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70-YEAR-OLD DIES IN RURAL LINWOOD FIRE
March 2, 1999
A 70-year-old man died Monday in a house fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, authorities said. Claude Brown died inside his home about 4lways steps up to help out.” Eve Robichaud, a 5-8 sophomore from McAlester, Okla., averages 11.5 points a game. Right behind is Marinda Lamon, a 6-0 sophomore, at 10.6. Devon Townsend, a 5-7 sophomore from Albuquerque, N.M., rounds out the starting lineup. She averages 7.2 points per game. Others who log court time are freshmen Tamy Hammer, Toni Stanger, Quindy Whiteman and Shauna Hurst, and sophomores Shelby Palmer and Louann Benslow. As of Monday, no tipoff time had been set for Saturday’s game. It’s possible two games will be played. NJCAA officials are attempting to schedule the men’s playoff game between Redlands CC and Brown Mackie at Cosponded to the fire. Baldwin administrator fires utility director Baldwin — The Baldwin City Council approved hiring an interim director of electric utilities after the former director was fired last week. Rick Anderson, director of the city’s electric utilities, was fired Thursday by City Administrator Larry Paine. “We weren’t getting done what we needed to get done,” Paine said. Anderson had been director of electrical utilities for eight years. The city council on Monday night approved hiring interim director Terry McKenney of Black and Veatch Engineering of Overland Park. McKenney will start Monday and work for 12 weeks at a cost of $36,000 to $40,000 to the city, Paine said. A search will be conducted for a permanent director, he said. KU police investigating swastika on hall door Kansas University police are investigating a possible hate crime in which someone burned a swastika on a KU residence hall door. KU police Sgt. Randy Kern said Monday that the swastika, which appeared to have been burned on the door with a lighter, was discovered Saturday in Oliver Hall. “At this time we are considering this a hate/bias crime,” he said. There is at least one student living in the room where the door was damaged, KU police said. Kern said no arrests have been made in the incident. Screening clinic offered for toddlers The Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council will sponsor a free screening clinic for children, ages birth to 3 years old, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 17 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s auditorium. The screening will check children’s motor skills, speech and language development, self-help and personal-social development and vision. To schedule an appointment, call the council at 832-5097, ext. 216.