Monday, May 14, 2001

Columbus braces for big crowd

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — Recent disturbances in the Ohio State University area have increased concern among students and police about what will happen at the university's African-American Heritage Festival this week.

        The festival starts today and continues through Sunday. It's expected to attract as many as 40,000 people and bring an estimated $7 million in revenue to the city.

        Police will be trying to avoid a repeat of the disturbances, mostly involving white students, that occurred near campus during weekends in April and into this month.


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