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Hieftje hopes for fifth term

NEWS
Big-budget films
bring internships
Thanks to a new tax incentive
offered by the state of Michi-
gan to films with budgets over
$50,000, students with film-
making aspirations are landing
internships with Hollywood
movie productions.
See Page 2
OPINION
Daily City Council
endorsements
The Daily chooses candidates
for Ann Arbor's Democratic pri-
mary elections tomorrow.
See Page 4
ARTS
Bloodlust presides
over Borders
The vampire phenomenon con-
cludes the fourth installment of
the popular "Twilight" series.
See Page11
INDEX
Vol. CXVIII, No. 148
©2008The Michigan Daily
michigondaily.com
SUDOKU........................................2
O PIN IO N .......................................4
CLASSIFIEDS......................... 6
CROSSW O RD..............................6
ARTS ............................................10
SPO RT S .........................................14

Whenvoters headtothe polls on
Tuesday, they'll have two choices
in the Democratic primary race
for mayor.
The first choice is fourth-term
incumbent John Hieftje, who has a
passion for the environment and all
things sustainable.
The second is Tom Wall, a may-
oral hopeful who ran as an Inde-
pendent in 2006 and captured 21
percent of the general election vote.
Both men are Ann Arbor natives

MAYOR JOHN HIEFTJE
If elected for a fifth-term, Hieftje
has an ambitious set of plans for his
next two years in Ann Arbor.
Near the top of the list is a proj-
ect to develop better alternative
transportation options for the city.
Hieftje said that includes the devel-
opment of a railway that would
reduce pollution and traffic conges-

tion, as well as his ongoing project
to expand the city's bicycle lane sys-
tem by 300 percent.
Hieftje said he would also con-
tinue his work to make Ann Arbor a
moreenvironmentallyfriendlyplace
to live, by protecting Ann Arbor's
Greenbelt of undeveloped land sur-
rounding the city-an initiative that
Hieftje successfully began with the
help of a resident-approved mill-
age tax in 2003. Hieftje added that
he would also like to see the city's
Greenway, a path for bicyclists and
pedestrians, expand throughout
Washtenaw County.

Even with all his plans, though,
Hieftje said he intends to maintain
the same money-saving approach
he's taken since entering office in
2000. Since then, Hieftje said he
has managed to more than double
the city's rainy-day fund, taking it
from $6.7 million to $16 million in
eight years. He also said that his
reorganization of city government
has helped save taxpayers about $10
million annually.
What really ties all of these
efforts together, Hieftje said, is his
mission to make Ann Arbor the best
See MAYOR, Page 8

ANN ARBOR WARDS NEAR CENTRAL CAMPUS

Ward 1
CANDIDATES:
"OD-. Patricia Lesks (write-in)
" D- Sandi Smith
NEIGHBORHOODS:
West Quad, Law Quad, Martha
Cook, Besty Barbour, Newberry,
University Towers, North Ingalls
Neighborhood, Bursley, Baits,
Corner House Apartments
STUDENT VOTINGLOCATIONS:
Mitbigan Union, ursly
See WARD 1, Page 8

WARD 1
WARD 2
WARD 3
L7WARD 4
WARD 5
Ward 2
CANDIDATES:
0 D- Tony Derezinski
" D- Stewart Nelson
NEIGHBORHOODS:
The Hill dorms, Hill Street Greek
houses, Northwood Apartments
STUDENT VOTING LOCATIONS:
Markley, Family Housing Commu-
nity Center, Angell School
See WARD 2, Page 8

Ward 5l
CANDIDATES:
" D- Vivienne Armentrout
" D- Carsten Hohnke
" R- John Floyd
Ward 4 STUDENT VOTING
NEIGHBORHOODS: LOCATIONS:
Downtown between Liberty and CANDIDATE: South Quad Mary
Madison 0 D- Margie Teall Street Polling Place,
STUDENT VOTING LOCATIONS: NEIGHBORHOODS: Sports Coliseum
-Ann Arbor District Library on East South Quad, south
William Street campus
See WARD 5, Page 9 See WARD 4, Page 9

Ward 3 NEIGHBORHOODS: East
CANDIDATES: Quad, south of Hill Street
CANDTES:h between Packard and
0 D- ChristopherTaylor Washtenaw
STUDENT VOTING
LOCATIONS: East Quad
See WARD 3, Page 9

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