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WHAT HAPEc e PTY KEGS?
As many have put it before,
beer is the leading social lubri-
cant distributed at college parties
across the nation. The average
college student is well-read in
this area of study, drinking his or
her beer either from a can, bottle,
beer bong or as is the case at the
select house party, a keg.
Students looking for their beer
fix can find kegs at liquor stores
all across campus, from Strick-
land's Market on Geddes Avenue
to Blue Front Kegs on Packard
Street. But what happens when
hung over students bring their
kegs back to the store the day
after a party?
Most liquor store employees
don't really know.
Ronk Patel, an employee at
Blue Front Kegs, said once the
kegs are returned, customers
are given their deposit back
and empty kegs are sent back
to the distributing company. He
said beer distributors pick up
the kegs each week, but that he
doesn't know exactly what hap-
pens to the kegs after that.
"We have nothing to do with
them after they get picked up,"
Eliza Brace, an employee at
Village Corner on South For-
est Avenue, said their process
is similar. The main keg suppli-
ers for Village Corner are Silver
Foam Distributing Company and
Rave Associates, which oper-
ate in Jackson, Mich., and Ann
Arbor, respectively. The compa-
nies pick up the empty kegs for
recycling and then return them
to the stores-fresh and full of
"It's just like recycling cans -
whenever there is a beer delivery,
we get new, full kegs that replace
the empty ones," she said.
Bill Stanford, vice president
of operations at Silver Foam Dis-
tributing, explained that these
local companies are merely
distributors, and the kegs are
shipped from corporate head-
quarters to the local distributing
"Miller Brewing Company
goes about cleaning, recycling,
refilling them, and all that good
stuff," he said.
Anheuser Busch Inc., another
company that brands its name
on many of the aluminum kegs
sold throughout campus, had
little to say about the process.
"I honestly, really don't have
an idea about the process", said
Bill Etling, press coordinator for
sunny Bhagat, owneraof Blue Front Kegs, moves a keg in the store's
storage room. Bhagat said the store sells10 to 40 kegs each weekend.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Fair of winter Talk on heart
from ice arena from dorm room
WHERE: Yost Ice Arena
WHEN: Sundayat about7:55
WHAT: Two students called
to report cash stolen from
their wallets, University Police
reported. The money was taken
while the students were playing
hockey. The students said there
were seven or eight other vic-
tims. There are no suspects.
WHERE: Couzens residence
WHEN: Monday at about 7:25
WHAT: A student called to
report that two iPods were
stolen from his room, Univer-
sity Police reported. The iPods
were stolen between 4 p.m. and
9 p.m. on Saturday. One of the
iPods was valued at $188 and
the other was valued at $530.
WHAT: A celebration of dif-
ferent cultural winter tradi-
tions featuring free food,
presentations and perfor-
mances. * * 1b1
WHO: Engineering Global
WHEN: Today from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.
WHAT: Epidemiology Prof.
Karen A. Matthews will give
the 35th Annual Thomas
Francis, Jr. Memorial Lec-
ture on the psychobiological s
origins of cardiovascular
WHO: Department of Epide-
WHEN: Today from 3 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1690, Lane
Family Auditorium, SPH
A Pennsylvania woman has
offered to put ads on her body
in exchange for tickets to this.
year's Superbowl, ABC News
reported. Audra Turner said
she would sell space on her fore-
head and arms for adsduring the
game. She also offered her car as
a billboard while she travels to
Tampa, Fla. for the game.
Professors at the Univer-
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Policy and Public Interest
Clinic issued a complaint with
Canada's Office of the Privacy
Commissioner, claiming that
people's right to privacy.
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the Washington, D.C.
quarter on Monday, The
Associated Press reported. The
coin features jazz musician and
D.C.native Duke Ellington.It
also has an inscription of the
city's motto, "Justice for All."
in West Quad Contaminated
WHERE: West Quad residence
WHEN: Monday at about 8:10
WHAT: An unknown subject
broke a window in the Educa-
tion Abroad Office of Cam-
bridge House, University Police
reported. The window was bro-
ken sometime between Jan. 24,
2009 and Jan. 29, 2009.
WHERE: East Medical Center
WHEN: Monday at about 11:40
WHAT: Fixtures containing
mercury were dropped in a
dumpster, University Police
reported. The Occupational
Safety and Environmental
Health Office was notified.
concert 0 An article in yesterday's
edition of the Daily (Univer-
WHAT: A concert featuring sity alum Kang will be one of
performances of Schubert's Obama's closest assistants)
Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" misidentified the president
and Shostakovich's Symphony of Oberlin College. His
No. 12.name is Marvin Krislov.
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DO AFTER THEIR STUDIES
Well, this guy became
What will you do?
Anything you want.
You've written your own game
plan so far in life. Why not take
it one step further and become
a Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell
Muhammed Serdah, left, holds his son Ahmad, 7, who was allegedly wounded in the eye when the Israeli armyfired a missile at a
Palestinian militant riding his motorcycle in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip yesterday.
Roadside bomb, airstrikes
undermine Gaza truce
William Jetterson Clinton, President of
the United States of America, 1992-2000
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Bomb kills soldier,
Israel counters with
JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestin-
ian roadside bomb killed an Israeli
soldier patrolling the border with
Gaza yesterday, and Israel respond-
ed with an airstrike that wounded a
Hamas militant in a flare-up of vio-
lence that undermined a cease-fire
on the eve of a visit by the new U.S.
Israel briefly sent tanks and bull-
dozers across the border into Gaza
after its soldier was killed and three
others were wounded in the bomb-
ing. Hamas said the Israeli airstrike
wounded one of its militants as he
rode a motorcycle in the southern
Gaza town of Khan Your'is.
It was the worst bloodshed since
the sides declared the cease-fire on
Jan. 18 to end a three-week Israeli
offensive. Since withdrawing its
troops, Israel has threatened to
retaliate hard for any violations of
the informal truce.
"We will respond, but there is no
point inelaborating," Israeli Defense
Minister Ehud Barak said during a
trip to a military base in southern
Israel. Later, he convened an emer-
gency meeting of top security offi-
cials. He spoke with Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert after the meeting, but
no details were released.
Olmert later hinted that a much
tougher response could soon follow,
telling a gathering of senior civil
servants that Israel is not bound by
any formal cease-fire with Hamas.
"Israel's response has yet to come,"
There was no immediate claim
of responsibility for the bombing,
but Ramattan, a Palestinian news
agency, later released a video of the
roadside bombing allegedly filmed
by militants it did not identify.
The video showed a large explo-
sion next to a jeep moving on the
Israeli side of the border fence. A
huge plume of smoke emerges as
the jeep stops. Two Israeli soldiers
are then seen running toward the
jeep, and gunfire is directed at
them before a secondary blast hits
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas law-
maker, said Israel was to blame for
ri said his group had not agreed to a
full cease-fire but only to a "lull" in
fighting. "The Zionists are respon-
sible for any aggression," he said.
After yesterday's blast, heavy
gunfire was heard along the bor-
der in central Gaza, and hovering
Israeli helicopters fired machine
gun bursts, Palestinian witnesses
said.An Israeli jetset off aloud sonic
boom over Gaza City not long after-
ward, possibly as a warning.
Palestinian residents said Israeli
tanks and bulldozers also entered
the area where the roadside bomb-
ing took place and were tearing up
some vacant land - apparently to
prevent it from being used to stage
'Not long after the bombing, a
27-year-old Gaza farmer was killed
by Israeli gunfire along the bor-
der several miles away, Palestinian
medical officials said. The military
had no comment, and it was unclear
if the two incidents were related.
The violence cast a shadow over
the arrival of George Mitchell, Pres-
ident Barack Obama's special Mid-
eastenvoy. Mitchell arrived inEgypt
on Tuesday and was set to visitIsrael
onWednesday for three daysoftalks
with Israeli and Palestinian leaders
on how to get stalled peace efforts
back on track. Mitchell is expected
to meet Olmert, top security offi-
cials, and the pro-Western Palestin-
ian president, Mahmoud Abbas.
Mitchell has no plans to meet
with Hamas, which the U.S., Isra-
el and European Union consider
a terrorist group. Hamas seized
Gaza from forces loyal to Abbas in
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