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OFFICIALS PREPARED TO HANDLE TRAFFIC NEAR NEW REC CENTER
August 13, 1996
Transforming part of a quiet, 35-acre park into the city’s largest recreation center also will increase traffic pouring into its parking lots. And city officials say they’re prepared.
TONGANOXIE BOARD SELLS HOME FOR $725
August 13, 1996
After months of discussion, the Tonganoxie school board on Monday decided to sell a two-story house on old U.S. Highway 40 provided the buyer moves the house off the district-owned property by Feb. 1. Board members are unsure of what use they’ll make of the 80-acre property the house sits on but wanted to clear all structures off of it. In selling the house for $725 to John Wood, the board decided against moving the structure and marketing it itself
DRIVE-IN HELD UP AT GUNPOINT
August 13, 1996
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Monday at a restaurant on West Sixth.
PORTION OF TRAFFICWAY SET TO OPEN
August 13, 1996
Cars will be traveling on the South Lawrence Trafficway before the end of the month.
BOARD OKS MILL LEVY DECREASE
August 13, 1996
The 1996-97 school budget will be about 2.3 mills lower than last year’s amount. Higher property values and city growth resulted in the drop.
OTTAWA BOARD CONSIDERS OTHER REPAIRS
August 13, 1996
Ottawa board members approved a number of construction projects to bring district buildings up to snuff in time for the start of school.
INVESTIGATORS STILL PROBING FOR CAUSE OF TONGANOXIE FIRE
August 13, 1996
Local, state and federal investigators are still trying to determine who may have started a fire that destroyed a portable meat smoker at a Tonganoxie restaurant last month. The incident at Cook’s Bar-B-Que, which destroyed a $10,000 meat smoker, may have been racially motivated.
SOUND OFF
August 13, 1996
Is it true that the Lawrence school district is planning to start charging Medicare for health services it provides to kids whose family who receive Medicare assistance? What services will they be charging for? And why are they charging these students and not all students? How will they know who receives the assistance? What will they do with the money they plan to collect? Doug Eicher, director of special services, says that since 1994, according to federal guidelines, the district may bill Medicaid (not Medicare) for students who are Medicaid-eligible for services provided by the district. Those services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing services, audiology and attendant care.
BOARD APPROVES LAND FOR BUS BARN
August 13, 1996
The Wellsville school board on Monday night approved the purchase of land near Seventh Street and Kansas Highway 33 for a bus barn. The land, which already has some existing buildings on it, was purchased along with the buildings for $147,500 from T.J. Bivins, an area resident, said school board clerk Gwen Boone.
MARY LORRAINE EMIG
August 13, 1996
Services for Mary Lorraine Emig, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel here. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Emig died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at her home.
BALDWIN READIES FOR HOBO FESITVAL
August 13, 1996
Baldwin will be the home of about 40 hoboes this weekend, celebrating the life and times of railway vagabonds.
LEARN THE CELLULAR LINGO
August 13, 1996
Mobile — This is more commonly known as a car phone. It is installed in the car and can be hand-held for private conversations or left in the cradle and used as a microphone system enabling the driver to have both hands free. The mobile phone has the maximum power available.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 13, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Windows and carpeting valued together on a police report at $1,250 were taken between 5 p.m. July 30 and 11 p.m. Thursday from a residence in the 1900 block of West 31st.
CYCLIST HIT ON BRIDGE
August 13, 1996
A Lawrence man sustained serious injuries after colliding head-on with a car while riding a bicycle late Monday in North Lawrence. Authorities said the accident occurred about 11:10 p.m. on the north end of the Kansas River Bridge.
ENROLLMENT DROP WORRIES BALDWIN BOARD
August 13, 1996
Several factors were attributed to a 65-student drop in the projected enrollement in Baldwin schools.
LMH TRUSTEES TO DISCUSS PLAN FOR LAYOFFS
August 13, 1996
Last month Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s administrators asked the city hospital’s board to approve a plan that would eliminate 29 positions. But the plan, intended to shrink the hospital’s 1997 budget because of an anticipated $1 million decline in revenues next year, also included money-saving policy changes, like reductions in pay for working nights.
ALICE STONE
August 13, 1996
Services for Alice Stone, 48, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Stone died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at her home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 13, 1996
Injury accidents * Lori Snyder, Eudora, was being evaluated Monday night in the emergency room at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken by ambulance following an accident about 6:50 p.m. Monday at 10th and Maple in Eudora. Snyder first was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, then to KUMC. A condition report was not available Monday night.
SEWER BASIN FLAP REMAINS UNSETTLED
August 13, 1996
Southwest Lawrence residents are urging the city to make a sewer project more neighbor-friendly.
PUNT RETURN RECORD STILL STANDS
August 13, 1996
Jack Mitchell’s longevity record as Kansas’ head football coach — nine years — will be tied by Glen Mason this season, and probably broken some day. “The only record they’re not going to break is my punt return record,” Mitchell said. “I think I still hold that record, and it’s the oldest in the books.”
S DAVIS FINDS SECONDARY LOADED
August 13, 1996
Kansas University’s football defensive secondary doesn’t have the alliterative appeal of Missouri’s Criss and Cross, a returning All-American like Kansas State’s Chris Canty or the preseason hype of Texas’ Bryant Westbrook. But the Jayhawks’ defensive backs have two traits unlike any other group of DBs during Glen Mason’s eight-year tenure as coach: depth and versatility.
KU, LSU MAKE DATE IN HAWAII
August 13, 1996
It’s official. Kansas will meet Louisiana State in a first-round Maui Invitational basketball game at 8:30 p.m. Lawrence time on Nov. 25 at the 2,500-seat Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. Other first-round matchups: Chaminade v. Massachusetts, 1 p.m.; South Carolina v. Virginia, 3:30 p.m.; and Iowa v. California, 11:30 p.m.
SOMETHING TO SNEEZE AT PRESCRIPTION RELIEF
August 13, 1996
Four antihistamines offer relief without the drowsiness, but they’re available only by prescription
PERRY-LECOMPTON BOARD OKS SCHOOL BUDGET
August 13, 1996
The Perry-Lecompton school board on Monday approved a budget of about $8.37 million for 1996-97. The budget includes virtually no change in the mill levy. The new levy would be 47.27 mills, compared to 47.056 mills for 1995-96.
KING OF THE HILL
August 13, 1996
He’s the only Kansas football coach ever tendered a “lifetime” contract. During his tenure, Memorial Stadium was expanded. Twice.
OLD HOME TARGETED FOR RAZING BY ARMY
August 13, 1996
Following demolition, the property at 936 N.H. likely would become a grass lot — “for the time being,” a Salvation Army board member said.
POLICE FUND-RAISERS BATTLE PUBLIC SKEPTICISM
August 13, 1996
Legitimate fund-raising groups, such as the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, often have to convince the public they are not conducting telemarketing scams.
OSTERTAG HOLDS OWN IN NBA
August 13, 1996
Greg Ostertag did more than pick up splinters his rookie season in the NBA. Ostertag, a 7-foot-1, 270-pounder from Kansas University, averaged 3.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while playing more than 10 minutes per game for the Utah Jazz.
SOUND OFF
August 13, 1996
Why are the bushes in front of the courthouse and the law enforcement center infested with bagworms and no one has sprayed them? “Some of the bushes have been sprayed — the ones that are savable,” said Bill Bell, the county’s director of buildings and grounds.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 13, 1996
Births Erica Brown and Ali Austin, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
SOUND OFF
August 13, 1996
What was the total cost to realign and resurface Douglas County Road 1029 between U.S. Highway 40 and Douglas County 442? The cost of paving that 1.6-mile stretch of County Road 1029 was $904,598, said County Engineer Frank Hempen. The county’s share of the cost was $256,746.80.