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Subway cars covered by graffiti
rumble by, deafening to outsiders,
but silent to New Yorkers. People rush
by, their eyes wild with tension. Litter
covers the sidewalk, fiends lurk in
every shadow, cabbies cruise around
looking for people to be rude to, and
loose women stand on street corners
jiggling and swiveling, trying to soil
your reputation. And it smells.
Why the hell would anyone want to
come to New York? Well, it's better
I'm from New York, and given the
choice between boredom and danger,
I'd choose danger. I'd rather be lying
dead in some Brooklyn alley than sight-
seeing in the wimpy, er, the windy city.
No, New York is definitely not boring.
The Empire State Building, one of the
great phallic symbols of the world, the
Statue of Liberty, and of course the
haven for all East Quaddies-the
Village-are there for everyone.
But then everyone knows all this. The
museums, the shows, the neon lights,
the U.N., the sights, the sounds, and all
the other tourist traps in the city are
practically common knowledge. As a
New Yorker, I feel it's my duty to try
and get visitors out of the city alive, and
possibly with a little fun.
The first thing to do is get some poor
sucker in the city-a relative, a friend,
a friend of a friend-to stay with. The
decent hotels are ridiculously expen-
See NEW YORK, Page 18
Iwo Jima Memorial: Washington
By L aurie DeL ater
The key to having fun in Washington,
D.C. is to add a twist to the stan-
dard tourist traps.
Visiting the national monuments
during the summer months, for exam.-
ple, is more enjoyable if you go at night
An opportunity for aspiring dancem
bands to compete for local club
dates, studio recording time, MichigrasL
musical accessories and more.
Competition to take place
at the U-CLUB on March 14, 15, and 16
Applications available at Schoolkids, P.J.s, and UAC.
The applications will be accepted at UAC in the Michigan Union,
until February 19
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D.C. is memorials and so much
when one of the military bands gives a
free concerts. You can mill around the
monuments and at the same time listen
to jazz, classical music, and songs from
hit musicals. A nighttime look from the
top of the Washington Monument onto
the glittering lights of the city is also a
Admire the Jefferson Memorial from
an interesting angle while operating a
paddleboat in the Tidal Basin. The pad-
dleboats can be rented on an hourly
basis from a small boathouse on the
Or take a leisurely showboat cruise to
historic Old Town in Alexandria, Va. or
Mount Vernon, the home of George
Washington. The boat trip passes by lo-
vely countryside and historic buildings.
For those that want to spend the day
at the museums, bring a picnic lunch to
eat on the Mall. Most of the museums
border the grassy park which extend
from the Capitol to the Washington
monument. For two weeks, ending on
the Fourth of July, the Mall is the site
See D.C., Page 14
By Jerry Markon
n recent data from*-the 1980 census,
Chicago dropped behind both New
York and Los Angeles in population
count-relegating it to an em-
barrassing third among the -nation's
As award-winning columnist Mike
Royko of the Chicago Tribune would be
quick to point out, however, the Los
Angeles smog is too thick to allow its
choking citizens to even see the census
figures, and New Yorkers are too
arrogant to care.
Thus, true Chicagoans like Royko
take pride in knowing that their city
overshadows these overrated com-
petitors. Indeed, Chicago features far
more than the incredible museums,
touristy tall buildings, and sterling
Conventional tourists can head
straight for the Sears Tower and the
John Hancock Center-the world's first
and fourth tallest buildings. There they
can enjoy a telescope-enhanced view of
virtually the entire city.
Water Tower Place and the State
Street mall offer a wide selection of
shops. They range from the affordable
Marshall Fields, a Chicago tradition
since the turn of the century, to the
more exorbitant Lord and Taylor and
Even native Chicagoans occasionally
visit the Museum of Science and In-
dustry. It contains an authentic coal
mine, a real Nazi U-Boat preserved
from World War II, and many other
exhibits reflecting society's increasing
emphasis on high technology.
Also available on the museum circuit
is the Field Museum, a must forany an-
thropology devotee, and the John G.
Shedd Aquarium, which attracts far
more than just fish lovers.
But students lucky enough to spend
some time in the windy city can go
beyond the conventional tourist scene
in seeking entertainment.
Chicago is a haven for music lovers,
as low-priced, exotic, and often
downright weird record stores are
found in almost every neighborhood.
Several highlights include Dr. Wax, on
Clark Street (famous for bootlegs),
Round Records on Broadway in north
Rodgers Park, and the famed Wax
Trax on Lincoln Avenue-a well-known
See CHICAGO, Page 17
By AmyD. Goldstein
She was a day tripper, yea, now.
Day tripper, yea, now
- The Beatles
L ennon and McCartney could have
been writing about that special
breed of person who can pack bags at a
moment's notice, and take off for a day
of fun filled excitement. But, where is
there to go for this type of adventure
and still stay on the ground? .
Having lived close to Ann Arbor, I
feel qualified to give some suggestions.
Of course, the first place to pop into
one's mind is Detroit, Motown, the
Detroit offers more than unem-
ployment, slums, and automobile fac-
tories. In fact, under its rough ex-
teriors, one may just find a true gem of
Detroit is one of the few cities which
lies on an international border. Win-
dsor, just across the Detroit River, is a
bastion of good food, relaxing at-
mosphere, and a 20 percent exchange
rate on the U.S. dollar.
A few hours away from Windsor lies
Toronto. One weekend just isn't enough
to explore the many levels of diversity
this city has to offer. If one has the
money, one can shop or dine in first
class style. The other levels of Toronto
culture are less expensive, and just as
easily, if not more, accessible.
Back east, in Detroit, the museum
circuit is a sure-fire hit with the
cultural day tripper. Detroit caters to
all aspects of the arts, The Detroit In-
stitute of Arts holds a: nationally famous
early American exhitit, and in a fitting
location a mural depicting the plight of
the working man.
For those science buffs who don't
have a weekend to trek off to Toronto to
visit its world renowned science
museum, Detroit offers a version of its
own. The Detroit Science Center
physically represents many of the most
familiar scientific and natural laws. It
also displays some not so conventional
phenomena. Though many school
groups and young children are en-
thralled by the Science Center, many
older children sneak in for a look now
For those history buffs, The Detroit
Historical Museum may offer
something totally unique - an old cob-
blestone Detroit city street, complete
with shops and gas street lamps. The
Historical Museum also shows period
costuming through the ages.
Moving outward into suburbia,
history buffs travel to Dearborn from
all over the world to spend the day at
Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford
Museum. Famous for its display of
historical sites, with the original brick
transported and relayed in exactly the
same location in the building, the
village is always presenting some ac-
tivity for the general public, whether it
is a sleigh ride, or a historical reenac-
Greenfield Village can never be fully
experienced in just one trip. It is vastly
different each time one visits. Not only
is the village open every day of the
year, except Christmas and New Year's,
there are always more places to ex-
plore within its confines.
Historical day trippers cannot be
satisfied unless they visit the Henry
Ford Museum. The building is packed
with American artifacts, from Martha
Washington's china to Charles Lin-
dbergh's plane, 'The Spirit of St. Louis'.
The Ford Mansion provides a bit of per-
sonal history of the automobile
For the musical day tripper, Detroit
offers two avenues. First, the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, at Ford
Auditorium, or various visiting per-
forming artists, at Orchestra Hall
provide the classical music con-
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For those into more popular music,
Detroit is the home of Motown. One of
the fastest moving music markets in the
nation, Detroit is famous among rock
performers for having the best audien-
ces in the country (some expand this to
the world). The Motown museum,
located in the Hitsville USA building,
provides a tribute to the music which
made Detroit famous. And, there is
always one concert or another hap-
pening around the city.
Certainly, the Detroit area always
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