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October 13, 2005 (vol. 116, iss. 11) • Page Image 1

…Thursday, October 13, 2005 News 3A Appeal to halt ruling on same-sex benefits denied Opinion 4A Sports 8A Eric Jackson: Evaluating the evidence Football falters in crunch time TE STUDENT GOVERNMENT STRUGGLE ... THE STATEMENT One-hundredfifteen years of editorialfreedom www.michkgandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXVI, No. 11 @2005 The Michigan Daily Some wary of football season ticket program PETER SCHOTTENFELS/Daily, Microsoft chairm...…

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…2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 NATION/WORLD Aid pours in for quake victims NEWS IN BRIEF U.S., Pakistani, German , Aziz said small aircraft were able to - ~ and Afghan helicopters delivered tents, blankets and medical equipment MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Rescue efforts gave way to aid relief, as hopes faded yesterday of finding more survivors in Pakistan's devastated quake zone. Still, miracles emerged amid the mis...…

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… NEWS The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 3A ON CAMPUS Candlelight vigil for quake victims tonight on Diag A candlelight vigil will be held at 9:30 p.m. today on the Diag to honor victims of last week's earthquake in South Asia. Donations will be collected by the Pakistani Students' Association and given to survivors of the quake. The event is being sponsored by PSA, the South Asian Progressive Alliance and the Indian American ...…

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…4A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 OPINION cabie £id~igan 43aiIld JASON Z. PESICK Editor in Chief SUHAEL MOMIN SAM SINGER Editorial Page Editors ALISON GO Managing Editor EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SINCE 1890 420 MAYNARD STREET ANN ARBOR, MI 48109 tothedaily@michigandaily.com NOTABLE QUOTABLE Feeling pretty good." - Chinese astronaut Fei Junlong, in his first broadcast from space afte...…

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…NEWS Delphi may cut wages in spring The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 5A CEO says company is paying its workers wages two to three times more than its competitors TROY (AP) - Delphi Corp.'s hourly work- ers could see wage and benefit cuts as early as this spring, officials from the auto supplier, which sought bankruptcy protection last weekend, said yesterday. Delphi Chairman and CEO Robert Miller said the Troy-based compan...…

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…6A - The Michi-an Daily - Thursday October 13, 2( the michigan daily '99 MERCURY SABLE. Loaded. 128K high- way mi., reliable, $3000 OBO. 248-797-0921. CHARMING HISTORIC HOME less than 1 mile from UM Hospital. $295,000. Call 810-227-1438 or 734-994-5703. AR SU LY 800.462.2420 ' www.allartsupplies.com * Minutes from U of M, downtown, and major freeways * 1-2-3 bedroom apartment homes (with 1-3 bathrooms!) * Unique, Spacious floor plans with...…

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… NEWS The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 7A "GATES Continued from page 1A And as technology continues to evolve and new markets are developed abroad, Gates not only anticipates the demand for computer sci- entists will grow, but that the importance of the field will become even more far-reaching. "We are entering the golden age," Gates said on the various new emerging technologies he believes will streamline facets of everyday...…

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…Thursday cte Adibgurn B itlU PORTS sports. michigandaily. com sports@michigandaily. com 8A Offense needs to stay on theid By Stephanie Wright Daily Sports Editor This season, Michigan has played as if it were re-enacting a chapter from Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cit- ies." It's been the best of times in the first half and the worst of times in the second. In six games, the Michigan offense has put up 118 points in the first half, an...…

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…The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 9A Kickers fall in double overtime 0 MEN'S TENNIS Three Netters bring home gold By Anne Uible Daily Sports Writer After back-to-back losses to No. 8 Indiana and St. Louis, the Michigan men's soccer team (6-5-1) needed to find a way to get back in the saddle. But they weren't able to tame the horse last night in Kalamazoo and fell 2-1 in double overtime to the Western Michigan Bron- cos (6-5-...…

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… 10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 13, 2005 Longhorns' road to the Rose Bowl is clear By John Geise and Kia Hamadanchy For the Daily Entering the seventh week of the college foot- ball season, conference races are beginning to take shape with teams starting to position them- selves for the postseason. Starting in South Bend and continuing with Florida State and Texas, four top-10 teams will attempt to keep their national title ho...…

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…FRANCHISE Continued from page 13B What does this say about the Midwest y in general? To start, it says that there isn't-_ much point in exploring it. Seriously, besides the fact that different people attend these universities, every time a Jimmy John's is built, another campus becomes a little bit like every other cam- pus, and the Midwest becomes a bit more of a generalization. I was ready to get out of Urbana-Champaign, and head to Peoria, I...…

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… 3B The Daily Dish Stephanie Pinder-Amaker on student initiatives, 3B The Weekend List A guide to the happenings around town this weekend. 4B Break From the Dorm Martha Cook turns 90, keeps i.s special traditions. 7B Book Excerpt "The Great Reporters" by David Randall 8B Rethinking MSA How the student government system can be maximnized. 11B The Tree Thrift clothing store set to close. From The Editor RANDOM STUDENT I NTERVTEW Random choos...…

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…r . .. ..i. 0 9 Selling out College towns are losing some local flavor - By eremy Davidson /Daily Staff Writer t's a hell of a walk from Columbia, Missouri, to Lawrence, Kansas but the drive isn't bad. The .. speed limit is 65, but if you're not going 80, you start to feel like Moses parting the sea. The pavement stands out like an awkward scab across the flesh of the gre Midwestern plains. I look at the ground of the pas- senger seat by...…

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… A POT NTI COUNTERPOT NT Going pro? With Batman and Superman You can tell a Martha Cook girl a mile away / Because she looks so sweet and blase / She always performs with the greatest of ease / And her motto is she aims to please. - Song "You can tell a Martha Cook girl" from the 1946 Martha Cook annual By Batman A much as one claims to love the apparently "untarnished" and "pure" college sports environment, such trite sentiment hides the...…

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… 0 9 0 9 During the war years, prominent magazines terrorized young girls by very gloomy estimates on their chances of getting married. If those estimates were correct, we may only deduce that Martha Cook girls are unusually - if not extraordinarily, popular. So, we have little to worry about. Let us be "foot loose and a fancy free" without apprehension. - 1926 Annual, in light of statistic that since 1915, 1,440 of the 2,377 women, or 6...…

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… 0 requirement change, which included looking into the curricula of other schools, was done more than eight years ago. "You're dealing with the dif- ficulty of students not being here long enough to see their projects be fulfilled," Wagner said. "That's dis- couraging from our end and that's even more discouraging to the con- stituency because they see a broken promise." Another problem of turnover is the hardship in forging relationships wit...…

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… e M I C H I G A N S T U D E N T A S S E M B L Y What MSA can do to boost perennially sub-par voter participation in student government elections By Alison Go I Managing Editor rudging from residence hall to residence hall last March, Jesse Levine shook hands, talked shop and maybe even kissed some babies during his quest for the student government presidency Levine spent $400 out of pocket on posters and flyers and ded- icated more t...…

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