The Douglas County Commission won't meet tonight because one of its members is out of town, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
The board also won't meet Dec. 16 because of an out-of-town commissioner.
The commission's next meeting will be 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
new slate of officers
The Lawrence branch of the NAACP has announced its new slate of officers, elected last month.
The new officers are: Odessa Pierce, president; Marian Brown, vice president; Darrel Henderson, secretary; and Albert Ballard, treasurer.
Officers will be installed at the group's next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Outgoing president Rod Bremby will present awards to members, and the group's future goals will be discussed. Refreshments will be served.
Police pick up patient
at Lawrence hospital
Acting on information from federal marshals, Lawrence police found a man wanted on drug charges at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Police took Brian Lindberg, 34, of Topeka, from the hospital, 325 Maine, to the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th, at 10 a.m. Friday. A police report on the matter was released Tuesday.
Troy Schuster, a deputy marshal with the U.S. Marshal's Service in Topeka, picked Lindberg up on Friday, Lawrence Police Department Sgt. George Wheeler said.
"We went out and helped serve a warrant," Wheeler said.
Lindberg was detained in connection with federal methamphetamine charges.
An LMH nursing supervisor wouldn't release information on Lindberg.
Gift to KU to start
special library fund
A daughter will honor her father's love of books by donating $10,000 to start a special library fund at Kansas University.
Ann Jeffrey Kay of Stanford, Calif., made the donation to the KU Endowment Association to start the Balfour S. Jeffrey History and Biography Book Fund.
Jeffrey is the late chairman of Kansas Power and Light Co.
Each book purchased with the fund would carry a special plate that says: "In Memory of a Learned Man Who Loved Good Books."
Jeffrey graduated from KU in 1928 and from Harvard law school in 1932. He became KPL's board chairman in 1975 and died in 1992.