Archive for Monday, May 27, 2002

Local briefs

May 27, 2002


Budget: SRS cuts to be announced at 'stakeholders' meeting'

State welfare secretary Janet Schalansky will discuss upcoming adjustments to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services budget during a stakeholders' meeting 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka.

Schalansky is expected to announce several spending cuts in programs affecting the poor, frail and disabled. For more information, call the SRS Central Office in Topeka, 785-296-3271.

Music: Campanile anniversary marked with carillon concert

After the seventh bell tolled to mark the hour, a concert for the 50th anniversary of the campanile began Sunday.

About 50 people lounged on blankets, relaxed near Potter's Lake and sat in lounge chairs around the campanile as Todd Fair, carillonneur at the University of Denver, performed on the Kansas University carillon at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Another concert, featuring Elizabeth Berghout, KU carillonneur, will be at 7 p.m. today.

The two concerts are in honor of the golden anniversary of the campanile. The anniversary of the tower's dedication, May 27, 2001, passed without much notice last spring, so officials in KU's School of Fine Arts planned celebratory events for Sunday and today.

Police: Cause of death determined in Kansas airman's killing

Oklahoma City A Kansas airman who was killed last week was struck by a car, the state Medical Examiner's office said.

The body of Master Sgt. Darren Nelson showed blunt trauma to the chest and pelvis that is consistent with being run over, said Kym Koch, a spokeswoman with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Travis Ray Davis, 28, of Guthrie remained in the Logan County jail Sunday on complaints of murder and false declaration of a pawn ticket after someone tried to use Nelson's credit card to buy fishing equipment.

Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.27 at several Lawrence stations.

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.

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