Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Meningitis kills employee, state tightens regulations

State lab workers are working under stricter regulations when studying meningococcal bacteria - the organism that causes meningitis.The move comes after Department of Community Health employee Linda Reese died Christmas Day after she was infected by a meningitis bacteria sample that she had been working on.

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Invention contends in market

The engineers at MSU’s Cyclotron building don’t get a three week vacation during the holidays; they’re always working - and thinking. Steve Bricker is no exception. Bricker graduated from MSU in 1981 and has been an engineer in the Cyclotron lab ever since.

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Bootery to close after 65 years

After 65 years, the sole of East Lansing is closing its doors.Like many of the shoes of customers looking for a new pair, Tonnie and John Temple, owners of the MSU Bootery, are worn out.The couple has decided it is time to close down the family business at 217 E.

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Santa on wheels

Each year children flock to a mall to sit on Santa Claus’ lap to tell him their hopes and dreams for Christmas morning and get their picture taken with the jolly old soul. But this year, a new tradition has been born. Meridian Township will be having its first-ever drive-thru Santa Claus in the Central Park parking lot, 5151 Marsh Road in Okemos, from Dec.

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Student puddle-splasher may face jail time, fines

Apparently, pedestrians are not the only people who need to watch out for puddles these days. A 20-year-old MSU student may face misdemeanor reckless driving or assault and battery charges for purposely splashing a woman with his pickup truck while driving over a puddle on Oct.

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Police ask students to be cautious

With books closing and doors slamming, many students prepare to depart from MSU for their homes with few thoughts of burglary, fire or tragedy to where they reside during the academic semester.“Theft is not something I would really think about,” said Tara Relyea, an accounting sophomore.

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Olin offers solutions for finals week stress

Christmas came early for the Ingham County Health Department. After almost three months of waiting, the health department received its first shipment of the flu vaccine late last week. And although it’s late in the flu season, the vaccinations can still be effective, Ingham County Disease Control Supervisor Judy Williams said. “We go by confirmed cases where someone shows up in the emergency room and has a throat culture done and it shows that the person has influenza,” she said, adding that there is a flu mimic circulating that is not actually influenza.

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Magazine honors U producer

Kevin Epling, producer and director of photography for MSU’s Division of University Relations, is one of the best in the business. That’s according to AV Video Multimedia Producer magazine, which named Epling one of the Top 100 Producers of 2000.

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COGS holds forum, discusses TAs

Whether to increase the number of teaching assistants or to increase their pay was addressed at a forum hosted by the MSU Council of Graduate Students on Thursday night.“COGS Town Hall - Addressing the Potential Reduction of Teaching Assistantships for the 2001-2002 Academic Year” was held to allow students to voice their concerns and opinions on the issue.“The primary role of COGS is to be an advocate for graduate student concerns,” said Sam Howerton, president of the group.

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Olin offers solutions for finals week stress

While studying for finals, students should try to keep the S-word out of their vocabulary.The word that goes along with cram sessions, caffeine boosts and 12-page papers:Stress.“Give yourself license to take breaks from studying,” said Jon Kermiet, a health educator at Olin Health Center.