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ing rendition of the Weather
Girls' "It's Raining Men," led
by freshman Scott Spann as a
portly female in a purple dress
and black high tops.
"I've got those womanly
moves," Spann said with a
laugh in an interview after the
performance. "I was pumped
because it's always fun' to
dress up and act ridiculous
in front of as many people
as possible. It's all for a good
cause, so I just went out there
and had fun."
The men's track and field
team earned straight los
from the judges for their ren-
dition of Michael Jackson
songs through the ages. So
did the men's soccer team for
a remake of an Adam Sandler
and Chris Farley SNL skit
with a live band. Their par-
ody, "Hoagies and Grinders,"
chronicled the life of a red-
haired, gout-stricken lunch
lady. Soccer players dressed
as a banana, snowpea and
takeout container danced to
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of like she slapped you in the
Kasischke said she began
writing in high school and
became more serious about
it as time went on. She was a
creative writing major as an
undergraduate at the Univer-
sity andstayed inAnnArbor to
complete her master's degree.
Kaischke has netted seven
Hopwood awards during her
career at the University.
Talyor said he watched her
their teammates' music. Then
freshman Cam Cameron,
dressed as a sloppy joe, won
the lunch lady's heart and
the crowd's applause with his
original dance moves.
"Some of the guys know
I can dance, but I don't usu-
ally do it at parties or out in
the open," Cameron said.
"We tried to think of a crowd-
pleaser for our skit. There are
a lot of guys that have musical
talent, and we always wanted
to play something live and
show off our talent."
But the team that brought
the crowd to its feet - and
won first place in an audience
poll that determined the win-
ner of the three-way tie by the
volume of their cheers - was
the men's crew team.
Performing to the Lion
King's "Circle of Life," a Rafiki
look-alike strutted out and belt-
ed the opening cry of the popu-
lar Disney movie and Broadway
musical. Athletes pranced and
crawled onto the stage, clad in
jungle-inspired body paint and
"If I had one word to
describe that, it would be
uplifting," one of the emcees
said after the performance.
The audience agreed, giv-
ing the crew team the only
standing ovation of the night
for their creativity, choreog-
raphy and costumes.
"I don't look like a giraffe
regularly, so I had to make
this thing last night," yellow-
and-black spotted freshman
Eric Dryer said after the per-
formance, pointing to his 2-
giraffe head. "It was a blast. We
didn't think we had a chance to
win. It was just surprising."
But at the end of the show,
the loudest round of applause
when it came time to acknowl-
edge the competition's volun-
teers was not for Wolverine
football stars or television-
personality emcees - it was
for Duey, whose presence at
Mock Rock represented the
purpose of the event and its
powerful impact on the near-
by children's hospital.
"Everyone is a winner,"
the emcees said in their clos-
ing speech. "But most of all,
Dominique. She's the biggest
winner of all."
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 7
Two Apples end trademark spat
By LAURIE J. FLYNN
The New York Times
The long and winding road
has come to an end for the
Beatles, at least as far as the
dispute over their Apple logo
Apple Inc., the maker of the
iPod, and Apple Corps, the
guardian of the Beatles' music
interests, announced yester-
day that they had settled their
dispute over the technology
company's name and its use of
an apple logo.
Under the new agreement,
Apple Inc. now owns all the
trademarks related to "Apple"
and will license certain trade-
marks back to Apple Corps
Ltd., the London company
founded by the Beatles in the
The agreement immedi-
ately raised speculation that
the Beatles' music, which has
been unavailable on legitimate
digital music services, might
soon be licensed for down-
loads from the Apple iTunes
Neither company would
comment directly on that
prospect, though both sides
said they were happy to have
worked things out.
"We love the Beatles, and it
has been painful being at odds
with them over these trade-
marks," said Steven P. Jobs,
chief executive of Apple Inc.,
who is widely known as a huge
fan of the Beatles' music. The
companies declined to provide
further details of the settle-
The new agreement replac-
es one signed by the com-
panies in 1991, when Apple
Corps, which represents Paul
McCartney; Ringo Starr; the
estate of George Harrison; and
Yoko Ono, the widow of John
Lennon, moved to ensure that
the computer company did not
use the apple logo in the music
business. TheApple Corpslogo
is a Granny Smith apple. The
logo for Apple Inc. is an apple
with a bite taken out of it.
But things changed in 2003
when Apple Computer, as it
was known until it dropped
"Computer" from its name last
month, began signing deals
with record labels to distribute
music online through iTunes.
Apple Computer had
approached the British compa-
ny in hopes of distributing the
Beatles' music on iTunes, but
Apple Corps instead accused
the technology company of
breaching the 1991 contract,
arguing that Apple was essen-
tially entering the music busi-
ness with its service.
Last May, a judge in London
ruled in favor of Apple Com-
puter, agreeing that the com-
pany's use of the logo was fair
and reasonable. Apple Corps'
appeal of that ruling was
scheduled for this month.
"It is great to put this dispute
behind us and move on," Neil
Aspinall, manager of Apple
Corps, said in a statement.
"The years ahead are going to
be very exciting times for us."
The Beatles are considered
the last major holdout from
online downloading services
like iTunes. Today, Beatles
fans can play Beatles music on
an iPod only by transferring
the songs from a CD.
But the latest settlement
does nothing to resolve that
issue, and Jobs said nothing
about it on Monday. Specula-
tion about a deal to sell Beatles
songs on iTunes reached fever
pitch on fanWebsites and blogs
after Jobs appeared to givethe
band a highly public nod last
month. In introducing the
Apple iPhone, he demonstrat-
ed the device's music-playing
capabilities by displaying Bea-
tles album covers and playing
the song "Lovely Rita" for the
Elizabeth Freund, a spokes-
woman for Apple Corps, said
the settlement had no bearing
on any move to make Beatles
music available on iTunes,
saying that that was a sepa-
rate matter for the Beatles
to discuss with EMI, which
holds the rights to the Beatles'
improve over the years, from
her first poetry book, "Wild
Brides," published in 1991,
to the release of last month's
novel, "Be Mine."
Her first poems were clut-
tered and ornate, Taylor said,
but over time became more
thoughtful and quieter. Her
novels, however, kept an edge.
While most writers pub-
lish a book every three or four
years, she manages to publish
one almost every year, he said.
Nithya Joseph, an LSA
sophomore and one of
Kasischke's former students,
said in an e-mail interview
that Kasischke created a
"strongsense of respect in the
class, which is crucial when
you read and comment on
each other's work."
encouragement was inspiring
"in a world where saying you
want to be a writer can be such
a dubious claim to credibility."
There is a lot of rejection
in writing, and even when
things are going well, it's a
long process between writing
a piece and publishing a piece,
"There is no instant gratifi-
cation," she said.
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database of the genetic infor-
mation of autistic people.
But unlike that network, the
Simons project will only col-
lect information from patients
who are the only child in their
family to have autism.
Lord said the new data-
base will help find different
causes for the disorder that
aren't apparent by study-
ing heredity alone. In addi-
tion to taking DNA samples,
researchers will interview
the parents of the child for
information about the child's
birth, the onset of symptoms
and the child's behavior pat-
"Fifteen years ago, when
the first push for genetic
thought it was one gene and
it would be easy to solve the
problem, but it is clear there
is not one gene but multiple
combinations," Lord said.
"This approach also assumes
that some genetics of autism
are not really inherited but
just a coincidence, and hope-
fully there is a pattern there
that we can find with the use
of this database."
According to Lord, the
sharing data is very restrict-
ed to ensure the privacy of
participating patients. Each
clinic will give the patient's
information in code, so out-
side researchers cannot
match data to any individual.
If scientists find a possible
trend in the database, they
can contact the home clinic
and ask to contact the patient
for further study.
"What we are trying to do
is protect peoples' privacy
but have the clinics as an
intermediary," Lord said. "If
there is anything that comes
up from these studies then
you will know where to find
Along with Gerald Fisch-
bach, the scientific director
of the Simons Foundation,
Lord began discussing the
project with other research-
ers in June 2003.
Prof. Edwin Cook at the
University of Illinois at Chi-
cago was one of the many
who helped start the project.
"(The Foundation) con-
tacted our university because
they know we have a very
active autism clinic and an
active interest in autism
genetics and an interest in
participating in collaborat-
ing efforts," Cook said.
Cook said he takes monthly
train trips to Ann Arbor to
visit and observe the Michi-
"Dr. Lord is the world's
authority on the diagnosis of
autism," Cook said.
Lord was optimistic about
the project's progress.
"I think there is a huge
amount of energy going into
it," Lord said. "I don't think
there will be a cure tomor-
row, but what is encouraging
is that there have been some
great findings and we might
have a possibility of finding
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For Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007
(March 21 to April 19)
The Moon is opposite your sign today,
and this draws your attention to others.
You will have to go more than halfway
in all your dealings with people. (No big
(April 20 to May 20)
Make a list of what you want to
accomplish today. That way you might
get at least two or three items done. This
is a good day to take care of little details.
(May 21 to June 20)
This can be a playful, creative day for
you. Actually, you can make it whatever
you want, because there are no planetary
restrictions, which is rather unusual.,
(June 21 to July 22)
Focus on home, family and domestic
issues today. You might have to deal
with real estate matters as well.
Discussions with a parent could be sig-
(July 23 to Aug. 22)
Short trips, errands and conversations
with siblings keep you running today.
This is also an excellent day to read,
write or study. You're in a curious frame
(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Pay attention to financial matters.
Many of you are shopping today. You
might also have good moneymaking
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Today the Moon is in your sign, mak-
ing you a bit more emotional about
everything. However, it also brings you
a little bit of extra good luck.
(c2007 King Featt
(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Try to get some downtime just for
yourself today. You need to appreciate
some solitude in beautiful surroundings.
This gives you a chance to pull your
(Nov. 22to Dec. 21)
Seek out a friend today for an impor-
tant discussion. Someone needs to con-
fide in you, or perhaps vice versa. Talk to
others about your goals and dreams for
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Because the Moon is very high in your
chart today, others will briefly notice
you for some reason. Conversations with
bosses, parents and teachers could also
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Try to do something different or out of
the ordinary today. You need to expand
your horizons. You want adventure!
You're hungry to learn something new.
(Feb. 19 to March 20)
Today you will have to appreciate the
fact that someone else's values do not
reflect your own. It looks like you'rejust
going to have to agree to disagree.
YOU BORN TODAY You have excel-
lent social skills, and you're well-liked.
You can schmooze withthe best of them!
You enjoy being popular (because you
have a knack for touching a sympathetic
chord in others). In large measure, this is
why people respond to you. Get ready
for one of the best years of your life.
Fortune favors you now. Open any door!
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