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May 29, 2004


Revenue agents raid brothers' bank accounts

The Kansas Department of Revenue has raided the bank accounts of twin Lawrence brothers charged with federal drug and gun crimes.

State agents allege Roosevelt Rico Dahda and Los Rovell Dahda, both 22, each owe $121,120 in taxes on "marijuana and controlled substances." In a late April raid, a tax agent emptied $10.17 from Roosevelt Dahda's bank account and $261.73 from Los Dahda's bank account.

Police seized cocaine and marijuana April 9 during searches of the brothers' homes in the 1500 block of Willow Cove and the 900 block of Jana Drive. Under state law, their assets can be seized for failure to pay a tax on the drugs even though they haven't been convicted of a crime.

Los Dahda is charged in federal court with having an illegal sawed-off shotgun. Roosevelt Dahda is charged with using a firearm in relation to trafficking in marijuana and cocaine.

Baldwin student wins 'Tribute' award

A Baldwin High School student has been awarded as one of seven Kansas winners of the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship.

Lesley Haeffner won the $2,500 award.

The scholarship goes to juniors who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and who demonstrate accomplishments in three areas -- special talents, leadership and community service -- while overcoming a roadblock or challenge.

KU Frisbee squad seeks championship

A Kansas University team is competing for a national championship this weekend.

The men's Ultimate Frisbee Club is vying for top honors at the Ultimate Players Assn.'s College Championships in Burlington, Wash.

The club qualified for the national event at the South regional tournament May 1 and 2 in Little Rock, Ark.

This is the club's second bid to nationals in its 22-year existence. The other appearance was in 1999.

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