Archive for Saturday, November 6, 2004

Lawrence briefs

November 6, 2004

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Basketball

KU offers pickup options for undelivered tickets

Not all of the Kansas University men's basketball season tickets reserved for faculty and staff will be delivered before Sunday's exhibition opener against Emporia State University.

Jim Marchiony, an athletic department spokesman, said fewer than 100 of the approximately 4,000 season-ticket packages sent Tuesday via FedEx had not been delivered as of Friday night. He said the large volume of tickets made it impossible for FedEx to make all the deliveries.

Those who haven't received their tickets can pick them up today at the Memorial Stadium box office beginning at 11 a.m. and through halftime of the KU football game. They also will be available at the Allen Fieldhouse box office beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday before the 7 p.m. tip-off.

"We're assuring everybody they will not miss Sunday's game," Marchiony said. "We'll make sure they're sitting in their seats."

Crime

Police seek FBI help in finding witnesses

Lawrence Police have enlisted the FBI to help find two witnesses in a murder trial scheduled to begin Monday.

Detective John Hanson testified Friday in Douglas County District Court that two witnesses to the April 4 shooting of Robert T. Martin, 28, have left the state, and one is believed to have left the country.

Agents think one of the men, Mamadou Drame, is living with a cousin in the Bronx. Hanson said he thought FBI agents were going to the cousin's home Friday morning.

Judge Jack Murphy said if the witnesses couldn't be found, he would rule Monday whether statements they made at a preliminary hearing could be presented to jurors.

Lafayette D.E. Cosby, 25, is charged with shooting Martin during a gathering at Jefferson Commons apartments, 2511 W. 31st St.

Election 2004

Ottawa OKs bond issue

Fifty-four percent of voters approved a $25.9 million bond for the Ottawa school district.

A canvass Friday in Franklin County showed 3,263 votes for the bond and 2,769 against it -- a difference of 494 votes. Earlier this week, 466 votes separated those for and against the bond issue.

The district will use the $25.9 million for several projects, including construction of a new Lincoln Elementary School and renovations and expansion at Garfield Elementary School.

Events

Free tickets available for ethicist's KU speech

Free tickets still are available for a Monday evening session with noted ethicist Michael Josephson and a panel including Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union are available at the Journal-World, 609 N.H., KU's Student Union Activities office or at the door.

A noon Monday session with Josephson is sold out.

At the evening session, Josephson will discuss ethics with panelists Chancellor Bob Hemenway; state Rep. Kenny Wilk; William Docking, Kansas Board of Regents; Joan Hunt, KU Medical Center senior associate dean; Reginald Robinson, regents president and CEO; and Self.

Josephson's visit is sponsored by the Journal-World, 6News and World Online.

Kansas exhibit to close

Today is the final day for an exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History that features John Brown's pike and the actual Kansas Constitution.

The museum's special exhibit, "Willing to Die for Freedom: A Look Back at Kansas Territory," commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Kansas Territory.

The Kansas History Center is at 6425 S.W. Sixth Ave. in Topeka.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students. Admittance for Kansas State Historical Society members is free.

For more information, call (785) 272-8681 or go to www.kshs.org.

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