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June 3, 2004


Accident on U.S. 59 sends driver to hospital

A woman was injured Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 59 and Douglas County Road 458, two miles south of Lawrence.

Laurie A. Kemplay, 43, Lawrence, was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital official said.

Kemplay was the driver of a 1994 Ford pickup that was westbound on County Road 458 and failed to stop at a stop sign, according to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

She struck a 1990 Mack truck that was southbound on U.S. 59. The truck was driven by Timothy D. Vandruff, 44, Tonganoxie. A northbound 1995 Chevrolet pickup by John Dee Powers Jr., 48, Ottawa, then struck Kemplay's truck.

Lawrence resident wins PETA online contest

A Lawrence woman completed an online quiz and won People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' "Clean with a Conscience" contest.

Ashley Morgan was one of the first entrants to correctly identify The March of Dimes as an organization that funds animal testing. She also knew that the law does not require animal testing for cosmetics and household products and that gelatin is made of cow or pig skin, tendons, ligaments or bones.

Morgan defeated nearly 1,000 entrants and will receive a PETA tote bag with animal-friendly cleaning supplies from Citra-Solv and a copy of PETA's 2004 Caring Consumer Shopping Guide, which is free on the group's Web site.

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