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Wednesday
January 28, 2004
02004 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXII, No. 84

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Kerry strikes granite
Other candidates pledge to stay in race

By Jameel Naqvi
Daily Staff Reporter
MANCHESTER, N.H.. - Eight days after
labeling himself a comeback, Sen. John
Kerry continued on his victory ride to win
the New Hampshire primary with a 13-point
margin over runner-up former Vermont Gov.
Howard Dean.
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark and Sen. John
Edwards battled for third place. Sen. Joe
Lieberman, who skipped the Iowa caucuses,
finished in fifth place. Rep. Dennis Kucinich
came in at sixth place. Rev. Al Sharpton did
not campaign in the state.
Kerry's euphoric fans packed themselves
into the ballroom at the Manchester Holiday.
Inn after the polls closed. Supporters chanted,
"Bring it on." Taking the stage, Kerry
responded, "I'll give it to you."
"I love New Hampshire ... and I love Iowa
too and hope with your help to have the
blessings and the opportunities to love a lot
of other states," said Kerry.
The senator thanked veterans, who helped
him secure his first two victories.

"I depended on the same band of brothers I
depended on 30 years ago. We still know how
to fight for our country," he said.
Kerry then turned to the economy. He
pledged not to pander to those he called
"Benedict Arnold CEOs," referring to Ameri-
can corporations that relocate overseas.
He also addressed the war in Iraq.
"No young American should ever be held
hostage to this country's dependence on oil,"
he said.
New Hampshire has an open primary,
meaning independents can participate. But
independents must register as Democrats or
Republicans at the polling site, said Dianne
Beaton, ward clerk for Manchester's first
ward. They can renounce their party affilia-
tion after submitting their ballots, she added.
"Voters in New Hampshire don't want to
be pigeonholed into one party," Beaton said,
explaining the high number of independents
in the state.
In addition to having relatively few regis-
tered partisans, New Hampshire contributes
few delegates to the presidential nominating
conventions and has been called unrepresen-

tative of the nation as a whole. But Beaton
said the frontloaded primary schedule gives
her state's citizens a chance they wouldn't
otherwise have.
"New Hampshire's early primary gives the
state's voters the opportunity to voice their
concerns to the potential presidential nomi-
nees," Beaton said.
One of those voters, Robin Fiala said she
chose Kerry over Clark, whom she was con-
sidering until last week, because she believed
the senator is more knowledgeable and has a
better chance at beating Bush.
Cathleen Tibault, a registered Democrat
from the ninth ward, decided to vote for
Kerry after hearing him speak at a firefight-
ers' rally two months ago.
"I like what he's doing for the firefighters,"
she said. She added that she liked Kerry's tar-
geted health care plan, which she said aids
those most in need of care.
Explaining his vote for Dean, third ward
voter Dave Chatfield said, "It doesn't hurt to
be a bit bold." "I felt he believed in what he
was talking about," he added. Chatfield said
See PRIMARY, Page 5

John Kerry, his wife Theresa and his campaigners celebrate at the Manchester, N.H. Holiday Inn
ballroom last night after winning the New Hampshire primary.

Volunteers
By Michael Gurovitsch
Daily Staff Reporter
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Campaign
volunteers took on the characteristics of
perseverant polar bears yesterday, brav-
ing the frosty temperatures as they
preached their candidates' messages to
anyone who would listen.
The heterogeneous mixture of volun-
teers - from students to senior citizens
- yelled, sang and flashed signs all in
an attempt to convince voters of whom
they should vote for as the polls opened
early in the morning.

give it th
Tim Hallanhan, a Boston Transporta-
tion Department worker, drove more
than 50 miles to Manchester for the day
with a group of fellow employees to sup-
port Sen. John Kerry.
"He's the strongest candidate in the
presidential field. It's not even close,"
Hallahan said.
The Boston contingent staked its
claim on a busy street corner on a main
road from 9 a.m. until the polls closed at
7 p.m. yesterday.
"I've been following (Kerry) for
many years. He is an awesome U.S.
senator," said John McCarthy, who

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said he dislikes President Bush Kucinich a
because the economy was getting restaurant, sa
worse and there were too many poor regardless of
Americans. "If you don't
Although Rep. Dennis Kucinich did is bitch. If Id
not appear in Manchester on Monday, president (w
he did spend part of the day yesterday pissed," he sa
canvassing the city with his campaign The head
volunteers, including guitarist Tim man were f
Reynolds, known for his collabora- morning, ast
tions with Dave Matthews. calls to pot
"When I sit with Dennis it is like my wife, mother
body is getting high ... he's got love unteers gathl
inside him," Reynolds said. spent 10 min
Reynolds, who appeared with

ush
t the popular Merrimack
aid volunteering is necessary
f a lack of political interest.
I get involved all you can do
didn't help and a Republican
on the election) I would be
aid.
quarters of Sen. Joe Lieber-
filled with activity in the
the candidate placed phone
ential voters. Lieberman's
r, sister and a legion of vol-
iered around him while he
nutes on the phone with one
See VOLUNTEERS, Page 5

Various campaign workers advocate their candidates outside the
Webster School yesterday in Manchester.

Virus annoys students,
floods e-mail inboxes

Pell grants might
drop for students

By Ashley Dinges
Daily Staff Reporter
Since Monday, University students have not
only been swamped with junk e-mail and adver-
tisements, but also a high volume of messages
containing the MyDoom virus.
The virus, detected in England prior to its dis-
covery at the University, spread quickly world-
wide, and affected many students and faculty.
"As far as a one day event, it was pretty bad. The
question is, will this be staying around? The e-mail
gateway is shut down so it can't spread that way,"
said Bruce Burrell, computer anti-virus team leader
for Virus Busters, a division of the University's
Information Technology Central
Services. I yDO
The returned messages are a
result of MyDoom sending VIgS info
forged mail to other accounts
under a student's name. The mes- 0 The virus is
sages bounce back after the virus filegsharing
attempts to send forged mail to
an address that no longer func- -Vir attact
tions. High volumes of returned incud
mail are an indication of the
virus.
Burrell said that it became a 5 For more irsf
problem because updated virus www ild utich
definitions were unavailable
when the virus hit. The defini-
tions prevent a virus from reach-
ing students on the University's server.
"As far as we know, it was nowhere before
(Monday). Whoever wrote it seems to have
released it (Monday)," Burrell said.
Burrell and fellow Virus Buster Adam Wilkinson
searched through reports and estimated that the
computers of between 100 and 200 students resid-
ing in residence halls were infected with the virus.
These numbers only include residents who down-
loaded the file attachment.

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"The bottom line is, if you get an attachment
from someone, you never open it. You contact
that person and ask, 'Did you send me some-
thing?"' Burrell said.In addition to the people
whose computers have been affected, many others
received high volumes of returned mail, such as
LSA freshman Cassie Fox, who received the mes-
sages through her sorority's e-mail list.
"In the past 24 hours, I've gotten about 75 to 100
e-mails. I'm angry - I don't have time to sort
through tons and tons of mail to find two or three
things of importance. It's just really aggravating,"
Fox said. Group leaders, such as Muslim Student
Association Community Service Chair Lubna Gre-
wal, have taken measures to prevent the flooding of
V e-mails to their members.
n M ruS MSA's Fast-a-thon volunteer
list was affected by the virus.
"Usually when we do Fast-
a-thon we keep the list so we
ansmitted can contact everyone who did
td peer-to-peer it the previous year. I was
iT ike K planning on keeping it, but a
ient lot of people were complain-
c names p ing. I just deleted it altogeth-
reade..ip~er" Grewal said.
The virus is not only trans-
visit mitted by e-mail, but also
du/virusbusters, through peer-to-peer file shar-
ing programs like KaZaA,
where it can disguise itself as
another file.
"We tell people, if you're going to have shares,
make sure you do it to a restricted folder, and if
you do it in that folder, seriously consider putting
password access on it," Burrell said.
The SCO Group, a Utah-based UNIX sys-
tem supporting and consulting company, is
currently offering a reward of up to $250,000
for information leading to the arrest and con-
viction of the people involved in the creation
of the virus.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm gives the State of the State address
last night at the State Capitol in Lansing.
Cov, calls for
" "
universities to
tighten belts
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
While complimenting the quality of Michigan higher edu-
cation in her State of the State address last night, Gov. Jen-
nifer Granholm did not promise that state universities would
have an easier time this year dealing with the state's continu-
ing budget crisis.
"Times are tough, so tighten your belts. ... Keep tuition
affordable and keep the American dream of college alive
for young people," Granholm said at the state capitol in
Lansing.
She commended Wayne State University and Michigan
State University for agreeing to hold tuition increases for
next year to below the rate of inflation. As a result, both
schools will see no more than a 2-percent cut in funding this
year.
University President Mary Sue Coleman released a state-
ment last night saying she is still unsure whether the Univer-
sity will agree to a similar deal.
"We will continue to work cooperatively with the gover-
nor and the Legislature to keep our tuition as low as possible
under these very difficult circumstances," Coleman said.
"But it is simply too soon in our planning process, and too
uncertain a state budget picture, for us to be able to make a
decision about budgeting for next year."
The University received a $16.4 million funding cut last
month after the state revealed a $900 million budget deficit.

Congress is debating when to enact
legislation that could affect University
students receiving Pell grants.
According to the U.S. Department of
Education, the bill would require a
revision of all state tax tables, making
about 84,000 students ineligible for
federal funding. The tax tables help
determine how much is awarded to
grant recipients.
The 1992 Higher Education Act
Amendments directed the U.S. Secretary
of Education to update the state tax
allowance tables by using income data
from the Internal Revenue Service. But
the department did not enforce this bill
until this year. Previously information
from 1988 was used to determine Pell
grants. Secretary of Education Rod
Paige said new tax tables wouldn't
decrease the Pell budget.
"President Bush and I have made

By Melissa Benton
For the Daily

funding Pell grants one of the Admin-
istration's highest priorities. We have
proposed higher increases in funding
for Pell grants than were enacted dur-
ing the eight years of the previous
administration," Paige said.
He said although changes will be
made in funding, "the Pell grant pro-
gram is not being cut. It continues to
grow, both in funding and number of
students who will receive aid."
Margaret Rodriguez, associate direc-
tor of financial aid at the University,
said the new tax tables would indirect-
ly affect Pell grants. "Pell grant eligi-
bility is based primarily on the Free
Application For Student Aid. However,
the Department of Education is updat-
ing their tables that underlie need
analysis, which will yield different out-
comes" she said.
All college students who apply for
financial aid must fill out a FAFSA
form for every year they attend school,
See PELL GRANTS, Page 7

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