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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 24, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 36
In Brief


Nursing's Nightingala 2004 will be musical tribute to John Denver

The School of Nursing has joined forces with the M.U.S.E. Foundation to present "A Musical Tribute to John Denver" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Peabody's Friedberg Concert Hall. All proceeds from the Nightingala will benefit the school's community health programs.

Through its community health programs, ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Nursing operates several centers in Baltimore that have become neighborhood hubs where vulnerable families and individuals come to receive free quality nursing care. Services offered include immunizations, health screenings, physical exams, preventive measures, parenting and nutrition classes, referrals, geriatric services and after-school programs.

Melissa Stark, NBC national correspondent for The Today Show and former sideline reporter for ABC's Monday Night Football, will host the concert. The evening will feature folk, country and bluegrass music by former John Denver Band members and colleagues, and a Peabody string quartet will perform four numbers with the band.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 410-614-4864 or completing the order form at


Animal Care and Use office will be closed on June 7

The Animal Care and Use Committee office will be closed Monday, June 7, for one-day staff training. This closure comes after the regular deadline for submitting protocols for consideration at the June meeting. However, no one in the committee office will be available to answer phone calls or e-mails, for example to respond to queries related to protocols already in the queue or those in the process of being written or submitted.

Any questions about this closure should be directed to the ACUC office, 443-287-3738. For information on animal research training opportunities, policies, regulations and guidelines, go to


Charles Village celebration scheduled for June 5 and 6

For two days each June, the residents and businesses of Charles Village come together in the Wyman Park Dell to celebrate urban living and raise funds to support community projects and organizations. Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit the Charles Village Recreation League, friends of Wyman Park Dell, the Village Learning Place and the Charles Village Association. Johns Hopkins is one of the sponsors of the celebration, which is open to everyone and will be held on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6.

Among the scheduled events are a 5K race, a 1K kids' fun run, a parade and a tour of more than 30 gardens. There also will be music, crafts, food, wine and beer.

The event kicks off the previous night, Friday, June 4, with a jamboree scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of St. Paul Street. Guests are invited to bring their own food and chairs and dance in the street to the sounds of Mike Lange and the Boogie Express & the Bowman Sisters.

For a complete list of activities, go to


Ready to ride: Hopkins 4K for Cancer bikers leave May 29

The third annual cross-country bicycle trip Hopkins 4K for Cancer will begin on Saturday, May 29, with an 8:15 a.m. kickoff event featuring speakers on the steps of Homewood's Shriver Hall. Twenty-one Johns Hopkins students and six of their friends from other colleges and universities are riding to raise $60,000 for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge on West Lexington Street, a residence for out-of-town cancer patients and their families seeking outpatient treatment at Baltimore hospitals. For more information, go to


PBS to air documentary on controversial WWII Memorial

The building of the new World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington will be detailed on PBS this week in a one-hour documentary by Glenn Marcus, a lecturer in the Krieger School's Advanced Academic Programs and a Johns Hopkins alumnus. The film, hosted and narrated by Tim Russert, will air at 9:30 p.m. on May 30.

The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom intertwines the process of creating the memorial with stories of the civilians, soldiers, sailors and airmen who experienced the war.

"It's more than a story about a memorial and a war," said Marcus, of New Voyage Communications. "It's about the struggle to agree on the values we revere as a nation."

Among those featured in the film are famous veterans — including Tony Curtis, Bob Dole and Yogi Berra — and artists, craftsmen and public officials who were directly involved in the controversial project.

"It wasn't an altogether smooth process, and the documentary explores the controversy over the site and its resolution," Marcus said. "As with all public art, there were some birthing pains."

Marcus is also associate editor of the PBS companion volume from Smithsonian Books, The World War II Memorial: A Grateful Nation Remembers.

21st telethon for Children's Center set to air on June 6 The 21st annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center will air live on ABC 2, WMAR-TV, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. ABC 2 anchors Mary Beth Marsden, Brian Wood, Denise Dory, Jamie Costello, Kelly Swoope and Del Walters will serve as hosts, interviewing patient families, physicians, staff and corporate sponsors.

Since its inception in 1984, the telethon has raised more than $33.9 million through corporate sponsors and community support.

'The Gazette' changes to biweekly schedule for summer With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly schedule for summer; the paper will be published on June 7, June 21, July 6, July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by noon on Monday one week before publication. The weekly schedule will resume on Aug. 30, the week during which the fall semester begins.


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