Archive for Friday, April 5, 2002

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Washington fan
April 5, 2002
Daily ticker
April 5, 2002
H. Viola Thompson
April 5, 2002
Osy A. Coffman
April 5, 2002
Police presence
April 5, 2002
William J. McCormick
April 5, 2002
On the record
April 5, 2002
At the beginning
April 5, 2002
Moral ground
April 5, 2002
Rockies bash Benes, Cards, 6-1
Thompson works seven strong innings in Colorado’s road victory
April 5, 2002
So far, the St. Louis Cardinals’ comeback kids are 0-2.
Horoscopes
April 5, 2002
Local briefs
April 5, 2002
KDHE to test oily sludge dumped on West Campus Officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will test a substance left near a creek bed on Kansas University’s West Campus, a KDHE spokesman said. But the spokesman, Mike Heideman, said the staff members who inspected the site don’t think the oil-based sludge had any ill effect on the environment. KDHE crews on Thursday, shown in photo above, collected samples of the substance, believed to be sludge cleaned from elevator shafts last summer. It was removed from a drain at KU’s vehicle maintenance garage on Tuesday. Although most of the sludge was placed in a barrel for a contractor to dispose of it, a small amount of it was left about 30 feet from the creek bed. Heideman said officials decided to test the substance after the Journal-World contacted the KDHE office Wednesday. Results from the test aren’t expected until the middle of next week. “At this point our staff are confident there hasn’t been any environmental impact,” Heideman said. “The testing being done is part of standard procedure.” _____________ Environment: Arbor Day foundation names Lawrence a Tree City USA The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Lawrence as a “Tree City USA” for the 24th year. The city was also recognized for accumulating a total of 56.4 acres of future park and open space through purchases and donations and for the Parks and Recreation landscaping division efforts to rewrite the street tree ordinance to allow the city to oversee planting street trees in new subdivisions. In recognition of Tree City USA week, April 22 to 26, Parks and Recreation staff will receive an Arbor Day proclamation from the Lawrence City Commission at its April 23 meeting. _____________ On campus: Haskell Muzik Fest features bands, student talent show At least five bands are expected to perform this evening at the third annual Muzik Fest at Haskell Indian Nations University. Auditorium doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bands include Lawrence’s Everlasting Salsa, Montana-based rapper Superman, and from Arizona, Ethnic De Generation, Revolver and Rocking Horse. Several Haskell students will perform during talent-show segments. The festival is a project of the Dinlub at Haskell. Haskell students will be admitted free; the fee for others is $5. _____________ Entertainment: Saturday youth lock-in returns to rec center After a three-week recess, Saturday Nite’s Main Event will return Saturday to the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. The theme for the lock-in for area youth in fourth through eighth grades will be “Say What? Karaoke.” The weekly lock-ins are intended to offer a fun, safe alternative for children from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Scheduled activities for most of the lock-ins include a live DJ playing the latest music, dance contests and basketball tournaments, with door prizes and raffle giveaways at the end of the night. Food and toy concessions also are available for a fee. A signed consent form is required for each child, who must also be signed out at evening’s end by an adult. Admission is $6 per person. For more information, call 842-5726. _____________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at the Citgos at Ninth and Iowa streets and 920 N. Second St. 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.