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March 14, 2007 (vol. 117, iss. 113) • Page Image 1

…Superman in lecture. Valentine's Day ninjas. An exterminator under attack from a giant fly. What's the deal with the UM Patriots? THE STATEMENT Ilk All" I1E ffiCid~ian4DaiIlj Ann Arbor, Michigan www.michigandaily.com Wednesday, March 14,2007 Avoiding a Greek tragedy PODCASTING LECTURES CLASS GETS PORTABLE With fires up, inspectors look to improve safety By TARYN HARTMAN Daily StaffReporter The morning of May 12, 1996, was full of promi...…

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…2A - Wednesday, March14, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com MONDAY: TUESDAY: The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes ARCH ANGEL THURSDAY: Campus Characters FRIDAY: Explained When life wasn't a highway Think it's hard to own a car on campus? It was a lot harder in the 1920s. In the early 1920s, University administrators were so annoyed by student-owned automobiles that they banned students from owning them outright. Administrators thought ...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3A NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON White House considered firing all U.S. attorneys The chief White House lawyer floated the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys at the start of President Bush's second term, but the Justice Department objected and eventual- ly recommended the eight dismiss- als that have generated a political firestorm two years later. White House spokeswoman Dana Per...…

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…4A - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com I 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 represent solely the v...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - SA Don't think Halfway Home looks interesting? Same here. Already 'Halfway' gone COMEDY CENTRAL'S LATEST SHOCK SHOW DOESN'T MAKE THE CUT By MARK SCHULTZ DailyArts Writer I watched "Halfway Home" with two other people, and they both left the room within five minutes. That pretty Ha much summa- rizes Comedy Home Central's latest Wednesdays attempttolaunch 10s30 psm a unique ...…

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…6A- The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, March 1 the michigan daily 2 BEDROOM CONDO for sale. Near Hospital. $167,000. Call 586-904-5425. Ivl(.frn inIlto University Towers for *FREE A UGUST 2007 RENT!! ONLY HAVE A FEW LEFT, STUDIO, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS WI HEAT, WATER & FURNITURE !!! 2007 HOUSES !! Great houses at great locations still available due to acquisitions and forfeiture of leases. Bdrm. Price Date 914 Woodlawn 8 $3400 Sept. 804 Lawrence 6 $330...…

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…The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com FIRE From page LA HRH/Kirklan & Co. in Omaha, Neb. insures fraternities. Comeau said that while both companies are working to outfit all Greek houses around the nation with sprinklers, M-J Insurance has been more aggressive in outfitting sororities. "There seems to be more sorori- ties installing sprinkler systems than fraternities, which is ironic because since we've started track- ing them all of the f...…

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…40 8A - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Blue beats down Aggies By DANIEL BROMWICH Daily Sports Editor Utah State is known for over- coming big deficits. Michigan collapsed down the stretch in key losses UTAH STATE 58 to Iowa MICHIGAN 68 and Ohio State this season. So when the Aggies cut the Wol- verines' 12-point halftime lead to one with just more than eight min- utes remaining in the first round of the National Invitational Tour- nament (NIT) la...…

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… 0 a AU -W 0 0 3. he ichga D ednsda, How I found myself while homeless in Alaska t started with the Discovery Channel. I've always had a yen to travel, but the show "The Deadliest Catch," may have had a greater impression on me than on the aver-, age viewer. The summer after my freshman year in Ann Arbor, I packed my bags and left for Alaska to seek adventure and fortune as a crabber. I never made it to the Bering Sea, but that summer ...…

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…w w v v w v w w w w w w w w THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK with WALTER NOWINSKI Lam. CIn t A look at the big news events this week and how important they really are. Conveniently ranked from one to10. Weneda, 007 Dail 4B A NEW KIND OF PATRIOTISM The group behind Pac-Man in the Fish- bowl, Superman in lecture and attack insects in programming class. 6B PENNIES FROM HEAVEN What the weather has to do with weather you get rich or go broke. ...…

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…0 w -U---- V V v w w w I -6 Te ic iganDaly- edesay M rc- 1, S00 I Wedesday Marh 14,2007 -hMiignDly 3 The riches of irrationality Unknown nknowns Science Column Buy low and sell high. In other words, buy when it's cloudy outside but sell when the sun is shining. Yes, aspects of the weather do affect stock markets after all. In a 2001 paper, Ross School of Busi- ness Prof. Tyler Shumway and a colleague showed the existence of the suns...…

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…S U 1 a w -W -a- -_W 0 0 0 9 w efore I pulled my first opera- tion with the UM Patriots as an undercover reporter, Kevin Irrer looked me in the eyes and said, "If we don't like you, we won't call you again." I laughed. He wasn'tkidding. Thirty minutes earlier, I was told to meet a man in the corridor outside of the art gallery in the Duderstadt Center on North Campus. My contact told me nothing about the upcoming operation, except t...…

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