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8A - Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

Democrats delay plan to censure
Sen. Lieberman for bashing Obama

Granholm to speak at 'U' today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Con-
necticut Democrats, angry that Sen.
Joe Lieberman is campaigning for
the Republican presidential candi-
date and criticizing his own party's
nominee, agreed yesterday to circu-
late a resolution to censure the vet-
eran politician but won't consider
acting on it until after Election Day.
The state party's central com-
mittee Wednesday agreed to send
copies of the resolution to every
Democratic town committee in
the state. The resolution condemns
Lieberman for speaking at the
Republicans' convention and back-
ing John McCain.
Party officials said the group plans
to get input from the town officials
and revisit the issue in December.
SCORING
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woman is worth two points. In
other sports, including basket-
ball, women get mor points for the
same accomplishments.
Wells said her group is open to
conversation with students about
the rules.
"We are very welcome to indi-
viduals coming and talking with
us and sharing their concerns: We
have a Student Advisory Commit-
tee that we present these kinds of
suggestions," she said.
She said the staff meets to look
at what the national association
recommends as well as what the
rules other schools around the
country are using.
Wells was accompanied by Rec-
reational Sports Director Bill Can-

"When we have someone who
is our elected senator, as a Demo-
crat, standing in front of not only a
national, but an international audi-
ence, speaking in support of Sen.
McCain,it was the final straw for me
personally," said Audrey Blondin, a
30-year partyveteranwhohelpedto
put together the resolution.
Lieberman was re-elected to
the Senate as an independent after
losing the Democratic primary in
2006 to businessman Ned Lamont.
While he calls himself an "indepen-
dent Democrat" in the Senate, he
remains a registered Democrat and
has said he has no plans to change
his party affiliation.
Lieberman was the Democratic
nominee for vice president in 2000
ning and Assistant Director Nicole
Green at last night's meeting.
Canning, a University alum,
started his career as the director
of co-recreational sports at UCLA
in 1973. He told the body that when
he started there, very few women
participated in intramural sports.
"The philosophy behind co-ed
sports is to keep both sexes
involved in the game," he said.
He said different kinds of modi-
fications arise from different situ-
ations.
"When you combine men and
women together, you must modify
those rules to give each sex equal
footing," he said.
He cited a rule dictating batting
orders in softball so pitchers can't
intentionally walk male batters to
get to female ones.
The resolution was scrutinized
before being brought up for a

and ran for the party's presidential
nomination in 2004.
Lieberman and independent Sen.
Bernie Sanders of Vermont have
been caucusing with Democrats in
Washington, givingthe party control
of the Senate with what is effectively
a51-49 majority- eventhough each
party has 49 members, Democrats,
inturn,havemadeLiebermanchair-
man of the Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee.
The resolution says Lieber-
man'st actions. are "extraordinary
disloyalty to countless Connecti-
cut Democrats without whom his
career as an elected official would
never have been possible" and calls
on state Democrats to ask him to
resign from the party.
vote.
LSA senior Weston Brunner,
who opposed the resolution told
a personal story from his time
playing co-ed intramural soccer
at Emory University before trans-
ferring to Michigan. He said that
at Emory, which doesn't use modi-
fication rules, women tended to
get very little playing time. Most
stopped participating after the
second game, he said.
"Itis about having fun.Ifthey're
riding the pine, they're not having
fun," he said.
Some representatives said the
resolution had good intentions,
but not enough research had been
done for the council to come to a
sound conclusion.
LSA sophomore Mike Dun-
leavy said there would be "better
grounds behind it if we had evi-
dence."

Governor speaking
at environmental
conference
By ESHWAR
THIRUNAVUKKARASU
Daily StaffReporter
Gov. Jennifer Granholm will
speak on campus today at the
inaugural environmental law con-
ference held by the University's
Environmental Law and Policy
Program and Environmental Law
Society.
An advocate of alternative ener-
gy development, Granholm will
kick off the conference, which is
scheduled to continue Friday with
environmental panel discussions.
Granholm is expected to speak at
4 p.m. in the Honigman Audito-
rium.
Granholm spokeswoman Liz
Boyd said the governor "will focus
on how the crisis of climate change
can be turned to economic oppor-

tunity."
Granholm, a Democrat, has
called for an investment of $100
million of public and private funds
in renewable energy technolo-
gies, through a new energy pack-
age, with the goal of supplying 10
percent of Michigan's total energy
needs with renewable sources by
2015.
Boyd said Granholm, once the
state's attorney general, will also
discuss "the role Michigan can
play in addressing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil."
At the conference, Granholm
will honor six University fac-
ulty members and two gradu-
ate students. who contributed to
the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, the network of
scientists who shared the Nobel
Prize last year with former Vice
President Al Gore.
The conference will also fea-
ture several speakers who plan
to address the issues of climate
change and sustainability. George-
town Law Prof. Lisa Heinzerling

will speak during Friday's lun-
cheon.Heinzerlingplayedapivotal
role in authoring briefs for Massa-
chusetts v. EPA, a Supreme Court
case in which the court ruled that
the Clean Air Act could regulate
greenhouse gas pollutants.
David Uhlmann, the Director of
the Environmental Law and Policy
Program, said he hopes the con-
ference will encourage discussion
about environmental challenges.
"The goal of the conference is to
talk about how the next (presiden-
tial) administration can address
global clin ate change," he said.
This year, the University has
embraced the issues of alternative
energies research and innovation.
The College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts has chosen "Energy
Futures" as its theme this semes-
ter. 'Earlier this year, the school
hosted a kickoff event with Robert
Musil, the former CEO for Physi-
cians for Social Responsibility,
who urged students to unite and
mobilize against global climate
change.

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AUDITS
From.Page 1A
all the discrepancies," Boillat said.
From a four-hour stint at The
Blue Leprechaun to a 12-hour all-
day shift at the Quarter Bistro -
where 350 varieties of wine add
up to $70,000 worth of inventory
- Boillat's service comes at a price
of around $200 per audit. With the
economy struggling and bar own-
ers looking to account for every
penny, Boillat said he now works
65 to 70 hours a week.
"Business is booming with the

economy taking a turn for the
worse, so I definitely can't com-
plain," Boillat said. "Restaurants
and bars are looking to cut costs in
any way possible, and a service like
ours is one of the quickest ways to
do so."
With most audits done every
two weeks, Boillat's breakdown
shows profit losses in terms of dol-
lars, ounces and even brands so
owners can see exactly how many
shots of Jagermeister or bottles
of Miller Lite were passed out at
no charge to customers. After the
report is complete, Boillat said he
and the bar's owner usually meet

with staff to find out which bar-
tenders might be at fault.
"Most people are pretty quiet
at first," Boillat said, "because you
know they don't want to incrimi-
nate themselves."
Felix Landrum, owner of Cafe
Felix, said Boillat's audit is a way
to see losses he wouldn't necessar-
ily catch on his own.
"We try to regulate it, we try to
lock it up and only certain people
have access," Landrum said of the
alcohol at Cafe Felix. "You try to
do your best, but when your back's
turned, sometimes things hap-
pen."

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