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FRANK TURNER
June 8, 1996
Services for Frank L. Turner, 79, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the Rev. James Shaughnessy officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Turner died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook.
TAXPAYER GROUP HOSTS SCHOOL FINANCE FORUM
June 8, 1996
Two Lawrence school officials and two members of the 1996 Kansas Legislature will participate Tuesday night in a forum on school finance. The forum, sponsored by the Douglas County Property Owners Assn., will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Building 21 of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.
CITY TO PICK UP WATER-DAMAGED ITEMS
June 8, 1996
With all the wet carpets, damaged washing machines and waterlogged bookshelves left behind by this week’s flash flooding, city sanitation crews are ready to collect the mess. Next week.
HAZEL OSBORN
June 8, 1996
Services for Hazel Audrey Osborn, 67, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Krumeich officiating. Burial will be at Clearfield Cemetery, south of Eudora. Mrs. Osborn died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
J-W GARNERS STATE AWARDS
June 8, 1996
The Lawrence Journal-World’s sports department swept the sports writing awards announced Friday at the 104th annual convention of the Kansas Press Assn. Writer Andrew Hartsock won two first place awards, for sports writing and sports column writing, in a competition among the state’s biggest newspapers. He also won an honorable mention in sports writing.
ADDITIONAL JOBS BYPASS LOCAL ALLIEDSIGNAL PLANT
June 8, 1996
New product lines are the only change coming to the Lawrence site.
OFFICIALS PITCH PARTY FOR YSI PROJECT
June 8, 1996
The concession stand is open, the parking lot is paved, water is running, toilets are flushing and plants are growing. Yes, city-financed improvements at the Youth Sports Inc. complex are ready for today’s recognition ceremony — the first of several ribbon-cutting events planned for construction projects financed by a 1-cent countywide sales tax passed in 1994.
COMMISSIONER BENT ON NEW RIVER ROUTE
June 8, 1996
Erosion along the Kansas River could strand a recently refurbished bridge, a county official fears.
FILING FORCES TREASURER PRIMARY
June 8, 1996
Charley Cornwell, who has been parking clerk for the city of Lawrence since 1988, on Friday ensured a Democratic primary in the Douglas County treasurer’s race. In filing to run for the office, Cornwell said he will tout his financial expertise.
DELUGE
June 8, 1996
Lawrence residents are mopping up after Wednesday night’s storm dumped 8 inches of rain on the area, flooding and damaging many homes.
CARPET CLEANER OFFERS DO-IT-YOURSELF TIPS
June 8, 1996
Carpet get a little wet this week? Between 10:45 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday, more than 50 people called Kelly Eisenbarger hoping for relief. Since then, another 275 have dialed her number.
ALETHA CAREY
June 8, 1996
No services are planned for Aletha Putnam Carey, 79, Lawrence. She donated her body to research. Mrs. Carey died Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CANDIDATES JOIN RACE FOR HOUSE SEATS
June 8, 1996
An advocate for senior citizens and a Kansas University graduate student filed Friday for Lawrence seats in the Kansas House. Joann Wiley, the outgoing speaker of the Silver Haired Legislature, filed Friday in Topeka as a Republican for the Kansas House 44th District seat.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 8, 1996
Police reports * Runita Jamai Dickson, 21, 2350 Ridge Ct., was arrested for aggravated assault after she allegedly threatened another woman with a metal pipe about 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of West 24th. The victim is dating the suspect’s ex-boyfriend, a police spokeswoman said. Dickson was being held Friday in the Douglas County Jail without bond.
GALEN KANNENBERG
June 8, 1996
Military graveside services for Galen R. Kannenberg, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kannenberg died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at his home.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH SOUND OFF
June 8, 1996
I’d like to know more on why the West Junior High School air conditioning won’t be completed for the next school year. I’d like to know why we’ve seen no movement on the project and who the subcontractor on the project is. Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said the project is large — a 90,000-square-foot building — and most of the work needs to be done while school is out. Since the contract was awarded, he said, Huxtable and Associates worked on it after school hours.
ELMER MCCLENDON
June 8, 1996
Services for Elmer Lee McClendon, 62, Nortonville, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Nortonville Cemetery. Mr. McClendon died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
MAPLE LANE SOUND OFF
June 8, 1996
What would it take to get the traffic slowed down on Maple Lane, by the County Fair Swimming Pool? We are a detour for this summer’s construction project on Harper. David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said Maple Lane was an unlikely detour for traffic that normally would use Harper, which is closed between 19th and 23rd streets for construction. The route would be too circuitous for nonresidential traffic.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 8, 1996
Ambulance report The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
SURVIVOR AIDS NEXT GENERATION
June 8, 1996
A breast cancer survivor from New York was successful in her efforts to get the U.S. Postal Service to issue a breast cancer awareness stamp.
TAX DEADLINE NEARS
June 8, 1996
Douglas County taxpayers have until June 20 to pay the second half of their 1995 real estate and personal property taxes. County Treasurer Nancy Hempen said her office will charge 12 percent interest prorated daily on taxes paid after the deadline.
CITY SCHOOLS
June 8, 1996
bottom Line Among staffing changes that district administrators are contemplating is a move that will mean additional help in numerous elementary school libraries.
SPREAD THE WORD
June 8, 1996
It’s no lie: “Rumors” is a glorious farcical romp, and one of Neil Simon’s best — and most popular — plays. Another fact: Lawrence Community Theatre has captured Simon’s masterful use of situations — the chaos of a crisis, the pattern of slamming doors, the comings and goings of characters — and is delivering a two-hour, rib-splitting production that should not be missed.
CYCLISTS MAKE FRIENDS, FINDS ALONG ROUTE
June 8, 1996
Veteran cyclists say they’re going to take time to enjoy the scenery during this year’s Biking Across Kansas.
STORM FURY HITS $1 MILLION
June 8, 1996
Insurance agents are taking hundreds of claims for damage caused by Wednesday’s storm.
BIG 12 BOGUS
June 8, 1996
Am I missing something? Is there some miracle about to happen that will make the debut of the Big 12 Conference as wild and wonderful as some promoters would have us believe? How come a lot of us who have been around college sports for a while are less than overwhelmed about what lies ahead? Conservative football coaches who believe you win games mainly by running the ball often warn that when you throw a pass only three things can happen, two of them bad. You know, completion, incompletion and interception?
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 8, 1996
Political races in states such as New York, California and Florida — particularly the presidential battle in those states between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole — are likely to attract the most national attention as the November election draws near. However, it is doubtful any state will have a more interesting political landscape this year than Kansas.
SWIM AREA CLOSED AT CLINTON LAKE
June 8, 1996
The Bloomington swimming area at Clinton Lake has been temporarily closed because of high water. All other facilities at the reservoir west of Lawrence are open, including boat ramps, campgrounds and a marina.
RALPH BARRAND
June 8, 1996
Services for Ralph Barrand, 99, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Barrand died Friday, June 7, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LILLIAN PETERSON
June 8, 1996
Services for Lillian Esper Nadine Peterson, 77, Lawrence, are pending at Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka. Mrs. Peterson died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.