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FUND-RAISER KEEPS THE HEAT IN
November 5, 1996
Organizers of a war memorial project have taken a warm-and-fuzzy approach to fund raising. The Lecompton Historical Society is selling afghans featuring scenes from the city’s past to raise money for a memorial honoring northwest Douglas County soldiers.
TANGER MOVES AHEAD WITH PHASE II OF OUTLET CENTER
November 5, 1996
Now that the Consolidated Lumber building has been demolished and debris cleared, Tanger Factory Outlet Center can more aggressively seek tenants for its planned outlet expansion. Sonya Butler, general manager of the Tanger center, said the outlet’s owner, Stanley K. Tanger & Co., is considering a variety of options for the expansion, which will be just south of the existing North Lawrence outlet mall.
SHURTZ SERVICES
November 5, 1996
Services for Mary Maurine Shurtz, 72, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shurtz died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PUBLIC RESPONDS TO SALVATION ARMY PLIGHT
November 5, 1996
With newfound financial support, the Salvation Army is moving closer to opening the city’s only overnight homeless shelter, organization officials said. About $4,000 has poured into the Salvation Army’s offices at 946 N.H. since Wednesday, when the Journal-World first reported on the group’s inability to open the shelter, Maj. Charlene Uptegrove said.
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MARCH ROBBERY
November 5, 1996
A Eudora man awaits sentencing and a Lawrence man awaits trial in connection with the March robbery of a woman at gunpoint. Jeremy Coozennoy, 18, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted aggravated robbery and, because of his criminal record and pending charges, could face a prison sentence rather than probation at his Dec. 4 sentencing.
GEORGE F. RHODES
November 5, 1996
Services for George F. Rhodes, 91, Little River, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, Lyons. Burial will be in Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River. Mr. Rhodes died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons.
LACK OF LIGHTS ENDS KU-K-STATE TV HOPES
November 5, 1996
For want of a light standard, a live telecast of Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown was lost. ABC decided not to broadcast Saturday’s football meeting between Kansas University and Kansas State, and the decision angered the athletic directors at both schools.
S FIRST FOES HAVE BAHAMIAN FLAVOR
November 5, 1996
The roster for the Central Texas AAU women’s basketball team doesn’t include a single Texan. In fact, only Sylvia Walker, from Norfolk, Va., claims the United States as her home. The other six players on the seven-player roster come from … the Bahamas?
WELLSVILLE READY FOR PLAYOFFS
November 5, 1996
A tough slate against Class 4A schools has prepared Wellsville High’s football team for another run in the 3A state playoffs. “I think the tough competition gets kids to realize they need to play a full game,” said Wellsville coach Bill Oshel, whose 7-2 team plays at 9-0 Central Heights at 7 tonight. “You don’t get those big blowouts. You have to buckle down and play a full game.”
S KNIGHT GAINS NCAA CLEARANCE
November 5, 1996
Seven games into Kansas University’s football season, freshman Ishmeal Knight finally has received clearance to play from the NCAA. Knight, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound offensive lineman from Tampa (Fla.) Hillsboro High, received clearance from the NCAA’s subcommittee on initial-eligibility waivers on Monday.
TEENS REPORT RAPES
November 5, 1996
Lawrence police continued this week to investigate the reported rapes of two 16-year-old Lawrence girls that occurred at the same residence on the same night. An unidentified male known to the victims only by his nickname is under investigation for the assaults, police said. Another male, whose name police know, is being investigated as an accomplice.
FUND DRIVE CONTINUES FOR KANU
November 5, 1996
KANU-FM, Kansas University’s public radio station, is more than halfway home in reaching its goal for the fall on-air membership drive. But staff members still are encouraging listeners to become supporters during the station’s campaign.
HOLIDAY BUREAU ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
November 5, 1996
The Holiday Bureau, which helps low-income families with food and gifts during the Christmas season, is taking applications for assistance. Persons wanting to apply should bring proof of income, Social Security cards for everyone in the household and proof of Douglas County residency.
GROWING FIRM BUILDS NEW OFFICE
November 5, 1996
Owners of HELP Innovations have formed a joint partnership to construct a new office building that will provide more space for the company’s growth. The new office building at 1311 Wakarusa Dr. will be owned by Roman Eagle, a corporation formed by Linda Roman, chief executive officer and president of HELP Innovations, 2200 W. 25th St., and Scott Stockwell, a lawyer specializing in business law.
STACEY SHENA HALL
November 5, 1996
Services for Stacey Shena Hall, 21, Lawrence, will be held at noon today at Ninth Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Hall died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident that occurred Friday on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence.
DOUGLAS COUNTY GETS $32,713 FOR PROGRAMS
November 5, 1996
A funding crunch at the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter could be alleviated with the help of federal funds. Douglas County has been chosen to receive $32,713 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
KU SHAKES OFF BUMPSBRUISES
November 5, 1996
Injury? What injury? “One of the phrases we go by here is, ‘Slight small injuries and they become none,”’ Kansas University sophomore basketball forward T.J. Pugh said. “You don’t make it a big deal. You play through it.”
MARJORIE ANN WOLLMANN
November 5, 1996
Graveside services for Marjorie Ann Wollmann, 68, Overland Park, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beni Israel Cemetery, south of Eudora. Mrs. Wollmann died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at her home in Overland Park.
POLICE INVESTIGATE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
November 5, 1996
Lawrence police are investigating a domestic incident Sunday afternoon during which a man reportedly threatened a household of people with a gun and hit the mother of his children. The 20-year-old male was dropping off two children to their mother when the incident occurred, police said.
ASK THE DOC
November 5, 1996
What can you tell me about histoplasmosis in the eyes? Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by inhalation of spores of the fungus histoplasma capsulatum. These spores are commonly found in the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi river valleys, often in dust containing pigeon or chicken dung. It begins in the lungs and occasionally spreads elsewhere in the body.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD ASKS PUBLIC ON GRADUATION DATE
November 5, 1996
Prompted by complaints from students and parents, the DeSoto school board on Monday night decided to survey its constituents to determine when high school graduation should be held. The board earlier this year discussed holding the graduation on a week night, rather than on a Sunday night as in past years.
WHOOPING CRANE GONE, HUNTERS RETURN
November 5, 1996
A wayward whooping crane has left the Clinton Lake wildlife area.
TAX SINAGE DISAPPEARS
November 5, 1996
Residents on Monday complained to the city council about political signage — or the mysterious disappearance thereof — regarding a half-cent sales tax to fund a municipal swimming pool. Resident Doris Scraper, an opponent of the sales tax issue, said that some signs against the tax had been stolen from people’s front yards. One of the signs read, “We need a $2 million pool like we need another pothole.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 5, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A laptop computer valued on a police report at $3,000 was taken between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday from a business in the 3100 block of Mesa Way.
KENDALL NASH SMITH
November 5, 1996
Vian, Okla. Services for Kendall Nash Smith, 22, Lawrence, Kan., will be held at 2 p.m. today at Vian Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Garden of Memories, Vian. Mr. Smith died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Johnson County, Kan., as the result of an automobile accident.
KPL SOUND OFF
November 5, 1996
When a storm disables power to home residents who’s in charge at KPL of designating repairs? What is the emergency number, where someone knows something? In large storms, such as Oct. 22, 1996, or July 4, 1994, KPL controls all repairs and dispatching from KPL’s service center in Lawrence, said Steve Johnson, division manager for KPL. All contacts with KPL’s emergency number, 1-800-794-4780, will automatically reach people directing repairs through KPL’s computer systems and telephone lines, he said.
TWO NEW QBS PLAN TO COME TO KU
November 5, 1996
Two new quarterbacks plan to be in Kansas University’s football camp this spring — and that’s before the Jayhawks land anybody during recruiting. Jay Alexander, a native of Independence and the state’s all-time career passing leader, plans to enroll at KU this spring and will try to join the team as a walk-on. And Akili Roberson, a ballyhooed junior college transfer who signed a letter of intent with the Jayhawks last spring but never enrolled, plans to come to KU next semester.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 5, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A compact disc player, speakers and other items valued on a police report at $1,200 were taken between 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 11:50 a.m. Oct. 26 from the 1400 block of Tennessee.
S LISTS READY FOR ADOPTION
November 5, 1996
The Village Inc. is now taking requests from individuals and groups interested in providing Christmas gifts for Villages’ children and homes. Children placed at the Villages range in age from six to 18, and each child has prepared a wish list that will be made available to those interested in adopting a child, children or a home for Christmas.
RESIDENT NAMED TO STATE COMMISSION
November 5, 1996
Marilyn Dobski, Lawrence, has been appointed to the Kansas Commission on Travel and Tourism by Gov. Bill Graves. Dobski is the owner and operator of Lawrence McDonald’s restaurants and received her degree in elementary education from DePaul University.
VOTER TURNOUT EXPECTED TO BE HIH
November 5, 1996
A statewide voter turnout of 83.5 percent is expected in today’s general election.
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1996
Was anyone from Lawrence Memorial Hospital contacted by “60 Minutes” as the television show was preparing for Sunday’s edition? No.
S OFF WEEK
November 5, 1996
Glen Mason appeared to have been one-upped by his Kansas State counterpart last summer. When Bill Snyder wangled a deal that gave the Wildcats a week off prior to the Kansas football game, KU coach Mason couldn’t have been thrilled since the Jayhawks did not have a similar open date.
POLL RESULTS
November 5, 1996
Election results in local races will be posted on the Journal-World Access lines as they become available tonight at the Douglas County Courthouse. To get the latest results, call the main Access line, 865-5000, and enter:
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1996
Does Barbara Ballard, state representative, receive her full pay when she is representing us in the Kansas Legislature? “No. I take a leave without pay from the University of Kansas,” Ballard said.
EDGE
November 5, 1996
Magnetic boards with movable plastic pieces. Magic markers scribbled on wipe-off boards. Chalk etchings on the edges of the court. Basketball coaches have used just about every method imaginable to diagram plays during breaks.
APARTMENT COMPLEX OPENS FOR INCOME RESTRICTED RESIDENTS
November 5, 1996
Westgate Apartments offer “income restricted” housing in northwestern Lawrence.
NT WAIT FOR DAD TO FIND HOSPITAL
November 5, 1996
A newborn Lecompton girl took a wild ride into the world Monday morning.
COLLEGIATE PREP TO ANNOUNCE FRIDAY
November 5, 1996
Maurice Evans will make his 18th birthday one to remember. Evans, a 6-foot-6 senior basketball guard from Wichita Collegiate High, has scheduled a press conference for 3:15 p.m. Friday at the school to announce his college choice.
FIRST LADY BRINGS NONPOLITICAL PROBLEM
November 5, 1996
Linda Graves on Monday spoke of career changes, decorating decisions and the general state of being the state’s first lady.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 5, 1996
Births Kim Buchleitner and Lance Williams, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
COUNTY DELAYS LONE STAR LAKE FEE TALK
November 5, 1996
A proposed increase in Lone Star Lake user fees will be discussed Wednesday by the Douglas County Commission. The issue had been scheduled for action at Monday’s commission meeting but was deferred to give commissioners an opportunity to study the matter.
ON THE RIGHT WAVELENGTH
November 5, 1996
Digital hearing aids promise better sound quality.
EVENT SCHEDULED TO PROMOTE INFANT COUNCIL
November 5, 1996
An event designed to generate publicity for a group that provides special services to newborns and toddlers will be held Thursday. The Douglas County Infant Coordinating Council (ICC) has scheduled the event in which two Girl Scout groups will attach information to toys that will be distributed to all new babies born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1996
Do you have to cut all of the limbs that fell during the snow storm into three-foot bundles before the city will pick them up? No. City crews making rounds during the next two to three weeks actually would prefer that the limbs be as long as possible, because that makes it easier to run the limbs through the chipper, said Jim Beebe, the city’s forestry supervisor.
MCLOUTH TO END PLAYOFF SLUMP TONIGHT
November 5, 1996
Welcome back to the state high school football playoffs, McLouth. When the Bulldogs tangle with Effingham in a Class 3A bi-district game tonight, it will be McLouth’s first postseason appearance in 16 years.
LHS PEAKING FOR PLAYOFFS
November 5, 1996
Eight consecutive victories, another steady defensive effort and a surging offense have Lawrence High primed for another postseason. The Lions (8-1) will play at Blue Valley Northwest (9-0) at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs — Lawrence’s 16th consecutive postseason appearance.
WEEKS
November 5, 1996
Services for Fred Edward Weeks Jr., 68, Forgan, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forgan Methodist Church. Interment will be in Forgan Cemetery. Mr. Weeks died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at his home.
RECEPTION TO MARK TRINITY ANNIVERSARY
November 5, 1996
Trinity Respite Care Inc., which provides respite and attendant care for individuals with disabilities, will celebrate 20 years in the community Sunday with a public reception. It will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the organization’s offices, 2400 W. 31st.
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1996
Is Sunflower Cablevision ever going to have close-captioning for the 6 p.m. news? “We’ve looked into it and right now it’s cost prohibitive,” said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower Cablevision.
LECOMPTON COUNCIL READY FOR KTA ACCESS
November 5, 1996
Lecompton is gearing up for the grand opening of a new exit on the Kansas Turnpike. A ceremony marking the new exit, just south of Lecompton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, said Lecompton city council member Roy Pasley. It will include an appearance by the Perry-Lecompton High School band and representatives from Lane University.