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January 19, 2003


Free-throw winners advance to regionals

About 20 elementary and junior high-aged children tried their luck at the foul line Saturday in the Knights of Columbus free-throw contest.

Chris Nieto, 11, above, takes some practice shots before the contest at St. John's School, 1208 Ky.

The children competed in various age categories. The following girls won: Katie Ice, 10; Abbie Ramos, 11; and Ashley Anguiano, 14. In the boys' competition, winners were: Eric McCarthy, 10; Chris Wildgen, 11; Cody Lon, 12; and Thomas Nieto, 14.

The winners move on to regional competition Feb. 16 in Meriden.

County: Agency plans discussions on services for seniors

The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will conduct forums to receive public comment and suggestions on services for seniors. The information will be used to set service priorities for funding under the Older Americans Act for 2004 Area Plan.

Douglas County forums will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holcom Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St., and at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baldwin City Library, 800 Seventh St.

Shawnee County forums will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Silver Lake Senior Center and at 1 p.m. Jan. 30, at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, 1720 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka.



Jefferson County forums will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Perry Community Center and at 1 p.m. Thursday at Winchester Community Center.

Youth: Runaway teen sought

Tina Jefferson hasn't seen her 17-year-old daughter since July. She's asking the public to help find her.

Jessica Gallier is a runaway, and there is no suspicion that she has been harmed, Jefferson said. Jefferson said she had reason to believe her daughter might be pregnant.

Gallier was last seen in October at the Hampton Court apartment complex, 1704 W. 24th St., Jefferson said.

Gallier has dark, curly hair. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, her mother said. She may be with a boyfriend.

If anyone has any information about Gallier, they can either call Lawrence Police or Jefferson at 841-1760.

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