Archive for Friday, July 20, 2001

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Carol Wrench
July 20, 2001
On the record
July 20, 2001
Daily ticker
July 20, 2001
Planning package
July 20, 2001
Stolen history
July 20, 2001
Annual review
July 20, 2001
Horoscopes
July 20, 2001
Hector Harding Sr.
July 20, 2001
Briefly
July 20, 2001
Law enforcement: Former Baldwin officer requests jury in DUI trial A former Baldwin police officer wants a jury to decide whether he is guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. Glendon H. Rhea pleaded innocent to the charge during an appearance Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Another hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, during which a trial date will be set. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating Rhea for possible misconduct. On June 28, Baldwin officials placed Rhea on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Rhea resigned from the Baldwin Police Department more than a week ago. Authorities have not revealed the nature of the possible misconduct. Rhea has denied any wrongdoing. During the early-morning hours of July 4, Rhea was arrested for allegedly wrecking a vehicle he was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The arrest came a few days after he was placed on leave. _________________ Revenue: Moore, Cheney visiting KC to tout tax-rebate checks Washington Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will travel today to Kansas City with Vice President Dick Cheney to take part in celebrating the mailing of 11 million tax-rebate checks to American taxpayers. The event will be at 11 a.m. at Kansas City Regional Financial Management Service Center, 4241 N.E. 34th St., Kansas City, Mo. _________________ Aviation: Plane won’t land in Topeka The Vickers Vimy, the world’s largest biplane, won’t make an appearance in Topeka as planned. The plane has been grounded in Mesa, Ariz., because of legal action initiated by BMW Corporation of Munich, Germany. The Vimy is powered by a pair of BMW M73 V12 engines. Although the plane has flown with the engines in other countries, BMW does not want the plane to fly in the United States with BMW engines because of potential product liability lawsuits. The Vimy passed a surprise FAA airworthiness inspection July 13 in Santa Monica, Calif., which was requested by BMW attorneys, but a Los Angeles judge still ordered it grounded. The Vimy was traveling from Novato, Calif., to Oshkosh, Wis., where it was scheduled to appear at the EAA Airventure, the world’s largest air show. Along the way, it was to make stops in the Southwest and Midwest. The plane has already re-enacted two famous flights, the 1919 flight from England to Australia and the 1920 flight from England to South Africa. After the air show in Wisconsin, the Vimywas scheduled to re-enact the first nonstop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. _________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa 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.