Archive for Saturday, November 3, 2001

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Nebraska Roster
November 3, 2001
Vela Newton
November 3, 2001
Local briefs
November 3, 2001
People: Area farmer grows attached to his Halloween costume G. Wayne Parks, 77, liked his Halloween Uncle Sam costume so much he was still wearing it Friday. “I may wear it forever,” said the retired dairy farmer and fence builder who now stays busy writing vignettes about his life in Kansas. “People asked me if I was selling war bonds,” the Lawrence man said of his patriotic outfit. “I told them I was selling peace bonds.” __________________________ Courts: Convicted motel robber to undergo counseling A Lawrence woman convicted of robbing two motels on May 30 will get intensive counseling, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled Friday. Mary Moland, 25, will enter into an intensive in-patient counseling program instead of serving the standard 41-month sentence for three counts of armed robbery. After the counseling is completed, Moland will be on two-year’s probation through Douglas County Community Corrections. Moland’s attorney, Jim Rumsey, asked Judge Jack Murphy to allow the counseling. Rumsey said Moland suffers from bi-polar disorder. Moland will remain in the Douglas County Jail until she is accepted into a counseling program. Last month, Moland was convicted of robbing clerks at Hampton Inn, 2300 W. Sixth St., and Travelodge Motel, 801 Iowa. __________________________ Crime: Police officer injured in fight A Lawrence Police officer injured his hand Thursday in a fight with a man suspected in a domestic disturbance. Other officers arrived to assist about 5:40 p.m. in a mobile home court at 1045 E. 23rd St., police reports said. The officers used pepper spray and physically subdued the 41-year-old Lawrence man before taking him to the Douglas County Jail. The officer, identified as Terry Haak, 37, was in the area of the mobile home court when a woman approached him and said she’d had a fight with her 41-year-old boyfriend, reports said. Haak went to talk to the suspect, who became belligerent and uncooperative, and a fight ensued, reports said. After the incident, Haak sought medical attention at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was treated and released, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Haak will not return to duty until he is cleared by doctors. Charges are pending against the suspect, who was being held Friday on $1,250 bond for suspicion of battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property and obstruction of justice. __________________________ Land purchase approved by Olathe school board Olathe The Olathe school board will spend $3.5 million to purchase 109.5 acres from the city of Olathe. The action, approved Thursday, would allow the district to build on 80 acres of the property a second district activity center. The center would share a 220-acre site with a community park and other city and school district buildings, possibly a junior high school. The 80-acre site is at the northwest corner of Lone Elm Road and College Boulevard/111th Street. The district will use money from a 1997 bond issue for the purchase. __________________________ Russian politics scholar schedules speech at KU A nationally known scholar on Russian politics will speak next week at Kansas University . Timothy J. Colton, professor of government and Russian studies and director of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Kansas Union’s Centennial Room. His speech is titled “What is Wrong with the Russian State, and Can It Be Fixed?” Colton has written four books on Soviet and Russian government since 1979. His appearance is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies at KU and the Office of the President of Kansas State University.
Club news
November 3, 2001
Anniversary
November 3, 2001
Horoscopes
November 3, 2001
KU Roster
November 3, 2001
Engagement
November 3, 2001
4-H news
November 3, 2001
Daily ticker
November 3, 2001
Around and about
November 3, 2001
Weddings
November 3, 2001
In disguise?
November 3, 2001
Major developments Friday in fight against deadly bacteria
November 3, 2001
Priscilla Senior
November 3, 2001
Eudora middle school honors
November 3, 2001
Cromer services
November 3, 2001
Alice Jackson
November 3, 2001
Serious holiday
November 3, 2001
Fundamental flaw
November 3, 2001
Miscalculation
November 3, 2001
Thanks, Hallmark!
November 3, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 3, 2001
On the record
November 3, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 3, 2001
Barnes services
November 3, 2001
Scouting news
November 3, 2001