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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Help Wanted: U.S. Defense Department Seeks Better PR Officers

"Our enemies have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but . . . our country has not adapted. For the most part, the U.S. government still functions as a 'five and dime' store in an eBay world."

--U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, on why al Qaeda is winning hearts and minds, in speech to U.S. Council on Foreign Relation (Thanks to alert WORDster Mark Larson) WORD Note: The WORD will take the next week off for Spring Break, sleeping in and seeking wisdom. Return: 3/20/06

Spring-like weather causes burst water pipe at apartment complex

Water pools in the parking lot of the Kampus Korner after a pipe ruptured. / Photo by Megan Sonderegger

By Megan Sonderegger

February 24, 2006 | LOGAN -- Three inches of water flooded the underground parking at Kampus Korner, a housing facility on 800 East, when the water pipe that feeds the fire system broke Thursday.

Members of the fire department as well as the police force were automatically alerted through the system and came to the scene of the accident but left shortly after there was nothing more they could do.

Jason Low, property manager for Logan preferred property management, said the pipe broke due to the warm weather.

"They don't break until it warms up," Low said.

Low said no property damage was evident within residences because the problem occurred in the basement and the fire sprinklers were not set off throughout the rest of the building.

Low said they've "never had a froze one [pipe] before" and that the water should drain out eventually and the problem should be fixed.

"It'll be back-up and running tonight," Low said.

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