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WIND GUSTS DOWN TREES, POWER LINES
October 30, 1996
Officials in Lawrence were called when several trees and power lines went down in Tuesday’s windy conditions, mainly after sunset. “Since it was blowing all day, I thought we were going to be really busy,” Fire Battalion Chief Bill Stark said Tuesday night. “But we just started getting busy tonight.”
TONGANOXIE REJECTS ESTIMATE OF $2 MILLION
October 30, 1996
The Tonganoxie City Council Monday night gave the thumbs down to an estimated $2 million budget for water improvements presented by a city engineer. The council instead said the budget estimate should be $1.5 million, the amount approved by the council earlier in the year, city administrator Ed Young said.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1996
I heard that Chuck Woodling was going to be speaking at the Missouri booster meeting. Is this true? Is he a Missouri alum? If not, why would he be supporting Missouri? Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling spoke to a group of Missouri University football boosters in mid-October in downtown Kansas City. Woodling, an MU alum, spoke primarily about Kansas football and basketball.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1996
The walls that bracket Central Junior High School seem to have been damaged during landscaping activities? Will they be fixed? Principal Ted Juneau said the caller must be referring to the missing cement spindles on the front of the building which he believes have been gone for some time and were just exposed during the removal of bushes. Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said the district would investigate what needs to be done to fix or replace them.
CHECKING CONTRIBUTIONS
October 30, 1996
Voters who wish to view the pre-general election receipts and expenditure reports for most area state and county candidates can do so at the county clerk’s office at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets. The reports list the names of most contributors and the amounts of the contributions as well as how the money was spent.
POT-SHOTS AT THE DINNER TABLE
October 30, 1996
I don’t know how things go at your dinner table, but in my household we have fairly distinct ideas about what should be on the menu. Let’s just say that my loved ones are less than appreciative of my efforts to lead them down the dietary high road of low-fat, high-fiber eating. For the past several years I’ve been paying attention to the links between food and health and aggressively replacing meat and high-cholesterol fatty foods with grains, greens and beans.
HOSPITAL CONCERNS GET AIRED
October 30, 1996
A weekend national news report challenged the record and tactics of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.
BU/HAAC MEDIA DAY
October 30, 1996
Baker University, long known for its football tradition, is not yet a basketball school. “I don’t know what we are,” BU men’s basketball coach Rick Weaver said Tuesday during the Heart of America Conference’s media day at the Royals Stadium Club. “Golf school. I’m the golf coach and we won the conference golf title last year so we’re a golf school.”
FATE UNCERTAIN FOR LAST STRETCH OF TRAFFICWAY
October 30, 1996
A local highway project is caught in a squeeze between federal and state agencies.
FORMER EMPLOYEE SEEKS FINANCIAL POST
October 30, 1996
A 28-year veteran of the Lawrence school system and former deputy treasurer of Douglas County, Pat Wells wants voters to know she has the credentials to become Douglas County treasurer.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
October 30, 1996
* Summit Development Inc. to Kevin and Kimberly Christian; one lot in the 1700 block of E. 30th. * Gary L. and Kathy J. Rauckman to Philip F. and Gail M. Padden; 5205 Fox Chase Dr.
LHS SOCCER BLOWS BY EMPORIA, 4-1
October 30, 1996
Along with the 50-mph wind gusts from the southwest, Lawrence High blew by Emporia, 4-1, on Tuesday in a Class 6A soccer regional semifinal at YSI. Tied at 1-1 midway through the second half, the Lions huffed and puffed and pulled away with three goals in the final eight minutes.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1996
What are the numbers of KOFO radio station so I can tune in? KOFO is at 1220 on the AM dial.
VOTING EARLY
October 30, 1996
Advance voting in person will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday.
SHAPE UP YOUR BUSINESS WITH FITNESS
October 30, 1996
Involvement in exercise clubs can help business people find customers.
WORK IN OTHER COUNTIES LISTED AS ASSET FOR GOP CANDIDATE
October 30, 1996
Connie Daniels is hoping her training in both public- and private-sector finances will propel her into the office of Douglas County treasurer.
BORDERS PROPOSAL AWAITS MAYORAL MEETING
October 30, 1996
Mayor John Nalbandian plans to meet this week with attorneys on both sides of a proposal to bring a Borders bookstore to downtown. The project would put a new Borders at 700 N.H., displacing a former livery stable. That proposed demolition is opposed by members of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance (LPA) and at least 1,500 signers of a save-the-stable petition.
FUNDING DISPARITY EXISTS
October 30, 1996
KU leads the Big 12 in the number of women athletes but spends more of its budget on the male players and coaches.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 30, 1996
Births Jennifer Hanna and Timothy Bedah, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
S FUND SHORTFALL MAY LEAVE NEEDY OUT IN THE COLD
October 30, 1996
The Salvation Army needs $15,000 to pay two directors $5 an hour.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1996
Why are Lawrence High School students allowed to use 20th Street east of the school as a sidewalk before and after school? Principal Brad Tate says that people park on both sides of 20th Street and students are picked up and dropped off there. Since there are no sidewalks, neither of the choices — to walk in the street or in yards — is ideal.
WATSON HEDGING ON UCLA
October 30, 1996
Earl Watson is having second thoughts about his decision to attend UCLA. Watson, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Kansas City Washington High School, verbally committed to the Bruins over Iowa State, Nebraska and Kansas on Sept. 17.
S CHANDLER TAKES A LESSON FROM WHATLEY
October 30, 1996
Mike Chandler played everywhere on his high school football team. Now he’s relishing his role as Everyman on Kansas University’s football team.
DID MASON DO RIGHT? YES AND NO
October 30, 1996
I labored over this column. I really did. I thought about it, I asked people about it, I polled and I prodded. I even soul-searched a little.
CONDITION REPORTS
October 30, 1996
* Joel Barber, 17, Independence, Mo., was listed in fair condition in an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken Monday after a fall at Kansas University.
THE SECRET LIFE OF CHEESE
October 30, 1996
Passers-by on U.S. Highway 40 would see the sign for fresh goat milk at Noah Goddard’s farm and inquire about cheese. No, he would have to tell them, he only dealt with the milk. Then customers starting asking, too, and Goddard finally decided to do something about it. He didn’t know much about making cheese, but he knew a man who did.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1996
How can I get hold of the referees and officials for the Big 12? You can write Big 12 referees and officials in care of the conference office at 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75207.
OWEN TOPS CANDIDATES IN RAISING, SPENDING FUNDS
October 30, 1996
Area candidates have spent thousands of dollars to sell themselves to the voters.
KENDALL DIONNE SMITH
October 30, 1996
Graveside services for Kendall Dionne Smith, newborn, will be held at noon today at Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. She died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, the same day she was born, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BRYCE A. SEUSY
October 30, 1996
Funeral services for Bryce A. Seusy, 90, Baldwin, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina. Burial will be in Bavaria Cemetery, Bavaria. Mr. Seusy died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RAYFORD SIGNS WITH TWO TEAMS
October 30, 1996
Calvin Rayford isn’t ready to put his degree in crime and delinquency studies to use just yet. Rayford, a former Kansas University point guard who graduated last May, has signed to play for two basketball teams.
MARTHA J. NICHOLS
October 30, 1996
Graveside services for Martha J. Nichols, 73, Baldwin, formerly of Effingham, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Effingham Cemetery. Mrs. Nichols died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin.
LOCAL BRIEFS
October 30, 1996
Lawrence High’s girls gymnastics team qualified for the state meet on Tuesday by placing third overall at regionals. The Lions scored 98.7 points. Olathe East won with 105.75, while Olathe North gained the other state berth with 99.975.
KU HERITAGE GROUP HONORED
October 30, 1996
A group affiliated with Kansas University’s history department has received special recognition from the Kansas State Historical Society for promoting the history of the state on the Internet. The University of Kansas Heritage Group was recognized for its contributions last weekend at the historical society’s 121st annual meeting.
CAUSE OF DEATH REMAINS UNKNOWN
October 30, 1996
The cause of Patricia Hagen’s death has not yet been determined by the Douglas County coroner, and the investigation into her death is continuing, Sheriff Loren Anderson said. “We’re going to keep working (on the investigation) and see what we can learn,” Anderson said.
TWO AREA EDUCATORS HONORED
October 30, 1996
Two area educators have won statewide awards from a Kansas State University rural education organization. Dan Bloom, Eudora superintendent, and Tom Mundinger, Baldwin Elementary School principal, were honored this week during a conference in Manhattan.
COMMISSION OKS DEPLEXES
October 30, 1996
Before Tuesday’s approval, city commissioners had approved, deferred and failed to approve a rezoning request for duplexes.
RUTH E. HUGHES
October 30, 1996
Funeral services for Ruth E. Hughes, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m., Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, with the Rev. Robert Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Hughes died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area.
THIEVES TARGET COUNTY OFFICES
October 30, 1996
The Douglas County Courthouse has been victimized by theft for the second time this month.
ANNIVERSARY
October 30, 1996
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. will mark the city hospital’s 75th anniversary with an Italian-themed silent auction and buffet Sunday at the hospital, 325 Maine. The evening of food, music and entertainment will also include an Italian food market with olive oils, Italian cheeses, lentils, rice, pastas and coffee; breads from Wheatfields bakery; glass items from Free State Glass; pottery from Phoenix Gallery and leather goods from Silver Hawk Leather, all Lawrence businesses.
GROUPS TO BLANKET NEEDY
October 30, 1996
Two service agencies are collecting blankets and other cold-weather items to help area homeless people stay warm this winter. The blanket drive, sponsored by Lawrence Alliance and Social Service League, begins Friday and will continue through Nov. 15.
BALLOT QUESTIONS AWAIT VOTERS IN AREA CITIES
October 30, 1996
Schools, a pool and a jail and law enforcement center are among the projects whose fate will be decided by voters on Tuesday.
POOL CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS RESIDENTS
October 30, 1996
It was standing room only Tuesday night as residents voiced opinions during a public information meeting on the construction of a $2.5 million swimming pool in Baldwin. Residents will vote Nov. 5 whether to authorize the city to impose a half-cent retail sales tax.
OTTAWA BEAUTY CONTEST SET
October 30, 1996
A beauty contest set for this weekend at Ottawa University will literally be crawling with contestants. New Star Discovery, a Rockford, Ill., business, will hold a regional “Most Beautiful Baby Contest” Sunday at the student union.
CHEESE RECIPES
October 30, 1996
Rennet Cheese 1 gallon goat milk