Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2001

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November 7, 2001
Douglas County Commission
Septic system installation licensing
November 7, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today County courthouse
Local briefs
November 7, 2001
Gourd-dance powwow to honor area veterans Several Haskell Indian Nations University students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in a Saturday powwow honoring area veterans. The powwow will feature a traditional gourd dance and a rare appearance by Haskell’s Apache Crown Dancers. “A gourd dance is a men’s dance that honors men in battle,” said powwow organizer and Haskell alumnus Dan Davis, 33. “This is open to all veterans, Native and non-Native alike. And we’d like everybody to wear a lot of red, white and blue,” Davis said. The powwow’s grand entries are scheduled for noon and 7 p.m. at the Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar, Topeka. Haskell participants include the Haskell Warrier Society color guard and the southern drum group Nighthawks, featuring Henry Collins. Haskell registrar Manny King, shown above, will serve as head gourd dancer. Members of the Apache Crown Dancers are Haskell students. __________________________ Kansas University: GTA negotiators to make statement about talks Graduate teaching assistants at Kansas University aren’t happy with the progress of their contract negotiations, and they want to talk about it. Negotiators from the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition notified the university Tuesday morning they will release all information about the negotiations on Thursday. An agreement signed by the two sides said neither could talk about the negotiations publicly without giving the other side 48 hours’ notice. “We’re frustrated and angry and mad, and we don’t have many options,” said Maureen Schleyer, a GTAC spokeswoman and teaching assistant in sociology. KU spokeswoman Lynn Bretz said the university also would issue a statement Thursday “telling our side of things.” Teaching assistants have been working under a contract that expired in 2000. GTAC has been pushing for better pay, health benefits and tuition waivers. __________________________ Courts: Bankruptcy judge considered for federal bench promotion A hearing will be today in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a woman nominated to be a U.S. District Court judge in Kansas. Julie Robinson, Leawood, was nominated by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Brownback also serves on the Judiciary Committee. Robinson is currently a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Topeka. She is a former assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas. If Robinson is approved by the Judiciary Committee, her nomination will go to the U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. __________________________ Recognition: Engineering council reaps national awards at forum The Kansas University Engineering Student Council was named Most Improved Council at a national conference last month. Thirteen members from the group attended the National Association of Engineering Student Councils conference in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. The KU council also won the Best Council Pictures award for a PowerPoint presentation about council events and activities. Other awards given to KU were honorable mentions for Best Web Page and Best Event for its Engineering Olympics each spring.
Ethel Anderson
November 7, 2001
Walker Scott Rosebaugh
November 7, 2001
Gentry services
November 7, 2001
Daily ticker
November 7, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 7, 2001
Blanche Alvera Replogle
November 7, 2001
Dependence on oil
November 7, 2001
Trick-or-treat tradition
November 7, 2001
A stirring ‘treat’
November 7, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 7, 2001
Anna Beth Mellinger Geist
November 7, 2001
On the record
November 7, 2001
Cranberry recipes
November 7, 2001
John Sharp Smith
November 7, 2001
Stephen K. Thomas
November 7, 2001