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Arts 5 More live music: Brit-rockers
Gomez electrify Clutch Cargo's
Sports 13 Cleaning house: Bill Martin
whips the USOC into shape

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One-hundred- thirteen years of editorial freedom

Monday, August 9, 2004
Summer Weekly

www.michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXIII, No. 153 02004 The Michigan Daily

Can't you hear me when I'm callng out your name?

Primaries end
close races
despite low
voter turnout
By Melton Lee
Daily Staff Reporter
Amid low voter turnout, Tuesday's primaries brought
several heated local, state and congressional races to a
close, setting the stage for the November elections.
One of the most contested races in the primaries that
gained state and national media attention was for an open-
ing in the conservative 7th Congressional District. Six
contenders vied for the Republican nomination in that dis-
trict and a shot at the U.S. House of Representatives..
Moderate Joe Schwartz won the Republican primary, col-
lecting 28 percent of the total vote, edging out his right-
wing competitors, who split the conservative vote among
themselves.
"We had a plan and we executed," said Schwartz, who
focused his campaign around the economy, unemploy-
ment and health care issues. He attributed the victory to
his determined campaign team.
"They worked hard,"he said. "I had to work even hard-
er (to keep up)."

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of New York rockers the Walkmen, spits out lyrics onstage at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig. The Walkmen performed
with Sound Team, an Austin, Texas band.
Inside: Coverage of the Walkmen: Page 11.
Bush addresses college admissions, Iraq
at conference for minority journalists
WASHINGTON - Under pressure asked the president whether colleges
from a series of pointed questions during "I support colleges should weigh "legacy" status in admis-
a forum for minority journalists, President . sions, Bush said he did not think "special
Bush said Friday he believes colleges and affirmatively taking action treatment" should be given to anyone.
universities should not use "legacy" status to get minorities in their "So the colleges should get rid of legacy?"
as a factor in admissions. ,, asked Martin, a syndicated columnist.
Bush's remarks came during a question- Schools. "Well, I think so, yes," Bush replied. "I
and-answer session with a panel of minor- - President George W. Bush think it ought to be based on merit."
ity journalists following an address at the The University's admissions policy
UNITY 2004 conference. Bush has not takes into account whether an applicant
previously taken a public position on the During a lengthy discussion on Univer- has family members who have attended
use of "legacy" status, a practice in which sity admissions and diversity, Bush said the school.
colleges offer an advantage to applicants he opposes "quota systems" but supports University spokeswoman Julie Peterson
whose parents or siblings have attended efforts to increase diversity. declined to comment on Bush's remarks,
the school. When panel member Roland Martin See BUSH, Page 2

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vote on the baflot for a statewide pdmary election, held at the
Michigan Union polling place on Aug. 3.

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