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SOLID WASTE PLAN
November 7, 1996
Recycling advocates would like to see the Douglas County Commission encourage residents to send less trash into the waste stream. During a public hearing Wednesday, several people praised county officials for their work on a regional solid waste management plan that has been drafted in conjunction with Jefferson County. However, they questioned the value of a goal to recycle just 25 percent of the municipal solid waste stream.
CO-CONSPIRATOR DECIDES TO WITHHOLD TESTIMONY
November 7, 1996
A decision by a co-conspirator in a January strong-arm robbery not to testify against an alleged accomplice will cost him a stay in the Douglas County Jail. Citing a recent court decision, District Judge Paula Martin on Tuesday ordered Charles E. Graham, 20, Overland Park, jailed indefinitely, or until he changes his mind.
SOUND OFF
November 7, 1996
When I voted on Tuesday, why was Ross Perot’s running mate named Campbell, when my information was that his name was Pat Choate? Was someone responsible for this mistake? Does that mean the ballots were invalid? Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk, said originally Ross Perot chose James Campbell as his running mate but then decided on Choate after the deadline for a change in Kansas had passed.
RECRUITS TO ANNOUNCE SOON
November 7, 1996
KU recruiting update. … * Kenny Gregory, a 6-foot-5 guard from Columbus, Ohio, said Wednesday he will announce his college choice a week from Friday, a day before his birthday. It had been speculated he might pick a school this week.
TEEN ARRESTED FOR RAPE
November 7, 1996
Police arrested a 19-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday for rape. The Lawrence Police Department reported two rapes between Oct. 13 and Oct. 30.
DRAINAGE AT ISSUE IN NORTH LAWRENCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
November 7, 1996
First, the bad news: Streets flood, ditches don’t drain and railroad tracks trap water creeping toward the river. Enter Mr. Optimism.
WOMAN SURVIVES VEHICLE ROLLOVER
November 7, 1996
A Lawrence woman was listed in fair condition Wednesday evening at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was taken after a one-vehicle rollover on Kansas Highway 10. The accident happened at 2:05 p.m. seven miles east of Lawrence a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said. “Her vehicle was westbound on K-10, when she lost control of the vehicle and went onto the median.”
COUNTY OKS LAKE FEES
November 7, 1996
New rules and a revised fee schedule are designed to make Lone Star Lake more attractive for family use and less amenable to partiers. On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners agreed to set overnight quiet hours for campers and to close the park to campers in the off-season. People will not be allowed to sleep in cars, a 14-day limit will be in effect for camping, and just two tents and four campers will be allowed on each campsite.
LEONARD E. LAUER
November 7, 1996
Services for Leonard E. Lauer, 77, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Cavalry Cemetery, Lansing. Mr. Lauer died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
KU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO K-STATE
November 7, 1996
Kansas University’s volleyball team has dropped five straight matches, counting Wednesday night’s 15-7, 10-15, 15-4, 15-4 setback to Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks (9-18 overall, 3-10 Big 12) appear to be slumping as they head down the stretch.
RESEARCHERS TINKER WITH DIESEL
November 7, 1996
A KU faculty member is going back to the farm in search of a fuel for the next century.
KLP SOUND OFF
November 7, 1996
What recourse do I have for a neighbor who refuses to trim large limbs off his tree that are coming over into my yard and over my power lines? “We trim trees away from our feeder lines but not away from service lines,” said Steve Johnson, division manager for KPL. “We’ll be happy to drop a service line for those wanting to safely trim their own trees if we are called in advance.”
INCUMBENT BREEZES TO WIN IN SENATE RACE
November 7, 1996
Incumbent state senator Anthony Hensley won a decisive victory over his Republican challenger Tuesday night, by almost the same margin that he defeated his GOP opponent in 1992. A two-decade veteran of the Legislature, Democrat Hensley defeated Republican Joe Ledbetter, 16,649 to 9,357, for the 19th District Senate seat. Hensley received 64 percent of the votes; Ledbetter got 36 percent.
STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
November 7, 1996
The following students at the Douglas County Christian School made the Principal’s Honor Roll with grade point averages of 3.5 or better: Chris Amyx, Joel Beard, Abby Finger, Joseph Fonseca, Anna Forman, Mark Huston, Katie Martinez, Monica Martinez, Juni Penny, Isaac Penny, Carrie Skahan and Skip Skahan. Both Daniel Fonseca and Amanda Peck made the school’s Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.0 or better.
FORSYTH SERVICES
November 7, 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 Lawrence.
MAN DIES IN K-10 ACCIDENT
November 7, 1996
Authorities on Wednesday continued the search for a vehicle that struck and killed a Lawrence man late Tuesday on Kansas Highway 10 as he apparently tried to crawl out of harm’s way. Ronald E. Davis Jr., 26, had just been involved in a one-car accident on the Wakarusa River Bridge, about four miles east of Lawrence, when he was hit by an oncoming car. Witnesses behind the suspect vehicle saw Davis lying in the road near his wrecked 1989 Suzuki just before he was hit.
ELECTION BRINGS MARKET GROWTH
November 7, 1996
Stock and bond markets remain strong with the re-election of Bill Clinton.
A WORLDLY EXPERIENCE
November 7, 1996
Every year, exchange students leave home and enter another culture.
HENLEY PLEADS NOT GUILTY
November 7, 1996
Kansas University senior running back June Henley has entered pleas of not guilty to the three driving charges that earned him a one-week suspension from the KU football team. Henley, from Columbus, Ohio, was arrested on Oct. 24 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license.
CORN LEADS BIN-BUSTING HARVEST
November 7, 1996
What may be a record-breaking corn crop has paced an above-average harvest in the Lawrence area, agriculture sources said. “We’ve been pleased,” said Brenna Wulfkuhle, whose family runs a crop-and-livestock farm west of Lawrence. “The grain producers are pretty happy this year.”
LINWOOD DELAYS DRAINAGE DITCH DECISION
November 7, 1996
The Linwood City Council on Tuesday night discussed a new ordinance regulating storm drainage ditch standards, which may be employed in conjunction with a $308,000 storm sewer project. The council took no formal action on the proposed ordinance, but members discussed drafting it at a later date, Mayor Arlene Pritchard said.
TOWN MEETING FOCUSES ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
November 7, 1996
A town meeting on 1997 state legislative matters will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today at Douglas County Senior Services, 747 Vt. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will present information on the services offered by her office and problems caused by medical insurance fraud.
LHS DEBATERS TRAVEL TO TOURNEYS
November 7, 1996
The Lawrence High School debate team last weekend traveled to five tournaments. At the Baldwin High School Invitational Tournament, the team of Bobbi Liu and Dustin Potter finished first with a 5-0 record.
WELLSVILLE TEACHER SPEAKS AT CONVENTION
November 7, 1996
An area educator recently presented a session at a a statewide business education convention. Dawn Rottinghaus, a teacher at Wellsville High School, discussed her internship this summer at the Lawrence Journal-World and Sunflower Cablevision at the Kansas Business Education Assn. Convention in Wichita.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 7, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
SIXTH AND VERMONT SIGNALS OFF
November 7, 1996
Drivers should shy away from the intersection of Sixth and Vermont streets this morning, when traffic signals will be out for repairs, city officials said. Between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m., city crews plan to shut off the intersection’s traffic signals for installation of new wiring, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
RETAINING JUDGES
November 7, 1996
Here’s how Douglas County district judges fared in their retention votes Tuesday. Yes votes favored the judges’ retention: * Michael Malone, 25,587 Yes; 5,500 No.
OTTAWA DISTRICT REJOICES, DESOTO REGROUPS AFTER VOTE
November 7, 1996
Tuesday’s election produced sales tax and property tax increases for residents of some communities near Lawrence.
DOG DAYS RECEIVING RECOGNITION
November 7, 1996
When Don “Red Dog” Gardner created Red Dog Days 20-plus years ago, he never envisioned it would survive. Gardner started the voluntary conditioning program with a handful of Lawrence High athletes in the late 1960s. The program gradually grew and has become hip to do in the offseason for LHS athletes, grade-schoolers, junior high students along with several adults in the city.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 7, 1996
Admissions Ronda Schulte, Baldwin, Tuesday.
TRUCK SPILLS FUEL ON TURNPIKE
November 7, 1996
A semi jackknifed on the Kansas Turnpike near the East Lawrence exit early Wednesday, spilling an undetermined amount of diesel fuel onto the highway. According to Lawrence Fire Department reports, the one-vehicle accident about 4:45 a.m. spilled approximately 100 gallons of fuel onto the road.
REPUBLICANS RUN AWAY WITH MOST AREA RACES
November 7, 1996
Election results from Franklin, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties are as follows: Franklin
HOMESCHOOLERS SHARE LESSONS
November 7, 1996
Two families have two stories to tell about homeschooling.
COUNTY COMMISSION GETS NEW LOOK
November 7, 1996
Voters have elected what some think will be a more cohesive Douglas County Commission.
K-STATE SHOWS DEPTH DESPITE ATTRITION
November 7, 1996
There was some speculation in the preseason that Kansas State’s football team was in for a rebuilding year. The Wildcats, 10-2 a year ago, lost five offensive and six defensive starters to graduation, including the starting quarterback, two of the top three receivers, their top tackler and their top sacker.
CLINTON FUNKS LIBERTY HALL
November 7, 1996
It was loud. It was really loud, and boy, does George Clinton know how to cuss. Of course, there is the possibility I confused the word “funk” with something else, but when you’re the king of funkadelic, you can pretty much say, or recite, any “rhythm, rhythm and (expletive) rhymes” and get a whole bunch of applause.
PROVISIONALS COULD ALTER VOTE TOTALS
November 7, 1996
About 1,000 voters were given provisional ballots at the polls Tuesday.
CONSERVATIVES SHOW CONTROL IN KANSAS
November 7, 1996
Douglas County’s election results could change on Friday, after a canvass of the votes.
STUDENT POETRY
November 7, 1996
This poetry was written by Joy Clumsky’s creative writing students at Lawrence High School. These are offerings of “Chinese Poetry,” which Clumsky described as open and honest works that deal with the present, daily relationships between oneself and places, seasons, weather, time of day, the animal and plant kingdoms, man-made or spiritual things, and the elements. Misjudgment
GAARY H. MYERS
November 7, 1996
Funeral arrangements for Gary H. Myers, 53, Oskaloosa, are pending at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins, Colo.
S SMITH NOT HAPPY OUT OF THE GAME
November 7, 1996
Jared Smith couldn’t be more down for the big game. Smith played center for Kansas University’s senior football before being forced to give up the game with chronic arthritis in his shoulders.
KU RECEIVES $69,600 FROM ESTATE
November 7, 1996
The late owner of a blueprint business bequeathed $69,600 to Kansas University and KU Medical Center. A trust from the estate of A. Owen Holliday provided $34,800 for an eye research and care fund at KU Endowment Association. It will be used by the department of ophthalmology at KUMC in Kansas City, Kan.
LOUISE MARIE RASMUSSEN
November 7, 1996
Funeral services are pending for Louise Marie Rasmussen, 78, Lawrence, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Rasmussen died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at her home in Lawrence.
LHS, BLUE VALLEY SET FOR MATCH
November 7, 1996
For the first time ever, Blue Valley Northwest will play Lawrence High in football. The stakes for their inaugural meeting are high as the fourth-ranked Huskies (9-0) play host to the No. 3 Lions (8-1) in a Class 6A state quarterfinal Saturday night at Blue Valley NW. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
ALBERT E. RESCO
November 7, 1996
Graveside services for Albert E. Resco, 66, Linwood, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Mr. Resco died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
SOUND OFF
November 7, 1996
Is there any way to stop “Mobility” from being put up at the Visitor’s Center? The Lawrence City Commission, by an unanimous vote, approved the installation of “Mobility” at the Union Pacific Depot/Visitors Center location after receiving the recommendation of the Lawrence Arts Commission and public comment at a recent city commission meeting, according to Vicki Cummiskey, communications coordinator for the city.
TOYS, LITERATURE TO HELP PROMOTE ICC
November 7, 1996
Informational literature from the Douglas County Infant Coordinating Council will be attached to toys that will be distributed to all newborns at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. With the help of Brownie Troops 621 and 668 and Senior Scouts, ICC will work from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the commons area of Quail Run School.