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SCHOOL AGENDA
October 26, 1996
Bottom line Lawrence school board members on Monday night will review two proposed policies.
KUMC RESEARCHERS SEEK BREAKTHROUGHS
October 26, 1996
Researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center are testing a cream made from soybeans as a possible new treatment for lowering cholesterol levels. Others are studying a three-drug combination to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.
MERCURY SCARE KEEPS SCHOOL CLOSED
October 26, 1996
School officials here remained unsure Friday whether high school classes would resume on Monday. “We anticipate we’ll open on Monday, but we’re not 100 percent sure,” said Jim White, school superintendent.
BAKER SERVICES
October 26, 1996
Funeral services for B. Maxine Baker, 78, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ozawkie Cemetery, Ozawkie. Mrs. Baker died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Manor Care Nursing Center, Topeka.
S NEXT GAME IS THE CLINCHER
October 26, 1996
Kansas University’s football season begins — or ends — next Saturday. The Jayhawks, losers of three straight after a 63-7 throttling by No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday at NU’s Memorial Stadium, must win three of their next four games to qualify for a bowl bid.
JOHN E. HARRELL
October 26, 1996
Graveside services for John E. Harrell, 77, Lecompton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 14. Mr. Harrell died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
PROF LOOKS FOR RISE IN INFLATION
October 26, 1996
A Kansas University professor expects unemployment to remain low but inflation to creep up in 1997.
DA CANDIDATES ARGUE OVER CONVICTION RATES
October 26, 1996
Candidates in the contentious Douglas County district attorney race traded blows Friday over conviction rates. Dan Owen, Democratic candidate, called a press conference to explain statistics showing that the current administration’s conviction rate was last among the state’s five biggest counties.
DELOS BOTONE
October 26, 1996
Services for Delos Botone, 81, Dolores, Colo., were held earlier this year. He was buried in National Cemetery at Santa Fe, N.M. Mr. Botone died July 20, 1996, at Kasserman Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M.
BLAAS SERVICES
October 26, 1996
Memorial services for Carolyn Virginia Riola Blaas, Lawrence, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Blaas died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
EYES
October 26, 1996
Football coaches around the Heart of America Conference must scratch their heads when they look at Baker University’s record. The Wildcats were picked to finish eighth in the 10-team conference, but halfway through the season, Baker is just one game out of first. The Wildcats will try to hand Evangel its first loss of the season today at Kennedy Stadium. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
SET CLOCKS UP SUNDAY, CHECK BATTERIES
October 26, 1996
Firefighters urge people to check their smoke detectors’ batteries this weekend.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1996
What does the city manager do? Here’s City Manager Mike Wildgen’s job description, as outlined in the 1997 city budget:
TEENS LEARN PARENTING LESSON
October 26, 1996
Perry-Lecompton students are getting a lesson in parenting through computer-programmed dolls.
KU LANDS $1.1 MIL IN GRANTS
October 26, 1996
KU lands $1.1 million in grants for research that may improve removal of toxic substances from water and soil.
FUND-RAISER TO BENEFIT TRAIL
October 26, 1996
An Ottawa organization is asking area residents to put their money where their feet will be. Friends of the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail have set an auction for 7:30 p.m. today at the National Guard Armory in Ottawa to raise money for a recreational trail between Richmond and Ottawa.
RURAL FIRE SCHOOL OPENS TODAY
October 26, 1996
Where’s the fire? That question may be on Oskaloosa residents’ minds this weekend, when firefighters from throughout northeast Kansas are scheduled to visit the city.
PINNICK SERVICES
October 26, 1996
Inurnment services for John Norman Pinnick, 77, Eudora, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln. Mr. Pinnick died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, at his home.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1996
How can I get in touch with Jerry Seinfeld? You can write him in care of NBC, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, Calif. 91523.
BEAR CREEK BITES
October 26, 1996
Halloween came a week early for Bear Creek’s football team. Late in the first half on Friday night, Lawrence High tricked the Bears from Lakewood, Colo., and fooled most of the 6,000 spectators at Haskell Stadium on a gimmick play for the Lions’ fourth touchdown of the second quarter in Lawrence’s 35-7 homecoming romp.
LHS CC, VOLLEYBALL TEAM EYE REGIONAL CROWNS
October 26, 1996
Lawrence High cross country coach Dick Reamon didn’t cancel Tuesday’s practice because of the surprising snow. Reamon figured running in the inclement weather was a good test for his teams just in case similar conditions occur the next two weeks.
NU MAY BE INVINCEABLE AT HOME
October 26, 1996
Frankly, Scarlet, I don’t think the Scarlet and Cream will ever lose another football game in their beloved Memorial Stadium again. Saturday night’s 63-7 slaughter of the Kansas innocents was the Cornhuskers’ 34th straight home victory and, while that’s not an NCAA record, you have to believe Miami’s national streak of 58 straight home wins will be in jeopardy early in the 21st Century.
RECRUIT SPIVEY LIKES KANSAS
October 26, 1996
If Kansas wanted, it could likely secure a verbal commitment today from a highly-regarded high school senior point guard. Not Khalid El-Amin, 5-foot-11, from Minneapolis, who visited KU last weekend. He’s still considering KU, Minnesota, Georgetown and Cincinnati and plans to pick a school in the late signing period.
KU SHORT-HANDED FOR HUSKERS
October 26, 1996
Kansas University’s football team knew it wouldn’t have a quiverful of arrows for its trip to Nebraska. On Thursday the Jayhawks learned they’d leave their bow behind, too.
DESOTO TOPPLES TONGIE
October 26, 1996
Tonganoxie made mistakes early, then made amends, but the Chieftains couldn’t quite catch up, and DeSoto came away with a 30-14 win. After opening the scoring with a field goal, DeSoto converted two first-quarter fumbles by the Chieftains into touchdowns to jump to an early lead.
AMBULANCE REPORT
October 26, 1996
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses: * Medical emergency, 9:08 p.m. Thursday, 2400 block of Melrose.
CARLA LEE BAKER
October 26, 1996
Services for Carla Lee Baker, 43, Topeka, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka. Private family inurnment will be in Prairie Home Cemetery. Ms. Baker died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at her home in Topeka.
S POPULARITY HAS DECLINED
October 26, 1996
The Lawrence Teen Center is experiencing some growing pains as it enters its third year.
SPEAKER
October 26, 1996
U.S. economic vitality requires Americans to overcome fear of international competition, a Clinton administration official says.
T LIKE NAME CALLING
October 26, 1996
Some call him a reformer, others an extremist. Sam Brownback calls himself a “common-sense Kansan.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 26, 1996
Births Cheryl Jones and Philip Cahwee, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
LIONS MUZZLE BEAR CREEK
October 26, 1996
Bear Creek, a football team from Lakewood, Colo., didn’t have much time to go sightseeing during its brief visit to Lawrence. The Bears won’t recommend Haskell Stadium and a Lawrence High homecoming crowd of 6,000 as a tourist attraction. They had a lousy time on Friday night as Lawrence bruised the Bears, 35-7, in the Lions’ first contest against an out-of-state school in the 105-year history of the program.
BODY BELIEVED TO BE MISSING EUDORA WOMAN
October 26, 1996
A body believed to be a Eudora woman missing since the middle of September was found Thursday in the Kansas River.
CITY AGENDA
October 26, 1996
City Background Commissioners have been unable to settle the issue for several weeks.
MCLOUTH GOES TO 2-0 IN DISTRICT
October 26, 1996
Several things went wrong for the McLouth Friday night, but one thing went very right. Despite amassing nearly 100 yards in penalties and losing two starting offensive linemen to injury, the Bulldogs still prevailed with a 20-9 win against Pleasant Ridge. The victory improved McLouth to 5-3 on the season and 2-0 in district play.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1996
I understand there was a change in cutoff times earlier this year for flight training benefits under the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). In what way did this eligibility cutoff change? The Department of Veternas Affairs adopted a final rule that amends regulations to make flight training a permanent part of VEAP. Before the enactment of Public Law 103-446, VEAP benefits for pursuit of flight training that occured after Sept. 30, 1994. The law and the VA’s regulation have removed that VEAP sunset provision.
FACULTY, STAFF OPEN FLOODGATES OF PAINFUL TRUTH
October 26, 1996
It was bound to happen. You start writing about higher education, and the next thing you know, people are sending you letters, asking all sorts of questions. I suppose it comes with the territory. So, with the permission of my correspondents and the usual warning that following this advice may be dangerous to your health, on occasion I thought I would share these heartfelt pleas for assistance. Dear Professor,
TWO FACTORS PLAY IN NEED FOR SPEED
October 26, 1996
You started downloading the latest version of the popular shareware game, Totally Blast All The Little Green Dudes, Version 3.1, about 10 p.m., hoping to get a couple of rounds in before bedtime. Now it’s 2 a.m., and you’re awakened by the sound of your computer beeping like crazy because you’ve fallen asleep and drooled copiously into your keyboard. And the download still isn’t complete. You feel the Need for Speed. It doesn’t take very long for the average Internet user to realize that faster is better. No matter how fast your connection to the ‘Net is, sooner or later you will find yourself wishing that it were a little (or a lot) zippier than it is. What are your options?
CYNICAL ELECTORATE FRUSTRATES SENATOR
October 26, 1996
An Iowa senator decried what he perceives as a liberal bias in coverage of the Dole-Clinton race and endorsed Sam Brownback for U.S. Senate.
FIX-UP PROJECT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
October 26, 1996
Lawrence Unitarian Church is seeking volunteers to help fix up a bungalow provided by the Shelley Miller Charitable Trust. Bring your paint brushes, tarps and hammers from 9 a.m. to noon today to the bungalow, 937 Pa. Pickup trucks are also needed.
ANNIVERSARY
October 26, 1996
The Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio St., will celebrate the first anniversary this weekend of its pastor, the Rev. Rene F. Brown. During the 11 a.m. service Sunday, the Rev. A.O. Langford, pastor of the Union Baptist Church, Chatham Township of Ontario, Canada, will deliver a sermon titled “Eagle Religion.”
IMMAC BEATS EUDORA
October 26, 1996
A 20-point fourth quarter helped Leavenworth Immaculata come from behind to defeat Eudora, 32-14. “I don’t know what it is,” Immaculata coach Todd Leonard said. “Maybe the team likes adversity, but we always seem to come back late in the game.”
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 26, 1996
Will Columbia Healthcare be allowed to build a hospital in Lawrence? The answer to this question rests on the shoulders of Lawrence city commissioners, who have the authority to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to Columbia’s request to build a hospital on a site at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Folks Road.
DOCKING LIKES COMPARISON TO KASSEBAUM
October 26, 1996
Jill Docking says she hopes to take her family’s political attitude — austere but adequate government — to the Senate floor.
DELIVERS THE BOOTY
October 26, 1996
New York choreographer Daryl Gray has redeemed himself with his latest version of his two-act “Pirates! The Ballet,” delivered skillfully, energetically and comically Friday night by Queensland Ballet in a packed-to-the-hilt Lied Center. In its first coming, the audience had to rely on the dancers’ exaggerated, near farcical movements to reveal the storyline of Gilbert and Sullivan’s tried-and-true operetta “Pirates of Penzance.” But Gray’s reworking of the two-hour show now serves up a triple-threat — bold and sometimes quirky choreography, a quintet of refined singers and the flawless Kansas City Symphony.
SANTA FE TRAIL UPENDS KAWS
October 26, 1996
Four minutes. Three touchdowns. Game over. Santa Fe Trail exploded for three touchdowns during a four-minute span of the second quarter and shellacked Perry-Lecompton, 41-15, in Class 4A district football Friday night.
LIONS MEET FOR MOMENT OF PRIDE
October 26, 1996
Alumni of all decades were reintroduced Friday afternoon to Lawrence High School, as the red and black celebrated its last homecoming as the only game in town.