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CONSTRUCTION RUNOFF MUDDIES DRIVEWAYS ON HARVARD ROAD
August 19, 1996
Rainwater runoff from construction of a new track at West Junior High School has some Harvard Road house owners upset. Water and mud making its way downhill from the construction site has left their residue in some residents’ driveways.
TYPEWRITER TIM TO SAY GOOD-BYE
August 19, 1996
Tim “Typewriter Band” Jordan is leaving Lawrence and is staging a farewell show Wednesday night at The Granada, 1020 Mass. The show is expected to start around 11 p.m. Jordan, who is known for his controversial performance art, is moving to Los Angeles.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
How many new teachers who are older than 40 has the Lawrence school system hired in the past five years? The district’s human relations department said that since July 1, 1991, the district has hired 353 teachers. Of those, 111 were 40 or older. Of the 43 new teachers hired so far this year, 10 are 40 or older.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
Where can I find a map of the county commissioner districts? Maps of representative districts for elected offices are available at the Douglas County clerk’s office at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
SCREENING OFFERED FOR INFANTSTODDLERS
August 19, 1996
A free screening clinic is being offered for infants and toddlers. The clinic is sponsored by the Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council and Parents as Teachers.
POTENTIAL ACTORS FLOCK TO HASKELL
August 19, 1996
About 100 Native Americans from around the region converged at Haskell Indian Nations University on Sunday hoping to get the chance to become actors. Participants from as far away as El Dorado and Independence, Mo., showed up at the Haskell campus to audition for a docudrama about Native Americans that will go into production this fall.
ANNUAL UNION FEST SET FOR END OF WEEK
August 19, 1996
The Kansas and Burge unions will take part in the annual Union Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday on the plaza in front of the Kansas Union. Union Fest offers students and other people in the community an opportunity to learn about the services available at the Kansas and Burge unions. There will be giveaways, drawings, prizes, a BMX bike exhibition, food and the musical group “Level” will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.
KANSAS BANDAGES POLITICAL WOUNDS
August 19, 1996
Continued from page 1B “It was David’s idea totally to have the governor announce the Kansas vote. That was a very generous act, and one for which he should get credit,” said Kim Wells, a moderate who is former state chairman and who is managing Dole’s campaign in Kansas.
DELTA MARIE CRIST
August 19, 1996
Services for Delta Marie Crist, 61, Centropolis, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eight-Mile Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Centropolis with Elder Raymond Kinsley officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Centropolis. Mrs. Crist died Sunday, Aug. 18. 1996, at her home.
S PAST REVISITED
August 19, 1996
Civil War Days continue through this week, bringing to life the struggles of Lawrence in the 1850s..
KENNEDY SERVICES
August 19, 1996
Services for Gwendolyn Kennedy, 52, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Dab Nicholson and the Rev. Leo Barbee officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy died Friday, Aug. 16, 1996, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
Will the swimming pool be open during the day after school starts? Yes, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation. Here’s the schedule for the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., from Tuesday through Sept. 22:
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 19, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A gray 18-speed mountain bike valued on a police report at $1,200 was taken between 2:15 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday from the 1000 block of Massachusetts.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
If you’ve moved to Lawrence from out of state, how long do you have before you have to get new car tags? What is the penalty for not doing that? New residents have 90 days from the time they relocate to apply for Kansas registration, said Sheila Walker, public information officer in the division of motor vehicles in Topeka.
LHS PRACTICES OPEN TODAY
August 19, 1996
Practices for Lawrence High’s fall sports — boys soccer, cross country, football, girls golf, girls gymnastics, girls tennis and volleyball — begin today. All physcial exam forms, insurance cards and contracts concerning substance abuse must be completed before practicing.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
Why is the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office patrolling the grounds of Meadowbrook Apartments? Why are the taxpayers paying for this? “We’re not,” Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said. “We don’t routinely patrol anything in the city limits. We may have been there on a civil process,” such as to hand out a subpoena.
REFLECTIONS ON VISITING BIG APPLE
August 19, 1996
Idle thoughts on a few days in New York City, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Subways … * I don’t know how Gene Budig does it. It’s been two years since the former Kansas University chancellor became president of baseball’s American League, and he can have the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
COUPLE PURSUES DREAM CAREERS
August 19, 1996
Shani and Steve Andersen are living the American dream of owning their own businesses.
KANSAS UNIVERSITIES RAKE IN FUNDS
August 19, 1996
Six state universities in Kansas raised an estimated $89.9 million in the 1995-96 fiscal year.
KANSAS SLATE LOOKS TOUGH ONCE AGAIN
August 19, 1996
Some observations about Kansas’ 1996-97 men’s basketball schedule, which was released on Friday. It remains to be seen how the NCAA computer will rank the Jayhawks’ slate for seeding purposes in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 19, 1996
Dismissals Shelley Pierce and baby boy, Lawrence; Stacey Dressler and baby girl, Baldwin; Denise Lynch and baby girl, Lawrence.
PARENTING COLUMN
August 19, 1996
Summer can bring with it separations such as moving or visits with an absent parent or other relative — just to name a few. These separations are hard on everyone but especially difficult for a child. A child’s daily routine may be disrupted and the rules may be changed. Children may protest at the time of separation but also protest when the separation is over. It is important to remember that children under 3 may be going through stranger anxiety. Stranger anxiety is a fear of unfamiliar people indicating the child’s special awareness of who his or her parents are and the security the parents represent. It surfaces in infancy, becomes most intense around the first birthday, and gradually diminishes by 3. The child may be shy, even with grandparents and other relatives. It helps children understand that new people are OK if visitors come to their home where children feel otherwise secure. Hold the child as long as he or she needs it to feel comfortable when unfamiliar people are around. Tell friends and relatives to give the child time to warm up before they interact directly with the child.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 19, 1996
Births Tracy Bouska and Kevin Bennett, Baldwin, a girl, Thursday.
CHURCH NEARS COMPLETION
August 19, 1996
A 19th century English chapel that is being rebuilt at Baker is nearing completion.
KIM GIFFIN
August 19, 1996
Services for Kim Giffin, 77, Alameda, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Private burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s West Campus. Mr. Giffin died Monday, July 29, 1996, at an Oakland, Calif., hospital.
PIERC PLEASED TO SURVIVE CUT
August 19, 1996
Colorado’s Chauncey Billups was unlucky player No. 13 on Saturday in Stanford, Calif. Billups, the Buffs’ 6-foot-3, 197-pound sophomore guard, was the last player cut from the roster of USA Basketball’s Men’s 22 and under world championship qualifying team.
THE PRINCIPAL OF THE THING
August 19, 1996
The new principal at Pinckney School already is feeling comfortable.
EMMA MARGARETT SMITH
August 19, 1996
Services for Emma Margarett Smith, 87, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S ABILITIES, PRICE FOOD FOR THOUGHT
August 19, 1996
It would appear that the rumors we’ve been hearing are true — Sunflower Cablevision is apparently just about ready to roll out a new Internet access service for Lawrence cable television customers. Sunflower Datavision will be an add-on to your existing cable TV service, and will provide an Ethernet connection to the Internet via the cable. The new service is being tested now and should be available to limited areas sometime in September. Subscribing to the new service will require that you obtain a “cable modem” from Sunflower (in return for a cash deposit), and installation of the service by the company. You will also need an Ethernet network interface card in your home computer, unless your computer has an Ethernet interface built in.
SOUND OFF
August 19, 1996
Could you give me Eddie Van Halen’s address? You can write to Eddie Van Halen at 12700 Ventura Blvd., No. 100, Studio City, Calif. 91604.
WORD
August 19, 1996
Keith Loneker may yet regret the day he had both a Rams’ helmet and the St. Louis arch tattooed on his lower right leg. That’s because the 25-year-old, fourth-year offensive guard, who coincidentally has a Kansas Jayhawk tattooed on his left leg, may no longer be an employee of the Rams after this preseason.
HEARING IS BELIEVING AT LIED CENTER PERFORMANCES
August 19, 1996
A new volunteer service will allow visually impaired people to better enjoy Lied Center performances.