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 DARRYN FITZGERALD
Demolition of the former Pinball Pete’s building — a well-known campus landmark that was damaged in a fire earlier this fall — is set to begin next week when classes end and students begin leaving town for winter break.
BY NICOLE ABER
Two homeless men have been placed under arrest for deliberately causing the fire that devastated the former Pinball Pete’s building on Oct. 24, according to Sgt. Brian Jatczak of the Ann Arbor Police Department.
BY DEBJANI MUKHERJEE
While relatively unassuming today, Fourth Street in Ann Arbor had a bit of a reputation in the early 1970s as a “sex complex,” with several stores selling pornographic materials to students and area residents.
BY EMILY ORLEY
The Ann Arbor Planning Commission voted unanimously last night to recommend to the Ann Arbor City Council that the body approve the annexation and rezoning of 12.5 acres of land at the site of the University of Michigan soccer complex for the construction of a stadium.
BY DYLAN CINTI
Ann Arbor Public Schools are turning to the community to help plan for what officials are portraying as a major budget deficit that could result in employee cuts.
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.