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August 03, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 147) • Page Image 1

…CITY COUNCIL Competing for Cit Council OPINION The student picks for City Council The Daily makes it's endorsements for the City Council primary SEE PAGE 5 ARTS The perfect storm of comedy Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen make a delightful pair in 'Funny People' SEE PAGE 9 Finding a new field general Daily Sports's Andy Reid examines Rodriguez's quarterback options SEE PAGE 11 Vol. CXIX, No. 147 1 (@,2009 The Michigan Daily michigandaily.com NEW S...…

August 03, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 147) • Page Image 2

…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 2 graffiti draws attention Anti-graffiti ordinance causes mixed reactions By STEPHANIE STEINBERG Daily News Editor It's on stop signs, mailboxes and ATMs. It's on walls, stairwells and lampposts. Odds are you've seen it on your way to class or walked by it and didn't even notice. It's the word "duck" written in neat cursive. While some call it graffiti and others call it art, its ...…

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…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com FUNCTIONAL FITNESS 13 GRAFFITI From Page 2 ordinance tobe effective. "The ordinance, for better or worse, is complaint-based, so there is no one running around basically issuing tickets to anybody unless someone complains," he said. Clark said he hopes to organize a "graffiti walk" with the Main Street Association in the near future. The event would occur on the weekend, and membe...…

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…4 Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com rt JAMIE BLOCK EDITOR IN CHIEF Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@umich.edu ROBERT SOAVE MANAGING EDITOF RACHEL VAN GILDER EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR Unsigned editorialsreflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations represent solely thev...…

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…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 15 BRITTANY SMITH I EWP;[ NT1 Altering race dialogue Never has the black American of "Black in America" was to re- story - my story - been told in a introduce ourselves to each other thorough, candid way. Only the and the entire world as black surface has been scratched, and no Americans, telling our complete real effort has been made to delve story and the challenges we face - de...…

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August 03, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 147) • Page Image 7

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August 03, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 147) • Page Image 9

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August 03, 2009 (vol. 119, iss. 147) • Page Image 10

…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com PRIMARY From Page 1 "long record working closely with students." Greden is the current chair of the council's Student Relations Com- mittee. He also sponsored a 2006 leasing ordinance that gave pro- spective renters more time to sign leases. "I sponsored the lease ordinance, which was brought to my intention by the students," Greden said. "It was to help all renters citywide, but p...…

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…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 9 Apatow 's aptly titled comedy 'Funny People' come in "Funny People." Adam Sandler ("Click") plot. But Sandler actually seems to benefit Hill, "Superbad") and Mark Taylor Jackson plays George Simmons, a successful come- from the seriousness of the film, turning it (Jason Schwartzman, "The Darjeeling Lim- droves to support leading dian and actor who seems to have it all when into ...…

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…101 Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com The longest summer of all time By KAVI PANDEY Daily Arts Writer One of the smash hits of the 2009 Sun- dance Film Festival, "(500) Days of Sum- mer," has finally made its long-awaited release into cinemas nationwide. The film follows greeting-card company employ- ee Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "Brick") and his relationship with the girl of his dreams, Summer Finn (Zooey...…

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…Monday, August 3, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com In search of a starter: Quarterback preview 2009 Forc take Wo Ther sure - t to be M year. It's a] redshirt a ridicu practice going to 2009 se have to about al Forcier ingly m in the thatfres always I You thanMi that. Bo Henne by stru campaig sive nur touchdo tion tha more to Brayl and Ste whom a targets, boasts ing corl incomin inson w ury. Be so good Lloyd C package freshma And ...…

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August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 1

…MINORITY Partthreeofafour-part series on effortstomaintain RECRUITING diversity on campusafterthe statewideaffirmative action ban Detroit office focuses on prep OPINION Making the (green) grade on campus After the Princeton Review re- leased eco-friendliness rankings tor college campuses, the Daily looks at what the University can do to improve its marks. See Page 4 ARTS Stoners suck "Pineapple Express" proves that Judd Apatow and company are...…

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…2 Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom UNIVERtISTY ATHLETICS 'U' sells media rights bundle Deal guarantees $86 million over 12 years By TREVOR CALERO Daily StaffReporter The University announced Mon- day the sale of its media rights to IMG College. The deal, which guarantees the University $86 million over12 years, marks the first time the University has bundled its media rights into one package. IMG College will c...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 3

…Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 3 CONSTRUCTION From Page 1 Smith's death comes seven months after the February death of masonry worker Leo Felty, 32, who fell 38 feet from a scaffold on the Skanska USA Building construction site for the Museum of Art. Brown said that the deaths are "very, very different" and should not be associated with each other. In the investigation of Felty's death, MIOSHA found that Skans...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 4

…4 Monday, August 11, 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 JASON MAHAKIAN E-MAIL MAHAKIAN AT MAHAKIAJ@UMICH.EDU EMMARIE HUETTEMAN EDITOR IN CHIEF GARY GRACA MANAGING EDITOR KATE TRUESDELL EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect thesofficialposition of the Daily's editorialboard. Allsothernsign...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 5

…Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com i5 ELAINE MORTON- NATR ALL E-MAIL MORTON AT EMORT@UMICH.EDU Addicted to D. C. MUS ) Q REDUCE r EISSIONS, t 5s A Butman mentality A fter my third viewing of "The Dark Knight" - the spectacular sequelto 2005's"Batman Begins" - the caped crusader was on my mind. And as I was browsingg through the Detroit news and reading about Mayor ROBERT Kwame Kilpat- SOAVE rick's recent ru...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 6

…6. Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com the michigan daily END UNIT, 2 story, 800 sq. ft. condo, ONE mi. from UM hospital, wood floors, all appliances, TANKLESS WA- TER HEATER brand new, new roof, carport, great neighbors. $125,000 w/o realtor, $130,000 with realtor. E-mail a2condo4sale@yahoo.com SPACE AVAIL. SEPT. '08-Aug. '09. 402 Hill. $50/mo. Neg. 734-904-6735. monds y cros tUhle Los Angeles Times Daily Cross...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 7

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August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 8

…81 Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com RECRUITING From Page 1 how to prepare for the University, Winfrey said his office also brings students to campus so they can get their own taste of Ann Arbor's atmosphere. The Application Tailgate spon- sored by the Detroit office brings potential students to the Univer- sity on football Saturdays so they can complete an application and experience the Big House all in one day....…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 9

…Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 19 ARTS IN BRIEF Film New French thriller excels "Tell No One" Music Box Films "Tell No One" is a thriller without explosions, without seductive blondes and merci- fully free of clich6 secret agents. Unadorned, captivatingly com- plex and replete with genuinely powerful acting, it's intense without seeming to try. In French with English subti- tIes, "Tell No One" was released in ...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 10

…10k Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Coming of age ain't easy By BLAKE GOBLE The Daily Arts Writer are ba "Joanc cOURTESY WARnE nR( Life is hard when you look like a Cosmo model. Whoever said that "the heart wants what it wants" was a dun- derhead. The heart is confusing, impulsive and bitter, and it never leaves you completely sat- isfied. Its spon- taneity is, at the very least, Sisterhood taxing. Sounds of...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 11

…Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 11 PINEAPPLE From Page 9 drooled over by critics and fans for the supposed charm and sig- nificance of their films. Whether it be the "honesty" of "The 40-Year Old Virgin" or the "compassion" of "Knocked Up," several voices of prominence have droned on about how these films strike a chord others miss. They should know better. We as critics or fans often get caught up in supposed ...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 13

…Monday, August 11, 2008 3g 7 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com . 'M' athletes n Beijing: Seven-day forecast 13 B y now, everyone has heard Monday, Aug.11 of Michael Phelps and his ties with Michigan athlet- Heather Mandoli (Canada) ics - what you may not know is 27 Brett Sickler (USA) other current or former Wolver- Ellen Tomek (USA) ines are vying for medals in Bei- Michael Phelps (USA) jing, too. " Peter Vanderkaay (USA) From swimming...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 14

…1 A Monday, August 11, 2008 I ~ £j The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com FOOTBALL TrimmedaI or niakes bigsplash By DAN FELDMAN Daily Sports Editor Senior nose tackle Terrance Taylor sat on a table in the com- mons at Schembechler Hall to talk to the media after the Michi- gan football team's first day of fall practice last Monday. As sweat poured from his head, he rocked back and forth during the 15-min- ute interview. When he got up, he jok...…

August 11, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 149) • Page Image 15

…Monday, August 11, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 15 BEIJING 2008 Phelps grabs second gold in relay win 400-meter relay team helps Phelps in quest for eight medals . BEIJING (AP) - By a fingertip, Michael Phelps is still on course for eight gold medals. He can thank Jason Lezak for getting him No. 2. The oldest man on the U.S. swimming team pulled off one of the great comebacks in Olympic history Monday morning, lunging to the ...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 1

… 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 B...…

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…21 Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com MICHIGAN FILMMAKING Big films get big tax breaks More internships available to students By BRANDON CONRADIS ManagingArts Editor When the summer began, LSA senior Brendt Rioux didn't expect to work on a film set, let alone work alongside an established storyboard artist. But a little more than a month ago, Rioux, who is concentrating in Screen Arts & Cultures, received an e-ma...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 3

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 13 FACULTY SALARIES 'U' competes for top By LINDY STEVENS over the years, he said the Univer- competitor for faculty, hasn't seen Daily News Editor sity has managed to hold its own in senior-level professors travel from the fight for faculty. Ann Arbor to Cambridge in recent The pressure to maintain excep- Hanlon said 50 professors have years. tionalfaculty canmeanofferingmore bee...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 4

…41 Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com C)Jbe fMidbian aili 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 theofficial positionof the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations represen...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 5

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 5 CHRIS KOSLOWSKI o rTTO PASTURE E-MAIL KOSLOWSKI AT CSKOSLOW@UMICH.EDU Yo .drop the beat.isten dauand Obama you all Ci here now. Lend your ears Kennedy? Leiberman? Feingold know what they says. But y'all There's a holmes called He compromised! Cancer' ney ust play' vote McCain John McCain. Corporate liars CarolShipp? Waterboardings yu fo urth Pres Charles Fyers areamong He exerci...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 6

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August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 7

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 17 the michigan daily AVAILABLE HOUSESAND apts. RIVER HOUSE EFF. condo w/ car- for fall. Contact PMSI at 734-665- port. A/C. Island Drive. $650/mo. 5552 or www.pmsiproperties.com Avail. 8/1. Call Mike 734-645-6261. 4-5 BDRM. Near athletic complex. 2 bath, central air, ldry, prkg, jacuzzi. $1995/mo. 9/1/08. bfish333@aol.com 2 BDRM., 2.5 Bath. condo. NE Ann Arbor. Rent: $1050. NO ...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 8

…81 Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com WARD 1 From Page 1 Incumbent Ron Suarez will be on the ballot for a Ward 1 seat on Ann Arbor's City Council, but he doesn't want you to vote for him. Due to family and work obli- gations, Suarez pulled out of the race. He asked Patricia Lesko, who edits the online journal the Adjunct Advocate and owns the publishing company the Part- Time Press, to run in his place as a write-i...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 9

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 19 WARD 3 From Page 1 Incumbent Ward 3 Councilmem- ber Stephen Kunselman said the prin- ciple issues of his "diverse" ward are difficult to pinpoint. But both Kunsel- man and his challenger, Ann Arbor attorney Christopher Taylor, agree that new building developments are a major concern in their ward. The contentious proposal for 601 Forest, a 25-story student hous- ing high-rise o...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 10

…10- Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com BOOK REEi Notjust child's play By BEN VANWAGONER Associate Arts Editor You may not have noticed, but on the night of August 1st, under the cover of darkness and precisely at the witching hour, a new force entered the world. They called it "Breaking Dawn," and it was banal, sensational and unmistakably valu- able, both as literature and as a social bellwether. Theatrics aside...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 11

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 11 SWING From Page 10 is taut and emotional, but it only lasts for a minute. It could have been so much more. Comparing the thankless lives of America's working class to the self-indul- gent glamour of politicians, it could have illustrated the chasm that truly exists between the country's elite and the lower and middle classes. Instead, the sub- plot is completely forgotten, and ...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 12

… 12 Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom BLOOD From Page 10 point: "the age of immortal infants" - what?) an omnipres- ent and strange oversight. But in the most pivotal turning point of "Breaking Dawn," she does not even pay her faux pas even this rudimentary attention. Asked to sum up the book in one word, the first thing that comes to mind is ... heavy. Dense. Plot-laden. Or strangled, rather. The final installment...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 13

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 13 KIDLIT From Page 10 the story isn't particularly revolu- tionary. Bizarre, yes, but it's essen- tially the age-old "star-crossed lovers" plot updated and given new blood. That's not to say it's unimaginative or stale - on the contrary, it's a dramatic and inter- esting new take on an eternal con- flict. Literature has been insisting for thousands of years that love is worthless...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 14

…Monday, August 4, 2008 1 1 SP NA N 4t The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Harris asesthe Gnanan dream By ANDY REID Daily Sports Editor Maize and blue to red, white and blue. When a Michigan athlete earns a trip to the Olympics, that particular transition in uniform colors is the most common. But several of the 28 athletes and coaches with Wolver- ine ties participating in the upcom- ing Beijing Games are making a different chromatic transi...…

August 04, 2008 (vol. 118, iss. 148) • Page Image 15

…Monday, August 4, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 15 FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN 4 Threet leads in quarterback race The quarterback job is red- shirt freshman Steven Threet's job to lose. The Georgia Tech transfer is more of a pro-style quarterback than Pat White, who ran Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez's offense the last three years to great success at West Vir- ginia. Threet has a powerful arm and could open up Rodriguez's offense the ...…

August 13, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 152) • Page Image 1

…BECOMING A WOLVERINE Coaches and Atic t anstudent-athletes come to Michigan for a bevy of reasons. For more see page 11. NEWS Stadium lawsuit proceeds Any chance to settle the legal conflict over Michigan Stadium out of the courtroom has passed. The Paralyzed Veterans of Amer- ica are taking the University to court in September 2008. See page 2. OPINION From the Daily: Listening in If there is one thing that President Bush can't be trusted wi...…

August 13, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 152) • Page Image 2

…2 *a Monday, August 13, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Judge says stadium lawsuit will go to trial By ARIKIA MILLIKAN Daily News Editor The Michigan Paralyzed Veter- ans of America will go ahead wich their plans to take the University to courtwith alawsuitcallegingthatnthe University is violating the American Disabilities Act by proceeding with the stadium olans. After four months of legal nego- tiation, Jodge Sean Cox - a Uni- ...…

August 13, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 152) • Page Image 3

…Monday, August 13, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com 3 STADIUM Bernstein said University Presi- From page 2 dent Mary Sue Coleman, various - - - - figures in the Athletic Department During the discovery period, Ber- and members of the University nstein said he will depose various Board of Regents would also be University officials, which requires forced to testify. collecting written testimonies and "Because the regents have taken ...…

August 13, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 152) • Page Image 4

…4 Monday, August 13, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com C be Aicbioan llailu TRAVIS SCHAU Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@umich.edu GARY GRACA EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR IMRAN SYED EDITOR IN CHIEF Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations represent solely the views...…

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