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Archive for Friday, October 20, 2000

Lawrence briefs

October 20, 2000

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Registration deadline nears for voting in general election

Four days remain to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election. The county clerk's office at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, will be open longer hours today and Monday to accommodate registration. The hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Child-care facility tries to Make a Difference Day

The Barrett Children's Learning Center will take part in Make A Difference day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday with a bake sale at Wal-Mart.

Families from the center will bake homemade goods to sell, with proceeds donated to the Lawrence Early Education Intervention Program to benefit autistic children in Douglas County.

Lawrence resident says two strangers robbed him

Police are looking for two men suspected of robbing a Lawrence man who gave them a ride early Thursday.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said the 20-year-old victim met the pair known only as "Mike" and "Jay" for the first time Thursday at a party in the 1300 block of West 24th Street. He agreed to drive them to a downtown club and they decided to return to the party.

When the driver stopped, though, one of the men grabbed his arms from behind, restraining him. The other man took the driver's wallet, removed cash, then took some CDs. The pair also took a coat, Brown said.

The two left in an older-model Cadillac or Oldsmobile, Brown said.

"Mike" was described as a black male in his 20s, 6-feet tall, with a goatee and ponytail, wearing a blue Nike jacket and jeans. "Jay" was a black male, 5-feet-9, with a small goatee, wearing a black vest, white shirt and jeans.

Neighborhood association to have annual cleanup

The Oread Neighborhood Assn. will have its annual neighborhood clean-up from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m Saturday.

Participants should meet at The Wheel, 507 W. 14th St., where they will regroup afterward for election of Oread's board of directors.

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