Archive for Thursday, October 15, 1998


October 15, 1998


The Lawrence school board will hold a special daylong brainstorming meeting Saturday.

``We'll be discussing how the board and I can work together to adopt strategies and how that parlays into their expectations of me and their evaluation of me,'' Supt. Kathleen Williams said. ``We'll talk about the board of education goals and how we can get community vestiture into the goal-setting process.''

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bowerhill, 1717 W. Seventh. Bowerhill is retreat home used for small group meetings. In addition to their public discussions with the superintendent, board members also are scheduled to go behind closed doors to discuss unspecified personnel matters.

The executive session will most likely come at the end of the day, Williams said.

Jury finds armed robber

guilty in 1997 break-in

A 24-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man who allegedly conspired with his cousin to rob another man has been convicted in the August 1997 scheme.

A jury found Cedric Baker guilty of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and burglary for his role in the incident in the 1500 block of Lindenwood in Lawrence.

According to testimony, Baker and his cousin, Leonard Baker, 26, Lawrence, planned the break-in at the house. Leonard Baker played a ``victim'' and was at the home when Cedric Baker and two others stormed into the house with guns.

Four adults and five children were home at the time, and Cedric Baker helped tie some of them up. A wallet, cellular phone, $1,500 in cash and a pit bull puppy were stolen. Another Kansas City, Mo., man was arrested, but charges against him were dropped.

Cedric Baker will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10.

Leonard Baker was scheduled on Wednesday to enter a plea for his role in the case, but the appearance was continued until 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29.

LMHS Class of '53

schedules reunion

The Liberty Memorial High School Class of 1953 will gather for its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday.

This class, the last group of students to graduate from Liberty Memorial High School, also is asking members from the classes of 1951, 1952, 1954 and 1955 to stop by the Union Pacific Depot for a Friday night mixer.

Reunion festivities kick off at 7 p.m. Friday with registration, conversation, a video of Liberty Memorial and refreshments at the depot in North Lawrence.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, classmates will tour the Liberty Memorial building, which now houses Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

The reunion concludes at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Country Club, with a cash bar, buffet dinner, brief program and class picture.

For information, call Earl and Carol Clifton Church, 842-3542.

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