Archive for Friday, September 21, 2001

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September 21, 2001
On the record
September 21, 2001
Local briefs
September 21, 2001
Johnson County: Independent study of Oz wins county’s go-ahead Johnson County officials on Thursday agreed to continue with an independent study of the proposed World of Oz theme park and development’s likelihood for success. The 60-day study is expected to begin within two weeks. Last month, the county commission threatened to withdraw support for the study if Oz Entertainment Co. failed to settle a long-standing debt with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Thursday, commissioners learned the dispute had been settled and cleared the way for the study of the venture in DeSoto. ________ Social Services: Officials not discouraged by foster care shortcomings Kansas welfare officials Thursday said they’re not discouraged by a recent report that found the state’s foster care system isn’t meeting federal government standards in five of seven audited categories. “The biggest encouragement is that there were no surprises,” said Joyce Allegrucci, head of children and family policy at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Many of the shortfalls cited in the report had been identified in earlier assessments, Allegrucci said. SRS will file a correction plan by Dec. 17, Allegrucci said. Plans call for HHS conducting a follow-up review in 2004. ________ Politics: Candidate urges Kansans to focus on recovery It’s time for Kansans to focus on economic recovery in the wake of last week’s tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. That was Kansas House Speaker Kent Glasscock’s message Thursday morning at the Jayhawk Rotary Breakfast at Hereford House. The Manhattan Republican is seeking his party’s nomination for governor in 2002. “While assessing the impact of events on Boeing and other Kansas businesses, it is clear that in order to meet the demands of the 21st century we need to establish a new vision for the Kansas economy,” Glasscock said. ________ Kansas University: Camp-out raises $29,500 for disaster relief funds A 52-hour camp-out by Kansas University’s student body president netted more than $29,500 for relief efforts on the East Coast. Justin Mills stayed in a six-person tent at Wescoe Beach beginning 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Other student leaders stayed with him during the time, soliciting donations from passers-by. He had originally planned to stay 48 hours but extended his stay a few hours after learning there would be a peace rally at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. His original goal was $25,000. The Student Senate office, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union, will continue to accept donations for several more days. The money will be split between the American Red Cross and the New York Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund. ________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.579 at several Lawrence locations. 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.
SLT support
September 21, 2001
Garden analogy
September 21, 2001
Phoenix shall rise
September 21, 2001
Life lessons
September 21, 2001
Athletes of the week
September 21, 2001
Charles E. Caffey
September 21, 2001
Ruttan services
September 21, 2001
Kenneth W. Masters
September 21, 2001
Weeks services
September 21, 2001
Peggy J. Peeler
September 21, 2001
Horscopes
September 21, 2001