Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2001

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July 15, 2001

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Research facility teaches children about life on farm

Bayer Research Park in Stilwell is offering opportunities for young people to learn more about farming. Above, Alex Janssen, 3, makes friends recently with a sheep in the livestock tent at the park. Janssen was one of more than 500 children who spent time learning about agriculture and animals through hayrides, a corn maze, science experiments, livestock and crops.

Philanthropy: MS Society registering cyclists for annual tour

Topeka The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is now registering cyclists for the 2001 Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour.

The tour will take cyclists through 150 miles of Kansas countryside and area lakes to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. It will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 at Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, and will end Sept. 16 at Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will have free training rides in Topeka and Lawrence for all participants.

Registration for the tour is $35 until Aug. 24; after that, the cost increases to $50. Participants are required to raise a minimum of $150 in pledges, which will go toward multiple sclerosis research and providing programs for people affected by the disease in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

For more information about participation or volunteering for the tour, call the society at (785) 272-5292 or (800) 745-7148, or register online at www.nmsskc. org.

Politics: Lawrence senator appointed chairwoman for committee

Topeka Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will serve as chairwoman on the Special Committee on Commercial/Financial Institutions and Insurance, a summer interim committee.

The committee, made of five senators and eight representatives, will study issues such as the Public Adjusters Licensing Act and the Uniform Prescription Drug Information Card Act, and review consolidation of Medicaid and Healthwave.

Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.199 a gallon at four locations: Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St.; Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue; Presta Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.; and Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth St.

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.

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