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October 18, 2000


Woman tells police her cat was killed by pit bull

A Lawrence woman told police she watched as a pit bull killed her cat Sunday afternoon.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said the incident happened about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Pin Oak Drive.

"The lady said she walked outside ... and witnessed a blonde-colored pit bull running with a cat in its mouth," Brown said.

The woman said a car then pulled up, Brown said. The dog released the cat and jumped into the car, which sped off south on Michigan Street. The cat a black-and-white female was dead, with bite marks around its neck and chest.

Brown said the woman got the car's tag number, and police traced the dog owner.

"He confirmed the incident, but he refused to reveal the location of the dog," Brown said.

The district attorney's office will decide whether to file charges, Brown said.

Prospective students can tour KU online

Potential Jayhawks will be able to tour Kansas University online Thursday during the debut of Online College Fairs, a new service offered through the National Association for College Admission Counseling, an Alexandria, Va., firm.

With the new online service, prospective students may log on to to chat live with representatives from KU and other colleges and universities across the country.

Other dates KU has selected for the online college fair: Nov. 14, Nov. 29, Jan. 17 and Feb. 1.

Management plan finished for tallgrass prairie park


The general management plan and environmental impact statement for the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is completed and available to the public.

Copies of the document will be available for reading at the following libraries: Chase County Library, Council Grove Library, Emporia's public library and Emporia State University Library.

In addition, they can be obtained by contacting the National Park Service office at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve , P.O. Box 585, 226 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls 66845. The phone number is (316) 273-6034.

A required 30-day "no action" period will be observed before the plan is approved, the park service said. At the end of that period the park service's Midwest Regional Director is expected to approve the document and implementation of the plan can then begin.

Public comment is welcome during the 30-day period. Comments can be sent to the Superintendent of Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve at the above address.

Publications profile Health Care Access

Health Care Access Inc., a nonprofit primary care clinic for low-income Douglas County residents, has been profiled in two recent publications.

Betty Smith-Campbell's study on HCA, 1920 Moodie Road, was mentioned in the most recent Legislative Network for Nurses and The Journal of Nursing Scholarship. The study compared the rates of uninsured versus insured visits to the emergency room before and after the clinic received state funds.

Campbell was one of the founders of HCA in 1989, and is now a professor at Wichita State University's School of Nursing.

Lawrence resident part of search committee

Lawrence resident LaVerne Epp has been chosen to head a search committee for Bethel College's new president.

Epp is the treasurer of the Bethel College board of directors.

Bethel College, North Newton, is seeking a new president after current president Douglas Penner decided not to serve another term.

Group seeks mother for representative

Kansas American Mothers Inc. is searching for a mother for its representative at the National American Mothers Convention.

The purpose of American Mothers Inc., an interfaith organization begun in 1933, is to develop and strengthen the moral and spiritual foundations of the family and home.

For more information or to suggest someone as representative, contact Mark Kruse at (316) 943-8608 or Bessie Letrouneau at (316) 684-3382. Fax to (316) 684-8453 or e-mail to

KU to begin using more well-known Web site

Kansas University is moving to a new Web address. During the next two to three years, the university's Web site and e-mail addresses will change from to

The transition will begin next year.

"Many people know us as KU," said Marilu Goodyear, vice chancellor for information services and chief information officer. "There has been a growing dissatisfaction with 'ukans ... .' 'Ukans' is not intuitive or obvious."

The university chose as its primary domain name when it connected to the Internet, but also registered

During the years has increasingly been used. For example, has been the only address for the Office of Admissions and Scholarships Web site for the past year. The university Web site has been accessible at and for a while.

Individuals with an e-mail address already can receive e-mail addressed to Mail to both addresses will continue to work during the transition period.

KU's education school moves open house time

Kansas University's School of Education is moving up the time of its homecoming open house to accommodate the earlier start of the Oct. 21 Kansas-Colorado football game.

The game's time was changed to 11:30 a.m. so it could be broadcast on television.

The school's open house in its new home at Joseph R. Pearson Hall is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., said Allison Rose Lopez, assistant to the dean of education for advancement.

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