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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, September 24, 2007



Senate OKs
plan to keep
'U' funds flat

GOP proposal likely
to fail in
Democratic House
LANSING (AP) - State spend-
ing on K-12 public schools and uni-
versities would stay the same, some
state workers would lose their jobs
and funding for prisons and other
state programs would be cut under
a plan approved last night by the
Republican-led Senate.
The proposal, which passed
entirely with Republican votes,
heads next to the Democratic-con-
trolled House, where it's unlikely
to pass. So far, legislators and Dem-
ocratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm
didn't appear much closer to fixing
Michigan's state budget mess.
Lawmakers were back in session
at the Capitol yesterday evening
for a rare weekend session, trying
to avoid a possible partial govern-
ment shutdown when the new bud-
get year starts a week from today.
The state faces a projected $1.75
billion deficit in the upcoming fis-
cal year. No consensus on how to
balance the budget has emerged
despite months of negotiations
between Granholm, the House and
Underthe Senateplan-opposed
by Granholm and Democrats as
harmful to health care, public
safety and education - the House
would be left to start the process

Michigan running back Mike Hart eludes a tackle in the fourth quarter of the Wolverines' win over 10th-ranked Penn State on Saturday. It was Michigan's ninth
straight win over the Nittany Lions. For more, see SportsMonday.

Player acquitted of
indecent exposure

"Let the spirit of Jake be honored by the way we treat the
less fortunate in our community."
- Keith Hafner at a memorial for Shakey Jake Woods yesterday

moving on a tax increase of at least
$600 million to balance the budget.
House Democratic leaders have
tried several times in the past week
and ahalfto raise the income taxto
4.6 percent, but haven't succeeded.
"These bills move us no closer
to a resolution to our state budget
crisis," Senate Minority Leader
Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek)
said of the Senate plan's mix of cuts
and spending restrictions. "In fact,
they move us backward."
Republicans accused Democrats
of mischaracterizing parts of the
plan as cuts. They said much of
their $900 million in savings would
come through rejecting inflation-
ary funding increases proposed by
"That's not a cut to existing
funding. That's a reduction or
elimination of an increase," said
Senate Appropriations Chairman
Ron Jelinek (R-Three Oaks). "How
can you call not giving an increase
a cut? It's not."
Senate Democrats said schools'
costs are going up, so not giving a
2.5 percent inflationary funding
increase for public education is
effectively a cut. Sen. Valde Garcia
of Howell was the only Republican
to join Democrats in voting against
the part of the plan that would
make cuts to state departments,
which he called "unrealistic."
But Garcia joined Republican
in approving the flat funding lev-
See SENATE, Page 7A
To save
'UT' cuts
As prices rise faster
than budget, more
Daily StaffReporter
To save money, the Univer-
sity's libraries are canceling
some of their journal subscrip-
tions because of budget cuts
and the increasing costs of the
subscriptions. -
Many of the cuts are to print
subscriptions only, while the
University continues to sub-
scribe to the journals online.
University Librarian Paul
Courant said that about 2,500
were canceled this fiscal year.
In many cases, Courant said,
the University starts by can-
celing duplicate subscriptions,
leaving one copy of the jour-
nal in at least one library, as
opposed to in multiple libraries.
The University's other promi-

nent case is when subscriptions

Wide receiver was
charged for exposing
self in stadium
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan wide receiver LaT-
erryal Savoy was acquitted on a
charge of inde-
cent exposure
Friday in 15th
District Court
in Ann Arbor.
Savoy was
charged after
an alleged inci-
dent in Michi- SAVOY
gan Stadium.
The accuser,
who is a senior working as an ath-
letic trainer, took the stand first.
She said she was delivering bags of

ice in the back of a cart to a base-
ball camp in Michigan Stadium on
July 23.
She said she stopped at the sta-
dium tunnel's entrance at about
7:30 p.m. to unload the ice when
Savoy approached and greeted her.
When she turned to respond, she
said, she saw Savoy's hands in his
pockets and three to four inches of
his penis exposed.
The accuser called her friend
and her supervisor. After 9 p.m.,
she called 911.
Paula Williams, a campus police
officer, interviewed her that night.
Afterward, she and four other offi-
cers arrested Savoy at his apart-
ment on the charge of indecent
Nicholas Roumel, Savoy's attor-
ney, had seven character witnesses
ready to testify to Savoy's personal-
ity, but he used just four to speed
See PLAYER, Page 7A

Caf6 planned for UGLi

People packed into Muehlig Funeral Chapel on Fourth Street yesterday to say farewell to Shakey Jake Woods, t[
street musician who lit up downtown Ann Arbor for decades.
A2 goes on the move
one last time for Jake

Money for Bert's
donated by alum
For the Daily
A new coffee shop is set to open
in January on the ground floor
of the Shapiro Undergraduate
It will be named Bert's Cafe,

after University alum Bertram
Askwith, who gave $200,000 to
fund the project.
Bert'swillbe located in the small
media center that is currently in
the main entrance of the library.
Thd caf6 is one of several phil-
anthropic projects funded by Ask-
with, including the Askwith Media
Library - also in the UGLi - which
opened in 2005.
See CAFE, Page 7A

Woods celebrated with
parade, service
Daily StaffReporter
Shakey Jake Woods always wanted to know if
you were on the move.
And yesterday, after a memorial service for him-
at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, many of his fans and

friends went on the move for him one last time.
After the service let out, about 30 people held
an impromptu parade for the. eccentric street
musician, who died last week at age 82.
A performance by an accordion player and
a man with a Playskool toy piano resulted in an
impromptu parade. About 30 people chanted
"Shakey Jake," clapped and marched a winding
path through downtown, passing some of his old
haunts - Caf6 Felix and Espresso Royale on Main
See JAKE, Page 7A


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