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DISTRICT OKS NEW DIGS
January 15, 1996
Board members have signed the dotted line for the last time on a new school district office. Board members OK’d the final purchase agreement for the $80,000 building, which was vacated by the Northeast Kansas Education Service Center in mid-July. The service center, an educational cooperative, consolidated its offices in Lecompton.
EDNA RUTH ECKERT MCKONE
January 15, 1996
Services for Edna Ruth Eckert McKone, 99, Tonganoxie, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. McKone died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
INTERNET IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR COOKS
January 15, 1996
A structured approach to Internet research yields a wealth of information on food and cooking.
TO VISIT EAST HEIGHTS
January 15, 1996
“StarLab — McDonald’s Mission to the Stars” marks its fourth anniversary during the 1996-97 academic year. StarLab, a portable planetarium that guides fifth-grade students on an exploration of stars and space, will visit East Heights School Wednesday. Each show lasts about 45 minutes and will start at 10 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. StarLab is a program created by the Kansas City Museum and sponsored by the McDonald’s Restaurants in the Heart of America. StarLab’s interior recreates the cosmos and students learn the history of the galaxy and scientific revelations behind the stars.
EGGS AND ISSUES MEETINGS SCHEDULED
January 15, 1996
Chamber schedules legislative breakfasts
LHS DEBATE TEAM TAKES FIRST AT DEBATE COACHES INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT.
January 15, 1996
LHS debater take first at tourney
CRACK CASE BRINGS GUILTY VERDICT
January 15, 1996
An Ottawa woman has been convicted in federal court on charges of possession and intent to distribute crack cocaine. Betty Annette Watkins, 51, was found guilty by a federal grand jury on Monday night of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine between May 1994 and May 1996, and possession of 17 grams of crack cocaine on May 8 with intent to distribute it.
DEPARTURE LEAVES TOP JOB UNFILLED AT MEDICAL CENTER
January 15, 1996
Nancy Hiebert has left her position as acting chief operating officer of Mt. Oread Medical Arts Centre in Lawrence. The medical center, owned by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., has not named anyone to replace Hiebert as acting or permanent COO, said Fran Jacques, assistant vice president for marketing and public relations for Columbia in Overland Park.
MCLOUTH TO BEGIN TAKING CONSTRUCTION BIDS
January 15, 1996
The McLouth school board on Jan. 28 will hold an official bid opening for contractors submitting proposals on an addition to the school. After the bids are disclosed, the board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 to choose a contractor, board president Kyle Keling said.
MARIANNA MELINDA BELL
January 15, 1996
Graveside services for Marianna Melinda Bell, 79, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bell died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Lawrence.
ACADEMY OPENED TO STUDENTS
January 15, 1996
The Lawrence Police Department is offering high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to participate in a Citizens’ Academy. For the last several years, the department has offered a citizens academy for adults. During academies, participants learn about the inner workings of the police department.
TWO MOBILE HOMES BURN
January 15, 1996
At least seven people from two families were displaced after two mobile homes caught fire early Tuesday. In the first incident, firefighters were called at 3:38 a.m. to 1908 E. 19th, where a woman and three children awoke to their home on fire.
SAMPSON SPARKS KANSAS
January 15, 1996
Charisse Sampson sure loves the nets in Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum. Sampson made 10 of 12 shots, including a career-high 8 of 10 from behind the three-point line, to spark Kansas to a 75-51 Big Eight basketball win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon.
STORE FOSTERS LEARNING
January 15, 1996
When it’s cold and miserable outside, students of all ages flock to the indoors for their fun, and many turn to music. Fall and winter are the busiest seasons for Joe Hume, owner of Hume Music, in the Malls Shopping Center, at 23rd and Louisiana.
LEONA C. WISE
January 15, 1996
Services for Leona C. Wise, 75, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Ottawa with the Rev. Paul Winkler officiating. Services will also be conducted at the church by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 5901. Private family inurnment will be later at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Wise died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996, at her home.
LAWRENCE POLICE
January 15, 1996
The Lawrence Police Department has its “Help Wanted” sign out again. The department began advertising this week for candidates to fill six vacancies, said Lt. Kevin Harmon of the department’s community services division.
T GET FULL INTERNET VIEW IN OTTAWA
January 15, 1996
As the school district gets closer to merging onto the Internet, officials are studying ways to ensure students don’t get a look at the ‘Net’s red-light districts. “There’s a couple of different groups working on the issue” of Internet access, said Bob Becker, technology coordinator for the Ottawa school district. “Right now, there’s no established policy for what sites we will allow through.”
CAR FIRE CONSIDERED SUICIDE ATTEMPT
January 15, 1996
Authorities are investigating an apparent attempted suicide in which a fire burned a woman inside a vehicle.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 15, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A blue 1993 all-terrain vehicle valued on a sheriff’s report at $4,000 was taken between Dec. 28 and 10 a.m. Saturday from a residence about 11 miles south of Lawrence near the Franklin-Douglas county line.
TIRED OF WINTER? COOK GINGERLY
January 15, 1996
The smells wafting out of the kitchen go a long way toward setting the tone of my household — sort of a culinary aroma therapy that piques the senses and massages the soul. The smells from a pot of simmering stew wrap us in comfort, while the scent of freshly chopped parsley triggers the optimism of spring.
EUDORA GIRLS MASH MCLOUTH
January 15, 1996
Eudora made just nine of 23 free throws against McLouth Tuesday night in high school girls basketball. “That’s a concern,” EHS coach Don Grosdidier said of the free-throw bugaboo. “I’m not a math guy, but that’s not very good. I teach history.”
JAYHAWK AGENCY TO HOLD ELECTIONS
January 15, 1996
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is announcing that the elections for the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature will be held March 19. The elections will be conducted in Shawnee, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Anyone interested in running as a Silver Haired candidate must be at least 60 years old, a resident of the county/district in which they run and a registered voter of Kansas.
WINE MAKERS CALL FOR ENTRIES
January 15, 1996
The Kansas Grape Growers and Wine Makers Assn. is calling for entries in its seventh annual amateur wine-making competition. The contest will be held in conjunction with a conference the organization is sponsoring Feb. 7 and 8 at the Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts. A commercial competition for Kansas wineries is also planned.
SPORTS SOUND OFFS
January 15, 1996
What kind of an elevator will be installed at Allen Fieldhouse that will cause it to cost $1 million? Kansas University has tentative plans to build a tower complex complete with elevator and expanded rest room facilities in the north end between the fieldhouse and parking garage. The elevator itself would not cost $1 million, but the entire project has been estimated to be in that price range, according to Darren Cook, director of facilities for the KU athletic department.
AMBULANCE REPORT
January 15, 1996
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical service reported the following responses: *Medical emergency, 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, 1400 block of Maple Lane.
RULES COMMITTEE BREAKOUT
January 15, 1996
Calling the fouls
S BASKETBALL STARTERS? WHAT YEAR ARE THEY TOWARD COMPLETION OF THEIR DEGREES?
January 15, 1996
Jacque Vaughn and Jerod Haase are both seniors in business. Scot Pollard is a senior in education. Raef LaFrentz is a junior majoring in history who plans to go to chiropractic school after graduation. Paul Pierce is a sophomore. He is undecided on a major.
96 RECRUIT ROE ENROLLED AT KU
January 15, 1996
Another member of Kansas University’s football recruiting class of 1996 has enrolled at KU later than planned. Quincy Roe, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back from St. Louis, started school at KU on Monday after spending first semester at St. Louis Community College.
JAMES LEMING
January 15, 1996
James Junior Leming Nuevo, Calif. — Funeral services for James Junior Leming, 72, Nuevo, Calif., were held on Jan. 6. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Nuevo.
CHARLES DOCKEY HOWE
January 15, 1996
Services for Charles Dockey Howe, 79, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Howe died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU VICTORIOUS IN DISPUTE WITH GTA UNION
January 15, 1996
KU was cleared of wrongdoing in a case challenging elimination of 1995 pay raises for unionized graduate students.
FOOD ON THE WEB SIDEBAR 3
January 15, 1996
This list of specialty web sites offers a glimpse of the variety of food information that’s available on the Internet: * California Culinary Academy (http://www.baychef.com) is a wonderful site for serious cooks. Click on the stockpot icon for tips, recipes and answers to your questions by the CCA’s Culinary Sleuth.
BRIEF FROM JAN. 14, 1997 CITY COMMISSION
January 15, 1996
City defers changes to weed ordinance
S CAR RECOVERED
January 15, 1996
A Kansas University student’s car reported stolen Monday was found Monday night in Kansas City, Kan., KU police said Tuesday. “There was no damage to the car,” said KU police Sgt. Chris Keary.
S CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
January 15, 1996
Volunteers are needed at the Community Children’s Center Head Start and Child Development programs, 925 Vt., to work with children in the classroom and drive children on field trips. Those with expertise in arts, crafts, music, woodworking and carpentry are also needed.
BROWNBACK ON FOREIGN RELATIONS PANEL
January 15, 1996
Brownback serving on foreign relations panel
SCHOOL CLOSING HEARINGS BREAKOUT
January 15, 1996
Mark your calendar Hearings on closing elementary schools will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.:
BUSINESS SHUFFLE ONGOING
January 15, 1996
As new businesses move into downtown Lawrence this year, the shuffling and relocating of companies is in full stride. Pur-O-Zone, a Lawrence janitorial supply distributor since 1944, moved from 708 Conn. to 345 N. Iowa to gain space.
FOOD ON THE WEB SIDEBAR 2
January 15, 1996
Following is a sampling of web sites sponsored by food manufacturers and trade groups, featuring recipes and information about their products: * Kellogg’s Home Page (including scads of recipes using Rice Krispies) (http://www.kelloggs.com)
BROWN NOT THRILLED ABOUT RELEASING EARL
January 15, 1996
Louisiana State coach Dale Brown issued an edict to Lester Earl upon dismissing him from the Tiger basketball team on Jan. 5. “I told Lester I wouldn’t release him to any schools that I thought did anything illegal or unprofessional, or had any representatives do it during the recruitment (last year),” Brown said.
BIRTHS
January 15, 1996
Keith and Cherilyn Larson, Lawrence, a boy, Monday. Tom and Cindy Nau, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
JURY EXCUSES CAN BE BETTER THAN FICTION
January 15, 1996
Legitimate excuses are hard to come by for those wanting to forego jury duty.
ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING FIGHT
January 15, 1996
A Lawrence man remained in critical condition Tuesday at a Kansas City hospital, and the two brothers suspected of inflicting his beating have been charged with attempted murder.
EUDORA BOYS ROMP MCLOUTH
January 15, 1996
Nick Warren lived up to his warranty. Warren, Eudora’s 6-foot-7 senior, scored a season-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals to a 62-46 victory over McLouth in high school boys basketball on Tuesday night in the Bulldogs’ gym.
DESOTO DUMPS P-L BOYS
January 15, 1996
Perry-Lecompton boys basketball coach Dave Lutz stresses the little things in practice everyday. Tuesday night against Desoto, it was one little thing that proved to be huge in the Kaws 52-51 loss. After trailing by 10 entering the fourth quarter, Perry-Lecompton clawed its way back to within one after senior center Jake Hecker made one of two free throws. Desoto junior forward Ben Horner pulled down the rebound and was fouled with only 8 seconds left.
ISABEL K. EVANS
January 15, 1996
Funeral services for Isabel K. Evans, 93, Lawrence, are pending in St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Evans died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
S FUTURE ON THE LINE
January 15, 1996
At long last, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board will be asked to make a decision on partnership offers made nearly a year ago.
January 15, 1996
Raucous repartee replaces emotional substance in a painful new novel about a pair of Australian slackers. It was sometime during the George Bush administration that the excesses of slacker sluggardness supplanted the equally absurd excesses of yuppiedom.
DOCTORS HIRE NEW LOBBYIST
January 15, 1996
A new lobbyist from Lawrence is learning the legislative ropes.
WHAT IS FORMER KU ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH LAFAYETTE NORWOOD DOING NOW?
January 15, 1996
Lafayette Norwood has been a teacher and coach at Johnson County Community College since 1983. He still lives in Lawrence and commutes to Overland Park. Norwood teaches physical education courses and coaches golf at the two-year school.
EAST LAWRENCE HOME TABBED AS LOCAL LANDMARK
January 15, 1996
An East Lawrence home that survived Quantrill’s Raid earned historic recognition at city hall.
EVA C. GOUGH
January 15, 1996
Services for Eva C. Gough, 90, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at her home.
LMH TIME LINE
January 15, 1996
The community debate about the future of Lawrence Memorial Hospital began nearly two years ago with news that a financially strong for-profit health care company was coming to town. Some sort of a resolution is expected Wednesday when the LMH board decides whether to accept or reject either of two partnership offers.
GRAVES WANTS STATE TAKEN OFF GIFT LISTS
January 15, 1996
The governor’s “public trust initiative” puts state employees on a food, travel and gift diet.
SOUND OFF
January 15, 1996
Where can I write to film director Ron Howard? You can write to Howard at 1925 Century Park E., No. 2300, Los Angeles, Calif. 90067.
PARENTS OFFER ALTERNATIVE PLAN TO MOVING QUAIL RUN STUDENTS
January 15, 1996
Some Quail Run students would attend other schools under a plan the school board is considering.
TWO SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ROBBERY
January 15, 1996
Lawrence police are investigating the robbery of a local convenience store about 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Police were called to Miller Mart, 3300 W. Sixth, after two men reportedly entered the store, told a clerk they had a weapon and demanded money.
EARL WILL BEJUNIOR
January 15, 1996
Let me answer some commonly-asked questions about Lester Earl, a 6-foot-9 center from Baton Rouge, La., who has transferred from Louisiana State University to Kansas: Q — You keep writing in your stories Earl will be a junior when he becomes eligible next December. Don’t you mean he’ll be a sophomore?
ELECTION INTEREST RUNNING COLD
January 15, 1996
A week before the filing deadline for local elections, plenty of seats remain open.
BOARD KICKING TIRES ON BUS PLAN
January 15, 1996
Rent or own? That’s what Tonganoxie school board members are trying to decide about the district’s bus fleet.
KU WORKING ON NEW FACULTY EVALUATION FORM
January 15, 1996
KU is developing a standard survey instrument for assessing faculty performance in the classroom.
KU ON TV JUST BEFORE SUPER BOWLCHUCK WOODLING COL.
January 15, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering how many people knew that a shot from behind the backboard — Nebraska’s Jaron Boone made one Saturday that would have beaten Oklahoma — didn’t count … If you’re planning a Super Bowl party, you may want to invite friends over early. CBS will televise the Kansas-Nebraska basketball game from Lincoln on that Sunday afternoon, and the final buzzer should sound an hour or so before the Supe Triple X kickoff (5:20 p.m.) …
T BOTHER BLIND
January 15, 1996
Rodger Blind has no horror stories about the 30-inch snowfall that recently covered Jersey City, N.J., site of Saint Peter’s College. “It’s been just a pain-in-the-neck kind of thing,” said Blind, first-year head coach of the Peacocks, who take a 9-3 record into tonight’s game against 12-1, No.3-ranked Kansas.
KUMC OFFICIAL ACCEPTS POST
January 15, 1996
James L. Voogt, chair of the department of physiology at the Kansas University Medical Center, accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health to serve as the chairperson for the Reproductive Endocrinology research grant study section. The study section reviews grant applications and assigns a priority score to each one. The section consists of scientists from universities throughout the nation.
FOR THE RECORD
January 15, 1996
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
APPROVAL
January 15, 1996
For being two months late finishing the city’s new Lawrence Aquatic Center, the contractor for the $2.88 million project will be penalized $8,700.
DAY CARE INFORMATION TOPIC OF HEALTH MEETING
January 15, 1996
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 336 Mo., will hold a meeting about registration and licensing of family day care homes at 7 p.m. Jan 13. Kansas law requires that homes be registered or licensed when child care is provided away from the child’s home for one or two children for more than 20 hours a week, or for three or more children. When care is provided only for relatives’ children, registration or licensing is not required.
S MOVE ELECTRIFIED CROWD
January 15, 1996
T.J. Pugh’s spin move into the lane and resulting two-foot bucket thrilled a raucous, sellout crowd Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Chants of “Pugh, Pugh, Pugh,” boomed through the building following one of the most memorable plays in Kansas’ 80-67 victory over Iowa State.
CAN THE CANS WHEN IT COMES TO ACCIDENTAL FREEZINGS
January 15, 1996
I have several cans of food that accidentally froze. Are they still safe to use? Whether left in a car, garage, basement or cabin, frozen canned goods can present health problems. Seams on cans may be compromised when cans freeze and the contents swell. The cans should be moved immediately to a refrigerator and allowed to thaw. After thawing, cook and use the food or cook and refreeze. If the cans were not thawed in the refrigerator, or if you suspect the foods may have frozen and thawed more than once, discard them.
FOOD ON THE WEB SIDEBAR 1
January 15, 1996
Bookmark these sites as a starting point for your food and cooking research: * Internet Culinary CyberCity (http://www.culinary.net) is a megasite that has everything from recipe exchanges to links with food manufacturers to chat rooms.