Archive for Tuesday, April 10, 2001

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Friends and neighbors
April 10, 2001
Teacher loss
April 10, 2001
Help ALL schools
April 10, 2001
Frederick Northern Sr.
April 10, 2001
Ruth Gale
April 10, 2001
On the record
April 10, 2001
John Pickens
April 10, 2001
Daily ticker
April 10, 2001
Twins tame Tigers, 11-5
Minnesota takes home opener against Detroit
April 10, 2001
The Minnesota Twins figure they’ll have to be creative to score runs this season.
Ted Conklin
April 10, 2001
Briefly_________________________________
April 10, 2001
Widened road near bridge open to through traffic The new road by Chicken Creek Bridge is open to through traffic, according to the Douglas County Public Works Department. Keith Browning, the county’s public works director, said the new roadway meets current standards and allows two vehicles to pass at a time. The previous road was too narrow, which prevented farmers from taking wide machinery across it. The bridge is located on East 850 Road, just east of Lone Star Lake. Browning said the restoration of the stone arch of the 1913 stone bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, should be completed in about three weeks. _________________________________ Schools Two students arrested in graffiti threat case Two ninth-grade students were suspended from school and arrested by Lawrence Police Monday for allegedly writing threatening graffiti at Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass. The students, one male and one female, also face a disciplinary hearing that could lead to their expulsion from school. They allegedly scrawled threats on the school’s walls last week. “There will be consequences for students found responsible for making threats toward our school,” Principal Ted Juneau said. The girl was arrested but later released to the custody of a parent, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The boy was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in North Lawrence. Their names weren’t released, but they were each arrested in connection with criminal threat, a felony, and misdemeanor criminal damage, Pattrick said. A third threat this one written on a poster was found Monday at the school. It may be linked to the previous threats, said Brian McCaffrey, assistant principal. “Possibly the same folks,” he said. On Monday, Lawrence police and parents of Central students bolstered the adult presence at the school. The threats haven’t scared students away from school, though. “I think the parents and the students are not going to give into these type of threats,” McCaffrey said. Threats also were found recently at Southwest Junior High School and Free State High School. _________________________________ Hospitals 13-year-old bicyclist in serious condition A 13-year-old Lawrence boy remained in serious condition Monday at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital after being struck while riding his bicycle Friday evening. Ben Ainlay had been riding his bicycle in the 4600 block of Harvard Road when he was struck by a westbound 1998 Chrysler Sebring driven by Rebecca Walker, 54, of Lawrence, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, about 140 feet east of the intersection of Harvard Road and Justin Street. Although details surrounding the accident remained under investigation, it appeared that the collision occurred as Ainlay crossed from one side of the road to the other, Pattrick said. Ainlay was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital from the accident scene. Walker suffered minor injuries, Pattrick said. _________________________________ Lecture Nader to appear Monday in Lawrence Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader will participate in a fund raiser for the Kansas Green Party Monday in Lawrence. The fund raiser will be held at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 12th Street and Oread Avenue. Doors to the event will open at 2 p.m. Nader will speak and sign autographs during the event. Tickets are $30 or $15 for students. To reserve tickets, call 832-1345 or e-mail ksgreensfundraiser@yahoo.com.
She asks the tough questions
Radio journalist shows moxie in her left-wing radical approach to issues
April 10, 2001
The leader of the free world scolded Amy Goodman, calling her “hostile,” “combative” and “disrespectful” on her national radio show.
Melanie Spearman
April 10, 2001
Horoscopes
April 10, 2001