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Novelist's work comes to screen

Phoebe Gloeckner is an associ-
ate professor in the School of Art
and Design and a graphic novelist.
Her most recognized work is her
2002 book, "The Diary of a Teen-
age Girl." Gloeckner received the
Guggenheim Fellowship to study
the lives of the family of a teen-
ager who was murdered in Ciudad
Judrez, a city close to the U.S.-
Mexico border. She also teaches
a graphic novel class and an elec-
tronic books class.
Could you discuss the film
adaptation of your novel "The
Diary of Teenage Girl?"
For the last month and a half
I've been going back and forth
between San Francisco and Ann

Arbor to be present on the film
shoot. It's starringKristen Wiig,
Alexander Skarsgard, Christo-
pher Meloni and some relative-
ly unknowns because they're
practically teenagers.
How is it watching your novel
being transformed into a
different medium?
It's insanely weird. Mostly
because my work is - I never
call it straight autobiography at
all, but it's based in my experi-
ence. So these characters are
based on real people, who I've
encountered even, are myself.
The protagonist is based on
me at a certain age. So I think
actually the actress who plays

that character was afraid to
meet me in the beginning. She
was really nervous that she
would be playing it wrong or
that I would judge. But I didn't
of course because if you agree
to have your work turned into
something else, you have to give
control to the director-or else
it just turns into a pile of mush.
What would you say is your
greatest artistic influence?
My favorite movie is "The
Virgin Spring" directed by Ing-
mar Bergman or "Blue Velvet,"
which is an earlier David Lynch.
But I also love Robert Crumb.

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year landscape architecture studio in the Dana
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Mahmood recounts a
summer trip to Honduras,
during which he
encountered a poverty-
stricken man selling a
beautifully hand-carved
violin. He reflects: "I haven't
worked for anything I have
... I feel spoiled by God. I
want to earn my lot.

Gilke and Akshay Seth
laud the penultimate episode
of the show's first season for
reinstating the "buddy-cop
dynamic" between main
characters, Rusty and Marty.
Gilke writes: "... we are a step
closer to solving the mystery
... (and) I couldn't be more

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TMZ released Justin
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lawsuit where the pop
singer's bodyguard allegedly
beat up a photographer.
Bieber sarcastically calls the
photographer's lawyer Katie
Couric, later erupting at the
mention of Selena Gomez's
The Big Ten announced
2014 men's basket-
ball postseason hon-
ors, which named Michigan
guard Nik Stauskas as Big
Ten Player of the Year and
Michigan coach John Beilein
as Coach of the Year.
Seven years after the
death of Steve Irwin -
known more popularly
as "The Crocodile Hunter"
- his former cameraman,
Justin Lyons, revealed the
personality's final words:
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Colorado pot taxes amass
over $2 million in revenue

Revenue from pot
industry may go
toward statewide
anti-drug campaign
DENVER (AP) - Colorado
made roughly $2 million in
marijuana taxes in January,
state revenue officials report-
ed Monday in the world's first
accounting of the recreational
pot business.
The tax total reported by the
state Department of Revenue
indicates $14.02 million worth
of recreational pot was sold
from 59 businesses. the state
collected roughly $2.01 million
in taxes.
Colorado legalized pot in
2012, but'the commercial sale
of marijuana didn't begin until
January. Washington state sales
begin in coming months.
The pot taxes come from
12.9 percent sales taxes and 15

percent excise taxes. Including
licensing fees and taxes from
Colorado's pre-existing medi-
cal marijuana industry, the state
collected about $3.5 million
from the marijuana industry in
That's a relative drop in the
bucket for Colorado's roughly
$20 billion annual budget, but
still a windfall that has numer-
ous interests holding out their
hands. By comparison, Colo-
rado made about $2.7 million in
liquor excise taxes in January
of last year. Statewide liquor
receipts for January 2014 were
not yet available Monday.
Colorado tax officials say
the January marijuana reports
were in line with expectations,
though they repeatedly said
before the figures were report-
ed that they couldn't guess what
tax receipts would be.
Monday's tax release intensi-
fied lobbying over how Colorado
should spend its pot money.
Budget-writers expect the

nascent marijuana industry to
be extremely volatile for several
years, making lawmakers ner-
vous about where to direct the
Gov. John Hickenlooper
already has sent the Legisla-
ture a detailed $134 million pro-
posal for spending recreational
and medical marijuana money,
including new spending on
anti-drug messaging to kids and
more advertising discouraging
drivitig while high.
State police chiefs have asked
for more moonoey, too.
"The whole world wants to
belly up to this trough," said
Sen. Pat Steadman, a Denver
Democrat who serves on Colo-
rado's budget-writing Joint
Budget Committee.
Other countries also are
watching Colorado, which has
the world's first fully regulated
recreational marijuana market.
The Netherlands has legal sales
of pot but does not allow grow-
ing or distribution. Uruguay's
marijuana program is still under
"Colorado's going to help the
nation learn what works and
what doesn't," said Pat Oglesby,
a former congressional tax staff-
zr who now studic ,marijuana's
tax potential at the Chapel Hill,
N.C., Center for New Revenue.
Colorado has about160 state-
licensed recreational marijuana
stores, though local licensing
kept some from opening in Jan-
uary. Only 24 recreational pot
shops opened Jan. 1.
Oglesby said Colorado's pot
sales could grow dramatically
in future months as new stores
open and marijuana sellers pay
more wholesale taxes. Mari-
juana sellers were allowed a
one-time tax-free transfer of
medical pot inventory to the
recreational market, a caveat
that depressed January whole-
sale tax results.
Colorado's pot revenue pic-
ture is further complicated by
the state's unique budget con-
straints, known as the Taxpay-
ers' Bill of Rights.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left, examine dozens of
mortar shells and rockets seized from the Panama flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship that Israel intercepted last Wednesday.
Netanyahu draws attention to
seizure of Iranian weaponry

Israeli leader
accuses ran
of perpetuating
Gaza violence
EILAT, Israel (AP) - Israel's
prime minister on Monday tri
umphantly urd ciisplay of
dozaea, of rucketsthat iavy con-
mandos intercepted in the Red
Sea last week, alleged to be on
their way from Iran to the Gaza
Strip, and accused the interna-
tional community of ignoring
Iranian support for militant
groups and falling victim to a
charm offensive by the new lead-
ership in Tehran.
Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to
this Red Sea port capped a six-
day PR blitz aimed at persuading
world powers to toughen their
position in nuclear talks. So far,
the international reaction has
been subdued, illustrating the
uphill battle the Israeli leader
faces in his efforts to change the
minds of world leaders about
Iran's outreach to the West.
"There are those who would
prefer that we not hold this
news conference here today,

they feel uncomfortable that we
show what is really happening
inside Iran," Netanyahu said. He
spoke to a backdrop of the cap-
tured ship and the Israeli vessels
involved in the operation along
with the Israeli defense minister.
"Iran, a brutal regime, has
not abandoned its deep involve-
ment in terrorism, its systematic
efforts to underrmine peace and
,ecurity throughout the Middle
East and its ambition to destroy
the state of Israel," Netanyahu
said. "What is new is not Iran's
deeds or its lies, but the desire of
many in the international com-
munity to bury their heads in the
The tough comments threat-
ened to further strain Netanya-
hu's already tense relations with
the European Union and the
White House.
State Department spokes-
woman Jen Psaki told reporters
in Washington that the U.S. is
concerned about Iran's support
for militants but that it is still
focused on resolving the nuclear
"There are remaining con-
cerns we have about their ter-
rorist activities, about - or
activities tied to terrorism,

including the transfer, of course,
of weapons, and - as well as
human rights abuses, and we'll
continue to hold them account-
able," she said.
Israel believes that Iran is try-
ing to build a nuclear weapon,
saying a nuclear-armed Iran
would pose a threat to the exis-
tence of the Jewish state, citing
Iranian calls for Israel's destiuc-
tion, its development of long-
range missiles and its support
for hostile militant groups on
Israel's borders. Iran denies that
it is pursuing weapons technol-
Netanyahu has been an out-
spoken critic of the efforts by
six world powers to negotiate a
deal with Iran that would sub-
stantially scale back its nuclear
program in exchange for end-
ing international sanctions. He
says a current, interim deal gives
Iran too much relief while get-
ting little in return, and fears a
final agreement would leave the
Islamic Republic with the capa-
bility to make a bomb.
Since last Wednesday's naval
raid, Netanyahu has done his
utmost to use persuade the world
that the shipment revealed the
"true face" of Iran.


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