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LHS DEBATE TEAM OPENS 1996-97 SEASON
September 24, 1996
The Lawrence High School debate team kicked off the 1996-97 season during the weekend at the Washburn rural Invitational Debate Tournament in Topeka. The team finished second out of the 37 schools that competed in the two-day even. The team had a record of 20 wins and four losses.
WOMAN FIGHTS OFF EARLY-MORNING ATTACKER
September 24, 1996
A Lawrence woman was able to ward off an attacker early Sunday after the man reportedly put a knife to her throat. About 3 a.m. Sunday, Lawrence police were called to a residence in the 500 block of Fireside, where a 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported she had been attacked.
NO COUNTY FUNDING FOR DCSS PROPOSAL
September 24, 1996
Douglas County Senior Services won’t get a promise from county officials for funding to cover the cost of moving some of the agency’s programs into the former Valley View Care Home, 2518 Ridge Ct. DCSS representatives were at the county commission meeting Monday to hear whether they could count on about $12,000 a year beginning in 1998. That would cover the cost of leasing space in the building from the United Way of Douglas County.
VICTOR L. STOFFER
September 24, 1996
Services for Victor L. Stoffer, 52, Washington, Ill., will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Stoffer died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at his home.
S RIALS SURVIVES WALK-ON TRYOUTS
September 24, 1996
Lawrence High graduate Quentin Rials has made Kansas University’s baseball team — at least for now. Rials, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, survived walk-on tryouts and has practiced with the Jayhawks for the first week of fall drills.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1996
After two recent shootings in the area of 24th and Alabama, what are the police doing to ensure the safety of that neighborhood? The Lawrence Police Department takes crimes of violence very seriously, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said. The department’s crime analysis unit studies patterns of violent and/or repeated crimes. The information is then forwarded to patrol supervisors, allowing them to make strategic assignments.
EFFORTS
September 24, 1996
Ottawa school board members want to get the word out about the $11.7 million middle school bond issue to be voted in the Nov. 5 general election. “We want to make sure that this year we won’t have what happened last year, which was a polarization of the community,” said the Rev. Kent Melcher, co-chair of the bond issue steering committee and pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa.
OSKALOOSA LOOKS FOR CHEAP CLASSROOMS
September 24, 1996
The Oskaloosa school board on Monday night continued to probe options for the least expensive way of adding classroom space. At the board’s meeting two weeks ago, members asked an architectural firm to look into costs of an addition to the existing elementary school, rather than building a new school.
RYUNS STILL AWAIT NCAA APPROVAL
September 24, 1996
Ned and Drew Ryun still haven’t made their official cross country debuts for Kansas University. The Ryuns, 23-year-old former Lawrence High standouts and honor students who decided to run for KU this season, have yet to be cleared to participate by the NCAA clearinghouse in Iowa City.
DOCKING TO SPEAK AT HOLIDOME TODAY
September 24, 1996
Jill Docking, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, will speak today in Lawrence. Docking will speak at noon the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr., during a luncheon sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Sallie Mae.
LAURA MARIE LOGAN
September 24, 1996
Services for Laura Marie Logan, 91, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
JOHN ERSKINE HANKINS
September 24, 1996
Services for John Erskine Hankins, 91, Otisfield, Maine, were held Saturday at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church. Mr. Hankins died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at the Market Square Health Care Center, South Paris, Maine.
CLASSES OFFERED FOR SENIORS
September 24, 1996
Enrollment continues at the Douglas County Senior Services, Inc., for a variety of fall classes. The classes offer leisure and life-long learning activities for adults, ages 55 and over. Enrollment is taking place through the Lawrence Senior Center, South Park Recreation Center and the Lawrence Arts Center. * The deadline for the trip to Seranata Farms for the Sept. 26 trailride and cookout is Sept. 23.
MATTIE V. JAMISON
September 24, 1996
Services for Mattie V. Jamison, 86, Linwood, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Jamison died Monday, Sept. 23, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1996
Was there any provision for storm water detention at the site of Free State High School? If not, how was the school district able to get by without complying with the local regulations on storm water detention? Grant Ackerman of Universal Construction, who is overseeing the FSHS building, said that there is a detention pond at the outlet for a new 66-inch drain pipe as code requires. He said the new drainage system is also picking up runoff from Sixth Street and the surrounding area, as well as the high school site.
LOCAL BOARD OKS COMPUTER PLAN
September 24, 1996
E-mail communication and Internet access are included in a proposal OK’d for Lawrence schools.
THE GIFT
September 24, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will host a bone marrow registry drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in its A room.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 24, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Cash totaling $2,698 and two bottles of beer were taken between 3:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 from a catering business in the 2800 block of Ridge Court, Lawrence police reported Monday.
SERVICE REMEMBERS BAKER FIRE VICTIMS
September 24, 1996
A memorial service marking a fatal fire 20 years ago at Baker University was held Monday night.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 24, 1996
Condition reports * Celia Miller, 71, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Monday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken following a horse-riding accident Sept. 10.
FRANCIS OPENS A SECOND STORE
September 24, 1996
Francis Sporting Goods is opening a concept store at 840 Mass. that will feature merchandise geared toward young shoppers. The new store, Sportcenter, is scheduled to open Oct. 19.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1996
Is there a law requiring dump trucks to have their loads covered? If there is, why isn’t it enforced? Section 179 of the Standard Traffic Ordinances mandates that a load not drop, leak, sift or otherwise escape the confines of a truck bed. It does not mandate that the contents be covered — just secure. Similarly, city of Lawrence ordinance 14-108 mandates only that the vehicle be constructed or loaded as to prevent the contents from falling or blowing out in public places.
PURDY
September 24, 1996
After reviewing video of Lawrence High’s football victory over Shawnee Mission South on Friday, LHS coach Dick Purdy raved more about the Lions’ defensive play. Most notably, Purdy was impressed with senior defensive ends Bryce Crady, Todd Mihalchik and Matt Schmidt.
WICHITA PREP EVANS SHINES FOR AAU TEAM
September 24, 1996
Wichita Collegiate High guard Maurice Evans continues to impress the country’s college basketball recruiters. Last weekend, Evans, Pembroke Hill’s Jaron and Kareem Rush and KC Washington’s Earl Watson led a Kansas-Missouri all-star team to a first-place finish at a national AAU tournament in Washington, D.C., and College Park, Md.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1996
My husband receives a pension from the Veterans Affairs. Will I automatically continue to get his check while he’s in jail? No. You or the veteran should file a claim for apportionment of his benefits to you while he is incarcerated. This is not automatic. For more information, contact the VA at 1-800-827-1000.
BIG 12 NO BULLY AFTER ALL
September 24, 1996
Intraleague play hasn’t even begun in earnest yet, and already three-fourths of the ballyhooed Big 12 has been all but eliminated from the national football championship hunt. Nebraska and Texas joined the ranks of the beaten on Saturday, leaving Kansas, Kansas State and Baylor to tote the Big 12 banner.
CLIENTS, FAMILIES ASSISTED BY AGENCY
September 24, 1996
Betty Larson feels better than she did two years ago. She feels better than she did a week ago. But the pain never completely goes away. Larson, 71, suffers from a herniated disk, which does not allow her to sit, stand or bend easily. She cannot cook breakfast, wash dishes, vacuum, shop for groceries or make her bed on her own.
MONARCHS JUST PASSING THROUGH
September 24, 1996
The monarch butterfly migration was in full force over the weekend.
EXPERIENCED DUO VIE FOR TREASURER
September 24, 1996
Pat Wells Age: 49
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 24, 1996
Births Mark and Angie Gantz, Lecompton, a girl, Monday.
GUN STOPPERS DRAWS RESPONSE IN FIRST WEEK
September 24, 1996
Two incidents involving illegal gun use over the weekend in Lawrence resulted in the first Gun Stoppers arrest and an arrest for an attempted shooting.
CHARLES E. CULLEN
September 24, 1996
Funeral Mass for Charles E. Cullen, 88, Overland Park, will be noon Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roeland Park. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Mr. Cullen died Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996.
BIG 12 CITIES TEAM FOR TOURISTS
September 24, 1996
Big 12 cities use athletic competition to boost tourism.
BOARD REJECTS SCHOOL AS HISTORIC SITE
September 24, 1996
New York School won’t receive a designation as a historic site — at least not with the Lawrence school board’s blessing. Board members Monday night said that they didn’t want to lose any control of the building at 936 N.Y. and turned down a request from the Lawrence Preservation Alliance to consider a nomination to the state historic register for the school. The vote was 6-1, with Kerry Altenbernd dissenting.
MASON
September 24, 1996
Glen Mason sounded Monday like he grew up in Indianapolis, not New Jersey, and that he preferred a Bell helmet to a Riddell. Mason is coach of the 20th-ranked Kansas football team that has posted a perfect 4-0 record so far — one over Ball State, another against TCU and two versus Idle U.
WELCOME BACKCARTER
September 24, 1996
Denver’s defensive backs showed respect for Dale Carter the receiver on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. “I was getting ready to run my route and I said, ‘Can you line up any farther back?”’ said Carter, KC’s two-time all-pro cornerback, who ran a handful of plays at receiver for the second consecutive week.
BUSINESSES BACK JAYHAWKS
September 24, 1996
The weekend activities begin Friday evening in downtown Lawrence with a pep rally and street fair. Beginning at 7 p.m., Eighth Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire will be blocked off for the celebration. The KU spirit squad, football coaches and KU mascot will attend the rally.
COURT
September 24, 1996
Local planners, , when they meet Wednesday, also will consider a proposal for a new 60-bed hospital in northwest Lawrence.