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ONE-HUNDRED-NINETEEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL IFREEDOM

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, October 13, 2008

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* CAMPAIGN 2008 *
Pullout stings
state's young
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Spite Michigan's I think Michigan can be won,"
aaid Jim Arapostathis, a member
toward Obama, of Oakland University's 'College
Republicans chapter. "I don't just
ege Republicans think it's a lost cause."
Within most young Republican
fight on organizations, the McCain cam-
paign's departure has forced them
By ANDY KROLL to ramp up their efforts in selling
Daily News Editor the McCain-Palin ticket to young
people. However, that doesn't mean
young Republican organiza- young Republicans are at all chang-
eroughout Michigan tasked ing their strategies and organizing
rlling a presidential candi- tactics, despite Sen. John McCain
hose youth support pales continuing to slip behind Demo-
parison to that of his rival, cratic presidential nominee Barack
Cain campaign's decision to Obama in various state polls taken
of Michigan was, for some, since his campaign left the state.
pill to swallow. "It's really increased our pas-
ll I say disagree with Sena- sion for the cause even more,
Cain's decision to stop cam- because we understand just how
ig in Michigan because See MCCAIN, Page 7A

Toledo players celebrate a 13-10 victory over Michigan in the Big House Saturday. The upset puts Michigan, currently 2-4, at further risk of missinga bowl game far the
first time in 34 years. The Wolverines will play four of their final six games on the road.
Michigan footsG freefall
After loss to Toledo, it can't get much worse. Can it?

When will this Michigan foot- gan upset No. 8 Wisconsin two
ball team hit rock bottom? weeks later.
After a six- Then came last weekend's
turnover game blowout loss to Illinois - a game
at Notre Dame in which the Wolverines played
last month, it like veterans for the first 15 min-
looked as if the utes and looked like they didn't
Wolverines know which way was up for the
couldn't play last 45.
any worse. But after that game, a beacon of
That was when NATE hope came down from the sched-
Rich Rodriguez SANDALS uling gods: Toledo.
said Michigan A The Toledo Rockets of the Mid-
football would American Conference, a collection
"be back," and his prediction of teams against whom Michigan
appeared accurate when Michi- had a 24-0 record going into the

game. Toledo, a team that was 1-4
coming into the game, had given.
up more than 30 points per game
and lost at home to Florida Inter-
national (yes, that's a real school).
What better way to get some
momentum back for the rest of the
conference schedule?
Momentum, huh? It's hard to
find anything other than more
doubts after Saturday.
The biggest concern for
Michigan after losing to Toledo is
that it regressed once again. All
afternoon, there were the same
mistakes you expect from an inex-

perienced team in week one, but
errors that are unacceptable by
the sixth game of the season.
" Three interceptions, one
returned 100 yards for the Rock-
ets' onlytouchdown of the day.
" Two late-hit personal fouls,
both entirely unnecessary and
neither on defense.
" The missed 26-yard field goal
in the closing seconds, which
would have sent the game to over-
time.
" About a million missed tack-
les.
See SANDALS, Page 7A

SLIPPING AWAY
Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign announced on Oct.t that it was pull-
ing campaign resources out of Michigan and intensifying efforts in more hotly contested states
like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Since withdrawing, McCain has slipped furtherin
the polls behind his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
50%
m McCain withdraws
z from Michigan
40%
Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.
25 28 1 4 7 10
sOURCE: REALCLEAR POLITICS MICHIGAN POLL AVERAGE

PACKING HEAT AT THE PICNIC

LGBT groups hold vigil for
victims of anti-gay violence

Members of opencarry.org, a gun rights advocacy group, took part in a picnic in Wheeler Park on Friday. The event was orga-
nized by members of the website to increase awareness of Michigan's open-carry law.
MOTOWN POLITICS
Former Detroit mayor to speak at 'U'

'Coming Out Week'
organizers cite rise
in reported hate
crimes in Michigan
By STEPHANIE BERLIANT
For the Daily
As part of National Coming Out
Week, members of several LGBT
organizations gathered last night
for a candlelight vigil on the Diag
to commemorate the anniversary
of the death of Matthew Shepard,
who was killed in a hate crime 10
years ago.
Shepard, a student at the Uni-
versity of Wyoming, died after
he was beaten, tied to a fence and
pistol-whipped by two teenagers.
Shepard's death sparked a nation-
wide discussion of the state of vio-.
lence, hateand intolerance toward
members ofthe LGBT community.
University students aimed to con-
tinue the conversation with last
night's vigil.
The Matthew Shepard Act
- which calls to include crimes
motivatedbyavictim'sactualorper-
ceived gender, sexual orientation, or
disability to the federal hate-crime
law - was introduced to Congress
during the Clinton administration,

sAID ALSALAH/Daily
LSA junior Jerry liar looks at pictures of people killed because of their sexuality at
a candlelight vigil held on the Diag last night by the LGBT community:

Archer, who served
before Kilpatrick,
mulling governor bid
By BENJAMIN S. CHASE
Daily StaffReporter
Former Detroit mayor Dennis
Archer will give a talk on campus
tomorrow about his storied career,
during which he became the first

black leader of the American Bar
Association and charismatically led
one ofthe nation's most storied cities.
Archer, who served as Detroit's
mayor from 1994 until 2001 and is
considering a run for governor in
2010, is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m.
Tuesday in the Michigan Union's
KuenzelRoom.The event,sponsored
by the Black Undergraduate Law
Association, is open to the public.
According to Ryan Norman,
spokesperson for the Black Under-

graduate Law Association, which
is hosting the event, Archer will
discuss his rise to a position on the
state Supreme Court, his two terms
as mayor and his law career. He'll
also speak about the importance of
balancing academic goals and suc-
cesses with community service and
the need for students to reach out
beyond their collegiate environ-
ments, Norman said.
Norman, an LSA senior who met
See ARCHER, Page 7A

buthasyettobe passed.
LSA freshman Matthew Shur,
an LGBT Commission coordinator
who went to the vigil, said he was
disappointed by continued intol-
erance towardLGBT people since
Shepard's death.
"There's been progress since
then, but there also hasn't been,"
Shur said, citing a 207 percent
increase in hate crimes in Michi-
gan from 2006 to 2007, according
to the Triangle Foundation, a state-
wide LGBT rights organization.
"Hate crimes happened

very often, but they didn't get
news coverage. This was a col-
lege student, murdered by
teens - they were kids," Shur
said. "That really grabbed the
nation's attention and started
the push for LGBT hate-crime
legislation." Michigan is one of
33 states that has yet to ban dis-
crimination on the basis of one's
sexual orientation.
More than 100 students and
Ann Arbor residents attended
the vigil, during which partici-
See VIGIL, Page 7A

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