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May 23, 2004


Mo-ped accident sends resident to hospital

A 62-year-old Lawrence man was injured Saturday afternoon after he lost control of his mo-ped north of town.

Melvin L. Elliot was driving a 1983 Honda mo-ped westbound on U.S. Highway 24-40 about 2:40 p.m.

Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Kathy Tate said Elliot was driving on the paved shoulder of the road when he apparently veered onto the gravel portion of the shoulder, lost control and was thrown onto the roadway.

He was transported by air ambulance to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., Tate said. A nursing supervisor said she could not confirm or deny Elliot was a patient.

Elliot was not wearing a helmet, Tate said.


Cable TV, radio stations to rebroadcast speech

Television and radio rebroadcasts of former President Bill Clinton's speech Friday at Allen Fieldhouse are scheduled in the coming days.

Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 will be rebroadcast its coverage of the inaugural Dole Lecture at 10:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kansas University's student radio station, KJHK, also will rebroadcast the speech with commentary and call-ins from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to the station's general manager Andrew Dierks.


Names to be added to war memorial

Three names will be added to the Douglas County Vietnam Memorial during a ceremony on Saturday.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the Samuel J. Churchill Army Reserve Center, 21st and Iowa streets, the site of the memorial.

The memorial lists the names of people from Douglas County who were killed in Vietnam. Recent research during the past several months showed these additional names should be added, according to reserve center officials: Army First Lt. Russell Lee Harris, Army Master Sgt. Glenn E. Nicholson and Army Capt. Loyd Meredith Wilson.

Degginger's Foundry in Topeka is donating its labor to add the names.

Participating in the ceremony will be reserve center officials, a representative from Congressman Dennis Moore's office, the American Legion Post No. 14, and local reserve commander Lt. Col. Thomas Hardy.

The ceremony is open to the public.

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