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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 1, 1996
* A window was broken and undisclosed items were stolen between 12:45 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from a business in the 3100 block of Mesa Way, Lawrence police reported. Property loss totaled $7,857.86. * A Titan airless paint sprayer was stolen between 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 and 12:10 p.m. Wednesday from a business in the 1300 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported. Property loss totaled $1,300.
S OPENING DELAYED
December 1, 1996
Sports Page Brewery is aiming for an opening in December.
WHAT WAS THE PROJECTED COST OF THE SOUTH LAWRENCE TRAFFICWAY WHEN THE COMMUNITY VOTED ON IT IN 1990? WHAT WAS THE ACTUAL COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE NINE-MILE STRETCH?
December 1, 1996
Voters in 1990 agreed to issue $4 million in bonds and to let the county spend $722,000 toward construction of the 14.2-mile South Lawrence Trafficway, which was envisioned to stretch from just north of the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence to Kansas Highway 10 east of the city. At that time, the first two lanes of the project were estimated to cost $41,785,000. A total of $61,418,197 in state and federal funding has been allocated toward the project. That includes $3.2 million in Kansas Turnpike Authority funding for construction of the Lecompton interchange.
PROFESSORS STUDY IMPACT OF RAIN FOREST TIMBER CUTTING
December 1, 1996
Valery Terwilliger has a clear view of tropical rain forests in Central America. Terwilliger, assistant professor of geography at Kansas University, doesn’t like what she sees when timber companies get through clear cutting an area once covered by native timber.
PRICE OF PROPANE JUMPS
December 1, 1996
Area residents who took advantage of “locked” propane prices earlier this year will pay much less.
JEAN ANN GOFF
December 1, 1996
Services for Jean Ann Goff, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Goff died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FIRST-YEAR PEONY CARE PAYS OFF
December 1, 1996
As soon as the foliage of the common herbaceous peony turns brown, it can be removed from the plant. Remove the dead material down to the ground level. If the foliage was free of disease, place the plant material in your compost pile. If the foliage is diseased, discard it. Mulching of herbaceous peonies is necessary only the first winter after planting. Mulch helps prevent alternate freezing and thawing of the soil, which pushes plants out of the soil. This action causes damage to the roots and crowns. After the ground freezes, a few inches of mulch should be applied. Any organic material that does not mat down will work, but leaves should not be used. The mulch should be removed before plant growth begins in the spring.
J-W AREA COACH OF YEAR
December 1, 1996
Despite his team’s 2-2 record through the first four games, Wellsville football coach Bill Oshel never doubted. “The kids were kind of going through the motions, unsure of what they could do,” Oshel said of the early losses to Gardner-Edgerton and Paola. “We struggled early in the year and weren’t in sync.
J-W ALL-AREA TEAM
December 1, 1996
FIRST TEAM Player, school Pos. Ht. Wt. Year
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 1, 1996
* A passenger window was broken and a Rockford Fosgate amplifier and undisclosed items were taken from a Ford Probe between 9 p.m. Nov. 13 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 from a residence in the 1000 block of Emery Road, Lawrence police reported Saturday. Property loss totaled $2,000. * A 1988 white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme was stolen between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 4:20 p.m. Thursday from a residence in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway, Lawrence police reported Thursday. Property loss totaled $2,000.
SATURDAY STORM DRIFTS OFF QUIETLY
December 1, 1996
A storm that officially dumped three inches of snow on Lawrence overnight Saturday could have been more intense, a meteorologist said. “If the storm would have stalled … like the one we had in October, we would have gotten a lot more,” said Mike Akulow, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
RAY A. WOOLFOLK
December 1, 1996
Services for Ray A. Woolfolk, 46, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Mr. Woolfolk died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AREA STREETS SLICK DURING SATURDAY SNOWFALL
December 1, 1996
With more than 3 inches of snow on the ground by 10 p.m. Saturday, driving conditions in Lawrence and other portions of eastern Kansas were hazardous. Lawrence police officers and Douglas County sheriff’s officials responded to numerous minor accidents Saturday night after the snow started falling. Several cars hit icy patches and slid off the road on the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate 70, highway officals said. No injuries were reported.
SOUND OFF
December 1, 1996
If you live at Winterbrook and West 28th Street, where is the closest access point to the new bike path? John Pasley, Douglas County’s South Lawrence Trafficway project manager, said the hike and bike path is not fenced off and that pedestrians and cyclists may get on the path at any point.
HOUSE FIRE CAUSES $45,000 IN DAMAGE
December 1, 1996
Lawrence fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that caused $45,000 in damage to a house at 1005 Pa. Saturday. The occupants were not at home when the blaze started Saturday morning in the two-story rental house.
EUDORA FRESHMAN FETED BY KANSAS STATE
December 1, 1996
Kristen Dymacek, freshman in arts and sciences from Eudora, was chosen to be part of the Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House at Kansas State University this year. She was chosen based on her previous scholastic success and leadership experience, and desire to maintain those attributes at KSU, the school said in a news release.
TIMELINE
December 1, 1996
Here are meetings tentatively scheduled on the possibility of closing elementary schools. Study session at 5 p.m. Dec. 9, district service center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.
KU SENIORS RECEIVE HILLTOPPER AWARDS
December 1, 1996
Six Kansas University seniors received Hilltopper Awards for academic achievement and leadership in campus and community affairs. The 1996-97 recipients are: Amy Turnbull of Lawrence, Ashleigh de la Torre of Topeka, Kirk Royse of Valley Center, Bhavi Shah of Wichita, Jessica McNickle of Ashland and Jennifer Carlson of Clay Center.
COLLEGE PROFILE
December 1, 1996
Sally Frost-Mason has been dean of KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since May. She’s a biologist and the first woman to lead the college. The college is the largest of KU’s 14 schools. It contains 50 departments or programs, has a budget of $45 million and includes 15,000 students, 1,200 staff and 600 faculty.
NEW RENT CEILINGS
December 1, 1996
For families living in public housing, after utility allowances are factored in: Edgewood Homes: $341 for one bedroom; $401 for two; $502 for three; and $559 for four.
SOUND OFF
December 1, 1996
How late in the day can you call and still have your Access Vote recorded. The votes are tabulated between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
LL KEEP AN OPEN MIND ABOUT CLOSING SCHOOLS.
December 1, 1996
One thing’s certain as school board members begin to sort out the issues surrounding school closings: No decision will be easy. During the next few months, board members will review reports and listen to parents before deciding whether to close any of four elementary schools: Grant, East Heights, Riverside and Cordley.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 1, 1996
Dismissals Patricia King and baby boy, Lawrence.
SLT ROUTE DECISION EXPECTED
December 1, 1996
Even if the county picks an alignment for the South Lawrence Trafficway, there’s no guarantee the road will be finished.
NEW RENT PROGRAM ENCOURAGES EMPLOYMENT
December 1, 1996
Families living in public housing can take advantage next year of a new rent program that could lead to owning homes of their own.
SEASON OF GIVING
December 1, 1996
There’s a wealth of gift ideas for the gardeners in your life.
SCHOOL CLOSURE TOUCHES NERVES
December 1, 1996
Parents work to devise strategies to keep schools open.
CANDY HOLIDAY TRADITIONS RESURRECTED
December 1, 1996
A retired military couple have resurrected a forgotten tradition — candy “clear toys.”
HARTSOCK COLUMN
December 1, 1996
Just a few notes, quotes and random thoughts while gearing up for college football’s second season — recruiting. … This just in, from the It Doesn’t Really Mean Anything But It Makes For Some Interesting Trivia Department.
TAX LIEN RELEASES
December 1, 1996
The following tax lien releases were filed in Douglas County: * Terrance L. Boggs, Boggs Painting Co., discharge.
WOMEN IN THIRD WORLD FOCUS OF TUESDAY FORUM
December 1, 1996
A public forum, “Empowerment of Women in the Third World,” will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Pacific Railroad Station in North Lawrence. Featured speakers are Beverly Mack, associate professor of African and African-American studies at Kansas University; Michelle McKinley, who has done field work in the Amazonian region of Peru; and Abdelwahad Zhiri, educational specialist with the World Bank.
ALL-AREA CAPSULES
December 1, 1996
Chris Bell 6-2, 252, Sr., OL-DL
KU DEAN SEEKS TO IGNITE PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE
December 1, 1996
KU’s rookie dean of liberal arts takes a look at how students can be instilled with a passion for knowledge.
LAWRENCE STUDENT ACCEPTS KSU SCHOLARSHIP
December 1, 1996
Karrigan Bork, Lawrence, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from Kansas State for fall 1997, the school has announced. Bork will be studying finance, pre-veterinary medicine and Spanish in the College of Business Administration and College of Arts and Sciences.
GIANT BAKE SALE SET FOR DEC. 7
December 1, 1996
The Women’s Guild of Corpus Christi Catholic Church will hold its sixth annual Christmas Cookiewalk at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 in the parish hall. A cookiewalk is a giant bake sale where buyers select their own assortment of holiday cookies. Also available will be candies, crafts and a new parish cookbook.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
December 1, 1996
The following incorporations were filed in Douglas County: * Seal Masters Inc., incorporator Phillip S. Brewster, 308 Arrowhead Drive.