Emerson Hall getting off the ground
Cherry Logan Emerson Hall is "out of the ground," according to Facilities Management, which means its building footings, underground utility work and new underground mechanical room have been completed.
Bill Morgan, senior project manager, said contractor R.J. Griffin & Co. plan to maintain a Monday-to-Saturday schedule for the next two months until the reinforced concrete portion of the construction is "essentially complete." He added that Saturday activity, to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., will consist of movement of concrete trucks, contractor employees and vendor deliveries, along with erecting forms, reinforcing steel, pouring concrete, stripping forms and finishing concrete details.
Morgan said the cooperation of Emory faculty, students and staff will continue to be essential to the ongoing progress of the construction."
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Ozone season ends
The five-month ozone season ended Sept. 30, and this year was the worst yet for ozone for metro Atlanta. According to the Partnership for a Smog-Free Georgia, Atlanta exceeded the new eight-hour ozone standard 69 days this summer and exceeded the stricter one-hour standard on 24 of those days, compared to 22 days in 1998.
Ozone days occurred every month of the season: there were six in May; seven in June, 17 in July; 25 in August and 14 in September. During that period, the Partnership for a Smog-Free Georgia called 67 Smog Alert Days, based on the eight-hour ozone standard.
Justice O'Connor to speak at Emory Jan. 25
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will deliver the seventh Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture on Jan. 25 in Glenn Auditorium.
O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court, will deliver a lecture on public policy. She will also be honored at a luncheon and a pre-speech dinner on Jan. 25, both of which are sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies and are invitation-only. The law school is cosponsoring the luncheon.
President Ronald Reagan appointed O'Connor to the Supreme Court, and she was sworn in Sept. 25, 1981. Her law career began in 1952 when she served as deputy county attorney in San Mateo Co., Calif.
Tutu in hospital for cancer tests
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was admitted to Emory Hospital on Oct. 21 for tests to determine new treatment for prostate cancer.
Recent tests indicated there had been a recurrence of the 68-year-old Tutu's prostate cancer first diagnosed and treated in 1997.
"I will have an operation to determine whether the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland. If it is confined to the prostate, I expect to undergo cryosurgery-a technique in which the affected tissue is frozen with liquid nitrogren. If it has spread, I am likely to undergo renewed hormone treatment, which ran concurrently with my radiation therapy in 1997.
"But I am feeling fine."