Taste Fest entices with free samples of organic food

The second annual Ann Arbor Organic Taste Fest features free
samples of a wide range of organic food and food products Sunday,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Taste Fest also includes live bluegrass by Ann Arbor band
the Ambitious Brothers at 10:30 a.m. and blues piano by Al Hill at
noon.

The festival will be held at the Farmer’s Market in
Kerrytown, which is located on the corner of Catherine Street and
Detroit Street.

Benefit walk raises money to battle depression

The University Depression Center and the American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention team up for the “Out of the Darkness
… Into the Light” walk Sunday.

The third annual 3.5-mile benefit walk will start at 9 a.m. at
Pioneer High School. While the walk is open to anyone, those who
have dealt with depression are encouraged to participate.

Money raised from the event will go toward efforts to prevent
suicide and educate the public about depression and its link to
suicide.

 

CRIME NOTES

DPS reports illegal fridge sale in residence hall

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Wednesday
that an unidentified person might have been trying to sell
refrigerators illegally to University students in Couzens Residence
Hall.

Student suspects poker being played in basement

A student living in South Quad Residence Hall reported to DPS
Wednesday that he believes people were playing a game of poker in
the hall basement. DPS sent an officer to investigate the scene,
but the officer was unable to find any poker game.

Fight over parking space leads to collision

Two drivers involved in a dispute over a parking space in a lot
on 900 Murfin Ave. collided Wednesday when one vehicle attempted to
get into the parking space before the other. No one was injured in
the crash.

Vending machine glass punched in at East Quad

A DPS officer reported that finding damage to a vending machine
in East Quad near the cafeteria Wednesday. An unknown subject
punched out the vending machine’s plexiglass.

 

THIS DAY IN DAILY HISTORY

Police shut down three-week tent-in on Diag

Sept. 24, 1970 — A three-week tent-in on the Diag ended
last night when University officials, accompanied by Ann Arbor
police, removed all of the tents.

In the afternoon University Security Chief Roland Gainsley
announced to campers that “those of you who do not move
within five minutes are subject to trespass laws and will be
arrested.”

The campers were squatting on the Diag to protest price hikes
for on-campus housing, and to demonstrate to the University that it
had a responsibility to provide low-cost housing to both students
and community members.

City health officials had said the tent site would cause the
spread of many infectious diseases.

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