Archive for Monday, January 4, 1999


January 4, 1999


Lawrence police were investigating two rapes reported during the holiday weekend.

In the first incident, a 20-year-old Lawrence woman told police she was raped between 2:45 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. Friday in an apartment in the 400 block of Graystone.

In the second incident, a 20-year-old Horton woman reported she was raped between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday in a residence in the 800 block of East 11th Street.

The suspects in both incidents were acquaintances of the victims, police reported.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday night.

Area schools to open

as scheduled today

Schools in the Lawrence area were to open as scheduled today, as most roads had been cleared of ice and snow.

"The severe wind chill will be our only concern," said James White, superintendent of the Oskaloosa school district.

Schools in Jefferson, Franklin and Douglas counties were to reopen today, as students return from the holiday break.

The National Weather Service was calling for continued cold conditions this week with a chance of light snow or freezing rain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Screening for seniors

set for Tuesday

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will hold its monthly Lecompton health screening for people 60 and older from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The screening will be at the Lecompton Community Building. There is a minimal charge for most services, but services will not be withheld due to inability to pay.

For more information, call the health department at 843-0721.

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