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Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

State Briefs

August 1, 2001

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Overland Park: Kansas youths gather on anti-tobacco mission

More than 100 Kansas youths representing 48 communities will learn how to stand up as advocates for smoke-free communities today through Friday at the Overland Park Marriott.

The training session, "Stand Up, Stand Out," is led by Teens Against Smoking in Kansas. It will provide leadership skills in oral presentation, recruiting, street marketing and other issues related to preventing tobacco use.

The conference is sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Smokeless Kids Initiative through a grant from the American Legacy Foundation.

Overland Park: Moore contributions ahead of 2000 pace

The 2002 re-election campaign for Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., has raised $450,855 as of June 30 and has $430,943 on hand, according to reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Of Moore's contributors, 892 were individuals and 67 percent of contributions were $200 or less. Kansas residents contributed 75 percent.

Moore's account is $100,000 more than what he had raised at the same point during the 2000 campaign. His cash-on-hand figure is more than $120,000 higher than that of June 30, 1999.

Hutchinson: Cosmosphere offers teacher workshop

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center will have a Teachers and Space workshop Monday and Tuesday.

The workshop is geared toward elementary and middle school teachers who want a general introduction to space studies. Teachers will get an overview of the history of space exploration, astronomy and rocketry through a combination of hands-on activities and presentations by Cosmosphere space science education staff. Teachers will receive lessons plans and materials to take back to their classrooms.

The NASA/Kansas Space Grant Consortium will cover the entire cost for Kansas educators attending the workshops.

Graduate credit is available for attendees.

For more information, call Joy Scales at (800) 397-0330 or (620) 662-2305, ext. 360, or e-mail at joys@cosmo.org.

Ottawa: Scratch game's top prize claimed

Linda Firestone, 40, Ottawa, won $20,000, the top prize from the Lottery's Caesar's Palace instant game.

Firestone bought the winning ticket and several others Wednesday at Wood's Mini Mart, 303 E. Logan St., Ottawa.

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