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February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 1

…Thursday, February 23, 2006 c 9; k;'A_.. f i . Opinion 4A Aaron Kaplan thinks Americans don't save enough Arts 5A Student hits it big in hip-hop production One-hundredffteen years ofedftoriaifreedom Sports 8A Smith loses weight, gains confidence mom WIN- -- - ---------------- ---- - - MIIMFAW www.michikandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXV, No. 82 2006 The Michigan Daily O " l SPEAKING "WORDS OF LOVE, LIFE AND DEATH" Third ...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 2

…2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 23, 2006 NATION/WORLD Insurgents destroy golden dome of famed Shiite mosque Attacks ignite violent protests throughout all of Iraq SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) - Insur- gents posing as police destroyed the golden dome of one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines yesterday, setting off an unprecendented spasm of sectari- an violence. Angry crowds thronged the streets, militiamen attacked Sunni mosques, and at l...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 3

… NEWS The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3A ON CAMPUS Michigan Idol contestants to compete in finale At tonight's Michigan Idol finale, one contestant will walk away with the $500 grand prize and the coveted title of 2006 Michigan Idol winner. The event, spon- sored by the University Unions Arts and Programs, will begin at 9 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at the Michigan League. Students volunteer to tutor children The...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 4

… 4A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 23, 2006 OPINION U be Slirbigan i tIg DoNN M. FRESARD Editor in Chief EMILY BEAM CHRISTOPHER ZBROZEK Editorial Page Editors ASHLEY DINGES Managing Editor EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SINCE 1890 420 MAYNARD STREET ANN ARBOR, MI 48109 tothedaily@michigandaily. com NOTABLE QUOTABLE I've been retired for about four days now. - Eric Zornes, a 40-year-old maintenan...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 5

…Thursday February 23, 2006 arts. michigandaily. com artspage@michigandaily. com TeiSligan tilg 5A . . . .. .. ... .. .. .. ... .. .. .... --- - -.- BEAT MAEJOR UNIVERSITY STUDENT BECOMES PRODUCER FOR HIP-HOP STARS By Anthony Baber Daily Arts Writer In modern hip hop, the producers, long thought of as the stoic guys behind the mixing board, qui- etly arranging melodies, are quickly becoming just as famous as the lyricists. Artists go looki...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 6

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February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 7

… NEWS The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 23, 2006 7fl The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 23, 2006 ~itA * OFFICE SPACE Continued from page IA hinder the office space allocation process, as OSAC has not yet assigned any office space. Centralized office space is important to many groups. The College Democrats used their office space as a base of operations for organizing John Edwards' visit to the University last fall. They also hol...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 8

…Thursday February 23, 2006 sports. michigandaily. com sports@michigandaily.com Weight loss key to Smith's reurence B -Kevin Wright Daily Sports Editor PRle IdCQgaTS Fil 40 8A 'M' can't prepare too much for State By David Murray Daily Sports Writer Eeyore can sympathize with them. With their most recent loss to Iowa on Sunday, the Michigan's women's basketball team has dropped 14 con- secutive Big Ten games. If that isn't disheartening en...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 9

…0 0 0 -0 RANDOM STuDENT INTERVI EW Random doesn't care about best costume By Evan McGarvey / Associate Arts Editor he Michigan Daily: Hi, you've been selected for the ran- dom. First thing's first. What's your name and where are you from? Random: Emily, from Birming- ham. TMD: This week, it's an Oscar themed issue of The Statement. So, of all the movies nominated for best picture, which ones have you seen? R: I don't even know what movies...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 10

… U V V V U - UA UI -W -IV 3B Oscar Hosting How will Jon Stewart cope with the biggest MC gig in show business? 3B Memorable Moments Imran Syed picks the top five scenes from Oscar's past. 4B Best Actor/Actress D i i writers pick their fav ites for acting os tp honor. 5B Best Sup. Actor/Actress Favorites in these egories are Rachel Weisz. and George clooney. 6B Best Picture Amanda Andrade breaks down the nights biggest race, 8B Best Dire...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 11

…0- Oscar Predictions The Daily film staff picks their 2006 winners The history of hosts Jon Stewart brings youthful appeal to the Oscars. By Andrew Bielak j Daily Arts Writer oscar amanda categories'andrade jeffrey bloomer best PICTURE will win "Brokeback SHOULD WIN "Brokeback best Mountain" DIRECTOR "Brokeback Mountain" "Brokeback "" Mountain" imran syed "Brokeback Mountain" "Good Night and Good Luck" Ang Lee kristin macdonald , ...…

February 23, 2006 (vol. 115, iss. 82) • Page Image 12

… U a 0 a v w Best Actress y mrn Syed Daily Arts Writer Best screenplay By Jeffrey Bloomer / Managing Arts Editor hough you'll have to wait until the end of the night to find out for sure, this year's best actress field is probably the easiest to judge of all the acting cat- egories. The, clear frontrunner is Reese Witherspoon, as Johnny Cash's unshakable compan- ion June Carter in "Walk the Line." Though the film's best picture buzz fi...…

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…a a I Best supporting actress By lmran Syed / Daily Arts Writer Best supporti By Sarah SchwartzI/ Dah he best support- ing actress award is often con- ferre;l by the Academy as a signal of arrival for rising starlets (Uma Thur- man in 1994, Kate Winslet in 1996, Angelina Jolie in 2000) on their way to becoming stars. So it's not surprising that of the 2006 nominees, it's the three young and beautiful first-time nominated actresses who...…

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… -0 S -W the art of politicking and big stars schmooze shamelessly to see their names on the ballot. It's no wonder given the stakes. Attention from the Academy can mean big business for small films that rely on critical acclaim and strong word-of-mouth to sell themselves. This year's "Capote," for example, saw a surge of interest that sent it back into wide release after a surprise best picture nomination rescued it from box-office decay....…

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