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SPEAKERS BUREAU OFFERINGS
November 15, 1997
The History Alive and Humanities Speakers Bureau programs offered by the Kansas Humanities Council contain an array of characters and topics. Speakers from across Kansas travel the state to provide their sections of the programs. Here is a brief sample of some of the programs offered. History Alive
STUDENTS MAKE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
November 15, 1997
Tonganoxie students ‘improve the world’ Students at Tonganoxie High School have collected thousands of items as part of a community service project.
EMU WAITING RETURN TO OWNER
November 15, 1997
It isn’t exactly a wild goose chase, but Douglas County sheriff’s deputies on Friday continued to look for the owner of a renegade emu that was captured this week. The emu, a large flightless bird, was seen Thursday afternoon in a pasture in the 700 section of East 1150 Road, southwest of Pleasant Grove. A landowner saw the emu’s legs were entangled in wire, and called a deputy with the sheriff’s department, who called the Lawrence Humane Society.
CORRECTION-COFFIN
November 15, 1997
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about sculptor Doug Coffin incorrectly stated the location of the Wheelwright Museum. It is in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, Margaret Archuleta is the curator of fine arts at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
BLOOD DRIVE BRINGS OUT DONORS.
November 15, 1997
Catherine Gennett can take a little needling from her coworkers. Friday, she let several of them stick her until she bled. Gennett, senior donor room specialist with Kansas Blood Services, offered her own arm as practice for budding phlebotomists at the Kansas Blood Services blood drive at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MUSIC FRATERNITY TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY
November 15, 1997
The Kansas University chapter of Beta Beta, of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity for women, is looking for some help celebrating its 50th anniversary today. The group will be hold its Musicale at 3:30 p.m. today at Swarthout Recital Hall that is open to the public. Afterwards, a public reception will be held in the Murphy Hall lobby.
FOR THE RECORD
November 15, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EPISCOPAL SCHOOL DEDICATED
November 15, 1997
Members of the Bishop Seabury Academy community on Friday celebrated the dedication and consecration of the new school. The Rt. Rev. William Smalley, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Kansas, led the consecration ceremony at the front doors of the school, three miles east of Lawrence. Bishop Seabury Academy, an Episcopal day school, is home to about 30 seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders.
DONALD LEO KESINGER
November 15, 1997
Services for Donald Leo Kesinger, 65, Ozawkie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ozawkie United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Ozawkie Cemetery. Mr. Kesinger died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
T THE LOCAL COURTS HAVE A PANEL OF 12 JUDGES TO TRY PEOPLE, INSTEAD OFJURY?
November 15, 1997
The method of trying person in court is set forth in both the Kansas and U.S. Constitutions as being conducted by a jury of one’s peers, said Ron Keefover, public information officer for the Kansas court system.
INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER TO GIVE PRESENTATION
November 15, 1997
Ann Johnson Prum, Coneflower Productions, will give a presentation to Jayhawk Audubon Society members and the public at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. Prum, an independent filmmaker, will give an account of the making of the program, “Where the Sky Began: Land of Tallgrass Prairie.”
SPEAKERS BRING HUMANITIES TO LIFE
November 15, 1997
Two programs from the Kansas Humanities Council let history live and humanities flow.
LUTHERANS TO SAY THANKS
November 15, 1997
The Aid Association for Lutherans Branch No. 2545 will say “Thanks to Hospice” Saturday. The reception will be part of National Hospice Month and will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library Meeting Room. The event is open to the public.
RAY BRADBURY
November 15, 1997
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury wowed a large crowd Friday night at the Lied Center.
MERCURY SPILL INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
November 15, 1997
Health risks from a mercury spill at Perry-Lecompton High School are low, but officials are taking the spill seriously.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
November 15, 1997
James B. Jackson, 34, Lawrence, and Amy L. Ireland, 26, Lawrence. Jeremy Gassmann, 26, Lawrence, and Lisa Harding, 22, Lawrence.
TIME CORRECTION FOR CHURCH DEDICATION
November 15, 1997
The dedication and consecration of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 964 U.S. Highway 40.
CORRECTION
November 15, 1997
A story in Friday’s edition of the Lawrence Journal-World about the sentencing of Richard Hedges failed to mention that court orders prevented Hedges from seeing his wife or son.
ADMINISTRATOR GIVES COUNTY ISSUES UPDATE
November 15, 1997
Q: Does the county have any plans to examine safety on U.S. Highway 59 in the wake of the ambulance accident there this past weekend?” A: “Highway 59 is the responsibility of Kansas Department of Transportation. However, I understand that they are actively studying the need to widen 59 to four lanes from Lawrence to Ottawa. Any actual work could not begin until and unless a new highway program is adopted by the state sometime in the future.”
SOUND OFF
November 15, 1997
I have noticed a number of finches at my bird feeders at my rural Eudora home that are blind or have eye deformities. Is there a disease among finches this year or is this possibly something caused by an environmental condition in our area? The condition you’ve noticed is commonly called house finch disease, said WildCare veterinarian Regan Johnston. This disease is caused by an natural organism called a mycoplasma which causes conjunctivitis, or an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
KU PROFESSOR HONORED FOR MARINE RESEARCH
November 15, 1997
Daphne Fautin, professor of entomology, systematics and ecology at Kansas University and curator at the KU Natural History Museum, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, based in Washington, D.C. Fautin is being honored for her research on the systematics and biology of cnidarians, a group of animals that includes sea anemones, her specialty. She will receive a certificate and a rosette at the AAAS annual meeting Feb. 14 in Philadelphia.
IVA L. TODD
November 15, 1997
Services for Iva L. Todd, 87, Clearview City, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will be at Silent City Cemetery in DeSoto. She died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Gardner Rehabilitation Center.
FSH, LHS DEBATE TEAMS POST TOURNEY WINS
November 15, 1997
Lawrence High School and Free State High School have posted wins at the tournaments held the past two weekends. Most recently, LHS won the Shawnee Mission West Invitational Debate Tournament with a 17-3 record.
RED CROSS TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING THURSDAY
November 15, 1997
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross will have its 1997 annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Way Center for Human Services, 2518 Ridge Ct., Room D. The meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to attend should call 843-3550.
PROPERTY OWNERS GROUP TO DISCUSS TAXATION
November 15, 1997
The Douglas County Property Owners Assn. will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. During the program, several regional taxpayer groups will meet to exchange ideas and programs regarding city, county and state taxation policies.