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J-W ON-LINE PROVIDES E-MAIL DIRECTORY
February 8, 1996
Lawrence residents have a new tool to look up friends and neighbors and contact them electronically. Journal-World On-line Services has posted an electronic mail version of the Lawrence-area white and yellow pages on the World Wide Web.
COUNTY SEEKS DETAILS ON VALLEY VIEW USES
February 8, 1996
Douglas County commissioners spun their wheels Wednesday night in their effort to find a tenant for the vacant Valley View Care Home, 2518 Ridge Ct. Representatives of both the United Way of Douglas County and Hannah’s House made presentations on how they would use the 26,000-square-foot building, but neither provided the financial information commissioners had asked for from them.
KU MUST BATTLE PROS TO GET SIGNEES ON CAMPUS
February 8, 1996
Two of Kansas City’s top high school baseball players have said they’ll play ball for Kansas University. Now the trick might be getting them on campus. During the early signing period, Jimmy Terrell, from Tri-City High in Blue Springs, Mo., signed a national letter of intent with the Jayhawks. And this week, Damian Rolls from Kansas City Schlagle gave the Jayhawks a non-binding verbal commitment.
KU SPORTS NOTEBOOK
February 8, 1996
Track Nebraska is the next stop for the Kansas track teams. The Jayhawks will participate in the Husker Invitational on Saturday at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.
HEADLEY READY TO LEAD KU BASEBALL TEAM
February 8, 1996
As the Kansas University baseball team began its downward spiral last season, Justin Headley found himself helpless — and voiceless — against it. “Last year, I was kind of passive about it,” Headley said. “I saw what was wrong with the team, but I didn’t say much about it. I never really felt like part of the team, at least early on.”
FORMER KU SPORTS STAR COMES HOME ON PAROLE
February 8, 1996
A well-known KU alum returns to Lawrence after completing a federal prison sentence.
BROWNBACK MAPS KU POLITICAL SPECTRUM
February 8, 1996
Kansas’ 2nd District congressman was surprised a bit Wednesday by results of his impromptu poll at KU.
BENJAMIN JAMES
February 8, 1996
Services for Benjamin “Frank” James, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post No. 852, Lawrence. Mr. James died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BEERS AWAITS SENTENCING
February 8, 1996
A Lawrence man who was convicted Tuesday of escaping from jail is awaiting sentencing today on another escape conviction. Chad A. Beers is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. today in Fort Smith, Ark., where he was convicted in November of escaping from the Sebastian County Jail on Aug. 30, 1994.
LMH REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT FROM AMBULANCE DISCUSSIONS
February 8, 1996
A proposal to fold the Douglas County Ambulance Service into Lawrence Memorial Hospital got little response from county commissioners Wednesday night. Ted McFarlane, DCAS director, told commissioners the projections for boosting revenue by upwards of $1 million a year assumed that Medicare reimbursements could be improved under federal procedures that give hospitals an advantage in obtaining payment for services.
S APPEAL AGAINST ATTORNEY DENIED
February 8, 1996
District Judge Jack Murphy has rejected convicted murderer Abraham Orr’s claim that he had inadequate legal representation during his 1994 murder trial in Douglas County. In a decision released Wednesday, Murphy denied all arguments raised by Orr against his former attorney, Randy McGrath of Lawrence.
KU FOOTBALL SIGNEE THUMBNAILS
February 8, 1996
Stan Brown DL 6-2 285 Flint, Mich. (Central) A two-year all-state and all-Saganaw Valley Conference selection by the two major newspapers in Detroit … Selected by The Detroit News as the 16th best player in Michigan … An all-region selection by the Bluechip Report … Selected to play in the Michigan high school all-star game … A two-year starter on offense and defense … Led his team in tackles as a senior … Averaged 10 tackles a game the past two seasons … Lettered four years in football and track.
TRAFFICWAY INPUT PERIOD EXTENDED
February 8, 1996
Anyone who missed earlier opportunities to tell South Lawrence Trafficway planners where to put the eastern leg of the road will get another chance. Federal Highway Administration officials in Topeka say the public comment period for the project’s supplemental environmental impact statement has been extended to March 6.
OTTAWA AUDITORIUM
February 8, 1996
A proponent of the municipal auditorium here asked city commissioners to consider uses for the building when planning for the future. Carla Bienhoff, a member of the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium board of directors, asked commissioners at their meeting Wednesday night to take the auditorium into consideration when forming the city’s strategic plan.
TYNER BRIGFT SPOT FOR HASKELL
February 8, 1996
Bill Tyner has been a bright spot for Haskell’s struggling men’s basketball team. Tyner is the lone returning starter on a Haskell team that has won only three of 17 games.
KU TO ANSWER REQUEST FOR EVALUATIONS
February 8, 1996
A Kansas University student, not willing to wait for a possible consensus from university governance, will find out today whether KU will make public its student evaluations of faculty. Scott Sullivan, a student senator, on Monday filed a Kansas Open Records Act request with the KU chancellor’s office asking the university to release the evaluations.
ELLA M. PAPENHAUSEN
February 8, 1996
Services for Ella M. Papenhausen, 93, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Glenda Kermode officiating. Burial will be at Belmont Memorial Cemetery, Fresno, Calif. Mrs. Papenhausen died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1996, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
VALENTINE GIFTS RUN THE GAMUT
February 8, 1996
Imagination is the only thing limiting lovers on Valentine’s Day.
WEB LETS LAWRENCE FORM ELECTRONIC COMMUNITY
February 8, 1996
Lawrence is beginning to etch a sense of local unity on the vast World Wide Web.
WOLF CREEK TO UNDERGO CRITICAL TESTS
February 8, 1996
Power companies and federal regulators will be closely monitoring the results of tests about to begin at the only nuclear power plant in Kansas.
TWO INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT
February 8, 1996
Two men were injured in a two-car accident Wednesday night south of Lawrence. One man was taken by LifeStar helicopter to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and another was taken by the Douglas County Ambulance Service to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after an accident about 10:45 p.m.
DAY
February 8, 1996
Need help for Valentine’s Day gift suggestions? Time is running out, but these ideas may be right for that special someone. * How about a helicopter ride over the Plaza (in Kansas City)? A cousin of mine did that for her birthday. — Amalia Kokoruda, KU junior in speech pathology from Leawood.
T ENSURE STATE CROWNS
February 8, 1996
When eight Lawrence High football players signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday, none jotted their name with an NCAA Div. I program. Seven signed with junior colleges and the other with Div. II Washburn.
S BIG MEN FEAST ON ISU
February 8, 1996
Kansas University entertained Iowa State on Wednesday night expecting a barn-burner. It quickly turned into a block party instead.
S CONFIDENCE AWAY
February 8, 1996
Fred Hoiberg … gone. Julius Michalik … history. Loren Meyer … adios. Not even Hurl Beecham is wearing an Iowa State uniform anymore. And yet …
SPLIT COMMISSION WANTS PUBLIC OPINION
February 8, 1996
Commissioners will turn to the public gallery before teeing off on a golf course proposal.
KFB HOPES TO FREEZE SPECIES LIST
February 8, 1996
The Kansas Farm Bureau says it supports protection but wants the state, and not private property owners, to pay for conservation measures required by state law.
SOME TEENS SEARCH FOR GOD
February 8, 1996
A higher power shapes the thoughts and lifestyles of many Lawrence teens.
COURT PUTS KNOWLEDGE ON TRIAL
February 8, 1996
A mock trial at Southwest Junior High School is testing what students have learned about the criminal justice system.
AN INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RENEWAL PROGRAM FOR CHRISTIANS HAS MADE ITS WAY TO LAWRENCE.
February 8, 1996
Jana Rae grew up in a family with Catholic father, a Protestant mother and a conflict in spiritual doctrines. “I could just never figure out why, if they were worshiping the same God, why there was so much friction,” the Lawrence woman said.
LHS ADDS OFFICER TO ITS RESOURCES
February 8, 1996
A Lawrence police officer is looking forward to his new assignment.
ANSAS 89, IOWA STATE 70
February 8, 1996
Haase’s night: Kansas junior Jerod Haase tied a career high with eight assists in Kansas’ 89-70 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. He also scored seven points and had two steals in 29 minutes. Junior center Scot Pollard who accepted several feeds from Haase and Jacque Vaughn, scored 20 points.
KANSAS BLASTS CYCLONES
February 8, 1996
Halfway through the Big Eight basketball season, Kansas owns a perfect 7-0 record. “What they’ve done the first seven games, you can tie it but you can’t beat it,” KU coach Roy Williams said after the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks’ 89-70 victory over second-place Iowa State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
S RECRUITING LIST
February 8, 1996
Kansas University’s football team wrapped up its recruiting season on Wednesday … or did it? KU coach Glen Mason released a list of 24 players who signed with KU on Wednesday, the first day of the national letter of intent signing period.