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February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 1

…The B-side ~Ic didci~rnaI i Mchi www.michigandaily.com day F Last dance for Chief Illiniwek TOP: Residents of West Quad and South Quad residence halls lines up across Madison Street last Feb. 15 in preparation of the annual snowball fight between the two dorrs. BOTTOM: A snowball fight participant prepare to hurl a bucket of snow. ,e°"l tA tradition. - K Has the beloved South Quad-West Quad snowball fight become too dangerous? -~ By Walte...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 2

…2A - Thursday, February 22, 2007 MONDAY: TUESDAY: The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes WEDNESDAY: Before You Were Here C FRIDAY: Explained Buimpy's pilot Richard Manger met his wife while flipping burgers Richard Manger is skinny. It's a little surprising, considering he owns Blimpy Burger, an Ann Arbor land- mark that has served up greasy food for almost 55 years. Manger's relationship with the res- taurant began when he worked there as a Unive...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 3

…1 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS ROME Italian premier ousted after losing Senate vote Premier Romano Prodi resigned yesterday after nine months in office following an embarrassing loss by his center-left government in the Senate on foreign policy, including Italy's military mission in Afghanistan. Prodi aides did not rule out the possibility that President Giorgio Napolitano would ask Prod...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 4

…4A - Thursday, February 22, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com C714c d4.c an ail Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan since 1890. 413 E. Huron St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 tothedaily@umich.edu KARL STAMPFL IMRAN SYED JEFFREY BLOOMER EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR Unsigned editorials reflect the official position of the Daily's editorial board. All other signed articles and illustrations repr...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Dance dreams dashed By MARK GIANNOTTO Daily Sports Writer CHAMPAIGN - At halftime, Illinois' famed mascot, Chief Illiniwek, danced for the final time. After he was finished, the Michigan men's basketball team might have made sure that 1998 remains the last time it danced. The Fighting Illiniused an early second- half spurt to propel them to a 54-42 victory over the Wolverines last night. Michigan, which t...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 6

…6A- The Michigan Daily -Thursday, February 22 the michigan daily PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE On Central Campus Call 668-1100. ! ! AVAIL. NOW or later. 4 blks. to campus. Effs. 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. apts. in beautiful homes. Monthly ok for some units. Rent neg. w/ long term. For appt. & price, 972-7030. For pix a2apart- ments.com or a2realproperty.com ! ! ROOMS avail. 3-5 blks. to UM cen- tral campus. $455-$635. Monthly tease ak far same. Rent neg. with...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com SNOWBALL FIGHT From page lA "He got on my back and started punching me in the face," Miras- eedi said. Miraseedi remembers hear- ing something snap when he was punched, but he didn't have too much time to think about the noise. A group of his friends pulled the man off of him and helped Miras- eedi to his feet. His face was numb, and a friend didn't see any blood, so Miraseedi rejoined the snowball fight...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 8

…8A - Thursday, February 22, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com All the right INGREDIENTS By Ben Simon I Associate Photo Editor A glimpse inside the kitchen and into the world of the South Quad Residence Hall's cafeteria staff Left: Esther Adeosun prepares the hamburgers and french fries for the day. As hot as it was working with the grill, Adeosun said she didn't mind so much, because it was during one of this winter's coldest weeks...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 9

…B THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007 Oscars for the masses thought about writ- ing this column about why you should watch the Oscars, since they have a great significance in society as a social com- mentary on the public's changing tastes on different issues. After staring at a blank screen for three hours, I threw in the towel PAUL The Acad- TASSI emy Awards are either somethingyou watch every year or would never watch even if p...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 10

…the b-sidel 2B - Thursday, February 22, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS Daily Arts does Spring Break By WHITNEY DIBO Daily Arts Writer Besides the few good souls who are doing Alternative Spring Break or making obligatory visits to their grandparents, most University students will be making a mass exodus to tropi- cal beach destinations this weekend, hoping to escape the arctic winter and drink away the tra...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 11

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com (oscars 20071 Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 3B Top of the mountain Which directors, actors and actresses deserves the laurels for 2007? The next three pages have the answers. BEST ACTRESS H aving already made a thorough sweep of 2006's year-end awards, "The Queen's" Helen Mirren is beyond the safe bet for best actress - she's currently resting on the most favorable odds in Oscar history. In any categ...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 12

…0 4B - Thursday, February 22, 2007 {oscar 2007] The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com He'll never win BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR T hough the early buzz around "Dreamgirls" has faded, Eddie Murphy still looks like the frontrunner here for his role as fictional soul leg- end James "Thunder" FArly. Long popular for his comedic impressions, Murphy channels that energy so seamlessly into his creation of an authentic, drug-addled Motown icon that he...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 13

…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Tthe b-sidel Thursday, February 22 2007 - 5B Less is more, right? He will no doubt be entertaining, but don't expect a win for Jack Nicholson tonight. BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL After getting stiffed for "In the Bedroom" in 2002, Todd Field may have paid his dues to the Academy and be poised to take his first Oscar with the adapted screenplay for "Little Children." Then again, Alfonso Cuaron ("Childr...…

February 22, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 104) • Page Image 14

…{the b-side} 0 6B - Thursday, February 22, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom TASSI From page 1B My advice to the Academy to get people to tune in this year is to make the show shorter. No one cares about sound mixing or what the best foreign language animated short was. After these extraneous categories are cut, the only people allowed to give speeches are the top.six categories I mentioned above because I don't care how many peo...…

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