Archive for Friday, December 14, 2001

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Horoscopes
December 14, 2001
Engagement
December 14, 2001
Charles R. “Dick” Mulally
December 14, 2001
Beloved administrator
December 14, 2001
Trampling the law
December 14, 2001
Local briefs
December 14, 2001
Abandoned bucket of blood brings police investigation Lawrence Police are waiting on laboratory test results to determine whether a discovery Thursday was the result of foul play. Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where someone reported finding an abandoned bucket of what appeared to be blood, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Preliminary tests found the substance was blood, but police won’t know until lab results come back whether it was human or animal blood, Pattrick said. “There’s nothing that leads us to believe it’s human blood,” he said. “If it turns out to be human blood, then we have quite a bit of investigating to do.” A hazardous materials team from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical was called in to clean up the blood. Battalion Chief Peter Houston said it appeared the bucket, which was found in the street next to the curb, had been knocked over. ______ Law enforcement: Patrol to be on lookout tonight for drunken drivers Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will saturate Douglas County tonight watching for drunken drivers. From 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, troopers will conduct in the county what they call Roving Aggressive Violations Enforcement, or R.A.V.E. Last year there were 218 alcohol-related traffic accidents in Douglas County, resulting in two deaths and 112 injuries, Highway Patrol Maj. Mark Goodloe said. The R.A.V.E. team of troopers is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Traffic Safety. The team conducts its saturation patrols in areas of eastern Kansas that have been identified as having a high incidence of alcohol-related crashes. ______ Public schools: LHS student suspended after threatening teacher A 17-year-old Lawrence High School student was suspended last week after threatening a teacher, police and school officials said Thursday. Police were called to the high school the afternoon of Dec. 6 to investigate the incident, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The student had been told by the teacher to quit talking so loud in class, Pattrick said. The student then allegedly threatened the teacher with physical harm. The student was suspended for five days because of his conduct, a school official said. He had already left the school when police arrived. There was no information available about an arrest or filing of charges. ______ Social services: Homeless advocacy group gets off to a slow start A Lawrence woman’s efforts to start another advocacy group for the city’s homeless are getting off to a slow start. Lani Oglesby, a homeless advocate, couldn’t show up Saturday to the first meeting she scheduled to discuss forming a new group to push for a year-round, wet shelter. She waited Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library for people to attend a second meeting, but no one came. Oglesby, who has allowed homeless people to stay at her home for 20 years, said groups like the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns aren’t getting the job done and that the group she wants to form would push harder to open a year-round, wet shelter.
On the record
December 14, 2001
Athletes of the week
December 14, 2001
City
Athletes of the week
December 14, 2001
Nathlin H. Lamme
December 14, 2001
Daily ticker
December 14, 2001
Center support
December 14, 2001
Local briefs
December 14, 2001
Abandoned bucket of blood brings police investigation Lawrence Police are waiting on laboratory test results to determine whether a discovery Thursday was the result of foul play. Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where someone reported finding an abandoned bucket of what appeared to be blood, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Preliminary tests found the substance was blood, but police won’t know until lab results come back whether it was human or animal blood, Pattrick said. “There’s nothing that leads us to believe it’s human blood,” he said. “If it turns out to be human blood, then we have quite a bit of investigating to do.” A hazardous materials team from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical was called in to clean up the blood. Battalion Chief Peter Houston said it appeared the bucket, which was found in the street next to the curb, had been knocked over. ______ Law enforcement: Patrol to be on lookout tonight for drunken drivers Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will saturate Douglas County tonight watching for drunken drivers. From 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, troopers will conduct in the county what they call Roving Aggressive Violations Enforcement, or R.A.V.E. Last year there were 218 alcohol-related traffic accidents in Douglas County, resulting in two deaths and 112 injuries, Highway Patrol Maj. Mark Goodloe said. The R.A.V.E. team of troopers is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Traffic Safety. The team conducts its saturation patrols in areas of eastern Kansas that have been identified as having a high incidence of alcohol-related crashes. ______ Public schools: LHS student suspended after threatening teacher A 17-year-old Lawrence High School student was suspended last week after threatening a teacher, police and school officials said Thursday. Police were called to the high school the afternoon of Dec. 6 to investigate the incident, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The student had been told by the teacher to quit talking so loud in class, Pattrick said. The student then allegedly threatened the teacher with physical harm. The student was suspended for five days because of his conduct, a school official said. He had already left the school when police arrived. There was no information available about an arrest or filing of charges. ______ Social services: Homeless advocacy group gets off to a slow start A Lawrence woman’s efforts to start another advocacy group for the city’s homeless are getting off to a slow start. Lani Oglesby, a homeless advocate, couldn’t show up Saturday to the first meeting she scheduled to discuss forming a new group to push for a year-round, wet shelter. She waited Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library for people to attend a second meeting, but no one came. Oglesby, who has allowed homeless people to stay at her home for 20 years, said groups like the Lawrence Coalition for Homeless Concerns aren’t getting the job done and that the group she wants to form would push harder to open a year-round, wet shelter.