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* Joe Stapleton:
It's time for Greg
Robinson, Michi-
gan's defensive
r coordinator, to
face the media.
))PAGE 8A
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Alan Guskin, a key
player in the Peace
Corps's formation,
on the organization's
creation and legacy.
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MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
Area bars
0
attempt to
cash in on
'Shoelace'
Despite NCAA rules, Cottage
Inn, others selling Denard
Robinson-themed drinks
By ANNA ROZENBERG
For the Daily
Though Denard Robinson's performance wasn't as
impressive as usual last week, that hasn't stopped area
bars and eateries from seeking ways to profit from the
craze surrounding the Michigan quarterback.
Several local establishments have recently named
food and drink items after the football player. But
these specialties come soon after the University Ath-
letic Department warned local vendors that selling
merchandise referencing current University student-
athletes is against NCAA rules.
Athletic Department spokesman Bruce Madej con-
firmed that any food or drink items used to profit from
student-athletes also interferes with the NCAA ban.
Despite this warning, Cottage Inn Pizza created a
new alcoholic drink last month called "The Shoelace,"
named in honor of Robinson. The drink contains
vodka, Red Bull, sour and orange juice, topped with a
blue fruit-flavored "shoelace" candy.
Lorenzo Viera-Patron, manager of Cottage Inn
Pizza, said last month that the drink has been popu-
lar among customers and even sold out when the res-
taurant ran out of the candy used for the "shoelaces."
After running out of the ingredient, Cottage Inn dis-
continued the special, but only temporarily.
When asked about plans to name other food items
after Robinson, Viera-Patron said he wasn't sure
whether they will.
"We haven't thought about that yet," Viera-Patron
said.
Cottage Inn isn't the only establishment on cam-
pus following the Robinson-naming trend. Banfield's
See ROBINSON, Page 6A

SAM WOLSON/Daily
LEFT: Alan Guskin, a student leader in the formingof the Peace Corps, speaks at the Peace Corps 50th anniversary celebration last night as a "Thank you Kennedy" banner hangs overhead. RIGHT: The
Educational Theatre Company celebrates Kennedy's impact on students at the University. BOTTOM: About1,500 people attended the event last night. For a full storyon the event, visit michigandaily.com.
A LU MN I IN T HE N EW S
Alums fight to free Chinese prisoner
Liu Xiaobo received And though the controversy surround- Prize for "his long and non-violent published, Liu was detained by the
ing Liu's release is half a world away, struggle for fundamental human Chinese government on Dec. 8, 2008.
Nobel Peace Prize the effort to get Liu out of prison has rights in China." While in detention, he was held in
ties to Ann Arbor. "He took part in the Tiananmen pro- solitary confinement and was denied
from Chinese jail Freedom Now a non-profit, non- tests in 1989; he was a leading author access to his lawyers:
governmental organization based in behind Charter 08, the manifesto of Freedom Now works to "free indi-
By SABIRA KHAN Washington, D.C. and founded by Uni- such rights in China which was (going vidual prisoners of conscience through
Daily StaffReporter versity Law School alum Jared Genser to be) published on the 60th anniver- focused legal, political, and public rela-
- is currently campaigning for Liu's sary of the United Nations' Universal tions advocacy efforts," according to
Chinese scholar and democracy release from prison in northeast China. Declaration of Human Rights, the 10th its website.
activist Liu Xiaobo was recently According to an Oct. 8 Norwegian of December 2008," the press release In a presentation at the Oslo Free-
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - Nobel Committee press release, Liu states. dom Forum 2010, a conference about
while imprisoned in his home country. was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace But before the manifesto could be See PRISONER, Page 6A

THE CALCULUS OF CRAMMING MEDICAL MARIJUANA SERIES, PART THREE OF FOUR
With rules in flux, obtaining
medical pothard for patients

Though easiest
option for patients,
medical pot shops
difficult to regulate
By SUZANNE JACOBS
Daily StaffReporter
Medical patients in Michigan
who have approval from the state
to treat their conditions with mari-
juana can possess up to 2.5 ounces
of usable marijuana as well as any

incidental amount of seeds, stalks
and unusable roots from the plant.
But the process of getting the drug
can often be difficult to navigate,
especially with city and state regu-
lations on dispensaries - the most
viable means of getting the drug for
many patients - constantly chang-
ing.
The Michigan Medical Mari-
juana Act states that a patient can
grow up to 12 marijuana plants in
an enclosed, locked facility, or if
patients choose not to grow their
own medicine, they can designate a
"primary caregiver" to grow it for

them. Caregivers can grow plants
for up to five patients as well as
themselves if they are also patients.
The law does not mention medical
marijuana dispensaries - mak-
ing the legality of marijuana shops
unclear.
Mike Meno, the director of com-
munications for the Marijuana
Policy Project - the organization
responsible for drafting Michigan's
medical marijuana law - said the
state didn't address dispensaries
in the law out of fear that state-
licensed dispensaries would be in
See MARIJUANA, Page 5A

SALAM RIDA/Daily
With five hours to go, LSA honors freshman Devin Rocco studies for his Calc 2 exam in the basement of the Union yesterday.
ELECTION 2010
The pitch from Dems running for
regent? Tuition, tuition, tuition

Councils team up, teach about hazing's perils

Two open seats this
cycle are currently
. held by Republicans
ByJOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily StaffReporter
With less than a month before
the November elections, two

Democratic challengers are step-
ping up their campaigns to unseat
the two incumbent Republicans
on the University's Board of
Regents.
Paul Brown (D-Ann Arbor)
and Greg Stephens (D-Saline)
were both nominated to run
for the University's governing
board at the party's state conven-
tion in August. Regents Andrea

Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor)
and Andrew Richner (R-Grosse
Pointe Park) - the board's only
Republican members - are both
seeking re-election.
In separate interviews with the
Daily, Brown and Stephens out-
lined their reasons for running for
the board and what they hope to
accomplish if elected to the eight-
See ELECTION, Page 6A

With speakers and
round tables, Greek
organizations mark
anti-hazing week
By VERONICA MENALDI
Daily StaffReporter
Fraternities and sororities on
campuses across the country often

get a bad reputation for hazingnew
members. So, in an effort to reverse
that stigma and raise awareness
of the issue, Greek Life groups on
campus have organized a variety of
events this week as part of Hazing
Prevention Week.
All four Greek councils on cam-
pus - the Interfraternity Council,
the Panhellenic Association, the
National Pan-Hellenic Council and
the Multicultural Greek Council
- planned events for the week sur-

rounding anti-hazing education.
These events are specifically tar-
geted at new Greek Life members,
according to Business junior Steph-
anie Clark, chair of the Panhellenic
Hazing Prevention Task Force.
Each Greek council on campus
has a strict no-hazing policy. The
executive boards of each coun-
cil said it is important to educate
Greek Life members on the dangers
of hazing in order to reiterate this
See HAZING, Page SA

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