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PLANNING
August 10, 1996
Owners of a downtown block want their redevelopment plans ready for the public in time for a meeting Aug. 22.
CITY AGENDA
August 10, 1996
The issue: A plan to convert a church into apartments for college students will get another chance before city officials.
FRENZY ERUPTS DOWNTOWN
August 10, 1996
A frenzy of fights early Friday after bars closed in the downtown area brought 20 Lawrence and Kansas University police to one section of Massachusetts Street.
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August 10, 1996
You’ve heard the story dozens of times — particularly out of Nebraska. High school senior lineman enrolls at a university, works on weights, red-shirts his freshman year, continues to bulk up and four or five years later he’s a 300-pound behemoth.
THE KIND, BIZARRE SEEN AT CRASH SITE
August 10, 1996
Disasters that claim a mind-numbing number of lives bring out the best and worst in people.
LMH TRYING TO REPAIR YEAR-LONG TROUBLES
August 10, 1996
The troubles at the city hospital’s skilled nursing facility aren’t new, but a trustee insists the unit will be improved.
FREEMAN NABS OPEN CROWN
August 10, 1996
The people’s choice didn’t win the 21st-annual Kansas Open. Jeff Freeman of Palm Desert, Calif., who trailed former Kansas University golfer Matt Gogel by a stroke after two rounds, rallied for a 2-shot victory Friday over Gogel, who attracted a gallery of about 100 fans at Alvamar.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 10, 1996
Donny and Shelley Klinger, Linwood, a boy, Friday. Heaven Love and Mike Siler, Overbrook, a boy, Friday.
CHEMIST TO DELIVER LECTURE IN KANSAS UNION
August 10, 1996
A Swiss chemist known for research on the development and use of synthetic drugs will lecture Tuesday at Kansas University. Dieter Seebach, a member of the faculty at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, will deliver the 1996 Smissman Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.
BOYS TOWN HONORS KU PROFESSOR
August 10, 1996
A Kansas University professor will be honored this month by Boys Town, a national organization that helps at-risk, troubled or disabled youths. Montrose M. Wolf, professor of human development and family life, will receive the Father Flanagan Award for Service to Youth on Aug. 14 at Boys Town in Nebraska.
SOUND OFF
August 10, 1996
When are the divorces printed in the Journal-World? Couldn’t they be printed along with the marriage licenses, engagements and weddings? The Journal-World prints information on divorces granted and marriage licenses issued monthly as they are made available through the Douglas County District Court clerk’s office. Maybe we’re old-fashioned, but we still consider engagements and weddings as social events.
SATURDAY COLUMN
August 10, 1996
In the 1992 presidential race, Bill Clinton strategists coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” to win big votes for the former Arkansas governor. Recently, however, more than half of those responding to a recent Gallup poll said moral problems now matter more. Gallup reports Americans are more concerned about moral values than at any other time in 60 years of polling. Suddenly, character and morality appear to be becoming more important issues for American voters. George Bush tried to make character an issue in the 1992 presidential election, but U.S. voters didn’t place that much importance on character.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 10, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police are investigating the theft of $1,770 in currency from a business in the 1700 block of West 23rd. The cash was taken between 5 p.m. July 20 and 5 p.m. July 21 from a safe at the business.
MUSICAL SOUNDS FROM NEW ORGAN ABOUT TO RING OUT
August 10, 1996
A master organ builder is putting the final touches on the centerpiece of Kansas University’s new organ recital hall.
POLICE ARREST MAN FOR SERIES OF TRASH BIN FIRES
August 10, 1996
Police early Friday arrested Michael Jason Osten, 26, 820 Maine, in connection with a string of trash bin fires. “We’re investigating about half a dozen fires,” said Lawrence Police Sgt. George Wheeler.
HELEN MARIE SEIBOLT
August 10, 1996
Services for Helen Marie Seibolt, 78, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Overland Park. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Raytown, Mo. Mrs. Seibolt died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at Trinity Lutheran Manor in Merriam.
SCHOOL AGENDA
August 10, 1996
school bottomline In a public hearing, starting a half-hour before their regularly scheduled meeting, school board members will hear public comment on the district’s 1996-97 budget.
FIRE CALLS
August 10, 1996
Lawrence firefighters: * Extinguished a refuse fire at 9:22 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Tennessee.
ROBERT LLOYD SURLES SR.
August 10, 1996
Graveside service for Robert Lloyd Surles Sr., 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Cemetery in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Keith Alberding officiating. Mr. Surles died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at his home.
REFORM PARTY BACKERS TO WATCH CONVENTION
August 10, 1996
An area “watch party” for members of the Reform Party to gather to watch television coverage of the party’s national convention in Long Beach, Calif., will be held Sunday in Overland Park. The “watch party” will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at Longshots Bar and Grill, 119th and Metcalf in the Roseanna Square Shopping Center. It will feature one-minute speeches for favorite presidential candidates and an opportunity to meet the Reform Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate, Mark Marney.
POLICE CHIEF FUND-RAISER A SCAM, OFFICIALS ADVISE
August 10, 1996
If someone calls you trying to solicit funds for the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Lawrence police are advising you not to give them any money. “I’m not aware of any organization like that in Kansas,” Lawrence Police Lt. Kevin Harmon said. “That definitely would qualify as a scam.”
DISTRICT COURT
August 10, 1996
Marriage licenses * Brian Gamble, 36, Lawrence, and Linda Jackson, 46, Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
August 10, 1996
Why doesn’t the city install a sidewalk along Kasold, from Sixth to Peterson Road? Why is the city playing favorites with Gene Fritzel? Gene Fritzel Construction Co. paid for the entire stretch of new sidewalk alongside its Fall Creek Farms development, which is southwest of the intersection of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
THREE TEENS ARRESTED FOR THEFT NEAR FAIR
August 10, 1996
Police arrested three juveniles Thursday in connection with a robbery near the Douglas County Free Fair at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. About 5:20 p.m., police were called to the 2200 block of Harper, where two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, all of Lawrence, had taken pocket money from three juveniles, also of Lawrence, heading toward the fair on foot.
HOVIS NABS OPEN AMATEUR CROWN
August 10, 1996
Scott Hovis wanted to hold onto his scorecard from Friday’s final round of the Kansas Open golf tournament. He wanted it as a souvenir, and not just because his round of 2-under-par 70 helped him finish with the low amateur score of 214, two strokes under par and one stroke better than Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson of Independence.
JOHNNY CASH TO APPEAR AT KU
August 10, 1996
The Man in Black is coming to the Lied Center. Country star Johnny Cash, known for his hits “Ring of Fire” and “A Boy Named Sue,” will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
WEDDING DRESS GETS SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH LOOK
August 10, 1996
It’s once, twice, three times a lady for a wedding dress originally purchased by Jean Spomer of Corvallis, Ore. Now, Katrina Stullken will be the fourth woman in her family to have worn the same silk organza wedding dress.
S GRID DAYS
August 10, 1996
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has picked the perfect running mate. So says former Kansas University football All-American John Hadl, who roomed with Jack Kemp during the 1961 and ‘62 NFL seasons in San Diego.
BESSIE BRACKEN
August 10, 1996
Services for Bessie M. Marsh Bracken, 57, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Perry Christian Church in Perry. Burial will be at Buster Cemetery in Jefferson County. Mrs. Bracken died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth.
DR. STUART C. AVERILL
August 10, 1996
Services for Dr. Stuart C. Averill, 72, Topeka, will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Congregational Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Dr. Averill died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.
GOLDIE LOWN SEWELL
August 10, 1996
Services for Goldie Lown Sewell, 91, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Ms. Sewell died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOMEOWNERS BATTLE TURF WAR
August 10, 1996
The only good thing about not having a lawn is that there is no grass to provide cover for snakes. The two red-tailed hawks I recently saw fighting high above the ground over a snake dangling from one’s beak no doubt appreciated the ease with which they spotted their victim. Certainly Ray and I have tried to establish a lawn. Last year — our first in the new home we built in the country — we planted 600 pounds of grass seed just before the Monsoon Season hit our area. We have wonderful grass at the base of the hill where all the seed washed and we have a nice stand of dirt — dotted with tiny plugs of zoysia grass — around the periphery of the house. Ray and I believe that we have the only yard in Kansas that looks like Sen. Joe Biden’s head.
DERBY ADDS UP TO ROCK-EM SOCK-EM ROUNDUP
August 10, 1996
About 80 rolling wrecks roared across the arena Friday during the Douglas County Free Fair Demolition Derby.
SOUND OFF
August 10, 1996
Were Harry Smith and Paula Zahn fired from the CBS morning news show? What are they doing now? Co-hosts Jane Robelot, Jose Diaz-Balart and weatherman Mark McEwen take the reins Monday of the low-rated “CBS This Morning.” But both Harry Smith and Paula Zahn still work for CBS News. Smith recently anchored a CBS special (“Who’s Getting Rich? And Why Aren’t You?”) and Zahn concludes a two-part interview with former President George Bush Sunday on “CBS Sunday Morning.”