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HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS FOLKLORE PRESENTATION
October 9, 1996
The Leavenworth County Historical Society presents Fall Lunch and Learn, “Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore” with Jim Hoy, an authority on the folklore of ranching and professor of English at Emporia State University. The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Leavenworth County Museum, 1128 Fifth Ave., Leavenworth.
SOUND OFF
October 9, 1996
Was the KU Endowment Association building sold or given to KU? The Kansas University Endowment Association intends to build its new business office on West Campus. Primarily, land upon which the new structure is to be located will be acquired through an exchange of property between KUEA and KU.
S GREEK HOUSES
October 9, 1996
Safety violations at KU fraternities and sororities set off alarm bells for the city fire marshal.
BALDWIN GROUP RALLIES FOR POOL
October 9, 1996
A group of Baldwin residents has formed to buoy a sales tax referendum to fund a new swimming pool. Friends of the Pool is preparing fliers to support a 1/2-cent sales tax issue, which would be used to pay for part of a proposed $2.4 million swimming pool project.
SENATE POPULARITY
October 9, 1996
The top five U.S. senators in popularity with their constituents are, from 1 to 5, William Cohen, R-Maine; Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.; Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan.; Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., and Sam Nunn, D-Ga. The bottom five senators in popularity are, from 100 to 96, Alfonse D’Amato, R-N.Y.; Sheila Frahm, R-Kan.; Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill.; Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Charles Robb, D-Va.
COMMISSION RESCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING ON FEES
October 9, 1996
A public hearing on a new fee schedule for using the Douglas County Fairgrounds will be held when the Douglas County Commission meets at 6:35 p.m. next Wednesday in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The hearing had been scheduled for tonight’s county commission meeting, which has been canceled. The commission also is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Monday.
LHS SOCCER STREAK SNAPPED AT FIVE
October 9, 1996
Lawrence High’s soccer streak of five consecutive victories ceased on Tuesday. Topeka, last year’s Class 6A state runner-up, tripped the Lions, 3-0, at the YSI fields. Lawrence had won five in a row — the last four with shutouts.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD WORKING ON BOND ISSUE
October 9, 1996
DeSoto school board members are still preparing plans for a $57.5 million bond issue in November. During Monday evening’s school board meeting, board member Max Atwell was appointed to a special committee for the development of a new elementary school.
LENA L. MACFARLANE
October 9, 1996
Memorial services for Lena L. MacFarlane, 89, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sedan. Mrs. MacFarlane died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at Sterling House of Lawrence. She moved to Lawrence in 1994 from Sedan, where she had been the city librarian for 18 years.
DEBATE WATCHING
October 9, 1996
The vice presidential debate will be televised at 8 tonight, local time, from St. Petersburg, Fla. The second presidential debate, using a town hall format, will be Oct. 16 at the University of California at San Diego.
THEODORE CALDWELL DAVIS
October 9, 1996
Graveside services for Theodore Caldwell Davis, 83, Sabetha, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hubbell Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Davis died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at the Fountain Villa Care Home, Sabetha.
MARGARET BAHNMAIER DARK
October 9, 1996
Graveside services for Margaret Bahnmaier Dark, 97, Lecompton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Dark died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at the Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Lawrence.
S FINALLY HERE
October 9, 1996
When the temperature dropped the other day, I put on a sweater to walk down to the mailbox. On the way, I noticed that the trees along our driveway had begun shedding their leaves. I also have felt the change of seasons in what I want to eat. At this time of year, I’m gradually moving toward denser foods that stick to the ribs and warm the bones.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 9, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Tramex Dec Scanner capacitance meter — a piece of specialized electronic equipment — valued on a police report at $6,000 was taken between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday from a business in the 1300 block of West Second.
PAUL LYN BERNER
October 9, 1996
Memorial services for Paul Lyn Berner, 21, Sultan, Wash., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Purdy and Kerr Funeral Home, Monroe, Wash. Mr. Berner died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, as the result of an accident. He had lived in the Sultan area for the past 14 years.
BALDWIN COUNCIL VOTES ON NEW GAS ORDINANCE
October 9, 1996
The Baldwin city council voted on a gas ordinance for the city during its Monday meeting. The new ordinance authorizes the city to participate in a Kansas Municipal Gas Agency program, allowing the city to purchase natural gas for generating electricity at a fixed price.
SHEILA JO ATWELL
October 9, 1996
Funeral services for Sheila Jo Atwell, 60, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Atwell died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at her home.
TWO ACQUAINTANCE RAPES REPORTED
October 9, 1996
Police have arrested a 23-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student for the rape of another student that allegedly occurred Tuesday morning on the university’s campus. And police continued on Tuesday to investigate a reported rape that occurred early Sunday outside an East 23rd Street night club.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 9, 1996
Police reports * Police are investigating an incident in which a 34-year-old Hutchinson man was assaulted in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 2400 block of West Sixth early Monday. The man reported that a suspect known to him threatened and attempted to rob him. There were no injuries in the incident.
SOUND OFF
October 9, 1996
Why were the stop signs at 25th and Ridge Court removed, and new signs put up on Ridge Court in August when the ordinance wasn’t considered until September by the city commission? David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said he had the authority to make temporary changes in traffic signs for up to 90 days before the changes are approved by the Lawrence City Commission.
CUTTING TEEN VIOLENCE
October 9, 1996
Kansas schools sending teams to a conference to increase the peace are: Liberal, Lawrence, Shawnee Mission West, Wichita Northwest, Great Bend, Emporia, Wichita West, Shawnee Mission South, Independence, Salina South/Central, Manhattan, Wichita North and three Kansas City, Kan., schools — J.C. Harmon, Turner and Career Learning Center.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
October 9, 1996
* Wakarusa Valley Homes, L.C. to Robert C. Sturgeon; 2713 Bluestem Dr. * John R. Sr. and Mary F. Williams to Steven D. and Jean A. Baldwin; 1414 N. 300 Rd.
KASSEBAUM RECEIVES HIGH MARKS
October 9, 1996
U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum is one of the most popular senators in the country, as judged by her constituents.
MAURINE M. KATZFEY
October 9, 1996
Funeral services for Maurine M. Katzfey, 68, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mrs. Katzfey died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NIKE SWOOSHES DOWN ON KU
October 9, 1996
The Swoosh soon will be set loose on all of Kansas University’s athletic teams. KU is negotiating with Nike to secure a contract that would provide athletic apparel to all of KU’s athletic programs, KU athletic director Bob Frederick said.
LHS CLAIMS TWO NET CROWNS
October 9, 1996
During Tuesday’s Sunflower League girls tennis meet, Lawrence High’s marching band practiced near the Lawrence Tennis Center and serenaded the players with a medley, including the classic, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” LHS junior transfer Jennifer Vaughn wasn’t lonesome Tuesday night. She had the No. 1 singles gold to keep her company.
TEEN-PEACE CAMPAIGN UNVEILED
October 9, 1996
Kansas’ attorney general announced an anti-teen violence campaign Tuesday morning in Lawrence.
FORMER KU PROFESSOR, COMMUNITY ICON DIES
October 9, 1996
One of the men who helped nurture Lawrence’s arts atmosphere died Tuesday.
DONNELL TAKES HIS OWN ADVICE
October 9, 1996
A Lawrence small-business expert uses his skills to open his own small business.
THE GREAT BEAN RUSH
October 9, 1996
Serious coffee drinkers can take a guided tour of the area’s beaneries and java bars.
COMEDY ACTOR PRESENTS KU AWARD
October 9, 1996
Veteran comedy actor Don Knotts handed out a scholarship award Tuesday to a Kansas University student.
DEBATEWATCH GIVES SAMPLE OF PUBLIC RESPONSE
October 9, 1996
Education and tax reform were listed as the top issues covered in Sunday’s presidential debate by those involved in DebateWatch ‘96.
HIGH SCHOOL NET STANDOUT TO VISIT KU
October 9, 1996
Birmingham, Mich., high school basketball standout Shane Battier will make his fifth and final college campus visit this weekend. Battier, a 6-foot-8 forward from Detroit Country Day High, will arrive in Lawrence on Friday and attend Saturday’s Kansas-Texas Tech football game at Memorial Stadium.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 9, 1996
Births Tom and Terri Matches, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
AUDUBON PROGRAM FOCUSES ON PERU
October 9, 1996
The Jayhawk Audubon Society’s October program will feature Roger Boyd speaking on “Peru: Amazon and Andes.” The program will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Douglas County Senior Center, 747 Vt.
S INPUT ON RULES
October 9, 1996
State environmental officials are dipping their toes into one of the most contentious environmental debates in Kansas.
IMAGINATIVE STRATEGIST DIES AT AGE 52
October 9, 1996
The mastermind of a campaign to elect a fictional frog to public office died Monday.
TROUBLES
October 9, 1996
A year ago at this time, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz was the toast of the town. Now, many fans would just as soon roast him.
AGENCY CREATES MEDICAL SAFETY NET
October 9, 1996
Health Care Access, Inc. Address:1920 Moodie Rd. Hours
EASY STEPS LEAD TO PERFECTLY ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS
October 9, 1996
How do you roast sunflower seeds? There are basically three methods to roast sunflower seeds. After the sunflower heads are dry, remove the seeds from the blossom and treat in one of the following ways:
KANSAS SOPH ALLEN SETTLING IN AT SAFETY
October 9, 1996
The hardest thing for Michael Allen in his conversion from football linebacker to safety was to supplant his instinct with instruction. A linebacker in high school, Allen made the conversion to safety not long after he came to Kansas University, and sometimes he just can’t quite remember his role has changed.
SOUND OFF
October 9, 1996
What are the six white vans that are parked on the high school grounds used for? It seems they aren’t moved very often. Vans on the north side of the building are used all over the district, but are checked out through Lawrence High School’s activities director, said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent.
THE MAG IS SEEKING HALLOWEEN EVENTS
October 9, 1996
All Hallow’s Eve is rapidly descending upon us, and The Mag wants to know what events you and/or your organizations have planned for this Halloween season so we can include them in our stories and calendars. Please send us a note or give us a call by Friday. The information we need is the name of the event, times and date, place, special activities, sponsor/organization and, if applicable, where proceeds go.