From the UO's Emergency Management Program. Students, staff and faculty were sent a text message at 12:05 pm Nov. 23 alerting them to a campus bomb threat.
If the UO won't close for snow, like Lane Community College and all the other schools, it will close some buildings for bombs.
Bomb threat prompts evening building closures
The University of Oregon received a threat against the Knight Library and the Lillis Business Complex warning that an explosive device was set to detonate early Wednesday morning, Nov. 24, 2010. UO Department of Public Safety staff conducted searches of both buildings and found nothing suspicious.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Knight Library and Lillis Business Complex will be closed at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday evening to allow another sweep by law enforcement officials. The buildings will remain closed until Wednesday morning.
The Iraq war has reached new levels of absurd corruption.
The New York Times reports that the U.S. funded Iraqi government spent $85 million on plastic-coated cardboard divining rods to Ouija bombs and guns at checkpoints:
"The Iraqi government has purchased more than 1,500 of the
devices, known as the ADE 651, at costs from $16,500 to $60,000 each.
Nearly every police checkpoint, and many Iraqi military checkpoints,
have one of the devices, which are now normally used in place of
physical inspections of vehicles."
The paper reports that top Iraqi officials claim "the operator must walk in place a few moments to 'charge' the device, since it has no battery or other power source."
Is this what we wasted so many lives and so much money for?