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DERCHER WANTS TO BEAT NU JUST LIKE HIS FATHER DID
November 8, 1995
The Dercher clan has mixed feelings about the upcoming football meeting between No. 1 Nebraska and No. 10 Kansas University. The son, Dan Dercher, is looking forward to it. So’s his dad. Now, his mother is another story.
S LOYALTIES ARE WITH KU
November 8, 1995
The longer Dave Gillespie stays at Kansas University, the more distant his ties to Nebraska become. Gillespie is in his second season on the KU football coaching staff. After spending eight seasons as recruiting coordinator at Nebraska, Gillespie came to Kansas last season to serve as recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach.
FREEMAN DROPS LINE TO LIONS
November 8, 1995
Nothing like a letter from a former coach to pump a football team for a playoff game. Bill Freeman, who retired in 1990 after 16 years and five state championships as Lawrence High head coach, sent a letter earlier this week to the Lions. Lawrence is preparing for its Class 6A state semifinal showdown on Friday against unbeaten and top-ranked Olathe North. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium.
COUNTY MAILS OUT TAX BILLS
November 8, 1995
If you wonder whether anything in life is really certain, go check your mailbox.
SOUND OFF
November 8, 1995
The Agriculture Department has appointed David Carlin, John Carlin’s son, as a congressional liaison. What’s David Carlin’s salary and what happened to the person who had the position before him? Jim Petterson, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the younger Carlin’s position, that of assistant secretary for congressional relations, pays a salary of $115,700 a year.
CHARLES SCHWEGLER
November 8, 1995
Charles Edwards Schwegler Mass of Christian Burial for Charles Edwards Schwegler, 54, St. Joseph, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center with the Rev. Vincent Krische officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
NETTIE REECE
November 8, 1995
Nettie V. Elma Reece Pyrmont, Ind. — Services for Nettie V. Elma Reece, 91, Rossville, Ind., will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at North Fork Old German Baptist Church near Pyrmont. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dice Cemetery, Fairview, Mo.
MCLOUTH IN NEED OF WATER
November 8, 1995
McLouth’s strained water supply garnered the agenda at Tuesday’s city council meeting. City officials made plans to attend the next Rural Water District No. 12 meeting, where they will discuss a deal that would bring more water from the district to McLouth.
RESIDENTS WANT TO REVIVE FESTIVAL
November 8, 1995
Talk of reviving Linwood’s annual summer festival met an uncertain prognosis during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council member Carl Kohlmeyer said residents recently had asked him about the possibility of reorganizing Pioneer Days, a citywide festival last held in 1993.
S PRICE HIGH FOR REGENTS SCHOOLS
November 8, 1995
State universities want more than $30 million to meet disability and fire code rules.
HIGHLY-TOUTED PRIDE SIGNS WITH KU WOMEN
November 8, 1995
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was looking for a replacement for Angela Aycock. The Jayhawks might have signed her this morning. Lynn Pride, a 6-foot-2 guard-forward at Dallas Sam Houston High, is one of three high school players expected to sign a national letter of intent to play for the Jayhawks this morning.
GILBERT HARING
November 8, 1995
Gilbert Eugene Haring Clinton, Iowa — Graveside services for Gilbert Eugene Haring, 95, Tonganoxie, Kan., will be held Friday in Clinton Memorial Park here.
FUN BUILDS AT KU CONTEST
November 8, 1995
More than 450 students from 26 high schools participated in an annual engineering competition at KU.
POLICE SEARCH FOR CLUES IN BUSINESS EQUIPMENT THEFT
November 8, 1995
Computers and related equipment appeared to be on the mind of a burglar or burglars who broke into a Lawrence business earlier this week. Nine computers, six keyboards and eight monitors were among the property stolen between 3:30 a.m. and 6:42 a.m. Monday from Curtis 1000 Inc., 345 N. Iowa, police said Tuesday. The most expensive item reported stolen was a Post Script RIP 50, a machine described in the report as a logic processor, valued at $35,203.
CITY COMMISSION DECIDES TO GIVE TAX BREAK TO OREAD
November 8, 1995
A new bulk drug plant plans to open in west Lawrence by the end of next year.
ROBERT KOLTS
November 8, 1995
Robert Charles Kolts Olathe — Services for Robert “Bob” Charles Kolts, 44, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home in Olathe. Cremation is planned.
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT GETS OK FROM CITY
November 8, 1995
Lawrence city commissioners could decide by spring whether to tee off on a new municipal golf course project near Clinton Lake. Tuesday night, commissioners unanimously agreed to ask Municipal Golf, of Omaha, Neb., to prepare detailed plans for building an 18-hole course on about 200 acres of federal-owned land near the lake’s dam.
BLOTTER
November 8, 1995
Law enforcement report Fire calls
BLOTTER
November 8, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SHHHHHH NAME OF NEXT KU FOE A NO-NO NOW
November 8, 1995
What’s in a name? Plenty, to hear the Kansas University football coaching staff tell it. The KU coaches are so concerned about the name of their next opponent — Nebraska — that they won’t let it bruise their players’ ears this week.
BRADFORD TO SIGN WITH KU A DAY LATE
November 8, 1995
Thursday will be Nick Bradford’s big day at Fayetteville (Ark.) High School. That’s the day Bradford, a 6-6, 180-pound guard/forward from Fayetteville High, will honor his verbal commitment and sign a national basketball letter-of-intent with Kansas.
PLANNED CUTS
November 8, 1995
Here’s where KU plans to make cuts, the amount and percent of that area’s total base budget:
SOUND OFF
November 8, 1995
Because of a reporter’s error, the measurement for a cord of firewood was incorrectly reported. A cord of wood is equal to 128 cubic feet in a stack measuring 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet.
COMMISSION RAISES WATER, SEWER RATES
November 8, 1995
The 6 percent increase, to take effect next year, will help pay for an estimated $154 million in system improvements over the next 10 years.
JOHN ALBERS
November 8, 1995
John A. Albers Services for John A. Albers, 81, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
SOUND OFF
November 8, 1995
Can the stoplights be turned on at Sixth and Maine streets during the night instead of flashing? Yes, if a city evaluation finds that traffic volumes merit a controlled intersection during times currently set for flashing signals, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
FUND TO HELP LAWRENCE FIRE VICTIM
November 8, 1995
The DAV has established an emergency fund at Capitol Federal Savings for Lincoln Johnson, whose house was damaged Friday in a fire. Contributions may be mailed to Capitol Federal Savings, P.O. Box 525, Lawrence 66044. All checks should be made out to Mr. Lincoln Johnson.
KAUFFMAN STADIUM SMALLER, BUT STILL SPACIOUS
November 8, 1995
Honey, they shrank Kauffman Stadium last season, but obviously not enough. “It’s still one of the biggest parks in baseball, regardless,” Royals first baseman Wally Joyner said Tuesday.
LONGEVITY
November 8, 1995
A local man is still going strong on his 100th birthday.
CITY BRIEFS
November 8, 1995
Designers selected for 23rd and Mass.
SOUND OFF
November 8, 1995
We have a neighbor who has a big, dead tree. What steps can we do to have it removed or make them tear it down? If the tree’s located in the city’s right-of-way — typically, the area between the sidewalk and the curb — you can call the city’s parks and recreation department, who would check it out and determine whether it should be removed, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
HASKELL SUPPORT HELPS, SAY OFFICIALS
November 8, 1995
Where a federal agency puts the new floodway boundaries will have a bearing on the South Lawrence Trafficway routing question.
BIRTHS
November 8, 1995
Doug and Dotti Harris, Oskaloosa, a boy, Monday. Scott and Michelle Miller, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
THIS JAYHAWK WILL BE ROOTING FOR HUSKERS
November 8, 1995
I got my Nebraska vs. Kansas football tickets in the mail the other day, all 11 of them. The entire city of Omaha, Neb., makes the pilgrimage to Lawrence every two years for this matchup. And every time, it seems as if the ticket supply for half the town is provided by me and my roommate, also an Omaha native. My student friends at the University have no problem with this until I tell them I will be cheering for the Cornhuskers. And the conversation, as other Nebraska native infiltrators into the KU student section know, goes like this: