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Archive for Friday, July 20, 2001

Lawrence briefs

July 20, 2001

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Arrest made in hit-and-run; alcohol use suspected

A 48-year-old woman was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of fleeing an accident scene that left two cars damaged, Lawrence Police said.

An accident report hadn't been completed Thursday, but police said witnesses told them a 1997 Nissan Sentra struck two cars in the area of 31st and Louisiana streets. They said the driver did not stop. No one was injured, police said.

Officers traced the car to a mobile home in the 1900 block of West 31st Street, police said. The woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, along with leaving the scene of an accident.

Charges are pending. She was later released without bond, a jail official said.

Couples massage classes offered Saturday at LMH

Couples can learn how to relax at couples massage classes from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The class will teach massage techniques for the head, back, arms and legs, which will reduce tension and enhance relationships with caring and support.

The cost is $35 per couple.

For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at 749-5800.

LMH course to teach keysto infant/child CPR

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering an infant/childcare CPR workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday for parents and childcare providers.

The workshop will provide general first aid information for infants and children, as well as proper CPR techniques and the proper handling of choking emergencies. Adults will have the chance to learn how to cope with emergency situations.

The cost, which includes a completion certificate from the American Heart Assn., is $20 for the first person and $10 for the second person from the same household.

For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at (785) 749-5800.

History professor receives Supreme Court fellowship

Karl Brooks, an assistant history professor at Kansas University, has been awarded a judicial fellowship by the U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellows Program.

Brooks' duties with the U.S. Sentencing Commission are expected to include developing sentencing guidelines for juvenile courts and for convictions involving environmental, food and drug crimes.

Brooks' fellowship begins Aug. 27. A graduate of both Yale and Harvard universities, Brooks completed his doctorate in history at KU in 2000.

Clinton historical society sets annual ice cream social

Clinton Lake Historical Society, Inc., will have its annual ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (or July 28 in the event of rain), in the courtyard of Clinton Lake Museum in the Bloomington Beach area.

Participants may bring ice cream, cakes, pies or cookies to share with area friends.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Lanaea Heine at 864-5141.Boys Nation welcomes

Boys Nation delegate to visit White House, monuments

Patrick Bengston, Lawrence, is among 96 young men from around the country who are participating in American Legion Boys Nation program at Marymount University, Arlington, Va.

The young men will visit historic and patriotic sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including the White House, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery and national monuments.

Teen ordered to jail for arson at fraternity

A Lawrence teen-ager has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and two years probation for setting fire to a Kansas University fraternity house.

The Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house was vacant at the time of the February fire, which is estimated to have caused $300,000 in damage.

Thomas Cale Jr., 19, was sentenced Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Last month, Cale pleaded guilty to arson. A restitution hearing is scheduled for September.

Perry State Park hiring AmeriCorps members

Perry Perry State Park is hiring a crew of full-time AmeriCorps members for the Sept. 1, 2001-July 31, 2002, term.

AmeriCorps is a federally sponsored program that allows individuals to serve their communities while earning money for college expenses. Members are paid a stipend of $412 every two weeks and $4725 for college expenses at the successful completion of the service term. Members are expected to work 40 hours a week, or 1700 hours in 22 weeks.

AmeriCorps members at Perry State Park will improve park structures, build trails, give public programs, receive training, use any individual talents and participate in other activities to improve the recreational benefits for users of the park.

The position is open to people ages 17 and up.

For more information, call Matt Enoch, park ranger, at (785) 246-3449.

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