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Posted on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 : 11:45 a.m.

Ann Arbor news roundup: April 22

By Ann Dwyer's daily roundup offers you a look at some of the stories on our site today, as well as other content about Ann Arbor around the Web.

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Ann Arbor Open (at Mack) Middle School seventh-graders Alex Schmidt, left, and Ryan Downing work in the school garden Wednesday afternoon. The garden was created and is tended by students in Aina Bernier's elective gardening class. Along with the colorful tulips, the garden also contains several varieties of lettuce, garlic, kale, spinach, and peas. The students also have their own composting site.

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Top headlines on our site: • WITH VIDEO: Ann Arbor school board votes to issue 191 layoff notices to teachers • AATA hires international consultant to help develop transit master plan for Washtenaw County • EARTH DAY 2010: What should be on Ann Arbor's environmental agenda going forward? • WITH VIDEO: Ann Arbor's Andrea and Darrell Hough talk about their time on "The Biggest Loser"

News: • Man charged in Superior Township shooting death released on bond • UPDATED: Man dies after jumping from overpass onto M-14 in Ann Arbor, police say • This convicted Ann Arbor arsonist didn't fit the profile • Washtenaw County among communities in Michigan that will split $30 million energy grant award • Woman sought on warrant in 11-year-old drunken driving case after she left Washtenaw County courthouse • EARTH DAY 2010: A look at events marking 40th anniversary of Earth Day this weekend • DAILY LINKS TO ANN ARBOR: Sign ordinance rankles Ann Arbor businesses; U-M professor defends Tea Party movement

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Business Review: • Dick's Sporting Goods keeps plans alive for new Pittsfield Township store • Neal Warling, Newcombe Clark leave Bluestone to open Ann Arbor office of national broker • EARTH DAY: AT&T's alternative fuel fleet conversion can boost automakers, environment • Ann Arbor-based online retailer Arbor Teas celebrates Earth Day with launch of eco-packaging • INNOVATION ECONOMY: A different kind of graduation in Ann Arbor: TechArb's new entrepreneurs • Strategy for sales success: Get disciplined • People & Achievements in the greater Ann Arbor area, including the Ypsilanti Area Chamber and Allegra Print & Imaging • Paparazzi Slideshow: Outlook Luncheon and B2B Expo • Datebook: Seminar on International Financial Reporting Standards and more

Sports: • Michigan's Brandon Graham hopes for early call in NFL draft • POLL: What should the Detroit Lions do with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft tonight? • Brian Kelly doesn't want Notre Dame to join the Big Ten • How former Michigan players are faring in professional basketball • TODAY'S PRO LINKS: NFL draft is tonight, Tigers rally to beat Angels • TODAY'S COLLEGE SPORTS LINKS: No answers on Big Ten expansion; more perfection for Michigan softball • University of Michigan baseball thumps Notre Dame, 13-1 • Big Ten Network: Video highlights of Michigan softball pitcher Jordan Taylor's perfect game • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Skyline softball rallies past Father Gabriel Richard in seventh for first win; Jake Johnson throws perfect game for Milan baseball and more Wednesday results • LACROSSE ROUNDUP: Balanced scoring steers Pioneer boys lacrosse past Detroit Country Day; Pioneer girls also top DCD and more Wednesday results • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Milan girls tennis picks up first win in program history; Pioneer, Huron boys golf win and more Wednesday results • Perfection, twice over: Michigan softball pitcher Jordan Taylor throws another perfect game • SLIDESHOW: Images from the Michigan softball team's doubleheader against Penn State • NFL DRAFT: At linebacker or defensive end, Brandon Graham should make an impact in NFL • Opening day Big Chill At the Big House ticket sales reach nearly 15,000

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Entertainment • WITH AUDIO: My Dear Disco to play Lollapalooza; other local bands book festival gigs • WITH AUDIO: Nervous But Excited put their spin on classic duets • DAILY ENTERTAINMENT LINKS: South Park muzzled; Ann Arbor on Jeopardy!; American Idiot on Broadway; and more • This weekend: Celebrate El Dia De Los Ninos at your local library • WITH POLL: New Releases for Friday, April 23 • Art & Exhibits list • Ticket Sales • Movie Listings • CINEMA CHAT: "Oceans," "Losers," Jewish Film Festival and more • Authentic deli fare on the menu at The Bread Basket • HUNGRY SCHOLAR: Pacific Rim offers a terrific dining experience

Community: • Earth Day Festival on Sunday at WCC, 12-4, Rain or Shine • An anthropological study, thanks to Gourmet Magazine • The Week in Beer: Plants and birds and rocks and beers • Wildcrafting: stinging nettle is early this year • Peggy Lampman's Thursday dinnerFeed: Roasted sesame asparagus salad with pea shoots and radish cartwheels • Slow Food Huron Valley Ark of Taste Dinner • What Would Bourdain Drink? • Ann Arbor area women help co-author a book crossing interfaith boundaries • Rainwater doesn't have to go down the drain: Rain gardens to the rescue • PARENTING: Earth Day birthday: Throw an eco-party • El Dia de Los Ninos Cultural Celebration at Ann Arbor District Library Sunday • New lead paint law affects homeowners • PETS: Happy endings can come true — even for abused bunnies

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News about Ann Arbor elsewhere: • Ann Arbor Chronicle: Business owners, city grapple with portable sign ordinance • Oklahoma Daily: University of Michigan professor defends Tea Party movement • Crain's Detroit Business: Paragon Display Group scores with school graphics • Science Blog: Telephone counseling increases daily servings of fruit, vegetables, U-M study says • Detroit News: 2 injured in Canton Township crash