Archive for Sunday, March 24, 2002

Local briefs

March 24, 2002


Benefit: Friends of Library preparing for annual spring book sale

Friends of the Lawrence Public Library will hold its spring book sale in April.

The sale which will feature thousands of titles in categories such as fiction, classic literature, history, science, computers, foreign languages, medicine, reference and cookbooks will be in the library garage at Seventh and Kentucky streets and in the library gallery.

The sale will begin April 4 with a Members-Only Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memberships may be purchased for $10 at the library circulation desk or at the door the night of the sale.

The sale will continue on the following schedule:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, Half-price day

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8, $5 bag night

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11, $3 bag night

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, Giveaway

Crime: Drug suspect apprehended retrieving dog from shelter

Topeka A man's devotion to his dog ended up landing him in jail.

Larry D. Curry, 32, of Topeka, went to the Helping Hands Humane Society Thursday to claim his dog. The problem was the pet had been taken to the Topeka shelter after a drug raid Wednesday, and Curry was wanted on several drug warrants, according to Shawnee County Jail records and shelter officials.

When he went to the shelter, Curry was arrested on one of the warrants.

Police said city, county and state law officers searched Curry's home and five others Wednesday. The main purpose of the searches was to find people who were wanted on warrants after selling drugs to police or people working with police.

Curry was arrested Thursday and booked into jail on outstanding warrants charging him with the felony sale of a narcotic drug. He was released about an hour later after posting bond.

Community service: Lawrence students forming new Youth Volunteer Council

A new Youth Volunteer Council is being formed, and students of all grades in Douglas County are invited to attend.

Helping to start the council are Free State High School senior Darion Pearson, Southwest Junior High freshmen Andrea Chao, Dhwani Shah and Diane Alexander and fifth-grade Quail Run student Brock Norwood.

An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 17 in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Refreshments will be served.

The Youth Volunteer Council will promote volunteerism among youths, plan quality service activities and recognize youth volunteers in the community.

For more information, call the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, 865-5030, or e-mail

Gasoline prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.19 at Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St.

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 board.

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