Archive for Friday, January 11, 2002

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Horoscopes
January 11, 2002
Local briefs
January 11, 2002
Law enforcement: Police stop security guard for using car’s red lights Just because you’re a security guard doesn’t mean you can always use your patrol car’s red lights. One Lawrence private security officer learned the hard way early Thursday when he tried to drive through town with red lights flashing and was stopped by police. Police stopped the 31-year-old security officer about 12:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street. A Police Private security vehicle can’t legally use its red lights unless it is on the private property where it is assigned, police said. The name of the security officer and the company he works for were not released. Police did not issue a citation. A report will be filed with the Lawrence Municipal Court prosecutor, who will decide if there will be any charges. The security officer was on his way to assist another security guard with a disturbance in the 500 block of Frontier Road, police said. __________ Veterans affairs: VA to conduct session on hospital services cuts The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet with Lawrence and area veterans Jan. 18 to discuss recent cutbacks at Veterans Administration hospitals. The meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post 14, 3408 W. Sixth St., will be open to other discussions, but Legion Cmdr. Don McDow said cutbacks likely would be the focus. Many Lawrence and area veterans depend on the VA hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth for crucial services, McDow said. Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars both have been invited. __________ Social services: Abandoned baby released from hospital to foster care Ottawa Abandoned baby Abby Dawn Doe was released Thursday from Ransom Memorial Hospital, officials there said. The infant girl, left by her mother Tuesday in a hallway outside the hospital’s emergency room, is now with a foster family, said Stacey Herman, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. If the mother, identified only as a 23-year-old Ottawa woman, formally relinquishes custody, the baby will be put up for adoption, Herman said. Franklin County Atty. John Dowell is reviewing the case to see if charges are warranted. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. __________ District court: Charges filed for Internet auction sale of Ferrari A New Jersey man has gone to court to try to get back money he spent to buy a Ferrari over the Internet auction service eBay from a Lawrence company. Marc Salant, Beachaven Crest, N.J., filed suit Monday in Douglas County District Court against Autoplex Used Cars Inc., doing business as Carsmart Auto Center. Agents for the car company named in the lawsuit are James R. Ellena and Joel Ellena. Salant alleges that in January 2000 he paid $47,500 for what was represented as a 1991 Ferrari 348TS but was actually an assemblage of two vehicles. He said he conducted the transaction with Joel Ellena. Salant said the car broke down while he was driving it to New Jersey. Neither of the Ellenas could be reached for comment.
New York whines, but Juan’s home
Gonzalez made decision with his heart, and his heart was in Texas
January 11, 2002
The screaming headline Wednesday morning on the back page of a New York tabloid was brief and right to the point: “Weasel!”
Frances C. Flory
January 11, 2002
Lelah May Hughes
January 11, 2002
Unfair advantage
January 11, 2002
School Report Cards
January 11, 2002
Coach a ‘treasure’
January 11, 2002
Ethan kicks competition for ‘Survivor 3’ top prize
Soccer player from Lexington, Mass., wins $1 million on hit CBS reality show
January 11, 2002
This go-around, it’s not earthshaking news, but the winner of “Survivor 3” is Ethan Zohn.
School balance
January 11, 2002
Russell J Finch
January 11, 2002
Daily ticker
January 11, 2002
Donald D. Seel
January 11, 2002
Frances Colleen Pilgrim
January 11, 2002
Leland McPherson
January 11, 2002
On the record
January 11, 2002
Williams fan
January 11, 2002
Wilson services
January 11, 2002
Local briefs
January 11, 2002
Law enforcement: Police stop security guard for using car’s red lights Just because you’re a security guard doesn’t mean you can always use your patrol car’s red lights. One Lawrence private security officer learned the hard way early Thursday when he tried to drive through town with red lights flashing and was stopped by police. Police stopped the 31-year-old security officer about 12:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street. A Police Private security vehicle can’t legally use its red lights unless it is on the private property where it is assigned, police said. The name of the security officer and the company he works for were not released. Police did not issue a citation. A report will be filed with the Lawrence Municipal Court prosecutor, who will decide if there will be any charges. The security officer was on his way to assist another security guard with a disturbance in the 500 block of Frontier Road, police said. __________ Veterans affairs: VA to conduct session on hospital services cuts The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet with Lawrence and area veterans Jan. 18 to discuss recent cutbacks at Veterans Administration hospitals. The meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post 14, 3408 W. Sixth St., will be open to other discussions, but Legion Cmdr. Don McDow said cutbacks likely would be the focus. Many Lawrence and area veterans depend on the VA hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth for crucial services, McDow said. Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars both have been invited. __________ Social services: Abandoned baby released from hospital to foster care Ottawa Abandoned baby Abby Dawn Doe was released Thursday from Ransom Memorial Hospital, officials there said. The infant girl, left by her mother Tuesday in a hallway outside the hospital’s emergency room, is now with a foster family, said Stacey Herman, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. If the mother, identified only as a 23-year-old Ottawa woman, formally relinquishes custody, the baby will be put up for adoption, Herman said. Franklin County Atty. John Dowell is reviewing the case to see if charges are warranted. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. __________ District court: Charges filed for Internet auction sale of Ferrari A New Jersey man has gone to court to try to get back money he spent to buy a Ferrari over the Internet auction service eBay from a Lawrence company. Marc Salant, Beachaven Crest, N.J., filed suit Monday in Douglas County District Court against Autoplex Used Cars Inc., doing business as Carsmart Auto Center. Agents for the car company named in the lawsuit are James R. Ellena and Joel Ellena. Salant alleges that in January 2000 he paid $47,500 for what was represented as a 1991 Ferrari 348TS but was actually an assemblage of two vehicles. He said he conducted the transaction with Joel Ellena. Salant said the car broke down while he was driving it to New Jersey. Neither of the Ellenas could be reached for comment.