‘Heroin Town’ to be shown

Director Josh Goldbloom documents the true story of Willimantic, Conn. after it was portrayed in a negative light by a “60 Minutes” report. The award-winning film will be shown in Angell Hall Auditorium B at 7 p.m. tonight, with a chance to meet the director after the showing.

RC players present sketch comedy act

Tonight the RC players will hold their annual fall performance “An Evening of Scenes.” The show will be held in the RC auditorium at 8 p.m. tonight and will consist of nine short sketches directed and preformed by University students. Admission to the event is free.

Physicist to hold lecture on Einstein and God

The Campus Chapel Center for Faith and Scholarship will hold a lecture entitled “God after Einstein” tonight at 8 p.m. Dr. Robert Mann, head of the Waterloo University physics department, will examine theoretical conceptions of God as affected by the famed physicist’s theories. The discussion will take place in room 1028 of the Dana Natural Resources building.

 

Crime notes

Possible pot plants found at Fresh Air Camp

A caller reported that marijuana plants were found Tuesday in the Fresh Air Camp, an abandoned area where sick children at the University Hospital used to camp, the Department of Public Safety reported. The caretaker of the area reported the problem to DPS and said there was a fence around the suspicious plants. Plants were seized as evidence and taken to the crime lab for further investigation.

Man steals 2-liter Pepsi bottle in front of cop

An off-duty DPS officer witnessed a subject stealing a two-liter Pepsi from the Speedway gas station on Stadium Boulevard, DPS reported. The Ann Arbor Police Department was notified.

Blogger of racial issues reports e-mail harassment

A caller said he has been receiving hate e-mails in response to his website, umichstopthehate.blogspot.com, where he discusses the recent alleged incidents of ethnic intimidation and assault. The subject has been receiving harassing e-mails with vulgar language disparaging his opinions, DPS reported. None of the e-mails threatened his life.

 

This Day In Daily History

College finance bill faces debate

Oct. 7, 1971 – With the nation’s higher education institutions in financial trouble, the House Education and Labor Committee adopted a measure to give colleges almost $1 billion in financial aid. The measure, the first of its kind, would allow institutions to obtain federal money with no restrictions as to where the funds will be used.

The bill, soon to be debated by the House, would appropriate money based on number of students and students receiving financial aid. Only universities that discriminate on the basis of sex would be excluded. Smaller private colleges would receive more money because of “a concern in Congress that small private schools are in most need of assistance – and we want to preserve diversity in education,” a committee spokesman said. An institution the size of the University of Michigan would receive almost $4 million in federal aid.

When asked what they would do with the funds, University officials were doubtful the University would receive much money, but said it would go toward new equipment, academic programs, research and financial aid.

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