Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2001

Lawrence briefs

February 15, 2001


House search brings arrest on drug charges

Lawrence Police reported the arrest of a 23-year-old man after officers searched his residence and allegedly found drugs and what was thought to be stolen property.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the house in the 2700 block of Harrison, said Det. John Lewis. An undisclosed amount of marijuana was confiscated along with some handguns, he said.

Case reports were still being compiled Wednesday and no other information was available.

The suspect was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, not having a drug tax stamp, and possession of stolen property. He was released a few hours later on $4,800 bond. Formal charges are pending.

Cohousing expert to give presentation

An expert and author on cohousing will give a presentation on the subject in Lawrence today.

Chris ScottHanson will give an hourlong slide show presentation at 7:30 p.m. at 1208 Del. He is the author of "The Cohousing Handbook" and founder of Seattle-based Cohousing Resources Comp.

ScottHanson has been active in the development of cohousing communities since 1989.

Delaware Street Commons, a cohousing community with nine member-households and seven associate households, is sponsoring the presentation. The group has a contract to purchase a site at 1208 Del. and expects to break ground for construction in the fall.

For more information, contact Marjorie Wholey at 842-4913 or

Candidate mixer scheduled for Sunday

The Friends of Douglas County will play host to a candidate mixer Sunday afternoon.

The informal gathering will give residents a chance to meet and chat with candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board.

The event will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room Three of the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.

For more information, contact Larry Kipp at 843-3284.

Screenings to check children's development

Parents concerned about their preschooler's development can have their child checked during a health screening this week.

Lawrence Early Childhood Special Services will offer the screenings Friday in the multipurpose room of the Educational Support & Distribution Center, 110 McDonald Drive.

The screenings will check the development of talking, walking, hearing, seeing and thinking of children ages 3 to 5. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the LECSS at 832-5098, ext. 205 or 206.

Nields sisters bring act to Burge Union

Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Burge Union at Kansas University as part of the West Side Folk series. The opening act is Christine Kane.

The Nieldses, who are known for their high-energy acoustic rock band, return to their coffeehouse duo act for this folk-rock-pop concert.

Blending elements of 1960s psychedelia and rootsy folk, the sisters' catching harmonies, edgy songwriting and drive have earned them a loyal fan base.

Kane is one of the leading performers on the Southwest folk scene. She has opened for Nanci Griffith, The Beach Boys, Roseanne Cash and Los Lobos.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, and are available by calling 865-FOLK or visiting

Lawrence Senior Center lecture series to begin

The Lawrence Senior Center will start a monthly international lecture series this week.

The first lecture will be a slide presentation by James Seaver about the Mediterranean and Middle East.

It will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the senior center, 745 Vt.

According to the center, the lectures are meant to educate the Lawrence community on the culture, history, food, fashion and music of different areas of the world.

Future lectures presented by the center's leisure and learning department will cover South America, Asia, Africa, Northern Europe and India. The cost is $5 per lecture.

For more information, call the senior center at 842-0543.

KU libraries offer variety of free workshops

Libraries at Kansas University are offering a series of free, informal workshops during the next three months.

The workshops include:

"Net Gain: Company and Industry Research on the Internet," 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library.

"GEOMedia Services at the Thomas R. Smith Map Collections," 10:30 a.m. March 10, T.R. Smith Map Collections, first level, Anschutz Library.

"This Old House: Researching Your Historic Property at Spencer Research Library," 10:30 a.m. April 14, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library.

"Meet the Collectors: From Hornbooks to Dick and Jane," 10:30 a.m. April 21, gallery and lounge, Spencer Research Library.

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