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October 3, 2003

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Patriot Act forum scheduled at KU

The pros and cons of the Patriot Act will be the topic of a forum Oct. 25 at Kansas University.

The free public forum, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dole Institute of Politics on KU's west campus.

Speakers will be Eric F. Melgren, U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas; Jean K. Gilles Phillips, director of the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project at the KU law school; and Rosanne Goble, executive director of the Kansas Library Assn.

The speakers will address issues related to the Patriot Act, passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Proponents say the Patriot Act, which includes expanded legal surveillance procedures, was needed to curb terrorism. Opponents to the law say it infringes on constitutional rights.

For more information, contact Marilyn Greathouse at 865-3713.

Historical society offers Kansas goods online

The Kansas State Historical Society's online store is up and running. The secure shopping site offers nearly 900 products and can be accessed at www.kshs.org.

Items for sale include historical books, collectibles by Kansas artists, merchandise with Kansas symbols, toys and "Wizard of Oz" paraphernalia.

The historical society was one of the first in the nation to launch a Web site.

The site has won several awards.

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