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News Briefs
E-mail changes take effect this week

Due to possible insecure connections, as of today (June 27), Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) e-mail machines no longer will allow connections using clear-text passwords; legacy mail server names in the form of x.imap.itd.umich.edu; and Kerberos 4 via Mulberry v3.0.x and earlier. In April, ITCS began notifying users through e-mail that they would need to upgrade or reconfigure their e-mail software to ensure continued access. Faculty and staff who did not receive e-mail from ITCS are not affected by the change. E-mail addresses in the form of x.imap.itd.umich.edu, where the "x" is replaced by the first letter of the user's unique name, no longer work as of today (June 27). Information about reconfiguring or updating e-mail programs is available at http://www.itcs.umich.edu.

Transit services, parking changes for July 4

Parking enforcement will be suspended for permits and meter fees in most U-M parking lots and structures in observance of Independence Day, July 4. Exceptions are the Mott Structure, M22 on East Medical Center Drive, and North Entrance structure M15, Cancer and Geriatric Center, which will maintain regular 24-hour operations. Additionally, all special-signed spaces throughout campus—gold, U-M service vehicle, loading zone and handicap—will continue to require the appropriate permit. Patient parking at the Fletcher Structure, N13, and Parking B at the Cancer Center/Geriatric Center, M15, will be closed July 4. Parking A at the Taubman Center, M18, will remain open with normal operations. The Palmer Structure, N26, visitor parking will be closed. Regular parking enforcement will resume at 6 a.m. July 5.

U-M transit services, including the Commuter and Northwood routes and U-M Health System shuttles, will not operate July 4. Additionally, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will not operate regular fixed-route bus service or A-Ride paratransit services that day. Passengers may take advantage of AATA's Holiday Ride shared-ride taxi service on Monday for $3 per person. The Holiday Ride taxi service operates only within the city of Ann Arbor. To schedule a trip, call (734) 528-5432.

U-M D.C. office offers teleconferencing

The U-M Washington, D.C., office has the capability to provide two-way conferencing via the Internet with the Ann Arbor campus. The system allows users in Ann Arbor to interact with the Washington office in real time using computer cameras and a T-1 line. The service will allow faculty or students to hear from D.C.-based officials, or from University speakers addressing small meetings in the Washington office, all via the Internet. For details on how to schedule the new service, contact Marlene Andersen at (202) 554-0578 or marlenej@umich.edu.

Updated senior resource guide available

The Turner Senior Resource Center has updated its popular resource guide, "Where to Turn: Guide to Washtenaw County Programs and Services for People over 60." The 198-page book contains detailed information on home care and assistance, housing, home maintenance, assisted living, in-home haircuts, Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, and financial aid. There also are sections on respite care, support groups, legal assistance, nutrition counseling and recreation. It is available for $15 in local bookstores and at the Turner Geriatric Clinic, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive in the Cancer and Geriatrics Center building; and the Turner Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. For more information or to request a mailed copy, call (734) 764-2556.

Lane reductions on Glen and Huron

In order to improve future traffic conditions at Glen Avenue and Huron Street, construction staff will reduce traffic lanes during the next few weeks. Part of the project will involve building a new right-turn lane for westbound Huron drivers accessing northbound Glen. To accomplish this, the northern westbound lane of Huron is scheduled to be closed June 27-July 15. This will narrow westbound traffic to one lane between Zina Pitcher Place and Glen.

Seatbelt enforcement dates set for July

Targeted police enforcement of seatbelt laws will continue in July throughout the county. Department of Public Safety officers will target enforcement July 1 on East Medical Center Drive; July 8 on State Street; and July 25 on Bonisteel Boulevard and Fuller Road. Michigan law requires the driver and front-seat passengers in moving vehicles, except bus passengers and some other exemptions, to wear safety belts along with all passengers who are younger than 16. Violation of the law results in a $65 citation plus court costs.

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