Archive for Saturday, November 13, 2004

Lawrence briefs

November 13, 2004


KU student attacked after leaving bar

A Kansas University student was attacked early Friday while walking home from a bar near campus, Lawrence Police said.

According to police, the 20-year-old woman was grabbed by the arm as she was walking home about 12:30 a.m. Friday from The Hawk, 1340 Ohio. The attack occurred near 11th and Mississippi streets.

The victim told police the attacker grabbed her and asked her to perform a sexual act. She was able to pull away, and called police when she made it home.

The attack occurred in the same vicinity of a similar attack in October and another in September 2003.

In mid-October, a woman walking home from a downtown bar was attacked and raped in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street. And in September 2003, another female student walking alone was sexually assaulted by a stranger in roughly the same area.


Ted Owens benefit raises $50,000 for Bert Nash

An Evening with Ted Owens & Friends, a recent fund-raising event for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, raised more than $50,000.

The Nov. 4 event, which featured former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens and coach Bill Self, was attended by about 450 people. Several former KU basketball standouts who played for Owens during his 19 years at KU also shared stories.

The money raised is for the Bert Nash Center Endowment Trust Fund, which supports community outreach services that promote wellness and early detection of mental health concerns warranting professional help.


Humane Society plans annual Animal Fair

The Lawrence Humane Society's annual Animal Fair of Douglas County will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21. Admission is free.

The event includes a variety of lectures and demonstrations from animal experts in the Lawrence area. Many of the shelter's residents will be visiting the fair, and they will all be available for adoption.

All proceeds from the fair will benefit abandoned, unwanted and abused animals of Douglas County by providing food, shelter, medications, vaccinations and veterinary services.

For more information, contact Midge Grinstead, executive director of the Humane Society, at 843-6835.

Habitat For Humanity to present concert

The vocal group Attune teams up with Clyde Bysom and the Jazzhaus band to present its twice-yearly concert, "Swingtime and Coffee" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church.

Attune regulars Mike Cormack and Alfred Lata will sing "Songs of the Passing Season." The master of ceremonies will be Judge Thom Sutherland.

Bysom's band will feature Stacy Walters on vocals on standards such as "Sunny Side of the Street," "Heartaches" and "Jersey Bounce."

Coffee and homemade cookies will be served. No tickets are required, although donations will be accepted for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.

For more information, call 218-6684 or 832-0777.

KU sets final exams

Kansas University announced the following final exams:

  • Priscilla Ridgway, social welfare, "Hope and Mental Health Recovery: Co-constructing New Paradigm Knowledge," 9 a.m. Tuesday, Room 10, Twente Hall.
  • Jennifer Propp, social welfare, "Youth Transitioning from Foster Care: Examining Tangible and Intangible Readiness for Self Sufficiency," 9 a.m. Thursday, Governor's Room, Kansas Union.

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