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October 11, 2004


Baldwin Junction wreck sends one to hospital

Two vehicles collided, causing minor injuries to occupants, Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. Highways 56 and 59, 3 1/2 miles west of Baldwin.

Douglas County Sheriff's officers are still investigating the accident, which occurred about 1:40 p.m. and caused one person to be taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Because of the investigation that person's name wasn't released.

The collision involved a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero that was westbound on U.S. 56 and a 2000 Buick Regal that was southbound on U.S. 59, according to the sheriff's report. The collision knocked the Montero onto its side. Its driver was identified as Sabath Nonprasit, 36, Olathe. There were three passengers in the Montero.

The Buick was driven by Teresa Woodrell, 33, Ottawa.

Humanities council receives grant

Topeka -- The National Endowment for the Humanities granted the Kansas Humanities Council $53,420 in support of "Better Together: An Ethnic Heritage Initiative."

The initiative is part of "We the People," a national program designed to improve teaching, learning, and understanding of American history and culture.

Kansas nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to seek awards of up to $8,000 for projects that explore, preserve, or interpret the history of immigrant and ethnic groups in the state.

For more information about "Better Together," including grant guidelines, go to, or call (785) 357-0359.

'Super Size Me' director to speak next week

The writer and star of the documentary "Super Size Me" will speak Oct. 18 at Kansas University.

Morgan Spurlock will discuss his experiences following a screening of the film at 7 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

Spurlock won best director award in the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the effects Spurlock suffered by eating nothing but McDonald's food for a month.

Tickets cost $10 with a KU ID and $15 for the general public. They are available from the SUA box office in the Kansas Union, by calling 864-SHOW or visiting

The event is sponsored by Student Union Activities.

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