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Area briefs

October 13, 2002


Search continues for body

DeSoto Kansas City, Kan., Police today will continue their search for the body of an apparent murder victim whose body they believe was thrown over the Kansas River Bridge just north of DeSoto.

Police received information early Saturday that a murder had been committed at 4702 Crest Drive in Kansas City, Kan., Cpt. Michael Lee Kobe said. A preliminary investigation suggested a murder had indeed taken place, and officers searched the home about 6 a.m. Saturday, he said.

Four suspects have been taken into custody. Information obtained during the investigation led investigators to the Kansas River near DeSoto, where they searched for the body until shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.

They plan to resume their search today. The Leavenworth and Johnson county sheriff's offices are assisting with the search.

Pulitzer winner first speaker in 2002-2003 Hall lectures

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author will speak at Kansas University later this month.

Jared Diamond, who won the 1998 Pulitzer for "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lied Center. The speech is free and open to the public.

Diamond is professor of physiology at the University of California-Los Angeles. He has traced the evolution of writing, germs, technology, government and religion in society.

Diamond has received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship also known as the "genius award" as well as research prizes from the American Physiological Society, National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of San Diego.

Diamond's lecture is the first in the 2002-2003 Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series.

Haskell Homecoming activities begin Tuesday

A week of activities is scheduled at Haskell Indian Nations University to celebrate its Homecoming.

Tuesday will be "Crazy Hat/Hair Day." A campus mixer and chili/frybread competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gazebo area.

Wednesday will be "Jersey Day." Powder puff football games between the senior and freshman class and the sophomore and junior class will start at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday will be "Pajama Day." Activities will include a dorm-decorating contest and a noon scavenger hunt. A Natural Resources Liaison Honors Program reception will be at 5:30 p.m.

Friday will be "Purple and Gold Day." A golf tournament at Alvamar will start the day at 6:30 a.m. Voting for Homecoming queen will begin at 8 a.m. at Tecumseh Hall.

A parade will start at 3:45 p.m. at Coffin Sports Complex. The day will end with a bonfire at 8 p.m. south of the powwow grounds.

Saturday will start with a 7:30 a.m. fun walk and run at Haskell Stadium. A staff and student tailgate party will start at 11 a.m., with the Haskell vs. Trinity Bible College football game to follow at 2 p.m.

The volleyball team will face Newman College at 5:30 p.m., and an alumni dance will follow at 7 p.m. in Stidham Hall.

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