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POLICE AUCTION BRINGS OUT BICYCLE BIDDERS.
May 19, 1996
She couldn’t resist temptation. Lawrence resident Stephanie Strange came to the Lawrence Police Department semi-annual found property auction just to look around and ended up buying a piece of yard art.
GOLDIE MAE ROBB
May 19, 1996
Graveside services for Goldie Mae Robb, 92, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bronson Cemetery in Bronson with the Rev. Mike Vernon officiating. Mrs. Robb died Friday, May 17, 1996, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
BONNIE W. MASSENGALE
May 19, 1996
Funeral services for Bonnie W. Massengale, 88, Wellsville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Wellsville. She died Saturday, May 18, 1996, at the Regency Health Care Center, Olathe.
INEZ I. HERRIES
May 19, 1996
Funeral services for Inez I. Herries, 94, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McLouth United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Don Powell. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Herries died Friday, May 17, 1996, at home.
MINORITY BANQUET CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
May 19, 1996
Kansas University’s Office of Minority Affairs held its 20th annual minority banquet Saturday, sending off several hundred of today’s graduates with a dinner of Cuban black beans, Mexican chicken and apple and pecan pies. A mariachi band provided the entertainment, and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway assured the near-graduates that as much as KU had provided them, they too had provided much to the university.
MAYER COLUMN
May 19, 1996
Elizabeth Lawson had a way of getting to a point firmly when she felt strongly about something. She scared the daylights out of me on our first encounter in the early 1950s. Yet as years passed and I got to know her, there developed a kinship with this strong Kansas University personality I’ll always treasure. Elizabeth was killed the past week in a local motor vehicle accident at the age of 92, mentally sharp right up to those final minutes. She was one of a legion of women who over the years have been tremendous Kansas University sports fans. Mrs. Lawson had a particularly unique interest since her brother, Adolph Rupp, played basketball at KU and become a legendary hall of fame coach at Kentucky.
KU BASKETBALL NOTES
May 19, 1996
Kansas’ men’s basketball players won’t dress in cramped quarters next season. The Jayhawks will be moving into a bigger, remodeled locker room at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s players will move down the hall from their current dressing area in the northwest corner of the fieldhouse, into the existing men’s track locker room. The men’s track athletes will move into the current basketball locker room.
SURVEY
May 19, 1996
College graduates are searching for jobs that offer them opportunities to have fun and to be challenged with responsibility, a national survey shows. The study of 5,500 college students by National Association of Colleges and Employers indicated that many grads didn’t seek employment based on whether they got a corner office, big bucks or a bundle of vacation.
BUSINESS BRIEFS
May 19, 1996
Ron King, Lawrence American Family Insurance agent, was district agent for the month of April. He recently returned from American Family’s home office in Madison, Wis., where he spent a week with top producers at a management development school. *
PICKETT COLUMN
May 19, 1996
A few weeks ago I checked out “Pulp Fiction” at my favorite video store. It was just terrible — the movie so many of the hotshot critics told us was such a landmark. After about half an hour, I gagged and decided not to invite my wife to join me in a viewing. Then I checked out “Seven.” Ugh. If you have not yet missed this one please do so immediately. I start this commentary on movies of 1946 with words about those two pieces of trash. I contrast both with that splendid private eye movie of ‘46 “The Big Sleep,” which came from the Raymond Chandler novel and had Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, entering a beautiful old mansion and encountering a nasty-tongued (but no four-letter words in 1946) heiress played by, naturally, Lauren Bacall.
THE FACE OF IRELAND
May 19, 1996
Ireland. It rolls mystically, musically off the tongue. It pelts at you softly, lovingly, like a gossamer curtain of Irish rain. The strength of its spirit and people soak through every pore of your being, trickling deep into your soul. Soon it has captured your heart, and your imagination, much like your first love. Soon, you’re not sure how you ever lived outside its sweet embrace. For many, Ireland is a land seen only on corny television commercials and news reports. An island full of terrorists, its existence celebrated only with bad green beer and a bogus Irish accent every March 17. But while that may be the Ireland of Madison Avenue, that is not my Ireland.
COFFMAN SERVICES
May 19, 1996
Funeral services for Charles L. Coffman, 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He died Friday, May 17, 1996, at the home of his son in Grandview, Mo.
T ALL ROSESLOLLIPOPS
May 19, 1996
It really didn’t hit me until I saw the Phillips 66 advertisement in the J-W sports section the other day. “Big Eight Jackets,” the ad trumpeted. “Collectors Item. Only $1.99 With Fill-Up.” That was my wake-up call. Anything with the Big Eight on it is indeed a collectors item.
GRADUATES MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON HILL
May 19, 1996
Members of KU’s class of 1996 trade in lab equipment, textbooks and pocket protectors for diplomas at the 124th commencement ceremony.
WAITER, 4-H GOOD START FOR BUSINESS LEADERS
May 19, 1996
Lawrence business leaders say they got their start in the real world working a variety of jobs to gain experience.
COMMENCEMENT FEATURE ON DEGREE CHOICE
May 19, 1996
A new survey indicates nearly two out of 10 college students chose a major based on earning potential.
T HOLD STUDENT
May 19, 1996
One high-achieving Kansas University graduate was determined to take part in an academic ceremony — no matter what.
JAYHAWKS FINISHED
May 19, 1996
A ninth-inning grand slam by Clark Jones was the decisive hit in Iowa State’s 18-14 victory over Kansas in a Big Eight tournament elimination game.
KU AT BIG EIGHT TRACK NOTES
May 19, 1996
Nebraska is expected to dominate the final Big Eight-sanctioned event, the 1996 Outdoor track and field championships Monday and Tuesday at Weir track in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhusker women have won 16 consecutive outdoor titles. The NU men won last year and have prevailed 20 times in the 89-year history of the meet. Kansas leads with 32 championships, its last in 1982.
LMH ADDS SECURITY, STAYS QUIET ON REASON
May 19, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has beefed up its security, but a hospital spokeswoman said she could not divulge the reason. Janice Early-Weas said Friday that the hospital, which for some time has contracted with a private security firm to patrol the building at night, had added a security guard during daytime hours.
KU QUALIFIES FOR NCAA GOLF
May 19, 1996
Kansas’ men’s golf team responded when it really counted Saturday, wrapping up a third place finish at the NCAA Central Regional. The Jayhawks, who placed a disappointing fifth at the recent Big Eight championships, placed third of 20 teams. The top 10 teams advance to the NCAAs, set for a week from Wednesday just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn.
POLITICAL EBB AND FLOW
May 19, 1996
Kansans have a right to be concerned over their impending loss of congressional clout, but there’s no reason to panic. Political observers in Kansas have been wringing their hands this week over the state’s impending loss of prestige and influence in the U.S. Congress.