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Dorm food got you
singing the blues?
By Brandon Harig
Daily Staff Writer
When your family pulls up in the minivan for a visit this fall, the
first thing you'll want to hear is, "So where do you want to eat?"
The chance to step out on the town with Mom and Dad is a great
opportunity to show your stomach there is such a thing as "real
food." Depending on the occasion, there are a number of local Ann
Arbor spots that are perfect for someone else to foot the bill.
Real Seafood Company
341 S. Main St. (734) 769-5960
Featuring an assortment of seafood on its menu, the Real
Seafood Company serves some of the best things ripped out
of the water. Specializing in amazing fresh catches, this is
the place to get anything from a $28 Maine lobster to a $17
chicken breast dijon for dinner. While pricey, the restau-
rant's cuisine is worth the cost.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-l11 p.m. Fri.-
Sat., 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.
Food Quality: ****
347 S. Main St. (888) 456-3463
Featuring the traditional decor of Italy, Palio offers some of the
best pastas and other dishes that cater to a wide range of tastes. As a
restaurant that goes so far as to blend and roast its own coffee beans,
sizable portions at this Ann Arbor eatery range from the $24.95 bis-
tecca gorgonzola to the $13.95 vegetarian lasagne verdure. For
high-class Italian food, Palio is a great place to check out.
Hours: 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., 4
p.m.-midnight Sat., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun.
Food Quality: ****
The Chop House
322 S. Main St. (888) 456-3463
The Chop House is most definitely the place for fine beef
in Ann Arbor. Quite easily one of the fancier places to eat,
Chop House's menu reads like a butcher's display - the
assortment of beef, pork and seafood yields enticing possi-
bilities to any carnivore. Prices reflect the upscale nature of
the restaurant - most dishes cost somewhere between $30
and $40. However, the price should not deter any family
searching for some of the best meat in the city.
Hours: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-l1 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4
p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.
Food Quality: ****I
Red Hawk Bar & Grill
316 S. State St. (734) 994-4004
Red Hawk Bar & Grill offers amazing food at a reasonable price.
This cozy restaurant on S. State Street has the feel of a small pub
with food ranging from the $5 soup of the day to the $15 sirloin
steak, and many of the restaurant's large sandwiches are around $8.
Red Hawk is an excellent place to take the parents for its dinner
plates overflowing with excellent food.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.
Food Quality: ***
314 E. Liberty St. (734) 662-1111
Ann Arbor's biggest vegetarian eatery, Seva serves a variety of
selections for alternative dining. Featuring full service and take-out,
some of this restaurant's most popular dishes include the various
wraps and meatless selections that can fill even the largest health-
conscious eater. If the family says no to meat, Seva is for you.
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.,
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.
Food Quality: ***4
512 E. William St. (734) 663-3379
Cottage Inn's pizza delivery is well known among stu-
dents. However, Cottage Inn's restaurant is a great place to
gather with family. The restaurant serves a variety of pizzas
and other Italian foods at affordable prices. Carrying dishes
such as pasta and salad for around $8, Cottage Inn is a good
place for a meal with all the high-quality taste and none of
the high cost.
Hours: 11 a.m.-Midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.,
Food Quality: ****
Good Time Charley's
1140 S. University Ave. (734) 668-8411
While not your average family restaurant, Good Time
Charley's features an outside patio for patrons searching for
fresh air. Serving your basic bar food like sandwiches and
burgers, Charley's is perfect for a basic meal within walking
distance of Central Campus. With plates of solid food for
between $6 and $12, it's hard to go wrong with this campus
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., Noon-Midnight Sun.
Food Quality: ***
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ALEX DZIADOSZ/For the Daily
With its extensive selection of pizza, pasta and salad, Cottage Inn Pizza on East William Street is a prime location
to take your parents when they come to visit.
Student drivers labor to find parking options in Ann Arbor
November 10, 2003
By Adam Rosen
and Ryan Vicko
Daily Staff Writers
The notorious parking situation in Ann
Arbor has led many students to believe that
some city officials are at least complacently,
if not deliberately, taking advantage of them
- using obscure signs, last-minute no-park-
ing notices, a lack of structures and a liberal
issuance of expensive tickets.
According to the 2003-2004 city budget,
Ann Arbor is expected to take in nearly $12
million from downtown meter and parking
structure revenues. But the city is only
expected to spend $9.7 million on the system.
The city is expected to receive an addi-
tional $3 million from tickets and towing
fees - not including what towing compa-
nies make - said Karen Lancaster, the
city's associate finance director.
Added to this are the University's revenues
for tickets and meters on campus, which Lan-
caster said are not included in the city budget
report because the city allows the University
to keep the money it makes from parking.
Much of the $15 million that the city
makes from parking is transferred into Ann
Arbor's general fund, said Joe Morehouse,
deputy director of the Downtown Develop-
ment Authority. The general fund is used to
pay for city services such as the fire and
"The city is definitely overzealous when
it comes to parking," said Rachel Fisher,
vice chair of the External Relations Com-
mittee of the Michigan Student Assembly.
Fisher recognizes the city's need to main-
tain revenues but said that need must be bal-
anced with avoiding burdening students at a
time when they are already coping with
large debts for tuition and living expenses.
LSA junior John Pargament, whose previ-
ous landlord did not provide him with park-
ing, said his car was towed because of an
unclear sign and that he spent $170, which
could have been avoided.
Pargament was forced to hunt for a park-
ing spot around town when sudden con-
struction shut off his street from parking. He
parked his car in a spot he thought was
legal, misinterpreting the meaning of arrows
pointing in the direction that is banned, not
the direction which is allowed.
Pargament said his car did not have to be
towed. He left his car in the spot for two
days, and he was given a ticket on the first
day, he said. But his car was towed on the
second day before he ever saw the ticket. He
said he would have noticed the ticket and
moved his car if it were not towed so quickly.
LSA sophomore Lubna Grewal also does
not have parking where she lives. She said
she is forced to go through a weekly ritual of
roaming the streets for an open space. "If
you go far enough, you will usually find
something," she said.
Grewal said she has found a spot that is
usually open, but at times she has gone as
far as the University Hospital area, although
she lives at Tower Plaza on East William and
She said she had the most trouble during
spring semester, when signs for street main-
tenance took many students by surprise by
shutting off blocks from parking with only a
few days' notice.
Drivers often find themselves facing exorbitant tickets when parking in Ann Arbor.
Study: AAPD does'not
profile racial minorities
February 6, 2004
By Ashley Dinges
and Adhiraj Dutt
Daily Staff Writers
Ann Arbor police probably do not practice
racial profiling against blacks, according to a
three-year study presented to the Ann Arbor
City Council this week.
The study was conducted by Lamberth Con-
sulting - a private consulting firm whom the
council hired after the city received complaints
The study compared the traffic stops of
minorities to the traffic stops of the general
population made at nine intersections in Ann
Arbor. In their research, Lamberth Consulting
rates racial profiling on an "odds ratio" based
on a 1.0 to 2.0 scale. A rating of less that 1.5
indicates the absence of racial profiling, while
a rating above 1.5 indicates racial profiling
may be present. The Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment received an odds ratio of 1.5.
But while the AAPD's number is at the mid-
dle of the scale, Lamberth Consulting CEO
John Lamberth said that because the rating
assigned to them takes into account a measure
of error that is similar to a margin of error,
they do not appear to practice racial profiling.
Still, some in the Ann Arbor community are
not convinced that racial profiling is not hap-
"I just have some concerns about what the
Powell said another flaw in that study is that it
did not evaluate data on what happened after a
motorist was stopped.
"There is a big flaw in all of these racial
profiling studies when they fail to record what
happens after a stop is made. What we were
pushing for (Thursday) is for the Ann Arbor
Police to keep that data," Powell said. "If 10
people are stopped and two happen to be black
and are searched and the other 8 are sent on
their way, that is something significant."
The study didn't take into account the post-
pullover data because, in 2001, after the study
was requested, there wasn't much emphasis on
racial profiling after a traffic stop has been
made, Lamberth said.
"We've done (post-pullover research) in
other cities but that was not part of this study,"
he added. "Also, there were technical prob-
lems in getting the data from the police."
Though Lamberth Consulting didn't look at
data on the characteristics of those being
pulled over or on the officers making the
stops, the City Council had pressed for such
data to be collected.
"The first thing was that the council had
asked that information be gathered on gen-
der and age of persons stopped, as well as
that of the officers who conducted the stop,"
"The council also wanted to know if a
search was conducted during the stop, and
what the outcome of the stop was. Those were
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biggest problems is the city s mandated by
the state to provide fire protection for the
University, but we're not fully reimbursed
for that. We are only reimbursed for about a
quarter of it. So that's one of the issues
between us right now.
TMD: What are your goals for the students
and the community?
JH: Making Ann Arbor a welcoming envi-
ronment for everybody - people come here
from all over the world - is really important
to me. We need to continue to do that. I love
having the University in town, I love the inter-
action. I grew up in Ann Arbor, so in some
ways I feel like I've been a student my whole
life, because I'm walking around campus and
walking around the same places as I did as a
kid. In some ways, it has changed a lot, and in
other ways, it hasn't changed a bit.
I think that the students who are here, some-
times getting in the trap of thinking that they are
going to be here just for few years, but you also
represent the students that will be here after
you. I think that there is also a responsibility,
because this is a community. It is not just some
place you go and go to school and go to a party.
It is a place where people live and live year
around, and a lot of people who live here came
here as students. From the student's side of it,
there needs to be a greater recognition that this
is a community and we all live together and
they are part of the community. Being part of
the community has benefits and responsibilities
and those go hand in hand.
TMD: Do you want students to get more
active in the community?
JH: Definitely, I have tried to appoint stu-
dents to appropriate places in the city board
and commissions, but one of the problems is
that because of a student's schedule - and I
understand completely - things come up
and there is summer and these boards that go
on year round. So it is a little more difficult
to get students to work. When I get a call for
people to come in, I get a few replies and
then people tend to find out that this meets
TMD: How do events like Hash Bash and the
Arts Fair affect the campus and the community?
JH: Well, the Art Fair happens when a lot
of the student population is gone but is a long
Ann Arbor tradition. Hash Bash is something
that I think that the citizens of Ann Arbor has
tolerated pretty well. While certainly many of
us aren't going to celebrate the name of Hash
Bash or what it originally started as, it is
important for us to allow room for expression.
If that's the expression a particular group
wants to make, then that's the expression they
want to make. That's a political move now.
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"In contrast, Ann Arbor's lawsuit seeks compensation for dam-
ages Pall's contamination has caused to Ann Arbor."
Naud added that the city's lawsuit also seeks a court order
requiring Pall to provide a clean replacement for the contaminat-
ed water supply well.
The Pall Corporation website states that its customers have "a
common enemy" in contamination and the company seeks to
"ensure product purity."
"Unchecked, contamination is potentially dangerous and
always costly," the website states.
Other plumes that were discovered earlier have spread west
and northwest, contaminating residential drinking water wells in
the Westover and Evergreen subdivisions and parts of Scio
Township. Some residents had to rely on bottled water until they
were connected to Ann Arbor water lines.
City officials were unavailable for comment.
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