Archive for Thursday, June 20, 2002

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June 20, 2002
On the record
June 20, 2002
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June 20, 2002
Local briefs
June 20, 2002
Corps of Engineers to waive day-use fees at Clinton Lake The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this weekend will waive day-use fees at its recreation areas in Bloomington Park at Clinton Lake. The corps is joining other federal agencies in waiving such fees at recreation areas nationwide in support of President Bush’s Healthier U.S. Initiative, which emphasizes the role of the nation’s parks and public lands in making Americans’ lives healthier. The beach at Bloomington Park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Boat ramp access is unrestricted. During the free weekend, the corps encourages people to walk, hike, swim or otherwise enjoy the public land and water to improve their health and fitness. Above, campers wrestle with a tent during their Memorial Day visit at Clinton Lake State Park in 2001. For more information about the corps’ recreation program at Clinton Lake, call 843-7665. __________________ Sesquicentennial Commission: Committee hopes to bring presidential debate to town A committee working to bring a presidential debate to Lawrence in 2004 had its first organizational meeting Wednesday morning. The Presidential Debate Committee, an offshoot of the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission, consists of representatives of local bodies of government, education and law enforcement. About a dozen people attended the meeting. Though the guidelines for applying to be a presidential debate city won’t be available for several months, Clenece Hills, co-chairwoman of the committee and president of the Sesquicentennial Commission, said committee members wanted to be well-prepared to apply. Among the topics the committee discussed were security issues and the role of local law enforcement, provisions for the influx of visitors to the city and events the committee could plan in coordination with the debates. Once the applications is made, the committee will know by December 2003 whether Lawrence has been selected as a debate city, Hills said. __________________ Courts: Suspect in eavesdropping gets trial continuation Ottawa The trial for a Lawrence man charged with videotaping women in a sports bar restroom was continued to Aug. 20. Darrin A. Votaw, 31, 904 Deer Run Drive, had been scheduled to be tried Wednesday in Franklin County District Court on multiple counts of eavesdropping. Votaw was arrested and charged in February after an investigation by Ottawa Police. Votaw is accused of setting up a hidden video camera in the women’s restroom at G Williker’s Deli and Bar, 306 Main St. Votaw was one of the owners of the bar at the time. __________________ Health: Transplant Games include participant from Lawrence Lawrence resident Scott Hedges will participate in the 2002 U.S. Transplant Games June 25-29 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. Hedges, 43, is a kidney transplant recipient. Forty-one transplant recipients from Kansas and western Missouri will compete. __________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.24 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. 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.
County duty
June 20, 2002
California dreaming
Robby Gordon looks forward to racing at Sears Point
June 20, 2002
Robby Gordon knows what everybody’s thinking. He’s thinking the same thing.
Even adults appreciate kid rock
Rock-‘n’-roller finds niche with music that young children, and parents, like
June 20, 2002
The lighting is dim and the bar carries the faint, stale smell of beer. But Ralph Covert is looking fresh and ready to rock and roll.
Castillo streak hits 33
Marlins’ standout ties record for second basemen
June 20, 2002
With two hits, an RBI and a run scored, Luis Castillo beat the Cleveland Indians and tied Rogers Hornsby.
Horoscopes
June 20, 2002
William Moore Jr.
June 20, 2002
Heartless KU
June 20, 2002
Knee-jerk views
June 20, 2002