Archive for Friday, October 12, 2001

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Ransley McNulty
October 12, 2001
Local briefs
October 12, 2001
Event to draw attention to ‘free trade’ coffee The Lawrence Fair Trade Coffee Commission is sponsoring a “coffee shop crawl” Saturday to encourage owners to serve Free Trade Coffee. The commission, a division of the KU Green Party, advocates the sale of coffee that is purchased directly from democratically organized cooperatives that guarantee farmers a price of $1.26 a pound or 5 cents above market value, if that figure exceeds the floor price. Some coffee growers sell their coffee beans to middlemen who don’t provide such prices. The crawl begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at La Prima Tazza, 638 Mass. Other locations are 10:30 a.m. at Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St.; 11 a.m. at Cafe Nova, 745 N.H.; 11:30 a.m. at Java Dive, 10 E. Ninth St.; noon at Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.; 12:30 p.m. at Milton’s Coffee and Wine, 920 Mass.; and 1 p.m. at Aimee’s, 1027 Mass. ________ Public service: Audio-Reader to mark network’s 30th anniversary A picnic and proclamation will mark the 30th anniversary of the Kansas University Audio-Reader Network. Volunteers, staff and their families from the program’s 30 years can attend a picnic from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Audio-Reader grounds, 1120 W. 11th St. Eleanor Symons, the program’s first volunteer, will be honored for 30 years of volunteer service. Audio-Reader provides live and recorded broadcasts of books, magazines, newspapers and other printed material for the blind and others who can’t read. It also offers a telephone reader dial-up newspaper information system, audio descriptions of area theater performances, special request cassette recording and a sensory garden. ________ Community: Haskell, Bert Nash seek to promote cultural bridge Haskell Indian Nations University and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center signed a proclamation Thursday, agreeing to promote better understanding between Lawrence and the American Indian community. The proclamation is keeping with goals of “Building a Better Community,” a recent Bert Nash-sponsored summit. Representatives of both organizations signed the proclamation at the start of the Haskell Board of Regents meeting. The regents meet again today. ________ Philanthropy: Firefighters to ‘Shoot Down Muscular Dystrophy’ Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical will sponsor the “Shoot Down Muscular Dystrophy” clay pigeon shoot Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Hills Gun Club. The event will benefit Muscular Dystrophy Assn. The funds raised through the event will assist more than 800 local children and adults with neuromuscular disease by providing an MDA Clinic at the Kansas University Medical Center, assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, and an annual summer camp program for youths ages 6 to 21. Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. both days. For more information, contact Fire Chief Joe Mehl at 842-8227 or MDA Program Coordinator Marietta Marshall at (913) 859-0632. ________ Gasoline: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.199 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2001
Recall effort launched against Olathe senator
October 12, 2001
By Theresa Freed
Trafficway folly
October 12, 2001
Trust the voters
October 12, 2001
Perfect symbol
October 12, 2001
Enemy within?
October 12, 2001
City athlete of the week
October 12, 2001
Area athletes of the week
October 12, 2001
On the record
October 12, 2001
Carl B. Bliesner
October 12, 2001
Clara Christine Gregory
October 12, 2001
Bessie Mae Schwanke
October 12, 2001
Thomas L. Oatney
October 12, 2001
Jacob York Waters
October 12, 2001
No need for panic, health expert says
Bioterrorism worries ‘not something we should lose sleep over,’ KDHE epidemiologist tells county board
October 12, 2001
By Mike Belt Anthrax. Bioterror. Both have many Kansans wondering and fretting.
Military boasts varied arsenal
October 12, 2001
Pick a target, and the military has something to blow it up.
Support from France
October 12, 2001