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Antartica trip
opens dialogue in
Mideast conflict
Student can hear the story of eight
individuals dedicated to spreading a
message of peace in the Middle East
tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. in Auditorium C
of Angell Hall. The presentation focuses
on a group of Israelis and Palestinians,
who in January of 2004, scaled an Ant-
arctican mountain that was previously
unconquered in hopes of sending a mes-
sage of peace between the two groups.
The members of the expedition will
share their experience through pictures,
personal accounts and discussion.
workshop focuses
on body image
As part of Love Every Body Week
2005, renowned burlesque performer
Heather MacAllister will lead a free work-
shop today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Pend-
leton Room of the Michigan Union. The
interactive event, Real Bodies: A Body
Love Workshop, hopes to give partici-
pants the tools to develop and maintain a
healthy body image and self-confidence.
Nobel winner to
speak tonight
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public
Policy presents 2001 Nobel Prize win-
ner Joseph Stiglitz will also give the
Citigroup Lecture "The Global Econo-
my" today at 4 p.m. in Hale Auditorium.
Stiglitz, who has also served as chair-
man of the Council of Economic Advi-
sors and chief economist and senior vice
president of the World Bank from 1997
to 2000, will discuss globalization and
his controversial book "Globalization
and its Discontents" in critique of vari-
ous global development efforts. The lec-
ture is free and open to the public.
Detainee from
institution escapes
A subject fled from Arbor Heights Cor-
B rectional Institution on Sunday evening.
The Department of Public Safety picked
her up. DPS reported she was detained
and then returned to the center.
warned, escorted
from car port
A subject was found trespassing
in the carport on Church Street. DPS
issued a warning and escorted him out
of the structure.
Computer, wallet
stolen from

residence hall
A subject reported to DPS that his
computer equipment and wallet, which
were left unattended, were stolen from
East Quadrangle Residence Hall. There
are currently no suspects.
In Daily History

Granholm budget cuts face scrutiny

Republican legislators say they
may vote aganist the governor's
executive order
LANSING (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm's
proposal to cut state spending by $227.1 mil-
lion to help balance this year's budget appears
to be in trouble.
A spokesman for Republican Senate Major-
ity Leader Ken Sikkema of Wyoming said
yesterday the chamber's Appropriations Com-
mittee is leaning toward voting against the
Democratic governor's budget-cutting execu-
tive order aimed at helping resolve this year's
$376 million deficit.
"If I had to place a bet today, I would bet
on it not going anywhere," Sikkema spokesman
Ari Adler said.
State budget director Mary Lannoye present-
ed Granholm's executive order to the House
and Senate Appropriations committees last
week when she laid out the governor's spend-.
ing proposal for the fiscal year that begins Oct.
1. An executive order must be approved by both
appropriations committees within 10 days to
take effect.
Granholm said yesterday she is willing to negoti-
ate with lawmakers on proposed spending cuts in
the state's $8.8 billion general fund for the fiscal
year that ends Sept. 30.
"Let's start talking right now. We have
an urgent situation. We need to resolve this
year's budget hole," she said during yester-
day's interview with The Associated Press.
"If you reject the executive order before you
even begin to negotiate, I think that.is fiscally
But Republican lawmakers said negotiations
typically happen before an executive order goes
to the appropriations committees to speed up
the approval process.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman
Scott Hummel, (R-DeWitt), said yesterday he is not

Gov. Jennifer Granholm addresses the state in the State of the State address in Lansing on Tuesday, February 8. Granholm's proposed $227.1
million budget cut may be defeated, as Republicans voiced opposition toward the measures yesterday, threating to vote against it.

sure whether the 29-member panel will vote on the
order at its Tuesday morning meeting. The Senate
Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet
Tuesday afternoon on the executive order.
"By not being part of the process, we just
want to make sure that we're seeing every-
thing in it that we need to see," he said. "I
have had a couple of members say they cannot
support it as it is."

He noted a proposed $30 million cut in this
year's higher education budget for the 15 state
universities intended to be offset by $100 mil-
lion generated by a state bond sale for new
buildings and maintenance projects at univer-
sities and community colleges.
The executive order also includes a number
of funding shifts and cuts. It would save $10
million by holding first-time reimbursement

checks to day care providers for two pay peri-
ods, or 28 days, said Greg Bird, spokesman for
the state budget office.
The Department of Corrections would see
its overall $1.79 billion budget drop by about
$5.3 million under the executive order. The
department would save money by keeping open
vacant positions and using other sources of
money instead of the general fund, Bird said.

Govenor opposes
displaying Ten

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Jennifer
Granholm now says she wouldn't support
displaying the Ten Commandments in the
Capitol Rotunda, calling such a display
During a taping Friday of public televi-
sion's "Off the Record" program, however,
Granholm. said she didn't have a problem
with having the commandments at the
"I know that will make some people
mad. But I think they are universal values,"
she said on the show.
She added that, while the government

should not be pro-
moting religion, the
Ten Commandments
promote "a universal
desire for people to
behave with dignity
and honor God."
"That is not pro-
moting a particular
religion. That is just
recognizing some
universal values," she

"I know


make som
mad. But
they are

Moore was removed from the Alabama
court in November 2003 when he refused a
federal judge's order to remove the monu-
ment from public display in the rotunda of
the state judicial building in Montgomery,
Ala. He appealed his ouster to the U.S.
Supreme Court, but lost.
The monument now is on a national tour
set to end in late March.
AFA-Michigan President Gary Glenn
said Monday that he was disappointed by
Granholm's comments Monday.
"The question of constitutionality is
an unresolved question, and in fact the
U.S. Supreme Court
is scheduled to hear
that will oral arguments on
that question in two
ie people weeks," he said. "She
thn could still play a con-
I think structive role in the
process by asking the
universal attorney general to file
a friend of the court
brief' in the case.
He said the gover-
iifer Granholm nor apparently capitu-
higan governor lated over the weekend
to pressure from the
ACLU and anti-reli-
gious groups.
"Now she finds herself out of step with
Michigan voters on the Ten Command-
ments, as well as out of step on abortion,
marriage and gambling," he said.
Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said
the governor simply was following the
courts' lead.
"The governor is a faithful person and
believes strongly in the values embodied by
the Ten Commandments. But she also must
uphold the law, and courts have ruled the
public display of the Ten Commandments
is unconstitutional," Boyd said.,
She added that the Democratic gover-
nor would leave any intervention in the
case to Republican Attorney General
Mike Cox.

said. - Jen
Granholm now Mi
says she was express-
ing her personal opin-
ion, not encouraging
such a display.
"I'm not interested in violating the Unit-
ed States Constitution," she told The Asso-
ciated Press in an interview Monday.
Her earlier comments had dismayed
the American Civil Liberties Union but
brought an enthusiastic response from the
Midland-based American Family Associa-
tion of Michigan.
AFA-Michigan said in a statement that
it would seek Granholm's sponsorship for
a temporary display of former Alabama
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Moore's
Ten Commandments monument at the
Capitol and start a nonprofit foundation to
raise money for a permanent display of the
Ten Commandments there.


Continued from page 1A
adding Sunday evening meals. However, the primary
feature is that the students will be able to use their meal
plan all seven days." -
At the end of the winter term, RDS and RHA will eval-
uate several factors to determine whether to permanently
change the dining hall schedule.
On the University Housing website, students will
be able to leave feedback about the new schedule.
Another factor that will go into the final deci-
sion is the financial impact. At the end of the term,
Housing will determine whether more residents
are eating at the dining halls on Sunday nights as
opposed to Saturday nights.
If so, it may need to order more food and hire
more staff, Durell said. Housing will then review
the room and board rates and, during the University
Board of Regents' meeting in April, discuss whether
an increase is necessary.
"We are looking forward to hearing from resi-
dents about this change of schedule," Levy said.
"We are really encouraging students over the
remainder of this term to send us feedback, and we
will monitor this thoroughly."
Students living in residence halls had mixed reactions to
the announcement.
Some students praised the change, saying they would

get more use out of Sunday dinners.
"I like that idea better because I'm usually homl
on Sundays, and I can go downstairs and eat after
I study," said LSA freshman Jean Lee.
LSA freshman Beata Leung agreed: "I like the idea bet;
ter because I eat out on Saturdays anyway."
Others students were ambivalent on the idea, saying they
would prefer dinners on both Saturdays and Sundays.
"I think it kind of sucks," said Mike de Martin:
a resident advisor in South Quad Residence Hall.
"Personally, I think they should have dinners on
both nights. I don't think it benefits me on Sun,
day. Some people like to order pizzas on Sunday.
For me, I'm just going to eat Subway on Saturdal
instead of Sunday." LSA sophomore Rick Yarger
expressed a similar opinion. "I don't think Sunday
dinner is particularly a good idea," he said. "I don't
feel any difference. But it sucks that I have to sacf
rifice Saturday dinners for Sunday dinners. I think
they should provide both meals."
Katie Bucien, an LSA freshman, said the sched'
ule switch would change her dining habits. "I like
to eat Chinese on Sundays. I think Saturday dine
ner's better than Sunday. They can't just change
the system in the middle of the semester," shy
Bucien also questioned why people would want Sun-
day dinners instead of Saturday after the system has been
around for decades.

Roses, condoms
given as gifts
Feb. 15, 1989 - Some University
students gave candy to their Valen-
tines yesterday. Some sent roses. And
some gave condoms.
Are condoms as romantic as roses?
Probably not. But University Health
Services and Planned Parenthood sold
condoms and carnations in the fishbowl
yesterday as part of National Condom
Week. One dollar bought a package of
a red condom, Hershey's kisses, a Val-
entine's Day card, safe sex brouchers
and a carnation.
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