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'M' TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF BSU FOOTBALLSATURDAY

Friday, November 3, 2006

Dems
poised for
regental
sweep
Analysts say party
could snag both
open seats
By GABE NELSON
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Democrats have rea-
son to be optimistic for Election
Day, with recent polls showing
Democratic candidates with dou-
ble-digit leads over their Republi-
can opponents.
The race for the two available
seats on the University Board of
Regents appears to be leaning the
same way. Democrats currently
hold a 5-3 majority on the board,
and the regents up for re-election
are a Democrat and a Republican.
Although GOP candidates out-
spent Democrats $156,100 to
$21,700 in the last month and a half,
political analysts said they expect
the maintain their majority - and
maybe expand it to 6-2.
It all depends on how many hard-
core Democrats Gov. Jennifer Gra-
nholm and Sen. Debbie Stabenow
can draw to the polls Tuesday.
Because most Michigan voters
don't know the difference between
regental candidates, they typically
vote along party lines, said Jack
Lessenberry, a political analyst
and journalism professor at Wayne
State University.
So the better Granholm and Sta-
benow do, the better Democratic
regental candidates Kathy White
and Julia Darlow will, he said.
According to the most recent
polls, conducted by EPIC/MRA for
The Detroit News, the Michigan
gubernatorial and Senate races are
leaning heavily in favor of Demo-
crats.
The polls gave Granholm a 10-
point lead over Republican chal-
lenger Dick DeVos. They also gave
Stabenow a 14-point advantage
over Republican challenger Mike
See REGENTS, page 7A
...................--..........----.----.-.
MONEY MATTERS
Campaign finance filings show Repub-
lican candidates have outspent Demo-
cratic candidates 7lto l in the last month
and a half.
Republicans
" David Brandon -$62,715.30
" Susan Brown - $93,395.77
Democrats
* Kathy White -$20,452.40
" Julia Darlow - $1,329.98

"He had no fear."
Isaac Kim, brother of Marine Lance Corporal Minhee Kim, who died in Iraq Wednesday

PACKED HOUSE
'MIDDLESEX' AUTHOR DRAWS
BIG CROWD ARTS, PAGE 5A
Glitch
t affects
500
apps
No delay on decisions,
but fix not simple for
admissions office
By WALTER NOWINSKI
Daily StaffReporter
The Office of Undergraduate
Admissions has almost fully recov-
ered from a computer glitch that
forced them to reprocess the data of
thousands of prospective students.
The glitch occurred in late Sep-
tember when the office uploaded an
incorrectlyformattedfilecontaining
the personal data of 5,700 potential
students, said Chris Lucier, associ-
ate director of admissions.
Lucier said the majority of
the corrupted files were those of
cv csrerEOx Iv recently added prospective stu-
aborn, at a dents who had not yet applied, such
as those registered for Campus Day
or University tours.
To fix the majority of the files,
the admissions office had to delete
the damaged files and re-enter the
correct data.
1 However,about 500 of the stu-
dents affected had already applied
for admission for the Fall 2007
term. Fixing those 500 files posed a
more difficult problem.
The admissions office went into
overdrive to remedy the error.
The 35 counselors and 16 read-
ers who work in the admissions
office have been working for sev-
iends, family eral weeks to identify and manu-
gation mem- ally recompile the damaged files, a
th before he process Lucier said they have been
able to complete with "100-percent
the e-mail accuracy."
Ted Spencer, director of under-
his unit had graduate admissions, said the
outskirts of admissions office has nearly recov-
ered from the setback.
e excitement "We caught it early enough,"
nally seeing Spencer said. "We are almost
bout how his caught up to where we were (this
ngthened by time) last year."
The glitch temporarily set back the
ended, tears processing of applications while the
es of nearly admissions staff worked extra hours
oom. Several to identify and recreate the thousands
he room and of corrupted files, Lucier said.
after it was The admissions office plans to
nsoling each send out the first round of accep-
o brush aside tance letters early next week, as
scheduled.
was a neces- "By next week we will have sent
ocess, some- out the same number of notification
e has to go letters to students that we sent at
key, he said, this time lastyear," Lucier said. "No
joy a the life admissions decisions have been
uddenly. delayed by the computer glitch."
The University has already
d Press con- received 12 percent more applica-
rt See GLITCH, page 7A

Family and friends mourn Marine Lance Corporal Minhee Kim, who lived in Ann Arbor for 10 years and attended the University of Michigan at Dea
memorial event in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union last night. Kim died Wednesday in Iraq.
Family, friends mouri
A2soldier slainin Irac

Minhee Kim, a University of
Michigan at Dearborn student,
remembered at memorial event
as patriotic, buoyed by faith

By DAVE MEKELBURG
Daily StaffReporter
Every chair in the Anderson
Room of the Michigan Union
was filled last night. Those
unable to find a seat lined the
aisles and gathered at the back.
The sounds of stifled sobbing
and crumpling tissues echoed
through the room where fam-
ily and friends had gathered to
celebrate the life and mourn
the death of Lance Cpl..Minhee
Kim.
Kim, 20, died Wednesday
in the Anbar province of Iraq.
The Marine was a student at the
University's Dearborn campus.
He had spent the last 10 years
of his life as a resident of Ann

Arbor. He had been in Iraq for
only a few months.
In a eulogy, his brother,
Isaac Kim, spoke about how his
brother embraced life and those
around him.
Once, when Isaac Kim and
his brother were young, Min-
hee Kim came home with his
knee covered in blood. Shocked
and worried, his mother asked
him what had happened. Kim
was completely unfazed by the
injury. He calmly told his moth-
er he had hurt it diving for an
errant ball in a pickup basket-
ball game.
"He had no fear," Isaac Kim
said as he held back tears.
The speakers at last night's
memorial service painted a

portrait of a young man deeply
rooted in his faith and his com-
munity.
Before leaving for Iraq, Kim
had spoken with Pastor David
Shin of the Harvest Mission
Community Church in Ann
Arbor about joining the min-
istry when he returned. When
Shin asked Kim why he was
joining the Marines, Kim said
he wanted to serve his commu-
nity and the country that had
been had so good to him.
When Shin heard those
words, "it was a breath of fresh
air," he said.
Another friend told the story
of when he and Kim met, playing
recreational hockey. As the only
Asian Americans on the team,
they were drawn to each other.
The two forged a friendship.
They often stayed up late,
jamming on guitars and talking
about their faith.
Kim spent his first year of col-
lege at Purdue University before
transferring to the University's
Dearborn campus last year.
While in Iraq, Kim sent his

last e-mail to his fr:
and fellow congre
bers exactly a mon
died.
Shin read from
during the service.
The letter said l
just arrived at the
Fallujah.
He described th.
and anxiety of fi
battle and wrote al
faith had been stre
the experience.
As the service,
welled in the eye
everyone in the rc
people lingered in t
outside the doors
over, hugging, cor
other and helpingt
the tears.
Shin said crying
sary part of the pr
thing that everyon
through. But theI
is learning to take
that had ended so s
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tributed to this repo

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Parties hunger for victory
Hunr Hungry for free food. hungryhungrycoeds.com, awebsite
gy The Hungry Hungry Coeds.com that lists events on campus where
Coedspa ybursts Party is one of four parties running free food will be offered.
partycandidates in this month's elec- The party's platform centers on
onto MSA scene lions. It joins the Michigan Action changing MSA procedure so that
Party, the Student Liberty Party student organizations can more
and the Defend Affirmative Action easily use money granted by MSA
By LAYLA ASLANI Party in vying for students' votes to provide free food at their meet-
Daily Staff Reporter Nov. 16 and 17. ings.
Joe Golden, who failed last "Food is a good way to attract
A band of students gunning for spring in his campaign for LSA Stu- people," Golden said. "It's good a
control of the Michigan Student dent Government President with way to show your event is serious
Assembly is basing its campaign the Michigan Progressive Party, and not a waste of time."
strategy on students' deep affection is the chair of HHC. He also runs See MSA, page 7A
A rubber match for Blood Battle

A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER ON MCRI

After a quarter
century, all-time
record even at 12
By ANDREA COOMBES
For the Daily
The 100-yard war between
Michigan and Ohio State has been
called the greatest sports rivalry of

all time.
In the weeks before the big game
- which promises to be evenbigger
than ever this year, likely pitting a
No.1 versus No. 2 - the rivalry goes
beyond a single football game.
For the 25th consecutive year,
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service
fraternity, and the Red Cross are
cosponsoring the UM-OSU Blood
Battle, a competition between the
schools to collect the most blood.
Unlike the lopsided win record in

the on-field rivalry, Michigan's and
OSU's all-time Blood Battle record
is tied, with each school having
won 12 of the past 24 years.
OSU's first drive is today. The
University's has already began, but
results weren't available as of press
time.
"We really want it to be fun for
the donors, but it doesn't matter
who wins at the end of the day," said
Joseph McNevin, the Red Cross's
See BLOOD BATTLE, page 7A

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks in the Hassey Room of the Michigan League last night. Jackson spoke about the benefits of affir-
mative action and the importance of voting no on Proposal 2, which would ban many affirmative action programs in Michi-
gan. At the end of his speech, Jackson challenged students to help defeat the proposal.

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