Archive for Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Region briefs

April 10, 2001


Car-bike collision injures 12-year-old

A 12-year-old boy was injured in a car-bicycle accident Monday afternoon at 27th Street and Whitmore Drive in southeast Lawrence.

Christopher Coons, Lawrence, was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. He was treated and released, a hospital nursing supervisor said.

The boy was riding his bike when he collided with a Hyundai Elantra driven by Juana Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, 70, was not injured, a Lawrence Police report said.

The accident occurred about 3 p.m.

Student group to have sand castle tournament

Pails, shovels and creativity are all that will be necessary for participants in Student Union Activities' sand castle tournament this week.

Kansas University students can compete for prizes by building the best sand castle from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday on Wescoe Beach. Marian Washington, KU women's basketball coach, will judge the competition.

Students can just show up at the event to compete or sign up in the SUA box office on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. A $10 entry fee will guarantee a spot in the tournament, but it will be refunded once the tournament is completed.

For more information, contact the SUA box office at 864-SHOW.

Foundation offers grants

The Huck Boyd Foundation at Kansas State University is offering mini-grants to help Kansas counties create and implement leadership programs.

This is the fourth year for the grants, which are valued at $200, and the first year that recipients will be registered in the Kansas Leadership Forum.

K-State Research and Extension and the Huck Boyd Institute will provide technical assistance free of charge to counties wishing to start programs.

Applications are due by Saturday, and may be obtained by writing to the Huck Boyd Institute, 216 Call Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, or by calling (785) 532-7690.

Center to have open house

A nonprofit tutoring center affiliated with Kansas University will serve as host to an open house Wednesday in Lawrence.

KU's Strategic Learning Center will open its doors to parents and students from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 211 E. 8th St., Suite C.

"Our goal is to nurture self-sufficient learners and give them the skills and tools needed to experience immediate success in the classroom through a personal, research-based approach to tutoring and learning," said Lisa Walsh, director of youth services at the center.

The Strategic Learning Center serves students of all ages and educational backgrounds.

For more information, contact Rose Foster at 331-3236 or go to

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