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Michigan Tickets" on eBay last
night yielded 1,625 results.
Even if fans manage to find tick-
ets that fit their budget, they could
find another roadblock on their way
into the Horseshoe.
The tickets might not be real.
One recent bid for a pair of tick-
ets on eBay resulted in a flurry of e-
mails to the bidder offering a second
chance to purchase the tickets or a
similar pair. Most of the e-mails,
which turned out to be scams, were
disguised as official eBay corre-
Some scams request payment
for the tickets to be sent via West-
ern Union or ask for the bidder's
"The scammers generally don't
speak English very well," Berger
said. "They ask you to do the deal
outside of eBay."
Many of these e-mails appear
to originate from the United King-
EBay urges visitors to forward-
questionable e-mail to spoof@ebay. TURNOUT
com to verify whether it's official. From page I
Despite the game's billing as one
of the most important college foot-
ball showdowns in recent memory, University voter
the demand for high-priced tickets At the six I
may no longer be greater than the most student
supply. three times as
A month ago, there were almost cast on Tuesday
no ticket auctions on eBay that term elections.
ended without a bid. Now there At the precin
are tickets - mostly with opening Residence Hall
bids of more than $1,000 per ticket were cast in 24
- that go unsold. nearly 850 went
This may be partly the result of The efforts
concerns about safety in Colum- like Voice Your
bus. Horror stories about the lege Republican
treatment of Michigan fans have in increasing tu
stopped some fans from pursuing ence Prof. Vinc
Berger said one of his roommates
had planned on joining him but -
decided to stay home to avoid what TENNIS
Berger called the "danger aspect" From page 1
for Michigan fans.
After amonth of searching, Berg--
er still doesn't have tickets. But now to be one step fa
it's just a matter of time, he said. The stronger. In the
price is finally right - or at least as second set, he a
close to right as it's going to get. jump one inch h
precincts with the
voters, more than
many ballots were
as in the 2002 mid-
ct in Mary Markley
, about 250 ballots
002. Last Tuesday,
there to vote.
of campus groups
Vote and the Col-
s played a large role
rnout, political sci-
ent Hutchings said.
Political parties don't focus
many campaignresources on voters
under 30 because they don't vote at
a high rate, Hutchings said. Grass-
roots get-out-the-vote efforts are
important to encourage students to
vote, he said.
"Interest groups made more of
an effort to reach people," Hutch-
Voice Your Vote registered
nearly 5,000 new voters on cam-
pus this fall. The group ranked
number two in the country among
campus get-out-the-vote cam-
paigns, beaten only by the Univer-
sity of Oregon, where registering
to vote is a mandatory part of col-
College Democrats Chair Jamie
Ruth said activist groups had a
major role in encouraging students
to vote. The Dems registered 1,600
new voters - a figure that was
included in the number of voters
registered by Voice Your Vote.
The College Democrats not only
spentconsiderable time ontheDiag,
but also visited off-campus student
housing and called more than 600
students to remind them to vote.
"We didn't take a single vote for
granted," Ruth said.
Another key factor in the high
turnout was the nationwide buzz
around these congressional elec-
tions, Hutchings said. Concerns
over the budget, the war in Iraq and
the long single-party rule of Con-
gress energized voters, he said.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 7
"There was a lot of talk about
how this was a very important elec-
tion," he said.
Both Ruth and Kendall said
students are starting to take a far
greater interest in national politics
as they realize that what happens
in Congress has a direct effect on
their everyday lives.
"We're definitely seeing young
people become more aware of their
political surroundings," Ruth said.
Voters on the University campus
were also drawnto the polls by Pro-
posal 2, which banned affirmative
action in Michigan.
"It was a unifying force on cam-
pus, and I think people had very
specific, intense feelings on both
sides of the issue," Kendall said.
aster and one stroke
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to have major impact
With the score at deuce,
Bubenicek sent a lob over the
Wolverine's head. Maravic, who
jumped as high as he could, barely
got the racket on the ball. Taking
control on the point, Maravic forced
Bubenicek into yet another error. A
frustrated Bubenicek couldn't refo-
cus and ended the game on a double
fault. Maravic held the serve to
close out the match at 6-2.
Before Maravic could get to the
title match, he took on another
Hoosier: junior Dara McLoughlin.
Playing remarkable tennis, Maravic
disposed of him in just over an hour
(6-1, 6-2). It seemed the only chal-
lenge he faced this weekend came
on the first day of competition.
"I definitely had a great week-
end," Maravic said. "Firstround was
tough because you play a (high-cali-
ber) player, (Wisconsin's Lachezar)
Kasarov, who has a big serve. I was
happy to get through the first day."
a confident Maravic won five consec-
utive matches in straight sets. Berque
"If he gets into tough situations, he
can fight himself out of it," Berque
said. "That's the great thing about
Matko. Not only is he a well-round-
ed player, but he's also a very smart
He also proved to be the best.
Going into the tournament, Mara-
vic became the top seed after David
Mullings (Ohio State) withdrew
from the competition. But senior
and doubles partner Brian Hung
said it wouldn't have mattered.
"Even if they played head-to-
head, I'd still put money on Matko,"
The final match of 2006 exhib-
ited how much Maravic has grown
since becoming a Wolverine. Even
without playing much tennis over
the summer, his strong play (9-2)
will likely send him higher in the
national rankings. In order to be
a contender for the NCAA Singles
Championship, though, Maravic
has a little further to go.
"His doubles play, his deci-
sion-making and his serve have
all become very solid, and he's at
the point where he has no weaka
nesses in his game," Berque said.
"If he could continue what he did
today, I would be very happy, but
up to this point, his serve and fore-
hand weren't really weapons. They
weren't liabilities, but they weren't
really weapons. I think that to get-
to that next level he needs to do
more of what he did today."
Maravic will look to develop his
weapons when the Wolverines start
out the spring season on Jan. 13 in
Coral Gables, Fla. Looking forward,
ahumble Maravicknowshis Big Ten
title can only help the Wolverines
"I think people are going to see
that we're developing and (we're)
going to have success in the future,"
Maravic said. "This is going to
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Canadian scientists, including
seven University researchers, are
using a $2.5-million grant from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration for a five-year study
to examine why the dead zone is
returning and find solutions.
Research following the zone's
initial discovery in the 1960s pin-
pointed phosphorous run-off from
farms and water treatment plants
as the main cause.
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formed algae blooms in the lake
that sunk to the bottom, feeding
bacteria that drains the habitat
of oxygen, said Donald Scavia, a
professor in the School of Natural
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Clean Water Act in 1972, which
barred the use of certain fertilizers
and detergents and imposed strict-
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and elimination of phosphorous,
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But the dead zone's recent
rebound is making scientists think
there might also be another cause.
In the initial stages of the study,
University researchers are creating
digital models of Lake Erie, adjust-
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mine what factors most affect the
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worth of data, Scavia said.
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the models, researchers can ana-
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causes: phosphorous pollution,
zebra mussel infestation and global
climate change. The models also
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movement on a campus that cares,
but often doesn't participate.
Their group is not the first of its
kind. Last school year, a loose stu-
dent association formed under the
same name, only to crumble before
developing an identity. After that
group folded, there were no student
groups specifically devoted to pro-
testing the war on campus.
"I felt it was utterly absurd that
there was no student anti-war group
'on campus," said Smith, who orga-
nized the new group's first meeting
and has since taken a lead in recruit-
ing new members and organizing
events. "I felt obliged to do some-
thing about that."
Drawing support from a strong
local activist community, Smith
launched the group at the beginning
of the semester. Though aimed at
students, the group's meetings have
attracted working young adults and
middle-aged Socialists. Legendary
Ann Arbor activist Alan Haber, who
helped found Students for a Demo-
cratic Society in 1959, attended the
first meeting. Since then, Anti-war
Action has worked with local groups
like Michigan Peaceworks to plan
and publicize anti-war events.
The group counts 37 names on its
e-mail list and is slowly growing.
In their first protest in several
weeks, Smith, Lomize and four
other group members campaigned
yesterday for several hours on the
Diag, the holy ground of campus
In the activist tradition, they set
out to raise awareness, handing
out flyers advertising a speech last
night by the father of First Lt. Ehren
Watada, the firstU.S. militaryofficer
to refuse deployment to Iraq.
They chatted with passersby who
stopped to gawk and take pictures of
group members Jackie Wagner and
LSA junior Adam Lax, who were
standing in front of fake tombstones
labeled "RIP Geneva Convention."
They wore orange jumpsuits, black
bags over their heads and handcuffs
ees of the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
Smith and LSA junior Matt Roney
dutifully tried to start conversations
with people walking through the
Diag about the Military Commis-
sions Act, a bill passed last month
that suspends the writ of habeas cor-
pus for enemy combatants.
A similar but quieter scene
unfolded in Rackham Auditorium
two weeks ago.
A group of History Department
faculty and graduate students held
what they called a teach-out, a set of
panel discussions about the war and
its effects on the United States and
the Middle East.
While third-party candidates
cruised the auditorium's orange aisles
final days before last week's election,
University experts on the panel field-
ed questions about the war.
Audience members relaxed in the
sleepy auditorium. They were most-
ly middle-aged. Some toted small
children, who furiously scribbled
with crayons on scrap paper. They
applauded intermittently, some-
times briefly cheering.
Only a few students dotted the
audience. Anti-war Action members
originally planned a recruiting table
at the event, but in the end none of
them made it, citing homework and
left while a folk guitarist spouted
ballads on stage during an intermis-
sion. Though named in honor of the
renowned teach-ins of the 1960s, the
gathering looked weak in compari-
son to the anti-war events of coun-
History Prof. Matthew Country-
man, who helped organize the event,
said student activism has indeed
withered since the 1960s.
"At thisparticular moment there's
not a lot of activity on campus," he
He suspects the 1960s movement
was stronger for two reasons: the
Vietnam draft brought the war into
college students' daily lives, and the
success of the Civil Rights Move-
ment gave them a deep sense of
Both motivators havesince ebbed.
Congress ended conscription in
1973, and the idea that young people
can influence national politics has
waned, Countryman said.
But Countryman cautioned
against romanticizing 1960s student
activism, lest today's student activ-
ists be discouraged because they
cannot drawthousands to protest in
"We have a sense that everyday,
everybody on campus, all students
were involved in very dramatic and
exciting protests," he said. "That
certainly wasn't true."
Haber, who now owns a wood-
working shop on Phelps Street in
Ann Arbor, agreed.
"As the war heated up and there
were more issues ... more and more
people became aware," he said. "But
it was never, you know, half of the
Considering how different the
political climate is today, Smith is
like his 1960s counterparts in many
He explains his cause with fre-
quent references to core American
values like liberty and equality.
With atall, lanky stature, long cop-
per hair and a propensity to discuss
alleged human rights violations, he
neatly fits the protester stereotype.
He has opposed the warsince before
it started and said his long history
of unorganized campaigning fof
various causes helped him slide
gracefully into the role of anti-war
Much like his Baby Boomer pre-
decessors, Smith is not a single-issue
activist. He said his primary reason
for opposing the war is his belief that
the federal government spends too
much time and money planning mil-
itary operations and too little trying
to address environmental issues. He
and fellow group member Yousef
Rabhi are running on the Defend
Affirmative Action Party slate for
seats in this week's Michigan Stu-
Lomize, on the other hand, is
strikingly different from the activ
ist caricature. He is slight in stature,
with small wire-rimmed glasses and
a permanent smile. His Facebook.
com profile is cluttered with Bible
verses, and one can barely speak
with him for more than a few min-
utes before the conversationturns to
His activism stems from his
beliefs. A lifelongChristian, the Rus-
sian-born Ann Arborite read Leo
Tolstoy's "The Kingdom of God is
Within You" over Christmas break
his freshman year.
"It opened myeyes to how Jesus's
teachings relate to nonviolence,"
he said. "After thinking about that
more, I couldn't understand how
you couldn't believe in nonviolence
and believe in Jesus's teachings. I
couldn't understand how you could
love your enemy and kill them at the
Now he proudly proclaims his
Christian anarchism, often wearing
brightly colored shirts with logos
like "Love your enemies" or "Who
would Jesus bomb?"
In contrast to Smith, who said his
family fully supports his activism,
Lomize has yet to tell his parents
about his involvement with Anti-
war Action. He expects they will
be less than enthusiastic when they
"My parents grew up in the Sovi-
et Union, and my parents weren't
actively involved in any organiz-
ing there," he said, laughing. "They
don't know I'm a part of an anti-
war group. They probably wouldn't
approve of it."
So far, their group hasn't inspired
any mass revolution or building
occupations. But Smith said that's
not their goal, at least not yet.
"A lot of our focus at this point is
informational outreach and inspira-.
tion," Smith said. "Signs are good,
bodies are good, but that's not all.
There's more to protest in direct
democracy than just holding signs
After saying that, Smith paused
and turned to Lomize, who wore a
"But we've done that," Lomize
said as both of them laughed.