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SOUND OFF
November 15, 1996
How long has the chief of police been employed by the city of Lawrence? Who hires him? Police Chief W. Ronald Olin has been employed by the Lawrence Police Department for 25 years, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
S HOOPS SHOWS PROMISE
November 15, 1996
KU has received letters of intent from four high school players all ranked among the top 50 in the country.
WOMEN HOOPSTERS HOPE TO TAKE ON TENNESSEE.
November 15, 1996
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team wants another shot at the University of Tennessee. But the Jayhawks must get past Southern Methodist University first.
UCLA SHOPPING AROUND FOR NEW COACH
November 15, 1996
UCLA athletic director Peter Dalis says he will seek the recommendations of several individuals concerning the Bruins’ basketball coaching vacancy. Dalis recently fired Jim Harrick and named Steve Lavin interim coach for the rest of the season.
RESIDENT TO CAST VOTE FOR DOLE
November 15, 1996
A Lawrence Republican will cast one of Kansas’ six votes in the Electoral College.
SENIORS GIVE FOND FAREWELL TO MEMORIAL STADIUM SATURDAY
November 15, 1996
On Saturday, 16 seniors on Kansas University’s football team will play the final game of their college careers in the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium. None of the 16 plans to make the place so friendly for the visitors.
LAWRENCE FIRM ANSWERS HOPES OF LOCAL SHELTER
November 15, 1996
Employees of a local investment firm, with the help of a corporate match, will give $3,100 to the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and they’re hoping others will follow the lead.
4 WOMEN FACING FORGERY CHARGES
November 15, 1996
Four women are facing forgery charges in Douglas County Court for their involvement in an alleged fake check-cashing scheme.
BOWLING FOR RESPECT
November 15, 1996
Kansas University’s bowling team seeks success and visibility.
WEB SITES ON BASKETBALL EASY TO FIND
November 15, 1996
There’s a ton of information on Kansas University men’s basketball available on the Internet. Here a quickie guide for you web browsers seeking Jayhawk news and/or gossip, to supplement your morning paper, of course.
KMART EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE MILESTONE
November 15, 1996
After 25 years, the Lawrence Kmart Distribution Center has made many changes.
CORPUS CHRISTI PLANS TO MAKEMOVE
November 15, 1996
Corpus Christi Catholic Church plans to build a new church on the city’s western edge — and possibly a new school.
REGENTS FOCUS ON GRADUATION RATES
November 15, 1996
The state’s six public universities expect to increase graduation rates. Debate now centers on how much, how soon.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 15, 1996
Births Pete and Rose Neuhaus, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
MCLOUTH SCHOOLS TO GET INTERNET SERVICE
November 15, 1996
The McLouth school board this week took no action on major items but continued to review the district’s policies, Supt. Robert Behrens said. “They’re in the process of going through the whole thing,” he said. “We’re reviewing and updating all the policies.”
OK
November 15, 1996
The Wellsville city council on Wednesday night approved a preliminary plat for 60 new lots in a subdivision on the north side of town. The approval was made for the Suburban Homes development, owned by Ben Nitcher. The city council a few weeks ago annexed the land.
WELLSVILLE HOSTS RILEY COUNTY IN 3A SEMI
November 15, 1996
Wellsville High football coach Bill Oshel figures the extra bleachers for tonight’s Class 3A semifinal contest between the Eagles and Riley County weren’t necessary. Wellsville transported bleachers from its city’s softball diamond and the Franklin County fairgrounds to meet the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. requirement to host a 3A sub-state contest.
MISS AMERICA SPEAKING AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
November 15, 1996
Miss America Tara Holland will speak about literacy at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Century II conference center in Wichita. Holland is sharing a keynote presentation at a conference on improving education with Walter Anderson, editor of Parade Magazine. Their presentation is titled “Literacy in America: The Power of One.”
WHITE SERVICES
November 15, 1996
A memorial service for Kenneth Steele White, 73, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Mr. White died June 29, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS DEBATERS SPARKLE IN COMPETITION
November 15, 1996
The Lawrence High School debate team traveled to four tournaments last weekend. At the Shawnee Mission East invitational, the team finished second in the overall competition. Winning third place in the junior varsity division were Lisa Bari and Raeann Scharenberg. Taking fourth place in the open division were Rich Lloyd and Michael Young.
UNITED WAY FALLS SHORT OF GOAL
November 15, 1996
The local United Way campaign raised about 7 percent less than its goal — which will mean budget reductions to local agencies.
DEADLINE TODAY FOR ASSISTANCE ON TURKEY DAY
November 15, 1996
The deadline for applications for Thanksgiving assistance through the Salvation Army is today. Persons wishing to apply should bring in proof of income, Social Security cards for everyone in the household and proof of address.
TEXACO BOYCOTT WOULD DAMAGE BUSINESS LOCALLY
November 15, 1996
An executive of a business that contracts with Texaco said a boycott of local Texaco stores will hurt private owners more than the oil giant.
SOUND OFF
November 15, 1996
I understand someone has been hired as an alumni coordinator at Lawrence High School. Exactly what are the responsibilities of this person? Is it a paid position? If so, how is it funded? What is the salary? Principal Brad Tate said the question probably refers to a clerical paraprofessional position at Lawrence High. This person works with the business/education partnership and the community volunteer program, assists the alumni association and does a variety of clerical jobs for teachers and staff members. The salary is paid from the regular staffing budget and the person, who works four hours a day, is paid $6.91 an hour.
INTEREST
November 15, 1996
State officials are serious about creating a college savings plan that offers investors a tax break.
JACKSON SERVICES
November 15, 1996
Services for George Edmund Jackson, 81, Eureka, were held Thursday in Eureka, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka. Mr. Jackson died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Via Christi-St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita.
MARTHA FELLINGHAM HAIZE
November 15, 1996
Services for Martha Fellingham Haize, 91, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Mrs. Haize died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
EUDORA OKS $21,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION
November 15, 1996
The Eudora school board Thursday night approved nine changes, at a cost of about $21,000, for the addition plan at Nottingham Elementary School. The board had allotted $42,000 in construction contingency funds in May. The latest changes, presented by architect Dale Glenn, will use about $21,000. More changes could be necessary as construction is completed.
OPTIMISTS SEEK ENTRANTS IN ESSAY CONTEST
November 15, 1996
The Breakfast Optimist Club is sponsoring an essay contest for all students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades and under the age of 18. The contest is titled “Following a Dream Toward Freedom,” and the local club will select a first-, second- and third-place winner. The first-place winner will be entered in the district contest, where it will be judged against other club-winning entries from the Kansas District. From there, winners will compete in the International Essay Contest, and winners will receive scholarships of up to $45,000.
EXTENSION COUNCIL TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING
November 15, 1996
The Douglas County Extension Council will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the New Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. The meeting begins with a dinner, followed by a business meeting at 7:30 p.m.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 15, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Speakers, mixing boards, an amplifier and a microphone valued on a police report at $3,025 were taken between 8 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday from a Kansas University fraternity in the 1100 block of West 11th, Lawrence police reported Thursday.
DENNING SIGNS WITH P-STATE
November 15, 1996
Baldwin High senior basketball standout Mary Denning will sign with NCAA Div. II Pittsburg State on Tuesday, a day after the Bulldogs open practice. “That was goal to get it done early,” BHS coach Ted Zuzzio said. “Sometimes college recruiters come to games and the players get tight.”
WHEAT BOWL EYES BAKER
November 15, 1996
Baker’s football season may not end on Saturday. Wheat Bowl officials have their eye on the Wildcats. In fact, Baker may be the leading candidate for the Nov. 23 post-season game in Ellinwood.
POLICE ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT AFTER CHASE
November 15, 1996
After a brief foot chase early Thursday, a Lawrence man was arrested in connection with several auto burglaries in eastern Lawrence. Rex Pinegar, 26, 1423 E. 900 Rd., was arrested on several counts of criminal damage, theft and auto burglary, as well as obstruction of legal duties and felon in possession of a firearm. One of the items stolen was a 12-gauge shotgun.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 15, 1996
Ambulance report The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
VOTING DEMOCRAT IN KANSAS OFFERS LITTLE HOPE OF WINNING
November 15, 1996
Back in the ‘50s, I read an article from the New York Times Magazine called “Two-Party Blues in a One-Party State.” Sen. Richard Neuberger of Oregon was the author, he being a Democrat in a state that was pretty much Republican in those days. Neuberger’s article said how I felt in Kansas and how I feel today. A class in labor economics and a year as a student in the postwar ferment of Chicago changed me from Republican to Democrat. I first voted here in 1952, and in the primary, I had little choice. I learned that many people became registered Republicans so they’d have a place to be in politics. I resisted the brief temptation to go that way. Slowly, in the ‘60s, there came to be choice, even though many of the Democrats seemed little different from the Republicans. In my voting years in this state, I’ve voted for mighty few winners.
KU PROFESSOR AMONG FINALISTS FOR HONOR
November 15, 1996
A London-based foundation has overlooked a 1,200-page art history book written by a Kansas University professor in favor of a book on English 18th-century tomb structure. Marilyn Stokstad, a professor and research coordinator at the Spencer Museum of Art, said her book, Art History, was not awarded the $10,000 prize for the 1996 Jan Mitchell award. Her book was among five finalists for the award.
DRIVE KICKS OFF IN CITY
November 15, 1996
A book drive has been organized as part of activities associated with American Education Week/National Children’s Book Week, which officially kick off on Sunday. Beth Welsh, the school district’s library media coordinator, explained that the “Give a Book” drive is a way to promote community literacy.