Archive for Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Baldwin briefs

September 18, 2002

Ben Franklin needs your help

The BHS Fall musical, 1776, has been set for November 14, 15, and

16 at 7:00 pm in the Junior High auditorium. Director, Sally

Hoffsommer-Brecheisen has been dreaming of this production for ten years

and believes 2002, with America's invigorated sense of patriotism, is

perfect timing. But Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and the

rest of the Founding Fathers need your help with the set and costumes. A

few in our cast have the long locks of an 18th century gentleman but most

of our actors will need to wear wigs (just like our Founding Fathers!) A

copper-red wig for Thomas Jefferson is high on our list but any shade of

shoulder length hair will be appreciated. We are also in need of

approxiamately twenty wooden chairs that could be appropriate for the

period. These seats need to be be borrowed for two weeks of rehearsal and

the run of the show. The original chairs in Independance Hall did not

match, so if you have one, two, three or more chairs please call the High

School at 594-2725.

Several political candidates for federal and state

offices have already accepted the invitation to speak

at the Candidate Forum set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.

23, in the Baldwin City American Legion Hall. The

public is invited.

The line-up of candidates is growing daily, but

those who indicated late last week (Friday, Sept. 13)

that they planned to come include:

U.S. Senate Reform candidate George Cook

U.S. 2nd. District representative Democratic

candidate Dan Lykins

Kansas governor Libertarian candidate Dennis


Kansas governor Reform candidate Ted Pettibone

Kansas attorney-general Republican candidate Phill

Kline, represented at the Forum by his wife, Deborah


Kansas insurance commissioner Republican candidate

State Rep. Sandy Praeger

Kansas treasurer, Republican candidate State Sen.

Lynn Jenkins

Kansas 10th Dist. Republican candidate State Rep.

Ralph Tanner

Kansas 10th Dist. Democratic candidate Tom Holland

The program will include three-minute speeches by

each of the candidates to be followed by questions

from the audience. Audience members also will have the

opportunity to speak with the candidates after the


The Forum is sponsored by the Baldwin Branch of

the American Association of University Women, the

Baldwin Business and Professional Women and the

Douglas County Town and Country Republican Women.

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