Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2001

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October 18, 2001
Our Town
October 18, 2001
Mary Jane Myers
October 18, 2001
Daily ticker
October 18, 2001
Local briefs
October 18, 2001
Cigarette believed responsible for building’s fire, smoke damage A burning cigarette in the ashtray of a pickup truck is blamed for a fire early Wednesday that damaged a one-story metal building containing two east Lawrence businesses. About 3:15 a.m. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded to a fire alarm at 808 Lynn St., home to E. B. Builders Supply and Harris Painting Inc., fire officials said. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and had to force their way inside through a door to extinguish the fire, the report said. The fire was controlled in about 20 minutes. No one was injured, and no one was in the building at the time. The ashtray with the burning cigarette is thought to have fallen onto the truck cab’s floor, Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. Damage to the building was estimated at $75,000, most of it caused by smoke, Bradford said. Harold Harris, owner of both the building and Harris Painting, said the truck belonged to him and was parked inside in the middle of the building. His business, however, was open Wednesday. E.B. Builders, however, was closed for cleanup after the fire, owner Rick Ezell said. The company is named after Ezell and Robert Bryan, a former owner who died several years ago. __________________________ KU fall break begins; some buildings open Kansas University students begin fall break today. Although students are off today and Friday, most university offices and buildings will remain open as usual. KU’s museums, unions and Robinson Center will remain open. Residence halls also are open, but dining centers will serve only brunch and dinner. KU library hours will change on the Lawrence campus. Schedules are as follows: Anschutz Library will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the law library in Green Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Art and Architecture Library at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Spahr Engineering Library will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library in Murphy Hall will close at 5 p.m. today and Friday; the Watson Library closes at 5 p.m. today and Friday. All Lawrence campus libraries will be closed Saturday. Library hours at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park will remain the same. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, and from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Parking services will enforce faculty and staff parking lots, but student lots including yellow and residence hall permits will be open to anyone. __________________________ American Legion encourages flag education, family aid American Legion members have a responsibility to educate Americans about proper flag etiquette and to make sure military personnel and their families are taken care of as the country’s war against terrorism continues. That was part of Legion National Commander Ric Santos’ message when he spoke Wednesday evening to about a dozen members of Lawrence’s Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14. Santos is touring the state this week to meet Legion members. He said the Legion was urging public and private employers to pay military personnel called to duty the difference between their military and normal pay. The Legion’s “Family Support Network” has been reinstated as well, he said. Military families in need because their major breadwinner has been called to service can call 1 (800) 504-4098 for help. With patriotism as high as its been since World War II, Santos said, Legion posts should try to do flag education programs at elementary schools and organize flag-disposal ceremonies. __________________________ KU Edwards campus host to terrorism forum series A series of community forums on the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been scheduled at the Kansas University Edwards Campus in Overland Park. All of the forums are from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays during October and November in Room 210 at the Edwards Campus. Scheduled events: Margaret Rausch, assistant professor of religious studies, “Islam: Its History and Present Day Questions,” Saturday. Philip Schrodt, professor of political science, “Political and Military Implications of Sept. 11,” Oct. 27. Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics, “The Economic Implications of Sept. 11,” Nov. 3. Gary Bachman, assistant professor of family medicine at the School of Medicine, “The Psychological Repercussions of Sept. 11 on Adults and Children,” Nov. 10.
THE MAG: Parting shot
October 18, 2001
Bigger picture
October 18, 2001
Campaign success
October 18, 2001
Family’ response
October 18, 2001
Ann Hopkins
October 18, 2001
Lorraine M. Duncan
October 18, 2001
Nicholas Reid Bowen
October 18, 2001
Robert Angus Cornwell
October 18, 2001
On the record
October 18, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Top Movies
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Movie Listings
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Top Music
October 18, 2001
THE MAG: Calendar
October 18, 2001