Friday, May 05, 2006

Items stolen in aid of Project Children

ON Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m. items were taken from a car parked in the Students' Union good's yard. The car was owned by an employee of the Project Children programme and the items stolen were to be used for a meeting due to take place on Saturday.

The items included a rucksack containing two digital cameras and a laptop containing vital information for the meeting. Brian Heading, the QUB Students' Union representative for the programme confirmed that the "car was parked just outside queens" in the Union good's yard. He said that there was "a rucksack containing two digital cameras and a laptop containing information for tomorrows induction." Interviews for the scheme have been carried out over the last fews days and those successful candidates are to attend the an induction meeting tomorrow. Mr Heading said "its going to be very difficult to give students the right information" if the items are not returned.

Project Children is a scheme linking Northern Ireland and America in partnership with Queen's University. It was setup in 1975 to show "Protestant and Catholic kids that they have nothing to fear from each other and much to gain"; it involved sending children from across the Northern Ireland divide to New York for the summer. Several years ago the programme was expanded offering University students summer internships on America's Capital Hill.

Anyone with information should contact the Students' Union or the Police.

11 Comments:

Anonymous MATILDA said...

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5/06/2006 11:03 am  
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5/06/2006 6:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5/07/2006 3:51 pm  
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5/07/2006 9:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gown Team said:

'If 'anonymous' wants to add any credibility to their statement may I suggest that they put their 'real' name to it in elaborating further'.

A great example of Gown hypocrisy given that The Gown frequently makes unmerited claims against people under a false name.

If The Gown team have a problem with this type of behaviour perhaps they could reveal who Frank Talk is?

5/08/2006 5:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well Gown... you tell everyone who Frank Talk is and I'll tell you who I am.

5/13/2006 12:04 am  
Anonymous David Cather said...

If I tell you who I think Frank is will you tell us who you are anon?

5/15/2006 10:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes David, I will reveal all - just for you ;)

5/15/2006 1:02 pm  
Anonymous David Cather said...

Well I did suspect that Frank was David Maxwell, though I've just been looking back over his posts and I'm not so sure.

I'd much prefer if you just revealed your name, anything more is hardly appropriate.

5/15/2006 7:23 pm  
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