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RAEF LAFRENTZ
December 3, 1997
What a steed. Raef LaFrentz was the college basketball equivalent of Secretariat. He was Man of War, Whirlaway and, well, name your favorite great horse. What separates the best bang-tails from the also-rans is their ability to turn it on down the stretch and hold off their competitors.
S WARNER FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG 12
December 3, 1997
Kansas University senior linebacker Ron Warner, the school single-season and career sack record holder, was named to the Associated Press’ All-Big 12 football team on Tuesday. Warner, who had 14.5 sacks this past season and finished his two-year KU career with 20.5 sacks, was the only Jayhawk on the first team.
PIERCE HURTS ANKLE IN KU WIN
December 3, 1997
Junior forward Paul Pierce suffered a nasty right ankle sprain with 12:24 left in Kansas’ 90-87 Great Eight victory over Arizona on Tuesday night at the United Center. “I went up high, came down and twisted my ankle,” Pierce said. “It’s a slight pain now, a little tender. I’m going to ice it and see what happens.”
SOUNDOFF-TASTE OF TOWN
December 3, 1997
How can you purchase a Taste of the Town card for Lawrence? Richard King, owner of Taste of the Town Inc., said there are about 30 local community organizations selling them for fund-raising projects. To get a card, you can call 865-2882 or purchase one at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness, or the University Theatre in Kansas University’s Murphy Hall.
SMALLER CLASS SIZES SOUND GOOD, BUT COSTLY, TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS
December 3, 1997
School plan
ETHEL A. RIDGWAY
December 3, 1997
Services for Ethel A. Ridgway, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Ridgway died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.
KU STUDENTS VIE FOR RHODES FINALIST SPOTS
December 3, 1997
Since 1904, 23 KU students have been named Rhodes scholars.
ALL BUT ONE OF STABBING SUSPECTS RELEASED
December 3, 1997
William Alan Rector, charged with stabbing three teen-agers during a gang-related fight, has been released from the Douglas County Jail.
ROBERT LEE NEWMAN
December 3, 1997
Services for Robert Lee Newman, 43, Pipe Creek, Tex., were held Monday at Cornerstone Church, San Antonio. Burial followed at Pipe Creek Cemetery. Mr. Newman died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at his home.
LORAINE BOWLING CELEBRATES 103RD BIRTHDAY
December 3, 1997
Lawrence resident Loraine Bowling celebrates 103 years of the good life.
DEER HUNTERS EAGER FOR FIREARMS SEASON
December 3, 1997
Today is opening day for the deer firearms season throughout Kansas.
LAWSUIT CENTERS ON FATAL FIRE
December 3, 1997
A fatal fire was traced to a cigarette that set a couch on fire, and an insurance company is hoping to reclaim its losses.
SOUNDOFF ON DOOR SALESMEN
December 3, 1997
Several times during the last year, young men have come to the door selling anything from candles to magazines to candy, and so forth, saying the money goes to keep them off drugs and alcohol. I believe the last young man said he was from Knights of America, and I was wondering if this is a legitimate organization? Door-to-door solicitors are required to obtain and possess a license from the city, said David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services. “We do a very general background check but we do not review proceeds of sales to check the ‘legitimacy’ of an organization,” he said.
POLICE INVESTIGATING VEHICLE BURGLARIES
December 3, 1997
A 21-year-old Lawrence resident woke up to an alarm Monday morning, but it wasn’t the one on his bedside table. The man, who lives in the 3100 block of West 28th Circle, was awakened about 4 a.m. by the alarm in his 1997 Ford Explorer parked in his driveway. When he went to check, he saw both doors on the Explorer had been opened, and the dash had been damaged by thieves who apparently had just left. A child seat and jacket were on the lawn.
FOR THE RECORD
December 3, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
GLASS IN DRINK LEADS TO LAWSUIT
December 3, 1997
A Lawrence woman said she bit into a piece of “ice,” only to find it was a piece of glass.
POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED INCEST CASE
December 3, 1997
Police are investigating an ongoing case of incest that began four years ago and involves an 18-year-old Lawrence resident who required his 17-year-old sister to perform sexual tasks in exchange for favors. The history of abuse became known when police were alerted by church officials, who were recently told by the girl. Police received the report on Aug. 1 and have interviewed the girl’s brother. The case will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for possible prosecution, Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
DESOTO SCHOOLS TO THANK SENIORS
December 3, 1997
The DeSoto public school district is thanking the town’s senior citizens for their support by offering them an evening at the Silver Cats Dinner Theatre. A dinner will start at 6 p.m. today in the DeSoto High School Commons, followed by a presentation of “Fiddler on the Roof” by the high school’s drama and music students.
PIZZA HUT HOTLINE
December 3, 1997
To whom do I write to register a customer service complaint with a local Pizza Hut? Comments, complaints and compliments can be made by calling the Pizza Hut Customer Satisfaction Hotline at: 1-800-948-8488.
CITY FLOATS POOL IDEA FOR PARK, HIGH SCHOOL
December 3, 1997
Commissioners want to pursue building a new skate park, possibly in Centennial Park or at Broken Arrow Park.
PIERCE HURTS ANKLE IN KU WIN
December 3, 1997
Kansas junior forward Paul Pierce suffered a nasty right ankle sprain with 12:24 left in the Jayhawks’ 90-87 Great Eight victory over Arizona on Tuesday night at the United Center. “I went up high, came down and twisted my ankle,” Pierce said. “It’s a slight pain now, a little tender. I’m going to ice it and see what happens.”
IDEAL CINNAMON ROLL IS WITHIN REACH
December 3, 1997
I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past few years in search of the recipe for the perfect cinnamon roll. Why cinnamon rolls? The sweet tooth doesn’t need a reason. Some people’s cravings cause them to obsess over chocolate truffles or lemon meringue pie. The object of my infatuation is much more basic but just as compelling.
NATIONAL COOKIE CUTTER WEEK
December 3, 1997
Cookie cutter collectors carve a national niche.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
December 3, 1997
Births Sherry and Brent Barbee, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
December 3, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FRIDGE KEEPING BATTER OFFERS LONG-TERM BRAN BENEFIT
December 3, 1997
I am trying to boost the fiber in my diet and have heard about a batter for bran muffins that I can store in the refrigerator for several weeks. What does the batter consist of? For a good source of fiber and B-vitamins, try these refrigerator bran muffins. They are especially nice for older adults who live alone and often don’t want to mess with baking for one but still crave fresh, homemade hot bread.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
December 3, 1997
* Rosalina Shoebrook, Conservator, and Raquel C. Lenos to Willis Len and Linda K. Long — 1220 and 1220 1/2 E. 15th. * Bryan C. Hedges to Gale Lee Aiken — 1401 Westbrooke.
GRANT SCHOOL TO REOPEN
December 3, 1997
Some students will move to another room, to be on the safe side, following a mercury spill at Grant School.
LMH CAFETERIA BREAKOUT BOX
December 3, 1997
Chic cheap What: Lawrence Memorial Hospital cafeteria.
S WIN OVER ARIZONA
December 3, 1997
Raef LaFrentz scored a career-high 32 points as Kansas avenged last year’s loss to Arizona in the NCAAs.
S OUSTER DRAWS STUDENT CONCERN
December 3, 1997
Free speech issues have been raised in light of the recent dismissal of the University Daily Kansan editor.
NEW ANGLE ON DOWNTOWN PARKING
December 3, 1997
A task force recommends buying three homes and a business along New Hampshire Street to be replaced with a surface parking lot.
CITY SETS LIDS FOR EROSION PROJECT BILLS
December 3, 1997
Owners of 41 homes will not pay more than $4,875 each for an erosion-control project along Creekwood/Deerfield Channel. Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners conducted a public hearing to set the maximum assessments for the estimated $784,000 project.
COOKIE CUTTER CLUBS
December 3, 1997
Join the club National Cookie Cutter Collectors Club
COOKIE CUTTER RECIPE
December 3, 1997
Rosemary Cromer’s Roll Out Sugar Cookies 3 cups sifted flour
TASK FORCE ORGANIZES FOR HIGHWAY PROJECT
December 3, 1997
A highway task force proposing changes in U.S. Highway 24 and road systems in Leavenworth County will hold an organizational meeting Thursday in Oskaloosa. The group of Leavenworth and Jefferson countians is still accepting members and taking suggestions from the public on how to improve access to area cities and attractions while alleviating traffic congestion in Tonganoxie.
HUMAN ERROR CITED AS CAUSE OF BLAST
December 3, 1997
Company
ARTS CENTER EXPANSION REPORT READY
December 3, 1997
Lawrence city commissioners should receive a report outlining expansion guidelines for the Lawrence Arts Center next week, but they don’t plan on taking public comment until Dec. 16.