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Turning algae into
'U researchers make key
advances in creating alterna-
tive fuel resources.
A new perspective
on where we live
Carolyn Lusch takes a look at
the dynamics of southeastern
'Iron Man 2' is the
ghost of a good thing
The "prima donna" brother of
the first "Iron Man" is just bad
reality TV on the big screen.
>> SEE PAGE 10
Michigan softball
sweeps yet again
The Wolverines took two
games from their in-state rival
for a happy Senior weekend.
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NEWS .................. 2
OPINION ...............4
CLASSIFIEDS............. 6
CROSSWORD...................... 6
A RT S ... .............. ................9
SPORTS .................................11

A protest was organized on Saturday in anticipation ofone planned by the Westboro Baptist Church and founder Fred Phelps. No mem-
bers oftthe WBC turned up to protest the showing of the Laramie Project - a play that touches on themes of homosexuality.

E. coli case
at 'U' linked
to lettuce
Outbreak caused by
non-USDA regulated
strain of the bacteria
Daily Staff Reporter
A lesser known form of E. coli -
yet to be deemed a contaminant by the
United States Department of Agricul-
ture - has caused at least 29 people in
Michigan, Ohio and New York to fall
Local laboratories were not pre-
pared to detect the particularstrain of
E. coli, which has afflicted at least ten
people inMichigan.
A May 6 press release from the
Center for Disease Control confirmed
that shredded romaine lettuce dis-
tributed by Freshway Foods of Sidney,
Ohio is responsible for the recent E.
coli 0145 outbreak at the University of
Michigan, Ohio State University and
Daemen College near Buffalo, New
The investigation into the current
E. coli outbreak is ongoing. Freshway
Foods said it voluntarily recalled all
potentially contaminated products
shipped to 23 states, according to a
May 6 press release issued by the com-
There have been 19 confirmed
cases of E. coli-related illnesses asso-
ciated with this outbreak - nine of
which were in Washtenaw County -
with ten others who are potential car-
According to the CDC, 12 of the
29 afflicted persons were hospital-
ized and three developed kidney fail-
See E. COLI, Page 8

Detroit teachers wary
of TFA re 1r city
to teach in low-income communities leaders, parents and other local
Teach for America around the city. And though many advocates to improve academic out-
are excited about TFA's return and comes for Detroit's students," Offor
partners with'U' its partnership with the University, wrote.
Detroit-area teachers say they are The organization previously
By CAITLIN HUSTON upset by the introduced competition worked in the city from 2001 to
Daily StaffReporter for teaching positions. 2003, but Offor wrote that TFA left
Ify Offor, vice president of new because it could no longer guarantee
After a seven-year absence, site development for TFA, wrote in placement in the area for all of its
Teach for America will return to ane-mail interview to The Michigan teachers.
the troubled public school system in Daily that the organization selected Offor added that because TFA
Detroit at the start of the 2010-2011 Detroit due to the city's level of com- has noticed improvements in many
academic year. Its return to the city munity involvement and support. sectors of the city, members of the
coincides with a new partnership "We chose to return to Detroit organization are confident in their
with the University. due to a transforming education ability to re-introduce the program
TFA acce ted 100 recent college reform landscape and the remark- to the area.

graduates into its Detroit program

able commitment of community

See TFA, Page 7

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