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REGENTS LIMIT TUITION WAIVERS
July 10, 1996
A board member says the move is just one response to a tight budget.
TERRY BRABENDER
July 10, 1996
Services have been held for Terry L. Brabender, 32, Rock Falls, who died June 27, 1996, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1963, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Frank and Nadine Hensen Brabender.
SOUND OFF
July 10, 1996
Why doesn’t Channel 6 interrupt its broadcast for emergency weather information? “Generally the reason we don’t is we aren’t currently staffed 24 hours,” said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower Cablevision. “However, in case of severe weather and emergency warnings, Douglas County Emergency Preparedness service has the ability to override every channel on the cable system as soon as a weather emergency is declared.”
SOUND OFF
July 10, 1996
Twice this past week, I have suddenly encountered Rollerbladers in the street in front of me, and they have been reluctant to move over so I can drive by them. What is a driver supposed to do in this situation? Consider whether they are interfering with traffic. Drivers should be courteous when possible, but Rollerbladers, like bicyclists and pedestrians, are not supposed to interfere with traffic.
GROUND BROKEN ON COMPLEX
July 10, 1996
Officials broke ground Tuesday for a new independent-living apartment complex for elderly residents. The project, Prairie Commons at Alvamar, will include 128 one- and two-bedroom apartments — 70 of which must be occupied by qualifying low-income residents.
SENATE CANDIDATE THOMPSON TO VISIT LAWRENCE TODAY
July 10, 1996
Douglas County Democrats will welcome U.S. Senate candidate Sally Thompson today to Lawrence. Thompson, the state treasurer, will be in the city from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
OFFERS LOOK AT HISTORY
July 10, 1996
The 1996 Old Settlers’ Reunion is scheduled to start Thursday in Oskaloosa.
LMH OFFICIALS RELEASE REPORT OUTLINING HEALTH OF FACILITY
July 10, 1996
Three months later, the city hospital releases a national accrediting group’s recommendation for approval.
LMH ADMINISTRATOR TAKES HELM OF UNIT
July 10, 1996
Hospital administrators are bracing for a third inspection that could make or break a nursing unit.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 10, 1996
Dismissals Delpha Forshee, McLouth.
BROWNBACK POINTS TO TAX VOTE RECORD
July 10, 1996
The Topeka congressman is touring the state, pointing out the differences between himself and his primary opponent, Sen. Sheila Frahm.
BEAN THERE, DONE THAT …
July 10, 1996
Bean me up, Scotty. We ate our first picking of the season on Saturday night. Nothing fancy, just fresh, boiled green beans that hung nicely in that state of being thoroughly cooked without being either rubbery or mushy.
CAOCH LOSES PONYTAIL IN BET
July 10, 1996
True to his word, a Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. coach let his players cut a chunk of his hair after they chalked up their 16th and 17th victories of the season.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 10, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Someone broke six padlocks, damaged two lockers and took $95 in cash from lockers between 3 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday from a men’s locker room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, police reported Tuesday. Damage to the lockers was estimated at $72, police reported.
COUNTY COMMISSION CANCELS MEETING
July 10, 1996
Douglas County commissioners, who held budget hearings Monday and Tuesday, have canceled their regular meeting tonight because of a slim agenda. The commission next will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
FBI AFFIDAVIT
July 10, 1996
An FBI investigation of a child pornography conspiracy includes Lawrence, where films of men having sex with a girl allegedly were made.
PLAN WOULD DELAY ARTS CENTER FUNDS
July 10, 1996
One budget proposal would set aside $3 million for expanding the Lawrence Arts Center and $1.5 million for downtown parking.
GROUP URGES COUNTY TO CUT SPENDING
July 10, 1996
County officials now have heard all the requests for funding from their next budget.
S AIDS POSTER WINS NATIONAL AWARD
July 10, 1996
A Lawrence woman received national arts recognition.
S DEPUTY GETS PROBATION IN CHILD SEX CASE
July 10, 1996
A former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday, then granted probation on a child sex charge. Fredrick S. Redman, 27, was convicted of an amended charge of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child after pleading no contest to the charge.
WORK ELUDES QUARTERBACK WILLIAMS
July 10, 1996
Quarterback Mark Williams, who led Kansas University’s football team to a stunning 10-2, top-10 season last fall, is looking for work. Bypassed in the NFL draft, Williams signed with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in May, but he was cut late last month.
MILDRED STILLIAN
July 10, 1996
Graveside services for Mildred Stillian, 83, Burkburnett, Tex., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Mrs. Stillian died Monday, July 8, 1996, at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Tex.
BUILDING PERMITS PLUMMET IN JUNE
July 10, 1996
Douglas County building permits slumped in June as new home construction slowed. Total building permit valuation in June was $6.2 million, compared with May’s valuation of $22 million.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES PREDICTS RECORD YEAR
July 10, 1996
The final entry deadlines are a couple of days away, and already Sunflower State Games executive director Brett McCabe is predicting another record year for entries. After drawing 6,590 competitors last year, the Games are expected to lure more than 7,000 athletes to Lawrence this year, McCabe said on Tuesday.
CITY SETS POOL OPENING DAY
July 10, 1996
Swimmers finally will be able to dive into the newly built and long-delayed Lawrence Aquatic Center next week — if rain doesn’t fill the pool first. “Assuming that there’s no delays because of bad weather, that is what’s going to happen,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “I’m absolutely praying for a nice, hot July and August — so there’s plenty of time to use the pool.”
GOP FORUM PLANNED
July 10, 1996
State, district and local Republican candidates have been invited to a forum Sunday at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The forum, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is sponsored by Douglas County Republican Women, Town and Country Republican Women, Black Republican Council and Kansas University Young Republicans.
WILLIAM R. HAGMAN
July 10, 1996
Services for William R. Hagman, 86, Pittsburg, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Mr. Hagman died Sunday, July 7, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
July 10, 1996
* Denning-Santee Construction Company to Joseph D. and Janet L. Tindall; 2105 Riveria Dr. * Michael A. and Lauren S. Levin to Jeanene C. Ellifrits; 903 Cedar Court.
T PROVE COLLEGE HEALTH
July 10, 1996
The media rolled out the soapbox, and participants in last weekend’s exhibition between the Dream Team and the U.S. Under-22 Select Team were more than willing to climb aboard. The issue was the decline of the college game, and just about everybody was willing to wax political.
SOUND OFF
July 10, 1996
Who were the architects for the New York School project? Michael Treanor Architects is the name of the firm, and Mark Belford and Steve Malin are the architects in charge of the project, said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent.
PROPERTY TAX FOE SELLING HIS HOUSE
July 10, 1996
The county’s most prominent tax protester is looking to sell his tax burden.
CITY BRIEFS
July 10, 1996
City dishes out $221,000 in grants
S OK, EVEN HEALTHY, TO CUT BACK ON THE SALT
July 10, 1996
The American penchant for salty foods is an acquired taste that has both defenders and detractors.
SOUND OFF
July 10, 1996
Who is responsible for maintaining the Ryan Gray Playground for All Children at Hillcrest? “There is a committee that oversees the expenditures and upkeep of the playground,” said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent. “Unified School District 497 does the routine maintenance and meets with the committee regarding repairs.”
TONGANOXIE COUPLE LOSES MORE GROUND
July 10, 1996
A judge in Kansas City, Kan., won’t stop construction of a controversial highway turnaround east of Tonganoxie.