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RE GOING TO THE CHAPELFOR SECOND TIME IN 50 YEARS
December 2, 1996
A Wichita couple renewed their wedding vows exactly 50 years after they were married in the same chapel at KU.
SOUND OFF
December 2, 1996
How can the school district justify sending Craig Fiegel and Tom Bracciano to California to find out where Lawrence kids live? How much did that trip cost? Supt. Al Azinger said: The total cost of this trip for both individuals was $791.19. They spent three days with the staff of the Omega Group editing the base maps and street files, refining projection models, plotting and projecting residential developments, and developing and running boundary scenarios. All of this work was necessary to develop an accurate and dependable Geographic Information System for the district to utilize in facility/boundary planning decisions. It was cheaper to send them there than to bring the system, hardware, software and consultants here.
FORMER RAILROAD WORKER RIDES TRAINS OF THOUGHT
December 2, 1996
Walking even a short distance from his East Lawrence mobile home takes Edward McKelvey’s breath away. So instead of traveling, the 59-year-old McKelvey journeys with his imagination, focusing on his lifelong passion — trains. “I’m kind of nuts about trains,” McKelvey said.
LECOMPTON CHURCH GIVES ITSELFGIFT
December 2, 1996
Three days before Christmas, a Lecompton church will unwrap a gift too large to fit under any tree.
BRADFORD BIG ON DEFENSE
December 2, 1996
Nick Bradford had the best offensive day of his short Kansas University basketball career on Sunday, and he couldn’t have been less impressed. “Defense is the big thing,” Bradford, KU’s lone scholarship freshman, said after scoring a career-best eight points in No. 2 KU’s 79-72 victory over San Diego at Allen Fieldhouse. “In high school, defense isn’t a big thing. It is here. I go out there concentrating on defense. If the offense comes, it comes.”
KU DISTRACTED BY VICTORIOUS
December 2, 1996
The bodies of Kansas’ basketball players were in Allen Fieldhouse Sunday. Their minds were somewhere else — 3,800 miles away to be exact. “We didn’t want to be back in Lawrence with the snow. We wanted to be on the beach. We did a poor job of showing up,” KU senior center Scot Pollard said after KU’s 79-72 victory over San Diego, a game played 45 hours after KU’s return from Hawaii and the Maui Invitational.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 2, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Six bottles of wine, a computer and keyboard, and other items valued on a police report at $2,283 were taken Thursday between 3:20 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Pachamama’s Restaurant, 2161 Quail Creek. Force was used to gain entry to the business, police reported.
SOUND OFF
December 2, 1996
When is the school district maintenance department going to move all of the stuff stacked next to a storage shed at South Junior High School? Larry Stuckey, director of buildings and grounds, said the old furniture was moved Nov. 18.
G.E. DUKE SWEEN
December 2, 1996
Private burial for G.E. Duke Sween, 76, Bonner Springs, will be at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Sween died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at a Kansas City, Kan., nursing center.
VOLUNTEER WORKS WITH TREASURED RESOURCE
December 2, 1996
Larry Gibbs knew what Lance was going through last year, and he wanted to help. As a volunteer with the Hilltop Child Development Center at Kansas University, Gibbs saw the 4-year-old struggling with his parents’ recent divorce and not having a father figure in his life. Gibbs also remembered his own experience as a 3-year-old when his parents divorced.
PRESERVATION ISSUES AWAIT COMMISSION
December 2, 1996
Next year, Lawrence city commissioners will be taking plenty of history lessons.
KSU ENGINEERING DEAN BUILDS SOLID FOUNDATION OVER LONG TENURE
December 2, 1996
The longest tenured engineering dean in the United States is pulling the plug on his academic career.
WAXMAN CANDLE LIGHTS UP IN CHICAGO
December 2, 1996
Lawrence’s candle maker takes his wares to the big city of Chicago.
LIBRARIAN CLOSES EPIC CAREER
December 2, 1996
The longtime children’s librarian at Lawrence Public Library ends a chapter.
A LAWRENCE FAMILY TAKES FENCING TO HEART.
December 2, 1996
Madeline and Marshall Rake play with weapons. And their parents encourage them. They are members of the Lawrence Fencing Club and have been firmly ensconced in the sport for more than two years.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH PICKS HONOR CHOIR
December 2, 1996
Auditions were held recently to choose the 20 members of West Junior High School’s Honor Choir. Ninth-graders selected were Julia Hardin, Ashley Lafond, Lindsey Belot, Andrea Glatz, Alison Lungstrum, Evin Worthington, Rachael Moore, Erin Bredeweg, Anne Buhler, Alison Tempero, Chris Wheatley, Tim Bradley, Drew Salsbury, Scott Smith, Paul Whittemore, Matthew Pool, Barrett Hamilton, Justin Hosek, Jeremy Osbern and T.K. Peterson.
JUST DRAFT HORSING AROUND
December 2, 1996
The drivers of downtown Lawrence’s horse-drawn carriages contend with anxious traffic, holiday shoppers and, yes, horse poop.
KANSAS WOMEN PASTE PURDUE
December 2, 1996
Maybe Kansas University’s starters are camera shy. The 17th-ranked KU women’s basketball team made its first television appearance of the season on Sunday, and while the Jayhawks’ starters struggled, the pine-timers looked like prime-timers in a 71-61 victory over Purdue at Allen Fieldhouse.
LAFRENTZ FORGETS ABOUT FOOT IN SECOND HALF
December 2, 1996
Kansas forward Raef LaFrentz suffered a strained right foot after getting fouled with a minute to play in the first half on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. LaFrentz, who scored 16 points with two rebounds and four fouls in KU’s 79-72 win over San Diego, left for the locker room for treatment after hitting one of two free throws. He played 10:43 the first half; 10:25 the second.
TOREROS TORRID ON 3-POINTERS
December 2, 1996
Throw out the threes and San Diego U. would have been merely mortal. By nailing 11 of 18 three-point shots, SDU scared the dickens out of Kansas on Sunday afternoon.