Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2001

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City Softball Standings
October 3, 2001
Horoscopes
October 3, 2001
To three-time divorceThis one is no gem
October 3, 2001
Flag respect
October 3, 2001
Ethical code
October 3, 2001
Free State neighbor
October 3, 2001
Charitable energy
October 3, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
October 3, 2001
Daily Ticker
October 3, 2001
Robert L. Schenewerk
October 3, 2001
Dorothy Hattie Kester
October 3, 2001
Lester H. Branham
October 3, 2001
On the record
October 3, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 3, 2001
Chicken recipes
October 3, 2001
Local Briefs
October 3, 2001
Government: Commission gets earful on city noise ordinance Arthur Schmidt sounded off on sound Tuesday night at an abbreviated meeting of the Lawrence City Commission. Schmidt, who lives in the 2500 block of Harper, told commissioners he was constantly bothered at home by passing vehicles with loud stereos. He asked the commission to ban the stereos. “I’m sick and tired of it,” Schmidt said. “I’m going to harp on it until we get something done.” Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said a 2-year-old city ordinance passed at Schmidt’s behest fines drivers $50 for playing stereos so loud they can be heard more than 50 feet away. A more restrictive ordinance might be difficult to enforce, Corliss said. “There’s limitations to the laws we can adopt,” Corliss said. He said he would notify the police of problems in Schmidt’s neighborhood. __________________________________ Literature: Public reading of ‘Moby Dick’ scheduled today at KU A whale of an event is scheduled to begin today at Kansas University. Starting at 8 a.m., 70 KU professors, students and others from the community will begin a 24-hour marathon reading of “Moby Dick” at Wescoe Beach. The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s novel that follows Captain Ahab’s obsession with the great white whale that took his leg. The reading will conclude at 8 a.m. Thursday. It was organized by Elizabeth Schultz, KU professor emeritus of English. She organized a similar reading in 1991 to mark the 100-year anniversary of Melville’s death. __________________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.259 at several gasoline stations in Lawrence. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/ gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board. __________________________________ County: Judge attends informative conference Douglas County District Court Chief Judge Mike Malone last month attended a conference in New Orleans designed to study more effective ways for judges to conduct bench trials. The conference was called “Judge as Fact Finder and Decision Maker” and was held Sept. 8-13. Malone attended with the support of a scholarship awarded by the State Justice Institute (SJI). SJI is a non-profit organization established by federal law to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts and improve coordination between state and federal courts. __________________________________ Gas: Workers break line A two-inch natural gas line was ruptured Tuesday morning by construction workers in the area of Riverridge Road and Iowa Street, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical said. Firefighters were called to the area about 10:45 a.m. to stand by while the break was fixed, Battalion Chief Dan Marrow said. Students at nearby Riverside School, 601 N. Iowa, evacuated the building when the break occurred, but returned to class a few minutes when it was determined that there was no danger, Marrow said.