Students from around the state will gather to make history today at the Eisenhower Center in Abilene. Featuring the theme ``Migration in History: People, Ideas, Cultures,'' the 1998 History Day state finals will be attended by 250 students in grades six through 12 from eight state districts.
Students will present original dramatic performances, media presentations, historical papers and three-dimensional exhibit projects. State winners will go on to the National History Day competition June 14-18 at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Lawrence students in the competition include:
Matt Cravens and LeaAndrea Johnson, ``Old Jazz Played by the Faceless Band,'' Lawrence High School; Helen White and Megan Lewis, ``W.E.B. BuBois and Racial Equality: A Migrating Thought,'' Lawrence High School; Katherine Crowe, ``Separate Spheres,'' Lawrence High School; Jonathan Hemphill, ``New Lands Ageless Ideas: The Migration of the Alexander Wohl Church to the United States,'' Lawrence High School; and Renee Robinson, Hannah Kern, and Gina Lorenz, ``A Quest for Freedom: The Underground Railroad,'' Cordley School.
Lilith Fair, Shania Twain
tickets on sale today
Tickets for several Kansas City-area concerts go on sale at noon today.
The concerts are: Lilith Fair, 4:30 p.m., July 2, and Shania Twain, 8 p.m. July 17, both at Sandstone Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs; and Guitars & Saxes, with Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot, Marc Antoine and Kirk Whalum, 8 p.m. June 6, and Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Sept. 11, both at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets are available at Ticket Central outlets, including Creation Station in Lawrence, or by calling (816) 576-7900 or (800) 771-3666.
money for charities
Lawrence firefighters and paramedics will be asking for donations this weekend for two charity projects.
In one of the projects, called ``Fill the Helmet,'' firefighters will take donations to send children who have received burns or other injuries to a summer camp. That project is being held in conjunction with firefighters collecting donations in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Johnson County.
Members the International Association of Firefighters Local No. 1596 also will be raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. through a car wash.
Both projects will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Checkers Foods, 23rd and Louisiana.
show set for Sunday
Frisbee-catching dogs will compete for fun and prizes Sunday in South Park.
The 1998 Alpo Canine Frisbee Disc Championships will jump into the park at 2 p.m. Sunday. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.
The competition, formerly known as the Ashley Whippet Invitational, is open to all veteran and novice dogs that can catch a flying disc, said Duane Peterson, special events coordinator for Lawrence Parks & Recreation. There is no entry fee, and all participants will receive a competitive disc and certificate suitable for framing.
The competition is one of the more than 125 community events that feed winners into six regional finals, two open finals and eventually the world championships in Washington, D.C. Competitions began in 1975.
For more information, contact Peterson at 832-7940, or the competition's national office, (888) 444-ALPO (2576).
are in the mail
The Douglas County appraiser's office has mailed the 1998 personal property valuation notices, including descriptions of property such as mobile homes, boats and business equipment.
The notices include the value of the property for 1998.
Taxpayers may request an appeal appointment by calling the taxpayer service number listed on the notice by May 15. Taxpayers should bring supporting documentation when appealing a value, a news release from the appraiser's office said.