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Archive for Thursday, December 14, 2000

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December 14, 2000

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Weather forces regents to meet via telephone

Topeka The Kansas Board of Regents will meet by teleconference today because of the weather.

The board was scheduled to meet in Topeka, but a shortened version of the meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. by telephone.

The conference call will originate from the regents' office in suite 1410 at 700 S.W. Harrison.

Several committees that meet in conjunction with the regents canceled their meetings, which had been scheduled for Wednesday.




Holiday Bureau seeks gift-givers

The Holiday Bureau has accepted more than 500 Christmas applications but still has families available for adoption.

The bureau asks individuals, families or businesses wishing to adopt a family to provide a new toy for each child, an outfit and a gift for each member and a holiday meal.

Financial donations also are needed by the bureau to assist with supplemental gifts and food.

The Holiday Bureau is composed of Ballard Community Center, Douglas County ECKAN, Douglas County Senior Services, Penn House and the Salvation Army.

For more information contact Linda Lassen, Penn House, at 842-0440 or one of the other agencies.




Patrol to participate in Lights on for Life

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers will patrol with their headlights on Friday as part of National Lights on for Life Day.

According to the highway patrol, the troopers will be taking part in the program to demonstrate their commitment to removing impaired drivers from the state's highways and in remembrance of those killed and injured as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

Traditionally, the winter holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for impaired driving, the highway patrol said.

The agency arrested 135 intoxicated drivers during last year's Christmas and New Year's holiday reporting periods.

Lights on for Life Day is sponsored by National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month Coalition.

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