Senator publicizes plight of Sudanese

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback will travel to the Darfur region of Sudan this weekend to press the Khartoum government to allow access for international aid workers.

Brownback, R-Kan., spoke Thursday at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the danger of genocide in the Darfur region of the African nation.

This weekend, Brownback will visit several camps of internally displaced Sudanese, meet with nongovernmental organizations, African Union monitors and U.S. monitors.

“Even in a best-case scenario, under optimal conditions, we could see as many as 320,000 people die,” said USAID Director Andrew Natsios in a news release.

Some reports estimate a final death toll of 1 million if humanitarian groups cannot give aid.


Accident victim flown to K.C. hospital

A woman was flown by air ambulance Friday afternoon to a Kansas City hospital after a two-vehicle accident at 19th and Louisiana streets.

At 12:25 p.m. Bruce Ringwood, a Kansas University sophomore, was heading east in his pickup truck on 19th Street while a woman was driving west in her minivan. According to Ringwood, who was not hurt in the accident, the woman was attempting a left turn onto Louisiana Street when the vehicles struck.

Police said the woman was unconscious when they arrived at the scene, but she gained consciousness just before she was flown to Kansas City. Lawrence Police would not release the woman’s name before press time, and her condition is unknown.

Tallgrass National Preserve

Chase County is focus of museum exhibit

Strong City — A new exhibit at the historic limestone barn at the Tallgrass National Preserve will cover the development of Chase County from 1879 to 1900.

The exhibit opens today to coincide with Chase County High School alumni activities.

The preserve is two miles north of Strong City on Kansas Highway 177. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information or to make group arrangements, e-mail, call (620) 273-8494 or visit

Gasoline prices

Pump Patrol seeks deals

The Journal-World has found gasoline prices as low as $1.67 a gallon at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St., Conoco Breakplace, 23rd and Iowa streets, and the BP on South Iowa Street.

If you find a lower price, please call the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.