Archive for Sunday, January 20, 2002

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Bookstore
January 20, 2002
Franchise frenzy hits Hollywood in 2002
Sequels, spinoffs and updates seem to guarantee big-screen success
January 20, 2002
Hollywood continues to borrow the business plan from the fast-food industry, whose three guiding words are franchise, franchise, franchise.
Donald Alan Miller
January 20, 2002
Business briefs
January 20, 2002
Disability benefits not considered marital property in most states
January 20, 2002
Horoscopes
January 20, 2002
Look to the future
January 20, 2002
Not the sales tax
January 20, 2002
Misleading photo
January 20, 2002
Wrong road
January 20, 2002
Annette Leach
January 20, 2002
Mary Overstreet Dunkum
January 20, 2002
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 20, 2002
Local Briefs
January 20, 2002
Weather tests ordinance on sidewalk snow removal Time to get out your snow shovels or else. Friday’s snow was Lawrence’s first since the city commission passed a new ordinance in December, mandating that property owners quickly remove snow from their sidewalks. The ordinance requires property owners to shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall, or face a $20 fine. The ordinance will be enforced when complaints are made to the city. City officials were unavailable Saturday to say if any complaints had been made. ___________________________ Environment: Outdoor burn ban lifted following snowfall Friday After several inches of snow fell Friday night, Douglas County commissioners Saturday lifted the outdoor burn ban they had imposed on Wednesday. The restriction on open fires in the county was enacted in response to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. The ban was scheduled to run through midnight Jan. 23, but Commission Chairman Jere McElhaney said the “recent precipitation” prompted him to lift it. Three inches of snow fell in Douglas County Friday night, according to WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. It was the first accumulating snowfall of the season. ___________________________ Recognition: South Junior High students awarded for MLK artworks South Junior High students Margaret Pendleton, left, an eighth-grader, and Kate Truscello, center, a ninth-grader, received awards for their entries in an art competition from Gov. Bill Graves, right, during Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies Friday in Topeka. Truscello took top honors in the 7-9 category. ___________________________ Alumni news: KU graduate gets FAA post A Kansas University graduate has been named associate administrator for airports for the Federal Aviation Administration. Woodie Woodward, who earned a master’s degree in 1972 and doctoral degrees in administration and personnel management in 1976, will administer the FAA’s federal airport grant program. She also will be responsible for airport planning, including safety standards, design and engineering. Woodward, who has been at the FAA for 13 years, has served as acting associate administrator for airports since January 2000. Before that, she was director of the FAA’s center for management development in Palm Coast, Fla.
Local Briefs
January 20, 2002
Weather tests ordinance on sidewalk snow removal Time to get out your snow shovels or else. Friday’s snow was Lawrence’s first since the city commission passed a new ordinance in December, mandating that property owners quickly remove snow from their sidewalks. The ordinance requires property owners to shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall, or face a $20 fine. The ordinance will be enforced when complaints are made to the city. City officials were unavailable Saturday to say if any complaints had been made. ___________________________ Environment: Outdoor burn ban lifted following snowfall Friday After several inches of snow fell Friday night, Douglas County commissioners Saturday lifted the outdoor burn ban they had imposed on Wednesday. The restriction on open fires in the county was enacted in response to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. The ban was scheduled to run through midnight Jan. 23, but Commission Chairman Jere McElhaney said the “recent precipitation” prompted him to lift it. Three inches of snow fell in Douglas County Friday night, according to WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. It was the first accumulating snowfall of the season. ___________________________ Recognition: South Junior High students awarded for MLK artworks South Junior High students Margaret Pendleton, left, an eighth-grader, and Kate Truscello, center, a ninth-grader, received awards for their entries in an art competition from Gov. Bill Graves, right, during Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies Friday in Topeka. Truscello took top honors in the 7-9 category. ___________________________ Alumni news: KU graduate gets FAA post A Kansas University graduate has been named associate administrator for airports for the Federal Aviation Administration. Woodie Woodward, who earned a master’s degree in 1972 and doctoral degrees in administration and personnel management in 1976, will administer the FAA’s federal airport grant program. She also will be responsible for airport planning, including safety standards, design and engineering. Woodward, who has been at the FAA for 13 years, has served as acting associate administrator for airports since January 2000. Before that, she was director of the FAA’s center for management development in Palm Coast, Fla.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 20, 2002
Nolen D. Crusinbery
January 20, 2002
On the record
January 20, 2002