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February 23, 2003


NAACP reception honors state Cabinet secretary

Ensuring that the environment is both sustainable and safe and developing a set of health goals for all Kansans are at the top of Rod Bremby's to-do list.

Bremby, recently appointed secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, was honored Saturday at a reception sponsored by the Lawrence branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

More than 50 people attended the event at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, also was honored for her ongoing service to the area.

Bremby, shown above visiting with friends during the reception, is a former Lawrence assistant city manager, as well as a past assistant professor at Kansas University and past president of the Lawrence NAACP.

"We just want him to know that we're very proud of him," said Janis Grubbs Cobbs, the group's current president.

Education: Perry-Lecompton schools set forum to discuss bond

A forum to discuss a possible school bond issue for the Perry-Lecompton school district has been set for Monday.

The public is invited to the forum, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Perry Middle School band room.

Topics of discussion will include new buildings and improvements to existing buildings.

Gasoline: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.54 a gallon at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets.

If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price. Or go to to join our Pump Patrol message board.

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