Archive for Saturday, November 17, 2001

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KU Roster
November 17, 2001
Anniversary
November 17, 2001
Horoscopes
November 17, 2001
Local briefs
November 17, 2001
Kansas University: Teaching assistants council protests KU contract talks Members of Kansas University’s Graduate Teaching Assistants Council, including psychology GTA Michael Schmitt, left, picketed Friday outside Strong Hall. GTAC members said they were hoping to draw attention to their contract negotiations with the university, which began in September 2000. KU has offered a base salary of $7,000 for first-year instructors, half of the amount GTAC has requested. GTAC members took turns five at a time handing out fliers to passersby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Undergraduate students also organized a rally in support of the teaching assistants from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. __________________________ Jurisprudence: Supreme Court justice speaks to KU audience Kansas University students peppered Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with questions about student fees, restrictions on adult-oriented stores and more Friday. In his second and final day of appearances at KU, Scalia drew more than 300 people to Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. He indicated the student fee and adult store issues probably weren’t constitutional matters. He urged students to revere the U.S. Constitution and to read the Federalist Papers that explained its origins. “I want you to have the kind of veneration of the Constitution that Americans have traditionally had,” Scalia said. “We were not Americans until we had a Constitution. That’s what made us a country.” Scalia, 65, has been on the court since 1986. He is often considered one of the most conservative of the justices and is known for sharply worded opinions. __________________________ Fund Raising: Contributions coming in to United Way coffers Money continues to come in for the 2002 fund drive of the United Way of Douglas County. On Friday afternoon, the local agency had collected $925,125, said Jo Bryant, United Way’s executive director. The goal is to raise $1.462 million, a 3 percent increase over proceeds from the 2001 campaign. Although the active campaign concluded Friday, Bryant said the agency will continue to make follow-up calls to area businesses until January, when the campaign total will be announced. “We believe if people respond to our follow-up efforts, we’ll be able to reach our goal,” she said. __________________________ One killed in plane crash Spearville One person was killed Friday night when a single-engine plane crashed into a stubble field about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Spearville, the Ford County Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff Dean Bush said little was known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding the crash. He said the wreckage was scattered “over a pretty good area.” The sheriff said the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration office in Wichita had been notified of the crash. He expected FAA officials to arrive at the scene sometime today. The crash was reported about 7 p.m. The site is about 15 miles east of the Dodge City airport. __________________________ Residents learn more about election process Douglas County residents learned more about the election process at a forum Thursday night. Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk, was guest speaker at the forum, held at the Douglas County Courthouse. She explained election basics, such as how many ways voters can register, the difference between wards and precincts, how polling sites are set up, what happens on election night and how errors are spotted and corrected. Jaimes said a lot of high school students attended the forum, which was sponsored by the Lawrence/Douglas County League of Women Voters.
Club news
November 17, 2001
Around and about
November 17, 2001
Gwendolyn Binns
November 17, 2001
Prepare pet for baby, too
November 17, 2001
By Amy Tramill
Friends and neighbors
November 17, 2001
Column offends
November 17, 2001
On the record
November 17, 2001
Daily ticker
November 17, 2001
Engagements
November 17, 2001
Evelyn Pearson
November 17, 2001
Howard Hood
November 17, 2001
ISU Roster
November 17, 2001
Military news
November 17, 2001
Weddings
November 17, 2001
ISU Roster
November 17, 2001