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December 13, 2001
Autographed Beatnik books missing from Lawrence store Lawrence Police are looking for three books written and autographed by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. The books were taken from Vagabond Bookman store, 1113 Mass. Howard Hartog, owner of the store, told police last week that the books disappeared sometime last March. He did not report them missing at the time. He called police last week after someone recently told him they had seen two of the three books in a Kansas City area store, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The books are: “Naked Lunch,” “The Ticket that Exploded” and “Nova Express,” a police report said. No information was released about which books reportedly had been seen. Police are continuing to investigate, Pattrick said. Burroughs, above, lived in Lawrence. He died in August 1997. _________________________________ Population: Homeless census numbers still being collected, tallied City officials are still tallying the numbers from a four-day census of Lawrence’s homeless population that ended Sunday. Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist, said several big social service agencies still haven’t turned in their results. Neither have some individual volunteers, she said. Nau’s numbers, along with those of agencies contacted by the Journal-World the Salvation Army and Community Drop-In Center add up to about 130 homeless residents. That would be a drop from the 1998 count of 143. But officials warned that number does not include the volunteer surveys and might not indicate whether some people were counted twice. Full survey results, they said, might not be available until early next year. _________________________________ Courts: State questions witnesses in Franklin County murder trial Ottawa Prosecutors continued calling witnesses Wednesday during the second day of testimony in the Joseph Hayden murder trial. Franklin County District Court officials were unsure whether the prosecution would rest its case today. Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork and Franklin County Atty. John Dowell are trying to prove that Hayden, 18, is guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Hayden, of Johnson County, is charged in the Nov. 1, 2000, beating death of Vivian Johnson, 85, in her rural Ottawa mobile home. Her husband, Howard Johnson, now 85, also was beaten but survived. Last week, Raymond Fuller, 24, also of Johnson County, was found guilty on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the same incident. _________________________________ Kansas University: Cokie Roberts to receive William Allen White award Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of the ABC News Sunday morning program “This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts,” will receive the William Allen White Foundation’s National Citation in February at Kansas University. Roberts, also chief congressional analyst for ABC News and news analyst for National Public Radio, will be honored during William Allen White Day Feb. 6. The event is open to the public. A panel of William Allen White Foundation trustees chose Roberts to receive the citation. Since 1950, it has been given to journalists who exemplify the ideals of White, a nationally influential Kansas editor and publisher who died in 1944. Roberts joined ABC News in 1988. Before that, she was a contributor to PBS-TV’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. During more than 10 years at NPR, she won numerous awards.
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December 13, 2001
Local briefs
December 13, 2001
Autographed Beatnik books missing from Lawrence store Lawrence Police are looking for three books written and autographed by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. The books were taken from Vagabond Bookman store, 1113 Mass. Howard Hartog, owner of the store, told police last week that the books disappeared sometime last March. He did not report them missing at the time. He called police last week after someone recently told him they had seen two of the three books in a Kansas City area store, Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The books are: “Naked Lunch,” “The Ticket that Exploded” and “Nova Express,” a police report said. No information was released about which books reportedly had been seen. Police are continuing to investigate, Pattrick said. Burroughs, above, lived in Lawrence. He died in August 1997. _________________________________ Population: Homeless census numbers still being collected, tallied City officials are still tallying the numbers from a four-day census of Lawrence’s homeless population that ended Sunday. Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist, said several big social service agencies still haven’t turned in their results. Neither have some individual volunteers, she said. Nau’s numbers, along with those of agencies contacted by the Journal-World the Salvation Army and Community Drop-In Center add up to about 130 homeless residents. That would be a drop from the 1998 count of 143. But officials warned that number does not include the volunteer surveys and might not indicate whether some people were counted twice. Full survey results, they said, might not be available until early next year. _________________________________ Courts: State questions witnesses in Franklin County murder trial Ottawa Prosecutors continued calling witnesses Wednesday during the second day of testimony in the Joseph Hayden murder trial. Franklin County District Court officials were unsure whether the prosecution would rest its case today. Kansas Assistant Atty. Gen. John Bork and Franklin County Atty. John Dowell are trying to prove that Hayden, 18, is guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary. Hayden, of Johnson County, is charged in the Nov. 1, 2000, beating death of Vivian Johnson, 85, in her rural Ottawa mobile home. Her husband, Howard Johnson, now 85, also was beaten but survived. Last week, Raymond Fuller, 24, also of Johnson County, was found guilty on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the same incident. _________________________________ Kansas University: Cokie Roberts to receive William Allen White award Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of the ABC News Sunday morning program “This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts,” will receive the William Allen White Foundation’s National Citation in February at Kansas University. Roberts, also chief congressional analyst for ABC News and news analyst for National Public Radio, will be honored during William Allen White Day Feb. 6. The event is open to the public. A panel of William Allen White Foundation trustees chose Roberts to receive the citation. Since 1950, it has been given to journalists who exemplify the ideals of White, a nationally influential Kansas editor and publisher who died in 1944. Roberts joined ABC News in 1988. Before that, she was a contributor to PBS-TV’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Her coverage of the Iran/Contra affair for that program won her the Weintal Award in 1987. During more than 10 years at NPR, she won numerous awards.
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