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PARENTS, AND WHY THEY CAN NEVER REALLY BE COOL
May 30, 1996
Parents. We all have them and we’ve all asked the eternal questions of why they do the things they do and why can’t they just be cool. But what is cool? Is it buying you a car and letting you stay out until the early hours of the morning? Or is it encouraging you and respecting your life and opinions? These questions have been pondered since the invention of parents.
SOUND OFF
May 30, 1996
Can you explain the impact tax that the city commission may pass? David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, provided the following explanation:
RUTH H. STROHMEYER
May 30, 1996
Services for Ruth H. Strohmeyer, 74, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church, Meriden. Burial will be at Grantville Cemetery. Mrs. Strohmeyer died Tuesday, May 28, 1996, at her home.
BUSINESSES
May 30, 1996
Preparations are under way in Oskaloosa for a business directory and an annual citywide festival.
PUBLIC INVITED TO GIVE JOURNAL-WORLDLOOK
May 30, 1996
Lawrence area residents are invited to an open house Sunday at the Journal-World. Tours of the printing plant and facilities at 609 N.H. will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Journal-World newsroom staffers will be on hand to demonstrate the computerized news desks and the electronic photo desk and scanning operations.
LAWRENCE HOME PRICES HIT HIGH
May 30, 1996
Coldwell Banker included Lawrence in its national home price comparison survey for the first time.
COMMISSION SEEKS KDOT FUNDS TO REPLACE COUNTY BRIDGE
May 30, 1996
Douglas County commissioners will ask for financial help to replace a concrete bridge currently too weak for loaded grain trucks in Marion Township. Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday night to ask the Kansas Department of Transportation for money to help finance construction of a new all-wood bridge on County Route 1023, just south of County Route 460. The bridge crosses Rock Creek, five miles west of Lone Star Lake.
KU TO HOST GIRLS STATE DELEGATES
May 30, 1996
The 54th session of Sunflower Girls State will open Sunday on the Kansas University campus with about 550 girls from across the state attending. The session, for girls who will be high school seniors in 1996-97, will close June 8.
COMMITTEE CONSIDERS COMMENCEMENT CHANGES
May 30, 1996
The commencement committee at Kansas University met Wednesday to rehash the 1996 ceremony and kick around reform ideas. A key item on the agenda is development of a proposal that eliminates Allen Fieldhouse as the alternative site in case severe weather prohibits the normal ceremony to be staged in Memorial Stadium.
HOIR PREPARES FOR HOLY AUDIENCE
May 30, 1996
A church choir group from Lawrence will leave next week for a visit with Pope John Paul II in Rome.
INSPECTORS VISIT MARKET VENDORS
May 30, 1996
Farmers’ markets are undergoing more scrutiny this year in the way vendors handle prepared foods.
OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS FARM BILL
May 30, 1996
A sweeping change in U.S. farm policy has prompted an informational meeting tonight in Douglas County. Local farm officials will talk about the new farm bill and field questions from farmers at 7 p.m. at the Building No. 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
BALDWIN TEACHERS TO VOTE ON CONTRACT OFFER
May 30, 1996
Teachers here will vote Friday on an average 1.8 percent percent pay raise in a contract proposed by the district’s school board. Board president Mary Jane Chubb said Wednesday it was the board’s final offer. “We’ll either agree to agree or agree to disagree,” Chubb said. “We feel like we’ve gone as far as we can go on our tight budget.”
LHS ENJOYED BANNER YEAR IN 1995-96
May 30, 1996
— steve rottinghaus col. Lawrence High’s athletic accomplishments in 1995-96 reached new heights with three state team championships for the second consecutive year and 10 Lions signing with NCAA Div. I programs.
LAWRENCE MONARCHS TO OPEN 7TH SEASON
May 30, 1996
For the last six years, the Lawrence Monarchs have played semi-pro baseball without playing a single game in Lawrence. That streak will continue into a seventh year on Saturday, when the Monarchs, who don’t play in Lawrence because of a facilities crunch, will tangle with the Marion Black Sox in their season openers.
CIVIL SUIT FILED IN CHILD ABUSE CASE
May 30, 1996
A civil lawsuit has been filed against a woman convicted last year of two counts of child abuse, and against a man who operated a day-care center with her. The suit, filed recently in Douglas County District Court, was field by Mariah Mussetter, father of Troy Mussetter, against Andrew and Katherine Langdon.
RIEFHED:BLOOD SUPPLY GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW NAME
May 30, 1996
The nonprofit group that supplies blood to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Mt. Oread Medical Arts Centre in Lawrence is changing its name. The Topeka Blood Bank, which has served northeast Kansas hospitals since 1948, becomes Kansas Blood Services on Saturday.
GRANT FINANCES KUMC FERTILITY CENTER
May 30, 1996
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $1.6 million to the Kansas University Medical Center to create a Center for Reproductive Sciences. The center, in Kansas City, Kan., will be one of 12 in the United States focused on fertility and infertility research.
RIEFHED:LHS TEACHER FILES FOR COUNTY SEAT
May 30, 1996
Lawrence High School teacher Bev Worster formally filed by petition Wednesday to run for the 3rd District seat on the Douglas County Commission. Worster, who lives west of Lawrence in Clinton Township, said she filed about 130 signatures with the Douglas County clerk.
LOTTERSUBHED:BIRTHS
May 30, 1996
Trisha and Dan Norris, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
May 30, 1996
What is the special clothing allowance for veterans such as myself who wear a prosthesis? There is an annual clothing allowance available to any veteran receiving compensation for a service-connected disability that requires a device that tends to wear out or tear clothing. Such devices may include prosthetics or orthopedic appliances, including wheelchairs.
SPECTS APPEAR IN COURT
May 30, 1996
A court hearing in the death of David Lee Shipley, Davenport, Iowa, shed no light on how or why Shipley was killed.
STATE DELEGATES MULL METHODIST MERGER
May 30, 1996
About 750 United Methodist pastors, church members and guests are scheduled to visit Baldwin this week for an annual church conference.
OLYMPIC HOPEFUL CHALLENGES STUDENTS
May 30, 1996
Junior High Notes Scott Huffman, an Olympic hopeful who holds the U.S. record in the pole vault, spoke with Southwest seventh-graders Friday as part of their Olympic Day.
HOOPS NOTEBOOK
May 30, 1996
Some of the news from the soon-to-be Big 12 doesn’t sit well with Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams. Take, for example, the league’s decision last week to grandfather players shooting for Big Eight records and start with a clean slate for the Big 12.
GRAD STUDENT FEELS CHEATED BY TAKING DETOUR DOWN HILL
May 30, 1996
A KU honor student feels cheated the 1996 commencement procession didn’t pass through the Campanile.
NEW DOLE ADVISOR NO STRANGER TO POLITICS
May 30, 1996
Bob Dole has chosen Robert Ellsworth, a former congressman from Lawrence, to help him oversee his search for a running mate.
THORITIES HOLD TRIO IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
May 30, 1996
Three men are facing charges related to the incident, which rocked a .
PERRY BOARD RATIFIES CONTRACT
May 30, 1996
The Perry-Lecompton school board on Wednesday ratified a contract that gives the district’s 70 teachers an average 1.9 percent pay raise. The school board also approved a similar raise for administrators and classified employees, including secretaries, janitors and cooks.
FARM BUREAU LEADER ENTERS COUNTY RACE
May 30, 1996
Dairy farmer Glen Grosdidier, a Republican, will vie for the 2nd District seat on the county commission.
KDHE ENDS PROBE OF HASKELL RUNOFF
May 30, 1996
State environmental regulators have ended their investigation of runoff from a construction site at Haskell Indian Nations University. No fines or penalties were imposed, and the digging that caused the runoff ended earlier this month, said Julie Greene, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s district environmental administrator in Lawrence.
LOTTERHED:LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 30, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1976 Chevy truck, valued on a police report at $1,500, was stolen between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday from the 1300 block of North Third, police reported.
JOHN R. VERVYNCK
May 30, 1996
Services for John R. Vervynck, 66, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Vervynck died May 29, 1996, at his home.