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DAVID G. VEQUIST
February 23, 1997
Services for David G. Vequist, 73, Pittsburg, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg. Mr. Vequist died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg.
TURNPIKE KILLER SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 10 YEARS
February 23, 1997
Angel Rivera by state law must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence for the April 1996 murder.
ON PROBATION, MORGAN RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD
February 23, 1997
A man guilty of defrauding investors of more than $40,000 says he’s prepared to serve on the school board.
KICKS BUTT
February 23, 1997
The only words spoken by the “Stomp” cast Friday night came at the end of the 90-minute wedding of footwork and drumbeats. “We’re not done yet,” the leader of the tromping troupe said. “Let’s see how long you can keep it.”
U.S. REP SNOWBARGER SEEKING SUMMER INTERNS
February 23, 1997
U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, R-Kan., is looking for college students to serve as interns in his Washington, D.C. office this summer. The internships are for four-week sessions, from May 19 to Aug. 8. Responsibilities include researching legislative issues and performing various constituent services.
SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA
February 23, 1997
If the Lawrence school board approves proposed changes in elementary school boundaries Monday night, several Quail Run School students will move to Deerfield and Sunset Hill schools. The school board will give final consideration to the changes, which are designed to help with overcrowding at Quail Run.
ESTATE ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM STUDENTS
February 23, 1997
Journalism students beneficiaries of scholarship
JO SCANNELL
February 23, 1997
Occupation: editorial assistant, Chemistry Journal, Kansas University Residency: 34 years in Lawrence
SALKIND STRESSES COMMUNICATION IN BOARD BID
February 23, 1997
Lack of communication between school officials and the community impaired the decision to close two schools, Leni Salkind said.
STEPHEN PITE
February 23, 1997
Occupation
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA WINNER TO PERFORM
February 23, 1997
Audition winners will perform today
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE NEARS
February 23, 1997
The Lawrence Arts Commission will be accepting applications for its visual and performing arts grants until Friday. The maximum amount of each grant is $500. Vicki Cummiskey, the city’s communications coordinator and arts commission liaison, emphasized that the grants were not just for the visual arts, but also for drama, dance and musical performing artists.
MARIJUANA ADVOCATE PUSHING FOR SEAT ON SCHOOL BOARD
February 23, 1997
Marijuana advocate Mark Creamer is running for Lawrence school board.
KU SENIORS LINE UP TO WATCH JAYHAWKS PLAY LAST HOME GAME
February 23, 1997
Kansas University seniors share thoughts on watching four years of KU basketball.
KAW VALLEY SCHOOL PROPERTY COULD BE SOLD
February 23, 1997
Lawrence school board members will consider Monday night a request from a local businessman to exercise his option to purchase the former Kaw Valley School property. The building, which is about three miles east of Lawrence, currently is being leased by Mike Cook, chief executive officer of Environmental Management Services. Cook, if he is successful in purchasing the property, plans to lease it to Bishop Seabury Academy, an Episcopal day school scheduled to open next fall in Lawrence. Kaw Valley was closed as a public school in 1991.
JO SCANNELL WANTS TO REOPEN SCHOOL CLOSINGS ISSUE
February 23, 1997
Although she’s not certain she would vote to reverse the school board’s recent decision to close two elementary schools, Jo Scannell wants to look at the issue again.
SCOTT HOLZMEISTER
February 23, 1997
Occupation
LONG-RANGE PLANNING IMPORTANT
February 23, 1997
James Hilliard says funds are there, but the school board didn’t look hard enough.
T VOTE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS
February 23, 1997
George Crawford is the only incumbent seeking one of three open Lawrence school board seats.
CANDIDATE
February 23, 1997
Rick Falleysays he wants to bring public accountability back into the practices of the Lawrence School Board.
ENGINEERING STUDENTS SHOW THEIR BEST WORK AT ANNUAL EXPO
February 23, 1997
An expansion bridge, a flight simulator and interactive computer games occupied spaces usually reserved for students at the annual School of Engineering Exposition Friday at Learned Hall. More than 20 exhibits were part of the interactive event.
COURTHOUSE CLOCK TO BE RESET TODAY
February 23, 1997
If you’ve been keeping track of time by the clock atop the Douglas County Courthouse, you’re running more than 3 hours behind schedule. The clock was showing a time about 3 hours 15 minutes behind the actual time, following a power loss during Friday’s storm.
BAKER PROF TO DISCUSS WETLANDS PLANTS
February 23, 1997
A Baker University professor will discuss plant life found in the Baker Wetlands in a talk next month. Roger Boyd will speak about “Plants of the Baker Wetlands” to the Johnson County chapter of the Kansas Wildflower Society at 2 p.m. March 2. The talk will be at Prairie Village city hall, 7700 Mission Rd.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SEEKING CHEERLEADERS
February 23, 1997
Want to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs up close and personal? Tryouts are scheduled in April for 1997 Chiefs cheerleaders. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before tryouts. Thirty-two cheerleaders will be chosen for this year’s squad.
CIVIL WAR EXHIBITS TO BE DISPLAYED
February 23, 1997
Territorial and Civil War stories will be featured in programs and exhibits at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton. “Territorial Douglas County” covers 1854 through 1865 and provides insight into Bleeding Kansas, the Santa Fe Trail, Chief Paschal Fish and the history of Lawrence in a four-part program series that coincides with four different exhibits. The series runs from 2 p.m. March 2 through June 8. The program series will accompany the unveiling of each exhibit: “Clinton Lake: The Heart of Bleeding Kansas,” with Martha Parker, March 2; “Baldwin City: Up the Trail to Freedom,” by Loren Litteer, April 13; “Historic Eudora Area: Land of Chief Paschal Fish,” by Fern Long, May 4; and “Lawrence: Free State Fortress,” by Steve Jansen, June 8. All programs are free and open to the public.
STOCK MARKET LOOKS MORE LIKE FACE OF AMERICA
February 23, 1997
A recent stock market survey shows growing participation by women and young people.
ACCOUNTANT SEEKS SCHOOL BOARD SEAT
February 23, 1997
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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 23, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported *A silver flute and a carrying case valued at $800 were reported stolen between 10:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Louisiana.
SPINACH A GOOD EARLY SPRING VEGETABLE
February 23, 1997
Spinach is one of the first vegetables that will begin to grow in your spring garden. Spinach seeds will begin to germinate when soil temperatures reach 38-40 degrees. It needs to be planted early since seed will not germinate well at warmer temperatures. Spinach starts slowly but rapidly increases its growth as warmer weather begins to prevail.
HONEYMOON OPTIONS FIT MOST ANY BUDGET
February 23, 1997
Travel agents can help couples plan a personalized honeymoon.
HELEN TALLEY LONGFELLOW
February 23, 1997
Services for Helen Talley Longfellow, 93, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will follow at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland. Mrs. Longfellow died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at the Baldwin Care Center.
S PARTY MEMBERS IN THE SWING OF THINGS
February 23, 1997
Here’s a groom’s party gift idea sure to get any procrastinating future husband to cross another task off his wedding “to do” list — personalized groom’s party baseball bats. Each bat is laser engraved with an individual’s name and favorite Major League logo — all 30 teams are available. For a more personalized touch, inscriptions can be customized for your best man, groomsmen, ringbearer and ushers. The bats are available in 34-inch Pro or 20-inch Miniature models.
MAN INJURED IN FALL AT HOTEL
February 23, 1997
A Lawrence man was listed in serious condition at an area hospital after falling from a second-story hotel window early Sunday morning. Milford Wewenes was listed in serious condition in an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken by helicopter.
SENIOR AGENCY TO CONDUCT HEARING ON NEW PLAN
February 23, 1997
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will be conducting public hearings to assess the needs of older consumers and develop a plan to allocate Older Americans Act money. The plan, known as the Area Plan, will encompass a three-year period beginning with the fiscal year 1998. The plan is then submitted to the Kansas Department on Aging as part of a statewide plan. Public hearings for Shawnee, Douglas and Jefferson counties will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Asbury Mt. Olive Church in Topeka, and 1:30 p.m. Friday at Oskaloosa City Hall.
HEAVENLY HONEYMOONS
February 23, 1997
Rosemary Stipe, vice president of leisure sales at Travellers, 831 Mass., highlighted some popular honeymoon destinations and the benefits of each option. The cost of each trip depends on several factors, but a range of prices are represented in the list.
CULTURAL FAIR SLATED AT QUAIL RUN
February 23, 1997
Elementary school to celebrate diversity
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
February 23, 1997
The following Incorporations were recently filed in Douglas County: * Great Midwest, Inc., 1801 Mass
ANDY SHERMAN BREAKOUT
February 23, 1997
Andy Sherman
RICK FALLEY
February 23, 1997
Occupation: production worker, Hallmark Cards Inc. Residency: 9 years
ARTS NOTE
February 23, 1997
Ottawa show to celebrate Shakespeare Ottawa — “Highlights of Shakespeare, Glimpses of the Immortal Bard” will be performed by A.C.T. Ottawa! at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. March 2 at Eugene Field Elementary Auditorium, 720 Tremont.
RIVERA CORRECTION
February 23, 1997
Angel Rivera was originally charged with second-degree murder, a conviction for which he was sentenced Friday.
LHS STUDENTS PLACE IN JOURNALISM CONTEST
February 23, 1997
Students place at KSPA regional
ERV HODGES
February 23, 1997
Occupation: Retired Age: 67
HALL OF FAME WANTS STATE TO FIX SPORTS TICKET SURCHARGE
February 23, 1997
A voluntary fund-raising program among seven Kansas universities for the state’s Sports Hall of Fame could become mandatory.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 23, 1997
Dismissals Stephanie Bannister and infant daughter, Lawrence, Saturday.
SPRING PALETTE ADDS COLOR TO WINTER
February 23, 1997
Five Lawrence garden clubs have worked for months to put on the 12th annual Garden and Home Show next weekend.
COUPLES CAN TAILOR REGISTRY
February 23, 1997
In Lawrence, couples can choose from a range of registries.
PRESERVED BOUQUETS RECALL WEDDING DAY
February 23, 1997
Debbie Antes uses her love of flowers to save the memories from a bride’s big day.
AGING AGENCY TO MEET
February 23, 1997
The Jayhawk chapter of the Area Agency on Aging will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 747 Vt. A public meeting will be held for people 60 and older to discuss their service needs.
DEBATERS FILE INTO KU FOR TOURNEY
February 23, 1997
Debaters arrive for tournament
OFF-ROADERS DRIVING RURAL LANDOWNERS UP THE WALL
February 23, 1997
Illegal off-roading has become a maddening problem for rural landowners.
JAMES HILLIARD
February 23, 1997
Occupation: Environmental chemist in Lenexa Lawrence residency: 30 years
MARK CREAMER
February 23, 1997
Occupation: self-employed landscaper Residency: since 1966
GEORGE CRAWFORD
February 23, 1997
Occupation: associate professor of educational policy and leadership at Kansas University Residency: 25 years in Lawrence
SOUR OWL INCIDENT REVISITED
February 23, 1997
Somehow I missed the article about the Sour Owl Confidential in the KU Alumni Magazine. The latest issue had letters from two of my students from that time, Bob Bruce and John McMillion, remembering that awful business back in 1956. What no one wrote about, including the author of the article (who never bothered to call me), was the trauma connected with the whole episode, and what was behind it all. I’m the sole survivor who was in the School of Journalism. I was the adviser of the thing. I was the one who was summoned to sit before the Senate Advisory Committee, authorized by Chancellor Franklin Murphy to look into the matter. I was the one who ignominiously faced those colleagues in what still seems one of the most demeaning sessions in my whole university experience. I was an assistant professor, receiving a mighty stingy salary, planning to head off in a year to complete my Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.
WAYNE LEEDY PROFILE
February 23, 1997
Wayne Leedy says board members need to confront the tough issues.
JEFF SIGLER
February 23, 1997
Jeff Sigler
PAMELA SHIRAR
February 23, 1997
Pamela Shirar
CAMPAIGN
February 23, 1997
Meet ‘America’s Smart Corridor’ The area borderingKansas Highway 10 has seen an increase in major construction projects. A regional group hopes to give direction to the development.
LENI SALKIND
February 23, 1997
Occupation: Former visual arts teacher, now self-employed. Lawrence residency: 25 years
STUDENT WINS CAR IN DRAWING
February 23, 1997
An Olathe college student won a new car Friday in Lawrence as part of Capitol Federal Savings’ promotion for its True Blue Direct Card campaign. Jason Maltsbarger, a Johnson County Community College student, received a 1997 Dodge Neon from John B. Dicus, Capitol Federal’s president, at Jim Clark Motors, 2121 W. 29th Terr.
CITY AGENDA
February 23, 1997
Lawrence city commissioners will consider allowing the Lawrence Community Theatre to sell alcoholic beverages from its building near Central Junior High School. Because the theater, 1501 N.H., is located across the street from Central, the commission would have to grant an exception to its law that bans alcohol sales within 400 feet of a school or church.
ISSUES INCREASE VOTER INTERESTPARTICIPATION
February 23, 1997
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YOUTHS FAST FOR CHARITY
February 23, 1997
Group gives up food to help stop hunger across the globe.