Archive for Friday, December 5, 1997

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S GROUP RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT
December 5, 1997
The Lawrence Branch of the American Association of University Women has been awarded a $5,000 grant to organize a leadership workshop for Native American girls in the eighth and ninth grades. Funding for the grant will come from the AAUW Educational Foundation, which supports projects that promote equity and education for girls and women.
NATIVE SON RETURNS FOR ORDINATION
December 5, 1997
A parish witnesses the ordination of one of its own.
SOUNDOFF-TOYS FOR TOTS
December 5, 1997
Where can I drop off used, but very good condition, toys for Christmas gifts? I know Toys for Tots takes only new toys, but I have some toys that are barely used and in very good shape. Stephanie Keller, director of the Ballard Community Center, said you can bring them to the center, 708 Elm. She said the center’s staff would check them out to see if they were good enough to be given out as part of the Holiday Bureau Adopt a Family program. Those receiving used toys would also get new toys, she said.
SANTA ARRIVES
December 5, 1997
Santa arrived Thursday night in Lawrence for the holiday season.
PAST KU RHODES SCHOLAR SWITCHES HATS
December 5, 1997
Pam McElwee is content. Why, you ask?
WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT FILED IN POWER PLANT ACCIDENT
December 5, 1997
An employee from ABB Service allegedly was in charge of workers who died in a KPL explosion last week, an attorney said.
PHOG ALLEN SCULPTURE TO BE DEDICATED
December 5, 1997
A sculpture of Phog Allen will be dedicated Dec. 13 outside of Allen Fieldhouse.
OSKALOOSA OVER VALLEY FALLS
December 5, 1997
Oskaloosa High used a 30-point third-quarter to crush Valley Falls, 79-49, in its boys basketball opener Thursday night. The Bears, who led 34-29 at halftime, outscored Valley Falls 30-4 in the third period.
STABBING SUSPECT TO STAND TRIAL
December 5, 1997
Thomas G. Ingram II was found competent to stand trial in an Aug. 9 stabbing.
HEARING POSTPONED DUE TO ATTORNEY CHANGE
December 5, 1997
Conflict of interest complaints brought about a change in attorneys and postponement of a preliminary hearing.
FIRE IN TRASH CHUTE FORCES EVACUATION OF KU HALL
December 5, 1997
Several hundred Kansas University students were evacuated about an hour from a KU residence hall following a fire in a trash bin at the bottom of a trash chute. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews at 6:28 p.m. were called to McCollum Hall, where a fire was discovered in a ground-floor dumpster on the south side of the building.
GARY LAVENDER
December 5, 1997
Services for Gary D. “Purple” Lavender, 50, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lavender died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, in Emporia.
KU ON WHEELS CONTEMPLATES CHANGES
December 5, 1997
For some KU on Wheels bus patrons, the ride may be grinding to a halt. Members of the Kansas University transportation committee met with concerned riders Thursday night to discuss possible changes in route services.
FREE STATE HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL GLANCE
December 5, 1997
Boys Basketball Varsity/JV Roster
SOUND OFF
December 5, 1997
I just spoke to the Douglas County treasurer’s office, and they said that taxes weren’t supposed to be sent out in the mail until Dec. 10. Is that true? I thought they were supposed to be sent out in November, especially since the first half of the property taxes are due Dec. 20. Douglas County Treasurer Pat Wells apologized for what seems to be a miscommunication between the caller and one of her employees. The correct due date for payment of the tax bills is Dec. 20 as stated, but the bills were in the mail by Nov. 21, Wells said. She added that the Dec. 10 date doesn’t have any meaning to her office — it isn’t a deadline or mailing date — so she’s not sure how it crept into the conversation.
DIVORCES GRANTED
December 5, 1997
R. Scott Botello, Lawrence, and Mary L. Botello, Eudora. Michelle Jordan Balletta, Lawrence, and Michael Balletta, Lawrence.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES A TRADITION AT CHURCH
December 5, 1997
Corpus Christi Catholic Church will have its annual Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday.
KITTEN STOLEN FROM HUMANE SOCIETY
December 5, 1997
A woman apparently stole a kitten from the Lawrence Humane Society this week, puzzling the shelter’s director.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL PLANNED
December 5, 1997
Cindy Pippert knows how hard it can be to celebrate the holidays following the death of a relative or friend. Her son, Joel Pippert, who was 16, and his second cousin, Jamie Howell, 18, were both killed in a car crash Dec. 17, 1994.
FOR THE RECORD
December 5, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ARC OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
December 5, 1997
The annual meeting for the Arc of Douglas County will be Tuesday at the United Way Resource Center, 2518 Ridge Ct. A brief business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a program focusing on self-determination for people with developmental disabilities. A panel discussion on the topic will be moderated by State Rep. Troy Findley. Panelists will share their knowledge and understanding about what self-determination is, how it is fostered in both adults and children, and how it effects the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
LHS 2ND, FSHS 3RD AT SM SOUTH SWIMS
December 5, 1997
Lawrence High snared three individual first places and Free State High had two gold medals at a triangular swim meet Thursday at Shawnee Mission South. South won the meet with 124 points, followed by Lawrence High with 106 and Free State with 88.
FREE STATE HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL GLANCE
December 5, 1997
Girls Basketball Varsity/JV Roster
GRANT CLASS RETURNS AFTER MERCURY SPILL
December 5, 1997
A total of 31 Grant School students — displaced after a small amount of mercury was discovered in their classroom — returned to their desks at mid-day Thursday. The students and their teacher received the all-clear late Thursday morning, after tests detected no mercury in their room, said Tom Bracciano, the school district’s director of transportation and safety.
DONALD EUGENE REED SR.
December 5, 1997
Services for Donald Eugene Reed Sr., 61, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Reed died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU-ESU NOTEBOOK
December 5, 1997
NO MORE KNEE-HIGHS?: Kansas sophomore Nick Bradford, who made his first career start for the Jayhawks in Thursday night’s 102-50 rout of Emporia State at Allen Fieldhouse, didn’t wear his trademark tube socks. It seems Bradford, who finished with 13 points and four assists while subbing for an injured Paul Pierce, didn’t wear the socks in Tuesday night’s win over Arizona, either.
KU SUSPENDS HANDICAPPED PARKING FEES
December 5, 1997
KU temporarily has suspended charging a fee for handicapped spaces in the KU parking garage on game days.
FREE STATE BOYS PART OF TWINBILL TIPOFF
December 5, 1997
Free State’s boys basketball team has some big shoes to fill and it doesn’t even have any shoes yet. “I guess it’s because they had such success as sophomores,” FSHS coach Jack Schreiner said, “but a lot of the people I’ve talked to in the community feel like the basketball team probably has as good of a chance as anybody of being successful. I don’t know if that’s fair to the kids because they’re so young. But we’re ready. We’ll just have to see what happens.”
VELVET IS THE FIRST WORD IN HOLIDAY FASHION.
December 5, 1997
Heaven knows, anything goes. In his day Cole Porter found a glimpse of stocking shocking, but for this holiday season, everything from spaghetti straps to ball gowns is the rage.
JAYHAWKS WANT PIERCE BACK ON FLOOR
December 5, 1997
Paul Pierce elected not to test his ailing right ankle against NCAA Div. II foe Emporia State on Thursday night.
KU STUDENT A RHODES FINALIST
December 5, 1997
A Jayhawkstudying abroad in Israel has advanced to the district level of the Rhodes competition.
J.C. PENNEY PLANS MOVE, DOUBLE SIZE
December 5, 1997
The national retailer is building a store that is double the size of its current store on 23rd Street.
SECOND-HALF BLITZ BURIES EMPORIA STATE, 102-50
December 5, 1997
Kansas withstood a first-half flurry from Emporia State and buried the Hornets with a 63-20 blitz in the final 20 minutes.
HORNETS STUNG IN SECOND HALF
December 5, 1997
On fire in the first half, Troy Forbes couldn’t even light a match in the last 20 minutes. “I knew Roy (Williams) was telling them at halftime to stick with that guy,” said Forbes, Emporia State’s junior guard. “I knew they wouldn’t let me have an open shot in the second half.”
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
December 5, 1997
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
FREE SPEECH, CONDUCT CODES MEET IN KU DEBATE
December 5, 1997
The issuestill is sparking discussion about whether the dismissal of Kansas University’s student newspaper’s editor was justified.
JAIL PROJECT ON SCHEDULE
December 5, 1997
Despite rainy and cold weather, construction costs and timelines are still within budget.
KENNEL CLUB SPONSORS DOG AGILITY TRIALS
December 5, 1997
Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club will sponsor an agility trial beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa. Dog agility is a sport in which a handler is given a set amount of time in which to direct a dog off-leash through an obstacle course. Some of the obstacles include the pipe tunnel, weave poles, a-frame, collapsed tunnel, dog walk, hoop jump, pause table and see-saw.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
December 5, 1997
Births Amy J. Damon and Todd P. Schmidt, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
COUPLE SOUGHT IN LAUNDRY VANDALISM
December 5, 1997
Couple sought in laundromat vandalism Couple sought
SCHONEWISE OUT AS KU VOLLEYBALL COACH
December 5, 1997
From staff reports Karen Schonewise won’t be back as Kansas University volleyball coach next season.
FREE STATE GIRLS TO OPEN BASKETBALL SEASON TONIGHT
December 5, 1997
Just how small is Free State High’s girls basketball team? “Technically, the one who’s my center (5-foot-11 sophomore Alison Lungstrum) played point guard all through junior high,” FSHS coach Ward Brethour said. “I’m running a five-guard offense. It just happens that a few of them are a little taller than the others so they have to be designated as the forwards.”
JEFFERSON COUNTY UNHAPPY WITH HIGHWAY 24 PROPOSAL
December 5, 1997
Not all Jefferson County residents are happy with a proposal to extend U.S. Highway 24.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
December 5, 1997
Larry C. Newman II, 25, Lawrence, and Amy N. Wideman, 23, Lawrence. Cris M. Combs, Lawrence, and Yuhua Tsui, 38, Lawrence.
TIMMONS INDUCTED INTO USTFCA SHRINE
December 5, 1997
Former Kansas University track coach Bob Timmons was inducted into the hall of fame of the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Assn. this week. Timmons, 72, was head coach of the Jayhawks from 1966 to 1988. During that span, Kansas won three NCAA Indoor championships, 14 Big Eight Outdoor titles and 13 Big Eight Indoor crowns.