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TONGANOXIE GRAPPLES WITH TECHNOLOGY AGE
June 11, 1996
School board members Monday night were presented with a proposal to upgrade the district’s computer system to meet a growing technology demand. The technology committee outlined a plan to update the district’s computer systems. The committee said that the current computers, Apple IIe models, were purchased in the mid-1980s and needed maintenance work. Even if maintained, they are outdated. And, the committee said, there are not enough of the computers.
TACK, WESTERN STORE TO OPEN
June 11, 1996
A new Western store, New Traditions, takes its inventory beyond providing just tack.
MARGURETE DOME LANGDON
June 11, 1996
Services for Margurete Dome Langdon, 83, Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, east of Valley Falls. Mrs. Langdon died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa.
S VOILENT CRIME RATE DROPS IN 1994
June 11, 1996
The violent crime rate in Douglas County decreased from 1993 to 1994, according to the KBI.
CITY TO CLEAR FLOOD DEBRIS
June 11, 1996
Hauling away trash left behind by last week’s flooding will get its start this week, but the biggest part of the job likely will take a little longer. City officials are reminding Lawrence residents that small flood-damaged items will be picked up this week during normal residential trash collections, either today, Wednesday or Thursday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 11, 1996
Condition reports * Edward Bailey, 55, Lawrence, was listed in serious condition Monday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken following an accident about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 900 block of West 23rd.
SWALL RESERVES SPOT IN LEGISLATIVE RACE
June 11, 1996
A Democratic “placeholder” and a Libertarian filed Monday for Lawrence seats in the Kansas Legislature.
FACULTY PAY INCREASE RATIFIED BY BOARD
June 11, 1996
Lawrence school teachers will see an average pay increase of 3.6 percent under the 1996-97 master agreement that the school board ratified Monday night. The agreement also reflects an increase in the board’s contribution to the fringe benefit program of $3 a month. In addition, changes were made in sections dealing with job sharing, leave, early retirement and reduction in force.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 11, 1996
* Lawrence police detained four Topeka youths, ages 15 to 17, and an 18-year-old Topeka man early Monday in connection with four car burglaries in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive. Police said they were called at 2:09 a.m. Monday about a car driving slowly through the block. Police said they later located the car on 23rd Street with items, including a radar detector and stereo equipment, that were taken from four cars at two residences in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive. Police said the juveniles were turned over to their parents and the 18-year-old man was released pending further investigation. * Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said a car was stolen from Eudora and burned early Sunday morning on a county road about a mile east of Eudora. Anderson said Eudora Township firefighters found the 1989 Honda engulfed in flames about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of county roads 442 and 2300 E. Anderson said the owner had loaned the car to a friend who had used it between May 15 and May 29 and had left it parked on Tallgrass Street in Eudora, waiting for the owner to come get it. Anderson said the fire was being investigated as an arson. The car was valued on a police report at $8,000.
BALDWIN TRIES TO BALANCE KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
June 11, 1996
Baldwin schools are facing a problem with balancing kindergarten enrollments at three elementary sites.
LL RETURN TO KU
June 11, 1996
Isaac Byrd is back in the roost. Byrd, Kansas University’s football-baseball standout who was selected last week in the 11th round of the amateur baseball draft by his hometown St. Louis Cardinals, said Monday that he planned to return to KU for his senior year.
STATE POST
June 11, 1996
Seth Toebben, 17, Lawrence, was elected lieutenant governor at last week’s 59th annual Boys’ State of Kansas event in Manhattan. Six hundred and fifty two high schoolers from across the state attended Boys’ State, which is a working model of local, county and state government in Kansas. It is sponsored by the American Legion.
PUMP IT UP
June 11, 1996
Facts about the Maple Grove pump station in North Lawrence: Capacity: 40,000 gallons per minute, or 2.4 million gallons an hour.
BOARD DISCUSSES HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
June 11, 1996
The Perry-Lecompton School Board is considering adopting a boys and girls soccer team for the 1996-97 school year. Board members learned Monday night that a petition circulated at the high school yielded 25 boys and eight girls interested in playing. The figure does not include incoming freshmen.
CHEWING TOBACCO IS LIKE PLAYING WITH SMOKELESS FIRE
June 11, 1996
Its powerful addictive hold is hard to break, but like cigarettes, chewing tobacco contains cancer-causing chemicals that can kill. Baseball’s tobacco-chewing Brett Butler is now coping with throat cancer.
MARIE ANNA EDER
June 11, 1996
Services for Marie Anna Eder, 90, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Eder died Monday, June 10, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a longtime Eudora resident.
HEMP ACTIVIST WANTS TO BE NEXT COUNTY SHERIFF
June 11, 1996
The field of contenders for county offices is now set.
ASK THE DOC
June 11, 1996
I am the mother of three in my late 30s. About three or four years ago, I developed spidery-looking veins on my thighs and calves. These are dark purple and they temporarily disappear when I press on them. Are these varicose veins? What causes them? I seem to be getting more as time goes by, and I find them very unattractive. I would appreciate any advice on how to cure and/or prevent these ugly veins. I’m 20 pounds overweight. Yes, these are a type of varicose veins. The color is dark because they contain venous blood that is low in oxygen, and the fact that they blanch when compressed confirms that they are blood vessels. While being overweight may contribute to the problem, I nevertheless have seen them in trim women, so don’t blame your fat too much. They are caused by excessive back pressure from the venous system pushing against superficial veins that somehow are susceptible, perhaps genetically.
MAKES GRADE
June 11, 1996
A new pump station along the Maple Grove tributary siphoned flood waters before they could soak North Lawrence.
A-MASE-ING GRACE MASON SPREADS GOSPEL OF KU FOOTBALL THROUGH CARAVAN
June 11, 1996
Officially it’s known as the Big Blue Caravan, but it might just as well be called the Kansas University Football Revival. In the tradition of the traveling religious revival, the Caravan rolls all over the state, and KU football coach Glen Mason takes to the pulpit not to convert the masses but to preach the faith of KU football.
OTTAWA FINDS TEMPORARY SOLUTION FOR STUDENTS
June 11, 1996
Portable classrooms and a principal both will be new to sixth-graders in Ottawa this fall.
PROVOST FORUMS:
June 11, 1996
PERSONNEL CHANGES COMING TO LIBRARIES
June 11, 1996
Despite the objections of one of its members, the Lawrence school board approved a plan that would add clerical assistance to elementary school libraries. Board member Kerry Altenbernd objected to the plan because it also calls for half-time librarians at the district’s six smallest schools: Cordley, East Heights, Grant, New York, Riverside and Woodlawn. Two of those schools — Cordley and East Heights — presently have full-time librarians, which would be reduced to half-time under the plan.
FINALIST BRINGS EXPERIENCE WITH UNIVERSITY TO INTERVIEW
June 11, 1996
Marilyn Yarbrough interviewed for the KU provost position on a campus she is familiar with.
MARRIAGE LICENSE CORRECTION
June 11, 1996
The names of a marriage listing in Saturday’s paper were misspelled. A license recently was issued to Daryl Munck, 46, Lawrence, and Gloria Souza, 36, Lawrence.
YARBROUGH RETURNS FOR PROVOST INTERVIEW
June 11, 1996
Marilyn Yarbrough interviewed for the KU provost position on a campus she is familiar with.
PATRICIA MCBRIDE
June 11, 1996
Services for Patricia McBride, 61, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. McBride died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at the home of her daughter in Odessa, Mo., following a lengthy illness.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 11, 1996
Births Chad Wenger and Tracy Carter, Topeka, a boy, Sunday.
RODEO QUEEN APPLICATIONS DUE
June 11, 1996
The deadline is approaching for applications in the second Douglas County Rodeo queen pageant, the pageant coordinator said. Bobbie Ward said area women had until Friday to sign up for the pageant, scheduled for July 13 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The pageant debuted last year.