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Prof. tells of inspiration
Lisa Nevett is a clas- th
sical art and archae- in
ology professor in the bu
University's Depart- th
ment of Classical Stud- ch
ies and has worked at we
the University since
What do you do out-
side the classroom?
I have a 6-year-old I
daughter, and she and an
I have done violin les- La
sons together and we gu
spend quite a lot of time Rt
on that. It's a method of ed
learning music where we
the parent learns with sti
Do not pass go
WHERE: 2145 Hubbard
WHEN: Sunday at
about 11:55 p.m.
WHAT: There was a two-
vehicle accident that result-
ed in no injuries, University
Police reported. One driver
was cited for disregarding a
WHERE: Northwood II
WHEN: Monday at
about 2 a.m.
WHAT: A student reported
that around 12:45 a.m.,
she observed an unknown
male looking in her room
window, University Police
reported. Later an officer
was unable to locate anyone.
e child. I'm not tak-
g lessons any more,
ut the method is that
e parent helps the
ild practice so we
ork on that everyday.
What sparked your
terestin classical art
When I was a child,
grew up in England,
nd at school I learned
atin, which is the lan-
age of the ancient
omans. I got interest-
in the Romans, and
e had the option to
udy ancient Greek so
I studied that as well.
Also, my parents were
both teachers, and
they had long summer
holidays so we would
pack up the car in the
summer and take the
ferry over to France.
So, the classical past
has always been part of
the physical and educa-
tional environment for
me. I've always had an
interest in history, and
the Greeks somehow
caught my imagination.
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Ding and dash Blood Battle Chinese
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WHEN: Monday at
about 4:10 a.m.
WHAT: A University fleet
vehicle was damaged while
parked in the structure over
the weekend, University
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currently no suspects.
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competition between the
University and Ohio State
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WHEN: Sunday at about
WHAT: A subject was
found passed out in the
men's restroom, University
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awoken and asked to leave
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Zimmerman charged with assault
after attacking girlfriend, property
Forum connects local
transit agencies to public
Girlfriend calls police,
claims pointed a shotgun
at her in their home
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman was
charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called
deputies to the home where they were living and claimed
he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authori-
The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 in the
early afternoon to say that Zimmerman had smashed a
glass table, threatened her with the shotgun and ulti-
mately pushed her out of the house, according to an arrest
report. After pushing her out, Zimmerman barricaded
the door with furniture and refused to leave, saying that
he would talk to police by phone, authorities said.
The arrest was the latest legal problem for Zimmer-
man since he was acquitted in July of criminal charges in
the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black
teen. The case sparked accusations that Zimmerman had
racially profiled Martin and led to nationwide debates
over the so-called Stand Your Ground defense laws in
Florida and other states.
"You point your gun at my fricking face," Samantha
Scheibe is heard telling Zimmerman on a 911 call. "Get
out of my house. Do not push me out of my house. Please
get out of my house."
Seconds later, she told the dispatcher, "You kidding
me? He pushed me out of my house and locked me out.
... He knows how to do this. Ie knows how to play this
Moments later, Zimmerman called 911 from inside the
barricaded house to tell his side of the story.
"I have a girlfriend, who for lack of a better word, has
gone crazy on me," Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman then said he never pulled a gun on his
girlfriend, and that it was Scheibe who smashed a table
at the home they shared. He also told the dispatcher that
Scheibe was pregnant with their child and that she had
decided she would raise the child on her owsn. When
Zimmerman started to leave, "she got mad," he said.
Seminole County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Den-
nis Lemma said at a news conference that Scheibe wasn't
Deputies used a key provided by Scheibe to unlock the
door and they were able to push through the barricade of
items, Lemma said.
"She was very concerned for her own safety especially
having the weapon pointed at her and then being pushed
out," he said.
Lemma says Zimmerman was compliant and unarmed
when deputies came to the house.
"The easiest way to describe it is rather
passive. Clearly, he's had the opportunity to
encounter situations similar to this in the
past," he said.
Zimmerman was charged with domestic
aggravated assault with a weapon, domes-
tic battery and criminal mischief. His first
court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday
afternoon. He will be housed in a single-per-
son cell and guards will check on him hourly,
Scheibe told deputies that the ordeal start-
ed with a verbal argument and that she asked
Zimmerman to leave the house. Her account
in the arrest report says he began packing his
4 belongings, including a shotgun and an assault
rifle. She says she began putting his things in
the living room and outside the house, and he
became upset. At that point, the report says, he
took the shotgun out of its case.
Zimmerman told his girlfriend to leave
and smashed a pair of her sunglasses as she
5r M walked toward the front door, the report
says. Scheibe told deputies that he pushed
her out of the house when she got close to the
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the
Martin family, was at Harvard Law School on
Monday with the teen's mother, Sybrina Ful-
ton, to speak at a symposium about his legacy
and self-defense laws.
Crump said they found out about Zimmer-
Forum for Ann Arbor
By WILL GREENBURG
The Hatcher Graduate Library played host
Monday night to the Washtenaw Area Trans-
portation Study's transit forum with city
planners, local residents and representatives
gathering to hear status updates on the cur-
Guests were greeted with food, drinks and
18 different representatives from The Con-
nector high-capacity transit project, Ann
Arbor Area Transportation Authority and
Clean Energy Coalition all gathered together
for the first forum of its kind to inform the
public on the county's current transit projects
and answer questions.
WATS Director Ryan Buck said it's hard for
area residents to attend each individual meet-
ing for various initiatives and the forum was a
good opportunity to inform the public. Buck
said the projects have various timelines and
roadblocks to overcomebut that funding is an
issue across most initiatives.
"Funding is the most critical issue facing
transportation planners and transportation
infrastructure right now," Buck said. "It's
Project leaders shared optimism for their
plans, the most notable being the commuter
and high-speed rail projects as well as The
Ride's urban core focus.
Alex Bourgeau, an intermodal transporta-
tion coordinator at the Southeast Michigan
Council of Governments, said the forum was a
great opportunity to disentangle the rail proj-
ects going on in southeast Michigan. There
are currently three major projects: the high-
speed rail program, the MITrain Southeast
Michigan Commuter Rail Service, and the
Washtenaw and Livingston Line, commonly
referred to as WALLY.
The MITrain cars and track, which
includes the WALLY line, are complete and
should start running special trains next year
between Ann Arbor and Detroit for major
events, such as Detroit Tiger's games or the
Ann Arbor Art Fair, Bourgeau said. The line is
roughly two to three years away from regular
service, he said.
Meanwhile, Bourgeau said the high-speed
rail line should reach speeds of 110 miles per
hour between Detroit and Chicago along
some portions of the track and should be
finalized by 2017. He said in addition to being
faster, theline should help clearup congestion
in high-traffic areas such as outside Chicago
where freight, commercial and other rail all
"Really, the two services in this corridor
could complement each other," Bourgeau
Ann Arbor resident Keith LaSalle was
excited about the prospect of the new rail
services. However, he stressed having a con-
crete plan before he could fully support the
"I love the concept - if done properly and
if the planners are fiscally responsible in mak-
ing ithappen," LaSalle said.
Expanding bus services
The expansion of AAATA bus services,
also known as TheRide, was another point of
interest for many at the forum, with Michael
Benham, TheRide's special assistant for stra-
tegic planning, sharing a plan that would
expand service by 44 percent. Benham said
the much needed improvements will add
routes and increase service and frequency.
"We've got people walking down Washt-
enaw Avenue after11(p.m.)because they can't
catch abus," Benham said. "We've got people
in (Ypsilanti) who can't get to the grocery
store on a Sunday or Saturday, so the needs
there are critical."
- At the time, Benham said the changes
would go much smootherifthe AnnArbor City
Council approved adding Ypsilanti Township
into the AAATA, which represents multiple
municipalities. Tuesday evening, the council
did approve the township's membership. Now,
a millage is needed to approve the plan.
State Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline),
who attended the forum, said she is con-
cerned about the additional funding need for
the project,butsupports anincreasedempha-
sis on public transportation.
"The state has historically been more
oriented towards road construction versus
alternative modes of transportation, transit,
non-motorized, like biking," Driskell said.
"There is definitely movement recognizing
the importance of transit."
Other booths at the forum, such as the
Clean Energy Coalition's Bike Share program
and the Program to Educate All Cyclists,
focused on promoting bike riding in Ann
Arbor, and booths from the Ann Arbor Proj-
ect Management Services Unit and Washt-
enaw County Road Commission shared
results from recent projects.