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Archive for Friday, July 27, 2001

Lawrence briefs

July 27, 2001

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Spate of tire slashings reported along 21st Terrace

Lawrence Police are investigating a string of tire slashings that occurred late Wednesday and early Thursday morning on 21st Terrace.

Five people reported one or more tires slashed on vehicles parked in the 1400, 1500 and 1600 blocks of that street, according to Lawrence police reports.

A 22-year-old female KU student reported that someone cut a tire on her 1992 Subaru station wagon between midnight Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of West 21st Terrace. A 21-year-old male KU student who lives in the same block found a tire on his 1982 Oldsmobile cut as well. Both estimated damage at $80.

A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported $100 damage to his 1992 Pontiac. One of his tires was slashed overnight while his vehicle was parked in the 1500 block of West 21st Terrace.

One tire was slashed and two rims were damaged on a Budget rental car rented by a 34-year-old Lawrence man who lives in the 1500 block. Damage was listed at $650.

Finally, a Reno, Nev., woman reported $240 damage to her 2001 Saturn. All four of its tires were slashed overnight Wednesday in the 1600 block of West 21st Terrace.

Sheriff's officers investigate report of nudity at lake

A naked man watching swimmers caused concern Wednesday at Lone Star Lake, a Douglas County Sheriff's report said.

Sheriff's officers were called to the lake about 4:20 p.m. by a 52-year-old Lawrence woman, the report said. The woman said she saw the naked man standing next to a car on the north side of the lake's swimming area, a report said.

Officers questioned one man about the incident but no arrests were made, sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Kathy Tate said.

Computers, stereo system taken from Lawrence store

Computers and a stereo system were taken sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in a burglary at Grandstand Sportswear & Glasswear, 2124 Del., a Lawrence Police report said.

Five Apple computers valued at a total of $8,000 and a stereo system valued at $500 were taken, the report said. A vending machine also was damaged.

Entry to the business was gained by prying a window open, police said. An investigation continues.

Sherrer named chairman of Lt. governors conference

Kansas Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer on Thursday was named chairman of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors.

As chairman, Sherrer will preside over the conference's state/federal winter meeting in Washington, D.C., and its annual meeting in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

Sherrer also will oversee Project Homesafe, a joint initiative between the group and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Conference members have pledged to distribute 3 million cable gun locks nationwide.

Organized in 1962, the conference is the professional association for the elected officials next in line of succession to the governors in the 50 states and five U.S. territories.

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