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Monday, September 17, 2007 - 7A

Protesters propose
co-op boycott Israel

Michigan
saves some
face with win

CO-OP From page 1A
according to the co-op's website.
During the summer, the pro-
boycott group collected enough
signatures from the 6,000 co-
op members to force a vote. The
board refused, but under the co-
op's bylaws, any vote by the eight-
person board can be overruled if 7
percent of co-op members disagree
with the board's decision.
Martha Federbush was outside
the co-op on Saturday morning
with a "Vote Yes to Boycott Israeli
Goods."
"I've been out here for about an
hour and a half," she said. "But it
feels more like two and a half."
Most passersby ignore Feder-

bush and the two other protesters,
hat occasionally someone will stop
or say something.
"You think you're helping Pal-
estinians by boycotting an organ-
ic food store?" a man said as he
walked by with his son.
Federbush yelled back that
boycotts like hers are how people
fought the South African apart-
heid. The man kept walking.
The dozen or so Israeli products
make up one-one hundredth of 1
percent of the store's annual rev-
enue.
This summer, members of Boy-
cott Israeli Goods went before the
co-op's board with a proposal that
the store stop selling Israeli goods,
according to the co-op's website.

Members of the boycott group another Boycott Israeli Goods
say they're not trying to stir up member who unsuccessfully ran
trouble, they're just trying to help last year for a seat on the Univer-
the Palestinians. sity Board of Regents on the Green
"I'm Jewish, and I've been to Party ticket.
Palestine, and it was really dis- Ann Arborites for Mid-East
turbing," said Sol Metz, a member Peace was founded this summer to
of Boycott Israeli Goods. "What I fight the boycott.
saw was that in the name of Jews City Council member Joan
everywhere, the Palestinians were Lowenstein (D-Ward 2), a mem-
being treated almost asbadly as we ber of the opposition group, said
were by the Nazis." Boycott Israeli Goods members
But they have stirred up some should just not buy Israeli goods
trouble. rather than ask the co-op to stop
"Our opposition, when they selling them.
called or e-mailed, would con- "It's more that it's singling out
stantly tire us with things like, Israel which I think is improper,"
our bad characters or assume that Lownestein said. "I think it's just
we were anti-Semitic because we a purely anti-Israel move and is
criticize Israel," said Ed Morin, unwarranted."

College Democrats get ready for 2008 race

FOOTBALL From page 1A
"There's nothing more. What you
saw last week and the week before
that was just a bunch of guys not
playing to their ability. What you
saw today, that's Michigan defense.
I can guarantee you you'll see it
from here on out."
Defensive end Brandon Graham
recorded three sacks in his first
extended playing time of the sea-
son. He missed large portions of the
first two games with injury prob-
lems, but made his presence felt
Saturday. Senior linebacker Shawn
Crable - who played defensive end
for much of the game - tallied two-
and-a-half sacks, and four of his
five tackles were hehind the lineof
scrimmage.
The defense held Notre Dame to
negative six rushing yards and 79
total yards. Until late in the game,
the Irish had managed negative 52
yards rushing, due in large part to
48 yards lost on eight sacks.
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy
Clausen rarely had time to find an
open receiver because of the tenac-
ity of Michigan's defensive line, and
the Wolverines disguised their cov-
erages to confuse the freshman.
"It was our first time disguising
(Saturday) - walking up and show-
ing them different things," line-
backer Chris Graham said.;"It was a
young quarterback, so he can't read

defenses that well. We tried to get
him out of his mindset, make him
think that it was one-on-one all the
time. We'd come up on different
plays and mix up his mind. Once
we did that he didn't know what to
do."
Michigan freshman quarterback
Ryan Mallett played well in his first
career start, tossing three of his
seven completions for touchdowns.
The Wolverines didn't allow
him to do too much, though, call-
ing for him to throw on just 15 of
77 total plays. Running back Mike
Hart backed up his victory guar-
antee of a week ago with 187 yards
and two touchdowns on 35 carries,
and backupBrandon Minor added
12 yards on 17 carries. Michigan
totaled 289 rushing yards and
scored touchdowns on six of its first
nine drives.
It was the defense that most
impressed. Notre Dame's first three
drives each totaled negative yard-
age, and Michigan forced turnovers
on three of the Fighting Irish's first
five drives.
Contrary to their nickname,
Notre Dame didn't put up much of
a fight.
"I feel I got punched in thg
mouth with a pretty good right
cross," Notre Dame coach Charlie
Weis said.
Makes sense. Both gladiators and
boxers hit pretty hard.

DEMS From page 1A
forbid all states except South Car-
olina, Nevada, New Hampshire
and Iowa from staging a primary
before Feb. 5.
Some Republicans have said
they will continue campaigning
in the state. While the Democratic
National Committee threatened
to strip Michigan of all of its del-
egates from the party's nominat-
ing convention if the primary is
held on Jan. 15, the Republican
National Committee has said it
will only remove half of the state's
delegates...
Harper said the group is work-
ing to bring a Democratic candi-
date to the University, though.
"If we can't get a candidate to
come to campus, hopefully a high-

profile spokesperson will come in
their place," Harper said.
Harper said the group's primary
goal is to work toward a Democrat-
ic victory in the presidential elec-
tion in November 2008.
"People think that it's easy for
the Democrats to win the elec-
tion," Harper said. "It's not a sure
thing. We need to build a strong
coalition on campus to achieve our
goals."
The College Democrats have
several events planned this year
to mobilize students on campus.
They will head a rally in Lansing
on Sept. 26 to lobby for an increase
in state funding for the University.
The group also plans to register
students to vote before the Jan. 15
primary.
Stabenow spent most of her

speech talking about the impor-
tance of electing a Democrat to the
White House in the 2008 presiden-
tial election. Although Stabenow
endorsed New York Sen. Hillary
Clinton on Saturday for the Dem-
ocratic nomination, she said she
would support any Democrat in
the general election.
"Anyone on our side is head and
shoulders above what happened in
the last six and a half years," she
said.
Dingell, the longest-serving
member of Congress, concurred.
"I hope the next time I come
here we can say 'By golly, we did it.
We gave them the licking of their
life,'"Dingell said.
In addition to discussing the
upcoming presidential election,
speakers at the meeting addressed

the rising cost of tuition.
Brewer spoke about yesterday's
state House session in Lansing,
where lawmakers grappled to set-
tle the state's budget crisis by the
time the 2008 fiscal yearbegins on
Oct. 1.
"The Democrats are fighting
there right now to make sure insti-
tutions like this are properly fund-
ed," Brewer said.
Stabenow also stressed the need
for an increase in federal funding
to public universities.
Congress approved earlier this
month a Stabenqw-sponsored bill
that would increase funding for
college aid by $20 billion nation-
wide. Stabenow said the bill is
the largest legislative investment
in higher education since the G.I.
Bill.

OFFICE
From page 1A
for "The Stranger," a Seattle-area
alternative weekly newspaper.
"My God, think of all the Ls,
Gs, Bs, Ts, Qs, Is, Ts, etc., that are
going to have to get their degrees
and leave Michigan before the
name is finally changed," wrote
Savage, who is gay. "If folks are
feeling oppressed by LGBT, how
can UM justify taking three years
to process its way toward an
inclusive name for the group?"
Andrew Sullivan, a columnist
for "The Atlantic" magazine, also
criticized the office's efforts at
inclusiveness.
"I was a gay advisor on campus
and I know the pain and issues
involved. I know they need to
exist," Sullivan said. "But the p.c.
crapola gets you down."
School of Education junior
Ashley Fotieo said, she didn't

understand why the office needed
to change its name.
"If it's going to make a sig-
nificantdifference inthe orga-
nization, then by all means they
should change it, but I was sur-
prised when I heard they were
considering a name change,
because I didn't really see much
wrong with it before," she said.
"It's a name that everyone already
recognizes."
LSA senior Andrew McBride,
an employee of the LGBT Affairs
office, said the group won't pick
a new name until it gets a wide
range of suggestions from mem-
bers of the University community.
"We will be holding three
forums for anyone who wants to
reveal that they are invested in
the name change," McBride said.
"Students, staff, faculty, and the
greater community are welcome
to come. We also have our blog,
and we'll be taking suggestions
there as well."

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THE
CEN T E R
Sofas . Chairs
SLuggage Lamps
Records f;Stereos y
Hardware Bikes
Appliances tTVs
Electronics - _
Collectibles t
a Building Materials
Exercise Equipment

MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE NAME CHANGE:
Noonto1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.26
3909 Michigan Union
5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday,Oct. 10
r 3909 Michigan Union
5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov.8
North Campus (Location to be determined)
Shutdown would
have dire results

Information Meeting
Monday, September 17, 6:00 PM
Michigan Union, Anderson D Room
for more information visit our website www.peacecorps.gov
or call 800.424.8580

LANSING (AP) - If Michigan
lawmakers don't agree on how
to fix state government's budget
problems by the start of the new
fiscal year on Oct. 1, it's not clear
exactly what might happen next.
But the list of possibilities is
short: shutting down nonessential
government services, or putting
in place a bare-bones budget that
continues current spending lev-
els. It's unlikely the state will have
enough money to fund a continua-
tion budget that lasts for months,
however, and even a partial shut-
down could mean hardship for
many and a further black eye on
the state's reputation.
The person with the best idea
of what a shutdown might actual-
ly look like, Democratic Gov. Jen-
nifer Granholm, isn't giving any
details. Her administration has
been studying possible options

department by department, as
well as reviewing the state con-
stitution, to craft a plan it hopes it
never has to implement.
"It's only prudent for state gov-
ernmentcto know what our options
are," Granholm spokeswoman Liz
Boyd said. "But we are not focused
on a shutdown."
If state leaders don't get their
act together in the next two weeks,
some key employees and contrac-
tors may have to agree to put off
getting paychecks while they stay
on the job running prisons, emer-
gency medical care services, state
police posts and other essential
services.
State universities should be
able to remain open for at least for
a short period during a shutdown,
since they have money coming in
from tuition and other sources to
support operations.

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