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October 20, 2004


Poet, activist to work with Lawrence youths

Poet, actress and activist Jessica Care Moore is coming to Lawrence High School today.

She will work with about 25 students each morning today and Thursday. The workshops include performing her poems and leading the students in creative writing exercises.

The playwright and publisher also will work with youths this week at Central Junior High School and local nonprofit agency Van Go Mobile Arts.

Her visit to Lawrence is funded by the National Endowment For the Humanities, the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, Van Go Mobile Arts, Lawrence High School and Central Junior High.

Lawrence couple makes largest-ever KPR pledge

A Lawrence couple has pledged its estate to Kansas Public Radio, officials with the Kansas University Endowment Association announced this week.

The donation from Philip and Elizabeth Harrison is the largest estate gift pledged to KPR, though officials declined to say how much it was worth.

The money will provide unrestricted support for KU's National Public Radio affiliate.

Philip Harrison is a 1965 KU graduate in communication studies and political science. His career included teaching and administrative roles at universities in Indiana and South Dakota. He also was a broker for his family's Lawrence real estate firm, the Gill Agency.

Elizabeth Harrison is a graduate of Indiana University and is a former band director for the McLouth school district.

Baker newspaper finalist for award

The Baker Orange, the student-run newspaper of Baker University, has been named a finalist for the Newspaper Pacemaker award presented by the Associated Collegiate Press and Newspaper Association of America Foundation.

The Orange is one of 58 finalists nationally in three categories. The paper will compete with other four-year schools with weekly newspapers and was the only paper nominated in the category from Kansas. This is the first finalist designation for the Orange.

Winners will be announced Nov. 3-7 at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Haskell professor visits 'River City Weekly'

Dan Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University professor, discusses American Indian education this week on "River City Weekly."

Wildcat, co-author with Vine Deloria Jr. of "Power and Place: Indian Education in America," speaks of the threefold history of American Indian education, including the periods of "practical" and "experiential" knowledge, assimilation to Western ways through mission and boarding schools, and self-determination.

"River City Weekly," with host Greg Hurd, premieres on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays with replays at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Lawrence resident injured in K-10 wreck

A Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Tuesday after her car overturned on Kansas Highway 10 about 2 miles west of Eudora.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as Michelle Ann Schneider, 20. She was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

Schneider was driving west on the highway when she swerved to avoid an unidentified object, the Highway Patrol report said. The car, a 1993 Honda, overturned in the median strip, landing upright, the report said.

The accident occurred about 2:20 p.m.

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