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The Michigan Daily - Mondy, December 11, 2000 - 3A

Flu vaccinations now available at VHS

Freshman wins
free semester of
in-state tuition
LSA freshman Nicole LaRocca
won a free semester of in-state tuition
at the 8th annual Student Alumni
Council's Tuition Drawing last week.
LSA junior Jacqueline Cesaroni
and Engineering senior David Allen
won S500 tuition grants for the winter
semester.
A free lifetime membership to the
Alumni Association was awarded to
University alum James Rose, a first-
Oear Law School student.
The money raised will be used to
promote student activities at the Uni-
versity through the Student Alumni
Council, which also runs other events
oh campus, including Trilogy, Home-
coming, Parents Weekend and Senior
DIays.
Kelsey Museum
isplays animals
Patrons of the University's Kelsey
Museum of Archaeology can walk
with the animals in their new exhibit,
titled "Animals in the Kelsey," which
bgan on Friday.,
The exhibit features artifacts that
fepresent fish, fowl and other animals
Tn'an effort to showcase the relation-
ships with animals throughout history,
including their use as allies, pets,
ucky charms and symbols of power
and propaganda.
Studying these animals can also
reveal information about daily life
including farming techniques and
how much meat people ate within a
week.
Other subjects the exhibit discusses
are the demands of animal sacrifices
b the Greek and Roman gods and
why animals were highlighted on
coins by Roman emperors.
The exhibit, running until March
2001, also offers numerous hands-on
activities.
The museum is open Tuesday to
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat-
urday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Admission is free, and donations
are accepted.
For more information, visit
ht://tetww.umich.edu/~kelsedbh/ilde
*.lhtml.
English prof. to
read from work
University English Prof. Richard
Tillinghast will deliver a reading from
his musical free verse poetry at Liber-
tyBorders today at 7 p~m
Tillinghast will read from his latest
ollection, titled "Six Mile Mountain'
Which explores contemporary cultural
'and social landscapes.
His collection ranges in topic from
everyday experiences, such as rainy
weekends and good dinners to issues
such as religious impulses and the
awareness of mortality.
Information prof.
to lecture on art
ecollecting history
. University Information Prof. David
Wallace will give a discussion on the
-.istory of art collecting at the Ann
r'bor District Library from 7 p.m. to
' x.30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The presentation, titled "Collec-
tion," is free to the public and will be
in the multipurpose room on the lower

level of the libiary
Prof. to celebrate
publication of
photo-essays
University Public Health Prof. Caro-
line Wang will celebrate the publication
of a collection of photo-essays at
Shaman Drum Bookshop Thursday
night.
The photo-essay collection, titled
"Strength to Be," depicts life in Flint
using the images of about 40 youth,
adult neighborhood activists and policy
makers.
The party, scheduled from 8 p.m. to
-10 p.m. is free, and refreshments will
be served.
--Conopiled by Dailv Staff Reporter
Lisa lofinan.

Michigan Visiting Nurses to
work today at Chemistry
Building
By Anna Clark
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite a shortage of influenza vaccinations
across the nation and in Ann Arbor, shots are
now available at University Health Services and
at Washtenaw County flu clinics.
. Interim UHS Director Robert Winfield said
UHS had been without the vaccination until last
week, but now has several thousand doses avail-
able.
"We are making these doses available here at

Health Services with a flu clinic on the first floor
so students can speedily be treated and bypass
the normal check-in process," Winfield said.
The cost for a flu shot is SI10.
In addition, UHS is co-sponsoring a flu clinic
with the Michigan Visiting Nurses tomorrow at
the Chemistry Building from 1I a.m. until 4
p.m.
The cost for a flu shot will be S12 because of
the "added expense" of MVN coming to the
building.
Meningitis shots will also be available at the
clinic for S74.
MVN will also be hosting flu clinics tomor-
row from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kroger store on
Plymouth Road.
A clinic will also be held Wednesday from

noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger on Carpenter Road. On
Friday, MVN will be at Kroger on South Indus-
trial Highway from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Winfield recommended flu shots for students
because the illness usually lasts longer than a
week, which can cost students a lot of time.
"Even though the vaccine is only 75 percent
effective, a vaccine makes the symptoms
milder," he said.
He added that flu symptoms include a "sudden
onset" of chills, mild fever, severe headache,
muscle ache and a cough.
Laura Bowman, an epidemiologist at Washte-
naw County's public health department, said it's
especially crucial for students with chronic con-
ditions like asthma or diabetes to be vaccinated.
She added that it's also a good idea for stu-

dents who work with a lot of people to1
ed.

be treaty

Winfield said UHS has not yet seen any stu-
dents with influenza this season.
"We've seen a lot of colds but no cases of
influenza yet," he said.
Lowman said the flu hasn't been a problem
countywide either.
"At this point, there have been no confirmed
cases of influenza," Bowman said. "We're stilt
waiting to see if it will be a problem this year."
Despite the encouragement to get a shot,
Rackham student Ming-Chee Chang is willing to
take his chances.
"First, I don't have the money, and second, my
time is occupied," he said. "I never worry about
the flu."

Ice, ice baby

Lawmakers may
OK camera use

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reponer

State lawmakers already have given
the green light to a bill allowing
Michigan cities to use cameras to
catch motorists who drive through
flashing red lights at railroad cross-
ings, and cities may soon be able to
install cameras at intersections as well.
Gov. John Engler is expected to sign
the proposal involving railroad cross-
ings soon, and the Legislature in Janu-
ary plans to consider a bill that would
allow the use of cameras to catch dri-
vers who run red lights at regular inter-
sections.
The decision to use cameras in the
city of Ann Arbor would be a collabo-
ration of many different departments
in the local government, but two city
officials said it is mostly a question of
money.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje said
he doesn't know much about the cam-
eras but that they could be a possibility
for some of the city's intersections
"It depends on how much it costs,"
Hieftje said.
Bill Wheeler, who oversees Ann
Arbor's traffic division, said, "Normal-
ly the question is, oh great idea, how
are we going to pay for it?"
Ann Arbor Police Department
Traffic Sgt. Brad Hill said he is not
sure cameras will be effective in
stopping motorists from running red
lights.

"I don't know the behavior of the
driver or what their intentions are" he
said.
Engler spokeswoman Susan Shafer
said the railroad crossing law currently
on the way to the governor's desk is
important.
"When people go through thouo
blinking red lights, they put others in
danger," she said. "It really is an issue
of putting themselves and others in
danger'
Michigan has the nation's third
highest death rate in crashes caused by
running red lights, according to a
study completed earlier this year by
the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety.
Hill said Ann Arbor has had only'a
few fatalities from car accidents this
year, and he did not know how many
involved red light violations.
In a statement issued with the study
earlier this year, Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety Chairman and State
Farm CEO Ed Rust Jr. said, "Red light
running is more that just a form of
aggressive driving. People are dying
and getting hurt needlessly because of
it."

While some opposition has been
raised to the use of cameras as a viola-
tion of privacy rights, Institute presi;
dent Brian O'Neill said in the same
statement that "red light runners have
no right to jeopardize others and then
hide their violations behind privacy
claims."

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AP PHOTO
Reigning world and U.S. champion Michelle Kwan competes in the Hershey's Kisses Figure Skating Challenge yesterday
in Auburn Hills. Kwan lost to Russian skater Irina Slutskaya, but the U.S. team beat the world team.

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Visiting hockey fan
dies during game
at Yost Ice Arena

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By David Enders
Danly' Staff Reporter
A 65-year-old man died from a
heart attack in the bleachers of Yost
Ice Arena during the hockey game
against St. Lawrence University on
Friday night.
Albert Fletcher of Canton, N.Y.,
belonged to the St. Lawrence Saints
Hockey Boosters and was a univer-
sity staff member. He was attending
the Tame with his wife.
Fletcher stopped breathing dur-
ing the intermission between the
first and second periods of the
game.
According to a Department of
Public Safety police report, two
nearby spectators immediately
began attempting cardiopulmonary
resuscitation after Fletcher col-
lapsed.
The team doctor for St. Lawrence
was called into the stands, DPS
spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
"It's a real sad day," St. Lawrence
Coach Joe Marsh said Saturday.
"He worked in food service at St.
Lawrence. lie's a real blue-collar
guy, always serving people. You
take those kind of people for grant-
ed."

"He's one of the
most loyal and
generous ,guys.~
- Joe Marsh
St. Lawrence hockey coach
A DPS officer arrived at 8:18
p.m. and began CPR along with the
doctor until an ambulance arrived.
Fletcher was taken to the Universi-
ty Hospitals' emergency room and
pronounced dead at 9:18 p.m.
The hockey game was not
delayed as a result of the emer-
gency.
Marsh said Fletcher would be
remembered as a valued friend of
the hockey program.
"Every program has people like
that supporting the kids and the
program. le's one of the most loyal
and generous guys," Marsh said.
"He did so much for St.
Lawrence, the community. They
won't believe how much they'll
miss him."
--DailY Spoits Editor Mark
Francescutti co ntrihuted to this
report.

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