Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2001

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On the record
August 7, 2001
Smith services
August 7, 2001
O’Grady services
August 7, 2001
Barbara Parker
August 7, 2001
Campbell services
August 7, 2001
Charles Geboe Sr.
August 7, 2001
Phasing out Band Day?
August 7, 2001
Faulty reasoning
August 7, 2001
Accessibility test
August 7, 2001
Daily ticker
August 7, 2001
Eugene Ewing Jr.
August 7, 2001
Legislators warned of rising medical costs
Caring for poor Kansans to get more expensive, SRS warns
August 7, 2001
Legislators cast a net Monday trying to get a fix on the rising cost of health care for poor Kansans.
Edith Littles
August 7, 2001
Horoscopes
August 7, 2001
Lola Parrett
August 7, 2001
Local briefs
August 7, 2001
Eudora police investigate vandalism at cemetery Eight tombstones in Eudora Cemetery were knocked over by vandals sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning, Eudora Police said. The vandalized tombstones, such as the one pictured above, were in four different sections of the cemetery, Police Cpl. Greg Neis said. No damage estimate was determined. The cemetery, about a quarter of a mile east of Eudora on East Seventh Street, is maintained by the city of Eudora. A city worker discovered the vandalism shortly after 8 a.m. Monday and called police. There are no suspects, Neis said. Some of the tombstones were broken in addition to being tipped over, Eudora City Clerk Donna Oleson said. Two cemetery section markers were also knocked over, she said. “It’s upsetting to have something like this happen, especially for the families,” Oleson said. __________ Crime: Suspect in beating jailed; victim in critical condition A Lawrence man was in jail Monday and the woman he was suspected of beating was in critical condition at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. Charges are pending against the 32-year-old suspect. Lawrence Police were continuing to investigate the incident. Police were called to a domestic disturbance about 11:40 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 300 block of Glenview Drive, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. A man identified as a temporary house guest had called officers and awaited their arrival outside, Pattrick said. Inside the residence, officers found a 27-year-old woman unconscious and suffering from facial injuries, Pattrick said. The suspect, also found in the residence, was arrested. The woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. She then was flown by LifeFlight air ambulance to KUMC. The woman was awake and talking with investigators Monday afternoon, Pattrick said. The suspect is jailed without bond. __________ Foster care: -Democratic leaders weigh in on SRS payment’s rerouting Topeka State Democratic leaders Monday criticized Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer’s involvement in a payment to a foster care contractor and called on Gov. Bill Graves to seek a bipartisan solution to problems with the privatized foster care system. The comments from Democrats came after the Journal-World reported Sunday that a $500,000 payment to United Methodist Youthville for foster care services was cut and instead given to the Salvation Army of Wichita after Sherrer had called state officials about the payment. Sherrer is a former president of the Salvation Army’s board. The Salvation Army is one of Youthville’s largest subcontractors and was owed the money by Youthville. “This is political cronyism at its worst and a classic example of the backroom deals that have hampered privatization from the beginning,” Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said. Sherrer has denied exerting influence over the decision by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to pay the Salvation Army instead of Youthville, which has filed for bankruptcy. __________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol track down lowest prices in town The Lawrence Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.249 at numerous locations in Lawrence. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.