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Colorado cops give student his pot back

FLOWER POWER

The University of Colorado Police
Department returned 2 ounces of medi-
cal marijuana to Colorado sophomore
Edward Nicholsonlastweekafterconfis-
cating the drug from himlast May, Rocky
Mountain News reported.
Nicholson, whose brother suffers
from chronic, debilitating pain due to
football injuries, is the legal caregiver
for his brother, allowing him to hold
and administer the drug.
After facing criminal charges for
drug possession and suspension from
the University, Nicholson hired an
attorney and threatened to sue CU,
who has since dropped the charges and
altered their rules.
The University still has a strict poli-
cy against drug possession on campus,
but students holding medical marijua-
na cards may now request to move off
campus to avoid school punishment.
AN UGLY MESSAGE
Last week a custodian at George Fox
University found a cutout image of Sen.

Barack Obama hanging from a tree
along with the words, "Act Six reject,"
spray-painted next to it, the Oregonian
reported.
Act Six is a program at the school
that gives scholarships to minority stu-
dents who show leadership potential
during high school.
Robin E. Baker, president of the
Quaker-affiliated institution with about
a quarter of its enrollment comprised
of minority students, met with Act Six
members and the entire student body
last week on separate occasions.
STUDENT CHARGED FOR THREATS
Colgate University senior George So,
who was accused of posting a shoot-
ing threat on the website JuicyCampus.
com, recently paid nearly $5,000 to law
enforcement agencies, the Post-Standard
reported.
The message was titled "I wonder if I
could shut down the school," and read:
"If someone put the effort into writing a
big long serious suicide note informing

all readers that he would kill over 100
kids, they could shut down the school."
Police then traced the online message
back to So, who received three years
probation and was required to write let-
ters of apology.
Colgate did not suspend or expell So for
making the threat.
EVOLUTION OF APPLICANTS
In addition to a written statement,
students applying to Michigan State
University now have the option to send a
personal, videotaped message with their
application, the State News reported.
Jim Cotter, director of admission
as MSU, said some students articu-
late who they are very clearly in writ-
ing, but everyone is different and this
enables disadvantaged applicants
stand out.
Students can upload their videos to You-
Tube.com and sent it to college admissions
offices by registering with CollegeSupple-
ment.com for free.
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CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Missing Ohioan
found sleeping
WHERE: Salvation Army, 1621
S. State Street
WHEN: Saturday at about 9:30
p.m.
WHAT: A visitor from Ohio
was reported missing after the
football game at about 7 p.m.
on Saturday, University police
reported. He was found at 7
a.m. Sunday morning sleeping
in the Salvation Army parking
lot. He did not recall how he
got there.
Disorderly
golfers warned
WHERE: University Golf
Course
WHEN: Saturday at about 7:30
p.m.
WHAT: A group of golfers
were cited as being disorderly,
University police reported.

Though no arrests were issued,
police had to come back a sec-
ond time to deal with the same
group.
Cyclist hits pole
WHERE: Gallup Park, 3000,
Fuller Road
WHEN: Saturday at about 1:45
p.m.
WHAT: A child riding a bicycle
crashed into a pole near Gal-
lup Park, University police
reported. The subject's tooth
was chipped in half and medi-
cyl assistance was provided.
Drugs stolen
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Saturday at about 3
p.m.
WHAT: Prescription drugs
were taken from the hospital
pharmacy sometime between
8 p.m. and 11 p.m: last Monday,
University police reported. The
case is under investigation and
police have no suspects.

WHERE: Michigan Union,
osh asnana room 3200

evening services
WHAT: Evening services
for Rosh Hashana. Orthodox
services will begin at 7p.m.
at Hillel. Conservative ser-
vices will begin at 7 p.m. in
the Michigan League. A free
dinner, (RSVP required)
will follow at 8 p.m. at Hil-
lel.
WHO: Hillel
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hillel, Michigan
League
Free HIV
testing
WHAT: A counselor from
the HIV/AIDS Resource Cen-
ter will be on hand to conduct
free and anonymous HIV
screenings.
WHO: Spectrum Center
WHEN: Tonight from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m.

Book signing
WHAT: Author Dona Sarkar
will be discussing and sign-
ing copies of her new book,
"Shrink to Fit."
WHO: Dona Sarkar
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Borders, 612 E.
Liberty Street
CORRECTIONS
* A story in Friday's edition
of the Daily (At sundown,
fast friends) misquoted Kate
MacEwen of Food Gath-
ers as saying the roughly
$1,300 raised at the Muslim
Students' Association's
Fast-a-thon was enough for
1,000 meals. This is enough
money is provide 4,P00
meals.
* Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer
Granholm as been acting
as a stand-in for Republi-
can vice presidential nominee
Sarah Palin as Democratic vice
presidential nominee Joe Biden
prepares for his debate against
the Alaskan governor.
Ann Arbor Transpor-
tation Authority buses
cost about $100 an hour
to operate compared to Uni-
versity buses, which cost $60
an hour to operate.
>FOR MORE, SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
3Juneau International Air-
port was evacuated and
closed on Friday after
a canister of anti-bear spray
was accidently released in the
airport, The Associated Press
reported. The spray, which is a
more potent version of pepper
spray, is used to defend against
bear attacks.

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