2 - Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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2 - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 ONDAY: WEDNESDAY:
Ivory Towers ArbrAnecote Before You Were Here
TIs the season for tumbles
I's net a generic fall-in-che-
snow story, I swear. It wasn'c even
me chat tripped.
Iwas walking en East Univer-
sity Ave. and semeene else tripped
behind me, pitched ferward and
in her panic latched ente the heed
ef my winter rest. It was a pretty
peintless meve alnetnet enly did
she still end up face-dewn en the
pavement, hut she ended up face-
dewn en the pavement with me
splayed en my bark en tep ef her. If1I
ceuld draw a diagram, it weuld fea-
ture my head en her lewer hack and
beth legs te the left ef her head.
After a few expletives and pan-
icked "Are yeu ekay?"s, we gingerly
picked eurselves up. Well, firstI
picked myself up since she mould
net, in fact, meve until I did.
Iimagined hew great that must
have leeked frem stress the street
and started te laugh. I glanced up,
ready with a geed-natured smile
and an it-happens-ce-everyone sect
ef remark, but I freze when I saw
her expressien. She was definitely
"Well - ah - it's really net that
bad. I mean, we're beth ekay; it's
kind ef funny," I effered. She just
centinued te stare at me.
"m wearing a white rest," she
"Um, well, it deesn't leek that
bad, yen can barely even -
"No. Yen ran tell," she huffed.,"I
just - ugh,. this stupid ire."
She kicked the pavement and
stermed eff. I stared.
I'll bet it did leek really funny
frem acress the street, theugh. I
knew I was laughing.
Iwas serenely, patiently wait-
ing fer the Megabus te Chicage last
Wednesday evening. The Thanks-
giving-beund crewd ameund me
grew and grew as the minutes
passed, reaching at least a hundred
peeple er se. Finally, a bus relied in
te the step - butnet the indige dee-
ble-decker we had been expecting,
but a humble, generic reach bus.
There were cenfused exclamatiens
all ameund me, then a sudden rush
tu be the first te enter the bus.
Finding myself at the back,I
cemplained leudly with the ethers,
until the driver anneunced ever
the din that anether bus weuld be
reining. I increduleusly centinued
te press en, until it became abun-
dantly clear that I weuld net make
Just as I was turning areund,
defeated, the regular Megabus
pulled in behind the reach, with
sufficient teem fer all the remain-
ing passengers. I seen was set-
tled into my seat in the tep deck,
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After argument, . Unattended bag' Peace Corps Public policy,,
man locked out with MacBook meeting welfare lecture
of apartment Pro stolen
WHERE: Northweed V
WHEN: Sunday at about 9:45
WHAT: A man was locked out
of his apartment by his wife
fellewing an argument about
University Felice reported. No
physical assault occurred.
WHERE: 500 block, State Street
WHEN: Sunday at about 1140
WHAT: A bag containinga
MacBook Fro was stolen, Uni
versity Felice reported. The
bag had been left unattended
on the curb. The computer was
valued at $1,900.
WHAT: An information
session en joining the Fesce
Corps. Former volunteers
will discuss their experiences
and representatives will
WHO: International Center
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: International Cen-
ter, Eoem9, 603 E. Madison
Carscollde, edicl Ceter Talk on early
Carscollde, edicl Ceter French novels,
neither damaged fender bender political crises
WHAT: Fublic Folicy Frof.
Sheldon Danziger will
deliver a lecture titled "The
Mealth and Mental Mealth of
Welfare Eecipients - Impli-
cations for Public Policy."
WHO: School of Public
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 1655 5PM Cross-
WHAT: A free seasonal
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has made a perfume and
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State University's blue and
white school colors and vegeta-
tion oncampus, The Associated
Press reported. The perfume
smells like vanilla, liac, rose
and white patchouli, while the
cologne smells like blue cypress
and cracked pepper.
WHERE: South University
WHEN: Sunday at about 2:00
WHAT: An 2006 Audi sed an
2008 Mazda collided on South
University Avenue, University
Felice reported. Upon arrival,
the officers discovered that
neither vehicle was damaged.
WHERE: East Medical Center
WHEN: Sunday at about 8:00
WHAT: A Mends sedan and
a Mercury collided on Easat
Medical Center Drive, Univer-
sity Felice reported. Beth cars
incurred miner damage. No
one was injured.
WHAT:French Frof. Eath-
erine Ibbett will discuss
France's first novels and how
fictional texts linked private
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