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Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Area briefs

October 15, 2003

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Howard Dean to speak at K.C. fund-raiser

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean will speak tonight in Kansas City, Mo.

A fund-raising rally and concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway St. Allied Saints will perform before Dean speaks.

Admission is $50 per person, or $20 with a valid student ID.

KU parking garage at GSP-Corbin reopens

The Kansas University parking garage at Gertrude Sellards Pearson and Corbin residence halls has reopened.

The garage closed Sept. 29 so crews could reapply a waterproof coating that had failed and left concrete damaged.

The facility was supposed to open the first week of November, but repairs ran ahead of schedule. Two-thirds of the garage opened Friday, and the rest was scheduled to open this morning.

Baldwin wins weigh-in in change collection

High school football players weren't the only winners from Baldwin on Friday.

While Baldwin High School squeaked out a 15-7 win over Eudora, Baldwin residents collected more weight in spare change during the "Weigh-In for United Way" challenge.

Baldwin residents collected 44 pounds of change, 1 pound more than residents of Eudora. Allen Poplin, Baldwin principal, accepted a traveling trophy during halftime of the game.

Although the weight of Baldwin's collection jars was more, Eudora fans actually donated more money because they included more bills. Eudora brought in $248, compared with Baldwin's $209.

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