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6B Vednesday, November 16, 2011 // The Statement

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news in review

Five of the most talked-about stories of the week, ranked in ascending order of actual importance
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Reports surfaced yesterday that Still unable to reach a collective Italian Prime Minister Silvio Jerry Sandusky, a former Occupy Wall Strei
Facebook suffered a spam-driven bargaining agreement between its Berlusconi resigned from his assistant football coach at Penn Manhattan were
virus that spread pornographic players and owners, the National position on Saturday amid growing State University accused of Zuccotti Park by N
imagery and pictures of mutilated Basketball Association declared economic pressures on the sexually abusing eight boys, early yesterday m
animals across user profiles. Some yesterday that regular season country. Economist Mario Monti held a telephone interview on judge later decided
people are blaming the attack on games have been canceled until was appointed as interim prime Monday with NBC and denied the may assemble in
the hacking group Anonymous. Dec. 15. minister on Sunday. allegations he currently faces. camping equipmen

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quotes of the week from the archives
"Dr. Kissinger turned down my offer to be secretary Dwarfing the competition
of state. He said he's perfectly happy doing what he's
doing."
HERMAN CAIN, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, on
requesting former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to be a member in " "
his cabinet.
"But God bless him, the more people get to know
him, the less they like him. Voters do not like this
man."
PAUL BEGALA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST, on Republican presidential --
contender Newt Gingrich, whose support has spiked in recent polls. HANNAH Ow/Daly
T hough the ill-tempered wolverine serves as the University's official mascot,
that doesn't mean there isn't room for cute and cuddly campus critters. Chief
the rules exempla: Yoda, a University-housed dwarf mouse profiled in The Michigan
Daily in 2004 for his record-setting age of four human years ("World's oldest mouse
helps unlock aging secrets," 4/14/2004).
No. 359: No. 360: No. 361: For those without their rodent calculators, that means Yoda scraped 136 in mouse
The 17th mobile Football season is If your mom is a years. Not that he was kept around for novelty's sake, but rather for didactic ends.
The article notes that "Dwarves' considerable lifespans allow researchers to map
upload of your almost over. Look newly acquired out the aging process carefully and understand what chemicals change in the body
ironically posed cat for a new excuse Twitter follower, it as the animals age." Nor did the iron mouse grow old alone. According to the article,
.it. oYoda lived with a mouse named Princess Leia - not to ward off Sith forces, but to
on Facebook is no to get drunk in the is not something to prevent "him from freezing at night." Sadly, about a week after the Daily's report,
longer endearing. morning. brag about. Yoda passed away.
by the numbers
COURTESY OF BBC
Weight, in pounds, of horns and ivory products Number of horns discovered in yester- In millions of dollars, the value of
taken by Hong Kong officials from a shipping day's seizure. Other items included hun- endangered rhinoceri horns and other
container in Cape Town yesterday. dreds of ivory bracelets and chopsticks. ivory products in yesterday's seizure.

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