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Events educate U about STDs

While Olin Health Center educators say people should be conscious every day about sexually transmitted diseases and the dangers surrounding them, the health center will be sponsoring events throughout April for Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month.“Every day is awareness day for us,” Olin Health Educator Dennis Martell said.

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Bug expo allows area students to discover beauty of insects

MSU’s Department of Entomology has been taking time to share its knowledge about little creatures with little people.Elementary students from Lansing and East Lansing school districts made a trip to campus Wednesday for the second annual insect expo at the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.The event united students who participated in this year’s “Get Bugged” Mentor Program - which pairs entomology graduate students with local classrooms on a weekly basis to share insect-related projects.“It’s a way to showcase MSU primarily, and secondly, a way to interest people in insects and science,” said Barb Stinnett, outreach coordinator for the Department of Entomology.

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State broadens tourism industry with promotional campaign

LANSING - With the slogan “Michigan. Great Lakes. Great Times. Not a great distance,” state tourism officials hope to expand Michigan’s $10 billion annual tourism business. The new campaign, launched this week by Travel Michigan - a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation - is intended to draw more travelers from surrounding states. “It’s a great ad campaign,” said Nancy Cain, a spokesperson for AAA. “And the timing of it is good, because with higher gas prices, people in the Midwest are going to stay in the Midwest.” The campaign features television, newspaper, radio and Internet advertisements that will be shown in Green Bay, Wis., Indianapolis, Chicago and Cleveland.

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New Oasis to open on Grand River

The smell of baked kibbee will be wafting through the air this summer in East Lansing’s downtown.Kibbee, a ground meat spiced with salt, pepper, onions, pine nuts, cinnamon and allspice is one of the items that will be on the menu of Chuck Raad’s newest restaurant, Woody’s Oasis, located at 211 E.

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Adopt a River program aims to help clean up local waters

For the first year, MSU students will partner with Lansing and East Lansing to create awareness about river pollution. The eighth annual Adopt a River Program will take place on April 21 - the day before Earth Day. The program has community members following a river trail along Grand and Red Cedar rivers picking up trash, while flat-bottomed boats pull debris out of the two rivers. “We pull out couches, shopping carts, bikes, a swing set,” said Jennifer Rostar, program director for the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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ASMSUs new leader to build on foundation

For 90 minutes, Matt Clayson was in a pressure cooker.The pressure cooker was the ASMSU representative office, where Clayson remained with fellow ASMSU Academic Assembly chairperson candidate Steve Lovelace on Tuesday, awaiting the assembly’s final decision on its new leader.

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Great Lakes drilling causes concern

Rising energy concerns in America may have some oil companies hoping to say “yes” to Michigan.But reactions by Michigan residents and environmentalists to a possible increase in drilling in the Great Lakes have been negative, according to a local poll.

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New hospital will allow animals to be treated at zoo

These days, when the 9-month-old red panda, Achoo, gets sick, she has to be treated in her exhibit.But once construction of Lansing Potter Park Zoo’s $155,000 animal hospital is completed in August, zoo officials will take Achoo there instead.“This will really help us to take care of our animal collection much better,” zoo Director Gerry Brady said.The animal hospital will be the first on the zoo’s grounds, 1301 S.

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Ladybugs infest U, Michigan

Stephanie Lauer hates ladybugs - the tiny, red, flying beetles that are considered good luck by many.The nursing sophomore said the bugs, correctly dubbed lady beetles, infested her Wonders Hall dorm room last semester.“We had hundreds of them in our room and we could not get rid of them,” she said.

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Learning Resources Center offers test-taking workshops

If the term “finals week” makes your blood pressure rise and your palms sweat, officials at the Learning Resources Center think you might want to start preparing now.General business management freshman Nicole Leffler said she’s starting to think about finals already - and for good reason.“I have a lot of finals that are the week before finals week,” she said.Although Leffler said she’s not too worried yet, she knows she has to stay ahead of the game, especially for the cumulative exams.For interested students, the Learning Resources Center will host “Preparing for Finals” workshops for three days next week, to aid students in areas such as time management, stress reduction and test-taking skills. Fred Barton, coordinator of the center, said students from various class levels attend the workshops to refresh their skills prior to exam week.“It doesn’t really matter what kind of test you’re taking - the skills are generic,” Barton said.“The workshops teach you how to make sense of what you read as well as the most effective way to transfer the information in your head onto the test.”The workshops are from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Disney to host celebration congratulating U sports teams

While members of the MSU hockey and men’s basketball teams were unable to say they are going to Disney World this year, the Magic Kingdom is coming to them instead.The Walt Disney Company, in conjunction with the university’s School of Hospitality Business, is sponsoring a celebration tomorrow in room N100 at the Eli Broad Business Complex to commemorate both team’s accomplishments throughout the 2000-01 season.

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Miles teaches driving safety

LANSING - While children in the front row of a dark movie theater laughed and applauded, Miles, a yellow animated road stripe, waved back as four short commercials about driving safety starring him played. It was his premiere. Miles was introduced Tuesday at Celebration Cinema, 200 E.

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Tickets available for Angelous campus visit

Ticket windows are now open for people wishing to see Maya Angelouspeak at MSU April 18. Angelou, an acclaimed poet, actress and playwright will speak at Breslin Student Events Center to kick off this year’s Take Back the Night events. “This is an incredible opportunity for students to come and see one of the foremost authors come speak,” said Melanie Olmsted, an international studies junior and co-director of the MSU Women’s Council - the group that worked to bring Angelou to campus. “It is such a privilege to have her come and speak and I hope students take full advantage of seeing such a nationally renowned speaker,” she said.

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Students bring chapter of National Organization for Women to campus

The National Organization for Women’s newest Michigan chapter is starting up at MSU next Tuesday - and seeks volunteers and new members. MSU NOW co-president Kate Schmitigalsaid bringing the organization to MSU would be beneficial for students. \"NOW will provide both female and male students a chance to get involved through NOW with activism they are passionate about,” the history freshman said. The organization, founded in 1966, is the largest feminist organization in the nation.

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Car part made safe for environment

A team of MSU professors are trying to make a small but significant change in the way automakers build cars. Mani Subramanian, an MSU professor of material science and mechanics, is involved in a group research project to develop a new type of soldering for circuit boards in automobiles without the use of lead, an environmentally damaging product. “We are famous for our composite solders,” he said.

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City resident to run for council seat

Vic Loomis has done his hometown homework.After attending elementary school, middle school, high school and college in East Lansing as well as spending several years in community organizations, Loomis says he’s learned enough about the city to run for a seat on the East Lansing City Council.“It’s a community full of diversities and a community that’s a great place to live, raise a family, go to school, own a business, work and visit,” he said.“I want to be part of the team that continues the momentum that this community has going in all of those areas.”Loomis, 54, who has lived in East Lansing since 1949, is in his eighth year as chairman of the Downtown Development Authority.