Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

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Daily ticker
November 21, 2001
Gerald D. Botkin
November 21, 2001
Marvel M. Norris
November 21, 2001
Tiahrt optimistic about hostage release
November 21, 2001
Vigilante traffic calming
November 21, 2001
I pledge allegiance …’
November 21, 2001
Taxpayers: Speak up!
November 21, 2001
On the record
November 21, 2001
Seattle’s Suzuki named MVP
Mariners rookie receives American League honorMariners rookie receives American League honor
November 21, 2001
Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki won his fourth Most Valuable Player Award, just like Barry Bonds. Only the first three came in Japan.
Style does not have to be sacrificed with winter boots
November 21, 2001
World briefs
November 21, 2001
Rangers roll over Roy, Avs
November 21, 2001
Local briefs
November 21, 2001
Bell-ringers collecting donations for fund-raiser The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle” fund-raiser officially begins Friday, but bell-ringers are already on the street accepting donations. The church’s goal is to raise $150,000 by Christmas, to fund the costs of providing a seasonal homeless shelter, food programs and youth basketball activities. Bell-ringers are stationed at 18 sites throughout Lawrence. The official kickoff is 11 a.m. Friday at Firstar Bank, Ninth and Massachusetts streets. __________________________ Charity: Salvation Army requests 50 washable blankets The Salvation Army needs blankets to warm the homeless persons who stay at its overnight shelter. Capt. Carolyn Schuetz said the shelter is housing more people than ever more than 40 nightly, compared to 27 nightly last winter. That’s put a strain on the blanket supply. “We’ve given away lots of blankets this year,” she said. “I gave out many blankets before it was cold, and now it’s cold.” Schuetz said 50 washable blankets are needed. To contribute, call The Salvation Army at 843-4188 or take the blankets to the shelter at 946 N.H. __________________________ Transportation: Transit offers free bus rides on Saturdays until Dec. 22 The Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides on all T routes on Saturdays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 22. All buses, except Route 5, stop downtown at Ninth and Massachusetts streets. T routes pass by area grocery stores, major shopping areas, medical centers, both universities and high schools, many recreational facilities and principal employment areas. Saturday hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For bus maps and schedules, phone 312-7054 or check the T’s Web site, www.lawrenceks.org/tran/guide/ __________________________ Leavenworth County: Authorities investigate body discovered near Tonganoxie Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the discovery of a body Monday northwest of Tonganoxie. The Sheriff’s Office is saying little about the discovery. No specific street or other location was released other than it was in a wooded area off of Kansas Highway 16. An autopsy was to be conducted Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The body was described only as a white male. No identification or cause of death had been determined. An officer investigating an unrelated call discovered the body about 6:30 p.m. Monday, the spokesman said. __________________________ Christmas lights: Ceremony on Friday will light up Ottawa Ottawa Mayor Gene Ramsey Friday will follow a tradition of his predecessors. Ramsey will take part in the Christmas Downtown Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Haley Park. The Mayor’s Christmas tree and the downtown lights will be turned on at 7 p.m.