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Organizations offer cross -cin
country skiing in Ann Arbor
By Patricia Duque For those who are not ready to throw three hours from here at Higgins Lake.
For the Daily themselves down a steep hill, there is They have a bunch of trails that are real-
Winter is upon the city, which sig- plenty of cross-country skiing to be ly nice"
nifies the onset of winter activities done in and around Ann Arbor. It's a There are ungroomed trails at Bird
- like sledding' in the Arb, snow surprisingly cheap and physically bene- Hills Park, Gallup Park, Buhr Park,
fights and . cross-country skiing. ficial activity. Dolph Park, Saginaw Forest, Leslie
Cross-country skiing is a great car- "I've cross-country skied up in north- Park golf course and Fuller Park.
diovascular, exercise, using muscles ern Michigan a lot," said Julie Haight, Students can rent all equipment at the
throughout the body. LSA sophomore, "two and a half to University Outdoor Recreation Center,
located in the North Campus
Recreation Building.
The center rents the equipment in
packages - including boots, poles
* "Oi f and skis. The package rates are: $8
for adults and $6 for children all day;
r $16 for adults and $12 for children
T I " "weekends (Friday through Monday);
t O W r k S 0 e S g n r fand $48 for adults and $36 for ci-
t MhDA r dren all week. The center also rents
snowshoes and toboggans. For those
who want to get out of the Ann Arbor

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Cross-country skiing is a popular winter sport in Michigan.

area, the center sponsors a few skiing
trips.
"We have a trip that goes up near
Grayling, to the Higgins Lake area - I
believe it's private land," said Michelle
Ferrarrase, a staff member at the
University Recreation Center. "Around
here, we like to go to the Pinckney
Recreation Area, up towards Brighton"

The center's hours are Monday, Tuesda
and Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., and Friday
noon to 6 p.m. It is closed o
Wednesdays.
"People can go to state and city parks,
said Ton Rayburn, Wilderness Outfitter
employee. "A lot of people like to go ou
to Radrick farms." Wilderness Outfitter
also holds skiing trips.

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New Edition reunites with new
album - but for music or money?
By Eugene Bowen break free (that's when Gill joined). His supply. Gill and Tresvant both had their
Daily Arts NXriter solo career seemed to be shooting time of solo fame when their albums hit
They were the Jackson Five ofthe '80s. straight to the stars, riding off of singles big, but what happened after that? No
Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph like "My Prerogative," "Every Little more big songs or big money. Gill just
and Johnny. Step" and "Humpin' Around." His con- recently released another solo album,
New Edition was THE teen R&B troversial marriage to Whitney Houston which is OK at best.
group. "Mr. Telephone Man," "Count and the birth of their first baby, Bobbi, Has anyone heard from Bell Biv Devoe
Me Out,' the "Earth Angel" remake, were other highlights in his life. lately? And what about those people who
"Helplessly in Love" - the list of Top Gill was the next to go, with the were signed on the Biv 10 Records label?
10 hits sung by this group of Bostonian release of his multi-platinum, self-titled Remember that "East Coast Family" CD
teens since 1983 is seemingly endless. album. "My, My, My" and "Rub You the with everyone chanting "One for all and
Even after Johnny Gill and Bobby Right Way" were two of his premiere all for one?" What happened to that big,
Brown left, the four remaining members songs. Last to go was Tresvant. He left happy, interracial family?
did a great job with the '88 release of soon after "Heartbreak" was released. Well, Another Bad Creation was
"Heartbreak," the last LP released under His self-titled album reached platinum rapped into the ground by Kriss Kross
the New Edition too. years ago, MC Brains had one CD
name. Those hits After' all that before leaving and Boyz 11 Men, seeing
served only to N w di on IllS individual suc- Biv 10 heading nowhere fast, left
strengthen the cess, everyone - Bivins' tutelage. As for Whyteguyz, 10-
New Edition fol- Ronnie, Bobby, 10, Tom Boys, Lady B., Fruit Punch and
lowing, even as hkRicky, Mike, everyone else? They remain the same
the group contin- ______ ______ Ralph and Johnny nobodies they always were. But at least
ued to crumble. - is back togeth- they have the joy of knowing that Bivins
After Ralph Tresvant left, the three er, and the group has a new release titled ended up becoming just as much of a
remaining members (now known as Bell "Home Again" (**, MCA). nobody.
Biv Devoe) kept everything alive with Well, ain't that special? As if the As for Ricky Bell and Ronnie Devoe?
the 1990 release of "Poison." "BBD (I return of New Edition is the surprise They were like the eternal background
Thought It Was Me)," and ballads reunion of the decade. singers of New Edition and Bell Biv
("When Will I See You Smile Again") Anyone with half an ounce of common Devoe, and they remain in that position
were just a few of the songs which made sense could foretell this day happening. on "Home Again."
BBD a household word. Michael Bivens Why? Because even though all the New Today all the felias are talking like
was t'he big man of the three, discovering Edition members gained individual suc- the second coming of New Edition was
and pushing Boyz II Men to the top and cess soon after the group dissolved, none in the plan long ago. Bell once com-
even bringing about Biv 10 Records. of that success lasted. mented saying, "To make another New
Of course, the other former members Think about it: Brown had everything. Edition album was always plan:'
weren't doing alt that bad for themselves Now, he's millions in debt, being sued Bull. When these guys went solo,
either. In 1987, Brown was the first to and about to be divorced from his money New Edition was dead in their eves. It

wasn't until after the graves for their solo
careers had been dug that they began
talking reincarnation of the group.
Tresvant spit out similarly sweet dri-
vel: "Making another New Edition
album with all of us, that was always
the plan."
The only question is, how long after
all of their careers were shot to hell did
they begin planning?

ire back with a new album.
Let's cut the crap. New Edition II
isn't about love and homesickness and
all that sentimental goop they're trying
to pile on us. 'Cause love would've
brought them home a long time-before
today. "Home Again" is all about
money. They don't have any; they want
some. Brown needs it desperately, and
it's not at all unlikely that many of the
other fellas are in similar positions.

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SNOW DAYS
Continued from Page 33
ly funny that the University was closed. There was no one
around due to Thanksgiving, so it was really eerie. People
were cross-country skiing in the streets."
The downside, Mitchell-Yellin said, "was that if you lived
in the dorm, you didn't get services either. Your actual living
environment was totally disrupted."
"They tell (employees) not to come, they don't," Kennedy
said, "Then it just snowballs," he said with a chuckle.
In December of 1945, the University had a more amenable
closing, as classes were cancelled at noon on the last day
before Christmas break. The Daily reported that extra trains
were called up to get students home to Boston, New York and

other Eastern cities, since later trains wvould be in use by t1
federal govemnment for transporting a large number of trout
from the West Coast.
University spokesperson Kim Clarke said that contrary 1
popular belief, the University had the community in mir
when it created its policy on shutting down. "It's extreme'
rare to close the University ... because we're a residenti
canpus. If we close, residence halls don't feed residents an
there's no public safety. If we close, (students are) not pr
vided the services they're required to get."
The University is not prohibited from closing due to leg;
action by students. Although the tale of law students practi
ing their expertise on administrators is common on campu
Clarke said there is no truth to the tale. "It's just one of tho
urban legends."

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