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June 8, 2005


Police investigating unattended death

Lawrence Police on Tuesday night were investigating the unattended death of a woman in a house in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street.

Police didn't know the cause of death, but there was no reason to suspect foul play, Sgt. Paul Fellers said. No information on the woman was released Tuesday night.

Police generally conduct a routine investigation prior to an autopsy when there is an unattended death.

Breast cancer group seeks award nominees

Nominations are being sought for this year's Wellspring Awards by the board of directors for Breast Cancer Awareness of Douglas County Inc.

The award recognizes two people, a professional and a volunteer in the field of women's health, who have been a source of inspiration, vitality and compassion for women in Douglas County.

The award will be announced at the July 16 Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea.

Nominations, which are due June 20, should include the person's name, address, home and business phone numbers and whether the nomination is for the volunteer or professional award. Include background information about the person and other accomplishments and attributes.

Also, the person making the nomination should include his or her name, address and phone numbers.

Nominations should be sent to Donna Neuner, 823 Crawford Drive, Lawrence 66049.

Judge attends leadership institute

Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild was among state judicial officials who recently attended the Advance Leadership Institute in Judicial Education at the University of Memphis, Tenn.

The institute is a project designed to assist states in improving their judicial training. It focuses on techniques of teaching, curriculum design and adult education principles.

Others who attended were Johnson County District Judge Stephen Tatum, Supreme Court Justice Robert Davis, and Denise Kilwein, director of judicial education for the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration. They attended the institute May 19-22.

River City Weekly profiles geography prof

Geography today is being revolutionized and one of the leading figures in that revolution is Kansas University geography professor and president of the American Geographical Society, Jerry Dobson.

Dobson walks us through the changing field of geography discussing the mapping of land mines, the potential for geo-slavery, theories of continental drift, charting changing sea levels, as well as the geoscience revolution itself.

"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.


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