Archive for Friday, June 8, 2001

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Robinson keeping eye on skies
Rain would end hopes of becoming first woman to start Cup event since 1989
June 8, 2001
No one will be watching the weather more than Shawna Robinson will be this weekend.
On the record
June 8, 2001
Herbert Horton
June 8, 2001
Daily Ticker
June 8, 2001
Memory preserved
June 8, 2001
KU shuns state
June 8, 2001
Political influence
June 8, 2001
Keep pool public
June 8, 2001
Cleveland rocks N.Y.
Rockers earn redemption from last year with 67-49 victory
June 8, 2001
Once the New York Liberty made their run, Merlakia Jones went on a tear of her own.
Terry Saffer
June 8, 2001
Greene a machine against O’s
Catcher filling in nicely for Posada with two doubles, three RBIs in 4-0 win
June 8, 2001
Todd Greene is quickly becoming the Yankees’ favorite fill-in.
Briefly
June 8, 2001
History: Beer gives memorial boost The Hobbs Park Memorial will honor Civil War-era abolitionist and newspaper publisher John Speer in August. In the meantime, he’s being honored with beer. Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass., is introducing its newest concoction this week: “Speer’s Defiant Ale.” The brew, being drawn by David Leff, left, is designed to honor Speer, who helped rebuild Lawrence after William Clarke Quantrill’s devastating 1863 raid. The beer also is intended to raise awareness of the Hobbs Park Memorial project, still under way. “We had a beer that we needed a name for and the people with the (Hobbs Park) project approached us with this idea,” said Steve Bradt, head brewer. “They were hoping the beer would further promote the project.” One of the brewery’s most popular beers is the “John Brown Ale,” named after another Civil War-era activist. “With our name, there is certainly a Free State tie-in,” Bradt said. “It’s a way to commemorate and honor Free State notables.” To help with the Hobbs Park project, contact the Hobbs Park Memorial Fund by phone at (785) 749-7394 or by mail at P.O. Box 1564, Lawrence, KS 66044. __________________________ Animal cruelty: Memorial demonstration planned for ‘Mama Cat’ A memorial and demonstration planned Saturday at South Park will focus on animal cruelty and the killing earlier this year of a cat at a Lawrence apartment complex. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. by the gazebo and will be led by the Rev. Sherry Schultz of Unity Church of Lawrence, 416 Lincoln St. After the service the group will carry signs and walk to Ninth and Massachusetts streets. There they will pass out literature about animal cruelty. Representatives from the Lawrence Humane Society and others will be available to discuss animal cruelty and its connections to human violence. They will be available until 1 p.m. A man wearing a cat suit also will be present. Among those organizing the event are members of the Circle of Compassion Initiative, an animal-rights group founded by Judy Carman, Lawrence. The event was spurred by the January killing of “Mama Cat,” a stray taken in by maintenance workers at an apartment complex. Brett Rizzo, 23, Lawrence, is to go on trial Wednesday in Douglas County District Court for misdemeanor cruelty to animals. __________________________ Ecology: State considers quarantine on wild loosestrife plant An invasive plant is popping up in the same vicinity where red imported fire ants were reported. Lisa Taylor, spokesperson for Kansas State Agricultural Department, said property owners have reported purple loosestrife in the drainage ditch off 24th Street and Inverness Drive. She said state officials have been watching the plant, which only infests about 25 acres in the state. However, Taylor said, it’s probable the wild loosestrife found in Lawrence can produce a number of seeds that could float down the pipes to the Baker Wetlands. Once established, she said, the plants are capable of taking over native vegetation. Taylor said the state is considering proposing a quarantine to keep the plant with purple plumes out of the state and prevent greenhouses from selling it. An informational meeting probably will be held soon, she said. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as: $1.49.9 a gallon at Ampride at 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. 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 with your gas price information.
Hero wanted
June 8, 2001
Omaha like Utopia
Eight CWS teams thrilled still to be playing
June 8, 2001
For the eight teams in the College World Series, Omaha is paradise.