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www.mkziganday.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXIII, No. 159 x2004 The Michigan Daily

RUNNING OF THE IRISH

Sept.

11

summit
marked
by politics

Irish players and fans spilled onto the field after the Wolverines' 28-20 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. See Sports Mond a . 1f.
'U' completes another parkin
facility for facuty and staff

By Melton Lee
Daily Staff Writer
On a somber Saturday morning
marking the three-year anniversary of
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, hundreds
of students assembled at the Business
School for the University's first large-
scale dialogue which commemorated
the tragedy, but also offered political-
ly-charged criticism of the war in Iraq
and Bush administration's handling of
intelligence.
The 9/11 Conference, sponsored by
the Michigan
Student Assem-
bly, was attend- "We have n
ed by more than g
200 members in goo f t]
of the Michigan those peop1]
comniy a
cmuiyadfeatured key- died that da
note addresses
by nationally
renowned polit-
ical experts Form
along with sev-W
eral breakout
sessions facili-
tated by political science professors
and other special guests.
"All over this land today we are
remembering the victims and these
families," said U.S. Sen. Carl Levin,
who gave apassionate opening address
to the charged audience, emphasiz-
ing the government's mishandling of
counterterrorism intelligence before
and after Sept. 11.
"The mistakes were many," the
Democrat said. "The failure of our

agencies to communicate with each
other, particularly the FBI and the
CIA, were mistakes that were seri-
ous ones."
Drawing on his experience as a
ranking member and former chairman
of the Senate Armed Forces Commit-
tee, Levin expressed criticism of the
Bush Administration's actions after
Sept. 11, particularly the decision to
declare war on Iraq.
"The war in Iraq has been (mislead-
ingly) connected to the war on terror,"
he said, in reference to the 511-page
report released
by the U.S. Sen-
lot acted ate Intelligence
Committee that
to concluded that the
Ie who U.S. intelligence
community had
ay. "made inaccurate
assessments of
Iraq's ties to al-
Scott Ritter Qaida, and Sad-
er U.N. chief Iraq dam Hussein's
weaponsinspector weapons capa-
bility. "Pre-Iraq
intelligence was
exaggerated and distorted in order to
support (the war)."
Scott Ritter, a former Marine and
chief weapons inspector for the U.N.
Special Commission in Iraq, deliv-
ered the first keynote speech of the
conference.
"We have not acted in good faith
to those people who died that day,"
he said, asserting that since Sept. 11,
Americans have allowed "a collective
See CONFERENCE, Page 8A

By Victoria Edwards
Daily Staff Reporter

A new 800-space parking structure
located near the Washtenaw Avenue and
Huron Street curve will soon be available
for University faculty and staff, as well
as graduate students holding after-hours
passes.
The new lot - the Palmer Drive park-
ing structure - will open up 183 visitor
spaces on Wednesday in addition to the
new University faculty and staff spots.

To gain access to the parking structure,
permit holders will need an Automated
Vehicle Identification device or access
card. There will be 15 Gold permit spac-
es and 10 University business spaces, all
located near the east exit area. Gold passes
give faculty and staff access to spaces
nearest to campus buildings.
"This new structure is conveniently
located near the Medical and Central cam-
puses and provides us with an opportunity
to offer some additional visitor parking,

convenient to nearby museums, medical
and dental services and performing arts
venues," said Director of Parking and
Transportation Services David Miller in
a news release. The University Board of
Regents is currently awaiting approval on
a design for a structure on Ann Street,
across from the Biomedical Research
Center. Another building is currently
being built on the corner of Observatory
Avenue and Ann Street, at the site of the
Cardiovascular Center.

New parking
Only students with after-
hours permits may park at the
new facility at the corner of
Washtenaw Avenue and Huron
Street.
The structure has 800
spaces, with 15 Gold permit
spots and 10 business ones.

Female astronaut strives to
excite girls about sciences

By Alxa Jennr
and Julia Homing
For the Daily

Sally Ride was completing her doctorate in
physics in the late 1970s when she stumbled
upon a NASA advertisement in Stanford Uni-
versity's student newspaper looking for astro-
nauts. Applying with 8,000 others, she was one
of 35 applicants and the first woman to embark
on a NASA space mission.
This opportunity not only allowed her to ful-
fill her childhood dream of flying in space, but
now motivates her to become an inspiration for
future generations of young girls.
Recognizing the importance of encourage-
ment at a young age, Ride has started multiple
initiatives that motivate young women to get
involved in the scientific world, both in and out
of school.

Ride went on to be the
} first American female to
travel in space, but her
connection to the scien-
tific world began much
earlier she told to 800
parents and their children
at Pierpont Commons on
North Campus yesterday,
As a young girl, Ride
Ride said she always had a pas-
sion for math and science.
"I was lucky because my
parents never discouraged me," she said.
Yesterday's Third Annual Sally Ride Sci-
ence Festival is just one example of her efforts
to inspire young women to pursue fields of
science.
The festival is specifically geared toward

fifth- through eighth-grade girls. Ride said
two-thirds of boys and girls in the fourth
grade are interested in science, but starting in
fifth grade, girls lose interest in much greater
numbers than boys.
"Girls are affected by lingering stereotypes
or a teacher who doesn't believe a girl should
be an electrical engineer. It's important to be
accepted by friends, and girls start to lose self-
confidence," Ride said. "We focus on that group
to show that there are lots of girls out there just
like them that are interested in this stuff and also
to introduce them to female role models."
This year, the festival gave girls the opportu-
nity to explore science at multiple booths with
interactive activities for the participants.
At one booth, professors from Eastern Michi-
gan University helped girls use water and ant-
See FESTIVAL, Page 8A

Maria O'Connell of the Ford Motor Co. speaks to fifth- through eighth-grade girls about
aerodynamics at the Sally Ride Science Festival, held on the North Campus Diag yesday.

ELECTIONS 'O4
Nader: Outsourcing, military
draft major issues for students

Interest group seeks to lower
textbook prices for students

By Donn M. Fresard
Daily Staff Reporter

Independent presidential candi-
date Ralph Nader is speaking today
in the Michigan Union Ballroom at 1
p.m. To preview his visit, The Michi-

the most pressing issues for college-
aged people in this election?
Ralph Nader: The first is the
outsourcing of jobs ... When any
software can be exported, any
job can be exported - it's no
longer just blue-collar jobs. So

good a job for a tenth of the pay....
The second is the military draft.
"Already the White House is feeling
out the Republicans in the Congress
about a post-election military draft.
Everybody knows that the troops
are very, very spread thin ... They're

By Kristin Otsby
Daily Staff Reporter
Daniel Albo said he expects to spend
as much as $500 on textbooks this
semester - and his case is no excep-
tion.
"The prices should be changed
because we're paying enough (for
tuition) as it is," said Albo, an LSA

Crack the
books
Two California bills and
one federal bill have passed
seeking to lower the prices
of textbooks for schools and
students.

are reducing costs," he said.
College students spend an average of
$900 a year on textbooks, according to
CALPIRG's January report, "Rip-Off
101: How the Current Practices of the
Textbook Industry Drive Up the Cost of
College Textbooks."
The report targeted publishers for
frequently issuing new editions and
for upping prices by shrink-wrapping
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