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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

News 2A With new law, Indian
youth can't work
Opinion 4A Whitney Dibo:
Liberal arts and
proud ot it
Arts 5A Beck stays solid
with latest release

One-hundred-sixteen years ofeditorialfreedom

www.michiandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXVII, No. 27 2006 The Michigan Daily
Page: Foley touched page on House floor

Pages worry fallout
from Foley scandal
might threaten
program's existence
By Walter Nowinski
Daily Staff Reporter
A former House page said he
witnessed inappropriate contact

between former Republican Con-
gressman Mark Foley and another
page in the back of the House floor
in early 2001.
The page, Richard Nguyen, a
first-year student at the Universi-
ty's Gerald Ford School of Public
Policy, said he saw Foley pat a
male page's behind.
Foley's attorney did not return
calls for comment.
Nguyen said he was not sure

during-which month the incident
took place. He was a page between
January and June of 2001.
Nguyen did not report the inci-
dent to authorities. At the time, the
then-16-year-old thought it was
"questionable activity," but he was
unsure how to interpret it.
"I wasn't sure if it was a social
norm I wasn't accustomed to,"
Nguyen said. "I mean, you see
athletes patting each other's asses

all the time on the field."
Nguyen, a first-generation Viet-
namese American from Califor-
nia, said he was amazed by what
he learned about other points of
view and other lifestyles while
serving.
"It was one of the most reward-
ing experiences of my life," he
said.
However, the positive experi-
ence Nguyen had as a congres-

sional page has recently been
dimmed by doubts about the pro-
gram's future.
In the aftermath of an unfold-
ing sex scandal involving sexu-
ally explicit instant messages and
inappropriate c-mails between
Foley and several underage male
pages, there have been calls for
the program to be suspended or
abolished.
See PAGE, page 7A

Page basics
A Congressional page is a
high school junior who works in
the House of Representatives
and assists members of Con-
gress with their duties on the
House floor.
They are housed in a Capitol
Hill dormitory and attend class-
es at the Library of Congress.

Manningham
undergoes
knee surgery

'LEAP OF FAITH'

Star wide receiver's
I surgery successful,
but he will miss at
least Saturday's game
By Scott Bell
Daily Sports Editor
Mario Manningham underwent
successful arthroscopic knee sur-
gery yesterday morning.
The nation's leader in touch-
down receptions will miss at least
this weekend's game at Penn State.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr yes-
terday confirmed reports that first
surfaced Monday morning. The
sophomore wide receiver had sur-
gery on what was believed to be a
torn meniscus, he said.
But Carr seemed pleased about
the results of the operation.
"We got great news as far as
the injury," Carr said during yes-
terday's Big Ten teleconference.
"He'll miss this week, but we're
very excited about the news we
received."
Carr did not elaborate further
and didn't give a timetable for the
sophomore's return, but his com-
ment seems to quell the fears raised
by some reports that said Man-
ningham would miss the rest of the
season.

With Manningham out for Sat-
urday's game against Penn State,
freshman Greg Mathews is expect-
ed to join starters Steve Breaston
and Adrian Arrington at wide
receiver.
Early yesterday morning, the
news didn't look good for Michi-
gan fans.
The Detroit News reported that
Manningham was to undergo sur-
gery early in the morning to repair
a torn meniscus in his knee. There
was speculation that Manning-
ham might also have damage to
his medial collateral ligament, or
MCL, which could cause him to
miss several weeks.
ESPN reported during Satur-
day's Michigan-Michigan State
game that Manningham injured his
right knee late in the third quarter.
It appears that the injury occurred
on a non-contact play.
Last spring, wide receiver Anto-
nio Bass also injured his knee in a
non-contact manner. The sopho-
more's season came to an end when
he hurt his knee in a preseason con-
ditioning drill.
Comparing Carr's statement at
the time of Bass's injury to his com-
ments yesterday, Manningham's
injury appears to be much more
minor than his teammate's.
"I can't speculate when (Bass)
See FOOTBALL, page 7A

Two scenarios
Doctors had two options for surgery for a par-
tially torn meniscus, which is the cartilage
between the tibia and fibia:
Doctors could remove the torn portion and sand down
the rough edges around it.
Timetable for return: 3-6 weeks
2Doctors could repair the actual tear. This procedure
Timetable for return: Out for season
Source: Orthopedic surgeon Jamie Engels

University alum Jeremy Meuser poses last week in Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he is pursuing the priesthood.
ou one of a declining few By the
Anumbers
choosing life in priesthood
g P 35992S
By Brian Tengel He never thought he would Detroit. If all goes according to plan, Diocesan priests in 1964

For the Daily
DETROIT - During his fresh-
man year at the University, Jeremy
Meuser pledged Pi Kappa Phi and
joined the Solar Car Team. The
Highland native thought he was des-
tined to becomea computer engineer
like his father.

become a priest, save one five-min-
ute interval in his senior year of high
school.
"I immediately dismissed it;' he
said.
Things change.
Meuser, who graduated in 2000,
just started his second year of study
at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in

he will be ordained a priest in 2011.
"It was a leap of faith,' he said.
"But this was God's plan for me."
Meuser's decision to pursue the
priesthood isn't as common as itused
to be. He entered the seminary with
only 14 other students, a dramatic
decline from the 27 who entered in
See PRIEST, page 7A

28,967
Diocesan priests last year
Source: U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops

Complex
begins
recycling
program
Despite student
complaints, University
Towers didn't act
before media attention
By KatieL..Woods
Daily Staff Reporter
Prompted by a public outcry, Uni-
versity Towers, the popular off-cam-
pus apartment complex, has started
a recycling program.
The first scheduled pickup for the
giant recycling bins now in the laun-
dry room of the 19-floor building
was yesterday morning.
Not providing recycling is a viola-
tion of a city ordinance that requires

Gov hopefuls spar
in second debate

EMMA NSOLOS 505555MIAN/LDaily
LSA sophomore Laura Dillon places a bag in the new recycling bins in the laundry room on the ground floor of
University Towers yesterday.
owners of rental units to supply rent- time, but the building's management page of the Daily and (a letter to the
ers with outdoor recycling contain- did not respond until an article pub- editor) got published from one of our
ers. lished in The Michigan Daily two former tenants;' property manager
Tenants have been complaining weeks ago. Dena Isley said. "It shocked all of us
about the lack of recycling for some "I can't believe it made the front See RECYCLE, page 7A

dismal economy
By Andrew Grossman
Daily Staff Reporter
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm fought once more to defend
her record last night in the second

televised debate with Republi-
can challenger Dick DeVos, who
sought to blame her for Michi-
gao's struggling economy.
While the first debate left some
disappointed with what they saw
as a lack of focus on substantial
policy questions, these issues
consumed much of the discussion
last night.
See DEBATE, page 7A

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