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SM EAST IMPRESSED BY LHS BOYS
January 5, 1996
Lawrence High’s 58-57 overtime victory over Kansas City Wyandotte on Tuesday came on an off night for other Sunflower League schools. “Every coach in the league was there — Olathe South, Shawnee Mission West, SM East …,” LHS boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner said. “We threw everything at Wyandotte and the other coaches got to see everything we’ve got.”
LHS GIRLS OUTLAST LANCERS
January 5, 1996
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team received its annual test of playing without Jaunelle Hamilton. The Lions passed, but it was far from easy. The Lions outlasted Shawnee Mission East, 53-50, in double overtime Thursday night at the LHS gym. A Katie Schott free throw with 1:29 left in the second overtime gave LHS a 51-50 lead. Lawrence’s Katy Kampschroeder sealed the game with a layup on a pass from Laura Rhodes with :04 left.
PIERCE, JAYHAWKS KICK BUCS
January 5, 1996
It looked like it might be Paul Pierce’s night when he banked in a three-pointer to open the scoring on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “We told him somebody was smiling on him at that point when you bank in a three-pointer from the top of the key,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said after watching Pierce erupt for 30 points in the No. 4 Jayhawks’ 108-73 basketball victory over East Tennessee State.
SOUND OFF
January 5, 1996
How can Lawrence public schools use KU students for substitutes? Don’t substitutes have to have an education degree and be certified by the state board of education? All of Lawrence public school district substitutes either have a Kansas teaching certificate or a Kansas substitute teaching certificate, according to Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools.
SCHOOL BUSINESS
January 5, 1996
* Consider participation in a Child and Adult Care Food Program that would affect two child-care programs in the district: the Parent Child Learning Center at Lawrence High School and the Even Start Program at 1919 Del. Under the program, the district is reimbursed by the federal government for providing meals to children. The program is similar to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program, in which all schools participate. * Consider refinancing general obligation school building bonds, which could result in an interest rate that is 0.5 to 1 percent lower and a potential savings in excess of $1 million. It’s possible part or all of two bond issues could be refinanced — a $33.52 million 1993 issue and a $36.9 million 1995 bond issue. No fees or expenses will be charged by George K. Baum and Co. investment bankers if the refinancing doesn’t occur.
SCHOOL BOTTOM LINE
January 5, 1996
School board members will discuss a proposal for a pilot preschool program that would be financed with funds obtained by the local business-education partnership board. Plans call for the preschool to serve 3- and 4-year-olds who are at risk. It also will involve, when possible, the children’s parents.
RUBY GARLAND
January 5, 1996
Garland services Services for Ruby Elizabeth Garland, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
FREE STATE PLOTS FOR PLAT APPROVAL
January 5, 1996
A new plan could pave the way for Free State High School to open on time next year.
S WILLIAMS WORKS JAYHAWKS HARD
January 5, 1996
It’s semester break, which means Kansas University’s basketball players don’t have to go to class. That leaves a lot of time for … basketball, what else?
BUCS
January 5, 1996
Three times Al LeForce has taken his East Tennessee State basketball team on the road to play Kansas, and three times the Buccaneers have flown home with an L. That’s tough scheduling.
PRAEGER FILES FOR 2ND TERM
January 5, 1996
Lawrence’s incumbent senator is seeking re-election.
MONEY MAGAZINE TOUTS OSKALOOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT
January 5, 1996
Affordable housing and an above-average school system have combined to bring national attention to Oskaloosa. In its January issue, Money magazine included the Oskaloosa school district in a list of the “100 Top Schools in Towns You Can Afford.”
WILLIAM MOORE
January 5, 1996
WILLIAM G. MOORE Tonganoxie — Services for William G. Moore, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel in Tonganoxie with the Rev. David Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
MARION SLIKER
January 5, 1996
Marion Caps Sliker Services for Marion Caps Sliker, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus. Burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Pittsford, N.Y.
FORWARDED TO GRAVES
January 5, 1996
The names of three candidates for a local judgeship are on the governor’s desk.
HASKELL OUTLINES ECONOMIC IMPACT
January 5, 1996
A study says Haskell Indian Nations University is worth millions each year to the state economy.
DISTRICT JUDGE DIES
January 5, 1996
Donald White, Ottawa, a longtime judge in the 4th Judicial District, died late Wednesday. He was 69. White, who retired from the bench in March 1991, held several judicial posts in his career. He was a probate and district judge for more than 20 years. Before serving as a judge, White served several terms as Franklin County attorney.
GOVERNMENT SYSTEM
January 5, 1996
In a city of 72,000 residents, can people expect their elected local officials to respond quickly to questions, concerns or complaints? Or, better yet, should they have to?
SOUND OFF
January 5, 1996
What sports and activities will be offered at Free State High School? And will Free State have access to advanced placement and other specialized courses? “District patrons can expect the same sports and activities that are offered at Lawrence High School and that are recognized by the Kansas State High School Activities Assn.,” said Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent for educational programming. “District officials currently are preparing athletic schedules for fall sports.”
DORIS HOBSON
January 5, 1996
Services for Doris Hobson, 81, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin, with the Rev. Jay Krumeich officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Mrs. Hobson died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
APPLICATIONS IN FOR CITY JOB
January 5, 1996
More than 170 voices want to serve as the mouthpiece for city hall, leaving administrators plenty of paper to shuffle before deciding who gets the job. The applications, which poured in by the Dec. 15 deadline, will be trimmed to a dozen sometime this month, in time for City Manager Mike Wildgen to identify finalists before hiring the city’s first communications coordinator.
BLOTTER
January 5, 1996
Law enforcement report Condition reports
BALDWIN CHEERLEADERS HAVE SPIRIT, YES THEY DO
January 5, 1996
The 20-member squad netted a top-10 finish against teams from much larger schools.
ALENA WILLIAMS
January 5, 1996
Alena Julia Williams Burlington — Services for Alena Julia Williams, 87, Burlington, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Burlington.
POLICE PURSUE ROBBERY SUSPECT
January 5, 1996
Lawrence police on Thursday night were searching for a man who reportedly robbed a local liquor store about 8:40 p.m. The suspect, described as a black man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask, entered Craig Retail Liquors, 1910 Haskell, demanded money from an employee and fled the business on foot.
SOUND OFF
January 5, 1996
Do the county crime statistics that the Journal-World published include crimes in Lawrence? If not, are those available? The crime statistics were for unincorporated areas of Douglas County only. The Lawrence Police Department is compiling the city’s crime statistics for 1995. They are expected to be released in a few days, according to Lt. Kevin Harmon of the department’s community services division.
ALVA BROOKS
January 5, 1996
ALVA E. BROOKS Oskaloosa — Services for Alva E. Brooks, 76, Lecompton, are pending at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.
OSKALOOSA COUNCIL OKS LATE BILL CHARGE
January 5, 1996
Tardiness will exact a higher price beginning today in Oskaloosa. City council members voted Thursday to impose a new, $15 charge for residents who miss deadlines on city utility bills.
MEMORIAL
January 5, 1996
A campaign is under way to dedicate a stretch of the Kansas River to a man who worked to preserve it.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 5, 1996
Births Allen and Beverly Kelley, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
ANGRY
January 5, 1996
The government shutdown has become a frustrating and expensive inconvenience for Lawrence’s federal workers.
CITY PLANS TO HONOR HERO
January 5, 1996
The Lawrence Fire Department will recognize Jason Votaw at an upcoming city commission meeting for helping save a woman’s life during a fire.
CORRECTION
January 5, 1996
A legislative priority breakfast for leaders of the city of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas University and Lawrence school district will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread. The date for the event was listed incorrectly in the Lawrence Datebook.
TWO PREPS PICK KU FOOTBALL
January 5, 1996
A defensive lineman from Michigan and a defensive back from Missouri have given verbal commitments to play football for Kansas University next fall. Stan Brown, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive lineman from Flint (Mich.) Central High, and Quincy Roe, a 5-10, 170-pound defensive back from St. Louis Hazelwood East — the same school that produced current Jayhawks Michael Allen and Ronnie Ward — have given non-binding verbal commitments to the Jayhawks.
SCHOOL BACKGROUND
January 5, 1996
At its Dec. 11 meeting, school board members heard a proposal for a preschool pilot program that would serve at-risk children and their parents. Board members asked for a month’s delay to consider the plan.
PIERCE PROUD OF PROLIFIC PERFORMANCE
January 5, 1996
Paul Pierce scored 30 points in Kansas’ 108-73 victory over East Tennessee State, the most points by a KU freshman since Danny Manning’s 35 in 1985. “It was a very big performance,” KU sophomore Raef LaFrentz said Thursday night. “He came out and he shot the ball. He felt it tonight and he went with it.”
SOUND OFF
January 5, 1996
How is it that the local television channel is permitted to advertise tobacco? I thought advertisement of tobacco products on television was not allowed. “We don’t advertise specific brands,” said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower Cablevision. “We advertise a business.”