Archive for Friday, November 17, 1995

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HERE COMES THE DEUCE
November 17, 1995
ESPN2 — also known as The Deuce — is coming to Sunflower Cablevision. ESPN’s sibling network, aimed mostly at the younger sports viewer, will be available on Channel 37 on the local cable outlet.
MEDIA GUIDES FULL OF FACTS ON KU HOOPS
November 17, 1995
Wait, students. Before you go and purchase that Jayhawk tie or beret for your dad as a Christmas present, you might consider a stocking stuffer he might actually use. Kansas’ basketball media guide, which is actually an 188-page book, is on sale for $10 on a limited basis at KU Sports Information in Allen Fieldhouse.
ARTWORK ON DISPLAY
November 17, 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.
BLOTTER
November 17, 1995
District court Criminal case proceedings
RHYTHM AND TONE
November 17, 1995
“Before the birth, she moved and pushed inside her mother.
THIEF SWIPES SECURITY CAMERAS
November 17, 1995
Sometimes even the security salesman can use a little security. A Lawrence man who works for a Kansas City, Mo., firm that sells security cameras to county jails learned such a lesson this week when his vehicle was burglarized and four security cameras were stolen.
REGENTS CONSIDER NONTENURE CONTRACTS
November 17, 1995
Chancellor Robert Hemenway winced Thursday as a plan to hire faculty on contract at Kansas University Medical Center festered into a controversy infecting all six state universities. “I want to make it clear the University of Kansas had no intention of provoking a profound study of tenure at the regents system,” Hemenway told members of the Kansas Board of Regents.
REGENTS APPEAL BUDGET CUTS
November 17, 1995
An annual quest for more taxpayer support of KU and other state universities moved to the governor’s desk.
PAULINE JOHANNING
November 17, 1995
Services for Pauline Johanning, 80, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Worden. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Johanning died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995 at her home.
OTTAWA TEEN SENTENCED TO YCAT
November 17, 1995
One of nine teen-agers implicated in the Sept. 25 shooting death of an Ottawa girl was ordered into custody on Thursday. Benjamin F. Mastel, 15, was sentenced to a term at the Youth Center at Topeka on juvenile offenses that would have been felonies in adult court.
MARY TURNER
November 17, 1995
Mary Elizabeth Turner Topeka— Memorial services for Mary Elizabeth Turner, 81, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel.
KELLY SCOTT COMBS
November 17, 1995
Services for Kelly Scott Combs, 35, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, with the Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Combs died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1995, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
OSKALOOSA TO REAPPLY FOR GRANT
November 17, 1995
The news was mixed for the Oskaloosa City Council on a proposal to improve the city’s water distribution system. “The good news is you don’t have to spend any money right now,” said Cecil Kingsley, an engineer with BG Consultants Inc. “The bad news is you still have a substandard water system.”
WELL-READ STUDENTS REAP REWARD
November 17, 1995
Ten-year-old Kate Naramore doesn’t care what’s on the tube because what’s in her head is more entertaining. Like the rest of her Grant School classmates, Kate loves to read. Reading is so popular at the small school that for the third time in the past four years, Grant had the highest percentage of participation in the Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program.
DESOTO BOARD GETS SCORE REPORT
November 17, 1995
DeSoto students generally perform better than average on standardized tests, according to a report issued Wednesday. A state of the district report, presented to board members by Supt. Marilyn Layman, shows that high school students bested the state and national averages on the ACT and Scholastic Aptitude Test last year.
JEANNE MCRAE MOREAU
November 17, 1995
Services for Jeanne McRae Moreau, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Moreau died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1995
I have a friend that is dating a man who is telling some whopper stories. Is there a way I can find out if he is a con man, check out what he says and get more information about him? The best way to check the person out would be to contact people or agencies who would have information about what he is talking about, said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. For example, military service can be verified by contacting the appropriate branch of the military. The person could also check court records to see if the individual has previously been involved in litigation of any type. The other option would be to hire a private investigator to check out the person’s background, Nickell said.
HEMENWAY
November 17, 1995
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway told the local League of Women Voters he recently registered as an Independent, or “unaffiliated,” voter.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
November 17, 1995
With flu season a few weeks off, there’s still time to get a shot that offers some protection against influenza viruses. Flu shots are recommended for seniors and people with chronic health problems. Many private physicians offer the shot. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department offers flu shots for $7. No one is denied a shot because of inability to pay. People with Medicare Part B receive the shot for free. The shot isn’t given to people who are allergic to eggs.
BALL GAME AIMS TO MAKE VOCABULARY FUN
November 17, 1995
A Basal Ball tournament planned this Saturday will have the excitement of a baseball game but will stress vocabulary. The tournament, at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, is sponsored by the Indian Center of Lawrence and Mercantile Bank of Lawrence. The event is free.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1995
If the city would grant tax abatements to companies, and the school board does not agree, can the school board stop the tax abatement? No, according to Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 17, 1995
Admissions Joan Baker, Lawrence.
OLD WEST LAWRENCE HOLIDAY TOUR PLANNED
November 17, 1995
The Old West Lawrence Holiday Homes Tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. The Kansas Carriage Co. will have several horse-drawn carriages available to taxi visitors throughout the neighborhood.
BLOTTER
November 17, 1995
Police reports * Lawrence police arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man Thursday in connection with an aggravated battery and criminal trespassing. The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 1:18 p.m. Thursday. He was being held without bond. Details of the arrest were unavailable Thursday night.
BLOTTER
November 17, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1995
What is the legal definition of a pickup in Kansas? Sgt. Rick Nickell said he could find no legal definition for a pickup in city code or Kansas statues. The law does define a truck as a vehicle used for transportation or delivery of freight or merchandise or to carry more than 10 passengers. Buses are included in the definition of trucks, he said.
BLUE VALLEY, LIBERAL EYE REMATCH
November 17, 1995
Liberal and Blue Valley will meet in the Class 5A state football championship on Saturday for the third time this decade. Kickoff for the championship is at 11 a.m. at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
COMMITTEE
November 17, 1995
Wanted
PARENTS CAN STOP GANGS, MOTHER SAYS
November 17, 1995
A Lawrence woman urged community members to get involved in the lives of all local youths.
CONTRA DANCING HAS COMMUNITY FEEL
November 17, 1995
Barn dancers are getting a chance to kick up their heels.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THANKSGIVING MEAL
November 17, 1995
The Lawrence Inter-Denominational Nutrition Kitchen will sponsor its traditional Thanksgiving Day feast from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in the basement of the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky St. Volunteers are needed to help serve the meals at the church and to deliver meals to the homebound. To volunteer, contact Jody Woodward, 842-6697.
KU STAYING FOCUSED
November 17, 1995
It’s the day before the Kansas University football team’s regular-season finale, and visions of a plum bowl game aren’t dancing through the Jayhawks’ heads. First and foremost, the Jayhawks say, is Oklahoma State, their final foe.
KU WOMEN WARY OF TOUGH STRETCH
November 17, 1995
The Kansas women’s basketball regular season doesn’t start until Nov. 24, but the Jayhawks already are thinking of the tough road ahead. They will use tonight’s game at 7 p.m. against the Slovakian National team at Allen Fieldhouse as a warm up for their first two regular-season games against DePaul and Purdue.
KU BASEBALL TEAM SIGNS TERRELL
November 17, 1995
Kansas University’s baseball team has mined another son of a former Kansas City Royal from Blue Springs, Mo. Jim Terrell, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound shortstop from Tri-City Christian School, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Jayhawks next fall.
MYERS EARNS RESPECT AT LHS
November 17, 1995
Lawrence High standout lineman Lee Myers excels in the classroom as well as the football field. Myers, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior, has a 3.9 grade point average. Would you believe head football coach Dick Purdy’s weight training class spoiled Myers’ bid for a 4.0?
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1995
When you call 911 is there an automatic tap on your phone line? Several years ago, I noticed after making a 911 call that my phone would click after making calls. “No, there’s not an automatic tap on your line,” said Larry Maddox, director of the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center.