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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, September 8, 2009



'U' preps
for looming
swine flu

Denard Robinson crosses the goal line after a 43-yard touchdown run during Michigan's 31-7 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. Michigan rolled to its first
season-opening vistory in three years on the backs of freshman quarterbacks Robinson and Tate Forcier. For more on the game, see Sports Tuesday, Page 1B.
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Officials will ask sick
students to isolate
themselves, go home
if they can
Daily StaffReporter
The much-hyped swine flu epi-,
demic is expected to sweep across
college residence halls and class-
rooms this fall, as students from all
corners of the world converge on
their respective college towns. But
University of Michigan officials say
they've got the game plan to effec-
tively fight the flu.
Dr. Robert Winfield, the Univer-
sity's chief health officer, said the
the avian flu scare three years ago.
At that time, the University
formed the All Hazard Planning
Group - a committee of individu-
als from various University depart-
ments - that made preparations for
any pandemic that might reach the
"We assembled a group of about
50 people from across the Univer-
sity to consider what could happen,
how we would prepare for that,
what things we could do to prevent
spread, what things we could do to
assure the safety of students, fac-
ulty and staff, how we could keep
operations going academically and
research-wise and how to keep the

of a pandemic," Winfield said.
After plans were developed, the
work was put aside and the emer-
ering other kinds of emergencies,
including how to deal with active
shooter situations like the one at
Virginia Tech in 2007.
With the outbreak of HlN1 in
Mexico last April, Winfield said the
committee reconvened to update
pandemic prevention strategies -
holding daily phone conferences in
the spring and numerous meetings
throughout the summer.
"We reactivated our influenza
plans and began actively screening
for HINT disease, paying a lot of
attention to (World Health Orga-
nization) notices, the (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention)
guidelines, the Michigan Depart-
ment of Community Health guide-
lines and working closely with the
Washtenaw County Community
Health Department,' he said.
The All Hazard Planning Group
has been collaborating with Uni-
versity Housing on plans to prevent
HINT from spreading through resi-
dence halls. Housing Spokesman
Peter Logan said the University
advises ill students who live nearby
to leave campus and go home to
"We're going to ask students
See SWINE FLU, Page 9A

Ann Arbor line shuts down
* after funding dries up;
University will now shuttle
students from Oxford area
Daily News Editor
The Link, a circulator bus that connected
Oxford residents and their neighbors to Central
Campus and downtown Ann Arbor since 2005,
has recently been replaced by a shuttle run by
the University's Department of Parking and

Transportation Services.
The familiar purple bus, which ran during
the school year, had been funded jointly by the
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, the Ann
Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the
University's Parking and Transportation Ser-
vices and the state of Michigan. But on June 3,
the DDA withdrew its funding for the down-
town portion of the route, citing a study by its
transportation committee that found a dispro-
portionate amount of its users were University
Soon after, Parking and Transportation Ser-
vices withdrew its funding for the Link, too,
while it explored a similar service using its own

"We put it on our to-do list," said Bitsy Lamb,
manager of Transportation Services. "There
wasn't any doubt that we'd find a way to man-
age it."
The AATA Board of Directors voted to dis-
continue the Link service on Aug.19.
The new Oxford Shuttle, which officially
launched Aug. 31, runs every weekday and has
separate routes for class and non-class hours.
Before and after classes - from 7:15 a.m. to
8:10 a.m. and from 5:20 p.m. to 2 a.m. - the shut-
tle makes a 15-minute cycle, stopping at Oxford
Housing, the Trotter House, the Undergradu-
ate Library, the Michigan Union, the Kraus
Building, the C.C. Little Building, East Quad
See BUSES, Page 7A

The ever-changing State St. scene

New businesses, relocations
of old ones have once again
given the area a facelift
Daily StaffReporter
The State Street shuffle of shops, restaurants
and other businesses continued this summer,
as retailers swapped storefronts and locations,
seeking the perfect formula to win over the fick-
le student shopper.
After two years in business, Sava's State Street
Cafe reopened last week across the street from
its previous location, replacing the Zanzibar
restaurant. The location at 216 S. State St. closed
mid-July after about 13 years of business.
Sava's previously occupied 211 S. State St.,
but, according to owner Sava Lelcaj, the loca-
tion change was long overdue.
"We had really grown out of our space," she
said, citing in particular the need for a new
kitchen to handle Sava's burgeoning catering
Lelcaj had looked at multiple properties last
winter - including the former Earl of Sand-
wich location and the retail space near the new
4 Eleven Lofts on East Washington Street -
before the 216 S. State St. location opened up
this summer.
The new location boasts 5,500 square feet of
space with a full basement for additional stor-
age. It almost quadruples the size of the former
"People are just floored when they come in,"
Lelcaj said.
The cafe's new home includes a second floor

At Sammy, gameday
celebration spoiled by
late-night break-in

Between $10,000
and $15,000 in goods
believed to have been
taken early Sunday
Students and fans celebrated
Michigan football team's season
opening victory with parties across
campus Saturday night. But for the
brothers at the Sigma Alpha Mu
(Sammy) fraternity, the night of fes-
tivities ended early when they dis-
covered thousands of dollars worth
of personal items stolen from an
upper-level bedroom.
Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morn-
ing, members of the Sammy fra-
ternity reported a break-in at their
fraternity house, located on the
corner of Oxford and Hill Streets, to
Ann Arbor police. Computer elec-
tronics, football tickets and clothes
were among the items stolen from
one room, according to the frater-
nity's president Brian Kostukovsky.
Kostukovsky, an Engineering

between 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 am.,
though there were no witnesses.
Kostukovsky said he thinks the
thief or thieves entered the room
by climbing up a fire escape, pry-
ing the window open and barri-
cading the door to the room with a
dresser while the items were being
"We don't have an official num-
ber, but somethingbetween $10,000
and $15,000(ofgoods)werestolen,"
Kostukovsky said.
Kostukovsky said police did not
arriveat the house until two and a
half hours after they were initially
called. He added that the fraternity
has yet tohbe contactedby detectives
from the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment concerning the break-in.
Multiple messages left for the
Ann Arbor Police Department were
not returned yesterday.
Ann Arbor resident said to
be in critical condition. Full
story at michigandailycom.

Among the changing storefronts on State Street, Sava's State Street Cafe moved across the street, Great Lakes
Team Apparel got more room and a new name, All About Blue, and Swirlberry joined Amer's new offshoot
"Yogurt Rush" in the growing market for frozen yogurt in the area.
seating area with balcony that extends through- Lelcaj said one of the most noticeable perks
out only part of the building, resulting in high to the new spot is the lighting. The locale also
open ceilings throughout the rest of the restau- has over twenty large-paned windows.
rant. See STATE STREET, Page 7A


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