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January 7, 1999


Have all of the Southwestern Bell phone books been delivered? Who can I contact if I didn't receive one?

Phone book delivery was completed in Lawrence on Dec. 30.

"If somebody was missed on the delivery route, they can call a toll free number, 1 (800) SWB-BOOK," Mike Scott, director of external affairs for Southwestern Bell in Lawrence, said. "They can get up to two books from this particular number."

Phone books are also available at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce office, 734 Vt., during normal business hours.

Is it legal to turn left on a red light on a one-way street after stopping and checking for traffic?

A driver may make a cautious right turn at a red light after coming to a complete stop, if the maneuver can be done safely, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. A cautious left turn may be made from a one-way street, if it intersects with another one-way street on which traffic only flows to the left and is controlled by a stop light. However, there are no intersections like this in Lawrence. For example, Wildgen said, turning left during a red light onto one-way streets like Kentucky or Tennessee is illegal.

Are there plans to put another stop sign as you go to and from on the one-way street that goes from Iowa to Ninth Street, between the Citgo and Phillips gas stations? There are so many people who go the wrong way.

"There are no plans to install a stop sign on old Ninth Street at Iowa Street," said David Woosley, the city's traffic engineer. "This would confuse drivers by indicating that they could go westbound even though the street is one-way eastbound. It could also increase the number of vehicles going the wrong way on the street."

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