Archive for Thursday, November 1, 2001

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Daily ticker
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: Calendar
November 1, 2001
Local briefs
November 1, 2001
Halloween spirit strikes At public schools, at Kansas University and in downtown Lawrence, costume fever struck not only children but adults as well. Jaymie Hoffman, 21, a KU senior from Englewood, Colo., decided to liven up her Wednesday classes dressed as a pig with wings. She added a sign with her e-mail domain to complete her costume as her own e-mail address. __________________________ Charity: United Way fund-raiser hits halfway point of goal The United Way of Douglas County is more than halfway toward its fund-raising goal for 2002. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the local agency had collected $763,576, said Jo Bryant, United Way’s executive director. The goal is to raise $1.462 million, a 3 percent increase from the 2001 campaign. Bryant said the active campaign will conclude Nov. 16, but money will continue to come in until January, when the campaign total will be announced. Twenty-nine charitable organizations will benefit from the campaign. __________________________ Courts: Preliminary hearing date set in Baldwin shooting case A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 14 for a man charged in the Oct. 14 Baldwin shooting incident. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy scheduled the hearing for Stephen Meeker, 34, to begin at 9 a.m. The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to try a suspect on charges. Meeker is charged with one count each of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated battery. The charges allege that Meeker shot a 31-year-old man who was his neighbor in the 1200 block of Bison Court, shot at but missed another man and threatened to shoot a woman. Baldwin Police said the shooting resulted from a neighborhood dispute. Murphy also appointed Jim Rumsey to be Meeker’s attorney. Meeker was released Friday from the Douglas County Jail on $15,000 bond. __________________________ Utilities: Western Resources delays Baldwin power plant deal Baldwin’s option to partner with Western Resources to build a power plant is on hold. Western Resources informed the city it wants to delay from 2003 to possibly 2006 the partnership to build a power plant, Utility Director Terry McKinney told the Baldwin City Signal newspaper. “As it stands right now, they are not interested in going in with the city on a power plant for 2003,” he said. “This isn’t just with Baldwin. They’ve done this with all the cities they’ve been talking with.” He said he’s not sure how the delay will affect the city’s electric options. Building a new power plant in partnership with Western Resources was the favored plan of the city council, which has stated that the city’s electrical needs will surpass current supplies in the near future. __________________________ Zoning: Leavenworth County courts southern power company Leavenworth County commissioners Thursday agreed to rezone 47 acres of property west of Leavenworth in hopes that it will entice a North Carolina company to build a power plant on the site. Duke Energy asked the county to rezone the property from agricultural to light industrial because it is considering building a natural gas-powered electric plant on the site at Bauserman Road and 195th Street. The Leavenworth site is competing against several other locations across the country, Duke spokesman Jeremy Dreier said. The company wanted the rezoning to take place now so that development could occur quickly if the Leavenworth site is chosen. The plant would be a wholesale provider of electricity, and would employ 20 to 25 people. Dreier said no timeline had been established for deciding whether to build at the Leavenworth site.
Mary Mann
November 1, 2001
Dorothy V. Clarke
November 1, 2001
Vela Newton
November 1, 2001
Adella Jane Handke
November 1, 2001
Horoscopes
November 1, 2001
On the record
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 1, 2001
OUR team
November 1, 2001
Positive force
November 1, 2001
Our Town Sports
November 1, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 1, 2001
Frances Stevens Bellamy
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 1, 2001
   
THE MAG: Movie listings
November 1, 2001