BY DEVON THORSBY
Property crime in Ann Arbor jumped 12 percent in 2008, while violent crimes remained relatively stable, dropping 1 percent when compared to the 2007 figures, according to the FBI.
In Washtenaw County, however, the number of violent crimes reported to the sheriff’s department was up 59 percent and property crime increased 8 percent.
BY A. BRAD SCHWARTZ
University alum Joe Fairchild arrived in Ann Arbor last Tuesday for what could have been a simple four-day visit. Only, rather than arriving by car, bus or Amtrak train, Fairchild walked into town pushing the modified baby stroller he’s been living out of since early August.
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BY OLIVIA CARRINO
Many already consider Ann Arbor to be a healthy town, but a new project may make it even healthier. Fuller Intermodal Transportation Station (FITS) is the City of Ann Arbor’s transportation vision that expands upon the existing bus, rail and train systems and emphasizes alternative forms of transportation, like walking and biking.
BY VALIANT LOWITZ
Google “Green Energy Czar” Bill Weihl gave the keynote address at the University’s 14th annual Energy Fest yesterday.
The lecture, titled “Inventing a Clean Energy Future at Google,” focused primarily on Google’s newly launched green initiatives.
BY EMILY ORLEY
On Oct. 2, a final decision will be made regarding the closure of the post office at 1214 S. University Ave. The location was one of more than 700 post offices nationwide that were proposed to close this fall. The list is now down to approximately 410 stores, and in two weeks the remaining stores’ fates will be determined.
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Six photos of University events taken this week.
BY DEVON THORSBY
A 16-year-old Muslim girl required medical attention after being attacked on an Ann Arbor school bus Wednesday afternoon, according to Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
BY MATT AARONSON
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a press release tonight that a group of teenage students attacked a 16-year-old girl of Iraqi heritage on a school bus in Ann Arbor Tuesday.
BY KATHERINE MITCHELL
The State Street shuffle of shops, restaurants and other businesses continued this summer, as retailers swapped storefronts and locations, seeking the perfect formula to win over the fickle student shopper.
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.