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CONTINUITY KILLING KU FOOTBALL TURNOUT
October 20, 1996
A younger Kansas football fan asked me the other day why the Jayhawks have such trouble drawing sellout-type crowds the way Kansas State has been doing during its current run of success. The two key reasons, I think, are timing and continuity. K-State recently has had good portions of both. Kansas hasn’t. That weekend when KU was upended by Texas Tech is a classic example. Then there was Saturday against Colorado. Both times the “timing” was ideal, the “continuity” fatal.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1996
I am a veteran who has supported my elderly mother for many years. When I die I want to be buried in the national cemetery. Can my mother be buried in my grave site? Only the spouse and dependent children of an eligible veteran are entitled to burial in a national cemetery based on that veteran’s service. A mother is not eligible based on a son’s or daughter’s service. However, she may be eligible based on her own military service or her husband’s military service.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 20, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A gold Subaru Legacy four-door, valued at $10,500, was taken sometime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday from an apartment parking lot in the 2500 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported.
JAMES F. NEWELL
October 20, 1996
Funeral services for James F. Newell, 77, Valley Falls, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Valley Falls. Military graveside service will be conducted at Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Newell died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at a Topeka hospital, where he had been a patient for the last six weeks.
FESTIVALGOERS FILL STREETS OF BALDWIN
October 20, 1996
Crowds come out for the 39th Annual Maple Leaf Festival
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1996
How much did the Lied Center fund-raiser that was at the Riverfront Mall make? And how many people attended? An estimated 400 people attended the S.S. Riverfront-Lied fund-raiser on Sept. 28 and helped raise $9,577 from the community, according to Karen Christilles, director of public relations for the Lied Center. The benefit raised the total amount needed to match the $9,000 challenge grant from the Lied Foundation. So the total amount raised by the S.S. Riverfront-Lied for the Lied Performance Fund was $18,577.
S VAUGHN CLAIMS TENNIS CROWN
October 20, 1996
Lawrence High junior Jennifer Vaughn proved to the rest of the state what Lions’ coach Dick Wedel knew all along. Vaughn, the Lions’ No. 1 singles player, claimed the Class 6A state singles tennis crown on Saturday to cap a 21-0 season, her first at LHS after transferring from Jefferson City, Mo.
DISTRICT COURT
October 20, 1996
Marriage Licenses issued * Christopher M. Willis, 22, DeSoto, and Nicole L. Wurtz, 18, Eudora.
KU DEFENSE PUTS PRESSURE ON CU
October 20, 1996
Kansas University’s football defense had a simple approach to stopping Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer. That approach had everything to do with pain.
KU QUESTIONS GO UNANSWERED
October 20, 1996
Why? How? What the … ? The questions are coming fast and furious now for Kansas University’s struggling offense.
NEW HIKE-BIKE TRAIL NEAR COMPLETION
October 20, 1996
Construction is under way on the area’s newest hike-bike path.
HASKELL LEFT WITH NOTHING TO CHEER ABOUT
October 20, 1996
Saturday night will probably be the last time Kemper Military Junior College and Haskell meet on the football field for a while. Kemper spoiled Haskell’s homecoming with a 49-0 victory over the Indians.
NOW IS TIME TO ZAP BROADLEAF WEEDS
October 20, 1996
The recent rains in eastern Kansas, along with the cooler fall temperatures, make this an excellent time to chemically control cool-season broadleaf weeds such as dandelion. The key is to apply the chemical when the weeds are actively growing in their vegetative growth cycle — when they are not flowering. During the vegetative cycle of the weed, more assimilates are transported to the root system. Herbicides applied at this time are more likely to reach the roots, resulting in death of the entire plant.
STOVALL TO SPEAK AT FCE CONFERENCE
October 20, 1996
Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall will be the introductory speaker at the 45th Annual Kansas Association for Family and Community Education (KAFCE) conference, scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday. The conference is being held at the Lawrence Holidome and will feature the theme “FCE: Enrich, Enlighten, Excite!” Included in the conference will be training programs, special interest sessions and keynote speakers.
BAKER DELIVERS BLOW TO CULVER-STOCKTON
October 20, 1996
Baker University opened its football season on the wrong end of a blowout. Saturday night, they turned the tables. The Wildcats manhandled Culver-Stockton, 66-21. More precisely, Baker ran them off the field. The Wildcats piled up 408 yards rushing. Cedric Colbert continued his domination of Heart of America opponents, carrying the ball 16 times for 138 yards and four touchdowns. He didn’t play the fourth quarter.
TAX LIENS
October 20, 1996
The following tax liens were registered recently with the Douglas County Courthouse: *Alan J. Berman/Out Loud Talent and Production, $76.35.
CORPORATED EARNINGS
October 20, 1996
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. announced record earnings for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Earnings were $30.9 million, an increase of 12 percent over last year’s third quarter earnings of $27.6 million. Earnings per share for the third quarter increased 18.1 percent, from 72 cents in 1995 to 85 cents this year. Return on assets for the quarter amounted to 1.32 percent versus 1.19 percent in the same period last year. Return on equity for the quarter totaled 13.95 percent. For the nine months ending on Sept. 30, earnings amounted to $87.1 million, compared to $79.4 million in 1995. Per share earnings for the first nine months were $2.38, an increase of 13.3 percent over $2.10 in 1995.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 20, 1996
Ambulance report The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
NO SUBJECT SAFE FROM BILL MAHER
October 20, 1996
Bill Maher, host of Comedy Central’s top-notch “Politically Incorrect,” recited a litany of laugh-evoking attacks Saturday night at the Lied Center that left no one — “homos,” Catholics, Jews, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, even Don King — unscathed. Maher played to an estimated 1,500 fans, who rewarded the I’ll-say-anything comedian with convulsing laughter and guffaws throughout his one-hour standup routine.
ENGINEER KNOWS WATER WOES IN CITY A BIG PROBLEM TO FIX
October 20, 1996
If you’ve got a problem with the city’s drainage systems, Chad Voigt’s the guy to call.
DISTRICT COURT
October 20, 1996
Divorces * Deborah A. Rose, Overbrook, and Robert D. Rose, Lawrence.
COLORADO ARRIVED WITHVENGEANCE
October 20, 1996
Colorado’s football players had revenge on their minds Saturday at Memorial Stadium. They wanted to atone for last year’s 40-24 home loss to Kansas, a loss than snapped CU’s 10-game winning streak over the Jayhawks.
POLICE PURSUING THEFT OF ATM CARD
October 20, 1996
Lawrence police are investigating the theft and illegal use of an automatic teller machine card reportedly taken several months ago from a Lawrence man’s residence. The 38-year-old man reported that someone took his ATM card and used it at least 10 times to withdraw money between July 29 and Oct. 12.
COUNTY HAVING HERBICIDE SALE
October 20, 1996
Douglas County is having a sale of sorts on herbicides used to control noxious weeds. Through the end of the year, county residents will be able to buy chemicals from the county for 40 percent below the wholesale price rather than the customary 25 percent discount.
LIBERTARIAN NO STRANGER TO POLITICS
October 20, 1996
Libertarian Steve Rosile has been espousing less government for two decades.
THELMA H. ESPY
October 20, 1996
Graveside services for Thelma H. Espy, 87, Lawrence, and former Florida resident are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Espy died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at the home of her son in Lawrence.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
October 20, 1996
The KU Credit Union has recently expanded its membership base to include Kansas University students. The credit union, 3400 W. Sixth St., is a full-service financial cooperative and is member-owned. Students will be able to use their services, which include payroll deduction, debit cards and telephone banking.
BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS
October 20, 1996
The following incorporations were filed recently with the Douglas County Courthouse: *Prestige Custom Homes Inc., incorporator, G. Michael Harrell, 1607 Cypress Point Dr.
VAUGHN FORECASTS PHOG AHEAD
October 20, 1996
Acting in a skit at Friday’s Late Night With Roy Williams, Jacque Vaughn may have coined a slogan for the upcoming season. “I asked my ‘Psychic Friend’ what the weather would be like in March and April,” Vaughn, KU’s senior point guard said, pretending to be part of a ‘Psychic Friends’ TV advertisement.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 20, 1996
Dismissals Baby girl Miller, Lawrence.
CAMP FIRE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
October 20, 1996
Address
SORTED TALE OF STOLEN ETCHING WILL BE PLAYED OUT IN COURT
October 20, 1996
An intriguing history precedes a pending court case to determine ownership of a Matisse etching, which has traveled through an art dealer, a suspected thief, a divorce and a police evidence room. A judge will write the next chapter.
HOMECOMING FOR THE LIONS
October 20, 1996
Here’s a look at LHS Homecoming activities next Friday:
KU ALUMNI BAND TAKES THE FIELD
October 20, 1996
Former band members stay in touch and try to stay in tune during their annual homecoming day halftime performance.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
October 20, 1996
After Mica and Jay Willis moved in, the maple in their Baldwin front yard was out — to make room for a garden overflowing with color.
REFORMIST SEEKS TO MAKE CHANGES
October 20, 1996
Reform Party candidate Mark Marney wants to change the system.
S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE OLD CARNEGIE LIBRARY IN OTTAWA SINCE THEY MOVED THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO THE NEW BUILDING?
October 20, 1996
City officials haven’t decided, said Scott Bird, Ottawa city clerk. “There are several options being bandied around — possibly a visitor center with possible uses for the arts council or the historical society,” he said.
E. JORDAN
October 20, 1996
Graveside services for Evelyn “Pat” E. Jordan, 82, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Ms. Jordan died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TAX LIEN RELEASES
October 20, 1996
The following tax lien release was filed recently at the Douglas County Courthouse: *Michael Lee Wyman, $5,000.
EDITH MARIE ROWSER
October 20, 1996
Services for Edith Marie Rowser, 80, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROBERT F. CLARK
October 20, 1996
Services for Robert F. “Bob” Clark, 70, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Clark died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BURGLARY PREVENTION BEGINS WITH COMMON SENSE
October 20, 1996
Locking your doors and knowing your neighbors can go a long way in preventing car and home burglaries.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1996
What is the top rank and pay for an enlisted person in the U.S. Air Force? The top rank is chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Top base pay is $3,377.10 a month.
THOMPSON, ROBERTSON BATTLING FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT
October 20, 1996
Republican Pat Roberts wants to take his congressional experience to the U.S. Senate, while Democrat Sally Thompson touts her accounting experience.
JAYHAWKS, DOLE NEED MORE AMMO
October 20, 1996
It occurs to me Kansas’ football team and native son Bob Dole have much in common these days. Both Dole and the Jayhawks are out there firing away, giving it their best shot, but they’re shooting zip-guns when they need assault rifles. Meanwhile, KU’s opponents aren’t unlike Bill Clinton. They’re going out, doing their thing and not making any grievous mistakes. In other words, don’t beat yourself.