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In Other Ivory Towers Michigan Myths
TOP LEFT: David Hines Jr., the
Michigan Marching Band drum
major, gets fans excited for the
Wolverines to play the Hawkeyes
at the Big House on Saturday.
LEFT: A Michigan Marching
Band alum returns to play in
Michigan's homecoming game on
Saturday. (ARIEL BOND/Daily)
RIGHT: Michigan wide receiver
Darryl Stonum walks through
the tunnel after Michigan's game A
against Iowa at the Big House in
Ann Arbor on Saturday, Oct. 16,
2010. The Wolverines lost 38-28
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Sexism in the Open mic night
media lecture at the League

through window
WHERE: Baits parking lot
WHEN: Wednesday at about
12:30 p.m.
WHAT: A rock was thrown
through the window of a black
Infniti, University Police
reported. Nothing was stolen
from the vehicle, and there are
no suspects.

WHERE: Computer Science
and Engineering Bulding
WHEN: Wednesday at about
3:15 p.m.
WHAT: A Mac iBook worth
about $1,500 and an iPhone
were stolen from an unlocked
office, University Police
reported. No suspects.
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WHAT: Guest speakers
will discuss sexism and rac-
ism in the media as well as
the "new postfeminism."
WHO: Institute for Research
on Women and Gender
WHEN: Today from
noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room

WHAT: Musicians, singer-
songwriters and spoken-
word artists will perform.
Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHEN: Tonight from
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Michi-
gan League

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Robber nabs purse of pot

camera, cash
WHERE: North Quad Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
10:45 p.m.
WHAT: A $150 watch, a $160
camera and $30 of cash were
stolen from a dorm room, Uni-
versity Police reported. There
are no suspects.

WHERE: University Hospital
Emergency Room
WHEN: Wednesday at about
11:45 p.m.
WHAT: Security staff discov-
ered a small amount of mariju-
na in a women's purse that was
found unattended, University
Police reported. The woman
has been identified and the
incident is under investigation.

Spectrum speed
dating night CORRECTIONS

Marisol Valles Garcia,
a 20-year-old criminol-
ogy student, last week
became the new police chief
of Praxedis G. Guerrero, one
of the most violent munici-
palities in Chihuahua, Mexico,
CNN.com reported. Her
13-member force will be mostly
female and unarmed.
Third-ranked Michigan
hockey takes on No. 10
Omaha-Nebraska, which
swept the Wolverines in Omaha
last year, this weekend at Yost
Ice Arena.
Apollo 16 astronaut
Charles Duke helped
Edinburgh Printmak-
ers produce 300 limited edi-
tion "scratch and sniff" moon
prints that smell like gunpow-
der, AOLnews.com reported.
NASA discovered in the 1970s
that the moon has this famil-
iar odor.

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WHAT: Meet new people
during a night of speed
dating. Opposite-gender
dating will take place from
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and same-
gender dating will occur
from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHO: The Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight from
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan
Union, Wolverine Room

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Iraqi leaders not following U.S. advice on gov't

After American
troops pull out,'
Iraqis seek advice
from Iran
BAGHDAD (AP) - American
influence has so dwindled in Iraq
over the last several months that
Iraqi lawmakers and political
leaders say they no longer follow
Washington's advice for forming a
Instead, Iraqis are turning to
neighboring nations, and especially
Iran, for guidance - casting doubt
on the future of the American role
in this strategic country after a
grinding war that killed more than
4,400 U.S. soldiers.
"The Iraqi politicians are not
responding to the U.S. like before.
We don't pay great attention to
them," Shiite lawmaker Sami al-
Askari, a close ally of Prime Minis-
ter Nouri al-Maliki, said yesterday.
"The weak American role has given
the region's countries a greater
sense of influence on Iraqi affairs."
Vice President Joe Biden, the
administration's point man for Iraq,
has doggedly lobbied Iraqi leaders,
both on the phone and in six trips
here over the past two years.
Iraqis, however, measure U.S.
influence largely by its military
presence, which dipped by three-
fold from the war's peak to 50,000
troops in late August. As a result,
Baghdad is now brushing off U.S.
urgings to slow-walk a new gov-
ernment instead of rushing one
through that might cater to Iran.

"The Iranian ambassador has a
bigger role in Iraq than Biden," said
a prominent Kurdish lawmaker,
Mahmoud Othman. He said the
Americans "will leave Iraq with its
problems, thus their influence has
become weak."
One problem which could
worsen as a result is the sectarian
divide - particularly if the secular
but Sunni-backed Iraqiya political
coalition, which won the most votes
in the March election, is left out of
a new Shiite-led government led by
Many Iraqis, particularly minor-
ity Sunnis, would view such a
government as "blessed by Iran
and evidence of America's rela-
tive weakness," analyst Michael
Knights wrote on the website of
The Washington Institute for Near
East Policy. This perception could
lead to a surge in violence.
Washington, which has its hands
full with the war in Afghanistan
and the hunt in Pakistan for Osama
bin Laden, sees Iraq as "the bane
of everyone's existence lately," said
one senior administration official
who spoke on condition of anonym-
ity because of the sensitivity of the
diplomatic issues.
But Iraq cannot afford to ignore
completely what Washington
wants. For one, that could bring the
end of U.S. help and financial back-
ing to broker $13 billion worth of
contracts for military equipment.
It also would all but dash any
hopes by Baghdad to re-negotiate
a security agreement that is set to
expire at the end of 2011 - a needed
step to keeping some U.S. forces in
Iraq to continue training its fledg-

ling air force and protect its bor-
ders. A senior Iraqi military official
predicted the new government,
once it is settled, ultimately will
ask U.S. troops to remain beyond
next year.
U.S. alliances with Mideast
nations to which Baghdad seeks
to cozy up also cement American
influence in Iraq, said Salman Shai-
kh, director of the Brookings Doha
Center think tank in Doha.
"In that, I think the U.S. is still
pretty well positioned in terms
of getting its voice heard in Iraq,"
Shaikh said. But he agreed that the
U.S. carries less sway in Baghdad
than it used to: "If it was such an
easy thing to exert influence, then
wouldn't Iraq have had a govern-
ment by now?"
More than seven months have
passed since March 7 parliamenta-
ry elections failed to produce clear
winners, and Iraqi politicians say
they will pick new leaders on their
own timetable.
Othman said the lengthy
impasse, despite heavy U.S. pres-
sure to form a government that
includes all of Iraq's major politi-
cal players, shows that Baghdad
doesn't really care what Washing-
ton wants.
"Yes, the Americans have their
view on how to form an Iraqi gov-
ernment," Askari agreed. "But it
does not apply to the political pow-
ers on the ground and it is not effec-
U.S. officials initiallyencouraged
the Iraqis to form a government
quickly, but recently started push-
ing for a slowdown after it became
apparent that a party led by anti-

in this Sat, Jan. 23, 2010 photo released by the Iraq Prime Minister's office, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, right, meets with
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Baghdad, Iraq.
American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr dan, Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia of its own citizens and not on behalf
was poised to play a major role. on official visits. On Thursday, al- of another country."
The U.S. clearly hopes to stall Maliki was in Ankara to meet with In Cairo this week, al-Maliki
the formation of a new government Turkish Prime Minister Recep predicted a new government will
long enough for the deal unravel Tayyip Erdogan. be formed soon. A senior Iraqi gov-
between al-Maliki and al-Sadr, It is Iraq's newly warmed alli- ernment official said that will hap-
whose hardline Shiite followers are ance with Iran that worries the pen regardless of whether the U.S.
close to Iran. United States. blesses it, though he acknowledged
But the days of the U.S. calling in a development that may have that Baghdad would be weak with-
the shots in Iraq are long over - assured him a second term, al- out American support. The official
largely because of President Barack Maliki this month won al-Sadr's spoke on condition of anonymity
Obama's intent to scale back Amer- backing. And this week, top Iranian because of the sensitivity of the dis-
ica's presence more than seven officials gave al-Maliki their clear- cussions.
years after the invasion which est nod of support yet during his "There is U.S. influence in the
ousted Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led trip to Tehran. political process and forming of
regime. "Our concerns about Iran and the government, but less so than
That's led Iraqi leaders to reach its meddling in Iraq's affairs are before," said Sunni lawmaker
out to Mideast neighbors for sup- long-standing," State Depart- Osama al-Nujaifi. "As they (the
port and advice on brokering a new ment spokesman P.J. Crowley told Americans) begin to withdraw
government. Leaders from rival reporters in Washington this week. their military, the Iranians are tak-
political coalitions in the last sev- "But that said, we would expect the ing advantage of the empty space,
eral months have been to Iran, Jor- Iraqi government to work on behalf and are ready to fill the vacuum."

From Page 1
"This is a GOP poll conducted by
a firm with GOP ties masquerading
as an independent poll, but it's too
early for trick or treats," she wrote.
A new Detroit Free Press-WXYZ
TV poll released yesterday, how-
ever, revealed that Dingell holds
a 17-point lead over Steele, who's
apparently trailing Dingell at 36
percent compared to Dingell's 53

percent, according to an Oct. 21
Free Press article.
In 2008, Dingell beat Republican
challenger John Lynch by a 70-per-
cent to 25-percent margin, accord-
ing to the article. The last time
Dingell received less than 60 per-
cent of the vote was in 1994 when
the GOP took control of both cham-
bers of Congress - he garnered
59 percent of the vote that year,
according to the Free Press article.
Brendan Campbell, chair of the
University's chapter of College

Democrats, said in an interview last
night that he hopes Clinton's visit
will encourage students to vote for
Dingell and other Democrats so
that the party "(keeps) moving this
country forward."
"Clinton recognizes that Ann'
Arbor and especially the University
of Michigan campus is a stronghold
for Democrats across the state, so
turning up Democrats in this area
and making sure that students are
specifically excited for this elec-
tion has deep ramifications for the

entire state," Campbell said.
Campbell added that his group is
excited that an "icon in the Demo-
cratic Party" will be coming to
campus to speak directly to stu-
dents about their role in this year's
midterm election.
"We know that two years ago
students and young people came
out in a huge way for Barack
Obama and the Democratic Party
and we really need to do that again
in 2010 to make sure that we con-
tinue moving this country in the

right direction," he said. "So I
expect that he's going to talk about
why this election is important, but
also, and more specifically, why
students are important to this
Sunday's event is open to the
public, but tickets are required
for admittance. Tickets can be
reserved online on Dingell's cam-
paign website and picked up before
the event at the Rackham Audito-
riumbox office.
In addition to visiting the Uni-

versity, Clinton will also travel to
Detroit and Battle Creek, Mich. on
Sunday with several Democratic
candidates - including Democratic
gubernatorial candidate Virg Ber-
nero. Currently the mayor of Lan-
sing, Bernero is expected to speak
with Clinton at Fellowship Chapel
in Detroit, according to The Associ-
ated Press.
- Daily Staff Reporters
Bethany Biron and Mike Merar
contributed to.this report.


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