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WEST NOTES
November 14, 1995
Art students at West Junior High School will have several shows this month, including an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library. This exhibit, which ends Nov. 30, includes a sampling of all secondary students in the Lawrence school district. West students’ work will also be displayed until the end of this month at the State Board of Education headquarters in Topeka.
VINLAND COMPANY SEEKS APPROVAL FOR EXPANSION
November 14, 1995
A high-flying business here has taxied into position for an expansion. McFarlane Aviation Inc., which builds replacement parts for small aircraft, has made plans to build a 7,000-square-foot addition onto its manufacturing plant at the Vinland Airport. The addition would more than double the plant’s size.
TONGANOXIE EVALUATES SCORES
November 14, 1995
Tonganoxie’s test scores on recently released state math, reading and social studies assessments may appear a few points lower in several categories than the state average. For example, the 11th-grade social studies score was 44.2 percent, compared to the state average of 50.1 percent.
TONGANOXIE OKS ANNEXATION
November 14, 1995
The Tonganoxie City Council gave initial approval Monday night to annex eight tracts of land into the city. Land owners will receive letters explaining the annexation. The city has the right to annex any property that is not used solely for agricultural purposes.
STUDENTS GET CLOSE-UP VIEW OF UNIVERSE
November 14, 1995
The stars and planets visited students Monday at Sunflower School.
OTTAWA DENIES RENOVATION PLAN
November 14, 1995
Ottawa school board members took a big step Monday toward building a new middle school. Board members voted, 5-2, to junk plans to renovate the three-story middle school built in two phases, one in 1917 and the other in 1927.
OTTAWA SHOOTER GETSMONTHS
November 14, 1995
A rural Ottawa man was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for his conviction on a charge stemming from the shooting of a Lawrence youth last summer. Aarron D. Moore, 18, was taken into custody immediately after the sentencing, said John Wilcox, assistant Franklin County attorney. Before imposing the sentence, District Judge Thomas Sachse denied a defense motion that Moore be granted probation.
DORIS HENTON
November 14, 1995
Henton services Memorial services for Doris D. Henton, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating.
COOL THEIR HEELS
November 14, 1995
The effect of the government shutdown will increase the longer it goes on.
BEERS FOUND GUILTY IN ESCAPE
November 14, 1995
Chad Beers was found guilty Monday of escaping from an Arkansas jail in 1994. The 26-year-old Lawrence resident’s one-day trial ended about 4:50 p.m. when a jury in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith, Ark., returned a guilty verdict on a count of escape from custody.
BOARD REJECTS TUITION PLAN
November 14, 1995
A proposal to charge tuition for students from outside the Lawrence school district was rejected by school board members Monday night, after they were told it actually would cost the district money. If the district charged tuition — as was originally proposed by school district staff — the state would subtract that amount from the monies that are provided each year to the local district. The estimated tuition charge was $1,400 annually.
ALICE FUEL
November 14, 1995
Alice M. Fuel Services for Alice M. Fuel, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
BLOTTER
November 14, 1995
Police reports * Police are investigating a report of a person missing since Nov. 6. Marion “Michael” Meadows, 27, 230 Mount Hope Court, was last seen when he left work at SuperTarget, 3201 Iowa, about 2:40 a.m. Nov. 6. He didn’t return to his apartment, a police spokesman said. Meadows was reported missing by his girlfriend, the spokesman said. As of Monday, Police had not found Meadows’ roommates to ask them about the report. Meadows’ parents, who live in California, have not seen him, the spokesman said.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL COMMITTEE SUGGESTS PURCHASE OF LAND
November 14, 1995
A committee created to study options for Oskaloosa school district’s rapidly increasing enrollment recommended buying a lot adjacent to the existing school. In its first recommendation to the school board, the facilities committee suggested that the board pursue purchasing a lot just south of the campus.
SOUND OFF
November 14, 1995
Why is the pupil to teacher ratio 18-to-1 at the high school and 22-to-1 at elementary schools? The ratios differ because they are calculated differently, said Supt. Al Azinger. At the elementary level, only regular classroom teachers are figured into the ratio. But at the high school the ratio includes other instructors, such as counselors, librarians and art teachers.
SOUND OFF
November 14, 1995
Is there a map of Douglas County showing the numbered roads? Where could I obtain one? Maps showing Douglas County’s rural address grid system are available during business hours from the Douglas County Department of Public Works, 1242 Mass. Prices range from $1 to $5, depending on size, says County Engineer Frank Hempen.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 14, 1995
Births Michael and Joanne Houston, Wellsville, a boy, Monday.
COWBOYS SET SIGHTS ON KANSAS
November 14, 1995
An ambush could be lying in wait for Kansas University’s football team when it travels to Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday for its regular-season finale with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys (3-7 overall and 2-4 in the Big Eight) struggled through the early season. Then they threw a scare into Kansas State and Colorado and, on Saturday, hung a 12-0 loss on in-state rival Oklahoma — in Norman, no less, for OSU’s first victory in the Bedlam Series since 1976.
BLOTTER
November 14, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KUMC DEAN OPTS TO STEP DOWN
November 14, 1995
Dr. Daniel Hollander, the state’s highest paid employee, resigned as executive dean of KU’s School of Medicine.
ISRAELI OFFICIAL HOPES TO CONTINUE PEACE WORK
November 14, 1995
Yitzhak Rabin’s murder needn’t shatter hopes of achieving peace in the Middle East, an Israeli official says.
GRAMPA BILL FREEMAN KEEPS BUSY IN RETIREMENT
November 14, 1995
Former Lawrence High head football coach Bill Freeman was as surprised as anyone last month when he learned he needed quadruple bypass heart surgery. “A lot of people thought, ‘He wasn’t a prospect for heart disease,’ ” the 64-year-old Freeman said last week, reflecting on the surgery at Shawnee Medical Center. “It just happened. I was fortunate I didn’t have a heart attack.”
AUTOPSY
November 14, 1995
Authorities are still investigating the activities of a suspected bank robber who eluded capture before killing himself.
KENNETH HODSON SR.
November 14, 1995
Kenneth J. Hodson Sr. Washington, D.C. — Services for Maj. Gen. Kenneth J. Hodson, 82, Washington, D.C., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
SERVICE BRIEF
November 14, 1995
Army Reserve Pvt. Gary D. Bledsoe II has completed basic training at Fort Leonard E. Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Bledsoe is the son of Gary D. Bledsoe and Elizabeth C. Hamilton, both of Oskaloosa.
FMC NEIGHBORS VOICE CONCERNS
November 14, 1995
FANS FIND FAVORITE IN PUGH
November 14, 1995
The fans were chanting “Pugh,” not “boo,” during Kansas’ 102-69 exhibition basketball victory over the Converse All-Stars last Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. It looks as if a love affair is developing between the fieldhouse faithful and T.J. Pugh, Kansas’ 6-foot-8, 215-pound freshman forward from Omaha, Neb.
SOUND OFF
November 14, 1995
Is it true that all of the jail designs the county is considering exceed the cost estimated by the sales tax? “Yes, all of them exceed the best estimates we had prior to the sales-tax election, but the revenue available also exceeds our estimates,” said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug.
SOUND OFF
November 14, 1995
How many academics are in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Kansas University? How many are headed by a minority? There are 52 academic units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said Sally Frost-Mason, acting dean.
RICHARD LYNCH
November 14, 1995
Services for Richard “Dick” Lynch, 70, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain Chapel with the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Lynch died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
November 14, 1995
When will the KU women’s basketball schedule be in the paper? The KU women’s schedule has appeared a couple of times already and will appear again in the preseason basketball preview edition scheduled to be published on Thursday, said Chuck Woodling, Journal-World sports editor.
MAN SENTENCED IN FATAL ACCIDENT
November 14, 1995
A Lawrence man whose girlfriend died in a car-train accident in March was sentenced Monday to up to 18 months in the Douglas County Jail on misdemeanor charges stemming from her death. Vernon C. Smith Sr., 52, 1925 R.I., displayed no emotion as District Judge Paula Martin sentenced him to six months in jail for driving under the influence of alcohol and one year in jail for vehicular homicide. The sentences are to run consecutively.
SLEEVELESS LINEMEN SHOULDER LOAD FOR LHS
November 14, 1995
As if the frigid temperatures and snow last Friday weren’t enough for Olathe North’s football team, the sleeveless Lions must have sent a chill the Eagles’ way in the Class 6A state playoffs. Despite the wintry conditions, several Lawrence High players didn’t wear long sleeves under their jerseys during their 32-7 victory over top-ranked and previously unbeaten O-North.
PLANNING BOARD MULLS NW PLAN
November 14, 1995
A public hearing on the Northwest Development Plan will be held Wednesday night by the local planning commission.