Archive for Sunday, November 7, 2004

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November 7, 2004


Lawrence arm wrestler continues winning streak

Cheryl Frisbie-Harper, the Lawrence arm wrestler who won the women's title at the national championships last month in Phoenix, has chalked up another pair of hands-down victories.

Competing in the amateur division at the 53rd Annual World Wrist-wrestling Championship in Reno last week, Frisbie-Harper took home two first-place medals. She finished sixth overall in the women's professional division.

The event featured the best American arm wrestlers, plus competitors from Canada, Brazil and other countries.

ESPN taped the event, which is scheduled to air in late December.


Police say family fight led to stabbing

A 48-year-old Lawrence man was stabbed during a family fight Friday night at a North Lawrence motel, according to Lawrence Police.

The victim suffered about five stab wounds when he was attacked from behind by his adult son's girlfriend, Sgt. Susan Hadl said. She would only describe the weapon as a "sharp instrument."

The father and son were fighting at the time of the stabbing, Hadl said.

Officers were called about 11:45 p.m. and requested at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after the victim sought treatment there, Sgt. Susan Hadl said. The incident, however, apparently occurred around 9 p.m., at Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third St., she said.

Another relative found the victim after going to the motel room after the stabbing, Hadl said. No one else was present at the time. Police are looking for the female suspect, said to be 18 years old.

A nursing supervisor at LMH said she had no information about the victim's condition.


Free tickets still available for ethics discussion

Free tickets still are available for a Monday evening session with noted ethicist Michael Josephson and a panel including Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union are available at the Journal-World, 609 N.H., KU's Student Union Activities office or at the door.

A noon Monday session with Josephson is sold out.

At the evening session, Josephson will discuss ethics with panelists Chancellor Robert Hemenway; state Rep. Kenny Wilk; William Docking, Kansas Board of Regents; Joan Hunt, KU Medical Center senior associate dean; Reginald Robinson, regents president and CEO; and Self.

Josephson's visit is sponsored by the Journal-World, 6News and World Online.

He is founder and president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, created in 1987 to improve the ethical quality of society by advocating principled reasoning and ethical decision-making.

Author to talk about KU basketball fan guide

Lawrence author Mary Burchill will talk about her new book, "A Fan's Guide to KU Men's Basketball in Allen Fieldhouse," at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

The book takes a detailed look at the rituals and traditions of Kansas basketball, from player introductions to the Rock Chalk chant.

Burchill began following men's basketball at Kansas University as a student in 1953. She was on hand for the dedication of Allen Fieldhouse in 1955 and has been a loyal fan since, following the team to many of its post-season tournament appearances.

The Raven Bookstore will make books available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

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