Archive for Thursday, October 26, 2000

Lawrence Briefs

October 26, 2000


Regents begin work on state budget issue

Kansas Board of Regents staff members are beginning work on the details of removing state university budgets from the legislative appropriations process.

Acting on a proposal approved by the regents at meetings last week in Emporia, the board staff expects only changing residency requirements for the three regional universities will require legislative approval, Executive Director Kim Wilcox said.

Removing the budgets of all six schools, including Kansas University, will mostly be a matter of winning the support of Gov. Bill Graves and negotiating the changes with the state Department of Administration and budget office.

Extension council to have elections

The annual Douglas County Extension Council election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Deal Six Auditorium in the extension office, 2110 Harper St.

Each year, 12 individuals are selected for the council. Any Douglas County resident 18 years or older is eligible to vote and/or serve on the council.

The following nominees have indicated they would serve if elected:

District 1 Agriculture, Kristi Bradley, DVM; Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS), Shelly Diehl; Economic Development, Bob Sarna; 4-H Youth, Stan Larson.

District II Agriculture, Joe Hoelscher; FACS, Jane Bireta; Economic Development, Nancy Friberg; 4-H Youth, Jill Morgison.

District III Agriculture, Dan Nagengast; FACS, Jan Hornberger; Economic Development, John Bradley, DVM; 4-H Youth, Cheryl Hunsinger.

Fiber artists to show works at Bay Leaf

"The Beauty of Fibres," an exhibit of works by Fran Cheney, Wendy Cooper and Kirsten Christianson, will be displayed from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Bay Leaf, 725 Mass.

The artists work with cloth and handmade paper and wild fibers from the prairies, woods and shores of Lake Michigan.

Cheney and Christianson will teach a workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Cost is $30 a night. For more information, call 842-8706.

Program to provide coats, blankets to needy

Scotch Fabric Care Services will collect coats and blankets for the Scotch Share the Warmth program through Nov. 17.

Anyone wishing to donate coats or blankets may drop them off at any Lawrence or Topeka Scotch location.

There is an emphasis this year on collecting children's coats and men's and women's large-size coats.

Scotch has five locations in Lawrence. The main one is at 1029 N.H.

Groups interested in collecting coats for the program may call Marlene Showalter, general manager of Scotch Topeka at (785) 235-3401.

Pilot Club slates antique show, sale

The Pilot Club of Lawrence will have its annual antique show and aale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.

The show will feature a number of dealers and types of antiques, including china, glass, silver, linens, jewelry, small primitives, furniture, buttons, toys and postcards. Homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and pies will be available.

Admission is $2. Tickets can be purchased at the west entrance.

Proceeds will support community projects, such as the Alliance for Epilepsy Research, Emergency Service Council, Hannah's House, Meals on Wheels and scholarships to Lawrence high schools students who will attend Kansas University.

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