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April 15, 2004

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Former Navy secretary to speak on ethics

James Webb, former secretary of the Navy and a best-selling author, will present the annual Walter S. Sutton Ethics Lecture at Kansas University later this month.

Webb, who served as secretary from 1987 to 1988, will speak at 7 p.m. April 28 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.

Webb resigned his position after refusing to agree to the reduction of Navy forces during a time of budget cuts.

He is author of six best-selling novels, including "Fields of Fire" and "Rules of Engagement," which was made into a movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

The lecture, sponsored by the KU International Center for Ethics in Business and the School of Business, is free and open to the public.

Crime

Two sought in attack outside downtown bar

A Lawrence man told police he was robbed and struck in the head with a piece of wood Monday night after he left the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

The 31-year-old victim told police he was walking in an alley outside the bar sometime after 10:30 p.m. when two unidentified men approached and one struck the victim with the wood. He told police he chased the men but eventually lost sight of them.

A passer-by called police after seeing the victim bleeding in the alley, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to his face and head, police said.

He told police he was missing a cellular phone and $61 in cash, according to a report. Police did not have any suspects Wednesday.

Police

Truck driver in jail on road rage charges

A semitrailer driver was being held Wednesday in the Douglas County Jail on charges that he struck another vehicle with a pipe during a road-rage incident Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59.

Sheriff's officials said the incident happened about 4 p.m. when a car pulled out in front of a semi just south of Baldwin Junction. The car then slowed and stopped to avoid hitting a gasoline can that had fallen off another vehicle.

That's when the truck driver got out and began hitting an Ottawa man's car with a pipe, according to a report.

The 45-year-old trucker was being held Wednesday evening on aggravated assault and criminal damage charges with bond set at $3,000.

Sheriff's officials wouldn't release the name of the driver's trucking company but said it was based in Topeka.

Gasoline Prices

Pump Patrol seeks deals

The Journal-World has found Lawrence gasoline prices as low as $1.72 at several stations throughout the city.

If you find a lower price, please report it to the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.

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