Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2001

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November 15, 2001
Brownies donate toys to LMH waiting rooms Members of Brownie Troop No. 676 eight third-graders from Hillcrest School presented Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department with boxes of donated coloring books, crayons, markers and paperback books Wednesday afternoon to entertain children who are either patients there or are waiting with family members. About two months ago, the department’s admissions staff had requested help from LMH’s endowment association in obtaining supplies of children’s games and books for that purpose. The association and the Brownie troop got in touch, and the girls decided to sponsor a drive to collect donated supplies from fellow Hillcrest students as a community service project. The girls in Troop No. 676 are: Liesel Reussner, Madison Eakin, Cali Brasseur, Hannah Lusk, Adriane Dick, Katherine Frazier, Jenny Xu and Jennifer Wilson. The troop’s leaders are Tandy Reussner, Jennifer Eakin and Erma Brasseur. __________________________ Community Theater: LCT adds more shows for ‘Sound of Music’ The Lawrence Community Theatre has decided to expand the number of performances of “The Sound of Music.” The show originally was scheduled to run Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 2. Additional shows now have been added for Dec. 7-9. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Mary Doveton, managing/artistic director, said ticket sales have been brisk since the first day reserve tickets went on sale. On that day, the theater took 500 reservations. __________________________ America Responds: Moore rock ‘n’ rolls at benefit concert Rep. Dennis Moore rock ‘n’ rolled Wednesday with other member of Congress at a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. They performed in the concert at Hard Rock Cafe, Washington, D.C. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward Sept. 11 relief efforts. Concert organizers had hoped to raise $250,000 from the event. Moore sang and played guitar. Other members of the “Congressional All-Stars” included: Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., guitar; Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., guitar; John McHugh, R-N.Y., guitar; Butch Otter, R-Ind., guitar; Dave Weldon, R-Fla., guitar; David Phelps, D-Ill., vocals; Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., drums; Dennis Rehberg, R-Mont., drums; and David Wu, D-Ore., violin. __________________________ Accidents: Separate vehicle crashes send two to hospital Two men involved in separate vehicle accidents Wednesday were treated for injuries at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The first accident occurred about 1:15 p.m. on County Road 442 just east of East 1 Road near the Shawnee County line. A 39-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that ran off the road, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said. Life Flight air ambulance initially was called to the scene but was turned back. Officers are investigating the possibility that the driver suffered a medical problem that may be related to the accident, Tate said. The driver’s name was not released Wednesday pending notification of the family. The second accident occurred at 4:20 p.m. at 26th and Iowa streets. A 1998 Nissan Altima driven by Guillaume Doane, 19, Lawrence, was westbound on 26th Street when it pulled out and struck a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup that was northbound on Iowa Street, Lawrence Police Sgt. Paul Fellers said. The truck was driven by 22-year-old Jessica Matta of Lawrence, Fellers said. Matta was not injured. Doane was transported to LMH, where he was in good condition Wednesday night. Doane was cited for inattentive driving, Fellers said.
Ruth Marie Bratcher
November 15, 2001
Spare change?
November 15, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 15, 2001
Our Town Sports
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Letters
November 15, 2001
Horoscopes
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 15, 2001
   
Accidental victims
November 15, 2001
Daily ticker
November 15, 2001
On the record
November 15, 2001
Inconvenience warranted
November 15, 2001
Stick to the issue
November 15, 2001
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
November 15, 2001
Robert A. Schultz
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Movie Listings
November 15, 2001