Nation: Holiday Eve Disasters

A plane crash and a dormitory fire stun two campuses

Students across the country last week were preparing to put aside their books and head home for the holidays. But the festive mood at two colleges was abruptly snapped by fiery disasters.

> The Purple Aces were the pride and passion of Evansville, Ind. Home games were often sold out. Season tickets to the best seats were so hard to come by that diehard fans fought over them in divorce settlements, and for good reason. The University of Evansville basketball team won five national small-college championships for the southern Indiana university...

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