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October 11, 2001


Police: Strip club investigated for multiple violations

A semi-nude dancer at a bar Tuesday night was too semi-nude, as far as Lawrence Police were concerned.

"Officers found a dancer on stage not wearing her pasties," Sgt. Mike Pattrick, police spokesman, said.

Officers were called to Bada Bing, 913 N. Second St., shortly before midnight to investigate a sexual assault report.

While investigating that incident, officers saw a male patron on the performance stage with a female dancer. That is prohibited in a sexually oriented business, according to city ordinances.

They also saw a dancer who was not wearing pasties, Pattrick said.

No one was arrested, but a report will be sent to the Lawrence Municipal Court prosecutor's office.

As for the sexual assault, an 18-year-old woman told officers she was inappropriately touched by a 55-year-old man. Police are investigating.

Government: SRS chief will discuss service cuts for poor

Topeka Kansas' chief of social services will have a public meeting today to discuss proposed cuts to services for the poor, sick and disabled.

Janet Schalansky, secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, announced last week a proposed reduction in services to bridge a projected $123 million budget gap.

Schalansky plans to provide more details about the proposed cuts at the meeting, which will be from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. at the SRS Topeka area office, 500 SW Van Buren St., and is open to the public.

Gasoline: Pump Patrol finds low prices

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.19 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.

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 to join our Pump Patrol message board.

Former Soviet Union's change focus of roundtable discussion

The United States' role in the former Soviet Union's transition to a democracy will be the topic of a round-table discussion today at Kansas University.

The event, at 3:30 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union, is sponsored by KU's Center for Russian & East European Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Speakers will be Kent Lewis of the Eurasia Foundation; Lowell Barrington, a political science professor at Marquette University; Jacob Kipp, senior analyst with the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth; David Gottlieb, a KU law professor and former legal adviser for the American Bar Assn. in Ukraine and Bulgaria; and Erik Herron, KU political science professor and former election observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Students cover debate about proposed demolition

It was a mid-term exam with all the pressure of a real newspaper deadline.

More than 200 Kansas University journalism students in Rick Musser's research and writing course covered a debate about KU's proposal to build scholarship halls in the 1300 block of Ohio on Wednesday, and then had to write their stories during an hour-long lab.

Ken Stoner, director of student housing, and Marci Francisco, a board member for the Oread Neighborhood Assn., debated the topic of demolishing three KU-owned houses to make way for scholarship halls.

Issues included the potential effect on two historic buildings, neighborhood parking and the implied boundaries on campus expansion set by KU in the past.

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