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December 8, 2000
Volume 38, No. 8

features

Achieving Marital Utopia
America's poet of comrades: Walt Whitman in China
Pharmacy emphasizes people skills with patient counseling tourney
Herky proves a light-headed mascot
InSite: Hardin Meta Directory keeps winning prizes
"Quote.....Endquote"

news and briefs

News Briefs
Human Rights Week 2001 events include lectures, films, convocation
Speech specialist, musician to give Presidential Lecture
Affirmative Action says Iowa better than reported
Longevity Awards presented for December

announcements

Bulletin Board
Calendar
Deaths

Offices and Awards

Ph.D. Thesis Defenses
Pubs. and Creations
Committee seeks input from UI during Office of the Provost review
Fund-raising dinner benefits women's organizations
Public Safety joins holiday campaign
Nominations sought for disability achievement award

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TIAA Cref Unit Values

Staff Development Courses

The University of Iowa Homepage


Public Safety joins holiday campaign

As part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Department of Public Safety will participate in an awareness campaign called "You drink and drive—you lose." It is designed to reduce deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers during the holiday season.

Along with local law enforcement, Public Safety officers will observe Lights on for Life Day on Dec. 15. On this day, motorists across the country will be asked to use their vehicle headlights during the day to show support for the prevention of impaired driving. The campaign will continue through the weekend, which is National Holiday Lifesaver Weekend, with highly visible law enforcement, including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. The department also will promote cooperative community campaigns such as designated-driver and safe-ride programs.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration created the campaign to help reach the national goal of reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities to no more than 11,000 a year by 2005. Johnson County averaged eight such deaths and 94 injuries per year between 1996 and 1998.

For more information about the campaign, contact Brad Allison at (33)5-5043 or brad-allison@uiowa.edu.

 

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