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November 23, 1995
The Harker family has a message for the Lawrence community on this holiday
LIONS HAVE PLENTY TO BE THANKFUL FOR
November 23, 1995
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the turkey in the oven, here’s a list of things the Lawrence High football team should have been thankful for during its 11-1 state championship season. Head coach Dick Purdy: Since replacing Bill Freeman in 1990, Purdy has guided the Lions to a 67-5 record, six appearances in the state championship game and five state crowns. His gutsy calls on fourth downs in LHS territory are worth the price of admission.
ORGANIZATION STARTS DRIVE TO HELP LOW-INCOME PAY THEIR HEATING BILLS
November 23, 1995
A fund drive that will help low-income residents stave off cold winter weather is about to kick off. Warm Hearts organizers met Tuesday to put finishing touches on a mailer scheduled to go out next week to Douglas County residents.
KU DORMS PROVIDE A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 23, 1995
The Kansas University Student Housing Department offers an alternative to those students not going home for the holidays.
SOUND OFF
November 23, 1995
Why don’t Lawrence police have their own police dog instead of having to borrow one in times of emergency? Police have been looking at the possibility of getting a police dog, said Sgt. Rick Nickell. Before the department gets a dog, issues concerning how the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply to the dog’s handler must be resolved. Those issues involve the off-duty time the dog handler would have to devote to caring for the dog.
NORTH LAWRENCE PROJECTS CONTINUE
November 23, 1995
By this time next year, city projects will have pumped more than $5 million into upgrading public areas in North Lawrence — and that has City Manager Mike Wildgen looking forward to a ripple effect. Renovation of the Union Pacific Depot, plus this summer’s reconstruction of North Second Street, already have triggered numerous private investments along the gateway to downtown, Wildgen said.
LMH BOARD SLATES SECOND HEARING
November 23, 1995
Another hearing will mean another opportunity to comment on partnership proposals involving Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CAPITAL
November 23, 1995
Five Lawrence High School students got a close-up view of the federal government shutdown. The students traveled to Washington, D.C., last week as part of the Close Up Foundation government studies program, which aims to show high school students how American government operates.
BLOTTER
November 23, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DAVID TOPLIKAR
November 23, 1995
Thanks in part to a fund-raising project to sell chances to win a house, the annual St. John School Benefit Auction held Sunday raised $138,000. “It’s unbelievable,” Mary Cornwell, auction chair, said Tuesday.
GOVERNMENTS VIE FOR LAND
November 23, 1995
Douglas County isn’t the only looker that a potential jail site has attracted.
SOUND OFF
November 23, 1995
Why don’t Quail Run and Sunset schools take down their flags at dusk — or put up lights if they’re going to fly them at night? “I visited with principals at both Sunset and Quail Run,” said Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools. “Both said the intention was to take the flags down every night. If the flags are not taken down, it is a mistake. The principals said they would make every effort to be sure it does not occur again and thanked the caller for bringing the concern to their attention.”
MILDRED B. WARE
November 23, 1995
Services for Mildred B. Ware, 80, Grandview, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Marion, with the Rev. Claude Arnick officiating. Burial will be in the Shawnee Cemetery in Shawnee. Mrs. Ware died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, at the Life Care Center of Grandview.
SOUND OFF
November 23, 1995
Will the police department please explain when escorts are provided and why the football teams are afforded this courtesy? The Lawrence Police Department provides escorts for the Kansas University football team at every home game and for the visiting team if they request an escort, Sgt. Rick Nickell said. Escorts are provided to ensure the safety of team members, coaches and staff.
LITIGATION AWAITS SEIS
November 23, 1995
A legal challenge to the South Lawrence Trafficway is on hold until 1996.
HARVEY HARRIS
November 23, 1995
Harvey H. Harris McLouth — Services for Harvey H. Harris, 85, Tonganoxie, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, McLouth, with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery.
SOUND OFF
November 23, 1995
What is the criteria to have a street light put in an area that is poorly lit? Criteria vary for different areas.
FAUBION SERVICES
November 23, 1995
Services for Dr. James William “Bill” Faubion, 71, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan. Dr. Faubion, a former dentist, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU WARY OF UTAH
November 23, 1995
All-America candidate Brandon Jessie won’t suit up for Utah on Saturday at Kemper Arena. That’s a shame, says Kansas coach Roy Williams, who at one time recruited Jessie, a 6-foot-4 senior from Huntington Beach, Calif., who averaged 16.4 points his junior season.
S GRIPING ABOUT OFFICIALS
November 23, 1995
You can compare Big Eight Conference basketball teams to squads in the Big 10, the Pac-10 and the ACC. Apparently, however, you’d be wasting your time comparing Big Eight officials to zebras in those conferences.
OTTAWA SHOOTING SUSPECT TO BE TRIED AS ADULT
November 23, 1995
A teen-ager involved in a Sept. 24 shooting in Ottawa identified a 16-year-old Topekan as the gunman during a court hearing Wednesday.
DIALING FOR HELP
November 23, 1995
To find out road conditions in any part of the state, call the Kansas Road Condition Hotline, 1-800-585-ROAD.
POLICE REPORTS
November 23, 1995
* Police are investigating a report in which tractor tires, utility tires and tractor taillights and headlights were damaged between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police reported. The location of the reported crime was listed as Fall Creek on the police report. Damage was listed at $1,770.
PERMIT FEES FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS
November 23, 1995
According to school officials, these are the costs of building permits for school projects:
CORRECTION
November 23, 1995
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported that indigent care visits at the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. fell by 83 percent in the first nine months of 1995. They fell by 46 percent, from 18,727 visits in 1994 to 10,206 visits in 1995.
SOUTHWEST ORCHESTRA PERFORMS FIRST CONCERT
November 23, 1995
The 33 members of the Southwest Junior High orchestra performed their first concert on Nov. 1 to a full house in the auditorium. The orchestra, under the direction of Lynnita Harris and Sondra Mosley, performed works by Handel and Bach, a Mexican folk dance by Dardess, and Johann Strauss’ “Fledermaus Waltzes.” *
BLOTTER
November 23, 1995
District Court Marriage licenses issued
November 23, 1995
A cancer center affiliated with a for-profit Los Angeles company has had a rough start.