Archive for Friday, July 6, 2001

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Friends and neighbors
July 6, 2001
Daily Ticker
July 6, 2001
Vie Johnson
July 6, 2001
Will Chrisman
July 6, 2001
Norman Denton
July 6, 2001
Lorenz Fischer
July 6, 2001
Column refuted
July 6, 2001
Change of scene
July 6, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 6, 2001
Local briefs
July 6, 2001
Area reservoir levels approaching near normal Clinton and Perry lakes have returned almost to normal after June thunderstorms inundated Northeast Kansas with floodwaters. Clinton Lake, above, was just over 877 feet above sea level Thursday morning, said Kipp Walters, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The target height for the lake is 875.5. After releasing as much as 1,500 cubic feet of water per second into the Wakarusa River, the outflow has been cut to 500 cubic feet per second, Walters said. Perry Lake peaked June 22 at 908.5 feet above sea level but is now just below 892 feet. The target level for the lake is 891.5 feet. In June, as much as 12,000 cubic feet of water per second was dumped into the Delaware River, which feeds from Perry Lake to the Kansas River. The outflow now has been cut to 300 cubic feet per second. __________________________ Police: Fireworks lead to fight An apparent disagreement early Independence Day regarding fireworks sent one Lawrence man to the hospital and another to jail. About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Police arrived in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Street and found a man bleeding from a cut to the head, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police said the man apparently was hit with a crowbar during a fight with the suspect and another man. The victim reportedly came outside and confronted two men after some fireworks were set off, Pattrick said. Police arrested the suspect and booked him in to the Douglas County Jail for aggravated battery and battery. Thursday, he remained in jail without bond pending the filing of formal charges. The victim was taken by a friend to seek medical treatment, Pattrick said. __________________________ Art: Herd work near KCI heralds wonders of grain A five-acre earthwork by Lawrence artist Stan Herd will be unveiled next week near Kansas City International Airport. Featuring a pyramid and the tip of a wheat stalk, the work is intended to celebrate wheat harvest and remind consumers to eat more grain foods for energy. The work includes the phrase “Grains: Harvest the Energy.” For more than 20 years, Herd has worked the earth using indigenous materials to create images both artistic and commercial. From 160-acre plowed portraits to smaller stone designs, his work has become well-known around the world. Recently, he has been creating earthworks in Cuba to commemorate poet and Cuban patriot Jose Marti. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.129 a gallon at Kwik Shop, East 23rd and Harper streets. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to www.ljworld .com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________ Lawrence Police arrest pair, confiscate crack, money Lawrence Police confiscated crack cocaine and arrested two people after a car stop Monday in North Lawrence, police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said Thursday. The car was stopped about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Third Street by a patrol officer who had reason to suspect drug activity, Pattrick said. He declined to elaborate. In addition to the crack cocaine, the officer confiscated $769 in cash and two cell phones, Pattrick said. He would not say how much crack cocaine was found. Taken to the Douglas County Jail were a 30-year-old Kansas City, Mo., woman and a 49-year-old Lawrence man. The two were booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine but later released without bonds, a jail official said. Charges are pending.
Horoscopes
July 6, 2001
Marriage Licenses
July 6, 2001
On the record
July 6, 2001