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Athletics trainer killed in vehicular accident

Wanda Beth Horton, a trainer for several Duke varsity sports teams and a Roxboro, N.C., resident, died Jan. 31. She was 22.

Horton died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident early Friday morning, just after 5 a.m., the Roxboro Courier Times reported. Her vehicle hit a patch of black ice in the road and she lost control. Her truck skidded off the right side of the road, striking several trees and causing a severe impact at the right front of her vehicle. The truck then spun around and struck another tree in the driver's side door before coming to rest against another tree.

The accident occurred in an icy curve just four-tenths of a mile from Horton's Roxboro home.

Horton, the daughter of Tim and Wanda Horton, recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor of science. She worked as a personal trainer at a local fitness center as well as in Duke's athletics department. She was remembered at a funeral Sunday at Warrens Grove United Methodist in Roxboro.

WXDU sponsors K-ville charity event tonight

WXDU Radio, a division of the Duke University Union, is sponsoring a charity event tonight at Krzyzewskiville from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is being coordinated and produced by "The Only Damn Sports Show at the University," a weekly Sunday night sports talk show on WXDU (88.7/103.5 FM or streamed from http://www.wxdu.org).

Proceeds will benefit the John Avery Boys and Girls Club of Durham. Raffle tickets are being sold to win one of two basketballs signed by the men's basketball team.

Guests for the show include: Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated, Bob Harris of the Duke Radio Network, Adam Gold of the G-Spot on 850-The Buzz, a pre-recorded interview with Jay Williams of the Chicago Bulls, two players from the men's basketball team to be announced and sophomore Merrill Roller, the captain of Tent #1.

WXDU has already raised $800 for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham and organizers hope to double that figure tonight.

Fuqua minority leadership conference set for Saturday

The Black and Latino MBA Organization at the Fuqua School of Business will host its second annual leadership conference Feb. 8.

This year's conference theme, "360 degrees° Development: Individual Empowerment and Corporate Responsibility Drive Social Change," focuses on the manner in which individual behavior within a corporation affects the community at large.

The day's events will begin with a keynote address from Keith Clinksales, founder of Vanguarde Media, which publishes Honey, Savoy, Impact and Heart & Soul magazines. The conference will feature a discussion on socially responsible business, led by Gregory Dees, a Fuqua professor and leading researcher in the field of sustainable social enterprise. Top-level executives from Fortune 500 companies will share their views on corporate governance, and regional entrepreneurs will relay their experiences leading innovative and global organizations.

Discounted rates are available for students and early registrants. For more information and a complete list of events, visit http://mbaa.fuqua.duke.edu/blmbao.

Duke-UNC collaboration funds available

The Robertson Scholars Program is accepting grant proposals for its collaboration fund, which supports projects that have the potential to initiate or enhance collaborative projects between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faculty, staff and students on both campuses are eligible to apply. One-year grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.

Applications are due April 18, and grants will be awarded soon after that. Funds will be expendable from July 1, 2003, through June 1, 2004.

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