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Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Lawrence briefs

October 24, 2001

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Plans announced today for Kansas Chautauqua

Representatives of the Kansas Humanities Council and the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau will announce plans for the Kansas Chautauqua at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

The announcement is open to the public. The Kansas Chautauqua is a statewide event sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Police investigate missing ECM furniture

An unlocked door may have allowed someone to walk in and take several tables and chairs from Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence Police said.

The items were discovered missing by ECM officials about 8 a.m. Monday, police said. The furniture is thought to have been taken sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning from the first-floor commons area, police said.

The furniture consisted of six Herman Miller chairs and two round and one rectangular Herman Miller tables, police said. Total losses were $1,850. An investigation continues. No arrests have been made.

Sex 'accessories' taken in Naughty But Nice break-in

Someone broke into Naughty But Nice, 1741 Mass., Lawrence Police said.

Officers responded about 5 a.m. Tuesday to a burglar alarm at the store and discovered a window had been knocked out, Sgt. Mark Warren said.

The burglar damaged two plastic display racks and stole several items that Warren would only describe as "accessories" or sex toys.

Damage to the window and display racks totaled $220, while the value of the stolen merchandise was listed at $149.

Artist subject of lecture

A New York art curator will give a lecture Thursday night at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

Kenneth Wayne, curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., will give a free talk titled "Modigliani Revisited" at 7 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

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