Archive for Wednesday, June 27, 2001

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Proud moment
June 27, 2001
Friends and neighbors
June 27, 2001
Jacqueline Townsend
June 27, 2001
On the record
June 27, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
June 27, 2001
Natural wetlands
June 27, 2001
Win-win situation
June 27, 2001
Mary Bowers
June 27, 2001
Edna Burns
June 27, 2001
Local briefs
June 27, 2001
Social welfare programs improving, review says Findings from an internal review of Kansas’ privatized foster-care and adoption programs show the state is making solid progress, State SRS Secretary Janet Schalansky said at a news conference Tuesday. Schalansky cited positive changes including better data collection, training and communication, and fewer children in group-home settings. __________________________ Community: DAV donates van to take veterans to VA hospitals A new van that will transport Lawrence-area veterans to Veterans Administration hospitals made its inaugural run Tuesday. The 2001 Ford Windstar was purchased by the national Disabled American Veterans, with help from the state DAV and Lawrence’s Jayhawk Chapter 22. Volunteers will drive the van to hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth. In the past, volunteer drivers used their own cars. They average five or six patients each week. The van was delivered Friday to Lawrence, and Tuesday a driver took two patients to Topeka. Volunteers must be approved by VA officials. To volunteer or schedule a ride, contact Grant Caughey, post commander, at 832-8408. __________________________ Crime: Downtown buildings vandalized with graffiti Someone armed with a can of spray paint over the weekend struck 17 Lawrence businesses and office buildings in the downtown area, Lawrence Police said. Graffiti was sprayed onto the walls of the buildings. Most of it appeared to be similar to letters or symbols found in an unidentified Asian language, police spokesman Sgt. Mark Warren said. No arrests have been made, but if someone is caught and convicted of criminal damage to property, they could be ordered to pay restitution, Warren said. City ordinances require property owners to clean off or paint over the graffiti. It needs to be done in 14 days or fines of up to $1,000 could be levied. Owners who need assistance with the cleanup job can call the Douglas County Community Corrections office, 832-5220. Some of those assigned to the program will be put to work on the cleanup. __________________________ Roads: Construction to close part of Seventh Street A private contractor remodeling the old post office building, 645 N.H., will close westbound traffic on Seventh Street downtown from Massachusetts to New Hampshire streets Thursday. A crane will be at the location to install a new air conditioning unit in the building. The building is being remodeled to accommodate the combined staffs of 6News, the Journal-World, and The World Company’s Internet news functions. The contractor estimates the closing to run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. __________________________ Gasoline : Pump patrol discovers low prices around town The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.219 a 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.
Daily Ticker
June 27, 2001