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January 18, 2005

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Homeless task force to evaluate public input

The City's Task Force on Homeless Services will have its first meeting today since accepting more than a week's worth of public comment at community forums earlier this month.

The task force will meet at 4 p.m. today at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. The group will discuss the input it received on its draft of a plan on services to the homeless population.

The task force is expected to make a formal recommendation on homeless services to the Lawrence City Commission sometime in February.

Course to provide preservation training

Douglas County residents can learn how to preserve and conserve paper documents through a course at the Watkins Community Museum of History.

Watkins archivist and exhibit coordinator Helen Krische will teach people the best way to protect fragile paper items from harmful elements that can result in deterioration. The course will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the museum, 1047 Mass. Krische also will show how to slow down deterioration if an item already has been damaged.

Participants are encouraged to bring one item, which shouldn't be larger than 12 inches in height and 10 inches in width, for consultation and to prepare for storage.

The course costs $15. To find out more about the course or to pre-register, people should call 841-4109. For more information people also can visit www.watkinsmuseum.org.

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