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Monday, October 1, 2007

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budget in limbo
STATE SHUTS DOWN, BUT LEGISLATORS ON THE BRINK OF A BREAKTHROUGH

From staff and wire reports temporary budget fix that would payment that the state withheld way rest areas also closed yester- A NEN
help fill a $1.75 billion deficit in the from the University because it was day evening, and overnight road Te state
LANSING - The Republican-led fiscal year that began today. short on cash this summer. construction projects and lottery of servic
Senate early today voted to raise Granholm was waiting to sign While the House earlier passed sales were scheduled to stop at mid at the se
the state's income tax from 3.9 per- a 30-day continuation budget that the bill expanding the sales tax, the night.
cent to 4.35 percent, another key would keep government running Senate had not voted on the mea- Liz Boyd, spokeswoman for
step toward implementing a budget but not until the Legislature sent sure as of 1:30 a.m., though it was Granholm, said yesterday that the " Taxi c
deal even as state government shut her the income tax increase and expected to vote on it early today. governor would consider signing 0 Tours
down. a bill placing the state's 6 percent The bills were considered crucial the budget extension if the House aPerso
The Senate split 19-19, forcing Lt. sales tax on a wide range of ser- parts of the deal to solve the short- and Senate also passed the revenue 0 Self-si
Gov. John Cherry to cast the tie- vices. fall in the state's new fiscal year. bills. S Carpe
breaking vote in favor of the bill. That continuation budget con- In the first public sign of a par- "If the bills are signed and on * Docur
The measure now heads to Demo- tains $29.6 million in funding for tial state shutdown, campers were their way to the governor's desk, 0 Courie
cratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm. the University of Michigan. It also asked to leave some Michigan state that would be sufficient" to avert a 0 Massa
The income tax piece is key to a includes the $29.6 million August parks yesterday night. Some high- See BUDGET, Page 7A * Tannin
A HISTORY OF THE STATE INCOME TAX
Michigan's income tax has risen and fallen along with the state's economic fortunes.
Legislators in both houses voted to raise the levy to 4.35 percent early this morning.
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'U' says
goodbye
to Pres.
Ford
Faculty, administrators
praise man from Grand
Rapids who ended up in
the White House
By MARY WILCOP
Daily Staff Reporter
Speaker after speaker stepped to the
podium at a memorial Friday to praise
University alum and former U.S. Presi-
dent Gerald Ford, who died in Decem-
ber of last year.
They called him cool, calm, normal
and forever devoted to the state and
University of Michigan.
They spoke in Weill Hallhome of the
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
The ceremony was split into two sec-
tions: Ford's political legacy and his
personal legacy.
Former Treasury Secretary Paul
O'Neill, who held that position under
George W. Bush and also worked in the
Ford administration, spoke twice, first
on his professional relationship with
Ford and later about his personal rela-
tionship with him.
lowers addeer
CLIf REEDER/Daily 4
Rowers paddle a
dragon boat on
the Huron river
al a festival to
mark the begin-
ning of LSA's
China Now theme
year.

CAMPUS INVENTIONS
Technology
transfers up
14 percent
Office reports record
number of patents,
mostly in medicine
and engineering
By DANIEL STRAUSS
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's Office of Technology Transfer
reported Friday a record number of proposed patents
for the 2007 fiscal year.
The office, which is in charge of marketing and pat-
enting products presented by University professors
and researchers, reported 329 new technologies this
year, a 14 percent increase from lastyear.
Of the 329 new technologies that had the poten-
tial to be patented and marketed, 144 of them went to
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and 87 patents
were issued. The new proposals spanned a range of
See TECH, Page 7A
Making a tee time
for North Campus
MSA plans mini-golf course;
first hole in Pierpont
By SCOTT MILLS
For The Daily
Students may be able to practice their short game
between classes on North Campus by the end of this
month.
The North Campus Affairs Commission of the
Michigan Student Assembly has plans for the first
of a series of student-designed miniature golf holes
to be placed in University buildings around North
Campus.
The first hole will appear in Pierpont Commons by
the end of October with two more to follow by the end
of this semester, said Engineering senior Rahul Das-
wani, co-chair of the commission. The commission
hopes to build six holes spread across North Campus
by the end of next semester. Each hole is estimated to
cost between $100 and $150.
See GOLF, Page 7A

Mike Ford, the son of former President Gerald Ford, told a crowd yesterday that his father is still a part of the University and the state of Michi-
gan.
O'Neill warned about the perilous ing to tackle these issues despite the mist, outlinedthe challengesFordfaced
state of health care and Social Secu- unwillingness of the country to discuss upon taking office, emphasizing the
rity obligations decades down the road. issues of saving, O'Neill said. high inflation and unemployment that
Unlike other presidents, Ford was will- Allen Sinai, a private sector econo- See FORD, Page 3A
Dragon boat festival
flsweeps over Huron River

By MICHAEL COULTER
Daily StaffReporter
Shouts of "jiayou" - a Man-
darin word of encouragement
- rang out in time with beating
drums and the sweep of paddles
on the Huron River yesterday.

Long, narrow wooden boats with
giant dragon heads on their bows
cut through the water.
The scene was part of a dragon
boat festival sponsored by the
Center for Chinese Studies as
part of the College of Literature,
See DRAGONS, Page 3A

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