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S NOT SWEATER WEATHER YET
August 1, 1996
There’s a lot of summer left, despite these mild days.
ADVANCE VOTING OFFERED SATURDAY
August 1, 1996
The Douglas County Courthouse will be open briefly Saturday for people who want to vote in advance of the election.
VIRGINIA M. VOGT
August 1, 1996
Graveside services for Virginia M. “Ginny” Vogt, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Christopher Wetterman officiating. Mrs. Vogt died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at her home.
GAIN
August 1, 1996
Compiled From J-W News Services Atlanta — Lawrence’s Scott Huffman is one of the few “name” vaulters left in the Olympic pole vault competition, along with fellow Americans Lawrence Johnson and Jeff Hartwig, who cleared 18-8 1/2 during preliminaries on Wednesday.
SOUND OFF
August 1, 1996
Where in Kansas is Lyme disease occurring? In what parts of the state is the deer tick prevalent? Lyme disease is caused by spirochaete, a protozoan carried by deer ticks which, like the deer they prefer to feed on, are common throughout Kansas. However, Lyme disease isn’t all that common. Although it is more common in the eastern third of the state, it occurs sporadically statewide. So there’s no place that’s perfectly “safe.” There were three confirmed cases in Douglas County in 1995, and one so far this year, according to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Statewide, there were 23 cases last year and 20 so far this year. Lyme disease is more common in states further east. There were more than 9,600 cases nationwide in 1995.
RALPH B. MADL
August 1, 1996
Services for Ralph B. Madl, 80, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Madl died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at Wellsville Manor Care Home in Wellsville.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS RUNNING FOR RESEARCH
August 1, 1996
Four Lawrence residents are going the extra mile for the Leukemia Society of America. Greg Burger, Jimmy Forbis, Stacia Hartter and Carolyn Schumm will run a marathon — either Nov. 3 in New York City or Dec. 8 in Honolulu — as part of the Leukemia Society’s Team in Training program.
JUDGE SETS HEARING DATE IN ALLEGED KU FRAUD CASE
August 1, 1996
A hearing to determine whether the case against a former Kansas University employee charged with forging $39,000 in checks should be dismissed has been scheduled for Aug. 28. Through her attorney, Theresa Mercer, 53, Lenexa, filed a motion to dismiss the case this month. The hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday morning.
MCLOUTH WOMAN DIES IN CRASH
August 1, 1996
A McLouth woman died in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning about five miles north of Midland Junction, in Jefferson County. Cindy Edwards, 32, McLouth, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 7:25 a.m. at Wellman Road and 35th Street, the Kansas Highway patrol said.
FOOD STAMP STING HITS 3 LOCAL FIRMS
August 1, 1996
The charges come after a yearlong investigation by the Agriculture Department.
ELLEN DEES HELM
August 1, 1996
Services for Ellen Dees Helm, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Huff officiating. Burial will be at Reno Cemetery, Reno. Mrs. Helm died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
August 1, 1996
Why, if you’re 17, can you watch R-rated movies in the movie theaters, but you can’t rent them at Dillons? Ken Keefer, director of advertising and public relations, said the company is responding to a letter written by the Douglas County district attorney in 1988. According to Dist. Atty. Jim Flory, state law prohibits the sale of any type of material that can be considered harmful to minors.
BUSINESS PARK TO OPEN IN DESOTO
August 1, 1996
A Conoco service station and a Mr. Goodcents recently opened in DeSoto.
ADVICE
August 1, 1996
You have to want to improve. That was the inspirational message former Kansas All-American Danny Manning offered to youths at Roy Williams’ basketball camp Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
APPROVAL OF COUNTY PLAN ON HORIZON
August 1, 1996
Even mayors visiting from Venezuela agree
FUTURE
August 1, 1996
A Lawrence man is hoping to help Bosnian students come to the city.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 1, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A red 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier valued on a police report at $4,000 was taken between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 2:15 a.m. Wednesday from in front of a business in the 500 block of North Third.
MICKY BAIN
August 1, 1996
Graveside services for Micky L. Bain, 48, Pittsburg, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Bain died Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka.
WANDA E. WHAN
August 1, 1996
Services for Wanda E. Whan, 57, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Whan died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at her home. She had suffered from a respiratory problem.
S HEIST HITS CHARITY BOX
August 1, 1996
It was not a charitable deed. Over the weekend, someone stole the Ronald McDonald charities donation box from underneath the drive-through window at McDonald’s, 4911 W. Sixth.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 1, 1996
Condition reports * William Galloway, 24, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Wednesday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after being burned in a gasoline accident July 8.
August 1, 1996
Danny Manning, who had major reconstructive surgery on both of his knees, returned from his second knee operation last January and finished out the season with the Phoenix Suns. “I’ve been working hard and my knee feels good,” the 6-foot-11 former Kansas All-American said Wednesday at Roy Williams’ basketball camp at Allen Fieldhouse. “I’ll be 100 percent at the start of the season if something else doesn’t happen.”
SOUND OFF
August 1, 1996
I live on West Second Street, and on my mailbox this morning, there was a note saying that they’re making Second Street wider. I’ve never heard anything about this. Is it true? When’s it supposed to happen? Terese Gorman, city engineer, said that although she didn’t know who put the signs out, she did know that the city had no plans to widen West Second Street.
HAROLD L. MCCRARY
August 1, 1996
Services for Harold L. McCrary, 59, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be held later in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. McCrary died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at his home.
JENKINS MAKING STRIDES
August 1, 1996
Trezelle Jenkins resembled a lovable teddy bear more than a grizzled football player during his rookie season with the Chiefs. Jenkins, a bubbly 6-foot-7, 322-pound offensive tackle, suited up in just one of 17 games last season. He stood on the sidelines in a warm-up suit, looking more like a mascot or a cheerleader than a No. 1 draft pick out of Michigan.
TREASURES UNEARTHED
August 1, 1996
Scientists led by a Kansas University official revealed their findings Wednesday in an archeological dig.
TANGER HOSTS FESTIVAL
August 1, 1996
The Tanger Factory Outlet Center, 1035 N. Third, is holding a Back-To-School Fest Saturday, featuring free children’s activities. Events will begin at 11 a.m. and run through the afternoon. Activities include country line dance lessons, a stick pony workshop and an “Ident-A-Kid” booth operated by the Lawrence police department.
JUDGE TRADES DOCKET FOR DUTY AT COAST GUARD FOOD STATION
August 1, 1996
Red Cross volunteers, including a New York family court judge, feed the masses involved in TWA Flight 800 search efforts.
DANIELS SEEKS BETTER RESULTS IN ALL-STAR TILT
August 1, 1996
rottinghaus column All-star football contests can often skew a player’s performance because of coaches’ tendencies to constantly substitute.
S KC FRESHMAN AWAIT FATE WITH CLEARINGHOUSE
August 1, 1996
Kansas University’s football freshman report on Sunday. It remains to be seen if three of the Kansas City area’s top high school talents will be among those checking in.
THREE LAWRENCE BROTHERS MAKE CAREERS TOGETHER
August 1, 1996
The highly competitive world of advertising agencies is seeing a lot of cooperation, thanks to the Tilford brothers.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 1, 1996
Births Stephanie Tallman and Jonathan Glauner, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
KIM GIFFIN
August 1, 1996
Services for Kim Giffin, 77, Alameda, Calif., are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Giffin died Monday, July 29, 1996, at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland, Calif.
KU FRATERNITY HONORED
August 1, 1996
A Kansas University fraternity received an award for excellence from its national organization. Lambda Chi Alpha received the Bruce Hunter McIntosh Standards for Chapter Excellence Award at the fraternity’s 46th General Assembly held June 27-30 in Dallas.
EUDORA COUNCIL APPROVES 1997 BUDGET
August 1, 1996
The Eudora city council approved its 1997 budget this week without opposition. The $5.06 million budget is weighted toward electric, water and sewer concerns, said JoAnn Becker, city clerk. Approximately $2.3 million will be used for maintaining and upgrading the city’s electric system.