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COUNTY VALUATION AMONG HIGHEST IN THE STATE
August 27, 1996
The property tax burden is being shared by a growing number of Douglas County taxpayers.
SOUND OFF
August 27, 1996
Why don’t you publish the names of the Sound-Off callers? “A lot of us are curious, but not many of us like to look foolish. The anonymity of a Sound-Off call allows our readers to ask a question or air a gripe without the inhibitions that might accompany a letter to the editor,” said Bill Snead, deputy editor of the Journal-World.
WOMAN ASSAULTED TWICE BY ATTACKERS
August 27, 1996
A Kansas University student was sexually assaulted twice late Sunday night as she walked away from a party, Lawrence police reported Monday. About 11:30 p.m., an 18-year-old female was walking in a wooded area behind the row of fraternities in the 1400 block of Tennessee.
OTTAWA MAN TO GET MENTAL EVALUATION
August 27, 1996
An Ottawa man who staged a five-hour standoff with police last week has been taken to a mental hospital for an evaluation. Kevin Williams, 22, was in custody Monday at Osawatomie State Hospital, Franklin County sheriff’s officers said. He originally had been scheduled to appear Monday for arraignment in Franklin County District Court, but the hearing was rescheduled for Sept. 30.
IMAGE
August 27, 1996
A nightclub east of Lawrence that has generated controversy in the past will begin hosting a variety of concerts.
POLICE ARREST MURDER SUSPECT
August 27, 1996
An argument on West 24th Street preceded the Aug. 15 fatal shooting of a Topeka man, police say.
HASTINGS TO DOUBLE ITS SPACE
August 27, 1996
Hastings Books Music & Video is moving — but only a few doors to the east in the Osco Drug store location at 1900 W. 23rd in the Southwest Plaza. Osco Drug will close Sept. 7 and Hastings is expected to open in the new location Nov. 18. The move will double the size of Hastings.
PUBLIC TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCY SERVICES MERGER PLAN THE STAGE HAS BEEN SET FOR PUBLIC INPUT INTO A PROPOSAL TO COMBINE FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES.
August 27, 1996
Douglas County commissioners will find out Wednesday what taxpayers and emergency services personnel think of a plan to merge the county’s ambulance operation and the Lawrence Fire Department. Public comment on the plan will be taken at 6:35 p.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
EUDORA EYES ELDERLY HOUSING
August 27, 1996
The Eudora city council Monday night discussed construction of new duplexes to be developed by the city nursing home. The duplexes are intended for people 55 and older who need to reside near the nursing home. The Nursing Home Board hopes to establish a “community within a community” according to one representative.
COUNTY INCREASES FEE FOR 911 SERVICE
August 27, 1996
Next year’s phone bills will reflect the higher cost of calling for help.
ST. LOUIS BREAD CORRECTION
August 27, 1996
Because of a reporter’s error, the location of the new Saint Louis Bread Company was incorrect in a business story in Monday’s Journal-World. The new store will be on the northwest corner of 23rd and Louisiana.
QUESTIONABLE COMPANY ASKS FOR CRASH VICTIM DONATIONS
August 27, 1996
The Council of Better Business Bureaus is cautioning donors to carefully evaluate appeals for donations to assist family members of the victims of TWA Flight 800. A questionable St. Louis company may be calling homes in this area requesting donations for the victim’s families.
CHURCH-TO-APARTMENTS ISSUE RESURFACES BEFORE PLANNERS
August 27, 1996
Other matters coming before the planning commission include a new home for the KU Endowment Association and a rezoning proposal to allow construction of a building to house several public health agencies.
HEALTH LINE
August 27, 1996
I’m a woman in my late 60s. I have been having knee problems for a good many years. I have had X-rays and talked to a few doctors, but no one seems to come up with anything but arthritis and knee replacement. I was down in my back for two weeks and now the pain is down in my hips and back of my legs. It feels like I have a thing as big as a small egg in the back of one leg, and it hurts real bad. What can I do about it? I’m at wit’s end. I had therapy for two weeks and that made it worse. It’s not clear if you’re asking about knee problems back problems or both, so I’ll try to discuss each. Arthritis of the knee obviously involves a weight-bearing joint. The bones above and below the joint are kept separated by cartilage (what you might call gristle) and it is the cartilage which actually bears the wear and tear on joint action. In arthritis this cartilage becomes worn down or destroyed, and the ends of the bones rub and cause pain. The cartilage cannot be restored by present technology but when the joint becomes disabling enough it may be replaced with an artificial joint which involves sawing off the ends of both bones and attaching metal ends and inserting a plastic pad between the metal ends. This is not done unless the symptoms justify such an approach.
EVA M. COLBURN
August 27, 1996
Services for Eva M. Colburn, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Colburn died Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
UNIVERSITY WOMEN SOCIAL SCHEDULED TODAY
August 27, 1996
An ice cream social for women members of Kansas University’s faculty and unclassified staff or their spouses will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Chancellor’s Residence. The event is sponsored by the University Women’s Club.
SOUND OFF
August 27, 1996
How much has Target given to the community in dollars and cents? How much sales tax revenue has the store brought in since its opening? Has the Topeka store dropped in sales since the Lawrence store opened? Ken Seipel, SuperTarget store manager, said the store has given more than $300,000 to the Lawrence community.
SOUND OFF
August 27, 1996
Has the programming on Channel 38 changed from the Home Shopping Network? Yes, said Dennis Knipfer, general manager at Sunflower Cablevision. KMCI, an independent channel based in Lawrence, now holds the Channel 38 slot. The station airs family programming.
BIG 12 TEXAS SCHOOLS ATGLANCE
August 27, 1996
POPULATION: 190,000. LOCATION: Somewhere in the Texas panhandle. Lubbock is 318 miles from Dallas, 345 miles from El Paso and 500 miles from Denver.
CATS TRADE CUPCAKE FOR TEXAS TECH
August 27, 1996
Bill Snyder greased the skids of Kansas State’s rise to national football prominence thanks, in no small part, to a notoriously easy early-season schedule. This year, the Wildcats will open with — gasp — Texas Tech, one of the top teams in the old Southwest Conference just lurking outside the national rankings.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 27, 1996
0Condition reports * Greg Eckhoff, 16, Bonner Springs, was dismissed Sunday from the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after being injured in a car-school bus accident Friday morning on Kansas Highway 32 near Linwood.
S GUIDE TO TEXAS
August 27, 1996
Waco is the closest, Lubbock the most distant, Austin the most appealing and College Station … well, it’s not Orlando. If you’ve been thinking about following a Kansas University sports team to one of the Texas schools in the Big 12 Conference, read on.
T THROW MASON FORLOOP
August 27, 1996
Left-handed quarterbacks have been as rare at Kansas over the last 20 years as Orange Bowl appearances. That’ll change on Thursday night when the Jayhawks meet Ball State in the ‘96 season opener at Memorial Stadium.
DA SOUND OFF
August 27, 1996
How much is the district attorney paid? The district attorney receives an annual salary of $81,046.16.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 27, 1996
Births Cary Atkins and Rebecca Cruse, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
CLASSICS PROF AWARDED CLASSIC GIFT
August 27, 1996
Fourteen KU faculty have received $5,000 Kemper teaching fellowships. Sealed envelopes hold names of six more winners.
HAND SIGNALS HANDY IN BIG 12
August 27, 1996
Texas has one. So does Texas Tech. Baylor, too. What do they have? Hand signals.
S BEST PUNTER
August 27, 1996
Ball State football coach Bill Lynch has mixed emotions about the all-star status bestowed upon punter Brad Maynard. On one hand, Lynch is tickled that Maynard led the country in punting average last fall, en route to winning a laundry list of All-America awards.
GRAVES SAYS AGING POPULATION NEXT CHALLEGE FOR GOVERNMENT
August 27, 1996
Gov. Bill Graves spoke at a regional conference on aging Monday in Lawrence.
COOK OFFERS CONTRACT SERVICES
August 27, 1996
A Lawrence entrepreneur entertains the idea of in-home cooking for clients.
SOUND OFF
August 27, 1996
How far are the fences at the Little League World Series? According to Little League headquarters in Williamsport, Pa., the outfield fence is an equidistant 205 feet from home plate.
DALE T. PAXTON
August 27, 1996
Services for Dale T. Paxton, 85, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Paxton died Monday, Aug. 26, 1996, at his home.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CLARIFICATION
August 27, 1996
A story in Monday’s Journal-World about two Lawrence delegates going to the Democratic National Convention this week in Chicago omitted the name of one other Lawrence resident attending the convention: State Treasurer Sally Thompson. Thompson recently moved to Lawrence.
HANCOCK SPEAKS TO DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES
August 27, 1996
Judy Hancock, a Democrat running for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District seat, spoke at the podium Monday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Hancock, a Prairie Village attorney, was one of 20 non-incumbent Democrats seeking Congress who were asked to speak at the convention, according to Hancock’s campaign staff.
GET READY RALLY WOWS CROWD
August 27, 1996
Organizers were pleased with the turnout at the first “Get Ready Rally” prior to the start of the 1996 KU football season.
DA ANNOUNCES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PLAN
August 27, 1996
New guidelines for the prosecution of domestic violence cases were announced this week by the district attorney.