Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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On the record
September 26, 2001
Planning commission
September 26, 2001
Walter L. Brown
September 26, 2001
Ousting tenant may require legal action
September 26, 2001
Horoscopes
September 26, 2001
Nathan Lee Hall
September 26, 2001
Tailgating Recipes
September 26, 2001
Local briefs
September 26, 2001
Commission works privately in short Tuesday session The Lawrence City Commission made quick work of its business Tuesday night. Only one item was on the commission’s regular agenda and that was conducted in executive session, out of the public’s view. Commissioners said the executive session was to discuss the possible acquisition of real estate, but gave no further details. State law allows public meetings to be closed to discuss property purchases. The commission spent 12 minutes in executive session. Afterward, Mayor Mike Rundle said staff had been given directions regarding the unnamed matter. __________________________ Criminal justice: Judge to consider inmate’s request for robbery retrial A Jefferson County judge has taken under advisement a request for a new trial by a man convicted of planning and assisting in the 1999 robbery and beating of an elderly Perry man. District Court Judge Gary Nafziger on Tuesday heard more testimony from Tim James, 39, the Lawrence man who in June was found guilty of aiding and abetting burglary, aiding and abetting aggravated kidnapping and aiding and abetting aggravated robbery. James’ son by marriage, Chris James, and Mike Manis are already serving 101-month prison sentences each for their involvement. Both testified that Tim James assisted them in the incident. But Tim James has maintained his innocence, saying that testimony from Chris James and Manis was coerced by law enforcement officers. Tim James also claims he was misrepresented by his previous attorney, John Kurth, an assistant Atchison County attorney. Nafziger did not set a date for making a decision on a new trial. __________________________ Achievement: Free State student scholars receive national recognition Two seniors at Free State High School are semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for black American high school students. Royal Elmore and Darion Pearson are among six Kansans and 1,500 U.S. students chosen from 110,000 applicants. The students will compete for 700 college scholarships worth a combined $2.5 million. National Merit Scholarship Corp. will announce scholarships winners in March and June. Selection of semifinalists was based on high school academic performance, endorsements of principals, SAT scores and participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities and educational goals. __________________________ Medicine: Doctoring, the old way Wellsville’s Dr. Ray Jones is 75 and still does things the old-fashioned way. A devout Christian who became interested in the profession while serving in the Navy, Jones has been practicing in the area since 1963. __________________________ Tradition: LHS readies for homecoming Anticipation will build this week at Lawrence High School to the crowning of the 2001 homecoming king and queen on Friday. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the LHS and Olathe South football game at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Queen candidates are Katie Stiles, Micaela Hill, Amanda Naff, Shira Flescher, Alexander Wickersham, Sarah Butler and Alisha Bonds. King candidates are Kerry Frick, Mike Morrell, Rob Scott, Brian Bondurant, Jeff Cravens, Stephen Vinson and Casey Rahmeier. LHS’ homecoming parade is 2:30 p.m. Friday. It starts at South Park and follows Massachusetts Street and 19th Street to the high school. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.499 at several Lawrence-area stations. 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 board.
Quotebook: On Michael Jordan
September 26, 2001
Diversity issue
September 26, 2001
Sense of humanity
September 26, 2001
Friends and neighbors
September 26, 2001
Stephen T. Archer
September 26, 2001
Charles William Snyder
September 26, 2001
Daily Ticker
September 26, 2001