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July 9, 2004

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Sesquicentennial Parade deadline near

The deadline to enter the Lawrence sesquicentennial parade is approaching.

Entry forms must be submitted by Aug. 1 for the parade, which is at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 along Massachusetts Street. The forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt.

The parade commemorates the 150th anniversary of the city's founding. A festival in South Park will follow.

In preparation for the parade, Lawrence Parks and Recreation is hosting a float-building workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 15th and Haskell. Cost is $5, and reservations are being accepted by calling 832-7930.

Forum to explain rights for political involvement

Church pastors and other leaders of tax-exempt groups in Kansas can get a lesson from Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline about how they can be involved in upcoming elections.

The seminar, which Kline is sponsoring in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Internal Revenue Service, is meant to educate pastors about their churches' rights and responsibilities as charities when it comes to the political involvement of those organizations.

The seminar panel will include Kline, Eric Melgren, the U.S. attorney for Kansas, and an IRS representative. It will be at 1:30 July 14 at the Craig Auditorium on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

The event is free and open to the public.

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