City Band to begin season
The Lawrence City Band will kick off its 2001 summer concert season at 8 p.m. today at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Conductor Bob Foster, shown above, will lead the band in a program that includes "Storm King" by Walter Finlayson; "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" overture by Franz von Suppe; "Italian Polka" by Rachmaninoff; "Richard Rodgers: A Symphonic Portrait" arranged by Frank Erickson; "Eagle Squadron" by Kenneth J. Alford; "That's Entertainment" arranged by John Higgins; "Beguine" by Morton Gould; "Irving Berlin: A Symphonic Portrait" arranged by Hawley Ades; "The Irish Washerwoman" by Leroy Anderson; and "His Honor" by Henry Fillmore.
The band will perform every Wednesday through July 25 at the William Kelly Bandstand in South Park.
University: Ringer to head KU theatre
Delores Ringer, associate professor of theater at Kansas University, has been named the new director of University Theatre. She will begin her duties in early August.
Ringer replaces Del Unruh, who served as director for seven years and will continue to teach theater at KU. Ringer will head the University Theatre staff, oversee its budget and teach one class a semester.
For more on University Theatre's new director, see Sunday's Arts & Living section.
Crime: City phone system tapped by outside caller
Lawrence City Hall fell victim to a phone scam this week.
On Sunday, someone managed to gain access to City Hall's phone system to make a series of international calls, according to Lawrence Police.
The long distance bill for six calls totaled $953, a police report said.
City officials were made aware of the calls by AT&T Global Security, said police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick. AT&T called because the phone company thought it was unusual for such calls to be made from City Hall, he said.
Neither Pattrick nor other City Hall officials would comment on specifics concerning the method used to make the calls. They would only say that the caller was able to access the phone system from a location other than City Hall.
The city is working with AT&T in an investigation of the incident, said Ron Hall, city information systems director.
Police: False name brings trouble
A motorist stopped by a Lawrence Police officer early Tuesday lied about his identity because he thought there was a warrant for his arrest.
There was no warrant. But the 21-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was cited for obstruction of justice.
The officer stopped the car about 2:50 a.m. when he observed it being driven in an erratic manner near Sixth Street and Schwarz Road, said police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick.
After being questioned about his identity, the driver admitted he'd given a false name because he thought there was a warrant for his arrest in Kansas City, Pattrick said.
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