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April 19, 2004


Police pinpoint suspect in three FSHS arsons

After a nearly monthlong investigation, officials pinpointed blame for three bathroom fires at Free State High School in March and April.

Each fire was set to a roll of toilet paper in a boys' bathroom, said Ted Berard, an associate principal at the school. A Lawrence Police report cited fires on March 17, March 31 and April 9.

The student suspected in the fires has been expelled. A copy of the report was forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for possible filing of charges.

All three of the reports cited charges of aggravated arson and damage to the plastic toilet paper holder coverings.

Five people wounded in drive-by shooting

Kansas City, Kan. -- Five people were injured Sunday evening when they were shot while sitting in a vehicle in front of a church, police said.

The four males and one female suffered minor injuries in the shooting in downtown Kansas City, Kan. They were in front of the Rejoicing Temple Church about 5:50 p.m. when two cars drove by and shot into their vehicle, according to a news release from the Kansas City, Kan., police department.

University sets exams

Kansas University has announced the following final examinations:

  • Rachel Hile Bassett, English, "'Honourable Seed': Edmund Spencer's Rhetorical Approach to His Aristocratic Audience, Faerie Queene 5 and 6," 8 a.m. today, 3132 Wescoe Hall.
  • Kevin Armitage, history, "Knowing Nature: Nature Study and American Life, 1873-1923," 11:30 a.m. today, 3008 Wescoe Hall.
  • Martin Lorenz-Meyer, history, "To Avert a Fourth Reich: The Safehaven Program and the Allied Pursuit of Nazi Assets Abroad," 2:30 p.m. today, Alcove B of the Kansas Union.
  • Jason Hardgrave, history, "Gendered Justice: Women in the legal systems of the 14th century Venice," 10 a.m. Tuesday, 3008 Wescoe Hall.
  • Jannette Berkley-Patton, human development and family life, "Replicating a community-based initiative to reduce adolescent substance abuse: The Case of the Project of Freedom of Lawrence Coalition," 2 p.m. Wednesday, 1052 Dole.

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