Lawrence police are investigating four cars that were stolen in various locations throughout the city this week, according to reports made public Thursday.
The thefts included a gold 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix valued at $4,000 taken between 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from the 1500 block of East 28th Terrace, and a white 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo valued at $6,000 taken between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday from the 2400 block of West 25th.
Also taken was a brown 1992 Chevrolet Caprice valued at $1,000. That vehicle was taken between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from 26th and Redbud.
A 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier valued at $2,000 was taken at 9 p.m. Monday from the 1100 block of West 29th Terrace, but recovered on Tuesday. No damage was reported.
Police said Thursday that the thefts do not appear to be related.
Walk to benefit
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes walk will begin Saturday at Holcom Recreation Center, 27th and Lawrence Avenue. Registration for the walk is at 8 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
For more information, call Robin Kilmer at 865-7615.
work to be read
A reading of Indonesian playwright Ratna Sarumpaet's ``Marsinah: A Song from the Underworld'' will be presented at 5 p.m. today in room 100 at Smith Hall on the Kansas University campus.
The reading is part of an international effort to draw attention to Sarumpaet's imprisonment in Indonesia. The actress-playwright was jailed after she attended a pro-democracy event.
The reading is open to the public.
Cedar Branch Inc.
to sponsor seminars
Free informational seminars will be held each Thursday this month from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement of the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Cedar Branch Inc., a nonprofit association of social service professionals, is sponsoring the seminars, which will be open to the public.
Topics for this month include ``The 12 steps -- a model for growth and healing,'' May 7; ``Family relationships -- a picture of health,'' May 14; ``Generation behaviors -- passing on the baton,'' May 21; and ``The spending addiction -- just plain broke,'' May 28.