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6B - Michigan Ddiry Weeke Magatir e-' Thursday, Jarr'y28,1999


The Mich n Daily Weeken


II VCoffee
UAC has 11 mini-courses to keep you

Swing Dancing:
Be part of the craze that's sweeping the nation! In the beginner
courses, learn the basic moves of East Coast Swing and the
Charleston. For intermediate dancers, learn the Lindy Hop and
more swing! Price: $55, Instructors: Carey Bohjanen, Dorota
Jozefiak, Greg Shannon, Location: Pendleton
Section 1: Mon. 7-8 m, (beginning)
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Section 2:
Section 3:

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Wed. 7-8 pm, (beginning)
Feb. 17-March 31
Wed. 8-9 pm, (intermediate)
Feb. 17-March 31

Sign Language:
Become more expressive with your body. Learn one of the most
valuable communication skills, the ability to speak with your hands
throug h basic American Sign Language. Price: $40, Instructor:
Joan E. Smith, Location: Welker Room
Section 1: (beginners) Mon. 6-7 pm, Feb. 15-March 29
Section 2: (intermediates) Mon. 7-8 pm, Feb. 15-March 29
This is the course all your friends have told you about now it's your
turn to take it. Learn how to mix over 100 drinks and become the
life of the party. A certificate of graduation will be awarded upon
completion and the last class will be held at the Nectarine! Price:
$45, Instructor: Scot Greig, Location: University Club
Section 1: Mon. 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb. 15-March 22
Section 2: Tues. 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb. 16-March 23
Section 3: Wed. 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb. 17-March 24
Section 4: Thurs. 5:30-7:30 pm, Feb. 18-March 25
Ballroom Dancing:
Sweep your partner oi her feet with moves like the Rumba, Cha-
Cha and Waltz! No prior experience is necessary. Price: $58 per
couple, Instructors: Herman Humes and Bob Pinter, Location:
Michigan Union/League Ballroom
Section 1: Tues. 7-9 pm, Feb. 16-March 30
(first class in Ballroom)
Section 2: Wed. 7-9 pm, Feb. 17-March 31
(first class in Ballroom)
Section 3: Thurs. 7-9 pm, Feb. 18-April 1
(first class in Pendleton)
Amaze your opponents with the perfect break or by clearing the
table. This class will teach you the fundamentals of pool so you
can quickl become an expert. Price: $30, Instructors: Billiards
Room Stabf Location: Billiards Room
Section 1:'b pners Tus. 7-9 m, Feb. 16-March 30
Section 2:Iadvanced Tues. 9-11 pm, Feb. 16-March 30

Become a whiz in the kitchen. Learn how to create delicious dish-
es that only practiced chefs can make and serve up an appetizing
platter. Please bring a paring knife and a vegetable peeler. Price:
$45 + $22 lab fee, Instructor: Ann Flora, Location: Union Kitchen
Section 1: Mon. 7-10 pm, Feb. 15-March 29
CPR and First Aid:
Learn a skill that could save a life. This course teaches complete
adult CPR as well as community first aid. Upon completion you
will receive a certification in both areas by the American Red
Cross. Price: $52, Instructor: The American Red Cross, Location:
Kuenzel Room
Section 1: Mon. 7-10 pm, Feb. 15-Feb. 22
Learn to Have the best hands on campus. This course teaches you
the secrets of giving and receiving the perfect massage. Don't for-
get to bring a towel to every session. Price: $58, Instructor:
Rachid Seklaoui, Location: Pond ABC
Section 1: Mon. 6-8 pm, Feb. 15-March 29
Get the body you've always wanted. Learn which diets will best
help you to lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass. Price: $55,
Instructor: Jon Gentry, Location: 21058
Section 1: Tues. 6-8 pm, Feb. 16-March 30
Harmonize your mind and body. Align your senses with nature,
learn a deeper sense of concentration and sharpen your focus with
this introductory course. FREE, Instructor: Kapila Castoldi,
Location: Pond ABC
Section 1: Mon. 7:30-9:30 pm, Feb. 15-March 29
Put a jump in your walk, build endurance and acquire flexibility by
learning the fascinating methods of yoga. Price: $58, Instructor:
Rachid Seklaoui, Location: Pond ABC
Section 1: Thurs. 6-8 pm, Feb. 18-April 1 -
are non-credit classes offered through UAC and the Michigan
Union. Classes run weekly in the Union from February 15through
April 1, 1999. Registration runs from Februca m1 to
February 12, 1999 at the Michigan Union Tiket Office.
Call 763-TKTS. No mail in re istration. (Refunds only if class is
canceled.) Questions? CaN the UAC office at 763-1107
http://www.umich.edu/~uac -
University Activities Center

gives 'U'
new home
By Sasha Higgins
Daily Arts Writer
For those wondering where their
beloved desks and dressers from
their residence hall days have gone,
a trip to Property Disposition might
go beyond sentimentality. For
around $30, they can even purchase
those "antiques" of yester-year.
Property Disposition, located on
North Campus, is home to the relics
of all buildings and departments on
the University's Ann Arbor,
Dearborn and Flint campuses. The
"store" is situated in a warehouse-
type*building, and its merchandise
overflows out of the back door onto
a large, fenced off area.
Most antique shops are characterized
by their small, cozy establishments;
their products line every wall, and even
the most diligent of shoppers might
missa prized itemsdue to the clutter of
boxes and glass cases. Property
Disposition is a significantly enlarged
version of your typical antique shop,
however a refined search is still needed
to capture the "gems" it has on offer.
Row upon row of desks, dressers, sofas,
chairs, lamps, computers and mattress-
es crowd the obviously enormous sur-
face area of the store. Scattered among
the larger pieces on sale are items as
diverse as antique lamps, harp boxes,
and dental chairs.
Jim Day, manager of Property
Disposition, describes his business
as selling "all the used assets of U of
"We only sell university owned
property, and university departments
have first dibs at the merchandise,"
Day said.
The store makes a 15 percent
profit on all sales; the remaining 85
percent goes to the University. The
prices are shockingly low - a desk
from a classroom runs around seven
dollars, sofas from residence hall
lounges are $75. Store employees
determine prices by tracking the
items' original values on the com-
puter, and then discounting accord-
ingly. Perhaps the most attractive of
the bargains lie in the electronical
goods Property Disposition has on
offer.There is an immense selction
of fax machines, computer monitors,
keyboards and printers. A fax
machine was priced at $25; most of
the computer monitors were selling
for under $20.
,*"Computers, overall, are around
60 percent of our sales," Day said.
"Students buy all sorts of computer
equipment, they just have to set
them up themselves."
Day said that working at- Property
Disposition often leaves him curious
as just how the merchandise is used
when it leaves the store.
"We get a lot of dealers and com-
puter repair people who come in.

Property Disposition employee Aaron Wells shows off just one of the many ex-
University items now on sale to the public on North Campus.

@ Classic VCR Se
By Aaron Rich
Weekend, etc. Editor
In an age when we cons
films in terms of the grc
into - "courtroom film
films," "boat films," etc.
only a few great movies
the category of "billiards f
finite group, two of the I
Hustler" and "The Color o
Both based on books by
Tevis, these films follow th
er life of pool shark "fast"
brilliantly played by Paul Ne
"The Color of Money
Martin Scorsese, picks up
25 years after "The Hustle
handler has become a trav
salesman - a job that le
time in his old haunts, bi
the green tables.
At one bar, he comes
some, young Vince, (T
whose "sledgehammer bi
matches his cockiness. Be
the divisive girlfriend Ca
Elizabeth Mastrantonio),
money for her man and ye
thing more than the $20-a
he wins with no trouble.
Eddie soon become
"steakhorse;" underwriting
teaching him the nuances
and driving him and Carmn
Midwest looking for ac
Eddie's love for the game
nine-ball, rather than stra
and a primordial urge to as

But a lot of the time, it is people
from the Ann Arbor community buy-
ing odds and ends," Day said. "Who
knows what some students do with
all the equipment they purchase -
maybe they're making a bomb!"
Many of the store's more eccentric
items do not stay there for long.
Exam tables and dental chairs are
hot sellers for students.
"Some students use the exam
tables as massage tables," Day said.
"But when they buy dental chairs,
that leaves me guessing!"
Aaron Walls, a University sales-
person and employee since 1975,
also has found working at Property
Disposition an interesting experi-
"When I first came here, we
somehow ended up with former
Michigan Gov. Williams's trench-
coat. But we had to give that back,"

said Walls.
Williams was Michigan's gover-
nor from 1949 to 1960.
Walls, sitting on a dental chair,
amidst desks, sofas, and mattresses,
said that all the store's merchandise
is left untouched when arrived.
"We sell it as it is' Walls said.
Perhaps the lack of polish and
touch-ups only accentuate the char-
acter of every piece in this vast time
capsule of a store. Each item has
touched the University in its own
way, and each holds a story of some-
how influencing the lives of
University affiliates. So if that desk
in your English class-has caught
your eye, or you want to commemo-
rate the place where you studied for
your first blue book, look no further
than Property Disposition. It's a
highly economical way to furnish
that new apartment.

Glacier National Park
Where do you see yourself this summer?
Choose A or B?

A. Commuting in bumper to
bumper traffic? -
A. Spending the summer with
the same old crowd?
A. Spending hot & humid
summer nights next to an
air conditioner?

B. Sharing a trail with a mountain
goat as you hike through snow
capped glacier peaks?
8. Meeting your new best friend
under the "ig Sky" of Montana?
B. Watching millions of stars & the
northern lights on a clear, cool
August night?

If you answered "B" to any of the above, choose a summer in the
"Last Best Place". "
St. Mary Lodge & Resort
(Glacier Park's finest)
We will be on campus January 29.1999 interviewin. for our 1999
summer season. Call (800) 368-3689 to schedule an interview.

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