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PEARL L. WULFKUHLE
February 9, 1997
Memorial services for Pearl L. Wulfkuhle, 96, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stull United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be at Stull Cemetery. Mrs. Wulfkuhle died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Topeka care home.
CHARGES FILED AFTER CAR STRIKES WOMAN
February 9, 1997
A Lawrence woman suffered minor injuries after a traffic altercation in a Lawrence restaurant parking lot.
MAN CHARGED IN TWO LAWRENCE RAPES
February 9, 1997
A warrant fora Lawrence man’s arrest was requested by prosecutors the day the second attack occurred.
OTTAWAN SETS SIGHTS ON SPEECH BAN
February 9, 1997
City commissioners are facing a formal complaint about their stance on public comments at commission meetings.
SOUND OFF
February 9, 1997
I have seen your archives on the Internet, but I was wondering if you’re planning a full index? How soon would that be up? How far back would it go? The Journal-World’s online archive now includes stories published on the web since August 1995.
SCHOOL BOARD
February 9, 1997
Here are the purchase contracts that the school board will consider for Free State High School: * $16,523 with Nill Brothers Sporting Goods for boys and girls basketball uniforms, including game jerseys and pants, practice jerseys and pants and warmup jerseys and pants.
HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING TEEN
February 9, 1997
A Lawrence family is seeking the public’s help in locating its teen-age son, who hasn’t been seen by his family for about a week. Robert Farrier, 16, is believed to be with his girlfriend, her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, all possibly in Pittsburg, said Doris Farrier, Robert’s mother.
LMH ENDOWMENT MERGES COMMITTEES
February 9, 1997
The local hospital’s endowment association has eliminated its board of governors.
NET
February 9, 1997
The Linwood Community Library is clearing some trunk room to take a spin into the modern information era. Starting at 3 p.m. today, the library is holding an overlooked book sale to clear space for new books and new computer equipment.
LAURA MARIE KIMBAL
February 9, 1997
Funeral services for Laura Marie Kimbal, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery, 1200 N.W. Menninger Road, Topeka. Mrs. Kimbal died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka.
SUPT. AL AZINGER REACTS TO CLINTON STATE OF UNION
February 9, 1997
Now, the Lawrence schools’ chief says, the focus will turn to Congress to put the plans into action.
ST. JOHN STUDENT WINS COUNTY SPELLING BEE
February 9, 1997
Starting with 30 students, it took several rounds and 128 words to determine a champion speller of Douglas County.
CLYDE DONALD COFFMAN
February 9, 1997
Funeral services for Clyde Donald Coffman, 84, Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery. Mr. Coffman died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
SOUND OFF
February 9, 1997
Why don’t teachers report to school on snow days to use that time for the collaboration time they need? Marcia Bone, director of human resources, responds: The state requires 186 six-hour days or 1,116 hours. Lawrence public schools operate on hours. Twelve hours have been added to the school calendar and designated as inclement weather days. By designating two days and agreeing to teach those two days, even if no inclement weather days are required, the state will allow the district to use a maximum of four inclement weather days without any makeup.
T THIS A VIOLATION OF FIRE CODE?
February 9, 1997
A couple of years ago, the KU athletics department was in hot water with the fire marshal for overselling the fieldhouse. After that, the athletics department instituted a new plan to make a more precise determination of how many students planned to attend a home game. The difference between students who pick up tickets and capacity determines how many general admission tickets are placed on sale.
SEVERAL PRIMARY FORUMS SET
February 9, 1997
Lawrence and area candidates will have ample opportunities for exposure through several public forums.
SOUND OFF
February 9, 1997
How much is USD 497 paying ServiceMaster? Couldn’t the school district save approximately $600,000 a year by eliminating ServiceMaster? Why isn’t eliminating this an option to closing schools? The cost for 1996-97 is $566,433, district officials said.
LEAGUE SPONSORING CANDIDATE FORUM
February 9, 1997
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County will sponsor a town meeting with candidates for the Lawrence school board and Lawrence City Commission Feb. 15 at Navarre Hall on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. Candidates will answer questions posed by the audience through a moderator.
GROUP SETS DATES FOR VINLAND FAIR
February 9, 1997
The Vinland Fair Assn. has set dates for its annual fair and hog-and-pancake supper. The fair, which will turn 90 this year, is scheduled for Aug. 14-Aug. 16 at the fairgrounds north of Vinland Elementary School.
ENSHRINEES FROM KANSAS AT TOP OF LIST
February 9, 1997
Sunday Woodling column Notes and quotes while wondering if, when Glen Mason departed Kansas for Minnesota, he realized he was leaving one basketball powerhouse for another. …
KU WOMEN CLAIM VICTORY MOST FOUL, 82-78 OVER ISU
February 9, 1997
Kansas’ 82-78 victory over Iowa State featured 21 lead changes and 10 ties.
LHS SWIMMERS WIN SECOND STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE
February 9, 1997
Jonathan Hemphill and Jun Kuribayashi both won two events and swam on the Lions’ first-place 400 freestyle relay team.
COUNTY TO DECIDE SUBDIVISION FLAP
February 9, 1997
A rural subdivision proposal has raised several thorny issues for the Douglas County Commission.
EMPLOYERS SUPPORT PARENTING PROGRAM TO KICK OFF
February 9, 1997
A new program designed to support working parents will kick off on Thursday.
BOND APPROVED FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION
February 9, 1997
A $1.5 million bond issue will pave the way for new residential development in southwest Ottawa. City council members approved the bond issue, which will build about 12 blocks of road on 17th Street, from Main to Eisenhower, said Ottawa City Clerk Scott Bird. Council members also annexed three blocks of land that is along the route at their Wednesday night meeting.
KANSAS TRAVELS TO IOWA STATE TODAY
February 9, 1997
Sixth-ranked Iowa State has won five straight games since falling to Kansas, 80-67, on Jan. 13.
KIDS MARCH TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN
February 9, 1997
Schoolchildren braved the cold Saturday morning to help save their schools.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 9, 1997
Births Steven and Marcy Eudaly, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
IS IT TRUE THAT THE HEAD START PROGRAM AT KENNEDY SCHOOL WILL BE MOVED OUT OF THAT BUILDING IF THE FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED?
February 9, 1997
Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said, “We would probably look at moving it to another location.”
I DO. BUT NOT AS OFTEN
February 9, 1997
By the numbers, marriage is a fading institution in Kansas.
JOBS OUT THERE FOR SAVVY KU GRADUATES
February 9, 1997
This year’s KU graduates — especially engineering and computer science — will be able to explore a variety of good job options.
IF THE CURRENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DO VOTE TO CLOSE THE FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WILL THE PEOPLE RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS AND WHO OPPOSE THE CLOSINGS HAVE A CHANCE TO REVERSE THE DECISION T
February 9, 1997
Supt. Al Azinger said, “A board’s decision is not binding on a future board, within certain legal limitations. In the case of school consolidations, a future board could change the decision.”
POLICE INVESTIGATE BAR BURGLARY
February 9, 1997
Police investigating break-in at bar
STUDENTS LEARN HANDS-ON AT TECHNOLOGY CENTER
February 9, 1997
DeSoto Sigh School students are reaping the benefits of the only bond issue passed in Kansas exclusively for technology.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 9, 1997
Injury accidents *Allann Austin, Lawrence, was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:38 p.m. Saturday at Ninth and Vermont. He was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BOARD PREPARES FOR SCHOOL-CLOSINGS DECISION
February 9, 1997
Monday night, parents and children from four schools will know the fates of those schools.
AMES, IOWATHE DECIBEL LEVEL IN 14,200-SEAT HILTON COLISEUM MAY REACH AN ALL-TIME HIGH TODAY WHEN NO. 6 IOWA STATE MEETS TOP-RANKED KANSAS.
February 9, 1997
Tipoff is 2:05 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 5 and 13. All-time Cyclone fan favorite Fred Hoiberg, who grew up in Ames, will have his jersey No. 32 retired in a halftime ceremony. Before the game, a proclamation will be read deeming today “Fred Hoiberg Day” in Ames.
THREE KU FACULTY GET KEELER PROFESSORSHIPS
February 9, 1997
Three Kansas University faculty will be freed from departmental responsibilities for one semester so they can pursue professional development activities. Recipients of 1997-98 Keeler Family Intra-University Professorships are Elizabeth Kuznesof, professor of history; Lisa Bitel, associate professor of history and women’s studies; and Iris Smith, associate professor of English.
S FIRST ESCAPEE PLEADS GUILTY TO NUMEROUS CHARGES
February 9, 1997
Man who robbed, broke out of jail pleads guilty
SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT SCHOOL BUSES
February 9, 1997
Safety around school buses is imperative, bus company officials say.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PICKS UP AWARD IN D.C.
February 9, 1997
Lawrence schools’ staff development earns award
DISMISSALS
February 9, 1997
Tiffany Wooten, Lawrence, Saturday. Jill Champagne and daughter, Lawrence, Saturday.
JAMES O. KINNETT
February 9, 1997
Graveside services for James O. Kinnett, 79, of Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Prairie Home Cemetery, northwest of Topeka. Mr. Kinnett died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
KANU GETS NEW BOARD MEMBER
February 9, 1997
KANU-91.5 FM, Kansas University’s public radio station, recently appointed a new advisory board member. W. Brock Kretsinger, an Emporia physician, joined the volunteer board upon appointment by Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
DIED IN BATTLE, REMEMBERED IN KANSAS
February 9, 1997
The names of eight Douglas County residents who were killed in action, died while missing or died from wounds suffered during the Korean War will be remembered in a Korean War Memorial now under construction at Wichita’s Veterans Memorial Park: * Capt. Carl F. Barlow, Marines, killed July 13, 1953
RESEARCHERS OFTEN CALLED TO FIND THE OBSCURE
February 9, 1997
SLT OPPONENTS FORMALLY THREATEN TO SUE
February 9, 1997
The litigation phase of the South Lawrence Trafficway project may be about to begin.
HEALTH FACILITY PROPOSAL GETS GO-AHEAD
February 9, 1997
Construction is likely to begin in September for a new public health building.