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VOL. 115 | NO. 99 | Wednesday, May 23, 2001

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Cricket, provider of local wireless service in Memphis and other markets across the nation, is celebrating Wireless Safety Wee Cricket, provider of local wireless service in Memphis and other markets across the nation, is celebrating Wireless Safety Week an industry-wide effort to encourage all wireless phone users to make safety the first priority when driving. Through Sunday, Cricket retail stores at 7235 Winchester Road, 5030 Poplar Ave. and 1605 Germantown Pkwy. are promoting Wireless Safety Week by giving away free headsets with the purchase of Nokia phones for use with the companys local wireless service. Numerous other wireless service providers have events set for the safety week, which began Monday. Rhodes College and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital created a formal research program for Rhodes students. Beginning this summer, six Rhodes students will participate in the Summer Plus program at St. Jude. The students spend 12 weeks in laboratories where they will train and be mentored by St. Jude researchers in areas such as infectious diseases, molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics, neurobiology and radiation oncology. Southwest Tennessee Community College and Middle College High School will present a program to officially launch a Web site dedicated to the career of Dr. Benjamin Hooks. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 30 in Conference Room 100 of the Jess Parrish Library/Administration Building at the Union Avenue campus, 737 Union Ave. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Joyce Mitchell, 333-5360. Join 500 technology professionals at the post ITEC party hosted by Lick The Toad, a local association of technologists, at 4:30 p.m. June 7 at the Cook Convention Center. Visit www.lickthetoad.com for information. "Accelerating Change in Memphis" is the subject of the Memphis Area High Technology Councils mini-conference held as ITECs kick-off event from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 6 at the Cook Convention Center. The event is free to MAHTC members and $35 for non-members. Call MAHTC, 543-3521, for information or visit www.memphistech.com. The Council of Logistics Management hosts Leading Edge Logistics at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis, 330 DeLoach Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Dick Metzler, chief executive officer of APL Logistics, is the keynote speaker. For information, call Dr. Carol Birkenstock, 678-3018.

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