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By DENNIS DAILY, United Press International  |  Feb. 12, 2002 at 12:47 AM
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(BOSTON) -- Officials of the bus system that serves the Boston metroplex confirm that at least one person was seriously wounded when shot on an MBTA bus in the suburb of Roxbury. The transit authority tells the Boston Globe that two other people were injured by flying glass. The incident happened while the bus was stopped at the Dudley station.

An arrest has reportedly been made in the incident. WBZ Radio is reporting that even the most severe of the injuries, the wounding of a woman hit in the chest by gunfire, is not life threatening. Two of the injured were taken to Brigham Women's Hospital and one to Boston's Beth Israel Hospital.

(MEMPHIS) -- A Lenten tradition is being continued in Memphis. Starting Wednesday -- Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the penitential season of Lent -- some 15 preachers and theologians from a variety of denominations will take part in a series of noontime lectures and sermons. The tradition was begun nearly 80 years ago.

This time around the project is being hosted by the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis. The Commercial Appeal says that the opening speaker will be the area's Episcopal bishop, the Rev. Don E. Johnson.

During the 40 days of the lectures many clergy from other parts of the country will participate. For example, Dr. Marcus J. Borg, professor of religion and culture at the University of Oregon, will speak later this month. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Little Rock, the Rev. J. Peter Satrain, will speak in mid March. Services are open to public. A luncheon accompanies each lecture. Find more information at calvaryjc.org on the Internet.

(INDIANAPOLIS) -- A leading Indianapolis television station will offer fans of former Indiana University head basketball mentor Bobby Knight a kind of sneak preview of the upcoming cable movie about the controversial coach. WRTV-TV says it sent a reporter and film crew to the Canadian location where ESPN has been shooting "A Season on the Brink." The biopic stars Brian Dennehy as Knight.

The station says that it found the crew trying to film a kind of "Patton Meets Basketball," as it focused on the 1985-86 season of the Hoosiers.

In one scene Knight (Dennehy) is seen scolding one of his players -- Steve Alford -- for violating an NCAA rule by posing for a charity calendar. In explaining the severity of the indiscretion to his player, Knight says: "It's an NCAA rule, it doesn't have to make sense!"

(PHILADELPHIA) -- The City of Brotherly Love received a new performing arts venue last fall, the Kimmel Center. Immediately after it opened many were talking not about the concert hall but about the facility's beautiful rooftop garden. Now, according to published reports, the beautiful, vaulted garden has been closed ... because of security concerns.

Private tours of the sunlit garden are being conducted, but no longer will throngs of people be allowed to congregate there.

The garden is directly above the concert hall. It features an 85-foot-high arched, glassed roof. There is still some work undone on the hall. Some of the finer points of the construction for the $265 million structure will be completed in the coming weeks.

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