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October 12, 2001

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High school marching bands win honors at invitational

Free State High School's marching band was named grand champion of the Blue Springs, Mo., invitational.

More than 20 high school marching bands from Missouri and Kansas, including Lawrence High School, participated in the Oct. 6 festival.

Free State earned first place in the field show category of Division 4A, outstanding musical performance and outstanding marching performance.

LHS won the award for first place field show in the 5A division.

Members of both high school marching bands will perform together at the Lawrence-Free State football game Oct. 19 at Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus.

ECM will sponsor tour of Baker Wetlands Saturday

Ecumenical Christian Ministries will sponsor a tour of the Baker Wetlands Saturday morning.

The event, "Wetlands Immersion: Field Trip and Reflection on Ecojustice," begins at 6:30 a.m. at ECM, 1204 Oread Ave.

Four KU graduate students will lead the tour, which includes discussion of the wetlands' history, ecosystem and possible effects from the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway.

Coffee, tea and doughnuts will be served at the ECM building before the tour. Pancakes will be served following the tour, around 11 a.m.

Contact Thad Holcombe at 843-4933.

Three indicted by Grand Jury for robbing Topeka gun shop

Three people were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Topeka for robbing a Winchester gun shop, the Kansas U.S. Attorney's office said.

Jeffrey M. McIntosh, 27; Melody Potter, 34; and Roy E. Roberts, 27, all from North Kansas City, Mo., were indicted on one count of robbery.

The three allegedly robbed Winchester Gun and Rock Shop on Sept. 18. They are accused of striking a store employee with a club and demanding guns and ammunition, the indictment said.

If convicted, each faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison without parole.

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