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MASON ON DEFENSE
October 7, 1996
That drawing board in the Kansas football office isn’t gathering any dust. Shabby back-to-back defensive peformances against Oklahoma and Utah — particularly in pass coverage — have KU coach Glen Mason looking for answers.
GET IN LINE FOR GUY FAWKES DAY
October 7, 1996
A sabbatical ago I was in London on the fifth of November, a date to stir all British hearts but one which leaves Americans wondering if it has something to do with Election Day. It is, of course, Guy Fawkes Day, which the British celebrate with bonfires, rockets and explosions, while the poor cats and dogs hide under beds and bureaus. Onto these bonfires the participants toss effigies of Guy Fawkes, a principal in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Back then when anti-Catholic feelings ran high, guy Fawkes and like-minded incendiaries wished to blow up the houses of Parliament, presumably to advance the Catholic cause. Luckless Guy was apprehended down in the cellars of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder, sufficient, one presumes, to send King James and the Parliament high over the Thames. But they caught Guy Fawkes and did to him the unpleasant things — drawing, quartering, revoking his membership at Boodle’s — meted out to evildoers in those days.
VA SOUND OFFS
October 7, 1996
When a veteran is buried in a national cemetery, will the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) take care of placing flowers on the grave? Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave, but will be removed when they become unsightly or when necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing.
STANDARD COMPLETES WAREHOUSE EXPANSION
October 7, 1996
Standard Liquor Corporation, 2300 Lakeview Rd., has recently completed its 36,000-square-foot building expansion. The Wichita-based distribution business broke ground for the new expansion last year and includes 2,000-square feet of cooler space for kegs, additional conveyors and more loading docks.
BRAVOS RESOUND FOR SYMPHONY
October 7, 1996
The Pittsburgh Symphony has a well-earned reputation for its precise and powerful performances. Factor in internationally acclaimed conductor Andre Previn and you’ve got a classical cauldron ready to boil over with musical ecstasy. Music lovers packed the Lied Center Sunday night to get a taste of the maestro’s magic and the disciplined brilliance of the East Coast orchestra.
S HITS ATTEST TO VOLUME OF INFORMATION
October 7, 1996
A news article I saw recently on the Web noted that the popular Yahoo! World Wide Web index has now passed the 1 billion-hit mark for the quarter just ended. In other words, from July 1 to Sept. 30, Yahoo! Web pages were displayed more than 1 billion times on the computers of Yahoo! users. That’s nearly 11 million hits per day, on the average, which is more than 450,000 hits per hour — about 125 hits per second, around the clock for 92 days. Why so much traffic? Because the Web is cool and it’s fun, and because there is so much information out there, and the Yahoo! index is an easy way to find what you’re looking for — and there are about 30 bazillion people on the Internet today.
TOOL TIME
October 7, 1996
As fall progresses and final flowers fade, gardeners begin to think ahead to next spring. We think about what to plant more of, what we’ll change and what we’ll repeat. But before we begin planning for next year, we need to remember to care for the tools that have made our gardens possible this year. Do you have a dry, well-lighted storage area for your garden equipment? Exposure to dampness destroys the edges of tools used for cutting or digging, and can rust other parts. Good lighting makes it more desirable for you to spend time maintaining and putting away your tools and helps you find them next spring.
FIELD SERVICES
October 7, 1996
Graveside memorial services for Elizabeth F. Field, 74, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. Mrs. Field died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DEBATEWATCH SCRUTINIZES DEBATE
October 7, 1996
Five Lawrence women watched without saying a word during Sunday night’s presidential debate. But they weren’t necessarily captivated or stunned by anything from either Bob Dole or Bill Clinton.
BOOKWALTER SERVICES
October 7, 1996
Services for Camilla Bookwalter, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Neb. Mrs. Bookwalter died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at the home of her daughter. She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1951.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 7, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A purse and contents valued on a police report at $1,010 were taken between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:40 a.m. Sunday from the 400 block of North Fifth, police reported.
TEACHERS SOUGHT FOR RECYCLING WORKSHOP
October 7, 1996
Garbage pizza and dirt cake will be on the educational menu for teachers attending an environmental workshop next week in Topeka. Spots are still available for teachers or principals to attend one of the two free workshops sponsored by the Topeka Shawnee County Litter Control Commission, a local affiliate for the Keep America Beautiful program.
POLICE CHECK MAIL THEFTS
October 7, 1996
Lawrence police are investigating the theft last weekend of mail from at least seven residences in the eastern part of the city. An estimated 31 pieces of mail from seven residences along East 18th, East 19th and Maple streets were reported taken between 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29, police reported Sunday.
WHERE STUDENTS COME FROM
October 7, 1996
Here’s a look at the 56 nonresident students’ home school districts: Baldwin: Nine students, all attending Lawrence High School.
KU SCORING ON THE ROAD IMPRESSIVE
October 7, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering if they’re already dubbing this year’s Oklahoma-Oklahoma State football game the Toilet Bowl. … Say what you want about Kansas’ football defense — it’s been shaky at best — but the Jayhawks are coming off three straight road games in which they averaged nearly 49 points a game. That’s unprecedented. …
JOHNSTON APPOINTED COUNTY CHAIRMAN FOR ROBERTS
October 7, 1996
Don Johnston, Lawrence, has been appointed to serve as Douglas County chairman for the U.S. Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. Johnston will help the Roberts for Senate campaign coordinate local events, support get-out-the-vote efforts and act as a county liaison with the campaign.
SOUND OFF
October 7, 1996
Why isn’t there a crosswalk marking, other than lines painted on the street, at the intersection of 20th and Louisiana? It’s very dangerous. David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said the official crosswalk designation was removed last year when the city decided to place a crossing guard in front of Centennial School.
COUNCIL REVIEWS APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE
October 7, 1996
The Emergency Service Council is a last resort. “We’re here for people who have nothing left, who have run out of options,” said Rod Stafford, the council’s director.
THE EMERGENCY SERVICE COUNCIL
October 7, 1996
Address: 1204 Oread Ave. Hours: Normal business hours.
MERCHANTS CONCERNED ABOUT NATIONAL RETAILERS DOWNTOWN
October 7, 1996
Downtown business owners have mixed emotions of how the proposed Winter block development and the addition of the Gap will affect small businesses downtown.
RASCALLY RABBITS EARN MONIKER WHEN IT COMES TO SMALL TREES
October 7, 1996
Even though they’re cute, rabbits can be a young tree’s worst enemy.
FNC SILENT HERE, FOR NOW
October 7, 1996
There are no immediate plans to add Fox’s new all-news channel at Sunflower Cablevision in Lawrence. The station may eventually be added, depending on channel capacity and negotiation terms, said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower.
MORE SCHOOLS WELCOMING OUT-OF-TOWNERS
October 7, 1996
The number of nonresident students attending Lawrence schools is on the upswing.
DEDICATED DAD
October 7, 1996
Youth coach John Ross goes the extra mile to give the guidance and coaching for children’s basketball.
LHS JUNIOR WINS ESSAY CONTEST
October 7, 1996
A Lawrence High School junior has won third place in the senior high school division of a contest sponsored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame, based in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Rhiannon Meier, 16, daughter of Marie Adams Dolembo, entered the essay contest last year. More than 1,000 entries were received, and 13 prizes were awarded to students in grades four through 12.
S WINFREY LEADS TEAM TO VICTORY
October 7, 1996
Baker University fullback Rob Winfrey is not the kind of player that seeks out attention. He’ll credit everyone else before he credits himself for a good performance. But he stood out on Saturday. Winfrey rushed for two touchdowns, helping the Wildcats to a 24-14 win over Central Methodist College.
KU GRADUATE PART OF TEAM ON CAMPAIGN
October 7, 1996
A former Lawrence resident is part of Bob Dole’s campaign staff.
TEST HELPS VICTIMS FIND ROAD BACK FROM DARKNESS
October 7, 1996
A simple test can help those who suffer from depression seek treatment.
ERS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
October 7, 1996
Douglas County 4-H members will celebrate National 4-H Club Week this week.
ON THE WEB
October 7, 1996
Read more about depression, or take a screening test, at the following Internet sites: * National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: http://www.nami.org/
PARENTS CAN WORK AROUND DIFFICULT TEMPERAMENT
October 7, 1996
What type of temperament does your child have? Is he quiet or active? Does he sleep on a regular schedule or never seem to realize that he is tired? Parents are great observers of their children and often see behavior patterns at a very early age. By learning to recognize these basic differences in your child, you will be better able to understand your child’s way of interacting with his environment and learning. You can’t change a person’s temperament, but you can modify it and help your children be the best they can be.
COUNTY ISLANDS NOW PART OF CITY
October 7, 1996
Lawrence officials are gradually closing gaps in the city’s boundaries.
FROMER HEROES NOT HELP TO OU
October 7, 1996
Even a blast from Oklahoma’s past couldn’t rescue the Sooners from an ignominious present. As revered former OU coach Barry Switzer — now coach of the Dallas Cowboys — and the Sooners’ three former Heisman Trophy winners looked on Saturday, OU (0-4) stretched its losing streak to a school-worst seven games with a 52-24 loss to Kansas at OU’s Memorial Stadium.
STAY-AT-HOME MOMS TONE UP ON VIDEO
October 7, 1996
Bringing up a baby is no longer an excuse for skipping workouts. In a pair of videos created by a Kansas University graduate, the baby is the dumbbell.
SCREENING
October 7, 1996
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will offer free screenings for depression at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at 336 Mo. The screening is based on an anonymous written test and those who take it can discuss the results with a mental health professional.