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News in Brief – 4/9/10

Yard sale to help boxing team

CHESAPEAKE — There will be a community yard sale at the Chesapeake Community Center Saturday starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go toward funding the Buckeye Boxing Team that works out at the center.

The team is going to compete at the Ringside World Tournament at Kansas City, Mo. Aug.2-8 and funds are needed for travel expenses and lodging for the competition.

St. Mary’s to sponsor cooking class

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute will sponsor a healthy cooking class on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MCTC Cooking & Culinary Institute at 917 Third Ave. in Huntington. The cost is $30 per person.

Those interested should call St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute at (304) 526-8907. to register by Monday.

‘An Evening with Neil Gaiman’ set for Monday at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Area residents are invited to spend “An Evening with Neil Gaiman,” the award-winning author, at Boyd County Public Library on Monday.

Gaiman, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of numerous literary honors, will talk about the importance of libraries and the role they play in a democratic society.

The live stream video conference starts at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

Gaiman is honorary chair of National Library Week 2010, April 11-17.

He will virtually join a live audience at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville from the University of Minnesota using high definition videoconferencing technology that will allow an interactive discussion with the author.

The technology allows for up to 1,000 locations to access the high definition stream.

The program is sponsored by the American Library Association and JCPL.

Gaiman, who won the 2009 Newberry medal for “The Graveyard Book,” will speak about his lifelong love of libraries and how important it is for them to continue to support intellectual freedom and privacy.

There will be a question and answer session.

Gaiman’s other works include “Neverwhere,” “Stardust,” “American Gods,” the Sandman series of graphic novels, several short story collections and the picture books “The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish,” “Crazy Hair,” and “The Dangerous Alphabet.”

The live event will be archived on ALA’s public awareness site: www.atyourlibrary.org

Marshall names Mo. man dean of health professions

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has named a University of Missouri official as dean of its College of Health Professions.

Michael W. Prewitt will begin work at Marshall on July 1.

Prewitt has been with the University of Missouri since 1979. He currently is associate vice provost at the school’s Columbia campus.

Marshall provost Gayle Ormiston announced Prewitt’s appointment Wednesday.