Archive for Thursday, January 31, 2002

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Minert ‘Mike’ Menhusen
January 31, 2002
Elsie M. Sharp
January 31, 2002
Local briefs
January 31, 2002
Prize-winning author to open Langston Hughes events Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will kick off “Celebrate Langston Hughes in Lawrence” with a lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Lied Center. Walker will read Hughes’ poetry and other writings and comment on his work and influence on her own writing. The lecture is free and open to the public, but vouchers are required for admission. Vouchers will be available at the Lied Center Box Office beginning at 5:45 p.m. today. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walker also will sign copies of her books from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. She will not read from her works or answer questions. Each person will be limited to three books. Walker, shown above, won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “The Color Purple” and has written a biography of Hughes. _______ Brain teaser: Daily Hughes quiz kicks off This is the first in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 1) What was the name of the fictional city of Lawrence in “Not without Laughter?” _______ Law enforcement: Substance found in bucket not human blood, tests show Test results on a bucket of a blood-like substance found more than a month ago in western Lawrence are in, but officials still don’t know what was in the bucket. Lawrence Police said Wednesday the substance in the bucket was not human. Because it was not human blood, no further testing was conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to determine what it was, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police will not conduct any further investigation. On Dec. 13, police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where an abandoned bucket with what appeared to be blood was discovered on the street next to a curb. _______ County government: Douglas County Commission cancels Wednesday meeting Bad weather coupled with a light agenda prompted Douglas County commissioners to cancel their evening meeting Wednesday. Commissioners made the decision to cancel the meeting Wednesday morning after learning representatives from two companies who were scheduled to speak about possible regulations on commercial logging in the county would not be able to travel from out of town. The commercial logging discussion was the only item on the commission’s agenda. The subject is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting. County offices, however, were open on Wednesday and at presstime were scheduled to be open today. _______ Higher education: Malpractice lawyer to speak on gene therapy lawsuit A medical malpractice attorney who has represented soldiers suffering adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine will speak Feb. 8 at Kansas University. Alan Milstein, who earned a master’s degree in American studies at KU in 1978, will speak about the lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old who died in a gene therapy experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Gelsinger’s death prompted a national investigation that uncovered abuses at dozens of other institutions. Milstein is an adjunct faculty member of the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and has written two law books. The lecture is at 12:30 p.m. in room 104 at Green Hall.
Too much hatred
January 31, 2002
Wanda M. Carleton
January 31, 2002
Porter services
January 31, 2002
Daily ticker
January 31, 2002
Carmen Ann McCall
January 31, 2002
Tiller mistaken
January 31, 2002
Homer L. Smith
January 31, 2002
Calendar
January 31, 2002
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Calendar
January 31, 2002
Glenn Kalb
January 31, 2002
Honor Roll
January 31, 2002
Traffic planning
January 31, 2002
Cut KU women?
January 31, 2002
Marjorie E. Doctor
January 31, 2002
On the record
January 31, 2002
William McCall Palmer
January 31, 2002
Local briefs
January 31, 2002
Prize-winning author to open Langston Hughes events Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will kick off “Celebrate Langston Hughes in Lawrence” with a lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Lied Center. Walker will read Hughes’ poetry and other writings and comment on his work and influence on her own writing. The lecture is free and open to the public, but vouchers are required for admission. Vouchers will be available at the Lied Center Box Office beginning at 5:45 p.m. today. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walker also will sign copies of her books from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. She will not read from her works or answer questions. Each person will be limited to three books. Walker, shown above, won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “The Color Purple” and has written a biography of Hughes. _______ Brain teaser: Daily Hughes quiz kicks off This is the first in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 1) What was the name of the fictional city of Lawrence in “Not without Laughter?” _______ Law enforcement: Substance found in bucket not human blood, tests show Test results on a bucket of a blood-like substance found more than a month ago in western Lawrence are in, but officials still don’t know what was in the bucket. Lawrence Police said Wednesday the substance in the bucket was not human. Because it was not human blood, no further testing was conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to determine what it was, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police will not conduct any further investigation. On Dec. 13, police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where an abandoned bucket with what appeared to be blood was discovered on the street next to a curb. _______ County government: Douglas County Commission cancels Wednesday meeting Bad weather coupled with a light agenda prompted Douglas County commissioners to cancel their evening meeting Wednesday. Commissioners made the decision to cancel the meeting Wednesday morning after learning representatives from two companies who were scheduled to speak about possible regulations on commercial logging in the county would not be able to travel from out of town. The commercial logging discussion was the only item on the commission’s agenda. The subject is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting. County offices, however, were open on Wednesday and at presstime were scheduled to be open today. _______ Higher education: Malpractice lawyer to speak on gene therapy lawsuit A medical malpractice attorney who has represented soldiers suffering adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine will speak Feb. 8 at Kansas University. Alan Milstein, who earned a master’s degree in American studies at KU in 1978, will speak about the lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old who died in a gene therapy experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Gelsinger’s death prompted a national investigation that uncovered abuses at dozens of other institutions. Milstein is an adjunct faculty member of the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and has written two law books. The lecture is at 12:30 p.m. in room 104 at Green Hall.