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2 - Tuesday, February 6, 2007

MONDAY: WEDNESDAY:
The Extremist Before You Were Here

THURSDAY:
Campus Characters

FRIDAY:
Expla'ined

POKER FACE

I guess most University students
have a good story involving the Arb.
Mine occurred over the summer. It
was a beautiful day, full of sunshine
and Frisbees and crazy college kids
on drugs. A few friends and I set
out to find a spot we had only heard
about. Far down the Huron River is a
small inlet of water, and embedded in
the silt and sand is a picnic table. How
it got there we had no idea until an old
man appeared out of nowhere.
"It was Jesus," he said. We nod-
ded.
"I also asked Jesus for His per-
mission to build such an acousti-
cally perfect bend of river," he
continued.
We continued to nod. He elo-
quently explained how the Savior
heard his prayers for a picnic table.
We were polite, attentive listen-
ers. But the man was about to make
his coup de grace.
"I discovered two ducks pretty
close to here," he said. "I asked
Jesus to make them fertile."

Quackery
Clearly this guy had escaped
from somewhere, but he was as
harmless as the words he spoke.
After he left, we saw a momma
duck, a daddy duck and eight duck-
lings paddling toward shore with
their little duck feet. It was a feat
of cuteness. And the old man was
right, those ducks were quite fer-
tile.
ANDREW SARGUS KLEIN
Squirrel of a tale
Squirrels have long been a part
of my life here at the University,
but I can't say that I've ever felt the
urge to befriend one.
But apparently a middle-aged
man in work boots outside Mason
Hall did. He knelt next to a squir-
rel and proceeded to bring a nut out
from his pocket. He leaned close
and offered the nut to the squirrel.
Puzzled, the squirrel turned
away, then turned back around
and inched closer to the man's out-

stretched hand.
After some deliberation, it turned
away again, but as it was about to
head off, it stopped. The squirrel
slowly made its way back to the
man's hand, stared for a moment,
grabbed the nut and ran off like a
bank robber with a bag full of loot.
DAVE MEKELBURG
Deer friend
It was dark, late and snowing
while I waited for the bus on North
Campus. After seeing a flash in the
corner of my eye, I turned to the left
to find a woman taking pictures of a
deer with her camera.
The deer seemed unfazed by the
flashes. He walked toward me and
milled not 5 feet from the stop. The
woman soon left, and the deer and I
were left to wait in the snow.
Obviously not patient enough to
wait for the bus, the deer soon scur-
ried across the street into the woods.
KATHERINE MITCHELL

Engineering sophomore Bill Kolodzey plays cards dur-
ing a poker tournament in the Michigan Union's U Club
yesterday.

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CRIME NOTES
Student faints in
hallway
WHERE: South Quad Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Saturday at about 10
p.m.
WHAT: A male student was
found passed out nearthe fifth-
floor elevators, the Department
of Public Safety reported. The
student fainted from illness and
was taken to the hospital.
Sleeper hooked
near Fishbowl
WHERE: Angell Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 2
a.m.
WHAT: A person not affili-
ated with the University was
arrested by the Washtenaw
County Sheriff Department
offiers after being found
asleep near the Angell Hall
Computing Site, DPS reported.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Pants pilfered
WHERE: Bursley Hall Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about 2
p.m.
WHAT: A student reported a
pair of jeans stolen from the
laundry room, DPS reported.
Early morning
fire alarm antics
WHERE: Goddard House
WHEN: Sunday at about 2
a.m. -
WHAT: A fire alarm was inten-
tionally pulled, DPS reported.
Police have no suspects.
Ashtray blazes
WHERE: Duderstadt Media
Union
WHEN: Saturday at about 10
p.m.
WHAT: A fire was reported in
a metal ashtray outside of the
building, DPS reported.

Dance troupe
performance
WHAT: A performance by
Hubbard Street Dance Chi-
cago
WHO: University Musical
Society
WHEN: Today at 8p.m..
WHERE: The Power Center
Religion lecture
WHAT: A discussion on the
epistemology of religion and
ways of knowing God
WHO: Socratic Club
WHEN: Today at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Room 2271,
Angell Hall
Piano recital
WHAT: A concert by Read
Gainsford, a pianist and
professor at Florida State
University. Admission is
free.
WHO: Read Gainsford
WHEN: Today at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Britton Recital
Hall, RE.V. Moore Building
Make-A-Wish
mass meeting
WHAT: An informational
meeting about Make-A-Wish
opportunities on campus
WHO: M Stars forthe Make-
A-Wish Foundation
WHEN: Today atS8 p.m..
WHERE: Anderson Room,
Michigan Union
CORRECTIONS
* An story on page SA of
yesterday's Daily (UM Dance
presents dose of avant-garde)
carried the byline of Priya
Bali. Whitney Dibo wrote
the article.
* A photo caption on yester-
day's front page incorrectly
identified the type of dance
being performed. The photo
was of a Raas dancing com-
petition.
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1 Governor Jennifer Gra-
nholm will deliver the
2007 State of the State
address tonight. The speech
will be broadcast on Michi-
gan Public Radio begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Granholm is
expected to unveil her "No
Job Left Behind" plan to
offer the unemployed two
free years of community col-
lege or job training.
2Former NFL Commis-
sioner Paul Tagliabue
will speak at Rackham
Auditorium Friday, Feb. 16 in
a lecture on persuasion spon-
sored by the Business school.
Turner Broadcasting
System has agreed to
pay $2 million in com-
pensation after their adver-
tising campaign for the TV
show Aqua Teen Hunger
Force last week caused bomb
scares throughout Boston,
The Boston Globe reported.

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