Archive for Sunday, October 20, 2002

Lawrence briefs

October 20, 2002


Homeschoolers group to have fund-raiser

Lawrence Area Unaffiliated Group of Homeschoolers will have its annual garage/bake sale fund-raiser next weekend at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2000 Harper St.

Kitchenware, collectibles, toys, books and clothes will be available at the event.

The fund-raiser will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27.

Pancake breakfast to benefit wrestlers

The lean and mean wrestling team at Free State High School is prepared to make you fat and happy with a pancake breakfast.

Sandy Unruh of the Free State Booster Club said the wrestling team's fund-raiser pancake feed is 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the commons at Free State, 4700 Overland Drive.

It's an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and drink event. Tickets are available from Free State wrestlers, at the door and from Darrell Andres at Free State (832-6050).

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3.50 for children 2 to 10. Children under 2 are free, Unruh said.

Entertainment includes:

9 a.m. Sunflower Kids Wrestling demonstration.

10 a.m. Spirit of Kansas Cheerleaders (5 and under) program.

11 a.m. Free State Pom Squad performance.

KU gets EPA grant

Kansas University will receive a $20,000 grant to study how the Environmental Protection Agency interacts with the public.

The grant, from the EPA, will allow researchers to analyze the impact of community advisory groups at Superfund sites by examining the levels of satisfaction between communities with such groups and those without.

Community advisory groups usually consist of local residents who oversee progress on decontaminating Superfund sites. The grant was part of nearly $100,000 for 28 grants announced by the EPA this month.

KU fraternity receives academic recognition

The Pi Deuteron Chapter of the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta at Kansas University received honorable mention in the Jordan Bowl at the fraternity's 154th Ekklesia.

The Ekklesia is a biennial legislative convention, which was Aug. 7-11 in Portland, Ore.

The Jordan Bowl is presented annually to the chapter that has achieved the highest comparative scholarship among undergraduate chapters during the preceding year.

The competition is based on academic criteria such as study hours, GPA, career counseling and study seminars.

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