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BRUCE YEAKEL
November 6, 1996
Services for Bruce E. Yeakel, 65, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling. Mr. Yeakel died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
LOCAL BRIEFS
November 6, 1996
KU selling tickets for two exhibitions
ARREST
November 6, 1996
A Lawrence man was in jail Tuesday in connection with shattering two businesses’ windows and allegedly stealing electronics equipment. Chad L. Dehner, 20, 1301 W. 24th, was arrested early Tuesday at his residence after police discovered evidence at one of the businesses linking him to the crimes.
DOWNTOWN FIRMS TO MOVE OFFICES
November 6, 1996
A soon-to-be-vacant Kansas Key Press building will become the new home for Marty Olson’s Do’s Deluxe hair salon. Kansas Key Press is moving to 900 N.J. once remodeling is completed there.
RECIPES
November 6, 1996
Tiramisu Genoise or vanilla sponge cake
KDHE PUSHES VACCINES FOR ELDERLY
November 6, 1996
Public health officials are concerned that not enough Kansas senior citizens are vaccinated against bacterial pneumonia. A survey conducted last year by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment found that only 40 percent of Kansans older than 65 had received the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects against 23 strains of bacterium that cause respiratory infections.
PRAEGER RETURNING TO SENATE FOR A SECOND FOUR-YEAR TERM
November 6, 1996
Lawrence’s state senator won another four-year term.
JUDGES NEVER QUITE SURE
November 6, 1996
Judicial candidates say voters often aren’t informed about the judges on the ballot for retention.
BEING UNOPPOSED HOLDS ADVANTAGES
November 6, 1996
Unopposed candidates found time for other issues aside from Tuesday’s elections.
GABRIEL MOSQUEDA SR.
November 6, 1996
Services for Gabriel Mosqueda Sr., 41, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Mosqueda died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home in a Topeka homicide.
STUDENTS JUMP INTO POLITCIAL PROCESS
November 6, 1996
Nicole Weith and several other Lawrence High School students jumped into the democratic process Tuesday. Weith and 13 other students volunteered to work at Lawrence election boards, after studying the political process in government classes.
S POST IN INDIANA
November 6, 1996
Kathy Saunders, whose job reclassification set off protests among Lawrence firefighters, is leaving the controversy behind.
KU SPORTS UPDATE
November 6, 1996
Swimming Texas A&M and Iowa State are coming to Robinson Natatorium this weekend. The Kansas men will swim against the two schools at 6 p.m. on Friday and the KU women will go against the Aggies and Cyclones at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
POLICE INVESTIGATE IOWA STREET BURGLARY
November 6, 1996
Police this week continued to investigate a weekend break-in at an Iowa Street small business complex, which the burglars apparently entered through a skylight. The suspects made off with more than $2,000 in items, police said.
LILAH HAYNES
November 6, 1996
Services for Lilah Evelyn Griffith Haynes, 87, Caney, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Caney. Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney. Mrs. Haynes died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.
JAMES RANDALL FORSYTH
November 6, 1996
Funeral services for James Randall Forsyth, 54, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church, Eudora, with the Rev. Tim Hartford officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Forsyth died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, in Hoxie, Ark., the son of John and Ruby Forsyth. He had lived in Eudora since 1973. Mr. Forsyth worked as a painter for Southwest Steel Fabricators, Inc., in Bonner Springs, for 28 years.
CHEF PUTS ART ON THE TABLE
November 6, 1996
Nothing wows dinner guests quite like a 4-foot-tall ice carving of a trumpeter swan swimming on the buffet table. While other members of the cooking team at the Kansas and Burge unions were sweating over the stove last week, Chef Rob Saia was revving up his chain saw and reshaping a 400-pound block of ice.
SHELLY DURANT
November 6, 1996
Services for Shelly Durant, 21, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Topeka. Internment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Durant died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at her home in a Topeka homicide.
DRIVE BY SHOOTER SENTENCED
November 6, 1996
A Topeka man on Tuesday received a suspended sentence for a May drive-by shooting in Lawrence.
OSAWATOMIE WOMAN PLEADS TO CRACK CHARGES
November 6, 1996
An Osawatomie woman has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and maintaining a building for storing and selling crack, following her arrest in a ring that distributed the drug in the area. Lori Smith, 21, Osawatomie, made the plea Monday before U.S. Dist. Judge Sam Crow in federal court in Topeka, U.S. Atty. Jackie Williams said Tuesday.
RACE
November 6, 1996
In a dignified race, Democrat Pat Wells becomes the county’s new treasurer.
WHY DID CITY ATTORNEY GERALD COOLEY GET PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT DURING THE RECENT CITYWIDE LIMB CLEAN-UP? HIS HOUSE IN THE WESTRIDGE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION RECEIVED ATTENTION BEFORE HIS NEIGHBORS.
November 6, 1996
Jim Beebe, the city’s forestry supervisor, said that if Cooley had his tree limbs picked up first, it wasn’t because of his legal position. City crews are moving methodically across town to pick up all the tree damage left by recent storms. Beebe’s map is divided into 11 areas to be covered once each during the next two to three weeks.
NEW DRAINAGE FEES AWAIT FINAL TOTAL
November 6, 1996
New drainage fees for Lawrence water customers won’t be calculated for another couple weeks, Lawrence city commissioners learned Tuesday night. And even that’s pushing it.
10TH DISTRICT KANSAS HOUSE
November 6, 1996
Republican Ralph Tanner, of Baldwin, defeated Democrat Bettie Sue Shumway, of Ottawa, 5,078 to 4,041, to win the 10th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Tanner was re-elected for his second two-year term, which begins in January.
VOTERS RETURN BALLARD TO STATEHOUSE
November 6, 1996
Democrat Barbara Ballard posted a solid victory Tuesday to earn a third term in the Kansas House of Representatives.
WOMAN SENTENCED FOR APRIL ARSON
November 6, 1996
A Lawrence woman was placed on three years of probation and ordered to undergo counseling Tuesday for lighting a fire in April that destroyed her Lawrence apartment and damaged two others. Rhonda Smith, 36, started the fire with gasoline as a threat to her husband. The incident came after he allegedly slapped Smith, pushed her and threw a plastic bowl that hit her 1-year-old son, according to court documents.
INCUMBENT FLOWER GLIDES TO EASY WIN
November 6, 1996
Joann Flower survives a low-budget challenge from Oskaloosa Democrat Becky Besser.
FIRE CALLS
November 6, 1996
Lawrence firefighters: * Investigated a false alarm at 3 p.m. Monday at Sigma Kappa sorority, 1325 West Campus Rd.
TANNER RETAINS HOUSE SEAT
November 6, 1996
Cutting property taxes and reforming public school financing top Rep. Ralph Tanner’s priority list for a second term.
HEARING POSTPONED AWAITING LAB RESULTS
November 6, 1996
Awaiting lab results, the Douglas County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday postponed a preliminary hearing for a Big Springs man charged with several drug violations. Jay M. Johnson, 40, was arrested in September by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit for allegedly possessing a disassembled methamphetamine lab at his rural Douglas County home.
STOCK SERVICES
November 6, 1996
Services for Paul Joseph Stock III, 21, Virginia Beach, Va., will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ron Mickley officiating. Mr. Stock, who enlisted in the Navy in 1994, died Oct. 26, 1996, in Reno, Nev., where he was on temporary duty from his base in Virginia Beach.
ATHLETIC COMPLEX OPENS
November 6, 1996
Children can still sign up for the second session of basketball, volleyball, roller hockey and indoor soccer leagues at the new Sport 2 Sport athletic complex.
HASKELL CLOSES ON WINNING NOTE
November 6, 1996
On paper, a 3-6 football season isn’t all that memorable, but when two of the victories come during the last two weeks it changes the perception altogether. “To finish with two wins was a good reward,” Haskell Indian Nations coach Gary Tanner said.
THOMPSON FORESAW DEFEAT TO ROBERTS
November 6, 1996
Democratic State Treasurer Sally Thompson was upbeat, but all but conceded defeat in her race for the U.S. Senate against Republican Pat Roberts Tuesday morning after voting in Lawrence. “It’s like a marathon. If you finish, you’ve won,” Thompson told reporters after voting at the Free Methodist Church, 31st and Lawrence Ave. “You don’t always come in first to win.”
S KNIGHT JUST HAPPY TO GET CALL
November 6, 1996
Call Ishmeal relieved. Call him tickled. Heck, call him downright ecstatic. Ishmeal Knight, Kansas University’s mammoth freshman offensive lineman from Tampa, Fla., is a Jayhawk at last.
REPUBLICAN SWEEP
November 6, 1996
Republican Dean Nieder defeated Democrat Bev Worster, 6,251-5,367, to win the 3rd District seat on the Douglas County Commission. He replaces Louie McElhaney. In the 2nd District, Republican Tom Taul beat Democrat Jim Jesse 5,886-5,534. Taul will fill the seat being vacated by Jim Chappell.
TONKOVICH CLINCHES DA POST
November 6, 1996
A bitter campaign for district attorney ended Tuesday in a victory for Christine Kenney Tonkovich.
SOUND OFF
November 6, 1996
What are the plans for East 1100 Road, also known as Folks Road, north of Trail Road? Neither Douglas County nor Wakarusa Township has plans to pave that part of the road. The city of Lawrence has annexed up to Trail Road and is improving the road from U.S. Highway 40 to Trail Road.
KANSAS SENATE, 2ND DISTRICT
November 6, 1996
Republican incumbent Sandy Praeger defeated Democrat Chris O’Brien 20,244-to-10,398 to retain the 2nd District seat in the Kansas Senate. Praeger takes office for her second four-year term in January.
VOTERS READY FOR END OF HOOPLA
November 6, 1996
And the winner is… not TV, Lawrence voters and non-voters said Tuesday night.
KANSAS HOUSE 47TH DISTRICT
November 6, 1996
Republican Joann Flower defeated Democrat Becky Besser 5,570-to-1,954 to win the Kansas House 47th District, based on 74 percent of the returns counted. Flower takes office for her fifth four-year term in January.
KIDS VOTING BALLOTS ADD UP IN PROCESS
November 6, 1996
Students went to the polls Tuesday in Lawrence.
CONSERVATIVES COME OUT ON TOP IN COUNTY
November 6, 1996
Lawrence voters picked two new county commissioners whose leanings are Republican and rural.
FISH RECIPE TACKLES GUILT OVER FAT
November 6, 1996
I used to love fried fish. But anymore, I feel guilty every time I prepare it. Do you have any ideas on how to make a breaded fish more healthy? Just about everything at the fish counter is good for you, as long as you’re careful about what you add to it. Fortunately, the breading on fish is not the culprit — it’s the fat we fry it in. Here’s a recipe for mock fried fish that I hope you’ll find appealing.
MCLOUTH BOUNCED FROM PLAYOFFS
November 6, 1996
Beware of the fog … and turnovers. Those two elements haunted McLouth High on Tuesday night in a Class 3A football playoff contest.
AUTHOR BRINGS FRESH OUTLOOK TO THE QUANTRILL QUESTION
November 6, 1996
Edward E. Leslie’s new book on the man who burned Lawrence in 1863 boasts objectivity and new material.
TULSA PREP TO VISIT KU
November 6, 1996
Kansas University will have a basketball visitor this weekend. Ryan Humphrey, a 6-foot-7 forward from Tulsa Washington High School, will attend the Kansas-Kansas State football game.
BIRTHS
November 6, 1996
Tim Ellis and Slyvia Thompson, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Victor and Kari Gorton, Baldwin, a boy, Tuesday.
DOUGLAS COUNTY TREASURER
November 6, 1996
Democrat Pat Wells defeated Republican Connie Daniels, 17,802-16,661, to win the Douglas County treasurer’s race. Wells replaces a retiring Nancy Hempen.
BONUSES BENEFIT LMH EXECS
November 6, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s top executive may have earned more than $100,000 in undisclosed bonuses in the 1990s.
CONSERVATIVES SHOW CONTROL IN KANSAS
November 6, 1996
Douglas County’s election results could change on Friday, after a canvass of the votes.
SOUND OFF
November 6, 1996
Why are the residential areas of Lawrence so poorly lit? I don’t feel safe walking my dogs at night. KPL installs street lights at the request of the city.
KANSAS HOUSE, 44TH DISTRICT
November 6, 1996
Democrat incumbent Barbara Ballard defeated Republican Joann Wiley, 7,964-4,040, to retain her 44th District seat in the Kansas House. Libertarian candidate Nathan Messer earned 353 votes. Ballard’s third two-year term begins in January.
HOMETOWN STANDS BEHIND NATIVE SON
November 6, 1996
Young and oldhonored favorite son Bob Dole in Russell on the final day of his bid for the presidency.
IS THERE ANY PLACE IN TOWN THAT TAKES NOS. 5 AND 6 PLASTIC TO RECYCLE?
November 6, 1996
A spokeswoman in the city of Lawrence’s recycling office said the Community Living Opportunities recycling center at the Wal-Mart store, 33rd and Iowa, has the most extensive plastic recycling opportunities in Lawrence. However, that center only takes Nos. 1 and 2 plastic.
KIDS VOTING RESULTS
November 6, 1996
President Clinton (D) 2,524
PUTTING ON A SHOW FOR DESSERT
November 6, 1996
Dieters should be on full-calorie alert when Leland Oxley’s in the kitchen.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 6, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Motorola portable phone and assorted tools valued on a police report at $1,150 were taken between 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday from a vehicle parked at 1 Riverfront Rd., Lawrence police reported Tuesday.
S TEXAS RECRUITING
November 6, 1996
Texas has never been a hotbed for Kansas basketball recruiting, though the Jayhawks have signed a player or two from the Lone Star State. In the past, KU coach Roy Williams plucked Greg Ostertag out of Duncanville, Texas, and was in the final two for Jimmy King of Plano and Bobby Crawford of Houston. Both eventually chose Michigan over KU. Thomas Hill of Dallas chose Duke over KU and others.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 6, 1996
* Medical emergency, 8:54 a.m. Tuesday, 2900 block of Louisiana. * Medical transfer, 10:03 a.m. Tuesday, from Lawrence Memorial Hospital to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
KU WOMEN NOTCH EXHIBITION WIN
November 6, 1996
One might think it would be difficult to find something wrong with a 103-57 win, but Kansas University’s women’s basketball team had no trouble finding a weak spot after cruising past Central Texas AAU in an exhibition game Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “I was not happy at all with our defense, particularly in the first half,” KU coach Marian Washington said.
CATS CLASH
November 6, 1996
Jim Moore was poked and prodded, scoped and scanned, padded and coddled. And though Moore, Kansas University’s senior football tight end, had suffered concussions in successive weeks, he was thick-headed enough to decide there was no way he’d miss the Sunflower Showdown.
PASTA TENSE? GIVE ITWHIRL
November 6, 1996
One of the immutable truths of life in the kitchen is that cooking never needs to be as complicated as we sometimes try to make it. In cooking, as in any matter of taste and creativity, there are degrees of perfection. And just like any endeavor requiring skill, cooking also has its degrees of difficulty.
OTTAWA VOTES FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
November 6, 1996
Ottawa’s crumbling middle school will be replaced, but voters in DeSoto defeated a $57.5 million district bond issue.
Hometown stands behind native son
November 6, 1996
Young and oldhonored favorite son Bob Dole in Russell on the final day of his bid for the presidency.