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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 20, 1999 - 3A

discusses new
The University's Center for
Integrated Microsystems is cosponsor-
in e Sixth Annual Strategic and
Temical Symposium of the Metro
Detroit Chapter Society for
Information Display on Wednesday
and Thursday.
Symposium topics include an update
on flat panel display markets, the appli-
cation of aerospace display technology
to vehicles and microelectronic and
micromachine applications in vehicles.
University and industry researchers
from Delphi-Delco, DaimlerChrysler,
Fo* Motor Company, Lear
Corporation, Philips, Visteon, Dow
Chemical, the Air Force Research Lab
and several universities including the
University of Michigan.
The symposium is scheduled to begin
at 8 a.m. both days at the Ypsilanti
Marriott located on Huron Street near I-
94. For more information contact the
University's Center for Integrated
Microsystems at 734-936-0982.
triversity Library
to hold book sale
The University Library System will
hold a public book sale Friday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium of the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The
sile'features books on history, philoso-
phy and religion. Hard cover books will
be available for S each and paperback
boo will be available for $0.50 each.
library will also be holding a
trivia contest to identify the correct
University building inscribed with the
phrase, "In darkness dwells the people
which knows its annals not."
Two winners will be chosen from
those who can correctly identify the
building to receive a gift certificate for
$5 good toward a purchase at the
library's next sale
S ithsonian to
award 'U' projects
Computerworld Smithsonian Awards
willrecognize 14 University projects
.that use technology in innovative ways
in a special ceremony Wednesday.
University president Lee Bollinger,
Chief InformationOfficer Jose-Marie
Gri s and Computerworld
Sm onian Awards Director Dan
Morrow are scheduled to speak at the 3
p.m. ceremony in the Koessler Room
of the Michigan League, with a recep-
tion afterward.
Study examines
effects of
domestic abuse,
T Center for the Education of
Women is holding a research presenta-
tion by doctoral student Julie Eastin
and Associate Professor Sandra
The topic is "Research in Progress:
The_. impact of Intimate Partner
Violence on Children and Its
Relationship To Emotional Abuse
Among Siblings. The presentation is
scheduled for Monday Sept. 27 from
12 . to 1:30 p.m. in the CEW
Con ence Room, located at 330 East

Alumni magazine
features cinema
The fall issue of the Michigan
Quarterly Review is now available to
The issue places a focus on cine-
ma~qich includes University alum
and screen-writer Lawrence
asdan's 1999 Hopwood lecture, an
ssay by art history prof. Rudolf
rn'heim, an essay by assistant prof.
f film and video Catherine
enamou and works by authors
ennessee Williams and Joyce Carol
The MQR is available for purchase
or $5 fft- a single issue, or $18 for a
ear, subscription. Contact MQR Room
03n the Rackham Building for
ore information.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Lindsey Alpert.


Ann Arbor enter joint parking venture

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
A joint venture between the University and the
City of Ann Arbor, could alleviate some of the
constant parking crunch on campus.
Once the Forest Avenue-Willard Street park-
ing structure located on South University
Avenue is demolished in March and completed
about a year later, the costs of operating the
multi-level structure will be shared by the
University and the city.
The enlarged structure will include about 400
spaces, allowing the facility to accommodate
867 cars.
"This is a positive piece of collaboration with
the city," University President Lee Bollinger

said at the University Board of Regents meeting
Friday morning.
The board approved the plan during the meet-
ing, but did not reveal the price tag for the
University's share of the operating costs.
Based on current agreement, the University will
be allowed 32 percent of the structure's total
capacity solely for University use.
Chief Financial Officer Robert Kasdin, said
those 277 University spaces will improve the
current parking situation for University workers
and faculty members.
"We are aware that this is a crucially important
structure at the University," Kasdin said.
The additional spaces will provide new park-
ing options for University employees who work

in the School of Business Administration, the
School of Education and the School of Social
Two other University structures - one located
on Church Street near East Hall and one located on
Hill Street behind the School of Business
Administration - currently are the nearest for
workers in those facilities.
"This project is going to release some pressure
for those who work in those buildings," said Hank
Baier, associate vice president for facilities and
The Ann Arbor City Council approved the joint-
operation venture in April.
The rebuilding of the Forest Avenue-Willard
Street parking structure is the next project in a

series of rehabilitations to municipal parking facil-
Kasdin said the rebuilding of the facility will not
only provide some parking relief to the University
but also to South University Avenue area mer-
chants and their customers.
The city-owned South Fourth AvenueEast
Washington Street structure near Main Street was
demolished last year and rebuilt with spaces for
277 cars.
Although the city's Maynard Street parking
structure was not demolished, it is being renovat-
Both projects are scheduled to be completed in
October, providing parking relief to downtown
Ann Arbor.

Panchero's, 103 WIQB host
annual burrito eating contest
By Lsa Koivu
For the D)aily

Charlie Sojka ate six pounds of burritos Friday and not
just because he was hungry.
Nine contestants battled for top honors at the second
annual Panchero's Mexican Grill Burrito Eating
Contest. Sojka, an Engineering junior, won the contest
after finishing three burritos in the 45-minute time allot-
"I'm feeling very full right now," Sojka said following the
contest. "My strategy was to eat the first two as quickly
as possible and work my way through the third one," he
Toward the end of the time limit, a few of the contes-
tants had to take time out from eating. While some
stood up or walked around the restaurant, one contes-
tant stepped outside on to South University Avenue for
fresh air.
When time was called, Sojka was named the winner, tying
last year's record of three burritos. Prior to the contest, Sojka
said he wanted to finish four burritos. "I don't think I can
make it, but that's the goal," Sojka said.
Engineering senior Peter Cornue registered in the contest
along with a friend but had no intention on competing for
honors. "I've felt better," Cornue said. "I ate about 95 per-
cent of one."
None of the contestants were sure how many burritos
they would be able to consume prior to the contest.
Most participants only ate one or two of the massive
LSA senior James Szymanski wouldn't put a number
to how many he'd be able to eat. "I've been training
hard, but I'm keeping my options open," Szymanski
Engineering senior Matt Heller used a technical strategy
to decide how many burritos he would eat.

"I'm hoping to eat five
percent of my body
- Matt Heller
Engineering senior
"I'm hoping to eat five percent of my body weight,"
Heller said while laughing.
Participants selected from four types of burrito, including
pork, chicken, steak and grilled vegetable.
"The participants are able to pick what flavor of burrito
they want and water is provided," said Jivier Rico, a
Panchero's employee.
All of the contestants received a gift bag with a S5
Panchero's gift certificate, a T-shirt and a music CD. Sojka
also won free burritos for the semester.
Community Marketing Manager for Panchero's Emily
Hall said the annual event was held to generate publicity for
Panchero's and to introduce the restaurant's new Fresh-Mex
menu. "The contest is a good way to let people know we're
in town," Hall said.
The contest was cosponsored by radio station ROCK
103 WIQB. Radio personality disc jockey Tiny Tim
broadcast live from the restaurant during the event.
During the contest, the restaurant offered specials on its
regular menu for non-participants.
Advertisements for the event aired on WIQB throughout
the past two weeks, and signs were hung on the windows of
The contest was limited to nine participants who entered
on a first come basis.

Noel Schiller, a second year graduate student, purchases onions from a
vendor at the Kerrytown Farmer's Market on Saturday,
Market celebrateo%;s
80th anniverar

By Elizabeth Kassab
For the DAy
When the Kerrytown Farmers'
Market opened 80 years ago it was
just that - a farmers' market.
Local farmers went there to sell
everything from cucumbers to
chickens. In the past 30 years, the
Farmers' Market has expanded to
include arts and crafts.
"It has become a Saturday morn-
ing experience," said Ann Arbor
Mayor Ingrid Sheldon, who pre-
sented longevity awards in a cere-
mony to honor veteran vendors.
In celebration of the Farmers'
Market's 80th anniversary many
stalls offered free samples of various
goods. The bands Delta 88 and Old
#7 provided music during Saturday's
Longevity awards were given to
more than two dozen vendors who
have been selling at the Farmers'
Market for at least 30 years.
Mildred Parker has been selling
at the Farmers' Market for 57 years.
"During the war there was no
meat, and we had chickens," Parker
said. The demand for chickens was
so great, there were more people in
line than there were chickens to sell,
Parker said. "I had -to go down the
line and tell people to leave,"
Although chickens can no longer
be sold at the Farmers' Market due to
health code restrictions Parker's still
operates a stall and now offers her
quilts, baby clothes and other crafts.
Robert Dieterle, a Saline resident,
started selling at the Farmers' Market
along with his mother 73 years ago,
the longest of any of the vendors. He
and his wife, Louetta, have been sell-
ing together for 60 years - today
they raise and sell flowers. "It's a lot
of work, (but) I wouldn't do it if I did-
n't enjoy it," Louetta Dieterle said.
Another flower vendor, Brigitte
Spar, said her family has been sell-

ing at the market for 43 years. "It's
my kind of life," Spar said. "I can
do what I like and still get money"
The Kierczak family started sell-
ing vegetables at the Farmers'
Market 72 years ago, when Al
Kierczak was eight years old. He and
his wife still work 20 acres of land;
their vegetables are "hand-picked
with tender loving care," he said.
Hand-picked fruit attracts shop-
pers who prefer the taste of fresh
fruit. "There are a lot of things here
that you can't get at any other
place, like fresh raspberries," said
Geraldine Suver, who has been
shopping at the Farmers' Market
for 10 years. "The stores have
frozen fruit. You can get fresh fruit
here with no (pesticide) spray."
The Farmers' Market attracts
people from many different areas.
"We've sold rugs to people from all
over the country just from being
here," said Ray Sabo,,a rug seller at
the market. Some of his wife's,
Virginia, rugs are made from recy-
cled denim and courderoy.
In today's urban environment,
the Farmers' Market is a reminder
of "old days, of harder times,' said
Coleman Jewett, a furniture seller.
Jewett makes and sells furniture
from pine wood. He said he decides
what to haggle depending on the
quality of his buyer's footwear.
"Wear cheap shoes," he jokingly
suggested. "I look at students' feet. If
they're wearing expensive shoes,
they have to pay more." "I treat col-
lege kids like I would like them to
treat my kids if they went away ...
it's tough," he said. Jewett's hand-
made bookshelves cost less than
many textbooks.
The Kerrytown Farmers' Market,
located on Detroit Street in Ann

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Arbor, is open
Wednesdays from
until Dec. 24.

Saturdays and
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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