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SOUND OFF
October 27, 1996
Why does West Junior High School’s eighth-grade football have a traveling A and B squad? Why would the coach take the eighth-grade B squad to play Logan and leave the A squad behind? West’s athletic director, Steve Grant, said West has recently added more Olathe teams to its schedule because they are part of the Sunflower League. Rather than dropping Logan, a small school that has been on the West schedule for many years, Grant said he decided to play the game with the B team. The Kansas State High School Activities Assn. only allows seven games and Logan would have been West’s eighth game. However, by splitting the team and using students who had not had an opportunity to play earlier, West could continue to compete with Logan. “This is the first time we’ve ever done that. And we’ll probably do it again if we get the numbers of kids participating. I visited with the coaches and the kids were real excited to get a chance to play and to start the game,” Grant said.
TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ELECT A TRUSTEE AND TREASURER WHEN THEY GO TO THE POLLS NOV. 5.
October 27, 1996
Candidates’ names will appear on ballots for all but three township offices: the trustee and treasurer’s posts in Grant Township and the treasurer’s position in Kanwaka Township. If those vacancies aren’t filled by write-in votes, the Douglas County Commission will appoint township residents to those posts.
HILLCREST SCHOOL SOUND OFF
October 27, 1996
Why isn’t there a 20 mph speed limit in front of Hillcrest School? “That depends on where,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “On Harvard there is. On Hilltop (Drive) and Highland (Drive), there is not because there are no unprotected school crosswalks. All the crossings there are protected by stop signs.”
FRED H. HARTMAN
October 27, 1996
Services for Fred H. Hartman, 100, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Stull United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Margaret Gunselman officiating. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mr. Hartman died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at the home of his son in rural Lecompton.
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS FACING STRAINS ON ALL FRONTS, EXPERT SAYS
October 27, 1996
Director of the Graduate Record Examination says U.S. doctoral programs are being tested by financial, political and public pressure to change.
CLARENCE C. DREWES
October 27, 1996
Services for Clarence C. Drewes, 69, Dodge City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Dodge City, with the Rev. Randall Jahnke officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Mr. Drewes died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, at Western Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City.
CALL TO VERIFY
October 27, 1996
Before giving money to a questionable business or organization, there are several numbers you can call:
SOUND OFF
October 27, 1996
My son had a piece of bread, a piece of cheese, juice and milk the other day for breakfast at school. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why are schools serving breakfasts like that? Jeanette Armstrong, director of food service, said those items meet the federal guidelines for a school breakfast.
OTTAWA LANDS CC CROWNS
October 27, 1996
Ottawa High’s cross country teams had two reasons to celebrate Saturday at the Class 4A regional championships. The Cyclones earned both the boys and girls regional crowns. Paola and Baldwin also qualified for the state championships. Paola took second place in both events while both Bulldog teams reached the state championships with a third place finish.
INCORPORATIONS FILINGS
October 27, 1996
The following incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: *HRW Resources Inc., reinstatement, incorporator Robert B. Goldfarb.
LABOR
October 27, 1996
Now that the vegetable gardening season is winding down, it’s time to think about soil preparation for next year. To improve your soil, incorporate organic materials such as leaves or similar refuse directly into the soil. Put 3 to 4 inches of organic material on the garden and till or spade it in as deeply as possible. Repeat the process in a few weeks. Fall is an ideal time to till soils because they are usually dry and easier to work than in the spring.
CORPORATE EARNINGS
October 27, 1996
Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Assn. announced a new high of $4.48 billion in assets for fiscal year 1996, ending Sept. 30, an increase of $101 million from the previous year. Capitol Federal’s capital grew by $26.6 million from retained earnings to end the year at $547.4 million. Capitol Federal provided over $659 million in mortgage loans for the year. *
OLD HORROR MOVIES GAVE GOOD SCREAM
October 27, 1996
Calder Pickett The best “horror movie” I ever saw was “Young Frankenstein.” I say “ever saw” because I doubt that I’ll ever see another horror movie, at least a brand new one. I’m not sure “Young Frankenstein” was a horror movie, really, more a comedy. Nothing ever scared me the way Boris Karloff scared me in “Frankenstein” and “The Mummy.” When the wrappings of “The Mummy” slowly unfolded and we saw that one glittering eye, every kid in the Isis Theater in Preston, Idaho, was screaming.
AERIAL ATTACK DOOMS HAWKS
October 27, 1996
Tom Osborne seemed a little surprised Nebraska enjoyed such a prolific passing night against Kansas. “Colorado didn’t kill them with the pass last week,” NU coach Osborne said.
BLACK LEADERS STRESS WEALTH OF HISTORY
October 27, 1996
The state chapter of the NAACP, meeting in Lawrence this weekend, has turned its attention to a new and shifting battle front in the civil rights movement
MCCUE GAVE LHS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT
October 27, 1996
Mention the name of Charlie McCue to any longtime Lawrence High football fan and you’ll see eyes light up like an old pinball machine with 100 free games. Fortunately, he’s back living in Lawrence after 34 years in the field of education, the last 18 years as an elementary school principal in Glasgow, Mo.
S OFFICE WINS NATIONAL CITATION
October 27, 1996
Gainesville, Fla., didn’t win it, nor did Memphis, Tenn. The Jefferson County appraiser’s office recently became the smallest jurisdiction ever to receive a national award from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 27, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
LIONS DESERVE POST SEASON BY
October 27, 1996
Lawrence High should be exempt from sub-state volleyball tournaments. The Lions have paid their dues long enough. For the 25th consecutive year, the Lions qualified for the state tournament with two sub-state victories on Saturday at LHS.
DARKNESS FALLS HOURS EARLY FOR KU
October 27, 1996
Daylight Savings Time ended hours early for Kansas University football coach Glen Mason. Most of America used the resultant extra hour to sleep in this morning. Nebraska — or so it seemed to Mason — used the extra time to run up and down the field on the Jayhawks.
SOPHOMORE JINX HITS THOMAS
October 27, 1996
The sophomore jinx definitely struck Billy Thomas last season. “I think I had a decent freshman year. Last year I was not as productive. There were some contributing factors to that,” said Thomas, Kansas’ junior shooting guard from Shreveport, La.
POLITICAL ADS HIT HIGHS IN LOWS
October 27, 1996
Distortions of candidates’ images and records through video tricks and truth manipulation are on the rise throughout the country, says a researcher.
BAKER RECEIVES WALLOP
October 27, 1996
When Baker quarterback Ian Page was sacked on the first play of the game, Evangel’s fans might have thought it was going to be an easy day. Well, no and yes.
LAWYER EMPHASIZES COMPLEXITY OF COMMISSION BUSINESS
October 27, 1996
Jim Jesse says he’s ready to meet the growing challenges in county government.
BUSINESSMAN REACHING OUT TO NONVOTERS
October 27, 1996
The Reform Party candidate for Bob Dole’s former U.S. Senate seat is hoping to get support from people who usually don’t vote.
HALLOWEEN HOW-TO
October 27, 1996
The right costumes and candy scare up some fun on Halloween.
S FUTURE UNCERTAIN
October 27, 1996
June Henley, the Kansas University football team’s primary offensive weapon, might not return to the arsenal for the Jayhawks’ next game. Henley, a senior running back, was suspended on Thursday by KU coach Glen Mason after Henley was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges. Henley did not make the trip to Lincoln, Neb., where the Jayhawks lost to No. 5 Nebraska, 63-7, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
TOWNSHIP SEATS UP FOR GRABS
October 27, 1996
Township elections don’t trigger flashy campaigns but they are important to rural residents who want government close by.
CIGARS
October 27, 1996
Lip cancer be damned
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 27, 1996
Dismissals Cheryl Jones and baby boy, Lawrence, Saturday.
HOSPITAL BATTLE DRAWS FIRST LINES AT CITY HALL
October 27, 1996
The great hospital debate may start out muted when it reaches the city commission Nov. 12.
SELF-EMPLOYED VETERINARIAN TOUTS BUSINESS PRACTICES
October 27, 1996
Tom Taul believes county government will benefit from his business experience.
KU-N NOTEBOOKE
October 27, 1996
* Terry Turlington of Kennett, Mo., was the referee and Ron Johnson of Oskaloosa, Iowa, the umpire. The Big 12 Conference officiating crew included one Kansan — line judge Steve Stelljes of Derby. … * Big 12 commissioner Steve Hatchell was in the press box. So was Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick, prompting a press box wag to quip that both the Big 12 North and the Big 12 South commissioners were at a Big 12 football game for the first time. …
POLICE INVESTIGATING OTTAWA SHOOTING
October 27, 1996
Ottawa police officers are still investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 7:49 p.m. Friday at a residence at 1020 S. Willow in Ottawa. The victim, Aldeo Eugene Gulley Jr., 19, died at Ransom Memorial Hospital of a gunshot wound he received during an apparent domestic disturbance at the residence.
LAWRENCE HOSTS BAND FESTIVAL
October 27, 1996
Kansas University hosted 18 high school marching bands during the fifth annual Heart of America Marching Festival, Saturday at KU’s Memorial Stadium.
SOUTH JUNIOR HIGH PLAYS VOLLYBALL IN MORNINGS
October 27, 1996
To increase student involvement, teachers, under the leadership of Coach Kathy Stuntz, organized an early morning intramural volleyball activity. More than 200 students participate in this activity. Every first-hour teacher has a team. Games begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 8:15 a.m., when the bell rings to allow students into the building. The girls’ volleyball team members officiate and faculty members supervise. The games end with a tournament the week of Nov. 11. *
TAX LIEN RELEASES
October 27, 1996
The following tax lien releases were filed recently in Douglas County: * Daniel Atkinson and Edward J. Murphy, City Wide Repair and Maintenance, $638.01.
CABLE REACHES SILVER ANNIVERSARY
October 27, 1996
Sunflower Cablevision has seen a tremendous number of technological changes over the past 25 years.