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SOUND OFF
November 1, 1996
When will stoplights be installed at Sixth and Wakarusa? “We’re working on those,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “We would anticipate to start work in the spring of ‘97, and I’d say it’d be done within a few months.”
S SOUND OFF
November 1, 1996
Why did SAC’s go out of business? Is it moving to Olathe? What will be going into the former SAC’s location? SAC’s, which has been at 2525 Iowa for more than seven years, lost its lease. The SAC’s Distributors Inc., the warehouse and distribution center for SAC’s in Eudora, handles the lease for the retail store.
FEDERAL ATTORNEY TO SPEAK TODAY
November 1, 1996
A former Kansas University law professor who now is a U.S. deputy assistant attorney general will give a private talk at noon today. Reginald “Reggie” Robinson, who left KU in 1993 to join the Justice Department, will speak before the Leadership Lawrence Alumni Assn.
CROP ARTIST TO SPEAK ABOUT WORK
November 1, 1996
A dessert/entertainment event Friday at the Leavenworth County Library will feature Lawrence crop artist Stan Herd as the guest speaker. “Just Desserts” will begin at 7 p.m. at the library, 417 Spruce.
NATIVE SON STILL LEADING IN KANSAS
November 1, 1996
A new Journal-World poll shows Bob Dole’s lead in Kansas hasn’t changed much in a month.
MCCLOUTH MASHES IMMAC
November 1, 1996
Ding dong, the Leavenworth Immaculata witch is dead. McLouth buried its long-time football nemesis with a 33-8 triumph in its Class 3A district finale on Thursday night at Abeles Field.
LIONS LIKE UNDERDOG ROLE
November 1, 1996
Lawrence High volleyball and state championships go together like jack-o’ and lanterns. The Lions, 33-4, will be making their 25th consecutive state tournament appearance this weekend.
November 1, 1996
Let’s see if we have this straight: * June Henley, Kansas University’s star running back, won’t start, but he will play against Iowa State this weekend after sitting out a one-game suspension.
STUDENTS BOOST REALITY OF NEW CHILD-CARE CENTER
November 1, 1996
KU students sweetened their offer to reinvigorate debate about construction of a child-care facility.
CORRECTION
November 1, 1996
Wednesday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information about a proposed $2.5 million swimming pool in Baldwin. City council members have not decided on a location for the pool, which would be partly funded by a 1/2-cent sales tax that goes before Baldwin voters on Tuesday.
FOR BARONE
November 1, 1996
Big 12 basketball coaches ribbed each other Thursday in the barbecue capital of America. “Tony Barone is a friend. I love him to death. He is one of the few guys who looks worse than I do at the end of a game,” KU coach Roy Williams said of Texas A&M’s demonstrative coach.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 1, 1996
Births Linda Koester-Vogelsang and Steve Vogelsang, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
HELPING HANDS
November 1, 1996
Anyone willing to work at the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, 946 N.H., may call Maj. Daniel Uptegrove at his office, 843-4188, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
OBSETRICS NURSE ENDS LABOR OF LOVE
November 1, 1996
A longtime obstetrics nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital ends a career this morning that has lasted nearly 42 years.
POLITICS FROM THE PULPIT? PERISH THE THOUGHT
November 1, 1996
Several local pastors say they encourage congregation members to be active in politics. But they don’t tell them how to vote.
WILLIAMS ENDS LOUSY PRACTICE
November 1, 1996
Roy Williams gave Kansas’ basketball players a day off on Thursday. It wasn’t a reward, however. “I am serious. Nobody who has ever worn a Kansas practice jersey has had as bad a practice as we had yesterday,” Williams, KU’s ninth-year coach, told reporters during Thursday’s Big 12 media day at the downtown Hyatt.
KU ATHLETICS CLOSING THE GENDER GAP
November 1, 1996
KU’s Bob Frederick believes the Jayhawks are on the road to gender equity in the athletic department.
DEATH MAY BRING BATTERY CHARGE DISMISSAL
November 1, 1996
Court proceedings to set a trial date for a Eudora man — one of the last people to see Patricia Hagen alive — was postponed Thursday in Douglas County court. Stephen Thompson, 46, faces a charge of battery against Hagen, stemming from an incident one week before she disappeared from the Eudora area.
WOODS SERVICES
November 1, 1996
Memorial services for Mildred E. Woods, 83, Arkansas City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Matthews Chapel, Lawrence. Mrs. Woods died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Medicalodge East, Arkansas City.
BAND MEMBERS TO ATTEND IOWA STGAME
November 1, 1996
Kansas University pep band members will be making some noise Saturday in Ames, Iowa. On Thursday, Band Director Robert Foster said the KU Alumni Association donated seats on an alumni bus for 18 band members. An additional four or five carloads of pep band performers will go to Ames.
DENTISTS OFFERING MONEY FOR TREATS
November 1, 1996
A dentist says “Don’t eat it.” A dietitian says, “Don’t worry.”
Into the Woods”
November 1, 1996
Stephen Sondheim is known for slippery, witty lyrics and beautiful, difficult-to-perform music. And he didn’t shatter that reputation when he wrote “Into the Woods,” his two-act operetta based on familiar fairy tales. To pull off this tricky two-hour-and-45-minute musical, the cast must be well trained as both actors and vocalists. Such is the case with Kansas University’s production of the Sondheim favorite.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS CHAPTER TO ORGANIZE
November 1, 1996
Have a gambling problem? A Gamblers Anonymous meeting will be held next week in Lawrence.
4TH DISTRICT OPPONENTS WRANGLE OVER AD
November 1, 1996
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt is running a television ad attacking the decision of his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Atty. Randy Rathbun, to bring a prisoner who escaped from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth back to Kansas. Tiahrt is running for re-election against Rathbun for the state’s 4th District congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The election is Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
November 1, 1996
Can the sight lines at the intersection of Sixth and Gateway Court be improved? The retaining wall in front of the Sonic Drive In on the southwest corner of the intersection extends too close to Gateway Court. You cannot see eastbound traffic on Sixth Street without pulling into the intersection. The evergreens on the southeast corner of the intersection block your view of westbound traffic on Sixth. When will the city fix this? The retaining wall on the south side of Sixth Street does not hinder a driver’s vision at that intersection — at least not to the point of being unsafe, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
FRITZ M. BLOOMBERG
November 1, 1996
Services for Fritz M. Bloomberg, 80, Tonganoxie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Bloomberg died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his home.
PRESIDENTS COME AND GO, AS TO BE DECIDED TUESDAY
November 1, 1996
I put these columns on the computer at the Journal-World several days ahead of publication. When I did this, the polls still seemed substantial for President Clinton, but maybe two days before the election they’ve changed. Already Paul Greenberg has installed Clinton in that ranking of presidents that includes Jimmy Carter and Benjamin Harrison. I’d surely rank Clinton higher than Harrison. I’d also rank Clinton higher than, say, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan or George Bush. But I, like you, have my biases.
T OVERLOOK LEAVENWORTH
November 1, 1996
What? Lawrence High worry about 0-8 Leavenworth, a team that has been shut out four times this year and lost 17 consecutive football games? “On paper, they don’t look good,” LHS coach Dick Purdy said. “But when you think how we struggle on offense, you realize we’re not a high-scoring outfit and you have to worry.”
MONA RUTH DAVIS
November 1, 1996
Services for Mona Ruth Davis, 92, Independence, Mo., will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at D.W. Newcomers Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Davis died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, in her home.
S THE WORD
November 1, 1996
The mums in Don Hixson’s garden offer a bright contrast to the colors of fall.
MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY, TO TESTIFY FOR STATE
November 1, 1996
One of two men charged in a Jefferson County homicide has pleaded guilty.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 1, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Motorola cellular phone and other items valued together on a police report at $1,601 were taken between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Kentucky, Lawrence police reported Thursday.
BIG 12 COACHES CONVENE IN KC
November 1, 1996
The Big 12 coaching brethren and some of the league’s top players paraded to the podium during Thursday’s media day activities at the downtown Hyatt hotel. Here are the best of the sound bites:
DEWAYNE ZIEGLER
November 1, 1996
Services for DeWayne Ziegler, 60, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church, El Dorado. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Olpe. Mr. Ziegler died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SONIC ROBBERS ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL
November 1, 1996
Two Kansas University students were ordered Thursday to stand trial for the August armed robbery of a Lawrence restaurant. Michael Horner, 19, and Daniel Kirkpatrick, 19, pleaded not guilty to several felony charges during their arraignment Thursday afternoon. Horner was scheduled for a Jan. 27, 1997, jury trial, and Kirkpatrick was scheduled for a Feb. 3, 1997, jury trial.
RAPE CASES RESULT IN PLEAPOSTPONEMENT
November 1, 1996
Two Douglas County rape cases scheduled to go to trial this week resulted in a plea and a postponement. A Lawrence man slated to stand trial for rape was found guilty of a lesser charge in a plea agreement.
HEARINGS BEGIN FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTS
November 1, 1996
Preliminary hearings for two suspects in a string of regional armed robberies — including an Oct. 21 incident in Lawrence — were postponed Thursday in Douglas County court. Derrick Johnson, 24, Pleasant Valley, Mo., and Thomas Harris, 20, Kansas City, Mo., are scheduled to return to court Dec. 5 to face charges of robbery, kidnapping and obstruction of justice.
LYDA HOFFMAN MCMULLIN
November 1, 1996
Private family services for Lyda Hoffman McMullin, 86, Lawrence, will be Saturday at Dermitt Funeral Home, Leitchfield, Ky. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Leitchfield. Mrs. McMullin died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LIONS LOSE IN OT
November 1, 1996
Working overtime didn’t pay for Lawrence High’s soccer team Thursday night. Washburn Rural nipped Lawrence, 3-1, in OT in the regional final at Rural to end the Lions’ season at 10-8.
KU RUNNERS LIKE CHANCES
November 1, 1996
Big 12 Conference coaches don’t consider Kansas University a threat in either the men’s or women’s portion of Saturday’s league cross country championships in Ames, Iowa. In a pre-meet poll, coaches picked the KU men to finish 9th and the Kansas women to finish last.
CHARLES F. HORNBERGER
November 1, 1996
Services for Charles F. Hornberger, 73, Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Worden. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Mr. Hornberger died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
EMILY JEAN HENRY
November 1, 1996
Mass of the Angels for Emily Jean Henry, 4, rural Winchester, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Nortonville. Burial will be at Winchester-Wise Cemetery, Winchester. She died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital after an automobile accident east of Winchester.
OPERATION EXPOSED BY LAWRENCE FIRM AS SCAM
November 1, 1996
A Lawrence remodeling company, responding to a letter requesting money for a false Nigerian contract, has exposed a money-making scheme. The letter promises any American more than $10 million for simply offering a bank account for the transfer of almost $40 million from a Nigerian person hoping to move to the United States. The letter has been deemed fraudulent by the Better Business Bureau and is under investigation by the FBI.
DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS GAIN HELPING HAND
November 1, 1996
Douglas County’s top prosecutor announced a new volunteer program for the victims of domestic violence cases.
TEENS RUIN HALLOWEEN FUN FOR DUO
November 1, 1996
Lawrence police on Thursday night were searching for four older teen-agers who allegedly stole bags of Halloween candy from two children, smashed pumpkins and threw eggs from a vehicle. The incidents occurred about 7:15 p.m. in western Lawrence, near Harvard and Kasold, police said.
CHECK LABELS BEFORE STORING CHEMICALS FOR WINTER
November 1, 1996
Before deciding where to store your pesticides for the winter, carefully read the labels. Many pesticide labels will recommend a cool — not cold — dry place preferably in a locked storage area. Many labels also suggest storage in an area away from heat or open flame. However, some pesticides have more specific requirements on the label. For example, the Ortho Grass-B-Gon label says, “Keep from freezing.” KGRO Liquid Sevin’s says it cannot be stored where temperatures frequently exceed sunlight. Green Light Rose Defense says, “Do not store below 55 degrees F or above 95 degrees F.”
FISHERMAN GETS SPONSORSHIP
November 1, 1996
Professional angler Cecil Kingsley plans to put his new company sponsorship to work promoting fishing for children.
VOLLEYBALL MATCHES TO BENEFIT CRIME STOPPERS
November 1, 1996
The second annual Southwest Junior High School benefit volleyball matches are set for Monday night. The event, sponsored by the Student Council, will start at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 2511 Inverness Dr. The eighth-grade volleyball team will take on the eighth-grade football team; the ninth-grade volleyball team will play the ninth-grade football team; and the Southwest faculty will face off against the Lawrence Police Department.
NEWSPAPERS BACK CANDIDATES
November 1, 1996
What some Kansas newspapers said in their endorsements of presidential and senatorial candidates in Tuesday’s general election: Parsons Sun
SCIENCE CARNIVAL TO PUT EMPAHSIS ON CHEMISTRY
November 1, 1996
Children will have a chance to see explosions, learn how lasers work and run their fingers through slime at the Carnival of Chemistry on Sunday at Kansas University. The carnival, sponsored by KU and the American Chemical Society, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Malott Hall. It is held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week.
CITY CUTS INTO CARDBOARD RECYCLING
November 1, 1996
Lawrence businesses pour 8,700 tons of corrugated cardboard into the city landfill each year. That’s about to change.
DEVELOPER RACES TO BEAT IMPACT FEES
November 1, 1996
What a difference a year makes. Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., said his Highpointe Apartments project would have cost another $70,000 if he started construction next year.
PIZZA RESTAURANT TO OPEN
November 1, 1996
A new restaurant is taking over the vacant Mazzio’s Pizza building at 2630 S. Iowa. Glory Days Pizza, a family-owned restaurant, has plans to rebuild the South Iowa location and open the company’s fourth restaurant in the spring.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 1, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A go-cart and hand tools valued on a police report at $3,100 were taken between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 400 section of North 750 Road, sheriff’s officers reported. A rear door to the residence also sustained damage of $150.