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Deadline coming up for buying Dole bricks

May 23, 2003

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If you want to get a personalized brick at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and have it be part of the dedication celebration July 22, you'll need to order it by Wednesday.

The Dole Institute is offering up to 2,000 personalized bricks to be placed at the entrance of the institute, which will be dedicated July 22.

The institute is under construction on Kansas University's west campus, just west of the Lied Center.

The bricks, which are cream-colored, will be laid within view of a World Trade Center memorial and a 29-foot stained-glass American flag, which is the world's largest.

The bricks offer three lines of text with 14 characters per line. The $250 cost is tax-deductible and proceeds go toward the building construction fund. Bricks may be personalized with a name or a message.

For more information or to purchase a brick, call (785) 749-3911 or visit http://www.doleinstitute.org/dedication/brick.html .

The three-day dedication ceremony, July 20-22, will feature Bob and Elizabeth Dole, who will be joined by former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, George McGovern, Jack Kemp and other dignitaries.

The events will include a large-scale World War II air parade, a USO-style show and a special tribute to America's Medal of Honor recipients.

The Dole Institute was established at KU in 1997 to honor the Russell, Kan., native who went on to become U.S. Senate Majority Leader and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee.

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