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BODY IDENTIFIED AS EUDORA WOMAN
October 29, 1996
A body found last week in the Kansas River near Kansas City on Monday was positively identified as that of a Eudora woman who was reported missing Sept. 17. Douglas County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell notified Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson that the body was that of Patricia Hagen, 33, Anderson said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 29, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A black purse and a gold wedding ring valued together on a police report at $1,525 were taken between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 1100 block of Natalie, Lawrence police reported Monday.
RUTZ OPEN WEEK AS NO. 1 QB
October 29, 1996
Perhaps this will be the week Kansas quarterback Ben Rutz starts his first major-college football game. “Tonight at practice I’m going to put Rutz number one,” KU coach Glen Mason said during his Monday media briefing. “He finished at Nebraska so I’ll start him tonight. That may change tomorrow, though.”
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY IMPORTANT TO NIEDER
October 29, 1996
Dean Nieder says he’ll scrutinize funding requests before committing Douglas County taxpayer funds to use.
AMBULANCE REPORT
October 29, 1996
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses: * Medical emergency, 8:41 a.m. Monday, 15th and Engel.
SOUND OFF
October 29, 1996
I thought Kids Voting was a districtwide program in the Lawrence school district. Why are only grades four and five at Wakarusa Valley participating in the program? Principal Linda Rogers said that nearly all teachers would be incorporating at least a portion of the Kid Voting materials into their classrooms as is appropriate for each age group. Students are certainly encouraged to accompany their parents to the polls and cast their ballots.
KU RUNNING BACK HENLEY REJOINS JAYHAWKS
October 29, 1996
June Henley is back on the Kansas football team. “I’ve reinstated June Henley,” KU coach Glen Mason announced during his Monday media briefing. “He will not start against Iowa State State. Will he play? I don’t know.”
FOR KTA, TRIP IS ROMAN HOLIDAY
October 29, 1996
Kansas Turnpike officials made their way to the capital of Italy for a three-day conference in shadows of ruins from the Roman Empire.
OSKALOOSA STUDENTS TO RETURN
October 29, 1996
A student assembly today in Oskaloosa will allow officials to outline the lingering dangers of mercury fumes in the high school.
MARY GROVER
October 29, 1996
Private family services have been held for Mary Blanche Grover, 94, Phoenix. Mrs. Grover died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at a Phoenix medical center.
MUSCLING IN ON THE ACTION
October 29, 1996
Aging baby boomers are creating boom times for physical therapists.
INCLUSION COMING DISTRICTWIDE
October 29, 1996
Inclusion of students with special needs was the topic for a school board study session.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
October 29, 1996
Remember when you said, “Maybe next year?” Well, it is next year, and if you are a woman over 40, now is the time to schedule that annual clinical breast exam you have been putting off. Thousands of women and men across the country are donning pink ribbons this month to remind us that October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
SOUND OFF
October 29, 1996
My wife is very ill. We had decided long ago that we both wanted to be buried in a national cemetery here. Can she be buried there if she dies before I do? Yes. The spouse of an eligible veteran is also eligible for burial in a national cemetery even if he or she dies before the veteran.
ROY MISSES OLD DAYS
October 29, 1996
Oregon basketball coach Jerry Green says he longs for the “good ol’ days” when he and Roy Williams used to chat on the porch of Williams’ mother’s house in North Carolina. “I miss the old days with Jerry, too,” Kansas coach Williams said. “It dates back to when I was a high school coach (at Owen High in Swannanoa, N.C. in 1977) and he was a college assistant (at UNC-Asheville).
WORSTER LOOKS AHEAD FOR COUNTY PLANNING
October 29, 1996
Bev Worster believes Douglas County needs to plan for its future.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 29, 1996
Births Kevin and Suzanne Beckwith, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
KU LINEMAN WHITTAKER POPS OFF
October 29, 1996
Kansas University’s three-game football losing streak has really soured Scott Whittaker’s mood. Whittaker, Kansas University’s outspoken senior offensive tackle from Alta Loma, Calif., spoke out Monday at the weekly KU media session on a number of topics.
MARILYNN JOHNSON RICHTARIK
October 29, 1996
Services for Dr. Marilynn Johnson Richtarik, 68, Overland Park, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Dr. Richtarik died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at her home.
PAUL JOSEPH STOCK III
October 29, 1996
Formal naval services for Paul Joseph Stock III, 21, Virginia Beach, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel at Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, Lawrence, Kan. Mr. Stock will be cremated.
NAACP CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHTS TRUNKS OF TRAVELING HISTORY
October 29, 1996
The state’s annual NAACPconference drew about 150 people last weekend to Lawrence.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BACKS INCENTIVES
October 29, 1996
Efforts to end the state’s economic development efforts are “insane,” says the state’s lieutenant governor.
CARMEN MARIA LOPEZ
October 29, 1996
Mass of Christian Burial for Carmen Maria Lopez, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in the Bronx, New York City. Burial will be in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Westchester, N.Y. Mrs. Lopez died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Charter Hospital in Overland Park.
97 BUDGET
October 29, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees meets Wednesday for a study session to go over 1997 budget figures — including a plan to cut pay for night and weekend workers. Also Wednesday, a group called Grassroots that formed last year to offer community support for the hospital will hold a public meeting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
LHS MAKES MOST OF TAKE-AWAYS
October 29, 1996
Warning: If you’re playing Lawrence High in football, don’t turn the ball over or you’ll suffer the consequences. Bear Creek of Lakewood, Colo., paid the price for its six turnovers against the Lions in last Friday’s 35-7 LHS victory at Haskell Stadium. Lawrence converted four of those turnovers into touchdowns.
ROBERTSON, LAFRENTZ SHINE IN SCRIMMAGES
October 29, 1996
Kansas’ basketball players held a two-hour workout Monday afternoon after an 110-minute, closed scrimmage Sunday night. Actually, the Jayhawks played four mini-scrimmages. Three of the scrimmages lasted 30 minutes; the fourth lasted 20 minutes.
TEEN INJURED IN FALL OFF KU WALL
October 29, 1996
An Independence, Mo., teen was listed in stable condition at an area hospital after falling from a 15-foot wall and hitting his head on a handrail at Kansas University, officials said. Joel Barber, 17, was walking on the east side of Wescoe Hall when he lost his balance and fell about 15 feet to the drive below, said KU police Sgt. Mark Witt.
RETAILERS EYE AVAILABLE SPACE NEXT TO GAP
October 29, 1996
Realtors for the building at Seventh and Massachusetts are actively seeking a neighbor for the Gap store, which is scheduled to open Nov. 20. Leisa Ezell Lowry, broker for J.P. Weigand & Sons Realtors and representative for the Gap building, said she has recently submitted three proposals to national retail chains, including one national upscale clothing retailer.
EUDORA NEIGHBORS SAFE FROM DUPLEXES
October 29, 1996
Duplexes and baseball were the main items of business at Monday’s Eudora City Council meeting.
SOUND OFF
October 29, 1996
Why is it that baseball coaches wear uniforms during games and in basketball and football coaches don’t wear uniforms? Chuck Woodling, Journal-World sports editor, provided this answer: Baseball rules require baseball managers and coaches to wear uniforms. Basketball coaches don’t wear basketball uniforms because they don’t want to catch cold. Football coaches don’t wear football uniforms because headsets don’t fit over helmets.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM DRAWS RAVES
October 29, 1996
The Lawrence school district is taking some steps to ensure that all children start school ready to learn.
CANDIDATE FORUM
October 29, 1996
The schedule for tonight’s televised candidates’ forum will be as follows on Sunflower Cablevision, Channel 6:
S CURBSIDE SERVICE HELPS IN CLEAN UP
October 29, 1996
Electricity has been restored throughout Lawrence in the wake of last week’s snowstorm. Now, the city will begin disposing of branches from trees damaged in the freak fall blast.
CITY OK NEEDED TO ADD WATER
October 29, 1996
Two homes northeast of town are thirsty for city water, and FMC Corp. is ready to pick up the tab.
SOUND OFF
October 29, 1996
How can the Winter block public hearing be termed “public,” if no public comment is going to be received? City Manager Mike Wildgen said tonight’s hearing would be opened, then deferred — as requested by Winter Inc. — until Nov. 12.
BOYS
October 29, 1996
Only North Carolina and ACC fans had heard of Roy Williams when he was named Kansas University’s ninth basketball coach on July 8, 1988. Williams’ choices for assistants — Jerry Green, Kevin Stallings and Steve Robinson — now the head coaches at Oregon, Illinois State and Tulsa respectively — were as unheralded as Williams, who served 10 seasons on Dean Smith’s staff in Chapel Hill, N.C.
KATHLEEN J. DIPAOLA
October 29, 1996
No services are planned for Kathleen J. DiPaola, 90, Clearview City. She will be cremated and buried at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo., at a later date.