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2 - Monday, February 19, 2008

MONDAY: WEDNESDAY: THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers The Extremist Explained Before You Were Here
Runnin in a ASINKING FEELING
nunng mito a former flhng- sort of

My sister visited last weekend, so
I braved the cold to walk across cam-
pus to a party my friend was hosting.
About an hour into the party, my
sister asked me if I knew the guy
standing across the room where she
had been talking to a friend. I looked
over and saw it was a past boyfriend.
After I nodded, she giggled and said
she's fairly certain he had his sisters
confused. After several lines of dia-
logue and a maybe hug or two, he was
convinced he was talkingto his ex.
Despite being two years and two
inches shorter than me, my sister and
I are often told that we look alike. I
also noticed my ex-boyfriend wasn't
wearing his glasses and had clearly
played more than one game of kings.
"Should I go tell him I'm not you?"
Isaidyes,thenwatched asshewent
over andinterruptedhisconversation
to ask his name. After he confusedly
gave it to her, she announced that she
wasn't me, but my sister.
He looked around awkwardly
before spotting me, and then came to
CRIME NOTES

address the person he actually knew. because a guy I had never seen before
"You and your sister look alotalike," stood, waved, and declared, "That
he said, attempting to save face. was me!" before sitting back down.
I couldn't control my laughter as "Yeah, CS" right back at you.
he left. TOMHAYNES
EMILYBARTON
Criminally fun
Showing some love As I was approaching the back door
After passing a group of party- of my dorm Sunday night, two other
goers on my return from a late-night guys were walking toward me from a
sandwich run, I was startled to hear different direction. As I got closer, I
one yell my major, "Yeah, Computer overheard some of their conversation.
Science!" Confused, I turned around "You're going to get so made fun
but couldn't make out the culprit. of," one of the guys said to his friend
Comforted that others on campus who opened the door for all of us.
share my passion for coding - but a I followed them inside as the sec-
little creeped out, too - I continued ond guy replied, "I'm just going to
home to enjoy my food. tell people it was a rough night."
Before a lecture the next week, I As they walked into the better-lit
told my engineering friends the story area, I realized what they were talk-
and asked for their Saturday night ing about. The guy who opened the
alibis. After extensive questioning, I door had a pair of silver handcuffs
determined that none of them were danglingfrom his left wrist.
the anonymous yellers. Our dis- I can only imagine how he got
cussion must have been audible to himself into such a predicament.
the front of the classroom, though, BETH WITTENSTEIN
CAMPUS EVENTS& NOTES

Rackham student Fernando Tavares competes in an
Engineers Week event to see whose foil boat can hold
the most weight. Their boat held more than 200 pen-
nies and 100 Jolly Ranchers.

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Parking meter
pole destroyed

DPS reported. The subjects
violated a regental ordinance
prohibiting sales and solicita-
tion on University grounds.

WHERE: 900 Block of N. Uni- Student found
versity Avenue
WHEN: Monday at about 12:10 short of breath

a~m
WHAT: A Michigan League
staff member called police to
report a parking meter and a
nearby handicapped parking
sign were lying on the ground,
the Department of Public Safety
said. The pole of the meter was
broken, totalingabout $200
worth of damage.

Ticket scalpers
cited near arena
WHERE: Crisler Arena
WHEN: Sunday at about 12:45
p.m.
WHAT: Three people unaffili-
ated with the University were
selling Michigan basketball
tickets outside Crisler Arena,

WHERE: North Campus Rec-
reational Building
WHEN: Sunday at about 9:55
a.m.
WHAT: An NCRB staff mem-
ber called police to report that
a student was havingdifficulty
breathing, DPS reported.
Fire alarm
t rigg ered
WHERE: West Quad
WHEN: Sunday at about 11:40
a.m.
WHAT: A fire alarm was
intentionally pulled in the
residence hall, DPS reported.
Investigating police found no
problems.

Job offers
workshop
WHAT: A workshop on how
to negotiate a good job offer.
Topics include how to deter-
mine a competitive offer and
steps in negotiating one.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Tonight at 7p.m.
WHERE: Herbert H. Dow
Building, Room 1017
Lecture on
incentives
WHAT:A talk byYale"Uni-
versity Prof. Jody Sindelar
about the irrational decisions
people make regarding health
decisions like smoking and
overeating. She argues econo-
mists should provide incen-
tives to shape health habits.
WHO: Center for Social Epi-
demiology and Population
Health
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: School of Public

Health, Room 1655
Discussion on
patterns in art
through history
WHAT: A lecture by Univer-
sity School of Art & Design
alum Alison Byrnes about
historical themes that cul-
tures have shared over the
years. Using paintings, she
will discuss whether history
is cyclic or linear.
WHO: Institute for the
Humanities
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Thayer Building,
Room 2022
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Steven Spielberg has offi-
cially resigned as artistic
director of the 2008 Olym-
pic Games in Beijingbecause he
was unhappy with China's lack
of response on the genocide in
Sudan..
>>FOR MORE, SEE ARTS, PAGE 5
Financial woes for the
Living Word Christian
Center in Brooklyn Park,
Minn. has forced the pastor to
sell his private jet, the Star Tri-
bune reported. The church has
fallen as much as $70,000 short
of its weekly budget in recent
months.

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