Archive for Sunday, May 24, 1998


May 24, 1998


Don't have plans for Memorial Day? It's probably best to grab your swim trunks or fire up the grill, because there won't be a lot of opportunities to do errands Monday.

Banks, city and county offices will be closed, along with the post office, the public library and local city recreation centers.

The whole family can plan an outing at the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., which opened Saturday.

The pool will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Monday. Memorial Day at the pool could be busy, especially if the weather is hot. A chance of storms is in the holiday forecast, but temperatures should be in the 80s.

Pool admission costs are: Infants up to 12 months, free; children 12 and under, $1; ages 13 and over, $2; and senior citizens, $1.

The retail counter at the Lawrence Post Office will be closed, but the lobby containing post office boxes will remain open.Express Mail will be delivered, but regular mail won't be picked up or delivered. Postal services will be available at Alvin's IGA, Hy-Vee and Dillons stores.

All banks will be closed because the Federal Reserve Bank takes a holiday on Monday. Automatic teller machines will be in service for access to cash.

The municipal and district courts will be closed, along with the Douglas County District Attorney's office. The police department will be open, but office staff will have the day off.

City and county offices will also be closed, and there will be no trash pickup. Residents who have grass clippings and leaves to be picked up -- normally done on Mondays -- may put their yard waste out on the day their trash is hauled off.

The Holcom Park Recreational Center, East Lawrence Recreation Center, Community Building and South Park Recreation Center will not be open.

Douglas County Senior Services Inc. will be closed, and all activities will be cancelled at the center, Babcock Place, Edgewood Place, United Way Center and the Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin sites. These activities include the Bus 62 services, congregate and home-delivered meals, the Adult Day Program and regularly scheduled classes.

The Journal-World will be published, but the lobby will be closed. Subscribers who do not receive their paper that day may call until 12:30 p.m. to have a paper delivered. USA Today will not publish a Monday edition of the newspaper.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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