Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2001

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Any seat he wants
November 18, 2001
Bookstore
November 18, 2001
Business briefs
November 18, 2001
Local briefs
November 18, 2001
HOPE Award presented at KU-Iowa State game Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway presented Craig Martin, Kansas University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, with the Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator award at Saturday’s football game against Iowa State. __________________________ Awards: KU professor wins award for American Indian leadership Cornel Pewewardy, assistant professor of education, has been named the second recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award for American Indian leadership at Kansas University. The award honors recipients for national leadership for American Indian people. Graduate students in KU’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program select recipients annually. Pewewardy also serves as an adjunct instructor for Haskell Indian Nations University’s American Indian Studies program. __________________________ Protests: Kansans join demonstration against School of Americas This weekend, about 10 Kansas University students and two Lawrence residents joined thousands of people to protest the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. The SOA is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers and was renamed last January as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Erin Harrington, 21, a KU junior from Frankfort, said this year would be her third trip to protest the school and take part in the vigil. __________________________ Habitat for Humanity Event to raise housing funds The Third Annual Habitat for Humanity Cabaret will be 2 p.m. today at West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road. The event will feature music by Don Mueller and his seven-piece singing group, ATTUNE, and music from the 1930s and ‘40s performed by Clyde Bysom and the Jazzhaus Big Band. Tickets priced at $10 are available at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity office, 412 E. Ninth St., or at the door. Last year’s event raised nearly $6,000. Proceeds will be used to build Habitat housing in Douglas County. __________________________ Anthrax scares: Business is normal for KC post office Business returned to normal Friday at the postal facility closed for two weeks because anthrax was discovered there. The center is located in the Hunt Midwest underground office complex near Worlds of Fun. About 250 people were advised to take antibiotics as a precaution after the anthrax was discovered, but no one became ill. Two environmental samples taken from a trash can tested positive for anthrax. The trash contained discarded envelopes from a Washington postal facility that was contaminated with anthrax. __________________________ Low interest rates drain state treasury Low interest rates, a boon to home and car buyers, have meant a big drain on the state treasury, officials said. The state will earn about $37 million during the current fiscal year on investments of state general funds. That’s less than half the $80 million it earned in the last fiscal year, said Derl Treff, director of investments for the state Pooled Money Investment Board. The earnings dive and lower-than-expected tax collections, has put the state budget in a $113 million hole. The Pooled Money Investment Board invests in Treasury bills, highly rated securities and certificates of deposits. In the last fiscal year, the state earned 5.96 percent on general fund investments, according to the Kansas Legislative Research Department. The average rate of return forecast for the current fiscal year is 2.53 percent.
Under God’
November 18, 2001
On the record
November 18, 2001
Rheta Pestinger
November 18, 2001
Campanile history
November 18, 2001
Living wage
November 18, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 18, 2001
Del Fambrough
November 18, 2001
Richard Plamann
November 18, 2001
Notebook
November 18, 2001
Pledge applause
November 18, 2001