Archive for Wednesday, May 30, 2001

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Friends and neighbors
May 30, 2001
Daily Ticker
May 30, 2001
Planning balance
May 30, 2001
Veteran support
May 30, 2001
Comic insight
May 30, 2001
Jerry Trullinger
May 30, 2001
Wanda Koons
May 30, 2001
Ilona Delgadillo
May 30, 2001
James Austin
May 30, 2001
Mabel Adams
May 30, 2001
Obed Thompson
May 30, 2001
On the record
May 30, 2001
Horoscopes
May 30, 2001
Finding fault
May 30, 2001
Bobby Roberts
May 30, 2001
Tony Smith
May 30, 2001
Poor system
May 30, 2001
Albert Kerns
May 30, 2001
Briefly
May 30, 2001
Fire ant extermination attempts continue State officials are still trying to eradicate Lawrence’s population of red imported fire ants. Lisa Taylor, spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said Stephan White, a state environmental scientist, last week put out bait cards to see if any ants survived after a week of using a poisonous bait. The chopped corn bait contains an insecticide that inhibits ant queens’ ability to reproduce. Taylor said no ants were attracted to the cards, but it was the same day people were mowing the lawn on the utility easement off 24th Place and Inverness Drive. However, she said a new nest containing displaced ants from previous treatments was found afterwards and treated. Ag Department officials plan to test the area again this week, but Taylor said the bait must be used in dry weather when the temperature is between 75 and 90 degrees. If anyone has questions about fire ants, call the state at (785) 862-2180 or the K-State Research and Extension Office-Douglas County at 843-7058. __________________________ Transportation: Construction to hamper traffic at KC airport Airline passengers beware. Vehicle traffic at Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal C could become more congested starting June 11. That’s when construction projects will cause traffic lanes at the terminal to be reduced from six to three. Speed limits will be reduced from 25 mph to 15 mph. Temporary walkways will be erected in the closed lanes. A similar project will begin June 13 at Terminal A. KCI officials are advising passengers to plan ahead and add 30 minutes to their travel time to ensure they make their flights. Use of parking garages directly across from the terminals and garage tunnels is encouraged. __________________________ Public safety: Police make arrests at sobriety checkpoint Lawrence Police made three arrests and issued six citations Sunday morning at a sobriety checkpoint in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Street. The three arrests were for operating under the influence and the citations were for open container. Officers are still compiling information on how many cars were stopped during the two-hour checkpoint, said Det. John Lewis of the Lawrence Police Department. The checkpoint was funded under a federal grant which provided overtime pay for the officers. The Police Department will hold one checkpoint per month for the next six months. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also held a sobriety checkpoint from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 458, near Lone Star Lake. Three arrests were made for driving under the influence, said Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp. __________________________ Crime: Student in school fight case under house arrest The 17-year-old Baldwin boy accused of hitting a classmate in the head with a broom was allowed to go home with his mother Tuesday. Kenneth Goff pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated battery during a brief hearing. Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittle ordered Goff to house arrest at his Baldwin home. He had been in the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility since Thursday. Goff allegedly hit Anthony McClintock, 17, on Thursday during a fight in shop class. McClintock was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Goff’s mother, Mary Goff, attended Tuesday’s hearing but declined to comment afterward. Goff’s next court appearance will be June 22, when his trial date will be set. __________________________ Deer-vehicle accidents abound over weekend Six vehicle accidents involving deer were reported during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an unusual number of accidents for a three-day period, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp says. “We usually have a couple of them a week,” he said. “We’re overpopulated with deer.” There appeared to be no pattern to the accidents, Trapp said. The Sheriff’s Office reported that the accidents occurred at East 250 Road and North 1250 Road; U.S. Highway 40 and Kansas Highway 10; K-10 and East 1200 Road; U.S. Highway 59 and North 200 Road; East 2200 Road and North 800 Road; and East 1700 Road and North 500 Road.