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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 30, 2004


Korean pop stars
come together to
share hair products


SEOUL (AP) - In an unprece-
dented move, more than 80 Korean
pop superstars will participate with
their American pop counterparts in
,a cultural exchange of hair products
-and other related beauty secrets.
"I've always admired the Eastern
aways (of hair styling)," said Christi-
na Aguilera who said that her deci-
sion to dye her hair black was
inspired by H.O.T. hottie Kangta.
"Kangta is on the cutting edge of
things. In terms of style, I think it's
safe to say that he is the Audrey
Hepburn of my generation," Aguil-
era said.
In addition to H.O.T., the
exchange will feature such Korean
musical artists as G.O.D., Yoo
Seung Jun, Papaya and T.T.Ma.
H.O.T.'s Woo Hyuk Jang said that
the event will encourage Korean
artists to expand their cultural hori-
zons and to think "outside of the
"We see the greatest things on

MTV2," Jang said.
Jang added that he is eager to
learn the western secrets of the
French manicure and applying
foundation and concealer.
Kim EZ of the group Baby V.O.X.
shared Jang's sentiments.
Before yesterday the singer was
unaware that one could apply foun-
dation with a brush.
"Holy crap, you Americans come
up with everything," she said.
Brushes make foundation easier
to apply evenly because synthetic
bristles do not readily absorb make-
up, said Hollywood makeup artist
Meredith Butler.
Despite the potential improve-
ment in U.S.-Korea relations, the
Koreans are wary about sharing hair
straightening technology with their
American brothers and sisters.
"We had it first,' Jang said, nervous-
ly smoothing out his silky black locks.
The event is sponsored by Ford
Motor Company.

Everyuniversityinthe country, ever .
Frats perpetuate stereotypes about themselves
Fraternity brothers have dropped a puppy off a Mississippi River bridge, beaten a
goose to death with a golf club and abandoned an unconscious, intoxicated pig in a
park. More recently, (insert frat name here) members killed, skinned, burned and
ate a raccoon at the University of ALL OVER America.
These and other acts on campuses across the country have drawn the fury of
animal lovers who say such abuse has grown into a dangerous trend because it is
too often treated as innocent college hijinks.
"Animal cruelty is a crime and certainly can't be accepted. Years ago it had to
be made clear that rape is a crime," said Ann Chynoweth, The Humane Society of
the United States' counsel to investigative services. She then trailed off and
refused to draw the connection between her point and this story.
But Ian Huge, spokesman for the Indianapolis-based conference, dismissed the
idea that animals are in any more danger at fraternity houses than anywhere else.
"No, we don't believe it's a trend," he said, stamping his foot and crossing his arms
over his chest. "I'm sure it came to light because it was a fraternity. You always
blame us, even though you know those chess club geeks don't have anything better
to do than set cats on fire!"
Experts on the Greek culture acknowledge that meanness toward animals could
be a byproduct of the wild behavior and drinking that have been part of fraternity
life for years, despite efforts to change the "Animal House" stereotype.
"It's true," former University IFC President Branden Muhl said. "Pump us full
of the sweet sweet nectar and of course we're going to go a little crazy."
The Business School senior added, "But come on, we're going to be your bosses
one day. The least you can do is look the other way when we try to have a little fun
with Lassie."
Dude that invented CTR-Alt-Delete retires
The man who spent five minutes writing the computer code that would bail out
the world's PC users for decades is retiring today.
David Bradley programmed one of the most well-known key combinations
around: Ctrl-Alt-Delete. It forces obstinate computers to restart when they no
longer follow other commands.
Bradley, 55, is leaving IBM Corp. after 28 1/2 years.
"It's about freakin' time," said Bill Gates, who has been jealous of Bradley since
they were in college. "I mean, it's just a stupid code, he got so lucky."
It could have been me scoring with all those engineering chicks," Gates added


They made their mothers proud.

New Daily editor fires alleged harassers

By Anne Sause
Daily Business Manager
Proclaiming that The Michigan
Daily will not tolerate sexual harass-
ment on its premises, new Editor in
Chief Gordon Schrader announced
yesterday the "resignations" of two of
the paper's top staffers.
Departing from the 113-year-old
newspaper will be Todd Weiser, until
this week the paper's managing arts edi-
tor, and Jeremy Berkowitz, who was to
begin a one-year term as a news editor.
Critics say Weiser, known by his
nickname of Bud, frequently touch-
es, gropes or otherwise molests
female staffers.
He has been known to even kiss
young female staffers European
Although his accusers acknowl-
edge that such activity has subsided
since Weiser began dating the
paper's business manager, they say
there is still too much to tolerate.
"I just don't get it," said Carmen
Johnson, an incoming news editor. "I

As California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to say:

mean, leave me alone."
Jonathon Triest, a close friend of
Weiser, said he had advised the for-
mer arts editor in interpersonal rela-
tions, to no avail.
"I said, 'Look, do what I do, tell
the girl you're a professional pho-
tographer and that she's really hot,
yada yada yada, and that you want
to showcase her in a newspaper read
nationwide (the Daily has a web-
site),' " Triest said, " 'and then work
from there.' "
"The boy from Jersey"
The accusations surrounding
Berkowitz, the news reporter, focus
more on instances of verbal harassment
and appearances than touching.
In his New Jersey style of speak-
ing Berkowitz is known to introduce
himself to new female reporters
with the phrase "Ay! How ya'
doin'? I'm Jeremy Buhkowitz. Have
I banged you?"
Interviewed in person at his fraterni-
ty house, Berkowitz responded, "I'm
innocent. Completely innocent."
Then, he shot a curious look at a
reporter and asked, "Wait, have I banged
In the presence of female staffers,
Berkowitz, who is not known by the
nickname of "Snapper," is known to
slide upon a nearby table or desk and
to form a sexual pose while acting as
hough he were editing a story.
This bothers some of the
reporters at the paper, including
Tomislav Ladika, the incoming
managing news editor.
"Yeah, a lot of the female reporters
don't appreciate 'The Pose,' " Ladika
said. "And the male reporters are just
downright disgusted by it."
"The resignations"
Schrader, the editor in chief, said
he asked for Weiser and Berkowitz's
resignations last night.
"I told them that this type of
behaviour is unacceptable," Schrad-
er said. "See how unacceptable it is,
I used the British spelling of
'behavior.' "
"My predecessor, the great Louie
Meizlish, really knew how to deal
with these things. In fact, he was
good at everything. No, great! Great
is a much better word. Meizlish was
great. Boy do I have some shoes to
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Some RIAA story:
Keep on downloadin'
MP3 piracy of copyrighted music
claimed another victim yesterday, when
the body of rap superstar Eminem was
found outside a strip club in Detroit.
"How many more artists must die
of starvation before we put a stop to
this MP3 madness?" asked Greedy
Bitch, president of the Recording
Industry Association of America
"MP3s of Eminem's music were
downloaded so frequently that he
was driven back to the mean streets
from whence he came, dying bank-
rupt and penniless in the gutter."
When found by police the man
known as Slim Shady and Marshall{
Mathers was still clutching the card-
board "Will Rap for Food" sign that
had been his trademark ever since the
rise of MP3-sharing software bank-
rupted him in December of 2003.
"File-sharing killed Eminem, there's
no doubt about it," Bitch said.
Study links racial,
lactose intolerance
The link between racial and lac-
tose intolerance has been bridged,
according to a clinical study
released today by the Centers for
Disease Control.
"We've always been suspicious of
those who couldn't chug a tall glass
of icy, cool milk," said study author

Christopher Price-Jones. "It is a
highly unnatural occurrence, and it
does a body good," he added.
The study also uncovered that
those who regularly eat Jimmy
Dean's homestyle sausage links have
been known to decrease a their risk
of cancer by at least 30 percent.
"You wouldn't think it's true, but
it is," said Price-Jones, who has had
more than 20 years of experience in
eating crispity-crunchity, grease-
coated strips of bacon.
Drnk Khatri finally
admitted for treatment
While intoxicated, former Michigan
Daily Managing News Editor Shabina
Khatri finally admitted to her peers that,
yes, she does have a Napoleon's com-
plex. "This is the typeof personawho
says she is from the hood when really she
is from the suburbs of Troy," said some
When her coworkers at the Daily con-
fronted him about her problem, Shabina
explained that growing up she always
knew she was short. "The first step to
recovery is admitting that you have a
problem," somebody said. "She's come a
long way from being really immature to
being only slightly immature," he added.
Daily staffers celebrated the end of
Khatri's reign by playing numerous
rounds of "Hey Ya." Staying true to form,
Khatri refused to shake it like a Polaroid
picture. But she drank!
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.


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