Archive for Thursday, May 2, 2002

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Queen services
May 2, 2002
Horoscopes
May 2, 2002
Local briefs
May 2, 2002
Travel: Short detour to reroute Kansas Turnpike near Topeka For the next week, motorists traveling the Kansas Turnpike near Topeka will take a short detour because of construction work. The westbound stretch of highway just west of the East Topeka interchange is closed. Motorists traveling west on I-470 to South Topeka exit or Emporia and Wichita will exit the turnpike at the east interchange. They will then follow a short, signed detour before re-entering the turnpike to continue southbound. Plans call for replacing about a quarter of a mile of two-lane pavement on I-470. Workers will be on the project 24 hours a day and it is expected to last seven days, depending on the weather, Kansas Turnpike Assn. officials said. Turnpike users can listen to the Travel Advisory Radio at 1610 AM and check the traffic alert section of the KTA Web site, www.ksturnpike.com, for additional information. ____________ Judiciary: New Kansas U.S. Attorney to be officially sworn in Wichita Eric Melgren will formally be sworn in Friday as the U.S. attorney for Kansas during a ceremony in the U.S. District Courthouse. Kansas Republicans U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt will be speakers during the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. Federal Judge John Lungstrum will administer the oath. Melgren, who has been in private law practice for the past 15 years, was nominated to the U.S. attorney’s position by President Bush. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate. Melgren replaces Jim Flory, Lawrence, who had the position on an interim basis for about a year. ____________ Death: Osawatomie resident killed in scuffle with officers Greeley An Osawatomie man was shot and killed after a scuffle with law officers near a grain elevator in eastern Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. Roger W. Lee, 39, and another man were approaching anhydrous ammonia tanks near the elevator Tuesday night when they were confronted by the Greeley city marshal and an Anderson County reserve deputy, said Kyle Smith, an agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in Topeka. A scuffle occurred and Lee was shot and killed, Smith said. The other man was taken into custody, along with two juveniles who were discovered leaving the scene, he said. Smith said the officers had been placed on administrative leave while the KBI and Anderson County authorities investigate. An autopsy on Lee’s body was to be performed in Topeka. Anhydrous ammonia is a fertilizer that is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Fertilizer tanks have been a frequent target for thefts statewide, Smith said. Greeley is located about 60 miles southeast of Topeka. ____________ 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. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Road rage
The bump and grind of short-track racing causes emotions to boil over
May 2, 2002
The shorter the track, the shorter the tempers.
Daily ticker
May 2, 2002
Awesome group
May 2, 2002
Greedy groups
May 2, 2002
Anna L. Hunter
May 2, 2002
Minnie M. Banning
May 2, 2002
Baer services
May 2, 2002
Richard B. Sheridan
May 2, 2002
Sanders’ homer propels Giants
Bonds’ stand-in hits tiebreaking shot against Phillies
May 2, 2002
Reggie Sanders was surprised when he got to the ballpark Wednesday.
Philadelphia forces Game 5
Iverson scores 28 to lead Sixers
May 2, 2002
Allen Iverson wouldn’t stop himself, and neither could the Boston Celtics.
Day of Prayer
May 2, 2002
Jean O. McAdam
May 2, 2002
Moral conflict
May 2, 2002
On the record
May 2, 2002