Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2001

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TOP MOVIES
April 26, 2001
Friends and neighbors
April 26, 2001
Murl Borders
April 26, 2001
Gary Proctor
April 26, 2001
Doris Trueblood
April 26, 2001
On the record
April 26, 2001
Wake Up Poll
April 26, 2001
What Are You Reading?
April 26, 2001
Doomed effort
April 26, 2001
TOP MUSIC
April 26, 2001
TOP MUSIC
April 26, 2001
Daily ticker
April 26, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 26, 2001
People
April 26, 2001
Parting shot
April 26, 2001
Swalm services
April 26, 2001
Briefly____________________
April 26, 2001
Drug company donates $100,000 to Dole Institute Pfizer Inc., a New York-based pharmaceutical company, will donate $100,000 to Kansas University’s Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, officials said Wednesday. The institute, scheduled for construction in 2002 on KU’s West Campus, will feature papers and other materials that the former U.S. senator donated to KU in 1997. The collection includes photographs, audio tapes, videos and memorabilia documenting Dole’s 28 years in the Senate as well as his youth in Russell. The Dole Institute also will offer public service and public policy programs on topics such as taxes, disability policy, agriculture, welfare, the judiciary communications and international affairs. Pfizer also provided a $15,000 grant for predoctoral fellowships in the KU School of Pharmacy. Pfizer is an international company known for the drug Viagra. Former Sen. Dole has served as spokesman in advertisements for Viagra. ____________________ Community: Bands to rock for seniors Five area bands will rock to the tune of charity this weekend at a benefit for Douglas County Senior Services. Two senior vans, including one shown in the file photo above, were vandalized recently. Senior Services business administrator Lois Mead, left, and director Jessie Lusher inspected the damage. When “That’s Not Fair ” band member Adam Mitchell learned of the recent vandalism to the agency’s buses, he organized the event to raise money for a new bus. “That’s Not Fair “, along with Red Rule, Man the Cultivated, Mechanic for Captain and The Goners will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pirate Punk House, 300 W. 14th St. Mitchell and area musicians have conducted similar events for such causes as the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and Food Not Bombs. ____________________ Schools: Elementary students suspended for threats Three elementary students at Broken Arrow School have been suspended for making verbal threats, the school’s principal said Wednesday. Principal Larry Bakerink said a first-grader was suspended for a half-day, while a fourth-grader and a sixth-grader were suspended for three days each. Two threats occurred Monday. The other happened May 18. In a letter sent home with students, the principal urged parents to discuss with children consequences of threatening people at school. “I think Broken Arrow is a safe place for kids to be,” Bakerink said. “I don’t think in any of these instances anyone was in danger.” The action at Broken Arrow continues a series of suspensions and expulsions at district schools this spring for threatening behavior. ____________________ Haskell poetry reading to feature former laureate Haskell Indian Nations University students living in Roe Cloud Hall will play host to a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring an appearance by instructor and former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low-Weso. Several students are expected to read poetry or perform musical selections. Members of the Substance Abuse Strategies and Education club will serve a meal from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. ____________________ ‘Crack’ turns out to be bits of bath soap A Lawrence man was arrested for attempting to sell crack cocaine, though authorities learned that the suspect was carrying only small chunks of soap. The 24-year-old transient was found Monday evening near Highpointe Apartments, at Sixth and Iowa streets, when officers spotted him after being called to the College Motel, 1703 W. Sixth St. Police were called by a man who said someone had entered his vehicle. The vehicle’s owner chased the man, and police caught him near the apartment complex. When he was apprehended, officers searched the man and found a baggie containing what police thought was crack cocaine, but the man told officers that it was only pieces of bar soap. A manager at the motel had told officers that the suspect had attempted to rent a room in exchange for “crack,” police said. The man was arrested in connection with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, vehicle burglary, theft, obstruction, a probation violation and a Lawrence Municipal Court warrant. He remained in the Douglas County Jail on $5,750 bond, though no charges had been filed Wednesday.
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April 26, 2001
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