Archive for Friday, January 18, 2002

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Local briefs
January 18, 2002
KU students plan to attend anti-abortion rally in D.C. More than 90 Kansas University students will travel this weekend to Washington, D.C., for a large anti-abortion rally marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion, and the ruling continues to produce annual rallies in Washington. This is the third year KU students have made the trip, which is organized by the St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Students will attend a send-off Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, then board two charter buses. In Washington, the students will participate in the March for Life, a rally that includes demonstrations at the Capitol and the Washington Monument. They also plan to volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity AIDS Hospital. _______ Area: Accident east of Valley Falls turns fatal for 43-year-old Valley Falls A Meriden man was killed Wednesday night when a pickup truck he was driving struck an embankment and overturned just east of Valley Falls. Perry B. Ketchem, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Ketchem was driving a 1982 Toyota pickup truck westbound on Kansas Highway 16, the patrol said. At a “T” intersection with Kansas Highway 4, Ketchem failed to stop and hit a dirt embankment, causing the truck to overturn, the patrol said. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. _______ Crime: DeSoto murder trial ends in hung jury; retrial set DeSoto The first-degree murder trial of an Edwardsville man charged with killing a DeSoto woman ended Thursday in a hung jury. Jesse Guardado, 18, is scheduled to be retried on March 19. He is accused in the Sept. 4 slaying of 41-year-old Melanie Oliver, who was shot as she slept in her DeSoto home. Jurors deliberated eight hours over two days but remained deadlocked. Two other suspects also are charged. Juan Crutchfield, 22, DeSoto, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated battery, domestic battery and intimidating a witness. He was scheduled to be tried Monday, but the trial was continued to Feb. 4. Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., also is charged with first-degree murder. His trial was scheduled for Jan. 7 but was continued and has not been rescheduled. _______ Civil rights: King holiday events set Various events are scheduled the next few days to commemorate the legacy of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr: At 10:30 a.m. today, Janet Murguia, Kansas University executive vice chancellor for university relations, will be guest speaker at King Day ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. A commemorative march begins at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 W. 10th St. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, sponsored by Ecumenical Fellowship Inc., at the Kansas Union Ballroom at KU. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be a gospel musical for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. At 11:15 a.m. Monday, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and others will speak at the KU Lied Center at a King Day commemorative service.
Local briefs
January 18, 2002
KU students plan to attend anti-abortion rally in D.C. More than 90 Kansas University students will travel this weekend to Washington, D.C., for a large anti-abortion rally marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion, and the ruling continues to produce annual rallies in Washington. This is the third year KU students have made the trip, which is organized by the St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Students will attend a send-off Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, then board two charter buses. In Washington, the students will participate in the March for Life, a rally that includes demonstrations at the Capitol and the Washington Monument. They also plan to volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity AIDS Hospital. _______ Area: Accident east of Valley Falls turns fatal for 43-year-old Valley Falls A Meriden man was killed Wednesday night when a pickup truck he was driving struck an embankment and overturned just east of Valley Falls. Perry B. Ketchem, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Ketchem was driving a 1982 Toyota pickup truck westbound on Kansas Highway 16, the patrol said. At a “T” intersection with Kansas Highway 4, Ketchem failed to stop and hit a dirt embankment, causing the truck to overturn, the patrol said. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. _______ Crime: DeSoto murder trial ends in hung jury; retrial set DeSoto The first-degree murder trial of an Edwardsville man charged with killing a DeSoto woman ended Thursday in a hung jury. Jesse Guardado, 18, is scheduled to be retried on March 19. He is accused in the Sept. 4 slaying of 41-year-old Melanie Oliver, who was shot as she slept in her DeSoto home. Jurors deliberated eight hours over two days but remained deadlocked. Two other suspects also are charged. Juan Crutchfield, 22, DeSoto, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated battery, domestic battery and intimidating a witness. He was scheduled to be tried Monday, but the trial was continued to Feb. 4. Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., also is charged with first-degree murder. His trial was scheduled for Jan. 7 but was continued and has not been rescheduled. _______ Civil rights: King holiday events set Various events are scheduled the next few days to commemorate the legacy of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr: At 10:30 a.m. today, Janet Murguia, Kansas University executive vice chancellor for university relations, will be guest speaker at King Day ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. A commemorative march begins at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 W. 10th St. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, sponsored by Ecumenical Fellowship Inc., at the Kansas Union Ballroom at KU. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be a gospel musical for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. At 11:15 a.m. Monday, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and others will speak at the KU Lied Center at a King Day commemorative service.
History lesson
January 18, 2002
Prevention funds
January 18, 2002
Marie M. Montney
January 18, 2002
Kimbrell support
January 18, 2002
Daily ticker
January 18, 2002
King ideals
January 18, 2002
On the record
January 18, 2002
Perry Brien Ketchem
January 18, 2002
Horoscopes
January 18, 2002