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CHRISTMAS DINNER ON TRACK AGAIN THIS YEAR
December 13, 1996
Organizers havenearly everything in place for this year’s Community Christmas Dinner.
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December 13, 1996
Lawrence police officers inspect the car of a driver who hit a stoplight control box at 19th and Haskell Thursday night after leading police on a two-minute chase. Benjamin Ming, 18, Lawrence, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of operating under the influence, attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving while suspended and driving with no insurance. He was being held on $1,300 bond. Police at 8:41 p.m. spotted a Subaru that allegedly ran a red light at Ninth and Emery Road. The car then headed east on Ninth Street, crossing the downtown area before heading south on Delaware. The vehicle then went east on 14th and south on Haskell before striking the traffic signal control box. There were no injuries. Ming allegedly ran several stop signs and red lights, police said. Several cans of beer were found in the Subaru.
S DAY PARADE PROCEEDS DONATED
December 13, 1996
Some wee people may have a chance to attend preschool next year, thanks, in part, to an annual parade.
SCHWEGLER SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKE ENVIRONMENTAL CEILING TILES FOR KPL
December 13, 1996
Ceiling tiles bearing environmental messages created by Schwegler School students soon will adorn KPL offices in Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
December 13, 1996
At Quail Creek Drive and 22nd Street, traffic approaching from the south has to stop, but traffic from the north doesn’t have to stop. Why is this? “Traffic from the south is coming from a private driveway, and state law and city ordinance requires that all vehicles entering a public roadway from a private driveway must stop first,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “The public street has right of way over private driveways.”
SHAWNEE HEIGHTS CLOCK LAWRENCE GIRLS
December 13, 1996
The clock went blank four times in the second half of Lawrence High’s girls basketball game against Shawnee Heights. Unfortunately for the Lions (1-2), it was never broken.
THE ARC PARKS AND REC SCORES SPECIAL POPULATIONS HONOR
December 13, 1996
Helping people with developmental disabilities play softball and basketball on integrated teams has earned special recognition for Lawrence Parks and Recreation. The department earned the 1996 Boggs Mitchell Award from The Arc of Douglas County, a United Way agency that supports people with developmental disabilities.
CHRISTMAS TREE SALES ARE UP FROM LAST YEAR.
December 13, 1996
It’s hip to wear fir, if your name is Balsam, Frazier or Douglas. All three varieties, along with Scotch and White pines are lined up in area lots, waiting to be taken home and trimmed for the holiday season.
KU TASK FORCE FINISHING STUDENT ADVISING REPORT
December 13, 1996
A KU task force supports centralization of freshman-sophomore advising.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 13, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1995 Mustang convertible was broken into between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 2000 block of Stewart, Lawrence police reported Thursday. Compact discs and other items were taken. Damage to the vehicle and property loss were estimated together on a police report at $1,850.
GRAIN ELEVATOR SCHEDULED FOR IMPLOSION
December 13, 1996
A 149-foot grain elevator is scheduled to be imploded Sunday in Atchison. The implosion is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
VERNER L. NEWMAN JR.
December 13, 1996
Services for Verner L. Newman Jr., 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Newman died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, at Colonial Manor.
ELMIRA HATCHER
December 13, 1996
Graveside services for Elmira “Grace” Hatcher, 96, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Hatcher died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at the Sterling Heights Nursing Center.
JAY DRAKE
December 13, 1996
A memorial service for Jay W. Drake, 66, Jackson, Miss., was held Dec. 5 at the Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, Miss. Mr. Drake died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at the Methodist Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
December 13, 1996
* Two chain saws and other items valued on a police report at $2,490 were taken between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Iowa. Sheriff’s reports
WICHITA FACULTY COMPLETES FUND DRIVE
December 13, 1996
A gift of $50,700 from clinical faculty at the Kansas University medical school’s campus in Wichita helped establish an endowed professorship in honor of a former department chairman. The donation to KU Endowment Association provided funding to fully endow the $500,000 Daniel Roberts professorship in obstetrics and gynecology.
DISTRICT, PARENTS AT ODDS ON POLICY
December 13, 1996
School district, parents at odds over building use policy
BRANDON WOODS EXPANDS CARE
December 13, 1996
Residents of Brandon Woods Retirement Community Medicare Unit who receive respiratory therapy during a hospital stay can now continue those treatments on-site at Brandon Woods. The retirement facility, in conjunction with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, now offers respiratory therapy in addition to the existing services of physical, speech and occupational therapies.
KOUL
December 13, 1996
Why did Kansas University’s basketball team assault the man mountain? Because he was there.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 13, 1996
Births Debbie and Jeff Ely, Olathe, a boy, Tuesday.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
December 13, 1996
The following incorporations were filed in Douglas County: Mortgage Banc, Inc., amendment
FARMERS MARKET SETS HOLIDAY MARKET
December 13, 1996
The Lawrence Farmer’s Market will hold its annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Vendors from the summer market will bring a variety of homegrown and homemade items; traditional holiday foods from many countries, Christmas cookies, breads and pies, honey, popcorn, dried flowers, and more.
ARVELLA CORBIN
December 13, 1996
Graveside services for Arvella D. Corbin, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Corbin died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DOWNTOWN CORNER DRAWS REDEVELOPMENT
December 13, 1996
Redevelopment plans for 1002, 1006 and 1008 N.H. would include residential, retail and office uses, plus a new municipal court.
BERT NASH TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL AWARD EVENT
December 13, 1996
Bert Nash to hold annual award ceremony
UTILITY RATE PLAN UNFAIR, ATTORNEY SAYS
December 13, 1996
A Western Resources rate reduction plan is drawing static.
BUT EASY ON TRAVEL NERVES
December 13, 1996
Getting around Kansas City International Airport is easier than many airports, says a local travel agent.
TULSA PREP EMERGES AS HOT COMMODITY
December 13, 1996
Ryan Humphrey, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Tulsa Washington High School, has emerged as the country’s hottest unsigned player following his stellar performance against Duncanville, Texas, High at last weekend’s Texas Shootout in Fort Worth. Humphrey tallied 33 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and six assists in his showdown with Duncanville forward/Tulane signee Chris Owens at the prep event.
PROJECT COMPASSION
December 13, 1996
Donations to aid burned churches throughout the country may be sent to “Project Compassion,” in care of Commerce Bank, 955 Iowa, P.O. Box 788, Lawrence 66044.
FINAL EXAMS NEXT HURDLE FOR JAYHAWKS
December 13, 1996
Final exams make all Kansas University students sweat, including those who play basketball. “They’ll be very hard,” sophomore guard Ryan Robertson said, referring to the week-long test period that started Thursday. “It’s always hard balancing academics and basketball. It’s part of being a basketball player.”
12 DOORS OF CHRISTMAS
December 13, 1996
What better way to welcome the holidays than with a festively decorated entryway? The Journal-World is seeking 12 finely decked doors to feature in an upcoming edition. If you know of a gaily adorned door in the area give us a call at 832-7154. Tell us whose door it is and where we can find it.
JOHN HAROLD
December 13, 1996
Harold services A memorial service for John Marion Harold, 85, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
KCI TERMINAL HIGHLIGHTS BREAKOUT
December 13, 1996
Terminal highlights A Terminal is served by USAir, USAir Express, British Airways, American and America West air carriers. It also features a Cheers Bar, a Burger King, a TCBY, a Pizza Hut and a Premium Stock Bar/Snack Bar.
SOUND OFF
December 13, 1996
I read that Free State High School was going to be totally enclosed by the first of December. However, it doesn’t look that way right now. Is the school construction on schedule? Grant Ackerman, construction manager for the project, said the classroom section is the part he was referring to being closed in by Dec. 1, and that deadline was met.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
December 13, 1996
Galen J. Uhrich, 34, Olathe, to Beth E. Rundquist, 38, Lawrence. Micky Stum, 22, Lawrence, to Tami McGeeney, 29, Lawrence.
ADA SOUNDOFF
December 13, 1996
When is the Lawrence school district going to be in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said the district is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA has ever-changing requirements based on specific user needs, he said. The district has a plan that is in compliance and needs to be flexible to deal with specific needs and situations that may arise under the ADA, Fiegel said.
WEBB CITY BOMBARDS LHS, 66-46
December 13, 1996
Ouch. From an opening dunk by Webb City, Mo., until the final buzzer, the Cardinals bashed Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, 66-46, on Thursday night in the first round of the Blue Valley tournament.
December 13, 1996
A top KU scholar whose research has focused on frogs plans to retire this month.
BBB ISSUES WARNING ON OFFICE COMPANY SCAM
December 13, 1996
The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas is warning local businesses of people who may be posing as office supply company employees. On Thursday, a customer of Strong’s Office Systems in Lawrence received a telephone solicitation from a man claiming to be a Strong’s employee.
SOUND OFF
December 13, 1996
What is Ann Landers’ address and why don’t you publish it at the end of her column, as other newspapers do? Landers’ address is: Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago 60611-0562. This question inspired Journal-World editors. The address will be added to the column.
TEEN-AGERS TARGETED BY SOME RETAILERS
December 13, 1996
Many retailers count on teen-agers as customers.