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LAWRENCE HONORS VETS
November 12, 1996
Local veterans celebrated Veterans Day Monday with a program at the American Legion hall.
TONGANOXIE LOSES CITY ADMINISTRATOR
November 12, 1996
Tonganoxie’s city administrator is leaving to take the same position in Eldon, Mo.
SOUND OFF
November 12, 1996
Is there a limit on the number of pets a person can have in their home in the city of Lawrence? Some animals, by virtue of their species, are not allowed in any number within the city limits, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
DOUGLAS COUNTY VOTE TALLY MADE OFFICIAL
November 12, 1996
A member of the canvassing board would like to see if there is a better way to make sure all ballots count while still complying with a new federal law.
DIAGNOSIS
November 12, 1996
The Kansas Board of Regents will be asked Thursday to diagnose the viability of a proposed outpatient clinic to be run by KU Medical Center and KU teaching faculty. The clinic in Shawnee near Interstate 435 would be a joint venture between KUMC and KU Physicians Inc. The managed-care clinic would be at the former Cedar Ridge hospital, a psychiatric facility closed in 1993.
PURDY READY FOR SPLIT
November 12, 1996
Lawrence High’s football coaching staff will undergo a major face-lift next season. The addition next fall of Free State, the city’s second high school, will deplete the Lions’ coaching staff.
GREENHOUSE SHOWING OFF ITS POINSETTIAS
November 12, 1996
A wholesale greenhouse in Linwood is holding an open house to show off its poinsettias. Alex R. Masson Greenhouses will hold “A Christmas Poinsettia Open House and Greenhouse Tour” from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
INTERNET ACCESS
November 12, 1996
The argument of free speech versus protecting children from what some people consider inappropriate material is on the table for parents and teachers in Perry-Lecompton schools. The school board on Monday night approved two-part access restriction measure for the district’s Internet equipment.
PAYLESS REPORTS EARNINGS INCREASE
November 12, 1996
Payless ShoeSource Inc., reported third-quarter earnings of $30.7 million, or 76 cents a share, excluding costs associated with the recent spinoff from The May Department Stores Co. The 1996 third-quarter earnings before the spinoff rose 19.6 percent from 1995’s third-quarter earnings of $25.7 million, or 64 cents a share.
KYLE R. MARTIN
November 12, 1996
Services for Kyle R. Martin, 34, Iola, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mr. Martin died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at his home.
PROFS HOPE FOR THE BEST
November 12, 1996
Eight Kansas University professors hope to hook a HOPE at Saturday’s football game between the Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks. KU seniors cast votes to determine the annual recipient of the Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator. It’s the only award for teaching excellence at KU bestowed exclusively by students.
PROFESSOR REGISTERS TO VOTE
November 12, 1996
A KU professor’s decision not to vote sparked a debate about politics and academic freedom.
KU NEWS ALUM HONORED
November 12, 1996
Brian Bracco, vice president of news and news director for KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., will receive the Kansas University Radio and Television 1996 Alumni Honor Citation. Mike Kautsch, dean of KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will present the award today in conjunction with a guest lecture Bracco will deliver to a KU journalism class.
PACKER AIDES COME HOME
November 12, 1996
When Green Bay played the Chiefs in Arrowhead on Sunday, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to call it a homecoming for three members of the Packers’ coaching staff. Nolan Cromwell, the Pack’s special teams coach, was an All-American as a wishbone quarterback for the Jayhawks in the mid-70s. Cromwell, 41, is also the KU record holder in the 400-meter hurdles. Cromwell was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during an 11-year career as a defensive back with the Los Angeles Rams.
SHEILA FLORY
November 12, 1996
Services for Sheila Renee Knaub Flory, 32, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A second service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff, Neb. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Gering, Neb. Mrs. Flory died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, in Omaha, Neb., of an illness.
SOUND OFF
November 12, 1996
Why is it that the traffic signal at Clinton Parkway and Kasold is not a yield and turn left on green light? Most of the other intersections in the city seem to be set up to allow traffic to turn left on green. The intersection’s signals were installed with assistance from the Kansas Department of Transportation, and KDOT doesn’t allow such protected/permissive signals when the speed limit is 40 mph or greater, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
FIRE CALLS
November 12, 1996
Lawrence firefighters: * Investigated a report of a natural gas odor at 7:28 p.m. Sunday at 616 W. 17th. Firefighters determined the problem was electrical, in a breaker box grounding cable in the basement. KPL representatives disconnected the cable.
SCHOOL BOARD ACCUSED OF INFLUENCING VOTE
November 12, 1996
A resident Monday night accused the Baldwin recreation commission and school board of trying to unfairly influence voters on a half-cent sales tax issue in last week’s general election. The measure passed, and the money will go to construct a proposed swimming pool project.
THE CALL
November 12, 1996
“Gangs In Lawrence
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 12, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A car stereo, five compact discs and other items valued on a police report at $1,365 were taken between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday from the 1900 block of Massachusetts.
COUNTY APPROVES NURSERY SITE PLAN
November 12, 1996
A site plan for the Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Pkwy., was approved Monday by the Douglas County Commission. The property, which is surrounded by the city of Lawrence, is in the process of being unilaterally annexed into the city. However, city officials agreed to let the nursery’s owner, Ann Peuser, obtain site plan approval from the county prior to annexation.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
November 12, 1996
West Junior High School will celebrate National Children’s Book Week and American Education Week Nov. 18-22. West will spotlight the theme “Readers are Leaders” with Read Aloud Day on Nov. 20. The day will feature Mick Lowe, principal; Karla Andre, teacher; Julia Rombough, parent; Arden Booth, Lawrence radio personality; Ed Brunt, Lawrence Police Department; and several KU athletes reading aloud to students in the school library.
PARENTS FOLLOW ROUGHT LEAD OF RECRUITS
November 12, 1996
Recruiting trips are easy on basketball players, hard on their parents. “We took Ryan to the airport at 7:30 (a.m.). It was on the way to Lawrence,” joked Al Humphrey, the father of Ryan Humphrey, a 6-foot-7 forward from Tulsa Washington High School.
MEETING SCHEDULED FOR LHS PROJECT GRADUATION
November 12, 1996
Parents of Lawrence High School seniors are invited to an organizational meeting for Project Graduation ‘97, an annual post-graduation party. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Nov. 11 in the commons area of LHS, 19th and Louisiana.
HISTORIC DECISION TIME
November 12, 1996
The city’s Historic Resources Commission will conduct a special meeting tonight to review plans for a new Borders bookstore downtown. The meeting is set for 7:30 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second.
FARMSTEAD LEVELED BY SEPARATE FIRES
November 12, 1996
Two fires that began two days apart destroyed three buildings on the same piece of property in rural Lecompton.
MATH CURRICULUM, BOOKS UP FOR DISTRICT REVIEW
November 12, 1996
At its Thursday night meeting, the school district’s Curriculum Advisory Council will review math curriculum and new math books. The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the district service center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.
CORRECTION
November 12, 1996
The address for the Lawrence Arts Center was incorrect in Sunday’s Journal-World. The center’s address is 200 W. Ninth.
T WIN LPA BACKING
November 12, 1996
Lawrence city commissioners will let the Historic Resources Commission review plans for a new Borders bookstore downtown.
KANSAS QB RUTZ DOUBTFUL FOR UT
November 12, 1996
Ben Rutz can barely scratch his head, so scratch the Kansas quarterback. “He’s having trouble lifting his arm, and I’m not anticipating his availability for the Texas game,” KU coach Glen Mason said at his regular Monday media session.
SCHOOL BOARD KEEPS 8-PERIOD DAY
November 12, 1996
A report on junior high curriculum and scheduling was the focus at Monday night’s school board meeting.
BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOUNDER TO SPEAK
November 12, 1996
Founding chairman of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Seale, along with his friend Huey Newton, founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.
ALL-AREA CROSS COUNTRY
November 12, 1996
Eudora High’s boys and Ottawa’s girls, state champions in Class 3A and 4A respectively, headlined the Journal-World all-area cross country teams for 1996. EHS senior Kenan Staples placed sixth at the 3A meet to lead the Cardinals to the team title last week in Wamego. Eudora compiled 83 points to edge Leoti by four points.
BUILDING PERMITS REACH RECORD HIGH
November 12, 1996
A Wendy’s restaurantis planned to be constructed at the southwest corner of Sixth and Kasold.
SOUND OFF
November 12, 1996
Why don’t the police enforce the no-parking, visitor and bus-loading signs on Louisiana Street in front of Lawrence High School? Police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said the Lawrence Police Department “does and will continue to monitor and enforce parking regulations on Louisiana Street in front of the high school. Traffic enforcement in general is subject to the availability of manpower and priority calls for service.”
SHADOW
November 12, 1996
The name is Robertson … Ryan Robertson. “I am not Jacque Vaughn. I want people to know and understand it. I am different from Jacque,” said Robertson, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5 sophomore point guard.
WELL-CONNECTED
November 12, 1996
Quilt expert Mary Ellen Hopkins will present two events for area quilt enthusiasts.
S CENTER GIVE TODDLERS LEG UP
November 12, 1996
Thirteen children are gaining skills in a new program for 3- and 4-year-olds.
ABRUPT END TO LHS SEASON KEEPS COACHING STAFF BUSY
November 12, 1996
Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy and his staff spent Monday afternoon shelving helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys and footballs in the Lions’ equipment room. Normally, that task is undertaken in late November.
SPARTAK-MOSCOW FALLS TO KU WOMEN
November 12, 1996
The international flavor of the tour of America by the Spartak-Moscow women’s basketball team must be leaving a bad taste in the players’ mouths. They suffered their fourth loss in as many nights Monday night, falling to Kansas, 108-72, in Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 12, 1996
Births Randy and Dawn Collins, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.