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Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2001

Lawrence briefs

September 2, 2001

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Youths speak out against smoking, drugs

The Jefferson County Youth Against Drugs and Alcohol organization is spreading its message at eight upcoming assemblies in the six county school districts.

The presentations will feature Don Young of St. Charles, Mo., an ex-smoker who underwent operations for throat cancer in which his larynx was removed, after smoking for 34 years. His presentation involves graphic slides and a personal account about tobacco use.

Perry-Lecompton Middle School will play host to the first assembly at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10.

Driver involved in rollover

A woman was rushed by air ambulance late Saturday night to Kansas University Medical Center after sliding off the shoulder of U.S. Highway 40 into a telephone pole.

She was traveling eastbound near the Lecompton turnoff when her white Toyota Corolla dropped several feet off the highway. The car slipped and rolled about 200 yards, hitting a telephone pole and causing the pole to move about 8 inches at its base, Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Craig Phillips said.

She was taken by Life Star air ambulance to KU Med, Kansas City, Kan., Phillips said. The woman's name and condition were not available early today.

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