Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

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Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
August 29, 2001
Are you sure?
August 29, 2001
Mideast context
August 29, 2001
Simple solution
August 29, 2001
Bernice MacKenzie
August 29, 2001
Jean Ann Knipp
August 29, 2001
George E. Powell
August 29, 2001
On the record
August 29, 2001
Daily ticker
August 29, 2001
Friends and neighbors
August 29, 2001
Horoscopes
August 29, 2001
Nellie Grace Evans
August 29, 2001
Pauline M. Heyman
August 29, 2001
Greg and Robin Paulson
August 29, 2001
Local briefs
August 29, 2001
New instruments to assist in accident investigations Investigating serious traffic accidents has gone high-tech at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Steve Rector, above, and Cpl. Gary Bunting Jr. demonstrated new laser measuring equipment and other devices Tuesday outside the Douglas County Jail. Since Jan. 1, the department’s two-man investigation squad has been called out at least seven times, mainly for fatality traffic accidents. The new instruments will help. “We get more detailed and more accurate information than the old-fashioned methods of using a measuring tape,” Rector said. “It’s also easier to keep track of what measurements you’ve taken.” With the new system, various instrument measurements are downloaded into a computer to diagram the accident, Bunting said. The equipment cost about $10,000. __________________________ Memorial: KU delegation to attend services for benefactor Several Kansas University officials will be in Logan today, attending funeral services for Dane Bales, a generous and longtime supporter of the university. Bales died Sunday. He was 83. KU officials making the trip are Chancellor Robert Hemenway; Don Hagen, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center; Toni Marie Montgomery, dean of the fine arts department; Fred Williams, president of the KU Alumni Association; Jim Martin, president of the KU Endowment Association; Judy Wright, director of the association’s Chancellors Club; Richard Konzem, associate athletics director; music professors Christopher Moore and Jim Higdon. The group will travel aboard airplanes belonging to the university and to Douglas County Bank. Douglas County Bank President Ross Beach and his wife, Marianna, will accompany the group. Bales and his wife, Polly, are best known for underwriting the Dane and Polly Bales Organ Recital Hall adjacent to the Lied Center on KU’s West Campus. __________________________ Government: County commission to meet in Lecompton Douglas County commissioners tonight will meet with the Lecompton City Council to discuss one of the city’s major thoroughfares. The county has budgeted $450,000 to repave and add shoulders to County Road 1029 from the intersection of County Road 438 to Lecompton. The $1.6 million project is on the county’s five-year plan. State funds will cover 80 percent of construction costs. The county and city also will discuss project design issues, such as the possible realignment of the intersection of County Roads 1029 and 438. The Kansas Turnpike Authority is talking about making Interstate 70 from Topeka to the Lecompton interchange six lanes tentatively around 2007 which could push 438 to the north a couple hundred feet. During the regular agenda, the commission will consider approval to negotiate a biennial bridge inspection contract and discuss a road maintenance agreement with Baldwin. The meeting starts at 6:35 p.m. at the Lecompton Community Building, 333 Elmore. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.639 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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. __________________________ Apparent drowning under investigation Lawrence Police are investigating the apparent drowning death of a young man whose body was discovered late Tuesday night at a private pool. A call reporting a body in the bottom of the swimming pool at Cedarwood Apartments, 2411 Cedarwood Ave., came in just before 11 p.m., said Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts. Roberts said the body was that of a white male, approximately 23 years old. Residents of the apartment complex who came outside when they heard sirens said paramedics attempted to revive the man at the scene, but he was already dead. A MIL-SPEC security guard said the body was discovered by a man who was locking the fenced pool for the evening. The posted hours for the pool are 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The time of the apparent drowning has not been determined, Roberts said. Investigators were examining the body Tuesday night to determine the cause of death, which won’t be released until today. Foul play is not suspected, Roberts said. “Right now, it just looks like a drowning,” he said. __________________________ Apartment fire linked to unattended pan on stove An unattended pan left on a stove is blamed for a Monday night fire in a western Lawrence apartment complex, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical said. Firefighters were sent about 10:15 p.m. to the apartment complex at 5111 Congressional Circle. Smoke was showing from apartment A3, Battalion Chief Peter Houston said. The occupant of the apartment, identified by Fire & Medical as Chaconie Edwards, was not home at the time, they said. Other adjacent apartments were evacuated but no one was injured, Houston said. Those apartments were not damaged. The fire was confined to the kitchen; damage was listed at $3,500