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S GOTGUN
October 4, 1996
An unidentified male, apparently upset with his order, threw his bag of food through a Lawrence restaurant’s drive-through window early Thursday and pointed a handgun at the employees inside. There were no shots fired and there were no injuries, police said.
MARJORIE W. RYTHER
October 4, 1996
Services for Marjorie W. Ryther, 91, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Ryther died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She had been a Lawrence resident since 1928, except for three years spent in Brookings, S.D.
RUNNERS HIT THEIR STRIDE FOR JUSTICE
October 4, 1996
It’s never too late to late help fund crime prevention. But if you want to run in Crime Stoppers’ second Run for Justice, sign up soon.
BILL CREATES PARK FOR KANSAS
October 4, 1996
Congress and the White House resolved a dispute about logging in Alaska and agreed to save a chunk of tallgrass prairie in Kansas.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY NEAR OTTAWA
October 4, 1996
Franklin County Sheriff’s officers on Thursday night were investigating a robbery of a gas station near Ottawa. Officers about 7 p.m. were called to the Phillips 66 service station near Interstate 35, which reportedly was robbed by a man.
BERNADINE V. OHMART
October 4, 1996
Graveside services for Bernadine V. Ohmart, 81, McPherson, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson Cemetery. Ms. Ohmart died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson. She was a former Topeka resident and had lived in McPherson since October 1993.
OCTOGINTA 1996
October 4, 1996
The two-day event features the annual “80-mile” ride Sunday sponsored by the Lawrence Bicycle Club. Organizers say 423 people have pre-registered, so a much larger turnout is expected than last year’s 500 riders.
ATCHISON SETS ARTS, CRAFTS FESTIVAL
October 4, 1996
The annual Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival and Model Train show is scheduled this weekend. More than 100 booths of crafts and food, craft demonstrations, live music, dancers and a beer garden will transform three blocks of Atchison’s downtown pedestrian mall into an outdoor festival.
AUGUST HENRY KRUEGER JR.
October 4, 1996
Services for August Henry “Junior” Krueger Jr., 76, Hays, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Hays. Burial with Masonic and military rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Natoma Cemetery, Natoma. Mr. Krueger died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony campus.
NURSE FETED FOR EFFORTS WITH TEEN MOTHERS
October 4, 1996
A Lawrence nurse has won a statewide award for her efforts to improve the lives of teen-age parents and their children.
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October 4, 1996
A plan to give Haskell Indian Nations University greater autonomy arrives in Congress too late for any action this year.
DRIVE-BY RESULTS IN SENTENCE OFYEARS
October 4, 1996
A Topeka man who was found guilty of shooting at a Lawrence teen-ager was sentenced on Thursday to more than five years in state prison. Marcus F. Knight, 20, was convicted in August of attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm for a May drive-by shooting in the 300 block of Cattleman Trail.
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1996
How many married couples are employed at the school district? Marcia Bone, director of human resources, said that due to privacy issues, the district does not request or retain that kind of information. Although, she said district officials know there are several couples who work in the district.
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1996
Why would Lawrence High School hire someone as its baseball coach who has openly admitted that he wants to be the head football coach at Free State High School and that he will aggressively seek that position? Why didn’t they hire someone who truly wants to be a head baseball coach at LHS? When will we know who the permanent baseball coach is? Ron Commons, LHS athletic director, said that question was addressed in the interview process and that “our concern at this time is to make sure that we take care of LHS first in this particular school year. No one at LHS has been assigned a position at either school and until those assignments have been made, we need to take care of the present.” Administrators have said the first announcement of high school teaching assignments will be made on or before Nov. 25.
FREE CPR CLASSES OFFERED IN OCTOBER
October 4, 1996
Free cardiopulmonary resuscitation training will be offered on Wednesday nights in the month of October for Douglas County residents. The classes are offered by the Douglas County Ambulance Service and the Ellena Automobile Dealerships and will be held at the Ellena Automobile complex, 2112 W. 29th Ter.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 4, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * An electric guitar and approximately 50 compact discs valued together on a police report at $1,490 were taken between 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday from a residence in the 1100 block of West 11th, Lawrence police reported Thursday.
RETIRED EDUCATORS START NEW FIRM
October 4, 1996
Retired educators offer expert advice to schools.
GRANT TO HELP LIGHT BALDWIN
October 4, 1996
A plan to improve Baldwin’s electric system got a charge this week. Baldwin has received a $399,000 state-administered grant to build a new electrical substation, Gov. Bill Graves announced Thursday.
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO HOLD CONFERENCE
October 4, 1996
The League of Kansas Municipalities’ annual conference will be Monday in Overland Park. Several events are planned for the conference:
FLOYD DOUGLAS CARTER
October 4, 1996
Services for Floyd Douglas Carter, 74, Denver, will be held at noon Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Carter died Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, in Denver.
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1996
When is the Journal-World planning to run the list of restaurant inspection scores? The state’s bureau of environmental health services no longer assigns a numbered “score” for restaurants, bars and other establishments that undergo health inspections, said Roger Ozias, food and drug investigator for the bureau. Inspectors simply write comments on the assessment forms, he said.
NEXT?
October 4, 1996
First, President Clinton has to sign the bill authorizing creation of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Then the National Park Trust, which owns most of the ranch, will enter into negotiations with the National Park Service for plans to manage the land.
VANGUARD AIRLINES
October 4, 1996
The airline recently opened its 7,000-square-foot telephone reservation facility in the Southern Hills Shopping Center, 23rd and Ousdahl.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 4, 1996
Police reports * Nkomo Kwame Thomas, 19, 3529 W. Seventh Ct., was arrested Thursday afternoon by Lawrence police on a warrant for aggravated robbery. Details about the arrest weren’t available Thursday night. Thomas was booked at 2:30 p.m. into the Douglas County Jail and was being held on $15,000 bond.
CHURCHES FIND ACTIVITY CENTERSBLESSING.
October 4, 1996
They’re large. They’re versatile. And they’re constantly in use. “You can base just about any type of activity out of it,” said the Rev. Ronald Mickley, pastor of Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, 3200 Clinton Pkwy.
S DISAPPEARANCE STILL UNDER REVIEW
October 4, 1996
Authorities this week continued to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Patricia Hagen.
BURGESS EYES KENTUCKYTOO
October 4, 1996
Chris Burgess will definitely visit Kentucky for the Wildcats’ “Big Blue Madness” season-opening basketball practice on the night of Oct. 18. “I’ll be going to Kentucky the 18th and make Kansas my last trip before the signing date,” Burgess, a 6-10 senior center from Irvine, Calif., Woodbridge High, reported Thursday. “There are no hard feelings. Everybody understands I want to see both schools.”
BECKY BESSER
October 4, 1996
Age: 34. Occupation: Avionics technician, Allied Signal Inc., Olathe.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 4, 1996
Births Bill and Barrie Arachtingi, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
THE SALVATION ARMY OF LAWRENCE
October 4, 1996
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90 MISLEADING
October 4, 1996
Hardcore Royals’ buffs — if such critters exist — may have noticed the striking similarities between the just concluded season and the summer of 1990. To wit:
LHS TO ADOPT CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM
October 4, 1996
LHS students could be rewarded for reporting crimes.
WILLIAMS WITNESSED WIN IN NORMAN
October 4, 1996
John Williams wasn’t even alive when Kansas University’s football team started its 20-year string of futility at Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium. But he was there last fall when the Jayhawks ended it.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE VISITS KU
October 4, 1996
A colorful, conservative Supreme Court justice outlined his philosophy and responded to questions at KU’s law school.
S 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF RECORD SALES AND EARNINGS.
October 4, 1996
Net sales for the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31 rose 13.7 percent to $2.9 billion, and for the full year they advanced 13.3 percent to $11.8 billion. Net earnings for the quarter increased 17.7 percent to $89.7 million or 36 cents per share, compared to earnings of $76.3 million or 31 cents per share last year.
JOANN FLOWER
October 4, 1996
Age: 61. Occupation: Nurse, homemaker, co-owner of a farm and of Finley Abstract and Title Insurance, Oskaloosa.
BRIENDEMOCRAT
October 4, 1996
O’Brien refused to answer any questions or to provide a photograph.
GOOD ACTING LOST IN LENGTH
October 4, 1996
Take a memo: If you’re going to “The Memorandum,” a Vaclav Havel two-act play now playing at University Theatre, drink lots of caffeine beforehand and don’t sit in the front row. The tireless, talented 14-member cast is the saving grace of this tedious script, which was presented in a much-too-long production — 2 hours and 40 minutes — Thursday night in the Inge Theatre. The play has plenty of fat, and it needs carving.
PAPERS PREPARED FOR CYBERSPACE, EDITORS SAY
October 4, 1996
Leaders of the newspaper industry see an expanding role for their medium.
OCTOGINTA PREREGISTRATION RAISES ORGANIZERS HOPES
October 4, 1996
Bicyclists from across the country will participate in this weekend’s annual Octoginta 1996.
CRIME REPORTS LEAVE SCARS
October 4, 1996
The early-morning hours Thursday saw another report of gunfire in the Lawrence area.
LHS PREPARED TO RUN
October 4, 1996
Lawrence High’s defensive secondary may have to replace its football cleats with track shoes for tonight’s contest with Olathe South. O-South’s new coach Wayne McGinnis is not secretive about his desire to throw the ball.