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SPEECHES TO FOLLOW SENIOR DAY GAME
February 21, 1997
Kansas’ six seniors will have a chance to display their oratorical skills, as well as their basketball skills, on Saturday. Speeches from Jacque Vaughn, Jerod Haase, Scot Pollard, B.J. Williams, Joel Branstrom and Steve Ransom will follow the Jayhawks’ Senior Day contest against Kansas State.
REGENTS OFFER QUALIFIED SUPPORT FOR GOVERNANCE BILL
February 21, 1997
If necessary, the Kansas Board of Regents agree to assume authority of the state’s 19 community colleges.
LHS SWIMMERS POISED FOR STATE TITLE RUN
February 21, 1997
Lawrence High senior Fabio Simoes isn’t fazed by the pressure surrounding this weekend’s state swimming and diving meet at Kansas University’s Robinson Natatorium. Simoes is one of 11 LHS qualifiers who will try to help the Lions capture the school’s first state championship in boys swimming.
TAX FIGHT LONG WAY FROM OVER, SAY LOCAL LEGISLATORS
February 21, 1997
The battle over how to provide tax relief is just beginning, say Lawrence’s state legislators.
KU READY FOR FLOWER DELUGE
February 21, 1997
KU officials aren’t sure what they’ll do with many flowers expected to shower the basketball court at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
February 21, 1997
Debra Allen-Barnes Contributions, $100; in-kind contributions, $0; expenditures, $0.
BEDORECOL
February 21, 1997
Someone is playing a mean trick on Jacque Vaughn. There’s n o way he’s a Kansas University senior preparing to play his final game in Allen Fieldhouse. His college basketball hourglass couldn’t possibly have run out of sand this quickly, could it?
SOUND OFF
February 21, 1997
Is there a day when the city sanitation department comes around and picks up large objects, such as furniture? Actually, city crews pick up such items five days a week. To schedule a special pickup, call the city’s solid waste division at 832-3022.
SCHOLARSHIP CREATED IN MEMORY OF KU GRAD ANDERSON
February 21, 1997
Journalism students to benefit from KU gift
STUDENTS, REGENTS PUSH BUDGET IDEAS
February 21, 1997
Increases in state funding for KU faculty and staff salaries and for buying new academic technology hang in the balance in Topeka.
LHS GIRLS RALLY PAST SM WEST
February 21, 1997
Lawrence High outscored Shawnee Mission West 20-10 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 51-47 Sunflower League girls basketball victory on Thursday in the Vikings’ gym. The Lions (5-13 overall, 2-6 in the league) trailed 37-31 heading into the fourth quarter before Jennifer Brosseau and Somer Easterwood ignited Lawrence’s comeback.
SOUND OFF
February 21, 1997
If the city approves the liquor license that Lawrence Community Theatre has applied for, what will happen to the drug-free school zone signs that surround Central Junior High School? Donna Osness, the district’s coordinator of substance abuse education, said the signs would not be affected. In checks with city, county and state officials, she said, she was told the drug-free zone signs do not apply to alcohol.
HODGES TOPS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, SPENDING LISTS
February 21, 1997
Erv Hodges is spending for two elections
ADMISSIONS
February 21, 1997
Shannon McWilliams, Lawrence. Dismissals
SM WEST NEXT FOR LHS BOYS
February 21, 1997
Don’t expect Lawrence High to erupt for another 80-point outing tonight against Shawnee Mission West. The Lions are coming off a season-high 84-point total in a victory over Kansas City Rockhurst on Tuesday.
KU HEADCOUNT PLUMMETS BY 416
February 21, 1997
University tally down 1.2 percent; KU falls 1.8 percent
FIGHT ENSUES AFTER CLUB DOOR KICKED IN
February 21, 1997
Two security guards were treated for deep cuts, and one man was arrested but later released.
DEAN E. WHEELER
February 21, 1997
Services for Dean E. Wheeler, 67, Dodge City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Dodge City. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Laverne, Okla. Mr. Wheeler died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Columbia Western Plains Hospital, Dodge City.
POLICE TRACK DOWN INVASION SUSPECTS
February 21, 1997
Two more arrests have been made in an incident that scared an 18-year-old from his southwest Lawrence house. And one of the men charged Thursday is being investigated for his role in a separate incident — a weekend beating that left a Lawrence man in critical condition at a Kansas City hospital.
SNOWBARGER SUPPORTS BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
February 21, 1997
The 3rd District’s new congressman plans to back a balanced budget amendment.
OTTAWA COUPLE RETURNS FROM RUSSIA WITH BABY
February 21, 1997
Tracy and David White have a bouncing baby boy, after a long trek.
SOUND OFF
February 21, 1997
Where does New York School rank in the student academic scores among other schools? “The district does not `rank’ its schools,” said Marlene Merrill, director of assessments and grants.
ELZA S. MARVIN
February 21, 1997
Graveside services for Elza S. Marvin, 85, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Marvin died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
HOSPITAL FIGURES RELEASED
February 21, 1997
The year-end financial report at Lawrence Memorial Hospital carries no red flags, but warnings can be found between the lines.
COFFMAN TOP SEED AT WRESTLING REGIONAL
February 21, 1997
Lawrence senior Nate Coffman has received the No. 1 seed at 130 pounds for the Class 6A wrestling regional at Topeka High on Saturday. Coffman takes a 25-2 record into the regional. First-round action begins at 9 a.m., while championship matches are set for approximately 7:30 p.m.
T THEY BE RECYCLED OR AUCTIONED AS SOUVENIRS? WHAT DID THEY INITIALLY COST?
February 21, 1997
Ron Commons, athletic director, said, “At the conclusion of the season, we recondition certain helmets that are in need because of use and because of age. Only those helmets that are found to be unsafe or no longer held under warranty are discarded. Helmets now cost about $85 each.”
LAWRENCE TEEN FEATURED IN KANSAS HERITAGE MAGAZINE
February 21, 1997
Antislavery activist Thomas Barber’s death in 1855 has given life to a Lawrence student’s blossoming college career. Lawrence High School senior Adrienne Smith chose Barber as the topic for a research paper that won regional and state honors for State History Day and took her to Washington, D.C. to compete in National History Day. It was part of a feature in the winter issue of Kansas Heritage magazine.
PRISON TERM GIVEN FOR SEXUAL ATTACK
February 21, 1997
A Lawrence man convicted in a sexual attack on a 10-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years in prison. Marvin D. Wales, 35, Lawrence, received a low-end sentence of 32 months with the Kansas Department of Corrections, according to the Douglas County district attorney’s office. Wales had no criminal history prior to his September arrest on a charge of rape.
GARDEN PARTY DIGS UP GREEN THUMBS
February 21, 1997
People are ready to get down and dirty in the garden.
ROAD DUST CONTROL PROGRAM SIGN-UP URGED
February 21, 1997
Douglas County residents who live on gravel roads and are willing to pay for dust control this year should urge their township officials to sign up for the 1997 dust palliative program. During a meeting Thursday, Douglas County Public Works representatives reminded township officials that they must join the program for residents to be able to buy calcium chloride treatments for the roads in front of their property.
PUBLIC COMMENTS AT CABLE FRANCHISE MEETING
February 21, 1997
Sunflower Cablevision’s franchise agreement with the city expires April 1, 1999.
SHOW US THE MONEY
February 21, 1997
Candidates for Lawrence City Commission have filed documents detailing their campaign contributions and spending with the Kansas Commission on Governmental Standards and Conduct. Four candidates — Sean Bergin, Bob Cutler, Kyle Numbers and Deitre “Dee” Weismiller — signed affidavits promising not to raise or spend more than $50 during the campaign, and therefore did not list contributions.
FOR THE RECORD
February 21, 1997
Law enforcement report Condition reports
CONDITION REPORTS
February 21, 1997
* Luis Felipe Navarrete, 21, Santee, Calif., remained in critical condition Thursday in an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after being injured in an automobile accident Wednesday about five miles west of Bonner Springs on the Kansas Turnpike.
CONTRAST FAILS TO SAVE ANEMIC DEMENT SHOW
February 21, 1997
Iris DeMent delivers concert of contradictions
HOMER ALTENBERND
February 21, 1997
Altenbernd services Mass of Christian burial for Homer Altenbernd, 74, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
PRIMARY
February 21, 1997
Not all polling places will be open Tuesday, says Douglas County’s chief election official.