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2A - Thursday, March 20, 2008

In the lap of luxury

In you haven't heard, con-
troversy has been whirling for
years around the renovations to
Michigan Stadium, in large part
because of the University's plans
to install 85 luxury boxes along
the stadium's sidelines.
The boxes, which will cost as
much as $85,000 for a season,
will be completed by the 2010
season. But what will the people
lucky enough to have these pre-
mium seats get for their money?
Each 15-by-27-foot skybox
will hold 18 seats. The first two
rows will seat six Wolverine fans
each on large couches, while the
last row will include six backed
stools.
Behind the spectator area,
fans can congregate in a common
area, complete with comfort-
able couches and two TVs - one
mounted on the wall and the

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other suspended from the ceil-
ing. Each common area will have
granite countertops and sinks.
To avoid the long lines at the
concession stands, those lucky,
enough to have a view from the
top can also order snacks and
drinks from a catering service.
Hardcore munchers can pre-
order food so it'll be ready and
waiting for them by kickoff.
Ice bins in each luxury
suite will keep drinks chilled,
although the skyboxes will abide
by the stadium's no-alcohol poli-
cy. There will also be coat closets
in each box.
The luxury skyboxes include
parking permits as well. Associ-

Starting in the 2010 season, after renovations to Michigan Stadium
conclude, the Big House will have 85 luxury boxes. Each will come
with couches, TVs, catering services and private bathrooms.
CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Counterfeit $1 Cold causes
bill confiscated machine to break
WHERE: South Quad in East Quad
-WHEN: Tuesday at about 6:30
p.m. WHERE: East Quad
-'WHAT: A counterfeit $1 bill WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:40
:was reported by South Quad a.m.
-.staff, the Department of Pub- WHAT: The cold weather
lic Safety reported. The case is caused damage to an air
underoinvestigation. handlingunit in East Quad,
DPS reported. The coil of
Bag with iPod, the machine, located in the
mechanical room of the dorm,
- - had a broken coil.
papers swiped in
Stockwell lobby Thief strikes

Purim
celebration
WHAT: A celebration of
the Jewish holiday Purim,
which will include two
megillah readings, an oneg,
and a charity date auction
WHO: University Hillel
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Hillel, 1429 Hill
Street
Seminar on
reducing test
anxiety
WHAT: A drop-in workshop
teaching strategies for man-
aging stress, and especially
on skills for reducingtest-
taking anxiety
WHO: Counseling and Psy-
chological Services
WHEN: Today from 12:15 to
1 p.m..
WHERE: Michigan Union,
3rd floor CAPS office

Lecture on
religious
tolerance
WHAT: Bard College
Human Rights and Journal-
ism Prof. Ian Buruma deliv-
ers a speech called "Sticks
and Stones: The Limits of
Verbal Violence"
WHO: Center for European
Studies
WHEN: Today from 4 to 6
p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Amphi-
theatre
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ate athletic director of develop-
ment Joe Parker said he thinks
each skybox would include four
permits.
Restrooms will be conve-
niently located in the corridor
outside the skyboxes. They will
be shared only with other sky-
box patrons.
If fans want to hear the noise
from spectators below - which,
according to University studies,
will be louder because the struc-
tures on the sidelines will reflect
sound back to the field - they
can roll up any one of the three
windows overlooking the field.
While any fan with the cash can
apply for a luxury box, some will
be saved forthe regents and Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman. Parker
said football fans have already
begun reservingthe boxes.
ELIZABETH LAI
in an effort to roll with the
times, Wells Fargo & Co.
will sell online safe deposit
boxes starting this summer,
the Associated Press reported.
While unable to store physical
items, the "vSafe" will store
digital versions of important
documents.
In 2006, the state of Michi-
gan pulled funding for the
Ann Arbor Film Festival
due in large part to a news arti-
cle that cited films like "Boobie
Girl"and suggested the artinthe
festival was sexually suggestive.
">FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE
In what has been criti-
cized as a ploy to fudge
crime numbers, the New
York Police Department will
not count any crimes commit-
ted on-Feb. 29 in their records
because it's a leap day, The Vil-
lage Voice reported.

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WHERE: Stockwell Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 7:30
p.m.
WHAT: A Stockwell staff
member called to report a bag
with an iPod, papers and cell
phone stolen near the front
desk of Stockwell, DPS report-
'ed. The contents of the bag,
which belonged to a student,
were valued at $90. Police
-7have no suspects.

near racquetball
court
WHERE: Central Campus Rec-
reational Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6:50
p.m.
WHAT: A bag with clothes,
keys and an M-card was alleg-
edly stolen near one of the rac-
quetball courts, DPS reported.

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