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Archive for Thursday, May 7, 1998

IF A PERSON DRIVING A VEHICLE HAS NOT HAD AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK AND THE PASSENGER SITTING BESIDE THE DRIVER IS DRINKING A BEER OR AN ALCOHOLIC COCKTAIL WOULD THE DRIVER BE GIVENTICKET?

May 7, 1998

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Yes, said Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. George Wheeler. In Kansas, it is illegal for a driver to be operating a vehicle with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, regardless of who is drinking, he said.

I understand next week is ``Historic Preservation Week'' in Lawrence, but I haven't heard about any local celebrations. Have you heard of any?

A week of lunchtime events, sponsored by the Lawrence Preservation Alliance and the city's Historic Resources Commission, kicks off Monday. All events are scheduled for noon to 1 p.m.

Here's a rundown:

  • Monday: ``How to Research the History of a Property,'' presented by historian Mary Allison Haynie, in the outdoor courtyard at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
  • Tuesday: ``Integrity in Restoration: `Let it Speak to You,''' presented by Daryl Nickel, of Nickelodean Restorations, in the outdoor courtyard at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
  • Wednesday: ``Reconstruction of the Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop,'' presented by owners David and Sue Millstein and speaker Dan Hughes, at the shop, 844 Mass.
  • Thursday, May 14: ``The Neighborhood Revitalization Act: Opportunities for Older Neighborhoods,'' presented by Dennis Enslinger, the city's historic resources administrator, in the outdoor courtyard at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
  • Friday, May 15: ``What Style Is It?: House Styles of Lawrence,'' presented by Dennis Domer, associate dean of architecture and urban design at Kansas University, in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Drinks and cookies will be provided, organizers said, but attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. Events in the hotel courtyard would be canceled in event of rain.

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