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Archive for Saturday, August 1, 1998

EMPLOYEE SUSPECTED IN MONEY ORDER THEFTS

August 1, 1998

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A convenience store employee and her friend are suspects in the theft of more than $2,000 from the store.

The two 18-year-olds allegedly cashed eight separate money orders from Miller Mart, 1910 Haskell, during a four-day period from July 16 to July 19. The alleged thefts were reported by Miller Mart representatives to police on July 21, according to the report, which was made available to the public Friday.

Police spokesman Matt Sarna said six money orders for $300, one for $100 and one for $250 were reported stolen from the store. A machine that electronically prints the money orders sets a limit of $300.

The girl allegedly worked with a friend, who cashed the money orders at local banks. The suspects have been interviewed but not arrested or charged, Sarna said.

Corps of Engineers

offers star gazing

The Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake is offering an evening of astronomy tonight at Bloomington Park area.

Bruce Twarog, a astronomer and physicist at Kansas University, will give a presentation on astronomy at 8:30 p.m. at Bloomington Park in the amphitheater. There will be a telescope at the park.

The park is located at the southwest side of Clinton Lake, east of Clinton. The program is free and open to the public. It will last about 45 minutes.

Applications for arts

funding available

Topeka -- The Kansas Arts Commission is taking applications for its Individual Artist Program, which includes the Kansas Touring Program and the Kansas Artist Fellowships and Mini-Fellowships.

The application deadline for the Kansas Touring Program is Monday. The deadline for the fellowships and mini-fellowships is Oct. 19.

The Kansas Touring Program typically lists solo and ensembles artists in the areas of storytelling, mime, dance, theater for adults and children and classical, folk, ethnic, blues, jazz and gospel music. Artists are appointed to the roster for three years.

Fellowships typically are for $5,000 and are awarded in five disciplines: music composition, choreography, film/video, playwriting and interdisciplinary/performance art.

Mini-fellowships of $500 are offered in the same categories plus fiction, poetry, two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual art and crafts.

To request applications, call the Kansas Arts Commission at (785) 296-3335.

Dance to raise

funds for parishes

A dance will be held tonight to benefit the building funds for St. John the Evangelist and Corpus Christi parishes.

Arnie Johnson and the Midnight Special Band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd.

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