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April 29, 2002

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Criminal justice: Police arrest suspect in Ottawa shooting death

One man was killed and another arrested on involuntary manslaughter Saturday night in Ottawa, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office reported.

The Ottawa Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a gunshot at 11:35 p.m. at 1742 S. Elm St., Lot 3.

Upon arrival, officers found Michael Higginbotham, 23, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Duane Brannan, 24, was later arrested for involuntary manslaughter and booked into the Franklin County Jail to await formal charges.

A Franklin County dispatcher said more information would be available this morning.

Sept. 11: Human rights advocate to share global viewpoints

A human rights advocate who traveled to Afghanistan with victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will speak today at Kansas University.

Medea Benjamin, co-director of Global Exchange, a nonprofit organization designed to connect people around the world, will speak at 7:30 p.m. today in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

In November, Benjamin accompanied four Americans whose family members died in terrorist attacks as they met with residents of Afghanistan whose family members had died in the U.S. bombing.

Benjamin also has been a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate from California, an advocate for fair trade initiatives and author of eight books.

The speech is sponsored by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Lawrence Peace Project and KU Greens. It is free and open to the public.

Kansas University: Guest speaker to discuss cultural toleration, limits

A New Jersey professor will speak next week about "Cultural Rights and the Limits of Toleration" at Kansas University.

Michael Walzer, professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

His lecture is part of the Justice, Human Rights and the International Order series sponsored by the department of philosophy and the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Walzer, who also has taught at Princeton and Harvard universities, is editor of the journal Dissent. He has written about history, politics, philosophy and religion. He's written books on revolutionary rhetoric and opinion in 17th-century England and in 18th-century France.

Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue, and Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.

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.

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