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Collisions frequent on campus
Intersections near we've definitely had our fair share ACCIDENT PRONE
down here over the years." Most dangerous intersections on campus by number of crashes
campus are some of Though Erickson said the police
didn't respond to that particu-
the worst in A2 lar incident, from 2003 to 2007, tims Geddesve.

OPINION
Half-baked sunscreen
Gary Graca explains ho st he
U.S. Food and Drug Administra-
tion is doing little to protect pale
white guys like him from the
dangers of the sun.
See Page 5
ARTS
Will Smith -returns
as hobo superhero
Excellent performances and in-
teresting social commentary lift
a flawed and otherwise mun-
dane action film.
See Page 9
SPORTS
The Newest Met
Former Michigan pitcher
Michael Powers shunned his
5th year of eligibility after being
drafted by the New York Mets in
the 31st round of the MLB Draft.
He is now a member of the King-
sport Mets, a farm-system team.
See Page 11
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By LINDY STEVENS
Daily News Editor
For Jerry Erickson, the owner
of Coach and Four Barbershop,
looking out the window to see a
fender bender between haircuts
has become somewhat of a weekly
routine during the 34. years he's
been in business.
According to city traffic data,
Erickson's location near the cor-
ner of Hill Street and State Street
has the 15 h highest crash rate of
the nearly 1,200 intersections in
Ann Arbor. -
"I saw a kid get his on his bicy-
cle yesterday, as a matter of fact,"
Erickson said Thursday. "And

91 reported traffic accidents took
place at the corner of Hill Street
and Street Street, with 21lin 2007
alone -- and that high number
isn't exactly unique to that loca-
tion.
Some of the most traveled
streets and intersections around
campus also happen to be some of
the most dangerous in the city.
For Les Sipowski, Ann Arbor's
seniorprojectmanager,onetelltale
sign that a particular intersection
will tend to rackup more accidents
than others is traffic flow.
Further from campus for exam-
ple, Sipowski said the intersection
between Washtenaw Avenue and
Huron Parkway has been the long-
See TRAFFIC, Page 8

o Hill St. and S. State St. 21 0 S. University Ave. and Washtenaw Ave. 10
0 Packard St.and S. State St. 15 0 Hill St.andE. University Ave. 5
0 S. Division St. and E. William St. 13 0 S. Division St. and Packard St. 5
0 S. 5th Ave. and E. William St. 11 m Geddes Ave. and Washtenaw Ave. 5
0 S. State St. and S. University Ave. 11 ® S. Forest Ave. and Washtenaw Ave. 4
0 E. Hoover Ave. and S. StateSt. 11 0 S. Forest Ave. and S. University Ave. 4
sOURCE: Southeast Michigan council of Governments; GRAPHic BY: Hillary Ruffe/DAILY

'M' swimmers clean up at trials

Phelps hopes to beat
record for most
Olympic medals
By RYAN A. PODGES
DailySports Writer
OMAHA - Michigan men's swim-
ming and Club Wolverine coach
Bob Bowman understands the ups
and downs that come with the .S.
Olympic trials. Just the top two fin-
ishers in each event can qualify for
the U.S. Olympicteamand inasport
where the difference between win-
ners and losers is measured in hun-
dredths of a second, ups and downs,
are inevitable. "You know, it has to

be really disappointing for it to be
really great," Bowman said. "That's
just the reality of it, and you can't
have one without the other." And
this year was no exception. Swim-
ming superstar Michael Phelps
dominated the headlines during the
trials by setting world records in
the 400- and 200-meter individual
medleys and winning each of his
eight events. Phelps will now have
a chance to break the record for
most gold medals in one Olympiad.
Swimmer Mark Spitz holds that
record. He won seven gold medals
at the 1972 Munich Games.
Phelps fell one medal short of
tying the record in 2004, when he
won six gold and two bronze med-
See SWIMMING, Page 8

Club Wolverine swimmer Michael Phelps won eight events and set two world
records during the U.S. Olympic trials.

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