Ann Arbor braces for overflow of pilgrims

ANN ARBOR - Tickets have been sold out for weeks. Hollywood star Richard Gere and Grammy-winning singer Bobby "Don't Worry Be Happy" McFerrin are in town. A group of Chinese students is planning a protest. Scores of people from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, both Buddhist and otherwise, are making the pilgrimage to Crisler Arena.

The buzz is all about the Dalai Lama.

The 72-year-old Dalai Lama, whose closest stop to Toledo besides several previous trips to Ann Arbor was Findlay in March, 1991, will give four lectures this weekend at the arena on the University of Michigan campus.

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