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BYU

The provost of Notre Dame University will speak at a Brigham Young University forum Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Nathan O. Hatch's speech will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV Channel 11, on the radio at 89.1 KBYU-FM as well as the BYU-TV satellite network. It will be rebroadcast April 15 on Channel 11 at 6 and 11 a.m., on 89.1 FM at 8 p.m. and on BYU-TV at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Hatch is also a professor of history at Notre Dame and has specialized in the history of religion during the colonial era.

Hatch received his doctorate from Washington University of St. Louis in 1974.

Eagle Mountain

An original script, written by Will McKinnon of Eagle Mountain, is set to go on stage Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Mountain Community Center.

The play, "The Key to My Heart," is a romantic comedy. Tickets are $1 for children, $2 for adults and $5 for a family.

The community center is located in the town center, east of U-73 in Cedar Valley.

Lindon

Police believe a 54-year-old man shot and killed himself Saturday at a Lindon gun range.

Lt. Clark Nielson said Harvey Taylor, 54, Salt Lake, shot himself in the chest with a .40 caliber handgun at about 2:30 p.m. at the practice range at A.F. Gun and Sport.

A Pleasant Grove police officer was at the range when Taylor shot himself. The officer, who works part-time at A.F. Gun, immediately called for emergency medical help and attempted to assist Taylor.

Nielson said emergency crews arrived two minutes after the call was made. A helicopter ambulance was sent to the scene but did not transport Taylor because he was in full cardiac arrest.

Taylor's wound was self-inflicted, but police do not know if it was accidental, Nielson said.

Orem

An Orem paramedic was injured Friday when he was struck in the arm by an apple that was thrown at an ambulance responding to a call for emergency medical help.

Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards said Wayne Fish was driving the ambulance at about 400 S. 400 West when he was struck.

Edwards said the apple entered through the open window on the driver's side. The siren and lights of the ambulance were activated at the time.

"He was able to maintain control of the rescue unit and went on to the accident and took the elderly patient to the hospital before being checked out himself for the bruising and swelling that was developing in his shoulder," Edwards said.

Paramedics told police a dark-colored car passed the ambulance shortly before Fish was struck. It's also possible the apple was fired from a potato cannon, Edwards said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 229-7079.

Spanish Fork

Hypnotist Trayce Waterlyn will help Spanish Fork High School raise funds for the city's new skate park on Wednesday.

Waterlyn is a certified hypnotherapist. The City Council recently approved the new $80,000 skateboard park across from Spanish Fork Junior High School. Both private and taxpayer money will build the facility.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Decked Out Board Shop, 749 N. Main in Spanish Fork, and are $4 for children, $5 for adults, and $20 for a family.