Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

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On the record
August 22, 2001
Balletta services
August 22, 2001
Area Tennis
August 22, 2001
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
August 22, 2001
GTAs watching KU
August 22, 2001
Gravity a certainty?
August 22, 2001
Tax spiral
August 22, 2001
Daily Ticker
August 22, 2001
Norris services
August 22, 2001
Hypocritical stand
August 22, 2001
Horoscopes
August 22, 2001
Local briefs
August 22, 2001
Community: Salvation Army shelter seeks volunteers, donations The Salvation Army of Lawrence is seeking staff and volunteers in preparation for the homeless shelter’s Sept. 4 opening. “I have 14 staff positions to fill each week, and only a few applicants have responded,” Captain Kirk Schuetz said. “We need two good, caring people to work each night to ensure the safety of those staying in the shelter.” The seasonal shelter is opening early this year in response to requests from homeless advocates. Schuetz said donations of pillows, men’s socks, coffee, sugar, creamer and nonperishable food would be welcome. The Salvation Army has operated a winter shelter in Lawrence for more than 15 years. The organization has announced its intentions to build a year-round shelter, but plans have not been completed. __________________________ Education: Free State student aces ACT A Free State High School senior has scored a perfect 36 on his ACT. Eric Southard took the test in June. It was his second crack at the exam. “I knew I’d done pretty well, but I didn’t know for sure,” he said. He learned his score later that month. Southard, 17, plans to major in electrical engineering at Northwestern, Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford, Georgia Tech or the University of Illinois-Urbana. Southard is the second Free State student this year to ace the ACT. Senior Rebekah Heacock did it in April. Last year, only one student from Kansas in the graduating class of 2001 got a perfect score. Nationally, 89 students from the class of 2001 earned a 36. __________________________ Costa rica: Reward grows to $16,000 for information in slaying The reward has reached $16,000 for information leading to a conviction in the May killing of a Kansas University student who was studying in Costa Rica. A group of U.S. businesses and individuals has raised $10,000 for information in the death of Shannon Martin, 23, who was stabbed to death while researching the Central American country’s ferns. A Costa Rican newspaper, The Tico Times, reported that U.S. expatriate Joseph Marigliano put up a $6,000 reward last week after becoming frustrated by the pace of the investigation. That reward initially was anonymous. Neither a suspect nor a motive has been established. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.359 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St. 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. __________________________ Counterfeit bills passed Counterfeit bills were passed during the past few days at two Lawrence businesses, police reports show. Two counterfeit $100 bills were found Sunday by a cashier at Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, police said. On Monday a counterfeit $10 bill was passed at Sonic Drive-In, 1015 E. 23rd St. At Wal-Mart, a man tried to make a purchase with a $100 bill, but the cashier marked it with a special pen and determined that it was counterfeit, police said. The man then left. The ink from the pen turns a certain color when it is marked on a counterfeit bill. The cashier then searched through her register drawer and learned she had received another counterfeit $100 bill earlier in the day, police said. Sonic employees do not know who passed the counterfeit $10 bill to them. They called police because they thought the bill was of poor quality. __________________________ Teen to face hearing for car theft, threat Natasha Helm, 18, appeared Tuesday before Douglas County Judge Robert Fairchild on charges of making a criminal threat and car theft. Fairchild set a preliminary hearing for 2 p.m. Sept. 4. At that time, Helm also will face Fairchild on a failure to appear in court charge. The charge stems from Helm missing her Aug. 14 sentencing hearing for convictions on two counts of aggravated interference with parental custody and one count of misdemeanor endangerment of a child. Helm was in jail in Iowa at the time. Iowa authorities later declined to press charges and released Helm to Douglas County authorities. Fairchild will complete the sentencing at 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Fairchild earlier said Helm would be placed on probation. But with the recent turn of events, Fairchild could decide to revoke probation and sentence Helm to prison. Helm remains in the Douglas County Jail.
Friends and neighbors
August 22, 2001