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Your mission - if you choose to accept it - is to pile into a rust-colored VW Bus (or a Saturn of unknown color a
when the Bus breaks down) and accompany a band of roving hippies in their quest to eat at as many Denny's restau-
rants in the world as they can reach before they die.
"We want to visit all of the Denny's restaurants in the world, getting lots of free stuff along the way," proclaims one of
this site's creators. The problem: Denny's Restaurants International doesn't really care what these folks do and free stuff
has not been forthcoming. But, reading about their escapades and learning how to join them via this site is still fun.
Annual Ark Storytelling Festival This
annual event features different sto-
rytellers each night and sports a
Sunday Program for the entire family.
Emmy award winner Jim May tells
stories about his life in the midwest
and Ugandan artist Namu Lwanga
shares her culture at tonight's ses-
sion. The Ark, 316 S. Main, 761-
1800. 8 p.m. $12.50.
Blake Clark See Thursday. 8 p.m.
and 10:30 p.m. $12.
HilaryAnd Jackie See Thurs. 4:30, 7, 9:30
Antz (1998) One of 1998's best films
is presented in an open captioned pre-
sentation for the deaf and hard of hear-
ing. Showcase, 1:30, 3:15 p.m.
Blake Clark Less than Blake, live in
concert. Everyone, get the t-shirts.
Mainstreet Comedy Showcase, 314
E. Liberty St., 996-9080. 5:45 p.m.
& 10:45 p.m. $12.
Blammo Slam and jam with blam
and the fam. Heidelberg, 215 N.
Main St., 663-7758. 10 p.m. $5.
High School Jazz Band Can't wait
until your next high school reunion?
This will help you kill some time.
Bird of Paradise, 207 S. Ashley, 662-
8310. 1 p.m. Free.
Howling Diablos Come see if the
diablos are really worth howling over
or if it's better to save your voice for
another one of those open mics.
Blind Pig, 208 1st St., 996-8555. 10
Pave the Sun Sounds like a good
project for anyone feeling ambitious
over spring break. Cross Street, 511
W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, 485-5050.
10:30 p.m. $4.
Rollie Tussing Ill, Dale Osburn T2,
Y2K, ID4, RT3, U2, UB40, BMW M-5
and R2-D2. One of these will be at
the show, the others will not. Gypsy
Cafe, 214 N. 4th Ave., 994-3940.
9:30 p.m. $4.
Sam Cockrell & the Groove Come
find out how Sam got his groove
back. Cavern Club, 210 S. 1st St.,
332-9900. 10 p.m. $5.
Kismet See Thursday. 2 p.m. and 8
The Hole See Thursday. 3 p.m. and
Private Eyes See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Harvey See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Romeo and Juliet See Thursday. 8
A LTERNA TIVES
Blake Clark See Thursday. 5:45
p.m., 8:15 p.m and 10:45 p.m. $12.
Annual Ark Storytelling Festival The
festival continues tonight with
Gerald Fierst and Rosyin Bresnick-
Perry, both of whom will delight with
tales of their Jewish heritage. The
Ark, 316 S. Main, 761-1800. 8 p.m.
Hilary And Jackie See Thurs. 4:30,
7, 9:30 p.m.
Antz (1998) See Sat., 1:15, 3 p.m.
2nd Annual Sphinx Competition
Finals Concert Accompanied by the
Ann Arbor Symphony, with guest con-
ductor Michael Morgan, The Sphinx
Competition showcases top African-
American and Latino string players
under the age of 25. Hill Auditorium,
825 N. University Ave., 764-2538, 4
Great American Blues Jam Everyone
knows why it's great to be a
Michigan Wolverine, but today you
can find out why it's great to be an
American. T.C.'s Speakeasy, 207 W.
Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 483-4470.
South Quad Department of Public Safety officers Lt. Declan Lugin and Jeff Glebe
check their nightly duties.
Late lnight wit
Ron Uvingston (right) and Gary Cole (left) star in the Mike Judge comedy "Of
it's not "King of the Hill." No, it's not even a cartoon. What it is is this Uving
among many other funny scenes contained within this full-length feature film.
9 p.m. $2.
Lucy Webster Come inside, grab a
drink and snuggle in for the show. If
you're small like TV's "Webster,"
you're really lucky! Borders, 612 E.
Liberty, 668-7652. 1 p.m. Free.
Michael Smith Bottom line, anyone
named Smith (with the exception of
Atlanta Hawk Steve) is bound to be
cool. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., 761-
1451. 7:30 p.m. $12.50.
Ann Arbor's Finest
Mexican Style Food!
Michigan's Largest Selection of
Gourmet Hot Sauces & Salsas!
WE DELIVER! call 761-6650
Mon. - sat. 'tit 1 a.m.
Sunday 'til2oo a.m. 333 E. Huron
Charley'swould like to be the first to congratu-
late you, with a free meal.Just bring along a
friend and proper ID, and select your favorite
entree from our famous menu.
It'sjust our way of
CZ dIT M saying Congratula-
u tions and thanks for
CnarI~s celebrating with us.
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By Elena Upson
For the Daily
Recent party raids by the Ann
Arbor Police Department and offi-
cers from the Department of Public
Safety have noticeably strained ten-
sions between students and cops -
this especially rings true for the stu-
dents who came to college expect-
ing to find themselves at parties
reminiscent of "Animal House"
doing keg-stands and chugging
vodka as it pours down an ice block.
But most officers do not fit the
stereotypical mold of an iron-fisted
law enforcement agent. Take, for
instance, Eric Travis, a DPS patrol
guard in East Quad Residence Hall.
Travis, who has been walking the
dorm for 10 years, prides himself on
having good relations with students
and trying not to act as a parental
figure. He described his job as more
of a protective and preventative
measure to ensure students' safety.
"In general, we assure the safety
and security of residents and staff,"
Travis said. "Most actions are pro-
active and preventative. We don't
enforce rules for our own jollies or
satisfaction, but for the common
In fact, Travis spends the majori-
ty of his shift, which lasts from 9
p.m. to 7 a.m. every weekday,
checking on what he described as
the "minutia" in order to ensure that
everything in East Quad and the
Executive Residence building
across the street is running smooth-
On a typical night, Travis begins
his shift by administering an exteri-
or check in which he makes sure all
the outside doors are secure and
shut so that no intruders can have
access to the building. After com-
pleting the exterior check, he usual-
ly stops by the Executive Residence
lounge for a cop of coffee to keep
him alert for the long night ahead of
Next,.he makes his way back to
East Quad for a meeting with the
Residential Staff - a group con-
sisting of the resident advisors and
directors who are on-duty for the
Once the meeting ends, Travis is
off to perform the interior check,
which usually takes anywhere
between 45 minutes and an hour
depending on the officer and the
Travis usually performs these
checks three to five times an
evening, each time looking for any
unusual activity and open rooms
such as classrooms in the
Residential College, which should
be closed at night.
Additionally, he carefully checks
the laundry rooms, boiler room,
cafeteria, and storage area for any
maintenance problems. He
explained that DPS also works
closely with the maintenance staff
See DPS, Page 128
Kismet See Thursday. 2 p.m.
The Hole See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Private Eyes See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Harvey See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Romeo and Juliet See Thursd
Annual Ark Storytelling Festi
Festival concludes today wit
cial family program that con
number of storytellers into a
za of fun. The Ark, 316 S. Ma
1800. 1 p.m & 3 p.m. $6.
The General (1998) Jon Voight sta
John Boorman's film about a real I
angster. Michigan Theater, 603 E
. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $5.50
Acoustic Open Mic Come find
why this is the most popularc
mic for the extremely key 18
demographic. Tap Room, 201
Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 482-
9:30 p.m. Free.
Fast Internet Access
Fresh Juice &
1220 S. Unie
The General See Monday. 7 & 9
Blues Jam Lace up your boot;
geit ready to jam. Tap Room, 2
Mchigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 482-
9:30 p.m. Free.
Karaoke Night Could be lame
depending on the song selecti
T.C.'s Speakeasy, 207 W. Mic
Ave., Ypsilanti, 483-4470. 9:3
Traditional Irish Session St. Patr
Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures
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