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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 2003-07-07

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CRIMAE Ann Arbor says goodbye to Top of the Park

Caller hears loud
fireworks in area,
files police report
A caller on Northwood Street report-
ed last Friday to hearing loud fireworks
in the area, according to the Department
of Public Safety.
But the caller was unable to make out
who was setting off the fireworks. The
unit met with the resident and no further
problems were documented.
Fireworks display
attracts police, no
report filed
Fireworks that were being set off
on Mitchell Field attracted police
attention last Saturday night,
according to DPS reports.
The people in charge of the fireworks
display then chose to pack up and leave.
No report was filed.
Subjects set off
fireworks show on
carport, then flee
According to DPS, there was a
report of people last Friday setting off
fireworks on the top level of a carport
on 525 Church Street. A police unit
then responded and the perpetrators
fled upon their arrival.
Fireworks go off at
Cooley Fountain,
1 perpetrators escape
Last Tuesday, according to DPS
reports, a unit residing over Top of the
Park reported fireworks going off in an
area of Cooley Fountain.
Upon checking the area, police
were unable to find the people
releasing the fireworks.
Caller reports
thrown off wall, no
problem found
Last Wednesday a caller from Health
Services reported that there were six
people sitting on the wall close to Top of
the Park that were suspected of throwing
a firecracker down.The police unit could
not find a problem.
- Compiled by Daily News Editor
Victoria Edwards
It should have been reported in
last week's Daily that the public
announcement of Evan Caminker's
recommendation as Law School
dean by a search committee to
Provost Paul Courant was
announced on June 20, three days
before the Supreme Court's rulings
on Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v.

By Victoria Edwards
DayNewsEdtor "I come here every year. I love the music, I love the environment,
Yesterday the folksy blend of George Bedard just being here with everyone and listening to live music on a
and the Kingpins wafted over the parking struc- parking structure."
ture as a small mass of people gathered on the - Katie Widmayer
dance floor. Together they shared one last dance, Chelsea i oler
one last band, one last night at Ann Arbor's Chelsea High School senior
Summer Festival's Top of the Park. Park was similar to thatof a summer camp.
Ann Arbor resident John Kosmet said Top of the "The staff is really informal. The bosses pick
Park has become a tradition for him and his daughter. on the workers and the workers make fun of the
"(I came for) the great entertainment of bosses. There are people who have been here
George Bedard and the Kingpins. They are my for a long time who have a rapport," Savit said.
favorite band. My best experience at Top of the With the end of Top of the Park he said he is
Park all summer is right now," he said. going to work at two other jobs.
The only part of it that he would change he But he admits that he will "miss not being
said is the length of time that it runs, "I wish it able to come to the festival." Still he said "it'll
lasted longer," Kosmet said. be nice to have free time in the evening."
Chelsea High School senior Katie Widmayer Daniel Shoaf a unior at Chelsea High Q3=
said that Top of the Park has become a tradition School, said without Top of the Park his
for her. evenings look grim. He said that without it he is Daily File Photo
"I come here every year. I love the music, I probably going to be left to watch movies alone Top of the Park attracts large crowds because of
love the environment, just being here with at home. live music and open air films.
everyone and listening to live music on a park-
ing structure," she said. Take 'em to the cleaners
Steve Guttman, who has been the Top of the
Park manager for four years, said although this
year has gone smoothly there have been some
negative elements.
"The only thing that is negative (this year) is par-
ents are letting their kids down here younger and
younger. I feel more like a hall monitor than an
organizer. There is not so much ofa college student
presence anymore. They feel like they are hanging
out with younger kids," Guttman said.
He said with the ending of Top of the Park,
the biggest thought going through his head right
now is that summer is finally here.
"We go from the end of school things (with my
kids) straight to Top of the Park, there is no time to
relax and enjoy the summer," Guttman added.
Aaron Savit , an alum of Washtenaw Community
College and Top of the Park first-year employee,
said that he has enjoyed his working experience at
Top of the Park.
"This is my first year. It's a nice festival. It's
probably not the highest paid job in the world,
but I sit here for six hours and tell people not
to sit on the walls. And I get to listen to music
and if they don't stick me here (he gestured to
the ramp that sits to the opposite side of the E LOWER/Daly
stage) I sometimes I get to watch the movie," The afternoon sun shines through the windows of Broadway Cleaners on North Campus Saturday. Like
Savit said. many local businesses, the cleaners were closed for the holiday weekend.
He added the working environment of Top of the

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