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MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY:
The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes Before You Were Here

FRIDAY:
Explained

Would you like advice with that?
Vendor serves up conversation with lunch

LeRoy Whipple will give advice
about plumbing but not about love.
The owner and sole employee of the
Dog Days hot dog stand near the C.C
Little bus stop serves up advice with
the hot dogs and coffee he sells but
limits it to what he calls "just com-
mon sense stuff."
People ask him for advice on top-
ics ranging from the mundane -
directions, which he's happy to help
with - to the life-changing, like
proposing to a girlfriend. Whipple
says he advertises his free advice
in order to get people talking. He
is happy to give advice to students
because he has "been around lon-
ger" than they have.
Whipple's large grill keeps the
smallbutwell-organized stand warm
eveninthe middle ofwinter. One wall
is covered with pictures of regular
customers, who make up the Hot Dog

Hall of Fame. Whipple says custom-
ers as diverse as professors, construc-
tion workers and student-athletes
become regulars because they like
his frankfurters. He sells Koegel's hot
dogs along with coffee, chips, water,
soda, bagels and hot chocolate. His
most popular item is the chili dog.
The Ossawa, Mich. native bought
the stand about two years ago. He
drives into Ann Arbor from his home
in Dundee every morning and begins
prep work at 7 a.m. He drives the
stand to his spot near the bus stop at
10 a.m. and opens at 10:30. He stays
open until after 3 p.m. and does not
finish cleaning the stand until about
5:30.
Whipple uses the Barry Bagels
shop in Westgate Plaza for prepara-
tions and clean up. He is an investor
in the shop and is engaged to one of
its partners. He met her years ago

at Scorekeepers bar after a football
game.
Whipple does not close the stand
unless students are on a break from
school, which he said are too fre-
quent. "Lord knows they get enough
of that," he said.
As he heated up his charcoal grill
for another day of grilling hot dogs
recently. Whipple said he does not
operate his stand for the money but
rather to "take care of his clientele."
"I'm not just out here for a quick
dollar," he said.
Although Whipple makes "enough
to pay the bills," he is not getting rich
from the stand. But if he were not
there everyday, he said, people would
think he didn't care.
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CRIME NOTES
Snack machine Test proves

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

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thief eschews
gum
WHERE: Mason Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6:45
a.m.
WHAT: Someone kicked on the
Plexiglas of a vending machine
overnight and stole all of its
contents except the gum, the
Department of Public Safety
reported. The damage is esti-
mated at $100.
Checkbook
taken from coat
WHERE: East Ann Arbor
Medical Center, 4260 Plymouth
Road
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9p.m.
WHAT: A contracted custo-
dian working in the building
reported her checkbook stolen
sometime between 6:15 p.m.
Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday,
DPS reported. She had left the
checkbook in her coat pocket
hanging from her work cart.

suspected drugs
not narcotics
WHERE: East Quad
WHEN: Tuesday at about 5:30
p.m.
WHAT: A officer on duty in
the residence hall reported a
suspicious bag suspected to be
a controlled substance found
lying in the north courtyard,
DPS reported. Tests deter-
mined that the substance was
not a narcotic.
Keys stolen in
three minutes
WHERE: Modern Languages
Building.
WHEN: Tuesday at about 11
a.m
WHAT: A male faculty mem-
ber reported a set of office keys
were stolen from his fourth
floor office, DPS reported. The
keys, which were left hang-
ing in the office, were stolen
between noon and 12:03 p.m.

Hip Hop show
WHAT: Hip Hop for Justice,
featuring musical perfor-
mances by The Native Guns
among others. Admission is
free.
WHO: Students Allied for
Freedom and Equality
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Pendleton Room,
Michigan League
Faculty concert
WHAT: Several School of
Music Theatre and Dance
faculty, including pianists
and violinists, will perform.
Admission is free.
WHO: School of Music, The-
atre and Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Britton Recital
Hall, E.V Moore Building
Public art show
WHAT: Public artist William
Pope L. will address social
influences in his performance

piece The Black Factory
WHO: Penny W. Stamps Dis-
tinguished Visitors series
WHEN: Today at 5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Theatre
CORRECTIONS
" A caption on a photo on the
front page of Tuesday's Daily
(Frieze Falling) misreported
North Quad's scheduled
completion date. The project
is slated to be finishedby the
summer of 2010.
* A story in Tuesday's State-
ment (Why complaining about
your GSI's accent isa waste of
time fand racist]) said Busi-
ness School sophomore Eric
Brackman found his eco-
nomics GSI's accent difficult
to understand. Brackman
was speaking about his phys-
ics lab GSI.
f The same story omitted
English Language Institute
lecturer Elizabeth Axelson's
first name.
" A photo caption next to
the same story gave the
wrong name to the English
Language Institute.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@

To promote its grand
opening, Chipotle Mexi-
can Grill at 3354 Washt-
enaw Ave. will be giving
away free burritos and soft
drinks from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
today. The limit is one bur-
rito and drink per person.
McDonald's is beef-
ing up its burgers,
The Chicago Tribune
reported Monday. The res-
taurant chain received posi-
tive feedback after testing
a one-third pounder Angus
beef burger. At $3.99, the
new burger is the priciest
sandwich on the menu.
Graphic and tattoo
artist Adam Foreman,
an Ann Arbor native,
did preproduction work on
Frank Miller's film "300."
You can also see Foreman's
designs on labels of local
brew Jolly Pumpkin Ale.
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