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December 12, 2000

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Police chase ends with car in pond

A four-minute police car chase came to an abrupt end early Saturday when the suspect's vehicle splashed into a pond on the Alvamar Country Club Golf Course, 1800 Crossgate Drive.

Four people three men and a juvenile boy were arrested, Lawrence police said.

The chase began at 12:43 a.m. when an officer recorded a 1999 Mitsubishi traveling at 89 mph in the 3000 block of Kasold Drive, where the speed limit is 40 mph, said Sgt. Mike Pattrick, police spokesman. The chase continued along Tam O'Shanter and Camelback drives, and through the Winterbrook and Brushcreek neighborhoods, he said.

All of the vehicle's occupants attempted to flee on foot but were captured and arrested, Pattrick said. They were booked into the Douglas County Jail and charges are pending.

A police report listed damage to turf on the golf course at $750.

Lansing teen arrested for indecent liberties

Charges are pending against an 18-year-old Lansing man for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl, according to Lawrence Police.

The Ottawa girl was staying with her parents while attending an event at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive, when the alleged incident occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The suspect reportedly took the girl into a room and was touching the victim in an "inappropriate manner," police said. Another man entered the room and pulled the girl away. Police were called.

The suspect was booked into Douglas County jail.

KU sets final exams

Kansas University has announced the following final examinations:

l Jeffrey Beasley, political science, "From Mobilization to Negotiation: A Comparative Political Analysis of Two Mexican Social Movements," 12:30 p.m., Friday, 113 Blake.

l Guanghui Wang, pharmacology and toxicology, "Quantification of Harmaline and Physostigmine's Tremorogenic Effects and Clozapine's Antitremor Effect in Rats," noon, Monday, 2048 Malott.

Veterans donate toys to Salvation Army

The Lawrence post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will donate almost $400 worth of toys Monday to the Salvation Army.

"We do various fund-raisers for different organizations each year," said Vern Russell, the group's community service chairman. "This year the Salvation Army was the one we picked. The drive is an annual event, and our members come through for us in good standing. It is a little bit of anything for any kind of kid."

The toys will be distributed locally.

VFW also will donate the more than $400 worth of nonperishable food items it has collected to the Salvation Army.

District judge named to abortion case panel

A retired Shawnee County District Court judge was named Monday to serve on a panel to rule on allegations against Lawrence's only abortion provider.

James Buchele was selected by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to handle the case against Dr. Kristen Neuhaus. Others on the panel are Emily Taylor, Lawrence, and Donald Bletz, an Overland Park internal medicine physician.

They will investigate allegations by the board against Neuhaus, including one that she performed an abortion after a patient withdrew consent for the procedure. Neuhaus has denied the allegations.

No ruling is expected for several months.

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