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January 25, 2002
Anderson County hands Ottawa first loss
Baldwin pops KC Piper to reach tournament championship
January 25, 2002
Local briefs
January 25, 2002
Campaign 2002: Praeger to announce her run for insurance commissioner Topeka State Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will formally kick off her run for Kansas insurance commissioner with a Statehouse news conference today. Praeger, vice president of the Kansas Senate, will announce her campaign for the Republican Party nomination. Bryan Riley, a Wichita Republican who has run unsuccessfully for insurance commissioner before, has announced his intention to seek the office again. The current insurance commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, is considering a campaign for governor. _____________ Environment: Lawrence resident reports early-morning owl sighting A Lawrence woman says reports of at least six snowy owl sightings in Kansas this winter are one bird short. “I know that’s what I saw when I was on my (Journal-World) paper route,” Kathleen McGee said. McGee said she encountered the rare bird on either Dec. 24 or 25 near 19th Street and Marvonne Road, a few blocks north and west of the Kansas University soccer fields at 23rd and Iowa streets. “I got out of my car to put the paper on the back porch of this house in a wooded area that has kind of a tricky driveway,” she said. “And there was this great big, white owl just sitting there.” She watched the owl for about 10 minutes before leaving to finish her route. “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen,” she said. _____________ Town-gown relations: Hearing set to decide fate of KU’s century-old houses The State Historic Preservation Office will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., to help decide the fate of century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Kansas University wants to raze the houses to make way for future scholarship halls. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance oppose that proposal. They say the homes should be restored and that the construction would represent too much encroachment by KU into the neighborhood. The matter is in the state’s hands because two local boards couldn’t agree on it. It requires government attention because the houses are near two places on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House, home to Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tenn. _____________ Speech: Regent speaks to Rotarians on higher education issues Janice DeBauge, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, told the Jayhawk Rotary Club on Thursday about the increasing demand for higher education, decreasing state funding, the need for institutions to be more flexible with their tuition money and the need for accountability within colleges and universities. DeBauge, a Emporia resident, also told Rotarians about the regents’ public relations campaign to persuade the public to support education and discussed the $115 million bond proposal the Legislature will consider that would construct new research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
Local briefs
January 25, 2002
Campaign 2002: Praeger to announce her run for insurance commissioner Topeka State Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will formally kick off her run for Kansas insurance commissioner with a Statehouse news conference today. Praeger, vice president of the Kansas Senate, will announce her campaign for the Republican Party nomination. Bryan Riley, a Wichita Republican who has run unsuccessfully for insurance commissioner before, has announced his intention to seek the office again. The current insurance commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, is considering a campaign for governor. _____________ Environment: Lawrence resident reports early-morning owl sighting A Lawrence woman says reports of at least six snowy owl sightings in Kansas this winter are one bird short. “I know that’s what I saw when I was on my (Journal-World) paper route,” Kathleen McGee said. McGee said she encountered the rare bird on either Dec. 24 or 25 near 19th Street and Marvonne Road, a few blocks north and west of the Kansas University soccer fields at 23rd and Iowa streets. “I got out of my car to put the paper on the back porch of this house in a wooded area that has kind of a tricky driveway,” she said. “And there was this great big, white owl just sitting there.” She watched the owl for about 10 minutes before leaving to finish her route. “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen,” she said. _____________ Town-gown relations: Hearing set to decide fate of KU’s century-old houses The State Historic Preservation Office will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., to help decide the fate of century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Kansas University wants to raze the houses to make way for future scholarship halls. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance oppose that proposal. They say the homes should be restored and that the construction would represent too much encroachment by KU into the neighborhood. The matter is in the state’s hands because two local boards couldn’t agree on it. It requires government attention because the houses are near two places on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House, home to Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tenn. _____________ Speech: Regent speaks to Rotarians on higher education issues Janice DeBauge, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, told the Jayhawk Rotary Club on Thursday about the increasing demand for higher education, decreasing state funding, the need for institutions to be more flexible with their tuition money and the need for accountability within colleges and universities. DeBauge, a Emporia resident, also told Rotarians about the regents’ public relations campaign to persuade the public to support education and discussed the $115 million bond proposal the Legislature will consider that would construct new research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
JCCC example
January 25, 2002
Coach’s record
January 25, 2002
Museum board faces members’ departures
Exits come as group tried to overcome publicity regarding staff salary cuts
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Call it a rebuilding phase.
Daily ticker
January 25, 2002
On the record
January 25, 2002
Washington fan
January 25, 2002