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Archive for Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Area briefs

August 20, 2002

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Jayhawk Boulevard to close for event

Jayhawk Boulevard on the Kansas University campus will be closed tonight for a campus event.

Traffic will not be allowed on the road from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Beach 'n' Boulevard, which is part of Hawk Week activities.

KU officials are asking drivers to move vehicles parked on Jayhawk Boulevard, from Bailey Hall to Poplar Lane, by 5:30 p.m. Poplar Lane behind Strong Hall will be open to traffic.

Information fair planned for graduate students

New and returning graduate students at Kansas University will gather for a reception and information fair Friday.

The information fair will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kansas Union ballroom. Campus organizations, services and offices will have tables.

A reception will follow at 8 p.m. at the Adams Alumni Center. Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack will speak.

All graduate school alumni in the Lawrence area are invited to the reception.

For more information, contact John Augusto, assistant dean of the graduate school, at 864-4141.

County resident reports $8,000 of missing jewelry

Nearly $8,000 worth of jewelry  including a watch valued at $7,500  was recently reported missing from a rural Douglas County residence.

A 55-year-old woman called the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Thursday and said the jewelry had been taken from a dresser drawer in her home in the 700 section of East 1452 Road.

The woman said she last saw the watch and jewelry in March and noticed they were missing June 25. Since then she had been checking to see if other family members might have the items, officers said.

The watch is made of 18-karat gold with diamonds around its face. Other missing jewelry includes pendants, rings and pearls, all with sentimental family value, the woman told officers.

There have been no signs of forced entry to the house, officers said. They have no suspects.

Highway patrol reports fatality on K-10

DeSoto  The Kansas Highway Patrol was investigating a fatality traffic accident late Monday night on Kansas Highway 10 near DeSoto.

At 10:30 p.m. Highway Patrol dispatchers said they were waiting on reports from troopers at the scene. No other details were available.

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