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July 24, 1996
If you have the money, you can see the premiere of Robert Altman’s “Kansas City” Saturday night at Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Movie tickets are $27.75 or $53, and if you want to go to the 1930s-theme gala you’ll have to pay $150, $250 or $500. The North American premiere is a benefit for the 18th and Vine Heritage Jazz Festival, Union Station Assistance Corp. and the Variety Club of Kansas City.
S A WIENER
July 24, 1996
The Wiener Dog Nationals, a dachshund race at The Woodlands that was inspired by a beer commercial, features three Lawrence dogs this year.
HOT RAIDERS TO OPEN TONIGHT
July 24, 1996
Lawrence’s Raiders are hotter than Atlanta. Starting tonight, the American Legion baseball team with a 12-game winning streak finds out if it’s hotter than the other four teams in the zone tournament at Kansas City’s Eisenhower Field.
APPROVAL
July 24, 1996
A new restaurant in south Lawrence and apartments in for consideration by the local planning commission.
MAN
July 24, 1996
Harvey Ludwick’s career began in 1964 in Maize, where he taught a year before serving as principal at age 25. Here’s where he’s been since then:
CONCERNS VOICED OVER DEVELOPMENT PLANT
July 24, 1996
The core of the community is at the center of discussion for Horizon 2020.
FRANCES GATHRIGHT TURBIVILLE
July 24, 1996
Washington, D.C. — Graveside services for Frances Gathright Turbiville, 82, Lawrence, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. July 31 at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington. Mrs. Turbiville died Monday, July 22, 1996, at her home in Lawrence.
TAUL ATGLANCE
July 24, 1996
Name: Tom Taul Age: 48
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 24, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A stereo, TV and VCR valued together at $1,407 were taken between 3:30 p.m. and 5:49 p.m. Monday from a residence in the 1900 section of East 1500 Road, Eudora.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 24, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A color television, stereo and other items valued on a police report at $1,825 were taken between noon June 10 and 4:45 a.m. Saturday from a residence in the 1300 block of West 24th, police reported.
VANDALS STRIKE AT NEW POOL
July 24, 1996
As a crowd of swimmers took a splash at the Lawrence Aquatic Center on Saturday and Sunday, thieves were busy taking valuables. Prodded by several incidents of theft during the pool’s opening weekend, Lawrence police and a pool manager are advising would-be swimmers to be careful with their belongings.
WALTERS PUMPED FOR NEXT SEASON
July 24, 1996
The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Georgetown’s Allen Iverson to run the show at point guard. On Tuesday, they signed Lucious Harris to come off the bench and spell the backcourt duo of Iverson and Jerry Stackhouse.
COURSE INTRODUCES SENIORS TO COMPUTER AGE
July 24, 1996
The technology of the ‘90s is explained to senior citizens in a local computer course.
FORUM SPARKS REMARKS BETWEEN DA CANDIDATES
July 24, 1996
Douglas County Democratic candidates for district attorney traded barbs Tuesday night.
CREDIT RESPONSE
July 24, 1996
To the editor: I am writing regarding an article concerning Lawrence Memorial Hospital billing problems which appeared in your Friday, July 19 edition.
TREE LIMB CUTS CABLEPOWER
July 24, 1996
A tree limb that fell on power lines Tuesday afternoon in East Lawrence knocked out power for 22 minutes to most of eastern Lawrence, a KPL executive said. The power outage also led to a disruption in service for Sunflower Cablevision subscribers, according to a Sunflower representative.
MULCH SALE RAISES FUNDS FOR WOMAN
July 24, 1996
A Lawrence businessman sold 336 sacks of horse manure-wood chip mulch to help a Lawrence woman whose van was destroyed in a May storm. Stan Zaremba, owner of three Zarco Phillips 66 gas stations, said Tuesday that the mulch sale raised $1,132.26 for Barbara Lumley, 218 Ala., who has multiple sclerosis. Last week she received a replacement van donated by Williams Natural Gas Co.
S NAME LENGTHENS TO INCLUDE BIODIVERSITY
July 24, 1996
KU’s Natural History Museum now has a longer name.
ADVANCED VOTING LAW CONTINUES TO SCORE AT POLLS
July 24, 1996
Advance voting is provingto be popular among voters, says Douglas County’s chief election official.
OWEN CLARIFICATION
July 24, 1996
A candidate profile on Dan Owen, Democratic candidate for Douglas County district attorney, may have given the impression that Owen was raised in Topeka. Owen was born in Topeka but has lived in Lawrence since age 5.
GIFT TO BENEFIT KU CIVIL ENGINEERING
July 24, 1996
The Kansas University Endowment Association will announce a $25,000 gift today from the late Victor A. Koelzer, Fort Collins, Colo., who bequeathed the money to the civil engineering department. Koelzer, a prominent Kansas University engineering alumnus, was principal planner on some of the world’s most significant water projects.
ROBERT J. PERKINS
July 24, 1996
Private services are planned for Robert J. Perkins, 52, Baldwin. Mr. Perkins died Monday, June 22, 1996, at his home.
AREA STUDENTS RECEIVE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
July 24, 1996
Five Lawrence High School graduates and one Oskaloosa High School graduate have been awarded college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. These awards are financed by the college or university that the student plans to attend.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1996
What size shoes does Shaquille O’Neal wear? And how tall is he? Shaquille O’Neal stands 7-foot-1 and weighs 301 pounds. His shoe size, according to the Los Angeles Times, is 22.
CRITTER EXHIBITS PLANNED FOR CONFERENCE
July 24, 1996
Folks can take a walk on the wild side this weekend at Kansas University. A collection of critters will be displayed in the Kansas Union for the 39th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
COUNTY CANDIDATES SHARE SIMILAR HISTORY
July 24, 1996
In the 2nd District, voters have a choice between two GOP candidates for Douglas County Commission.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1996
How is limited income defined for pension purposes? The current income limit is $8,246 per year for the veteran alone or $10,801 for the veteran and one dependent spouse or child. For each additional dependent, the pension limit increases by $1,404.
HEPFORD CORRECTION
July 24, 1996
Due to a reporter’s error, the years that Republican candidate Thom Hepford worked in the Douglas County treasurer’s office were incorrect in Monday’s Journal-World. Hepford worked in the office from 1993 to 1995.
LAST-MINUTE GIFT GUIDE FOR MASON
July 24, 1996
Glen Mason’s wedding is just around the corner, and I woke up in a cold sweat this morning when I realized I hadn’t yet purchased a wedding gift for the blushing groom. Since I don’t know where he’s registered, I brainstormed just long enough to come up with an unofficial, last-minute gift guide.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
July 24, 1996
* John E. and Nancy S. Taylor and Allen and Gaylene J. Sander to Richard J. and Jaye L. Cole; tract in SE/4 of 2-25-19, vacant lot. * 34th Street Investors, L.C. to Crown Cinema Corporation; lot 5 in Dunigan Subdivision
GLEN GROSDIDIER
July 24, 1996
Age: 35 Hometown: rural Eudora
S OLYMPIANS, MAYOR SAYS
July 24, 1996
Olympian Scott Huffman left Atlanta after the Opening Ceremonies, coming back to Lawrence to train and escape “all the hubbub” in preparation for next week’s high-jump competition. Then again, he told Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night, Huffman wouldn’t mind some fanfare down the road.
PAROLE HEARINGS PLANNED
July 24, 1996
Two convicted sex offenders are among several area prison inmates who have parole hearings this month. The two men are Randy A. Foster, who was convicted of attempted aggravated sexual battery and aggravated incest in 1993, and Cyrus Free, who was convicted of attempted aggravated battery and indecent liberties with a child in 1990 and 1991.
CAMPERS PREPARE FOR REAL WORLD
July 24, 1996
High school students take time out of their busy summer fun to to learn about owning their own company someday.
SQUASH SPELLS SUMMER
July 24, 1996
Squash, Wayne White has learned during the years, is one of those small investments that pays out by the bucketful. In mid-May White transplanted zucchini and straightneck yellow squash into one of the gardens on his Creek Ridge Farm and recently found himself at the peak of the picking season, harvesting at a rate of about 40 pounds a week.
DEATH
July 24, 1996
Authorities allege a woman staged a burglary and an abduction while having her husband murdered.
SHAPE UP
July 24, 1996
The PATH fitness and nutrition program for people 60 and older will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 31, at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets.
PEDRO BERON
July 24, 1996
Services for Pedro Beron, 59, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Beron died Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1996
Besides being considered permanently and totally disabled, what other requirements must be met for a veteran to become eligible for nonservice-connected pension benefits? The veteran must have at least 90 days of service under honorable conditions — at least one day of which was served during a wartime period — and limited income.
AMBULANCE REPORT
July 24, 1996
* Motorcycle accident, 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, 600 block of Ames, Baldwin. * Motor vehicle accident, 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sixth and Wakarusa.
GARDEN FLAVORS RESET THE STANDARD
July 24, 1996
I take no deeper satisfaction from gardening than when I am able to place on the table a dish or even an entire meal that’s entirely homegrown. Right now, with tomatoes ripening on the vine, onions and potatoes dug out of the ground, and eggplant, squash and peppers ready to be eaten, our options for eating fresh produce are as open as they get.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 24, 1996
Births Connie and Rob Bedeau, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.