Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Area organizations, groups cancel, plan events

September 12, 2001


There was varied Lawrence and area response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

Both DeSoto and Eudora canceled all school activities Tuesday night.

There was a prayer vigil Tuesday night at Eudora High School Auditorium.

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America canceled all events associated with its 75th anniversary celebration.

More than 500 people from across the country had been expected for events Thursday and Friday in Lawrence and the Kansas City area.

"It is not appropriate to host a celebratory event in the wake of today's tragedies, nor do we want to risk the safety of anyone who would have to travel," said Jeff Bollig, association spokesman.

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Kansas University's Religious Advisers association will have a gathering from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Danforth Chapel on campus. Candles will be lit to remember the victims. The group also will distribute white ribbons throughout the day.

The Ecumenical Christian Ministries' traditional noon forum on Sept. 19 will focus on Tuesday's terrorism. The forum will include several KU experts on terrorism, philosophy and international politics.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., will have its daily 7:30 a.m. Mass today for victims of the terrorist attacks and the nation.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St., will have a prayer service at noon today, led by the Rev. James Shaughnessy.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will have an evening prayer service with music at 7 p.m. today.

Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will have a prayer service for the victims of the terrorist attacks and the nation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., will have a prayer service from noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

A non-denominational prayer vigil is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Central United Methodist Church.

A Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission study session about access management practices today for area roadways has been canceled.

Planning staff members canceled the event after the main speaker for the session could not fly into the Lawrence area due to Tuesday's shutdown of the aviation system.

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