Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2001

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Daily ticker
October 4, 2001
On the record
October 4, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Toning it down
Annual Emmys ceremony will revamp festivities to reflect the national mood
October 4, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Walter Cronkite is opening the Emmy Awards this Sunday night.
THE MAG: Top Music
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Movie Listings
October 4, 2001
Horoscopes
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Parting shot
October 4, 2001
Tragic parallel
October 4, 2001
Time for unity
October 4, 2001
The big picture
October 4, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 4, 2001
THE MAG: Top Movies
October 4, 2001
Dorothy Schindler
October 4, 2001
Local briefs
October 4, 2001
Community: LHS alumni to restore school’s sign as gift In a sign of the times, the Class of 1982 at Lawrence High School will finance renovation of the Chesty Lion sign it donated two decades ago. Lawrence Wu, the 1982 class president and vice president at National Economic Research Associates in White Plains, N.Y., said the sign on 19th Street will be repaired in conjunction with the 20-year reunion of the class. “We want to show LHS and the city of Lawrence that we continue to have a great deal of pride in our school and town,” Wu said. Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems of Lawrence will dismantle the sign to treat the wood and replace the lettering. “We should have it back up in a month,” said Bob Treanor of Luminous Neon. __________________________________ Research: KU scientists seek help tracking West Nile Virus Scientists at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center are looking for assistance in tracking the West Nile Virus in Kansas. The virus can cause serious illness in humans and has caused several deaths since it was first detected in the United States two years ago. It is transmitted to humans and horses by infected mosquitoes. The mosquitoes acquire the virus from infected birds, which sometimes die. The virus has been documented as far west as Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Iowa. The KU scientists are asking the public to report dead birds to them by calling (785) 864-3926 or online www.nhm.ku.edu/birds. They will collect dead birds found in good condition and send them to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. __________________________________ County code: Board rejects amendment to propane regulations The Douglas County Building Codes Appeal Board on Wednesday rejected a request by a representative of an area propane business to amend regulations regarding the placement of propane furnaces in homes. Mark Andersen, an attorney for Heetco Inc., asked the board to change building codes to allow propane furnaces and hot-water heaters to be installed in basements and crawl spaces of new homes. On a 3-2 vote, the board denied the request. Members said they were concerned that propane, which sinks when it is released into the air, could become trapped in a basement or crawl space and become an explosion hazard. The regulations allow for basement and crawl space installations if a proper venting system is installed, but Andersen argued such a system could increase the construction cost of a home by at least $1,000. The county commission will debate the issue at its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the courthouse, 1100 Mass. __________________________________ 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.