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by Residential College Prof. Ste-
phen Ward in collaboration with
Detroit's Mosaic Youth Theater.
Regester said he expects to add
more elective choices for students
in the program.
Regester also said he'd like to
see the Semester in Detroit pro-
gram involve. an extracurricular
mentorship program in which
University alums would work with
From Page 1A
transcendent principles embraced
by more than just the usual GOP
He said getting the GOP back
on track will require expanding
the party's membership to include
those who believe in the core prin-
ciples but disagree on social issues
like abortion.
"If we focus on building the
party that way, and bringing in
people perhaps from non-tradi-
tional constituenciesoftheRepub-
lican Party, that's the way we're
going to win elections," Crowley
As part of her bid for the Cali-
fornia State Senate, Sashi McEn-
tee, who spoke at the Wednesday
event, is promoting this message
of inclusion and tolerance.
For her, creating a more open
Republican Party requires more
From Page 1A
selling liquor to intoxicated peo-
ple and minors and harassment
of customers, according to the
Michigan Department of Labor
and Economic Growth.
Mangray said he believes the
penalties stem from a New Year's
Eve incident and that things have
been blown out of proportion by
the media and police since then.
At the club that night, employ-
ees called the police when a
17-year-old girl was found uncon-
scious, intoxicated and surround-
ed by men in a booth. One of the
men was standing in front of her
with his pants pulled down.
"There are two sides to every
story," Mangray said. "They made
it sounds like we were guilty of

current students. Then, he said,
students would be well-positioned
to mentor Detroit youths.
"On a small scale," Regester
said, "that sort of mentorship pro-
gram will encourage more young
people to consider college in gen-
A group of seven or eight stu-
dent organizers will recruit other
University students to the pro-
gram over the next several weeks.
Their goal, Regester said, is to get
25 students to take part in the first
run of the program.
than rhetoric; she said it takes
dedicated grassroots organizing
and individual conversations with
potential Republicans to explain
why they should support the new
brand of inclusive Republicanism.
"We have to grow the numbers
- not just look at winning the next
election," McEntee said: "And the
little steps toward that are person-
to-person reaching out, thatgrass-
roots activism."
Many of those in attendance
said there would be obstacles to
reclaiming the GOP's "big tent"
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
considered one of the GOP's
"young guns" and a speaker on
Wednesday, said young people
hoping for bottom-up reform
would likely clash with the
GOP's "good ol' boy" establish-
But he noted that vice presi-
dential hopeful Sarah Palin ran
against the same establishment
everything in the world. We are
being penalized for doing the
right thing."
An Ace of Clubs official, who
asked to remain anonymous in
order to speak frankly oi the
subject, said Ann Arbor Police
"definitely" target the club. Ace
of Clubs is a promotion company
that has worked closely with Stu-
dio 4 since the summer.
"Just looking at our record, I
feel like were being scrutinized a
little more heavily than the other
clubs," he said. "I really don't
know the reason."
AAPD Lieutenant Michael
Logghe said the AAPD keeps a
closer eye on Studio 4 than most
other clubs in Ann Arbor.
"Obviously if there is a prob-
lem location, problem locations
receive more enforcement and
more directed patrols," he said.

University alum *achael Tan-
ner, who launched the program
last year, originally contacted
Regester after talking with Ward.
Ward said he recommended Rege-
ster because he's lived in Detroit
and worked with non-profit com-
munity programs there.
"I think Detroit is an absolutely
fascinating place to be," Regester
said. "It illuminates to anyone who
spends any time there the tremen-
dous cultural importance and the
tremendous amount of need in the
in Alaska as governor - and came
out on top.
Several high school students
who attended Wednesday's youth
convention event said they sup-
ported a more inclusive Repub-
lican Party, while others seemed
reluctant to endorse policies pro-
tecting abortion and gay rights.
"It's an obstacle for me," said
Nick Kowalski, a high school
student from Waterford, Mich.,
dressed in a suit and tie. "I'm try-
ing to get over it myself, and be
more accepting, and bring them
into the Party."
At that moment, a group of
young people who had stayed
after the event to speak with one
of the speakers, Rep. Devin Nunes
(R-CA), streamed out of the audi-
torium. Kowalski watched them
leave, adding, "But if these people
are willing to jump on board and
elect our candidates, well, then
that's great."
"Just because of what comes out
of there, fights and drunks, and
things of that nature. They are
being scrutinized because they
create so many problems for us."
The club has also incurred
more than $7,100 in fines for fail-
ing to cooperate with the Ann
Arbor Police Department, keep-
ing inaccurate sales records,
writing bad checks and breaking
more than 12 other state laws
since 2001. ,
Mangray said he was disap-
pointed in the MLCC's decision,
but said his club would abide by
the suspension.
and stands by the club's poli-
"We follow the law to the 'T',
you know? Every person has
to have an IID, whether you are
18 years old or 95 years old, we

From Page 1A.
Democratic ticket, which includes
vice presidential candidate Joe
Instead, the group's aim is to reg-
ister every student on campus - a
lofty goal, but College Democrats
chair Nathaniel Eli Styer says the
group is well on its way.
"We've exceeded all of our expec-
tations," said Styer, who was asked
by the Obama campaign to not re-
lease the number of registration
forms the group has collected.
The group has sold signs, T-shirts
and stickers to raise money to fund
its future campaign efforts, which
include four "District Invasions[
where members will campaign door-
to-door for Democratic candidates.
They're campaigning next weekend
for State Sen. Mark Schauer as he
challenges U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in
Michigan's 7th Congressional dis-
trict. They're traveling to Ohio State
University's campus over fall break
to register voters and canvass for
Obama. They will spend a day regis-
tering voters in Detroit.
Today marks exactly two months
until the election, and the College
Democrats have the next 61 days
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stalwarts, Palm cited Obama's sup-
port of plans that increase a slew of
taxes, including those on income,
investments and business.
She added soon after: "In politics,
there are some candidates who use
change to promote their careers.
And then there are those, like John
McCain, who use their careers to
promote change."
The newly crowned Republican
vice president candidate wasted lit-
tle time last night in answering her
critics among in the media.
"Here's a little news flash for all
those reporters and commentators:
I'm not going to Washington to seek
their good opinion - I'm going to
Washington to serve the people of
this country," she said. "Americans
expect us to go to Washington for
the right'reasons, and not just to
mingle with the right people."
She emphasized her accomplish-
ments as the governor of Alaska,
reminding a packed Xcel Energy
Center of how she "took on the old
politics as usual in Juneau ... when I
stood up to the special interests, the
lobbyists, big oil companies, and the
good o' boys network."
In between uproarious bursts of

thoroughly planned out. In addition
to weekly meetings, the Dems will be
on the Diag every Thursday from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 6, the state's
deadline to register voters.
And when they ask students if
they're registered, they're also going
to push for out-of-state students to
register in Ann Arbor.
"Michigan is going to be a very
crucial swing state," Styer said. "Ev-
ery single vote in Michigan counts
and counts highly."
On Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, the Col-
lege Democrats will participate in
debates sponsored by the School of
Public Policy with the College Re-
According to Brady Smith, chair
of the College Republicans, his
group is excited to participate and
provide an alternative to the more
prevalent opinion on campus. ,
It's not surprising that on a cam-
pus that's decidedly liberal - 70 per-
cent of the 1,267 ballots cast at stu-
dent precincts in Ann Arbor were
for Democrats - the College Repub-
licans aren't focusing their efforts
on convincing a majority of students
to vote for McCain.
"My goal is to make sure that
we're loud, hard-fought, and a re-
spected voice on campus," Smith
said. "I want to challenge people on
applause, she told the crowd that
she won the governorship of Alaska
nearly two years ago "promising
major ethics reform" and "to end
the culture of self-dealing.
"And today," she stressed, "that
ethics reform is the law."
Only briefly and indirectly did
Palin address what was one of the
biggest media narratives of the con-
vention - that her daughter, Bristol,
is five months pregnant.
"Our family has the same ups and
downs as any other," she said, "the
same challenges and the same joys:'
As the crowds poured out into the
concourses here at the Xcel Energy
Center, most were, pleased with Pa-
lin's speech, with a few expressions
of visible relief scattered through-
out the sea of red.
Jack Telefus, 60, could barely
hold back his excitement regarding
Palin's role as the GOP's vice presi-
dential candidate, saying that Paln
was "just the best thing that's hap-
pened in a long time to the Republi-
can Party, and to the strategy of the
"Getting someone that's young
and doesn't have a lot of baggage
but a lot of talent - that's really im-
portant,"-said Telefus, a resident of
Pocatello, Idaho.
Telefus was quick to criticize
members of the media that had

this campus."
To do that, the group will host
several Republican politicians, in-
cluding State Rep. Jack Hoogendyk;
who is challenging five-term incum-
bent Sen. Carl Levin.
The College Republicanswillhold
weekly phonebanks for Republican
presidential nominee John McCain
and plan to canvass for U.S. Rep Joe
Knollenberg in Oakland County and
U.S. Rep. Tim Walbergiin Michigan's
7th district, which includes parts of
western Washtenaw County.
While the College Republicans
might look into registering voters
while they canvass, Smith said that
wouldn't be their focus.
"Getting out the vote can only do
so much," Smith said. "You also need
to educate the vote. Whatgood is an
uninformed voter?"
Smith said he's optimistic the
College Republicans will present a
solid case for McCain and the GOP
on campus. Despite the group's lim-
ited recruitment efforts, Smith said
he's received e-mails from about 10
students looking to get involved this
Smith said he expects the group,
which currently has about 50 ac-
tive members, to see a "tremendous
spike" after tomorrow's mass meet-
questioned whether Palin, a mother
of five, would have enough time to
sufficiently devote to the vice presi-
dency if'elected.
"If this had been a woman that
had been nominated for a job at
General Motors, and she had been
denied the job because she had kids,
(the media) would have been up in
arms," he said. "Here she is coming
forward, a hard-working woman
that's been able to balance respon-
sibilities with a really tough job, and
they're getting on her case about
When asked if she thought Palin
answered her critics amongthe me-
dia and the opposing party, San An-
tonio resident Myra Myers, 64, was
"She took each opposition and
threat and turned it around to show
that she was a person who had wis-
dom and had courage and would be
able to handle whatever came her
way," Myers said.
Michael Faust, 26, said he too
was pleased with Palin's speech, but
spoke of the importance of the can-
didate's experience governing her
own state.
"She's just what we need in a
vice presidential candidate, and it's
about time we found someone with
executive experience," said Faust,
who hails from Willernie, Minn.


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