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March 16, 2003


Aging agencies plan congressional elections

Registered Kansas voters over the age of 60 will have the opportunity to vote for the National Silver Haired Congress from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vt. Keith Bray and Mildred Harkness are candidates for Silver Senator.

Absentee ballots are available by contacting the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging at 1720 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka 66612, or 785-235-1367. Absentee ballots must have the identification certification form completed and postmarked by Tuesday, then sent to the address above.

In addition to the Jayhawk agency, elections are sponsored by the Kansas Association of Area Aging Agencies and the Kansas Department of Aging.

Organization honors KU chemistry professor

A Kansas University professor has been selected for honorary induction to the Chemical Society of Japan.

Daryle Busch, professor of chemistry, will be one of six scientists inducted during a ceremony Tuesday in Tokyo.

Busch, who served in Japan during World War II, has returned to the country many times as a scientist and teacher. His research focuses on "green chemistry," including developing a carbon dioxide-based solvent that cuts down on both pollution and costs.

Busch also was president of the American Chemical Society in 2000.

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