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March 30, 2003

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Three die when car hits tree in Leavenworth

The Leavenworth Police Department is investigating a triple-fatality car accident that occurred Saturday in the 900 block of Pawnee Street.

According to a statement, officers were called to the intersection of Ninth and Pawnee streets about 3:45 p.m.

Witness accounts reported the vehicle was traveling at a high speed, lost control and struck the tree.

The car's three occupants were found dead when officers arrived with Leavenworth County EMS and the city's fire department.

Police said late Saturday they had not yet identified the victims.

The statement said the Leavenworth County coroner was called to the scene.

LHS musical groups to perform free concert

The orchestra and jazz ensemble at Lawrence High School will perform Friday night to help raise money for travel to an event next year.

Students will present "A Little Jazz & Night Music" at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at LHS, 1901 La.

Desserts and beverages will be sold to generate money for the orchestra's trip to San Francisco in spring 2004.

All donations are appreciated, but the event is free and open to the public.

KU students play host to public relations event

About 100 public relations students are coming to Lawrence for a conference presented by the Kansas University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

"Growing by Choice, Not by Chance: Promoting Professional Responsibility," will run Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Union. The keynote speaker will be Walter Jennings, vice president of global communications at Ford Motor Credit Co. He will speak during an awards banquet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Students from 11 universities are expected to attend.

Chalk-a-thon slated on South Park sidewalks

Sidewalks in South Park will be the canvas where adults and children can express their thoughts about the Iraq war in a chalk-a-thon Saturday.

Anyone who wants to participate should show up at 1 p.m. Saturday near the park playground, said Chantel Guidry, one of the organizers of the event. Chalk will be handed out but people also are encouraged to bring additional chalk.

"I want everyone, particularly the kids of Lawrence, to show all the people who walk through the park their fears and their hopes for peace," Guidry said.

A similar event was staged last week on the sidewalks in front of Wescoe Hall on the Kansas University campus.

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