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LOCAL POLICE USE PRECAUTION
February 20, 1997
Kansas law regarding traffic stops could change, following a ruling Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court. High court justices said police officers can order all passengers out of cars stopped for routine traffic violations. In Kansas, law enforcement officers can check passengers if they suspect a crime is being committed.
SEBADOH DELIVERS DIVERSE CONCERT
February 20, 1997
Sebadoh, the indie rock sweethearts of Boston, played its trademark eclectic mix of heartfelt songs and thrashing rockers to a full crowd Tuesday night at Liberty Hall. Loyal fans remained quiet between songs with a reverence for the unassuming master songwriter, Lou Barlow. Sebadoh started off slow with “Brand New Love” from its fourth album, “Bang Your Head On The Punk Rock,” and took its time between songs, tuning up leisurely, as if still practicing in a basement. The pace picked up after Barlow broke into the crowd pleaser “Ocean,” the beautiful, hook-laden tune from their new album, “Harmacy.”
KURIBAYASHI WANTS STATE CROWN
February 20, 1997
Lawrence High senior Jun Kuribayashi’s name is listed on the Lions’ record board six times — more than any other LHS boys swimmer. Kuribayashi holds the school record in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. He’s also listed on two record-setting relay teams.
RAPE OF KU STUDENT INVESTIGATED
February 20, 1997
Police investigate reported rape
PUBLIC TRANSIT TO GET PUBLIC HEARING NEXT MONTH
February 20, 1997
Mayor John Nalbandian said public transportation would get a public hearing at city hall sometime next month.
THE KAW VALLEY PLAQUE MAY COME HOME
February 20, 1997
It’s possible the bronze plaque that’s been missing from the walls of the former Kaw Valley School building will come home soon. J. Kristian Pueschel, headmaster at Bishop Seabury Academy, hopes the 60-pound dedication plaque will again grace the hallway of the former Lawrence public school building. The academy, an Episcopal day school, has plans to open next fall in the Kaw Valley building, about three miles east of Lawrence.
WHO WILL DESIGN THE LAC EXPANSION?
February 20, 1997
Has the architect for the proposed Lawrence Arts Center expansion been hired? I’m confused. The Historic Resources Commission seems to have had reservations about the “design.” And I have heard that the architect for the project is David Evans, Arts Center director Ann Evans’ husband. Yet, I have also heard Arts Center board members say the building has not yet been designed. What’s the deal? The architect for the Lawrence Arts Center expansion has not yet been hired, LAC board president Marilyn Dobski said.
LMH TO FIGHT APPEAL
February 20, 1997
Lawrence Memorial Hospital attorneys to join case barring Columbia from building another local hospital.
S PULLOUT LEAVES CITY FRUSTRATED
February 20, 1997
The loss of a major employer has left Ottawa city and business leaders feeling disappointed.
S FUTURE UNCERTAIN WITH DEATH OF LEADER
February 20, 1997
China won’t change overnight with the death of Deng Xiaoping, KU professors say.
CORRECTION ON SORORITY GPA GRAPHIC
February 20, 1997
A graphic in Sunday’s edition of the Journal-World incorrectly identified Sigma Delta Tau. The organization is a sorority at Kansas University.
GOP GROUP PLANS MEMBERSHIP MEETING
February 20, 1997
Republican women plan membership meeting
CRIME COMMISSION BACKS DISCIPLINE PROCESS
February 20, 1997
The Koch Crime Commission announced its endorsement and sponsorship of an innovative disciplinary process for use in Kansas schools. The program is called LADDS (Logical Approach to Developing Discipline Strategies.) LADDS is based on the belief that discipline must be treated with the same importance as the development of curriculum and instruction. The program is student and teacher-centered, with emphasis on teaching and learning the intended curriculum. It is designed to provide the school community with a discipline foundation that supports teaching and learning of the curriculum for all students, including those who misbehave.
FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS
February 20, 1997
When Sandy Lyne comes to town, you can bet students will do a little exploring. Lyne, poet-in-residence for the Lawrence school district, worked for two weeks with students at Woodlawn, Hillcrest and Deerfield schools, as well as West Junior High School and Lawrence Alternative High School.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 20, 1997
Police reports * Lawrence police detectives Wednesday arrested two Lawrence men for an assortment of charges. Michael James Yellowbird, 18, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, criminal damage and a warrant for a juvenile court violation. Anthony J. Humes, 18, was arrested for aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal damage. Both were being held in the Douglas County Jail Wednesday night without bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if the arrests were related. Details were not available Wednesday night.
MCLOUTH APPROVES HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION
February 20, 1997
The McLouth city council on Tuesday night approved a permit for a 6,800-square-foot addition to McLouth High School. Six additional classrooms will be used in the addition.
LESTER SHUGHART
February 20, 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.
S OFFENSE OFF, BUT KU WOMEN SURVIVE
February 20, 1997
Three, or perhaps even two seasons ago, Kansas senior guard Tamecka Dixon wouldn’t have enjoyed a game like Wednesday night’s. The Jayhawks defeated archrival Missouri, 70-60, at Allen Fieldhouse, but it wasn’t the best night for Dixon. Dixon struggled offensively, scoring just one point in the first half and only 14 for the entire game. Dixon even went down with a twisted ankle in the second half.
CHIAPAS DEMONSTRATION SET KU TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CONFLICT
February 20, 1997
A demonstration to show support for indigenous peoples of Chiapas, Mexico, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in front of Wescoe Hall at Kansas University. Organizers hope the event will raise public awareness about the ongoing conflict between some groups and the Mexican government.
SOUND OFF
February 20, 1997
How often is the helipad used at Lawrence Memorial Hospital? The hospital hasn’t kept a running total of the landings at the helipad, which was built last April. However, Janice Early-Weas, director of community relations at LMH, said the emergency room has recorded 61 helicopter flights since April. Based on that total and figures from the LifeFlight and LifeStar helicopter services, Early-Weas said it is used about five times a month, mostly to transfer patients to other hospitals.
LAFRENTZ HAVING BANNER SEASON
February 20, 1997
He’s been mentioned as a leading candidate for the Big 12 Player of the Year award. He’s emerging as a strong contender for first-team Assocated Press All-America honors. Kansas junior forward Raef LaFrentz is “the man” in college basketball right now, riding a string of eight consecutive 20-plus point outings.
COUNCIL AGREES TO DISAGREE ON HIGHER ED GOVERNANCE
February 20, 1997
Factional fighting prevented a state council from reaching agreement on a new structure for managing postsecondary education.
FOR THE RECORD
February 20, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses:
HASKELL PRESIDENT SEEKS SLT DELAY
February 20, 1997
The South Lawrence Trafficway will hurt Haskell Indian Nations University unless the road is built farther south, the school’s president says.
SKIING FIELD TRIPSHIT
February 20, 1997
Snow Creek Ski Area has become a magnet for school field trips.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL POETRY
February 20, 1997
These poems are written by seventh-grade students at West Junior High School, taught by Karla Andre. Into the Woods
EVANS TO HAVE JERSEY RETIRED SATURDAY
February 20, 1997
Ray Evans had his Kansas football jersey No. 42 retired in 1947. Now 49 years later, Evans’ basketball jersey No. 15 will be retired and placed high in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse at halftime of Saturday’s home finale against Kansas State.
CITY MANAGER WINS PRAISE, PAY HIKE
February 20, 1997
City Manager Mike Wildgen offers trustworthy advice and excellent financial management, his bosses agreed Tuesday.
UNITY CHURCH GETS NEW PASTOR
February 20, 1997
The new pastor at Unity Church of Lawrence stresses “warmth and compassion.”
OTTAWA ADMINISTRATOR GETS AWARD
February 20, 1997
Ottawa vice principal honored by association
SOUND OFF
February 20, 1997
Is Glen Mason married to local dentist Mary Kay Wilkerson? Yes.
TRAFFICWAY NEWS STUNS COUNTY OFFICIALS
February 20, 1997
Douglas County commissioners voted to resume design of the eastern five miles of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
KANSAS WOMEN GAIN REVENGE
February 20, 1997
Well, now, that’s more like it. Senior Angie Halbleib, mired in a shooting slump since contracting a nasty bout of the flu earlier this season, finally found her offensive rhythm Wednesday night in Kansas’ 70-60 victory over Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse.
LAWRENCE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL POETRY
February 20, 1997
Student poets share their works This poetry was written by students in Susie diZerega’s creative writing classes at Lawrence Alternative High School. Several of the poems are untitled.
HOMER C. ALTENBERND
February 20, 1997
Mass of Christian burial for Homer C. Altenbernd, 74, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Altenbernd died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was a life long resident and farmer.
BIRTHS
February 20, 1997
Menaka and Masjlamany Ragu, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Loren Allen and Marlana Mott, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
4-H SCALING BACK IN WAKE OF BUDGET SHORTFALL
February 20, 1997
The Douglas County 4-H program is digging out of a budget shortfall but remains in the red.
SALLIE MAE EXPANDS OFFICE AND SERVICES
February 20, 1997
Privatization and a successful specialized collection department have opened the door for more employees and services.
KU BBALL NOTES (DID WE HAVE?)
February 20, 1997
Kansas has gained at least a share of the first-ever Big 12 men’s basketball title. Texas tripped Iowa State, 57-56, on Wednesday night in Austin, Texas, dropping the Cyclones’ record to 9-4 in the conference with three games to play. Texas and Colorado also possess 9-4 marks.
DEBATE TOURNEY SCHEDULED AT KU
February 20, 1997
KU debate teams to host tournament