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DONATION TO BENEFIT FINE ARTS PROGRAMS
February 28, 1996
The late widow of a Kansas University professor donated $158,000 to the School of Fine Arts for scholarships and the chamber music program. The estate of Lena Monroe Stranathan, Lawrence, made the bequest to KU Endowment Association.
OTTAWA DISTRICT MULLS CURRICULUM NETWORK LINK
February 28, 1996
The Ottawa school board may link up with a school curriculum network. At their meeting Monday, board members heard from Scott Clatterback, a Southwestern Bell representative, who described a program that the district could institute quickly.
S FAMILY CHARGED
February 28, 1996
A preliminary hearing for three murder conspiracy defendants will begin next week.
KU SETS SIGHTS ON STUDENT RETENTION
February 28, 1996
KU aims to raise the number of high-achieving students in the ranks.
NATIONAL PANEL REVIEWS LOCAL PROGRAMS
February 28, 1996
Two local adolescent substance abuse programs are being considered for inclusion in a national program. A national advisory panel to the American Probation and Parole Assn., will meet Friday through Monday in Lexington, Ky., to decide whether the local programs, sponsored by Douglas County Community Corrections and Crossbridge Recovery Services, should be included in the national program.
CLOSING MAY HAMPER MAGAZINE DELIVERIES
February 28, 1996
Lawrence customers who receive magazines delivered to their door from Bullseye Distribution may see some changes in their services. Publishers Express, the intermediary company that served as the go-between for magazine publishers and local delivery businesses, has dissolved without warning.
BALDWIN EXTENDS PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS
February 28, 1996
Principals’ offices at Baldwin schools won’t be getting any new occupants anytime soon, thanks to action this week by school board members. Supt. John Nuspl said the board approved contract extensions for principals at each of the district’s five schools and for an assistant principal at Baldwin High School.
ALTA J. NIEDER
February 28, 1996
Services for Alta J. Nieder, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lone Star Church of the Brethren in southwest Douglas County. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Nieder died Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, at Sterling Heights nursing home.
DAVID LEE MUTH
February 28, 1996
Services for David Lee Muth, 42, Lawrence, will be announced later. He was cremated. Mr. Muth died Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996, at his home.
MARJORIE HUBBEL
February 28, 1996
Services for Marjorie Hubbel, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Abshier officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hubbel died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1996, at Sterling Heights nursing home.
LLOYD BLACK
February 28, 1996
Services for Lloyd Black, 71, Valley Center, will be at 10 a.m. today at Faith Bible Baptist Church here. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Gridley. Mr. Black died Sunday, Feb. 25, 1996.
SBDC WINS FUNDING BATTLE
February 28, 1996
The state has rescued the Kansas University Small Business Development Center from closure, but further budget restrictions may affect the center’s operations. Mike O’Donnell, director of the center at 734 Vt., said the latest battle was won, but the center is still fighting a war to stay alive.
MILDRED HUDSON
February 28, 1996
Services for Mildred Helen Hudson, 83, Horton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Maple-Chaney Mortuary here. Burial will be at Horton Cemetery. Mrs. Hudson died Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, at Horton Community Hospital.
GLADYS FLORY ULRICH
February 28, 1996
Services for Gladys Flory Ulrich, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ulrich died Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TIP HELPS POLICE SNAG SUSPECT
February 28, 1996
A Lawrence man wanted for aggravated robbery was arrested Monday in Fort Scott. Damon Smith, 20, 223 N. Sixth, was arrested about 6 p.m. in a mobile home park by Fort Scott police after they were contacted by Lawrence police with a tip that he was in the area, Fort Scott Police Chief Jim Huff said.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
February 28, 1996
Free State Theater OK’d for depot
HASKELL STUDENTS LEARNING LAW OF LAND
February 28, 1996
A new class on tribal sovereignty at Haskell Indian Nations University is training the next generation of American Indian leaders.
C.O. BROWN
February 28, 1996
No services are planned for C.O. “Buzz” Brown, 71, Clackamas. Mr. Brown died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, in Oregon City.
EX-KU COACH MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME
February 28, 1996
The question came with surprising frequency, from a myriad of sources: What is Dave Bingham doing these days? Good question, I would respond, vowing to find the answer when baseball season rolled around again.
KU SENIOR BOW OUT WITH WIN
February 28, 1996
To his Kansas basketball teammates, T.J. Whatley is known for the moral support he gives from the bench during games and the sweat he expends at practice. To the fans? Whatley, Kansas’ 6-foot-4 senior walk-on from Benton, Ark., may be best known for his moustache.
BIG EIGHT HONORS DIXONWASHINGTON
February 28, 1996
Kansas University’s Tamecka Dixon has been named the Big Eight Conference’s women’s basketball player of the year and Marian Washington coach of the year in a vote of league coaches. Dixon, a 5-foot-9 junior guard from Linden, N.J., averages 17.5 points a game for Big Eight champion KU.
PRACTICE MAKES PIANIST PERFECT
February 28, 1996
An accomplished South American pianist visits Kansas for the first time.
NEW CREDIT CARD GIMMICKS ATTRACT BUYERS
February 28, 1996
When you sign up for a credit card, check the interest rates and annual fees. Credit cards come with a bewildering variety of options these days. The old familiar bank cards —Visa and MasterCard — are now tailored to fit a wide range of needs and interests.
BALDWIN JUNIOR HIGH HONOR ROLL
February 28, 1996
The following students made Baldwin Junior High School’s second-quarter honor roll: Eighth grade
PHONE SCAM REPORTED
February 28, 1996
Bob Stevens is calling Lawrence residents, but it’s not the Bob Stephens who owns a local real estate company. The caller is running a scam operation, police say, in which he tries to obtain the personal calling card numbers of unsuspecting residents.
CITY APPROVES GOLF COURSE
February 28, 1996
The estimated $3.65 million project cost is $1 million less than previously proposed.
BERNICE A. BEARD
February 28, 1996
Graveside services for Bernice A. Beard, 91, Waverly, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waverly Cemetery. Mrs. Beard died Saturday, Feb. 24, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAWRENCE HIGH HONOR ROLL
February 28, 1996
The following Lawrence High School students earned GPAs of 3.5 and above in the fall 1995 semester. Seniors: Toyin Adeyanju, Robyn Alger, Andrew Allen, Julie Anderson, Adriana Arevalo, Sara Arias, Denis Barna, Mark Bartscher, Amy Beets, Richard Benjes, Anne Bennett, Alanna Bierbaum, Britt Bieri, Jessica Bishop, Stephanie Bishop, Shakiyya Bland, Mandy Blevins, Jeremy Bonebrake, Kelly Borchardt, Rachel Bost, Brianne Brown, Sarah Carlson, Christy Carnahan, Rebecca Carttar, Nga Chau, Mei Cheah, Dung Chieu, Adam Clark, Chris Collins, Sara Combs, Courtney Compton, David D’Ercole, Keri Davenport, April Davies, Allegra DeSalvo, Rebecca Diebolt, Scott Domonoske, Regan Doyle, Sarah Dreiling, Kerri Driscoll, Jill Dwyer, Kristine Eck, Shaun Edmondson, Tara Edwards, Elizabeth Eversole, Geneva Ewert, Meghan Ewing, Lance Fisher, Andrea Fleener, Aniela Flores-Verduzco, Stephanie Ford, Randall Foster, Nick Fredrickson, Priscilla Frentop, Elisha Friedman, Sara Garvin, Hilary Getz, Stacy Gill, Kate Goering, Peter Grant, Jody Gray, David Greathouse, Brian Hack, Jaunelle Hamilton, Katherine Harker, Alexandra Harris, Suzanne Hasselle, Melanie Heffley, Sarah Heironimus, Justin Hensley, Lorene Hermann, Armelle Hiance, Erica Hill, Jana Hoisington, Cynthia Hoover, Zhihao Huang, Laura Hubert, Trinetta Humphrey, Zac Huston, Molly Imber, Katarina Janurova, Adelitta Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Andrew Johnston, Jake Joler, Katherine Kampschroeder, Mira Dana Kang, Troy Karlin, Joe Karney, Catherine Keel, Alicia Kellogg, Ruth Kennedy, Kathryn Kish, Cindy Kitsmiller, Corinne Knapp, Casey Lee, Rachel Lee, Sam Lee, Jean Lin, Brandi Lockwood, Adam Loewen, Katey Lohmann, Shelby Loper, J.D. Loudabarger, Morgan Loveland, Allan Lundsgaarde, Erik Lundsgaarde, John Magnuson, Luke Malone, Matthew Marden, Richard Markley, Chris Mathews, Andrea McCrate, Jamaica McGlothlin, Kelly Miller, Leslie Miller, Emily Moriarty, Joni Mullen, Anne Murray, William Lee Myers, Greg Nadvornik, Sara Nash, Jeffrey O’Neal, Philip Oberzan, Lydia Oelschlaeger, Angie Packard, Tara Pagano, Elinor Parker, Heather Parks, Shawn Pence, Risa Petty, Kelly Rake, Joel Remke, Ben Reynard, Jill Richardson, Jelica Ristic, Tracy Robertson, Erin Rodewald, Katie Sackman, Matthew Saunders, Leigh Schwartz, Maria Shuckahosee, Sofia Simmons, Heidi Slaugh, Myka Small, Cynthia Smith, Darren Smith, Allison Sollars, Peter Soppelsa, Emelia Stephens, Kelly Stewart, Geoff Strole, Tamara Suderman, April Swain, Matthew Tait, Ken Takusagawa, Thomas Tatum, Jeremiah Tolbert, Brian Tongier, Elizabeth Traiger, Megan Tuel, Carrie Turnbaugh, Paul Turvey, Michele Vieux, Allen Voigt, Tamika Walker, Edward Wang, Shane Wedd, Stephanie Welter, Jacque West, Chris Willette, Kristin Winfrey, Nadia Zlatanova.
HANDBOOK CAUSE FOR CONCERN
February 28, 1996
KU’s faculty and staff handbook is undergoing a long-awaited revision.
SPRING FEVER HITS WITH WARM SNAP
February 28, 1996
You are not alone. I, too, became disoriented last week when temperatures took a premature jump into the 60s and 70s. The compulsive gardener in me said it was time to start planting, but my common sense told me to get a life — for at least a few weeks longer.