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Glen Robinson III tries to block
senior guard Keith Appling of
Michigan State Sunday. (Allison
UPPER RIGHT University
alum Desean Grice acts as
Marcus Garvey during the
Black on Wax event hosted by
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Kid Cudi's new album,
"Satellite Flight" is less than
promising. Rather than
hip-hop, the genre of this
album is disappointingly
indeterminant. Even worse,
he attempts throughout
the album to showcase
production involvement and
half the album features odd,
space-like instrumentals.
Oscar favorites
According to these
movie-watchers, the
winning film for Best
Picture should be either "12
Years a Slave" or "Gravity."
The overwhelming favorite
for Best Actor is Christian
Bale, although Matthew
McConaughey is also a
fierce competitor here.

"True Detective"
The latest episode of
"True Detective" was weaker
than previous episodes this
season. Even so, the episode
was vital to the plot, and it
showed both protagonists
coming full circle. Maggie's
character, however, did not
show any new development.

WHAT: The Career Center
will host a social gathering
with food, a meet-and-greet
with staff members and
guest appearances.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 12 p.m.
to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Student Activities

Blackie & The
Rodeo Kings
WHAT: Join this acoustic
group, formerly featured
during the Ann Arbor Folk
Festival, in an evening
event. Tickets are $20.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office.
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark

1 report from the Envi-
ronmental Working
Group discovered 500
foods sold in grocery
stores contain a dangerous
chemical used in industrial
plastics, NBC News reported.
It is banned for use in food in
some European countries.
The U.S. media
portrayed Sochi as an
impending disaster
that never actually happened.
In reality, the media is the
disaster. Matthew Manning
analyzes the discrepancies.
U.S. Attorney General
Eric Holder was
hospitalized Thursday,
The Washington Post
reported.He was experiencing
shortness of breath and had
to cancel a Thursday event.
A spokesperson said he is in
good condition.

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WHAT: Performers
will hold a reading that
addresses issues of race
after the Civil War.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30
WHERE: Walgreen Drama

WHAT: Photos featuring
Indian culture, flora and
history will be on display.
WHO: Matthaei Botanical
Gardens & Nichols
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Matthaei Botanical

r 3 .. ,

California governor Jerry
Brown to seek re-election

incumbent hopes to
continue to tackle
challenges in office
fornia Gov. Jerry Brown formally
launched his re-election cam-
paign Thursday, stepping into a
contest that the former three-
time presidential candidate is ex-
pected to dominate.
The announcement was un-
derstated - a written statement
posted on his website, with an
accompanying tweet - in keep-
ing with Brown's reputation for
shoestring-style politicking. The
75-year-old Democrat said he had
filed required paperwork to seek
the office and was ready to deal
with a raft of pressing issues, from
a potentially devastating drought
to a pension system mired in long-
term debt.
"At this stage of my life, I can

say without any hesitat
am prepared and excites
these challenges," said I
ready the longest-servi
nor in California histor
is nothing I would rathe
The announcement
pected. Brown has be
piling campaign cash fo
- he has nearly $17 m
the race, far more than
little-known Republican
He enters the contest
nificant advantages -
holds a 2.6 million voter
Republicans, and Demo
trol every statewide off
have to go back a gent
find a Republican pr
candidate who carried
George H.W. Bush in 198
After winning voter
for a tax increase, Brown
credited with easing t
long-running budget me
for now. Recent statewi,
found most Democrats
pendents approve of t
has been doing, a key me
state where GOP registr


ion that I dipped below 30 percent.
d to tackle But California is troubled by a
Brown, al- wide range of problems: cratered
ng gover- freeways that are strangled with
y. "There traffic, alarming dropout rates at
r do." many schools, a withering middle
was ex- class, and illegal immigration.
en stock- Brown's signature project, a $68
tr months billion high-speed rail line, has
aillion for lost public favor and faces an un-
any of his certain future.
rivals. "Californians can't afford an-
t with sig- other four years of Gov. Brown's
his party failed leadership," former U.S.
edge over Treasury official Neel Kashkari,
crats con- one of Brown's Republican rivals,
ice. You'd said in a statement.
eration to State Assemblyman Tim Don-
esidential nelly, a Republican from Twin
the state, Peaks, also wants Brown's job.
18. In a trendsetting state, Brown
r support has proven a durable fixture.
thas been The son of a former governor, he
he state's traces his political career to the
ss, at least 1960s and served his first stint as
de polling governor from 1975 to 1983. Along
and inde- the way, he's been state attorney
he job he general and mayor of Oakland. He
asure in a sought the Democratic presiden-
ration has tial nomination in 1976,1980 and
1992. He won his third term as
governor in 2010.
"Millions of our families are
struggling and too many men and
women cannot find work or the
living wages they deserve," Brown
said in his statement. "I won't
make everyone happy every time
but I will listen and I will seek to
5 find the best and fairest way for-
Ventura County Republican
Chairman Mike Osborn said the
GOP has a deep reservoir of issues
to raise with voters, from high
taxes to heavy government regu-
It's possible other candidates
might join the race, he added. A
8 Republican can oust Brown, Os-
born predicted, "we just have to
generate excitement."covering
the acres of ash with giant tarps to
keep rainwater out.
3 In a local television interview
Wednesday, McCrory said his
preference was for Duke to re-
9 move its dumps, but that other
options would also be considered.
Echoing a contention made ear-
lier by Skrvala, the governor sug-
gested scooping out the toxic ash
and hauling it away might actually
cause more environmental harm
than leaving it in place.

Russian military stirs
chaos in Crimea after
country establishes
new government
- Masked gunmen stormed parlia-
ment in Ukraine's strategic Crimea
region Thursday as Russian fighter
jets scrambled to patrol borders,
the stirrings of a potentially dan-
gerous confrontation reminiscent
of Cold War brinksmanship.
While a newly formed govern-
ment led by a pro-Western tech-
nocrat in Kiev pledged to prevent
any national breakup, there were
mixed signals in Moscow: Russia
granted shelter to Ukraine's fugi-
tive president, Viktor Yanukovych,
while pledging to respect Ukraine's
territorial integrity.
Yanukovych was said to be holed
up in a luxury government retreat
and to have scheduled a news con-
ference Friday near the Ukrainian
As gunmen wearing unmarked
camouflage uniforms erected a
sign reading "Crimea is Russia" in
the provincial capital, Ukraine's in-
terim prime minister declared the
Black Sea territory "has been and
will be a part of Ukraine."

The escalating conflict sent
Ukraine's finances plummeting fur-
ther, prompting Western leaders to
prepare an emergency financial
Yanukovych, whose abandon-
ment of closer ties to Europe in
favor of a bailout loan from Russia
set off three months of protests,
finally fled by helicopter last week
as his allies deserted him. The hu-
miliating exit was a severe blow to
Russian President Vladimir Putin,
who had been celebrating his sig-
nature Olympics even as Ukraine's
drama came to a head. The Russian
leader has long dreamed of pulling
Ukraine - a country of 46 million
people considered the cradle of
Russian civilization - closer into
Moscow's orbit.
For Ukraine's neighbors, the
specter of Ukraine breaking up
evoked memories of centuries of
bloody conflict.
"Regional conflicts begin this
way," said Polish Foreign Minis-
ter Radoslaw Sikorski, calling the
confrontation "a very dangerous
Russia has pledged to respect
Ukraine's territorial integrity But
the dispatch of Russian fighter
jets Thursday to patrol borders
and drills by some 150,000 Rus-
sian troops - almost the entirety
of its force in the western part of
the country - signaled strong de-

termination not to lose Ukraine to
the West.
Thursday's dramatic develop-
ments posed an immediate chal-
lenge to Ukraine's new authori-
ties as they named an interim
government for the country, whose
population is divided in loyal-
ties between Russia and the West.
Crimea, which was seized by Rus-
sian forces in the 18th century un-
der Catherine the Great, was once
the crown jewel in Russian and
then Soviet empires.
It only became part of Ukraine
in 1954 when Soviet leader Nikita
Khrushchev transferred jurisdic-
tion from Russia - a move that was
a mere formality until the 1991 So-
viet collapse meant Crimea landed
in an independent Ukraine.
In the capital, Kiev, the new
prime minister said Ukraine's fu-
tureliesinthe EuropeanUnionbut
with friendly relations with Russia.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, named
Thursday in a boisterous parlia-
mentary session, now faces the
difficult task of restoring stability
in a country that is not only deeply
divided politically but on the verge
of financial collapse. The 39-year-
old served as economy minister,
foreign minister and parliamentary
speaker before Yanukovych took
office in 2010, and is widely viewed
as a technocratic reformer who en-
joys the support of the U.S.

Anti-Yanukovych protestors are sitting on top of an army vehicle in front of the parliament building in the Crimea Region of
Ukraine Dozens of pro- Russia protestors stormed the area early Thursday and seized local buildings.
Conflict between Ukraine
and Russ ia continues to grow


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