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Area briefs

February 13, 2005

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Look for Wednesday TV listings this week

Because of a technical error, Wednesday's prime-time TV lineup was left out of the current TV Week, above, in Saturday's Journal-World. Wednesday's prime-time offerings will be printed in Wednesday's Journal-World.

Emergency management

Commissioners to consider funding grant

Douglas County commissioners on Monday will consider a hazardous material emergency preparedness grant that requires matching money from the county.

Douglas County Emergency Management has received a $19,800 grant. But the county must agree to provide a 20 percent match of $3,960 to receive it.

Paula Phillips, director of emergency management for the county, wrote in a memo to county commissioners that her department will be able to provide the matching funds.

The grant would be used to study the types of hazardous materials traveling through the community and identify possible transportation risks involving the material.

Commissioners will consider the grant when they meet at 8:30 a.m. in the commission chambers at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Kansas University

Civic leader's papers to go on exhibit

The papers of a Kansas City-area civic leader are the focus of a new exhibit at the Spencer Research Library at Kansas University.

"African-American Women Make a Difference: The Papers of Dorothy Hodge Johnson (1916-2004)" will be on display at the museum through Feb. 28.

Johnson served on many boards in Kansas City and was director of the Florence Crittenton Home for Negro Girls. She received KU's Distinguished Service Citation in 1974.

Deborah Dandrige, field archivist for the library, and Sheryl Williams, curator of the Kansas Collection, will offer a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Thursday at the library.

Information on the exhibit also can be found at http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/exhibits/johnson/index.html.

KU Spirit squads place in top 5 nationally

The Kansas University Coed Cheer Squad and the Rock Chalk Dancers each placed in the top five at the Universal Cheerleading Assn./Universal Dance Assn. College National Championships last month at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

The cheerleaders took second place, while the dancers took fifth. About 30 teams competed in each category.

The cheer squad is coached by Corey and Nami Stone, of Olathe. Tasha Ruble, of Overland Park, coaches the dancers. Catherine Jarzemkoski coordinates both groups, which make up the KU Spirit Squad.

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