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Editor Ryan Kartje says it's finally General M
* time to turn on the hype machine. Cox must dismiss him.
INSIDE PAGE 4A
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
'U' develops
state's first
embryonic
stem cell line

Monday, October 4,2010

michigandaily.com

Line developed by
* donated embryos
will be used to study
stem cell growth
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
After spending months and
long hours in University labo-
ratories, University researchers
announced yesterday that they
have successfully created Michi-
gan's first human embryonic stem
cell line.
Five researchers in the Univer-
sity's Consortium for Stem Cell
Therapies began working on the
stem cell line, referred to as UM4-
6, in March. The line - completed
last month - was developed from
donated embryos and will be used
to study how embryonic stem cells
grow.
Human embryonic stem cell
lines are used by researchers
throughout the country to study
human development and poten-
tial treatments for fatal diseases
and debilitating injuries. Few
universities and institutions have
successfully generated lines for

research purposes.
In a press release issued yes-
terday, University President
Mary Sue Coleman praised the
researchers' work and relentless
effort to find cures for diseases.
"This historic achievement
opens the door on a new era for
U-M researchers, one that holds
enormous promise for the treat-
ment of many seriously debilitat-
ing and life-threateningdiseases,"
Coleman wrote. "This accom-
plishment will enable the Univer-
sity of Michigan to take its place
among the world's leaders in every
aspect of stem cell research."
Sean Morrison, director of the
University's Center for Stem Cell
Biology, wrote in an e-mail inter-
view that University scientists are
"startingto deliver" on the human
embryonic research Michigan
voters approved in a 2008 ballot
initiative.
"This is just the beginning, we
have big plans," Morrison wrote.
Gary Smith, co-director of the
Consortium for Stem Cell Thera-
pies and professor of obstetrics
and gynecology, said in an inter-
view the stem cell line will be
used for "basic work" like under-
standing how different culture
See STEM CELLS, Page 5A

JAKt FROMM/Daily
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson during Saturday's game against Indiana. Robinson propelled the Wolverines toa 42-35 win, despite a lackluster performance
from the Michigan defense. For more on the game, see SportsMonday, Page1B.
Den adjust one smalGvor

BLOOMINGTON -
So, Denard. You had anoth-
er pretty good Saturday.
You led Michigan to a
42-35 victory.
over Indiana
in Blooming-
ton and won
your first
Big Ten road
game. No
small feat.
You had JOE
494 total STAPLETON
yards. You
threw three
touchdowns and ran for two
more. This was your second game
this season in which you passed
and ran for more than 200 yards
- something no one else has

ever done in a college career. You
even orchestrated a last-second,
game-winning touchdown drive
(though redshirt junior wideout
Junior Hemingway gave you
some help).
That being said, I know this is
going to sound weird, but...
Could you maybe, I don't know,
slow down a little bit?
Here's the thing: The defense,
for whatever reason, is not good
at all right now. I don't know if
it's passing or coaching or youth
- probably a combination of the
three - I just know it ain't good.
The Wolverines allowed
568 total yards to Indiana, 480
of them through the air. They
allowed 11 third-down conver-
sions. And this isn't a new rev-

elation - you could argue the
defense hasn't had a solid game
since holding Connecticut to
10 points in the season opener.
Heck, they gave up 37 points to
Massachusetts, an FCS team.
Like I said, I'm not sure of the
cause. ButI know they need all
the help they can get on the other
side of the ball.
Which leads me to my point.
Look, I love watching you as
much as the next guy. I love
watching you run the ball with
a speed and agility previously
thought impossible for humans.
Watching you reminds me of
watching Lost; every week, some-
thing completely inexplicable and
out-of-this-world happens, and it
doesn't make any sense. All Ican

do is roll with it and watch as the
Lost writers rewrite the script
and you rewrite the NCAA record
books.
It's just that, well, you score so
fast. Like, blindingly fast. And it
doesn't really give your defense
much time to restup on the side-
lines.
Try to put yourself in their
shoes. Take the first couple drives
of this game, for instance. The
defense gives upa touchdown
to Indiana on the Hoosiers' first
possession of the game after a
long, sustained drive. They finally
get to the sidelines, already suck-
ing wind. You trot out on the
field, shoelaces flapping, and pro-
ceed, two plays later, to dart into
See STAPLETON, Page SA

LANDMARK EXPANSION ALCOHOL AND THE ECONOMY
Washtenaw Co. liquor sales
booming, despite downturn

Charley's tops all
bars in county in
sales with more
than $200k worth
ByLINDSAY KRAMER
Daily StaffReporter
Though most cope with a
recession by cutting down costs,
students have proven to be an
exception - specifically when it
comes to buying alcohol.
Despite the ongoing floun-

dering economy across the state
and county, liquor sales in both
Washtenaw County and around
Michigan have grown over the
last year.
In 2009 Washtenaw County
reported a 1-percent gain in its
$31.59 million annual wholesale
liquor purchasing industry. The
top 16 of the 100 establishments
in the county that sell single-
serving drinks on premises
bought more than $100,000 in
liquor from the state, accord-
ing to a report by the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission.
Seven of these 16 establish-

ments cater specifically to Uni-
versity students.
Good Time Charley's, which
ranked at the top of the list,
brought home more than
$200,000 in liquor sales last
year and showed a 6.6-percent
increase over 2008.
Paul Drennan, general man-
ager of Charley's, attributed
the bar's big growth in liquor
sales to the student population,
which has continued to buy
alcohol despite the recession.
"The students are one of
those demographics that have
See LIQUOR, Page 5A

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* -the wir got approval to expand. For the full story on tha expansion, visit michigandaily.com/blogs/the wire.
GETTING AROUND ANN ARBOR

ELECTION 2010
A2 bike lane plan behind schedule Business leaders debate merits of

Major portions of
plan supposed to be
done by Sept., but
remain unfinished
By JEFF WARANIAK
For the Daily
In order to maintain its place
among the 15 most bicycle-
friendly city in America, Ann
Arbor is adding about 10 miles
of bike lanes and improving 24
miles of the existing bike lanes
around town.

The new bike lanes are part of
a comprehensive non-motorized
transportation plan adopted by
the city in 2007. The goal is to
improve transportation accessi-
bility for Ann Arbor cyclists and
pedestrians.
Federal and local funds
amounting to nearly $300,000
have been used to improve the
city's bike-lane system, with the
most significant changes tak-
ing place along Catherine Street,
North University Avenue, Ashley
Street and First Street. Other
areas receiving updates include
South University Avenue, Hill
Street, East Hoover Avenue and

Geddes Avenue.
Though a major portion of
the project was scheduled to be
completed in September, many
of the lanes are still unfinished.
According to Ann Arbor Trans-
portation Program Manager Eli
Cooper, the installation of bike
lanes is a complex process.
"There are very specific
requirements," Cooper said.
"There are literally tens, if not
hundreds of signs that need to go
up as a result of this project."
Installing proper construction
signs can be a challenge depend-
ing on where they need to be
See BIKE LANES, Page 5A

constitutional convention proposal

Supporters say
convention could
open up Michigan
for business
By A. BRAD SCHWARTZ
Daily Staff Reporter
Come election day, Michigan
residents will vote on Proposal
1 - a statewide ballot initiative
that gives voters the option to call

for a constitutional convention to
rewrite or revise Michigan's state
Constitution.
Last Friday, the University,
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional
Chamber and the Center for
Michigan - a non-partisan think
tank - held a public policy dis-
cussion called Impact 2010 at the
Kensington Court Hotel in Ann
Arbor, where state policymakers
met to discuss the idea of rewrit-
ing the Michigan Constitution.
State Sen. Tom George (R-Kal-
amazoo) spoke in favor of the

proposal and said the potential
benefits of a constitutional con-
vention - referred to as ConCon
- outweigh the risks of not taking
action to help the state.
"Good, well-intentioned peo-
ple are hamstrung by a constitu-
tion that was handed to us when
Michigan was a rich state," he
said, adding that a constitutional
convention is an "opportunity to
re-open Michigan for business."
Arguing that voters should
reject Proposal 1, Dianne Byrum,
See CONVENTION, Page 3A

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