BY MICHELE NAROV
Though the number of rental units that remained vacant in Ann Arbor last year was higher than in recent years due to the tough economy, experts and Ann Arbor landlords say they expect the number of vacancies to return to normal in the next year.
BY BETHANY BIRON
FemDems, the Women’s Issues Committee of the University’s chapter of College Democrats, is working to implement legislation in Ann Arbor that would require pregnancy centers that don’t offer or make referrals for abortions or birth control services to post disclaimer signs.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Longtime fundraiser Faylene Owen says Lt. Gov. John Cherry has decided against running to succeed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
BY DEVON THORSBY
Justin Arens, one of the defendants charged with setting fire to an abandoned building on South University Avenue less than two months ago waived his right to a preliminary examination Wednesday afternoon.
BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
The suspect charged with attempting to destroy a Detroit bound flight on Christmas Day is no longer being held at the University of Michigan Health System, according to a statement released by hospital officials Sunday afternoon.
BY NICOLE ABER
Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a bill that prohibits smoking in public areas statewide into law today, making Michigan the 38th state to enact such legislation.
BY JILLIAN BERMAN
Justin Arens, one of the suspects arrested in connection with the blaze at the former location of Pinball Pete last month, appeared in Washtenaw County Court today to postpone his preliminary hearing until Dec. 16 to allow for additional investigation.
BY AARON AUGSBURGER
University President Mary Sue Coleman speaks during a fireside chat in the Michigan Union yesterday. Coleman meets with a small group of students at different locations across campus once a month to answer questions and discuss campus issues.
BY MARISSA MCCLAIN
Residential College freshman Lily Springsteen relaxes from end of the semester stress by doing some yoga at an event hosted by the Health and Wellness Forum at East Quad Residence Hall yesterday.
BY EMILY ORLEY
The Ann Arbor City Council finally passed the Huron River and Impoundment Management Plan — which has been in the works since 2006 — last night after implementing multiple amendments.
BY REBECCA GODWIN
Choices play an important part in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s upcoming production of “Crazy for You,” directed by Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Linda Goodrich and opening on Thursday.
BY SHAMIK GANGULY
On Thursday, Bobby McFerrin comes to Hill Auditorium to present his latest project, “spirityouall.” This new endeavor of McFerrin’s seeks to pay homage to African American spirituals and to his father, an operatic baritone who was himself a dedicated performer of these traditional songs.
BY TYLER BAILEY
The website, created by Engineering junior Nick Ruff and University alumni Omeid Seirafi-pour, Calvin Schemanski and John Gulbronson, utilizes an exclusive restaurant ranking system instead of the typical star rating system used by other similar sites.
BY STEVEN TWEEDIE
As to what the offline version of their show will contain Friday, expect the usual hilarious content of any CollegeHumor production, with a few surprises.
BY JOEY STEINBERGER
The texts for the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology are chosen annually by two groups of high school students, one from Valencia California and the other from Ann Arbor.