Archive for Thursday, May 23, 1996

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TANGER GETS RESTAURANT
May 23, 1996
Tanger Outlet Center will be operating at 100 percent capacity when a second La Familia Mexican restaurant opens at the center in August. The restaurant has been in operation in Lawrence for nine years. Owner Juanita (Jenny) G. Reyes-Hepner, broke out on her own in 1987 after working with her family for many years at El Matador restaurant, 446 Locust, which was owned by her parents and is now operated by her brother.
TRAFFICWAY BRIDGE SETTLING CREATES CRACK
May 23, 1996
State transportation officials say they’ll take steps to counteract settling on the new bridge over U.S. Highway 40.
SEWER FLAP
May 23, 1996
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will pay the price for having sewer extended to the site of a new church and high school.
DISTRICT HONORS RETIREES
May 23, 1996
Lawrence school staff members who are retiring were honored Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at Southwest Junior High School. A total of 19 retiring staff members were recognized for their many years of service, and 16 educators’ 25 years of teaching were noted.
MILLER MAKES IT OFFICIAL
May 23, 1996
Former prosecutor Martin Miller on Wednesday formally announced his candidacy for Douglas County district attorney. Miller, fired a month ago as a prosecutor in the DA’s office, is running as an independent, although he’s a longtime Republican. Miller has said he was fired for political reasons.
LIGHT LAWSUIT
May 23, 1996
A dispute between neighbors over an outdoor security light has resulted in a lawsuit.
DESOTO SCHEDULES MEETING ON GROWTH
May 23, 1996
The school board here has scheduled a special meeting next month to discuss how the school system will keep up with growth in the city and surrounding areas. “We had so much new construction going on in Johnson County,” said board member Curt Allenbrand. “We don’t want to get behind, we want to stay ahead of the game if it’s as all possible. There’s lots of building in DeSoto, and they keep saying there’s going to be more.”
COUNTY RANKS ROAD PROJECTS
May 23, 1996
Replacing the Wakarusa River bridge on the western outskirts of Eudora is the top priority on a list of road and bridge projects the Douglas County Commission approved Wednesday. That bridge will be replaced early next year as part of a $1.57 million project. The county’s share of the cost will be $126,000, with federal funding covering the balance.
THRIFT THEFT ANGERS VETERANS
May 23, 1996
A veteran says a theft at the Lawrence Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store is a “low” act.
DESOTO GROWTH CONTINUES
May 23, 1996
Development on the south end of town near Kansas Highway 10 is speeding along nicely, the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce president said. Miami County National Bank opened its doors in mid-May, bringing full-service banking to the area of Lexington and Commerce.
BALDWIN SEEKS INPUT ON TRUCK ROUTE PLAN
May 23, 1996
City officials want to talk trucks with Baldwin residents. The city council’s Public Works Committee has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. June 4 to talk about truck routes and a potential prohibition against on-street parking along the routes.
TANGER EXPANSION SLOWED
May 23, 1996
The Tanger Outlet Center has taken possession of the former Consolidated Lumber property at the south end of the shopping center, but Tanger does not intend to begin construction of its second phase until 1997. “The acquisition of the land means we are moving ahead in phases to complete the planned expansion,” said Sonya Woertz, general manager of the Lawrence center. “Within the next few weeks, we will actually be completing demolition of the buildings and clearing the land.”
FORT SCOTT HONORS LAWRENCE MAN
May 23, 1996
A Lawrence man has been named Fort Scott Community College’s Outstanding Alumnus for 1996. J. Milton Sullivant was honored Friday during graduation ceremonies at the school, which he attended in 1935.
GRAVES FARM TOUR
May 23, 1996
Bob Dole and farm challenges were on the itinerary of Gov. Bill Graves’ trip Wednesday through the Lawrence area.
JUNIOR HIGH COACHES LIKE LHS VACANCY
May 23, 1996
High school notes and quotes as the 1995-96 prep season heads into the final weekend. … Interviews are scheduled to begin next week for the vacant head girls basketball coaching position at Lawrence High. LHS athletic director hopes to name a head coach by Friday, May 31. The job opened five weeks ago when Gary Hammer resigned after six consecutive winning seasons.
LHS HEADED FOR STATE TRACK
May 23, 1996
Lawrence High has qualified 13 girls and 10 boys for the state track meet, scheduled Friday and Saturday at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium.
CLARIFICATION
May 23, 1996
A story in Friday’s edition of the Journal-World may have been unclear. An April 25 ruling by U.S. District Judge Albert V. Bryan Jr., of Virginia, found that the Indiana-based Berry Sterling Corporation’s patent infringement case against Pescor Plastics to be invalid.
BALDWIN WINS AGAIN
May 23, 1996
Baldwin won its first state team tennis title last weekend, but the Bulldogs have won two individual Class 4A singles crowns in a row.
CITY BUZZING WITH RETURN OF PESKY SUMMERTIME PEST
May 23, 1996
Got an itch? Those annoying mosquitoes are back.
KU PROF REVEALS RINGING THEORY
May 23, 1996
A KU scientist and a colleague study Jupiter’s inner halo to explain where it comes from and how it works.
HORIZON 2020 PASSES PLANNING COMMISSION
May 23, 1996
The long-range planning document for Lawrence and Douglas County now moves forward to the city and county commissions.