Archive for Tuesday, October 23, 2001

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October 23, 2001
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October 23, 2001
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October 23, 2001
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October 23, 2001
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October 23, 2001
Sarah Belle Humble
October 23, 2001
Perry H. Van Osdol
October 23, 2001
Peggy Maxine Fisher
October 23, 2001
Soccer Playoffs
October 23, 2001
Friends and neighbors
October 23, 2001
Local briefs
October 23, 2001
Mosaic on bank of Kaw to be dedicated next week A rock mosaic celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. The mosaic, “Wildflower Still Life,” was created by Lawrence artist Stan Herd and Douglas County community members. The mosaic is on the north bank of the Kansas River, across from City Hall. __________________________ Investigation: Sheriff’s Office continues gathering shooting evidence Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Oct. 14 shooting of a Baldwin man. “I expect to have the reports completed and down to the district attorney by week’s end, if not sooner,” Sheriff Rick Trapp said Monday of the shooting of a 31-year-old man in the 1200 block of Bison Court, Baldwin. A 34-year-old Baldwin man was arrested but later released pending completion of the investigation. Sheriff’s deputies are handling the investigation at the request of Baldwin Police. The victim has since been released from the hospital. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney said she had nothing to say about the case other than that she is awaiting the sheriff’s reports. Kenney was criticized late last week by Baldwin Mayor Ken Hayes, upset because Kenney didn’t immediately file charges, if just to keep the suspect jailed, while the investigation continued. __________________________ C-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n: Spelling bee to benefit Newspapers in Education The eighth annual Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee is at 7 p.m. today in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. Teams of three people representing 11 different companies will compete, with all proceeds going to the Newspapers in Education program. The newspapers are used by teachers to supplement their normal textbooks, said Joe Lewis, circulation manager at the Journal-World. “One team entry allows us to give 30 newspapers to two classrooms once a week for the entire school year,” he said. The public is invited to attend the event, and refreshments will be served. __________________________ Recreation: Winter weather preparations under way at city parks Old Man Winter is putting city employees to work this week. City parks staff are preparing for winter by turning off park drinking fountains and closing park rest rooms. These activities will be completed by Oct. 30. “For late fall we have had some great weather to get out and enjoy the parks. However, we have to winterize on our normal schedule so that we don’t experience a freeze that would damage pipes and fixtures,” said Mark Hecker, facilities maintenance supervisor for Lawrence Parks and Recreation. The last weekend in October marks the end of shelter reservations for 2001. Shelter and gazebo reservations for 2002 will begin on Jan. 2 for reservations taking place April 15 through Oct. 30. __________________________ Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.079 per gallon at Citgo, West 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.