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MSU coping with grass damage
After a weekend football O'Connor said many tailgaters Penn State President Rodney
matchup against the University, ignore signage and ropes which Erickson's term expires at the end
Michigan State University is signal vehicles to avoid driving of June. The university's board of
working to repair extensive land- or parking in certain areas. Some trustees, akin to the Michigan's
scape damage sustained on cam- tailgaters have even moved con- Board of Regents, said theyhope to
pus during Saturday's game, the crete barriers to snag a parking select his replacementby then.
State News reported Monday. spot. Board of Trustees Chairman
Sean O'Connor, MSU's Land- When vehicles leave ruts in Keith Masser told The Daily Col-
scape Services manager, told the muddy grass, Landscape Services legian that the search process will
State News that the damage was must bring in new soil and reseed continue until the trustees find the
the worst he has seen during his the area, costing about 20 cents best possible candidate to come
career. per square foot. before a fullvote of theboard.
Wet conditions, coupled with "We fully expectthat our efforts
high-volume game-day traffic, Penn State commences search - will ensure we attract a president
left muddy ruts where the grass for next president who can truly maximize the poten-
was. tial of our exceptional University,"
"It's the most damage I think Pennsylvania State University Masser said.
I've seen here for a game," has initiated the search for its next
O'Connor said. "It was just the president, The Daily Collegian
perfect storm." reported Friday. - SAM GRINGLAS

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VIRGINIA LOZANO/Daily
Campaign supporter Jerry Johnston updates vote
counts during Jane Lumm's (Ward 2-1) watch party
for Ann Arbor City Council Tuesday night.

CRIME NOTES
Gone dark Hands off

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Saxophone Zoo ethics
concert discussion

WHERE: 200 block of
Observatory Street
WHEN: Monday at about
10 a.m.
WHAT: A globe-shaped
streetlight was discovered
broken, likely from a
thrown rock, University
Police reported. There are
no suspects.
Find my car!
WHERE: Palmer Drive
Parking Structure
WHEN: Monday at
about 5:45 p.m.
WHAT: A subject was
yelling at parking staff for
assistance in finding where
she had parked her car,
University Police reported.
When an officer arrived, the
suspect drove away in her
vehicle.

the bucket
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tuesday at about
2:45 a.m.
WHAT: A mop and bucket
were reported stolen from a
basement hallway, Univer-
sity police reported. There
are no suspects.
iPad iTheft
WHERE: University
Hospital
WHEN: Monday at
about 11:30 a.m.
WHAT: A bag containing
an iPad and other items
was reportedly stolen from
a waiting room on the
eighth floor of the building,
University Police reported.
There are currently no
suspects.

WHAT: The students
of saxophone Professor
Donald Sinta, a world-
renowned artist, will put on
a free performance.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Hall
Climate change
town hall
WHAT: Discuss with
experts the local impacts
of global warming at a
town hall-style event. The
University will also offer
information on its progress
towards its 2025 sustain-
ability goals.
WHO: Planet Blue
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Hatcher Graduate
Library, Gallery Room

WHAT: Students are
invited to explore the issues
involved with concerning
animal populations in zoos.
WHO: Museum Studies
Program
WHEN: Today from
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art,
Stern Auditorium
Career Center
open house
WHAT: At the annual
Career Center Resource
Emporium, students are
welcome and able to meet
the center's advisors and
learn about available
internship and job search
resources.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 4-5
p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities
Building

CNN recorded its low-
est ratings week since
the Olympics, The Hol-
lywood Reporter reported.
CNN's ratings averaged only
385,000 viewers last week.
During the LAX shoot-'
ing, more viewers turned to
MSNBC and Fox News.
In 1976, then-Univer-
sity student Madonna
found love and inspira-
tion at The Blue Frogge, the
predecessor to Rick's Ameri-
can Cafe.
M SEE THE STATEMENT, INSIDE
3Though Brazilian lead-
ers voiced discontent
for the NSA's spying
on its leaders, even cancel-
ing a visit to Washington, the
nation admitted Monday it
also spied on American dip-
lomats, The Wall Street Jour-
nal reported.

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De Blasio wins
NYC mayoral race

Duggan elected mayor of Detroit "

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ivocate is first inequality and portraying New
York as a "tale of two cities" -
'mocrat elected one rich, the other working class
- under the pro-business, pro-
in 20 years development mayor, who made
his fortune from the financial
W YORK (AP) - Bill de information company that bears
was elected New York his name.
first Democratic mayor "Today you spoke loudly and
o decades Tuesday, run- clearly for a new direction for
n an unabashedly liberal, our city," de Blasio told a rol-
e-rich platform that con- licking crowd of supporters at
d sharply with billionaire the YMCA in his home neigh-
el Bloomberg's record borhood of Park Slope, Brook-
g12 years in office. lyn, a far cry from the glitzy
h 21 percent of precincts Manhattan hotel ballrooms
ing, De Blasio, the city's that usually host election night
advocate, had 72 per- parties.
f the vote compared with "We are united in the belief
rcent for Republican Joe that our city should leave no
former chief of-the met- New Yorker behind," he said.
tan area's transit agency. "The people of this city have
Blasio, 52, will take office chosen a progressive path, and
o. 1 as the 109th mayor of tonight we set forth on it togeth-
tion's largest city. er as one city."

Former medical
center chief wins
with 55 percent
of ballots cast
DETROIT (AP) - A former
medical center chief defeated
a county sheriff to become the
next mayor of financially trou-
bled Detroit, though the job
holds little power while the city
is being run by a state-appoint-
ed emergency manager.
Unofficial returns showed
Mike Duggan defeating Wayne
County Sheriff Benny Napo-
leon 55 percent to 45 percent.
Napoleon conceded defeat late
Tuesday in a race where he was
outspent by Duggan by about
3-to-1 heading into Tuesday's
election.
Both candidates had said
during the campaign that the
state-appointed emergency
manager should leave the city

and allow the new mayor to
fix Detroit's finances when he
takes office in January.
"I'm going to try to shorten
Kevyn Orr's stay," Duggan told
The Associated Press heading
into the election.
But the reality is that Dug-
gan will have little power
under emergency manager
Kevyn Orr, who in Julyfiled to
take Detroit into bankruptcy.
Duggan, an ex-county pros-
ecutor and former chief of the
Detroit Medical Center, said he
wants to convince Orr's boss,
Gov. Rick Snyder, to allow him
to develop a team and a plan
to resuscitate the city's fiscal
condition if elected mayor.
Both Duggan and Napoleon
campaigned on fixing Detroit's
deteriorating neighborhoods
and reducing the high crime
rate in a city that struggles to
respond to 911 calls on time.
Detroit has more than 30,000
vacant houses and build-
ings. Bing's administration

has demolished about 10,000
empty and dangerous houses
during his four-year term.
But anything the new mayor
wants done that requires money
must first get Orr's approval.
Snyder did not endorse a
candidate, but after testimony
last week in bankruptcy court,
he held firm in his decision
to appoint Orr and keep him
in place until Detroit emerg-
es from bankruptcy and its
finances are fixed.
"Detroit's fiscal crisis was six
decades in the making," Snyder
said in a statement. "My job is
to make the tough decisions to
resolve the problems we face
today, not ignore them."
Detroit's mayor cannot
remove Orr. Under state law,
that only can be done by the
governor or an act of the state
legislature. However, once
Orr's 18-month contract ends a
supermajority vote by the city
council and mayor can choose
not to renew it.

Current Mayor Dave Bing
did not seek re-election. He
has always been opposed to
Detroit having an emergency
manager and has been frus-
trated by the relationship he
has with Orr, saying that Orr
hasn't communicated well
with the mayor's office.
Duggan becomes Detroit's
first white mayor since the
early 1970s. The city is more
than 80 percent black.Experts
say the data will improve
understanding about how
planets form, what conditions
might make life possible and
where else in the universe it
might exist.
The orbiter is expected to
have at least six months to
investigate the planet's land-
scape and atmosphere. At its
closest point, it will be 365
kilometers (227 miles) from
the planet's surface, and its
furthest point will be 80,000
kilometers (49,700 miles)
away.

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McAuliffe defeats Cuccinelli in Va.

Gubernatorial
election lacks
voter enthusiasm,
turnout
TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP)
- Terry McAuliffe wrested the
governor's office from Repub-
licans on Tuesday, capping an
acrimonious campaign that
was driven by a crush of nega-
tive advertising, non-stop accu-
sations of dodgy dealings and a
tea party-backed nominee who
tested the limits of swing-vot-
ing Virginia.
McAuliffe received* 47 per-
cent to Cuccinelli's 46 percent,
with 97 precincts reporting.
McAuliffe, a Democrat,
ran strong among unmarried
women, voters who made abor-
tion a top issue and those who
called the suburbs of Wash-
ington, D.C., home, accord-

ing to preliminary results of
an exit poll conducted for The
Associated Press and the tele-
vision networks. Cuccinelli,
meanwhile, fared well among
tea party backers, gun own-
ers and among the state's rural
residents - but there were not
enough of them to yield a vic-
tory.
In winning, McAuliffe broke
a stubborn streak in state his-
tory. During the past nine gov-
ernor's races, the party that
controlled the White House at
the time has always lost.
That's not to say voters
rushed to back McAuliffe's
vision for Virginia. Turnout for
was low, and both candidates
worked through Election Day
to reach as many potential vot-
ers as possible.
Only 52 percent of voters
said they strongly backed their
candidate, the rest had reser-
vations or backed a candidate
because they disliked the other

options, according to exit polls.
Neither major candidate's ideo-
logical views seemed "right"
for a majority of Virginians, So
percent called Cuccinelli too
conservative, 41 percent said
McAuliffe is too liberal.
The exit poll included inter-
views with 2,376 voters from 40
polling places around the state.
The margin of error was plus or
minus 3 percentage points.
Voters' dissatisfaction
couldn't overshadow the
fight on television. McAuliffe
enjoyed a 10-to-1 advertising
advantage over Cuccinelli dur-
ing the final days.
"We were very heavily out-
spent but I'm proud we ran on
first principles," Cuccinelli told
supporters in conceding. "The
battle goes on."
The campaign's tilt turned
many voters off.
"I really hated the nega-
tive campaigning," said Ellen
Tolton, a 52-year-old grant

writer. "I didn't want to votefor
any of them."
Richard Powell, a 60-year-
old retired IT manager who
lives in Norfolk, described him-
self as an independent who fre-
quently votes for members of
both parties. He said he casthis
ballot for McAuliffe, although
not because he's particularly
enthusiastic about him. He said
he was more determined not
to vote for Cuccinelli, who he
said overreaches on a variety of
medical issues.
Voters were barraged with a
series of commercials that tied
Cuccinelli to restricting abor-
tions, and while Powell said
the negative advertising "got to
be sickening," abortion rights
played a factor in his vote.
"I'm not in favor of abortion
- let's put it that way - but I
find that restricting abortion
causes far more social harm
than allowing abortion, so that
was an issue for me," he said.

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