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AUCTION BENEFITS WEE FOLKS FUND
February 17, 1996
If you’re in the market for a football autographed by Emmitt Smith or a supermodel-signed Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, you’re in luck. Those items and more will be on the auction block today as a benefit for the Wee Folks Scholarship Fund, the fund-raising recipient of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
FLOYD NOEL
February 17, 1996
Services for Floyd D. Noel, 65, Noel, were held Monday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel, with the Rev. Dick Sanders officiating. Burial was in Noel Cemetery. Mr. Noel died Friday, Feb. 9, 1996, at his home after a long illness.
ALVIN V. MCKINNEY
February 17, 1996
Services for Alvin V. “Scoop” McKinney, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. McKinney died Friday, Feb. 16, 1996, at his home.
CHEER SQUAD TESTS SHOW IN BALDWIN
February 17, 1996
A high-caliber cheerleading squad performed here Friday as a tuneup for two upcoming national competitions. The Pro Cheer All-Stars, made up of students from 10 Midwestern high schools, put on a show during the Baldwin-Osawatomie basketball game.
BANK EMPLOYEE FACES EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE
February 17, 1996
A former Lawrence resident is facing federal prosecution for his alleged embezzlement of nearly $19,000 from the Mercantile Bank of Lawrence. Brian L. Linsner, 26, Goodland, was charged in a federal complaint filed Thursday by U.S. Atty. Jackie N. Williams.
JAYHAWKS TAKE TO AIR
February 17, 1996
The Kansas University men’s basketball team took a slightly unusual way of getting to Ames for today’s 3 p.m. game against Iowa State — a chartered flight out of Lawrence Municipal Airport. Team members, a few coaches and trainers planned to take a 19-passenger, twin-engine turbo-prop Air Midwest flight Friday night from the Lawrence airport, said Richard Konzem, assistant athletic director.
EIGHT TEENS ALSO INVOLVED IN SHOOTING
February 17, 1996
Nathan Earwood was one of nine teen-agers implicated in the Sept. 24 shooting of Stephanie Perez, 14. The other eight teen-agers’ court cases proceeded as follows:
JAYHAWKS WIN AT TEXAS
February 17, 1996
Kansas University’s baseball team didn’t just beat Texas on Friday afternoon. To hear first-year KU baseball coach Bobby Randall tell it, the Jayhawks beat the odds, too.
CURTIS 1000 CLOSING DOORS
February 17, 1996
“A redistribution of its production of workload” will put about 400 employees nationwide and 40 locally out of work.
TEEN GETS 8-YEAR TERM IN SHOOTING
February 17, 1996
The prison sentence was the maximum under Kansas sentencing guidelines, given the severity of the crime and Nathan Earwood’s criminal history.
STATE SWIMMING PRELIMS
February 17, 1996
Lawrence High’s boys swimming and diving team is poised to make a run today for the state championship — much to the delight of its coach. “We have swum literally out of our minds,” LHS coach Pat Grzenda said after the Lions swam their way to eight championship and five consolation finals berths during prelims Friday at KU’s Robinson Natatorium. “I don’t know if it’s enough ultimately to win this meet — Blue Valley Northwest has been sensational today — but we have just had a terrific day.
REGENTS DEBATE PAYMENT PROPOSAL
February 17, 1996
A vote on a plan that would allow $500,000 balloon payments to top university officials was postponed.
KIDS GET A TICKET TO RIDE
February 17, 1996
The state’s assistive technology program is providing free riding toys to qualifying children in northeast Kansas.
SATURDAY COLUMN
February 17, 1996
Just how committed is the American public to eradicating AIDS? This week’s announcement that boxer Tommy Morrison had tested HIV-positive focused even more attention on the deadly disease and should serve as an added warning of the dangers associated with a promiscuous lifestyle.
S THEATER HOLDS SHORT ATTENTION SPANS
February 17, 1996
An ensemble of KU actors brings some classic fairy tales to life.