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The University has not reported any
cases of meningitis since Oct. 1995.
But during the 1998-1999 academic
year, 83 cases were reported on college
*mpuses nationwide - six of those
ases were fatal.
Meningococcal meningitis is a bacte-
ria that causes an inflammation of the
linings of the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms include sudden severe
weakness andor lightheadedness, fever,
headache, stiff neck and rashes.
The disease is rare, striking one out
of 100,000 people in the United States
annually About 600 cases are reported
*mong 15- to 25-year-olds annually in
the United States. Despite receiving
antibiotics early, 10 to 13 percent of
patients die. Some of those who survive
suffer from mental retardation, hearing
loss and loss of limbs.
The disease can be spread through
kissing, sharing eating utensils and glass-
DETROIT (AP) - A U.S. district
judge has dropped a federal death
penalty charge against a reputed gang
member accused in five slayings, sav-
ing Michigan. not the United States,
The ruling short-circuits a prosecution
that could hare led to the first execution
in the state in 150 years. The Michigan
Constitution bans the death penalty.
"It saxes him from the threat of the
death penalty." said Harold Gurewitz.
attorney for defendant Efraim Garcia.
The U.S. Attorney's Office declined
immediate comment Wednesday.
"The appellate div ision is looking at
the case right now." spokesperson Gina
Vitrano said. She said it had 30 days in
which to appeal.
Garcia, 31, is accused of being a
member of the Cash Flow Posse, which
the government links to five murders in
Michigan and several attempted mur-
"The gang allegedly formed in 1988-
89 to counteract high-pressure recruit-
il'! tactics of two nationally re'ognr
street gangs. the Latin Counts and t
Cobras U-S. District Judge Niie
Garcia is one of eight alleged m g
hers of the gang idicted under the fcT
eral Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act and the Violent
Crimes and Aid oft Racketeering Act.
The other defendants all pleaded
In Decemberl.S Attorney Saul
Green announced he would seek the
death penalty against Garcia in the 194
slaving of police informant 1an Ison.
But the judge ruled Wednesdayjthat
the Ison slaying was outside federal
jurisdiction and instead should be han-
dIed by Michigan authorities.
"Even if the government proves that
Garcia murdered Evan Ison to enhance
the power and the authority of the Cash
Flow Posse ... that murder is still in the
end, a street crime committed by a thug
as part of a local turf war" Edmunds
DAVID ROCOKINO, Da ~u
LSA sophomore David DiCamillo grimaces in pain as he receives the meningitis vaccine from Nurse Grace Bell at University
Health Services yesterday.
es, coughing, sneezing and sharing
tobacco or marijuana cigarettes.
Roommates, friends, spouses and chil-
dren who have had close contact with a
person diagnosed with the disease should
be treated immediately with antibiotics.
Washtenaw County Public Health
nurse supervisor Jane Worthy-Howlett
said college students and their parents
should be aware of the disease and how
to prevent it.
"College students need to make sure
they maintain good hygiene," said
Worthy-Howlett, a member of the coun-
tv's communicable disease unit. "They
must remember the basics - washing
hands frequently, covering their mouths
and making sure they get enough rest.
College life is not always good for the
The vaccination costs S82 now at
UHS, but the price will rise to S85 on
Oct. 1. The vaccine is also only effec-
tive for 3 to 4 years.
Democrats introduce gun control bills
LANSING (AP) - House Democrats rolled out
their gun control package yesterday, refusing to give
up the debate despite Republican leaders' refusal to
allow the issues to come up for a vote.
The package includes provisions that would ban
guns from schools, churches, day care centers,
libraries, hospitals, sports arenas, bars, theaters, cour-
thouses and universities. A state law that prevents
local governments from passing gun safety ordinances
Iso would be repealed.
The package would require trigger locks and insur-
ance for every handgun sold in Michigan and require
background checks for sales at gun shows. Individuals
could buy only one handgun per month, and dealers
would have to work out of a fixed place of business,
not homes or cars.
The legislation would attempt to keep guns away
from children by increasing the penalty for transfer-
ring a gun to a minor for purposes other than hunting
or target practice. It would hold gun owners respon-
sible for crimes committed by minors using their
"This is a reasonable, responsible first step in
curbing rampant gun violence," said Buzz Thomas
III (D-Detroit), a sponsor of the package. "We are
not, in any way, going beyond anything that a rea-
sonable person would not feel is the appropriate way
to tackle gun violence."
House Republican leaders disagree and say the
package is a move toward extreme gun control. House
Speaker Chuck Perricone said he would not allow the
sponsors to debate the bills on the House floor and put
lawmakers in a difficult position.
"I guess the bottom line probably I have with all of
this is that it is targeted toward responsible law-abid-
ing citizens." said Perricone, a Republican from
Kalamazoo Township. "This is just another chapter
in a long political game, and I*in not going to plav
Many of the ideas in the package came up last
spring when the Legislature debated measures that
would have made it easier to obtain a concealed
Although the concealed weapons permit legislation
passed both chambers, Perricone announced in June
that it was off the table.
Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods) said public
opinion has changed in Michigan and nationally after
shootings at schools, community centers and church-
es. She hopes some Republicans will support the
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