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Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3A
secretary of state
Associates of Sen. Hillary Rod-
ham Clinton said yesterday the for-
mer first lady is weighing whether
to leave the Senate and become
secretary of state in the Obama
administration, a job they say she
believes is hers if she wants it.
Transition officials for Presi-
dent-electBarack Obama said other
candidates have been vetted for the
job. But the New York senator has
emerged as the leading contender
and the vetting of former president
Bill Clinton has been particularly
Associates say Hillary Clinton
hasbeen told that Obama wants her
to be secretary of state, although
accounts differ on how bluntly and
directly Obama made the overture.
The associates would speak only
on grounds of anonymity because
of the private nature of the nego-
Al-Qaida's No. 2 slurred Barack
Obama with a demeaning racial
term for a black American who
does the bidding of whites in anew
Web message yesterday intended
to dent the president-elect's popu-
larity among Arabs and Muslims
and claim he will not change U.S.
Ayman al-Zawahri's speech was
al-Qaida's first reaction to Obama's
election victory - and it suggested
the terror network is worried the
" new American leader could under-
mine its rallying cry that the Unit-
ed States is an enemy oppressor.
Obama has been welcomed by
many in the Middle East who hope
he will end what they see as Amer-
ican aggression against Muslims
and Arabs under President George
W. Bush. Some believe his race and
Muslim family connections could
make him more understanding of
the developing world's concerns.
Al-Zawahri dug into U.S. racial
history to try to directly knock
down that belief and argue Obama
will be no more sympathetic than
white leaders to what the al-Qaida
leader called "the oppressed" of
He said Obama was the "direct
opposite of honorable black Amer-
icans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s
Muslim African-American rights
leader, who is known among some
in the Arab world and seen as a
symbol of anti-imperialism.
against auto bailout
Mitt Romney chided fellow
Republican presidential candidate
John McCain early this year for
telling Michigan workers that lost
auto jobs weren't coming back.
But the Michigan native took
a harsh stance himself yesterday
when he said in a New York Times
op-ed piece that the federal govern-
ment shouldn't bail out the Detroit
Romney says management
must go, new labor agreements
struck and the companies radically
e restructured through a "managed
David Cole of the Ann Arbor-
based Center for Automotive
He tells reporters in East Lansing
that domestic automakers already
have forged new labor agreements
and designed new productsthat will
lead to lower costs and increased
sales once the financial crisis eases
ST. PAUL, Minn.
Ballot recount in
City and county workers across
Minnesota began a laborious
recount yesterday of more than
2.9 million ballots in the tight U.S.
Senate contest between incumbent
Republican Norm Coleman and
Democrat Al Franken.
They have until Dec. 5 to com-
plete the recount.
The Minnesota recount is
required under state law because
the votes cast for Coleman and Fran-
ken differed by less than one-half of
1 percent. Coleman's 215-vote lead
* heading into the recount translated
to 0.008 percent.
The count of nearly 300,000 bal-
lots in Ramsey County - seat of the
Minnesota state Capitol - is likely
to take several days.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports
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LSA senior Brendt Rioux,
WCBN's general manager, said the
program guide was released Oct. 14
and allremaining copies were recol-
lected and taken off stands Oct.28 -
before any complaints were filed.
Yim wrote a letter to the radio
station on Nov. 7 after seeing the
program guide. Several other mem-
bers of SCOR also wrote letters to
WCBN after seeing the artwork.
"For those of us who are racial
minorities, this cover art is a mes-
sage that racist images are not only
tolerated by WCBN, but are used to
promote what is supposed to be a ra-
dio station that simultaneously em-
braces diversity and freedom of ex-
pression," Yim wrote. "For students
who are not racial minorities, I am
concerned that this cover art sends
the message that it is okayto portray
African Americans in a negative way
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Bias" a book about Congressional
committees, said he was surprised
by Wednesday's vote.
"This is pretty uncharted terri-
tory," he said, noting that a chal-
lenge for committee chairman-
ship typically doesn't occur unless
a scandal surrounds the current
Still, Hall predicted that Dingell,
who's served in Congress for 54
years, would retain his chairman-
"I'd still put my money on him,"
But if Waxman does win the
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for promotional purposes."
The WCBN executive staff is-
sued a statement apologizing for
the cover art three days after Yim's
letter, on Nov.10.
"The WCBN-FM Executive Staff
would like to publicly apologize for
the racial insensitivity of the cover
art featured on the station's Fall
2008 Program Guide," the letter
said. "The program guide was cre-
ated and distributed with absolute-
ly no malicious intent on the part of
its cover artist, editor, or the WCBN
community at large. However, mere
good intentions provide no conso-
lation of justification for the deeply
troubling examples of institutional-
ized racism present in the program
Rioux said in an interview yes-
terday that no one at the station
raised objections to the artwork
until it had already been released.
"Nobody involved in the creation
of the program guide or the station
at large had any ill intent in produc-
chairmanship today, Hall said it
could have vast repercussions for
"The Energy and Commerce
Committee has a huge jurisdic-
tion, including just about anything
that moves or makes noise, any-
thing that's bought or sold, the
air you breathe and much more,"
he told the Michigan Daily earlier
this week. "Summing across all of
those issues, Dingell's representa-
tion of Michigan's interests must
Hall said it's possible that Wax-
man received the level of support
he did because of House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Hall said
Pelosi's decision not to back either
Dingell or Waxman could have
tion to this," she said in an interview
after the meeting. "To raise the is-
sues that they choose to raise, how-
ever they want to bring this issue to
ing it," he said. "The artist submit-
ted the artwork and it went to print
with the rest of the program guide.
At the same time, everyone at the
station was sent an e-mail with the
program guide and (it wasn't until)
after the program guide had been
printed that anyone realized that
it could be taken the wrong way or
misrepresent the station.'
Rioux said once WCBN staff ret-
ognized the concern, all remaining
copies of the program guide were
withdrawn and a public apology
He said he hopes to avoid simi-
lar issues in the future by allow-
ing more time for staff at the radio
station and members of the public
to review materials prior to re-
"We're all coming out of this far
better educated on the issues than
ever before, all much more sensi-
tive about it, and I don't see this
kind of thing ever being possible in
the future again," he said.
been seen as supporting Waxman.
"The question is, did Waxman
win in the Steering Committee
today because of Pelosi's tacit sup-
port for Waxman," Hall asked.
As fellow California Democratic
U.S. representatives, Pelosi and
Waxman have worked together on
many issues. Dingell, on the other
hand, has fought Pelosi over envi-
ronmental policy. The Michigan
congressman has taken a more
conservative approach to the envi-
ronment, likely because of his ties
to the automotive industry.
Dingell's critics say those ties
have led him to call for minimal
efficiency standards for cars that
have, in turn, hurt the environ-
because we get the money."
Duong and other students said
they worked with Studio 4 primar-
ily because the club was more ac-
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for IFC events that are responsive
to the needs of chapter presidents.
"I think presidents have already
identified areas in social policies
where they'd like to see improve-
ment, some big, some notsobig," he
said. "I'd like to seeour policies con-
tinue to evolve to policies that we're
proud of, policies that we say we
created, we follow and we uphold."
Parritz, who writes a column
every two weeks for The Michigan
Daily, said he wants to work to im-
prove the Greek image by working
with other organizations like the
Michigan Student Assembly and
the Ann Arbor Police Department.
"Our image can always be im-
proved. I never want a negative as-
sociation or stigma attached to the
Greek community," he said. "I want
to strive to create policies that are
transparent and policies that we are
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school has won the competition 13
times. The University hasn't won
LSA sophomore Mary Rock, a
co-chair of this year's Blood Battle,
said she thinks that because Ohio
State is a larger school the compe-
tition is slightly unfair, but Rock
was optimistic about Michigan's
chances this year.
"Right now, pint-wise, things are
really close, but I think we could
definitely win this year," Rock said.
"It was just three pints lastyear, and
I.think the student body is motivat-
ed with big drives. We can do it."
According to figures provided
by Rock last night, Ohio State cur-
rently leads Michigan by 11 pints,
To donate, students can either
schedule an appointment at www.
givelife.org and enter the sponsor
code of "goblue" or walk in to one
of the drives.
proud of and I think that will only
enhance our image?"
LSA junior Jason Rosenblatt,
the former philanthropy chair of
Phi Gamma Delta, was elected ex-
ecutive vice president last night. He
said he also plans to reach out to the
individual chapter presidents.
Along with Parritz and Rosen-
blatt, the IFC also elected the re-
maining nine members of its ex-
ecutive board last night. LSA junior
Max Barack, the outgoing president
of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, was
elected the judicial vice president.
Starting next semester, Barack
will be head up the Greek Activities
Review Panel along with the judicial
vice president of the Panhellenic As-
sociation. The panel, made up of rep-
resentatives from all four Greek gov-
erning bodies, is mostly responsible
for enforcing Greek social policies.
Barack beat LSA junior Jason
Mohr, of Chi Phi, who was elected
as vice president of social responsi-
bility later in the evening.
At the larger locations there are
25 nurses, so "walk-ins are defi-
nitely welcome," Rock said.
There have been drives all over
campus since the Blood Battle be-
gan Nov. 4. One drive takes place
today at the Michigan Union Ball-
room from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and
three take place Friday - one at
the School of Dentistry from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and the other two at
EastQuad Residence Hall cafeteria
and the Michigan Union Pendleton
Room from 2 to 8p.m.
To encourage students to donate,
including a raffle of two tickets to the
Ohio State footballgame on Saturday
and footballs signed by members of
Michigan's football team.
Mitchell, who donated blood last
night for the Blood Battle, said she
feels Michigan may have a chance at
winning the competition, but that it
all depends on this final week.
"I know it's always close,"
Mitchell said. "So I'm really hoping
that this week is strong week for
Asian turnout tonight?' " light" cessible and eager to work with
Lai and FASA President Ashley Many people suggested a boycott them than other clubs, even if they
Manzano said their groups brought of Studio 4 and urged group lead- weren't pleased with the manage-
many people who aren't of Asian ers to seek media attention. Some ment's conduct.
descent to the club. They say it was said they had also been dissatisfied Jeff Mangray said he always gets
prejudiced of Mangray to assume with Studio 4 when they held events positive feedback from student
only Asian students would attend there. groups he worked with.
their party, and to label people Asian "We've always known that they "We have a reputation of being
as they came in the door. handle theirbusiness practices pret- very fair in our business dealings
Manzano, a business school se- ty shadily," said Vietnamese Student with everybody," he said. "This is
nior, said she and Lai argued with Association President Kevin Duong. the first time anything like this has
Mangray before he showed them "Like most groups, we look past it ever happened."
the counter, and that she believed
there were between 150 and 200
people at the bar that night. She
accused Mangray ofnot disclosingW a e
the true number of customers who
paid the cover charge so as not to Recent Grad Blogs
share his revenue. ---
Laiand Manzanosaidtheywent Find out from U-M grads
outside Studio 4 to negotiate with
Mangray's son, Reese, with whom how to survive
Lai had originally arranged the ,-
evening's revenue-sharing. They yourfirst
said Reese argued that a promo- 9-to-5 job.-ALUMNIASSOCIATION
tional group he started had done ' NEESYFMIHG
more to attract customers than the
student organizations had.
As the argument escalated, Lai
and Manzano said Reese insulted
the female board members of U0,
FASA and spit on Manzano. Reese
came close to attacking Lai and
another CSA member, they said.
Reese Mangray could not be
reached for comment last night,
and Jeff Mangray said he did not 8 3 7 6
go outside thebar or know what
occurred after the students left. 4 6 5 3
Lai said the Mangrays called a
number of times over the week- 8
end insisting they would only
split cover charges for 50 people. 4 1
Lai and Jeff Mangray agreed on
half the cover for 111 people thatr0i7
Wednesday, Lai said.
But Jeff Mangray said he did
not speak with Lai between Sat-
urday and Wednesday and did not
believe Reese had either.
At the meeting, Lai said he will
refuse the money from that night.
He and Manzano asked the rep-
resentatives from other student
groups for support and sugges-
tions for what the groups should
Most people at the meeting
were from Asian and Pacific Is-
lander student groups, but Jew-
ish and African-American student
groups were also represented.
Michigan Student Assembly
Vice President Arvind Sohoni and
MSA candidates from both the
Michigan Action Party and the
Defend Affirmative Action Party
were also there. Sohoni offered
MSA's support for CSA, FASA and
"On behalf of MSA, if there's
anything we can do, we want to
help," he said. "I think this is the
first time in history that we've had
a South Asian president and vice
president, so we're part of this
community, but this is an affront
to the student body.'
Linh Nguyen, community de-
velopment program manager for
the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student
Affairs, told the students that the
administration had discussed the
incident and wanted to support
the student groups with whatever
action they take.
"We want to dialogue and part-
ner with them to figure outa solu-
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