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From Page 1A
on ZP2 can start, the city's zon-
ing ordinance requires Zaragon to
submit a petition for construction.
"The petition has not been sub-
mitted," said Alexis DiLeo, city
planner of Ann Arbor's Planning
and Development Services. "One
of the requirements before sub-
mitting (a petition) is to invite citi-
zens to discuss petitions and see
what kind of feedback they have."
Zaragon will host its Citizen
Participation Public Meeting on
Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in
the Michigan Union to discuss
building Zaragon Place 2.
According to the public notice,
after the public meeting Zaragon
can submit a petition for construc-
tion to be reviewed by the Plan-
ning Commission and the Ann
Arbor City Council - a process
that is expected to last through
But after all the proper approv-
als are given, it could still take two
years to build Zaragon Place 2,
Perlman said.
"The construction will take
between 18 and 24 months," Perl-
man said.
Bill Res, a manager of Cottage
Inn, said he supports the new con-
struction project to take place next
door to the pizzeria.

"In general, there's no concern,"
Res said. "If anything, it'll bring in
more business."
Res added that the new con-
struction will also rid the area of
an eyesore.
"It will get rid of the mess we
have right next to us," Res said.
"(It's) not much to look at right
First-year MBA student Renee
Lau, a current resident of Zara-
gon Place, said she doesn't think
the quality of the loft-style apart-
ments at Zaragon Place is worth
the price.
"I can hear everything going
on in the rooms around me. It's
expensive. I'm kind of surprised,"
Lau said.
Lau said the quality doesn't
really justify the price, adding that
not all the bedrooms in her apart-
ment even have windows. Howev-
er, she said the location of Zaragon
Place is extremely convenient.
Business School junior Ben
Ryan, who also lives in Zaragon,
said he was mainly attracted to the
apartment because of its location.
"(The location is) very conve-
nient for business students," Ryan
said. "It has a lot of Greek life and
a lot of business students."
Ryanadded, "It's definitely
expensive, hut if you value the
benefits of location and the qual-
ity of living enough, it's definitely
worth it."

Residents flee their homes after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Banda Aceh on Sumatra island, Indonesia earlier today.
7.7 agntde earthquake
shakes SmtrIdonesia

Quake prompts brief
tsunami warning,
reports of injuries
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)
- A 7.7 earthquake shook Indo-
nesia's northwest island of
Sumatra early today, prompt-
ing a brief tsunami warning and
sending residents rushing for
higher ground. There were scat-
tered reports of injuries, but only
minor damage was reported in
most areas.
The quake struck at 5:15 a.m.
(2215 GMT) and was centered 125
miles (205 kilometers) northwest
of the coastal town of Sibolga in
Sumatra at a depth of 19 miles (31
kilometers), the U.S. Geological
Survey said. It had earlier said
the quake measured 7.8.
Indonesia's Meteorology and
Geophysics Agency and the
Pacific Tsunami Warning Cen-
ter in Honolulu issued tsunami
wprnings following the quake,

but lifted them two hours later.
A hospital on Simeulue island
off the coast of Sumatra admit-
ted 17 people for treatment of
injuries sustained .in the quake,
including four in critical condi-
tion, said Capt. Ajas Siagian, a
deputy police chief for the area.
Abdul Karim, a government
spokesman in Simeulue, said
dozens of houses collapsed or
were damaged in Teupah Selatan
village. He said no larger build-
ings were reported damaged, but
electricity had been knocked out
on the island.
"We are still collecting reports
of damages and injuries ... but the
situation has returned to normal
and people are going back home,"
he said.
Fauzi, a seismologist at the
meteorology agency, said the
quake would have "at least
caused cracks in many buildings
and houses, especially in areas
closest to the epicenter."
"That'swhy we are still try-
ing to get data of damage in

some remote areas that remain
difficult to reach due to lack of
communication and blackout,"
said Fauzi, who goes by only one
Local network Metro TV
reported that a dormitory for
nurses partially collapsed in
Aceh's Singkil district and one
woman suffered minor inju-
ries in the rush to get out of the
building. It said fires sparked by
the quake had burned at least 14
houses in Medan, the capital city
of North Sumatra province.
At least five strong aftershocks
measuring up to 5.2 were record-
ed, the meteorology agency said.
The quake, which struck as
people in the region were pre-
paring for morning prayers,
caused panic in Medan, about
135 miles (215 kilometers) from
the epicenter, and other cities
in the region. Electricity was
cut in Medan, Banda Aceh - the
provincial capital of Aceh - and
other areas.
People in several cities along

the southeastern coast of Suma-
tra as well as Sinabang on Simeu-
lue island and Gunung Sitoli on
nearby Nias island poured into
the streets and rushed to higher
ground after the quake.
"Rumors about a tsunami pan-
icked villagers living near the
beach," said Eddy Effendi, a resi-
dent on Nias island. "They ran
away on motorbikes and cars or
by climbing the hills. There was
panic and chaos everywhere,
but I don't see serious damage or
injuries in my village."
Residents in Sibolga said the
shaking lasted more than a min-
ute and utility poles in the area
were knocked down.
The quake was felt as far away
as the outskirts of Malaysia's
Kuala Lumpur, about 320 miles
(515 kilometers) away. There
were no reports of damage there.
A 2004 tsunami triggered by
a magnitude-9.2 earthquake in
the same part of Indonesia killed
230,000 people in a dozen coun-
tries on the Indian Ocean basin.

NYC police arrest man on weapons
charges after Times Square shooting

From Page 1A
2011 if its plans are approved, accord-
ing to Saginaw.
Customers who are used to wait-
ing patiently in line outside the little
brick shop and then searching end-
lessly for a table will find the expan-
sion to be extremely beneficial,
Saginaw said.
"If we are able to pull iteoffthe way
we want, it will have changed - but
will feel exactly the same," Saginaw
said. "(Customers are) still going to
walk in the front door and line up
through the retail area.Hopefully we
are going to improve your experience
in that the line will move more effi-
ciently, seating will be more ample
and you won't have to go upstairs to
goto the restroom."
The space Zingerman's currently
operates out of was constructed in
1902 as a small grocery store with an
apartmentabove it.
"It was never made to endure the
intensity it is undergoing," Saginaw
said. "Literally we are beating the
shit out of the building."
In order to move forward with
the expansion, Saginaw said Zinger-
man's would destroy the fire-dam-
aged house next to the property on
East Kingsley Street as well as the
annex right nextto it.
But Saginaw said he expects
From Page 1A
recession, by the end of 2012, the
researchers predict the county will
still have fewer jobs than it had at
the end of 2008.
"It's going to be sort of a slow
turnaround, but hiring will be turn-
ing around in the next few months
both nationally and locally," Grimes
said. "It'll build up speed a little bit,
and then there might be a bit of a
pause at the end of 2010, beginning
of 2011, butby the middle of the year
we think things will be recovering
in terms of hiring."
According to the report, Washt-
enaw County's unemployment rate
has been consistently lower than
both the state and national averages.
In 2009, Michigan had an average
unemployment rate of 13.6 percent,
while the nation had an average rate
of 9.3 percent.
In 2009, Washtenaw County lost
5,858 jobs, and for the first time
since 2002, the county had fewer job
losses compared tothe nation.How-
ever, the Economic Outlook predicts
that only 66 jobs are expected to be
lostinthe countyin2010.Bythesec-
ond half of 2011, Fulton and Grimes
predict a job growth of 1.1 percent.
Fulton and Grimes said the local
economy often reflects the nation-
al economy. The changes seen in
Washtenaw County are part of a

the city will force the restaurant to
keep the annex intact and to incor-
porate it into the design, which will
bring additional costs to the project
because the annex would need toube
placed on anew, lower foundation.
Ultimately, the expansion would
include the construction of a new
building that would encompass
10,000 square feet over two floors,
with the buildings connected by an
atrium. The outside ofthenew build-
ing would be a brick veneer in order
to blend with the other buildings in
the Kerrytown area, Saginaw said.
"We would like to have ground
floor restrooms for the general pub-
lic, more storage space and more
working space for our employees, so
we are providing the Zingerman's
experience for them as well and
more seating," Saginaw said.
Saginaw said the company hopes
the expansion will turn a greater
"We hope to double our revenue in
10 years," he said.
At a meeting for Ann Arbor resi-
dents held on March 8, 2010, com-
pany officials focused on their need
to expand in order to best suit their
business and bring more customers
into the area.
Throughout the construction pro-
cess, Zingerman's will remain open,
though it may have to close for sev-
eral days to connect utilities, Sagi-
naw said.
nationwide trend - meaningthatby
2012, many aspects of the national
and county economies will rebound
and even grow at steady paces over
the next few years.
Despite the economic rebound,
not all industries will see a rise in
their businesses. The construction
industry, retail stores and restau-
rants are expected to continue to
struggle economically.
"Things that are really much
more discretionary, consumer
spending ... it'll be a tough job mar-
ket for people to find jobs in that
area," Grimes said.
In the report, Grimes and Ful-
ton under predicted the losses in
trade, transportation, utilities, busi-
ness and professional industries in
Washtenaw County for 2009. While
retail was once seen as a potentially
booming economic industry, it is
expected to improve but not hold
the economic stature that was once
assumed it would.
On the other hand, private educa-
tion and health care have helped the
county's economy by consistently
adding jobs. Higher education jobs
also will be in greater demand and
Twill rebound, accordingtothe report.
"The strongest part of the econ-
omy is going to be the knowledge
economy. We believe that is where
the sustained job growth will
occur," Grimes said. "Those are jobs
that are basically built by people
with bachelor's degrees."

Police officers
injured, two women
wounded in brawl
NEW YORK (AP) - Police
arrested a man yesterday on
weapons charges in the shooting
of two women during a sprawling
brawl near Times Square that left
two others wounded and police
officers injured.
Rayvon Guice, 20, was arrested
yesterday on charges of assault
and criminal possession of a
weapon. Two 19-year-old women
were shot - one in the elbow
and another in the thigh - near
From Page 1A
together over the last few years to
develop broad-based and multi-
dimensional services for all stu-
MHWG was established in
2001 by Royster Harper, the Uni-
versity's vice president for student
affairs, after the tragic death of
a University student. The group
brings together mental health
professionals and organizations
on campus, as well as the greater
community, to provide mental
health services for students. Since
2008, its main focus has been to
develop better communication
between services across campus.
Todd Sevig, CAPS director and
MHWG chair, said the University
started a campus-wide initiative
in2001 to promote suicide preven-
tion but efforts have increased in
the last few years.
"Really in the last three years
we've taken a very aggressive
stance on suicide prevention, to be
more active, to be more out there
and to really get the message out
that we don't want any students to
die by suicide," Sevig said.
Sevig said the key to bettering
mental health services is listening
to students' needs and providing
them with accessible services and
various educational tools.
"We are trying to literally reach

Seventh Avenue and 34th Street.
Another man was hit in the ankle
in an unrelated shooting and a
woman and hit with a BB gun
during the mayhem Sunday and
Monday morning. Police were still
investigating those incidents.
Police said hundreds of young
people spilled into midtown Man-
hattan near Times Square early
Monday in what has become a rau-
cous annual ritual on the weekend
of the New York International Auto
Show. Police Commissioner Ray-
mond Kelly said Tuesday that some
of those involved this year skipped
the auto show altogether and head-
ed straight for Times Square.
According to court documents
every person, be it faculty, staff
and students," Sevig said. "That
is our goal. That's our shared
One suicide prevention pro-
gram offered by CAPS is called
Question, Persuade, Refer - an
in-person workshop for Universi-
ty students, faculty and staff that
trains people to recognize symp-
toms of mental illness and how
to react if a student or colleague
shows warning signs of suicide.
The program, which has assisted
approximately 3,000 people on
campus thus far, is the most direct
way to decrease the stigma asso-
ciated with mental illness, Sevig
Another resource that is com-
mitted to helping students in
distress includes the MHWG
website, which offers students
a place to find available services
and encourages family, friends,
faculty and staff to take action if
they know someone in need.
On the CAPS website there are
three video resources, created
by the CAPS Student Advisory
Board, that teach students how to
make their first appointments at
CAPS, how to initiate conversa-
tions with professors for help and
how to assist a friend in need.
Sevig said resources like
MHWG and CAPS are excellent
for providing assistance, but peo-
ple on campus need to take more
active measures to prevent future

released Tuesday, people arrested
sprained a police officer's wrist,
hurled bottles at one another and
at least one knife had a knife dur-
ing the brawl.
One man curled his hands into
fists and cursed at officers, anoth-
er refused to move out of the way
as a sergeant tried to investigate
one of the shootings, and other
defendants blocked sidewalks
and streets, according to police
accounts that emerged as at least
21 of some 33 people arrested were
Plea and bail information
wasn't immediately available.
The charges mainly included
disorderly conduct and resisting
"It's great to have all the aware-
ness," Sevig said. "But I think we
are beyond awareness. I think we
need tools; we need to connect
when this is happening right now
to here's what I need to do."
Robert Winfield, director of
UHS and chief health officer for
the University, said though there
are many resources for students
on campus, sometimes the stu-
dents are "just too immobilized by
their depression," and they do not
reach out for help.
"While there are a lot of options,
we, as a society, don't know how
to reach out to people," Winfield
said. "We don't know how to get to
those people because part of their
illness is isolation, so it's a kind of
catch-22. It's very hard for those
people to reach out, so this is a
real dilemma, and we don't really
know what to do."
According to MiTalk - a web-
site for University students seek-
ing mental health resources - 11.3
percent of University students in
Ann Arbor reported in a survey
that they had thought of attempt-
ing suicide at least once during
an academic year. In addition, 1.1
percent reported that they had
actually attempted suicide at least
The Big Ten Student Suicide
study conducted approximately
15 years ago is the only scientific
research that has focused on col-

arrest, though some defendants
faced other charges ranging from
assault to marijuana possession.
None of those arraigned was
charged in the shootings, which
wounded a man and three women.
Besides the 33 arrested, anoth-
er 23 were released after getting
summonses or juvenile reports.
The yearly ruckus has spurred
stabbings and dozens of arrests
before, but Monday's mayhem
brought more arrests and gained
more attention than usual. It
came amid concerns about an
uptick in murders, felony assaults
and rapes in the first quarter of
this year after several years of
historic lows.
lege student suicides. According
to the study, out of 100,000 college
students in the Big Ten, 7.5 stu-
dents commit suicide each year.
Though Sevig was not able to
provide the exact number of sui-
cides on the University's campus,
he said the University is slightly
below the national average for
student deaths by suicide. Howev-
er, based on annual University and
American College Health Asso-
ciation surveys, Sevig said a high
number of students report signs of
distress and thoughts of suicide.
Sevig added that there needs to
be more scientific research that
looks at mental illnesses and the
precursors that provoke suicide
Currently, the University, along
with the other schools in the Big
Ten, is participating in a study
that is analyzing suicide among
college students from 2000 to
2010. The goal is to understand
what is happening from a system-
atic point of view in order to know
where to focus prevention efforts.
Sevig said he hopes the Uni-
versity's campaign efforts to "do
something to help yourself and do
something to help a friend" will
ultimately provide the resources
students need in times of crisis.
"We've really been trying to
push this community of caring,
web of support, and do something
even if you don't know exactly
what to do," he said.

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