Archive for Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tickets available Monday for former President Bush’s visit to Lawrence

Students and the public may acquire free tickets beginning on Monday for former President George H.W. Bush's Nov. 16 appearance in Lawrence.

October 29, 2008


Students and members of the public may acquire free tickets beginning Monday for former President George H.W. Bush's Nov. 16 appearance in Lawrence.

Members of the public interested in acquiring tickets may call the Lied Center at 864-ARTS beginning at 11 a.m. Monday to reserve tickets. Tickets also will be available in person starting at that time at the Lied Center box office.

Each person will be restricted to four tickets.

Students may acquire tickets beginning at that same time at the Student Union Activities box office in the Kansas Union or at the box office in Murphy Hall.

A valid KU ID must be presented to claim the student tickets, which will come from a separate allotment of tickets reserved for KU students.

Any student tickets not claimed by 6 p.m. Nov. 7 will be made available to the general public beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Lied Center box office.

Bush is scheduled to receive the Dole Leadership Prize from KU's Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at an event at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Lied Center.

During the event, Bush will sit for an interview with Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute, after which there will be time for questions from the audience.


Richard Heckler 9 years ago

What is important to note about the S&L scandal is that it was the largest theft in the history of the world and US tax payers are who was robbed.The problems occurred in the Savings and Loan industry as they relate to theft because the industry was deregulated under the Reagan/Bush administration and restrictions were eased on the industry so much that abuse and misuse of funds became easy, rampant, and went unchecked. Additional facts on the Savings and Loan Scandal can be found here: are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today. Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).Between 1981 and 1989, when George Bush finally announced that there was a Savings and Loan Crisis to the world, the Reagan/Bush administration worked to cover up the Savings and Loan problems This information was kept from the media until after Bush had won the 1988 elections.

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