Archive for Sunday, December 2, 2001

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Business briefs
December 2, 2001
Horoscopes
December 2, 2001
Peter Macfarlane
December 2, 2001
Rex W. Gfeller
December 2, 2001
Bookstore
December 2, 2001
Photographs, beer cans may serve as evidence on ‘closet drunk’ husband
December 2, 2001
Behind the times
December 2, 2001
Killer instinct
December 2, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 2, 2001
Lawrence School Board
District to review safety inspection measures
December 2, 2001
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Max Edward Good
December 2, 2001
County Comission
Officials eye Lone Star fee incease
December 2, 2001
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
City suffers major assault
December 2, 2001
Lawrence commuter report
December 2, 2001
Helen Fern Rappard
December 2, 2001
Eula M. Lohr
December 2, 2001
On the record
December 2, 2001
Friends and neighbors
December 2, 2001
Local briefs
December 2, 2001
Families of Kansas hostages say U.S. needs to up efforts Martin and Gracia Burnham, Wichita, appeared Monday for the first time on videotape, looking terrified and surrounded by members of the Muslim guerrilla group that has held the missionaries hostage in the Philippines since May. The Burnhams’ families want the U.S. government to lean on Philippine officials to open a dialogue and speed rescue efforts. __________________________ Religion: KU speaker to compare Islamic, Christian faiths The similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam will be the topic of a lecture Monday at Kansas University. John Kaltner, author of “Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Quran for Bible Readers,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union. Kaltner, who is assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will discuss the similarities and differences in stories in the Bible and Quran. Kaltner also will speak to several religious studies classes while in Lawrence. His appearance is sponsored by KU’s Office of International Programs and the department of religious studies. __________________________ Philanthropy: Penn House calling for more donations to help the needy A Lawrence organization that assists the needy says it’s still short on donations to make Christmas happen for many low-income families, couples and singles. Officials at Penn House, 1035 Pa., are asking individuals and businesses to consider adopting a family. They’re also asking for help with cash and food donations, as well as gift certificates to department stores and grocery stores. If you’re interested in either adopting a family or donating items, call Linda or Jolee at Penn House, 842-0440. __________________________ Education: Alternative high school history teacher honored A teacher at Lawrence Alternative High School was selected to receive the latest Legacy Award, given to outstanding educators in the district. Dick Wedel, a government and history teacher in Lawrence schools since 1974, was honored Thursday by the Lawrence Education Assn. and Educom Credit Union for making a significant difference in the lives of his students. Wedel is described by colleagues as the glue that unites the LAHS staff. He organizes a monthly breakfast meeting with teachers to discuss school and student needs. In the winter, Wedel often arrives early at the school to sprinkle salt on steps and sidewalks so staff and students can arrive safely. If a student is absent from LAHS, it’s not uncommon for Wedel to stop by the student’s house to check on him or her. The LAHS program is operated at 2600 W. 25th St. and enrolls about 100 students from Free State and Lawrence High School.Families of Kansas hostages say U.S. needs to up efforts Martin and Gracia Burnham, Wichita, appeared Monday for the first time on videotape, looking terrified and surrounded by members of the Muslim guerrilla group that has held the missionaries hostage in the Philippines since May. The Burnhams’ families want the U.S. government to lean on Philippine officials to open a dialogue and speed rescue efforts. Religion: KU speaker to compare Islamic, Christian faiths The similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam will be the topic of a lecture Monday at Kansas University. John Kaltner, author of “Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Quran for Bible Readers,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union. Kaltner, who is assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., will discuss the similarities and differences in stories in the Bible and Quran. Kaltner also will speak to several religious studies classes while in Lawrence. His appearance is sponsored by KU’s Office of International Programs and the department of religious studies. Philanthropy: Penn House calling for more donations to help the needy A Lawrence organization that assists the needy says it’s still short on donations to make Christmas happen for many low-income families, couples and singles. Officials at Penn House, 1035 Pa., are asking individuals and businesses to consider adopting a family. They’re also asking for help with cash and food donations, as well as gift certificates to department stores and grocery stores. If you’re interested in either adopting a family or donating items, call Linda or Jolee at Penn House, 842-0440. Education: Alternative high school history teacher honored A teacher at Lawrence Alternative High School was selected to receive the latest Legacy Award, given to outstanding educators in the district. Dick Wedel, a government and history teacher in Lawrence schools since 1974, was honored Thursday by the Lawrence Education Assn. and Educom Credit Union for making a significant difference in the lives of his students. Wedel is described by colleagues as the glue that unites the LAHS staff. He organizes a monthly breakfast meeting with teachers to discuss school and student needs. In the winter, Wedel often arrives early at the school to sprinkle salt on steps and sidewalks so staff and students can arrive safely. If a student is absent from LAHS, it’s not uncommon for Wedel to stop by the student’s house to check on him or her. The LAHS program is operated at 2600 W. 25th St. and enrolls about 100 students from Free State and Lawrence High School.