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STUDENTS LEARN RECYCLING AS WORM TURNS
September 8, 1996
Vinland first graders described the 2,000 worms in their compost bin as “exciting,” “special,” “neat” and “slimy.”
VOLUNTEER DAY HITS OFF UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
September 8, 1996
The United Way hopes to raise $1,234,567 in its 1996 campaign.
SUNFLOWER COLLECTS MIDI AWARDS
September 8, 1996
Sunflower Cablevision received nine awards in the 13th annual Midi Award competition. The awards are given by the Mid American Cable TV Assn., which is an association of cable operators in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
VIDA MAE STEVENS
September 8, 1996
Services for Vida Mae Stevens, 56, Oskaloosa, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, with Brother Willis Cheatham officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Stevens died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1996
How much did the neon “media” signs at the library cost? Who decided to purchase them? How many hours of bar-coding could a worker do for the amount of money the sign cost? Bruce Flanders, director of the Lawrence Public Library, said the two neon signs, which cost $4,400, were purchased out of private donations. There were no tax monies expended for the creation of the media room, said Flanders, who decided to buy the signs. Flanders said he didn’t want to guess how many hours of bar-coding the cost of the sign would equal.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1996
I read that there is a requirement that G.I. Bill benefits must be used at institutions offering at least a two-year degree, but that this policy is being reconsidered. Is that correct? No. Eligible veterans and service members long have received benefits for certain non-degree courses, such as studies geared toward a certificate program. What is being considered in Congress would provide some new degree-granting institutions relief from the requirement they be in operation for two years before they can be approved for VA training. You may want to discuss your education or training goals and the status of your eligibility with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regional office in your area at (800) 827-1000.
CREEK RECEIVES MUCH-NEEDED CLEANING
September 8, 1996
A stretch of Naismith Creek in southern Lawrence looks better than it has in years following a large-scale cleanup of the area Saturday morning, organizers said. “I think everybody had a sense of community spirit when they were done and a sense of community accomplishment,” said Patty Perez, “Green Team Coordinator” for Wal-Mart of Lawrence and organizer of the clean up.
THE WALL HAS BEEN AROUND THE WORLD
September 8, 1996
The Moving Wall has been as close to Lawrence as Emporia and as far away as Guam. It’s drawn more than 300,000 visitors at some sites and as few as 12,000 at others. So what is it? And where does it come from? Here are some fast facts about the wall:
HEARD IN LARRYVILLE
September 8, 1996
Carole Williams of Lawrence was a guest speaker for a Moving Kids Safely seminar on transportation safety Thursday at Barney Allis Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Williams and her three daughters, Emily, Rachel and Ellen, escaped serious injury in June when a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville rear-ended Williams’ 1994 Chevy Corsica.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 8, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * The 729 Club at 729 N.H. was burglarized between 2 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday, police reported. Access to the business was gained by forcing a wooden door open, police reported. Damage to the business and cash taken was listed at $2,150.
CHAMPION SERVICES
September 8, 1996
Funeral services for Harold K. Champion, 86, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. David Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Champion died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1996, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
PIZZA DELIVERER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
September 8, 1996
A pizza delivery employee was robbed at gunpoint by two men about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of New Jersey. Someone, presumably one of the suspects, called in a pizza order and when the delivery driver arrived, he was robbed, police said.
SIMPLE
September 8, 1996
Let’s cut to the chase. If not for wasted high choices in the annual June draft, the Royals might be a contender today. Here’s a retrospective on the Royals’ first- and second-round selections from 1987-94. It’s really too early to comment on the 1995 and 1996 drafts:
CANOE TRIP FLOATS IDEAS FOR KAW
September 8, 1996
A group fighting to protect the Kansas River hopes canoeists will see the light and tell lawmakers to keep sand dredgers off what’s left of the river.
INDIANS TUMBLE TO IOWA LAKES
September 8, 1996
Fans at Haskell’s season football opener watched the Fightin’ Indians play bend-but-don’t-break defense for the most part. However, when Haskell needed their defense to bend most, it broke and Iowa Lakes CC posted a 19-7 victory on Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
HASKELL MIXES SPIRITUAL CULTURES
September 8, 1996
American Indians confront religious questions with a variety of responses.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 8, 1996
Admissions Clifford Ronk, Lawrence
VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP AT DAY OF CARING.
September 8, 1996
They gave up sleeping in for working out, but for Baker University students, the eye-opening experience of volunteering at the United Way of Douglas County’s “Day of Caring” was worth it. This marks the third year for the event, which matches volunteers with United Way agencies for a one-day fall cleaning event.
CANDIDATE AGE IRRELEVANT, EXPERTS SAY
September 8, 1996
Stereotypes of aging reach into the presidential election, says a Kansas University professor.
RED CROSS MANAGER RETIRING AFTER31 YEARS OF SERVICE
September 8, 1996
A public reception for the longtime manager for the local chapter of the Red Cross will be held today.
T ROOT FOR THOSE TEXAS TEAMS
September 8, 1996
Boy, it’s going to be tough to realign loyalties for Big 12 athletics! At this early juncture, it’s difficult to figure who you want to do what and with which and to whom. Never thought I’d see the day I’d root for Missouri in a “league” game, yet that’s just what I was doing the other night when that hurricane hit Austin during the Texas-Mizzou battle. My disdain for the Columbia Tigers was inbred. (I first learned to dislike them from my mom and dad and have since expanded that animosity, thanks to guys like the late Don Faurot and Weeping Dan Devine.)
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1996
How can you obtain a booth at Art in the Park? To register for a booth or obtain information about Art in the Park, contact Debbie Heeney, 841-1019. Art in the Park is typically held in early May in South Park.
FULTON MISSES LUCK OF THE IRISH
September 8, 1996
If Termaine Fulton had waited a day before committing to Kansas University’s football team, he might have had Irish eyes smiling down on him. Instead, Fulton — a 5-foot-10, 160-pound wide receiver from Topeka High — will have to tell the Irish to take a hike.
LIONS SOCCER SHUTS OUT MANHATTAN
September 8, 1996
Matt Waters’ three goals helped Lawrence High earn its first soccer victory of the season. Behind Waters’ hat trick, the Lions blanked Manhattan, 3-0, on Saturday at YSI.
SUMMIT TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO GROWING GANG PROBLEM
September 8, 1996
Local leaders are planning a community summit and presentation on the spread of gang activity in the Lawrence area.
ANDERSON SERVICES
September 8, 1996
Memorial services for Raymond L. Anderson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th, 66046; Habitat for Humanity, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence 66044; or the Bromelsick/Wildscape Shelter, 1611 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence 66047.