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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
LSA senior Jason Wu and LSA sophomore Anh Tran enjoyed a picturesque day on the Diag. Yesterday marked the beginning of fall.
Man pulled out air
gun when student
tried to recover tap
stolen at house party
By TREVOR CALERO
Business School senior Mike
Jiao just wonted his kegteap back.
Instead, he got a gun pointed at
A party at a house Jiao shares
with some friends on the 1100
block of Prospect Street was wind-
ing down around 2 a.m. when four
strangers wandered in and drank
some beer, Jiao said.
As he was sitting outside on the
porch, he saw someone unscrew
the keg tap, Jiao said. He said he
then saw the four strangers - one
SCENE OF THE CRIME
of them with a bulge in his pocket
- walk out of the house.
Jiao said he left the porch to
confront the strangers, whom he
believed to have stolen his house's
"He started pushing me, and I
didn't want to back down to get our
property back," he said. "Then out
of nowhere the guy pulls out what
looked to be a real gun."
One of Jiao's roommates, Col-
lege of Engineering senior Jasem
Yousuf, said he immediately
grabbed his phone and called the
police, who arrived shortly after.
Det. Dave Monroe, of the Ann
Arbor Police Department, said the
suspects weren't hard to locate
after they received the phone call.
"They were leaving the area
when the officers were respond-
ing," he said.
Monroe said the police arrested
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STUDENT SECTION TRADITIONS
BUILDING A HUMAN BLOCK 'M'
With free T-shirts,
students hope to
give 'Maize Out'
a new element
By VERONICA MENALDI
For the Daily
Students attending Michigan
football games learn a litany of
cheers and songs, many of them
traditions dating back decades.
On Saturday, when Michigan
plays Wisconsin, students and Ath-
letic Department officials hope to
add another tradition to the rep-
ertoire by coordinating a hunian
version of Michigan's iconic block
'M' in the middle of the student
Volunteers from the Michigan
Student Assembly will hand out
several thousand shirts - some
maize, some blue - to fans enter-
ing certain rows.
LSA sophomore Andrew Chin-
sky, the plan's main student orga-
nizer, said he hopes to see a blue
block 'M' in a sea of yellow shirts.
He said he's optimistic that stu-
dents will do their part to create
the block 'M'.
More than 1,500 students had
joined a Facebook group promoting
See BLOCK 'M', Page 7
Penn State, pictured above, who began a trend in 2005 by having its20,000-plus
person studentsection don white shirts to create a "White Out,"isgiving away white
T-shirtstostudentsfor this Saturday'sgameagainst Illinois.
Oklahoma gives some students sombreros and noisemakers when they walk into
Memorial Stadium forhome games. Studentsoften come to games up to two hours early
to male sure they get them.
Colorado issued free black T-shirts to its basketball student section last season.
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1K" 0bko k o
Prospect Street ,
GRAPHIC BY ALLISON GHAMAN
Students: IM sports scoring rules sexist
University of Pennsylvania bioethics Prof. Jonathan Moreno spoke at a panel yes-
terday about the potential gains from stem-cell research.
With proposal on ballot,
praise for stem-cell research
A-SG reps call "Our governing body will voice
equal points for The more competitive league
within the IM Sports System
equal goals doesn't have any scoring dispar-
ity. But the "B" league, in which
y TREVOR CALERO teams are generally less experi-
Daily Staff Reporter enced, has different scoring stan-
dards for men and women.
ose who opposed the Uni- In "B" level, the 2008-2009
y's use of point-based Intramural Rules rulebook
ative action in admissions states, "Men score two points per
bristle at the calculus that field goal and one point per free
place on Mitchell Field throw. Women score three points
g some of the University's per field goal and one point per
nural soccer games. free throw." It goes on to say
male striker on a co-edsoc- that "a 'three-point' shot made is
am scores, his goal counts worth four points for a woman."
e point. If a female player Benson said he grew frus-
he same, it's worth two. trated by the scoring difference
several other co-ed sports while playing IM soccer lastyear.
University, including bas- After discussing the matter with
1, flag football and ultimate Kim Buddin, a fellow LSA-SG
e, women receive more representative and vice chair of
than men for the same the council's multiculturalaffairs
plishments. The practice committee, the two decided the
ised questions among some disparity should be addressed.
nts, who say the policy "We didn't think it was fair
tes that female players need that women have to adhere to
ompeting with their male this rule," Benson said. "It's gen-
eralizing that all girls aren't as
morrow, Steven Benson, good as guys at sports."
tudent Government repre- Benson said the rule's inequity
ive, will introduce a reso- is particularly striking when a
to the council that aims to scorer's gender changes the out-
:e that.. come of a close game.
it passes, a letter will be "It's frustrating when you're
o the University that shows (up) by one and you end up losing
tudent Government doesn't when a girl scores," he said.
ve of this policy," he said. See IM SPORTS, Page 7
LSA sophomore Kelly Mason dribbles around Rackham student Andrew Goodman-
Bacon during an intramural soccer game yesterday.
THE POINTS GAP
Ballot initiative lot initiative that would remove
many restrictions embryonic stem
ould loosen state cell research in Michigan.
University President Mary Sue
restrictions on Coleman, whose office co-spon-
sored the event with the Institute
emn-cell research of Medicine, said she chose to host
an event on the topic because the
By ELAINE LAFAY ballot initiative has made the issue
Daily StaffReporter especiallytimely.
"Michigan voters are trying to
ntists extolled the advances educate themselves about it, so I
ould come from embryonic wanted to provide this opportu-
cell research yesterday at a nity," said Coleman, who supports
sponsored by the Univer- embryonic stem cell research. "I
he event comes two months hope they'll have a clearer under-
state voters decide on a bal- See FORUM, Page 7
1 point pergoal
1 point per goal
2 points pergoal
2 points pergoal
9 points per touchdown
3 points per field goal
FLAG FOOTBALL 6 points per touchdown
BASKETBALL 2 points per field goal
1 point per free throw 2 points per free throw
3 points per three-pointer
I point per goal
4 points perthree-pointer
2 points per goal
ULTIMATE FRISBEE 1 point per goal 2 puints per goal
sOURCE: NATIONAL INTRAMURAL-RECREATIONAsSPORTS ASsOCIATION
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