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December 8, 1997
The Terrapins came out of their shells against Kansas. With two overtime losses to show for their two previous meetings with ranked teams, No. 23 Maryland stunned second-ranked Kansas, 86-83, on Sunday in the first round of the Franklin Bank Classic at the MCI Center.
CITY WRESTLING RESULTS
December 8, 1997
Junior High Results Saturday at Kansas City Turner
TOYS FOR TOTS NETS THOUSANDS OF TOYSDOLLARS
December 8, 1997
Organizers said this year’s Toys for Tots drive marked another successful effort.
TOYS
December 8, 1997
Growing Gifts Babies: Toys for babies should excite the senses — sight, hearing, touch — and encourage physical condition. Examples of this are mobiles, crib mirrors, soft fabric rattles, toys that encourage two-handed play, teethers, fabric blocks and balls, vinyl, cloth and cardboard books, and toys with various sounds, textures and motion.
FIRE DESTROYS OSKALOOSA MODULAR HOME
December 8, 1997
Oskaloosa and Jefferson county officials on Sunday were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a modular home west of town. Firefighters from three departments were called about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to the home at 13790 90th St., about two miles west of Oskaloosa.
PIERCE RE-INJURES RIGHT ANKLE
December 8, 1997
Kansas forward Paul Pierce, who missed Thursday’s home victory over Emporia State because of a sprained right ankle, reinjured the same ankle just two minutes into Sunday’s game against Maryland when he tripped over teammate Raef LaFrentz’s foot. Pierce returned two minutes later and went on to score 26 points and grab seven rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 86-83 loss in the semifinals of the FNB Classic.
KU FINALS SCHEDULED
December 8, 1997
Final examinations at Kanas University include: * John O’Brien, chemistry, “Synthesis and Characterization of a New Family of Lacunar Dioxygen Carriers: A Modular Approach to Ligand Synthesis,” 9 a.m. Tuesday, 3005 Malott.
S MAILING ADDRESS?
December 8, 1997
You can write to the actor-director in care of Altman, Greenfield, Selvaggi, 120 W. 45th St., Suite 3601, New York, N.Y. 100316.
KENNEDY SCHOOL SEEKS DONATIONS FOR GIFTS
December 8, 1997
Kennedy School’s parent teacher organization is seeking items for its annual “Santa’s Workshop,” a store set up for the school’s children to help them buy a nice gift at a low price for their parents or siblings. “It’s like garage sale prices. If the item was $10 in a store, they might buy it for $1,” said Rebecca Goodin, who is working on the PTA project.
HOLIDAY FASHION SPILLS
December 8, 1997
Wiping up holiday party spills Red wine: blot the area with table salt; brush off when dry. Soak washable fabrics in cold water then launder as usual. Sponge dry-clean-only fabrics with cool water and take to cleaners as soon as possible.
HOLIDAY BARREL LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED
December 8, 1997
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp., a nonprofit entity, has announced the locations of its holiday barrels. The ECKAN barrels, to be filled with non-perishable food items, can be found throughout the holiday season at Alvin’s IGA, 901 Iowa, Hy-Vee, 3506 Clinton Pkwy., Target, 3201 Iowa, and the three Dillons locations, 1740 Mass., 3000 W. Sixth and 1015 W. 23rd.
GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL CONCLUDES TODAY
December 8, 1997
The fourth annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction wraps up today, and bidders have one last chance to buy a child’s graham cracker creation. The houses will be on display from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the basement of the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County fund-raiser began with an auction Wednesday, at which the gingerbread houses made by adults were sold, along with winners in the graham cracker division.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT HOSPITAL CONDITIONS MEAN?
December 8, 1997
When you see reports in the newspaper about people being in fair or serious condition, I’d like to know what each one means. Is serious worse, for example, than guarded condition? According to guidelines at the Kansas University Medical Center, the breakdown of patient conditions is as follows: Good - vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable; indicators are excellent.
HISTORIAN TO SPEAK ON ARMY RESERVES
December 8, 1997
A congressional and Army historian will this week at Kansas University about the future of the Army Reserve. James Currie, author of “Twice the Citizen — A History of the U.S. Army Reserve (1908-1995),” will speak from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 209 of the Military Science Building.
SOUND OFF
December 8, 1997
What was the outcome of Marcia Ackerman’s hearing to appeal her dismissal from the school district? Is she teaching in Lawrence, or is she on paid leave? A due process hearing for Ackerman, a former Lawrence gifted education teacher at Sunflower and Hillcrest schools, has been scheduled for the week of Dec. 15. She is not teaching in the district, and she is not receiving a salary from the district, according to Marcia Bone, the district’s director for human resources. Ackerman’s contract with the district was not renewed for the 1997-98 school year.
FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVERS LAWRENCE
December 8, 1997
The first significant snowfall of the season Sunday night resulted in an influx of traffic accidents around the the area, but no serious injuries had been reported by 11 p.m. The snow, which began falling about 7 p.m. in Lawrence, was associated with an upper-level low pressure system moving east — the same storm that caused record flooding in Southern California last week, said Bill Barlow, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
December 8, 1997
Dismissals Diane Dephloff and baby girl, Lawrence.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
December 8, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CENTER HOLDING VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION
December 8, 1997
People interested in providing volunteer services at the Community Drop-In Center should attend a training session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the International Room of the Kansas Union. The Community Drop-In Center, 1146 Ore., provides daytime shelter and related services to homeless and otherwise needy residents of Lawrence.
OREGON TRAIL AUTHOR TO SPEAK SATURDAY
December 8, 1997
The author of “The Oregon Trail Revisited,” a driving guide along the route of the Oregon Trail, will speak Saturday in Lawrence. Gregory M. Franzwa will speak at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
JAYHAWKS HOPE TO BOUNCE BACK
December 8, 1997
One Kansas comeback came up short, but the Jayhawks will get another chance to bounce back today. After overcoming a 13-point halftime deficit, second-ranked KU suffered an 86-83 loss to No. 23 Maryland in the first round of the Franklin National Bank Classic on Sunday in the MCI Center.
DR. CHARLES ROBINSON STRIKES IT RICH
December 8, 1997
By Matt Stiles, K.J. Siebert, Brenna McKedy and Jessica Marsh Lawrence wouldn’t be a community without Dr. Charles Robinson.
SOUND OFF
December 8, 1997
Using a cellular phone, what number do you call for an emergency, such as reporting a traffic accident? You can use any of the traditional numbers used on regular phones — 911, the local police, fire department, etc. There are some special emergency numbers that can be used from cell phones. They are: * (star) 47 for the Kansas Highway Patrol, *KTA for the Kansas Turnpike Authority Highway Patrol and *55 for the Missouri Highway Patrol.
STOVALL TO BEGIN RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN
December 8, 1997
Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall will be in Lawrence this week as part of a tour to kick off her re-election campaign. Stovall, a Republican who is seeking her second four-year term, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the county commission chambers at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
SOUNDOFF-PEPPERNUTS
December 8, 1997
With the holiday season coming up, I was wondering where in this area I could purchase peppernuts, a traditional Mennonite cookie? Rod Stafford, pastor at Peace Mennonite Church, 1204 Oread, said he was not aware of anyone who had them for sale in this area. However, Stafford said there was a business in Goessel that offered them for sale. The business, Voran-Goertzen Peppernuts, can be reached at (316) 367-4617.
KU STUDENT PASSED OVER FOR RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
December 8, 1997
Kansas University officials are proud of Lee Havis’ nomination to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.
ARTS CENTER SHOWN THE WAY
December 8, 1997
The Arts Center
FREEMAIL GAINS POPULARITY
December 8, 1997
There may not be any such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free electronic mail. If you have access to the Internet and can use a World Wide Web browser, you are only seconds away from having a free Web-based e-mail account. The astute observer will quickly remark, “Wait a minute — if I already have access to the Internet, I already have an e-mail account.” Right you are.
POLICE ACADEMY LETS STUDENTS INTERACT WITH POLICE
December 8, 1997
The High School Citizens Police Academy gives students a look behind the scenes of the police department.
BOMB THREATS WANING AS FINALS PASTIME
December 8, 1997
Hoax warnings of explosive devices inside Kansas University buildings used to skyrocket during final exams.
KU STUDENTS EXTEND HELPING HAND
December 8, 1997
Student-athletes at Kansas University extend some helping hands to local schoolchildren.
KANSAS WOMEN WIN DIAL SOAP CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
December 8, 1997
Suzi Raymant scored 20 points and Nakia Sanford added 12 points and 14 rebounds in Kansas’ 68-51 win over Grambling State.
BORDERS OPENS ITS DOORS
December 8, 1997
Borders Books and Music attracted a steady string of holiday shoppers on its opening day.
GROUP SOLICITS POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS
December 8, 1997
A meeting for families seeking to become Habitat for Humanity homeowners will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. Requirements for Habitat home ownership will be discussed and application forms will be handed out. Applications are available only at the meeting.
CHIEFS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT AGAINST RAIDERS
December 8, 1997
The Chiefs clinched a playoff spot by winning Sunday and can clinch the home-field advantage throughout the playoffs by winning their final two games.
KANSAS LOSES FIRST GAME, 86-83
December 8, 1997
Kansas will meet Penn at 5 p.m. today in the third-place game of the FNB Classic.
HOLIDAY BUREAU SEEKING ASSISTANCE
December 8, 1997
The Holiday Bureau, a program in which people and businesses “adopt” families in need for the holidays, is seeking assistance. The program is seeking groups that are able to help families with teen-agers by providing gifts and food.
CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH NOTES
December 8, 1997
Central’s Student Council has joined hands with its partner in education, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and collected 2,625 cans of food to be donated to Penn House for distribution to the needy in the area. The Chamber of Commerce also provided doughnuts to students involved in the collection. The Can-Can All-School Dance was held Nov. 21 at Central. Schoolwide competition for the can collection had the first-hour classes of Kathy von Ende, Carol Souders and Greg Winchester as winners. *
KEY TO CHOOSING TOYS
December 8, 1997
Tips on Toys Gayle Anderson
CHIEFS-RAIDERS NOTEBOOK
December 8, 1997
Kansas City’s offense appeared to be nearly flawless during the Chiefs’ 30-0 win over Oakland on Sunday. In fact, after the game Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer was at a loss to name what his team did wrong.
S MAGIC WORTH BELIEVING
December 8, 1997
I believe in Christmas magic by Marsha Henry Goff When I was a child and older kids told me that there was no Santa Claus, I never had a single doubt about his existence. Why? Because I had indisputable proof that he was real. I routinely asked Santa for presents I knew my parents couldn’t afford and Santa, bless him, always delivered!
CAR EXPERTS SAY ENGINE WARM-UPS OK
December 8, 1997
Warming up your engine on a cold day won’t hurt it, say local car experts.