Monday, October 2, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3A
Chef to teach
how to cook
The University Unions Arts and
Programs will present "Cooking
101: The Basics" at the Univer-
sity Club in the Michigan Union
from 7to09 p.m. today. A chef will
prepare several vegetarian dishes,
including vegetable strudel and
vegetable phillo purse. Tonight's
event is the first of four cooking
workshops. The workshops cost
$10 each or $35 for all four.
to display art
Ann Arbor Co-ops will display
a collection of artwork on the Diag
today from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The
collection includes photography,
paintings, sketches and prints by
co-op residents. The Inter-Coop-
erative Council is sponsoring this
Scholar to talk
Erik van der Vleuten of the
Eindhoven University of Technol-
ogy in the Netherlands will lecture
on, "Europe's System Builders:
$ Infrastructure and the Shaping
of Contemporary Europe" today
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The lecture
will be held in room 1644 of the
School of Social Work.
appears on RA's
A sexual remark appeared on a
female resident adviser's dry-erase
board in Bursley Hall Saturday
night, the Department of Public
Safety reported. The remark read
"My dick feels like corn." Police
have no suspects.
Gate of parking
A gate arm securing the
entrance to the parking struc-
ture on Thompson Street was
found broken Saturday morn-
ing, DPS reported. The value of
the arm is about $100. It will be
repaired by Monday.
DeVos set to
Contest is chance
for candidates to tell
voters who they are
LANSING (AP) - Jennifer
Granholm and Dick DeVos have
largely avoided each other on the
gubernatorial campaign trail, but
they'll be face-to-face tonight when
they meet for their first debate.
For both candidates, the hour-
long contest will provide a chance
to give voters an up-close look at
who they are, where they stand and
the direction in which they want to
take the state.
But opportunities for slip-ups,
over-the-top responses and missed
opportunities also will abound.
Both candidates are expected
to point out what they see as
their opponents' weaknesses,
whether it's DeVos going after
the Democratic governor's han-
dling of the economy or Gran-
holm criticizing her Republican
rival as someone who has laid
off workers and is out of step
with Michigan voters.
Grand Valley State University
political science professor Erika
King said DeVos needs to show
that, as a businessman, he's the
most competent person to tackle
the state's economic problems.
King said Granholm needs to
demonstrate she has been doing
as good a job in tough economic
times as possible and pin some of
the manufacturing sector's woes
on the policies of President Bush,
a Republican who get low marks
in Michigan and nationally on his
handling of the economy.
"She needs to talk about ...
new ideas that she will have, that
she's the energetic and innovative
but still experienced leader ... to
rebut the notion that it's time for
a change," King said. She said she
expects Granholm will try to widen
the debate beyond economic issues
so she can paint DeVos as more
conservative on social and cultural
issues than most state voters.
King said she expects DeVos to
heavily focus on the state econo-
my. The state's seasonally adjust-
ed August unemployment rate of
7.1 percent tied with Mississippi's
as the nation's highest, and DeVos
has said repeatedly that Michigan
is in a one-state recession.
DeVos needs to continue
to define himself as the most
competent person on economic
issues and convince voters he's
a solid alternative to the gover-
nor, King added.
The debate will not include the
three third-party candidates run-
ning for governor: Douglas Camp-
bell of the Green Party, Bhagwan
Dashairya of the U.S. Taxpayers
Party and Gregory Creswell of
the Libertarian Party.
On Friday, the Michigan
Democratic Party began airing
a new ad criticizing DeVos and
the Republican Governors Asso-
ciation began running its first ad
supporting his campaign. The
ads were expected to raise the
already feverish pitch of a cam-
paign that has seen about $26
million spent on television ads
DeVos has tried to lower expec-
tations of how he'll do in the first
debate, saying in a video journal
on his campaign website that
Granholm has a leg up in debate
"The governor's a Harvard-
trained lawyer, a skilled debater,
a good communicator. She's been
taught how to stand up and debate
in front of juries," DeVos said.
"l'm just a business guy who's
accustomed, more accustomed
anyway, to getting things done
than talking about it. So we're
going to have a challenge."
The University's Bocce Ball Club hosts the Autumn Classic in the Arboretum yesterday.
Engineering junior Kip Daugirdas prepares to throw the boccla while other members of
the club look on.
help homeland rebu~ld
have gone to help
DEARBORN (AP) - Many
members of southeastern Michi-
gan's large Lebanese community
are returning to their homeland
to help it rebuild after a devastat-
ing monthlong war between Isra-
el and the Shiite Muslim militant
Moe Makki, 44, of Dearborn
said Saturday night that he has
noted many changes in Beirut.
Makki said that when he vaca-
tioned in Beirut last year, it was
full of life, but not now.
"It's a little eerie," he told a
Detroit Free Press reporter in
Beirut. "You can feel the lack of
activity, the lack of vibrance....
The electricity isn't there."
He is part of a delegation from
the Dearborn-based American-
Arab Chamber of Commerce.
The visitors are touring areas
of Lebanon hurt by the 34-day
war with Israel that ended Aug.
14. They planned to meet with
Lebanese leaders to study the
Hundreds of southeastern
"You can feel the lack of activity, the
lack of vibrance."
- Moe Makki
Lebanese American man from Dearborn, on post-war Beruit
Michigan residents have made
their way back to Lebanon in
recent weeks because of ethnic,
religious or family ties.
Kamal Shouhayib, 60, of Troy
said he is in Lebanon to recon-
nect with family members.
"My heart is broken, like so
many American Lebanese," said
Shouhayib, who was to visit his
parents in Aley, a sister city of
Troy. "The country was hurt."
The effects of the war are vis-
ible in several parts of Beirut.
The cafes that dot Raouche Street
are mostly empty, much different
from last year, Makki. said.
In southern Lebanon, visitors
can see areas heavily bombed by
Israel, which said they were Hez-
Abdul-Ghani Mekkaoui,45, of
Windsor, Ontario, said he hopes
to get a contract to help rebuild
homes and offices.
Ali Dagher, a Dearborn attor-
ney, was among a number of
Michiganians who planned plan
to visit the predominantly Shiite
Muslim southern Lebanese city
of Bint Jbail this week. Hun-
dreds of Bint Jbail natives and
their descendants are among
southeastern Michigan's about
300,000 people with roots in the
Bint Jbail was the scene of
fierce ground fighting between
Israeli forces and Hezbollah
guerrillas, and large parts of the
town are in ruins.
"I'm nervous, very nervous"
about looking at the damage,
Dagher said Saturday in Beirut.
"I'm afraid what I'm going to see."
"I saw the images on TV and
read about it," said Mariam
Bazzi of Dearborn Heights, who
also was on the way to Lebanon.
"But I don't think anything can
compare to the reality of seeing
it on the ground."
poisoning puts s1lt on.
woman in ER 'V"
A student was taken from South
Quad to the University Hospital for
possible alcohol poisoning Satur-
day night, DPS reported. The stu-
dent is over 21.
In 'U' History
for fall rush
October 2, 1907 - At the first
meeting of the Student Council last
night, class representatives defined
the regulations for freshmen and
sophomore rush. The captain of the
football team, Paul Magoffin, will
referee the rush.
To give freshmen the oppor-
tunity to organize, there will be
one full day free of hostilities.
This truce begins Thursday at
noon and ends Friday at noon.
At a meeting Thursday evening,
representatives of the freshmen
and sophomore classes will con-
vene in the Michigamua room of
the Michigan Union. Magoffin
will explain the contest's proce-
dures at that time.
S The rush will begin Friday eve-
ning at 8 p.m. on Medic Green, with
a time limit of 30 minutes.
According to the rush rules, the
sophomore class "shall defend its
class banner." The banner will be
hoisted on a pole in the same man-
ner it was during the 1906 rush.
with party on bills to
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mich-
igan Democratic U.S. Sens. Carl
Levin and Debbie Stabenow split
over a proposal to prosecute and
interrogate terror suspects last
week, as Congress adjourned until
after Election Day.
Levin voted against a detainee
bill that would create military
commissions to prosecute terror-
ism suspects. It would prohibit
abuses such as mutilation and rape
but would give the president room
to decide which other interroga-
tion techniques are permissible.
Democratic opponents said the
bill could set a dangerous prec-
edent that might lead to other
nations mistreating captured
Americans. They also focused on
language barring detainees from
going to federal court to protest
their detention and treatment - a
right referred to as habeas corpus.
"The habeas corpus language
in this bill is as legally abusive of
rights guaranteed in the Constitu-
tion as the actions at Abu Ghraib,
Guantanamo and secret prisons
that were physically abusive of
detainees," Levin said.
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