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January 23, 2004

Friends of the Library sets annual meeting

Nayef Samhat and Michael C. Desch will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library at 4 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County Public Library, Third Street and Broadway.

Samhat is associate professor of government and international studies at Centre College, where he has taught since 1996. He holds the associate National Endowment for the Humanities Professorship.

Samhat has particular expertise in the theory of international relations, international political economy, and the political economy of environmental policy. He also has pursued comparative political economy of development, emphasizing the Middle East. He has published several articles in both domestic and international journals.


He currently is working on a book on global democratic practices and international regimes. He holds a bachelor's degree in international economics from George Washington University's School of International and Public Affairs, a master's degree in international finance from Columbia University, and a doctoral degree in comparative political economy from Northwestern.

Desch, Patterson School director and professor at University of Kentucky, received his doctorate in political science from University of Chicago in 1988. He was assistant director and senior research associate at Harvard's Olin Institute of Strategic Studies from 1993-98. He also has taught at University of California at Riverside. The author of numerous articles and reviews, Desch's most recent book is "Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment." His areas of specialization are: Civil-Military Relations, Foreign and Strategic Policy, International Politics and Democracy and International Politics. He currently is teaching a course on "Great Books."

Free health fair

Sunday in Burgin

BURGIN - A free health fair will be 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Burgin Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 300 W. Main St.

Screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol level, body mass index and heel test for osteoporosis. Several community resources will be represented. Parking is available behind the church participants are asked to used the Second Street entrance.


Danville Board of Education - 7 p.m. Monday at Bate Middle School. The agenda includes consideration of the 2004-05 working budget for the district.

To arrange for an interpreter for the deaf to be at the meeting, call central office at (859) 238-1300.|None***

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