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Monday, July 9, 2001- The Michigan Daily - 3

Regent White to be
White House fellow

By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily News Editor
University Regent Katherine
White (D-Ann Arhbor) was named
one of twelve Wie House Fellows
st month, a position which will
Five her first-hand experience with
some of the most important aspects
of the U.S. government.
"The White House Fellows Pro-
gram is considered the 'most presti-
gious fellowship for leadership
development and public service,"'
White said. "I feel honored and
extremely fortunate to have been
selected as a White House Fellow."
According to the program's offi-
tial website, 11 to 19 fellows are

selected to hold the position for one
year beginning Sept. 1. Each fellow
is assigned to work
as a special assis-
tant to a Cabinet
member or senior
presidential assis-
tant. An education
program is
de signe d t o
strengthen the fel-
lows' leadership
White skills.
The competitive
program is targeted at young Ameri-
cans who have accomplished out-
standing achievements and show
potential for future leadership in
See WHITE, Page 7

Several area restaurants, Including Gandy Dancer, Zingerman's and Rendez-
vous Cafe, set up shop to serve the crowds at Top of the Park.
HEIGHTS OF ANN ARBOR

By Maria Sprow
Daily News Editor
For three weeks, hundreds of Ann Arbor residents and
University students hung out on the top of the Fletcher
Street Parking Structure, dancing to local bands as part of
the 18th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
The festival, which ended last night, consisted of more
than a dozen performances in the Power Center and Hill
Auditorium; Mondays at Mendelssohn, which featured
young authors and comedians; as well as nightly family and
community-geared musical performances and movies.
George Berdard & the Kingpins, a local swing/classic
rock 'n' roll/blues/country band, kicked off the closing
night of Top of the Park, a free community event coordi-
nated by the Summer Festival.
"It's so much fun. We have a blast, it's so laid back."
said Engineering sophomore and Ann Arbor resident

Zdeblick, who has gone to TOP for the last three years,
worked at the festival every night. Tomorrow, she's down
to having only one job, waiting tables.
"(Nite Flight) last night was the best," she said, adding
she'll miss the job. "We go on breaks and dance by the
stage."
The Summer Festival started in 1984 as a way to bring
summer art and musical performances to the community,
said Steve Guttman, TOP manager.
Guttman said the best and most important aspect of
TOP is that it is free and convenient, a combination that
makes ita popular hang out for "townies."
"If you are from town, you can see your next door
neighbor, the kid you went to grade school with, or your
teacher' he said. "You can see everybody here. It's truly
a townie festival."
The Summer Festival started June 16 with the musical
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," performed in

The Kissmobile character smiles for the camera at a hospital stop in Grand Rapids In
1999.
alum gives isses to
raise funds for children

By Swah Scott
Daily Staff Reporter
University alum Kelly Jordan would
dly describe her new job as "work."
rdan, who graduated in May 2000, is a
crew member on the Kissmobile 2, a
pod-like vehicle shaped like three Her-
shey's Kisses that travels the country
handing out chocolate and raising money
for the Children's Miracle Network.
Jordan said she likes the job. "You get
o work for charity, travel and see the
country and meet a lot of new people.
Everyone is always excited to see you
because you're giving them free choco-
,' she said.
rew members are hired for four-
month stints, with the option to extend
their stay aboard the Kissmobile for an
additional four months. The Kissmobile
is an 11-foot-6-inch tall chocolate lover's
fantasy that can store more than 230,000
Hershey's Hugs and Kisses in refrigerat-
ed compartments.
Currently Hershey has two Kissmo-
ies that travel the country, visiting 100
es throughout North America and
covering over 100,000 miles a year. In
each city, the Kissmobile goes to special
events and festivals in addition to visiting
children's hospitals and fundraisers for

CMN. To date Hershey's has raised over
$7 million for CMN.
The concept of the Kissmobile was the
brainchild of someone who used to work
with the Kiss brand, said Judy Hogarth, a
spokesperson for Hershey's.
"We just thought 'wouldn't it be fun.'
Mobile marketing has become huge and
everyone knows what a Hershey kiss is"
Hogarth said.
Despite the months of travel and free
chocolate, the job of a Kissmobile
crewmember can be a hard one to fill,
said Lucia Folk, senior account manager
for Marketing-Werks, who hires the crew
members.
"You ha ve to have someone who's
really wel -rounded, who can represent
themseIv s tnll m print, who is comfort-
able in front of cameras, can interact well
with the children at the hospitals -
while wearing the Kiss mascot - and
who is willing to do the maintenance on
the vehicle," iolk said.
Jordan si;d t' only hard part of her
job is "remttmreutg it's everyone's first
time seeing th Ki mobile and keeping
it fresh."
"But' she added, "we're talking about
chocolate, so it's pretty easy to get excit-
ed about it." Jordan plans to renew her
contract for another four months.

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