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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1991 - Residence Halls. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19783.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1991 - Residence Halls. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19783

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Title Residence Halls
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Transcript IT'S A DIRTY JOB BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT. State inspector Maggie Arm- stead examines the dishes to make sure that they have been washed properly. Photo by Edward Mcintosh. TESTING THE WATER. Maggie Armstead applies heat sensitive tape to a tray to check OB cafeteria dishwasher for proper water temperature. Tape turns black if unit is operating properly. Photo by Edward Mcintosh. MEETING A CRISIS SITUATION. Chief Nurse Barbara Browner shows how one bed in the hallway was actually several chairs from the waiting room pushed together and covered with a clean sheet. Photo by Edward Mcintosh. BLINDED TO THE EFFECT.Residents continue eating while the cause of the illness is still a mystery. Photo by Matthew Mucker. ag Me With A Spoon Toxic Food Causes Closure Of OB Cafeteria Many students who ate at Oberholtzer Residence Hall cafeteria were stricken by a mysterious illness that left them suffering from what Health Center officials called "explosive vomiting and diarrhea." Health Center Director Billie Jean Smith said there was no evidence of food poisoning. "None of them had exactly the same meal," Smith said. Gayle Prager, assistant director of the Health Center, said the sickest people were waiting for the center to open in the morning and others trailed in through the day. "We're telling everyone who calls us complaining of these symptoms to come in so we can treat them with anti-vomiting medication," Prager said. "We've treated as many students as we can," Prager said. "There are beds set up in the hallways and we've Judgement Day. State inspector Maggie Armstead was on hand after the green light was given for the reopening of the OB to verify that new food handling procedures and hygiene practices were being carried out. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. ordered closed after President Marguerite Ross Barnett met with officials involved and ordered the facility shut down as a precautionary measure. The closing came after inspectors from the City of Houston's Health and Human Services Department made a surprise visit to the OB and found multiple instances of food stored at improper temperatures. City health de- 1 partment offical Dr. Victor Ilegbodu said a blood sample taken from a student came back positive for staph toxin, a condition he said could be caused by food not being kept at proper temperature. The inspectors roamed the OB kitchen checking anything that came into contact with food and contaminated it. Dishwashers were checked for proper water temperatures. Thermometers even had to set one up in our office sticking out of stored food looked like trees in a forest. State inspectors also held a food-handling class to insure that employees understood the importance of hygienic to handle all the people who've come in." Tom Penett, director of residential life and housing, was contacted immediately so resident advisors could go room to room to make sure there weren't any students in their ronmental and physical safety de- rooms who were too ill to get to the partment would immediately begin Health Center. monthly inspections of all eating fa- Roland M. Smith, vice president cilities. -Edward Lee Mcintosh for student affairs, said the OB was practices. Roland M. Smith, said the envi- 152 Residence Hcdts Heahh 153