Archive for Friday, December 21, 2001

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Local briefs
December 21, 2001
Science City stages visit to Pinckney classroom Costumed performers from Kansas City’s Science City on Thursday came to Pinckney School, delighting students with a mock courtroom battle that cast schoolchildren in some of the roles. The judge, portrayed by student Cameron Chase, will listen to arguments between a fern, played by student Juliet Remmers, and a T-Rex dinosaur portrayed by Ron Simonian of Science City. The Science City visit was sponsored by McDonald’s of Lawrence. Sue, the famous T-Rex skeleton is on exhibit at Science City through Jan. 1. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army holiday goal is about $22,000 short The Salvation Army is about $22,000 short of its Christmas fund-raising goal of $150,000. “We need these funds to meet program needs throughout the year,” said Capt. Kirk Schuetz of the Lawrence Salvation Army. Programs run by the organization include the social service office that helps families with rent, utility and food assistance; youth basketball; noon feeding; Christmas assistance; and the winter emergency shelter. Funds are being raised at various kettle locations throughout Lawrence and through mail-in contributions. Contributions may be given at any kettle location or sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1177, Lawrence 66044. For additional information, contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188. _________________________________ Kansas University: Campus housing costs to increase 6.8 percent The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved increasing the cost of student housing at Kansas University by 6.8 percent, or nearly $300 a year. The increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is the largest increase among the six regents universities and follows a 5.7 percent increase this academic year at KU. KU administrators said the increase was needed to offset inflation and the cost of improvements to the buildings. The increase will raise the yearly rate for a typical double-occupancy room at the residence halls by $294 from $4,348 to $4,642. By comparison, the regents approved increases of 6.1 percent at Kansas State University; 4.4 percent at Fort Hays State University; 3.8 percent at Wichita State University; 3.6 percent at Emporia State University; and 3 percent at Pittsburg State University. _________________________________ Public schools: Winter holiday break signals districtwide vacation time If you notice more children running around Lawrence today, there’s a good reason. The Lawrence public school district closed its doors Thursday for winter recess. The 10,000-student school system will return to action Thursday, Jan. 3. Despite a mild December, Supt. Randy Weseman said it would be good if parents review the district’s inclement weather procedures before classes resume. Key points: The district’s goal is to announce before 6 a.m. if schools are to be closed that day. When a decision can be made the preceding night, the district will try to make an announcement by 10 p.m. Consult area newspapers, TV stations and radio stations for information on school closings. Reports also will be posted online at www.usd497.org and on this Web site, www.ljworld.com. _________________________________ Fund-Raisers: Junior high donates $525 to Ronald McDonald House Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade students presented McDonald’s with a $525 check Thursday that was delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, Kan. To raise the money, the students started a penny war. Other fund-raising events included a pizza party. The students decided to give a third of the money to Ronald McDonald House, a third to the New York City fund and a third to America’s Fund for Afghan Children.
Local briefs
December 21, 2001
Science City stages visit to Pinckney classroom Costumed performers from Kansas City’s Science City on Thursday came to Pinckney School, delighting students with a mock courtroom battle that cast schoolchildren in some of the roles. The judge, portrayed by student Cameron Chase, will listen to arguments between a fern, played by student Juliet Remmers, and a T-Rex dinosaur portrayed by Ron Simonian of Science City. The Science City visit was sponsored by McDonald’s of Lawrence. Sue, the famous T-Rex skeleton is on exhibit at Science City through Jan. 1. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army holiday goal is about $22,000 short The Salvation Army is about $22,000 short of its Christmas fund-raising goal of $150,000. “We need these funds to meet program needs throughout the year,” said Capt. Kirk Schuetz of the Lawrence Salvation Army. Programs run by the organization include the social service office that helps families with rent, utility and food assistance; youth basketball; noon feeding; Christmas assistance; and the winter emergency shelter. Funds are being raised at various kettle locations throughout Lawrence and through mail-in contributions. Contributions may be given at any kettle location or sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1177, Lawrence 66044. For additional information, contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188. _________________________________ Kansas University: Campus housing costs to increase 6.8 percent The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved increasing the cost of student housing at Kansas University by 6.8 percent, or nearly $300 a year. The increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is the largest increase among the six regents universities and follows a 5.7 percent increase this academic year at KU. KU administrators said the increase was needed to offset inflation and the cost of improvements to the buildings. The increase will raise the yearly rate for a typical double-occupancy room at the residence halls by $294 from $4,348 to $4,642. By comparison, the regents approved increases of 6.1 percent at Kansas State University; 4.4 percent at Fort Hays State University; 3.8 percent at Wichita State University; 3.6 percent at Emporia State University; and 3 percent at Pittsburg State University. _________________________________ Public schools: Winter holiday break signals districtwide vacation time If you notice more children running around Lawrence today, there’s a good reason. The Lawrence public school district closed its doors Thursday for winter recess. The 10,000-student school system will return to action Thursday, Jan. 3. Despite a mild December, Supt. Randy Weseman said it would be good if parents review the district’s inclement weather procedures before classes resume. Key points: The district’s goal is to announce before 6 a.m. if schools are to be closed that day. When a decision can be made the preceding night, the district will try to make an announcement by 10 p.m. Consult area newspapers, TV stations and radio stations for information on school closings. Reports also will be posted online at www.usd497.org and on this Web site, www.ljworld.com. _________________________________ Fund-Raisers: Junior high donates $525 to Ronald McDonald House Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade students presented McDonald’s with a $525 check Thursday that was delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, Kan. To raise the money, the students started a penny war. Other fund-raising events included a pizza party. The students decided to give a third of the money to Ronald McDonald House, a third to the New York City fund and a third to America’s Fund for Afghan Children.
Theory has hole
December 21, 2001
Jean Wolff
December 21, 2001
Elsie Carrol Van Vleck
December 21, 2001
Garnet B. Fitch
December 21, 2001
Radcliffe services
December 21, 2001
Old home town
December 21, 2001
Friends and neighbors
December 21, 2001
Education needed
December 21, 2001
Daily ticker
December 21, 2001
Antoinette Louise Frye
December 21, 2001
Collins services
December 21, 2001
Edmund Nuss
December 21, 2001
Ethel Fern Jones
December 21, 2001
Herald M. Spencer
December 21, 2001
Loss of Fox
December 21, 2001
On the record
December 21, 2001
Positive event
December 21, 2001