Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2001

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Daniel Pike
October 2, 2001
Horoscopes
October 2, 2001
Local Briefs
October 2, 2001
Crime: Police arrest pedestrian for slapping unmarked car A 25-year-old Lawrence man early Saturday picked the wrong car hood to pound on and the wrong driver to try to pick a fight with. The two men in the unmarked car were on-duty Lawrence Police officers wearing plainclothes. The officers had stopped their car near the intersection of 10th and Massachusetts streets because several people were crossing the street in front of them, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. The suspect, who was one of the passersby, allegedly slapped the hood of the car. When he was told to take his hands off the car, the suspect adopted a fighting stance, Pattrick said. One of the officers got out of the car and identified himself as a police officer. The suspect reportedly still wanted to fight and bumped the officer. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and misdemeanor damage to the car and taken to Douglas County Jail. Damage to the car was listed at $499, the police report said. The suspect was released Monday morning pending charges. _____________________________ Government: City commission tables assessment-rates hearing The short Lawrence City Commission agenda for tonight will be shorter than expected. The lone item on the regular agenda has been tabled. That item a public hearing to set maximum special assessment rates for three benefit districts has been removed because the costs of the project were incorrectly published by the city in advance notices, Assistant City Manager Dave Corliss said. One notice undercut the actual cost by $1 million. Corliss said the city will reprint the official notices and have the hearings at an undetermined later date. Commissioners will still issue proclamations and consider the consent agenda tonight. The meeting will be at 6:35 p.m. at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. _____________________________ Charity: Salvation Army requests nonperishable food items The Salvation Army of Lawrence is asking for donations of canned and nonperishable food items, citing unprecedented demand for food aid. “We have filled 81 food pantry orders in the last month,” said Lt. Kirk Schuetz, shown here with the empty cupboards at the food pantry. “The high demand for food assistance has completely depleted our normally ample supply of canned vegetables and other items. This is the first time this has happened in the four years I have served here in Lawrence” The canned and other food items are also used in the noon feeding program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and every evening that the seasonal homeless shelter is open at The Salvation Army headquarters at 946 N.H. Besides canned vegetables, donations of canned meats, boxed dinners such as Hamburger Helper, peanut butte, and jelly also are needed. For more information, call 843-4188. _____________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.259 at Miller Mart at East 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.
Separation issue
October 2, 2001
Tolerance for all
October 2, 2001
Daily ticker
October 2, 2001
LHS Player of week
October 2, 2001
FSHS Player of week
October 2, 2001
On the record
October 2, 2001
Leon Nees
October 2, 2001
Alfred Mussett
October 2, 2001
Ethel McCurdy
October 2, 2001
Erma Mossman
October 2, 2001
NBC likely to scrub ‘Scrubs’
October 2, 2001
Father must accept son’s dislike of football
Mother needs to protect 12-year-old from ‘reliving’ dad’s youth for him
October 2, 2001