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2A - Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

The bus. driver's gospel

You've probably seen Bob Grie-
shaber around campus. You may
even have shaken bin hand, chatted
with him or, better yet, heard him
ine gospel music.
For those who haven't heard him
burnt into nong while behind the
wheel, Grienhaber in one of the mont
recognizable bus drivers on campus.
He currently driven the Bursley-
Baits bun route from C.C. Little to
Baits I, but in five years of driving,
he nays he's driven just about every
While on the road, he always
does his bent to make the journey as
enjoyable an possible.
"I try to make it fun for the fresh-
men," he said. "Kind of like their
grandpa's driving the bun."
Often that involves a friendly
'hello' an students get on the bus.

Sometimes he serenades them as he
"I'm a Christian singer, and I
don't have my tape player going yet,
but I usually practice on the bus,
so they get to listen to me sing," he
said. "Mostly southern gospel"
Accompanying Grieshaber in
Beauregard the Bus Monkey, a fuzzy
brown hand puppet that has ridden
with him for about three years.
"I had him when I had the North-
woods route. He was a big hit with
the little kids," Grieshaber said. "I
think the big kids liked him tuo."
Grieshaber knows "kids" well.
Before becoming a bus driver, he
wan a schoolteacher for more than
26 years. He grew up in Dundee,
Michigan, and graduated from
Louisiana Tech University after two
years at the University of Michigan.

He taught in Louisiana and Arkan-
sas until about nix years ago, when
he returned to Michigan.
An for his current route, Grne-
shaber said his- bus in more often
packed with students on the way to
class, and he prefers it that way.
"I just feel like I'm earning my
paycheck, I guess," he said.
.He said. his new "Diag to Diag"
exprestoute - which runs between
Central Campus and North Campus
- is hit or miss on whether the bus
will be full, though he added, "I'd
like to get it full a lot more."
Full buses or not, Grieshaber
explains that he simply enjoys being
out on the road.
"I just like to drive," he said. "I
came over here and I've had a pretty
good time."

eob Grieshaber, accompanied by Beauregard the eon
Monkey, tries to brighten students's days by saying 'hello'
and singirg to those onoon his Bursley-Baits bus rote.

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BlackBerry Cell phone lifted
swiped from from bookbag
exercise room WHERE: Modern Language

WHERE: Central Campus Rec-
reation Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6
WHAT: A student reported
their BlackBerry stolen at
approximately 5:40 pm after
leaving the device unattended
on exercise equipment.

WHEN: Tuesday at about 2
WHAT: A student reported
their cell phone stolen between
12:00 and 12:30 pm after leav-
ing their bookbag unattended.
No other itemsnfrom bookbag
reported missing.

MCard, keys Vending machine
stolen from vandalized on
bookbag North Campus
WHERE: EarlYV. Moore Build-
WHERE: Dance Building ing

Weekends mass
WHAT: A informational
session about Alternative
Weekends, a volunteer orga-
WHO: The Ginsberg Center
WREN: Tonight at
WHERE: Couzens Hall liv-
ing room
Radio Club
mass meeting
WHAT: A station tour and
information session about
the University's Amateur
Radio Club. Free pizza will
be nerved.
WHO: The UM Amateur
Radio Club
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 3411, Electri-
cal Engineering and Com-
puter Science Building

Outdoor movie
on North Diag
WHAT: A screening of the
newest film in the tndiana
Jones series, screened on the
North Campus Diag
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs and Soci-
ety of Women Engineers
WHEN: Tonight at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lonie Bell Tower
Semester in
Detroit meeting
WHAT: An information ses-
sion on Semester in Detroit, a
new residency program
WHO: Ginsberg Center
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Angell Hall, Audi-
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WHEN: Tuesday at about 7:45
WHAT: A student reported
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stolen while momentarily left
unattended at 7:40 pm.

WHEN: Tuesday at about 1
WHAT: A student reported
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machine was broken between
8:30 am on September 9 and
12:30 ameon September 10.


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