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Area briefs

September 29, 2003

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Burglary suspects arrested after chase

Oskaloosa -- Law enforcement officers in Jefferson and Leavenworth counties Sunday afternoon arrested two burglary suspects after a high-speed chase.

Jefferson County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a family who had returned to a residence in Ozawkie and found a burglary in progress, authorities said.

Officers located the suspects' vehicle and pursued it into Leavenworth County, where the suspects were caught at 243rd Street and Hollingsworth Road, about five miles northwest of Tonganoxie. A Jefferson County press release said the suspects' vehicle reached speeds of 110 mph.

Involved in locating and catching the suspects were Jefferson and Leavenworth sheriff's officers, McLouth and Perry police and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Stolen property was recovered. No other information was available Sunday night.

Conference to explore Kansas water issues

A conference next month at Kansas University will explore the role of water in the state's economy.

The Kansas Economic Policy Conference will be Oct. 24 at the Kansas Union.

Topics will include the history of water in the state, current water policy, management and problems involving water, availability of water in agriculture, and the struggle between private property rights and public use.

Presenters include Donald Worster, KU professor of history; Earl Lewis, civil engineer with the Kansas Water Office; David Traster, with Foulston Siefkin law firm in Wichita; and James Gulliford, administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Information and registration are available at www.kuce.org/programs/kepc, or by calling 864-5823.

KU starts blood drive

The Kansas University blood drive, conducted by the Community Blood Center and American Red Cross, is set to run today through Oct. 3.

Donors will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag with coupons from area restaurants. For more information, contact Cindy Schmiedeler at 766-3837 or Eric Edwards at 766-0130.

Quilt show planned for weekend EudoraFest

The Eudora Quilting Bees group will have its fifth annual quilt show from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during EudoraFest.

The show will be at the gymnasium in the old Eudora Middle School building, at 10th and Main streets in downtown Eudora. Visitors can access the free event by the west door, which is handicapped-accessible.

Activities during the quilt show include a silent auction, vendors, demonstrations, scissors sharpening, garage sale and an opportunity quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Hall Center lecture to explore Churchill

A lecture Thursday at Kansas University will focus on the life of Winston Churchill.

Victor Bailey, director of KU's Hall Center for the Humanities, will present "Winston Churchill: The Greatest Adventurer in Modern Political History" at 7:30 p.m. at the Spencer Museum of Art. The presentation, which is part of the Hall Center Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

Bailey's lecture will explain how Churchill became a trusted and beloved political figure when he initially was seen as a fickle, fanatical alcoholic.

KU names new archivist

Kansas University has named its new university archivist.

Librarian Rebecca Schulte will take over the job of overseeing the preservation and use of KU's historical collections in the Spencer Research Library.

She formerly was reader services librarian in that library. She also is a bibliographer for the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements in Spencer Library.

Schulte, a KU graduate, has been a member of the KU libraries faculty since 1985. She replaces Ned Kehde, who retired earlier this year.

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