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4B - The Michigan Daily Weekend agazine - Thursday, October 30, 1997

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The Michigan Da#WeekiM Magaz


W1 About Town
Fall season in full bloom at local cider mills and rms

Entertainment News
Chris Rock agrees to
co-star in new 'Weapon

By C n Burtt
For the Daily
Long ago, in the 19th century, Ann
Arbor consisted of thousands of acres
of land and orchards, country stores
serving apple butter and cider and win-
ter sleigh rides coursing across the
Luckily, this tranquil scene has not
vanished into the annals of Ann Arbor
history. Today, in the Ann Arbor vicini-
ty, cider mills and farms serve as a cozy,
nostalgic escape from the hectic

Dexter is home to the oldest
ing cider mill in Michigan. The
Cider Mill, Inc. was built in 1&
Civil War veteran so that localo
owning farmers could makea
their own cider.
The mill lies on the banks
Huron River, and though then
orchard on the premises, it is
active now as it was in the 19thc
A 20th-century group of cu
has brand-new reasons for visit
"People come here because th
ents came here," said RichardI

operat- a cider blender at the mill. "It's a tradi-
Dexter tion."
86 by a Tradition or not, the cider and home-
orchard- made donuts at the Dexter Cider Mill
and sell are temptation enough for students with
an affection for the seasonal delicacies.
of the "I went because I wanted some good
re is no cider," said LSA sophomore Dana
just as Rowader. "And the donuts were awe-
century. some!"
istomers Though fresh cider and donuts alone
ing. are enticing to some, other customers
heir par- prefer to pick their own apples. Wasem
Koziski, Fruit Farm in Milan caters to those who
desire a more hands-on role at the mill.
Leola Wasem, 81, owns and operates
the 90-acre farm, which offers donuts
made from four homemade batters,
pumpkins, pears and, of course, apples.
The hands-on approach attracts mostly
children, who can take a tour with
Wasem, "the apple expert," as she
demonstrates how cider is made.
As Anita Bivian, a tour helper and
kitchen worker at Wasem Fruit Farm,
said, "We get lots of college students all
the time." With cider prices ranging
from $.90 to $4, price may be a signifi-
cant factor in drawing the college
} crowd. -
"We're a lot cheaper than other cider
mills," Bivian said.
Though orchards and cider mills do
have a certain charm, some people
visit these farms for a different pur-
pose: the always-popular seasonal
activity, hayrides. Neither Dexter
Cider Mill nor Wasem's offers
hayrides, but several other cider mills
do. Wiard's Orchards, Inc., located in
Ypsilanti, features a cider mill,
FILE PHOTO hayrides and a myriad of other sources
xter of outdoor enjoyment.
The Wiard family has run this mill

since 1853, and seventh-generation
Wiards still work there. The farm has
200 acres, enough room to allow for
many different events.
Weekdays at Wiard's bring many
children, as do the country fairs on the
weekends. Pony rides, face painting and
pumpkin picking entertain the kids. In
the evenings, Wiard's offers 35-minute
tractor-driven hayrides and bonfires for
college students. There are also four
spooky Halloween events starting Oct.
23 and running through Nov. 1: a haunt-
ed hayride, a "monster maze" a haunt-
ed barn and a haunted asylum.
Rose Timbers, the special events
coordinator at Wiard's, beamed with
pride as she said, "Wiard's offers lots of
things. There's a country store and a full
bakery ... You can do just about any-
thing you want to do here."
Situated on 5,000 acres of state prop-
erty in Grass Lake is the Waterloo
Riding Stable, another option for those
spirited people seeking outdoor season-
al activities. There is no cider mill at
Waterloo, but the Stable offers hayrides,
horseback rides and bonfires. The
Stable is open day and night, year-
round. Nighttime hayrides, lasting
about 30 minutes to an hour, are popu-
lar with college students, especially
large student groups.
Stacie Eresten, a trail guide at
Waterloo Riding Stable, recommended
the stable because of its inviting atmos-
phere. "I've been working here since I
was 11," she said. "The staff is very
friendly and helpful. There's a large
area, and it's a really nice place."
Finally, let's not forget the fall activi-
ty most popular among college students
- square dancing. If you do like to
boogie down country-style, Sugarbush

Farms in Ypsilanti offers an outlet for
your physical expression. Thirty-minute
horse-drawn hayrides are also available.
Fall brings the opportunity for
everyone to escape into the brisk air
and enjoy the sights of the country.
Fresh cider, donuts, hayrides - all
can be attained at the cider mills and
farms in the Ann Arbor vicinity, and
these seasonal activities offer won-
derful opportunities for group bond-
ing. Several University student
groups take advantage of such
LSA junior Jaime Kidd, a member of
the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, announced
her sorority's plans to visit one of the
farms as a way of bringing the members
"It's something different and season-
al to do as a sisterhood event," Kidd
The Fame = Housing Language
Program reiamtly traveled to Wiard's
Orchards, and the trip was a popular
event among the group members.
"We chose the cider mill because we
surveyed ouirudents, and apple pick-
ing was on he top choices;' said Jill
Carbone. ar dministrative assistant
and teacher in the program.
Cider mills are particularly exciting
for a grour 1e this because the stu-
dents are a from other countries
and prob ave never seen such
"We pLL. ipples, and for most of
the students, this was a new experi-
ence;' said Carbone.
LSA sophomore Sarah Babini, a vol-
unteer with the program, enjoyed the
group experience at Wiard's as well.
"It was a lot of fun. The atmosphere
was great," Babini said.
Why do so many people, especially
college students, flock to farms and
cider mills in the bitter cold just to grab
a cup of juice or ride around in a
wagon? Well, as Koziski of Dexter
Cider Mill said, "The cider is best when
the weather gets a bite in the air."
Milling Around:
A tip sheet on where you
can enjoy the finest in Fall
* Dexter Cider Mill, Inc.: 3685"
Central, Dexter Tuisda-
Suntday, .9 a~m,5 p.m. 426-531*
% Wasem Fruit Farms: 6580
Judd Rd.,. Milan. 7 days, 9 a.m.-6
p.m. 482-2342:
* Sugarbush Farms: 3620.
Gotfredson Ypsilanti Hay rides
andl square dncing by reera-
tion. Parties take place in 4 hour
brackets: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; 7 p.m.-
11pm.; 8 p m 42 a.m. 482-
% Waterloo Riding Stable: 1281
Trist Rd., Grass Lake. Ha rides
by reservation. (517) 52-8920.
" Wiard's Orchards, lnc.:'5565
Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti. 7 days, 9
a.m:6 p.m. 482-7744.

V Whispers about another possible
"Lethal Weapon" film have abounded
ever since the third installment of the
series - starring Mel Gibson and
Danny Glover (below), and directed by
Richard Donner - left theaters near-
ly five years ago. There has never been
any doubt that all involved have wanted
very much to bring the profitable fran-
chise back to the big screen (provided,
of course, that Gibson receive some
$20 million for his duties). And recent
reports have gotten the rumor mill spin-
ning once again. Ubiquitous comic
Chris Rock has reportedly inked a deal
that will pay him big bucks as a sup-
porting character in an upcoming
"Lethal Weapon 4." Of course, the
"Saturday Night Live" alumnus is no
stranger to the silver screen. He has
been featured
in numerous
motion pic-
tures over the
years, includ-
ing "CB4" and
"New Jack
V Who is
the most pow-
erful person in
the entertain-
ment industry?
Weekly wants Mel Gibson and Danny
to tell you. In with Chris Rock for a "
its annual
rankings of the biggest of the
Hollywood bigwigs, the magazine
placed "director-partner-godhead"
Steven Spielberg at the top of the heap.
He earned his first Oscars in 1993 for
the Holocaust drama "Schindler's List;"
and two 1997 summer flicks, "Men In
Black,' which he produced, and "The
Lost World: Jurassic Park," which he
directed, earned a combined $472 mil-
lion at the box office. All this, plus the
increasing potential of his DreamWorks
production company, helped Spielberg
replace last year's supreme being, mogul
Rupert Murdoch, as the true king of all
V "The Horse Whisperer," Robert
Redford's much-anticipated adaptation
of Nicholas Evans' book, has, as one
could say, pulled a "Titanic."
Entertainment Weekly recently report-
ed that the release of the film has been
moved from December until next May,
due to various post-production
mishaps. The new time frame will
allow Redford space to fine-tune cer-
tain elements, while it will in all likeli-
hood make the movie, a one-time
awards favorite, miss the exciting year-
end Oscar race altogether.
/ No, you haven't seen this report
before: Actor Robert Downey Jr. is in
trouble with the law - again.
Repeatedly cited for drug and alcohol
abuse, the actor and one-time Academy
Award nominee has had his probation
revoked after he admitted to recently
falling off the wagon. The original


charge stems from a June 1996 trial in
which Downey was penalized for
numerous drug arrests. But all is not
lost: his re-sentencing has been delayed
until December to allow Downey time
to finish filming "Blue Vision," a
thriller directed by Neil Jordan. And
they say fame doesn't get you special
legal privileges ...
/ Patti Smith has sold out four
gigs this week at legendary club
C.B.G.B.'s in New York, her first con-
certs there since 1979. Addicted to
Noise reports that the 1,200 total tick-
ets were all gone in only two-and-a-
half hours, with many fans sleeping
out in the cold for them. Prices were
capped at $15 for the first three shows,
and went for $20 for Friday's final gig,
which benefits
ailing music
critic Michael
P a l in e r .
C.B.G.B.'s per-
formances by
"Smith, along
with the.
R a m o n e s,
Blondie and
The Talking
Heads herald-
ed to the world
lover may join forces the fierce new
ethal Weapon 4." music known
as punk;' said
/ Morphine recently decided not to
tour Japan and Australia, as well as
gigs in New Orleans, Chicago,
Minneapolis and San Francisco, in
order to go back into the studio. Band
spokeswoman Casey Svingen told
ATN, "Right now they're just feeling
really creative. They've been working
some new material out in (singer and
bassist) Mark Sandman's studio, and
they'll probably go into the Fort
Apache studio in Cambridge, Mass.,
/ Finally, the good and bad of
Oasis. The good: ATN reports that the
band will donate profits from its Nov. 4
Paris concert to London Lighthouse, an
"AIDS charity that Princess Diana was
a patron of," said Johnny Hopkins,
spokesman for Oasis' UK label,
Creation Rtecords. The bad: But lead
singer Liam Gallagher addressed
some of his chief critics in a live inter-
view with the BBC last Thursday: "I'm
going to shoot me mouth off here. If
they want to fight, be at Primrose Hill
Saturday morning at 12 o'clock." He
continued to yell vulgarities pertaining
to George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith
Richards and Paul McCartney. Oasis
has also recorded a version of the
Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man"
"just to piss off Keith Richards,"
reports ATN.
- Compiled by Daily Film Editor
Joshua Rich and Daily Music Editor
Aaron Rennie.

Scorpio(Oct.23-Nov. 21)
The goblins of the cold season are
about to attack your immune sys-
tem. Vitamin C and a little tender
loving care will be your best remedy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
A planned adventure will have spo
radio episodes of chaos. If you are
not careful, these little incidents
could ruin your trip.
Capcom (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Laughter will remedy any ailments
left from last week's confrontations
with good friends. Arguments with
these compadres will, in the long
run, make your relationship stronger.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Bobbing for apples at a Halloween
celebration could prove to bring
greater awards than just a piece of
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Consulting unreliable sources on
Top 10 movies
(for the week of Oct. 24 to
Oct. 27)
1. "I Know What You Did Last
Summer," $13.1 million (two weeks
in theaters)
2. "Devil's Advocate," $10.3 million (2)
3. "Kiss the Girls," $5.2 million (4)
4. "Seven Years in Tibet," $4.8
million (3)
5. "Gattaca," $4.4 million (1)
6. "Fairy Tale: A True Story," $3.4
million (1)
7. "In & Out," $2.86 million (6)
8. "Soul Food," $2.2 million (5)
9. "A Life Less Ordinary," $2.1
million (1)
10. "L.A. Confidential," $2 million (6)
Source: The Associated Press
Billboard Top 10.1,
(top albums for the week ending
Nov. 1, 1997)r
1. Leann Rimes, "You Light Up My
Life" (six weeks on chart)
2. Janet Jackson, "The Velvet
Rope" (2)
3. "Gang Related" Soundtrack (2)
4. Fleetwood Mac, 'The Dance" (9)
5. "Soul Food" Soundtrack (5)
6. Mariah Carey, 'Butterfly" (5)
7. LL Cool J, "Phenomenon" (1)
8. Boyz II Men, "Evolution" (4)
9. Aqua, "Aquarium" (6)
10. Green Day, "Nimrod" (1)
Source: Billboard Magazine

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life-changing decisions will hardl
be profitable - this could actua
be dangerous. Maximize your ce
fled resources to make importar
ArIes (March 21-April 19)
Finally some good news is in stow
for Aries. Your built up tension wi
subside as your romantic thermo
ter begins rise.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Dangling loose ends to important
business will finally be eliminated
this week as you use your recent
idle motivation to bring it all toge
er. Your timing of ambition couldr
be more perfect.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
While an unfortunate accident h
left you somewhat out of the
action, use this time to set your
priorities straight. Before you kn
it, things will be back to normal
Help Me Har
Dear Harlan,
I've been dating this guy for a v
and we have decided to take a big
We're both virgins and we have no
how to pick the right condom to
Please explain the differences in th
Thank you!
Dear Choosing,
Shopping for condoms is
like shopping for breakfast
cereal. It can be as simple as
a corn flakes and as complex
as honey, nuts and raisins. 4
Condoms come in all
shapes, colors and sizes. If
you go to your local phar-
macy, you'll mostly find
regular latex condoms,
some lubricated, others non-
lubricated and others with or Hae
without spermicide.
For the maximum protection, u
latex condom in combination w
spermicid-. For even more protec
use a contraceptive foam or jel
addition to using a condom.
It's may seem silly, but follow d
tions. Most condoms fail as a resu
human error. Also, make sure you
use water-based lubricants, anythin
based, like Vaseline, will damag
integrity of the condom and res
possible breakage.
If you go to a specialty store, loc
for those condoms intended only fo
as a novelty item.
Also, ask your pharmacist what
she recommends. And if you do ch
to become sexually active, it's impo
to see your doctor for an annual c
up. Just be sure this is the right tim
the right guy to share something so
For more tips on condom use,

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