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December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 1

…WHY WE DON[ HAVE SNOW DAYS:M TIIFt TC A DI FROM THE DAILY: MIHIGANDERS, HAMPUS LEGENDDEBUNKED MATHEMAT CSOF PAINTER A APSLGN EUKE ".~~ '. FORGET THE AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS, PAGE2A MAKE YOUR OWN POLLOCK B-SIDE OPINION, PAGE 4A ONE-HUND\ I)EI-SIXTEEN YEAI S 01 ED()~\ITO B EIEOM Ann Arbor, Michigan www.michigandaily.com PROP 2 AFEMT Thursnday December 7 2006 GROWING UP HMONG IN DETROIT BEN SIMON/Daily LSA junior Sheldon Johnson, vice speaker of ...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 2

…2A - Thursday, December 7, 2006 MONDAY: Ten Spot TUESDAY: Arbor Anecdotes WEDNESDAY: University Jobs FRIDAY: Before You Were Here Why doesn't the University have snow days? Hint: It's not because of a lawsuit The chances that your exam will be post- poned due to a blizzard are slim. The Univer- sity has not canceled classes for inclement weather in 28 years. But contrary to campus legend, there is no policy forbidding the University from...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com NEWS BRIEFS T LONDON Scotland Yard treats former spy's death as murder Scotland Yard said yesterday it is treating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko as murder. The announcement came nearly two weeks after Litvinenko died in a London hospital; the rare radio- active substance polonium-210 was found in his body. Scotland Enginee Yard detectives are in Moscow as Environr part of the wideni...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 4

…4A - Thursday, December 7, 2006 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 413 E. Huron St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 tothedaily@umich.edu EMILY BEAM DONN M. FRESARD CHRISTOPHER ZBROZEK JEFFREY BLOOMER EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORS MANAGING EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 5A Undone by RedHawk shooting, Blue falls to 6-4 on the year By CHRIS HERRING Daily Sports Writer OXFORD - Coming off arguably its biggest win of the season, the Michigan women's basketball team returned to the courtbetter than ever. Well, in some ways it did. Despite season highs in MICHIGAN 74 shooting percentage and assists, MIAMI (OH) 84 and a season low in turnovers, th...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 6

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December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Thursday, December 6, 2006 - 7A MEDIA RELATIONS From page 1A of the perception that the campus is becoming less welcoming to minor- itystudents. TheUniversityhas also faced intense scrutiny after Univer- sity President Mary Sue Coleman took a defiant stand against Pro- posal2 the day after its passage. Whenmajornewsbreaks,Peterson has been responsible for immediately forming the University's response, s...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 8A Cagers look for road win By DANIEL BROMWICH Daily Sports Writer Any decent team should be able to win at home. There's the comfort of shooting on rims that send balls on predictable caroms. There's the home crowd that creates momentum and provides motivation when necessary. And there's the possibility that the refs will be intimidated by the environment and shade calls th...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 9

…WAIT, WHERE'S FINDING A PLACE FOR HANUKAH PAGE 4B. GUIDES TO FINAL PAPERS AND HEADING HOME PAGE 3B. B THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006 Christmas, in album form Whether or not it's just an illusion caused by age and cynicism, it seems like holiday madness is beginning earlier and earlier every year. I heard Bing Crosby's ubiquitous "White Christmas" on November first this year, and I'm not OK with that. Now, I'm not really one fo...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 10

…2B - Thursday, December 7, 2006 {the b-side} The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki By BERNIE NGUYEN ManagingArtsEditor Think back to the hazy days of childhood, when anime giant Studio Ghibli and its beloved films "Spirited Away" and "Prin- cess Mononoke" didn't yet exist. Think way back, to lovable giant puff-balls whose strange mix of cat- and owl-like features didn't belie the genera...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 11

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com {the b-side} Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 3B HOW-TO The preparation and the homecoming. THE ART OF CRAFTING THE PERFECT PAPER (AT THE LAST MINUTE) PUTTING ON THE BEST FACE FOR THE HOMEFRONT By CHRISTINA CHOI Daily Arts Writer At this time of year, it always seems that your previous gloating about an exam-free syllabus begins to come around and bite you in the ass. Tough.But whether you're hav- ing n...…

December 07, 2006 (vol. 117, iss. 64) • Page Image 12

…4B - Thursday, December 7, 2006 {the b-side} The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com A reconciliation with Hanukah "Look! Over there! Is that a menorah?" GIBSON From page 1B He smiles. "Shooting my new movie, what do you think I'm doing?" I take a quick survey of the top of the pyramid. "Mel, there aren't any cameras here. Besides, filming ended on 'Apocalypto' six months ago, it's opening Friday and we need the final edit." Mel begins to sw...…

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