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EX-LIONS ON WINNING VOLLEYBALL TEAM
August 9, 1996
Anne Murray and Katy Kampschroeder, part of back-to-back state championships at Lawrence High, showed why they were worthy of playing in the Kansas Volleyball Assn. all-star match Thursday at Silver Lake High School. Murray had a match-high 12 kills, and Kampschroeder added eight kills to lead the Red to a 15-10, 5-15, 15-12, 8-15, 15-9 victory over Blue before an estimated 600 fans.
GOGEL SURGES TO FORE AT OPEN
August 9, 1996
Matt Gogel is not only a good golfer, he’s an honest one. “You’ve got to protect the integrity of the game. It’s been around a lot longer than I have,” said Gogel, a 25-year-old former Kansas University golfer who assessed himself a 2-shot penalty Wednesday at the Kansas Open after his caddy discovered he was carrying too many clubs in his golf bag. He ended up shooting a 71.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET COMES TO LAWRENCE
August 9, 1996
Lawrence residents will soon have access to high-speed Internet service via cable television lines.
SOUND OFF
August 9, 1996
If living by high-powered electric lines is dangerous, is living by the electric substation at 15th and Kasold dangerous? “We do not consider it dangerous,” said Steve Johnson, general manager of KPL, the electric utility serving Lawrence.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 9, 1996
Births Michelle Roste and Westley Warren Jr., Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
SOUND OFF
August 9, 1996
How can I get a Kansas map that lists county roads as well as major roads? The Kansas Department of Transportation’s official state highway map, which shows all state and federal highways and county collector roads, which in Douglas County are paved, is available free of charge at the local KDOT office. It’s located near TeePee Junction, east of the intersection of Kansas Highway 24 and U.S. Highway 59.
OUTSTANDING FACULTY TO GET SURPRISE BONUS
August 9, 1996
During the next five years, 100 KU faculty will be honored with $5,000 checks for a job well done.
SMITH, KU OPEN DRILLS
August 9, 1996
Jared Smith hoped to shoulder the load for Kansas University’s football offensive line his senior year. Little did he know a bum shoulder would put his senior season in jeopardy.
BYRD REPORTS TO CAMP
August 9, 1996
Isaac Byrd is back in town. Byrd, Kansas University’s football-baseball standout who spent his summer playing professional baseball, rolled into Lawrence on Wednesday.
WITHOUT SLIME, OKRA A REAL TREAT
August 9, 1996
I take a perverse satisfaction from telling people how much I enjoy growing okra. In this part of the country, where aversion to this Southern staple is rampant, liking okra is a ticket to instant notoriety. For shock value, eating okra in Kansas is on par with swallowing live goldfish. People make faces when they find out you do it. A few may even drop you from their Christmas card lists.
LIVES
August 9, 1996
Some Kansas basketball fans can’t get enough information about potential Jayhawk recruits. “I think some people care about recruiting more than the games. I think they are more concerned about who is at the game than whether we win or lose,” KU coach Roy Williams said Wednesday.
S HOUSE NOW A HABITAT HOME
August 9, 1996
Donated land, a no-interest loan and volunteer labor helped a Lawrence family buy a house.
FAIR FOOD
August 9, 1996
A playground for the stomach — or a gastrointestinal obstacle course, depending on how you look at it — lies at the Douglas County Free Fair.
TEENS CONTENT WITH DRIFTING ACROSS U.S.
August 9, 1996
Young nomads, emulating the travel habits of many during the 1960s and ‘70s, have been hitching, hopping trains and stopping for brief stays in Lawrence.
PHOTOS FROM PAST RETURN TO HASKELL
August 9, 1996
Next month the public will get a glimpse of a large historic photo collection at Haskell Indian Nations University.
FAIR TIME
August 9, 1996
The Leavenworth County Fair continues today in Tonganoxie with special events including:
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 9, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Thermal pane windows and wafer boards valued together on a police report at $4,280 were taken between 3 p.m. Friday and noon Tuesday from a business in the 900 block of Sommerfield Place, Lawrence police reported Thursday.
EXPANSION AWAITS TENANTS
August 9, 1996
Construction of Tanger’s second phase is waiting on lease agreements from tenants.
NEW PRAIRIE PARK SET FOR GRAND OPENING
August 9, 1996
The picnic shelter, play field, playground equipment, restrooms, parking lot, lighting, walkways, water fountains, ball diamond, tennis court and basketball court are all done. Now it’s time to party.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG SWIMMING
August 9, 1996
Excess noise and bright lights are raising a few eyebrows in the aquatic center’s neighborhood.
STATE PAROLE BOARD SCHEDULES HEARINGS
August 9, 1996
The Kansas Parole Board has scheduled public comment sessions on inmates who are entitled to a parole hearing during the month of August. Following is a list of inmates who are up for parole. The list includes the county or counties in which they were convicted, the crimes for which they were convicted and the facility where they are incarcerated:
KU INSTITUTES GARNER TWO NATIONAL GRANTS
August 9, 1996
National Endowment for the Humanities issued two grants for teacher enrichment institutes at Kansas University, the only university to receive funding for more than one such program. Janet Sharistanian, associate professor of English, and Phillip Paludan, professor of history, received a total of $122,000 to organize four-week programs at KU for elementary and secondary teachers.
SOUND OFF
August 9, 1996
Every day in my mail, I receive credit card applications, but I don’t want them. How do I get off these mail lists? To remove your name from nationally based mailing lists, send a letter to Direct Marketing Assn., P.O. 9008, Farmington, N.Y., 11735-9008. Remember to include your name and address in the request letter, said Joyce Woodard, president of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas.
THOMPSON IN TOWN FOR FILMING
August 9, 1996
It was lights, camera and action Tuesday morning in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. And the star of the early morning filming was State Treasurer Sally Thompson, who’s running for the U.S. Senate. Thompson, a Democrat who lives in Lawrence, was being filmed walking down Massachusetts Street for a campaign commercial.
MAN MAKES IT TO FRONTIER DAYS BY HORSE
August 9, 1996
It could be a long time before Steve Smith is back in the saddle again. At least to take another 700-mile horse riding trip.
CITY DELAYS MOVIE SHOWING
August 9, 1996
Despite construction delays, Kathy Fode knows the show must go on. And it will — in two weeks.
S BAR SEEKS BETTER POOL NAME
August 9, 1996
Owners of a Massachusetts Street bar are working to develop a new name and hope to add to the pool playing atmosphere. “I’m not sure what it (the new name) will be yet,” said Billy Cowherd, general manager of Fatso’s bar, 1016 Mass. “We’re trying to get some murals in and some paintings on the walls.”
TWO ARRESTS MADE IN GUNPOINT ROBBERY
August 9, 1996
Lawrence police on Thursday morning arrested two men on warrants for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint March 7. Jeremy Michael Coozennoy, 18, Eudora, and Reginald Lavell Price, 20, 826 Locust, each were arrested on a warrant for aggravated robbery.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 9, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A tan 1984 Honda Civic valued on a police report at $1,000 was taken about 3:20 a.m. Thursday from the 2500 block of Rawhide Lane, police reported.
MILL LEVY INCHES UP IN PERRY
August 9, 1996
The Perry City Council earlier this week approved next year’s budget. The budget calls for a slight increase in the property tax levy. The city estimates the levy at 19.24 mills, up from the 18.52 mills levied to fund the 1996 budget..
POLICE ARREST MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING GIRL
August 9, 1996
Police capped a two-month rape investigation Wednesday with the arrest of an 18-year-old Lawrence man. The victim, a 15-year-old Lawrence girl, reported to police in June that the suspect raped her the morning of June 13 at a residence in the 3600 block of Lake Crest Road, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said. The suspect and the victim had apparently been friends for about a year prior to the incident.
YOUTHFUL VOLUNTEERS LEND HAND AT HOSPITAL
August 9, 1996
They no longer wear red “candy stripes,” but young hospital volunteers still play a role in delivering care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
August 9, 1996
Are there any plans for improvements on Monterey Way between 15th and Harvard? The city has tentative plans to spend $100,000 in 1998 for design and engineering work on Monterey, from 15th Street to Harvard Road. The plans would include road reconstruction, plus new sidewalks, curbs and drainage systems, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
SUMMER ENROLLMENT INCREASES AT KU
August 9, 1996
Enrollment in summer courses at Kansas University increased by nearly 300 students, halting an enrollment slide that began two years ago. The final tally for all KU campuses was 9,591, which was 278 higher than summer 1995.
CORPORATE EARNINGS
August 9, 1996
Payless ShoeSource Inc. reported that July sales totaled $167.3 million, a .6 percent increase from $166.3 million in 1995. Store sales rose 4.2 percent in the July reporting period, the four weeks that ended Aug. 3. During the month, Payless opened 30 new stores. Payless, based in Topeka, also closed 15 underperforming stores. At the end of July, Payless operated 4,280 stores, compared with 4,586 a year ago.