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September 02, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 1) • Page Image 1

…(A .NE-HUNDE)-EIGHTEEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDDM Ann Arbor, Mih gan Tuesday, September 2, 2008 michigandaily.com M'needs more time, not hype know you were excited for Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez's first game Sat- urday. I know because you helped fill Michiga Stadium 30A minutes before kickoff Last year that only happened for Ohio State. And I don't buy that it was be- cause the Athletic Department urged fans to arive early because of th...…

September 03, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 2) • Page Image 1

…A4s timid immigrat'ion stance The Statement, Page 6B Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, September 3,2008 michigandaily.com Leading gay rights advocate at 'U' retires Toy co-founded University's LGBT Affairs office By JESSICA BAER Daily StaffReporter James Toy officially retired July 1, but he prefers to say that he's "retreaded." "I keep on working for justice and equality," said the 78-year-old, a University alum who has devoted his life to a...…

September 04, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 3) • Page Image 1

…Class has begun: The Arts Guide 101 The B-Side Iic idpan hi Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, September 4, 2008 SEMESTER IN DETROIT After hiring first leader, program lays plans Detroit-based urban studies and internship program seeking students for inaugural semester By BETH WITTENSTEIN Daily Staff Reporter The Semester in Detroit project moved one step closer to sending students to the Motor City in Janu- ary. The University recently appoint...…

September 05, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 4) • Page Image 1

…W - -------- --- . _:.: , .. m3ai1 Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, September 5, 2008 michigandailycom YOUNG REPUBLICANS Diversity lacking on floor of RNC Of at ST. Scamer convej speed Rudy vice p Palin, ventio Mu this w Conve to ma more when the co Xcel E reotyp rang t Att descri betwe ity in facing cratic' sage o be em The of eag licans show aren't in age. 2,380 delegates They say they're being held back by the Republican establish- conve...…

September 08, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 5) • Page Image 1

…* 'MAN ON WIRE' MESMERIZES SEE ARTS, PAGE 8A E id igan Oath ONE-HUND iiE - GHTI'EEN YEARSOF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Monday, September 8, 2008 Ann Arbor, Michigan A NEW TRADITION FOR THE VICTORS Dems, GOP set field for regents race 0 thre for t ne incumbent, and a staunch supporter of the Uni- versity's affirmative action policy De challengers vie before the passage of the statewide ban on race- and gender-based wo spots on board affirmative ...…

September 09, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 6) • Page Image 1

…IIE liclpgan Baily Ann Arbor, Michigan FUNDING THE UNIVERSITY 'U' investors predict drop in fund returns Tuesday, September 9, 2008 michigandaily.com * CAMPAIGN 2008 * limb exp less The ment a sign return Unive endow Tho endow 14.6 p years, percen ment memb Comm that re likely The billion by 9.8 the pi ended said a the 20 availat Board uled fo Flint c Wh orthre endow With markets going to be rough, slow going." He also said it was possib...…

September 10, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 7) • Page Image 1

…WwE ffiid~igan B4atty Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, September 10, 2008 michigandaily.com UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE Care costs create dilemma for 'U' Administration must balance rising costs with quality, in competition for top faculty By JACOB SMILOVITZ Daily Staff Reporter With high health care costs plaguing colleges and businesses across the country, University officials are searching for a remedy to its own increasing health insurance bi...…

September 11, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 8) • Page Image 1

…Wie iidligan Dail. Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, September 11,2008 michigandailycom * CAb CRIME NEAR CAMPUS Police say mugger targeting students AAPD suspects one robber responsible for two late-night muggings near campus this week ByKELLY FRASER and SARA LYNNE THELEN Daily Staff Reporters After two students were mugged late at night near campus earlier this week, police think a single man might be targeting students. Detective Richard Ki...…

September 12, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 9) • Page Image 1

…I e idiga rail Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, September 12, 2008 michigandaily.com A CAREFUL DESCENT COURSE EVALUATIONS Starting this fall, evals go Switch will save paper, money, but some worry students won't make time for web questionnaire By JACOB SMILOVITZ Daily Staff Reporter After more than 30 years of use, the University's system of paper course and instructor evaluations is being replaced by an online evaluation set to debut this sem...…

September 15, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 10) • Page Image 1

…46F c an'3at Ann Arbor, Michigan PARKING ON CAMPUS Neighbors oppose plans to add parking near hospital Monday, September 15, 2008 michigandailycom IN RIVALRY. A TURNOVER OF FORTUNES Res To St r bri Som Lower ed acr the Un ing a U two fr tures n cAl Car The structu 40,000 and po STRU sidents of Lower is near the Kellogg Eye Center between Wall Street and Maiden wn area say new Lane. Conceptual plans, the first step ructures would toward a...…

September 16, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 11) • Page Image 1

…e fid gan Baijj Ann Arbor, Michigan p THE SATELLITE CAMPUSES Enrollment at U-M Flint Dearborn at all-time high Campuses add new programs, on-campus housing in effort to lose commuter-school image ByKELLY FRASER Daily News Editor In recent years, the University's satellite cam- puses in Flint and Dearborn have tried to rein- vent their commuter-college images by expanding recruitingefforts,offeringnew academic programs and developing on-campus...…

September 17, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

…4c It iC i an,43at im Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, September 17, 2008 rnichigandaily.com REGISTRATION DRIVE BORROWING FOR COL LEGE As lenders shy away, 'U' students still finding loans Community college students among those hit hardest by loan squeeze BY MATT AARONSON Daily StaffReporter Private lenders have been pull- ing out of the student loan indus- try in droves as investors hesitate to buy loan-backed securities in a, national ec...…

September 18, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…4Making art with your food Our sex and relationships columnist's debut The B-side Opinion, Page 4A Iie lidigar Bailjj Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, September 18, 2008 michigandailycom MICHIGAN S ECONOMIC WOES Candidates pitch fixes for rising joblessness Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist, spoke yesterday at Eastern Michigan University yesterday to promote his new book and draw attention to the energy crisis. Fried-man calls fo...…

September 19, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 14) • Page Image 1

…Illic i an, at Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, September 19, 2008 michigandailycom PARKING ON CAMPUS Regents OK plan to add parkingnear hospital Neighbors speak out against planned $48-million structure By JAKE SMILOVITZ Daily Staff Reporter Despite strong opposition from city residents and offi- cials, the University Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal for a free-standing parking structure, office build- ing and transit center n...…

September 22, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 15) • Page Image 1

…e IC41,pan 4:3at1V Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, September 22, 2008 michigandaily.com POST-GRADUATION JOBS Economy has mixed impact on recruiting SAIDALSALAH/Daily LSA junior Tom Duvall, a member of the College Democrats, registers Gabrielle Letbotter to volunteer for the Obama campaign in Detroit on Saturday. Dems moun Detroit turnout effort' Struggling economy hasn't stopped some companies from scouting 'U' students By CHARLES GREGG-GEIS...…

September 23, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…How coach rebuilt New'Mercenaries' volleyball program game a letdown ** Sports, Page 10 Arts, Page 9 alle ii an 43atl Ann Arbor, Michigan Tuesday, September 23, 2008 michigandaily.com NEAR-CAMPUS CRIME Suspects arrested after keg tap theft JENIFEKO/Daily LSA senior Jason Wu and LSA sophomore Anh Tran enjoyed a picturesque day on the Diag. Yesterday marked the beginning of fall. Man pulled out air gun when student tried to recover tap st...…

September 24, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 17) • Page Image 1

…College's state of Hockey shuffles the sexual union lineup in fall practice The Statement Sports, Page 11 IELdilgan OaiI T E IUNRED-EIG IITEE D lll R Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, September 24,2008 michigandaily.com CAMPUS SAFETY Prospective DPS director outlines plan to students U. dep neWi n In a Depart ed stud tions to the dep With ment's tor, ret search cess of ceed hi Laur Public sity, wa last nig Room o iiversity safety The meet...…

September 25, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…A tribute to the best of our middle school years The B-side 0 0 400 IIE ffid~igan BaiIlj Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, September 25, 2008 michigandaily.com CAMPUS SAFETY Crime alerts now headed to your inbox Officials worried change will allow students to learn about incidents earlier and more that campus didn't consistently. "We recognized that it was not learn about crimes only creating more work for others, but it also was not consist...…

September 26, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 19) • Page Image 1

…lie A+idiipn Bai )NE-HL; UNDE-EIG TE N i EayA, A e e I r A 2 F2EEDOM Friday, September 26, 2008 richigandaily.com CAMPUS HOUSING Withhome prices low,. some opt to buy, not rent Parents hope to save on rent, re-sell homes at a profit By LINDY STEVENS Daily StaffReporter When the faucet leaks or the sink backs up in their two-bedroom condominium, Engineering S senior Chris Mikulski calls his landlord just like everyone else. In his case, thoug...…

September 29, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 20) • Page Image 1

…The I1d1iian Bailj Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, September 29, 2008 michigandaily.com MICHIGAN'S COMEBACK REVIVING A TRADITION Homecoming 'green' week starts today p JEREMY CHO/Daily Defensive end Brandon Graham salutes the Big House crowd following Michigan's dramatic 27-25 victory over No. 9 Wisconsin. The Wolverines rallied in the second half, erasing what was once a 19-0 Wisconsin lead. The victory, which came on the 500th game in Mic...…

September 30, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 21) • Page Image 1

…Uie iidigan hailj Ann Arbor, Michigan Tuesday, September 30, 2008 michigandaily.com VOTING ON CAMPUS 'U' bars voter drive from dorms Cit of p ba regi With before vote in ing has bers of up vote register ing complaints A University Housing staff . , member sent an e-mail Friday to artisanship, U the co-chairs of Voice Your Vote, a group from Michigan Student Assembly com- IIS gmission, telling them suspend all stering in dorms voter regis...…

September 02, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

…2A - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 4 2A - Tuesday. September 2, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom I I Machet I was on the Diag when I stum- bled upon a 10-foot unicycle lying on the ground. My friend was unsuccessfully imploring me to mount it when a man next to us started yelling that he was starting a show that would end with him juggling machetes on the unicycle. A volunteer from the audience...…

September 03, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 2) • Page Image 2

…0 2A - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 MONDAY: TUESDAY: 'DSYTHURSDAY: FRIDAY: In Other Ivory Towers Arbor Anecdotes B-------Campus Characters The Extremist Before there was a Big House The history of Michigan foot- ball begins nearly 50 years before the Big House. The first official Michigan football game was played at Washtenaw County Fairgrounds in Ann Arbor in 1883, according to the Bentley Historical Library archives. Games were typically...…

September 04, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 3) • Page Image 2

…2A- Thursday, September 4, 2008 0 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom A familiar face LSA senior Alex Larson encour- ages incoming studencs co Start the wave before taking their placement tests, chant "Go glue!" at every opportunity and walk like zombies through the Diag. For Larson, a returning student orientation leader with the Office of New Student Programs, incoming students are oftentimes too serious about starting college when th...…

September 05, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 4) • Page Image 2

…2A - Friday, September 5, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigan6ily.com 2A - Friday, September 5, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom What's in a name? Ever wondered what it takes to have a University building named in your honor? It's probably not as hard as you think. All you need is a couple mil- lion dollars lying around that you wouldn't mind donating to the Uni- versity. Take New York real estate devel- oper and alum Stephen M. R...…

September 08, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 5) • Page Image 2

…2A - Monday, September 8, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2A - Monday, September 8,2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom MONAY TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: THUR~SDAY. Ote " Toers Arbor Anecdotes Before You Were Here Campus Characters FIDAY: Explained High-tech orientation BALLOON POPPING The University of Maryland gave a group of freahmen the choice of an iPod Touch or an iWhone 3G aa part of a new initiative to aee if the tech-...…

September 09, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 6) • Page Image 2

…2 - Tuesday, September 9, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.cam 2 - Tuesday, September 9, 2008 I The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom A political pick-up line RAe MU Two am. was made for great con- versation - especially when the players have had a few drinks- but my recent late-night exchange with a stranger is one for the record hooks. We met on the lawn of a friend's house and after brief chitchat, the guy said, "You know what? ...…

September 10, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 7) • Page Image 2

…2A -r- Wednesday, September 10, 2008 ,. The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom 2A - Wednesday, September10, 2008 0~ The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom WHEN STUDENTS PARTIED AT THyE PRESIDENT'S H{UE Lee Bollinger's house party On Nov. 8, 1997, Michigan football fans huddled around televisions and rallied as Michi- gan went on to defeat then-un- defeated Penn State. Then-University President Lee Bollinger was sitting in his bedroom watchi...…

September 11, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 8) • Page Image 2

…4h 2A - Thursday, September 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom The bus. driver's gospel You've probably seen Bob Grie- shaber around campus. You may even have shaken bin hand, chatted with him or, better yet, heard him ine gospel music. For those who haven't heard him burnt into nong while behind the wheel, Grienhaber in one of the mont recognizable bus drivers on campus. He currently driven the Bursley- Baits bun route from C...…

September 12, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 9) • Page Image 2

…2._ Friday, September 12, 2008 N ew s The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2 - Friday, September12, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom MONDAY: TUESDAY~ MONDAY: TUESDAY: In Other Ivory Towers Arbor Anecdotes MIDNIGHT MOVIE I WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: Before You Were Here Campus Characters Explained The office on the Hill In a small office just three blocks from the Capitol Building in Wash- ington D.C. and down the hall from an offic...…

September 15, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 10) • Page Image 2

…2A- Monday, September '15,2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2A - Monday, September IS, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom * Tree-sitters descend from perch Protesters at the University of California - Berkeley descended from their redwood homes last week after school officials cut off their food and water supplies. The protesters had been living in the tree for 21 months in an attempt to prevent the school from building a...…

September 16, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 11) • Page Image 2

…2 - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com M0NDAY~ WEDNESDAY: MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY: In Other Ivory Towers Arbor Anecdotes Before You Were Here Late-nigaht peas antries THURSDAY: Campus Characters FRIDAY: The Extremist LATIN STEPS On Friday night, my room- mate and I decided to take a night off from going out. We opened our screen door that opens to a sidewalk, felt the cool night breeze, and watched a l...…

September 17, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 12) • Page Image 2

…0 2A - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Six-pack, four wheels The keg is tapped. The 30-packs emptied. And to keep the party going, a late night beer run is needed. Not too long ago, University students and AnnArbor citizens could restock their refreshments for the rest of the night without even leaving the air-conditioned. comfort of their cars. Up until 2003, the Beer Depot in downtown Ann Arbor offe...…

September 18, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 13) • Page Image 2

…News 2A - Thursday, September 18, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 0 Getting in the Groove When School of Music senior Col- lin McLaughlin decided four years ago to audition for campus percus- sion group Groove, he didn't know what he was in for. He walked into the audition room with no drum- ming experience and was promptly handed a broom. "They had this crazy music in front of me, and they were like, 'Play this,"' he said. Ult...…

September 19, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 14) • Page Image 2

…2 - Friday, September 19, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2 - Friday, September19, 2008 The Michigan Daity - michigandailycom The paperless project More than one million library materials on campus have been digitized through the Google Michigan Digitization Proj- ect over the past few years, but because the technology remains a closely guarded secret, the project remains a mystery to many. The goal is to have all 7.5 mil- lion...…

September 22, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 15) • Page Image 2

…2A- Monday, September 22, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2A - Monday, September 22, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom w Well, forget calculus then... A website run by a Yale Uni- versity student promises to predict the impact a class will have on a student's grade-point average, the Yale Daily News reported. The site, Gradificom, uses an algorithm to determine the grade a student will likely receive from a course bas...…

September 23, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 16) • Page Image 2

…2 - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2 - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Creatures of the night GOT BOOKS? While waitin the bus late one Ssaw a loud g: students, one, a video came] ag at Pierpont fur See something that embod- enight last week, iea the Ann Arbor or Univer- ;oof hmbolding sity of Michigan experience? of hemholingE-mail submissions to ihai- tra. Upon closer ...…

September 24, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 17) • Page Image 2

…2A - Wednesday, September 24, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom The band's first steps The University of Michigan March- ing Band got its start in the fall of 1896 when seventeen-year-old Ann Arbor resident Harry dePont held a meeting for all musicians on campus to create a University band, according the band's website. At the band's first meeting on Nov. 13, 1896, 30 musicians expressed interest. As an entirely student run organiz...…

September 25, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 18) • Page Image 2

…0 2A - Thursday, September 25, 2008 N ew s The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com THE GENIAL DOORMAN AT DOMINICKlS For Silvio, the bar is a family business From the frost-proof ceramic tables on the porch to the tricolored ceramic pillars inside the bar, Silvio, the "doorman" at Dominick's, has left his mark in countless ways inside the popular campus bar. The cousin of the bar's founder, Silvio was present at the inception of Dominick's,...…

September 26, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 19) • Page Image 2

…2A - Friday, September 26, 2008 The Michigan Daily -- michigandaily.com 0 2A - Friday, September 26, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom * Paying the president About a week ago, University President Mary Sue Coleman accepted a 4-percent raise that set her base salary at $553,500. Coleman has been offered a pay raise every year since taking the position in 2002, but the decision is not an automatic one. It is the end result of an ann...…

September 29, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 20) • Page Image 2

…2A - Monday, September 29, 2008 The Michigan Daily.- michigandaily.com 2A - Monday, September 29, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Colorado cops give student his pot back FLOWER POWER The University of Colorado Police Department returned 2 ounces of medi- cal marijuana to Colorado sophomore Edward Nicholsonlastweekafterconfis- cating the drug from himlast May, Rocky Mountain News reported. Nicholson, whose brother suffers from c...…

September 30, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 21) • Page Image 2

…2 - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2 - uesdy, epteber30, 008The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Sa I was sitting outside of Espre Royale on South University at 15 when a dirty-looking 60-year- man with a fifth in his hand sat dc across from me and told me he Ii] my ring. "I have one, too," he s brandishing an obnoxious torquc bauble in my face. Inervously wondered if he sober enough to chase me if I triec escape on my bike that was parke few ...…

September 02, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 1) • Page Image 3

…New~s The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Tuesday, eebr2, 2008- 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS NEW ORLEANS Gustav's 110-mph winds hit west of New Orleans Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fish- ing and oil industry with 110 mph winds yesterday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans that raised hopes the city would escape the kind of catastrophic flooding...…

September 03, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 2) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS ST. PAUL Bush: John McCain 'ready to lead this nation' President Bush, relegated to a minor role at the Republican National Convention, praised John McCain yesterday night as "ready to lead this nation," a courageous candidate who supported the war in Iraq despite risks to his cam- paign for the White House. Bush's brief cameo - his speech lasted less than e...…

September 04, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 3) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio Obama: GOP avoids economic talk at its convention Democratic presidential nomi- nee Barack Obama, pouncing on a top Republican aide's claim that the campaign is not about issues, said Wednesday that John McCain is trying to run away from his par- ty's bad economic ...…

September 05, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 4) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS NASSAU, Bahamas Hanna, Ike advance along the Atlantic Tropical Storm Hanna roared along the edge of the Bahamas on yesterday ahead of a possible hur- ricane hit on the Carolinasleaving behind at least 61 dead in Haiti. Hurricane Ike, a still-more- dangerous Category 4 storm, was advancing from...…

September 08, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 5) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Monday, September 8, 2008 - 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Monday, September 8, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON " White House intervenes to save Fannie, Freddie The Bush administrationseized control yesterday of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, aiming to stabilize the housing market turmoil that is threatening financial markets and the overall economy. Treasury Secretary ...…

September 09, 2008 (vol. 116, iss. 6) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON " In Iraq, US troop levels will hold steady until Feb. President Bush plans to keep the number ofU.S. troops in Iraq near the current level through the end of the year and will pull home about 8,000 U.S. troops by February, when the next presi- dent will be in charge of war- time decision-making. If security in Iraq keeps improving, Bush says, "addition- al reductions will be possi...…

September 10, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 7) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom WednesdaySeptember 10, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS MCALLEN, Tex. Texans prepare for Ike, brace for evacuation With Hurricane Ike steam- ing into the Gulf of Mexico, Texas emergencyofficialsyesterdaystood ready to order 1 million people evacuated from the impoverished Rio Grande Valley and tried to con- vince tens of thousands of illegal...…

September 11, 2008 (vol. 119, iss. 8) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 3A The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Thursday, September11, 2008 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS * WASHINGTON Defense chiefs: Afghan fighting is getting harder Even with American troops headed soon from an increasing- ly quiet Iraq to a more turbulent Afghanistan, defeating extrem- ists in Afghanistan is growing more complex and more urgent, President Bush's senior defense- adviser...…

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