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TONGANOXIE MULLS WATER SYSTEM BONDS
November 26, 1996
The Tonganoxie City Council took a closer look Monday night at a revenue bond proposal that could help the city revamp its entire water system. Council member Janet Angell said the $1.5 million proposal to upgrade the water and sewage system is only in preliminary form. Included in the plans are new water lines and valves, bigger water lines, a water tower and new water wells.
TEEN SUFFERS KNIFE WOUND
November 26, 1996
A 17-year-old Lawrence boy suffered a knife wound in his lower left leg during a fight late Friday night in downtown Lawrence, police said Monday. The youth, who was treated for a one-inch cut on his leg at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, told police he and a friend were walking about 11:15 p.m. Friday in the 700 or 800 block of Massachusetts Street when the incident occurred.
MAN ORDERED TO TRIAL IN SHOOTING OF WIFE
November 26, 1996
Before a woman was shot last month in the bedroom of an East Lawrence home, the man accused of shooting her — her husband — burned her with a clothes iron, according to court testimony Monday. At the conclusion of the court hearing, District Judge Michael Malone ordered Michael D. Safford, 34, to stand trial on charges of attempted second-degree murder. A Dec. 30 trial date was set for Safford, who is being held in Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bond.
SAFETY BY MOST-FEARED CRIMES
November 26, 1996
A survey to be published in this week’s issue of Money magazine takes an innovative approach to ranking the safety of cities.
POLICE CHECKING LEADS ON MISSING OSKALOOSA MAN
November 26, 1996
A rural Oskaloosa man remained missing Monday, 10 days after he was last seen leaving a residence in Lawrence. “We’re following up several leads,” said Rick Jones, a Jefferson County sheriff’s lieutenant investigating the disappearance of Kevin G. Newman, 24. “Information is starting to come in.”
DEANS PURSUE TECHNOLOGY FEES FOR LIBERAL ARTS, ARCHITECTURE MAJORS
November 26, 1996
KU liberal arts and architecture students may pay for technology necessary for a quality education in their fields.
TRAIN KILLS MOTORIST
November 26, 1996
A Lawrence man was killed Monday morning just northeast of Ottawa after a train struck his station wagon as he drove through a railroad crossing gate. Glenn E. Groninger, 61, Lawrence, was ejected from his 1985 Subaru wagon when the train, traveling an estimated 55 mph, hit the vehicle and carried it about 200 feet. The 72-car, four-engine train stayed on the tracks and ground to a halt with minor damage. There were no passengers in the car.
KBI FIGURES SHOW DROP IN CRIME
November 26, 1996
Murder was the only violent crime to show an increase in the first quarter of 1996, according to Kansas Bureau of Investigation figures.
SCHOOL BOUNDARY JUGGLING BEGINS
November 26, 1996
School board members Monday night began the task of balancing the effects of growth with the concerns of parents whose children might have to change schools next year.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 26, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A shadow box containing 15 lapel pins, valued at $1,850, was taken between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday from the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, 1433 Tenn., Lawrence police reported.
BECOMES TRADITION
November 26, 1996
Steve’s Quality Meats — and many other grocery and food retailers — are busy this week helping customers prepare for the big Thanksgiving meal. Steve Koerner, who along with his partner Danny Strimple, owns the business, said the holidays are among the busiest times of the year for the 8-year-old company. The meat sales business picks up in the late summer and continues through Christmas, Koerner said.
KNOW THE OPTIONS BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD DRUNK
November 26, 1996
There are several alternatives to drinking and driving in the Lawrence area. Here are a few: * Find a designated driver who chooses not to drink alcohol at parties or family gatherings.
DOUGLAS COUNTY APPROVES COLA FOR EMPLOYEES
November 26, 1996
Douglas County employees will receive a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their 1997 salaries. The increase was approved Monday on a 2-1 vote of the Douglas County Commission, which gave employees a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 1996. The raise will apply to about 320 county employees.
JERRY CARLOS MOORE
November 26, 1996
Services for Jerry Carlos Moore, 66, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Swarthout Auditorium, Murphy Hall at Kansas University. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at his home.
HAGEL
November 26, 1996
Services for Clarence “Butch” Hagel, 90, Holton, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Holton. Burial will be at Holton Cemetery. Mr. Hagel died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at a Holton nursing home.
GLENN E. GRONINGER
November 26, 1996
Services for Glenn E. Groninger, 61, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Groninger died Monday Nov. 25, 1996, in Ottawa.
BARBARA E. CLINKINBEARD
November 26, 1996
Services for Barbara E. Clinkinbeard, 84, Nortonville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville. Burial will be at Nortonville Cemetery. Mrs. Clinkinbeard died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville.
BROWNBACK TO ASSUME OFFICE
November 26, 1996
U.S. Sen.-elect Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will be sworn into his new position Wednesday during a ceremony in Topeka. Brownback, who beat Democrat Jill Docking on Nov. 5 for the seat vacated by Bob Dole, will be sworn in at 2 p.m. Wednesday by a Lawrence resident, Judge Deanell Reece Tacha, of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
DUPLEX ZONING PASSES ON CLOSE VOTE
November 26, 1996
Kristie Blasi Eudora — The zoning classification for the land around the Eudora Nursing Center has been decided — at least for this month.
SALE RAISES $1,500 FOR LOCAL AGENCY
November 26, 1996
A holiday bake sale on Saturday to benefit the Emergency Services Council was a success. “I feel wonderful about it,” said Betty Norwood, a longtime organizer of the sale.
STUMBLE INN BLOCKING DEAL WITH BORDERS
November 26, 1996
A redevelopment plan that includes a new Borders bookstore is in court after all — because the Stumble Inn bar refuses to leave.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 26, 1996
Dismissals Sarah Corliss and baby girl, Lawrence; Cindy Cain and baby girl, McLouth.
SOUND OFF
November 26, 1996
When schools like Notre Dame and UCLA hire athletic coaches, they seem to do it in a matter of days. When KU hires a coach, it seems to take forever. Why the difference? Chuck Woodling, Journal-World sports editor, provided this answer:
SOUND OFF
November 26, 1996
In a recent Sound Off column listing the highest-scoring football games, why wasn’t the Georgia Tech-Cumberland game listed? Information for the answer came from the NCAA and NAIA record books. Neither mentioned the Georgia Tech-Cumberland game which was a 222-0 thriller and occurred before the NCAA and NAIA began keeping stats. The NCAA started in 1937; the NAIA in 1952.
POLICY CHOPS DOWN KU CHRISTMAS TREE
November 26, 1996
KU is discouraging placement on campus of holiday decorations associated with religion.
HOLIDAY SPIRITS
November 26, 1996
Moderation is the key to avoiding problems if you choose to drink during the holidays.
SWARM SOUND OFF
November 26, 1996
Recently you printed an article about an organization of women trying to get concealed handgun laws. How can I get in touch with these people? The telephone number for the organization, Safety for Women and Responsible Motherhood Inc., is 913-385-0654. Or you may write to SWARM at P.O. Box 12813, Overland Park 66282.
SCENES
November 26, 1996
The stage is being set for tonight’s “Nova Convention Revisited” concert.
SONIC HONORED FOR SCHOOL DONATIONS
November 26, 1996
Sonic Drive-In restaurants in Lawrence have provided nearly $9,000 for purchase of science supplies for local schools during the past year. The money raised was half of the sales at the local restaurants during two fund-raisers, during which district staff members served as car hops.
IRVIN EDWARD MCELHINNY
November 26, 1996
Private services were held this week for Irvin Edward McElhinny, 86, Naperville. Mr. McElhinny died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at his home.
The stage is being set for tonight’s “Nova Convention Revisited” concert
November 26, 1996
The curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. for the “Nova Convention Revisited” concert in the Lied Center. Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Ed Sanders, John Giorno and Deborah Harry will give it their all. And folks will chatter about and critique the show as they pass through the entryway heading to their cars.
SOUND OFF
November 26, 1996
I recently got off the turnpike at the new Lecompton exit and the man in the tollbooth was wearing surgical gloves. Is this a KTA policy? “The turnpike does not have a policy that requires toll collectors to use any kind of gloves, however they are allowed to wear them if they choose to,” said Lisa Callahan, spokeswoman for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.