Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2001

Local briefs

October 7, 2001


Library predicts book sale will exceed previous profits

Organizers of a book sale to benefit the Lawrence Public Library say they'll make more money this year than in years past.

The annual Friends of the Library book sales one in the spring and one in the fall usually generate about $75,000, said Earl Schweppe, Friends board member. Steady business since the fall sale began Thursday leads organizers to believe they'll break sales records.

Every cent of the money earned from selling books donated by community members goes to the library for new books, music, computers and other necessities, said Marian Wilbur, Friends member.

A constant stream of customers Saturday browsed the selection of books, music and maps, including Jean Palmateer, above left and her daughter Beth Clover.

All items will be half-price today. Monday evening, a grocery bag of books will sell for $5, and Thursday evening, customers can get a bag of books for $3.

Leadership: Journal-World editor to lead Associated Press group

Emporia Richard Brack, managing editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, has been elected chairman of the Kansas Associated Press Managing Editors association for 2001-2002.

He succeeded John Lechliter, executive editor of The Emporia Gazette, whose term ended Saturday during the group's annual convention. The Kansas APME represents about 45 Kansas newspapers that are members of the worldwide news cooperative.

Sherry Chisenhall, managing editor of The Wichita Eagle, was elected vice chairman.

Brack joined the Journal-World as business editor in 1997 after working seven years at The Des Moines Register. He became managing editor in 1999. He is a Great Bend native and graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at Kansas University, where he was editor of the University Daily Kansan.

Culture: Lawrence museums receive general operating grants

Washington Two Lawrence museums have received grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University received a grant of $112,500. KU's Museum of Anthropology received a grant of $60,716.

The grants are for general operating support, which means the museums are free to determine where the money can best be spent to improve their overall service.

Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.239 at Conoco, West Sixth Street and Crestline Drive.

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 to join our Pump Patrol message board.

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