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by Kelly Rogge

Kansas City Kansas Community College –Leavenworth Center is offering a new course in World Terrorism this semester.

CRJS 0207 World Terrorism will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at KCKCC-Leavenworth Center.

The cost is $279 plus a textbook. The class can be taken for three hours of credit or can be audited for no credit. Qualified high school students can take this class under Senate Bill 155, which will cover the cost. Textbooks are the responsibility of the student.

In addition to CRJS 207 World Terrorism, CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Monday) and CRJS 204 Criminal Procedure (Thursday) are also being offered during the spring semester at KCKCC-Leavenworth Center. Enrollment Day at KCKCC-Leavenworth Center is from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

The instructor of CRJS 0207 World Terrorism, Ernest Evans, has published two books as well as 25 articles on the topic of terrorism. In addition, he has done extensive field research in areas of the world where there has been terrorism, including Northern Ireland, the Middle East and Central America. In the course of this field research he has personally interviewed an estimated 200 terrorists.

Although it has been 13 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, the threat posed by terrorists to the United States has not gone away, according to a statement with the class announcement. The U.S. is currently engaged in a major campaign to defeat the radical Islamic group ISIS that operates in Iraq and Syria. Troops still remain in Afghanistan to fight against any resurgence of Al Qaeda and there are U.S. soldiers and other officials throughout the world whose primary responsibility is to protect the U.S. for terrorist attacks. The goal of CRJS 0207 is to present threat conditions and how the risk of terrorist attacks can be reduced, according to a spokesman. Preparedness measures are provided to assist agencies in the development and implementation of appropriate agency-specific preparedness measures, according to the class announcement.

Topics that will be covered include weapons of mass destruction; post Sept. 11 threat; nuclear, biological, chemical, explosive terrorism; agricultural threats; cyber security; deterring terrorism; methods and modes of attack; terrorism and the media and U.S. counter-terrorism options, among others.

For more information or to enroll, contact the KCKCC-Leavenworth Center at 913-651-2111.

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at KCKCC.

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Members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College softball team were everywhere making preparations for serving Thanksgiving dinner to 125 tenants and guests at Planters II high rise facility for disabled and handicapped. (KCKCC photo)
Members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College softball team were everywhere making preparations for serving Thanksgiving dinner to 125 tenants and guests at Planters II high rise facility for disabled and handicapped. (KCKCC photo)

by Alan Hoskins

Members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College softball team took time away from their Thanksgiving break to help others have a festive Thanksgiving.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Lady Blue Devil softball team coached by Kacy Tillery helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 125 tenants and guests from the Planters II high rise facility for elderly and disabled in Leavenworth.

“For the last 10 years, Amy and Janice Carpenter and Joyce Adams have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving dinner for the tenants and their families,” Tillery said. “For many, it’s the only Thanksgiving dinner they will receive and something our softball teams looks forward to and enjoys assisting.”

The menu included five turkeys, three 20-pound hams, 60 pounds of sweet potatoes, 80 pounds of mashed potatoes, buckets of gravy, nine pans of dressing, two roasters of green beans, 14 cans of cranberry sauce, 15 dozen rolls and 30 pies. “A huge success,” Tillery said. “Plenty of food with seconds for everyone.”

In addition to the annual Thanksgiving assistance, the Blue Devil softball team is making available a large assortment of Blue Devil short and long-sleeve T-shirts, hoodies, fleeces and caps. Descriptions and prices can be found on the KCKCC softball website (www.bluedevils.kckcc.edu/sports) or by contacting Kacy Tillery at ktillery@kckcc.edu.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director for KCKCC.

Olivia Hatchel, Kansas City, Kan., is appearing a production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Xavier Theatre, University of Saint Mary campus, 4100 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan.

The classic is the annual Christmas season theater production and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in Xavier Theatre.

It also will be presented to schoolchildren in group and school matinees.

For ticket information, call 913-758-6152.

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