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Shallenburger won’t lead Republicans in 2007
December 4, 2006
Kansas Republican Party Chairman Tim Shallenburger said Monday he will not lead the party next year. “I’m not running again,” said Shallenburger of Baxter Springs. He said he would notify party officials soon in a letter.
DUI tests a sobering experience
May 21, 2001
By Kevin Bates I was a guinea pig for the Kansas Highway Patrol. They served me seven screwdrivers and I drank them all. It was a law enforcement training seminar at the Douglas County Jail. I was among six people who volunteered to spend an afternoon assisting the KHP in teaching other law enforcement officers to spot signs that someone has been drinking and to test for intoxication.
DUI tests a sobering experience
May 21, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com I was a guinea pig for the Kansas Highway Patrol. They served me seven screwdrivers and I drank them all.
Trial ordered in fatal accident at Sixth and Wakarusa
May 18, 2001
By Kevin Bates The husband of a woman killed in a February traffic accident testified Thursday how he saw two oncoming headlights before the collision pinned his wife in the vehicle. John McGee, 25, was about to exit the intersection of Sixth Street and Monterey Way when he glanced out the passenger’s window and saw a vehicle bearing down on him.
Project Graduation car vandalized
May 18, 2001
By Kevin Bates Vandalism to a prize Honda Civic at a Lawrence car dealership shouldn’t affect a post-graduation party for Lawrence High and Free State High schools, officials said. A red, 1990 Honda Civic was donated by Ellena Honda, 2957 Four Wheel Drive, and is scheduled to be given away at a May 27 party called Project Graduation.
Student falls at Hashinger
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com A Kansas University freshman was in fair condition Tuesday with two shattered ankles after he fell about 45 feet from a residence hall window ledge.
Services for slain student slated here, Topeka
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Services are scheduled in Topeka and Lawrence to honor a Kansas University student murdered in Costa Rica.
Fall hobbles KU student
Dorm resident breaks both ankles in four-floor drop from ledge
May 16, 2001
By Kevin Bates A Kansas University freshman was in fair condition Tuesday with two shattered ankles after he fell about 45 feet from a residence hall window ledge. Matthew A. Ward, 19, reportedly had been drinking with friends Monday night in Lawrence and returned to Hashinger Residence Hall, 1632 Engel Road, where he lived.
Martin death folo
May 16, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Those who live in Golfito, Costa Rica, call it a quiet Pacific coast town where events like the savage murder of Kansas University senior Shannon Martin never happen.
Killing shocks coastal town
Newspaper reports KU student fought off attacker before dying
May 16, 2001
By Kevin Bates Those who live in Golfito, Costa Rica, call it a quiet Pacific coast town where events like the savage murder of Kansas University senior Shannon Martin never happen. “It’s not a violent place,” said Oscar Quiros, a lifelong resident and director of Kansas University’s study-abroad program in Golfito. “Local people walk late at night with no worry,” Quiros said. “Everybody’s totally shocked and confused. We have no idea why it happened. We can’t even imagine.”

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