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Six million Chinese workers began A siege of a prominent Catholic Hundreds of re
the largest ever census, going church in Baghdad Sunday resulted to watch while
door-to-door for information about in the deaths of 51 Iraqi worship- 18, were execu
the most populated country in the pers and seven Iraqi commandos, Somalia. A gro
world. For the first time, citizens will after assailants detonated suicide controls much
be counted in their homes rather vests during their hostages' rescue and is linked to
than at their registered residency. mission. them of being!
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sidents were forced After turning himself in to Saudi Dilma Rouseff, 62, was elected the
two girls, ages 15 and Arabian authorities, Jabir al-Fayfi, a first female president of Brazil. She
ted by firing squad in previous detainee in Guantanamo was the preferred successor of for-
up, al-Shabab, which Bay and former member of al Qa- mer President Luiz Inacio Lula da
of southern Somalia eda, may have provided informa- Silva, despite never holding elected
al Qaeda, accused tion that helped find mail bombs office. She will be sworn into office
spies. on two U.S.-bound cargo planes. on January 1.
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quotes of the week
"You'd be amazed how many times I take a picture with a
very pregnant woman and then she immediately gives birth."
FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, during a speech in Canton, Ohio Satur-
day, after Ohio Rep. John Boccieri was given the news that his wife was going
into labor.
"I wouldn't call this a Sputnik moment."
P.J. CROWLEY, spokesman for the U.S. State Department, on the announce-
ment that a new supercomputer developed by a Chinese company now holds
the title of fastest computer, which was formerly held by the U.S. State Depart-
ment of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
"Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not
more than, drugs that are illicit."
WIM VAN DEN BRINK, a professor of psychiatry and addiction at the Uni-
versity of Amsterdam, on a recent study that suggests alcohol is more dan-
gerous than other illegal drugs, including ecstasy and LSD.
the rules

on the cheap
the first date on a budget

By MALLORY BEBERMAN
ven before Prohibition was
enacted in Michigan in i918
and ratified at the federal level
less than a year later, University
of Michigan students were limited
in where they could and could not
drink alcohol.
According to James Tobin, a his-
torian who has written extensively
about the history of the University,
Division Street in downtown Ann
Arbor was once more than just
another street. In 1856, in response
to a student riot at Hangsterfer's

Hall on the corner of Main Street
and Washington Street, city officials
established a "dry line" along Divi-
sion Street - which already had that
name - that prohibited saloons east
of there from serving alcohol.
The riot erupted after Hangster-
fer's refused to serve alcohol to two
rowdy University students. Students
stormed into the saloon the next
evening, slashing open beer kegs and
driving the saloon owner into the
streets, according to Tobin.
The dry line, Tobin said, was
"some sort of gentleman's hand-
shake agreement between bar own-

ers and city officials."
He added that this agreement
appeased Ann Arbor residents,
saloon owners and University offi-
cials alike.
"The University officials would
have said, 'Look we don't want these
students to be able to roll out of bed
and go into a bar. We want there to
be some sort of buffer zone between
the campus and the saloons,' " he
speculated.
But even prior to Prohibition, stu-
dents publicly demonstrated their
opposition toward it as it gained
popularity in the country. Accord-

ing to the Downtown Ann Arbor
Historical Street Exhibit Program's
website, University students orga-
nized a rally on State Street in 1902
to demonstrate against the preach-
ing of Carrie Nation - a temperance
movement leader.
In 1903, the dry line went from a
"gentleman's agreement" to actual
law when the Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil voted to make it permanent. But
come 1918, when the state of Michi-
gan enacted Prohibition, the dry line'
would be the least of student's wor-
ries.t
Students at the time reacted simi-

larly to how one might expect them
to react today.
"I think students were accus-
tomed to drinking and there was a
fair amount of alarm and outrage
about Prohibition," Tobin said.
"People were immediately thinking
about ways to get around it."
on the other hand, Tobin said that
University faculty tended to support
Prohibition.
"Some of the faculty were clergy-
men so they had typical conservative
Christian views about drinking,"
he said. "So they were in favor, as a
body, of Prohibition."

No. 281:
Today is the last
day you can make
Christine O'Donnell
jokes. Nevermind,
keep making them.

No. 282:
No one cares how
many jobs offers
you've gotten.

No. 283:
We're already sick
of looking at your
costume profile pic-
ture on Facebook.
Change it back.

D ating is a typical part of college life, but without the proper preparation, dates can
seriously weigh down your wallet. So, before you go on your next date, here are a
couple ways to avoid dropping too much cash for a nice date.
Before it gets too cold out, take advantage of the scenic sites around campus. A
stroll around Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum can be very roman-
tic. And, most importantly, it's free. As for other (indoor) pre-dinner entertainment,
consider going out for drinks and appetizers in places with specials. Bar Louie offers
Happy Hour on weekdays with inexpensive drinks and half priced appetizers. Then,
consider eating dinner somewhere that has specials too, like Sava's dollar burger
nights on Mondays.
Finally, instead of shelling out upwards of $10 a person on movie tickets, consider
renting a'movie from Askwith Media Library. It's free, and watching a movie at home is
way cozier than going to a theater.
Have advice for life on the cheap? Let us know E-mail onthecheap@umich.edu.

by the num bersCOURTESY OF BBC.COM
Percentage of the vote that Dilma Rouseff, pres- The percentage of voting abstention this The number of people in millions that Dilma
ident-elect of Brazil, won against her rival. year in Brazil, where it is mandatory to Rouseff said during her victory speech she plans
vote. to bring out of poverty.

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