Archive for Sunday, December 23, 2001

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Business briefs
December 23, 2001
Liquor ads on TV a scary prospect
December 23, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer
Vyola Smith
December 23, 2001
Ethyle Margaret Graves
December 23, 2001
Bookstore
December 23, 2001
Cost of living isn’t just the grocery bill
December 23, 2001
By Luke Middleton and Joshua L. Rosenbloom Special to the Journal-World
Build a decorative peg board
December 23, 2001
Marion ‘M.E.’ Mann
December 23, 2001
Book review
December 23, 2001
Local briefs
December 23, 2001
Environment: Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife. Residents are asked to set their trees out by 6 a.m. on one of the three Monday collection days. To prepare the trees for use by wildlife, remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The tree may be placed next to your regular trash container for pickup. In 2000, more than 36 tons or about 2,880 Christmas trees were collected, processed and used as erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement at the closed landfill north of Riverfront Park and at Clinton Lake Wildlife Area. The trees were placed into windrows that provided food and cover sites for birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Trees collected from the 2001 holiday season will again be used in this fashion. _________________________________ Pet benefit: Humane Society plans party to give presents to animals The Lawrence Humane Society is throwing a holiday party for its animals from noon to 4 p.m. Monday. At that time, visitors to the society’s shelter at 1805 E. 19th St. will be able to pass out treats, toys and blankets to dogs, cats, rabbits and white rats. The society’s 2002 calendars are also available for $12. The photos that appear in the calendar are winners of last summer’s photo contest. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. For more information, contact the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835. _________________________________ Insurance: Blue Cross sale information is online for policyholders The Kansas Department of Insurance has posted on its Web site documents related to the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Web site address is www.ksinsurance.org. Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will have a hearing on the proposed acquisition Jan. 7-9 in Topeka. Under the deal, Indianapolis-based Anthem, will pay about $190 million for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state’s largest health insurer with more than 700,000 policyholders. Policyholders are asked to vote on the deal. Several state health organizations have said they fear premiums will go up and service will drop. Sebelius also must approve the buy-out before the sale can go forward. _________________________________ Higher education: Baker president to serve on national college board Baker University President Daniel Lambert has been elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ board of directors. Lambert, who has served as Baker’s president since 1987, will begin his three-year term in February. NAICU has about 1,000 member schools and serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on federal government policy issues such as student aid, taxation and government regulation. Lambert also has served on the boards of the Kansas City Board of Trade, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence and the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Local briefs
December 23, 2001
Environment: Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife. Residents are asked to set their trees out by 6 a.m. on one of the three Monday collection days. To prepare the trees for use by wildlife, remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The tree may be placed next to your regular trash container for pickup. In 2000, more than 36 tons or about 2,880 Christmas trees were collected, processed and used as erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement at the closed landfill north of Riverfront Park and at Clinton Lake Wildlife Area. The trees were placed into windrows that provided food and cover sites for birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Trees collected from the 2001 holiday season will again be used in this fashion. _________________________________ Pet benefit: Humane Society plans party to give presents to animals The Lawrence Humane Society is throwing a holiday party for its animals from noon to 4 p.m. Monday. At that time, visitors to the society’s shelter at 1805 E. 19th St. will be able to pass out treats, toys and blankets to dogs, cats, rabbits and white rats. The society’s 2002 calendars are also available for $12. The photos that appear in the calendar are winners of last summer’s photo contest. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. For more information, contact the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835. _________________________________ Insurance: Blue Cross sale information is online for policyholders The Kansas Department of Insurance has posted on its Web site documents related to the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Web site address is www.ksinsurance.org. Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will have a hearing on the proposed acquisition Jan. 7-9 in Topeka. Under the deal, Indianapolis-based Anthem, will pay about $190 million for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state’s largest health insurer with more than 700,000 policyholders. Policyholders are asked to vote on the deal. Several state health organizations have said they fear premiums will go up and service will drop. Sebelius also must approve the buy-out before the sale can go forward. _________________________________ Higher education: Baker president to serve on national college board Baker University President Daniel Lambert has been elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ board of directors. Lambert, who has served as Baker’s president since 1987, will begin his three-year term in February. NAICU has about 1,000 member schools and serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on federal government policy issues such as student aid, taxation and government regulation. Lambert also has served on the boards of the Kansas City Board of Trade, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence and the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Flag towel?
December 23, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
December 23, 2001
Friends and neighbors
December 23, 2001
So much history in those little tubes
December 23, 2001
Some lipstick facts.
Hunting seasons
December 23, 2001
On the record
December 23, 2001
Pablo Nunez Sr.
December 23, 2001