Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2001

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Clayton Arment
September 12, 2001
Rachelle D. Conrad
September 12, 2001
Charles Rossel Higley
September 12, 2001
Local briefs
September 12, 2001
Crime: House fire extinguished A woman and child were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a fire early Tuesday morning at 1637 Kenwood Drive. The fire started in the kitchen and may have been caused by something burning on a stove, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials said. Firefighters were called about 12:40 a.m. The woman was Paula Coble, 32, Fire & Medical said. A man and a 3-year-old girl were also in the house. Coble and the other girl were taken to the hospital, treated and released, Battalion Chief Bill Stark said. The name of the girl and the man were not released. The fire was out by 1:10 a.m., firefighters said. A 1999 Ford sedan near the house was damaged by the fire. Total damage to the house and car was listed at $65,000. The property is owned by Kaw Valley Management, Fire & Medical said. __________________________ Accident: Baker University dorm fire possibly started by candle Candles burning inside a Baker University residence hall sparked a fire Tuesday evening that forced the evacuation of nearly 200 residents, a university official said. The fire, which broke out between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., was contained to a single room at Gessner Hall, spokesman John Fuller said. A hall resident fell asleep in his room with candles burning, Fuller said. The candles burned down and caught a mattress on fire. The resident and another Baker student managed to put out the flames, which caused less than $500 damage, Fuller said. One student suffered minor burns and was treated at an area hospital and released; the other student was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. “We don’t allow students to burn candles in their residence hall rooms,” Fuller said. “This is a good reason why.” __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.619 at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth and Kwik Shop, 845 Miss. 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.
Ross services
September 12, 2001
Medary L. Christie
September 12, 2001
Defend freedom
September 12, 2001
Andrew R. Coulter
September 12, 2001
On the record
September 12, 2001