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Before You Were Here: Adult entertainment stores in Ann Arbor

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.

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City planning commission approves zoning recommendations for soccer stadium

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.

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After millage fails, Ann Arbor Public Schools asks for community input to fix budget gap

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.

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University economist: Michigan will see net job gains by end of 2011

BY JAMES LEE

Economics Prof. George Fulton, along with other experts at the 57th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, had some more optimistic views for Michigan's downtrodden economic state.

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For Dingell, health care reform bill is a legislative and familial landmark

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY NICOLE ABER

Many legislators, aides and other politicos played a role in pushing the health care bill through the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 7. For one man, though, the bill’s passage is more than just a historical moment for the country — it’s a significant breakthrough in one family’s 76-year-long fight for health care reform.

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Feature Photo: Styling on South U

Marissa McClain/Daily

BY MARISSA MCCLAIN

Law School student Theo Arnold takes advantage of AXE’s Hair Crisis Relief Center at Nogginz Hair Shop on South University Avenue by getting a free haircut yesterday. The center is part of a nationwide, college campus campaign by the hair product company.

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Feature Photo: Scaling the IM building

Chris Dzombak/Daily

BY CHRIS DZOMBAK

Engineering freshman Justin Li traverses the wall at MROCK in the IM Building yesterday. Climbers at MROCK were preparing for a bouldering competition this Sunday at 1 PM.

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AAPD: South U. fire investigation moving forward, but slowly

BY TREVOR CALERO

An official from the Ann Arbor Police Department said in an interview yesterday that the investigation into the late night blaze that gutted an abandoned building on South University Avenue earlier this month is moving forward, but very slowly.

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Borders to close 200 Waldenbooks stores and cut 1,500 jobs

BY JOSEPH LICHTERMAN

Borders Group, the Ann Arbor-based bookstore chain, announced last week that it will be closing most of its secondary stores like Waldenbooks, Borders Express, and Borders Outlet stores, including the Borders Express in the Briarwood Mall.
The company also announced that it will be laying off 1,500 workers.

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Many questions still unanswered in fallout from brutal Halloween beating on Elm Street

BY DEVON THORSBY

More than a week after the violent Halloween beating on Elm Street that left a 19-year-old man hospitalized, police won’t confirm whether any of the alleged attackers have been identified or arrested.

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Local Arts

School of Music, Theatre & Dance to weave plot and dance in lighthearted 'Crazy for You'

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.

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Bobby McFerrin to bring latest vocally indulgent endeavor to University Music Society

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.

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Ann Arbor-based website MyFab5 uses new ranking system to judge restaurants

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.

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CollegeHumor duo talk comedy, Ann Arbor in advance of live show

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.

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Local teens pick literary favorites for the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology

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.

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