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FREEZING RAIN, SNOW PREVAIL
December 10, 1997
After 1.3 inches of snowfall in Lawrence Tuesday, the city is about to get a little relief. “It should be fairly quiet for the next couple of days,” said Steve Kays, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “The main storm system is moving to the east.”
SOUND OFF
December 10, 1997
Would you provide the names of the Leavenworth and Jefferson county residents who are on the task force that is proposing the four-lane extension of U.S. Highway 24 through Jefferson County? “The task force is not completely staffed just yet,” said Tonganoxie businessman and task force front runner Larry Meadows.
SOUNDOFF-POWERBALL DEATH
December 10, 1997
If a person were to win the Powerball Lottery and then die, does the lottery continue to pay their estate or do payments end with the person’s death? “Yes it would. It would be paid to the estate of the deceased winner,” said Jane Elliott, a spokesperson for the Kansas Lottery. “The payments would continue on the anniversary date of the day they won, if the player has chosen an annuity jackpot option. ”
DRAINAGE FEES SOAK EVERYONE IN TOWN
December 10, 1997
Since April, all properties in Lawrence have been charged special drainage fees to help improve and maintain the city’s entire drainage system. The program, called a “stormwater utility,” charges all properties — apartments, homes, offices, businesses, schools, churches and even Kansas University — fees based on the amount of property covered by impervious surfaces such as buildings, concrete or asphalt. Typical homeowners pay $2 a month.
PURDY SUFFERS HEART ATTACK
December 10, 1997
Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy suffered a heart attack Monday night and is intensive care at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he is scheduled to undergo angioplasty this morning. A nursing supervisor said late Tuesday that Purdy, 63, was listed in good condition.
BEVERLY A. PROPST
December 10, 1997
Services for Beverly A. Propst, 75, Lenexa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, Overland Park. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Propst died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
ROBERT G. POWELL
December 10, 1997
Services for Robert G. Powell, 51, Bonner Springs, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Cremation will follow. Mr. Powell died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at his home.
PHOG POSTS UP OUTSIDE ALLEN
December 10, 1997
The new bronze sculpture of Phog Allen will be dedicated Saturday outside of Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse.
NEW AMBULANCES IN TOWN SOON
December 10, 1997
Four new ambulances will be in Douglas County within 1 1/2 months, and the first one will be ready to roll by next week.
DAVID MORRIS
December 10, 1997
Services for David Morris, 50, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Military services and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Morris died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
LHS WRESTLERS TO OPEN TODAY
December 10, 1997
Lawrence High wrestling coach Jim Beltch figures it will take time for his squad to develop. “Hopefully, we’ll have the work ethic that will allow us to improve day in and day out,” said Beltch, entering his 29th season with the Lions. “We’re looking for leadership from our seniors. I know we’re going to struggle at times. But a struggle should make you stronger. I think we’ll get better as the season goes along.”
COUNTY UPHELD ON REZONING
December 10, 1997
Judge Jack Murphy effectively denied a 208-acre housing project near Vinland.
KANSAS TO LAP UP MORE GRAVY
December 10, 1997
One Big 12 Conference team in the football bowl alliance is expected. Two Big 12 teams in the alliance is gravy. How much gravy?
CARBOHYDRATES ROOT CAUSE OF DECAY
December 10, 1997
I was told that a snack of crackers can be just as harmful in promoting tooth decay as a fruit drink. Is this true? Crackers eaten as a between-meal snack can be just as harmful to the teeth as a sugary drink if the teeth are not brushed after eating.
WEATHER HELD DOWN HORSE TURNOUT
December 10, 1997
The weekend’s cold weather reined in the number of horses participating in last weekend’s Christmas Parade.
SCHOOL TO GET NEW WALLS
December 10, 1997
The Oskaloosa Elementary School will get some new walls. Members of the Oskaloosa school board are working on a budget to build walls in the interior of the school to create separate classrooms. Currently, the school operates on an “open-school” concept, where classes are not separated by physical barriers.
SOUND OFF
December 10, 1997
Why isn’t there a sidewalk linking the east end of the biking-hiking path along the South Lawrence Trafficway with the parking lot where I park my car? I walk the path every day, and it’s often muddy between the parking lot and the path. “That’s on private ground, and we never got permission to build there,” said John Pasley, the county’s trafficway project manager.
RUTH HALE
December 10, 1997
Graveside services for Ruth Stangeland Hale, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Mrs. Hale died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
December 10, 1997
The Festival of Trees lights up the holiday season for The Shelter Inc.
KU TO HONOR FALL GRADUATES
December 10, 1997
Despite recent flooding in Kansas University’s Murphy Hall, the fall graduate recognition ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will go ahead as planned, KU officials said this week. The college’s second annual winter ceremony, one of four winter graduation ceremonies planned for this weekend, is slated to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in Crafton-Preyer Theatre. The main stage floor was damaged by roof leaks, but the area in front of the curtain was spared.
DEVELOPER OF AIDS COCKTAIL TO SPEAK AT KU
December 10, 1997
Dr. David Ho, groundbreaking AIDS researcher and Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” selection will present a free forum at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Kansas University Lied Center. Vouchers for the free event will be available at the Student Union Activities box office, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union.
PLANS BEING MADE FOR COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER
December 10, 1997
Plans are under way for this year’s Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 25.
BOX
December 10, 1997
Speak your mind Lawrence city commissioners will accept public comment next Tuesday regarding a proposed expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center, but they’re encouraging written comments ahead of time.
FOR THE RECORD
December 10, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DECISION TIME FOR ARTS CENTER
December 10, 1997
Proposed expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center will be open for public discussion at next week’s city commission meeting.
LEWIS BARNEY
December 10, 1997
Services for Lewis Marion Barney, 79, Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Military graveside services will be conducted by Larner-Segraves Post No. 36 of Oskaloosa and Ozawkie Post No. 225 of Ozawkie. Mr. Barney died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at his home.
KENNETH WILLARD EVINGER OBITUARY
December 10, 1997
Kenneth Willard Evinger No services are planned for Kenneth Willard Evinger, 62, Lawrence.
LAWRENCE HIGH FALLS IN SEASON OPENER
December 10, 1997
Short-handed, short on experience and playing host to the defending Class 6A champions — yep, Lawrence High’s wrestling team couldn’t have concocted a worse scenario for its home opener. Add a tough Olathe North squad to the task of facing the 1996 state champs from Blue Valley, and the Lions certainly had their hands full Tuesday at the LHS gym.
December 10, 1997
The Douglas County AIDS Project is looking for a few angels. The agency’s annual membership drive began Dec. 1 with the theme “A Community of Angels Fighting AIDS.” The goal is to collect one hundred $100 contributions from the community, but any amount will be accepted.
DISMISSALS
December 10, 1997
Janet Lee Morgenstern and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
December 10, 1997
* Bill B. Williamson to Richard A. and Rose A. Baker — 1118 E. 1823 Road. * Raymond Earl and Vicki Denise Brown to Cindy S. Culjat — 2517 Kensington Road.
KU THEATER BUILDING PLAGUED BY WATER
December 10, 1997
The leaking roof that has damaged two stages, a rehearsal room and large amounts of storage area still needs fixing.
FOR FOOD CRITICS
December 10, 1997
The menu included bison, seafood and a touch of barbecue.
LL BE FINE IN TIME
December 10, 1997
Kansas University junior point guard Jelani Janisse did not play in KU’s first-round loss to Maryland on Sunday at the Franklin National Bank Classic in Washington. He had one assist and one turnover in one minute during Monday’s 89-71 consolation game victory over Pennsylvania.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 10, 1997
Dismissals Natalie N. Keenan, baby girl, Lawrence.
CITY MULLS DRAINAGE FEE APPEAL
December 10, 1997
The federal government doesn’t want to pay $1,145 a month in drainage fees for Haskell Indian Nations University. A city official now is weighing the evidence.
COMMISSION HONORS CITY RETIREES
December 10, 1997
A dozen city employees retired earlier this year, and their former bosses took time Tuesday night to hand out commemorative plaques and plenty of praise for their years of service. The retirees honored during Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission meeting:
GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL RAISES MONEY FOR BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
December 10, 1997
It’s a dream come true for those with a sweet tooth, but these gingerbread houses aren’t for eating.
SCHOOL CLOSING BREAKOUT
December 10, 1997
Will there be school? If the weather looks questionable, Lawrence school district officials try to decide by 6 a.m. whether to have school, said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent.
DIRECTORY REVEALS BUSINESS CLIMATE
December 10, 1997
First couple words then finish out the summary
S MY LIST
December 10, 1997
One of the holiday traditions at my house is that each of us gets to make a wish list to guide Santa on his shopping excursion. As you might expect, my list always includes a few kitchen tools and cookbooks. At the top of my list is “The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook” ($18.95 in paper). Editors Michael Bauer and Fran Irwin have compiled a collection of 350 recipes, many provided by noted Bay Area chefs, from the newspaper’s food pages.
REV. GEORGE B. OWEN
December 10, 1997
Memorial services for the Rev. George B. Owen, 86, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Owen died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at the home of his son in Baldwin.
GINGERBREAD WINNERS
December 10, 1997
Exterior decorators This year’s winners in the fourth annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction are:
FARMERS MARKET SETS HOLIDAY SESSION
December 10, 1997
The Lawrence Farmers Market will hold its annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2200 Harper. For more information call Mary Jo Mensie, 842-8723, Karen Pendleton, 843-1409, or Pat Snow, 594-2613.
SANTA HOUSE HOURS
December 10, 1997
The hours for the SEWS (spring, equinox, winter, solstice) Santa House are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Santa will not be available Thursday evenings.
KU EXPLORES STADIUM VIDEO BOARD OPTIONS
December 10, 1997
Kansas University football might be coming to a big screen near you soon. KU officials are working to bring a big-screen video board — commonly referred to as a JumboTron — to refurbished Memorial Stadium as early as next season.