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Archive for Monday, October 29, 2001

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October 29, 2001

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Fatality: Missouri resident killed in one-vehicle accident

A one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 24 killed one man.

Joseph M. Carleton, 25, of Gladstone, Mo., was westbound on Highway 24 when he failed to make a curve in the road, lost control of his 2001 Ford sedan, went into a corn field and rolled an unknown amount of times, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred at 2:58 p.m. in Jefferson County, about 1 mile north of the Douglas County line. Carleton was wearing a seat belt.

He was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, where he was pronounced dead.

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Charity: Lions trick-or-treat for glasses donations

The Lawrence River City Lions are collecting used eyeglasses as part of Lions Clubs International's "Sight Night." Groups wishing to assist the Lions club by trick-or-treating for used eyeglasses are asked to call 550-6060 to pick up collection bags and register as "Sight Night Ghouls."

Eyeglasses collected on "Sight Night," which is Halloween, will be cleaned, repaired, classified by prescription and hand-delivered to people in developing countries by Lions Clubs and affiliated organizations. Collection boxes are also available at Lawrence Public Library, Wal-Mart and Kansas Audio-Reader Network.

For more information on Sight Night, Lions Club or eyeglass collection, call Lori Miller at 864-4625.

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