Archive for Sunday, May 27, 2001

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People
May 27, 2001
Stanford blanks California
May 27, 2001
Vivian Powers
May 27, 2001
On the record
May 27, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
May 27, 2001
Birthing option
May 27, 2001
Pool pricing
May 27, 2001
Horoscopes
May 27, 2001
Weinstein services
May 27, 2001
James Austin
May 27, 2001
Rubina V. Schmidt
May 27, 2001
Wife should choose job over alimony
May 27, 2001
Briefs
May 27, 2001
Briefly____________________
May 27, 2001
Wichita to play host to Special Olympics The 2001 Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games will be next week in Wichita. According to Special Olympics Kansas, more than 1,400 athletes will compete in the 31st annual games, which will include competition in aquatics, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting and tennis. Competition will take place at Wichita State University, Wichita South High School and Wichita Gymnastics Club, and will begin Friday, followed by opening ceremonies. Closing ceremonies will take place Sunday at Wichita South High School, where the most inspirational athlete and Hall of Fame inductees will be honored. __________________________ Community: DAV’s state conference slated for Lawrence Members of Disabled American Veterans will descend upon Lawrence next weekend for the organization’s annual Department Conference. More than 80 members are expected to attend the conference, Friday through Sunday at the Lawrence Holidome. Russell E. Haun, DAV Department of Kansas commander, said convention business sessions will include adoption of resolutions to be submitted to the DAV’s national convention, which will be July 28 through Aug. 2 in Miami Beach, Fla. Several of these mandates are expected to concentrate on improvements in the rights and benefits earned by veterans disabled in wartime service. Election of new DAV state-level officers will be Saturday, as will a banquet featuring Anthony L. Baskerville, deputy national service director, and Margaret Hass, past national commander, DAV auxiliary. __________________________ construction: Street overlay projects to slow key areas of city New milling and overlaying projects will begin this week on key Lawrence streets, city officials said. A city contractor will handle milling and overlaying on Clinton Parkway from Iowa Street to Kasold Drive. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in both directions. A section of Massachusetts Street and the 600 block of Vermont Street also will be overlaid. There will be lane restrictions. Repaving will be done on Massachusetts south of the Douglas County Courthouse from 11th to 14th streets. Traffic will continue in both directions with lane restrictions. Traffic will be slow on West 14th Street between Jayhawk Boulevard and Tennessee Street for a water-line replacement project. Also, the “Rails to Trails’ path, from 23rd to 29th streets, adjacent to Haskell Indian Nations University, will be closed up to 10 weeks. A sanitary sewer improvement project begins Tuesday. _________________________ Officials investigating body found near Olathe The Johnson County Sheriff is investigating the discovery Saturday of a body southeast of Olathe. Shortly before 4 p.m. officers were sent to check on an unoccupied car in the 16900 section of Switzer Road, a sheriff’s spokesman said. A license check revealed the car belonged to a missing man from Overland Park. The man’s name was not released. A body was found nearby, but a positive identification has not been made, the spokesman said. A cause of death has not been determined. __________________________ Robber strikes Burger King A man who appeared to be armed with a small handgun early Saturday robbed Burger King, 1301 W. 23rd St., Lawrence Police said. The robbery occurred about 1:30 a.m. after the restaurant had closed, Sgt. Paul Fellers said. Police think the suspect hid inside the restaurant. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-7 black man in his mid-20s wearing a bandanna over his face, Fellers said. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash. More than one employee was in the restaurant at the time. Fellers said no one was injured. No other information was available late Saturday.
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May 27, 2001