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DOUGLAS COUNTY STARTS SEARCH TO REPLACE COUNSELOR
February 2, 1996
The selection of a new district court judge means Douglas County commissioners must find themselves a new lawyer. The job of Douglas County counselor became vacant Wednesday when Gov. Bill Graves appointed Bob Fairchild, the county’s attorney, to the bench. Fairchild, who also maintained a private law practice, had been advising county commissioners and administrators since 1986.
COUNCIL REVIEWS OPENING SAFE ROUTE NEAR COMPLEX
February 2, 1996
Did the city of Oskaloosa make a commitment to open up Sycamore Street from Washington to Herkimer? That was the question debated Thursday night by the City Council and builder Ed Benton.
DOC BOUND FOR OLYMPIC GAMES
February 2, 1996
A Kansas University team physician to keep the U.S. athletes fit for competing for summer gold in Atlanta.
BALDWIN OFFICIALS SEEK LINK TO RECENT HEPATITISCASES
February 2, 1996
Officials have uncovered no explanation for an outbreak of hepatitis A that has afflicted four Baldwin High School students. “We haven’t been able to pin it down,” said Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses at the Douglas County Health Department. “We really don’t know how these individuals got hepatitis A.”
DEPUTY IN SERIOUS CONDITION
February 2, 1996
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department got good news Thursday about a deputy who suffered a head injury this week when he fell from the roof of a house while assisting a suicidal teen-ager. Deputy Ron Wilson is conscious and answering questions. He remembers nothing about Wednesday’s accident.
FURRY FORECASTER HATES COLDTOO
February 2, 1996
Even if we had our own version of Punxsutawney Phil — say, Lawrence Larry or Douglas County Dave — there’s no chance the marmot would skitter from his hole this Groundhog Day to sentence us all to another six weeks of winter. See his shadow? Ha!
NEW 4TH DISTRICT JUDGE TAPPED
February 2, 1996
The man who was appointed 4th District judge this week already is a familiar face in the district’s courthouses. Phillip M. Fromme, a Burlington attorney, has been a district magistrate judge in Anderson, Coffey, Franklin and Osage counties for a dozen years. On Wednesday, Gov. Bill Graves appointed him to succeed Jules Doty, who retired as district judge last month.
HOME
February 2, 1996
A Eudora family lost its home Thursday in a fire that raged out of control for at least 40 minutes and briefly trapped two firefighters. Authorities arrived at the home of Larry and Janet Taylor, 1218 Oak, about 2:05 p.m. Thursday after a passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the roof near the chimney. The Taylors were not at home.
DANIELS COMMITS TO COFFEYVILLE
February 2, 1996
Lawrence High tailback Thomas Daniels has committed to play football for Coffeyville Community College next year. Daniels, a 5-foot-8, 156-pound all-state selection, rushed for 1,617 yards on 155 carries, an average of 10.4 yards a carry in 11 games. He rushed for 18 touchdowns.
OPEN FRANKLIN COUNTY POST DRAWS CROWD OF CANDIDATES
February 2, 1996
A vacant Franklin County Commission seat has drawn an avalanche of hopeful candidates. Vern Chesbro, Franklin County GOP chairman, said Thursday that nine candidates had filed for the position, more than had run in any general election in recent memory.
PLUNGING TEMPS EQUAL PEAK UTILITY DEMANDS
February 2, 1996
Cold weathermeans good news for some people, including people who own stock in utility companies.
ADA MCCRACKEN
February 2, 1996
Services for Ada Watson McCracken, 65, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Topeka. Entombment will be at Mount Hope Mausoleum. Mrs. McCracken died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.
S GIFT TO HELP KANSAS STUDENTS
February 2, 1996
A bequest from the estate of a Kansas University alumna will help fulfill a goal to assist academically talented students. The estate of Noma Riley, Portland, Ore., donated $712,000 for scholarships targeted at KU juniors, seniors and graduate students from Kansas communities.
FARM BUREAU HITS THE CAPITOL
February 2, 1996
The biggest group representing the interests of the state’s biggest industry sent hundreds of members to the state capitol Thursday to push its legislative agenda. The Kansas Farm Bureau, based in Manhattan, equipped its visiting members with background sheets on key farm issues and brochures that explained the legislative process.
PICKETT COLUMN
February 2, 1996
Flying Jayhawks trade air travel for sea cruise We are fresh — more or less — back from a cruise that took us into the Pacific, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. Almost everyone I talked with before we left had been through the canal, and we have friends who have known Costa Rica for more than 30 years. So we’re latecomers, but being latecomers won’t keep me from writing about that trip.
VOLUNTEER SPREADS SMILES
February 2, 1996
Kelly Carson seems to put everybody she meets in a good mood. Her smile is contagious, her hugs full of warmth and love. Carson is 22 years old and severely handicapped, which causes mental retardation and makes her unable to speak. Despite her disabilities, Carson has spent the last four months volunteering her time cleaning offices for Trinity Respite Care, Farm Inc. and Advanced Home Care.
SM NORTHWEST TAKES CARE OF LHS GIRLS
February 2, 1996
If Lawrence High’s girls basketball team plans to reach the state tournament next month, it’ll have to contend with teams like No. 2-ranked Shawnee Mission Northwest. “I’d like to think we’re good enough to beat teams like that,” LHS coach Gary Hammer said. “If we’re going to go anywhere later on in the year, we’re going to have to beat good teams.”
JAYHAWKS NOW HAVE 23 COMMITMENTS
February 2, 1996
An offensive lineman from California and a defensive end from Florida have given verbal commitments to play for Kansas University’s football team next fall. Chuck Jarvis, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive tackle from San Pedro, Calif., and Victor Bullock, a 6-3, 210-pound defensive end from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Boyd Anderson High, have committed to KU.
S BASEBALL TEAM
February 2, 1996
Kansas University’s baseball team will open its season a week from today, likely without the benefit of holding one practice outside. What, the Jayhawks worry?
WILLIAMS PROVIDING SOME SPARK
February 2, 1996
Darrin Williams, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Wichita South, has emerged as the No. 1 high school basketball player in the state of Kansas. A major-college prospect, Williams hasn’t asked his brother — KU forward B.J. Williams — for much input during the recruiting process.
PETERS READY FOR ACTION
February 2, 1996
Aric Peters, heir apparent to the role of staff ace on Kansas University’s baseball team, has just five innings of major-college pitching experience. He also has a 90-plus mph fastball and a chip on his shoulder.
ZONE GAINS POPULARITY, BUT NOT WITH KU
February 2, 1996
It used to be college basketball’s disciples of man-to-man defense — Bob Knight, Dean Smith and Eddie Sutton — would never, ever consider playing zone. Yet, this season, Knight of Indiana, Smith of North Carolina and Sutton of Oklahoma State have all employed zone defenses during recent games.
JOURNAL-WORLD EDITOR TO JUDGE PHOTO CONTEST
February 2, 1996
Bill Snead, deputy editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, will be one of three judges for the 53rd White House News Photographer’s Assn. competition this weekend. The other judges are John Dominus, Life, and Paul Gero, The Arizona Republic. The competition is in Washington, D.C. Several hundred entries will be submitted by members of the press who cover Washington, D.C., and the government. Work done by staffers of Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Life, Associated Press, Reuters, Agence Free-Presse, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Times and a host of other publications make up the entries. There also is a video category.
WELLSVILLE SCHOOLS LOWER THERMOSTAT TO CONSERVE GAS
February 2, 1996
It was slightly cooler in Wellsville school buildings on Wednesday. In an effort to conserve energy — and avoid the possibility of paying 7.5 times more for natural gas — Supt. Don Williams decided to turn down thermostats in school buildings.
THEFTS LEAVE CAR OWNERS OUT IN THE COLD
February 2, 1996
Their cars were there. Then they were gone. That’s the story two local drivers gave to police Wednesday night after someone took their vehicles. In both cases, the vehicles were left unlocked, unattended and idling to warm up.
COMPOSER
February 2, 1996
A composersings the praises of some Lawrence choir students.
HOMEOWNERS TAX BILL GETS WARM RECEPTION
February 2, 1996
A House committee is analyzing a bill from Lawrence-area legislators that adjusts how property is appraised.