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MAN ROBS STORE
August 29, 1997
A man threatened a north Lawrence convenience store clerk with a knife early Thursday morning, and then fled after taking cash.
CLIFFORD WALTERS
August 29, 1997
Services for Clifford A. “Frecks” Walters, 48, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Military graveside services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, American Legion, Lawrence. He died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
TANNER TO PURSUE TAX CHANGES
August 29, 1997
An area legislator will work next spring to change the way property is valued in Kansas for tax purposes.
ARTIST POSTS COLLECTION ON REFRIG
August 29, 1997
Louis Copt’s attempt at collecting has been fruitful. The Lawrence painter saves the colorful stickers producers place on nectarines, oranges, apples, bananas and other fruits and displays them in his kitchen.
ARE THERE PLANS TO RESURFACE KASOLD, NORTH OF 15TH STREET?
August 29, 1997
“Not anytime soon, no,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “We don’t have any plans at this point.” In December and January, however, city officials will look over the city’s 263 miles of streets and decide which ones need new pavement, curbs and curb ramps.
LEE KENNETH MARK JR.
August 29, 1997
Services for Lee Kenneth Mark Jr., 71, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Mr. Mark died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SUMMER PROGRAMS ENDING AT LIBRARY
August 29, 1997
The children’s summer programs at Lawrence Public Library are coming to a close. Storyteller Priscilla Howe will entertain children at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Paretsky Children’s Room.
LHS SOCCER TEAM TO OPEN TODAY
August 29, 1997
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team will meet Shawnee Heights at 4:30 p.m. today at YSI.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION CORRECTS NUMBER OF JEWS IN LAWRENCE
August 29, 1997
There are 450 Jewish people living in Lawrence, according to the American Jewish Committee.
KU-UAB/HOW THEY SCORED
August 29, 1997
First Quarter No scoring
GUNSHOTS HEARD AGAIN
August 29, 1997
Police are concernedabout recent gunfire in East Lawrence, but said it’s not an indication of a growing problem.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL SHIFTED TO TONGANOXIE
August 29, 1997
Free State’s scheduled volleyball home opener against Manhattan and Tonganoxie next Thursday has been moved. The triangular is now set for 6 p.m. at Tonganoxie’s gym. Free State officials were forced to seek the shift because bleachers have not been installed in the new school’s gym.
TRAFFIC PROBLEMS PLAGUE SCHOOL
August 29, 1997
Traffic problems plague Lawrence’s new high school.
FREE STATE JAMBOREE TONIGHT
August 29, 1997
Free State High fans will have their first opportunity to cheer on the Firebirds at home during tonight’s preseason fall sports jamboree. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium, will feature scrimmages and/or player introductions for the seven fall sports — cross country, football, girls golf, gymnastics, boys soccer, girls tennis and volleyball.
EVELYN FLETCHER
August 29, 1997
Services for Evelyn Christina Fletcher, 86, Norman, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Fletcher died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Norman Regional Hospital.
CHURCH YOUTH CONFERENCE PLANNED
August 29, 1997
More than 500 young members of the Church of God and Saints of Christ are in Lawrence this weekend for an annual youth convention. The convention, which began Thursday, will run through Sunday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.
C-SPAN BUS COMES TO LAWRENCE
August 29, 1997
Sunflower Cablevision will host a visit by the C-SPAN School Bus in October.
SOUND OFF ON STREET REPAIR
August 29, 1997
I would like to know what repairs are going to be done at Ninth and Rhode Island streets, where the pavement was removed a while ago, and nothing has been done. I would like to know what the city is going to do. The East Lawrence Improvement Assn. recently coordinated the uncovering of several blocks of brick streets in the neighborhood, including Rhode Island between Ninth and Tenth streets, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
HALLMARK CARDS FINDS SUCCESS WITH NEW BRAND
August 29, 1997
Since the new Expressions line from Hallmarkwas launched in January, 5,000 retail stores are converting to the new brand.
KU FANS LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW ERA
August 29, 1997
KU fans look forward to a new era with head coach Terry Allen and the Jayhawks.
DEADLINES APPROACH FOR REC PROGRAMS
August 29, 1997
Registration deadlines are approaching for Ottawa Recreation Commission activities, recreation officials announced. Activities and deadlines include: Youth instructional soccer, ages 4 and 5, Sept. 5; recreational soccer league, grades 1-5, Sept. 5; flag football league, grades 4-6, Sept. 5; girls volleyball, grades 5 and 6, Sept. 5; high school four-on-four basketball, grades nine to 12, Sept. 5; adult coed softball Sunday evening league, Sept. 2; adult volleyball, Sept. 30.
PRELIMINARY HEARING SET IN ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE
August 29, 1997
A man who allegedly brandished a weapon in a crowded Ottawa restaurant went to court Thursday to face an attempted murder charge. Cory P. Sumner, 23, Pomona, was arrested Tuesday evening at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant after pointing a handgun toward his wife and children.
SOUND OFF
August 29, 1997
When you get a Sound Off question about an address for an actor or a production company, are you looking that up in a book? Is that book available in the local library? “We typically use two sources for celebrity and production company addresses,” Jan Biles, Journal-World arts editor, said. “I keep watch each day on our wires services for address information, but we also use a celebrity address book available at the reference desk of the Lawrence Public Library.”
MARILYN A. GREEN
August 29, 1997
Services for Marilyn A. Green, 50, Monmouth Beach, N.J., will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City. Mrs. Green died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at her home.
S DEATH HUMANIZES CONCERN ON CAMPUSES
August 29, 1997
Two fraternities at Kansas University already plan to be alcohol-free by 2000; campuswide pilot programs are in place elsewhere.
KU DEFENSE SAVES DAY IN 24-0 VICTORY OVER UAB
August 29, 1997
Kansas’ defense made it possible for Terry Allen to become the first first-year KU coach to win his opener since Don Fambrough in 1971.
UAB QB SUCCUMBS TO PRESSURE
August 29, 1997
Lee Jolly wasn’t so jolly after getting sacked twice and intercepted two times in UAB’s 24-0 loss to Kansas on Thursday at Memorial Stadium.
MONKEYING AROUND
August 29, 1997
Lawrence collector goes ape over sock monkeys A Lawrence man “rescues” things that have fallen out of favor with their owners.
KANSAS ATHLETICS BATHING IN BLACK INK
August 29, 1997
Kansas University’s athletic department received a $4.5 million disbursement from the Big 12 Conference, and the Williams Fund registered nearly $4 million in donations.
August 29, 1997
The Sacramento band is heading to Lawrence for a music fest at Clinton Lake.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 29, 1997
Hospitals Births
KENNETH CENTILVRE
August 29, 1997
Services for Kenneth Centilvre, 83, Garnett, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Church, Garnett. Burial will be at St. Teresa Catholic Cemetery, Westphalia. He died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Olathe Medical Center.
JOHN BRAZEE JR.
August 29, 1997
Services for John E. Brazee Jr., 48, St. Louis, will be at 11 a.m. today in Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mr. Brazee died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, in St. Louis.
68 ORGANIZING REUNION
August 29, 1997
Lawrence High School’s Class of ‘68 is laying the groundwork for its 30-year anniversary reunion. Class members interested in helping with the reunion should attend a meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.
S TWO INT TDS SPARK JAYHAWKS
August 29, 1997
Patrick Brown became the first Jayhawk in history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game during KU’s 24-0 rout.
PATRICK BROWN AND HIS GAME OF RENOWN
August 29, 1997
Call it Patrick Brown and his Game of Renown. History will forever note that Brown, a relatively obscure outside linebacker, became the first man in 108 years of Kansas football to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game. Otherwise, to tell the truth, Thursday night’s 24-0 season-opening victory over Alabama-Birmingham was about as memorable as, well, last year’s season-opening 35-10 triumph over Ball State.
MEAT SELLERS CARVE NICHE IN MARKET
August 29, 1997
Retail butchers have found ways to cope with supermarket competition and the E. coli scare.