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DANCERS CAN SHAKE IT AT TREMORS
November 8, 1996
Dancers will have a new place to shake at Tremors. Tremors owner Dennis Steffes bought the former 729 club two weeks ago and began remodeling the interior for his new dance club and bar.
SIX LIONS GARNER ALL-LEAGUE HONORS
November 8, 1996
Lawrence High senior setter Heidi Kerbel has been named to the all-Sunflower League volleyball first team. Junior hitter Candice Lahm and junior defensive specialist Julie Gapser represented the Lions on the second team.
SOUND OFF RESPONSE
November 8, 1996
Despite the inference of a previous question, City Attorney Gerald Cooley said his tree limbs were still in his yard Thursday morning. And he wanted to make it clear he had not received preferential treatment from city crews. Cooley was angry about a recent Soundoff question that said his “house in the Westridge Heights subdivision received attention before his neighbors.”
ALFRED F. SCHMIDT
November 8, 1996
Graveside services for Alfred F. Schmidt, M.D., 81, Rapid City, S.D., were held Nov. 7 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Dr. Schmidt died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at the Fort Meade Administrative Health Care Center, Sturgis.
LOUISE MARIE RASMUSSEN
November 8, 1996
Funeral services for Louise Marie Rasmussen, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Rasmussen died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at her home.
MAGNETS NOT POLITICAL, NEW COMMISSIONER SAYS
November 8, 1996
Dean Nieder, who was elected to the Douglas County Commission in Tuesday’ election, says a recent Farmers Cooperative Assn. mailing was in no way connected to his campaign. Nieder, who is manager of the FCA’s south elevator, E. 19th Street and Moodie Road, said the mailing which went out to all FCA propane customers during the week before the election was timed to arrive in advance of the co-op’s peak season for fuel sales. The FCA was not targeting prospective voters, Nieder said.
GARY HARLOW MYERS
November 8, 1996
Funeral services for Gary Harlow Myers, 53, Oskaloosa, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Lawrence L.D.S. Church. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins, Colo. Mr. Myers died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at his home in Oskaloosa. He was a former resident of St. George, Utah, and Thousand Oaks, Calif.
RATTLES AID PARENTS IN RAISING CHILDREN
November 8, 1996
Nearly every baby born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital through the rest of the year will receive a new rattle and information about child development, thanks to local Brownies and an infant advocacy group. About 25 girls from Brownie Troop Nos. 621 and 668 on Thursday tied together information pamphlets and attached them to about 200 rattles.
GIPP EXPECTS IMPROVEMENT FROM TRIBE
November 8, 1996
A new coach. A refurbished gym. A new attitude. Al Gipp has taken over Haskell’s men’s basketball program and he’s tired of business as usual.
GTAS RALLY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FROM KU
November 8, 1996
GTA union supporters rallied to urge KU officials to include health insurance in their new contract.
GEELONG COACH LIKES LATEST EDITION
November 8, 1996
Kansas destroyed Australia’s Victorian All-Stars, 116-44, a year ago at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks figure to have a much tougher time with the Geelong All-Stars of Australia in Tuesday’s exhibition match. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 8, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
NEWSPAPER EDITORS TO GATHER AT KU
November 8, 1996
More than football fans will gather Saturday on the Kansas University campus. Newspaper editors from across Kansas will meet for Editor’s Day, which is sponsored by journalism schools at KU and Kansas State University.
SENIORS TO HONOR VETERANS ON MONDAY
November 8, 1996
The Douglas County Senior Services will observe Veteran’s Day on Monday with special recognition of participants who have served in the Armed Forces. Veterans will be honored with a special certificate for their service during the noon meal at the following mealsites: Baldwin Senior Center, Baldwin; Pine Crest Apartments in Eudora; Methodist Church, Lecompton; and in Lawrence at Babcock Place and the Lawrence Senior Center.
S 175TH BIRTHDAY
November 8, 1996
Calder Pickett, a KU professor emeritus of journalism, on Thursday night read accounts and played music associated with the Santa Fe Trail.
ILLUSTRATOR INSPIRES CHOREOGRAPHY
November 8, 1996
Navajo illustrator Baje Whitethorne is the inspiration behind an upcoming dance performance.
PERRY PARK
November 8, 1996
City officials want Lawrence residents to help them celebrate the grand opening of the new features at “Dad” Perry Park. The grand opening and ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the park, 1200 Monterey Way.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 8, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
ALDI BUYS IOWA STREET SITE
November 8, 1996
Aldi Stores Inc. has agreed to purchase the 3-acre KLWN/KLZR radio station property on the northwest corner of 31st and Iowa streets for construction of a new grocery store. It is anticipated that the grocery store will resemble a new prototype store in Olathe; however, the grocery company officials wouldn’t return phone calls from the Journal-World.
WELLSVILLE, BALDWIN LANDALL-LEAGUERS
November 8, 1996
Wellsville landed seniors Emily Bloss and Jo Burgoon on the all-Frontier League volleyball team as chosen by league coaches. Baldwin junior hitter Erin Schulte was also selected on the league’s first squad.
HOW COULD THE PERCENT FOR ART BE REPEALED IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE?
November 8, 1996
In 1990 the Lawrence City Commission adopted a resolution establishing policies and procedures for the 2 Percent for Art Program, said Vicki Cummiskey, the city’s communications coordinator and staff liaison to the Lawrence Arts Commission. The commission may annually set aside an amount up to 2 percent of the cost of all capital improvements constructed, acquired or contracted for construction and acquisition during the previous fiscal year for the acquisition, purchase and installation of art in public places. The commission could repeal the resolution, or individuals could ask that Percent for Art not be included in the annual budget, which the commission approves. Regardless of the resolution, the city commission could still choose to purchase art for public places in Lawrence.
LUNCH TO FOCUS ON MISSIONS
November 8, 1996
The annual Ploughman’s Lunch will feature homemade food and crafts.
MAN SUSPECTED OF RAPE ARRESTED
November 8, 1996
A Lawrence man suspected of raping two 16-year-old Lawrence girls was arrested early Thursday by Lawrence police. The 19-year-old suspect, initially known to the victims only by his nickname, faces two counts of rape. He was formally charged with the crimes during a court appearance Thursday afternoon. He was being held Thursday in Douglas County Jail on $50,000 bond.
SPORTS HEROES COLOR NEWSREELS FROM THE PAST
November 8, 1996
When I taught History of American Journalism and got to the press and the roaring ‘20s, I used to show news pictures of the time, Charles Lindbergh with Calvin Coolidge, Aimee Semple McPherson, Rudolph Valentino, the Hall-Mills murder case, Teapot Dome, Sacco-Vanzetti, the Scopes trial and Clara Bow. I had a special gallery of the great sports figures of the time. As I follow the antics of the tennis temperaments and Michael Jordan constantly on TV and that guy with orange hair and ice skaters trying to smash people’s knees, I wonder what the Golden Age people were really like and whether there have always been sports creeps. I think maybe we know too much these days. These people are on the tube, and we read huge (big sports announcer word these days) stories in the papers. Yes, the ‘20s had Bernarr Macfadden and his trash and the New York Daily News and a few newsreels, but people back then couldn’t have been as saturated with this stuff as we are.
SUNFLOWER SHOWDOWN
November 8, 1996
Lawrence will begin festivities for the intrastate rivalry with a bonfire at 6:30 p.m. today at 11th and Mississippi streets. A 7 p.m. rally will be held on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Kansas University and Kansas State University will compete for the Governor’s Cup, a traveling trophy, during the football game which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Stadium. The game will not be televised, but can be heard on Jayhawk Radio Network. Sunflower Cable will broadcast a replay at 10 p.m. Saturday.
EVANS KEEPS PICKSECRET
November 8, 1996
Maurice Evans, his parents and Wichita Collegiate basketball coach Mitch Fiegel sure know how to keep a secret. Evans, Collegiate’s 6-foot-5 senior point guard/shooting guard, will announce his college choice at 3:15 p.m. today, right after class is dismissed.
SOUND OFF
November 8, 1996
How can I reach Buck O’Neil? Buck O’Neil can be reached through the Negro League Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo. The phone number is (816) 221-1820.
KU WILL HONOR RETIRING SENATOR AT SHOWDOWN
November 8, 1996
KU holds the series lead against K-State — 61-27-5. At 1 p.m. Saturday in Lawrence, the football teams tangle again for the Governor’s Cup.
MINUS TONSILS, PENNY EMERGES AT LINEBACKER
November 8, 1996
As a 6-foot, 175-pound junior, Jon Penny was a fourth-string quarterback and reserve linebacker for Lawrence High. Roughly one year and 40 pounds later, Penny has emerged into an all-Sunflower League linebacker and all-state candidate for the Lions as they prepare for a Saturday showdown with Blue Valley Northwest. Kickoff for the Class 6A state football playoff is at 7 p.m. at Blue Valley NW.
TURNPIKE TOLLS
November 8, 1996
The toll on the Kansas Turnpike from the new Lecompton exit to the East Topeka exit is 60 cents, compared to the 75 cents charged at the West Lawrence interchange. The toll fare is 25 cents between the West Lawrence and the Lecompton interchanges.
KU, K-STATE AVOID TRASH TALK
November 8, 1996
A strange malaise has gripped both major-college football programs in the state. The players suddenly have become convinced that their opponents this week are the best bunch of guys they’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
HASKELL ROSTER
November 8, 1996
Cory Spotted Bear, 6-1, Fr., Elbowoods, N.D. Jason Geer, 6-1, Soph., Grove, Okla.
T END OF WORLD, ONLY A NEW BEGINNING
November 8, 1996
She told me that up until five months ago she had been a physical therapist. In the “them and us” vocabulary of disability awareness, that usually translates as an “us.” She read one of my columns in a Colorado newspaper and called me. I’m a pretty good listener, and I’m usually quite sensitive to the adversity of others.
SMALL-TOWN CAR DEALERS FIGHT TO SURVIVE
November 8, 1996
When competing with bigger markets, small-town auto dealers use the personal approach in sales and service.
NEW EXIT AN OPENING FOR TOWN
November 8, 1996
Kansas Turnpike officialsformally dedicated and opened the new Lecompton interchange and a newly remodeled West Lawrence toll plaza Thursday.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 8, 1996
Births Melissa and Billy Nye, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
BROKEN ARROW SCHOOL
November 8, 1996
Will Sharp, fourth grade
THE ROYAL TREATMENT
November 8, 1996
A preschool teacher loves her job working in a local elementary school.
ENERGY FUNDS WILL TURN UP THE HEAT
November 8, 1996
In the often volatile world of specialized mutual funds, energy is the hot item right now. Natural resources funds, a category of several dozen funds that concentrate on stocks of oil, gas and other industrial-commodity producers, boast the single biggest gain this year among all fund types.
GETAWAY PLAN DITCHED
November 8, 1996
An armed robbery getaway late Wednesday ended abruptly when the suspects throttled through a dead-end street and crashed their car.
HUMPHREY A ROLE MODEL IN OKLAHOMA
November 8, 1996
Just 17 years old, Ryan Humphrey is a hero, a role model in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Humphrey, you see, plays both football and basketball at Tulsa Washington High School. He’s the top college prospect in both sports in the state of Oklahoma.
DOG SOUGHT FOR TV COMMERCIAL
November 8, 1996
Your dog has a chance of becoming a star. Talent scouts are holding auditions in 35 cities for a dog to star in the next Kibbles ‘n Bits’ television commercial. Auditions in Lawrence are set from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa.
ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL
November 8, 1996
Perry-Lecompton’s hard-hitting duo of juniors Erin Erickson and Dana Ledbetter highlight the Journal-World’s all-area volleyball team. Erickson and Ledbetter led the Kaws to a 37-3 record and third-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament last weekend in Salina.
AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING WOMAN
November 8, 1996
Lawrence police continued on Thursday to investigate the reported disappearance of a Baldwin woman. Nikie L. Vantuyl, 31, was officially reported missing about 9 a.m. Wednesday.
CO-OP MANAGER RETIRES POST
November 8, 1996
Kenneth Larsen has announced his retirement as general manager of the Farmers Cooperative Assn. Larsen retired from his position Wednesday after eight and a half years at FCA, 2121 Moodie Rd.
COMPUTERS ARRIVE IN LAWRENCE FIELDS
November 8, 1996
Satellite and computer technology have come together at a farm south of Lawrence.