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T here's a reason beyond foot-
ball that led redshirt junior
offensive tackle Jake Long
to pass up this April's NFL Draft
-where he likely would have
been a first-round selection - and
return for his last year of eligibil-
ity.
He's also looking forward to
what the 2007-08 season will
bring off of the gridiron.
"This was definitely the most
fun I've ever had," Long said.
"Football was great, school was
great and life was great."
Long, who is a general studies
major, lists music classes as his

favorite. He has a strong d
get a degree before he gt
a professional football
And just like any other M
student, he laments abo
much time he must spen
fishbowl.
But Long understands
exploits on the field lead
scrutiny than an average
is used to.
"When you're in the sr
people notice you more
said. "I'm conscious of ti
don't put myself in badr
don't want people to thin
See LONG, F

emocrats acrossthe coun-
try are walking tall this
year. On campus, Jamie
Ruth is the perfect example
of that tendency, literally and
figuratively.
Ruth, the 6-foot 3-inches
tall former chair of the College
Democrats, presided over the
organization during the elec-
tions last November that saw
Michigan Democrats retain
the governor's mansion and
take control of the state House
of Representatives.
Under his stewardship, Col-
lege Democrats knocked on
thousands of doors across the
state to try to rally votes in the
governor's race and the state
congressional seats during the
November election. Ruth sent
out campaign memos to the
organization that were pages
SERE/Daily and pages long, said LSA senior
Ryan Werder, a spokesman for
desire to the Dems.
oes onto "Jamie worked twice as hard
career. as anyone," Werder said.
lichigan It paid off. Democratic gov-
ut how ernor Jennifer Granholm held
d in the onto her office by a comfortable
margin and, in a surprise win,
that his the Democrats took the state
to more House and nearly managed to
student gain control of the state Senate.
Before Ruth, the Dems
potlight, weren't an exclusive club, but
Long their outreach and retention
hat, so I programs were lackluster. To
places. I remedy that, Ruth took steps
k of me to get every willing member
Page 11B actively campaigning and
O naSunday night four years
ago, then-LSAfreshman Tony
SaundersstrodeintothedBurs
ley Dining Hall The new inducteeA
of Kappa Alpha Psi was proud to
show off the Greek letters stitched
into his new fraternity jacket.
That night, Saunders did not yet
know how important the fraternity
would become to his career of ser-
vice to the University community,
how it would shape his decisions or
how his decisions would shape it.
"My fraternity has built a lot
of who I am, probably most of it,"
he said.
Saunders is the current presi-
dent of the National Pan-Hellenic
Council, the umbrella organization
for historically black fraternities
and sororities on campus, of which
KAPsi is a member.
Saunders is also a Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly representative, one
of the founders of a student-led ects wi
affirmative action study group and on Eas
a member of the senior honor soci- is desig
ety The Order of Angell. racial,
Saunders is also known for backgr
the parties and dances he sets up his rea
around town, putting on events the ba
in conjunction with most of the were m
campus's most popular nightspots. the prc
They're more elaborate than the and doi
beer-pong tournaments you'll see dent gr
at a few campus fraternities. And Evet
they're for a better cause. excelle
One of Saunders' recent proj- Whi

organizing.
Anger over the war in Iraq
and the perceived ineptitude
of the Bush White House was
fueling new activist energy
in the student body, and Ruth
wanted to harness that energy.
"A lot of students were say-
ing, 'I was never interested in
politics before, but I've got to
do something now. Things are
getting pretty extreme,' " Ruth
said.
Ruth also commissioned a
redesign of the college Demo-
crats website. It went from a
bland, and seldom updated
template to an attractive, mul-
timedia intensive hub for com-
munity organizing. It's this
kind of online presence, rare
among campus student groups,
that Ruth says is the future of

grassroots campaigning.
Ruth says he's majoring
in "money and power," also
known as economics and polit-
ical science. Ruth doesn't know
exactly what he'll do when he
graduates, but he knows he's
going to Washington to help
the Democrats, ideally through
online fundraising and cam-
paigning.
After November's election
results were in and Democrats
everywhere had started to cel-
ebrate, Werder said, the Col-
lege Dems presented Ruth a
giant thank you card made out
of Granholm campaign yard
signs.
"Jamie's the only person I
know who ever got a thank-you
card out of yard signs," he said.
- Dan Trump

TALKING
POINTS
Three things you can talk
about this week:
1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2. Rodriguezt
vs. Tarantino
3. The Chinese
organ market

QUOTES OF THE WEEK
How can you justify
seeing a mother away
from her home, her
children. Why don't
they respect the val-
ues of families in the
West?"
- IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD
AHMADINEJAD, referring to Leading Seaman
Faye Turney, one of the 15 British sailors held
captive for 14 days in Iran.

"Other than 'Forrest Gump' and
'The Green Mile,' which I was
offered and should have done, and
'Splash' was written for me, I still
like my career better."
- JOHN TRAVOLTA, apparently lamenting the fact that
Tom Hanks's career has been more successful than his.
"We're suggesting that they take
smoking out of youth accessible
films: G, PG and PG-13, which make
up 85 percent of all movies."
- AN OFFICIAL involved in a Harvard study that
recommended the Motion Picture Association of
America mandate that any film that contains smoking
automatically receive an R rating.
WIKIPEDIA
ARTICLE OF THE
WEEK
Don Imus
John Donald "Don" Imus, Jr.
(born July 23, 1940) is an Ameri-
can radio talk show host, best
known for his sarcasm and harsh
language. His popular radio show,
Imus in the Morning, airs daily.
Imus is frequently accused of
e the babies. racism, misogyny and homopho-
nothing but bia. Imus once referred to sports
columnist Bill Rhoden as a "New
York Times quota hire" and PBS
anchor Gwen Ifill as a "cleaning
lady."

And three
things you
can't:
1. Obama's
fundraising
2. Your finals
schedule
3. Duke

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"Rugrats" - Get a group to dress up lik
It's the perfect excuse to go out wearing
Depends, if you're into that sort of thing.
Suggested by Chris Nuhich and Audro Ozborn

ill be hosted by The Necto
A Liberty Street. The party
ned to draw students of all
ethnic and socioeconomic
ounds, a theme inspired by
lization that partygoers at
shes he typically attended
ainly black. He plans to take
oceeds from cover charges
sate them to avarietyofstu-
oups on campus.
n before college, Saunders
d in unpredictable ways.
le at Detroit's Cass Tech

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High School, he and his friend
Brandon Perry started a candy
business that became so success-
ful it was shut down by the school
because it was causing the vending
machines to lose money.
Serving as NPHC president has
even directed Saunders's career
plans. Just weeks from receiving
a degree in economics, Saunders
is deciding between pursuing a
career in marketing or attending
law school.
-Taryn Hartman

BY THE NUMBERS
Amount spent by Trump
Entertainment, headed by mogul
Donald Trump, to renovate
properties in Atlantic City over
the past 18 months
Amount the company will spend
building a new facility there
Debt faced by Trump
Entertainment
Source: The New York Times

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