Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2001

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Suspect in six deaths captured
Fugitive sought in killing of family members found hiding in mother’s backyard
August 30, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:34 p.m.)
Between 30 and 40 cars derail south of Wichita
August 30, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 4:35 p.m.)
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August 30, 2001
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August 30, 2001
Parting Shot
August 30, 2001
Friends and Neighbors
August 30, 2001
Alcohol is OK
August 30, 2001
John Neuschafer Jr.
August 30, 2001
Evans services
August 30, 2001
Horoscopes
August 30, 2001
Poll question:
Should credit card companies be prohibited from soliciting on campus?
August 30, 2001
Our Town Sports
August 30, 2001
Dow closes below 10,000
August 30, 2001
Local briefs
August 30, 2001
Johnson presidential library to feature Lawrence painter A Lawrence artist’s work will be displayed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in fall 2002. Wayne Wildcat’s painting depicting struggles of the civil rights movement captured the attention of the library’s curator, Sandor Cohen, who on Wednesday came to Lawrence from Austin, Tex., to see the painting. He plans to show it in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit of 1960s photographs. Wildcat is shown above with the painting at the Lawrence Public Library. “Quest for Freedom,” a 9 1/2-by-30-foot oil painting, depicts familiar scenes from the ‘60s, including fire hosings, police brutality against blacks and the Apollo 11 moon landing astronauts. The painting will be on display until Sept. 6 at the library. __________________________ Investigation: Coroner conducts autopsy on apparent drowning victim An autopsy was planned for Wednesday afternoon on the body of a Kansas University student thought to have drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool, Lawrence Police said. The victim was identified by police as Georgie Athial, 23, who lived in an apartment in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. That is the address for Cedar Woods Apartments. No foul play is suspected, Pattrick said. The body was found about 11 p.m. by a Cedar Woods employee checking the pool. Athial, whose hometown was listed as Olathe, was a graduate student in engineering, the University Relations office said. Pattrick said he did not know when the autopsy results would be available. __________________________ Government: Legislative panel approves audit of Medicaid expenses State lawmakers Wednesday approved a wide-ranging audit of Kansas Medicaid expenses. Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing and chairman of the House budget committee, requested the audit, saying he hoped it would come up with ways to save money. Wilk said he was not implying there was any kind of fraud but wanted to find ways to more efficiently spend tax dollars. He said Kansas spends about $800 million annually on Medicaid. About $320 million of that is state money with the rest coming from the federal government. The audit is expected to be completed before the 2002 legislative session starts in January. __________________________ Education: More KU professors awarded $5,000 Kemper Fellowships Four more Kansas University professors have received $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. The annual awards, funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the KU Endowment Association, are given to 20 faculty members picked by a committee. The latest honorees, who received their awards Monday and Tuesday, are: Christopher T. Allen, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. William M. Tsutsui, associate professor of history. James B. Carothers, professor of English. Stephen S. Ilardi, assistant professor of psychology. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.639 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. __________________________ Tip to Crime Stoppers leads to suspect’s arrest An anonymous tip Wednesday led Lawrence Police to a suspect on the Crime Stoppers most-wanted list. Damon Edwards, 24, Lawrence, was arrested without incident in an apartment 1401 E. 24th St., Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Edwards was wanted for felony probation violation because he had not reported to his Douglas County Communications officer for several months. He was placed on the most-wanted list a few weeks ago. Police received the tip Wednesday afternoon, Pattrick said. Edwards also was wanted on misdemeanors for failure to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court and failure to comply with two court orders. Edwards on Wednesday was in the Douglas County Jail on bonds totaling $22,393.
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August 30, 2001
On the record
August 30, 2001
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
August 30, 2001
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August 30, 2001
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August 30, 2001