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TONGANOXIE CELEBRATES ARRIVAL OF MARCUS ALLEN
August 8, 1996
A big name and a big top are among recent highlights in the Tonganoxie business community. Last month’s buyout of Sutton-Kolman Ford Sales by a group fronted by Kansas City Chiefs running back Marcus Allen has business leaders talking, said Connie Torneden, chamber of commerce president.
KANSAS BASKETBALL NOTES
August 8, 1996
KU basketball coach Roy Williams is miffed the Big 12 Conference has yet to call its coaches together for a meeting. And he’s concerned that the conference has yet to hire a supervisor of officials. Most of the country’s conferences have already lined up officials for their big games. Not the Big 12, however.
HEYLAWRENCE
August 8, 1996
Lawrence will soon get a 13th telephone exchange number.
BIOLOGISTS OPEN TO POSSIBILITY OF LIFE ON MARS
August 8, 1996
Two Kansas University biologists want to read a yet-to-be-published scientific paper before passing judgment on scientists who claim to have found strong evidence that life may have existed on Mars. The KU scientists, however, said they don’t discount the possibility of life arising on another planet.
SEN. MARTIN LOSES POSSESSION RULING
August 8, 1996
Pittsburg Sen. Phil Martin lost a ruling in a case alleging his possession on marijuana.
READING PROGRAMS FOCUS ON FUN
August 8, 1996
The Lawrence Public Library offers summer reading programs for children of all ages.
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY
August 8, 1996
Dora I. (Susie) Parmer, Leavenworth County’s register of deeds, held on to her seat in Tuesday’s election. Parmer won the Democratic primary with 2,187 votes to Stacey Runnebaum-Driscoll’s 2,015.
DONATION TO AID ENGINEERING STUDENTS
August 8, 1996
Stellar engineering students at Kansas University should burn up the circuits spreading word of a mega-gift that will finance new scholarships. The $211,230 donation from two trusts established by E. Palmer Shelton and Margaret J. Shelton of Tulsa, Okla., will supplement an existing scholarship fund in their names at KU Endowment Assn.
JEFFERSON COUNTY
August 8, 1996
Michael C. Hayes won a three-way Republican primary race Tuesday for Jefferson County attorney. Hayes received 1,078 votes, beating Rex Lane, who had 854 and George W. Swisher, who received 444.
BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT
August 8, 1996
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect allegedly involved with several recent break-ins at Lawrence-area businesses. The most recent burglaries occurred at three neighboring businesses in North Lawrence, on North Second, and at a real estate/insurance office in the 1000 block of Westdale.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 8, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Miscellaneous liquor, currency from a cash register and other items valued together on a police report at $1,669 were taken between 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:11 a.m. Monday from a business in the 900 block of North Second, Lawrence police reported Wednesday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 8, 1996
Police reports * An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for rape. Details of the arrest were unavailable Wednesday night. The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 11:25 a.m. He was being held on $75,000 bond.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
August 8, 1996
Franklin County Commissioner Tom Weigand held onto his seat in a three-way Republican primary Tuesday, but fellow Republican Gardner Hayden lost his county commission seat. In the 2nd District GOP primary, Weigand received 599 votes to win. Larry Skeet finished second with 455, followed by Les Reinier, 245 votes, and Norman Wooge, 230.
LEGENDARY POOL PLAYER TO DEMONSTRATE SKILLS
August 8, 1996
Fast Eddie, one of the legendary pool players portrayed in the movie “The Hustler,” will demonstrate his pool playing skills from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. Sunday at King Arthur’s, 2228 Iowa. Fast Eddie, a Missouri native, holds the world record of pocketing 22 balls in one shot. His show includes shooting a ball out of a spectator’s mouth, making 12 balls in one legal shot, Masse shots and game situation shots.
DOROTHY DEXTER
August 8, 1996
Services for Dorothy Maxine Lawson Dexter, 69, Dallas, were held Tuesday at Royal Haven Baptist Church. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Dallas. Mrs. Dexter died Friday, Aug. 2, 1996, at a Dallas hospital after a long illness.
RESULTS ANNOUNCED FOR PRECINT RACES
August 8, 1996
The following are vote totals in precinct committee races contested Tuesday in Douglas County. Winners become members of the central committees of their respective parties. The following shows the unofficial vote totals in each contested race: Republicans
SOUND OFF
August 8, 1996
Why is KPL installing fiber-optic cable? KPL is installing fiber-optic cable in Lawrence and the area to enhance communication abilities within the company.
SOUND OFF
August 8, 1996
Does anyone run a shuttle service from Lawrence to Royals stadium in Kansas City? No. Shuttle service between Lawrence and Kauffman Stadium is not available.
BEN RUTZ MEDIA DAY
August 8, 1996
Ben Rutz has been cleared to take the field today, when Kansas University’s football team practices for the first time. But his teammates haven’t been cleared to touch him.
ROY TALKS ABOUT GRID SLATE
August 8, 1996
Kansas’ crazy home football schedule might affect KU basketball recruiting because of a 43-day break between football games. The Jayhawks will play at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 29, then don’t return home again until Oct. 12.
COMPETITION FORCES MR. STEAK OUT OF BUSINESS
August 8, 1996
After 25 years of serving meals to Lawrence customers, Mr. Steak will close its doors.
SOUND OFF
August 8, 1996
When will the Winter Olympics be played and where? And when and were were the most recent Winter Olympics? The next Winter Olympics will be in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The last Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 8, 1996
Births Charlie and Carla Ballenger, Lawrence, a boy, Aug. 1.
PATHWAY TO ADVENTURE
August 8, 1996
Young readers like the way books take them to meet new people and find out about new places.
KANSAS OPEN STORY
August 8, 1996
Jim Kane never considered himself a true contender for the Kansas Open golf title. “Absolutely not. This is my first competitive round since May,” said Kane, a 38-year-old golf professional from Topeka. His 5-under-par 67 on Wednesday gave him a 1-stroke lead over Rusty Brown and Charlie Bowles at Alvamar.
WASHING STUBBORN ANIMALS BONDS 4-H COMPETITORS
August 8, 1996
Animals were soaking up plenty of suds Wednesday at the Douglas County Free Fair.
BAKER MEDIA DAY
August 8, 1996
John Frangoulis knows exactly what he’s placed himself into. Frangoulis, the new head football coach at Baker University, knew even before he accepted the job last February.
SOUND OFF
August 8, 1996
Why is the intersection of 19th and Haskell torn up again? Last week, crews from LRM Industries Inc. repaired portions of asphalt they had recently installed for the intersection’s reconstruction, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
LAUTER SERVICES
August 8, 1996
Graveside services for Alfred A. Lauter, 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lauter died Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
August 8, 1996
Recently it was said in the Soundoff column that all of the junior high schools have tracks. It’s my understanding that Central doesn’t have a track. Is it going to get one so the students don’t have to run in the street? CJHS does not have a track. While this has been looked at over the years (and most recently this past year), there is not enough ground for a 400-meter track, school officials said. Without the appropriate space, no track can be placed at CJHS, they said.
THOMAS H. BOTKINS
August 8, 1996
Graveside services for Thomas H. Botkins, 48, Ozawkie, will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Leavenworth V.A. National Cemetery. Mr. Botkins died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at the home of a neighbor.
MODERATE REPUBLICANS CONFUSED BY RESULTS
August 8, 1996
Moderate Republicans were licking their wounds Wednesday after Tuesday’s conservative victories in Kansas congressional primaries.
KU GRID MEDIA DAY
August 8, 1996
Don’t tell Glen Mason it’s his silver anniversary as a college football coach. “I don’t feel old enough to be starting the 25th year of anything,” Mason said Wednesday at Media Day, the official beginning of the Kansas University football season.
ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SETS FEE PAYMENT
August 8, 1996
Fee payment has been set for Aug. 14 for families with students enrolled at Lawrence Alternative High School. Students will pay fees on the following schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for ninth-graders and sophomores; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for juniors; and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for seniors.