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Campus tours advance amid pandemic

Prospective students are offered the option of a Zoom tour or a private tour on campus to maintain COVID guidelines.
Sarah Pinkerton | Photographer

By Clara Lincicome | Reporter

Campus tours at Baylor attract many prospective students. However, because of COVID-19 restrictions, some of the aspects of the traditional tours have changed.

Typically, when students first arrive at the Wiethorn Undergraduate Admissions Center (WUAC) for their tour, they are treated to a bag of green and gold popcorn from Off the Cobb, a chilled glass bottle of Dr. Pepper and a cookie from Lula Jane’s. They are then greeted by an eager tour guide, who escorts the prospective students and their families to a shuttle for both a driving and walking tour of Baylor’s campus. The tour concludes with a picture opportunity on the field of McLane Stadium and a free Baylor University T-shirt.

But amid COVID-19, the admissions center

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Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge Representing Passengers Injured in Fatal AZ Bus Crash in Suit Against Comedy on Deck Tours

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, a Nashville-based Civil Trial Law Firm, has co-counseled with Eglet Adams Law Firm to represent two passengers who suffered serious injuries when their tour bus was involved in a deadly crash in northwest Arizona on January 22, 2021.

As noted in the civil complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the bus had been traveling above the speed limit at the time of the crash, and that the driver was unfit to operate a commercial tour bus.

Lawsuit Accuses Tour Bus Company of Hiring “Inexperienced & Unfit” Driver
The lawsuit, filed on January 28, 2021 in Clark County District Court, alleges that a commercial tour bus owned by Comedy on Deck Tours, Inc. had been traveling to Grand Canyon West at speeds in excess of the posted limit when it rolled and landed on its side on Diamond Bar Road in

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WHO team tours Wuhan market linked to COVID-19 outbreak

A World Health Organization team investigating the roots of the coronavirus visited the Chinese food market that was previously linked to many early infections.

Health workers spent about an hour at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan Sunday.

Scientists once suspected animals sold in the market were linked to the December 2019 outbreak there. That theory has since been largely ruled out, but WHO workers say the site could provide hints as to how the deadly virus spread so quickly.

“Very important site visits today — a wholesale market first & Huanan Seafood Market just now,” Peter Daszak, a zoologist with the U.S. group EcoHealth Alliance and a member of the WHO team, tweeted. “Very informative & critical for our joint teams to understand the epidemiology of COVID as it started to spread at the end of 2019.”

Before visiting the Huanan Seafood Market, team members were joined by

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Bus in deadly Grand Canyon crash offers tours by comedians

Authorities say a tour bus that rolled over and killed one person at the Grand Canyon was operated by a Las Vegas company that offers tours guided by comedians

A tour bus that rolled over last week at the Grand Canyon, killing one person and injuring others, was operated by a Las Vegas company that offers tours guided by comedians, authorities said Monday.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office identified 53-year-old Shelley Ann Voges of Boonville, Indiana, as the person who died in the crash in a remote area Friday.

More than 40 people were on the bus operated by tour company Comedy On Deck. Three who were critically injured, including two later transported to Las Vegas for treatment, are now listed in stable condition. Forty other passengers were

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