Rivals’ Blood Battle kicks off this week

Students may make appointments to donate blood today and
tomorrow as part of the annual Blood Battle. The blood drive, which
runs until Nov. 19, pits Michigan and Ohio State against each other
in a competition to donate the most blood before the two schools
face off in the annual football game on Nov. 20.

Students who are donating should go to Mosher-Jordan Residence
Hall from 2 to 8 p.m. today, or to the Chrysler Center from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Students can sign up to give blood and find out
more dates and locations by logging onto the battle’s website
at www.givelife.org.

Symposium looks at meaning of Roman sculptures

A conference held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor
of the Rackham Building will examine the multiple, and at times
even contradictory, meanings and functions statues served within
the complex world of the Roman Near East.

New York writer and stage director to lecture on
poetry

Arnold Weinstein — a playwright, lyricist, poet,
translator and stage director from New York — will give a
lecture titled “Poetry for the Page, the Stage, and the Human
Voice” today at noon in Rackham Auditorium. The talk is part
of the Brown Bag Lecture Series of the Institute for the
Humanities.

 

Crime Notes

Two arrested in purse-snatching incident

The Ann Arbor Police Department reported making two arrests
while in Department of Public Safety jurisdiction early Sunday
morning. AAPD arrested two juvenile men in connection with a purse
snatching that occurred in the 600 block of Oxford Road – the
young men alledgedly robbed a woman.

Hospital reports pain killer theft

Hospital security called DPS Saturday evening to report that six
Vicodin pills had been stolen from the University Hospital. There
are currently no suspects.

Harassing of passengers spurs police call

A bus driver at Bursley residence hall requested a police
response to a stop on the north side of Bursley. The bus driver
reported harassment from riders on the bus. DPS responded and found
no problems at the stop.

 

This Day in Daily History

Magic Johnson retires after testing positive for HIV

Nov. 8, 1991 — Earvin “Magic” Johnson
announced that he had tested positive for HIV and would rertire
from professional basketball.

“Because of the HIV virus that I have obtained, I will
have to retire from the (Los Angeles) Lakers today,” Johnson
told reporters gathered at the Forum, where he played 12
seasons.

“I plan on going on living for a long time … and
going on with my life,” he said.

He added tha he planned to become a spokesperson for HIV
prevention and would campaign for safe sex. Johnson didn’t
say at the time how he contracted the virus.

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