ASU Conserving Energy

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ The high price of gasoline has forced
Arkansas State University officials to enact energy-saving measures
in an effort to salvage the school's budget for this fiscal year.
Administrators have asked faculty and staff to turn their
thermostats down to 60 degrees when they leave their offices for
the weekend and down to 65 degrees when they leave each day, Monday
through Thursday.

During the day, officials don't want thermostats higher than 70
to 72 degrees.

A-S-U vice president Jennus Burton said officials are worried
about natural gas consumption. He said the steps recommended, if
followed, should ten to 15 percent on the energy bills.

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