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Archive for Monday, October 28, 2002

City briefs

October 28, 2002

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Sunday boosts rain total

Although the rain stopped for a while on Saturday, the past few days in Lawrence have been soggy, with a total of 1.43 inches falling in the area since Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

The NWS reported that rain Sunday in the Lawrence area totaled .43 inches.

Skyhawk weather spotters reported the following Sunday:

.52 inches in the 1700 block of 19th Terrace south of Allen Fieldhouse, according to Kenneth Blair.

.6 inches between Saturday evening and about 9:30 p.m. in the Deerfield area, according to Randy Tongier.

.54 inches as of 9:15 p.m. in neighborhoods northwest of 26th and Iowa Streets, according to William Winkler.

City plans mulch sale

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department plans a three-day mulch sale next week at 1901 Wakarusa Drive.

The sale will eliminate excess mulch the department has acquired in the last year. The cost is $1 per trash can, $3 per truckload or more for large trucks.

The mulch is made from trees cut down throughout the city. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Jim Beebe, forestry supervisor, at 832-7979.

Halloween festivities benefit organization for the disabled

A mad scientist's laboratory and a haunted forest are just some of the features to be found next week at a haunted house fund-raiser for Community Living Opportunities.

Guides will take visitors through the haunted attractions from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at CLO, 2113 Del. Admission is $2.

The haunted house is a fund-raiser for CLO's day services program. The program is designed to enhance the lives of the disabled by teaching life skills such as baking, cooking, painting and thrifty shopping.

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