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COUNTY TO REVIEW COUNSEL HOPEFULS
February 16, 1996
Seven Douglas County attorneys or law firms are standing in line to do the county’s legal work. County administrators and department heads will meet today to begin reviewing the seven letters of interest that were submitted by the end of business Thursday. The county commission will make the final decision.
RHYTHM
February 16, 1996
The first beats on the changgo and k’kwaenggwari were loud and alienating, much like the sound created by a gang of boys pounding sticks against trash can lids. But by the end of SamulNori’s two-hour performance Thursday night at the Lied Center, the 800-plus adults and children who had come to see the six-man Korean drum-and-dance ensemble were on their feet clapping and clamoring for more. The stage was crowded with listeners who had decided to become dancers, each creating their own steps to the rhythmical cycles of the troupe’s drums and gongs.
ELEMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY GRADE CARDS FLESHED OUT
February 16, 1996
The Kansas Board of Regents embraced Thursday five elements of a new report card that would be used to assess performance of the six state universities. “These are the right directions,” said Phyllis Nolan, a Louisburg regent taking the lead role in shaping contents of the card.
POLICE RELEASE SUSPECT IN KU THEFTS
February 16, 1996
Authorities don’t know when, or if, charges will be filed against a woman suspected of stealing $39,000 from KU.
LIBRARIAN HOPES LINWOOD COMES TO CHECK IT OUT
February 16, 1996
Jennifer Racine hopes to introduce more of Linwood’s 436 residents to computers at the library.
OLIVER DARRELL CONLEY
February 16, 1996
Services for Oliver Darrell Conley, 63, Mount Morris, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Miles Martin Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Conley died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1996, at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Mount Morris.
LHS GIRLS WIN HOME FINALE
February 16, 1996
Lawrence High’s girls basketball players went out as winners in their final home game of the season Thursday. A fired-up LHS team thumped Shawnee Mission West, 50-36. It marked the Lions’ fifth win in a row.
OFFICIALS HAVE FAITH IN SYSTEM
February 16, 1996
Public confidence in the university’s ability to manage its $600 million budget shouldn’t waver amid allegations of embezzlement on campus, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Thursday. After all, he said, it was an internal university audit and investigation that led to the suspect’s arrest.
INTERIM PSU PRESIDENT HONORED
February 16, 1996
Gov. Bill Graves made a surprise appearance Thursday at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting to honor the former interim president at Pittsburg State University. Tom Bryant, professor of education, served as the university’s CEO from April to December 1995. He stepped in when regents forced PSU’s former president, Don Wilson, to resign.
ROAD FUNDING PROJECT REJECTED
February 16, 1996
The city rescinded its agreement to pay $3,000 to open a platted street at its meeting Thursday night. Council member Mike Paavola said he didn’t oppose opening Sycamore Street, but said the city shouldn’t pay for work done in order to open it.
DEATHS BLAMED ON DOGS
February 16, 1996
Now there are two. That’s the word Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, where 14 tame ducks have either disappeared or died since November.
NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM ANNOUNCES FINALISTS
February 16, 1996
Fifteen area high school students have been named finalists in the $26 million scholarship program.
REGENTS GIVE THEIR OK TO KU, KUEA LAND SWAP
February 16, 1996
The Legislature must give final approval of the exchange of property.
BASKETBALL RECRUITING UPDATE
February 16, 1996
What’s happening in college basketball recruiting at Kansas? Not much.
GLEN O. WILSON
February 16, 1996
Services for Glen O. Wilson, 87, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ, Eudora, with Donald Cashatt officiating. Burial will be at Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
TEACHER LEADS WAY IN VO-AG
February 16, 1996
During Vocational Education Week, a vocational agriculture teacher took time out to discuss the subject’s importance.
CROWD
February 16, 1996
Iowa State’s fans treated Raef LaFrentz SO rudely in Ames last season, Cyclone Fred Hoiberg lashed out at the spectators after the game. The fans not only booed native Iowan LaFrentz, but they called him “traitor” and a few other words not fit for print.
AT-RISK PRESCHOOL DRAWS CRITICS
February 16, 1996
Members of a conservative tax reform group are questioning the need for a preschool program operated by the local school district.
EUDORA DOWNS BALDWIN
February 16, 1996
Chad Elmer didn’t score a single point in the last 14 1/2 minutes Thursday night. No matter. Eudora’s senior guard had done his damage. Elmer’s three-point shooting — he was four for four from beyond the arc — pulled Baldwin out of its zone and enabled the Cardinals to dispatch the Bulldogs, 57-43, in Frontier League basketball.
LHS BOYAS READY FOR STATE SWIMS
February 16, 1996
Of all the state championship hardware filling Lawrence High’s trophy cases, a first-place plaque in boys swimming and diving is missing. The Lions, unbeaten in nine meets this season, will try to change that this weekend at the state meet at Kansas University’s Robinson Natatorium.
BAKER PROMOTES FRANGOULIS
February 16, 1996
Baker University wasted little time hiring a new football coach. Defensive coordinator John Frangoulis was elevated to the head job Thursday, a week after Steve Schottel resigned.
FAMILY OPENS BREWERY
February 16, 1996
Lawrence’s newest brewery, Kaw River Brewery, 729 Mass., is scheduled to open for St. Patrick’s Day.
MEDIA GOES GREAT LENGTHS TO SEE LAWMAKERS
February 16, 1996
Many journalists across Kansas have little routine contact with state lawmakers.
REGENTS DEBATE PAYMENT PROPOSAL
February 16, 1996
A vote on a plan that would allow $500,000 balloon payments to top university officials was postponed.
JAYHAWKS HEADED INTO HEART OF TEXAS
February 16, 1996
Heading deep into the heart of Texas doesn’t bother first-year Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall one bit. “Their record at home is phenomenal,” Randall said of the Longhorns and their notoriously friendly confines, Disch-Falk Field. “With that crowd, they’ve got a lot of things going on. But you can’t let that ruin your concentration.”
BILL CUTS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
February 16, 1996
A comprehensive ethics bill includes a proposal by a Lawrence legislator to create incentives for voluntary campaign spending limits.
February 16, 1996
Remember C.B. McGrath, Kansas’ 5-foot-11 backup point guard, who played 13 minutes against both Oklahoma and Kansas State last season? The guy who averaged 4.9 minutes in 14 Big Eight games?