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Man charged with
racist hate crime
A white Bay City man has been
charged with committing a hate
crime, accused of the racially
motivated beating of a black man.
Twenty-four-year-old Justin
Bouza was due in court Thursday
for a preliminary examination to
decide if he should stand trial on
chargesofethnic intimidation and
aggravated assault. The intimida-
tioncharge carries upto two years
in prison.
Mlive.com reports that author-
ities say Bouza and a 21-year-old
man attacked 26-year-old Jeremy
Love about 2:45 a.m. onAug. 12.
Police say they found Love
lying on the ground, bleeding and
groggy. He was treated for a con-
Witnesses say Bouza and his
companion used racial slurs while
punching and kicking Love on the
Filmmaker behind
anti-Muslim movie
denies allegations
The California man behind the
anti-Muslim film that sparked
violence in the Middle East
denied Wednesday that he vio-
lated terms of his probation for
a 2010 bank fraud conviction by
using aliases and lying about his
role in the movie.
Mark Basseley Youssef, 55,
made a brief appearance in a
courtroom packed with media
and quietly repeated "deny" when
all eight probation violation alle-
gations were read by U.S. District
Judge Christina Snyder, who
scheduled an evidentiary hearing
for Nov. 9.
None of the alleged violations
have to do with the content of the
movie or whether Youssef was
the one who posted to YouTube
the 14-minute trailer for "Inno-
cence of Muslims," which depicts
Mohammad as a religious fraud,
womanizer and pedophile. Fed-
eral authorities are seeking two
years in prison for Youssef, who
remains in custody and held with-
out bail.
ANKARA, Turkey
Turkey intercepts
arms bound for
Syria from Russia
Escalating tensions with Rus-
sia, Turkey defended its forced
landing of a Syrian passenger jet
en route from Moscow to Damas-
cus, saying Thursday it was car-
rying Russian ammunition and
military equipment destined for
the Syrian Defense Ministry.
Syria branded the incident pira-
cy and Russia called the search
illegal, saying it endangered the
lives of Russian citizens aboard
the plane.
The accusation by Turkish
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan contradicted denials by

both Russia and Syria that any-
thing illegal had been aboard
the Airbus A320 that was inter-
cepted over Turkish airspace late
Greek jobless rate
reaches 25 percent
Unemployment in Greece hit a
record high of 25.1 percent inJuly
as the country's financial crisis
continues to exact its heavy toll,
official figures showed Thursday.
All indications are that unem-
ployment in Greece will continue
to rise. The economy has shrunk
by around a fifth since the reces-
sion started in 2008 and youth
unemployment has pushed far
above 50 percent. The economy is
expected to enter a sixth year of
recession next year.
"This is a very dramatic result
of the recession," said Angelos
Tsakanikas, head of research at
Greece's IOBE economic research
The state statistics agency said
Greece's unemployment rate rose
from 24.8 percent in June.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

From Page 1
In previous election years,
canvassers for Voice Your Vote
could register voters only dur-
ing designated hours and were
not permitted to display any
signs of partisanship. How-
ever, in 2008, members of the
College Democrats and law-
yers from President Barack
Obama's campaign met with
University Housing and the
University's Office of Gen-
eral Counsel. The night before
the registration deadline that
year, the University cleared the
group to register voters in the
residence halls.
Since 2010, when the Uni-
versity's Residence Halls Asso-
ciation created a committee to
examine the issue, the policy
stands that students may can-
vass only in the residence halls
they live in, according to Uni-
versity Housing spokesman
Peter Logan.
Though the College Demo-
crats, the University's chapter
of College Republicans and the
American Civil Liberties Union
challenged the policy at the
time, arguing that it was too
limiting, the code has remained
in place even after housing offi-
cials re-evaluated it this sum-

The reason, according to
Logan, is that the policy offers
the "most workable approach"
to balancing concerns about
the privacy of students with
the efforts of political groups
to reach the broadest constitu-
ency of students.
"Because of literallythe huge
number of student organiza-
tions on campus, it can become
very intrusive in a student's
privacy when non-residents
are coming into the building,"
Logan said. "It's not to say that
other organizations don't have
good points of view; it's just
that there are so many."
Registration of on-campus
residents was a priority for the
College Democrats, accord-
ing to LSA sophomores Mary
Bridget Lee and Jacob Light,
co-chairs of the ResHall Dems
In an interview Thursday
after the registration deadline
passed, Lee and Light said get-
ting underclassmen who are
likely first-time voters regis-
tered and prepared to vote was
a critical issue for them.
"The residence halls are a
huge resource for us in the
upcoming election," Lee said.
"A lot of times you forget that so
much of the student body lives
in the residence halls. It's silly

not to have those resources."
To engage voters in the resi-
dence halls, Lee and Light said
the committee organized can-
vasses throughout the semester.
They also equipped committee
members who are living in the
dorms with voter registration
forms and literature about how
and where to vote.
"More than anything, the
ResHall Dems really prepared
dorm residents to be the go-to
person for questions about vot-
ing and questions about the
election," Light said.
Light and Lee said they
obeyed the resident-only policy
during the "dorm storm" event
and in their other efforts in
the residence halls. In the two
months between the start of
the semester and the registra-
tion deadline, Light said the
group registered about 150 to
200 students in the residence
Though that figure repre-
sents only a small percentage
of the group's total - approxi-
mately 450 voters on Tuesday
alone and about 5,000 this
election cycle - Light said the
efforts in the residence halls
were crucial for the group.
"Politics is not just candi-
dates - it's going door-to-door,
phone-banking, writing, social
media," he said.

From Page 1
the University's values of multi-
culturalism and mutual accep-
"I encourage all members of
the University community to
take this opportunity to reaffirm
our deepest ethical commitment
to diversity and respect, values
that make Michigan a recog-
nized leader in higher education
and beyond," Hanlon wrote.
McDonald sent an e-mail
addressed to the "Haven Hall
Community" that released fur-
ther details about the vandalism
and expressed sorrow for the
incident while assuring those
who received the e-mail that the
building was safe.
"Like you, I was appalled and
upset by the news I received
vandalism to bulletin boards and
faculty doors throughout Haven
Hall," McDonald wrote. "This
conduct was deplorable, coward-
ly, and anti-intellectual."
McDonald wrote that the
doors of 11 faculty members were
affected by the incident in addi-
tion to the boards in hallways.
McDonald's e-mail confirmed

that additional DPS patrols
would be initiated in the area.
McDonald reaffirmed DPS
reports that only some of the
removed postings related to race,
gender or sexuality, but added
that messages concerning class
and capitalism were also taken
McDonald also wrote that
LSA condemns the event and
encourages its professors to con-
tinue their multicultural studies
in defiance of the alleged intoler-
"The entire college joins me
in deploring this attack on our
free speech and our commit-
ment to studying the topics that
the vandal(s) seemed to want to
remove from view," McDonald
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the administra-
tors' e-mails are in accordance
with the University's established
values of diversity and accep-
"I think both Dean McDon-
ald and Provost Hanlon make
strong statements about what we
believe as a University and what
they believe about what values
the University and the University
community hold in the highest
regard," Fitzgerald said.

From Page 1

munity with plenty of things to
offer for a franchise restaurant
brand like ourselves."
Mark Cairns, the director of
franchise development for Top-
pers Pizza, said about half of
the company's stores are locat-
ed around college campuses
and entertainment areas.
"We're a Midwest franchise;
our brand caters towards the
18-to-34 (year old) feel," Cairns
Cairns said he is not con-
cerned by the number of pizza
businesses already in Ann
Arbor because he believes
Toppers uses better qual-
itv ingredients than the tvical

chain-style pizza restaurant,
such as Domino's or Little Cae-
"We grind block Wisconsin
cheese fresh in the stores every
day," he said. "We just have a
great product."
NeoPapalis Pizza, which
opened Wednesday, is also
located on East William Street
in the new Zaragon West devel-
opment. New York Pizza Depot
and Jimmy John's sandwich
shops are also located on the
NYPD manager Alex Kassem
said he isn't worried about Top-
pers Pizza opening next door
because NYPD has become an
Ann Arbor staple.
"They do have very differ-
ent pizza," Kassem said. "We
are sure we have a better prod-

uct. Ask anybody in Ann Arbor
- they will tell you this is the
Psychology Ph.D. student
Alanna Epstein - whose office
is located near the future loca-
tion of the two restaurants -
said she personally does not
plan to visit either restaurant,
but believes other students
"If another sub shop and
another pizza place opened
right there it would seem a little
bit redundant to me," Epstein
said. "I personally would prefer
to have a healthier restaurant."
Scott Goci, an Ann Arbor
resident and a University alum,
said he may have lunch at a new
sub shop, but believes there are
already too many pizza places
in Ann Arbor.


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