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Ann Arbor, Michigan
PARKING ON CAMPUS
Neighbors
oppose plans
to add parking
near hospital

Monday, September 15, 2008

michigandailycom

IN RIVALRY. A TURNOVER OF FORTUNES

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between Wall Street and Maiden
wn area say new Lane.
Conceptual plans, the first step
ructures would toward approval, are expectedtobe
. presented to the University Board
ng noise, traffic of Regents during the board's next
meeting Sept. 18.
ByANDY KROLL Thestructuresareacomponentof
Daily News Editor the University Health System's 2005
"Master Plan," which lays out the
e residents of Ann Arbor's Health System's potential expan-
Town neighborhood, locat- sion for the next several decades.
oss the Huron River from Residents opposing the strut-
iversity Hospital, are fight- tures say increased vehicle traffic
Jniversity proposal to build resulting from the buildings will
'eestanding parking struc- negatively impact the surround-
near the University's Medi- ing environment and the health of
npus. nearby residents.
proposed site of the two The residents also say the struc-
res, which will include tureswill"deaden" the atmosphere
square feet of office space of the Lower Town neighborhood,
ssibly a new transit center, See PARKING, Page 7A
CTURAL PROBLEMS

Notre Dame linebacker Brian Smith returns a Michigan fumble for a touchdown during Michigan's 35-17 loss tothe Fighting Irish Saturday. For Notre Dame, the win rep-
resented a return to success after a 3-9 record last season. For Michigan, which dropped to 1-2 on the season, the loss was a reminder of the challenges the team faces.
After lossMihigan needs
to regaini some respect

SOUTH BEND -
Thought it was a match-
up between the two
winningest programs in
college football history,
this year's installment of
Michigan-Notre Dame
rivalry offered none of the
usual glamour.
Without high national
ragings or marquee bowl-
game hopes, Saturday's

NATE
SANDALS

game between the Wolverines and the Fighting
Irish was primarily a battle for self-respect.
Notre Dame's senior linebacker Maurice
Crum Jr. flat-out said that's what his team was
playing for during the traditional campus pep
rally the night before the game.
Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz and
his 1988 National Championship team were at
the pep rally, too. But the next day it was this
year's version of the Fighting Irish that made
a statement.
"Today was not Lou, it was not the '88

For more football coverage, see
SPORTSMONDAY.
team, it was those guys in that locker room
stepping up and earning the respect that Mo
Crum was talking about last night at the pep
rally," Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said.
"I think you had a bunch of guys right there
that stepped up and said, 'We want to make a
See SANDALS, Page 7A

GRAPHIC eALLISON GHAMAN

Storms drench area, knock out power

Ann Arbor escapes
with minor damage,
flooding, outages,
By THOMAS CHAN
For the Daily
Heavy rain bombarded south-
east Michigan this weekend, caus-
ing some damage and flooding and
knocking out power to thousands
of homes in Washtenaw County.
About three inches of rain had fall-
en by noon yesterday, according to
the National Weather Service.
About 18,000 homes were with-
out power in southeast Michigan
yesterday evening, DTE spokes-
man Len Singer said. About 5,000
of those homes were in Washtenaw
County, he said.

Ann Arbor suffered only minor
damage besides the power outages,
Sgt. Ed Stuck of the Ann Arbor
Police Department said.
He said there was some flooding
on Plymouth Road near Common-
wealth Boulevard, and at the inter-
section of Geddes Road and Huron
Parkway.
There was also a fallen tree
on Fuller Court near the Veteran
Affairs Medical Center, he said.t
University Police Diane Brown
said there were no reports of water
damage or flooding to University
buildings. l',V
The National Weather Service
also reported a tornado travel-
ing through parts of Livonia and .
Plymouth Saturday night, causing-
damage to two apartment building JER EMY CHO/Dai
roofs. Ann Arbor resident Sebastian Goo gets soaked while walking near campus yester-
See WEATHER, Page 7A day. This weekend's squalls dropped more than three inches of rain on the city.

NORTH CAMPUS CHA LLENGE'
Through games,
engineers aim to
build teamwork

* CAMPAIGN 2008*
GOP aims to tie Obama to economic woes in Mich.

First-ever contest
offers food, prizes
to winning teams
By ELAINE LAFAY
DailyStaffReporter
Engineering junior Huey
Shann Sue inched forward
through a maze of chairs, clutch-
ing a spoon that held a tennis
ball.
"Go right - hard-core right,"
yelled Engineering junior Dane
Reggia, her teammate.
Blindfolded, Sue shuffled fur-
ther into the maze. Reggia eyed
her feet, stopping and redirect-
ing her when she came too close
to touching anything, an offense
that would send them to the
beginning again.
Sue and Reggia were com-
peting in the first-ever North
Campus Challenge - a series of
team-building games aimed at
fostering collaboration among
College of Engineering stu-
dents.
The University of Michigan
Engineering Council, the col-
lege's student government, put
on the event in Pierpont Com-
mons Saturday afternoon.

UMEC's freshmen council, a
subsection of the organization
introduced last year, organized
the challenge over the summer.
UMEC President and Engi-
neering senior Courtenay
Holscher said many engineers in
the College of Engineering were
used to taking control of group
"We want
people to help
each other do
well."
work during high school, doing
much of the work on their own
and allowing team members to
add their names to the final
copy. She said the competition
was an effort to show students
the importance of teamwork in
a college atmosphere. "In engi-
neering, both professionally and
academically, a lot of things are
team-centered," she said. "We
thought this event would be a
good chance to remind students
See CHALLENGE, Page 7A

Democrats say Bush, after 17 electoral votes to Repub-
lican presidential candidate John
not Granholm, to McCain in the upcoming presiden-
tial election.
blame for "If you like what Jennifer Gra-
state's struggles nholm has done for Michigan," he
says, "you're going to love what
Barack Obama is going to do to
By ANDY KROLL America."
Daily News Editor Anuzis has two goals with his
oft-recited slogan. First, he aims to
Saul Anuzis, chairman of the directly tie Michigan's economic
Michigan Republican Party, has woes - among them, the nation's
adopted a new mantra in recent highest unemployment rate and a
months, one he thinks will help continual exodus of skilled work-
deliver Michigan's highly sought ers commonly referred to as the

"brain drain" - to the governor-
ship of Jennifer Granholm.
He also hopes Michiganderswill
think an Obama presidency would
hurt the national economy to the
extent that Granholm has, as he
says, hurt Michigan's economy.
Though Democrats have balked
at Anuzis's blame of Granholm,
noting that the Michigan Sen-
ate has had a Republican major-
ity throughout her time in office,
Anuzis said he thinks the correla-
tions work.
"I believe that we can say this to
See CAMPAIGN, Page 7A

Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis
says U.S. under Obama would resemble
Michigan under Jennifer Granholm.

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