Archive for Tuesday, February 22, 2005


February 22, 2005


Semitrailer gets stuck under train bridge

A semitrailer became stuck Monday afternoon in the North Second Street underpass, bringing traffic temporarily to a halt until the truck could be freed.

The driver of the southbound semi was able to back out and turn around and head back to the north. Lawrence Police and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies assisted the driver by guiding him and stopping north and southbound traffic.

The identity of the trucking company and the driver's name were unavailable. The semi was pulling a long flatbed trailer carrying what appeared to be two large pieces of fiberglass pipeline.


Area students place at chess tournament

Two Lawrence boys earned top rankings at the Prairie View High School chess tournament Saturday in LaCygne.

Southwest Junior High School seventh-grader Thomas Reams placed first in the K-12 section, and Wakarusa Valley School sixth-grader Kenny Blevins took first in the K-8 section of the tournament.

Other Lawrence students who received medals at the competition include Central Junior High seventh-grader Roy Wedge, 20th in K-12; South Junior High seventh-grader Jessica Newman, 11th in K-8; and Wakarusa Valley second-grader Robert Newman, 13th in K-5.

Commission incumbent to chat with readers

Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack, who is seeking re-election, will chat online with Journal-World readers at 1:30 p.m. today.

Readers may submit questions before or during the chat and may read the transcript later.

Candidate Doug Holiday will take part in an online chat at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Seven of the nine city candidates have participated in chats, which are posted on


Forum to feature City Commission field

Lawrence City Commission candidates are scheduled to take part in a question-and-answer forum Wednesday night sponsored by NetworkQ, an organization serving the Lawrence and Douglas County gay and lesbian community.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Nine candidates have filed for three at-large seats on the City Commission. A March 1 primary will narrow the field to six candidates. The general election will be April 5.

Gasoline Prices

Patrol seeks fuel deals

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.79 a gallon at three station near Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.

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