Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2001

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Shocking case
August 8, 2001
Solutions needed
August 8, 2001
Friends and neighbors
August 8, 2001
Nathaniel Wildcat
August 8, 2001
Zackary Berkey
August 8, 2001
Ewing services
August 8, 2001
Ruth Gowing
August 8, 2001
On the record
August 8, 2001
Stanton Ball
August 8, 2001
Blanch Wise
August 8, 2001
Daily ticker
August 8, 2001
Boggs-Littles services
August 8, 2001
Horoscopes
August 8, 2001
New HHS head shows leadership
August 8, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group
Local briefs
August 8, 2001
Jefferson County Fair continues with parade tonight The Jefferson County Fair continued Tuesday night with a parade through downtown Valley Falls and a poetry reading from cowboy poet Glen Brunkow of Potawatomie County. Tuesday morning, John Lederer, above, a member of the VFW post in Valley Falls, helped put up American flags in downtown to decorate for the fair. A bucket calf costume parade will begin at 6:30 tonight. The parade’s grand marshal will be the Valley Falls Lyons Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The fair began Saturday with a new event a dog show in showmanship and obedience. Various 4-H shows and competitions will continue throughout the week. __________________________ Crime: Suspect in beating case released from custody A Lawrence man suspected of beating a woman in a domestic disturbance was freed from the Douglas County Jail late Monday, but a police investigation continues. No charges have been filed against the 32-year-old man who had been arrested Sunday after police were called about 11:40 p.m. to a residence in the 300 block of Glenview Drive. Police found an unconscious 27-year-old woman in the residence suffering from facial injuries. She remained in critical condition Monday at Kansas University Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. Police have talked to the woman and she has made a statement saying that she “might not be a victim of a crime,” Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. He did not elaborate other than to say police are still investigating the incident. When Lawrence Police complete the investigation, information will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. __________________________ Extracurricular activities: South Singers auditions set Auditions for South Junior High School “South Singers” will be Tuesday through Aug. 21. Students may sign up for audition times beginning Monday. This year’s audition piece is “The Star Spangled Banner,” which should be memorized. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a cappella. For more information, call Mark Robinson at 979-6908. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.239 at Site Service Station, 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. 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. __________________________ Suspect charged in van theft Employees of a Lawrence property management firm Monday launched their own search for a missing van and then notified police when they found it. A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. after allegedly stealing the 1998 Ford 250 Econoline van belonging to Mastercraft Corp., 1927 Moodie Road. The van had been parked in the 100 block of Hampton Place when it was taken, Lawrence Police said. Mastercraft employees kept in contact with each other by two-way radio while looking for the van. It was spotted on the Kaw River bridge driving toward Sixth Street, and police were notified. A police officer stopped the van and arrested the driver at Second Terrace and Michigan Street. Eric Runningcrane was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with one count of felony theft. He was incarcerated late Monday at the Douglas County Jail on $2,500 bond. __________________________ Abandoned car report brings police investigation Lawrence Police are investigating an incident early Saturday in which a car was reported stolen and later found abandoned after being in a wreck. Three men called police shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday from a residence in the 2700 block of Crestline Drive. They told officers that someone had stolen a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier belonging to one of them. Kansas University Public Safety officers found the car early Saturday abandoned along a retaining wall west of Watson Library, said KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey. The car had struck the wall, Bailey said. KU officers had the vehicle towed. KU officers are also continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests were made and information will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for review, Lawrence Police said. The three men are identified only as Lawrence residents in their 20s.