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March 6, 2004

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Kansas University

Public memorial service set for late chancellor

A public memorial service for former Kansas University Chancellor W. Clarke Wescoe will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Wescoe died Sunday in Kansas City, Kan., at age 83.

The service will be in the museum's central courtyard, with overflow in the auditorium. The university suggests attendees park in the Mississippi Street parking garage.

A reception will follow at Adams Alumni Center, where there will be a display of materials from Wescoe's tenure as chancellor, 1960-1969.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the KU Endowment Association.

Animal rights

Student from Lawrence arrested in PETA protest

A Lawrence native was among six anti-fur protesters arrested Monday afternoon near Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., according to Thursday's Cambridge Chronicle.

Aryenish Birdie, an 18-year-old Harvard student from Lawrence, was among the near-nude protesters participating in a "Fur: Out! Love: In!" demonstration under the direction of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The six arrested were charged with disturbing the peace, indecent exposure and loitering.

The Chronicle reported that the protest lasted for 20 minutes, until police apprehended the protesters and covered them with hospital gowns.

Birdie participated in a similar protest in December 2002 in downtown Lawrence. No arrests were made.

Gasoline prices

Pump Patrol seeks deals

The Journal-World has found Lawrence-area gasoline prices as low as $1.62 at Conoco, 955 E. 23rd St., and Site, 946 E. 23rd St.

If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.

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