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Jobless workers
need retraining
The state should cash
in on an offer for federal
unemployment benefits
SEE PAGE 4
Glitz and glamour
begone on MTV
"College Life" gives the
kids the cameras and just
sees what happens
SEE PAGE 8
SPORTS
Wolverines can't
make a racket
Men's tennis falls in the
second round of the
NCAA tournament
SEE PAGE 11
INDEX
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O PIN IO N ....................................4
CLASSIFIED .................................6
ARTS .................................. 8
SPO RTS .....................................1 0

Big 10 meets Big 3

DOWNTOWN RETAIL
CVS may
displace
Sava's cafe
Historic District
Commission must
approve plans
By LARA ZADE
ManagingNews Editor
The Village Apothecary may
no longer be the only pharmacy
in downtown Ann Arbor in the
near future.
A New York-based devel-
opment company planned last
month to demolish the 209-211
South State street building, which
includes Sava's State Street Cafe
andtwoothervacancies, and erect
a CVS/pharmacy in its place.
The building is located in
the State Street historic district,
which means any demolition
plans must first be approved by
the Ann Arbor Historic District
Commission before they are is-
sued to the Planning Commission
and City Council. The company
submitted its first plan to the
HDC in late April.
Jill Thatcher, the city's his-
toric preservation coordinator,
said that it's very unusual for
the HDC to approve a plan that
entails knocking down an entire
building.
"It's very rare for a demolition
request to be approved because
there are very specific circum-
stances the historic commission
is allowed to approve under state
and city law,"she said.
One example of such a con-
dition would be if the building
See CVS, Page 7

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es to create new diverse energy sources.
"The institute's vision will be to
auto research develop and deliver world class ed-
ucation with a strategic focus on en-
institution ergy diversity and sustainability to
reinvent the automobile," he said.
EPHANIE STEINBERG The institute will focus on re-
Daily NewsEditor searching advanced batteries, en-
gine systems with maximum fuel
pile the Big Three are expe- efficiency, smart materials that
g troubled times, General respond to various conditions and
and the University's College improved vehicle manufacturing
neering plan to reshape the processes.
tive industry. Stevens said partnerships like
terday, the University and these between the University and
nounced the creation of a GM are "critical," citing how the
nstitute of Automotive Re- partnership will link the Univer-
and Education. sity's faculty and students with GM
J Vice Chairman Tom Ste- researchers to work together on
poke at the event on North challengingautomotive issueswhile
s to declare the collabora- facilitating "an efficient exchange of
e said the goal of the institute technical knowledge."

"No single company, no single
university and certainly no single
government agency can act on its
own to successfully address both
the growing worldwide demand
for energy as well as the ever more
stringent environmental require-
ments," he said.
David Munson, dean of the Col-
lege of Engineering, also spoke at
the event. He said the institute will
play a major role in developing the
knowledge needed to transform the
automotive industry in Michigan.
"The outcomes of this partner-
ship will be new discoveries and in-
novative practices to serve our state
as well as contribute to the future
success of this critical industry,"
Munson said.
Munson mentioned the Ad-
vanced Battery Coalition for Drive-
trains, which was announced in
See GM, Page 7

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