Lawrence police were looking Sunday night for a teen who allegedly pushed a 12-year-old boy down and took his bicycle about 4 p.m. Friday at Mary's Lake.
Police said the victim and a friend had been fishing at the lake and were getting ready to leave when an older boy knocked the 12-year-old down and rode off with his BMX bike.
The boy's mother told police that the bicycle, valued at $469, was a Christmas present.
Police reported the incident as a robbery.
to give lecture
Award-winning scholar James H. Cone will return to Kansas University next month to speak on "Martin and Malcolm and America." Cone, a professor of systematic theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will give the annual religious studies lecture at 8 p.m. April 15 in the Kansas Room, Kansas Union.
Cone has written or edited 10 books, including "God of the Oppressed" (1975), "Black Theology: A Documentary History" (two volumes, 1979 and 1993), and "Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare" (1991). He has also published more than 100 articles.
The annual Department of Religious Studies awards banquet will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center Fellowship Hall, 1631 Crescent Rd. Cost is $12 per person for dinner; reservations are required by April 9.
Cone also will be the guest speaker at a class on "Human Conflict and Peace." The class meets at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, in 206 Smith Hall. This class session is open to the public.
For more information on the event, contact Karen Hummel at 864-4663.
History to come
alive in Leavenworth
A living history encampment will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 at Hunt Lodge on Fort Leavenworth. The event, sponsored by the frontier Army Museum and Frontier Army Living History Assn., will be free and open to the public.
Historians specializing in many facets of the frontier Army from 1839 to 1851 will be on hand throughout the day. A morning parade and flag-raising ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and infantry, dragoon and artillery drills will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
forum on water uses
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will conduct a forum to obtain public input on its proposed procedures for identifying the beneficial uses of Kansas surface water.
The forum will be 7 p.m. April 7 at the Lawrence Holidome.
The Docking Institute of Public Affairs from Fort Hays State University will facilitate the breakout sessions and document for KDHE.
For more information call Robert Angelo or Steve Haslouer at (785) 296-6603.