Archive for Saturday, May 26, 2001

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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint Lawrence Police will conduct their first sobriety checkpoint in nearly five years early Sunday morning. Officers like Robert Brown, above, will be looking for evidence of alcohol-related offenses. Sgt. Kirk Fultz said he expected about 12 officers to stop cars from midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Street. Officers also will hand out keychains and pamphlets when stopping cars. “We want to put the fear of apprehension in them through public awareness,” Fultz said. “We want people to be afraid to drink and drive.” The checkpoint is the first under a federal grant received by Lawrence Police. The grant pays for overtime for officers to work the checkpoint. Fultz said officers will hold about one checkpoint per month for the next six months. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department also held a sobriety checkpoint from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 458, near Lone Star Lake. __________________________ Courts: Ex-police officer pleads guilty in computer case A former Kansas University police officer will not go to jail for possessing a stolen laptop computer. Steve Carpenter, 55, pleaded guilty Friday in Douglas County District Court to one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Judge Jack Murphy sentenced Carpenter to 12 months’ probation and ordered him to pay $200 plus court costs. According to statements made in court, Carpenter purchased computer equipment valued at $2,000, but paid much less for it. Carpenter admitted that he knew the computer was worth more. He said he later learned it had been stolen but kept it anyway. The incident occurred between Feb. 8 and Feb. 17. Carpenter originally was charged with felony theft Feb. 27. Carpenter was fired from his job Feb. 28 after 12 1/2 years of service. __________________________ Accident: Driver suffers cardiac arrest A Valley Falls man is believed to have suffered a fatal cardiac arrest, causing his vehicle to strike an embankment Thursday night in Leavenworth County. About 11:45 p.m. Herman Page, 70, was driving south on County Road 33 when he drove through the intersection at Kansas Highway 92, a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s report said. The first officers on the scene began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Page, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. He was taken to Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s report did not say what kind of vehicle Page was driving. __________________________ Humane Society schedule dog adoptions, wash The Lawrence Humane Society will team up with a Lawrence business today and next weekend for adoptions and fund raising. The Humane Society will have dogs available for adoption from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 3115 Iowa, and will have a benefit dog wash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Society volunteers will wash dogs brought in by owners for a suggested $5 donation June 2, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society. __________________________ LHS senior to give voice recital today Kevin Miller, 17, a senior at Lawrence High School, will give a voice recital at 6 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. He will present a program of 11 works, including “Lord God of Abraham” and “For the Mountain Shall Depart” from “Elijah” by Mendelssohn; “Ecco Ridente In Cielo” from “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini; “On the Street Where You Live” from “My Fair Lady”; “Miracle of Miracles” from “Fiddler on the Roof”; and “Ah! Per Sempre Io Ti Perdei” from “I Puritani” by Bellini. His accompanist is Ellen Bottorff. Miller, a student of Julia McLaren, is the son of Thomas and Deborah Miller. __________________________ Counseling center seeks volunteers Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking volunteers as shortages threaten its history of service. According to Headquarters, at least one volunteer counselor has been on duty nearly every hour of every day since 1969, but currently volunteer shortages could end the tradition. The center will offer informational meetings for prospective volunteers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and Monday, June 4, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Interested individuals also may call 841-2345. Headquarters provides free counseling, information and education services to residents of Douglas County, and also provides suicide prevention services to people throughout Kansas who dial 1-800-SUICIDE, the National Hope Line Network.
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001
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May 26, 2001