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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 2, 2004 - 3

Students to gather,
watch election
night returns
Students can watch the outcome of
the presidential election today from 9
p.m. to midnight in Auditorium C of
Angell Hall. There will be pizza and
beverages. The event is sponsored by
the Office of the General Counsel.
Another election watching party spon-
sored by the Edward Ginsberg Center
for Community Service and Learning,
will be in the Michigan Union U-Club
from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. There will also
be an election party on North Campus
in the Recreation Lounge of Pierpont
Commons from 8 p.m. to midnight. The
event is sponsored by the University
Unions Art and Programs.
Panel to address
LGBT issues
after election
Students along with Stephanie Pin-
der-Amaker, associate dean of students,
and Jim Etkorn, a psychologist and
a former Division of Student Affairs
staffer, will hold a discussion about the
election and its impact for the gay and
transgender community. The discussion
will be held tomorrow in the Office of
Lesbian Gay Bisexual, and Transgender
Affairs, Room 3200 of the Michigan
Union, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Policymakers to
discuss outcome
of election
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)
and congressional candidate Joe
Schwartz (R-Battle Creek) will be in
the Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to discuss
the outcome of the presidential elec-
Broken window
found in IM Sports
A window of the Intramural Sports
Building on East Hoover Street was
found broken early Sunday morning, the
Department of Public Safety reports.
There are no suspects so far.
Drunken person
found unconscious
in Michigan Union
An intoxicated person was found
unconscious in the basement of the
Michigan Union early Sunday morn-
ing, the Department of Public Safety
reports. The person was taken by the
Huron Valley Ambulance to the Uni-
versity Hospital.

Burglary reported
at Union bookstore
There was a burglary in the Michigan
Union Bookstore early Sunday morn-
ing, the Department of Public Safety
reports. The south exterior window
was broken. There was blood found on
the glass. There are no suspects at this
In Daily History
Anarchist leaves
campus for winter
Nov. 1, 1991 - University alum
Stoney Burke, who preached for a revo-
lution on the Diag every day during the
fall semester, said he would take a break
from his activism during the winter
months due to freezing temperatures.
Burke, who lived with his par-
ents in their Ann Arbor home, said
he would use his extra time to work
at KMart and at his other job as a
cemetery groundskeeper. But he had
been preaching to students in hopes to
inspire discourse against the govern-
ment, he said. He also dressed up in

Polling sites in dorms adjust safety policy

By Emily Kraack
Daily News Editor
Students planning to vote at an on-
campus polling site should bring iden-
tification and knowledge of their voting
site, as campus safety measures imple-
mented two years ago will change how
voters can enter some polling places.
All residence halls have a policy of con-
trolled access to the residence halls, which
requires residents to swipe their Mcards in
order to gain entrance to the halls.
On election day, campus safety offi-
cials are planning to adjust the policy
for four residence halls that contain
voting sites so that voters can get into
the halls and cast their ballots. Seven
voting sites are located in campus
buildings, including South Quad, East
Quad, Bursley and Mary Markley
residence halls. Non-residence hall

on-campus polling sites will be in the
Michigan Union, the Family Housing
Community Center on McIntyre Drive
and the Sports Coliseum on South Fifth
Avenue. Voters must cast their ballots
at the site to which they are assigned;
polling site assignment information
can be found on Michigan's elections
website at publius.org.
Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown said
controlled access will be suspended
only at the doors closest to the rooms
in which voting will take place and
only during the regular polling times
from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. She said the
card readers can be programmed to
give access at specific times, and
that staff will be on hand to act as
backup door openers in the case of
malfunction. "It seems pretty likely
it'll be alright," she said.

She added that police and secu-
rity in these residence halls will be
heightened not only to monitor elec-
tion sites, but also because of the
adjusted door-locking procedures.
Voting sites will allow strangers into
the residence halls and could make
the dorms more vulnerable to crimi-
nal behavior.
Brown said although she does not
know the specifics of each residence
hall, she does not believe polling sites
will be separated from residence hall
living quarters by physical barriers.
However, she said security will con-
duct extra patrols of living areas and
suggested that students also be aware
of their surroundings.
"We strongly suggest to residents in
those halls to be extra vigilant of strangers
in their hallways, of keeping their belong-
ings secure and not keeping their doors

On-Campus Polling Sites
Where to enter polling sites and what rooms
Michigan Union: Pond Room
Bursley: Main lobby, enter through main entrance
East Quad: Madrigal Lounge and Green Lounge.
South Quad: Yuri Kochiyama Lounge, enter through
west entrance off Madison Street
Family Housing Community Center: 1000 McIntyre Dr.,
multipurpose room
Mary Markley: Sharangpani Lounge off main lobby

propped open," Brown said.
She said police and security personnel
will be patrolling "all of the sites and all of

the buildings that the sites are contained,"
but would not be acting as polling site

Fake calls tell voters Kerry

. supports
LANSING (AP) - Some Michigan
voters have received phone calls falsely
claiming that Democratic presidential
candidate John Kerry would make gay
marriage legal, Kerry's Michigan cam-
paign said yesterday.
Both Kerry and his running mate,
U.S. Sen. John Edwards, oppose gay
marriage and say marriage should be
limited to a man and a woman. Kerry
has said he supports civil unions.
In a recording of a phone call played
for The Associated Press, a young
woman says: "When you vote this Tues-
day remember to legalize gay marriage
by supporting John Kerry. We need
a y John Kerry in order to make gay mar-
riage legal for our city. Gay marriage is
a right we all want. It's a basic Demo-
crat principle. It's time to move forward
and be progressive. Without John Kerry,
George Bush will stop gay marriage.
That's why we need Kerry. So Tuesday,
stand up for gay marriage by supporting
John Kerry."
Thecalls began Sunday afternoon,
,.~4 according to Rodell Mollineau, spokes-
man for Kerry's Michigan campaign.
The campaign said voters in Detroit,
Grand Rapids, Flint and Pontiac
received calls.
"This just crosses the line. It's com-
PETERSGHoTTENFELS/Dahy pletely baseless. And it's misleading.
ering outside the Michigan It sounds like we're making the call,"
Mollineau said, referring to Democrats
and the Kerry campaign. "When John
Kerry becomes presidenit, he is not

gay marriage

going to legalize gay marriage."
The calls weren't the only ones that had
people in Michigan worried. Davison City
Clerk Cindy Payton, whose small commu-
nity with its four precincts lies just east of
Flint, said yesterday that she'd been con-
tacted by voters who said they'd received
calls telling them their polling place had
changed, although it hadn't.
"We don't know who's calling them,"
she said. "Some of these people are
senior citizens, and it's very confusing
to them."
John Truscott, a spokesman for the
Bush-Cheney Michigan campaign, said
the president's campaign wasn't involved
with the phone calls being criticized by
Mollineau. He noted that phone mes-
sages put out by the Republican Party
or the Bush-Cheney campaign say who
paid for them.
Michigan is one of 11 states with bal-
lot measures that would ban gay mar-

riage, and Truscott said it's possible
someone connected to the ballot cam-
paign is making the calls.
"I wouldn't be surprised ... that, given
that there's a gay marriage proposal on
the ballot in several states, if this wasn't
a national group," he said.
Michigan Republican Party execu-
tive director Greg McNeilly also said
he didn't know anything about the
phone calls.
The calls don't identify who is making
them, and no number appears on the Call-
er ID of most recipients, Mollineau said.
The calls upset Detroit resident Lillian
Hale, a black 53-year-old retired nurse.
She thinks they're intended to discour-
age blacks from voting for Kerry, a fel-
low Catholic whom she supports.
"It was horrifying. It really was,"
listening to the call's misleading mes-
sage, she said. "Kerry's not for gay mar-

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Kerry and
Bush stop
in Mich.
DETROIT (AP) - Sen. John Kerry
made a last-ditch swing through Michi-
gan yesterday, telling supporters that
now is their chance to hold President
Bush responsible for job losses and the
war in Iraq.
In a city where unemployment has
averaged 14 percent this year, about
double the statewide rate, Kerry prom-
ised to "fight just as hard for your jobs
asIfight for my own."
"I've got your back," he said to roars
and applause from the roughly 10,000
people gathered in Joe Louis Arena
downtown. "This is your chance to hold
George Bush accountable for the last
four years."
Before Kerry arrived, hometown
hockey favorite Brendan Shanahan of
the Detroit Red Wings joined Gov. Jen-
nifer Granholm, members of Michigan's
Democratic Congressional delegation
and the Rev. Al Sharpton in firing up
Kerry was introduced by Motown leg-
end Stevie Wonder, who sang and played
a harmonica rendition of "America the
Beautiful" before Kerry took the stage.
"I'm here to celebrate in advance the
new president and vice president," the
Grammy-winning artist told the crowd.
Earlier yesterday, First Lady Laura
Bush told a Michigan audience that the
choice between her husband and Kerry
is the difference between a decisive
America and an uncertain one.
Bush spoke to Republican supporters
at Macomb Community College in her
last solo appearance of the campaign.
From Michigan, the first lady traveled to
Des Moines, Iowa, where she met Presi-
dent Bush and campaigned with him.
"Tomorrow, we face a choice between
an America that is uncertain in the face
of danger or an America that takes
decisive action to defeat terrorists and

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