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VIETNAM MOVING WALL TO VISIT TOPEKA
June 7, 1997
Moving wall to be in Topeka next week Topeka — A half-size replica of the the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial will be in Topeka next week.
LIBRARY PROGRAM PROVIDES FUN FOR CHILDREN
June 7, 1997
The Centennial School library is open, and children are having fun.
SOUNDOFF-ARKANSAS
June 7, 1997
I noticed in a recent paper you answered how the state of Kansas got its name, but I was wondering about Arkansas and the differentiation between, for example, the pronunciation of the Arkansas River? According to the Arkansas History Commission, “the name Arkansas comes from the Quapaw Indians, who were called Akansea by certain other tribes. The name means ‘South Wind.’ The spelling comes from the early French usage and the precedent set by the Arkansas Gazette. The pronunciation was determined by the (Arkansas) General Assembly of 1881 after scholarly investigation.”
CITIES EXPLORE COMMON GROUND
June 7, 1997
Lawrence and Manhattan city officials exchange ideas.
CONNELL YOUTH RANCH
June 7, 1997
Sunflower Benefit Horse Show to Benefit O’ Connell Youth Ranch
CRIME STOPPERS SEEKING TIPS IN HOTEL ROBBERY
June 7, 1997
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracking two suspects in a January kidnapping and robbery at a northwest Lawrence hotel. Crime Stoppers officer Tom Moore said detectives were continuing to investigate the incident, during which two men tied up an assistant manager and left the Hampton Inn, 2300 W. Sixth, with an unreported amount of cash from the register. The woman was able to dial 911 using a speaker phone.
DEATH PROBE TO ENTER SECOND WEEK
June 7, 1997
Still no suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Floyd L. White Jr., and today marks the end of the first week of the investigation. The Douglas County Sheriff’s eight-member investigative squad has considered several stories surrounding the death of the 52-year-old Lawrence man. Regional law enforcement agencies are assisting the department with the investigation.
KU LAW DEAN AWARDED KANE PROFESSORSHIP
June 7, 1997
The law school dean at Kansas University has been selected as the Kane Distinguished Professor of Law, KU officials announced Thursday. Michael Hoeflich has been KU law dean in 1994. Before that, he was dean of the Syracuse University College of Law in New York.
FOR THE RECORD
June 7, 1997
Law enforcement report * A garbage dumpster and rail car owned by the City of Lawrence sustained $2,100 in damage between 11 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Packer Road, Lawrence Police reported Friday.
TONGANOXIE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT
June 7, 1997
The Tonganoxie Police Department plans to expand its computer system with the help of an $18,000 federal grant. Ten law enforcement agencies in Kansas received $450,000 from the Justice Department for the COPS MORE (Making Officer Redeployment Effective) program. The program, based on the provisions of the 1994 Crime Act, authorizes funding for hiring and redeploying an additional 100,000 police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country.
ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS
June 7, 1997
It can get pretty wild around here during the summer months. Without leaving the confines of the Midwest, you can take a sunset safari or walk among the gorillas.
OREO STACKING CONTEST PLANNED AT WAL-MART
June 7, 1997
Do you have steady hands? Lawrence’s Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, is participating in a national contest Saturday where children can see how high they can stack a row of Oreo cookies in 30 seconds.
HISTORY SERIES DRAWS TO CLOSE
June 7, 1997
A series of speeches focusing on Douglas County’s history will wrap up Sunday at Constitution Hall. Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum of History, will present the final lecture at 2 p.m. on the historic hall’s second floor.
GRAVES APPOINTS THREE TO BOARD
June 7, 1997
Kansas Gov. Bill Graves announced on Thursday the appointment of three distinguished Kansans to serve on the newly created Kansas Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs. Appointed were Ronald B. Cobb, Kansas City, Kan., Leo Taylor, Topeka, and Sherwood Thompson, Lawrence, to the commission.
RECEPTION SLATED FOR PHOTOGRAPHER
June 7, 1997
An opening reception for “Western Apache Sunrise Ceremony,” a photography exhibition being displayed at Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the museum. Helga Tiewes, who shot the photos of the Apache coming-of-age ceremony for girls, will speak at 3 p.m.
ACCIDENT LANDS TEEN IN KUMC
June 7, 1997
A Wellsville teen-ager on Friday night was in the Kansas University Medical Center after suffering injuries in a Friday morning accident in Franklin County. Ovie L. Duncan, 16, was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, and then airlifted to KUMC, where he was listed in critical condition late Friday.
COMMISSIONERS READY TO MAKE CONTRACT CALLS
June 7, 1997
When negotiations and mediation fails, Lawrence city commissioners decide which police and fire work agreements are adopted.
ACCIDENT SOUND OFF
June 7, 1997
I saw a really bad accident (on a recent) Friday night near Sixth and Lawrence Avenue, and I didn’t see anything about it in the newspaper, and I was wondering why not. Could you provide some details about the accident? It looked really bad. If the question refers to an accident at 6:48 p.m. on May 16, there was no one transported to the hospital by ambulance, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
CITY, COUNTY TO REHASH WATER METER ISSUES
June 7, 1997
The ice may be thawing in negotiations over water meter sales by southern Douglas County water districts.
PATRONS COPING WITH COMPUTER AGE AT LIBRARY
June 7, 1997
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when using the public library’s new computerized card catalog.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 7, 1997
Births Del and Shirley Schwyhart, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
FOR THE RECORD:HOSPITAL REPORT
June 7, 1997
Births Terry and Angela Trober, Eudora, a girl, Friday.
CITY AGENDA
June 7, 1997
City bottom line for June 10, 1997 Commissioners will get a chance to rule on two divisive issues related to proposed demolitions:
NIGERIAN LETTER CAMPAIGN SEEKS ACCOUNT NUMBERS
June 7, 1997
A portion of a World Wide Web business site has been devoted to information about an international, Nigerian letter scheme that seeks vital financial information from recipients. For more information, connect to the site, www.superhighway.is/, and click on Nigeria. Authorities saya temporary lull, reportedly caused by recent arrests, has given way to another flurry of letters.
ZOO IS WORLD FAMOUS FORREASON
June 7, 1997
Animal high jinx and some uncommon exhibits keep the Topeka Zoological Park in view.
CUDDLY KOALAS COME TO KC
June 7, 1997
Two koalas are piquing interest at the Kansas City Zoo.
VIRGINIA JUNE VANTUYL PARKER
June 7, 1997
Services for Virginia June Vantuyl Parker, 75, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Parker died Monday, June 2, 1997, in Magee, Miss.
LHS GRADUATES EARN STATE HONORS
June 7, 1997
Four Lawrence High School graduates took fifth in the state in Kansas State University’s stock market game. The students, all of whom graduated last month, also took first in the region, which includes 51 teams.
SOUND OFF
June 7, 1997
What is the reason that the prosecuting attorney in the Timothy McVeigh trial uses a wheelchair? He has multiple sclerosis.
1701 BARKER SOUND OFF
June 7, 1997
What is being built at 1701 Barker? It’s a single family home, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector.