Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2001

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Top Music
August 16, 2001
Knecht services
August 16, 2001
Dalhousie Landell Jr.
August 16, 2001
On the record
August 16, 2001
This Weeks Race: Pepsi 400
August 16, 2001
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 16, 2001
You’re outta here’
August 16, 2001
Campus spread
August 16, 2001
Non-profit pros
August 16, 2001
Parting shot
August 16, 2001
Millard Kabriel
August 16, 2001
Daily Ticker
August 16, 2001
Local briefs
August 16, 2001
Scout exhibition planned The Boy and Girl Scouts in Douglas County will hold their Second Annual Lawrence Scouting Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Westside Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Representatives and units from all branches of the organization will be available to provide information, answer questions and sign up potential scouts. Live animals will be on hand, as well as Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical agency representatives. Free food, drink and drawings will be provided. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about area scouting is welcome to attend. __________________________ Social services: Big Brothers/Big Sisters names executive director Jane Swalwell Pennington has been named executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County. She will be honored at a public reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the organization’s office, 211 E. Eighth St., Suite G. Pennington worked most recently as development director for Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka and assistant to the president for development at Benedictine College. She has been a Lawrence resident for the past 18 months. Big Brothers/Big Sisters aims to promote the healthy development of children into adulthood by recruiting adult volunteers to spend three to four hours each week with a child. __________________________ Public works: New Lone Star spillway satisfies county officials Final inspection of the recently constructed spillway at Lone Star Lake made the grade. Wednesday, Douglas County Public Works staff, the contractor, King’s Construction of Oskaloosa, and the Kansas State Division of Water Resources did a final walk through on the concrete spillway. Keith Browning, the county’s director of Public Works, said the $1.15 million project turned out well. “I think it’s really excellent,” he said. “It was a difficult project and the contractor ran into some problems.” King’s Construction encountered some weather related problems such as pumping water out of the spillway and repairing some eroded areas during rainy times. Browning said a few minor steps remain, such as cleaning the silt out of the spilling basin and filling joints in the concrete. This fall, he said, his staff also will reseed the area with native grass. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.329 per gallon at Conoco, Sixth Street and Crestline Court. 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. __________________________ Humane Society to sponsor ‘Pawsible Dream’ benefit The Lawrence Humane Society will play host to the seventh annual Pawsible Dream benefit auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. The festivities include a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a cash bar and a Taste of Lawrence buffet. Proceeds from the event will go to the Lawrence Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased at Liberty Hall, the Humane Society or at the door. Tickets also can be mailed by filling out one of the many fliers around Lawrence. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information, call 843-6835.
Horoscopes
August 16, 2001
Friends and neighbors
August 16, 2001
Our Town Sports
August 16, 2001
Calendar
August 16, 2001
Movie Listings
August 16, 2001
Nancy Stubbs
August 16, 2001