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Burroughs’ proteges share artful insight
November 27, 1996
William S. Burroughs was joined by entertainment and literature luminaries in a press conference for their “Nova Convention Revisited,” concert
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 27, 1996
* A window was broken and undisclosed items were stolen between 12:45 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from a business in the 3100 block of Mesa Way, Lawrence police reported. Property loss totaled $7,857.86. * A Titan airless paint sprayer was stolen between 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 and 12:10 p.m. Wednesday from a business in the 1300 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported. Property loss totaled $1,300.
A HOLIDAY LANDMARK IS ON HIATUS THIS YEAR.
November 27, 1996
Visitors to the Douglas County Courthouse, accustomed to seeing a 15-foot tree towering in the rotunda this time of year, may wonder whether the Grinch stole Christmas. Or maybe county commissioners have turned into Scrooges and slashed the Tannenbaum budget. Although neither is the case, the county courthouse won’t have the traditional holiday tree this year. To accommodate a painting project that will spruce up the hallways of the courthouse, county officials trimmed their tree plans.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 27, 1996
* A window was broken and undisclosed items were stolen between 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 from a business in the 3100 block of Mesa Way, Lawrence police reported Wednesday. Property loss totaled $7857.86. * A Titan airless paint sprayer was stolen between 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and 12:10 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 20 from a business in the 1300 block of West 6th St., Lawrence police reported Wednesday. Property loss totaled $1300.
WELLSVILLE BOARD TO UPGRADE BLEACHERS
November 27, 1996
Friday nights might be a little sweeter for high school football fans, thanks to action taken this week by school board members. A project to upgrade bleachers at the football field took a step forward Monday, when the board agreed to take bids on 2,050 new seats.
KU STUDENT JAILED ON KIDNAPPING, ASSAULT CHARGES
November 27, 1996
A Kansas University student managed to escape early Tuesday from her boyfriend’s dorm room, reportedly after she was held against her will for more than a day and was victim of a sexual attack during that time span.
KU NAMES NEW STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICIAL
November 27, 1996
The scholarship center director at Kansas University has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, officials said Tuesday. Martha Ruel, head of the University Scholarship Center since 1992, will assume her new job in December. She’ll focus on programs designed to improve the academic experience of KU undergraduates.
TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT SOUND OFF
November 27, 1996
Can a person living in Lawrence volunteer for the Wakarusa Township Fire Department? Louie McElhaney, the fire department’s chief, said the majority of the volunteers live in Lawrence. Kansas University students frequently volunteer.
DISAPPEARANCE STYMIES AUTHORITIES
November 27, 1996
A search for a missing rural Oskaloosa man entered its second week Tuesday with no confirmed sightings. “We talked to about everybody we can think of,” said Rick Jones, a Jefferson County sheriff’s lieutenant investigating the disappearance of Kevin Newman, 24. “Right now, we’re standing by, waiting.”
RESTAURANT MANAGER ROBBED
November 27, 1996
Lawrence police continued on Tuesday to investigate a robbery at gunpoint that occurred in the parking lot of a Lawrence restaurant. Shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to Kentucky Fried Chicken, 658 W. 23rd, where the night manager had reportedly been robbed of the restaurant’s night deposits.
SENATOR PLANTS TREE TO HONOR KANSANS
November 27, 1996
In one of her last official acts, U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., on Monday planted a tree in honor of Kansas on the U.S. Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. The act, which comes at the end of her 18-year Senate career, leaves “a living symbol of the honor I have felt while serving the people of Kansas,” Kassebaum said in prepared remarks.
FIRE-MEDIC MERGER PLAN NEARS VOTE
November 27, 1996
Combining fire and ambulance services in Lawrence and Douglas County moved a step closer to approval Tuesday.
FESTIVE TREES TO TAKE CENTER STAGE
November 27, 1996
An annual holiday fund-raiser in Lawrence celebrates 10 successful years.
ALLIEDSIGNAL DONATES GIFT TO UNIVERSITY
November 27, 1996
A $15,000 gift from the AlliedSignal Foundation of Morristown, N.J., will provide resources for the School of Engineering at the Kansas University. The gift to the KU Endowment Association will benefit three programs in the engineering school: electrical engineering and computer science; minority engineering; and mechanical engineering. Each program will receive $5,000.
CITY SEEKS EQUESTRIAN PARTNERS
November 27, 1996
The city will ask private individuals, groups or companies to come up with plans for equestrian services near Clinton Lake. Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners told staffers to seek proposals for horse-related services on land the city leases from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
BOUNDARY PROPOSALS WILL WALK FINE LINE
November 27, 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.
TURNPIKE ROLLOVER LANDS THREE IN HOSPITAL
November 27, 1996
Three people were taken by helicopter to Topeka hospitals Tuesday morning after being ejected from their car, which flipped two and a half times on the Kansas Turnpike halfway between Lawrence and Topeka. Preliminary reports indicate none were wearing a seat belt.
IDENTITY ELUDES POLICE
November 27, 1996
After trying to match fingerprints of a man found hanging near the Kansas River with those of people known to have frequented that area, authorities are still unsure who he is. Lawrence police on Tuesday also reiterated that the man’s death did not appear to be suspicious. The man was found Nov. 20 in a wooded area west of the Kansas River levee by two men walking through the area.
DEA
November 27, 1996
Services for Juanita Maybelle O’Dea, 71, LeLoup, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson & Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. O’Dea died Monday Nov. 25, 1996, at her home.
GRONINGER SERVICES
November 27, 1996
Services for Glenn E. Groninger, 61, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Groninger died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in Ottawa.
DAVID R. FRANZKE
November 27, 1996
Memorial services for David R. Franzke, 34, Topeka, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lowman United Methodist Church, Topeka. Inurnment will be prior to the service at Eskridge Cemetery, Eskridge. Mr. Franzke died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.
SOUND OFF
November 27, 1996
Why is the toll for the new Lecompton exit on the Kansas Turnpike the same as for the West Lawrence exit? The tolls are not the same, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s toll schedule. For example, the driver of a two-axle vehicle will pay 60 cents to drive from East Topeka to Lecompton and 75 cents to drive from East Topeka to West Lawrence.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 27, 1996
Births David G. Housworth and Debra L. Housworth, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday
STATE SCHOOL FUNDING TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
November 27, 1996
State financing for public schools is the topic of a panel discussion set for Monday night at Lawrence High School. The event, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria, is sponsored by Lawrence Schools Area Council and Alliance for Social Awareness student club at LHS.
PARDON
November 27, 1996
A nationwide tour supporting Leonard Peltier will stop in Lawrence next month. The “Bring Peltier Home” campaign tour, aimed at promoting a clemency campaign for the imprisoned Native American activist, will stop Dec. 13 at the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
FARMERS RAISING FEWER TURKEYS
November 27, 1996
The traditional centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts isn’t as popular among farmers as it was a year ago, agriculture officials reported recently. Kansas Agriculture Statistics, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reported that farmers were raising fewer turkeys this November than in 1995.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 27, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
SAFER GUARD RAILS
November 27, 1996
Kansas is now in the process of replacing blunt-end guard rails with safer guard rail ends that absorb the impact of a collision.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
November 27, 1996
* John S. and Tamara M. Bannister to Wayne L. Murren and Larae S. Hodgson; 1503 W. 27th. * Dwight Perry Construction Inc. to Michael W. Nuffer; 2900 Whitmore Dr.
S BRAY BLUE AFTER LOSS
November 27, 1996
Ed Gray scored a career-high 32 points on Tuesday night. That’s definitely good. Gray, California’s 6-foot-3 senior guard, didn’t score in the final 10:55 of the Golden Bears’ 85-67 loss to Kansas in the Maui Invitational semifinals at the Lahaina Civic Center.
ACCIDENTS
November 27, 1996
New guard rail ends recently installed on Kansas Highway 10 are designed to prevent “spearing” upon collision.
SAME TIME, NEW PLACE
November 27, 1996
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider allowing construction of a new, for-profit hospital in town. The meeting is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr., which can seat up to 1,200 people.
KU CLIPS PAST CAL, 85-67
November 27, 1996
Roy Williams has run on the beaches of Maui daily during Kansas’ basketball trip to paradise. The Jayhawk players have followed with some magical runs of their own at the Maui Invitational tournament.
SOUND OFF
November 27, 1996
When will E. 1750 Road, also known as Noria Road, be paved from 15th Street to the railroad tracks? “That is in discussion at this time,” said Steve Sublett, Wakarusa Township clerk. “We are in the process of reviewing our roads, deciding which ones will be paved and in what order.”
DOROTHY DINSMOOR PATTON
November 27, 1996
Services for Dorothy Dinsmoor Patton, 90, Scottsdale, were held Tuesday at Messenger Funeral Home, Scottsdale. Burial will be in Richmond, Tex. Mrs. Patton died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at her home.
SOUND OFF
November 27, 1996
Why doesn’t the Douglas County Commission publish its agenda in the Journal-World the same way the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence School Board do? Douglas County officials make the county commission agendas available to the Journal-World in advance of every meeting.
THE GAP OPENS AT 9 A.M. TODAY.
November 27, 1996
What started as one store selling only blue jeans is now an international clothing chain with more than 850 stores. The store, Gap ( a name referring to the generation gap), opens its most recent chain-owned store in Lawrence today, just in time for the big shopping season.
MAYOR ANNOUNCES RULES FOR MEETING ON HOSPITAL
November 27, 1996
Mayor John Nalbandian announced ground rules Tuesday for next week’s meeting, when Lawrence city commissioners will consider allowing a new hospital to be built in town. Commissioners will meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr., which has seating for up to 1,200 people. City officials expect a large crowd to attend, given widespread attention to Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.’s plans to build a new 70-bed, $20 million hospital at the corner of Sixth Street and Folks Road.
NAUMAN UNDERGOES HEART SURGERY
November 27, 1996
Dr. C.O. Nauman, who has been a Lawrence dentist for more than 30 years with an office at Ninth and Iowa, underwent open-heart surgery Monday at the Heart Institute of America at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. “He’s doing very well, and we think he’ll be home by the end of the week,” said LaVonne Nauman, his wife. “He is still in ICU (intensive care unit) and they tell me he will be home by Saturday.”
An in-your-face tribute to William S. Burroughs
November 27, 1996
There were three surprises at Tuesday night’s “Nova Convention Revisited” concert, the long-waited, long-hyped tribute to Lawrence artist-writer William S. Burroughs at the Lied Center.
HOSPITAL DEBATE NEARS CONCLUSION
November 27, 1996
The great hospital debate will be judged Dec. 3 — and there will be a clear winner and loser, Mayor John Nalbandian says.