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NEWS BRIEFS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
Illinois Gov.
bounced from office
Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unani-
mously convicted at his impeach-
ment trial and thrown out of office
yesterday, ending a nearly two-
month crisis that erupted with
his arrest on charges he tried to
sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate
seat.
Blagojevich becomes the first
U.S. governor in more than 20 years
to be removed by impeachment.
After a four-day trial, the Illinois
Senate voted 59-0 to convict him
of abuse of power, automatically -
removing the second-term Demo-
crat. Democratic Lt. Gov. Patrick
Quinn, one of his critics, immedi-
ately became governor.
In a second 59-0 vote, the Senate
further barred Blagojevich from
ever holding public office in Illinois
again. -
"We have this thing called
impeachment and it's bleeping
golden and we've used it the right
way," Democratic state Sen. James
Meeks of Chicago said during the
debate, mocking Blagojevich's
expletive-laden words as captured
by the FBI on a wiretap.
Blagojevich's ordeal is far from
over. Federal prosecutors are
expected to bring a corruption
indictment against him by April,
after which a trial date will be set.
WASHINGTON
Obama calls $18B
in Wall Street
bonuses 'shameful'
President Barack Obama issued
a withering critique Thursday of
Wall Street corporate behavior,
calling it "the height of irrespon-
sibility" for employees to be paid
more than $18 billion in bonuses
last year while their crumbling
financial sector received a bailout
from taxpayers.
"It is shameful," Obama said
from the Oval Office. "And part of
what we're going to need is for the
folks on Wall Street who are asking
forhelp to show some restraint, and
show some discipline, and show
some sense of responsibility."
The president's comments, made
with new Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner at his side, came
in swift response to a report that
employees of the New York finan-
cial world garnered an estimated
$18.4 billion in bonuses last year.
The figure, from the New York
state comptroller, drew prominent
news coverage.
LANSING, Mich.
Michigan Senate
votes to repeal
business tax charge
Republicans in the Michigan
Senate on yesterday tried again to
help ailing businesses by voting to
reduce their state taxes. And many
Democrats again opposed the effort
if it results in cuts to government
services at a time the state is facing
budget deficits.

Legislationapproved25-11yester-
day by the GOP-led chamber would
repeal a 22 percent surcharge on
the Michigan Business Tax by 2010
- seven years earlier than required
under existing law. The surcharge
was approved 14 months ago to help
resolve a budget deficit.
Asimilar Senate-passed measure
died in the Democratic-controlled
House, in 2008, but Republicans
and businesses pointed to Michi-
gan's worsening economy as a rea-
son to do something "bold."
RAFAH, Egypt
Aid trucks
stranded at Egypt's
Gaza border
More than two dozen trucks
loaded with food, aid and goods
intended for the Gaza Strip were
stranded on the Egyptian side of
the border yesterday, leaving truck-
ers with little to do but sip tea and
exude frustration.
The backlog raises questions
about whether a new U.N. appeal
for $613 million to help Palestin-
ians recover from Israel's three-
week offensive in Gaza will do
much good without a deal to open
the devastated territory's borders.
"The ordinary people here in
Gaza are not getting enough help
and are not getting it quickly
enough," said John Ging, the top
U.N. official in Gaza.
He blamed the aid shortage on
the lack of access to Gaza.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports

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head to winter rush

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Greek community to recruit great
ishees, bids up men who may not have been sure
Greek Life was for them when
rom last year they first arrived on campus."
Though the IFC's rush process
By NICOLE ABER is similar in the fall and winter,
Daily StaffReporter Panhel's winter recruitment takes
place on an individual chapter
pite it's traditionally lower basis. Stephenie Lazarus, Panhel
it than its autumn counter- vice president of public relations,
many students are partici- said each chapter decides if it will
in the Greek community's participate in winter rush based
'time recruiting process. on how many new members it
s week the Interfraternity recruited in the fall.
il and select chapters of the "Fall recruitment is much more
lienic Council have been regulated and has many rules
g for new additions to the due to the fact that all chapters
community through win- that are members of the Panhel-
ruitment. lenic Association take part in
id DeLucia, IFC vice presi- fall recruitment," Lazarus said
or recruitment, said that in an e-mail interview. "Winter
ke in the fall, the winter recruitment happens differently
process begins when pro- for each chapter involved."
ve members visit various He added: "It is a more infor-
r houses. But he added mal process and usually consists
'inter rush is much shorter of several events held by the ndi-
:s fall counterpart. vidual chapters that potential
the fall, there is a week new members can attend."
ted to open house events," This semester, only two sorori-
ia said in an e-mail inter- ties - Alpha Gamma Delta and
"In the winter, we avoid Alpha Epsilon Phi - are participat-
ecause many rushees have ing in winter recruitment. Alpha
a of where they want to join Epsilon Phibegan recruiting mem-
interactions with brothers bers last fall when they returned
thout the fall semester." to campus after being kicked off
,ucia added that winter campus in 2005 clue to hazing
tment gives students the incidents. The chapter recruited
unity to join the Greek com- members after the traditional fall
y after they have become recruitment process, which yield-
ated to the University. ed fewer members, allowing them
ny students are hesitant to to participate in winter rush.
eGreekcommunitybecause "Fewer chapters take part in
eel pledging will interfere winter recruitment since many
heir studies," DeLucia said chapters already have as many
rush. "Winter Recruitment members as possible and are

not able to initiate new women,"
Lazarus said.
Lazarus also said less women
typically rush during winter
recruitment, allowing the chap-
ters to getcto know them on a more
personal basis.
"It is unique in the sense that
women taking part in winter
recruitment are able to spend a
larger amount of time with the
sorority women in order to decide
if they would like to join a soror-
ity," Lazarus said.
Returning fraternity Sigma
Chi is also participating in winter
rush, after returning to campus
last fall. It had also been kicked
offcampusbecauseofhazinginci-
dents. Sigma Chi President Chris
Mathews said recruiting as a new
chapter has both advantages and
disadvantages.
"Becausewearejustcomingback
I think that it sparked some interest
simply because people really didn't
know what we were all about," said
Mathews, who is an LSA sopho-
more, in an e-mail interview. "In
that same vein I think that also
because we were just coming back
people may havebeen a little turned
off because being part of a rebuild-
ing fraternity wasn't something that
they were looking for."
According to Blake Toll, IFC
vice president for public relations,
230 men signed up for winter
rush, an increase from last year.
About 180 bids will be. given out
by the chapters today, which is
also an increase from last year.
"The gap between those who
registered and those who gotbids
went down," Toll said. "It has
been all positive."
off didn't know what to expect
but said they were excited to par-
ticipate to raise money for Project
Suyana.
"I'm absolutely willing and happy
to participate," auctionee Maya Ara-
vind said. "From what Iunderstand,
the auction hasbeen very successful
in the past and it's also one of the
more creative and hopefully enter-
taining ways to fundraise."
The actual dinner date will con-
sist of a meal sponsored by Noodles
& Company, QuickieBurger or Cosi.
In years past, the date auc-
tion has been able to raise about
$5,000 each year. About 250 stu-
dents attended the first year and
more than 450 students last year.

With Net Impact,
students, businesses
come together for
a good cause
By LINDSAY KRAMER
Daily StaffReporter
Last night, University students
and business leaders from across
the country gathered at Cottage
Inn on East William Street to kick
off the Ross Net Impact Forum
2009, hosted by the Ross School of
Business.
The theme of this year's forum is
"Next Practices to Address Future
Challenges."
The conference is designed to
bring together prominent business
and academic leaders to discuss the
global changes and their effects
on the economy. Panels today will
address various issues like climate
change, the financial crisis and
energy use among other issues.
Forum organizers said they expect
about 400 participants to attend
today's events.
Program Director Taka Isshiki
said he hopes the event will encour-
age participants and speakers to
discuss issues they think willbe piv-
otal in the business world's future.
"I think this is.going to be an
incredibly relevant and engaging
event, not just for the University
of Michigan community but also
for the Ann Arbor community,"
he said. "The goal for this year's
YOST
From Page 1
Saturday's game, Steve Kamp-
fer was hit from behind by now-
former Michigan State forward
Andrew Conboy. As Kampfer lay
unconscious on the ice, now-for-
mer Michigan State forward Corey
Tropp slashed Kampfer in the head
and neck. Bruce Kampfer's off-ice
reaction occurred minutes after
that on-ice attack.
"I was in the locker room pac-
ing," Tropp told the Sioux Falls
Argus Leader in an interview yes-
terday."I satdown, and probably20
seconds after getting there, his dad
came sprinting in. He exchanged
some words with me and we were
wrestling around a little. We had
each other's arms tied up."
DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown
said a 48-year-old Jackson man,
whom Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson later identified as Bruce
Kampfer, was given a trespass
order after the incident.
All individuals who are given
trespass orders are not allowed to
enter Universitybuildings, with the
exception of University Hospital.
"There is an appeals process that
the individual can go through,"
Brown said.
University Police sent the
results of their investigation of the

forum was to challenge this year's
speakers to look forward and to
look ahead to see what is coming
down the pipeline."
Isshiki added that the conference
will provide an oportunity for stu-
dents to interact and network with
corporate representatives.
"From the student's perspective
wehave severalopportunitiesfornot
just pure networking, but also some
professional networking," he said.
"It is an opportunity for students to
hear directly from the corporations
about their organizations."
During the main event of the
two-day affair, time will be allot-
ted for students to approach the
professional' speakers and talk
about whatever they want.
Last night's event gave partici-
pants a chance to meet representa-
tives from the different companies
attending the forum. The corpora-
tions each gave a pitch about their
companies and provided participants
withrecruitment information.
The University's chapter of Net
Impact is part of the 10,000-mem-
ber Net Impact organization
nationwide. The University's chap-
ter has about 275 members, mostly
Master of Business Administration
students.
Net Impact aims to instill lead-
ership and networking skills in its
members by providing business
opportunities through conferences
and events. The organization also
strives to enhance business cur-
ricula by encouraging sustainabil-
ity practices and hosting social
events.
incident to prosecutors yesterday,
and the Washtenaw County Pros-
ecutor's office will determine if
charges will be filed against Bruce
Kampfer.
In addition to implementing
increased security measures, the
Michigan Athletic Department
made it clear in an e-mail message
to season ticket holders yesterday
that profane language and gestures
will not be tolerated from Yost
spectators.
As Kampfer lay unconscious on
the ice after Saturday night's inci-
dent, the Michigan student section
angrily chanted "Fuck you State"
for more than 10 minutes.
The obscene chant was clearly
heard on television, and in the
e-mail message, the Michigan Ath-
letic Department emphasized the
importance of good behavior dur-
ing Saturday's game against Notre
Dame.
"We want to make sure our
opponents and the television crowd
see and hear Yost rock," the e-mail
said. "With that being said, we
believe the fan conduct last week
was not appropriate to Michigan
standards and will not be tolerated
in the future. The actions on the ice
do not excuse what was heard or
displayed."
Daily News Editor Trevor Calero
contributed to this report.

DATE AUCTION
From Page 1
during labor, thereby attempt-
ing to address the alarmingly
high infant and mother mortality
rates," Liu said.
Project Suyana member Reda
Jaber said he decided to host the
date auction in 2006 as a fundrais-
er because the group wanted an
event that would appeal to a wide
group of students.
"Most other events rely on sell-
ing tickets as their main source
of revenue," he said. "With a date
auction, we not only sell tickets,
but we make thousands of dollars

during the actual event."
Liu said she was proud many
different student groups were
represented.
"The students who were auc-
tioned off come from different
graduate and undergraduate cam-
puses at.the University and repre-
sent a wide spectrum of cultural,
social and academic backgrounds,
and performance groups," Liu
said. "The Bhangra team, the Har-
monettes and Groove represent
great artistic diversity as well."
Jaber said the students who
were auctioned off were selected
by contacting leaders of the vari-
ous student organizations.
Many of the students auctioned

HEARING
From Page 1
friend who was visiting from out
of town at the time of the incident,
took the stand next.
He testified that Kampfer and
Milano got into a "heated argu-
ment" in an alley near Pizza
House.Anderson, whohad crossed
the street following Milano and
his two friends, said he grabbed
Kampfer's arm and urged him to
"get the hell out of here."
Kampfer testified that he and
Anderson left the alley and start-
ed walking toward his house on
South Forest.
As the two were leaving, Kamp-
fer said that he and Milano con-
tinued to shout profanities and
insults at one another until they
reached Willard Street, but he
doesn't remember what exactly
was said.
Kampfer said that the last thing
he can remember is being picked
up as he was walking away from
Milano.
"The last thing I remember is
two guys pushed Mike (Anderson)
and I away," Kampfer said. "Then
I was up in the air."
Kampfer said the next thing he
remembers is waking up in the
hospital and talking to Michigan
hockey coach Red Berenson at 10
a.m. on Sunday morning.
Kampfer sustained back and
neck injuries and suffered from a
THE WIRE
From Page 1
ture avoided muddling in stereo-
types, Johnson said, "The honesty
of the writing...is indisputable."
Sohn added that the show made
it "easy to put images out there
and wake people up and make a
change."
After the event, LSA junior
Danielle Hayden said that after
watching the show, "many peo-
ple's minds may have changed
about certain issues."
Rackham student Paul Farber, a
co-organizer of the event, said the
series gave people the know-how to
take action in their day-to-day lives.
"It's our duty to take (the

fractured skull. He was released
from the hospital on Oct. 13 and
was required to wear a neck
brace until Nov 19. Kampfer's
first game back on the ice was at
the Great Lakes Invitational on
Dec. 27.
Inthe testimonies heard yester-
day, there were some differences
of opinion surrounding the events
leading up to Kampfer being
forced to the ground.
Kampfer testified that he was
completely surprised, having no
idea that Milano and his friends
were following them, and that he
continued to face forward until he
was lifted into the air. Kampfer
also testified that he and Milano
stopped shouting at one another
once he and Anderson got to Wil-
lard Street.
However, Anderson testified
that Kampfer and Milano contin-
ued to harass one another, with
Kampfer getting in the "so called
last word." He said he then heard
footsteps coming from behind,
and that he and Kampfer both
glanced backwards to see Milano
and his friends running toward
them.
Patel, the final witness called
to the stand, said he was walking
home on Church Street the night
of the incident. He said he saw two
groups of guys - a group of three
following a group of two - but
didn't notice anything suspicious
at first.
Patel testified that he saw one
show's) lessons and try to imple-
ment them and think further on
them," said Farber.
Despite the lack of focus on
what Obama's election means to
today's society, Johnson said in an
interview after the event the his-
toric campaign does not solve all
racial problems in this country.
"It's not enough just to say we
got a black man as president in the
White House," he said. "We have
to continue on what he was hop-
ing for."
Johnson also said that there is
much left work to be done.
"There are going to be some
big questions to be answered, and
that's a good thing - we need a
new America in order," he said.
In the show, Johnson plays the

guy from the group of three pick
up someone from the group of two
and throw him into the ground.
Patel's testimony differs from
Anderson's in the fact that Patel
said the individual who was
picked up was thrown over the
shoulder of the guy from the
group of three, and landed on the
top of his head.
Anderson testified, however,
that Milano wrapped his arms
around Kampfer's midsection
andforcefully threw him into the
ground, landing on top of him,
with Kampfer's upper back and
the back of his neck hitting the
concrete.
Jay Milano, the defendant's
father, said in an interview with
The Michigan Daily after the
hearing that Kampfer has been
portrayed as a victim while his son
has been portrayed as a villain.
Milano's father said Kampfer
was "drunk and out of control,"
and that his son used a "distinctive
wrestling move" to bringKampfer
down and that he "never meant to
hurt him."
"Steve Kampfer was not an
innocent victim," Jay Milano said
after the hearing. "He was the
aggressor."
Defense attorney John Shea
said Milano's actions were not
unprovoked, as they have been
portrayed.
Daily Sports Editor Michael
Eisenstein contributed to this report.
character of Gus Haynes, the edi-
tor of the city's fictional paper The
Wire. He also directed some of
the episodes, including the series'
finale. Sohn plays Detective Sha-
kima Greggs, a member of the Bal-
timore Police Department.
The two-day event is sponsored
by the Black Humanities Collec-
tive and the Center for Afroameri-
can and African Studies.
In today's portion of the sym-
posium, there will be a day full
of presentations in Palmer Com-
mons on the show and its value in
discussions of urban politics and
contemporary culture. For more
information on the time and loca-
tion for these events, see http://
sitemaker.umich.edu/heart.of_
the-city/schedule_.

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