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Ryan Kartje: For Michigan BIG TEN TOURNEY CHAMPS
students who have been in Ann a SEE'The ridiculously productive, always-clutch
Arbor for perhaps the worst SPORTSMONDAY, freshman Rachael Mack scored the game-winning
stretch in Wolverine history, INSIDE goal for the Michigan field hockey team in the Big
Saturday's win is one to savor. Ten Tournament finals yesterday.

Monday Novembers, 2010

Ann Arbor, Michigan

michigandaily.com
Officials to start
enforcing porch
couch ban today
Ann Arbor leaders City Council member who spon-
sored the ordinance, violators will
say goal of policy have ample opportunity to remove
upholstered porch furniture before
is cooperation, a fine is issued.
not citations Taylor said those found in viola-
tion of the ban will receive an ini-
tial notice detailing the nature of
By DYLAN CINTI the violation. These notices will
Daily StaffReporter be handed out either by city hous-
ing inspectors or community stan-
Though Ann Arbor's porch dards officers - the two groups
couch ban was enacted more than charged with enforcing the ban.
a month ago, city officials are only After receiving the initial
starting to enforce it today. notice, violators will have one to
The ban - which prohibits three days to remove the furniture,
upholstered furniture on porches Taylor said.
citywide - carries a maximum Violators who fail to remove the
$1,000 fine for violators. Ann furniture in that period will be
Arbor City Council unanimously issued a ticket that states a day to
passed the ban in the wake of a appear in court, Taylor said.
fatal April 3 house fire on South But Taylor said the ticket will
State Street that authorities believe not result in an automatic fine,
turned deadly because a couch since violators will have between
on the porch caught fire. The fire two to four weeks before their
killed Eastern Michigan Univer- court appearance to remove the
sity student Renden LeMasters. furniture.
Though the citywide ban offi- If violators ever go to court, the
cially went into effect Oct. 2, city first question they will be asked is
officials said in a Nov. 3 press if the upholstered item remains on
release that they wanted to give their porch, Taylor said.
residents an "amnesty period" to If the answer is no, Taylor said
get rid of upholstered porch fur- the magistrate is likely to be for-
niture before actual enforcement giving.
began. But if the answer is yes, a fine
But beginning today, that will probably be administered,
amnesty period is over. Taylor said.
Two city officials involved in "If the couch is still there ... I
promoting the ban emphasized in suspect there will be some kind of
interviews yesterday that enforce- fine," Taylor said, adding that he'd
ment of the ban will focus more on be "shocked" if a fine approach-
compliance than punishment. ing the maximum $1,000 is ever
According to Christopher Tay- issued.
lor (D-Ward 3), the Ann Arbor See COUCH BAN, Page 5A

LEFT AND TOP: ARIEL BOND/Daily; BOTTOM: SALAM RIDA/Daily
LEFT: Wide receivers Junior Hemingway and Roy Roundtree celebrate after Michigan's 67-65 triple-overtime win on Saturday. TOP: Cornerback Terrance Talbott makes
a tackle during the game. BOTTOM: Hemingway streaks to the endzone for one of his two touchdowns. For more coverage of the game, see SportsMonday, inside.
Dense comesth gh
fr frt time thissao

orst-case scenario?
Illinois succeeds on
a two-point
conversion
attempt and
extends the
highest-scor-
log (and one
of the most
unusual) NICOLE
games in Big AUERBACH
House his-

tory.
And if it worked? How about
an exhilarating triple-overtime
victory that clinches bowl eligi-
bility for the first time in three
seasons?
So why not rush seven defend-
ers?
"That was the call - we hit
them with the kitchen sink,"
said sophomore linebacker Craig
Roh, who helped wrap up Illinois
quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase

after linebacker Jonas Mouton
got to him, sealing Michigan's
win.
The all-out blitz - so extensive
that defensive players had no idea
how many rushed the quarter-
back - worked like a charm. Roh
said redshirt junior Ryan Van
Bergan picked upa double-team,
and Roh had a wide-open path to
Scheelhaase. The Illini may have
had an open receiver or two, but
it didn't matter'because the pres-

sure reached Scheelhaase first.
At the end of a wild offensive
day in which Michigan and Illi-
nois combined for 58 first downs,
1,237 total yards and a Big-Ten
record 132 points, it all came
down to one defensive play.
And after all the criticism lev-
eled at the Wolverine defense
after weeks of poor performanc-
es, it's poetic that Michigan has
one defensive play to thank for
See AUERBACH, Page 5A

Decision to come this week in
hearing for Ass't AG Shirvell

Shirvell's lawyer says
Cox or panel will
decide status of his
client's employment
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
A disciplinary hearing for
Andrew Shirvell, the Michigan
assistant attorney general who
has come under fire for his blog
targeting Michigan Student

Assembly President Chris Arm-
strong, was held Friday morning,
though no official ruling has been
announced.
Shirvell appeared at the office
of the Michigan Attorney General
in Lansing at 9 a.m. Friday morn-
ing for a disciplinary hearing
regarding the controversy. The
hearing will continue on Tuesday,
according to John Sellek, spokes-
man for Michigan Attorney Gen-
eral Mike Cox.
Over the past few months,
Shirvell has received national
attention for hisblog, Chris Arm-

strong Watch, on which he accus-
es Armstrong of having a "radical
homosexual agenda" and being
an "elitist."
While driving back from Lan-
sing on Friday, Shirvell's attorney
Philip Thomas said in a phone
interview that no decisions were
made Friday in order to give the
four-person panel time to read
the roughly 100-page docu-
ment he submitted concerning
Shirvell's actions.
According to Sellek, the panel
consists of members of thehuman
See SHIRVELL, Page SA

Greek, city leaders meet to discuss
fixes for rise in trash, noise citations

ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
Village Corner on South University Avenue last month. The store closed Saturday after 40 years in this location.
After 40 years on South U. Ave.,
Village Corner closes its doors

At meeting, AAPD
gives students tips
on how to 5urb
tailgate tickets
By A. BRAD SCHWARTZ
DailyStaffReporter
Though loud music and red
cups are Football Saturday sta-
ples, fraternity members say
they are being punished for tak-

ing part in these traditions and
they're tired of it.
Hoping to curb what it sees as
a rise in noise and trash violations
issued to fraternities on game
days, a small group of representa-
tives from the Michigan Student
Assembly and the Interfrater-
nity Council met with Ann Arbor
Police Department Deputy Chief
John Seto in MSA Chambers Fri-
day.
"What we want to do is come
out, as a group, from this meet-
ing with some ideas, some helpful

hints, that we can put together ...
for students to best follow the law
(and) to best avoid getting viola-
tions," Brendan Friedman, chair
of the Greek Relations Select
Committee, said at the meeting.
Seto said noise violations are
generally the result of complaints
from neighbors - including reli-
gious institutions that hold ser-
vices on Saturdays - but that
officers can issue a ticket proac-
tively, especially in the case of a
dangerously large pregame party.
See TAILGATES, Page SA

Owner says he plans
to move to new spot
within 8 weeks
By LINDSAY KRAMER
Daily StaffReporter
As a memento of its more than
40 years in business, campus con-
venience store Village Corner gave
away free bags of "genuine dust
bunnies from the VC" before clos-

ing its doors on Saturday.
Village Corner owner Dick
Scheer sold his lease for the space,
located at the corner of South Uni-
versity Avenue and South Forest
Avenue, to developer Ron Hughs
who plans to turn the building
into a new student high rise by fall
2012.
Throughout its tenure at that
corner, Village Corner was a wit-
ness to the many changes on cam-
pus and South University Avenue.
When it first opened in 1970,

there was a movie theater down
the street along with several gift
and clothing stores, according to
Scheer.
"It became restaurant row for
a while, but it's come back with a
little more variety," Scheer said.
During the last few days of busi-
ness, Village Corner emptied out
as students bought the last of the
store's toiletries, sodas and bags
of pretzels and chips. The store
also held a 20-percent off sale that
See VILLAGE CORNER, Page SA

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