Archive for Saturday, August 9, 2003

Area briefs

August 9, 2003


Events to help mark National Marina Day

Various events that are free and open to the public are scheduled today at Clinton Lake Marina as part of National Marina Day.

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the marina, there will be a swap meet, underwater rescue team demonstrations and inspections of watercraft by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

For more information, contact marina owner Megan Hiebert at 749-3222.

Campers to perform 'My Favorite Year'

Baldwin -- Broadway at Baker will wrap up its 11th season Sunday with an afternoon performance of "My Favorite Year."

The musical theater camp allows youngsters to stage a production each summer. Students have three days to learn a show and three days to polish it before performing in front of a packed house.

The program, which began in 1993, attracts youths ages 13 to 18. This year, nearly 120 students from Kansas, Missouri and Colorado participated.

The first camp began July 20 and closed with a production of "West Side Story." The second camp began Aug. 3 and ends Sunday with the 2 p.m. performance of "My Favorite Year" at Baker University's Rice Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance by calling (785) 594-4509.

Car fire causes concern at Sprint

Overland Park -- A bomb threat and coincidental fire Friday morning at the Sprint complex had Overland Park police and Sprint officials worried.

The Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline received an anonymous bomb threat at 1 a.m. Friday. Capt. Rick Costillo with the Overland Park Police Department said the tip warned a bomb would explode in the Sprint complex at 10 a.m. Friday.

At 9:30 a.m., police and fire officials responded to a multicar fire in the Sprint parking garage. While the Overland Park Fire Department controlled and investigated the fire, police set up a command post and sent an explosives team searching the complex for a bomb, Costillo said.

Costillo said the fire department was classifying the fire as a regular car fire.

High school honors dean

Jack Fincham, dean of the Kansas University School of Pharmacy, can add another title to his resume -- member of his high school's hall of fame.

Fincham recently was inducted into the Beatrice (Neb.) Educational Foundation Hall of Fame. He graduated from the high school in 1969 before receiving a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Nebraska in 1975 and a Ph.D. in social and administrative pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He came to KU in 1994.

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