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Greek Council - conducts trials
and imposes sanctions for all viola-
tions of Greek social, recruitment
and hazing policies.
In this situation, GARP's power
does not extend beyond a suspension
term of one year and a recommenda-
tion of expulsion to the IFC.
Krasnov said that no such recom-
mendation for the expulsion of SAE
has been made to the council as of
Additionally, when the initial sus-
pension period concludes at the end
of the semester, a hearing will be
held to determine if SAE should be
allowed re-admittance into IFC.
IFC President Michael Caplan
said he hopes that SAE's recent sus-
pension will ultimately prove to be

a most positive influence on the fra-
"I hope the gentlemen of SAE take
this as an opportunity to improve
themselves and come back at the
completion of their suspension as a
stronger and more cohesive frater-
nity," Caplan said.
"I expect their leadership ... to
re-examine the way they operate
and I expect to continue to work
with (them) this semester and find
the best way that the Interfraternity
Council can help."
At an IFC meeting held last night,
the GARP decision was released to
the members of the Greek commu-
"The presidents were fully sup-
portive of the GARP hearing and

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than $48 million.
In contrast, Ann Arbor Councilwoman Jean
Carlberg (D-3rd Ward) said the budget would be
re-adjusted every year, meaning that depending on
the demand for services, in future years, the millage
could be decreased.
Calberg also said the money raised by the mill-
age would go toward capital costs, operations
and different services over a 30-year period. This
includes funding programs that would serve the
mentally ill, as well as diverting others from jail.
The money will also be allocated to police-train-
ing for interacting with mentally unstable indi-
viduals during arrests, as well as to increase the
personnel who assess mental illnesses and decide
the appropriate treatment.
She added that the proposal would greatly
benefit the community by adding new programs,
increasing the effectiveness of the current jail
facility and would solve the overcrowding issue
that is now prevalent in the Washtenaw County

penitentiary system.
Ream cited statistics that he said contradicted this
statement when he said in his speech that the total
number of crimes committed in the Ann Arbor area
have dropped 19 percent, and the number of arrests
has dropped 26 percent in the last seven years.
Another point of contention between the protes-
tors and the council was that an expanded jail would
make room for more people, and, therefore, more
marijuana users would be sentenced.
Ream said he was also concerned that a larger
jail would inevitably accommodate marijuana
users. He said this cause is very dear to him
because he campaigned heavily to pass the medi-
cal marijuana proposal.
"I don't think our voters want to pay for piss
tests for pot. Would you rather have that or vot-
ers sniffing glue or doing crack? I think we would
rather have people smoking pot," Ream said while
protesting on the street before his speech.
Calberg, however, said the protesters have no rea-
son to be worried about the increase in arrests of
marijuana users.
"('No Giant Jail Committee') believe the police

are for the most part picking up people that are
using marijuana. However, the police have made
it clear that they have been focusing on more seri-
ous crimes ... It has not been their main target
in the past and will not be in the near future,"
Calberg said.
Despite his grievances, Ream said that if the
University and the community contributed to a
revised draft of the millage proposal, he would
be in favor of a similar proposal appearing on
the ballot in three to six months because it would
come from the community. This sentiment was
reflected by a flier that was being distributed by
the protesters, which said "Vote No on Proposal
A! Help Create Plan B!"
grinivasa said he was also mystified by how the
generated revenue would be spent and was con-
cerned that the money could be mismanaged. "The
average amount of money spent on prisoners is
$26,500. Yet, in 2005, 332 beds ended up costing
(approximately) $14 million. That is approximate-
ly $42,000 per person. This is already 60 percent
higher than the average cost in Michigan," Srini-
vasa said.

committed to working
executive board (of IFC)
to bring them back to thec
the fall," Krasnov said.

with the
and SAE
council in

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restrained or harmed. Wise point-
ed out that animals that are more
closely related to humans are
more likely to gain rights.
"Those of us who have had the
opportunity to look a chimpanzee
in the eye know that we are look-
ing at a creature who is almost
like us," he added.
Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts, a
masters student in the Gerald R.
Ford School of Public Policy, said
Ehe agrees that granting rights to
animals is not only the right thing
to do, but also that it is inevitable.
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feasibility study and gives them the
opportunity to develop a business
plan for commercial launch.
This year, $62,000 has been
awarded to students under the Dare

"I believe that as our species
has evolved, we have extended
justices past race and other differ-
ences, and I think that different
species will be next," Fischlow-
itz-Roberts said.
The event was co-sponsored
by the Michigan Animal Rights
Society and the Student Animal
Defense Legal Fund.
Co-chair of SADLF and sec-
ond-year Law student Jaime
Olin helped organize the event.
"He was one of the first people
we thought about, he is so well
known and respected in both
animal law and in the legal
to Dream program with $1,000
given to seven student teams for the
"Business Concept Assessment"
category and $10,000 has been
given to in the "Business Integra-
tion" program.
"The Businesses are not chosen
on the market value it has, but on the
idea (of) merit," Kirch said.

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the Stanley Cup is not going to be passed out
for the first time since 1919, when the NHL
Finals were cancelled because of an influenza
epidemic. Last year, Nystrom's house had two
televisions, andthe Comcast hockey package,
so they could watch regular-season games
every night together. This year, they will not
even get to watch the playoffs.
"For anybody who enjoys the game, it's the
worst day hockey's every seen," Tambellini said.
When Berenson addressed the players
before practice today, he asked them what
effect it had on them right now as Michigan
players, and the answer was a unanimous
"Nothing." Undrafted senior defenseman Eric
Werner said that all of his focus was on finish-
ing up his final season in the Maize and Blue.
But after the year is over, he and a handful
of other Wolverines will have to think about
making the transition into the hockey world.
"The reality is that hockey is a business,
and it's a tough business," Berenson said.
"And these kids have no idea how tough this
business is. ... They're finding out a little bit
about it now."




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