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SOUND OFF
December 6, 1996
Is there a petition to stop the recreation center? If so, how can I get my name on it? Rick Sells, owner of the Lawrence Athletic Club, has started a petition drive to try to get the issue opened to a public vote for all Lawrence residents.
PUBLIC HEARING SET ON SEWER UPGRADE
December 6, 1996
A $2.4 million project to install new sewers and upgrade a pump station in North Lawrence will get a public airing Monday night. The project, designed to relieve pressure on North Lawrence’s overloaded sewers, will be open for explanation and suggestions during a meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Union Pacific Depot, 229 Locust.
ANXIOUS HEARTS FILLED WITH JOY AS SANTA ARRIVES
December 6, 1996
Santa Claus made his annual visit to downtown Lawrence on Thursday night.
OTTAWA BOARD ACCEPTS BIDS FOR SALE OF BONDS
December 6, 1996
The Ottawa school board took another step toward the construction of a new middle school. On Thursday, the board accepted a bid for the sale of $9.675 million in general obligation bonds to finance construction of the school.
TESTIMONY MAY BE TOOTHLESS
December 6, 1996
A Topeka man accused of killing a former high school classmate listened to the first testimony Monday as his trial unfolded.
SHERIFF SEEKS THIRD WITNESS TO FATAL HIT AND RUN
December 6, 1996
Douglas County sheriff’s investigators are looking for help in tracking down a witness and the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run on Kansas Highway 10.
ROSETTA J. LEE
December 6, 1996
Services for Rosetta J. Lee, Lawrence, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Lee died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KANSAS GRADUATE A RHODES FINALIST
December 6, 1996
A Yale medical student who graduated from KU is a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.
KERR SERVICES
December 6, 1996
Services for Harland Kerr, 83, of Parker, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Burial will be in Goodrich Cemetery. Mr. Kerr died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Overland Park Regional Health Care Center.
DOROTHY L. HIGGINS
December 6, 1996
Services for Dorothy L. Higgins, Topeka, 48, will be at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Higgins died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka.
EARLY CANDIDATE ENTERS RACE FOR CITY COMMISSION
December 6, 1996
The first announcement of a candidacy for the April city commission election came Thursday.
SOUND OFF
December 6, 1996
In the past, when the Journal-World has had the Chuckle ad contest, you had an example or the winner printed in there. Why now is it just a contest and you don’t get to see what the winners came up with because they’ve been pretty cute? Because of the advanced holiday deadlines for Thanksgiving, the first week’s winners could not be included in the second week’s Gift Guide, running Nov. 26-Dec. 2. The winners for both the first and second weeks will be included in the Gift Guide, beginning Tuesday.
CHRISTMAS PARADE READY TO TAKE STEP BACK IN TIME
December 6, 1996
This Saturday, Massachusetts Street will subtract a century. If all who entered show up, 126 horse- and mule-drawn carriages, coaches and the like will roll down Lawrence’s main street as part of the fourth annual Eldridge Hotel Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.
CAMPBELL SERVICES
December 6, 1996
Services for Ruth Hayes Campbell, Lawrence, 88, will be at 10 a.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Entombment will be at 3 p.m. today at the Old Mission Mausoleum in Wichita. Mrs. Campbell died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LINFORD CAIN
December 6, 1996
Services for Linford Lee Haulbert Cain, Lawrence, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, with military honors by the Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Cain died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MORGANS MONEY TEAM TO QUANTIFY CRIME
December 6, 1996
Morgan Quitno Pressand MONEY Magazine team to produce annual crime publication.
AMBULANCE REPORT
December 6, 1996
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses: * Automobile accident, 7:56 a.m. Thursday, Sixth and Wisconsin.
REAL WILD WEST DIFFERENT FROM AMERICAN IMAGE
December 6, 1996
Ever since I saw Ken Burns’ TV hours on the American West I’ve thought about the West and how it looks to me, a Westerner still. My West is probably different from the West in the big, fat American imagination. In our organization called The Westerners, I have sometimes argued that eastern Kansas and Missouri aren’t really the West, even though William Quantrill and the James brothers rampaged here. (The last movie I saw about Quantrill tearing up Lawrence had mountains as high as Pikes Peak.) The Ken Burns show had stuff about the abolitionists and slavery and the border disputes here in our part of the universe.
SOUND OFF
December 6, 1996
Why is Santa Fe Trail High School not considered an area high school? Santa Fe Trail High, located west of Overbrook, is in Osage County which is not considered a part of the Journal-World circulation area, said Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling.
POLICE REPORT
December 6, 1996
* Barbara Jean Smith, 41, 1900 W. 31st, was in jail Thursday following a dispute late Wednesday with a neighbor, during which Smith allegedly stuck a shotgun in the gut of a 33-year-old Lawrence woman. The woman fought back, yanking the gun out of Smith’s hands and slapping her in the face before calling police. The dispute apparently surrounded a man who is a mutual acquaintance. Smith was being held Thursday in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bond. * Lawrence police on Thursday reported an incident of criminal damage, burglary and theft that occurred between 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Days Inn motel, 2309 Iowa. Sheetrock walls separating rooms were knocked out, and a television, currency and other items, valued together with the damage at $4,325, were taken.
HOTTEST TOYS THIS CHRISTMAS QUICKLY BECOMING SCARCE
December 6, 1996
Where’s Elmo?Shoppers are on the hunt for this year’s hot toys, say Lawrence shopkeepers.
LHS SWIMMERS SINK SM SOUTH IN OPENER
December 6, 1996
Pat Grzenda didn’t have to break out the fire hose and sound the alarm during the Lawrence High boys swimming and diving team’s season opener. “We didn’t set the world on fire, but we didn’t expect to,” Grzenda said after the Lions won seven of nine individual events and all three relays en route to a 111-67 rout of Shawnee Mission South on Thursday at Knox Natatorium. “But it was fine for starters. What we needed to do today was educate the new kids about how a high school swim meet works, and I think we did that.”
DEFENDANT HEEDED KILL ORDER WITNESS SAYS
December 6, 1996
A witness in a Jefferson County murder trial testified that Michael Bittle was his “enforcer.”
31ST FOES TO DISCUSS DECISION ON SLT
December 6, 1996
A county official hopes federal agencies will resume discussions about the South Lawrence Trafficway.
MORGAN QUITNO TEAMS WITH MONEY
December 6, 1996
A Lawrence-based research firm is forging a partnership with a national publication.
S FATE IN HANDS OF JURY
December 6, 1996
The suspect in a Lawrence murder took the witness stand Thursday as the final testimony and attorneys’ closing arguments wrapped up the four-day trial.
BAKER FOOTBALL WRAP-UP
December 6, 1996
Baker’s football season ended last month with a 28-20 loss to Southwestern in the Wheat Bowl, but that defeat certainly wasn’t a detriment. “It solidifies the fact we might not be where we want to be,” Baker coach John Frangoulis said, “but Baker football is not dead.”
HOOPS ARENA NO BACKUP FOR KU GRADS
December 6, 1996
KU graduates and relatives may no longer have to fret about enduring a commencement ceremony in Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 6, 1996
Births Kevin and Susan Barnes, Oskaloosa, a boy, Nov. 26.
VESPERSSELLOUT
December 6, 1996
Both performances of Kansas University’s Holiday Vespers on Sunday are sold out. If any tickets are returned, they will be available two hours prior to each performance — 1:30 p.m. for the matinee and 5:30 p.m. for the evening show. No waiting list will be taken.
December 6, 1996
Jacque Vaughn cannot play basketball at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, which is a crying shame considering Kansas’ senior point guard has been pointing to the UCLA game a long time. “That’s the one I wish I had a chance of playing. I’ll be honest. I’d love to play against UCLA,” said Vaughn, a native of nearby Pasadena, Calif. Vaughn will miss another two to four weeks because of his wrist injury.
FACTORY CLOSING HITS TOWN HARD
December 6, 1996
In spite of its well-known brand names Sunbeam was losing its sizzle.
THE OTTAWA CITY COMMISSION ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT MET ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND TOOK NO ACTION ON ANY MAJOR ITEMS.
December 6, 1996
The council approved a request to pave a section of Birch Street, from Red Jacket to Black Hawk streets. The next commission meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18.
HOLIDAY PET PICTURES SCHEDULED AT SHELTER
December 6, 1996
Santa “Paws” pictures will be taken from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th. Pet owners may bring their pets to the shelter to sit for a picture with Santa.
PIERCE ANXIOUS TO FACE UCLA BUDDIES
December 6, 1996
Paul Pierce returns to his hometown as a conquering hero this weekend. Pierce, Kansas University’s 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Los Angeles, scored 17 points — 15 in the the second half — in the Jayhawks’ 72-65 Great Eight victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday night in Chicago.
POLICE LOOKING FOR PURSE SNATCHER
December 6, 1996
A 48-year-old Lawrence woman reported her purse was snatched from her arms about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of West 23rd. Police were investigating the robbery, in which the woman’s purse and contents, including her driver’s license, currency, checks and social security card were taken by a person unknown to the woman.
STUDENT POETS DRAW INSPIRATION FROM LITERARY WORK
December 6, 1996
These Lawrence High School creative writing students’ poems were inspired by the reading of “By the Waters of Babylon,” a short story by Stephen Vincent Benet. The story delineates modern man’s self-destruction and man’s beginning again — wiser, it is hoped. The students’ teacher is Joy Clumsky.