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July 27, 2003

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Dalmatians take spotlight at breed show

Dalmatians were the central attraction Saturday during a breed show at a Lawrence area dog-training center.

Several regional Dalmatian owners brought their pets for public display and interaction with visitors at Puppy Love dog training, 698 E. 1250 Road, south of Lawrence. They were helping to promote the Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty to be conducted in May 2004 in Lawrence.

Among the visitors were Ryan Flesher and his wife, Lissa, shown above having a good time with Leo, a 5-month-old Dalmatian owned by Julia Soukup, of Lindsborg.

"We just lost one of ours, but we hope to get another one for Christmas," Ryan Flesher said.

Next year's Dalmatian show and competition is expected to bring about 600 Dalmatians to Lawrence. Much of the event will be at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.

Accident

Lawrence teen injured in watercraft collision

Hickory County, Mo. -- A Lawrence, Kan., teen suffered a serious cut to his leg in a personal watercraft accident Friday on the Lake of the Ozarks and had to be airlifted to a Springfield hospital.

Zachariah Taylor, 18, was flown by helicopter ambulance to St. John's Regional Medical Center, where he remained Saturday. Hospital officials would not release his condition.

Taylor suffered a serious laceration to the right leg, according to an accident report filed by the Missouri State Water Patrol.

The Water Patrol report said that shortly after 8 p.m. two personal watercraft were seen by witnesses circling each other. A Yamaha WaveRunner operated by Kyle Capps, 18, also of Lawrence, struck the right rear of a WaveRunner Taylor was operating.

Capps wasn't injured, according to the report. He was cited, however, for operating a personal watercraft over idle speed within 50 feet of another watercraft.

Construction

Water work to close Jayhawk Boulevard

Water line improvements will close the west entrance to the Kansas University campus, near the Chi Omega fountain, beginning Monday.

Jayhawk Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to Poplar Lane through Aug. 7 for the project, which has temporarily closed other portions of Jayhawk Boulevard during the summer.

Westbound traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard will be detoured until Aug. 15, when construction is scheduled for completion.

Parking along Poplar Lane, which winds around Strong Hall, will be eliminated from Monday through Aug. 7. Poplar Lane will remain open to traffic.

Douglas County

New law library open

Douglas County has a new public library for would-be legal scholars.

The Douglas County Law Library opened at the beginning of May on the first floor of the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.

The library's hours are from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

More information is available at www.douglascolawlibrary.org.

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