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September 20, 1998


The city of Lawrence does have a series of ordinances that cover animal control. It is a violation of these ordinances to allow a dog to bark and disturb the repose of neighbors. Anyone with questions concerning animal control ordinances may contact the animal control supervisor between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 832-7560.

How many African-American officers are there on the Lawrence police department? Also, how many African-American men are in top command or supervisory positions? Why aren't there more of them?

Of the 118 authorized Lawrence police officers, there are four commissioned police officers who are black. One male holds the rank of lieutenant and one female holds the rank of detective.

The city of Lawrence is an equal-opportunity employer and the police department seeks to reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the community, Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman, said.

Is it legal in the city of Lawrence to drive a vehicle with a ``for sale'' sign in the window? I have heard it wasn't legal, at least not in Topeka.

According to Section 88a of the Standard Traffic Ordinance For Kansas Cities, it is illegal to park a vehicle with a ``for sale'' sign in Lawrence, said Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman. The vehicle cannot be parked upon any roadway for the principal purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale. It is not illegal to drive a vehicle with a for sale sign in the window as long as it does not obscure the vision of the driver.

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