Hutchins Hall in the
Law School.
Writer to look at
communicating
scientific data
Gina Kolata, science writer for The
New York Times, will speak on how
to accurately and effectively commu-
nicate complicated scientific infor-
mation to a general audience in a
lecture titled "Reporting on the Envi-
ronment and the Public Health:
Where the Story Lies."
In 2000, Kolata was a Pulitzer
Prize finalist for investigative report-
ing. The lecture is at 5 p.m. Thursday
on the Second Floor of the Exhibit
Museum of Natural History.
Cambridge prof
will discuss state
of cosmology
Sir Martin Rees, Royal Society
research professor and fellow of
King's College at the University of
Cambridge, will deliver the 2003
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outlaw procedure
LANSING (AP) - Abortion oppo- have to draw a line somewhere."
nents are working on a petition that To get the petition to the Legislature,
would outlaw a certain abortion proce- the group would need to collect within
dure without going through the gover- 180 days about 254,000 signatures, or 8
nor. Gov. Jennifer Granholm last month percent of the statewide vote in the last
vetoed a bill that would create the Legal gubernatorial election.
Birth Definition Act. It would define the Such an initiative has worked in the
moment a person is legally born as past. In 1990, when former Gov. James
being when any part of a fetus is Blanchard vetoed a bill requiring
expelled from a woman's body and is parental consent before a minor could
intended to ban what abortion opponents have an abortion, Right to Life led a
call partial-birth abortion. petition initiative that got the bill into
Granholm said the bill doesn't include law, Rivet said.
an exception for the health of the mother When the abortion bill was before the
and added that the way the bill defined House and Senate, 25 senators and 74
life could make it apply to first-trimester representatives approved it. The House
abortions. still has the 74 votes needed to override
Concerned it can't get the two-thirds the governor 's veto, but Republican
vote needed in the state Senate to over- leaders in the Senate think they 're one
ride the governor's veto, Right to Life of vote short of the 26 needed. So Rivet
Michigan is planning a citizen's petition and his supporters are looking for an
drive that would send the bill back to the alternative. He said Right to Life wants
Legislature for a simple majority vote to move forward quickly on the initia-
- 20 votes in the Senate and 56 in the five, but hasn't set a timetable.
House. If the Legislature rejects the proposed
If both chambers approve it, the bill initiative, or fails to act on it in 40 days,
would not have to go to the governor for it would go on the ballot for voters to
her signature to become law, keeping decide next year.
Granholm from vetoing the measure Opponents of the measure say it could
again. restrict all abortions, not just those in
The petition would likely keep the late-term pregnancies.
same language as the bill, supporters Under the bill, a fetus that has a
said. "We feel that this piece of legisla- detectable heartbeat or shows evidence
tion is important as a firewall to stop of breathing, spontaneous movement or
certain abortion procedures, said Ed a pulsating umbilical cord could be con-
Rivet of Right to Life of Michigan. "We sidered alive.
Marching band hazi.'ngL
inci dent fleads to lawsuit

Hard Rock Cafe waiters, left, greet Toronto resident Seamus Maher as he enters the restaurant in yesterday during the
restaurant's grand opening.
New Hard Rock Cafe, Borders
expected to revive Motown

agrainst education
DETROIT (AP) - A high school complaints file
student has filed suit against the any change in t
Detroit Board of Education and a ment status in
school band director over the haz- tions.
ing he says he endured and an Conway andF
assault and car crash involving his Ward did not rei
family. them at the sc
Terrell Lavender claims in the suit afternoon.
that he was beaten by Finney High According to1
School band members at the direction was punched,I
of band teacher Melvin Conway as wooden paddles
part of a pledge process required to of a pledge pr
join a secret band fraternity. forced to go thr
Lavender also claims he and mem- fraternity of ba
bers of his family were attacked after band itself.
he attempted drop out of the pledge Additionall
process in September. when his parent
The suit was filed yesterday in inquire about th
Wayne County Circuit Court and was no longer a
seeks $5 million in damages. way ordered t
Mattie Majors, a Detroit Public attack and beat
Schools spokeswoman, declined parents.
comment on the lawsuit, saying dis- Lavender's au
trict officials had yet to see it. She into a tree whil
said she had no knowledge of any assault, the suits

board
d against Conway or
he teacher's employ-
light of the allega-
Finney principal Alvin
turn messages left for
hool late yesterday
the lawsuit, Lavender
kicked and hit with
. The hazing was part
ocess students were
ough to join a secret
nd members and the
y, Lavender claims
ts went to Conway to
he assault and why he
band member, Con-
the entire band to
up Lavender and his
nt crashed a vehicle
e trying to escape the
says.

DETROIT (AP) - The Hard Rock Cafe has finally made it
to Motown.
The arrival of the restaurant chain, which opened a location
yesterday in the city that gave the world such stars as Stevie
Wonder, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, marks a key step in the
push to revive the city's depressed downtown ahead of the
2006 Super Bowl. Borders Books & Music, based in Ann
Arbor, also opened a store around the corner.
Downtown Detroit, once a bustling shopping neighborhood,
has suffered in recent decades, as many people moved out of
the city and malls sprouted in the suburbs. Though major com-
panies and municipal offices continue to bring workers to
downtown Detroit, there are few places to even buy a newspa-
per, and the once-elegant avenues largely empty out after 5
p.m. Greektown, a small strip of restaurants, and several casi-
nos, are exceptions.
Much of the city's hopes for downtown development
center on Compuware Corp., which recently moved
downtown from suburban Farmington Hills and employs
about 4,000 people at its headquarters. Both the Hard
Rock Cafe and Borders made their home at the new $350
million Compuware building.
To many, the Hard Rock Cafe, which pays homage to rock
and pop stars with memorabilia on its walls and often features
live music, was sorely lacking in the birthplace of Motown
Records.
"It's about time," said Seamus Maher, 54, who was among
hundreds of people who lined up ahead of the restaurant's 11
a.m. opening and one of the first in the door. Maher, a collec-
tor of Hard Rock pins from around the world, drove four hours
from Toronto to buy special-edition pins from the opening and
trade with other enthusiasts.
Kyle Nurse, a pit manager at Greektown Casino, said before
the Hard Rock, he and his co-workers had nowhere to go to
relax when their shift ended at 10:30 a.m.
Hard Rock Cafes exist in more than 100 locations, includ-
ing Belfast, the Choctow Indian Reservation in Mississippi

"Folks are using it as a
benchmark to complete
development that is sustaing."
- Susan Sherer
Executive director, Super Bowl XL Host Committeee
and Fukouoka, Japan.
"It's a little bit passe" said Theresa Williams, director of the
Center for Retailing at the Kelley School of Business at Indi-
ana University. "People don't stand in line in New York to get
in anymore."
Inside Borders Books, meanwhile, Consquela Marbury, 45,
said she was relieved to finally have a bookstore within walk-
ing distance ofherjob as a legal secretary.
"Now maybe we'll get some store-stores," said Marbury,
who was picking up a copy of a Nora Roberts novel. She
added that she used to frequent Hudson's department store
before it closed 20 years ago. The downtown Borders - a rel-
atively compact store compared to other locations - is the
largest store in the area since Hudson's closed, the Detroit Free
Press reported.
Susan Sherer, executive director of the Super Bowl XL
Host Committee, said city planners are trying to create "a
rich entertainment backdrop by 2006," when the Super
Bowl will come to Detroit.
"Folks are using it as a benchmark to complete development
that is sustaining," she said.
Williams said being part of a downtown revitalization effort
is risky for retailers.
"The reward is that it's a market that's kind of neglected,"
she said. "You look at most retail markets and they're saturated
to the point of no return."

Correction:
Prices for University parking passes were incorrectly reported on page 1 of yesterday's Daily. A complete listing of
parking prices can be found at http://www.parking.umich.edu/parking options/students.html.

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