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Bell Tower Glows for More Than Just Veterans

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University was first dedicated as a monument to alumni killed in World War One. Now it glows for the school's most cherished moments, such as basketball team wins. Some say it's wrong for the school to give the same red-light honor to the men's basketball squad as the troops killed in war. The 115-foot tower has a plaque that shows the names of 33 alumni killed in World War One. The school lights the tower red in honor of Veterans Day and in December to honor the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But veterans note that the school's Fulbright scholars and successful athletes get the same tribute _ and they get it more frequently. Former Chancellor Marye Anne Fox first decided in 1998 to light the Memorial Bell Tower to celebrate athletic achievements and sports victories. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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