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December 20, 1998


— Douglas County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who was found in Lecompton Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews received a report of an "unresponsive subject" at 2:09 p.m., said dispatcher Marge Hedden.

The man was dead when deputies and medical crews arrived, Hedden said.

But the department would not identify the man or elaborate on the circumstances of the death late Saturday.

Inaugural events

being planned

Topeka -- Receptions, a dinner and an inaugural ball are being arranged for Sunday, Jan. 10, to mark the second inauguration of Gov. Bill Graves the following day.

Graves and other state officials elected in November will be sworn in during ceremonies that begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 11, on the south steps of the Statehouse. The Legislature convenes at 2 p.m. that day for its 1999 session.

The Sunday inaugural activities are being planned by a committee headed by former Secretary of State Jack Brier and Topeka Republican activist Margie Canfield. Coordinating the events is Jennifer Cook, a member of Graves' campaign staff.

The receptions, dinner and ball will be at the Kansas Expocentre and the adjacent Capitol Plaza Hotel.

The inauguration on Jan. 11 is open to the public but the inaugural events on Sunday require an invitation, an inaugural committee statement said.

Also being sworn in on Jan. 11 will be Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius and Treasurer Tim Shallenburger.

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