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2A - Monday, December 4, 2006 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

TUESDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes'

WEDNESDAY:
University Jobs

THURSDAY:
Explained

FRIDAY:
Before You Were Here

TOP TEN CANNABIS
COLLEGES
1. University of Colorado
Boulder, Colo.
2. University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisc.
3. University of Florida
Gainesville, Fla.
4. University of Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
5. Hampshire College
South Amherst, Mass.
6. University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
7. New College of Florida
Sarasota, Fla.
8. Humboldt State University
Arcata, Cal.
9. Wesleyan University
Middletown, Conn.
10. University of Vermont
Burlington, V.T.
CRIME NOTES
'U' bus strikes in
parked car H
ta
WHERE: Observatory Road
WHEN: Saturday at about WI
6:20 p.m. rea
WHAT: A University bus driv- bar
er reported hitting a parked WI
car, the Department of Public p.m
Safety said. The driver said WI
there was possible damage to inji
one of the car's mirrors. No bal
injuries were reported. NC
cr
Cops nabtot
drunkard at
UGLi T
WHERE: Shapiro Undergrad-1
uate Library, 919 S. University WI
Ave. nes
WHEN: Saturday at about WT
4:15 a.m. a.m
WHAT:Acallerreportedasick WI
student outside of the library, his
DPS said. Police responded len
and issued the student a minor late

'U' ranked high as pot school
Hash Bash propels Ann Arbor to six on magazine's list

The University is at the top of the
charts again. But unlike rankings based
on academic reputation or admissions,
the administration probably isn't very
proud of this one.
High Times magazine, a publication
dedicated to marijuana and the culture
surrounding it, listed the University as
the sixth most stoner-friendly college
in the nation in August. The magazine
says it ranks the colleges "from the
cannabis community's point of view."
The magazine cited Ann Arbor's
annual Hash Bash asa reason for the high
ranking.
The goal of Hash Bash - a 35-year-
old event held on the Diag - is to reform
marijuana laws.
Ann Arbor is considered a haven for
marijuana smokers because the drughas
been effectively decriminalized in the
city. Marijuana possesion is a $25 civil

infraction everywhere in Ann Arbor
except for campus property.
Campus property is owned by
the state, meaning that possessors
apprehended on campus will face state
possession charges. The state penalty is
a misdemeanor, which is punishable by
a $100 fine and/or up to 90 days in jail.
In 2004, Ann Arbor voters
overwhelmingly approved a ballot
proposal waiving fines for medicinal
marijuana use.
High Times also cited the University
as a stoner-friendly college because it was
a center of Vietnam-era counterculture.
Activist John Sinclair, who was given a
10-year prison sentence for marijuana
possesion, called Ann Arbor home, as did
influential rock band MC5 and the anti-
war group Students for a Democratic
Society. Former Michigan Daily editor in
chief Tom Hayden was among the group's

founders.
The magazine also noted that Ann
Arbor has "some of the best grass the
Midwest marijuana scene has to offer."
LSA sophomore Tasha Bryant, a
member of a Facebook.com group named
"Drug-free Students," disagrees with
the rankings.
"I don't know anyone who does any
drugs," she said. "I find it surprising that
we are that high on the list."
She said the rankings represent the
University poorly.
According to a 2005 survey
administered by the White House
Office of National Drug Control Policy,
about 49.1 percent of college students
and 57 percent of young adults (ages 19
to 28) report having used marijuana.
The office is responsible for creating a
national drug control strategy.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
possession citation. Lecture on Winter holiday
oopster hurt, self-branding festival

iken to hospital
'HERE: North Campus Rec-
tion Building, 2375 Hub-
rd Road
SHEN: Friday at about 5:45
n.
HAT: A student was
ured while playing basket-
I in the main gym of the
RB, DPS reported. Offi-
rs transported the student
the University Hospital for
atment.
rench coat
tst, found
HERE: Ross School of Busi-
s Annex, 712 Oakland Ave.
HEN: Saturday at about 11
n.
HAT: A man reported that
trench coat had been sto-
, DPS said. He called back
er when he found his coat.

WHAT: A lecture on how
to create a positive personal
"brand" in order to be a better
leader.
WHO: Susan Brennan, direc-
tor of the Manufacturing
Business office at Ford
WHEN: Today from 5 to 6
p.m.
WHERE: Room E-0540 in
the Executive Residence at
the Ross School of Business
Presentation on
pronouns
WHAT: A multimedia presen-
tation in the form of 15 sonnets
titled "Possessives used as a
drink (Me)." The presentation
will include sound, dance and
video.
WHO: A group of artists and
writers.
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Duderstadt Center

WHAT: A festival celebrating
a range of winter traditions,
including Christmas, Eid al-
Fitr, Diwali and Hanukkah
WHO: Cultural student
groups
WHEN: Today from 6:30-
8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chrysler Center,
Cheseborough auditorium
Concert tells
story of David
WHAT: A performance of a
symphonic poem telling the
story of King David
WHO: The University's Sym-
phony Band
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
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the Daily to corrections@
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Students at Purdue Uni-
versity are on the 18th day
of a hunger strike aimed
at forcing their university's
administration to adopt a poli-
cy requiring apparel suppliers
to uphold stricter labor stan-
dards. >FOR MORE, SEE PAGE 4A
Germans are organiz-
ing to change a Nazi-era
law that allows chimney
sweeps to force their way into
houses and inspect chimneys,
London's Sunday Telegraph
reported. Citizens must have
their chimneys inspected four
times a year at the cost of about
130 euros per visit. Sweeps can
legally break doors and pick
locks to carry out their duties.
Gasoline prices around
the country rose about
four cents per gallon inthe
last two weeks, The Associated
Press reported. On Friday, the
national average for regular self-
serve gas was $2.27.

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