Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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Leland Ulrich
July 10, 2002
Horoscopes
July 10, 2002
Tillie M. Peters
July 10, 2002
Daily ticker
July 10, 2002
It’s time for Iverson to come clean
Philadelphia All-Star must be frank about everything, starting with gun charges
July 10, 2002
“Practice, man! We’re talking about “practice!”
On the record
July 10, 2002
Ruth Mildred Brown
July 10, 2002
Minnie Mae Clevenger
July 10, 2002
Nora Virginia Davis
July 10, 2002
Lawson services
July 10, 2002
Roberts services
July 10, 2002
Campus trees
July 10, 2002
Israel not at fault
July 10, 2002
Questions raised
July 10, 2002
July 4 spirit
July 10, 2002
Local briefs
July 10, 2002
Attorney general: 9-11 gasoline gouging settled A Leavenworth company that increased gasoline and diesel fuel prices at its northeast Kansas stations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has reached a settlement with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Charles R. Wood Oil Co. Inc. agreed to pay $16,500 in penalties and fees for selling gasoline for more than $2.49 per gallon in the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It also will continue offering refunds to customers who purchased the fuel and gasoline. “This agreement with Wood Oil, along with the settlements reached with other price-gouging gasoline stations, should be the final chapter in the unconscionable actions taken by some retailers,” Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said Tuesday. The 22 Wood Oil stations included in the settlement are in Atchison, Concordia, Fort Scott, Iola, Junction City, Lansing, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Olathe, Ottawa, Roeland Park and Wamego. In the hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, some stations raised prices to as much as $5 per gallon. ____________________________________________ Schools: Early-registration deadline nearing for bus program Monday is the early-registration deadline for the Lawrence school district’s pay-to-ride bus program. After that, the semester fee will increase by $10, and the full-year fee will go up by $20. Children eligible for student transportation include elementary students who live 1.5 miles or more from school, junior high students who live two or more miles from school and senior high students who live 2.5 miles or more from school. Any student who lives 2.5 miles or more from school is not required to pay for transportation. Early-registration fees are $60 per semester or $120 per year for kindergarten one-way transportation and $120 per semester or $240 for per year for first- through 12th-grade round-trip transportation. Payments by check, money order or credit card will be accepted until Aug. 15 for the 2002-03 school year at Laidlaw Transit, 1548 E. 23rd St., Suite C, Lawrence 66046. Laidlaw can be contacted by phone at 841-3594. ____________________________________________ ECO2: Commissioner seeks details on development proposal A task force’s push to boost sales taxes to finance development of business parks and preservation of open space needs more detail before it gets on the ballot, a Douglas County commissioner said Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Johnson told members of the ECO2 task force that he wouldn’t support the 10-year, $22 million effort without a clear plan for spending the proceeds from a possible 1/4-cent increase in sales taxes. After two years of hard work, he said, the ECO2 effort needs focus. “It’s too out there,” Johnson said. “I wouldn’t buy into it. You need to do something to cause the average voter to buy into this initiative.” ____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.30 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.