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SOUND OFF
February 19, 1997
I’ve heard that school district officials plan to go to Myrtle Beach to look at an alternative junior high program. How much will that cost the district? Who is going? Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent, said that assistant principals from each junior high school, one LHS assistant principal and one elementary principal will attend “America’s At-Risk Youth National Forum” Feb. 23-26 in South Carolina. These principals serve as part of a task force studying alternatives to expulsion and out-of-school suspension. Registration is $165 per participant, and their travel expenses are estimated at $3,500. Budget authorization for this trip is from the school administration educational in-service fund.
U.S. SEN. PAT ROBERTS TO SPEAK AT LUNCHEON
February 19, 1997
Newly elected U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., will speak Friday at a luncheon in Lawrence. The luncheon, sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will begin at noon Friday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR OUTLINES PROJECTS
February 19, 1997
Tonganoxie’s new city administrator took center stage Tuesday during an annual community meeting. “Let me say first that Tonganoxie, to me, is an outstanding opportunity,” said Chris Eppley, substituting for mayor Herbert Robbins during the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. “I feel very fortunate to be here.”
ERS IN BREAD MAKING
February 19, 1997
A rural Douglas County woman is doing her part to keep bread making from becoming a lost art.
SECOND METH ARREST MADE THIS WEEK
February 19, 1997
A second person has been arrested this week for allegedly selling methamphetamines. Douglas Scott Marstall, 17, Topeka, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on Tuesday night on charges of offering to sell methamphetamines, sale of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia.
GARDEN SHOW TO BE FEB. 28-MARCH 2
February 19, 1997
The annual garden show features many educational seminars.
FOUR BEATING SUSPECTS CHARGED
February 19, 1997
Four people suspected of beating a man near the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets were each charged Tuesday with battery, a misdemeanor. John A. Spottedelk, 43, 1510 Lindenwood Ln., Justin P. Fixico, 25, 1707 Wildwood, Paula R. Leflore, 20, 1947 Miller, and Anthony J. Jernigan, 25, no address listed, were charged with battery in Douglas County district court. All were scheduled to return to court Feb. 27 for trial setting.
TEEN SHOWS POLICE WAY TO STOLEN ITEMS
February 19, 1997
A Lawrence boy facing several criminal charges was startled to find police had tracked him down — after the boy set off illegal bottle rockets to light the way. Wesley W. Wilks, 17, out of Douglas County Jail on bond for auto burglary and felony theft at the time, was charged Tuesday with three additional counts of auto burglary, a felony, and several other counts of theft. Wilks has been charged as an adult.
CAMPERS WAIT IT OUT AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE
February 19, 1997
It may be camping out, but it’s not exactly roughing it. Computers, hammocks, bean bag chairs and even a television are making life a little more posh for students who began camping out at Allen Fieldhouse at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, waiting for the best seats in the house for the KU-K-State game Saturday.
COUNTY AGENDA
February 19, 1997
Douglas County commissioners will discuss signing onto a $709,000 contract for design services on the controversial eastern five miles of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The contract, which is between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas City, Mo., engineering firm HNTB Corp., provides for updating surveys and designs that were begun four years ago, before the trafficway project stalled.
CANDIDATES TALK ABOUT TRANSPORTATION
February 19, 1997
Public transportation is popular among city commission candidates, but not all agree on what system is best for Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
February 19, 1997
How will the board of education monitor and maintain the recently purchased property at 1346 R.I. Will the board take action to prevent adjacent property owners from using the church parking lot as an outdoor repair shop for vehicles, especially on weekends? The property at 1346 R.I. was purchased by the board with an eye to the future, to try to improve the site at Central Junior High School, said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent. The building is in very poor shape, he said. The district has talked with some individuals who wanted to move the building, but it was decided by those people and the district that the building is not worth moving, Fiegel said. Therefore, the district will make plans to remove the building from the site and fix up the vacant lot, he said.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FROM 2/18/97 MEETING
February 19, 1997
Ice rink proposal needs firm estimates
RULES FOR ALLEN FIELDHOUSE CAMPING
February 19, 1997
Rules for Camping at Allen Field House Rules for Camping at Allen Fieldhouse
LHS STUDENTS AT MODEL UN
February 19, 1997
Thirty LHS students attended the Ninth Annual Model United Nations at the University of Chicago Feb. 6-9. Model UN is an intensive conference where 17 committees of the United Nations are simulated with competent chairpersons from the University of Chicago. Topics debated include indigenous people and their rights, world health affairs such as tuberculosis, women’s rights, China and Taiwan relations and the environment.
FOR THE RECORD
February 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SEVERAL ADVANCED-VOTING OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN
February 19, 1997
Nearly 150 people have taken advantage of advanced voting for the Feb. 25 city commission and school board primary election. The Douglas County clerk’s office will offer two hours of advanced voting this weekend at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, according to Patty Jaimes, county clerk. It will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; and from 8 a.m. to noon Monday.
LECOMPTON SEEKING LAWN MOWER
February 19, 1997
The Lecompton city council Tuesday night tied down a couple of animal-related issues. The council approved a one-year contract with Perry veterinarian Dr. Kevin Kuenzi for him to house stray dogs. Cost is about $100 per dog.
BREAD RECIPES FROM MARTH NIEDER
February 19, 1997
English Muffins 1 cup milk, scalded and cooled
KU WOMEN HOPE TO AVENGE LOSS TO MU
February 19, 1997
A 68-66 setback at Missouri earlier this month was Kansas’ only loss to an unranked team this season.
GRIMM NOT EXPECTED TO BE PENALIZED
February 19, 1997
Kansas coach Roy Williams called Derek Grimm’s shot at Raef LaFrentz “inappropriate.”
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MOVING TO HIGH SCHOOL
February 19, 1997
Willie Amison first will deal with the transition of East Heights School students who will attend Kenndey next year.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 19, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * A soda machine valued on a police report at $1,000 was taken between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday from an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Mitchell.
COLORADO SPRINGSKANSAS SIGNEE ERIC CHENOWITH IS ONE OF 12 PLAYERS SELECTED TUESDAY FOR THE U.S. JUNIOR SELECT NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM THAT WILL COMPETE IN THE NIKE HOOP SUMMIT GAME ON APRIL 19.
February 19, 1997
The 7-foot-1 Chenowith was among the players chosen to face an international select team of players age 20 and younger in the third annual event that benefits the Basketball Hall of Fame. This year’s game will be played at the Disney Wide World of Sports Fieldhouse near Orlando, Fla., and will be broadcast by CBS.
LESTER SHUGHART
February 19, 1997
Lester G. Shughart Oskaloosa — Services for Lester G. “Pete” Shughart, 93, Winchester, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Plum Grove Cemetery, northeast of Oskaloosa.
RISING TO GREATNESS
February 19, 1997
Martha Nieder shares a wealth of practical bread-making tips during her sessions with 4-H’ers. Here are a few of them: * Bread flour, which contains gluten and makes elastic dough, costs a bit more but is worth the investment, particularly if you’re making whole wheat or multigrain bread.
LAWRENCE HIGH CROWNS ROYALTY
February 19, 1997
Lawrence High School seniors have been crowned as king and queen of the annual Valentine’s Dance. Katie Bruner was crowned queen, and Brian Handshy was crowned king by sophomore class president Riley Scott.
CARBONDALESANTA FE TRAIL AVENGED AN EARLIER LOSS TO DESOTO WITH A 54-39 GIRLS BASKETBALL VICTORY ON TUESDAY AND REMAIN IN FIRST PLACE OF THE KAW VALLEY LEAGUE.
February 19, 1997
SFT’s Megan Carter, a 6-foot-3 junior, scored a game-high 23 ponts. DeSoto (12-5) was led by Shari Moore, who scored 18 points on six three-pointers. She had all 12 Wildcat points in the fourth quarter.
PERRY-LECOMPTON GIRLS FINALLY SHOW UP
February 19, 1997
One of these days, Tonganoxie girls basketball coach Bart Swartz says, his players will become so mad they won’t take it anymore. Swartz watched another Chieftains’ swoon Tuesday night. Tonganoxie led 15-11 at halftime, but Perry-Lecompton roared back for a 57-27 Kaw Valley League basketball victory.
CLINTON INSIDER BLURS POLITICAL LINES
February 19, 1997
Apologies and polls don’t add up to good reading in Dick Morris’ “Behind the Oval Office.” President Bill Clinton occasionally gets himself into trouble by figuratively sticking his foot in his mouth. Dick Morris, the self-proclaimed Svengali of Clinton’s 1996 re-election, got himself into trouble by literally sticking his foot in someone else’s mouth.
LHS HERITAGE PANEL TO HOLD FORUM
February 19, 1997
A Lawrence High School group that has been formed to fight prejudice and discrimination and celebrate cultural heritage will hold its first community meeting Wednesday night. The first communitywide presentation by the LHS Heritage Panel will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the city commission room at Lawrence’s city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
BRONZE JAYHAWK RETURNS TO CAMPUS PERCH
February 19, 1997
Repaired and renovated, the bronze Jayhawk was re-installed Tuesday morning on Kansas University’s campus.
LINWOOD SETS DATE FOR OVID SNIDER DAY
February 19, 1997
The Linwood City Council approved a building permit at the Tuesday meeting and set the date for the annual Ovid Snider Day. Ovid Snider Day is observed to honor a person or people who have given community service, mayor Arlene Pritchard said. This year’s honorees, Gwen and Ron Smith, will be given the award during a presentation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at the Community Building.
SUBS SPARK TONGIE PAST PERRY
February 19, 1997
Right in the middle of Tonganoxie’s boys basketball battle with rival Perry-Lecompton on Tuesday night, Tongie coach Todd Adrian couldn’t believe his eyes. “The thing that disgusted me is that we were showing no heart against our archrival on our own home court,” Adrian said after the Chieftains rallied for a 54-46 victory.
IDEAS EXPRESSED AT FORUM
February 19, 1997
School board candidates talk about their plans and meet with public.
FACULTY QUESTION PARKING PROSALS
February 19, 1997
SOUND OFF
February 19, 1997
How do I get autographs of KU basketball players? KU officials encourage autograph seekers to contact student-athletes after events. Otherwise, they prefer you contact the respective basketball offices. The women’s basketball office phone number is 864-4938. The men’s basketball office phone number is 864-3056.
DID GRIMM ROUGH RAEF MALICIOUSLY?
February 19, 1997
You may or may not have noticed a trend in basketball officiating now that the Big Eight Conference has given way to the Big 12. No longer do we see on a regular basis such familiar faces as Stanley Reynolds, Scott Thornley, Denny Freund, David Hall, Jerry Petro and Paul Janssen. Still another long-time Big Eight official, Rick Wulkow, has retired.
S LYONS SAVING BEST FOR LAST
February 19, 1997
Tim Lyons gave up baseball — twice. A high school shortstop who didn’t pitch until college, Lyons tripped over the mound in his first relief appearance for Kansas University.
TODDLER NEEDS TO LEARN GROUND RULES FOR GOOD EATING HABITS
February 19, 1997
Susan Krumm answers questions I am really concerned about my preschooler’s eating habits. Some days she hardly eats anything at all. How can I force my child to eat the right foods?
LIONS ROCK ROCKHURST, 82-68
February 19, 1997
Go figure. Four days after the school’s worst offensive performance in 23 years, Lawrence High erupted for 48 first-half points and hung on for an 82-68 boys basketball victory over Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst on Tuesday in the Lions’ gym.
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February 19, 1997
Langston’s is closed, but it may continue to host private parties and reopen later with a new concept, Lawrence city commissioners decided.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 19, 1997
Births Anne and Craig Patterson, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
EAST HEIGHTS PARENTS VOW TO FIGHT SCHOOL CLOSING
February 19, 1997
East Heights parents don’t plan to go quietly.
LET YOURSELF GO WITH WILD RICE
February 19, 1997
Wild about wild rice: I realized the other day that my cupboard was uncharacteristically bare of wild rice. Although its price — usually about $7 a pound — makes it too dear to be regarded as a staple, it’s one of those foods whose occasional appearance on my plate is essential to my well-being.
S MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
February 19, 1997
Scot Pollard, who has missed eight games because of a stress fracture in his left foot, is expected to play Saturday against Kansas State.
THEIR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE LOSS.
February 19, 1997
“It was a fun game,” Oskaloosa coach Jim Moore said. “But we had three guys foul out, and we turned the ball over a couple times.” Tim Carreno scored 20 ponts to lead Oskaloosa’s balanced attack. Curtis Kitchen contributed 14 points. Matt Klinksick and Kris Cannon chipped in 13 apiece for the Bears (5-11).
SCHOOL BUILDING PLAQUE IS POINT OF CONTROVERSY
February 19, 1997
A 60-pound plaque that once hung in a Lawrence schoolhouse has become a lightning rod for controversy.
SAYS OUR THROWAWAYS TELL ALL
February 19, 1997
An archeologist who studies garbage will speak this morning in Lawrence at a conference on household hazardous waste.