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Monday, February 6, 2006
News 2A U.N. Security Council
disagrees on what
to do with Iran

Opinion 4A

STAND on the
genocide in Darfur

One-/zundred fifteen years of editorial freedom

Arts 8A Daily film critics
pick year's 10 best

MON am il ----------- -----------


Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vol. CXVI, No. 69

02006 The Michigan Daily


Coaches may
leave for NFL

Malone takes Saints job;
reports circulate that three
other coaches may also depart
By Nate Sandals
Daily Sports Writer
This offseason, football coach Lloyd Carr
won't only have to worry about replacing a
talented class of departing seniors. Carr will
likely need to find replacements for several
assistant coaches as well.
Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach
Terry Malone has accepted the position of
tight ends coach on the New Orleans Saints
coaching staff.
In his fourth season running the offense,
Malone came under fire from fans and pun-
dits alike for his purportedly conservative
play calling.
Malone did not return messages seeking
Special teams coach Mike DeBord will
become the offensive coordinator, the post
he held during Michigan's 1997 national
championship season, the Detroit Free Press
has reported.
The Chicago Tribune has reported that the
Chicago Bears offered Michigan defensive
backs coach Ron English the same position,
and that English is expected to take it. He
has not neither accepted nor declined the
A Bears spokesman would not comment
on the potential hire, saying only that he had
read similar reports.
If English takes the job, he will leave the
Wolverines after three seasons of coaching
safeties and cornerbacks. The coach helped
to develop current NFL players Marlin Jack-
son and Ernest Shazor.
There may be more coaching defections in
the near future. During a press conference
last week, Carr said six NFL teams had con-
tacted him asking permission to speak to one
or more assistant coaches.
The next coach to jump ship may be quar-
terbacks coach Scot Loeffler. The Univer-
sity alum is scheduled to meet with the New
England Patriots early this week to discuss
coaching options, the Free Press reported.
Loeffler could not be reached for com-
Many expected that the coaching staff
would look different next season after
Michael Rosenberg reported in the Free
Press that Carr was going to shake up his
coaching staff. In his column, published
shortly after Michigan's loss to Nebraska
in the Alamo Bowl last December, Rosen-
berg said that at least one coordinator
- Malone or defensive coordinator Jim
Herrman - would not be in the same role
next season.
USA Today reported that Herrman met
with the Dallas Cowboys last month about
See COACHES, page 7A

On the move


Terry Malone
Michigan's offen-
sive coordinator
and tight ends
coach will leave
to become tight
ends coach of
the New Orleans
Ron English
After serving
three years
as Michigan's
defensive backs
coach, English
was.offered the
same position
by the Chicago


Steelers fans In downtown Detroit hold a newspaper celebrating yesterday's victory of the Steelers over the Seattle
Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

Students 4 Michigan
announces nominees

Current vice president
Nicole Stallings to run for
MSA president
By Dave Mekelburg
For the Daily
Students 4 Michigan members holed
themselves up in the Michigan League
Thursday night for almost seven and a half
to choose candidates for the upcoming
elections for the Michigan Student Assem-
bly and LSA Student Governments.

Which party will you vote for In the upcom-
ing elections? Take the poll at
LSA junior Nicole Stallings won the party's
bid to succeed current MSA President Jesse
Levine, who ran with S4M last year. LSA
junior Justin Paul will run for vice president.
Stallings was Levine's vice president
and Paul was his chief of staff.
In another race, the party nominated
junior Joanna Slott for president of LSA-SG

Nicole Stallings, pictured here at an MSA
meeting In December, will be the Students 4
Michigan nominee for MSA president.

explores Indian
divorce stigmas
About 55 percent of Michigan marriages
overall end in divorce, while only 10 to 15
percent divorce in Indian community
By Mariem Qamruzzaman
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA junior Shyam Shah, whose family is from India, said he
was well aware of the stigmas he and his family would face when
his parents divorced five years ago.
For many years and even today, divorce is considered a taboo
among many South Asians.
Shyam's mother, Gita Shah, told her story at the South Asian
Awareness Network Conference, "Impact Through Interaction,"
Saturday at the Michigan Union.
In the Indian American community, the divorce rate is much
lower than the state average.
The divorce rate in Michigan is 55 percent. In the Indian com-
munity, it is only 10 to 15 percent, said Roger Rathi, an attorney
based in Southfield, who spoke at the workshop.

'U' studen
Victim uninjured in third gun-
related robbery of a student near
campus in recent weeks
By Drew Philp
Daily Staff Reporter

t robbed at gunpoint

The men took the student's money and cell phone.
The victim was uninjured and ran back to his dorm,
where he called the Department of Public Safety.
The officers who arrived at the scene could not
determine where the perpetrators had gone or their
The Department of Public Safety was also unable
to track the suspect scent because the canine unit was
off-duty Friday. No arrests have been made in con-
nection with the robbery.
Two weekends ago, two armed robberies occurred
near campus on South Forest and Catherine streets.
Both involved a handgun, but they were not linked,
police told the Daily in January.

DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said the incidents
are not connected to a string of unarmed robberies
last summer. The summer robberies stopped when the
suspects involved were apprehended and charged.
In 2004, the last year for which DPS has crime
statistics, four robberies that involved incidents of
intimidation were reported. One occurred in a resi-
dence hall.
" "We're fortunate we don't have this happen very
often," Brown said.
Brown reminded students to remain vigilant, espe-
cially when walking alone after dark. She added stu-
dents should to know where the blue light emergency
phones are located if they need help.

A male student was robbed at gunpoint at about
midnight Friday, police said.
The victim was walking alone on the 500 block of
Thompson Street when three men approached him.
One was carrying a black handgun.

Program teaches adopted
children about heritage

Campus groups educate
adopted Vietnamese children
on native culture

attitude about their background," said Univer-
sity alum Lihn Song.
Song, who is Vietnamese, founded the pro-
gram, which she named Mam Non, in 1999.
Her family adopted a Vietnamese child, and

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