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Area briefs

June 19, 2002


City band concert to feature Broadway tunes, dancers

The Lawrence City Band will present "Big Bands and Broadway" at 8 p.m. today in the gazebo at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.

Robert Foster is conductor. Guest conductor is retired Col. John R. Bourgeois. Featured dancers are Jocilyn and David VerMooten.

The program includes the overture of "The Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; "From Maine to Oregon" by John Philip Sousa; "In the Miller Mood," arranged by Warren Barker; "Broadway Spectacular!" arranged by John Higgins; "El Capitan" by Sousa; "Big Band Signatures," arranged by Higgins and featuring dancers; "The King and I" by Richard Rodgers; "Big Band Polka," arranged by Jerry Nowak; "St. Louis Blues March," arranged by Tex Benecke; and "The Free Lance" by Sousa.

The concert will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Thursday on KLWN-AM 1320.

KU Med transplant program receives full accreditation

A KU Med transplant program has received full accreditation from a national foundation.

The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy has given the stamp of approval to KU Med's Bone Marrow/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program. The accreditation includes both types of bone marrow cell transplantation, as well as the collection and laboratory processing of stem cells. The KU Med program is the first in the Kansas City metro area and the state of Kansas to receive all three certifications.

The accreditation is voluntary, but agencies like insurance companies and the Food and Drug Administration view it favorably.

Nine-year-old hospitalized after falling off bicycle

A Lawrence boy was recovering Tuesday from a deep cut he suffered when he fell off his bicycle at an East Lawrence trailer court.

Dillon Warrington, 9, was listed in fair condition at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., a hospital spokeswoman said. Dillon was taken there by helicopter after he lost control while turning a corner on his bicycle, Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said.

Dillon cut his thigh badly on part of the bicycle during the fall at Harper Woods mobile home park, 2200 Harper St.

"The cut was so deep that you could see the bone," Hubbel said.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel took Dillon by ambulance to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 19th and Harper, where the helicopter could land.

The accident occurred about 4:06 p.m.

Amateur radio competition planned for this weekend

The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club will have its annual Field Day on Saturday and Sunday at Wells Overlook.

The 24-hour event challenges participants to contact as many others as possible using digital, voice, GPS automated reporting, amateur television and Morse code. Temporary antennas and emergency power are permitted.

For more information, contact James Canaday at 841-1903 or

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