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September 23, 2000


Naismith Hall receives second bomb threat

A private residence hall near the Kansas University campus received its second bomb threat in as many weeks.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said Naismith Hall, 1800 Naismith Drive, received the threat at 4:09 a.m. Friday.

The suspect, a man, "called in and said there was a bomb in the building, then quickly hung up," Brown said.

Police did not evacuate the building, Brown said, but conducted a cursory search and found nothing. The threatening call was traced to a pay phone in the 900 block of Iowa, he said.

Naismith Hall also received a bomb threat the morning of Sept. 12. No bomb was found in that incident.

Attempted break-in awakens rural girl

A rural Lecompton family says a stranger tried to break into a bedroom at its house early Thursday.

Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Kathy Tate said the incident happened about 2:06 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of East 800 Road.

"The victim said his daughter woke up when she heard noises at her window," Tate said. "She watched a shorter-than-6-foot person work on the window."

The girl's parents found the window had been forced ajar with pry marks on the outside.

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