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January 19, 2002

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Chemical society recognizes senator's research efforts

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was recognized for his contributions to Kansas research Friday by the local chapter of the American Chemical Society.

With a reception at the Adams Alumni Center, the ACS presented Roberts, R-Kan., with its Public Service Award for his contributions to scientific research and policy and for strengthening K-12 math and science education.

Roberts spoke to the Kansas Bankers Assn. Friday in Topeka before coming to Lawrence. On Thursday, he spoke at the annual meeting of the Lawrence Technology Assn.

Public invited to share insights on redistricting

The House Committee on Redistricting will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to reconfigure House districts throughout the state. The hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Room (313-S) in the Statehouse in Topeka.

Anyone wanting to testify should call the Legislative Research Department at (785) 296-3181 or e-mail kathies@klrd.state.ks.us before the meeting. Those unable to attend may submit written testimony to Kathie Sparks, Redistricting Staff, Kansas Legislative Research Department, 300 S.W. 10th St., Room 545-N, Statehouse, Topeka 66612.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for arrest of suspect in theft

A reward of $100 is offered by Lawrence-Douglas County Crime Stoppers for the arrest of Gary L. Cosey, 29, Lawrence. Cosey is charged with felony theft.

Cosey is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 180 pounds.

If you have information that could lead to Cosey's arrest, call 843-8477 (TIPS). Callers remain anonymous, and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller identification.

KU police investigating reports of naked man

The Kansas University Public Safety Office is investigating reports of a naked man Tuesday night on campus.

About 6:45 p.m., someone saw a naked white male, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, urinating on construction equipment near Lewis Residence Hall, 1530 Engel Road, Lt. Schuyler Bailey said.

About 10 minutes later, a male resident of Jayhawker Towers Apartments, 1603 W. 15th St., told KU police that a naked man shined a flashlight into his ground-floor apartment to attract attention to himself and then turned the flashlight on himself and fondled his genitals, Bailey said.

Because the incidents occurred so close to each other in time and location, police said the same man may have been responsible for both.

Catholic services fund-raiser to feature Comedy City group

Catholic Community Services' annual fund-raiser is sure to make you laugh.

"We're bringing in the Comedy City group from Kansas City," said Sister Barbara Wieseler, executive director at Catholic Community Services, 320 Maine. "They are hilarious. No one will go away disappointed."

Preceded by a gourmet dinner catered by Lawrence's Steve Gutierrez, the Feb. 2 fund-raiser begins at 6:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 6001 W. 15th St. Tickets are $25 each.

Wieseler asked those interested to either buy tickets or contact the Catholic Community Services office, 841-0307, by 5 p.m. Monday.

Money raised will help offset costs of Catholic Community Services' counseling programs, including Mother to Mother of Douglas County.

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