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THE MAG: Best Bets
January 24, 2002
   
Local briefs
January 24, 2002
Sickly trees being removed along Massachusetts Street The city has started to replace more than two dozen downtown trees. City workers started last week to cut down and remove 28 sickly trees along Massachusetts Street that are being replaced with the assistance of a state urban forestry grant. Downtown trees have a useful life of about two decades, city officials have said, before their concrete planters choke off their ability to grow. The new trees will be planted during the next two months, officials said. _______________________________ Contest: Your own Valentine stories could win sweet prizes The Journal-World is sponsoring a Valentine write-in contest, seeking the best real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Each entry should be no more than 500 words, and include your name, address, phone number and category. Send your entries to Jan Biles, arts-features editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, or e-mail jbiles@ljworld.com. If you have a photograph of you and your valentine, send it along, too. Each winning couple will receive two movie tickets from Southwind 12 Theatres and a gift certificate for the Bleu Jacket restaurant. The winners also will be featured in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal-World. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Feb. 1. _______________________________ Holiday observances: Federal judge speaks at KU as part of King celebration Facing down a committee of U.S. senators is tricky, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said Wednesday, particularly when your job is on the line. Robinson, the first black woman appointed federal district judge in Kansas, graduated from Kansas University Law School in 1981. She spoke Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. She described the “difficult process” of being interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in November. “You’re almost reluctant to answer the questions directly,” Robinson said. “You don’t want to decide a case before it comes up. When an actual case is presented to you, you want to have an open mind.” Robinson spoke as part of a week of events at KU celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. _______________________________ Transportation: City bus ridership numbers hit all-time monthly high Ridership on the city’s bus system is growing quickly, officials said Wednesday. Karin Rexroad, the city transit administrator, said that an average of 674 riders a day are using the T up from about 400 riders a day a year ago. December was the first month average daily use surpassed 600. Rexroad said the city is increasing publicity of the system, particularly at Kansas University. _______________________________ Environment: Proposal to ban loosestrife sent to state ag secretary A proposal to ban purple loosestrife soon will be sent to the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. After meeting with nursery and landscape business owners Wednesday in Lawrence, Tom Sim, manager of the state’s plant protection and weed control program, said the proposed quarantine will be forwarded to Secretary Jamie Clover Adams. If approved, the ban would take effect Jan. 1, 2003, and prevent nurseries from growing or selling the plant in Kansas, Sim said. State officials want to ban the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways. The ban would cover two loosestrife species, the wild strain, Lythrum salicaria, the ornamental Lythrum virgatum, and their hybrids. Sim said the plant has infested 250 acres in 13 counties, including Douglas, Johnson and Shawnee counties.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
Column ravings
January 24, 2002
Local briefs
January 24, 2002
Sickly trees being removed along Massachusetts Street The city has started to replace more than two dozen downtown trees. City workers started last week to cut down and remove 28 sickly trees along Massachusetts Street that are being replaced with the assistance of a state urban forestry grant. Downtown trees have a useful life of about two decades, city officials have said, before their concrete planters choke off their ability to grow. The new trees will be planted during the next two months, officials said. _______________________________ Contest: Your own Valentine stories could win sweet prizes The Journal-World is sponsoring a Valentine write-in contest, seeking the best real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Each entry should be no more than 500 words, and include your name, address, phone number and category. Send your entries to Jan Biles, arts-features editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, or e-mail jbiles@ljworld.com. If you have a photograph of you and your valentine, send it along, too. Each winning couple will receive two movie tickets from Southwind 12 Theatres and a gift certificate for the Bleu Jacket restaurant. The winners also will be featured in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal-World. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Feb. 1. _______________________________ Holiday observances: Federal judge speaks at KU as part of King celebration Facing down a committee of U.S. senators is tricky, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said Wednesday, particularly when your job is on the line. Robinson, the first black woman appointed federal district judge in Kansas, graduated from Kansas University Law School in 1981. She spoke Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. She described the “difficult process” of being interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in November. “You’re almost reluctant to answer the questions directly,” Robinson said. “You don’t want to decide a case before it comes up. When an actual case is presented to you, you want to have an open mind.” Robinson spoke as part of a week of events at KU celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. _______________________________ Transportation: City bus ridership numbers hit all-time monthly high Ridership on the city’s bus system is growing quickly, officials said Wednesday. Karin Rexroad, the city transit administrator, said that an average of 674 riders a day are using the T up from about 400 riders a day a year ago. December was the first month average daily use surpassed 600. Rexroad said the city is increasing publicity of the system, particularly at Kansas University. _______________________________ Environment: Proposal to ban loosestrife sent to state ag secretary A proposal to ban purple loosestrife soon will be sent to the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. After meeting with nursery and landscape business owners Wednesday in Lawrence, Tom Sim, manager of the state’s plant protection and weed control program, said the proposed quarantine will be forwarded to Secretary Jamie Clover Adams. If approved, the ban would take effect Jan. 1, 2003, and prevent nurseries from growing or selling the plant in Kansas, Sim said. State officials want to ban the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways. The ban would cover two loosestrife species, the wild strain, Lythrum salicaria, the ornamental Lythrum virgatum, and their hybrids. Sim said the plant has infested 250 acres in 13 counties, including Douglas, Johnson and Shawnee counties.
Vesta Finch
January 24, 2002
Horoscopes
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Movie Listings
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Painful scalp condition
Scoring tickets to a Jayhawks/Sooners game proves difficult for columnist
January 24, 2002
By Seth Jones There’s always karma. Sometimes I forget that.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - Making waves on the Web
Controversy rages over origins of useless sports traditions
January 24, 2002
By Michael Newman They don’t call it a laptop for nothing.
Coach’s success
January 24, 2002
Wyatt Horner
January 24, 2002
Vaneta “Jinx” Mailand
January 24, 2002
Binns services
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
Friends and neighbors
January 24, 2002
Bush, Clinton
January 24, 2002
Rose Cribbs
January 24, 2002
Aging advantage
January 24, 2002
Daily Ticker
January 24, 2002
A special day
January 24, 2002
In the halls
January 24, 2002
Mary E. Coffman
January 24, 2002
Mildred E. Baird
January 24, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 24, 2002
On the record
January 24, 2002
Spray services
January 24, 2002