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Clerks struggling with fraudulent voter registration forms as deadline nears

Among the record number of voter registration applications pouring in to county clerk\'s offices throughout the state are hundreds, perhaps thousands, that appear to be fraudulent, according to Michigan Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land. A close presidential race has resulted in aggressive attempts by political parties and advocacy groups to sign up new voters, particularly in counties such as Wayne, home of Wayne State University, and Washtenaw, home of the University of Michigan. Many of the workers being paid to register new voters are college students.

Suburban schools' safety under scrutiny

Elizabeth Barton, associate director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State was quoted on whether rap leads to violence in suburban schools or whether teens with violent tendencies gravitate to the music. However, research hasn\'t confirmed a direct link between rap and violence, she said. Federal efforts to force schools to report violence have been ineffective because states have set such narrow definitions of violence and those definitions vary from to state to state.

Wayne State breaths easier

This state football roundup article focused on Wayne State\'s victory over Indianapolis last Saturday. If new Wayne State Coach Paul Winters looks a lot happier these days, he has reason to be. The Warriors won in dramatic fashion, a 24-21 overtime victory at Indianapolis, for their first victory. "It was wonderful and a great feeling," Winters said of his first victory as a coach. "It was special. From day one, our kids never doubted and never quit."

Suburban schools' safety under scrutiny

Elizabeth Barton, associate director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State was quoted on whether rap leads to violence in suburban schools or whether teens with violent tendencies gravitate to the music. However, research hasn\'t confirmed a direct link between rap and violence, she said. Federal efforts to force schools to report violence have been ineffective because states have set such narrow definitions of violence and those definitions vary from to state to state.

Two Football Players Listed In National Stats

Two Wayne State University football players are listed in the NCAA Division II national rankings released today. Senior place-kicker/punter Greg Gundersen is ranked 26th in punting average at 39.2 yards. Junior cornerback Bobby Boyer is eighth in the country in solo tackles per game, 34th in passes defended per game. Wayne State sophomore running back Chris Middlebrooks was selected Honorable Mention National Offensive Player of the Week by D2Football.com and sponsored by Pizza Hut.