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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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CHILLIN' ON THE DIAG

UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Innocence
Clinic case
to undergo
retrail

JAKE FROMM/Daily
LSA senior Joey Thorn makes on the Diag yesterday what he claims is his first-ever snow angel. The Ann Arbor area got hit with upwards of 10 inches of show yesterday,
blanketing campus and forcing school closings in the area.
MICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
MSA passes resolution to voice
support for MIP amnesty bl

In light of new
evidence, man
freed by clinic will
stand trial again
By KAITLIN WILLIAMS
For the Daily
Though the University's
Innocence Clinic helped
Dwayne Provience get out of
jail last November, prosecutors
now plan to retry the case.
Provience, 36, was tried and
convicted of the murder of
Detroit resident Rene Hunter
in 200t. With the help of the
Law School's Innocence Clinic,
University Law students got
Provience's conviction thrown
out by a Wayne County judge
on Nov. 3, 2009 on the grounds
of withheld evidence.
Though the Law students
thought the case was over
when Provience was set free,
the prosecution has now called
for the case to be retried.
Innocence clinic officials
said legal constraints prevent
them from commenting on why
the prosecution is motioning
for a retrial.
In a Detroit News article
published in December, Maria
Miller, spokeswoman for
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym

Worthy, said the prosecution
intends to proceed with the
case, but also would not com-
ment on the specifics of the
retrial.
"It is appropriate for a jury to
hear this case and make a deci-
sion based upon the evidence
we will produce at trial," Miller
said in the article.
Provience was originally con-
victed of murder based on the
testimony of Detroit resident
Larry Wiley, who said Provi-
ence shot Hunter while Provi-
ence and his brother drove by
in a beige Buick two-door.
After a hearing last year,
Wiley said he was not at the
scene of the crime and recanted
his 2001 testimony.
In a hearing held on Jan. 27,
Circuit Court Judge Timothy
Kenny ruled Wiley can't tes-
tify in the retrial scheduled for
April 5 without incriminating
himself for lying under oath
during the first trial. If Wiley
doesn't testify on April 5, his
testimony from the first trial
cannot be used as evidence
either.
A police report that surfaced
in Deceinber cites seven eyewit-
nesses who claimed the shoot-
er was driving a vehicle that
looked different than the beige
Buick that Wiley had described
in his original testimony.
. See RETRIAL, Page 7A

If state law passes,
minors seeking
help for intoxicated
friends can't get MIP
By ELYANA TWIGGS
Daily StaffReporter
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly passed a resolution last night

in support of a state bill that pro-
tects intoxicated students who
call an ambulance for an intoxi-
cated friend fromgettingcharged
with a Minor in Possession.
With the passage of the reso-
lution, MSA officials will inform
the Michigan Senate Judiciary
Committee that MSA supports
House Bill 4876 - or the Medical
Amnesty Act. If passed, the act
would allow intoxicated minors

for friends or themselves to be
exempt from punishment.
The Michigan House of Repre-
sentatives passed the bill by a vote
of 98-7 on Oct. 21, 2009. The bill
was passed on to the Michigan
Senate Judiciary Committee the
next day, where it is now waiting
to be voted on in the committee.
If the Medical Amnesty Act
passes, the University's Depart-
ment of Public Safety will have

would call for.
MSA representatives are work-
ing with the Michigan State Uni-
versity Student Government to
lobby for consideration and pas-
sage of the bill.
The Medical Amnesty Protocol
- the policy that inspired the bill
- was first introduced by Cor-
nell University in 2002. Studies
found that the protocol positively
changed alcohol-related conse-
See MSA, Page 7A

who seek medical attention to adopt the procedures the law

OFFICE HOURS
University faculty offer
analysis on Asian carp
Experts diScuSS the Great Lakes, University faculty The Obama administration
are offering their expert opinions announced Monday a $78.5 million
impact invasive and man hours to help government plan to control the spread of the inva-
officials combat the problem. sive species to Lake Michigan, the
species could have on Faculty members within the Associated Press reported.
School of Natural Resources and According to the AP, the plan -
Great Lakes Program in the Environment have called the Asian Carp Control Strat-
offered their advice to news out- egyFframework - has faced criticism
By TORREY ARMSTRONG lets, researchers and state, local and for not proposing to completely close
Daily StaffReporter federal government leaders and are the shipping lanes between the carp's
currently participating in the state's route to Lake Michigan and the lake
As Asian carp, a group of invasive efforts to lobby President Barack itself.
species of fish, threaten to infiltrate Obama's administration for help. See OFFICE HOURS, Page 7A
CAMPUS HEALTH
'U' student launches campaign
to encourage HIV AIDS testgin

A FIERCE GAME OF FOOSBALL

LSA freshman Natasha Patel-Murray and Engineering freshman Victor Braciszewski celebrate a victory over fellow
Foosball Club members yesterday in the Billiards Room of the Michigan Union.
G1NG GREEN
A2 to streamline recycling program

P2 Initiative uses
images of confident
students to promote
* knowing your status'
By SUZANNE JACOBS
Daily StaffReporter
Though the concept of knowing
one's status may be most commonly

associated with Facebook, a new
campaign launched by a Univer-
sity student is aimed at encouraging
other students to pay attention to a
different kind of status.
LSA senior Brandon Littlejohn
launched the P2 Initiative last week
in an effort to promote HIV testing
among students at the University.
The campaign, which is a collabora-
tion between University Health Ser-
vices and the Multi Ethnic Student
Association, uses images of confident

See images for this story.
at MicsgvnDatyYcom
University students to encourage
students to "know their status" when
it comes to HIV/AIDS.
Littlejohn said the campaign is an
extension of The Promiscuity Proj-
ect - an event sponsored by his fra-
ternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, in October
2009 to educate students about HIV
through live music and short films.
See TESTING, Page 7A

City urges
residents, students
to learn guidelines
By MELISSA MARCUS
For the Daily'
In an effort to encourage stu-
dents and Ann Arbor residents
to recycle more, the city of Ann
Arbor and non-profit organi-
zation Recycle Ann Arbor are
working together to streamline

the city's recycling system and
increase awareness about recy-
cling.
The city of Ann Arbor cur-
rentlyuses a dual-streammeth-
od of recycling, featuring two
main components. The first
category of products that can
be recycled are paper products,
which includes magazines,
newspapers and flattened cere-
al boxes. The second group is
containers made from metal,
glass and plastic.
. But, in the summer of 2010,

the city will begin to use a sin-
gle-stream, which officials say
is a more efficient system. This
means that more products will
be able to be recycled, accord-
ing to Kendra Pyle, residential
coordinator for Recycle Ann
Arbor. The revamp of the sys-
tem will focus on expanding
the types of plastics that can be
recycled within the city.
Pyle explained that the
rationale behind the new, sin-
gle-stream system is that new
See RECYCLING, Page 7A

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