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December 27, 2004

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Police respond to unruly nightclub crowd

A crowd spilling out of Last Call, 729 N.H., was more unruly than usual early Sunday morning, according to Lawrence Police.

Several officers were kept busy monitoring the crowd after the popular nightspot closed at 2 a.m.

"There were more people, more congestion and more fighting among themselves than usual," police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said. "It was difficult to get them to move along."

At one point officers were startled when they heard what sounded like a gunshot or a firecracker. No one was hurt and officers were unable to find any witnesses or shell casings, Hadl said. No arrests were made.

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Humanities Council catalogs now available

The Kansas Humanities Council's 2004-05 History Alive! and Speakers Bureau catalog is now available to organizations statewide.

History Alive! is a blend of education and entertainment, featuring Kansas historical figures who travel the state.

The Kansas Speakers Bureau offers programs on topics including Kansas history, American Entertainment, World War II and Women in the West.

The council sponsors community-based programs for adults statewide. For information about booking procedures and fees, or to obtain a free program catalog, contact Deborah Pomeroy toll-free at (800) 562-8057 or e-mail deborah@kansashumanities.org.

For more information about the Kansas Humanities Council, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

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