Archive for Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Area briefs

May 21, 2003

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Student body president names executive staff

Andy Knopp, new Kansas University student body president, has named his executive staff.

Staff members are Kaelyn Fox, Pittsburg senior, Center for Community Outreach co-director; Lindsay Kokoruda, Lenexa senior, student body treasurer; Tim Akright, Overland Park sophomore, KU on Wheels coordinator; Kevin Hager, Shawnee sophomore, Center for Community Outreach co-director; J. Nicholas Sterner, Shawnee freshman, community affairs director; Kyle Johnson, Wichita senior, student executive committee chairman; Bryan Young, Wichita sophomore, student body assistant treasurer; Blake Shuart, Topeka junior, Student Legislative Awareness Board director; Jana Szatkowski, Edmond, Okla., sophomore, Student Senate communications director; and Marynell Jones, Highland Village, Texas, freshman, Student Senate executive secretary.

Museum to mark 'memory session'

Watkin's Community Museum of History is asking community residents to share memories and artifacts from past Lawrence celebrations during an event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Some examples of artifacts that may be brought are pictures from the 1954 parade when the city celebrated its 100th anniversary or the crepe paper dress Dorothy Creon plans to bring, which she made and wore in a student parade down Massachusetts Street in 1929.

The memory session will consist of sharing experiences and artifacts.

Firefighters, Aquila to team up for safety

A natural gas utility is training local firefighters on how to handle natural gas leaks and fires.

Kansas City-based Aquila, which serves 30,000 natural gas customers in Lawrence, organized two training sessions today for firefighters from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The two-hour sessions at the department's training center, 1941 Haskell Ave., will include simulated pipeline leaks and fires.

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