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Beating the I
By SCOTT STUCKAL pelin T-shirt and have come here just to
Daily Staff Writer observe.
It's a warm summer eve, and you're MR. FLOOD'S PARTY (120 W. Liber-
sitting on the porch swatting ty)
mosquitoes, and watching the world go Recently, Flood's has begun to at-
by. Perhaps a friend drops by, and the tract more of the student attention it
two of you decide to go to a bar. That's deserves, but the crowd here is still
the easy part. Picking which'bar to visit predominated by older Ann Arborites.
out of the approximately 15 in Ann Ar- Flood's has a regular schedule of well-
bor is not as easy. But over the years selected live music. Prices are near the
Michigan students have found a small $4 a pitcher level, and the atmosphere
group of bars, close to campus, that and friendly service are the best in
they favor most. The following is a town. Don't miss Flood's.
quick list of the more popular studernt RICK'S AMERICAN CAFE (611 Chur-
watering holes. ch)
DOOLEY'S (310 Maynard) Rick's is a favorite bar of the dorm-
Not much more can be said about living undergraduate. Usually there's a
"Dooley's" that hasn't already been young crowd, attracted by local bands
said. Like 'most Ann Arbor bars, it's a and inexpensive happy hour specials.
good idea to keep an eye peeled for Rick's is a good straight-forward
drink specials; otherwise the cash goes drinking bar.
pretty quickly. If you're interested in a SECOND CHANCE (516 E. Liberty)
rowdy night of partying with the big- Second Chance offers a steady
screen T.V. or the pinball machines up- stream of good local bands interrupted
stairs, then this is the place .., if you're by the best selection of nationally
not too tired of going here already. known bands around. But expensive
GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S BAR AND drink prices and slow service make
GRILL (1140 S. University) "The Chance" more of a gamble for a
Charlie's customers are divided into good time. Second Chance probably has
two groups: us and them. If you're one the best layout of any local bar. This
of "us," you're probably part of the three-tiered multitiered, three floor
Greek system, and have come to party bar reminds one of what the
with the gang. If you're one of "them," Shakespearean Glove Theatre was
then you might be wearing a "Led Zep- supposed to look like.

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 3, 1982-Page 3-B
let: A2bar

Doily Photo
THIS FAMILIAR neon sign reminds the city of its numerous and varied bars.

Loungers
By SCOTT STUCKAL
Daily Staff Writer
"Summertime, and the livin's easy," wrote Oscar
Hammerstein.
There are two kinds of people who enjoy summer;
those who sweat and those who don't. Clearly, Ham-
merstein favors the latter, and so do I. Summer is for
relaxing, and relaxing means not expending energy.
Some people spend their summers forever chasing
frisbees, circling around the jogging track or getting
rope burns sailing. Such ultra-athletic, frenzied ac-
tion only mystifies me. The sport I actively pursue is
simple lounging.
Some summertime loungers creatively use their
inaction to get a tan. Scantily clad bodies litter the

watch the world go by
cho ArbretArb is alsobehnduge for thover y coming from the bulldozers ruminating in the
sweat. For the seriously lazy lounger the Arb has too wreckage of the deceased Economics Building.
many running and romping dogs, and frisbees that What makes 'daily inaction' most worthwhile to
land in the wrong place (on your stomach, for instan- summertime loungers is the constant parade .of
ce). people to watch. "You have a wide, wide cross sec-
By far the most popular outdoor lounging spot is the tion of people coming here," said Peterson, because
central campus Diag. Surrounded by the imposing the diag is the central meeting place on campus.
graduate library and other University buildings, the
tree-filled Diag is the main intersection for cross- Often during the year the Diag is filled with free en-
campuswalkers. fortertainment. Mike, the evangelical Christian, stands
"It'slkersro oon the cement benches continually berating students
"It's like a resort ryoung people," said Dave and passersby to change their evil ways. Recently,
Peterson, a 24-year-old ex-student who enjoys sitting Hare Krishnas with children dressed in traditional
crosslegged on one of the diag's'cement benches with Krishna attire have begun wandering around the
a good book. Peterson's only complaint about the Diag offering cookies and conversation to anyone
pastoral, usually quiet, Diag, is the disruptive noise who will accept.
Swimsuits and summer fun

By GEORGE ADAMS
Daily staff writer
I would like to say a few words on behalf of all
the swimsuits in Ann Arbor. This message is
directed to those Washtenaw County residents
who impose upon these wonderful garments a
most cruel and unusual punishment: Dryness.
Why, may I ask, do so many people in
Washtenaw County prefer to stay on land
during the sweltering days of summer instead
of frolicking in the water as both your body,
and your bathing suit, would like?
Perhaps you think it is irrational to think that
swimsuits can feel pain or wish to be
moistened, but think of it this way: The earth is
75% water, and human beings continue to live
' on land.
THE PROBLEM seems to be that people in
this fair community do not realize the endless
opportunities Washtenaw County provides for
those who want to get wet. Because of this, the
residents choose to condemn their poor swim-
suits to the arid confines of a dresser drawer.
Swimwear does not suffer alone from this at-
titude. Ann Arborites too are not fully aware of
how far a little water can go in alleviating the
tension of summer urban living.
Therefore consider this a public service to
indsurfers the residents and bathing suits of the Ann Ar-
- 'bor area.

THE FIRST STEP must be to educate the
populace of our wonderfully wet community
about the endless possibilities Washtenaw
County affords to the resident who wants to
have a little fun in the water.
Washtenaw County is in fact well endowed
with the resources to make any water en-
thusiast (or swimsuit) happy. To be honest,
there are two activities that involve water but,
not necessarily swjmwear. Canoers and sailors
may nevertheless rest assured that they not
only have areas to pursue their own variety of
water fun, but that their swimsuits will be hap-
py to come along for the fun, on the off chance
that you might want to take a dip. Take a dive,
Ann Arbor, and make yourselves, and your
bathing suits, happy.
Now let's take a look at theopportunities for
swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing
that are here, waiting to be taken advantage of.
Swimming
For swimming, let's take Central and North.
Campus recreation centers. Now that we've
mentioned them we can practically 'forget
them. They contain pool facilities and best of
all they're free.
The CCRB pool is open Monday thru Thur-
sday' 7-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday
See DON, Page8

Daily Photo by DEBO
TIRED, WET, but definitely happy, two Gallup Park w
iome in from the rain. . .

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