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LHS TRACK TEAMS LOADED WITH DEPTH
March 19, 1996
Lawrence High track coach Jerry Skakal’s main problem heading into today’s season opener was finding enough uniforms for his boys and girls squads. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Skakal, who has 59 boys and 39 girls out for track.
KU WOMEN REACH SWEET 16
March 19, 1996
Kansas’ women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time. KU’s women joined the Jayhawks’ men team in the round of 16 by disposing of Texas, 77-70, on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
S OLSON RIPS JAYS
March 19, 1996
If Kansas needs any bulletin board material for Friday night’s Sweet 16 contest against Arizona, it need only look to the April issue of Inside Sports. In the magazine, Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is the expert cited in a short discussion of “How to beat Kansas.”
LIBRARY TRUCK GOES MOBILE
March 19, 1996
The word on the street is spelled b-o-o-k-m-o-b-i-l-e.
PIECE BY PIECE, ORGAN RECITAL HALL TENANT ARRIVES
March 19, 1996
A transcontinental trip brings a massive pipe organ to Lawrence.
HOGS
March 19, 1996
Kansas University’s baseball team won its biggest game of the season on Monday night, and first-year coach Bobby Randall couldn’t have been less impressed. “We’ve beat some quality baseball teams, but this wasn’t the win of the year or anything,” Randall said after the unranked Jayhawks stunned No. 7 Arkansas, 8-3, at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium. “We expected to win. They expected to win.”
DAYS INCREASINGLY HECTIC
March 19, 1996
Doctors consider the retailer’s old battle cry
LLOYD SLOCUM
March 19, 1996
Services for Lloyd Slocum, 53, DeSoto, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Slocum died Monday, March 18, 1996, at his home.
AZINGER GETS CONTRACT EXTENSION
March 19, 1996
School board members Monday night decided to extend Supt. Al Azinger’s three-year contract. During an executive session before the start of their regular meeting, board members discussed Azinger’s performance and unanimously agreed to keep the district’s top administrator on board.
THOMPSON SERVICES
March 19, 1996
Memorial services for Nona Brown Thompson, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Family graveside services were held Feb. 20 in Centralia Cemetery in Centralia. Mrs. Thompson died Feb. 18, 1996, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
DAVIS FAMILIAR WITH FOES
March 19, 1996
Calvin Rayford phoned an old buddy after examining the NCAA Tournament bracket on Selection Sunday. “I called Ben, but he was not at home. I told his roommate, ‘I’ll see him up there (Tempe, Ariz.),”’ Rayford, Kansas’ fifth-year senior point guard, said.
COUNTY TIRE AMNESTY DAY SAPS GRANT
March 19, 1996
Crews were busy Monday sorting and counting an estimated 19,000 waste tires that Douglas County residents turned in Saturday. Public Works Director Frank Hempen said the one-day tire amnesty program, which allowed residents to dispose of old tires for free, will be the last one to be financed by a $36,000 state grant being shared with Jefferson County.
OLD-STYLE HOUSING PROPOSED
March 19, 1996
The planning commission will look at a plan Wednesday night for an old-fashioned neighborhood.
CABLE CUTS KNOCK OUT PHONE SERVICE
March 19, 1996
Broken phone cable lines caused Monday afternoon’s outages.
KU SOFTBALL PACKED WITH PITCHERS
March 19, 1996
The pitching is in place for Lawrence High’s softball team. Now, LHS head coach Reenie Stogsdill just hopes she can devise a defense that complements her two top pitchers — seniors Shannon Stanwix and Kristy Asher — who split time last year.
HALBLEIB STARS FOR JAYETTES
March 19, 1996
Kansas junior guard Angie Halbleib knew her offense wouldn’t be needed Monday when her Jayhawks faced Texas in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Halbleib understood that if Kansas was going to win, she would have to concentrate on stopping Texas junior guard Danielle Viglione.
POLICE CONVERGE ON CONVENIENCE STORES
March 19, 1996
With guns drawn, Lawrence police converged on two convenience stores about 4:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a call about men carrying concealed weapons. Police Lt. Dan Affalter said a man was arrested at Total Petroleum, 501 W. Ninth, after he was seen carrying a handgun into the store.
ERRORS IN CALCULATION MAR SOME APPRAISALS
March 19, 1996
Douglas County land owners whose agricultural property is classified as grassland will get a tax break of sorts. Due to a calculation error by the Kansas Department of Revenue, the Douglas County appraiser’s staff prepared the valuation notices mailed last month to owners of about 2,900 parcels of native and tame grassland using the wrong assessed valuations.
LECOMPTON DISCUSSES BUILDING INSURANCE CONTRACT
March 19, 1996
Negotiations are still in the works concerning insurance coverage on the former Lecompton High School. The North East Kansas Education Service Center contract was amended for a second time Monday night.
OK
March 19, 1996
The preschool will target children from single-parent and lower-income households.
DARYL A. DEMPSAY
March 19, 1996
Memorial services for Daryl A. Dempsay, 35, Leroy, will be at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Burlington with the Rev. Riley Wilson officiating. Mr. Dempsay died Friday, March 15, 1996, at St. Francis Medical Center in Topeka.
STELLA EDNA COOK
March 19, 1996
Services for Stella Edna Cook, 87, Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Valley Falls, with the Rev. Jon Boyd officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Cook died Sunday, March 17, 1996, at the Village Villa in Nortonville, where she had lived for three years.
QUAIL RUN HOLDS OPPONENTS IN CHECK AT STATE TOURNEY
March 19, 1996
The 30-member Quail Run School chess team is the winner of the elementary division of the State Scholastic Chess Tournament.
BALDWIN BAR PLANS CANCELLED
March 19, 1996
Alcohol sales will remain forbidden in downtown Baldwin — for now. Mike Hercules withdrew his application for a special-use permit to open the Wildcat Cafe, a bar and grill in downtown Baldwin.
STUDENTS TO GET HAND-ON LESSON CELEBRATING AG WEEK
March 19, 1996
Call it Farming 101. Students at two Lawrence elementary schools will learn the bare basics of farming today and Wednesday during National Agriculture Week.
BAY LEAF OWNERS BEAT THE ODDS
March 19, 1996
A small downtown business is celebrating its 20th year.