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January 30, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 86) • Page Image 1

…Iie ffiid~lipn Dailjj Wednesday, January 30, 2008 michigandaily.com Looking to settle suit, coach files -letter with court Rodriguez letter says he can pay $1.5 million if ordered by court By ANDY KROLL and COURTNEY RATKOWIAK Daily StaffReporters Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez is using his new Ann Arbor ties in an attempt to settle his lawsuit with West Virginia. Through the Bank of Ann Arbor, a bank founded by Univer- sity Athleti...…

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…2A - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Animal instincts There's one book on campus that people go absolutely bananas for. "Primate Societies," edited by Psychology Prof. Barbara Smuts, has been loaned 733 times over the last 10 years, making it the most checked-out book at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, according to Senior Associate Librarian Lau- rie Alexander. The book was first published in 1987, three years after Smuts start- ed working at...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS DETROIT GM official: Auto prices could rise in the U.S. U.S. automobile prices could rise significantly in the near future because of industry restructuring and rising raw material and regula- tory costs, General Motors Corp.'s chief financial officer said yesterday. Fritz Henderson said the indus- try has less manufacturing capacity than in the past and ther...…

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…4A -Wednesday, January 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@umich.edu KARL STAMPFL IMRAN SYED JEFFREY BLOOMER EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations represent solely the vie...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - SA ALBUM REVIEW Mastery from six feet under Volta. Mars Volta. When Oija boards attack Prog rockers return on latest release with another concept but average execution By LINDSAY CHMIELEWSKI For the Daily The psychedelic prog-rock band The Mars Volta is known for its concept albums. Its debut release, De-Loused in the Coma- torium, featured a protagonist in a drug-indu...…

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…6 6A- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 the michigan daily The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 025 PARKING AVAILABLE 1.5 blocks East of the B-School. 734-260-4003. PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE. 665-8825. WIIsonWhite I OR 2 bedroom apts avail. Spectacu- lar location! Close to Campus. Lots of amenities. Creative lease terms avail. Call now for details! 734.663.8463. 2 BDRM. APARTMENTS. Fatl 2008. Rents range from $875 to $1250/mo. Most include hea...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com and environmentally sound out- SHIRTS lets for groups to purchase shirts. From Page 1A Shirts with screen-printing from Justice Clothing, a United States- based distributor, cost about $10, and basic human rights," Everts while organic shirts from the said. On top of that, she said, Nueva Vida "You're telling the big guys that Women's Sewing Cooperative, you really care and that you are based in Nicaragu...…

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…8A - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 RENO From page 5A While the humor is often easy for the average viewer to pick up on, "Reno 911!" has also mastered the art of awkward silence a la "The Office." The policemen are so dim-witted and unaware of their racism and ignorance that the hor- rified glances they elicit are magic. It's this in-your-face lewdness dot- ted with understated looks that makes "Reno 911!" so clever. Well, that and the shorts. D...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9A THE COACH'S COACH 'M' hockey coach Berenson has taken hoops coach Beilein under his wing By IAN ROBINSON Daily Sports Writer Since first-year men's basket- ball head coach John Beilein came to Ann Arbor last year, Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson has offered him his keys - to his house and to victory. Beilein was hired in mid-April, just before Berenson left Ann Arbor...…

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…0 10A - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com iGA - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 The Mchigan Dady - michigandailycom 0 Yur s-n: An exciting career in technolo ur promise: Constantly evolving opportu 0 Technology is your passion. Developing software excites you, but you want more - client contact, project management, a pivotal role in an organization where IT is core. Welcome to Deutsche Bank, one of the bigge...…

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…0 0 W 0 0 Early out of the gates twas a long-running joke. "You're graduating in three years? Must feel good," my RC advisor said during my senior audit. "But I could fail one of the classes in Madrid, leaving me two credits short." We laughed. I had a similar exchange while talking to my mom over the phone while in Marseille. "Livingin NewYork won't be that expensive," I said of my post-gradu- ation plans. "Anyway, maybe I'll fail this S...…

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…I Adh 'Ad6 Ab _ ' 0l w v i 0 0 p * 0 *0* Weneda, anar 3, 0 8.: Te icign 5.y-m THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK with KATE PEABODY A look at the big news events this week and how important they really are. Conveniently rated from one to10. THINGS DRINKING CAN'T EXCUSE The trial of a woman who killed her baby began this, week. Investigators claim that the baby probably died from being put in a microwave, but the mother cites that she had nothing t...…

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… 0 0 ~ - p. -. - .. * so: 0 Wensdy JaurW0 08-TeMcia ai ,_ . 1 ";, a: ax - N v ; ____,_ ABOUT CAMPUS _ , ". r * a = ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN OQUIST Strange bar in a strange land How Ann Arbor's trademark bar fares as a franchise Ashley's Restaurant and Pub on State Street - self-touted as "Michigan's premier multi-tap" - has always maintained a veneer of exclusivity, and at least on this cam- pus, it's hard to argue. Even with other ho...…

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…a. . AML .Amk - .. w Th wi w al -Wledwyauar 0 0 0 I W dneday Jnuay 3, 0*08 -- TeMihga a ly 5 LSA senior Jarrett Smith has not yet found the woman of his dreams. But he knows she will be beautiful, intelligent and confident. And she will be black. For Smith and other students who identify with minority groups, Sir Mix-A-Lot's summation of love and attraction was right on. When it comes to matters of the heart, Cosmo Magazine - and the rom...…

June 30, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 143) • Page Image 1

…Higher education budget passed OPINION The problem with public funding Robert Soave explains how the public tunding program exclu- sively benefits majority parties, vwhiie hanging the underdogs out to dry. See Page 4 ARTS 'WALL--E' blasts into theaters The new family film shows Pixar at the top of its game with an exciting, unique and intelligent scifi adventure. See Page 9 SPORTS Beijing-bound Club Wolverine swimmer Michael Phelps secured a ...…

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…N E S IMonday, June 30, 2008 2 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom BUDGET From Page 1 represents the state's 15 public universities. "We started at three, the state fell on some tough bud- get times and we're a victim of the whole structural deficit that con- tinues to deflate the whole state of Michigan." Boulos said he was graceful high- er education was one of the few bud- gets to see an increase. Granholm also recommended the hill inclu...…

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…Monday, June 30, 2008 s j ' The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com :.4 . 3 MINIMUM WagE Wage hike won a ec nn rbo Pay minimum raised to $7.40 per hour By LINDY STEVENS Daily News Editor Recent LSA graduate Polina Arsentyeva will see an extra $10 in her usual paycheck from Stucchi's after a state-wide minimum wage hike takes effect tomorrow, but Arsentyeva said the few additional dollars won't matter much to her. "I don't think it's going to m...…

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…41 Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com the IWICbigan Dailu Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. ? 420 Maynard St. eAnn Abor, MI 48109 an;,nrtothedaily@umich.edu Loaded words Supreme Court opens new debate on guns EMMARIE HUETTEMAN EDITOR IN CHIEF GARY GRACA MANAGING EDITOR KATE TRUESDELL EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily'sedit...…

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…Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 15 The problem with public funding Band-Aid aid Just as my dissatisfaction with the two presidential candidates was at its peak, I read a news headline last Thursday that filled me with a little hope. Sen. Barack Obama has decided to opt out of the public funding ROBERT system for his SOAVE general elec- tion campaign, becoming the first major candidate in history to do so. In th...…

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…8. Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com BUDGET From Page 2 a 5.6-percent increase in under- graduate tuition on an estimated state appropriation increase of 2 percent, a figure double the actual increase. University spokeswoman Kelly Cunningham said in an e-mail inter- view that administrators estimated a state appropriations increase between 1 and 2 percent, but chose to draft the University's budget based on the hig...…

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…. Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 9 Read the day away Out of this galaxy By ANDREW LAPIN DailyArts Writer Kudos, as well, for the outright anger that the filmmakers dis- play toward modern society in the movie's second half. WALL-E A literary creature in his natural habitat, the Diag. By Ben VanWagoner I Associate Arts Editor Long before there were summer blockbusters or huge concerts in Chicago, there was s...…

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…10 Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com BOOKS From Page 9 This Week on Ingalls Mall Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert: Relatively unknown even to irritatingly vocal intellectuals, Jack Gilbert is nonetheless one of the best poets of the age. Even for someone with no background in poetry or analysis at all, Gilbert is understandable and fascinating. His poems are staggeringly personal, somehow touching both author= and...…

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…Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 'M' student stoked for ride of life By ANDY REID the trip, he decided to link it with an Daily SportsEditor organization. He settled with Alli- ance to Save Energy, a non-profit While waiting in line at White organization based in Washington, Market on East William Street, D.C. With donations pouring in Justin Leath could barely contain from family, friends, fellow School his excite...…

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…12 Monday, June 30, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 4 4 I VOTED BESTIiKLE KLETAURAN I BY ANN ARBOR NEWS AND CURRENT MAGAZINE 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Fine Greek Food Home-Cooked Gyros & Shish-Ka-Bob Sandwiches -Greek Salads Mousaka, Pastitsio, Dolmades -Baklava Spinach Pie, Lamb Chops -Rice Pudding Pasta, Chicken OVER 27 LOW CARB DISHES Cocktails - Beer -"Wine Outside Dining in the Summer Complete Carry-out Service Open: Mon-Thur...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com As the Official Mcard Bank, TCF is proud to offer you TCF Totally Free Mcard Checking, with special features Just for you. TCF Bank has 5 branches and 28 ATMs convenient to Ann Arbor and campus. Most TCF Bank branches have evening and weekend hours and are open 7 days a week. You won't find a more convenient place to bankI 4 Mcard Questions? Banking Questions? Call 734 936-MCAR...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom 3 Michigan Stadium lawsuit settled Big House will lose status as biggest football stadium for at least two years By GABE NELSON ManagingEditor Mar. 11, 2008 - The University has reached a settlement that ends the lawsuit aver Michigan Stadium's accessibility to disabled'fans - and, for the time heing, will end the Big House's reign as the largest football stadium in the country....…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Affirmative action anned in Michigan Proposal 2 gets 58 percent of vote By WALTER NOWINSKI Daily News Editor Nov. 8, 2006 - Michigan voters dealt a firm blow to the University's affirmative action programs yes- terday, voting decisively in favor of Proposal 2, which bans the consid- eration of race, gender or national origin in college admissions, hiring and contracting. Universi...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com AMAZIN' BLUE The oldest and best co-ed a cappella ensemble on campus BIG TICKET PRODUCTIONS Why did Guster, Ludacris and Talib Kweli perform on campus? Because BTP produc- tions made it happen! COMEDY COMPANY (ComCo) Love Comedy? Join the best improv group at Michigan. GROOVE Described as the love child of STOMP and the Blue Man Group, this student run group explores new ways to ...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 12 student protesters arrested in Fleming Students want 'U' to act on sweatshops By KELLY FRASER Daily News Editor Apr. 4, 2007 - Campus police arrested 12 student activists after they refused to leave University President Mary Sue Coleman's office when the Fleming Adminis- tration Building closed at 5 p.m. The protesters, who staged the sit-in as part of Students Organiz- ing fo...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 17 Fraternity trio camps out for charity Group raising money for youth mentorship By JILLIAN BERMAN Daily Staff Reporter Mar. 6, 2008 - On a blustery win- ter night, while most students were tucked comfortably in their living rooms, three members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity were trying to study amidst the backdrop noise coming from Washtenaw Avenue. Armed with a baseball b...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 'Uncommitted' takes campus precincts Clinton wins Michigan primary By EMILY BARTON Daily News Editor Jan. 16, 2008 - In a Michigan Demo- cratic primary featuring a limited field of candidates, Hillary Clinton emerged victorious yesterday, win- ning 55 percent of votes throughout the state. But voters in student-heavy pre- cincts near campus overwhelmingly rejected Clinton, instea...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com City policy could ban hot dog vendors By SARA LYNNE THELEN Daily StaffReporter Mar. 11, 2008 - By the end of this month, the city of Ann Arbor will begin enforcing an ordinance that prohibits parking vehicles on pub- lic sidewalks. Though the policy may seem mundane, it could spell doom for longtime campus staples like hot dog vendors and other side- walk snack shacks. The ordina...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Re ggntENCE LIFE INITIATIVE Regents greenlight North Quad plans New dorm to cost extra $38 million By BRIAN TENGEL Daily StaffReporter Dec. 13, 2006 - The University BoardofRegentsonFridayapproved a new design for North Quad, cam- pus's first new residence hall since Bursley Hall was built 1968. The schematic design and bud- get for North Quad were originally scheduled to be app...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 111 Marijuana enthusiasts pack Diag Poet John Sinclair returns for 37th annual Hash Bash By CHARLES GREGG-GEIST Daily StaffReporter Apr. 4, 2008 - Even hip-hop music blasting from three-foot speakers couldn't stop the accordion player. Though most of his lyrics were incomprehensible, the people who clustered around him on the Diag could easily understand the chorus. "Free the w...…

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…12 Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com (The iidigan 0aiM, Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@umich.edu EMMARIE HUETTEMAN GARY GRACA KATE TRUESDELL EDITOR IN CHIEF MANAGING EDITOR EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations repre...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 13. A primary not worth holding Congratulations to the esti- mated 1.5 million voters who made the trip to the polls yesterday for Michigan's primary: Cour- tesy of the Democratic and Republican National Com- mittees, your participated in a GARY meaninglessand GRACA counterproduc- tive election. Forgive me for being a little undemocratic, but Michigan would have beenbetter off ...…

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…141, Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Stumbling to a better tradition Now that we've had a chance to calm down, it's time for some final thoughts on commencement. Here's a recap of what happened: Administration miraculously forgets com- mencement can't be held in foot- KARL ball stadium and STAMPFL suggests holding it at Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium. Students get angry, start Facebook groups,...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Getting the message across 15 M hen Cho Seung-Hui shot and killed two stu- dents in a Virginia tech dorm on the morning of April 16, my friend was asleep in the adjoining build- ing. It wasn't until he was between classes on campus a few EMMARIE hours later that HUETTEMAN he learned about the shooting - via text message, from a friend off-campus. While Virginia Tech used e-mail ...…

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…16 Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com And the show goes on... By Brandon Conradis I Daily Film Editor Truman in 'The Hills' Mar. 30, 2008 - Ann Arbor isn't typically known for glamour. In fact, most people wouldn't know it at all if it weren't for the Uni- versity that has engulfed it. But for one week out of every year the city becomes a hotbed of entertainment industry intrigue, flashing camera bulbs and red ...…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 21 Old school gaming lives Beyond the wall By Whitney Pow I Daily Fine Arts Editor By ANDREW SARGUS KLEIN Daily Arts Writer Mar. 20, 2008 - My "Scrabulous" stats show that I've played six games of the popular Facebook. com application and have lost all of them. Three of my four current games are looking the same way. The thing is, I don't care. "Scra- bulous" is my mostfrequen...…

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…22 Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com NO COUNTRY From Page 16 out with some kind of pressurized hardware. The senior was just try- ing to help jump Anton's car. Elsewhere, the supposed protag- onist, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin, "Planet Terror"), unsuspectingly uncovers the remains of a drug deal gone wrong with a high body count (including a dead dog) and only one survivor, who is slowly dying and begs for "agua....…

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…Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 23 OLD SCHOOL From Page 21 entertainment. Rumors of "Doom" on the TI-83 Plus were never veri- fied, but, much like the lost gold of El Dorado, it was a rumor you wanted to believe in. It's a question of evolution. While the modern gaming industry is mostly involved in a perpetual quest to recreate real- ity as a means for survival and relevance (the humans, dinosaurs and the flu...…

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…24 Orientation Edition 2008 The Michigan poily - michigandailycom PASSMAN From Page 16 of the characters (read: notreal peo- ple) but that's about it.) Yet, the absurdity of Conrad's life truly hit me when I was fortunate enough to catch "The Hills: Lauren Looks Back" a couple weeks ago. As someone who has been too afraid to ever watch his own bar mitzvah video, the idea that someone could actually watch and narrate multiple years of his or ...…

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