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Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Lawrence briefs

October 31, 2000

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Jubilee Cafe to have benefit concert

Jubilee Cafe will offer a benefit concert to celebrate Halloween and raise money from 7 p.m. to midnight today at the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Activities planned include costume contests, a live band, a DJ and door prizes. A $5 donation is required to attend and all proceeds go to the cafe, which provides homeless and in-need community members breakfast in a restaurant-style environment two mornings each week.

The concert is sponsored by Kansas University's Center for Community Outreach and KU Student Union Activities.

Police still investigating car chase, shooting

A Lawrence man remains in critical condition at a Kansas City-area hospital while police continue to search for suspects in the car chase in which he was injured.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said Monday no arrests had been made in the case.

The incident began between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday, Brown said, with a fight in a parking lot at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.

During the pursuit, Brown said, suspects in a blue sedan shot at the 27-year-old man in his Honda. As the chase continued on Clinton Parkway, Brown said, the Honda veered over the median and into the path of an eastbound car, which it struck

Nobody in the eastbound vehicle was injured, Brown said, but the Honda driver was taken by helicopter to an unspecified Kansas City-area hospital. A passenger in the Honda was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a broken leg.

D.A.'s office to look at charges in shooting

Police say they will let prosecutors decide how to handle an early Saturday shooting in which the suspect claimed self-defense.

The man shot two people a 33-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man when they tried to enter his apartment just before 2 a.m. in the 1900 block of East 23rd Street. Both were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The woman was treated for an arm wound and released Saturday. The man, who suffered an abdomen wound, was in good condition Monday.

Police said the shooter told them he was defending himself from the pair when they came to his apartment to a renew a fight from earlier in the evening at the Laughing Dog Saloon, 1910 Haskell Ave.

Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said Monday that her office had not made a decision on possible charges.

Water authority to have quarterly meeting

The Kansas Water Authority will have its quarterly meeting Wednesday and Thursday at Hansen Treatment Plant, 7601 Holliday Drive, Kansas City, Kan.

A briefing for the full authority will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the first floor large training room of the operations and maintenance building. Committees will meet throughout the rest of the day at the plant.

The full authority will reconvene at 9 a.m. Thursday at the plant for its regular business session, including receiving the Kansas Water Office director's report, the reports from Wednesday's committee meetings and other business items.

For an agenda and more information, contact the Kansas Water Office, 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka 66612-1249, or by phone at (888) 526-9283.

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