Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2001

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November 28, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 28, 2001
Dale Parker
November 28, 2001
Local briefs
November 28, 2001
Lawrence resident will be Independence Inc.’s director Robert LeGresley has a background in business as well as in non-profit agencies. He’ll now get to apply both experiences as executive director of Independence Inc. The company provides assistance and education to physically and mentally disabled people so they can live independently and serves clients in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. __________________________ Philanthropy: KU Endowment to announce gift to School of Business Kansas University Endowment Association officials plan to announce a major gift to KU on Thursday. The gift, the largest ever from the Topeka-based Capitol Federal Foundation, will go to the School of Business. An Endowment Association spokesman declined to say how much the gift was until the announcement, which will be at 6:15 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. The contribution is part of KU First: Invest in Excellence, the three-year capital campaign that aims to raise $500 million for the university. It is the largest fund-raising drive in KU history. __________________________ Government: Senator blocking Kansan’s path to administration post Washington The nomination of Kansan Steve Williams to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remained in limbo Tuesday, despite concessions the Bush administration made to a senator blocking Williams’ path. Williams, currently Kansas secretary of Wildlife and Parks, is in limbo because of a procedural “hold,” a Senate tactic that can stall any nomination or legislation. He is President Bush’s choice to direct the Fish and Wildlife Service, a conservation bureau within the Interior Department that has 7,500 employees nationwide. Democratic senators have been using Williams’ appointment as a bargaining chip in disputes with the Republican administration. Williams has no involvement in the controversies, said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. “It’s just sort of I don’t want to call it ‘hold’ blackmail, but that’s what it is,” Roberts said. __________________________ Community: Percent for Art model on display for comments The art selection committee for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Percent for Art Project has placed the finalist art model for the children’s wing of Lawrence Memorial Hospital on display. The project by artist Stephen T. Johnson will be on display today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and Thursday through Monday at the hospital, 325 Maine. The project includes 12 original paintings from Johnson’s children’s books and 15 interactive robot parts based on his “My Little Blue Robot” book. The displays provide opportunities for the public to comment on the selection. After the displays are over, the committee will forward the recommendation along with the public comments to the Lawrence Arts Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting. Once accepted, the recommendation will be placed on the agenda for the Lawrence City Commission’s Dec. 18 meeting. __________________________ Prison overcrowding: Kansas to transfer inmates to private jail in Colorado Up to 100 Kansas inmates will be sent to a private prison in Colorado because of crowding problems in the state prison system, officials announced Tuesday. The transfer of inmates to the Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, Colo., represents the first time Kansas has had to send prisoners to another state. While the number of inmates in the Kansas prison system is down from last year, the number of medium-security inmates is above capacity. The contract for the private prison space calls for a maximum expenditure of $800,000, most of which is from federal funds that can only be used for contracts with private agencies, Secretary of Corrections Charles Simmons said. The transfer of inmates is a temporary measure until the construction of a new cellhouse next spring at Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Simmons said.
Horoscopes
November 28, 2001
Eava J. Berry
November 28, 2001
C.A.“Joe” Doolittle
November 28, 2001
Unfair wages
November 28, 2001
On the record
November 28, 2001
Daily ticker
November 28, 2001
G. Ruth Warner
November 28, 2001
Maple M. Allison
November 28, 2001