Archive for Sunday, March 3, 2002

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Local briefs
March 3, 2002
 Pilot Club antique sale raises funds for charities Twenty-seven antique dealers from across Kansas and surrounding states are peddling their wares this weekend to help raise money for the Pilot Club of Lawrence. Proceeds from ticket sales and booth rentals at the club’s antique show and sale, held semi-annually the last weekend of October and the first weekend in March, go toward community charities and annual Kansas University scholarships, said Diana Boyd, co-chairwoman of the sale and show. The sale began Friday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets, and will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Each year, the club sponsors two $750 KU scholarships  one for a Lawrence High School student and one for a Free State High School student. The club also contributes money to the Social Service League, Special Olympics, Hospice Care and other community organizations. ______________________________________  War: Army reserve soldiers from Topeka mobilized Topeka  Thirty-nine members of a Topeka-based U.S. Army reserve medical unit are being called to active duty in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The 4204th U.S. Army Hospital is made up of soldiers from Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Washington. They will spend a six-month rotation treating soldiers in hospitals and clinics in Germany. The unit is one of several from the 89th Regional Support Command to be activated. Four members of an Army Reserve medical unit based in Independence are being sent to Bosnia. The group from the 1896 Medical Detachment will spend six months in the country providing stress prevention and management support to soldiers deployed there. ______________________________________  Leadership search: Fourth finalist announced for Kansas University dean Kansas University officials have announced the fourth finalist vying to become dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ruth H. Maki, professor and chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, will meet with faculty, staff and students at 3:30 p.m. March 11 in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Maki has been at Texas Tech since 1997. Before that, she taught at North Dakota State University from 1973 to 1996. The other finalists are:  John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, who will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Alderson Auditorium  Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, who will have a public forum at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium.  Kip Hodges, professor of geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had a campus visit Feb. 18. ______________________________________  Gift: Alumnus donates $1 million to Kansas State University Manhattan  A 1943 Kansas State University veterinary medicine school graduate has bequeathed $1 million to his alma mater. The gift from Roy W. Uphams will finance a training and outreach facility named for him at the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State. The new building will play host to large groups, organizations and workshops for the center. The gift also will establish an endowed professorship in Uphams’ name in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Uphams, who died in 1999, was a native of Junction City. He retired in 1983 as the director of Food Drugs and Dairy for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Local briefs
March 3, 2002
Pilot Club antique sale raises funds for charities Twenty-seven antique dealers from across Kansas and surrounding states are peddling their wares this weekend to help raise money for the Pilot Club of Lawrence. Proceeds from ticket sales and booth rentals at the club’s antique show and sale, held semi-annually the last weekend of October and the first weekend in March, go toward community charities and annual Kansas University scholarships, said Diana Boyd, co-chairwoman of the sale and show. The sale began Friday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets, and will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Each year, the club sponsors two $750 KU scholarships one for a Lawrence High School student and one for a Free State High School student. The club also contributes money to the Social Service League, Special Olympics, Hospice Care and other community organizations. ______________________________________ War: Army reserve soldiers from Topeka mobilized Topeka Thirty-nine members of a Topeka-based U.S. Army reserve medical unit are being called to active duty in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The 4204th U.S. Army Hospital is made up of soldiers from Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Washington. They will spend a six-month rotation treating soldiers in hospitals and clinics in Germany. The unit is one of several from the 89th Regional Support Command to be activated. Four members of an Army Reserve medical unit based in Independence are being sent to Bosnia. The group from the 1896 Medical Detachment will spend six months in the country providing stress prevention and management support to soldiers deployed there. ______________________________________ Leadership search: Fourth finalist announced for Kansas University dean Kansas University officials have announced the fourth finalist vying to become dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ruth H. Maki, professor and chairwoman of psychology at Texas Tech University, will meet with faculty, staff and students at 3:30 p.m. March 11 in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Maki has been at Texas Tech since 1997. Before that, she taught at North Dakota State University from 1973 to 1996. The other finalists are: John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, who will have a public forum at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Alderson Auditorium Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, who will have a public forum at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium. Kip Hodges, professor of geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had a campus visit Feb. 18. ______________________________________ Gift: Alumnus donates $1 million to Kansas State University Manhattan A 1943 Kansas State University veterinary medicine school graduate has bequeathed $1 million to his alma mater. The gift from Roy W. Uphams will finance a training and outreach facility named for him at the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State. The new building will play host to large groups, organizations and workshops for the center. The gift also will establish an endowed professorship in Uphams’ name in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Uphams, who died in 1999, was a native of Junction City. He retired in 1983 as the director of Food Drugs and Dairy for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
On the record
March 3, 2002
Bookstore
March 3, 2002
Horoscopes
March 3, 2002
As war effort expands, so do dangers
We’ve said all along that it’s not over,’ Pentagon spokeswoman reminds Americans
March 3, 2002
Fresh U.S. combat casualties show the continuing danger five months into the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan even as the Pentagon prepares to expand it to other countries.
Marcella Wolfson
March 3, 2002
Business briefs
March 3, 2002
Blue Cross OK
March 3, 2002
Let voters decide
March 3, 2002
Old is new again
Fifteenth-century history book discovered in farmhouse
March 3, 2002
Barrie Pribyl knew she had something special when she took the old book out of the farmhouse and loaded it into her car with the hundreds of others.
What are you reading?
March 3, 2002
Rev. Albert F. Bramble
March 3, 2002
Commuter Q & A
March 3, 2002
Think you know opera? Take this test
March 3, 2002
Norma Jean Whitebird
March 3, 2002
Appalling case
March 3, 2002
Report disputed
March 3, 2002