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Mildred Newton
September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
Lawrence family photo chosen for NY display A Lawrence man’s picture will appear Sunday on a larger-than-life video screen in Times Square in New York City. The photo of Danny Kieffer, who has Down syndrome, was selected from more than 1,000 entries in a National Down Syndrome Society call for photos. It will appear with about 200 other photos in a video production to be shown on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic. The video kicks off National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Mary Ann Kieffer, Danny Kieffer’s mother, submitted the photo of her 27-year-old son and his 4-year-old nephew, Matthew Dean, sitting together in an oversized chair in the family’s living room. Mary Ann Kieffer said her son’s appearance in the video has given him some satisfaction that he’s doing what he can to help victims and rescue workers involved in the terrorist attacks. “I said, ‘Now you and Matt can be the little angels that are looking down on them,’” Mary Ann Kieffer said. “‘You’ll give them hope.’” __________________________ Show of support: Residents send posters to New York City mayor Nearly 30 poster boards with a total of more than 10,000 signatures were shipped Wednesday to the mayor of New York City. Clint Bradley, the local bank employee who helped organize the effort, said the giant cards send a message to New Yorkers that Lawrence is behind them in their efforts to rebuild from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Bradley expects the cards to arrive in the Big Apple by this weekend. __________________________ Transportation: Osprey Group to convene SLT consensus meeting The next meeting for a group of community stakeholders trying to reach consensus on the South Lawrence Trafficway project has been set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Sixth and New Hampshire streets. The Osprey Group will convene a meeting of 17 community members who represent various groups, including Haskell Indian Nations University, Douglas County, the city of Lawrence, neighborhood associations and others. John Huyler, a principal with the Boulder, Colo.-based consulting firm, said the group will study new traffic numbers, discuss areas of agreement identified at the group’s meeting earlier this month, hear a report from HNTB engineers about new public involvement efforts, and discuss an evaluation matrix that HNTB may use to evaluate possible trafficway routes. The meeting is open to the public. __________________________ Community: Events set this weekend in Smart Growth conference There’s still time to get involved in Lawrence’s second annual Smart Growth conference. Friday, Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, will conduct a bus tour of endangered historical sites in Douglas County and will discuss how preservation might lure tourism dollars. The bus will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Riverfront Plaza’s loading dock, near Seventh and New York streets. Admission is $5. Tickets are available in advance by calling Larry Kipp, chairman of Friends of Douglas County, at 843-3284. The Smart Growth Conference will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at SpringHill Suites by Mariott, 1 Riverfront Plaza. Local and national speakers will be featured, with an eye toward the growth experience of Boulder, Colo. Information about heritage tourism and economic development also will be provided, organizers said. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.469 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. 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.
Archer services
September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
Parting shot
September 27, 2001
What Are You Reading?
September 27, 2001
On the strecord
September 27, 2001
Not our fault
September 27, 2001
Gift of hospitality
September 27, 2001
Daily Ticker
September 27, 2001
Phonics being taught
September 27, 2001
Brown services
September 27, 2001
Hall services
September 27, 2001
Ethel Scott
September 27, 2001
Daily Ticker
September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
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September 27, 2001
Wake Up Call Poll
September 27, 2001
Tara nova
Tara Jane O’Neil removes her sonic blindfold
September 27, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Tara Jane O’Neil is not selling out; she’s buying in.