2 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
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A close encounter of the furry kind
It was a aunny day and S was
walking through the Diag eating an
organic granola bar. S saw a squir-
rel burrowing a few feet away from
me and made some clicking noises
at it. S lowered my hand to see if it
would acknowledge me.
I broke off a little piece of my
granola bar, making sure to avoid
the chocolate pieces, because
chocolate is toxic to some ani-
Isquatted down with the gra-
nola bar in my outstretched hand,
the nugget of food perched about
a centimeter away from the tip of
my finger so the squirrel could see
what IShad to offer.
Surprisingly, it stood upright
and took a few steps my way, sniff-
ing for a potential snack.
Atthis point, I usuallyget scared
and back away - or the squirrel
does, but it showed no hesitation.
As it neared, I noticed it had kind
of a crazed look in its eyes.
Ishould have just set the food
down, but S really wanted to see if
it would follow through.
The squirrel walked right up
to my hand, but instead of sitting
and taking the food off my finger
with its paws, asSI thought it would
do for some reason, it opened its
mouth and cbomped down on my
And it had really sharp teeth.
S stood up, but the squirrel con-
tinued to pursue me. S hurried
away from it and examined my
finger. St wasn't bleeding, but the
skin was broken and had turned
S wondered if I should getsa shot,
because the crazed little thing
probably had rabies, but S wasn't
bleeding, soSI figured S was OK.
I don't hold it against the squir-
rel; it wasn't being vicious or any-
thing. But next time S see a hungry
squirrel, 511l keep my distance.
Panic in the street
A bit after midnight last
Wednesday, the power went out in
As S was about to embark on a
hunt through the house to find
out which of my housemates had
decided to employ one too many
hair appliances and blow a fuse,I
heard shouts from outside.
We were not suffering alone.
A chorus of infuriated shouts
rang out on Church Street. The
whole block was out, and the whole
block was angry.
About 20 minutes later - dur-
ing which it seemed like a Michi-
gan State-flavored riot or perhaps
the apocalypse might soon be
approaching - the omnipotent
DTE turned power back on.
I could resume watching Zoolan-
der at last.
LSA Freshman Akshay Srikanth catches a frisbee during a
drill far the MagnUM Ultimate Frisbee Team. The team has
competed is the national tournament eight out ot the last
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Ohio will begin penal-
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WHEN: Monday at about 1
WHAT: A woman was arrest-
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