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TRIAL NEXT FOR KU DUO IN ROBBERY OF SONIC
October 31, 1996
A Douglas County district judge decided on Wednesday that there is enough evidence for two Kansas University students to stand trial for the August robbery of a Lawrence restaurant. Judge Michael Malone is expected to officially order today that they stand trial, once amended charges are filed with the court.
SLT SECTION OPENING DEPENDS ON STRETCH OF GOOD WEATHER
October 31, 1996
By the end of the year motorists will be able to drive the five-mile stretch of the South Lawrence Trafficway that runs from Clinton Parkway to U.S. Highway 59. Ralph Gripka, Lawrence-based construction engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said the opening date is undetermined because some of the work left to be done depends on the weather.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1996
After visiting the Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlet Mall recently, I noticed there was all types of trash in front of the mall along the river. Who’s responsible for cleaning up that area? David Longhurst, manager of the outlet mall, said he thinks the river bank legally belongs to the state of Kansas. However, he said he would check into the mess.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1996
Well over a year ago, I wrote to the city engineer requesting that the 1600 block of Illinois be repaired because of numerous holes and cracks. Why wasn’t this done when the 1700 block was paved this summer? The 1600 block of Illinois Street was on the city’s original list of streets to be considered for repaving this past summer, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
RECRUITING NOTS
October 31, 1996
Kansas basketball recruiting notes. … Maurice Evans, a 6-foot-6 guard from Wichita Collegiate, will visit Wichita State this weekend. That will mark his final campus visit.
HOSPITAL REJECTS OPENING IN-HOUSE PHARMACY
October 31, 1996
It appears Lawrence pharmacists won’t have to worry about competing against Lawrence Memorial Hospital. For two months, the city hospital’s trustees have been considering opening a retail pharmacy in the hospital — a suggestion first made two years ago and rejected at that time by the board.
MYSTERY SURROUNDS KANSAS LOTTERY WINNER
October 31, 1996
A new millionaire in Sedgwick County wants to keep the fortune a secret. Someone is $1.6 million richer after winning the Kansas Cash Lottery prize. But the winner wants to remain anonymous.
SPENCER KEENER
October 31, 1996
Funeral services for Spencer Keener, 87, Hulbert, Okla., will be held at 11 a.m. today at Keener Baptist Church, Hulbert, with the Revs. John Gonzalis Jr. and Steven Gourd officiating. Burial will follow in Keener Cemetery, Hulbert. Mr. Keener died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla.
G. HOYT HENRY
October 31, 1996
Funeral services for G. Hoyt Henry, 84, Independence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Potts Chapel, Independence, with the Revs. Bill Sharples, Martin Nelms and Phil Adams officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Cave Springs Cemetery, Sarcoxie, Mo. Mr. Henry died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He had been a longtime resident of Independence.
HOUSE CONJURES UP HALLOWEEN SPOOKS
October 31, 1996
A northwest Lawrence couple has worked weeks to make their house ghastly for tonight.
DOWNTOWN IS CANDY LAND FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS
October 31, 1996
Neither snow nor rain nor dark of night can stop tonight’s Halloween festivities downtown. “Children will trick or treat short of sleet in the streets, and the stores are ready,” said Lisa Blair, administrator for Downtown Lawrence Inc. “There’s no rain day. There’s no snow day. Just wear heavy undergarments.
COLD TEMPERATURES START PIPE WORRIES
October 31, 1996
Kenny Breithaupt’s seen the aftermath of frozen water pipes, and it’s not good. “Financially, I love it,” said Breithaupt, owner of Action Plumbing in Lawrence. “As far as the work conditions, it’s a terrible job to have to do. In a crawl space with broken pipe? It’s not only cold, but it’s muddy and wet.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 31, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Cannondale limited edition “Atlanta 1996” mountain bicycle was taken between 4:45 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 1100 block of Indiana, Lawrence police reported Wednesday.
THREE-TIME ESCAPEE LEAVES DOUGLAS COUNTY JAIL
October 31, 1996
A Lawrence man, notorious for jailbreaks, was transported back to Nebraska after a recent sentencing in Douglas County court.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 31, 1996
Police reports * A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported someone illegally used one or more of his credit cards on at least seven occasions between 8 a.m. Aug. 18 and 10 p.m. Aug. 20, at various Lawrence businesses. Items illegally purchased included groceries, clothes, a car stereo, videotapes and compact discs, and a futon, police reported. Value of the items purchased was $1,010. The man reported the purchases Oct. 22, and police made the report public Wednesday night.
SHAKES WITH DELIGHT
October 31, 1996
“The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About the Shivers” may be adapted from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but there’s nothing grim about the way Lawrence’s Seem-To-Be Players stage this wonderfully written, coming-of-age tale. “Shivers,” which was unveiled Wednesday night to an enthusiastic audience at the Lawrence Arts Center, is a real treat not only for children but also adults with child-like spirits.
FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL
October 31, 1996
When Free State High School opens, Lawrence High School and Free State will be under capacity. Is the school district considering moving ninth-graders to the high schools to alleviate the present overcrowding at the junior highs? What procedure must the district follow if it wants to make such a change? Supt. Al Azinger says in 1997, both high schools will open as 10-12 schools. There are no plans to change that configuration. Currently the district is looking at the best use of all of its facilities — elementary and secondary. Any changes that might come out of that process would require opportunities for public input.
CORRECTION
October 31, 1996
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World listed incorrect campaign contributions for two races. Democratic county treasurer candidate Pat Well’s contributions from July 26 to Oct. 24 were $2,958. Dean Nieder, Republican candidate for Douglas County Commission’s 3rd District, received $4,425 in contributions during the reporting period.
JULIA E. CALAWAY
October 31, 1996
Funeral services for Julia E. Calaway, 90, Tonganoxie, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Robert Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Conneaut, Ohio. Mrs. Calaway died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
KUMC CONFERENCE TO FEATURE NOBEL WINNER
October 31, 1996
A Nobel Prize winner in medicine will be the keynote speaker Friday at a Kansas University Medical Center conference. Dr. Edwin Krebs won the 1992 prize for the discovery in the 1950s of a process known as reversible protein phosphorylation, which is crucial for modifying or regulating protein functions. He shared the prize with Edmond Fischer.
SABOTUER HITS OWEN CAMP
October 31, 1996
Guerrilla tactics appear to have entered the Douglas County district attorney campaign. An unidentified “Democrat against Dan Owen” pulled a sneak attack on Owen Monday morning, placing anti-Owen fliers on car windshields.
RE THE MARRYING TYPE
October 31, 1996
Scot Pollard isn’t the only Kansas University basketball player to propose marriage in public. Like Pollard, who proposed to Mindy Camp at the recent Late Night With Roy Williams, KU senior walk-on Steve Ransom plopped down on bended knee before several thousand witnesses last summer in Las Vegas.
PAIR OF DAVISES JUST DANDY FOR CYCLONES
October 31, 1996
Iowa State’s football team doesn’t begin and end with Troy Davis. To say that would be to ignore the contributions of Darren Davis.
APARTMENTS APPEAL TO SENIORS
October 31, 1996
If the weather cooperates, elderly residents will be moving by Nov. 15 into the new Prairie Commons apartments.
STAND UP AND SEAR FOR DEAR OLD LAWRENCE HIGH
October 31, 1996
A tailgate tradition started in 1994 has cooked up support for LHS teams.
OREAD RESIDENTS COMPLAIN BAR PATRONS STAIN NEIGHBORHOOD
October 31, 1996
Residents in the Oread neighborhood are hoping to resolve public nuisance problems with nearby drinking establishments.
S FIANCE IN COURT
October 31, 1996
As Patricia Hagen’s family lays her to rest today near Pontoon Beach, Ill., her fiance will appear in Douglas County court to face charges that he battered Hagen and resisted arrest. The misdemeanor charges stem from an incident a week before Hagen disappeared Sept. 17 from the outskirts of Eudora. Her body was discovered Oct. 24, near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.
DIXON GROWS INTO ROLE
October 31, 1996
Tamecka Dixon became the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s point guard by necessity. She developed into the best point guard in the league by design. And film study. And cajoling. And hard work. And … well, you get the picture.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER AUTO ACCIDENT
October 31, 1996
A Lawrence man was in jail Wednesday for allegedly running from Lawrence police after an accident and for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. James Jacob Bennett, 18, 1908 E. 19th, was being held in Douglas County Jail on $4,000 bond after the Tuesday night incident.
PELSMA FIRM NO. 1 RUNNER FOR LAWRENCE
October 31, 1996
A regional title — the first victory of his four-year cross country career at that — should have removed any doubt Lawrence High senior Andy Pelsma belongs among the state’s best runners. Yet, last Saturday’s winning performance in Emporia hasn’t boosted Pelsma’s confidence as much as he had hoped.
HOMER FRANK HONORED FOR SKILLSSERVICE
October 31, 1996
A local photographer donates his skills each week at the local animal shelter.
T FROM CRIME STOPPERS
October 31, 1996
Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County is seeking the public’s assistance in stopping a phone solicitation scam, the perpetrators of which are using the organization’s name. Crime Stoppers officer Vicki Moore said an unknown suspect, coincidentally, called a relative of a Crime Stoppers board member to ask for donations.
SCHOOL BASES CURRICULUM ON EXPERIENCE, EDUCATOR SAYS
October 31, 1996
It wasn’t a problem with public schooling that drove Elise Clement and her husband, Pierre, to open a private school in Lawrence. “I think, in a lot of ways, we were looking for the opportunity to grow as professionals,” Elise Clement told about 35 people gathered Wednesday for University Forum at Ecumenical Christian Ministries.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 31, 1996
Admissions Jessica Elaine Bayless, Lawrence.
T BE ON TV
October 31, 1996
Kansas University’s athletic pocketbook is $145,000 lighter, and KU athletic director Bob Frederick is none too happy about it. On Monday, ABC announced that it would air the Texas A&M-Baylor game on Nov. 9, and not KU-K-State as Frederick was led to believe.
PAY HIKES
October 31, 1996
Most night and weekend workers at Lawrence Memorial Hospital won’t face pay cuts next year, but many will find little growth in their incomes. Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees on Wednesday resolved months of hand-wringing over the pay issue by agreeing to cut weekend and night pay but cushion the blow for workers who otherwise could lose thousands of dollars in income under the plan.
HENLEY IN, GADDIE OUT FOR KANSAS
October 31, 1996
June Henley will make the trip to Iowa State on Saturday, but another starter, Maurice Gaddie, will not. Gaddie, Kansas University’s starting football strong safety, and freshman linebacker Dariss Lomax were suspended from the team for team policy violations, KU coach Glen Mason announced on Wednesday.
POINT-COUNTERPOINT
October 31, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has set up a telephone hotline to respond to questions about its opposition to Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.’s building plans in the city. Call 832-4500 and a hospital representative will return messages.
WHAT TO DO
October 31, 1996
Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses. Seal cracks and repair broken basement windows.
KU FEE RATIO TOPS IN STATE
October 31, 1996
KU students paid a record percentage of their educational costs in the last academic year.