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MAIS spokeswoman Linda
Green said that for the transporta-
tion of so many delicate systems,
MAIS needs the whole weekend to
ensure everything runs smoothly.
The old location will be kept as a
backup if things go wrong.
"(The move) is a really good thing
for the University," Green said. "It
puts the University in a position
where we can recover information
and resume operations as soon as
The delay will be inconvenient
for many students.-
"It is an inconvenience, but I WHO'S NEXT?
understand why they are doing it From page 1
because it willhelp in the long run,"
LSA junior Cara Jordan said.-
MAIS sent out a mass e-mail to higher-education leaders that affirmative action
alert students and staff that they opponents may zero in on Wisconsin next.
would need to complete their tasks Pae said that after the Supreme Court upheld
on Wolverine Access before the site the consideration of race in college admissions
goes down. in 2003, groups like Connerly's American Civil
"I am happy to hear that the Rights Institute had to take a new approach to
University is taking extra precau- eliminating the use of race and gender-based
tions to ensure a backup system in preferences by public institutions.
case of an emergency," LSA junior "The only viable way for them to eliminate
Caitlin Conn said. "They gave us affirmative action is through a state-by-state
plenty of notice to get our things ballot initiative," Pae said.
done, so students shouldn't com- The proposal, which passed with just under
plain that it's shut down over the 58 percent Tuesday in Democratic-leaning
weekend." Michigan, has fired up conservatives around the
Phi Beta Cons, a blog about higher education
on the website of the conservative magazine
the National Review, was filled with posts yes-
terday celebrating the ballot initiative's passage
and condemning University President Mary Sue
Coleman's vows to fight its implementation.
On another blog on the site, commentator
Stanley Kurtz called on readers to donate to
the Center for Individual Rights, the group
that fought to keep Proposal 2 on the ballot.
"Right now, conservatives have the momen-
tum on this issue," Kurtz wrote on the blog. "But
we're badly out-funded and undermanned."
The Universities of California, Washington,
Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin all have one
thing in common - their flagship campuses are
all found in the top 50 on U.S. News and World
Report's ranking of top colleges and universi-
By targeting states with more selective public
universities, activists seem to be hoping to play
off of voters' anger and nervousness about their
children's admission chances.
LSA junior Ryan Fantuzzi, co-chair of the
Washtenaw County MCRI, said Connerly joked
with supporters atthe group's victory party about
trying to pass a similar proposal somewhere else.-
Fantuzzi said if Connerly does continue his
crusade in other states, he would probably be on
Jennifer Gratz, MCRI executive director and
plaintiff in one of the Supreme Court lawsuits
that challenged the University's admissions pol-
icy in 2003, will be joining her family in Califor-
nia after spending much of her time in Michigan
campaigning for Proposal 2 over the past year,
FORD Ford was House minority leader
From page 1 from Michigan when Nixon chose
_ him to replace the resigned Spiro
Agnew as vice president in 1973.
and underwent angioplasty, getting Reagan was 93 years, 120 days
stents intwo of his coronary arteries when he died June 5, 2004. The
to increase blood flow. nation's 40th president was born
On Oct. 12, he was hospitalized Feb. 6,1911. On Oct.11, 2001, Reagan
at Eisenhower Medical Center for surpassed the longevity milestone
tests. He returned five days later of the nation's second president,
to his nearby Thunderbird Estates John Adams, who lived from Oct.
home, about 130 miles east of Los 30,1735, to July 4, 1826.
dies of Leukemia at 65
Mehlman to leave RNC post in Jan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican National
Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, whose
party lost both chambers of Congress in the
midterm elections, will step down from his post
when his two-year term ends in January, GOP
officials said Thursday.
The officials spoke on the condition of ano-
nymity because Mehlman had not yet made his
Brian Jones, an RNC spokesman, declined to
comment beyond saying that an announcement
about Mehlman's future with the party would
be made in the days ahead.
Democrats won control of the House and Sen-
ate on Tuesday by capitalizing on voter frustra-
tion with President Bush, the war in Iraq and the
scandal-scarred Congress. Democrats also took
a majority of governors' posts and gained a deci-
sive edge in state legislatures.
The officials said Mehlman made the decision
not to run for a second term more than a month
or two ago _ well before the election.
During his tenure, Mehlman, 40, traveled
extensively to promote the Republican agenda.
When he became chairman in January 2005, he
said he hoped to tighten the GOP's grip on power
"Nothing is permanent in politics," he said
then. "The goal is how do you _ both in the short
term and the long term _ do things to make it
Mehlman also said then that he hoped to
expand the GOP base and help Bush enact his
Last year, Mehlman told NAACP members
that the Republican Party was wrong for ignor-
ing the black vote for decades and said he hoped
the groups could restore their historic bond.
"Some Republicans gave up on winning the
African-American vote, looking the other way or
trying to benefit politically from racial polariza-
tion," Mehlman said at the NAACP convention.
"I come here as Republican chairman to tell you
we were wrong."
A protege of Bush's top political adviser, Karl
Rove, Mehlman became RNC chairman after
managing Bush's re-election campaign in 2004,
when the president won re-election and Repub-
licans expanded their majorities in the House
and the Senate.
Before that campaign, he served as White
House political directorunder Rove. In 2000, he
served as national field director for Bush's first
presidential campaign, charged with coordinat-
ing the efforts of GOP leaders in every state.
Previous to that, he worked on Capitol Hill
and practiced environmental law in Washing-
ton. Mehlman, a Baltimore native, is a graduate
of Harvard Law School and Franklin & Marshall
College in Lancaster, Pa.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ed Bradley,
the award-winning television jour-
nalist who broke racial barriers at
CBS News and created a distinctive,
powerful bodyofwork duringhis 26
years on "60 Minutes," died Thurs-
day. He was 65.
Bradley died of leukemia at
Mount Sinai hospital.
He landed manymemorable inter-
views, including the Duke lacrosse
players accused of rape, Michael
Jackson and the only TV interview
with Oklahoma City bomber Timo-
Bradley "was tough in an interview,
he was insistent on getting an inter-
view," said former CBS News anchor
Walter Cronkite,"and at the same time
when the interview was over, when
the subject had taken a pretty heavy
was that kind ofguy."
With his signature earring and
beard, Bradleywas "consideredintel-
ligent, smooth, cool, a greatreporter,
beloved and respected by all his col-
leagues here at CBS News," Katie
Couric said in a special report.
President Bush issued a state-
ment saying he and wife Laura were
"deeply saddened" by Bradley's
death. The newsman, the statement
went on, "produced distinctive
investigative reports that inspired
action and cemented his reputation
as one of the most accomplished
journalists of our time."
McGovern to meet with caucus on Iraq
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - George
McGovern, the former senator and
Democratic presidential candidate,
said yesterday that he will meet
with more than 60 members of
Congress next week to recommend
a strategy to remove U.S. troops
from Iraq by June.
If Democrats don't take steps to
end the war in Iraq soon, they won't
be in power very long, McGovern
told reporters before a speech at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"I think the Democratic leader-
ship is wise enough to know that if
they're going to follow the message
that election sent, they're going to
have to take steps to bring the war
to a conclusion," he said.
McGovern will present his rec-
ommendations before the Con-
gressional Progressive Caucus, a
62-membergroup ledby Reps. Lynn
Woolsey and Barbara Lee.
"The best way to reduce this insur-
gency is to get the American forces
out ofthere," McGovern said. "That's
what's driving this insurgency."
McGoverntoldthe audience Thurs-
day that the Iraq and Vietnam wars
were equally "foolish enterprises" and
that the current threat of terrorism
developed because -not before - the
United Stateswent into Iraq.
McGovern's plan _ as written in
his new book, "Out of Iraq: A Prac-
tical Plan for Withdrawal Now"
- also calls for the United States
to remove hired mercenaries from
the region, push for the removal of
British troops and establish a tem-
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opened an investigation yesterday
into video footage of a police officer
repeatedly striking a suspect in the
face during a struggle on a Holly-
The officer and his partner
described repeated blows to the
suspect's face in their written arrest
report, as well as efforts by the man
to resist and their concern that the
man might grab one of their guns,
accordingtto the document obtained
by The Associated Press.
Federal investigators initiated a
civil rights inquiry after the video
from the three-month-old incident
came to the bureau's attention yes-
terday, FBI spokeswoman Laura
The footage, shot by an area resi-
dent, shows two officers holding
down William Cardenas, 24, on a
sidewalk as one punches him sev-
eral times in the face before they
are able to handcuff him. The strug-
gling suspect yells repeatedly, "I
The Police Departmenthas begun
its own criminal and administrative
investigations into the officers' use
of force during the Aug. 11 arrest,
said police spokesman Lt. Paul Ver-
non. The officers were identified as
Alexander Schlegel and PatrickFar-
rell, and both have been reassigned
to administrative work.
"There's no denying that the
video is disturbing," Chief William
Bratton said at a news conference.
"But as to whether the actions of the
officers were appropriate in light of
what they were experiencing and
the totality of the circumstances is
what the investigation will deter-
Vernon said Cardenas, a known
gang member who had been wanted
on a felony warrant for receiving
stolen property, ran after police
encountered him. After catching up
to him, the officers knocked him to
The officers wrote in their arrest
report that Cardenas tried to throw
them off as they tried to handcuff
him. At one point, the report said,
an officer felt his gun holster being
The other officer then struck
the right side of Cardenas' face,
and three more blows followed, the ,
"The suspect continued to
attempt to fight us by grabbing at
my partner's waist," according to
the report, provided by Cardenas'
"The suspect's hand covered my
partner's gun holster so I yelled at
my partner to watch his gun. My
partner responded by capping his
gun and delivering a left elbow to
the suspect's face causing the sus-
pect to let go of him," it said.
With Cardenas still resisting, ;
one officer used pepper spray on
him, but that had "little effect," the
reportsaid. The officers were able to
handcuff him only after two of his
friends arrived and told him to stop
fighting, according to the report.
Cardenas, who was held with-
out bail, faces charges of resisting
arrest. He suffered cuts and bruis-
es on his arms, leg and face, and
received stitches on an eyelid.
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still trying what isn't working.
want to be SAGIFTTARIUS
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Continue to prepare for plans in the
next few years. I say this because this is
th plans for indeed a time of preparation for you. You
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good about 2007.
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
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the flow. diminished. Now you know you can
stand on your own.
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about your place in the world.
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'l begiv- know what you're doing and where
ossessions. you're going. (Although, you might not
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others while you undergo learning
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lore clubs, truth, you're mysterious and complex! In
ou need to the year ahead, focus on partnerships
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