Sept. 10-16, 1999
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Fire relocates treasurer's office

U.Va. gets $4 million cancer grant
Curry School bringing classroom technology to Bermuda
Improvements made for checking children's hearing

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U.Va. Patents Foundation upgrades operations
Making hospitals safer workplaces
A solution for broken hearts
Free guide offered for sexual assault survivors
Conference on health-care ethics Sept. 16-17

Robertson Media Center open house Sept. 17

Johanna Drucker appointed to media studies chair
Newly digitized language lab makes learning a piece of kuchen

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Benefit concert for Living Wage Campaign

TOP NEWS

Fire relocates treasurer's office

An early morning fire Sept. 7 heavily damaged the University Treasurer's office on Old Ivy Road, forcing the office to relocate. The cause of the fire was not determined and an investigation is ongoing, said county spokesperson Lee Catlin.

A county police officer responded to a burglar alarm at the Montesano building at 233 Old Ivy Road shortly after midnight. Smelling smoke upon his arrival, he called in the fire department. Units from the county's Seminole Trail station and from the city arrived on the scene around 12:30 a.m. and extinguished the fire within 30 minutes, Catlin said.

Damage, mostly from heat and smoke, was largely contained to the treasurer's office. Officials would not put a dollar amount on the damages until they could determine if any of the affected computer data was recoverable, Catlin said.

The treasurer's office had been slated to relocate to the Fontaine Research Park next month, said Rick Schupp, director of U.Va.'s Office of Risk Management. It will temporarily be housed at the former PRA Building on Old Ivy Road until its new quarters are ready.

The University Real Estate Foundation, which owns Montesano and has its offices there, suffered little damage and remained open Tuesday.


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