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Archive for Wednesday, January 27, 1999

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POLICE PUT STOP TO CHECK SCAM
January 27, 1999
Seven Topekans, including one on the city’s most-wanted list, were arrested Monday night after one of them was caught in a check-forging scheme
PLAN
January 27, 1999
Helping build “comprehensive schools” — neighborhood centers for student education, service provision and community interaction — is a desire for Lawrence city commissioners.
NEWS REPORTING TOPIC OF FORUM
January 27, 1999
A journalism forum featuring editors of the Wall Street Journal and Kansas City Star will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Kansas University. The forum titled, “Responsible Reporting in Tabloid Times” will be in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
RESOLVED: TONGIE DEBATERS BEST IN CLASS 4A
January 27, 1999
The Tonganoxie debate team cleaned up the state Class 4A competition, bringing home three trophies and a state championship.
SHOPLIFTING CALL LEADS POLICE TO STOLEN VEHICLE
January 27, 1999
Two Topeka men suspected of shoplifting thought they’d slip by Lawrence police, but instead drew the attention of dozens of motorists as they were arrested at gunpoint. Police blocked traffic Monday afternoon at 34th and Iowa and approached the men’s car with guns drawn — standard procedure during a felony traffic stop, Sgt. George Wheeler said.
PRESS WORKER CUT WHEN VANDALS HIT TRUCK
January 27, 1999
An Allen Press employee received several small cuts when the window of his vehicle was smashed by vandals. The man was in the Allen Press parking lot in his Jeep Cherokee around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving for a break, police said. He told police he leaned down to put his key in the ignition when someone smashed his driver-side window with a chunk of railroad tie.
CITY RECEIVES TOURISM REPORT
January 27, 1999
Another upscale golf course, a tribute to the history of basketball and an attraction dedicated to the Civil War and “Bleeding Kansas” would help Lawrence contend in an increasingly competitive tourism marketplace, a tourism expert told Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday. Without such “destination drivers,” Lawrence could slip behind Topeka and other nearby communities that have developed attractions that are vital for attracting overnight visitors, said Greg Gilstrap, who drew up a “Long-Term Visitor Industry Strategy” for the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau.