Tue Mar 14 11:46:04 CST 2000
Albertson College joins CSUN, the University of Wyoming and others in
expressing our heartfelt condolences to the Rice University Forensics Team
in the loss of their team mate.
A moment of silence at CEDA Nationals seems appropriate. I am asking Lt.
Governor Jeff Stoppenhagen of the Northwest Province of Pi Kappa Delta to
observe a similar moment of silence at our regional tournament in Astoria,
Oregon this weekend.
So many of us in the forensics community have been touched by similar
tragedies. I'm sure we'll never get used to it.
Our deepest sympathies go out to our friends in Texas.
Director of Speech and Debate
Albertson College of Idaho
From: william sheffield <hcspc014 at CSUN.EDU>
To: EDEBATE at LIST.UVM.EDU <EDEBATE at LIST.UVM.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: Rice
>I thought that this would be appropriate to cross-list to all listserves
>because it is something that affects us all as a forensics community. The
>AP story follows at the bottom.
>The thoughts and sympathies of the CSUN Speech & Debate Team go out to
>the Rice University squad and the families of those involved.
>Bill Sheffield, Director of Forensics
>CSUN Speech & Debate Team
>Dept. of Communication Studies
>Northridge, CA 91330-8257
>office: 818/677-3043 debate room: 818/677-2028
>email: hcspc014 at csun.edu debateprof at juno.com
>On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, David Worth wrote:
>> Our deepest sympathies go out to the Rice Team, and thier families. I
>> I knew what to say. I am still in shock. I am including an AP wire
>> of the tragedy.
>> Rice student dead in crash involving
>> debate-team vans
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>> THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - A Rice student
>> died overnight when a pickup truck slammed into a
>> university van carrying debate team members from a
>> meet, the college and law officers said today.
>> Five other students were hurt in the collision,
>> according to the Harris County Sheriff's Department.
>> Rice Forensics Team members, who had won the
>> national championship last year, were returning from a
>> debate and public speaking competition at Omaha,
>> Neb., when the crash occurred just before 11 p.m.
>> Rice freshman Dan Henning of Vernon Hills, Ill., was
>> killed, said Terry Shepard, the university's vice
>> president for public affairs.
>> Eleven students and three coaches were in the two
>> Rice vans, which were southbound on Interstate 45
>> Monday when it came to a construction zone, Rice
>> officials and Harris County sheriff's deputies said.
>> ``We know for a fact that the freeway was in the
>> process of being shut down. The two vans were
>> stopped for the construction, and the pickup truck
>> struck the first van from the rear,'' sheriff's Sgt. D.
>> Coleman said at the scene.
>> Two students were flown by helicopter to Hermann
>> Hospital in Houston, about 30 miles south of the crash
>> site, where the were listed in fair condition, a
>> spokeswoman said. One has a broken leg and
>> lacerations, the other a back injury, Shepard said.
>> Three others were transported by ambulance to
>> nearby emergency rooms, where they were treated
>> and released.
>> A memorial was planned at noon today for Rice
>> students, he said.
>> AP-WS-03-14-00 0909EST
>> David Worth
>> Director of Forensics
>> University of Oklahoma
>> dworth at ou.edu
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