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Area briefs

June 27, 2004

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Pastors for Peace challenge law on Cuba

A group of pastors is prepared to break the law to prove a point about the United States trade embargoes with Cuba.

Undeterred by threats of federal fines and prosecution, Pastors for Peace, a Harlem, N.Y.-based project of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, will travel July 9 to Cubato deliver more than 100 tons of humanitarian aid.

The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and Ecumenical Christian Ministries will play host the group on its stop Monday in Lawrence. A community dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the ECM, 1204 Oread Ave., to collect donations that will benefit the shipment to Cuba.

Pastors for Peace will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m., and the commissioning of Shelagh Jessop, Kansas University junior, will be at 7:30 p.m. Jessop will later join the group in their travels.

A breakfast will be held Tuesday at the Jubilee Cafe, 946 Vt., before the group leaves town.

More than 100 participants will travel through June and July across the United States and will converge to cross the U.S. border July 7 at McAllen, Texas.

Counseling recipients sought for study

Kansas State University is seeking people who have received counseling recently as part of a study on how people cope with life changes during the counseling process.

The study will be conducted by faculty and graduate students in Kansas State's marriage and family therapy program. Participants should have received counseling within the past year and will be asked to fill out an anonymous online survey about how they experienced life changes throughout therapy.

Those interested should send an e-mail to change@humec.ksu.edu that says "I'd like to participate in the study." Do not include names or other personal information. Potential participants will receive a link to the survey.

For more information, call Mark White, KSU associate professor of family, student and human services, at (785) 532-6984.

Extension intern working in Lawrence

K-State Research and Extension has named Lisa Pryor of Manhattan a 2004 summer intern in the Lawrence office.

Pryor is a junior majoring in elementary education at Kansas State University with an emphasis on family studies and human services. Her duties will include helping to implement educational programs for Douglas County residents, such as the "Kids A Cookin'" program for area youth organizations.

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