Archive for Sunday, March 31, 2002

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Bookstore
March 31, 2002
Maurine McPheeters
March 31, 2002
Business briefs
March 31, 2002
Local briefs
March 31, 2002
Kansas University: World population authority to present honors lecture An internationally known expert on world population issues will speak April 8 at Kansas University. Werner Fornos, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Population Institute, will present the annual Sigma Xi Honors Lecture at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture title is “Gaining People, Losing Resources Searching for Solutions.” Fornos has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in development and environment by the Earth Times newspaper. The KU chapter of Sigma Xi, national scientific research society founded in 1886, was the group’s fourth and organized in 1889. ____________________________________ Achievement: Four KU students earn Goldwater Scholarships Four Kansas University students have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are national awards given annually for students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships provide $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board for up to two years. There were 309 awarded to juniors and seniors nationally this year. Winners from KU were: Ryan Kinser, Oklahoma City senior in mathematics and philosophy. Adam Kraus, Grantville senior in astronomy, physics and mathematics. Bonnie Sheriff, Lawrence senior in chemistry. Ian Tice, Tecumseh senior in mathematics and physics. Twenty-nine KU students have received Goldwater scholarships since their inception in 1989. ____________________________________ Stull: Property owner ordered razing of abandoned church The abandoned church on the hillside above Stull Cemetery didn’t spontaneously cave in Friday afternoon. John Haase, the rural Lecompton resident who owns the land on which the church sits, adjacent to the cemetery, said Saturday that he had arranged for the church’s demolition. The stone church’s eastern wall had been down for years. Its western wall gave way a few weeks ago after a windstorm. “The Sheriff’s Department called us several days ago and expressed their concern that the remaining two walls were very unstable and posed an attractive nuisance,” Haase said Saturday. “We felt there was really no other choice than to push those two walls in to avoid any future catastrophe.” He said the church’s proximity to the cemetery, which has been vandalized time and again by people curious about occult legends surrounding the church, made the building’s demolition doubly important. “If the church was not so closely located to the cemetery, and if it wasn’t such a dangerous stretch of road, it might have been fun to preserve the church and let things go on,” he said. ____________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service 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 board.
KU notebook
March 31, 2002
On the record
March 31, 2002
Shelia May Kelsey
March 31, 2002
Local briefs
March 31, 2002
 Kansas University: World population authority to present honors lecture An internationally known expert on world population issues will speak April 8 at Kansas University. Werner Fornos, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Population Institute, will present the annual Sigma Xi Honors Lecture at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture title is “Gaining People, Losing Resources  Searching for Solutions.” Fornos has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in development and environment by the Earth Times newspaper. The KU chapter of Sigma Xi, national scientific research society founded in 1886, was the group’s fourth and organized in 1889. ____________________________________  Achievement: Four KU students earn Goldwater Scholarships Four Kansas University students have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are national awards given annually for students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships provide $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board for up to two years. There were 309 awarded to juniors and seniors nationally this year. Winners from KU were:  Ryan Kinser, Oklahoma City senior in mathematics and philosophy.  Adam Kraus, Grantville senior in astronomy, physics and mathematics.  Bonnie Sheriff, Lawrence senior in chemistry.  Ian Tice, Tecumseh senior in mathematics and physics. Twenty-nine KU students have received Goldwater scholarships since their inception in 1989. ____________________________________  Stull: Property owner ordered razing of abandoned church The abandoned church on the hillside above Stull Cemetery didn’t spontaneously cave in Friday afternoon. John Haase, the rural Lecompton resident who owns the land on which the church sits, adjacent to the cemetery, said Saturday that he had arranged for the church’s demolition. The stone church’s eastern wall had been down for years. Its western wall gave way a few weeks ago after a windstorm. “The Sheriff’s Department called us several days ago and expressed their concern that the remaining two walls were very unstable and posed an attractive nuisance,” Haase said Saturday. “We felt there was really no other choice than to push those two walls in to avoid any future catastrophe.” He said the church’s proximity to the cemetery, which has been vandalized time and again by people curious about occult legends surrounding the church, made the building’s demolition doubly important. “If the church was not so closely located to the cemetery, and if it wasn’t such a dangerous stretch of road, it might have been fun to preserve the church and let things go on,” he said. ____________________________________  Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32 at several Lawrence service 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 board.
Horoscopes
March 31, 2002
Ernest Walter Brown
March 31, 2002
Easter around the world
March 31, 2002
Deanna Lynne Galbreath
March 31, 2002
Friends and neighbors
March 31, 2002
Bobby D. Hensley
March 31, 2002
Lawrence school board
Board to consider repairs from wreck
March 31, 2002
Agenda highlights 5:30 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
What are you reading?
March 31, 2002
Bonnie Jean Sanders
March 31, 2002
Cochrane services
March 31, 2002
Lee Earl Trowbridge
March 31, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
March 31, 2002
Thoughtful letters
March 31, 2002