Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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May 1, 2002
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May 1, 2002
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May 1, 2002
Jobless benefits: Unemployment checks missing; state investigates State officials are trying to determine why about a dozen Lawrence residents didn’t receive their latest unemployment checks on time. At least 13 people didn’t receive the checks, mailed April 23, said Steve Markley, chief of the Kansas Department of Human Resource’s Benefits Division. Normally it takes only a couple of days for Lawrence residents to get checks after a mailing. Markley’s office called a Topeka bulk mail center and asked officials there to investigate the matter. Markley said he hadn’t hear back from the mail center. No one was available at the center Tuesday who knew anything about the problem. As of Monday, however, Markley said four of the 13 people had received their checks. Efforts to recontact the others had been unsuccessful. Not all unemployment checks are mailed at the same time, he said. _______________________________________ Higher education: KU official eliminated from Colorado search A Kansas University official vying to become president of the University of Northern Colorado didn’t make the list of final candidates. That list, announced by the school’s trustees Tuesday, included only one name Kay Norton, UNC’s vice president of university affairs. Robert Clark, vice chancellor for KU’s Edwards Campus, was one of four candidates interviewed by telephone last week. Clark has been at KU since 1997. Before that, he served six years as dean of the School of Management at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. Ken McConnellogue, UNC’s director of communications, said he expected the trustees to approve Norton as the university’s next president after she does a series of on-campus interviews. _______________________________________ Economic espionage: Med Center researcher faces federal charge for lying A Japanese scientist accused of stealing biological materials used for research on Alzheimer’s disease was charged Tuesday with making false statements to the government. Hiroaki Serizawa, a researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center, is accused of stealing research materials from the Cleveland Clinic with his friend Takashi Okamoto, a former scientist there. A hearing on the new charge against Serizawa is scheduled for today before U.S. District Judge David Dowd Jr. in Akron, Ohio. Serizawa, 40, and Okamoto already face two counts of conspiracy to violate the economic espionage act, interstate transportation of stolen property and making false statements to the government. Both have pleaded innocent. _______________________________________ Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 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.
On the record
May 1, 2002
Donald M. Baer
May 1, 2002
William N. Stevens
May 1, 2002
Benny L. Butler Jr.
May 1, 2002
Charles Ozias Files
May 1, 2002
Donald K. Murphy
May 1, 2002
Galileo’s work
May 1, 2002
Well-run run
May 1, 2002
Noteworthy items
May 1, 2002
Less reliable
May 1, 2002
Library goals
May 1, 2002