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STANFORD -- Security tightened for upcoming Big Game at Stanford

University officials are working to tighten security for this year's Big Game at Stanford Stadium Nov. 20, in hopes of avoiding a fruit-throwing melee like last year's at UC-Berkeley.

Stanford police will be inspecting fans more carefully for fruit and alcohol upon entering Stanford Stadium, and anyone who rushes the field after the game will face stiff penalties, including the possibility of arrest. (Last year, both the Stanford Tree and Flag Boy were attacked by Cal fans rushing onto the field.)

The Axe Committee also has decided to forgo the traditional mid-field axe exchange in favor of a more private ceremony, should Stanford lose.

Stanford's Big Game "Nonfire Rally" - featuring a laser show and appearances by university president Gerhard Casper, head football coach Bill Walsh and members of the football team and band - is set to begin at about 9 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 18, in front of Hoover Tower.

Phony bomb rousts EAST House residents out of bed

Stanford police evacuated residents of Stanford's EAST House in the wee hours of Sunday, Nov. 14, after an object that looked like a bomb was found under a stairwell in the Governor's Corner residence.

The crude device, which turned out to be fake, consisted of a piece of clay-like material attached to a digital timer. Police believe it was meant to be a prank, but have no suspects.

Police also are trying to find out who may have thrown rocks through windows in both the Governor's Corner suites and Roth House in separate incidents over the weekend. No students were hurt. It is not known if the cases were related.

1993-94 Directories delivered on campus

About 31,000 issues of the 1993-94 Stanford Directory now are being distributed on campus.

The book, which was produced by 12 student staff members, measures nearly 1-1/2 inches thick. It contains office and residence listings for 28,000 employees and students, as well as ads and coupons for local businesses.

Issues were delivered to undergraduates last Friday. Delivery to graduate students will be next, and faculty and staff copies will follow by Dec. 3.

Top junior golfer to come to Stanford next year

Stanford's golf team has just signed up the best junior player who ever lived.

Tiger Woods, three-time winner of the national junior tournament and the youngest player ever to compete in a PGA Tour event, signed a letter of intent Nov. 10 to continue his athletic and academic career at Stanford beginning next year.

The Cypress, Calif. native chose Stanford over the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Arizona State. He carries a 3.7 grade point average at his high school.

Free flu shots still available at student health center

Influenza vaccinations are still being offered free of charge to Stanford University faculty and staff at the Cowell Student Health Center.

The shots are available from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 7. The shots are free for faculty, staff, faculty emeriti, retired staff, medical school and research faculty and staff, but not hospital employees.

Students and spouses/domestic partners of staff can obtain the shots for an $18 fee.

The immunizations cannot be given to people suffering from a cold or other infection, or who are allergic to eggs. Everyone getting a flu shot needs to sign a consent form. Pregnant women must have a note from their doctor OKing the vaccination.



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