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September 8, 2002

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'Cyber Jay' entertains at Kansas State Fair

A virtual-reality Jayhawk and pep rally are among Kansas University's offerings at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

KU's booth in the Meadowlark Building at the fairgrounds features "Cyber Jay," a computer-generated Jayhawk.

A KU pep rally will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Lake Talbott area of the fairgrounds. Al Bohl, athletic director, Janet Murguia, executive vice chancellor, and Lindsay Douglas, Miss Kansas and a KU senior, will attend.

The fair continues through Sept. 15.

Accident victim remains in critical condition

A Lawrence man remained in critical condition Saturday at a Kansas City hospital after suffering injuries Friday evening in a rollover accident south of Lawrence.

Troy A. Myers, 37, was taken by LifeStar helicopter to KU Med, Kansas City, Kan., after being partially ejected from the black 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck involved in the one-vehicle accident, Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Kathy Tate said.

The driver, 21-year-old Chadley W. Lucas, was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. He apparently lost control of the pickup while traveling north on County Road 1055, Tate said. The truck crossed the southbound lane, entered the west ditch, overturned, struck a fence and came to rest on its top, she said.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt. The accident occurred at 7:03 p.m., about half a mile north of North 1100 Road.

Drawing studio to give demonstration at museum

The Valley Lane Studio Figure Drawing Group, formerly known as the 500 Locust Gallery Group, will demonstrate techniques of figure drawing and answer questions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Central Court of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

Visitors also are invited to try their hand at figure drawing.

The event is in conjunction with the exhibition "Drawing Figures," which runs through Oct. 20 at the museum.

Health Care Access recruiting volunteers

A clinic that provides health care to Douglas County's uninsured is in need of volunteers from the medical profession.

Health Care Access offers services to the nearly 10 percent of Douglas County residents without health coverage. That care is made possible by volunteer physicians, students and various health-care entities.

Help is needed in areas ranging from patient care to medication assistance to health education.

For more information, call 841-5760 or stop by the clinic, 1920 Moodie Road. Volunteer applications can be downloaded on the clinic's Web site, www.healthcareaccess.org.

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