Archive for Saturday, June 23, 2001

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Friends and neighbors
June 23, 2001
On the record
June 23, 2001
Around and About
June 23, 2001
Briefly
June 23, 2001
Steam locomotive to pass through town The Great Overland Station will offer excursions on the steam locomotive Challenger today from Kansas City, Kan. The ride starts at 7 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. Passengers will be bused to Kansas City to board the Challenger. The train will pass through Kansas City, Kan., Edwardsville, Bonner Springs, Lawrence, Williamstown, Perry and Grantville before arriving at 11:30 a.m. at the Topeka station. Coach seating is $125, and dome seating is $200; both include donations for the upkeep of the train. Tickets can be purchased by calling the station office at (785) 232-5533. __________________________ Courts: Trial date set in murder case A man charged with attempted first-degree murder after an East Lawrence shooting will be tried at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 before Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy. John McGautha was freed from jail in December while questions were resolved about his right to speedy trial. Appearing before Murphy Friday, he again waived that right. McGautha, 18, disappeared after his release and failed to show for subsequent hearings. He was arrested in May in Omaha, Neb. He is accused of shooting Allen Toshavik on June 17, 2000. McGautha’s brother, Ronnell McGautha, is charged with aiding and abetting attempted first-degree murder in the same case. He also was freed, but he continues to elude police. John McGautha remains in the Douglas County Jail on $500,000 bond. __________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump patrol discovers low gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.289 a gallon at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd 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 with your gas price information. __________________________ Caravan to protest U.S. embargo of Cuba A cross-country caravan to protest the 41-year-old U.S. embargo of Cuba will stop Sunday in Lawrence. A potluck dinner and rally will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The 12th-annual caravan is organized by Pastors for Peace, a project of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization. Organizers plan to deliver 50 tons of aid, including solar panels, batteries, and fluorescent lamps, along with medicine and other humanitarian needs. Eleven routes started June 16 and will convene June 29 in San Antonio. From there, the caravan will travel to Mexico and load the donated goods on a freighter for Cuba. The featured speaker at the Lawrence potluck and rally will be Lisa Valanti, president of U.S.-Cuba Sister Cities Assn., and national co-chair of the Cuba Action Committee. __________________________ Armed robber holds up store A man armed with a handgun Thursday night robbed Prestige Food Mart, 3300 W. Sixth St. A suspect entered the store about 11:20 p.m. and confronted the 21-year-old male clerk, Lawrence police said. The robber demanded money and grabbed cash out of an open cash drawer, police said. He then left the store and fled east on foot, the clerk told police. Police said they did not know how the suspect left the scene, but shortly after officers arrived to investigate they pursued a car driving through the area with its lights off, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. An officer saw the driver throw a bag of marijuana out of the car window, Pattrick said. After a short pursuit, the car was stopped in the 500 block of Frontier Road. A 29-year-old Lawrence man was taken into custody, but police determined he was not the robber, Pattrick said.
Scouting News
June 23, 2001
Anniversary
June 23, 2001
Brizendine
Vo-tech school?
June 23, 2001
4-H News
June 23, 2001
Wrong message
June 23, 2001
Daily Ticker
June 23, 2001
Military News
June 23, 2001
Leona Johnson
June 23, 2001
Hulce services
June 23, 2001
Ethel Henderson
June 23, 2001
Yvonne M. Roles
June 23, 2001
Anita Stadler
June 23, 2001
Harold Carter
June 23, 2001
Newcomb services
June 23, 2001
Helen Homolka
June 23, 2001
Club News
June 23, 2001