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EX-LIONS TO CLASH ON JUCO FOOTBALL FIELD
November 2, 1995
A year ago, they were preparing for the state high school football playoffs while seniors at Lawrence High. Now, John Karr, Reg Harrison, Nate Williams and Tommy Wiles are getting ready for the Jayhawk Conference junior college semifinals this weekend, but not on the same team.
MEMORIAL STADIUM RUNNING UP HEFTY REPAIR BILL
November 2, 1995
Winning football will translate into extra cash for the Kansas athletic department. However, the unbudgeted dollars Kansas realizes from unexpected television appearances and larger crowds may not be enough to pay for deterioration at aging Memorial Stadium.
MISSOURI HEARTENED BY NARROW LOSS TO OU
November 2, 1995
On paper, at least, it went down as just another loss by Missouri’s football team. But in the mind of second-year coach Larry Smith, the Tigers hit a new high in their 13-9 loss to No. 25 Oklahoma last Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1995
Does the city have any plans to finish the turn lane on 31st and Iowa or install a left-turn light for east- and west-bound traffic? Installing a right-turn lane for traffic heading south on Iowa Street is the responsibility of Target, whose SuperTarget recently opened near the intersection, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1995
I drive daily on Kansas Highway 10 from Lawrence to Johnson County. Why is the grass along the median strip in Johnson County always mowed? And why isn’t it in Douglas County? Ken Miller, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said that strip of highway in Johnson County is a training area for KDOT employees learning to mow medians, so it has been mowed more often than other areas. The K-10 median strip in Douglas County was being mowed this week, Miller said.
FOUR FACE CHARGES FOR ARMED ROBBERY
November 2, 1995
A pair of pit bull puppies was among property stolen during an armed robbery Halloween night at a Lawrence residence.
REFORM TARGETS AT-RISK KU STUDENTS
November 2, 1995
KU officials push policies prompted by a two-year study of freshmen and sophomores.
DEBRA PULIS
November 2, 1995
Debra Ann Pulis Overbrook — Services for Debra Ann Pulis, 37, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home in Overbrook, with the Rev. Mary Downer officiating. Burial will be in Carbondale Cemetery.
HELP
November 2, 1995
Ottawa residents say they’re concerned about the city’s gang problem.
MARJORIE LOBB
November 2, 1995
Marjorie A. “Midge” Lobb Perry — Services for Marjorie A. “Midge” Lobb, 64, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Perry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Flory officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery.
BEQUEST ESTABLISHES NEW ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
November 2, 1995
Engineering students at Kansas University will have new opportunities thanks to a $239,400 bequest from the estate of a founding member of the KU Triangle fraternity chapter, KU officials announced Wednesday. The bequest from the estate of A. Harold Long of Garden City established the Long Scholarship Fund at the KU Endowment Association. Long specified that Triangle fraternity members at KU receive first consideration for the scholarships, followed by other engineering students.
PERCY KISER SR.
November 2, 1995
Percy William Kiser Sr. Services for Percy William Kiser Sr., 74, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Regular Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Andrew Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
TEAM MASCOTS UNDER FIRE AT KU FORUM
November 2, 1995
Chief Wahoo, the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and the Washington Redskins’ name have one thing in common: They are blatantly racist, a panel of Native American Kansas University students said Wednesday night. But the sports editor of The University Daily Kansan, KU’s student newspaper, said she thinks of a team’s performance and record when she sees images of the mascots, not oppression of a group.
CORRECTION
November 2, 1995
Because of an editor’s error, a photograph in Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly appeared alongside a story about the U.S. Postal Service’s purchase of buildings it leases in Lawrence. The photographed building at 645 N.H. formerly housed the U.S. Post Office, but it was not involved in the sale.
CITY, SCHOOLS WORK ON ATHLETIC FIELD SOLUTION
November 2, 1995
The city and schools are working together to solve the high school athletic field crunch.
FEDERAL GRANT EDUCATES DAY-CARE PROVIDERS
November 2, 1995
A federal grant will give Douglas County child-care providers the opportunity to take free educational inservice courses. The 4-year-old grant will include Douglas County for the first time this year, giving Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services $103,000 to protect Kansas children and promote their well-being.
ITALIAN RESEARCHER SPEAKS ON PROTEIN DISCOVERY
November 2, 1995
The discoverer of a protein that researchers hope will be able to clean out clogged arteries in people with heart disease will speak Monday at the Kansas University Medical Center. Cesare Sirtori, a professor of medicine and pharmacology at Italy’s Milan University, received his doctorate in pharmacology at KU in 1972. After returning to Italy, he discovered a lipoprotein called Apo A-1 Milano that clears cholesterol from arteries. Drugs based on the discovery are now under development.
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1995
What’s the purpose of the high fence on the west side of the Lawrence Paper Co.? It’s for aesthetic purposes. The fence provides a screen for people on the hill, so they don’t have to look at the plant down below, said Justin Hill, secretary-treasurer of the Lawrence Paper Co.
TEDDY BEAR TAKEN FROM LMH UNIT
November 2, 1995
Just call it the great teddy bear caper. Officials at Lawrence Memorial Hospital told Lawrence police that about 10:45 p.m. Monday, a Lawrence girl walked out of the pediatric unit with a large, blue teddy bear valued at $150.
RULE LEAVES SQUAD CHEERING FOR FUNDS
November 2, 1995
A Kansas State High School Activities Assn. rule bars the squad from receiving assistance from the school district.
BLOTTER
November 2, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FREEZING TEMPERATURES, RAIN CHILL LAWRENCE
November 2, 1995
The coldest weather so far this season, which passed through the region Wednesday, could bring the area’s first snowfall today. But a National Weather Service forecaster says any snow that falls won’t stay around long, and precipitation should be out of the area by late afternoon or early evening today.
BLOTTER
November 2, 1995
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
PLANNING CAN HELP AVOID WILL MISTAKE
November 2, 1995
Living trusts can help people avoid the costs of probate, say local estate planners.
WILLIAMS
November 2, 1995
B.J. Williams will never grace the cover of one of those bodybuilding magazines. “He will never look like Haystacks Calhoun,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said of B.J. Williams, Kansas’ 6-foot-8, 205-pound junior forward from Wichita.
STUDENTS PREPARE TREE FOR HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
November 2, 1995
Several Central Junior High students have been caught being good! Colin Tisdale, Jeff Westbrook, Aimee Richardson, Emily Petr, Kenny Oshel and Melinda Finger have received “First Floor Hall Awards” for the first quarter of the school year. Students are rewarded for exhibiting proper behavior and encouraging appropriate behavior during passing periods. *
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 2, 1995
Births John and Jean Pfeifer, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1995
How did Rep. Jan Meyers vote last week on the budget bill that passed the House? Mrs. Meyers, R-Kan., whose district includes the city of Lawrence, voted in favor of the budget reconciliation bill. The bill is now in a House-Senate conference committee and is expected to be vetoed by President Clinton.
LOW-INCOME HOUSING PLAN IN LIMBO
November 2, 1995
The road to affordable housing remains divided in southeast Lawrence.
PUGA GOES TO PLANNERS
November 2, 1995
County officials say nothing is sacred when planning commissioners start to edit their rural development proposal.
CLARIFICATION
November 2, 1995
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway made the following statement Tuesday about faculty employment benefits during a meeting with the KU chapter of the American Association of University Professors: “Salaries may not be where we want them to be,” he said. “Let me do a quick survey. How many in the room are over 40? How many in the room are over 50?”
ILL COUNTING
November 2, 1995
United Way of Douglas County still is receiving donations for its annual fall fund-raising drive.
KANSAS LOSING STATISTICAL BATTLE
November 2, 1995
Eight games into the Kansas football season and the Jayhawks have — and this is a surprise — accumulated less yardage than their opponents. Granted it’s close — 3,134 yards to 3,102 — but still … it figures that a 7-1 team would have a sizable yardage advantage over its foes. Then again, yardage numbers don’t count in the standings.