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Michigan poised to
free nursing moms
from jury duty
A mother's phone call to a
Michigan legislator will likely
lead to a new state law exempting
breastfeeding mothers from jury
The Michigan House is expect-
* ed to give final approval to the
bill providing an exemption this
week. If Gov. Rick Snyder signs
it, Michigan would become at
least the 13th state to adopt such
a measure.
Slain Florida
teen's girlfriend
heard altercation
The attorney for the family of
a black teenager fatally shot by a
neighborhood watch captain said
yesterday that the boy was talking
to his girlfriend on his cell phone
when the confrontation began.
She did not hear the shooting.
Their phone call was discussed
at a news conference that fol-
lowed announcements that the
U.S. Justice department would
probe the death of 17-year-old
Trayvon Martin and that a local
grand jury will also consider evi-
dence in the case.
George Zimmerman, 28, claims
he shot Martin in self-defense
during a confrontation last month
in a gated community in Sanford,
Fla. Zimmerman spotted Martin
as he was patrolling his neigh-
borhood on a rainy evening and
called 911 to report a suspicious
person. Against the advice of the
911 dispatcher, Zimmerman then
followed Martin, who was walk-
ing home from a convenience
store with a bag of Skittles in his
Romney gets big
win in Illinois
GOP primary
Front-runner Mitt Romney
won the Illinois primary with
ease yesterday night, defeating
Rick Santorum in yet another
industrial state showdown and
padding his already-formidable
delegate lead in the race for the
Republican presidential nomina-
Romney triumphed after ben-
efitting from a crushing advan-
tage in the television advertising
wars, and as his chief rival strug-
gled to overcome self-imposed
political wounds in the mara-
thon race to pick an opponent
to Democratic President Barack
Returns from 29 percent of the
state's precincts showed Romney
gaining 55 percent of the vote
compared to 28 percent for Santo-

rum, 9 percent for Ron Paul and 7
percent for Newt Gingrich.
earthquake shakes
Mexico City
A strong 7.4-magnitude earth-
quake hit southern Mexico yester-
day, damaging some 800 homes
near the epicenter and swaying
tall buildings and spreading fear
and panic hundreds of miles away
in the capital of Mexico City.
One of the strongest to shake
Mexico since the deadly 1985
temblor that killed thousands in
Mexico City, Yesterday's earth-
quake hit hardest in border area
of southern Oaxaca and Guerrero
states. In Guerrero, officials con-
firmed that some 800 homes had
been damaged, with another 60
having collapsed.
Hours after the shaking at
noon local time (18:02 GMT),
there were still no reports of
death or serious injury, even after
a less powerful, magnitude-5.1
aftershock was felt in the capi-
tal and several other aftershocks
near the epicenter in a mountain-
o ous rural region.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

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that there's going to be much of
an effect because even though
the price is higher, people might
be more likely to sell more
games to make back the money,
and then just go to the home
games that they want to go to,"
Maknev said.
Compared with the 2011 sea-
son - which included a rivalry
game against Ohio State and
the Big House's first-ever night
game against Notre Dame -
many students expressed frus-
tration about the simultaneous
rise in student season ticket
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academic relations officer, are
running unopposed for presi-
dent and vice president. There'
are also 18 candidates running
for nine representative posi-
tions this spring.
Canning said she and Burns,
who have both been a part of
LSA-SG since their freshman
year, complement each other
well and added their personal
connections will help achieve
the goals of their administra-
"What's really nice about
Melissa (and I) as a team is that
we bring together the student
life and the academic perspec-
tive," Canning said. "One thing

prices and lack of big matchups
at home on the 2012 schedule.
LSA sophomore Mitch Lapoff
said he is disappointed with the
number of home games that will
be offered in accordance with
the rise in ticket prices.
"t've only been a season ticket
holder for two years now, so I'm
not that used to any set price so
I guess I'm more willing to have
a couple years of rising prices,"
Lapoff said. But I'd be alarmed if
this (rise in student ticket pric-
es) would continue for another
Despite the rising prices,
Maknev and other students said
they will still purchase season
tickets for the 2012 football sea-
that Melissa and I have found
throughout our time on govern-
ment is that our government is
connected to the right kind
administrators to make these
kinds of changes happen."
Burns added that she and
Canning have specific goals for
changes in LSA courses.
"(One goal is) creating an
economics course for people
who are afraid of Econ 101,"
Burns said. "As well as creating
a new religion program."
Though they are running
uncontested, Canning said that
has not deterred the pair from
"We're trying to treat it like
we're not running unopposed
and that's we really have been
making the effort to go out and
talk to people and meet with

"I think sales might go down
because there are less games,
but at the same time I feel like
Michigan pride is so big that
people are going to buy the tick-
ets regardless (of the price),"
Maknev said.
Lochmann said the Univer-
sity had about 21,000 student
ticket holders this past season,
and hopes to maintain that
number for 2012.
"We're trying to create a lot
more fun, a lot different atmo-
sphere, and we want to make
sure that students and every-
body who spends their hard-
earned money are getting a
great show," Lochmann said.
them," Canning said.
LSA senior Jeff Larkin, the
LSA-SG election director and
the LSA-SG vice president, said
there is good balance between
freshmen and upperclass-
men running in this spring's
election. He added that the 18
candidates have surpassed the
average number for LSA-SG
"It's a great mix of people
who have been on student
government and people who
haven't," Larkin said. "It's
amazing to see people that are
really interested. It's really
LSA-SG holds elections in
March and November to fill
the 19 representative posi-
tions, but executive positions
are only elected in March.

Sept. 8
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exclusively on Asian Ame
her own awareness of
Islander issues, being in I
and her own understand
global and domestic di
makes her an idealchoice
program," he added.
LSA junior Gina Chen
munity historian for the
Asian American Organi
said she hopes people li
Soetoro-Ng with an open m
"I hope that they can
away from the general m
that math and science are
the path to go and that th
move beyond thinking tha
dardized testing is going t
America back to the foref
include youMICH, MFi
OurMichigan and Stude
Puppies. The Defend Affi
Action Party, while not run
executive slate, is running
dates for representative pi
There is one presidential a
presidential pair runningi
dent of a party.
In this election, many
dates and parties have g,
endorsements from
groups and Universityr
including Michigan quar
Denard Robinson who e
LSA junior Aditya Sat
speaker of the SGassei
running for president with
ward and took several
graphs with Robinson,N
MForward apparel.
Sathi and his running m
sophomore Louis Mirante,
endorsed by the president
vice president of the Stude
ciation of Michigan, a c
organization comprised of
gan's 15 public universities.
Sathi is not the only ca
endorsed by a popular
sity athlete. Michigan gua
Novak, was in a campaig
for Business junior Manish
and LSA sophomore Oma:
wi, an assembly represe
As of 3 a.m. the video had
5,000 hits on YouTube.
Hashwi saidtheircamp
also reached out to ethnic

vs. Alabama (Arlington, Texas)
Air Force
at Notre Dame
Bye Week
at Purdue
Illinois (Homecoming)
Michigan State
at Nebraska
at Minnesota
Ohio State
Big Ten Championship Game
the world, because I don't think
that will happen," Chen said.
Chen added that she hopes
people show Soetoro-Ng respect
ricans, and attend for more than her rela-
Pacific tion to the president.
Hawaii, "I hope that they don't come
ling of justbecause she's Obama's sister,"
versity she said. "I hope that they actu-
for our ally do have an interest in what
she's saying about education."
, com- Chen noted that it is impor-
United tant that students realize it is not
zation, a campaign event, but rather a
sten to speech intended to highlight her
nind. activism.
break "What we invited her to do is
iindset really a serious, important lec-
always ture on the issue of education,"
iey can Kurashige said. "She is not com-
it stan- ing to campaign. She is not com-
o raise ing to try and draw attention to
ront of herself."
orward, on campus by sending e-mails to
nts for community members in languages
rmative such as Chinese and Greek.
ning an Public Policy junior Kevin Mer-
candi- sol-Barg, an assembly representa-
sitions. tive, and LSA junior Amy Navvab
nd vice- received an endorsement from the
ndepen- University's chapter of College
Democrats for their OurMichigan
candi- platform. In last year's election,
arnered the College Democrats endorsed
campus the MForward candidates for
notables president and vice president.
terback LSA sophomore Alexandra
ndorsed Brill, chair of the University's
chapter of College Democrats, said
hi, vice Mersol-Barg and Navvab's past
nbly, iexperiences madethem an obvi-
MFor- ous choice for endorsement.
photo- "This year, Kevin, who's formed
wearing a Coalition for Tuition Equality,
and Amy, who's the chair of the
ate, LSA Open Housing Initiative ... they
are also have clearly done much more for
and the progressive causes than Aditya
nt Asso- and Louis (the MForward can-
oalition didates)," Brill said. "We felt that
Michi- they more justly represent what
we feel our student government
ndidate should be."
Univer- Mersol-Barg and Navvab also
rd Zack received the endorsement of the
n video Graduate Employees' Organi-
Parikh zation, the union representing
r Hash- University graduate students.
ntative. Rackham student Liz Rodrigues,
I nearly GEO's communications chair, said
Mersol-Barg and Navvab's cam-
aignhas paign had values closely resem-
groups bling those of GEO.

CSG Election director Peter Borock, and the Students for Puppies party
a Law student, said he expects is scheduled tobe on the Diag with
From Page 1A higher than usual turnout for the puppies today.
election because of the high vol- Borock added that while a
that hail from numerous student ume of candidates. 10-percent turnout seems unim-
organizations and cover a wide "We're really excited to have pressive, it would actually be con-
range of issues. really high voter turnout this sidered successful.
"This is the perfect opportunity year," Borock said. "The average is "We've had turnout as low as 5
for students who haven't really about 10 percent, but we're hoping percent ... anything above 10 per-
participated or been engaged in for even higher than usual." cent and we'd be happy," he said.
student government elections or The OurMichigan, youMich, To aid student voters, Borock
student government in general to MForward and Defend Affirma- sent out a campus-wide e-mail
get involved in the process," Wat- tive Action parties and indepen- yesterday that contained the plat-
son said. "There are so many peo- dents Manish Parikh and Omar forms of all of the presidential and
ple that cover such a broad range Hashwi have been campaigning vice-presidential candidates and
of identities and student organiza- heavily throughout campus by instructions on how to vote.
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