Archive for Friday, August 18, 2006

Storm closes Chi Omega sorority for the night

August 18, 2006

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Members of Chi Omega sorority, 1345 W. Campus Road, are recovering from a stormy night.

Lightning struck a power line near the sorority, knocking out power around midnight, sorority president Mallory Hammersmith said.

About 2 a.m., the sorority's house director woke to smoke coming from the house's basement, and the house was evevacuated.

"We stood outside until 4 in the morning," Hammersmith said.

The women later retreated to the Holiday Inn Holidome where they spent the night.

The electricity and air conditioning were restored and the house has reopened for occupants.

Hammersmith said the incident will not affect sorority recruitment, which is going on now. She said there were no injuries and a cause for the smoke has not been determined.

Comments

Ken Miller 8 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if the pledges will have to sing about this.

Noweigh 8 years, 9 months ago

I can't believe someone hasn't blamed a developer or Wal-Mart on this.

acg 8 years, 9 months ago

You know, somehow, it always comes back to porn with you TOB. ; ) And then, you mention it and I get porn music stuck in my head all day. Thanks a lot.

Tychoman 8 years, 9 months ago

Wow. What a great article. Thank you, LJWorld, for qualifying news as a lightning strike.

"The women evacuated the house. Firefighers came. It was dark outside. They stood. I write like a fifth-grader."

Ken Miller 8 years, 9 months ago

The New Chi-O Pledge Song:

Oh my sisters, the thunder breaks;

That one was close, our souls doth shake;

And in the morn, should we have to roam...

We'll just meet Tad and Skip at the Holidome!

conservativepunker 8 years, 9 months ago

This has something to do with roundabouts doesn't it?

fabian_zimbabwe 8 years, 9 months ago

"Hammersmith said the incident will not effect sorority recruitment, which is going on now."

Can't help myself here, but note to Sophia Maines and the editor who should be proofing this gripping, sensational and extremely newsworthy drivel, the proper word here is "affect," not "effect." Nitpicky, I know...

gphawk89 8 years, 9 months ago

Chi Omega... haven't heard that name for a while. I usually associate that name with two other words: "soap" and "fountain". Hey, upperclassmen, don't forget to teach the incoming freshmen men that trick!

Sigmund 8 years, 9 months ago

Hot sweaty sorority girls spend night at Holidome. Ummm yeah right. This is news how?

Tony Kisner 8 years, 9 months ago

The headline was a little misleading. I thought maybe some guy called off the engagement and wanted his ring back.

straightshooter 8 years, 9 months ago

Pywacket:

See the comment by Esq2eb near the top.

Tychoman 8 years, 9 months ago

"We stood outside until four in the morning. It was dark. And cold. I like puppies!"

Standing outside for two hours (with more lightning probably) as opposed to going to another house? Hopefully this travesty of a natural phenomenon has been an ENLIGHTENING experience badum-ching!

Tychoman 8 years, 9 months ago

This whole night could come to be known as "The Enlightenment"!!

EasilyAmused 8 years, 9 months ago

Bizarre night? Really?
From what I hear lightning strikes all the time.
In fact, my sister's and brother's houses got struck by lightning last week. And that didn't even make the family newsletter.

SeaFox 8 years, 9 months ago

Damn, those poor young women. They should have called me. I would have been over in a flash to comfort them.

Linda Aikins 8 years, 9 months ago

". . .house was evevacuated. "

huh? Does that involved a plunger-like container full of warm water?

Linda Aikins 8 years, 9 months ago

AND

They will have to rename it the "Thunderdome" won't they? Just watch out for Mel these days...

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