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Swine Flu and sports
Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 2:37 PM on 04.29.09
->> The Texas UIL (governing body for high school sports) has suspended all games in the state until May 11th due to the swine flu threat. Baseball and softball playoffs were set to kick off this week.

http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Tab...
or
http://tinyurl.com/UILSwineFlu

Has this happened anywhere else in the country yet?
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Kevin Leas, Photographer, Assistant
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 2:41 PM on 04.29.09
->> Haven't seen it here yet. So far, my home town has 11 "suspected" cases - meaning the people who have flu-like symptoms have been to Mexico or NYC, according to the reports. None of them are students though, so it hasn't had an impact on sports.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get packing for my shoot in NYC on Friday. Eep.
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Todd Spoth, Photographer, Student/Intern
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 3:08 PM on 04.29.09
->> I saw that just now in the Chron, crazy!

Hey Kevin,

Did you buy your masks yet? Let me know if you want to borrow my zombie survival guide.

-Todd

www.toddspoth.com
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 3:47 PM on 04.29.09
->> Oppositely the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has decided to go on with playoffs as scheduled.
http://www.tapps.net
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 4:07 PM on 04.29.09
->> This is over reaction plain and simple.
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 5:12 PM on 04.29.09
->> To build on Chuck's comment - according to an article I read earlier today, 13,000+ people have died in the U.S. from the normal run-of-the-mill flu through mid-April, without any such hype.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/28/regular.flu/index.html
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 5:19 PM on 04.29.09
->> Over-reaction? I'm at Panera here in Illinois and employees at this location apparently taking precautions. When you hand in the little buzzer to let you know that your order is ready, employees are using rubber gloves and napkins to take them from customers.
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Patric Schneider, Photographer
Houston | TX | United States | Posted: 5:24 PM on 04.29.09
->> Well that just means I don't have a scheduling conflict on Friday. Todd, I was about to call and see if you could help out with some track. Guess not anymore.
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 5:38 PM on 04.29.09
->> What happened to the bird flu? Mad cow? SARS? Every year, we have a different disease that is going to destroy the world, and it's gone by the time summer is over. How many people died last week of the NORMAL flu?
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Todd Spoth, Photographer, Student/Intern
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 5:49 PM on 04.29.09
->> Patrick!

Damn Swine Flu messin up my income!

Bastards!

-T
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Jack Megaw, Student/Intern, Photographer
Pittsburgh | PA | America | Posted: 6:06 PM on 04.29.09
->> I haven't heard of it around me - but imagine if something like the Stanley Cup Finals were stopped...I'd be furious!

-Jack
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Michael Cavazos, Photographer
Longview | TX | USA | Posted: 6:48 PM on 04.29.09
->> I have to agree with Todd Spoth and say everyone should have a copy of the Zombie Survival Guide. Even if it is overreacting it is still an entertaining read. Track has it worse than baseball/softball.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 6:59 PM on 04.29.09
->> Alright, I thought Todd was joking, there really is a printed Zombie Survival Guide?

Michael, yea track coaches down here are pissed. Baseball and softball is more just an inconvenience.
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Ron Erdrich, Photographer
Abilene | TX | USA | Posted: 7:00 PM on 04.29.09
->> All the academic events are postponed as well, which is even bigger than the sporting competitions.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 7:01 PM on 04.29.09
->> If you go to google maps and ask for swine flu outbreak, you will get a map that's updated with the latest and greatest information about suspected cases, confirmed cases, and deaths.
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Michael Cavazos, Photographer
Longview | TX | USA | Posted: 7:03 PM on 04.29.09
->> http://www.maxbrooks.com/bib.htm

It was written by Max Brooks.
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Kevin Leas, Photographer, Assistant
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 8:02 PM on 04.29.09
->> Todd - believe or not, the only reason I don't own a copy of that book is because so many of my friends have offered to let me borrow theirs before. Apparently, I have weird friends...but this is neither here nor there.

All I'm hoping is that this leads to some massive concert here, ala the SARS-Stock event in Toronto from a few years ago.
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Jason Jump, Photographer
Humble | TX | USA | Posted: 11:20 PM on 04.29.09
->> The Southwest Preparatory Conference suspended its spring sports championships today as well, but there was a confirmed case here in Houston at one of the member schools, which may have added to the reasoning to suspend those events.

I'm just glad I didn't drive the four hours to cover them before finding out :).

TAPPS is receiving pretty high marks for not suspending events as regional track meets are being held this week as well as baseball and softball playoffs starting.
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Marvin Gentry, Photographer
Birmingham | AL | USA | Posted: 11:26 PM on 04.29.09
->> Alabama high school Athletic Association just followed Texas and cancelled all sporting events until further notice.
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Tom Knier, Photographer
Lancaster | PA | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 04.30.09
->> Jack, the finals actually were suspended in 1919 due to the flu!
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 12:01 PM on 04.30.09
->> Texas UIL yesterday canceled all high school sports until May 11th.
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Jeff Martin, Photographer
wellington | OH | usa | Posted: 8:23 PM on 04.30.09
->> Not only that, but Texas UIL canceled all sports until May 11th.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 8:45 PM on 04.30.09
->> After an outcry from track coaches the UIL has made a change in the plans for the state track and field meet, pushing it back into June, and reinstated the 20 regional track meets that were going to be cancelled under the original plan.

http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Tab...

The Academic State Meet has also been rescheduled:

http://www.uil.utexas.edu/db/press_release_detail.lasso?-Search=Action&-Tab...
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Ronnie Montgomery, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 10:38 PM on 04.30.09
->> Kevin,

Thanks for keeping us apprised. Have you heard anything about the state softball tournament. It was supposed to be June 4-6 but with the track meet moving I wonder if they are going to move softball or have it run concurrently with the track meet.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Assistant
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 1:40 AM on 05.01.09
->> Ronnie, I haven't heard anything about that. As fast as things are happening it wouldn't surprise me if they changed the dates again. But softball is just across the highway from track and field so it wouldn't be hard for UIL staff to go between venues/events if they needed for some reason. They hold state swimming and state wrestling the same weekend so there are prior instances of holding two events at the same time.
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Ronnie Montgomery, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 7:15 AM on 05.01.09
->> Yeah, and the golf is usually the same time as the track but with the softball and track venues so close together I'll bet it would be quite a traffic snarl. We shall see.
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