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VERDICT HANDED DOWN IN LAST OF GANG-RELATED SPURT OF VIOLENCE
November 10, 1996
On Tuesday, the last criminal sentence for a series of gang-related shootings this year was handed down by a district judge. The trial in a separate gang-related murder is set to begin in December.
CORPORATE EARNINGS
November 10, 1996
UtiliCorp United Inc. said last week its earnings fell 57 percent in the third quarter, in part because of costs associated with its failed merger with Kansas City Power & Light Co. In the quarter ended Sept. 30, the utility earned $14.1 million, or 29 cents per common share, compared with $32.9 million, or 71 cents per common share, for the year-ago quarter. Revenue rose 47 percent, to $893 million from $607.5 million.
HOLIDAY PLANS
November 10, 1996
The U.S. Postal Service will deliver Express Mail on Monday. However, post offices will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery. Lawrence city offices and Douglas County offices will be open for business.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 10, 1996
Births Susan and Gregg Knipp, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
SOUND OFF
November 10, 1996
Who are the officers in the Lawrence Preservation Alliance? Marci Francisco, president; K.T. Walsh, vice president; Michael Shaw, secretary; and Nancy Shontz, treasurer.
CITY AGENDA
November 10, 1996
city bottom line Lawrence city commissioners must decide how to handle a sensitive issue: Whether to allow a private company to build a hospital in the city, in direct competition with the city’s own health care center.
AG SEMINAR SLATED
November 10, 1996
Squeezing more profits from the agriculture market is the topic of a seminar coming to Ottawa. Sponsored by the Kansas Dairy Assn. and the Kansas State University Extension Dairy, the program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Franklin County Extension Office, 1418 S. Main.
CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING HORIZON 2020 IS HEATING UP AS THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION PREPARES TO TURN THUMBS UP OR DOWN ON THE GUIDE PLAN.
November 10, 1996
If city officials aren’t willing to renegotiate the boundaries of an urban growth area around Lawrence, Douglas County commissioners say a rural water agreement — and maybe even Horizon 2020 — will be in jeopardy. In more immediate peril is the water meter deal. The city of Lawrence had agreed to let southern Douglas County water districts sell more meters if the county commission approved rural development controls in areas outside the city limits.
BAKER TACKLES MID-AMERICA NAZARENE
November 10, 1996
It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. Baker University’s football team expected to have a tough time against Mid-America Nazarene College.
ROTC CEREMONY TO HONOR VETERANS
November 10, 1996
A Reserve Officer Training Corps program to recognize Veteran’s Appreciation Day will be held next week at Kansas University. An Air Force ROTC cadet and chaplain will speak at the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in front of Strong Hall.
ARTS CENTER PROPOSAL FACES KEY OPPOSITION
November 10, 1996
A state official has balked at another project proposed for downtown with historical overtones
INCONSISTENT RUN ATTACK KILLING KU
November 10, 1996
Glen Mason stepped into uncharted ground Saturday, becoming the first Kansas football coach ever to traipse into triple-digit territory. Are the first 100 games the hardest?
GARDEN ON EASY STREET
November 10, 1996
Two gardening novices give landscaping their best shot while living on Easy Street.
LEASE DETAILS
November 10, 1996
Mike Cook’s contract with the school district for the Kaw Valley School site calls for him to pay $1,000 a month rent for the duration of the agreement.
TRAVELING TROPHY STAYS PUT
November 10, 1996
Until Saturday, Kansas hadn’t lost four games in a row against Kansas State since 1924-27.
SOUND OFF
November 10, 1996
Why is it that the city doesn’t have a recycling program? The city does have a recycling program. For information about its features, call the city’s recycling information line, 832-3030.
GROUP FAVORS CONCEALED WEAPONS LAW
November 10, 1996
Several area women are attending meetings of a new organization that advocates carrying concealed weapons legally.
HAWKS
November 10, 1996
Kansas State quarterback Brian Kavanagh hit 15 of 25 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns.
S MINERAL CONTENT
November 10, 1996
The Arkansas River in parts of western Kansas has been dry for much of the past 25 years, but water that does flow in the river is high in mineral content, says a state water specialist. Donald Whittemore, water specialist with the Kansas Geological Survey at Kansas University, unveiled results of his study of water quality on the Arkansas recently during the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY SET
November 10, 1996
Veterans Day celebrations are planned in Lawrence and in Topeka.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 10, 1996
Police reports * Criminal damage to a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $1,000 on a police report was caused between 12 p.m. Oct. 27 and 12 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Naismith, police reported.
LEGISLATORS NOT OPTIMISTIC OVER FUNDING
November 10, 1996
About 70 state legislators gathered Saturday at KU to rub elbows, talk politics and watch college football.
ATTIG SHINES FOR LHS GYMNASTS
November 10, 1996
Lawrence High sophomore Marci Attig placed third in both the vault and floor exercise at the state gymnastics meet, and the Lions placed eighth out of nine teams on Saturday at Olathe South. “Marci’s our main gal, our strongest gymnast,” LHS coach Liz Phillips said. “Since I’ve been coaching at Lawrence High, five years, this is the first time we’ve had someone place at state.”
GAME NOTES
November 10, 1996
* KU officials estimated the attendance at 48,800 — about 1,200 shy of capacity. Notably, Campanile Hill wasn’t nearly as full as it has been for past KU-KSU games, ostensibly because the view has been reduced by the south end zone seats and the high-rise speakers surrounding the scoreboard. … * Next Saturday’s home finale against Texas will be televised with an 11:38 a.m. start. KU’s regular-season finale at Missouri might wind up on the tube, probably at 11:38 a.m, too. Big 12 TV assignments are announced on Monday mornings. …
KU-K-STATE LOYALTIES NOT ALWAYS CLEAR CUT.
November 10, 1996
Surrounded by a sea of purple and white, Lawrence residents Bob and Ilene Piller didn’t feel the slightest bit of intimidation, rooting for Kansas University at Saturday’s game. “It’s a challenge,” Ilene Piller said. “Our daughter graduated from K-State.”
KU FALLS APART IN SECOND HALF
November 10, 1996
It was a tale of two halves for Kansas University’s football team. “Coming into the half we felt great,” KU nose tackle Brett McGraw said after the Jayhawks’ 38-12 loss to Kansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. “In the second half things just started coming apart for us. It wasn’t fatigue or any adjustments that they made. I just don’t know what happened.”
BYRD CAN HUNT
November 10, 1996
Isaac Byrd upstaged the Big 12’s best cornerback and one of the league’s best wide receivers on Saturday, and he couldn’t have been less impressed. Byrd, Kansas University’s senior wide receiver, had a career-best 178 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in the Jayhawks’ 38-12 loss to 13th-ranked Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.
BERYL MAY JOHNSON
November 10, 1996
Services for Beryl May Johnson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Friday Nov. 8, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LETHA M. HURD
November 10, 1996
Services for Letha M. Hurd, 85, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Perry United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Souter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Hurd died Friday Nov. 8, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor of Topeka.
SOUND OFF
November 10, 1996
When should residents display their American flags? The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on legal holidays and other special occasions, on official buildings when in use, in or near polling places on election days, and in or near schools when in session, according to the World Almanac and Book of Facts. Citizens may fly the flag at any time they wish. It is customary to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on building and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, it may be displayed at night on special occasions, preferably lighted.
EXTENSION COUNCIL TO ELECT BOARD
November 10, 1996
The Douglas County Extension Council will elect its executive board at a meeting Nov. 26. The council’s annual meeting, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, will feature a presentation by Barry Flinchbaugh, an extension state leader.
EXTENSION SERVICE SPONSORS PROGRAM
November 10, 1996
The Douglas County Extension Service is sponsoring a program on small appliances, “What’s Hot/What’s Not in Small Appliances,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County Extension Center, 2110 Harper. Susan Krumm and two other family and consumer science agents from Franklin and Leavenworth counties will give the presentation.
BRENDA GENE ENGLEHART
November 10, 1996
Services for Brenda Gene Englehart, 43, DeSoto, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in DeSoto. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Ms. Englehart died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, in an auto accident in DeSoto.
NOMA D. BURGOON
November 10, 1996
Graveside services for Noma D. Burgoon, 93, Ottawa, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, with the Elder Robert Andrews officiating. Mrs. Burgoon died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
GAME DAY UNUSUALLY QUIET
November 10, 1996
The Jayhawks didn’t have an easy time holding off the Wildcats Saturday. But Lawrence law enforcement officials had an easy time holding off any traffic or crowd problems.
POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY ATTEMPT
November 10, 1996
Police are investigating an attempted strong-arm robbery that reportedly occurred early Thursday near 13th and Kentucky. About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a 23-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman, both Kansas University students, were walking home when they were attacked from behind by a male. They were heading west on 13th Street.
SOUND OFF
November 10, 1996
Is it legal for restaurant owners to pay less than minimum wage to their wait staff? If the restaurant is covered by the federal U.S. Labor Department’s regulations, any employee who is given gratuity may be paid $2.13 an hour, according to Kele Wichman, labor conciliator for the Kansas Department of Human Resources