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One hundred sixeyears ofeditorialfreedom

July 16, 1997

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Peter Meyers
Is Staff Reporter
1 Michigan State House and
late passed an appropriations bill that
reased funding for state universities
$64 million on July 3.
'We're very pleased," said associate
:e President for University Relations
nthia Wilbanks. This year the
iversity will receive $315 million, $12
lion more than it received the year
e Sen. John Schwartz (R-Eaton
ay), chair of the Senate's subcom-
tee on appropriations for higher edu-
ion, was particularly pleased with
v easily the new funding passed.
1 think it actually went pretty well
s year," Schwartz said. "There was a
of cooperation between the House
d the Senate.'
State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith (D-
See FUNDING, Page 8

A2 prepares
for crowds
By Christine M. Paik
Daily Staff Reporter
Many of Ann Arbor's normal functions will come
to a halt this week when the annual art fairs roll into
town again, marking 38 years of an Ann Arbor sum-


mer tradition.
Running today through Saturday, the three different
fairs will cover 24 blocks of Ann Arbor streets, from
downtown to the University campus. They bring with
them more than 1,000 visual artists, numerous perfor-
mance artists, merchants and food vendors.
Art-fair organizers anticipate more than 500,000
people from all over the country t attend.
"The thing I like the most about this is that you get
probably the broadest variety of the cross-section of
the public that's possible," said Susan Froelich, exec-
utive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. "We
want to have anyone and everyone who's the least bit
interested in art, or who've maybe never thought
about art get exposed to it and learn about it.'
Froelich said the fairs offer a wide variety of
activities to interest people of all ages, including
artists' demonstrations.
"We want the artists here to be able to talk with the
public about what they do, how they do it, why they
do it and therefore build more connections between
contemporary artists and the public," Froelich said.
The art fairs' many artists must endure a strict
application process and exhibit certain qualifica-
tions to be selected by a panel of jurors.
John Krieger of Midland, Mich., who has acrylic
works on display at several prominent corporations

Grant Massey, from Roxanna, Del., arranges the brass mobiles and lanterns he created for the 1997 Ann
Arbor Art Fair. This is the first year he has participated in the art fairs.

headquarters throughout the country, will also be
presenting his work at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.
"Ann Arbor is a very educated crowd," Krieger
said. "Ann Arbor has a reputation that few other fairs
in the country have. They appreciate the work, and
they attract more artists."
Shary Brown, head of the Michigan Guild of Artists
and Artisans, the organizer of the Summer Art Fair,
said that although visual art may be the art fairs' main
attraction, the performing arts are also represented.
"All three fairs over the years have worked hard to
make sure that the performing arts are included and
there has always in one form or another been a large
See FAIR, Page 8

Art Fair Guide Q~~ Ann Arbor Street Fair Q Summer Fair
Art State Street Area Fair
E. Washpgton St,
E Liberty St
N, University Ave.
SE. Wilam St,
vi D1AG" UDER B.
° d 3 S. University Ave.
E. Mason St.


Heather Kamins
ily News Editor
After months of rumors and specula
n President Clinton nominated Public
licy Dean Edward Gramlich to the
deral Reserve board on Thursday.
The Fed which has been dubbed the
Il-star team" for economists, is respon-
I or establishing national fiscal oper-
o d determining interest rates.
Gramlich, who in the 1960s was a
earcher at the Fed, said he is honored
be nominated to the board and is
elighted" to return Washington, D.C..
"I'm very happy" Gramlich said. "I
>rked at the Fed when I was a young BOHDAN DAMIAN CAPt
onomist, but I never thought that I University space physicist Tim Killeen sits with a model of the MAUDEE probe,
See GRAMLICH, Page 3 which University scientists will someday use to study Mars' upper atmosphere.

'U' faculty deem Mars
expedition 'dynamite'
By Matt Weiler Laboratory agreed that the Pathfi
Daily Staff Reporter mission, which is spectacular in its frt
The buzz from the Martian rover explo- ity (the tag pnce for the mission isl
ration - which many people consider the million, far less than most space end
biggest breakthrough on the star-spangled ors), represents the new trend in s
final frontier since the Apollo moon land- exploration - low-cost and high-tec
ing - has permeated the University. Although the University has
"(It's) absolutely fabulous. played an active role in the Pathfi
Dynamite," said Astronomy Prof. Pat mission, it won't be long before
Seitzer, echoing the elation that many University sends its own faster
members of the astronomy community cheaper mission to the red planet.
feel toward the mission. "Michigan will have its mission,
"I can't say enough superlatives," mately," Killeen said, referring to
Daily Seitzer said. MAUDEE probe, which will analyze
Seitzer and Tim Killeen, director of the wispy upper atmosphere of Mars.
University Space Physics Research See MARS, Pal

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ge 7


The Ann Arbor Art Fairs Former Wolverine Maurice
roll into town today. Taylor signs with Clippers.

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