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Archive for Thursday, December 31, 1998

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December 31, 1998

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Will the Lied Center be used for the high school graduations next year?

Exactly where high school graduation for Free State and Lawrence high schools will be has yet to be determined, but the location will not be the Lied Center, said Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent of schools.

Could you tell us the ages of children allowed to participate in the KU Basketball Holiday Clinic?

The clinic is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight. The clinic, which opened Wednesday, will continue from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at Allen Fieldhouse.

Does the Lawrence Wal-Mart have a "Code Adam" -- when a child wanders away or is taken from the parent -- that an employee can activate?

Yes, it is Wal-Mart policy that when a parent reports a lost or missing child, a description of the child is announced on the store's speaker system, and associates look for the child, said Randy Heavener, manager of the Lawrence store.

Is temporary disability income subject to federal income tax?

That depends on who's paying for the premiums, said Randy Renfro, a CPA with Roark & Associates in Lawrence.

If the policy was paid by the employer and it's an employee benefit, it is taxable income to be paid by the recipient. If the premiums are paid by the person receiving the disability income, the income is tax-exempt, Renfro said.

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