ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor announced on its Facebook page Friday that for the remainder of the season customers would receive a percentage off their total food bill equal to the final winning point differential in the latest University of Michigan football game.
Then came Michigan’s 78-0 drubbing of Rutgers on Saturday, its largest margin of victory since an 85-0 win in 1939 over the University of Chicago. But the Facebook posting capped the discount at 50 percent and said the offer does not include alcohol.
The restaurant posted on its website Sunday that it was “fully committed with reservations” through Thursday, when the offer expires.
sue to block home
modeled on stadium
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fitting tribute to Iowa football or Hawk-eyesore? That’s what a judge must decide.
Angry neighbors have filed a lawsuit against the Iowa City Board of Adjustment for allowing a couple to proceed with their plan to build a 7,500-square-foot home that will resemble the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium.
Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Neighbors of Manville Heights Association requests an injunction to block construction of the home and for the repeal of the city’s building permit allowing it.
The house Reed and Sandy Carlson plan to build would look like the Hawkeyes’ 87-year-old stadium, complete with brick siding and a replica of the press box.
The association has expressed concern about the home’s size, the potential for big parties, as well as drainage, fire safety and traffic issues. But the board said the home met all of the city’s guidelines.
Record 1,201 couples
vows in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A record 1,201 couples have renewed their wedding vows at a ceremony on the campus of Western Michigan University.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports a Guinness World Record official on site certified the record event Saturday. It broke the previous mark of 1,087 couples renewing their vows at Miami University in Ohio in 2009.
Couples dressed in Western Michigan gear and even donned veils, white dresses and tuxes to celebrate their marriages. Western Michigan University President John Dunn and his wife, Linda, were among the couples who renewed their vows.
The group included couples from the United States, Canada and Japan and a couple from the Western Michigan University class of 1943, university officials said.
The ceremony was officiated by Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell.