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Uploaded: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 4:20 p.m.

Stanford evacuates law school, Hoover Tower
Shopping Center closes in wake of terrorist attack

Stanford University officials said they have closed and evacuated the law school and Hoover Tower as a precaution. Green and Meyer libraries on campus were closed because of bomb threats.

Stanford Shopping Center Manager David Longbine decided to close the mall shortly after 11 a.m.

The Stanford Blood Center -- in the same blood-supply network as the New York Blood Center -- is on standby and taking extra donations for possible shipment to New York if needed.

Stanford Shopping Center was planning to close for business shortly after 11 a.m., according to a manager at Andronico's Market.

Michele Cassaway, community and media relations coordinator for the blood bank, said as of an 8 a.m. (Pacific time) bulletin the New York center reported having adequate supplies, but news reports two hours later reported possible shortages.

She said the Stanford center is asking people to call for appointments "to make sure we have an adequate supply if it is needed." If needed, the blood would be driven to Sacramento and sent from there by special plane.

The appointment line is (650) 723-7831 or (toll free) (650) 723-7831. The Stanford center operates two donation centers, at 800 Welch Road in Palo Alto (across from Stanford Hospital) anmd at 515 South Drive, off Grant Road (across from El Camino Hospital). The appointment numbers work for either location, she said.

The center also has a Web site:

Other blood centers in the Bay Area include the Blood Centers of the Pacific in San Francisco and a center operated by the American Red Cross in the East Bay.

The Stanford center is part of the Stanford School of Medicine.




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