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mosque near ground
zero echoes America's
greatest failure -
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ONE OF THE BEST?
Where does Denard Robinson's performance
on Saturday rank in Michigan football history?
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UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
Animal rights group:
'U' training involving
cats and pigs is illegal
By JILLIAN BERMAN
Managing News Editor
An animal rights organization launched
a formal complaint with the United States
Department of Agriculture against the
University of Michigan Health System last
week, charging that the use of cats and
pigs in a Survival Flight course for nurses
is cruel and illegal.
Is the complaint filed by People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals, the orga-
nization calls for the USDA to investigate
UMHS's Survival Flight course. Accord-
ing to PETA Vice President of Laboratory
Investigations Kathy Guillermo, the use of
pigs and cats in the course is in violation
of the Animal Welfare Act, which governs
the treatment of animals in a laboratory
"It's indefensible and likely illegal for
the University of Michigan to maim and
kill cats and pigs," Guillermo said in an
-ut in a statement posted on the web-
ait of the Office of the Vice President for
* Research, UMHS defended the training
methods used in the course and vowed to
"cooperate fully" with the USDA investi-
See PETA, Page 5A
Monday, September 13, 2010
Running back Michael Shaw (20) congratulates quarterback Denard Robinson following his game-winning touchdown in Michigan's 28-24 win over Notre Dame Saturday. For more, see SportsMonday, Page 1B.
Can the one-man show keep going?
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -
efore I say anything, it should be
noted that the fans who watched
Saturday's win against Notre
Dame watched what could have been
the greatest individual performance by a
Michigan player ever.
It was truly a special occasion. Denard
Robinson's feats of speed and agility and
moxie were so unbelievable that to try to
describe them with mere words seems
almost to cheapen them. Michigan
fans - not to mention all the Irish fans
who packed into Notre Dame Stadium
- should consider themselves extremely
lucky to have witnessed such an incred-
ible player's ascent into national super-
That being said, prepare to get your
I really hate to play
this role, but Ihave
to. On Saturday, Rob-
inson accounted for
502 yards of offense
(I'm sorry, just writ-
ing that makes my-
jaw drop. Re-affixing JOE
it ... now). STAPLETON
Michigan's total - -
yards, as a team?
Any way you phrase it - he did, in fact,
account for more than 94 percent of the
offense - that number is either amazing
or terrifying, depending on your view.
For now, feel free tobe amazed, and
that's perfectly okay.
But here's the terrifying part: what
everyone saw on Saturday was as close
to a one-man team as you can get in foot-
Now, despite what people have
alleged, I'm not stupid - I fully realize
that there are five offensive lineman
clearing the way for every spectacular
run; there are receivers there catching
every 100-mile-per-hour pass; and there
is a defense playing valiantly while Rob-
inson is resting on the bench.
With that qualification in mind, I have
to reiterate: In football, the ultimate team
sport, this Michigan team has been as
close to a one-man team as one can be the
past two weeks.
For Michigan coach Rich Rodri-
guez, there appears tobe no limit to the
amount of carries he's willing to give
Robinson. Or if there is, it's just very
, "What did I tell you last week?" Rodri-
guez said."'We can't be running him 29
times again.' We ran him 28. We're just
trying to win the game. That's more than
It has the ring of someone who insists
See STAPLETON, Page SA
HERE SHE COMES..
beloved Ross prof.
C.K. Prahalad, a renowned
expert on corporate
strategy, died in April
By SUZANNE JACOBS
People from far beyond Ann Arbor trav-
eled to Blau Auditorium in the Ross School
of Business early Saturday morning for a
memorial service to honor former Busi-
ness School professor C.K. Prahalad and
celebrate the life of a man who deeply
impacted both individuals in the school
and the global business world.
Prahalad, internationally recognized
for his research in corporate strategy and
the role of top management, was a beloved
and well-respected professor. ie passed
away in San Diego in Aprilat age 68.
In a video tribute to the late profes-
sor, four faculty members in the Business
School spoke about Prahalad's influence
on their lives. They all agreed Prahalad
had a special knack for making people
See PRAHALAD, Page 6A
Over 100 women from around the state of Michigan compete in the Miss Michigan USA pageant held at the Power Center for the Performing Arts
on Saturday. Miss Royal Oak Channing Pierce ended up taking the crown.
UNIVERSITY'S LABOR UNIONS
LEO votes to ratify contract with U'
EL(E CTIO N 2010
Republican gov. candidate
Snyder talks state's future
After eight months of
reached three-year deal
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
Members of the University's Lecturer
Employment Organization have officially
ratified their contract with the University.
The announcement, made on Friday, lecturers' union and University adminis-
comes after LEO trators.
members were given gLEOPresidentBonnie Halloran praised
three weeks to con- '.. the new contract in a press release issued
sider the tentative this weekend, calling it "a victory for the
contract agreement . entire membership."
reached with the Halloran also thanked members of the
University and cast LEO bargaining team for their hard work
their votes. The bal- KYLE SWANSON on the negotiations, saying they were
loting period followed --- - essential to reaching a quality contract.
eight months of nego- "Members were involved in every phase
tiations between the See LECTURERS, Page 6A
At Ford School, founder
of Ann Arbor SPARK
also highlightA his
By DYLAN CINTI
As Michigan Republican gubernatorial
candidate Rick Snyder is quick to point out,
his background isn't in politics.
"I ran for precinct delegate back in
1978. That's my only political experience,"
Snyder told a crowd of roughly 120 people
listening to his speech at the University's
Ford School of Public Policy on Friday
Even now, with less than two months
until the Nov. 2 election that pits him
against the Democratic notminee, Lansing
mayor Virg Bernero - the AnnArbor native
and local businessman said he doesn't like
to think of himself as a politician.
"I'm simply serving as a catalyst ... to
See SNYDER, Page 6A
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