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APARTMENTS SEEK TENANTS
October 24, 1996
Owners of a new apartment complex in west Lawrence are trying to get the word out that they’re ready for business. “People just don’t know we’re out here. We’re not necessarily on the beaten path,” said Jane Harpole, whose company owns Westgate Apartments, 4641 W. Sixth St.
DONATIONS TO BENEFIT KUMC
October 24, 1996
Gifts totaling $480,500 will help students at Kansas University Medical Center.
PLANNERS LOOK TO SHRINK LAWRENCE GROWTH AREA
October 24, 1996
The urban growth area south of Lawrence should be reduced by eight square miles, planners say.
FAMED POET CHARMS CROWD
October 24, 1996
Renown poet Gwendolyn Brooks uses her verse to speak her mind.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL TO REOPEN TODAY
October 24, 1996
Oskaloosa’s elementary and middle schools will be open today, but the high school will remain closed after a student brought a poisonous element to school on Tuesday. Supt. James White said officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Environmental Protection Agency spent several hours Wednesday testing the air quality in the school complex.
MERCURY CLOSES SCHOOL
October 24, 1996
About 50 Oskaloosa High School students were exposed to mercury, a poisonous element, after a student brought it to school Tuesday.
DEMOCRAT RUNS SUBDUED RACE
October 24, 1996
Democrat Chris O’Brien is “not a ghost,” says a Democrat who recruited him.
SUPERINTENDENT TOUTS SCHOOLS
October 24, 1996
Supt. Al Azinger reassured listeners at a forum on the health of Lawrence public schools.
SCHOOL CLOSED BY STORM
October 24, 1996
Classes at Grant School northeast of Lawrence were called off Wednesday because Tuesday’s storm cut power to the school. When Beth Cigler, a teacher at the school, arrived at the building near Lawrence Municipal Airport about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, she noticed that the school grounds were dark and that a live power line was blocking the school driveway. She asked residents of a nearby farm to call KPL.
POLICE MAKING MOST OF COSE QUARTERS
October 24, 1996
As city officials examine pressing space needs of various departments, the Lawrence Police Department is trying to maximize room.
PROTESTORS GREET FORMER LEADER
October 24, 1996
Six years after she stepped down as prime minister of England, Margaret Thatcher once again heard shouts of protest Wednesday. In one of three demonstrations that surrounded Thatcher’s visit to Baker University, protesters from a group that raises money for people in Northern Ireland spoke out against the former prime minister’s Irish policies.
HELEN BORGSTADT
October 24, 1996
Funeral services for Helen Borgstadt, 85, Warrensburg, Mo., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg, Mo. Burial will be in Concordia Baptist South Cemetery, Concordia, Mo. Mrs. Borgstadt died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at Johnson County Care Center, Warrensburg.
LHS OPENS ITS HOUSE FOR HOMECOMING
October 24, 1996
Two parades and an open house are on tap Friday as part of 1996 Lawrence High School Homecoming activities. The day’s events will kick off with a parade at 2:30 p.m.
AWARD RECOGNIZES ENJOYABLE WORKPLACE
October 24, 1996
Does your boss do crazy things to pay tribute to the hard work of the employees? Does the company where you work have nutty programs or events to make employees feel good about themselves? If the answer is yes, you can submit an essay to The Go Nuts Award contest and possibly win round trip tickets for two people anywhere within the Southwest Airlines system.
BRIGADE TO BE REACTIVATED
October 24, 1996
The 130th Field Artillery Brigade is being reactivated in a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at Nickell Memorial Armory, 2722 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka. The Kansas Army National Guard is attempting to locate all former 130th Field Artillery Brigade members so they may attend the activation ceremony.
SOUND OFF
October 24, 1996
Why is the same amount of time given by the stoplights to cars traveling north and south, as given to cars traveling east and west at the intersection of 23rd and Naismith? “I don’t know that that’s the case,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “We would have to do a study at that location to see.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 24, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A compact disc player, radar detector and other items valued on a police report at $1,245 were taken between 3:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday from a vehicle in the 2400 block of West 25th.
LOCAL BRIEFS
October 24, 1996
Gregory may visit OSU Kenny Gregory, a 6-foot-5 guard from Columbus, Ohio, Independence High, may visit Ohio State this weekend, Independence coach Dave Fehy said Wednesday. Buckeye coaches have contacted Gregory this week about making a campus visit to the hometown school. He’s yet to set up a visit, however. Gregory has said he’ll likely commit to either Kansas, Clemson or Cincinnati next week.
DAR CHAPTER TO OBSERVE 100TH BIRTHDAY
October 24, 1996
A centennial tea will be hosted by the Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Crystal Room of the Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts. “Some people will probably come dressed in period costumes,” said Chapter Regent Darlene Slapar. “We’re celebrating 100 years of the Betty Washington Chapter of Lawrence.”
WHY IS THE SPEED LIMIT ON NORTH SECOND STREET 25 MPH, WHILE BEFORE CONSTRUCTIONWHEN THE ROAD WAS WORSEIT WAS 35 MPH? WILL THIS BE CHANGED?
October 24, 1996
The signs are in place as construction continues along North Second Street and related areas, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “Construction has not been totally completed yet,” he said. “Once it is, those signs will be removed.”
T FAZE BEAR CREEK
October 24, 1996
Bear Creek High football coach Tom Thennell figured his players wouldn’t mind waking up in the wee hours this morning for a 600-mile road trip. “I think the kids are really excited,” said Thennell, whose team’s chartered bus was scheduled to leave Lakewood, Colo., at 4 this morning for Friday night’s game against Lawrence. “The kids have never been on the other side of Wadsworth.”
STUDENT POETRY
October 24, 1996
This poetry was among those recently written by Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky’s first- and second-hour creative writing classes. A Death
JEFFERSON COUNTY WOMAN WINS STATE AWARD
October 24, 1996
A Jefferson County resident has won a statewide award for conservation. The state Cooperative Extension Service’s State and Extension Forestry division has given Betty Leech its State Landowner Recognition Award for her dedication to natural-resources management.
DENIAL OF GANG TIES CONCERNS JUDGE
October 24, 1996
A Lawrence man who continually denied his gang ties was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum sentence for two felony convictions.
TERM
October 24, 1996
A small sampling of teachers at Lawrence High School reflects national political polls.
S NOT BEING TELECAST LIVE?
October 24, 1996
Even when a Kansas football game is not being televised live, it is still stopped periodically for radio commercials.
PRAEGER HAS GOALS FOR NEXT TERM
October 24, 1996
Republican Sandy Praeger is seeking a second four-year term to the Kansas Senate.
SNOW YIELDS TO SUN, SAWSRAKES
October 24, 1996
Lawrence residents were cleaning up Wednesday after an unexpected snowstorm blanketed the area.
BAKER HAILS IRON LADY
October 24, 1996
About 4,000 people turned out Wednesday to watch former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rededicate an English chapel in Baldwin.
OUR TOWN
October 24, 1996
Storm, Grizzlies to Clash: It’ll be the Central Storm versus the Southwest Grizzlies in the inaugural seventh-grade Toy Bowl football game at 3 p.m. Sunday at Haskell Stadium. In grade-school games, the Sharks and Hurricanes will collide at 1 p.m. in the A game and the Sharks and Chiefs will battle at 11 a.m. in the B-game. Admission is one new toy or $1. *
S CAREER MIGHT BE OVER
October 24, 1996
Kansas University’s football team received mixed news on the injury front Wednesday. Starting linebacker Jason Thoren received results from a magnetic resonance imaging test, and the MRI showed no serious damage to his sprained right knee. Though he won’t start for the Jayhawks on Saturday against Nebraska, he might see action as a backup and might be able to start the following week against Iowa State.
SOUND OFF
October 24, 1996
Why aren’t the women’s basketball recruits reported in the newspaper? When information is obtained on Kansas women’s basketball recruits, it is always reported, according to sports editor Chuck Woodling.
DORIE RENEE HOGAN
October 24, 1996
Services for Dorie Renee Hogan, 22, Tecumseh, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Tecumseh. Ms. Hogan died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, as a result of a traffic accident just east of Big Springs. She had been a lifelong resident of Tecumseh.
SOUND OFF
October 24, 1996
Will the bigger speaker system be used for the rest of the KU football season? Yes, the speaker system will be used for the Jayhawks’ two remaining home games.
S WOES HAVE RUEL ON HOT SEAT
October 24, 1996
The natives are getting restless, and they’re calling for Golden Pat Ruel’s head. Ruel is the offensive coordinator for a struggling offense, and fans would like to see him as the sacrificial lamb on Kansas University football altar.