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Archive for Saturday, July 25, 1998

DRIVER REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPEDROBBED

July 25, 1998

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A Lawrence man was held at gunpoint and forced to drive his car to another part of town Thursday by three men who then robbed him, Lawrence police said Friday.

Police arrested one of the men, but prosecutors didn't file charges on Friday.

The 27-year-old victim had just pulled into the parking lot of the Virginia Inn, 2907 W. Sixth, at 11:10 p.m. Thursday when he was confronted by the men, one of whom had a handgun.

Police Sgt. George Wheeler said the men got into the victim's car and forced him to drive to the 2000 block of Heatherwood, where one of the suspects lives. While still in the car, they took a camcorder, a $500 watch and ``less than $50 in cash'' from the victim, Wheeler said. He wouldn't say exactly how much cash was reported stolen.

Shortly after the men left, police arrested Garlyn Sandridge Calvin, 38, Lawrence, for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Calvin was released Friday afternoon without being charged.

A Douglas County Jail spokesman said charges are pending completion of police reports.

Korea honors

KU professor

Kansas University professor H. George Frederickson was given the Order of Diplomatic Service Medal by the Republic of Korea.

The medal was given on July 13 in Seoul, South Korea. The order was signed by South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.

Frederickson is the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor at KU and has visited Korea more than 30 times to lecture, consult and develop cooperative programs.

Repaving projects

ready to roll

Repaving crews and their equipment soon could be coming to a neighborhood street near you.

Beginning Monday, crews from LRM Industries Inc. are scheduled to attack repaving in the following areas:

  • Arrowhead Drive, from Princeton Boulevard to Peterson Road.
  • Louisiana Street, from 11th to 13th streets.
  • New Hampshire Street, from 10th to 11th streets.
  • Vermont Street, from 16th to 17th streets.
  • Engel Road, from 15th Street to University Drive.
  • 25th Street, from Jasu Drive to Arkansas Street.
  • 26th Street, from Ridge Court to Iowa Street.
  • 22nd Terrace, from Alabama Street to Naismith Drive.

Projects are expected to run within a week, weather permitting. LRM crews also may work Saturday, Aug. 1, in some areas.

As always, expect some lanes and access to adjacent properties to be blocked temporarily during construction, officials said.

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