Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2001


April 29, 2001


Accident: Two-vehicle wreck fatal to rural Ottawa man

A rural Ottawa man was killed late Friday in a two-vehicle accident in northeast Franklin County.

Stephen Price, 46, was killed in the accident at Tennessee Road and the off-ramp for southbound traffic from Interstate 35.

Price had just exited I-35 and was westbound crossing Tennessee Road about 10:40 p.m. when his 1990 Chevrolet Camaro was struck by a southbound 1997 Ford Ranger pickup, according to a press release issued by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

The pickup's driver, 16-year-old Matthew Rossi of rural Ottawa, and two 16-year-old passengers Angela Runnells of rural Rantoul and Crystal Vagenas of Wellsville were transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. They were treated and released.

Sgt. Steve Lunger said evidence at the scene indicated alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. He declined to elaborate on what role it may have played.

Agenda: County to consider school district proposal

The Lawrence school district wants to work more closely with Douglas County.

Monday, county commissioners will discuss the district's proposal to move its portable suspension and expulsion classroom to the county's Youth Services, 330 Industrial Lane.

According to the plan, the district will provide the modular building as well as staff, and Youth Services will assist with on-site staff support.

Commissioners also will consider:

The Community Corrections' comprehensive plan for 2002.

A new contract for third-party administration of the county's health insurance.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Concert: LHS students to perform with chamber orchestra

Several Lawrence High School musicians will perform with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Hall.

The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra is presenting the Stephen Paul Wunsch young artist competition concert. Heather Baker, Brain Enojek and Elizabeth Anderson will perform respectively on the flute, clarinet and horn. They competed with other students to earn a spot in today's performance.

Concert tickets cost $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the concert.

Victory Bible concludes Missions Conference

Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass., will conclude its Missions Conference today at the church with Artis Fletcher speaking at 10:30 a.m.

Fletcher works for Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, Miss.

Meeting to assist potential sorority members

Lawrence Panhellenic Assn. will have a Sorority Round Table today for area graduating high school seniors and college girls considering going through membership recruitment.

The meeting will be 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. today in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Missi Schoen, the association's vice president for recruitment at Kansas University, will speak on how to go through the recruitment process and what to expect.

Other student speakers from KU will discuss what to expect, what sororities are looking for and how to prepare for recruitment.

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