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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3A

Law professionals
to discuss war on
terrorism, justice
University of Texas Law Prof. Sarah
Cleveland and federal public defender
Frank Dunham will discuss the impact
of the war on terrorism on the justice
process in America. The talk, titled "U.S.
Detentions During the 'War on Terror-
ism': International Law and American
Justice," will take place in 116 Hutchins
Hall today from 4 to 5:15 p.m. The Cen-
ter for International and Comparative
Law is sponsoring the event.
Music School to
sing campaign
songs at library
The School of Music and American
Music Institute are hosting a campaign
sing-along today at 7 p.m. in the Clem-
ents Library at 909 S. University Ave.
The sing-along will be performed by
members of Prof. Mark Clague's His-
tory of U.S. Music class.
New York architect
to speak on design
Paul Lewis, an architect with Lewis
Tsurumaki Lewis firm in New York,
will speak tonight at 6 p.m. in Art and
Architecture Auditorium. Lewis's recent
projects include a minimalist all-cedar
addition to a house in Ohio.
Grill fire reported
by bus driver
During the football game against
Michigan State on Saturday, a bus
driver called the Department of Public
Safety to report a fire on Main Street
and Keech Avenue outside Michigan
DPS said that they turned the report
over the Ann Arbor Police Department,,
but reported that the fire was accidental
and caused by an open grill. The fire was
extinguished and minimal damage was
reported, DPS said.
Car stolen from
Hill Street lot
A woman reported that her car was
missing from a parking lot in the 300
block of Hill Street Friday night. DPS
checked multiple lots in the area and
could not find the car; a stolen car report
was drawn up.
Worker reports
ripped pants
An employee training at Michigan

Stadium early Saturday morning called
DPS to report that he accidentally ripped
his pants while working.
Cell phone search
damages bleachers
A caller at Yost Ice Arena reported
that he damaged the metal support arms
of the bleachers Friday night while
searching for his cell phone, which he
} had dropped under the stands.
In Daily History
City clerk warns
of complicated
local ballot
November 1, 1994 - Ann Arbor
City Clerk Winifred Northcross
warned that the Ann Arbor ballot
would be more complicated than
most expected. The two-sided ballot
included six proposals and 78 can-
didates for governor, congressional,
state and local offices.
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Candidates' families stump on campus
First daughters:
Getting involved in
politics can be fun

Chris Heinz, stepson of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, spoke at a rally Friday in the Michigan Union.
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By Donn M. Fresard
and Aymar Jean
Daily Staff Reporters

With the presidential election only
days away, even solidly Democratic
Ann Arbor received attention from a
wide array of famous Kerry supporters
and family members at rallies over the
Shortly before the football game
Saturday afternoon, Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm joined Democratic presidential
candidate John Kerry's brother Cam-
eron and several Michigan Democratic
politicians at an event on Elbel Field.
Granholm cited Kerry's proposals
for higher education - a $4,000 tax
credit for college tuition and a national
service program that would pay for
four years of college in exchange for
two years of service - as an important
reason for students to vote for Kerry.
She described Kerry's election as vital
to Michigan's future.
"There is nothing more important to
me as governor of this state than hav-
ing a partner in the White House," Gra-
nholm said.
Other Michigan Democrats at the
rally spoke in harsh terms against Presi-
dent Bush. Former U.S. Sen. Donald

Riegle, recalling his positive impres-
sions of Kerry from the years they spent
working together in the Senate, drew a
sharp contrast when he compared Kerry
with Bush.
"Number one. (Kerry) has a brain,"
Riegle said. "And number two, he has
a heart."
Riegle, who was born in Flint, was
first elected to the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives in 1967 and retired from the
Senate in 1995. At the event, he called
Bush the worst president in the history
of the United States.
"He's careless, he's reckless and he
needs to be removed next Tuesday,"
Riegle said.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)
attacked Republicans for allowing jobs
to be outsourced and accused them of
spreading wrong information in order
to disenfranchise Democratic voters.
"Those miserable Republicans are
saying, 'Let's vote for Kerry on Novem-
ber the third'," said Dingell, who is up
for re-election. "They'll do anything to
win." Dingell was referring to messages
chalked on University sidewalks telling
Kerry supporters to vote on the wrong
day; the correct election date is Nov. 2.
At a rally Friday in the Michigan
Union, Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz

joined actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Alli-
son Munn to stump for Kerry. While
Heinz praised Kerry's character and
higher education plans, Gyllenhaal and
Munn emphasized the importance of
the student vote in this election.
Asked about the perception that
Kerry is an elitist who does not under-
stand average Americans, Heinz said
his stepfather is dedicated to helping
those who are in need.
"John every day fights for people who
have less than him," Heinz said.
Despite repeated denials from Bush
and his administration that a military
draft is under consideration, speakers at
both events raised the chance of a draft
as a reason for college students to vote
against Bush.
"I don't care what George Bush is
telling you," said Munn, an actress best
known for her role in "That 70's Show."
"With the way that he's running this
country, the draft is a very, very real
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), in an
interview after the Saturday rally,
said tomorrow's election is especially
important to college students because
Bush has led the country into "a dan-
gerous situation that could involve, at
least potentially, a draft."

By Carissa Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
First daughters Barbara and Jenna
Bush campaigned for their father at
a rally held Saturday in the Michi-
gan Union ballroom, trying to height-
en support and activity during the
critical 72-hour period before the elec-
tion tomorrow.
The official campaign event, orga-
nized by Students for Bush and run
by the University's College Republi-
cans, attracted students from both the
University of Michigan and Michigan
State University. Awaiting the entrance
of President Bush's daughters, attend-
ees mingled and received free stickers,
posters and T-shirts.
After introductions by LSA senior
Scott Foley and LSA sophomore Antho-
ny Sandoval, co-chairs of the Universi-
ty's chapter of Students for Bush, and
Michael Plato, a state chair of Michigan
Students for Bush, Barbara and Jenna
took the podium and were met with
cheering, clapping and flashing cameras.
Jenna Bush spoke first, welcoming
everyone to the event and offering appre-
ciation for supporting her dad. Through-
out their speeches, Jenna and Barbara
emphasized the significance of political
involvement by young Americans.
"Young people do care," Barbara said.
"We care about spreading freedom around
the world, and we know that a world with
more freedom is more peaceful.
"Getting involved in a political cam-
paign can actually be a lot of fun," she
added, thanking all who volunteered
during this election.
Many who attended the event spoke
of the importance of this election and

the need to show their support for the
president, such as LSA freshman Leslie
Kehoe, a member of Students for Bush.
"I want to get more involved and I
haven't been to a rally like this before,"
Kehoe said. "It is good to get out and show
that U of M isn't completely liberal." .
In addition to promoting youth
involvement, the sisters spoke of the
qualities that make their father a go6d
presidential candidate.
"He will lead America with the same
values that he brought to the family
-strength, compassion and integrity,"
Barbara said. "He believes every person
has worth and dignity."
"My dad has many qualities impor-
tant in a president and in a dad: H-e
is open-minded, down to earth and
extremely disciplined," Jenna echoed.
"And he always supports his team until
the very last pitch," she added, evoking
images of her father's days as the owner
of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
At the conclusion of the rally, the sis-
ters signed posters, shook hands with
attendees and posed for photos before
leaving the ballroom.
The Bush daughters will continue
campaigning around the country until
election day. A rally was held at Michi-
gan State University in mid-September.
"It was great that they made the effort
to get young people involved in the elec-
tion," said LSA junior Megan Foley.
Ricke Stauffer, a senior in the College
of Engineering, agreed, saying, "It was
pretty cool that they showed up to sup-
port their dad. It was nice to meet some-
one that close to the presidency and to
see that one of the political parties act -
ally cares about young people, because in
the past we were pretty much ignored."

Campaign stops last weekend
* First daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush - Michigan Union,
Saturday night
Gov. Granholm, Cam Kerry and other Democratic politicians
- Elbel Field, before Saturday's football game
1 Chris Heinz, Kerry's stepson - Michigan Union, Friday night

Housing, student issues top city political
By Anne Joling in the next 20 years, and we won't have to rent a room in their home to students should force things downt
Daily Staff Reporter enough space for them unless we change or other individuals in need of housing. neighborhoods," Hieftje s
_-- our style of building." When the current City Council pro- Some students raised
Issues important to students may not Green Party candidate for 3rd Ward posed creating ADUs, its members were neighborhoods might h:
get the most play in election rhetoric, but Marc Reichardt explained that one of faced with significant opposition from receptive to the idea of AD
discussion by city politicians of affordable the ways more density can be achieved neighborhood groups. more about what they wou
housing and student voting participation is to build taller mixed-use buildings. Some people attending the forums "I see ADUs as a very i
have become prominent issues in local "We need to build five- to nine-story suggested opposition was motivated by making density work in A
elections on tomorrow's ballot. buildings in the downtown where the residents' biases against the types of junior Chris Flack said. "I
Two forums held Thursday and Friday first floor would be retail, middle floors people who might rent ADUs. lem with the initial propos
by students at the Taubman College of would be offices and upper floors would "We were hearing outrage from the community involvementa
Architecture and Urban Planning focused be residential," Reichardt said. "If we neighborhoods. ... I don't think you provided to the communil
heavily on issues relating to the lack of built more buildings like this, we would
affordable housing in Ann Arbor. end up with developments that have an
The first forum brought together almost guaranteed occupancy rate."
three candidates for the 3rd ward seat on Libertarian 3rd ward candidate Rich
the Ann Arbor City Council and State Birkett said he doesn't think of affordable $200,000.00 PLUS, M A
Rep. Chris Kolb (D-Ann Arbor), who housing as a big problem in Ann Arbor.
is running for re-election, as well as "I tell people who want affordable ELECT STA N O W SK I, the.
Washtenaw County Commissioner can- housing in Ann Arbor that they should a
didate Conan Smith. The second forum look in Ypsilanti," Birkett said. Experience and
involved discussions with Ann Arbor While many candidates agree that
Mayor John Hietfje, a Democrat, and building in downtown would increase
his Republican opponent Jane Lumm. density, they also acknowledge that it's
The general consensus among can- not an easy task.
didates is that Ann Arbor's downtown The long process of gaining approval
needs to be developed further, and pop- for new construction, in addition to the
ulation and building density increased. costs of building downtown, make it
"We have a high demand for housing difficult to find builders willing to con-
in Ann Arbor and not enough space," struct lower income housing.
said Jean Carlberg, incumbent Demo- Students also inquired about adding
cratic candidate for the council. "We're accessory dwelling units to homes in cer- 9 3yAar
expected to grow by about 5,000 people tain neighborhoods. ADUs allow people

forum agenda
he throat of the The issue of communication between


the point that
ave been more
DUs if they knew
uld entail.
initial first step in
nn Arbor," LSA
[ think the prob-
sal was a lack of
and information
ty on the issue."

the government and city residents led
some students to ask how they could
become more involved in city government
and have their voices heard more often.
"Forums like this one are a great way
for students to get involved," Lumm
said. "There are lots of case studies
and field projects that show that if the
city government could work together
with the students, it would really help
improve our neighborhoods."

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