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November 5, 2000


Lawrence man dies in crash in Missouri

A Lawrence man was one of three people killed early Saturday in a head-on collision in western Missouri.

Ahmad Alyousef, 18, of Lawrence, died when his car collided with a vehicle driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 71 near Belton, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Curtis Jackson, 41, of Belton, was driving north in the southbound lane when the accident occurred at 3:25 a.m. Saturday.

Jackson and a passenger in his car, William Cusick, 56, of Belton, were also killed in the collision.

No further information was available late Saturday night.

Flu shots available Monday

After giving out more than 300 flu shots Saturday, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots Monday as the supply lasts. The health department will initially immunize only people in high-risk groups.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the health department, 200 Maine, vaccinations will be offered first to people older than 65 and to young people with chronic health problems, their household members and health care workers. The health department has a supply of about 800 vaccinations.

The shot costs $8, but no one will be denied because of inability to pay. People covered by Medicare Part B will not be charged.

Voter complaints addressed

U.S. Atty. Jackie Williams has designated assistant U.S. attorneys in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan., to receive complaints about possible voting rights violations Tuesday.

The attorneys, along with special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will be available to receive complaints of election fraud while polls are open. These appointments are part of a nationwide law enforcement program implemented every election to protect voting rights and to prosecute election crime.

Voters can report possible violations by calling Assistant U.S. Atty. Jim Flory, Topeka, (785) 295-2850; Robin Fowler, Kansas City, Kan., (913) 551-6730; or Lanny Welch, Wichita, (316) 269-6481.

Musical fest benefits Habitat

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., will have a Habitat Musicfest at 7:30 p.m. today to benefit a Habitat for Humanity house.

The house is being built by Good Shepherd, Trinity and Immanuel-University Lutheran churches. They are applying for a grant from Aid Association of Lutherans, which would match the $20,000 they are raising.

Activities at the Habitat event include hand bell, choir and contemporary music provided by four churches, including First United Methodist. A free-will offering will be taken and refreshments will be provided.

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