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JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.

October 28, 2002

Story Ideas

1. Expert talks about President's new policy

Purdue Events

Monday, Oct. 28 – World Trade Center survivor to share story
Friday, Nov. 8 – 'Refrigerator Rights' book signing
Friday, Nov. 8 – President's Council views Purdue's oldest book

Expert talks about President's new policy

Now that the sniper is losing the media spotlight on the East Coast, a Purdue political science experts anticipates the media will focus on U.S. international policy.

Harry Targ says more questions need to be raised about "The National Security Strategy of the United States," which President George W. Bush presented to Congress about a month ago.

"What is most interesting, significant and scary about this argument is that the United States reserves the right to engage in a preemptive strike if deemed a security threat," says Targ, an expert in international policy. "Imagine the implications if this policy would have been adopted during the cold war?"

Targ says the Bush Doctrine constitutes a big change that could lead to more countries' resistance of American international policy.

Contact: Targ, (765) 494-4169,


World Trade Center survivor to share story

• Monday, Oct. 28. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Sujo John, a New Yorker who was on the 81st floor of Tower I of the World Trade Center when an airliner exploded into flames two floors above his office, will recount his tale of survival. The event, sponsored by the Campus Crusade for Christ, is free and open to the public. CONTACT: Kent Wilson, (765) 497-4847,

'Refrigerator Rights' book signing

• Friday, Nov. 8. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2323 Sagamore Parkway South. Glenn Sparks, Purdue professor of communication, and Will Miller, nationally recognized media personality, will sign copies of their new book "Refrigerator Rights." In their new book, Sparks and Miller explain how refrigerators are gauges of relationships and why the number of Americans who have refrigerator rights is decreasing. Contact: Glenn Sparks, (765) 494-3316,; or Will Miller, (765) 497-3725,

President's Council views Purdue's oldest book

• Friday, Nov. 8. 2-5 p.m. Krannert Special Collection of Literature in Business and Economic History in the Krannert Building. Journalists are invited to attend an invitation-only President's Council Open House to view Purdue Libraries' oldest book on campus. The 500-year-old book contains Latin love poetry from three poets of the first century B.C. Contact: Judith Nixon, (765) 494-2922,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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