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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 2009-07-06

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Don't hate the
new Honduras
Why the international
fit over the president's
removal is absurd
SEE PAGE 5
Wilco loosens up
Jeff Tweedy apes The
Beatles and has some fun
on new album
SEE PAGE 9
SPORTS
Finding the
ultimate fan
A Daily Sports Editor's
quest to find a mentor for
the tame student section
SEE PAGE 11
INDEX
Vol. CXIX, No. 143 t @J2009Tfhe Michigan Daily
michigandaily'"om
NEW S ........................... 2
OPINION ............................... 4
CLASSIFIED ............ 6
ARTS ............................ 9
SPO RTS ................................11

A crowd of family and friends gathers on Main Street to watch the Ann Arbor Jaycees 19th Annual Fourth of July Parade on Sat-
urday. The parade featured a stream of muscle cars, entertainers, two Army hummers and 19th-century bicycles.
Unemployment hits A2

Weekly Summer Edition
ANN ARBOR PARKING
Solar-
powered
oparking
DDAhopes newpay
system will make
parking easier
By TORREY ARMSTRONG
Daily StaffReporter
There is no need to save quar-
ters to fill parking meters any
more.
The Ann. Arbor Downtown
Development Authority has
introduced an initiative to make
parking in Ann Arbor easier and
more efficient with the instal-
lation of 25 new e-park stations
on Main, Liberty, Maynard and
State streets. The new machines
were introduced on June15.
Ann Arbor is now among the
several cities - including Seattle,
Milwaukee, Detroit .and New
York - that use the electronic
payment machine technology.
The e-parks will cover nearly
150 parking spaces. Some of the
mainbenefitstomotoristsinclude
the option to pay with cash, debit
or credit cards and the ability to
add time to a parking space by
phone.
Joe Morehouse, DDA deputy
director, said the machines are
powered entirely by solar pan-
els, which save the equivalent of
3,400 9-volt batteries in energy
per year.
Plans to add extra machines
around the city are on hold
See METERS, Page 2

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dent employment I'll fill out an application, but other
than that my job search has really
b site posts 1,061 slowed down."
Brichta's troubles are hardly
fewerjobs unique. University students look-
ing for summer employment face a
By ERIC CHIU competitive job market still reeling
Daily StaffReporter from the current economic down-
turn.
SAsophomore Marie Brich- In May, Michigan's unemploy-
most cash-strapped students, ment rate hit 14.1 percent - the
a job this summer has been highest in the nation. Though un-
recedented challenge. employed students are not included
unemployment on the rise in this figure, Lynne Sebille-White,
higan, Brichta - who has senior assistant director of em-
I to work at more than 30 ployer relations at the Career Cen-
ranging from restaurants to ter, said in an e-mail interview that
g stores, since April - is still high unemployment for adults has a
ing to find a job. strong effect on employment pros-
aven't had much luck so far, pects for students.
job market discourages me, "Those who had full-time jobs
still looking," Brichta said. who are finding it difficult to find
e a hiring sign, I'll go in, and a new full-time position may take

part-time or temporary positions,
leaving less of these open for stu-
dents" Sebille-White wrote.
She added that the economy
causes a trickle-down effect on
spending, which reduces employ-
ment opportunities.
"When the economy sours, peo-
ple cutback on spendingand leisure
activities, which decreases retail
sales, (and the) number of people
dining out or traveling, which
causes those industries to cut back
on their hiring, leading to fewer
jobs for students, too'
In a report release last week,
University economists predicted
the state will lose more jobs by the
end of 2009 than in any other year
since the 1950s. The report esti-
mated about 310,700 will be lost
- triple the amount calculated in
See UNEMPLOYMENT, Page 2

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