Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2002

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Rick Porter
January 30, 2002
Local Briefs
January 30, 2002
‘Red Headed Stranger’s‘ entourage hits Lawrence His entourage showed up Monday night, but by Tuesday afternoon Willie Nelson was still on the road (again). Two tour buses one emblazoned with the logo “Red Headed Stranger” were parked outside Tuesday at downtown’s Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., but a clerk said in the afternoon that Nelson hadn’t arrived. Other members of his touring group had, however. “It’s quite the entourage,” the clerk said. “It’s 20 rooms or so. Mr. Nelson is not here. But it’s quite a group of guys.” Nelson’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lied Center. For ticket information, call the box office at 864-2787. __________________________ Education: Author addresses students writing family histories Third-graders at Hillcrest School, 1045 Hilltop Drive, are writing their family histories. Tuesday, they heard from an expert: Lawrence author Henry Remple. Remple, 93, recently published his book, “From Bolshevik Russia to America: A Mennonite Family Story,” the tale of his family’s emigration in the early 1920s. Only Remple and two sisters survived out of an 11-member family. He grew up to be a Lawrence psychologist. Jonky Murphy, an English as a second language teacher at Hillcrest, said several third-grade students are first-generation immigrants like Remple. “Our children have been writing their family histories,” she said. “We wanted them to be able to share in his stories, his writing techniques.” __________________________ Community service: Jail program volunteers feted by county officials About 30 people who volunteer to help with inmate programs at the Douglas County Jail braved the weather and were recognized Tuesday night for their work. Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp and other sheriff’s and jail staff attended the reception at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. More than 100 volunteers help with a variety of programs, said Mike Caron, jail program director. Among the programs using volunteers are those that help inmates who are parents learn to reconnect with their children and those that tutor inmates studying for their General Educational Development diploma, he said. “They help make the jail more manageable,” Caron said of the volunteers. __________________________ Police: Deerfield School reports threatening graffiti Parents of children at Deerfield School have been notified about threatening graffiti written on a restroom wall, the school’s principal said Tuesday. Principal Suzie Soyster said a message was found Friday afternoon in a restroom used by fifth- and sixth-grade students. She said the message was directed at a student at Deerfield, 101 Lawrence Ave. A letter regarding the incident was sent to Deerfield parents, and a report was filed Monday with Lawrence Police. The author of the graffiti hasn’t been identified, Soyster said. Threatening notes also are known to have been written in the 2001-2002 school year in restrooms at Central and West junior high schools. __________________________ Phone-athon: Anonymous donor pledges match for Baker fund-raiser Baldwin Baker University has a minimum goal to meet in its next fund-raising campaign. For every dollar the university raises during the annual “phone-athon” in February, an anonymous donor has pledged to match that amount up to $200,000. Bill McCollum, vice president of university relations, said money raised from the February phone-athon would benefit the Greater University Fund, which supports Baker’s programs and general operations. “If our alumni and friends support the university as they have in the past, the gift essentially doubles,” he said. McCollum said the donor requested to remain anonymous.
Friends and neighbors
January 30, 2002
Horoscopes
January 30, 2002
Local Briefs
January 30, 2002
‘Red Headed Stranger’s‘ entourage hits Lawrence His entourage showed up Monday night, but by Tuesday afternoon Willie Nelson was still on the road (again). Two tour buses one emblazoned with the logo “Red Headed Stranger” were parked outside Tuesday at downtown’s Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., but a clerk said in the afternoon that Nelson hadn’t arrived. Other members of his touring group had, however. “It’s quite the entourage,” the clerk said. “It’s 20 rooms or so. Mr. Nelson is not here. But it’s quite a group of guys.” Nelson’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lied Center. For ticket information, call the box office at 864-2787. __________________________ Education: Author addresses students writing family histories Third-graders at Hillcrest School, 1045 Hilltop Drive, are writing their family histories. Tuesday, they heard from an expert: Lawrence author Henry Remple. Remple, 93, recently published his book, “From Bolshevik Russia to America: A Mennonite Family Story,” the tale of his family’s emigration in the early 1920s. Only Remple and two sisters survived out of an 11-member family. He grew up to be a Lawrence psychologist. Jonky Murphy, an English as a second language teacher at Hillcrest, said several third-grade students are first-generation immigrants like Remple. “Our children have been writing their family histories,” she said. “We wanted them to be able to share in his stories, his writing techniques.” __________________________ Community service: Jail program volunteers feted by county officials About 30 people who volunteer to help with inmate programs at the Douglas County Jail braved the weather and were recognized Tuesday night for their work. Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp and other sheriff’s and jail staff attended the reception at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. More than 100 volunteers help with a variety of programs, said Mike Caron, jail program director. Among the programs using volunteers are those that help inmates who are parents learn to reconnect with their children and those that tutor inmates studying for their General Educational Development diploma, he said. “They help make the jail more manageable,” Caron said of the volunteers. __________________________ Police: Deerfield School reports threatening graffiti Parents of children at Deerfield School have been notified about threatening graffiti written on a restroom wall, the school’s principal said Tuesday. Principal Suzie Soyster said a message was found Friday afternoon in a restroom used by fifth- and sixth-grade students. She said the message was directed at a student at Deerfield, 101 Lawrence Ave. A letter regarding the incident was sent to Deerfield parents, and a report was filed Monday with Lawrence Police. The author of the graffiti hasn’t been identified, Soyster said. Threatening notes also are known to have been written in the 2001-2002 school year in restrooms at Central and West junior high schools. __________________________ Phone-athon: Anonymous donor pledges match for Baker fund-raiser Baldwin Baker University has a minimum goal to meet in its next fund-raising campaign. For every dollar the university raises during the annual “phone-athon” in February, an anonymous donor has pledged to match that amount up to $200,000. Bill McCollum, vice president of university relations, said money raised from the February phone-athon would benefit the Greater University Fund, which supports Baker’s programs and general operations. “If our alumni and friends support the university as they have in the past, the gift essentially doubles,” he said. McCollum said the donor requested to remain anonymous.
County commission
Logging permit requirements reviewed
January 30, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today County Courthouse
Natural fabric?
January 30, 2002
Hate crimes bill
January 30, 2002
Firsthand report
January 30, 2002
Abortion numbers
January 30, 2002
Flora Dill
January 30, 2002
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
January 30, 2002
On the record
January 30, 2002
Daily Ticker
January 30, 2002