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THE GENIAL DOORMAN AT DOMINICKlS
For Silvio, the bar is a family business

From the frost-proof ceramic
tables on the porch to the tricolored
ceramic pillars inside the bar, Silvio,
the "doorman" at Dominick's, has left
his mark in countless ways inside the
popular campus bar.
The cousin of the bar's founder,
Silvio was present at the inception of
Dominick's, helping to build the dis-
tinctive bar at 812 Monroe St.
Most students, however, know Sil-
vio, who refuses to give his last name,
as the bar's bouncer with a keen eye
for spottingfake ID's.
He said he snagged 29 ID's last year
alone, but insists that it's only to keep
underage students out of trouble.
"I like to help kids for their own
good," he said.
Though Silvio is known for his
flinty eyed glare at the bar's front door,
he said he's built a rapport with the

students that frequent Dominick's.
"I see lawyers that graduated from
here come back from all over,"he said.
"These kids have a lot of respect for
me."
A native of Italy, Silvio grew up in
Castelvetere Sul Calore, where many
of his relatives still live. When asked
about his native home, he proudly dis-
played a small business card with a
picture of his native city on the front.
"This is my house," he said, point-
ing to acream-coloredvilla on agreen
Italian hillside.
In 1954 Silvio moved to Canada,
and then soon after to the United
States.
"Canada had too many French
rules," he said.
He said Ann Arbor especially
appealed to him because it was built
.on seven hills, which reminded him of

the famous Seven Hills of Rome.
After moving to Ann Arbor in 1965,
Silvio got to work helping his cousin
Dominick build and manage his res-
taurant.
Dominick's started out as a single
house, he said, but expanded after
the bar's owners bought a neighbor-
ing house. The entire bar was then
remodeled in the 1970s to resemble
what it looks like today.
Today, Dominick's is popular not
only for its potent sangria and food
selection but also for its intimate
indoor atmosphere and lively outdoor
seating.
And Silvio, should you ask him
about the bar's history, is quick to
remind customers that, inside or out-
side, he has helped make Dominick's
what it is today.
LARA ZADE

Silvio, the doorman at Dominick's, helped build the bar
with his cousin and founder, Dominick. Much of the
ceramic work inside and outside of the bar is his.

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CRIME NOTES

Bookbag stolen
in grad library
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library
WHEN: Tuesday at about 5:30
p.m.
WHAT: A student reported his
bookbag was stolen from the
grad library, University Police
reported. The bag was valued
at $60. Police have no suspects.
Construction
equipment taken
from Hospital
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about 3:45
p.m.
WHAT: A staff member
reported construction equip-
ment stolen from a Hospital
work site, University Police
reported. The investigation is
ongoing.

Computer
gear swiped
WHERE: School of Social Work
WHEN: Tuesday at about 1
p.m.
WHAT: Computer equipment
was stolen from the School of
Social Work, University Police
reported. The equipment,
which police did not specify,
was valued at $1,500. Police
have no suspects..

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Public service Talk on jazz
internship mass studies and
meeting queer theory

WHAT: A meeting to give
students more information on
the Public Service Internship
Program and its application
process
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Weill Hall

Faculty member Lacae
falls injures leg andscape
architecture

WHAT: A talk by University
of Kansas Prof. Sherrie Tuck-
er on jazz and queertheory
WHO: Institute for Research
on Women and Gender
WHEN: Today at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Lane Hall, Room
2239
CORRECTIONS
" A story in Sept. 18 edi-
tion of the Daily (Pickens to
speak at homecoming event)
mistakenly said homecom-
ing speaker T. Boone Pick-
ens will be talking on the
Diag. The event will be at
the Power Center.
* Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

Google announced it will
soon start a program of
soliciting innovative ideas
from around the world and
giving away $10million to fund.
the development of these ideas,
CNN reported.
Born out of MTV's "Mak-
ing the Band"reality show,
boy band 0-Town held
down atop10 spot on TRL for an
impressive 54 days in 2001 with
their song "Liquid Dreams."
>FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals
recently sent a letter
to Jerr Greenfield and Ben
Cohen, cofounders of Ben&Jer-
ry's ice cream company, urging
them to use human breast milk
instead of cow's milk in their
products, WPTZ.com reported.
PETA members say the change
would lessen the suffering of
dairycows.

WHERE: Thomas Francis
Jr. Building, School of Public
Health
WHENi Tuesday at about 1:15
p.m.
WHAT: A University faculty
member was taken to the Uni-
versity Hospital after falling
and injuring her leg, University
Police reported.

WHAT: A talk by renowned
landscape architect Herbert
Dreiseitl titled "New Water-
scapes"
WHO: School of Natural
Resources and Environment
WHEN: Tonight at5 p.m.
WHERE: Dana Building,
Room 1040

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