Archive for Sunday, March 17, 2002

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On the record
March 17, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 17, 2002
Local briefs
March 17, 2002
 Spring break in full swing for area school students There will be a lot less studying going on this week in the Lawrence area. Spring break begins Monday for students at Lawrence public schools, Kansas University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Baker University in Baldwin. For students planning ahead, here are the dates for finals and the end of the spring semester:  Lawrence public schools  last day for seventh- and eighth-graders is May 22, last day for ninth-graders, high schoolers, and kindergartners is May 23 and elementary students have a half day of school May 24.  KU  last day of classes is May 9, with finals May 13 to 17.  Haskell  last day of classes is May 3, with finals May 6 to 9.  Baker  last day of classes May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Ottawa University’s spring break is March 25 through April 2. Its last day of classes are May 3, with finals May 6 to 8. ________________________________________  Sheriff: Douglas Countian found dead in Lecompton home A Douglas County man was found dead Friday night in Lecompton, but no foul play is suspected, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The man was discovered at his home in the 300 block of Clark Street by an acquaintance, Tate said. The county coroner will do an autopsy early this week to determine the cause of death. “At this point, there is no apparent foul play,” Tate said. The Sheriff’s Office released no further details about the man, including his age. The man’s family has not been notified because they are traveling for spring break. Tate said she expected more information would be available Monday morning. ________________________________________  Community: Parishioners, neighbors gather for St. Luke fish fry Delectable fried catfish drew about 125 people on Saturday to St. Luke A.M.E. Church. The dinner was part of a “pew rally” weekend, said Pastor Verdell Taylor. He said the church hoped to fill the pews and reach out to the neighborhood around the church at 900 N.Y. “We do this a couple times a year,” he said. “It’s become a neighborhood thing and a social thing. It’s just reaching out and bringing people together.” Above, Rebecca Murphy gathers fried fish from the skillet. Eugene Hunter, one of the cooks, said they had about 120 pounds of catfish filet that was dipped in his specially seasoned breading and fried. The meal also included cole slaw, green beans, spaghetti and a desert. ________________________________________  ECKAN: Area Head Start projects receive federal grant The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will receive a $1.1 million federal grant for area Head Start projects, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday. The funds will be used for Head Start projects in Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage, Anderson, Miami and Coffey counties. Most of the funds will go toward establishing a new 20-child classroom in Osage County. The money will help organizers set up the classroom, supply it with materials and bring it into compliance with federal and state regulations. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Region 7 Office for Children and Families. ________________________________________  Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline price as low as $1.23 at several North Third Street stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Jennie B. Helm
March 17, 2002
Local briefs
March 17, 2002
Spring break in full swing for area school students There will be a lot less studying going on this week in the Lawrence area. Spring break begins Monday for students at Lawrence public schools, Kansas University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Baker University in Baldwin. For students planning ahead, here are the dates for finals and the end of the spring semester: Lawrence public schools last day for seventh- and eighth-graders is May 22, last day for ninth-graders, high schoolers, and kindergartners is May 23 and elementary students have a half day of school May 24. KU last day of classes is May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Haskell last day of classes is May 3, with finals May 6 to 9. Baker last day of classes May 9, with finals May 13 to 17. Ottawa University’s spring break is March 25 through April 2. Its last day of classes are May 3, with finals May 6 to 8. ________________________________________ Sheriff: Douglas Countian found dead in Lecompton home A Douglas County man was found dead Friday night in Lecompton, but no foul play is suspected, said Lt. Kathy Tate of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The man was discovered at his home in the 300 block of Clark Street by an acquaintance, Tate said. The county coroner will do an autopsy early this week to determine the cause of death. “At this point, there is no apparent foul play,” Tate said. The Sheriff’s Office released no further details about the man, including his age. The man’s family has not been notified because they are traveling for spring break. Tate said she expected more information would be available Monday morning. ________________________________________ Community: Parishioners, neighbors gather for St. Luke fish fry Delectable fried catfish drew about 125 people on Saturday to St. Luke A.M.E. Church. The dinner was part of a “pew rally” weekend, said Pastor Verdell Taylor. He said the church hoped to fill the pews and reach out to the neighborhood around the church at 900 N.Y. “We do this a couple times a year,” he said. “It’s become a neighborhood thing and a social thing. It’s just reaching out and bringing people together.” Above, Rebecca Murphy gathers fried fish from the skillet. Eugene Hunter, one of the cooks, said they had about 120 pounds of catfish filet that was dipped in his specially seasoned breading and fried. The meal also included cole slaw, green beans, spaghetti and a desert. ________________________________________ ECKAN: Area Head Start projects receive federal grant The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will receive a $1.1 million federal grant for area Head Start projects, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday. The funds will be used for Head Start projects in Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage, Anderson, Miami and Coffey counties. Most of the funds will go toward establishing a new 20-child classroom in Osage County. The money will help organizers set up the classroom, supply it with materials and bring it into compliance with federal and state regulations. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Region 7 Office for Children and Families. ________________________________________ Pump Patrol: Journal-World seeks the lowest gasoline prices The Journal-World has found a Lawrence area gasoline price as low as $1.23 at several North Third Street stations. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Business briefs
March 17, 2002
Lucy Macha
March 17, 2002
Horoscopes
March 17, 2002
What are you reading?
March 17, 2002
Condom facts
March 17, 2002
Terri Lynn Evans
March 17, 2002
Bookstore
March 17, 2002
Sad state
March 17, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
March 17, 2002
Lost opportunity
March 17, 2002
Norma F. Powell
March 17, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
March 17, 2002