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0,0 n a tAmerica's favorite
TV family goes to
the movies.
See page 13.

.E O_ NE,

University finds
new vice president
Harvard's executive director
of marketing and communica-
tions will be the University's
next vice president of commu-
nications after his appointment
is approved by the University
Board of Regents in September.
See page 2.
Emmarie Huetteman: Too
cool for You(Tube)
Although last week's Demo-
cratic CNN/YouTube debate
wasn't all that special, as the
Republicans start to drop from
their CNN/YouTube debate like
flies, they are prompting a new
image of the Republican Party.
Gone is the down home, good
ol' boy image of George W.
Bush and in is the elitism of Mitt
Romney and Rudy Giuliani.
See page 4.
Future for football
just got brighter
Sam McGuffie won't be play-
ing for the Wolverines til 2008 at
the earliest. Still, his commitment
to Michigan late Sunday night
already has Wolverine Nation
ecstatic. Scott Bell talks about
* why that is.
See page 11.
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O PIN IO N ................................... 4
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SPORTS......... ..11

U.S. Senate revives
Higher Education Act

Legislation addresses
financial aid and
preferred lenders
Daily News Editor
The U.S. Senate passed legisla-
tionon July24that will reauthorize
the Higher Education Act of 1965
- a law that oversees student-aid
programs financed by the govern-
ment - and boost federal funding
for student aid.
The legislation also address-
es the recent scandal involving
the student-loan industry and
the ongoing investigation by the
office of New York Attorney Gen-
eral Andrew Cuomo by limiting
both the use of preferred-lend-
ers listings at colleges and any

rewards a college may receive for
recommending certain lenders
to students. A nationwide code of
conductthatwould preventcollege
employees from making financial
arrangements with loan compa-
nies and receiving a share of the
companies' profits in exchange for
promoting specific lenders is also
a provision of the new bill.
In addition, the legislation
would improve the government's
ability to oversee the rate at
which college tuition increases
by placing colleges whose tuition
is greater than that of a "higher-
education price index" on a fed-
eral list. The government will also
require colleges to make public
their procedures regarding aca-
demic credit transfers.
The bill hasn't yet been intro-
duced in the House, where it will
likely be considered after August.
See ACT, Page 3

14-year-old Matt Sindelar of Mlnnesota competes in the North American
Unicycle Championships and Convention at Saline Middle School on July 29.

State House passes bills to aid voters

Bills must pass
in Senate before
becoming lawv
Daily News Editor
The State House of Representa-
tives approved two bills on July
25 that would allow Michigan
residents to have a voter registra-
tion address separate from their
permanent address. This change
would give students the opportu-
nity to register to vote in the city
where they attend college without
changing their driver's license
The bills are sponsored by State
Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann
Arbor), and went before the Ethics

and Elections Committee in May.
The first bill allows for the
change of a voter registration
address without changing a driv-
er's license address. It passed in
the House 58-50.
The second separates voter reg-
istration addresses from a driver's
license addresses and passed in
the House 57-51.
State Rep. Edward Gaffney
(R-Grosse Pointe) was the only
Republican to vote in favor of the
bills. State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott
(D-Detroit) voted in favor of the
first bill but against the second.
If passed by the State Senate,
the bills would repeal Public Act
118, known as Rogers's Law, which
was passed in 1999 and requires
voters to register to vote with their
permanent addresses.
Warren said the next step in the
process is to work with both Dem-

ocrats and Republicans to have the
bills heard in the Senate as soon as
She said she hopes to work in a
bipartisan fashion to emphasize
the importance of voting for all
"It's so important to engage
young voters as soon as we can,"
she said.
Opponents of Warren's bills are
worried that if the bills become
law, implementing a new system
involvingrecords of two addresses
for one citizen would be costly and
disorderly, and could increase the
chance of voter fraud.
While past attempts to pass sim-
ilar bills ultimately failed, Warren
said she is confident that by gather-
ing input on how to implement the
legislation from state legislators of
both parties the bills stand abetter
chance to pass in the Senate.

The Republican majority in the
state Senate could be a roadblock.




Washtenaw County Clerk Larry
Kestenbaum said he thinks the
long-term trend of students not
registering to vote has little to do
See BILLS, Page 3

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