Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2001

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TOP MUSIC
June 14, 2001
TOP MOVIES
June 14, 2001
Janet O’Neal
June 14, 2001
Bockover services
June 14, 2001
Jerry Atwood
June 14, 2001
Additional needs
June 14, 2001
Worker thanks
June 14, 2001
Column objection
June 14, 2001
What Are You Reading?
June 14, 2001
Friends and neighbors
June 14, 2001
Daily Ticker
June 14, 2001
Movie listngs
June 14, 2001
Calendar
June 14, 2001
Briefly
June 14, 2001
City’s chief building inspector retires Several dozen city officials turned out Wednesday to celebrate the impending retirement of Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. Shaughnessy, who joined the city staff as a rehabilitation specialist in 1976, has inspected thousands of commercial, residential, industrial, school-construction and remodeling projects for the city. He said the biggest change during his tenure was “growth and workload.” “It’s just overwhelmed us the last couple of years to keep up with everything,” he said. “We’ve tripled the inspectors, but we’ve quadrupled the workload.” His last day with the city is Monday. After that, he goes to work as an inspector for telecommunications giant Sprint. “The only trouble,” he said, “is I’m starting Tuesday.” Shaughnessy, above center, shows off a sprinkler given to him by Jim McSwain, chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, as Bobbie Walthall, left, and Karin Rexroad, both city employees, listen to a story about sprinkler inspections. __________________________ Investigation: Victim identified as Lawrence resident Ottawa The homicide victim found Monday in northwest Franklin County has been identified as Barney Riley, 39, Lawrence. On Wednesday, officers took into custody a 44-year-old man from rural Overbrook in connection with the death. He is being held at the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, pending filing of formal charges. Riley’s body was found shortly before 2 p.m. Monday at an abandoned farm by children riding their bikes in the 1600 block of Shawnee Road. The regional Major Case Squad, which involves officers from Douglas, Shawnee and Jefferson counties, was brought in to investigate the death, which authorities considered suspicious. No additional information was available late Wednesday. __________________________ State committee: Professor reappointed to Hispanic affairs panel Debora Ortega of Lawrence has been reappointed by Gov. Bill Graves to the Kansas Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs. Ortega is a licensed clinical social worker and an acting assistant professor of social welfare at Kansas University. She was reappointed to a term that will expire in June 2003. The committee assists the state and private organizations in providing services to Hispanic Kansans. New members appointed to the board were James Terrones of Olathe and Raquel Guzman-Vargas of Manhattan. Also reappointed were Guillermina Burley of Great Bend, Robert DeLeon of Garden City, Jaime Lopez of Wichita and Cristina Palacioz of Hutchinson. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as: $1.459 a gallon at Conoco at Sixth and Crestline, and Citgo, Ninth and Iowa. 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.
People
June 14, 2001
On the record
June 14, 2001
Horoscopews
June 14, 2001
Parting shot
June 14, 2001
CD REVIEWS
June 14, 2001