Archive for Friday, July 13, 2001

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Hudson services
July 13, 2001
On the record
July 13, 2001
Daily ticker
July 13, 2001
Freedom to fire
July 13, 2001
It’s all here
July 13, 2001
A different hazard
July 13, 2001
Wilma Griffin
July 13, 2001
Carrie Natelson
July 13, 2001
Hope Peterson
July 13, 2001
Horoscopes
July 13, 2001
Glenn Whitebread
July 13, 2001
Research needed
July 13, 2001
Local briefs
July 13, 2001
KU to shut down server for maintenance work The mail server for faculty and staff at Kansas University will be down for maintenance from 6 p.m. July 19 until 7 a.m. July 23. The Skylark mail server was upgraded about five weeks ago, but a problem surfaced that resulted in the corruption of a few e-mails, said Kathryn Huxtable, application programming supervisor for Academic Computing Services. A corrupted e-mail might be garbled or could cause the user’s e-mail program to crash. “We’ve tried a bunch of things that the vendors have recommended to fix it,” Huxtable said. “Unfortunately, it’s just going to take a few days.” Student e-mail will not be affected. Any incoming mail to the Skylark server will be held until service is reinstated, Huxtable said. “This is really exceptional,” she said. “We do not expect anything like this to happen in the future.” __________________ Severe weather: 1951 flood to be revisited today in Topeka lecture Topeka The 1951 floods in Kansas will be the topic of a public lecture today in Topeka. “Kansas Big Water, 1951 Floods Revisited,” will be presented by the U.S. Geological Survey, and is intended to help preserve memories of the floods, which affected Lawrence and much of Northeast Kansas. The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. discussion at the Kansas History Center, 6425 S.W. Sixth Ave. For more information about the lecture, contact Donita Turk, USGS, in Lawrence at 832-3570 or by e-mail at dmturk@usgs.gov. __________________ Higher education: Regents planning retreat to meet with consultants The Kansas Board of Regents will take a retreat next month to Valley Falls. The board will meet at The Barn, a bed and breakfast with several large meeting spaces. The board’s sojourn will start with a reception and dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 14. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the board will conduct a daylong study session, which will include meeting with consultants who are doing a study on higher education in Kansas. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the board will meet with state university presidents in the morning to discuss goals for the next year. The meetings are open to the public. __________________ Health: More hepatitis A cases confirmed in Reno County Hutchinson Health officials in Reno County have confirmed three new cases of hepatitis A, the latest in an outbreak that began in November. A man between the ages of 35 and 44 and two men over 45 were diagnosed with hepatitis earlier this week, said Sandra Butler of the Reno County Health Department. The recent diagnoses bring to 47 the total number of confirmed cases in the area. Hepatitis A is generally spread by people who use the bathroom and fail to wash their hands. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, dark urine, diarrhea and fever. “It could be stopped with good hand washing,” Butler said. The source of the outbreak still eludes health officials, but there are links between cases, said Reno County health nurse Lori Francis, who has studied all the cases. Rice County reported no new cases this week. Sedgwick had one new case last week, which brings the year’s total to 11 in that county.