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Monday, November 20, 2006 - 3A

NEWS BRIEFS
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
In Vietnam, warm
welcome for Bush;
not so in Indonesia
Warmly greeted by world leaders
in Vietnam, President Bush drew a
different reaction yesterday at his
upcoming stop in Indonesia, where
thousands angrily protested Amer-
ica's policy in the Middle East and
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The White House said it was con-
fident about security precautions
for Bush's visit today despite police
warnings of an increased threat of
attack by al-Qaida-linked groups.
The president was to spend just
six hours in Indonesia, most of it at
Bogor Palace, a presidential retreat
outside the capital of Jakarta and
far from the scene of protests yes-
terday where Bush was denounced
as a "war criminal' and "terrorist."
Wrapping up three days in Viet-
nam, Bush was taking a quick look
around this city once known as
Saigon. He planned to drop by the
stock exchange, meet with business
leaders and visit the Pasteur Insti-
tute for a briefing on its research on
HIV/AIDs and other public health
problems.
DETROIT
Detroit man
charged in two
shooting deaths
Charges were filed yesterday
against a 26-year-old Detroit man in
connection with shootings that left
two people dead and three wound-
I ed, the Wayne County Prosecutor's
office said.
ContrelleArdell Harbin faces two
counts of first-degree premeditated
murder in the Thursday shooting
deaths of Arthur James Smith, 50,
and Ophelia Fry, 58, both of Detroit.
He was also charged with three
counts of assault with intent to com-
mit murder and one count each of
felon in possession of a firearm, fel-
ony firearm and as a habitual third
offender.
The murder charges carry a man-
datory sentence of life in prison, and
the assault with intent charges are
punishable by up to life in prison.
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip
Palestinian protests
force Israel to call
off Gaza strikes
Hundreds of Palestinians serv-
ing as human shields guarded the
homes of two top militants yester-
day, anew tactic that forced Israel to
call off missile strikes on the build-
ings and re-evaluate a mainstay of
its aerial campaign in Gaza.
In recent months, the Israeli
air force has repeatedly struck the
homes of militants after warning

NOT JUST A GAME

Lawmaker:
Reinstate
military draft

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Vietnam vet
Charles Rangel pushed
similar bill before
with little success
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ameri-
ans would have to sign up for a
ew military draft after turning
8 if the incoming chairman of the
louse Ways and Means Commit-
ee has his way.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)
aid yesterday he sees his idea as
way to deter politicians from
aunching wars and to bolster U.S.
roop levels insufficient to cover
otential future action in Iran,
orth Korea and Iraq.
"There's no question in my mind
hat this president and this admin-
stration would never have invad-
d Iraq, especially on the flimsy
vidence that was presented to the
ongress, if indeed we had a draft
nd members of Congress and
he administration thought that
heir kids from their communities
ould be placed in harm's way,"

Rangel said.
Rangel, a veteran of the Korean
War who has unsuccessfully spon-
sored legislation on conscription
in the past, said he will propose a
measure early next year.
In 2003, he proposed a measure
covering people age 18 to 26. This
year, he offered a plan to man-
date military service for men and
women between age 18 and 42; it
went nowhere in the Republican-
led Congress.
Democrats will control the
House and Senate come January
because of their victories in the
Nov. 7 election.
At a time when some lawmak-
ers are urging the military to send
more troops to Iraq, "I don't see
how anyone can support the war
and not support the draft," said
Rangel, who also proposed a draft
in January 2003, before the U.S.
invasion of Iraq.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South
Carolina Republican who is a colo-
nel in the U.S. Air Force Standby
Reserve, said he agreed that the
U.S. does not have enough people
in the military.

ROB MiGRIN/Daily
LSA juniorJeff Kelley donates blood Friday at the Michigan Union during the 25th annual UM vs. OSU Blood Battle. OSU took the
win for the fourth year ina row, giving the school down south a 13-to-12 edge in the overall record.

MSA ELECTION
From page IA
The designs passed 6-2, boost-
ed by a vote from Regent Rebecca
McGowan.
McGowan, who previously
opposed the plan, switched sides
and voted for it. She said Athletic
Director Bill Martin and University
President Mary Sue Coleman had
convinced her to do so.
With only one vote remaining
before construction begins and
opposition within the board weak-
ened, opponents of the plan have
begun to lose hope.
Until McGowan's announcement,
there was a chance that the renova-
tions still might not pass.
On Jan. 1, regent-elect Julia Dar-
low will replace lame-duck Regent
David Brandon (R-Ann Arbor), one
of the plan's biggest supporters.
If Darlow opposed the plan - she
has not yet said how she will vote
- her vote would have deadlocked
the board 4-4.
Unless another regent changes his
or her mind, McGowan's reversal ren-
ders how Darlow will vote irrelevant.
But Regents Larry Deitch (D-
Bingham Farms) and Kathy White
(D-Ann Arbor), who have opposed
the plan since it was first introduced
in May, refused to give up, urging
their colleagues to reconsider their
stances on the renovation.
White voiced concerns that the
Athletic Department's plan would
notmeetAmericans withDisabilities
Act regulations. She said the Michi-
gan Paralyzed Veterans of America
had approached her to point out
that the Athletic Department's plan
would provide handicapped-acces-
sible seating in only one area of the
seating bowl.
The ADA mandates that handi-

capped individuals be given multiple
seating options with different prices
and views, like all other fans.
White motioned to postpone the
proposal until the University's law-
yers could evaluate the claim, but the
motion failed 6 to 2, with only White
and Deitch voting for it.
ThenDeitchgave alengthyspeech
criticizingthe aestheticsofthe struc-
tures that would house the skyboxes,
calling the design an unattractive
mix of "neo-Roman coliseum" and
"suburban office building."
"The proposed massive additions
are simply out of scale with the simple
stadium design," Deitch said. "They
overwhelm it and by doing so, in my
opinion, will ruinthe joy that so many
people feel in Michigan Stadium."
Deitch said he doesn't oppose ren-
ovations but thinks there is a more
attractive plan than the one the Ath-
letic Department has proposed.
"I acknowledge that change is
inevitable, but I believe that we have
a stewardship responsibility to the
public to ensure that additions to
great buildings be made in a way that
is harmonious with the look and feel
of the original structure," Deitch said.
"For me, this addition failsothat test."
After Deitch finished his speech,
the proposal came to a vote. Deitch
and White cast the only votes against
the Athletic Department's plans.
Regents Brandon, Martin Tay-
lor (D-Grosse Pointe Farms), Olivia
Maynard (D-Goodrich), Andrea
Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor),
Andrew Richner (R-Grosse Pointe
Park) and McGowan voted in favor
of the plans.
With a strong majority of the
regents in favor of the renovations,
luxury boxes seem inevitable.
ButbeforeFriday,the future of the
renovation plan wasn't so clear.
"I said last spring that my con-
cern centered on too much money

being spent on too few people, a it
value that I do not share," McGowan e(
said. "Over the past several months, e
President Coleman and Bill Martin C
have expanded their conversation to a
include how a financially sound ath- ti
letic department, buoyed by strong ti
performances by Michigan's ath- w
letes, enthusiasm of their fans and
effective management, can return to
the University substantial financial
resources to further strengthen our
core mission - our academics."
McGowan said she has paid atten-
tion to criticism from students, fac-
ulty, alumni and fans, but believes the
renovation plan is the best option forS
the University.
"I have considered every opin-
ion that has been offered as I move
around Ann Arbor and the area,"
McGowan said. "I respect how
strongly you feel."
Her speech elicited gasps and
chatter from some of those in atten-
dance. "Jesus Christ," one angry man
in the audience hissed.
But the fight is not over yet, said
John Pollack, founder of luxury-box
opposition group Save the Big House.
The University will still need to
find a construction company that
can complete the renovations for the
approved cost - $226 million.
"The difference between wish and
reality can be a pretty broad gap,"
Pollack said.

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State to limit ocean , -
fishing off coast Wanna Play Doctor?
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Despite intense opposition from Corner of S. University and S. Forest
many fishermen, California wildlife
regulators are creating the nation's
most extensive network of "marine
' protected areas" - stretches of
ocean where fishing will be banned
or severely restricted.
The first chain of refuges, cov-
ering some 200 square miles and
stretching from Santa Barbara to
Half Moon Bay, just south of San
Francisco, is due to take effect early
next year. The state plans similar To play: Complete the grid so that every row, column
protected zones along the more
itensely fished coasts of northern and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.
and southern California.

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about the potential impact of Proposal 2
on any student program or service, contact
deanofstudents@umich.edu
Staff will attempt to answer your question
promptly and post those of general interest
on the Student Matters website,
www.studentmatters.umich.edu
If you have a question about the potential
impact of Proposal 2 on you personally, contact
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These questions will be confidentially answered
by the University Ombudsman.

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from Ann Arbor PASEDENA,
CALIFORNIA is than PHOENIX,
ARIZONA. Depending on Bowl
Championship Series com-
puters and the human polls,
the Michigan football team
could play a bowl game in
either of these cities.

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