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Archive for Thursday, September 28, 2000

Lawrence briefs

September 28, 2000

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KU student attacked by trio, police say

Police say three men attacked a Kansas University student Tuesday night.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said the student, a 19-year-old man, told investigators the trio approached him and his girlfriend about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of West 10th Street.

The student said the group passed the couple once, then returned. One of the men issued a challenge, then pulled a wooden stick and hit the back of the student's head.

"He said he was struck hard enough to see stars," Brown said.

The student was hit several more times in the head, as well as on the left arm, Brown said. One of the men demanded money as the student ran away from the scene.

Police later found the weapon, Brown said, apparently the broken handle of a wheelbarrow.

Brown said the assailant was between 18 and 25, about 5-feet-6, with a white jersey, stocking cap and rugged facial hair. One of his companions was wearing a dark sweatshirt. The third man was unidentifiable, Brown said.

Physicians, students can attend conferences

Resident physicians and medical students will be able to attend two practice opportunities conferences this fall in Kansas.

The first conference is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in Wahl East Auditorium on the Kansas University Medical Center campus, 39th and Rainbow Road, Kansas City, Kan. The other will be Nov. 17 in Roberts Amphitheater at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas.

Both conferences are sponsored by the KU School of Medicine, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Kansas Hospital Assn. and Kansas Medical Society.

Each conference will include sponsored community booths to promote rural practice opportunities and information about their respective locations.

For more information, contact Rural Health Education and Services at (888) 503-4221 or drozof@kume.edu.

Bar owner cited

Police cited the manager of a Lawrence bar for serving alcohol after hours early Tuesday morning.

Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said that officers were called at 4:02 a.m. Tuesday to Bull Winkles Bar, 1344 Tenn St., for a report of loud music and persons drinking in the bar.

Brown said the bar's manager was there. He told officers he had returned to Bull Winkles to make sure the bar had been locked up after closing then decided to stay and have drinks with a couple of friends, both under the age of 21.

Police wrote citations, one for serving alcohol after hours, and another for a minor in possession of alcohol.

No one answered the phone at Bull Winkles Wednesday night.

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