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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 3A

. ON CAMPUS State blood banks help animals hurt by storm

Museum of Art to
host screening of
film about India
The University of Michigan Museum
of Art will host a film screening at noon
in Alumni Memorial Hall today. The
film looks at the second most populated
country in the world, India.
Greeks recruit new
members on Diag
Students can stop by the Diag between
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. today to learn
about Interfraternity Council Recruit-
ment. Members of the University's vari-
ous fraternities will be available to meet
with students.
There will also be two meetings at the
Michigan League Ballroom for women
interested in Panhellenic recruitment.
At 6:00 p.m., there will be a meeting for
women with the last names beginning with
" letters A through L. At 8:00 p.m. there
will be a meeting for women with the last
names beginning with M through Z.
A cappella group
holds mass meeting
A student-run, a cappella group will
hold an informational meeting at 7:30
p.m. tonight in Room 2105 B, second
floor of the Michigan Union. The group,
Compulsive Lyres, will explain audition
procedures and offer an opportunity to
sign up for audition times.
Black Professional
Organizations Day
hosts open house
University organizations will pres-
ent resources specific to various pro-
fessional interests from 7 to 9 p.m. in
the Michigan League tonight. The pro-
gram will allow minority students to
learn about the professional organiza-
tions present on campus.
CRIME
NOTES
Vehicle crash in
Hayward Parking
A resident of Northwood Family
Housing crashed her vehicle Monday
while learning how to drive in a park-
ing lot located on 2600 Hayward St.,
according to the Department of Public
Safety. The vehicle was towed and the
victim refused treatment.
Student's wallet
stolen on Diag
A subject reported that while
walking through the Diag Sunday his
wallet was stolen, according to DPS.
An unknown subject approached him
and asked him to change a $10 bill.
The unidentified subject then took the
wallet from the victim and ran off.

Library Door Open
DPS units reported that they found
a door propped open at the Gerald R.
Ford Library Sunday. Police searched
the building and found no evidence of
damage or that any items were stolen.
THIS DAY
In Daily History
Students asked
to boycott tuition
increase
Sept. 7, 1973 - Student Govern-
ment Council urged University stu-
dents to organize a strike in defiance
of the 24 percent tuition increase
approved by the University Board of
Regents this summer. After a brief
meeting, SGC voted 8-1 in favor of a
tuition strike.
University Vice President, Allan
Smith, said Council President Lee
Gill's request %f the student body was

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (AP) - One of
only 13 animal blood banks in the country
has turned its attention to animals affected by
Hurricane Katrina, shipping 25 units of dog
blood to Louisiana State University's veteri-
nary school.
Midwest Animal Blood Services in Stock-
bridge sent a third of its weekly production
from 10 dogs to help the school care for pets
evacuated from the New Orleans area. Blood
donated by the bank's 62 cats could be headed
to the Gulf Coast region next.
Anne Hale, board president for the Michi-
gan Veterinary Medical Association and
director of the blood bank 25 miles southeast
of Lansing, has been in touch with veterinary
medical assistance teams deployed to Louisi-
ana and Mississippi.
She said yesterday that many cats and dogs
survived the hurricane's initial blow, but need

blood to recover from heatstroke and serious
injuries. Large farm animals either didn't sur-
vive or were evacuated ahead of time.
Many veterinary clinics in the Gulf Coast
region lost their blood supply because blood
couldn't be refrigerated in the wake of power
outages, she said.
"Dogs and cats have needs, too," Hale
added. "If people have healthy pets, now is the
time for them to donate."
Midwest Animal Blood Services gets half
its blood from so-called "working donors"
- animals it saves from euthanasia in shel-
ters, the Humane Society and animal control.
Besides cats and dogs, animals that live at the
blood bank include horses, sheep, goats and
llamas. They donate once a month for a year.
Employees then try to find them permanent
homes.
The rest of the blood bank's supply comes

"Dogs and cats have needs too. If people have
healthy pets, now is the time for them to donate."
- Anne Hale
Board president for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

from pets that live within a four-hour drive
of Stockbridge in southeast Ingham County.
The bank collects the blood at volunteer blood
drives in veterinary clinics.
"We always need more," Hale said, adding
that animal blood banks could barely meet
demand before Hurricane Katrina.
The Stockbridge blood bank is holding at
least six blood drives through November in
Grass Lake, Adrian, Milan and the Lansing

area.
Cats are anesthetized when blood is drawn;
dogs are not. It takes about eight minutes to
draw blood from a dog, which receives a treat
or toy for the effort.
"Dogs do really well," said Hale, who some-
times does joint human-dog blood drives with
the American Red Cross. "They're so much
better than people. We always end up with
more dogs than people."

State to check out
foster care homes

START ME UP

LANSING (AP) - Caseworkers will'
do monthly criminal checks on foster
care providers and other adults tak-
ing care of children being overseen by
the state after a state audit released last
month showed 321 foster care providers
had criminal convictions.
The checks will begin by year's end, state
Department of Human Services Direc-
tor Marianne Udow said yesterday after a
hearing on the audit before the House Fam-
ily and Children Services Committee.
While acknowledging the audit cited
legitimate problems, Udow challenged
of some of the report's findings.
She said two-thirds of the 321 foster
parents with a criminal background in
the audit were the biological or adop-
tive parents of the children in their care.
Children in those 201 homes had been
removed by the state and eventually
returned to their families, she said.
"These were parents who were in the
system because we were concerned about
the safety of their children," Udow said.
In some cases, the courts ordered those
children returned to their families over the
objections of the department, she added.
"We do believe we checked these
families, but we didn't always have the
documentation and that's a problem,"
she said. "Even though the data in the
audit were incomplete and misleading,
that doesn't mean there isn't room for
significant improvement."
Ten of the 321 people cited in the
audit never had a foster child placed
with them, Udow said. They were in the
system awaiting approval to become a
foster parent, she said.
Relatives - uncles, aunts, grand-
parents and siblings - made up
the rest of the 321,cases, according
to department research. The state
requires a criminal background check

on relatives of a foster child before he
is placed with them, but does not order
checks after that.
Of those relatives with a criminal
background, the state found 89 had con-
victions that did not inherently pose a risk
to children after a review with the courts,
Udow said in a written statement.
Auditors said periodic background
checks would help department officials
know whether a dangerous adult was
living with foster children after they had
been placed with a foster family.
The department has been working
with the Michigan State Police for a year
to set up a system to periodically check
criminal histories of foster parents. It
also is creating a computer network to
quickly review criminal records, Udow
said. She wants to see the requirement
for-periodic background checks put into
state law so the practice will continue.
The audit also found that the depart-
ment did not make sure its caseworkers
were making required visits to foster
children, their biological parents and
foster parents. The visits allow case-
workers to check on the children and
their living situation.
Udow said the department needs
more money to boost staffing levels.
Each Michigan caseworker handles an
average 25 cases, but in some counties,
it's as high as 40. A national child wel-
fare organization recommends no case-
worker handle more than 15 cases.
House Family and Children Services
Committee Chairman John Stahl, (R-
North Branch) said the department
should step up its training efforts.
"I'm frustrated here because when I
hear inadequate staffing, I'm wonder-
ing if it's inadequate training," said
Stahl, who will hold another hearing
on the audit

AP PHOTO
Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones performs, "Start me Up," on Aug. 31, at Comerica Park in
Detroit, during the band's Bigger Bang World Tour.

IN THE MUMBAI DEBTS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL, I, AT MUMBAI
5th Floor, Scindia House, N. M. Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 038.

LOD. APPEAL 189 OF 2004
CANARA BANK
Versus
M/s. Continental Aviation Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.

Exh. No. 15
Applicant
Respondents

SUMMONS BY PAPER PUBLICATION FOR SHOWING CAUSE AS
TO WHY THE RELIEF PRAYED SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED
Take the notice that the Applicant has instituted Application before this Tribunal
for quash & set aside dismissal order dt. 30/9/03 against Def. No. 2.
The above mentioned defendant(s)/Respondent(s) is/are hereby directed
to appear before this Tribunal in person or through an Advocate or duly authorised
agent and file written statement/say on 15/9/05 at 2.30 p.m. and show cause as to
why reliefs prayed for should not be granted.
Take notice that in case of default the Application will be heard and
determined in your absence.
Give under my hand and the seal of this Tribunal on this 24th day of June,

2005.

t f F° ""

Registrar

Publication against Def. No. 2 DRT-1, Mum
Sam Verma,
The Chairman & Managing Director of M/s. Continental Aviation Pvt. Ltd.,
at E2/16, Area Colony, Bhopal &
at 430, Ogden Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
United State of America.

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