Honoring Dorm Fire Victim

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The parents of a Murray State University student who was killed in a dormitory fire planned to dedicate a bench on campus to his memory.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Minger, whose family lives in Florida, was killed by a smoky fire in Hester Hall 10 years ago this month. His death was ruled a homicide.
Gail Minger told The Paducah Sun by telephone from Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday that the bench is being placed outside the residence hall where her son died.
The Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 669 donated the bench, set for
dedication Thursday afternoon.
Minger and her husband John formed the Michael H. Minger Foundation in 2005 to improve fire safety standards on college and
university campuses.
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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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