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REPUBLICAN SHADOWBOXING FOR KANSAS SENATE SEAT
October 2, 1996
Lawrence’s incumbent state senator has token opposition in the general election.
MUSHROOMS STRIDE TO FRONT OF PLATE
October 2, 1996
A mushroom strode into a local drinking establishment, only to be stopped by the bartender. “Hold it right there,” the bartender said. “We don’t serve your kind here.”
DOUGLAS COUNTY VISITING NURSES ASSNINC.
October 2, 1996
Address: 336 Mo., open normal business hours. Phone: 843-3738, all hours.
MINIMUM WAGE HIKE UPS PRICES
October 2, 1996
Some employees who are earning more than minimum wage also expect a pay increase.
WILEY CAMPAIGN SETS KICK-OFF EVENT
October 2, 1996
Joann Wiley, a Republican candidate for the Kansas House 44th District seat, will officially kick off her campaign Thursday. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Douglas County Republican Headquarters., 1120 E. 23rd.
PHARMACY SCHOOL RECEIVES DONATION
October 2, 1996
Students enrolled in the Kansas University pharmacy school will benefit from a $50,000 donation from a major drug store chain. American Drug Stores, owners of Osco Drugs and other companies, pledged the money to the School of Pharmacy to renovate student laboratories.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 2, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A computer, monitor and other items valued on a police report at $4,870 were taken between noon Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday from Remax Realtors, 600 Lawrence Ave., police reported.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
October 2, 1996
* Karlawayne Krambeer to Douglas J. and Deserie R. Pinegar; 928 W. 14th. * Steven A. and Pamela J. Sassman to Mary Martha Hildreth; 2702 W. 24th Ter.
WOMEN BENEFIT FROM FREE LUNCH
October 2, 1996
Two Lawrence women were the beneficiaries of a random act of kindness last week. Betty Brink, 787 U.S. Highway 40, said it happened at noon Friday while she and Grace Browning, 3019 Ranger, were having lunch at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 2520 Iowa.
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION HELPS PATIENTS STAY HOME
October 2, 1996
Marceil Lauppe, executive director of Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. Inc., could tell stories all day about the people her organization has helped as a result of contributions from the community. For example, she said, there was the 61-year-old woman who was in a car accident and a received a wound as big as a fist that wouldn’t heal. She was not eligible for Medicare and could not afford the antibiotics she needed. She was too weak to work and had no place to live after the accident.
TRIO BRINGS MUSIC ALIVE
October 2, 1996
A chamber music trio plays with one perfect voice.
SENATOR, FRIENDS OF THE KAW RECEIVE AWARD
October 2, 1996
State Sen. Sandy Praeger and the Lawrence-based Friends of the Kaw have been jointly honored with the first award memorializing the career of a prominent environmentalist who died last year. Praeger, a Lawrence Republican, and members of the river conservation organization accepted the honor Saturday from Kansas Natural Resource Council at its annual meeting in Matfield Green.
SOUND OFF
October 2, 1996
Monday’s lead poisoning article mentioned a federal form and brochure that landlords were required to use but did not mention where a person might obtain these or what the name of it was. Where can we obtain it? The form, brochure and other information about lead hazards, testing and inspections, is available from the National Lead Information Center, which can be reached by phone at (800) 424-LEAD.
SOUND OFF
October 2, 1996
You recently said there were 19 county officials who make more than $50,000 a year. Who are they and do their salary totals include overtime pay? Salaried county employees do not receive overtime pay. The following list does not include employees of the Douglas County district attorney’s office, whose jobs are defined by the state.
MAN NOT COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL IN DEATH
October 2, 1996
A Douglas County judge on Tuesday found that a man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in April is not competent to stand trial. Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin made the ruling for Angel Rivera, 34, Topeka, who is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Trudy Poley, 30, Topeka.
RISA EVA NEEDHAM
October 2, 1996
Graveside services for Risa Eva Needham, 85, of Anthony, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Maple Grove Cemetery at Tonganoxie. Ms. Needham died Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, at the Friendship Manor in Anthony.
HEARINGS
October 2, 1996
Prosecutors, awaiting test results on materials confiscated at an alleged methamphetamine lab, postponed on Tuesday preliminary hearings for the man and woman arrested last month in connection with the lab. Hearings for Sherrie Born, 36, and Nathaniel Arnett, 25, were continued to Nov. 12.
LIBRARY TENT SITE OF USED BOOK SALE
October 2, 1996
The 24th Annual Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Used Book Sale will be held Friday through Monday at the library tent, 707 Vt. Approximately 100,000 books, plus the library’s LP record collection, library art prints, old computers and office furniture, will be for sale. All proceeds will go for library books, materials and equipment.
WARD RETURNS
October 2, 1996
Kansas University football coach Glen Mason isn’t quite sure how the Jayhawks will respond to their first loss of the season, but if Tuesday’s practice was any indication, he won’t be tickled by the response. “It wasn’t very good today,” Mason said. “The attitude was fine. Every time we’ve used field three, I haven’t liked it. Then I watch film, and it’s not as bad as I thought.”
SANDY PRAEGER
October 2, 1996
Age: 51. Hometown: Lawrence.
HARD-PRESSED TO FIND DIFFERENCE IN APPLE JUICECIDER?
October 2, 1996
What’s the difference between apple juice and apple cider? The apple industry has used the terms “juice” and “cider” interchangeably since commercial production of apple juice products began. There are, however, different types of juices and ciders.
ENGINEERS WORKING OUT SIGNAL BUGS
October 2, 1996
Coordinating traffic signals from Alvin’s IGA to Wal-Mart is a work in progress.
KU PROFESSOR STILL UNSURE OF OFFICE, LAB SPACE
October 2, 1996
Status of a KU faculty member’s engineering lab remains in limbo.
GUNSHOTS PEPPER THE AIR
October 2, 1996
Police said no one was the target of random gunshots early Tuesday morning, and all of the shots were reportedly fired into the air from the same vehicle.
SERVICES MERGER HEADED TO VOTE
October 2, 1996
An emergency services plan is being touted as improving ambulance response times.
WINS SPOT OUTSIDE HISTORIC DEPOT
October 2, 1996
A modern, stainless steel interpretation of train wheels in motion will bridge the Union Pacific Depot’s historic past to its visitor center’s future, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday. In a unanimous vote, commissioners decided to spend $30,000 to commission local artist Shellie Bender’s “Mobility” sculpture for the depot’s planned outdoor garden area at 402 N. Second.
CITY OKS PLAN FOR BUS LOT
October 2, 1996
A year-long battle between neighbors ended Tuesday night, when Lawrence city commissioners approved a plan that would move parked school buses 100 feet from nearby homes. The dispute — originally thought settled nine months ago by commissioners — ended up needing two attorneys, a lawsuit, a flexible planning staffer and timely mayoral interjection before settlement at city hall.
ENGINEER DONATES FUNDS FOR PRACTICE ORGAN
October 2, 1996
An engineer with a talent for playing saxophone provided $30,000 to pay for a practice organ at the new recital hall at Kansas University. James Knox, a retired engineer for Monsanto Co. in St. Louis, developed the gift, which included his own cash donations and matching funds from Monsanto.
THIEVES GRAB MOUNTAIN BIKES
October 2, 1996
More than $10,000 worth of mountain bicycles were reportedly stolen from a bicycle shop early Tuesday after suspects launched bricks through the front window. Police were called shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday to Bike America, 2223 La., where suspects had made off with five mountain bicycles — four 24-speed bikes and a 21 speed — valued together on a police report at $10,146.
DELAYED REPORTS POSTPONES HEARING
October 2, 1996
A hearing to determine whether a Lyndon woman will face a trial for the death of her newborn was postponed on Tuesday. Prosecutors and the attorney for 18-year-old Kara Smith are awaiting the return of several reports before proceeding with the hearing. It has been rescheduled for Oct. 15.