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June 27, 2002
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June 27, 2002
KU student from China dies after car wreck in Colorado Grand Junction, Colo. A Kansas University student from China died early Wednesday after suffering injuries in a weekend car accident in Colorado. Xun Sun, 32, a master’s student in business, had been returning to Lawrence from a trip to visit a friend in California when the accident occurred, said Todd Cohen, a KU spokesman. Sun lost control of his car about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 in Grand Junction, near the Colorado-Utah border. Sun’s Plymouth Lazer crossed the median and rolled several times. He was thrown from the vehicle. “It is with a heavy heart that I extend, on behalf of the university, our deepest condolences to his parents, family and friends,” KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said in a statement. Sun had lived in Lawrence since enrolling last fall. He primarily attended classes at KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park. _____________________________________________ Kansas University: Chancellor, Peru’s leader pledge mutual assistance Kansas University’s relationship with Peru’s national university received a boost Wednesday from that country’s leader. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a meeting with KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway expressed support and pledged assistance to promote the collaborative effort between KU and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. The chancellor met with Toledo on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Lima. During the meeting, Hemenway noted the work of Bartholomew Dean, KU assistant professor of anthropology, and his wife, Michelle McKinley, anthropology researcher at KU’s Museum of Anthropology. Dean and McKinley have studied the language and culture of the Urarina people in Peru and helped direct the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos’ new graduate program in Amazonian studies. In addition, the chancellor noted that the Anne Sullivan Center, a Lima school to teach poor children with autism or severe mental retardation, was founded by KU graduate Liliana Mayo. Hemenway was in Peru to receive an honorary degree at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. _____________________________________________ Veterans: Legion numbers looking up Tonganoxie An effort to recruit new members to the inactive Lester Hamel Post No. 41 of the American Legion here has proved fruitful. At a June 19 rally to revive interest in the post, which had 13 members who hadn’t met in several years, 12 new members signed up, said Jim Rogers, a Vietnam veteran who organized the membership rally. Rogers was elected post commander at that meeting. He and two other members will be installed as post officers at the legion’s next meeting, 7:30 p.m. July 17 at Tonganoxie Masonic Hall, 311 S. Delaware. The post plans to begin regular meetings the third Wednesday of each month, Rogers said. For more information, contact Rogers at (913) 369-2193 or P.O. Box 885, Tonganoxie 66086. _____________________________________________ Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 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.
Franklin D. Miller
June 27, 2002
Stebbins services
June 27, 2002
Response refuted
June 27, 2002
Voters beware
June 27, 2002
Sidewalk issue
June 27, 2002
On the record
June 27, 2002
Horoscopes
June 27, 2002