Archive for Sunday, May 20, 2001


May 20, 2001


Bird watchers sight more than 150 species

Area bird watchers this month recorded between 150 and 170 species in Douglas County.

Notable sightings included the American redstart, ovenbird, northern waterthrush, Philadelphia and white-eyed vireos, and magnolia, golden-winged, prothonotary, Kentucky, Wilson's and chestnut-sided warblers.

"The top bird was a Cerulean warbler," said Phil Wedge, who coordinated the 19 bird watchers' participation in the annual North American Migration Count last week.

The count, Wedge said, is designed to give scientists a one-day snapshot of spring migration.

Three painted buntings, above, were sighted near Clinton Reservoir. A red-breasted nuthatch was seen near the chancellor's residence on the Kansas University campus.

Parenting: Workshop to focus on infant care skills

Parents seeking to enhance their caregiving skills may participate in a workshop Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

"Babycare" will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the hospital. It is for expectant or adoptive parents seeking additional baby care information. The workshop is taught by a registered nurse.

Skills to be covered include bathing, cord care, diapering, sleeping, crying, nutrition, safety and adjustment to parenthood.

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

Summer fun: Corps of Engineers offering water-safety programs

With many people headed to the water to beat the heat this summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering summer water-safety courses.

The Corps has several different programs given by park rangers, ranging from videos with accompanying booklets to outdoor water-safety instruction.

Programs normally last 30 minutes to an hour and can be given at Clinton Lake or other locations.

For more information, contact Alicia Rabas at (785) 843-7665.

Miss Teen: National pageant seeks Kansas representatives

The Miss Teen All American Pageant is accepting applications from young Kansas women to participate in the 23rd annual pageant.

The contest will be Aug. 2 through Aug. 5 at the Miami Airport Hilton and Marina. Current Miss Teen All American, Cali Tucker of Brentwood, Tenn., will be a co-host of the pageant and crown her successor.

Contestants will be judged in evening gown, swimwear and personal interview categories, and compete for a prize package that includes $5,000 cash, a personal appearance contract, designer clothing and jewelry.

The deadline to apply is Friday. For more information, contact Miss Teen All American, 603 Schrader Ave., Wheeling, W.V. 26003-9619, by phone at (304) 242-4900, or by e-mail,

Hot Wheels: Car club to have yearly show

Topeka The Topeka Mustang Club will present its 20th anniversary Mid-West Regional All Ford Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 in the Sears parking lot at Westridge Mall, Topeka.

Awards will be presented in 23 different classes, including Mustangs, Fairlanes, Thunderbirds and trucks.

Registration is $12 per vehicle if completed before Friday, and $15 after Friday.

For more information or to register, call (785) 862-0640.

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