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The crane game

Welcome to Ann Arbor - h(
of the Wolverines, lenient mariju
laws and the largest freestant
crane in North America.
You can find it in the compoi
of the University's C.S. Mott W
en's and Children's Hospital, wt
is currently undergoing large-s<
construction.
The massive crane was brough
to help erect a $523 million, 1.1 r
lion-square-foot facility that will
used to provide specialty serv
and care for pregnant women, n
horns and young children.
The crane, provided by contra
ing company Barton Malow, ton
300 feet over the site. It took aw
to assemble the crane, the firs
CRIME NOTES
Eyeglasses lifted
from Eye Center
WHERE: Kellogg Eye Center,
990 Wall St.
WHEN: Wednesday at about
2:15 p.m.
WHAT: A man was arrested
based on suspicion that he
stole eyeglasses from the Kel-
logg Eye Center, Department
of Public Safety reported. The
man, who was taken to county
jail, has not been confirmed as
a suspect.
In puzzler, 'U'
property breaks
WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
1 p.m.
WHAT: A female staff member
reported a case of destruction
of property, but police deter-
mined it was inadvertent, DPS
reported. Police reclassified

two that will be used for the con- structure is the CN Tower, a com-
struction project. munications and tourist tower in
The massive structure, perched Toronto, Canada. That tower is the
between the University Hospital and world's second-tallest structure after;
Mary Markley Residence Hall, is vis- the KVLY-TV mast in Fargo, N.D.
ible from many parts of Ann Arbor The crane is assembled with three
- even from US-23, a highway that primary elements: wire, a winder for
runs a few miles away. energy transference (typically pow-
The hospital construction site is ered by the motor) and a sheave, used
the second-largest site in Michigan, as a roller to house the wire.
smaller only than the future site of If you happen tobe near the crane,'
the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. look up.
The crane ranks 52nd on the list Those with good vision may spot
of the world's tallest free-standing a tiny flag swaying in the end. The ,
structures, right behind London's flag - which reads "C.S. Mott: Full
Westminster clock tower (commonly of helping hands" - was designed by
known as "Big Ben"), which is listed a 2-year-old hospital patient and her
at 316 feet. parents. This crane, being used to build the C.S. Mott War
The world's tallest free-standing KOJOASIEDU Children's Hospital, is the largest in North America.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

the case as accidental property
damage.
Sleeping boys
woken up, told to
leave library
WHERE: Bursley Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
1 p.m.
WHAT: Two young men not
affiliated with the University
were found sleeping in the
library, DPS reported. Police
woke them up and told them to
leave. No charges were filed.
Animal takes
bite of human
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Wednesday at about
9 p.m.
WHAT: A person was bitten by
an animal and was taken to the
University Hospital for treat-

Jujutsu skills
on display
WHAT: A brief demonstra-
tion of the martial arts style
WHO: Aiki Jujutsu Club
WHEN: Today at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room D, Michigan
League
Stravinsky talk
WHAT: A lecture on the
composer's early life
WHO: Musicology Depart-
ment
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Room 506, Burton
Memorial Tower
First meeting
of vets group
WHAT: First meeting and
introduction of organization
WHO: Student Veterans

Association
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Room D, Michigan
Union
Free karaoke
and movie
WHAT: Free open mic kara-
oke, a screening of "Knocked
Up" and a nacho bar
WHO: UMix
WHEN: Today from 10 p.m
to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
CORRECTIONS
*The byline for a story in
yesterday's Daily ("Germa-
ny seizes 3 it says planned
terror attacks") failed to say
that the story came from
The New York Times.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

Apple angered some
iPhone owners yesterday
by slashing the price of the
gadget by $200 less than three
months after its launch. The
8GB phone which cost $600
now costs $400.
Madden '08, the newest
game in the popular foot-
ball franchise, eliminates
the much-maligned "passing
cone," which simulated a quar-
terback's field of vision.
>>FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE5
Many Ann Arbor residents
are trying to live on $21
of food per week - the
amount of money food stamp
recipients get - as part of this
week's "Michigan Food Stamps
Challenge."

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Volkswagen to move U.S. offices from Michigan to Virginia

HERNDON, Va. (AP) - Volkswagen
is moving its North American headquar-
ters out ofthe Detroit area -the nation's
automotive capital - to the suburbs of
the nation's capital and will cut 400 jobs
in the process, the German automaker
saidyesterday.
Volkswagen of America's move from
Auburn Hills, Mich., to HerndonVa., will
begin in April 2008 and be completed by
the end ofnext year, the company said.
It said that 600 of the current 1,400

staff will remain at Auburn Hills in call
center and technical services positions,
while 400 jobs will be transferred to
Virginia. About 150 employees in Mich-
igan are expected to move to Herndon,
Volkswagen of America President and
CEO Stefan Jacoby said. The remaining
400 jobs will be cut, the company said.
Jacoby said the company scouted 14
different locations but settled on north-
ern Virginia, which offered $6 million
in economic incentives.

He said he wanted to get Volkswa-
gen's headquarters closer to the com-
pany's customer base, which is strong
on the East and West coasts and par-
ticularly strong in the Mid-Atlantic
region. He also said Virginia's reputa-
tion as a business-friendly state and
proximity to Dulles International Air-
port, a major international hub, were
strong factors.
The company's decision to move its
North American headquarters high-

lights the disparate economic fortunes
of the Washington area and Detroit.
Metropolitan Washington has one of
the lowest unemployment rates of any
metro region, at 3.3 percent, while
Detroit, with an 8.4 percent unem-
ployment rate, has the nation's high-
est. Fairfax County, home to the new
headquarters, has the highest median
household income of any county in the
nation, according to the most recent
census estimates.

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Julie wanted to flt in at college, so she did English. And soon Julie was doing English
It was the best of times Julie was
from reality.
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every weekend.
swept away

English on hal.com was cheaper, so Julie did twice
as much. She went crazy-nesting with cuckoos and
developing a fear of wrathful grapes.
Type in "overstudy" on haif.com and get started
on your subject of choice today.*
Wv1 do not con a~ e the overuse o F Egjsd or amy suc sbst n;.e. ,
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Today Jule is seen every so often on the subway,
where she rambles on in incoherent soliloquies,
asking for spare change in lambic pentameter.
Julie smells repugnant.
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WARN PROM JULI,
Just because halflcom is cheaper doesn t mean
you need to buy twice as much English. Use your
savings for good on half.com and try
a video game instead.

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