Archive for Sunday, February 24, 2002

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Documents that shed light on finances should be revealed to court authorities
February 24, 2002
Business briefs
February 24, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 24, 2002
Bookstore
February 24, 2002
Horoscopes
February 24, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 24, 2002
Mary D. Alderson Edmonds
February 24, 2002
Divorce help
February 24, 2002
Tia Quinn Compton
February 24, 2002
William E. Payne
February 24, 2002
Edward Eugene Payne Jr.
February 24, 2002
Commuter Q & A
February 24, 2002
What are you reading?
February 24, 2002
Robert L. ‘Lou’ Oxley
February 24, 2002
Decision lauded
February 24, 2002
Local briefs
February 24, 2002
 Activists target coffee shop Carrying signs reading “Support Local Coffee Shops” and “The Buck Stops Here,” about 20 protesters gathered Saturday afternoon near Starbucks coffee shop, 647 Mass. “We’re getting a lot of support,” said Laura Adams, 18, a Kansas University student from Topeka, who helped organize the protest. Motorists honked and waved at the protesters, who were stationed on three corners at Seventh and Massachusetts streets. Three Lawrence organizations were protesting the coffee chain store’s use of genetically engineered ingredients such as bovine growth hormone. They also were showing support for local coffee shops not owned by corporate giants, they said. The protesters belong to KU Greens, Lawrence Fair Trade Coffee Commission and KU’s Delta Force. Starbucks would not comment on the event. ____________________________________  Disturbance: Fireworks cause fire at Jayhawker Towers Fireworks set off inside a bedroom caused a fire early Saturday in a Jayhawker Towers apartment, 1603 W. 15th St. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Kansas University Public Safety officers responded about 4:20 a.m to D tower. Officials evacuated the building, and no one was injured, KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey said. The fire started in a sixth-floor apartment. That unit and an apartment below it on the fifth floor had a total of about $10,000 damage, Bailey said. Most of the damage was from smoke and water, he said. Police made no arrests, but information about the incident will be sent to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review, Bailey said. ____________________________________  Legislature: Prisoners would build homes under state senator’s plan Topeka  State Rep. Bonnie Sharp, D-Kansas City, Kan., says Kansas has a lot of men in prison who could work and a lot of senior citizens who need specialized homes. She put the two thoughts together and came up with a bill that would allow inmates to build efficiency homes at the state prison. The 800-square-foot homes, equipped with grab bars in bathrooms and wider hallways, would then be purchased by senior citizens and transported to their communities. Similar programs are in operation in South Dakota and Oklahoma, and Kansas prison officials endorsed Sharp’s plan, saying they had checked into a similar program earlier, but abandoned it because of a lack of funding. But Sharp said the $1 million start-up cost would pay off in the long run. The homes would cost about $27,000 and would benefit seniors who need living arrangements more suited to their limited mobility, she said. The proposal is House Bill 2965.
Local briefs
February 24, 2002
Activists target coffee shop Carrying signs reading “Support Local Coffee Shops” and “The Buck Stops Here,” about 20 protesters gathered Saturday afternoon near Starbucks coffee shop, 647 Mass. “We’re getting a lot of support,” said Laura Adams, 18, a Kansas University student from Topeka, who helped organize the protest. Motorists honked and waved at the protesters, who were stationed on three corners at Seventh and Massachusetts streets. Three Lawrence organizations were protesting the coffee chain store’s use of genetically engineered ingredients such as bovine growth hormone. They also were showing support for local coffee shops not owned by corporate giants, they said. The protesters belong to KU Greens, Lawrence Fair Trade Coffee Commission and KU’s Delta Force. Starbucks would not comment on the event. ____________________________________ Disturbance: Fireworks cause fire at Jayhawker Towers Fireworks set off inside a bedroom caused a fire early Saturday in a Jayhawker Towers apartment, 1603 W. 15th St. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Kansas University Public Safety officers responded about 4:20 a.m to D tower. Officials evacuated the building, and no one was injured, KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey said. The fire started in a sixth-floor apartment. That unit and an apartment below it on the fifth floor had a total of about $10,000 damage, Bailey said. Most of the damage was from smoke and water, he said. Police made no arrests, but information about the incident will be sent to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review, Bailey said. ____________________________________ Legislature: Prisoners would build homes under state senator’s plan Topeka State Rep. Bonnie Sharp, D-Kansas City, Kan., says Kansas has a lot of men in prison who could work and a lot of senior citizens who need specialized homes. She put the two thoughts together and came up with a bill that would allow inmates to build efficiency homes at the state prison. The 800-square-foot homes, equipped with grab bars in bathrooms and wider hallways, would then be purchased by senior citizens and transported to their communities. Similar programs are in operation in South Dakota and Oklahoma, and Kansas prison officials endorsed Sharp’s plan, saying they had checked into a similar program earlier, but abandoned it because of a lack of funding. But Sharp said the $1 million start-up cost would pay off in the long run. The homes would cost about $27,000 and would benefit seniors who need living arrangements more suited to their limited mobility, she said. The proposal is House Bill 2965.
On the record
February 24, 2002
Repeat of history?
February 24, 2002