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Date Posted: Sat, February 12 2005, 18:00:25
Author: Duck_Mav
Subject: Right. We should study it within the next 5 years...
In reply to: gbm 's message, "UTA making a push for the Bush Presidential library" on Fri, February 11 2005, 12:49:30

Wouldn't it be lovely? Maybe we could house it in the basement of our new arena, or across the street from the new rec center. We have lots of room for it and alumni are aching to give gazillions of dollars.

>very cool ... the UT system is making a collective
>push to have the library on one of its campusus .....
>UT System plans bid for Bush library
>By Patrick Mcgee
>Star-Telegram Staff Writer
>AUSTIN - The University of Texas System plans an
>aggressive bid to acquire the home of George W. Bush's
>presidential library.
>"We are going to use all our resources to win this
>competition," UT System regents Chairman James
>Huffines said Thursday.
>He appointed an ad hoc committee to coordinate
>proposals from the 15-campus system, and he noted that
>the UT System has campuses in all the places Bush has
>lived and worked: UT-Permian Basin is near Midland,
>where Bush was an oilman; UT-Austin is based in the
>state capital, where Bush served as governor; and
>UT-Arlington is just a few miles from the ballpark
>Bush helped build.
>Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck has sent several letters
>to President Bush during the past year asking to bring
>the library to Arlington.
>He said he and UT-Arlington officials are working
>"The city was the driving force on the effort, and UTA
>wanted to help us," he said.
>UT-Austin President Larry Faulkner said he has written
>to Bush offering two sites near his flagship campus.
>Southern Methodist University in Dallas, First lady
>Laura Bush's alma mater, is also studying a serious
>bid for the library.
>SMU officials made their intentions known four years
>ago to have the library built on or near the campus.
>A committee of faculty, supporters and alumni have
>drafted a proposal that will be unveiled once
>requested by the White House.
>"We've had no communication with the White House other
>than our interests in having the library," said Brad
>Cheves, SMU's vice president of development and
>external affairs. "We're prepared to make a proposal
>if given the chance, but at this point, we are
>assuming they know our interest."
>Texas has two presidential libraries -- the Lyndon
>Baines Johnson Library and Museum, affiliated with
>UT-Austin, and the George Bush Presidential Library
>and Museum, affiliated with Texas A&M University in
>College Station.

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