Archive for Saturday, February 15, 1997

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VOLUNTEERS DONATE AFGHANS TO SALVATION ARMY
February 15, 1997
February is known as a chilly month, but Lawrence resident Bj Spencer and a group of her friends are feeling warm. Spencer and a crew of 48 volunteers have spent the last two months knitting and crocheting rectangles. Volunteers have met at the Douglas County Senior Center for the past three weeks assembling the pieces into complete afghans that they donated to the Salvation Army.
ORCHESTRA TAKES CROWD FOR RIDE
February 15, 1997
The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra took its audience on an emotional ride Friday night, starting with compositions reflecting the brash new wave of Mexican symphonic music and ending with a rare tuba concerto and a traditional Tchaikovsky. The nearly 2 1/2-hour concert had two purposes: to highlight the works of Mexican composers as part of the university’s semester-long Fiesta de la Cultura Mexicana and to premiere a tuba concerto by KU music professor James Barnes.
CHARLES SHARP SERVICES
February 15, 1997
Arrangements are pending for Charles Sharp, age unavailable, Lawrence. Mr. Sharp died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
SOS AGAINST BOARD RECALL
February 15, 1997
SOS does not advocate ousting board members Committee to Save Our Schools member Kurt Thurmaier understands the sentiment behind the proposed recall of school board members Mary Loveland, Carol Linhos and Maley Wilkins, but he doesn’t sanction it.
RESTAURANT ROBBERY SUSPECT AT LARGE
February 15, 1997
Lawrence police on Thursday were looking for a man suspected of robbing a southwest Lawrence restaurant after tying up an employee in an office. A suspect had not been identified late Thursday.
LINWOOD COMMUNITY BUILDING MAY CHANGE HANDS
February 15, 1997
Library directors here are checking out a plan to take over the Linwood community building. Juanita Sheets, library district treasurer, said district officers hoped to obtain a federal grant to pay off loans for the building and increase its handicapped accessibility.
BOOK
February 15, 1997
KU’s chancellor welcomes scholars who add to understanding of author Zora Neale Hurston — even if it means correcting his mistakes.
F.W. HUSTON
February 15, 1997
Services for F.W. Huston, 90, Winchester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reformed Presbyterian Church, Winchester. Dr. Huston died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Winchester.
SOUND OFF
February 15, 1997
How much money has the school district put into Kennedy and New York schools in the last 10 years and what was that money used for, such as new libraries, etc.? Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said Kennedy School was added onto in 1987. A new gym, library and several classrooms were built for $2.05 million, he said. Since then, several capital outlay projects have been completed. All of these projects were smaller and ranged in cost between $500 and $210,000 for replacing roofs, air-conditioning units, drainage improvements, classroom remodeling and window replacements, he said.
EUDORA BOARD DISCUSSES BUDGET
February 15, 1997
Eudora school board members were asked Thursday night to give direction to district administrators for the 1997-98 budget. Supt. Dan Bloom asked the board for input on the current $5 million budget draft that he said was $43,000 too high. Bloom added that the state would probably pick up the excess amount not currently funded.
JERRY W. BROWN
February 15, 1997
Private graveside services for Jerry W. Brown, 62, Eudora, will be held at Grantville Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ARTWORK TO BE DISPLAYED AT LIED
February 15, 1997
Twenty-six original artworks by some of the best contemporary artists in Kansas will be exhibited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through March 3 during The Lied Center performances. This Series Nineteen exhibit, a project of the Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas, showcases two-dimensional postcard-sized works. Postcard reproduction sets are available.
KU, K-STATE FANS SOUGHT FOR BLOOD DRIVE
February 15, 1997
KU and K-State fans are encouraged to show support for their respective teams by donating blood during “Battle for Blood.” KWIC 99.3 is sponsoring “Battle for Blood” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Kansas Blood Services, Sixth and Gateway Drive. KU has won with the most donations during the previous battles, but the score has always been close. Event T-shirts will be given to donors. Kansas Blood Services supplies blood to 10 hospitals in northeast Kansas, including Lawrence Memorial Hospital. New donors are always needed to help meet patients’ needs. For more information about giving blood or to schedule an appointment, call 843-5383.
KNEA ESSAY CONTEST TO BE HELD
February 15, 1997
The Kansas National Education Assn. is sponsoring the second “A Teacher to Remember” student essay contest in honor of National Teacher Day. The deadline is March 1. Entries should be sent to KNEA Teacher Essay Contest, 715 West 10th St., Topeka 66612-1686. Students are to write about a special public school teacher, either current or past, who made a positive impact on their lives. Essays for students in grades 3 through 8 are limited to 250 words, and essays for students in grades 9 through 12 are limited to 500 words.
LAWRENCE COMPANIES AWARDED GRANTS
February 15, 1997
The Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing recently awarded grants to Brown Cargo Van, Inc. and DAVOL, Inc., both of Lawrence. Brown Cargo Van, 807 E. 29th St., received a $9,200 Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) grant to train five new employees. The company will also provide $2,500 in matching funds.
CITY PRIMARY CANDIDATES SQUARE OFF
February 15, 1997
All 12 candidates for the city commission primary election outlined their positions during a forum Thursday night.
EDGAR EVERETT JR.
February 15, 1997
Services for Edgar Everett Jr., 54, Winchester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Winchester Christian Church of Christ. Mr. Everett died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at the Jefferson County Geriatric Center, Winchester.
PARTIES, PRIZES MARK AFTER-PROM BASHES
February 15, 1997
Prom goes communitywide in lavish, after-dance parties Helping the cause
TOPEKA MAN FOUND GUILTY IN 1996 SHOOTING
February 15, 1997
Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours Friday before finding Damon McCray guilty of first-degree murder.
MOST PRESIDENTS HAD PETS, SAYS KSU PROFESSOR
February 15, 1997
From parrots to raccoons, most U.S. presidents had animals in the White House.
SHOOTING SUSPECTS CHARGED
February 15, 1997
A Lawrence family hopes to raise awareness about the increased incidents of violence in Lawrence spurred by what they say are visitors from out of town.
BLOTTER
February 15, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HAROLD O. MCLEES
February 15, 1997
Services for Harold O. “Mac” McLees, 75, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mr. McLees died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at his home.
SOUND OFF
February 15, 1997
Are there plans to pave the gravel road connecting Kasold Drive and new Kansas Highway 10? John Pasley, Douglas County’s project manager on the South Lawrence Trafficway, said there are no plans to pave that road at this time.
S BLIMP COMPANY EXPANDING
February 15, 1997
A KU graduate revived a dead industry of developing a simple, inexpensive airship.
CORRECTION
February 15, 1997
Allison Potter, 3, Lawrence, was misidentified in a photograph Friday. *
ZACHARIAH BURTON
February 15, 1997
Services for Zachariah Burton, 67, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mr. Burton died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at his home.