Archive for Sunday, April 21, 2002

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Quentin T. Shogrin
April 21, 2002
Business briefs
April 21, 2002
Jewish teachings
April 21, 2002
What are you reading?
April 21, 2002
Bookstore
April 21, 2002
Local briefs
April 21, 2002
County ECKAN office under new leadership AFter facing several obstacles, the Douglas County ECKAN office reopened March 28 under the leadership of newly appointed coordinator Joyce Molina. Molina, a Eudora resident, volunteered for ECKAN before she was hired and has worked as a case manager for a medical assistance program company in Lawrence, taken several missionary trips to build churches in Mexico and volunteered for the Head Start program in Kansas City, Mo. _______________________________________ Evolution: KU physics professor honored for role in debate A scientific society has honored a Kansas University professor for his role in reinstating evolution instruction in Kansas public schools. Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, received the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award from the American Physical Society. The $3,000 award recognizes “outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society.” Melott voiced opposition to the Kansas State Board of Education’s 1999 decision to de-emphasize evolution teaching in science curriculum. He met with teachers and school administrators, attended board meetings and co-wrote a book, “A Kansan’s Guide to Science,” that explained scientific discoveries and the scientific process. The Board of Education later reversed its decision. _______________________________________ Environment: Clinton Lake Cleanup seeks volunteers for annual event Volunteers are being sought for this year’s 19th annual Clinton Lake Cleanup to be Saturday. The cleanup will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in Overlook Park at the north end of Clinton Dam. The annual cleanup is coordinated by the Clinton Lake Cleanup Committee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the city of Lawrence. During the past 18 years, more than 8,000 volunteers have helped the lake maintain its beauty, park and lake officials said. Volunteer groups as well as individuals are invited to participate. A complimentary lunch will be provided to the volunteers. Information on recycling, live animal displays and a variety of other activities will be provided. For more information or to pre-register a group for the event, call Park Ranger Kipp Walters at (785) 843-7665. _______________________________________ Community: Airport sponsors open house The Lawrence Municipal Airport will play host to an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to tour the recently completed facility improvements and visit displays of products and services available from businesses operating at the airport. The airport is on U.S. Highway 24/40 approximately three miles from downtown Lawrence, and one mile east of the U.S. Highway 59 and 24/40 junction the intersection is referred to locally as “Tee-Pee Junction.” The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a drawing for four free flights around the city. The aerial tours will last approximately 25 minutes, and winners must be present at the time of the drawing to win. Winners will be drawn at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. _______________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.32 at Conoco at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive and the Citgo stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 920 N. Second St. If you find a lower price, 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.
Lawrence School Board
Board to adopt mandate for teacher contract nonrenewal
April 21, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Horoscopes
April 21, 2002
Irvie Price
April 21, 2002
Geneva Helm
April 21, 2002
On the record
April 21, 2002
Lost and found
April 21, 2002
Revitalized river
April 21, 2002
Friends and neighbors
April 21, 2002