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AIRFARE SALES SOLD OUT QUICKLY
July 18, 1996
Want a travel deal? Be prepared to hit the redial button — and to pounce.
FEARS ABOUT SEWAGE BASIN PROPOSAL
July 18, 1996
City commissioners are mulling options for building a pool large enough to hold 4 million gallons of overflow sewage.
GOODWIN SPARKS RAIDERS 3-2 WIN
July 18, 1996
Lawrence’s Goody keeps getting better. Ryan Goodwin hurled a complete game and went 3-for-4 to help the Raiders to a 3-2 baseball victory over Olathe Mid-America on Wednesday at Ice Field.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
What is the actual tax rate paid by people considered rich as compared to people considered middle class — the actual rate, after loopholes and deductions? The typical middle-class person pays about 20 percent of their income in taxes.
SALE HITS THE STREETS IN OTTAWA
July 18, 1996
Retailers here are ready to roll into the great outdoors. Ottawa’s annual sidewalk sale will be July 27 in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street, said Lou Atherton, Chamber of Commerce director.
OTTAWA BUDGET DRAFT INCLUDES LOWER LEVY
July 18, 1996
Ottawa residents can expect to pay less on the city’s portion of their property taxes under a projected budget compiled Wednesday. Scott Bird, city clerk, said the projected figures call for a mill levy of 45.1, a drop of nearly 4 mills from the current budget. A mill is $1 of tax for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.
HOSPITAL TRUSTEES ELECT NEW OFFICERS
July 18, 1996
Ray Davis, a Kansas University associate professor of public administration and government, will be the next chairman of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees. He’ll take over in October for current chairman Howard Mossberg, a KU administrator, whose second four-year term on the board will expire Sept. 30.
LAWRENCE COFFMAN
July 18, 1996
Lawrence Coffman, 79, Modesto, died Friday, June 28, 1996, at his home. Services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel, Hughson. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park.
SURVEY
July 18, 1996
Administrators at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., are breathing a sigh of relief following a national accrediting group’s inspection visit last week. The medical center’s hospital scored a 95 out of 100, according to initial results of the survey by a four-member team from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Final results won’t be known for four to six weeks.
BIRTH HEARD IN LAWRENC
July 18, 1996
All in a day’s work. Although he was exhausted by late afternoon, Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell says there’s no question that his wife Betsy drew the tougher assignment Wednesday.
FRANKLIN FAIR SURVIVES FLOODBUGS
July 18, 1996
There’s no longer a prize for best artificial teeth, and the Native American reservations that ringed the host city are gone. But the 1996 Franklin County Fair and Rodeo, which starts this week in Ottawa, retains some ties to its debut in 1866.
PICNIC GIVES EUDORA RESIDENTS
July 18, 1996
A celebration created by a group of cattlemen will offer visitors plenty of chances to hoof it this week. A four-mile run, a two-mile fitness walk and two dances are among the attractions at the Eudora CPA Picnic, the annual party thrown by community of 3,322 people six miles east of Lawrence.
POLICE SEEKING PAROLE VIOLATOR
July 18, 1996
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who has violated his probation and who is believed to be in Lawrence. Lawrence police are looking for Jeremy R. Kriner, 18, who is wanted for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge and for probation violations in connection with an aggravated battery charge, a community corrections representative said.
CHARLES STONE
July 18, 1996
Graveside services for Charles W. “Bud” Stone, 72, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by Alfred-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Stone died Wednesday, July 17, 1996, at his home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 18, 1996
Condition reports * Owen Murphy, 17, Baldwin, was listed in fair condition Wednesday night at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after an accident July 10 near Vinland.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
How long has the locomotive been in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park? How long has it been fenced in? Why isn’t everything else in the park fenced in? Locomotive No. 1033 has been in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park for 30 to 35 years, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation. The locomotive was taken out of service by the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1950s.
S CAREER ENDS
July 18, 1996
Bulging discs in his back have ended the basketball career of Kansas University red-shirt sophomore Travis Williams. Williams, a 7-foot, 265-pound center from tiny Rozel, who redshirted last season after sitting out the 1994-95 season because of Prop 48 guidelines, has been “medically disqualified.” In other words, doctors have ruled it best for Williams to stop playing basketball.
REDESIGN SHOULD HELP SEWAGE BASIN
July 18, 1996
By modifying a proposed wastewater lagoon, officials hope to win support for the project.
LEONARD E. ROSE JR.
July 18, 1996
Leonard E. Rose Jr., 38, Lecompton, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at the home of a friend in rural Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned, and there will be no memorial services. Private family inurnment will be at Belfair, Wash. The Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, is in charge of arrangements.
REGENTS CONSIDER COLLEGE MERGER
July 18, 1996
A state university and community college may join forces in southeast Kansas.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
July 18, 1996
* Mercantile Bank of Lawrence, trustee of John A. Albers trust, to John R. and Ruth V. Chaney; tract in SW/4 of 14-13-19 containing 16 acres, vacant lot. * Zoe Olson to Bill W. and Lea Ann Davidson; 1916 N.H.
FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO MOBILE HOME
July 18, 1996
Lawrence firefighters were investigating the cause of a fire that resulted in excessive damage to a mobile home Tuesday night. Firefighters were called at 7:11 p.m. to home No. W54 at Brookwood Mobile Home Park, 1908 E. 19th.
MISENERS THANK COMMUNITY FOR ITS SUPPORT
July 18, 1996
The family of 3-year-old Hunter Misener — who died eight days ago from a beating allegedly at the hands of his 12-year-old baby sitter — issued on Tuesday what it called its final public statement. In the written statement given to the Journal-World, Hunter’s parents and 7-year-old brother thanked those who have helped them and said they have faith in the judicial system.
MAIL STOLEN FROM LAWRENCE FAMILIES
July 18, 1996
Lawrence residents should be careful with their outgoing mail following the theft Monday of mail from two houses, officials said.
SHOW DRAWS DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUTHS
July 18, 1996
About 30 youths from Douglas County placed entries in the 64th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show, show organizers have announced. The residents are among 731 4-H and FFA members who will participate in the show Sept. 20-23 in Wichita.
START
July 18, 1996
Lawrence High gymnastics coach Liz Phillips postponed her team’s season opener by a week. “We were too young to go,” said Phillips, whose team pulled out of last week’s Shawnee Mission Northwest meet. “Monday was a challenge to have all the routines ready.”
ALUMNUS GIVES KU JOURNALISM SCHOOL $250,000 FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
July 18, 1996
The president of two newspapers in Indianapolis designated $250,000 for Kansas University journalism faculty, KU officials said Tuesday. Malcolm Applegate, a 1959 KU graduate, specified the funds for the university through a program offered by Central Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Indianapolis Star and News.
MENINGITIS PATIENT RECOVERING
July 18, 1996
A 16-month-old Lawrence boy hospitalized last week with bacterial meningitis is talking and slowly improving, and health officials say no other cases of the dangerous infection have been linked to the boy. The boy was expected to remain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital until at least late this week.
RE FED UP WITH RACISM
July 18, 1996
Supporters of a restaurant that may have been the target of racially motivated hate crimes filled their stomachs and the coffers of the business Wednesday night. “We are showing support toward a member of the Black Faculty and Staff Council (at Kansas University),” said Julius Williams, vice president of the organization at KU.
CHURCH PLANS RUN INTO OBSTACLE
July 18, 1996
A Lawrence city commissioner has put the brakes on plans to redevelop a church near the Kansas University campus into student apartments. City Commissioner Jo Andersen said Tuesday that she is reconsidering the vote she cast last week to rezone the former First Southern Baptist Church, 1917 Naismith, to accommodate redevelopment. The rezoning, which would allow apartments on land previously reserved for single-family homes, was endorsed by the commission on a 3-2 vote.
READING PARTICIPANTS MUST TURN IN FOLDERS
July 18, 1996
Summer Reading Program folders must be turned in to the Lawrence Public Library by Friday in order to be included in the Journal-World Literacy section to be published in October. These involve participants in the Listener, Reader and Junior High Reading programs. Kim Patton and Joyce Steiner, both in the library’s children’s department, will be putting the lists together.
CITY OKS FIRE-MEDIC AGENCY
July 18, 1996
A plan to merge the Lawrence Fire Department and Douglas County Ambulance Service picked up speed Tuesday with approval by the Lawrence City Commission. The plan is designed to cut ambulance response times by deploying emergency medical services from the four fire stations rather than the two ambulance stations now in use. An ambulance station will be added in Baldwin.
HEARING SET FOR JAIL ESCAPEE
July 18, 1996
A three-time jail escapee finally had his day in Douglas County court.
CLARK SERVICES
July 18, 1996
Services for James A. Clark, 36, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery, Eudora. Mr. Clark died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at his home.
DRIVERS WARNED TO HEED BUS SIGNS
July 18, 1996
With Douglas County’s public schools in full swing, bus drivers are on the lookout once again for one of their biggest pet peeves — drivers who ignore stop-arms.
APPLE APTITUDE BREAKOUT
July 18, 1996
Apple Primer Here’s your guide to selecting apple varieties:
PBS SHOW GETS PHOTOS FROM KU
July 18, 1996
A Kansas University library contributed 16 photographs to development of “The West” by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The eight-part, 12 1/2-hour historical series is airing on PBS member stations. It began Sunday and continues through Thursday. It resumes Sept. 22 and 23 with a two-hour finale Sept. 24.
EARLY VOTING DRAWS 33 TO COURTHOUSE
July 18, 1996
Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes was “surprised and pleased.” Thirty-three people went Wednesday to the Douglas County Courthouse to take advantage of the state’s new advance voting law and cast an early ballot in the Aug. 6 primary election.
S ARREST NABS 18 YEAR OLD
July 18, 1996
A 36-year-old Lawrence man made what police described as a citizen’s arrest early Tuesday, when he caught an 18-year-old allegedly in the act of auto burglary. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said that Justin Hall, 18, Lawrence, was arrested after the man brought the teen to the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
Is it possible to get a copy of the 1997 KU football schedule? Where can we get one? As it stands now — and little is set in stone anymore because of television — Kansas will open at home on Sept. 6, 1997, against Texas Christian University.
ACTOR TO PRESENT SCHOLARSHIP AT KU
July 18, 1996
Actor Don Knotts is coming to Kansas University to present a theater scholarship. Knotts, best known for his Barney Fife role on “The Andy Griffith Show” TV series, will present the New Theatre Guild Scholarship Award to theater major Andrea Lockett on Oct. 8.
KU ATHLETES TO SHARE EXPERIENCES
July 18, 1996
More than 100 student athletes from Kansas University will meet with boys and girls from Lawrence and the Kansas City metropolitan area Saturday in Lawrence. The Camp Jayhawk activities at KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion are organized by the student support office of the KU athletics department in association with Mercantile Bank. About 200 children, ages 6 to 14, will learn about the athletes and the sports they play.
EARTH DAY FOUNDER TO SPEAK AT BAKER
July 18, 1996
Former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, best known as founder of Earth Day in 1970, will speak Sept. 26 at Baker University in Baldwin. Nelson will deliver the Milford White Environmental lecture at Baker. The lecture, at 7:30 p.m. in Baker’s Owens Musical Arts building, is free and open to the public.
BIVENS SERVICES
July 18, 1996
Services for Nancy B. Bivens, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bivens died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at her home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 18, 1996
Condition reports * Celia Miller, 71, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Tuesday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken following a horse-riding accident Sept. 10.
APPLE APTITUDE RECIPES
July 18, 1996
The following recipes are borrowed from “A Kansas Compote: Select Fruit Recipes,” published by the Kansas Fruit Growers. Aunt Catherine’s Apple Crumble
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
What’s the overall graduation rate for Kansas University, so I can compare that with the football players’ graduation rate? An NCAA report shows the graduation rate of all students who entered Kansas University in 1989-90 was 57 percent after six years.
CHARITY RODEO BEGINS FRIDAY
July 18, 1996
The Douglas County Charity Rodeo will be held Friday through Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
I read where one of the candidates for the county commission plans to take a leave of absence from her teaching job if she’s elected. How can she take a four-year leave of absence? The master agreement negotiated between the Lawrence Education Assn. and the board of education permits certified staff to run for any public city, county, state or national office and, if elected, to be permitted uncompensated leave for performance of elected duties, according to Marcia Bone, the district’s director of human resources.
KU TO OPEN BIG MONDAY SCHEDULE
July 18, 1996
Kansas University’s 1996-97 men’s basketball schedule is taking shape and should be released next month. The holdup is the official release of the Big 12 Conference slate, which has been completed and is being reviewed by all member schools.
FLOATING THROUGH SUMMER
July 18, 1996
Economical pool floats help take the searing edge off summer.
HOSPITAL TRUSTEES SLOW RUSH TO LAYOFFS
July 18, 1996
Budget cuts are coming to the city-owned hospital, but its board wants time to consider the cuts carefully.
RETAILER TAKES ON NATIONAL RIVALS
July 18, 1996
Customers from across the country are buying stereo equipment through the mail from Lawrence’s Kief’s Audio-Video store.
PORN RING INITIATION REQUIRED TESTIMONIAL
July 18, 1996
A Lawrence man allegedly belonged to the “Orchid Club,” a restricted-membership Internet chat room featuring sexually explicit images of children.
S ADAMS CASHING BIG ON GOLF TOUR
July 18, 1996
Nobody’s a bigger fan of the Prairie Golf Tour in town this week for two tournaments than former Kansas University golfer Slade Adams. Adams has won back-to-back tournaments on the tour after placing 14th in his pro debut 10 days ago in Olathe. On Tuesday, he fired a 7-under-par 137 to win the Stephens Real Estate Classic by three shots at Lawrence Country Club and is favored for today and Friday’s Tour Championship at Alvamar, the last of the Prairie Tour’s 16 events.
HEAD INJURY CLAIMS LONGTIME KU ART PROFESSOR
July 18, 1996
Michael Ott will be missed by many in the Kansas University School of Fine Arts and the Lawrence arts community.
BRUNE SERVICES
July 18, 1996
Graveside services for Icle A. “Muffie” Brune, 96, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brune died Monday, July 15, 1996, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
HAROLD PETERSON
July 18, 1996
Services for Harold C. Peterson, 83, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Peterson, a longtime Lawrence resident, died Wednesday, July 17, 1996, at his home.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 18, 1996
Births Kelly Cobb and Curt Hill, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
Is there a fan club for the Pittsburgh Steelers? How can I get hold of them? Write or call the Steelers: 300 Stadium Circle, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212 or (412)323-1200.
SOUND OFF
July 18, 1996
Is Diana Carlin any relation to former Kansas Gov. John Carlin? They were recently divorced.
PATIENT GARLIC LOVERS REAP FLAVOR REWARD
July 18, 1996
My tiller and I are spending quality time in the vegetable garden these days. As I perform the annual ritual of garden cleanup — pulling up spent plants, churning up the soil and seeding a cover crop of buckwheat or a legume — I’m also preparing my garlic bed.
APPLE APTITUDE
July 18, 1996
Although this year’s supply of locally grown apples is slim pickings, apple fans still want those flavor-filled pomes.
INFORMATION NIGHT SET ON HEALTH ISSUES
July 18, 1996
The Health Care Financing Administration and other groups are sponsoring an information night on Medicare and related health insurance issues Thursday at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. The workshop will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in building GEB, room 233 at the college, 12345 College Blvd.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 18, 1996
Births Kristen and Terry Dunn, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
POLICE AWAIT AUTOPSY RESULTS
July 18, 1996
The Lawrence man who was found dead at his apartment Tuesday night apparently was not the victim of foul play, Lawrence police said Wednesday. A relative of John Tackeberry, 34, Lawrence, found Tackeberry just before 8 p.m. Tuesday in the living room of his apartment in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway.
HISTORIC BOARD MULLS GAP PLAN
July 18, 1996
Discussions about demolishing a downtown block will wait until next month.
INJURIES HEALING
July 18, 1996
Finally Kansas University’s football team received some good news concerning the run of anterior cruciate ligament tears that swept through the team last fall and this spring. Four of the six scholarship players who tore ACLs have returned to full-time conditioning drills. The fifth is on schedule to return in time for two-a-day practices, and even the sixth is ahead of schedule and might play this fall.
GENTLE GIANT WILL SIT BENCH AT KU GAMES
July 18, 1996
A seat has been reserved for Travis Williams at Allen Fieldhouse. “Coach (Roy) Williams said I could sit on the bench at all the home games. I’ll definitely accept. It’s the best seat in the house,” said Travis Williams, a 7-foot, 265-pound former KU basketball center, whose career ended Tuesday because of bulging discs in his back.
LAWRENCE CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST GANGS
July 18, 1996
Residents can help Lawrence leaders take a bite out of gang activity by attending the informational program “Gangs in Lawrence
HUNDREDS EXPECTED FOR SCIENCE CAREER FAIR
July 18, 1996
About 700 Kansas University students are expected to participate today in the 18th annual Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair. Representatives from about 60 companies will convene in the Kansas Union ballroom from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss internships and full-time jobs.
MAN ARRESTED FOR WALKING STREETS WITHOUT CLOTHES
July 18, 1996
A man was arrested Monday night who apparently removed all of his clothing on orders from God, police said. Jeffrey Lynn Howell, 33, Overland Park, was taken into custody at 7:40 p.m. Monday for indecent exposure after police found him in North Lawrence wearing only a piece of clear plastic around his waist.
BEAUTY BRANDS MOVES INTO HY-VEE CENTER
July 18, 1996
The final phase of the Parkway Shopping Center, which is adjacent to Hy-Vee, is scheduled to open in early November. The addition, currently under construction on the southwest end of the center, will face Clinton Parkway. A clock tower will also be constructed at the new corner of the center. The new addition will contain 8,600 square feet of retail space.
AREA COMPETITORS PLACE AT KANSAS STATE FAIR
July 18, 1996
Here are the results for the 1996 Kansas State Fair for the Lawrence area: * Rex Hubbard, Lawrence, competed in the agriculture/horticulture division, the 400 ext. honey (light), less than 25 class, and placed second.
MARY L. DICKINSON-MOTZER
July 18, 1996
Private services are planned for Mary L. Dickinson-Motzer, 71, Colorado Springs. Ms. Dickinson-Motzer died Wednesday, July 17, 1996, at a Colorado Springs hospital.
DEAN ALEXANDER
July 18, 1996
Funeral services for Dean Alexander, 72, Edwardsville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Cremation will follow. Mr. Alexander died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
KU OFFICIALS CLEARED IN RULING ON GTA TALKS
July 18, 1996
KU officials declared victory in a labor union dispute with GTAs.
KPL CREWS WORK TO RESTORE POWER
July 18, 1996
KPL employees on Wednesday night were repairing damaged equipment causing several power outages in the city. Power was knocked out at traffic signals at Sixth and Rockledge about 3:30 p.m., and police directed traffic at the intersection about two hours until temporary stop signs were placed in the area.
LINWOOD COUNCIL HEARS PROJECT UPDATE
July 18, 1996
Water control and drainage control were addressed during Tuesday’s meeting of the Linwood City Council. Linwood Mayor Arlene Pritchard said Charlie Allen of Kaw Valley Engineering of Lenexa attended the meeting and brought an update of the city’s drainage system project.
CARE PACKAGES
July 18, 1996
I frequently send care packages to my daughter in college. What other foods besides cookies, crackers and candy can I send? For a change, send foods for the microwave that don’t need refrigeration, such as containers of noodle soup mixes, canned entrees, popcorn and nacho cheese toppings. These products stack easily on a bookcase and can be used as needed.
33 SPELLING TO BENEFIT EDUCATION
July 18, 1996
Funds totaling $3,300 have been raised in a spelling bee to benefit the Newspapers in Education Program.
Stars come out for private Burroughs art reception
July 18, 1996
The stars — and a few protesters — came out for a reception at a Los Angeles exhibit featuring non-literary works of Lawrence’s William S. Burroughs.