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the sexual union lineup in fall practice
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Wednesday, September 24,2008

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an opportunity for students to
artment seeking interview the candidates and
take part in the selection pro-
top official, but cess,but just six students showed
up, all of whom were leaders of
o timeline set student organizations. LSA Stu-
dent Government president Les-
By LARA ZADE lie Zaikis was among those in
For the Daily attendance.
If she landed the position, Wil-
forum last night, the son said her goal would be "public
ment of Public Safety invit- safety, not law enforcement" add-
lent leaders to pose ques- ing that she believes "law enforce-
one of the candidates for ment is a tool in order to ensure
artment's top post. public safety."
Bill Bess, the depart- "In the end, police officers are
current executive direc- just people," she said. "Service is
iring in a few months, the what we're about."
committee is in the pro- A popular concernthatstudents
finding someone to suc- expressed regarding their safety
m. on campus was the increased
a Wilson, the director of crime occurring in the "student
Safety at Stanford Univer- ghetto," or the area south of Hill
s the lone finalist to attend Street.
ht's forum in the Anderson Though it was made clear this
f the Michigan Union. See DPS, Page 7A

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Stanford University public safety director Laura Wilson, who hopes to become
Michigan's next public safety department director, spoke in the Union yesterday.
'DIRTY CAMPAIGNING'
College Dems, GOP
unite to oppose slurs
chalked on sidewalk

Minster draws critical crowd to Diag
Telling students to put
Christ before career, evangelist
encounters mostly cynicism
By CHRIS HERRING
Managing News Editor
Members of Voice Your Vote, a campus organization *_
registering voters for the November election, planned
to have the Diag to themselves yesterday.
Instead, the groupsvolunteers spent much of the
afternoon shouting at the top of their lungs to draw
students away from the evangelical preacher who had
drawn a crowd on the Diag.
"Sinners can vote, toot" screamed LSA sophomore
Jenya Abramovich, standing on one of the Diag's con-
crete benches.
Abramovich's statement countered a message from
Jed Smock, an evangelical preacher from Missouri
who journeyed to Ann Arbor to condemn selfishness
and a lack of Christian values he sees in many college
students. Smock, the founder of Campus Ministry
USA, spent about five hours preaching on the DiagCESERE/Day
"Pursuing a career rather than Christ is selfish," he Jed Smock, an evangelical preacher from Missouri, said he sees selfishness and a lack of Christian values
See MINISTER, Page 7A in many of the college students he interacts with. "Pursuing a career rather than Christ is selfish," he said.

One messages said
Obama 'kills babies'
By CAITLIN SCHNEIDER
Daily StaffReporter
A series of chalked incendiary
messages on the Diag this week
about Democratic presidential
hopeful Barack Obama has led
student leaders of both political
parties to condemn what they
called "dirty campaigning and
fear tactics."
On Monday morning, Diag
sidewalks were covered with par-
tisan messages praising Republi-
can nominee John McCain. But
among the chalkings of "I heart
McCain" and "McCain & Palin in
'08," were slogans with a harsher
tone.
According to Nathaniel Eli
Coats Styer, chair of the College

Democrats and a junior in the
Gerald R. Ford School of Public
Policy, one message referenced
Obama'spro-choicestance,saying
he "kills babies." Another simply
read, "Buck Ofama." And another
chalked message linked Obama to
controversial figure Louis Farra-
khan, the leader of the Nation of
Islam, who endorsed Obama ear-
lier this year.
AfterthatendorsementObama
denounced Farrakhan and his
support because of anti-Semitic
remarks made by Farrakhan.
The chalkings prompted Styer
and College Republicans chair
Braly Smith, an LSA junior, to
co-author a letter to The Michi-
gan Daily denouncing the mes-
sages and mudslinging campaign
tactics.
"The slander left behind on
the Diag amounts to little more
See MESSAGES, Page 7A

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