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May 15, 2001

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Driver killed in truck accident

An Overbrook man was killed Monday when the pickup truck he was driving struck a culvert in Jefferson County, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

The victim was identified as Todd S. Golder, 29.

Golder was driving a 1996 International pickup truck westbound on U.S. Highway 24, just past the Douglas County line, when it drifted to the right side of the road, a patrol report said. The truck hit a concrete culvert, overturned and then struck a utility pole, according to the report.

The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m., the report said.

LHS wins third consecutive High Q championship

Lawrence High School students displayed their firm grasp of art, literature, history, math and science by winning the school's third consecutive High Q championship.

LHS defeated Derby High School on Saturday to earn a fifth title in 18 years.

The contest, sponsored by CBS-13 and Washburn University in Topeka, allowed teams of high school students from across Kansas to compete against one another.

LHS team members are seniors Jesse Ryals, Mike Bateman, K.J. Swadley and Jay Wiesner and junior D.J. Watkins.

Meanwhile, these five will represent LHS at the National Scholars' Bowl Competition June 9-10 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

LMH to offer breast-feeding class

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will continue its series of breast-feeding classes this month to help new mothers create a lasting breast-feeding experience.

"Working and Beyond," will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the LMH education classroom. Topics will include introducing a bottle, breast pumps, storing milk, introducing foods and weaning.

The cost of the class is $15 per person, or $20 per couple. For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at 749-5800.

Alumni to receive citations

Two Kansas University alumni and an honorary alumnus will receive the Distinguished Service Citation during commencement weekend at Kansas University.

The citation, presented to men and women whose lives and careers have helped benefit humanity, is the highest honor given by Kansas University and the Kansas University Alumni Association.

This year's honorees are:

Henry Bloch, founder of H&R Block, one of the largest income tax services in the nation;

Richard Bond, former president of the Kansas Senate.

vWalter Garrison, chief executive officer of CDI Corp.

Garrison earned his received his bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering from KU in 1948 and 1950; Bond earned a bachelor's degree in political science from KU in 1957 and a law degree in 1960. Bloch is this year's honorary alumnus.

The three will be honored at the All-University Supper at 7 p.m. Friday at the Adams Alumni Center.

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