News Briefs

Construction worker causes dorm fire

The Bowling Green Fire Department responded to a fire in Barnes-Campbell Hall on Dec. 24 at 8:32 a.m.

The dorm was undergoing renovation and all students’ belongings had been moved out over Christmas break.

A Bellinger Construction worker was using a cutting torch to remove the trash chute on the dorm’s 9th floor when a piece of molten metal ignited trash that was lodged between the trash chute liner and brick wall, according to a campus police report.

The fire was extinguished, and anything damaged was removed as part of the renovation process, said Brian Kuster, director of Housing and Residence Life.

— Abbey Brown

Herald finalist for award

The Herald is a finalist for a collegiate crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which will be awarded March 22 at the College Media Convention in New York City.

The award will be either a Gold or Silver crown. More than 1,550 publications entered the competition.

Other schools with nominated papers include Ball State University, Santa Ana College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Alabama, Northwestern University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, Arizona State University and Murray State University.

Louisville graduate Ryan Clark was editor for the fall 2001 semester and Louisville senior Brian Moore was editor in spring 2002, which are the award semesters.

— Joseph Lord

Book nominations end tomorrow

Nominations for the Kentucky Literary Awards will be taken until tomorrow. Nominated books must be written by a Kentucky author or have a theme related to the state. Nominations can come from any person or organization. There is no entry fee for the contest.

The awards, which will be announced April 12, recognize excellence in non-fiction and fiction. Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative certificate.

Award guidelines can be found at Contact Jonathan Jeffrey at 745-5083 for more information.

— Joseph Lord