Archive for Monday, December 31, 2001

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Horoscopes
December 31, 2001
2001 ends on fantastic note
Lord of the Rings’ lifts Hollywood to big finish for year
December 31, 2001
Audiences are making a habit of hobbits.
Tuley services
December 31, 2001
Shirley J. Hale
December 31, 2001
Local briefs
December 31, 2001
Rescue: Dog dies after efforts to save it from icy waters Emporia A woman’s effort to rescue her dog from an icy pond escalated Friday when she slipped into the water, as did her husband as he was trying to rescue her. Eleven firefighters worked together to rescue the couple, Stephen and Diana Jones, and their dog from a large pond near their rural Lyon County home. The Joneses were treated and released Friday from Newman Regional Health Center. The dog died after being treated at an Emporia veterinary clinic. ____________ Recreation: Zoo gains two more gorillas Topeka Tiffany the gorilla, of the Topeka Zoo, is gaining not just one new boyfriend, but two. Two gorillas on loan from the San Diego Zoo have arrived in Topeka, and will join 31-year-old Tiffany and 21-year-old male JoJo after a 30-day quarantine. The loan program aims to get the new gorillas, 12-year-old Kubatiza-Milt and 9-year-old Mbili, to mate with Tiffany. Zoo director Mike Coker said it will be months before it’s clear whether Tiffany will mate with Kubatiza-Milt or Mbili. “When we meet someone new, we want to take our time and get to know them,” he said. ____________ Health: Free eye exams offered for low-income workers Low-income workers and their families who are without health insurance can get free eye exams through the VISION USA Program. As part of the nationwide program, participating Kansas optometrists are donating their services to provide comprehensive eye exams for those who might not otherwise be eligible for assistance. Individuals who qualify also may be eligible for free or reduced-cost eyewear. In order to qualify for the free eye care through VISION USA, people must have a job or live in a household where at least one member is working part-time, have no health insurance that covers eye exams, meet income criteria based on household size and have had no eye examination within the last two years. Applicants can be screened for eligibility by contacting their local Salvation Army coordinator or by calling the regional Salvation Army Headquarters at (816) 756-1455.
Traffic ideas
December 31, 2001
Diverse resolutions
December 31, 2001
Local briefs
December 31, 2001
Rescue: Dog dies after efforts to save it from icy waters Emporia A woman’s effort to rescue her dog from an icy pond escalated Friday when she slipped into the water, as did her husband as he was trying to rescue her. Eleven firefighters worked together to rescue the couple, Stephen and Diana Jones, and their dog from a large pond near their rural Lyon County home. The Joneses were treated and released Friday from Newman Regional Health Center. The dog died after being treated at an Emporia veterinary clinic. ____________ Recreation: Zoo gains two more gorillas Topeka Tiffany the gorilla, of the Topeka Zoo, is gaining not just one new boyfriend, but two. Two gorillas on loan from the San Diego Zoo have arrived in Topeka, and will join 31-year-old Tiffany and 21-year-old male JoJo after a 30-day quarantine. The loan program aims to get the new gorillas, 12-year-old Kubatiza-Milt and 9-year-old Mbili, to mate with Tiffany. Zoo director Mike Coker said it will be months before it’s clear whether Tiffany will mate with Kubatiza-Milt or Mbili. “When we meet someone new, we want to take our time and get to know them,” he said. ____________ Health: Free eye exams offered for low-income workers Low-income workers and their families who are without health insurance can get free eye exams through the VISION USA Program. As part of the nationwide program, participating Kansas optometrists are donating their services to provide comprehensive eye exams for those who might not otherwise be eligible for assistance. Individuals who qualify also may be eligible for free or reduced-cost eyewear. In order to qualify for the free eye care through VISION USA, people must have a job or live in a household where at least one member is working part-time, have no health insurance that covers eye exams, meet income criteria based on household size and have had no eye examination within the last two years. Applicants can be screened for eligibility by contacting their local Salvation Army coordinator or by calling the regional Salvation Army Headquarters at (816) 756-1455.
Margaret P. Calvert
December 31, 2001
On the record
December 31, 2001
Sex ed issue
December 31, 2001