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When EMU privatized their parking, no one apparently considered how doing so might adversely affect local businesses along Cross Street

Remember how, a while back, we were discussing how Eastern Michigan University wanted to privatize their parking enforcement, selling off the rights to their 9,700 parking spaces to an out-of-state firm for a term of 35 years in exchange for a big up-front payment of $55 million? Well, as of yesterday, this new for-profit company […]

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Ypsi’s third annual Wurst Challenge raises over $6,000 for FLY Children’s Art Center, sends me running to the hospital, and propels Team Smoot to legendary status

The third annual Wurst Challenge, by all accounts, was a huge success. Records were broken. Over $6,000 was raised for FLY Children’s Art Center. And, perhaps most importantly, all ten of our competitors were still ambulatory by the end of it. No stomaches had burst open. No ambulances had to be called. I’d like to […]

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You only have until midnight to influence the course of global sausage eating history

Two adorable little boys in jumpsuits were seen parading a giant stuffed sausage through the streets of Ypsilanti yesterday in anticipation of Sunday’s third annual Wurst Challenge benefiting the work of FLY Children’s Art Center. As of right now, eleven individuals have entered this year’s Wurst Challenge. We won’t, however, know which ten will be […]

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Six things you need to know about his weekend’s Wurst Challenge

Now that we’re just about five days away from Ypsilanti’s third annual Wurst Challenge, things are really beginning to heat up. Following are a half dozen or so things that you should probably know. THE COMPETITORS… As of right now, eight heroic individuals have accepted the “20 Feet of Meat” challenge. They include returning champions […]

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I don’t ask for much… but now’s the time, for the good of Ypsi’s kids, to dig deep and make the Wurst Challenge a success

I rarely ask you, my loyal readers, to actually do anything. I may, every once in a while, ask you to consider sharing an article, if it’s about something that I feel as though people should really know about, but I rarely ask for more than that. But, today, I’ve got a favor to ask […]

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