Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2001

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September 6, 2001


Dog bite: Pit bull attacks police officer

A Lawrence Police officer was searching a home early Wednesday when he ran into the wrong end of a pit bull.

Officer Damon Thomas was bitten twice by the dog and was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for wounds to his right thigh and right arm above the elbow, said Sgt. Mike Pattrick.

About 2 a.m., Thomas and other officers entered the home in the 300 block of Funston Street. Police wouldn't say what the officers were looking for or what they found besides the attacking dog.

The dog attacked Thomas after the officer entered a room in the house. Thomas used pepper spray to ward off the animal, and Animal Control officers were summoned. They took the dog to the Lawrence Humane Society, where it will be kept for observation for at least 10 days, Pattrick said.

Education: KU Med Center physician receives Kemper Award

A physician at the Kansas University Medical Center is the latest faculty member to receive a $5,000 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., a physician in family medicine and internal medicine and associate director for medical education in KU's Center on Aging, was honored Wednesday. KU administrators surprise faculty members in their classes with the prizes.

Swagerty's fellowship is the 19th of 20 given this year. Another faculty member at the Med Center will receive a check later this month.

The fellowships are sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the KU Endowment Association.

Events: Secretary of agriculture to visit Kansas State Fair

Topeka Farmers will get an opportunity this weekend to question U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman about the next version of the Farm Bill and the prospect for expanded markets for Kansas crops.

Veneman will be attending the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson along with Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Jerry Moran, both R-Kan. The three will participate in the Farm Bureau leadership breakfast Saturday morning and visit the fairgrounds. Later they will participate in a live radio show discussing agriculture issues.

Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 per gallon at Citgo, 2005 W. Ninth St.

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 to join our Pump Patrol message board.

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