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NORMAN EARL WILEY SR.
March 1, 1997
Services for Norman Earl Wiley Sr., 96, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Mr. Wiley died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S WATER NO DROP IN BUCKET
March 1, 1997
Wednesday night’s downtown fire soaked up plenty of water. City officials estimated that firefighters poured up to 2 million gallons on the blaze and its aftermath — or enough to provide a typical Lawrence home with enough water for nearly 28 years.
COUNTY TARGETS TIRE PILES
March 1, 1997
For a limited time, tire hoarders are being granted amnesty by the county.
JENNIE OPAL BROWNING SNIDER
March 1, 1997
Jennie Snider Linwood — Services for Jennie Opal Browning Snider, 90, Linwood, will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Linwood. Burial will be at Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood.
WOULD-BE KU STUDENTS SENTENCED IN ROBBERYKIDNAPPING
March 1, 1997
Two area high school graduates convicted in the August armed robbery of a Lawrence drive-in restaurant were each sentenced on Thursday to more than four years in prison. Michael A. Horner, 19, Lecompton, and Dominik D. Kilpatrick, 19, Lawrence, were sentenced to four years and one month with Kansas Department of Corrections. Horner and Kilpatrick pleaded guilty in January to kidnapping and aggravated robbery, both felonies.
ANN MARIE REESE RAYTON
March 1, 1997
Services for Ann Marie Reese Rayton, 51, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Rayton died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Kansas City, Mo.
RENAISSANCE FLOWERS AT OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL
March 1, 1997
An academic recognition program at Ottawa High School is producing results, faculty members say.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 1, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1982 brown Pontiac Trans-Am valued at $3,000 was reported stolen between 10 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday from 401 N. Second St., police reported Saturday.
MAGAZINE SOLICITOR QUESTIONED, RELEASED IN RAPE CASE
March 1, 1997
Police have questioned a suspect in a reported rape in which a man asked a 25-year-old Lawrence woman to buy magazines and entered her apartment. The man, identified through public response to media reports, was released after questioning. The victim in the incident has decided not to press charges, Lawrence police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
COUNTY TO MULL PRIVATE ROAD CHANGES
March 1, 1997
The appropriate uses of private roads will be the subject of a Douglas County commission work session, which has been scheduled during the board’s regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday. At least two commissioners — Mark Buhler and Tom Taul — have asked to evaluate the long-term effects of letting developers use private roads as a tool to sidestep the county’s subdivision regulations.
FIRE SPARKS MEMORIES FOR OTTAWANS
March 1, 1997
A 19th century downtown building. A raging fire. Scores of firefighters and a huge crowd of onlookers. News of Wednesday’s fire in downtown Lawrence struck some Ottawans as reminiscent of a blaze they experienced five years ago.
ROGER I. CARUTHERS
March 1, 1997
Services for Roger I. Caruthers, 82, Ottawa, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Farris-Feuerborn Chapel, Garnett. Mr. Caruthers died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
T CHANGE PRIMARY RESULTS.
March 1, 1997
The counting of provisional ballots from Tuesday’s primaries raised most candidates’ vote totals but didn’t alter the results in any race.
ACADEMIC JOURNAL HOAX REVEALS SCHOLARLY TRUTH
March 1, 1997
An NYU professor’s unusual parody ignites an international debate about the intellectual rigor of some scholarly writing.
S DAY AUCTION RAISES MONEY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM
March 1, 1997
The St. Patrick’s Day celebrity sports auction benefits the Lawrence Early Childhood Educational Readiness Program.
CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCER TO DO RESIDENCY
March 1, 1997
Choreographer Elizabeth Streb and company dancer Hope Clark will be in Lawrence next week for a four-day residency in conjunction with an upcoming Streb/Ringside performance of “Popaction” at the Lied Center. Streb is founder of Streb/Ringside, which combines dance movement with fast-paced, high-impact acrobatics. Clark is a member of the troupe.
WORK ON U.S. 24-40 TO WRAP UP IN OCTOBER, KDOT SAYS
March 1, 1997
Widening work on U.S. Highway 24-40 is on schedule, said a spokesperson from the state transportation department.
EMERGENCY CALLS
March 1, 1997
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 1, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * A cellular phone, AM/FM compact disc car stereo and an amplifier were taken between 1:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday from a vehicle in the 1900 block of Stewart Avenue, Lawrence police reported Friday.
HILDA KAUTZ ENGLERT
March 1, 1997
Services for Hilda Kautz Englert, 85, Ontario, Ore., formerly of Atchison, will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Mrs. Englert died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at Presbyterian Care Center at Ontario.
RONALD G. ROBINSON
March 1, 1997
Inurnment services for Ronald G. Robinson, 46, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Robinson died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at his home.
LEGISLATORS SHARE APARTMENTS AND POLICY IDEAS
March 1, 1997
Kansas lawmakers say having fellow legislators as roommates gives them better understanding on the issues.
PARENTS IMPRESSED WITH SCHOOL
March 1, 1997
Few people complained or had questions as they toured the new Free State High School in Lawrence.
SATURDAY COLUMN
March 1, 1997
In how many areas do Americans have more freedoms today than they did 50, 100 or 150 years ago? Granted, the country today and its citizens bear little resemblance to the nation and its populace of years past. Population totals have exploded, technology has changed almost everything, people are living longer, and the environment has changed.
BISHOP SEABURY FACTS
March 1, 1997
Up to 60 students will be accepted the first year, which would mean a student-teacher ratio of 10-1.
NEW SYSTEM CONNECTS BASEHOR-LINWOOD SCHOOLS TO WORLD OF INFORMATION
March 1, 1997
A new communications system in the Basehor-Linwood school district is “bringing the whole world into the classroom,” the superintendent says.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOOKING AT HASKELL CONCERNS
March 1, 1997
The last federal agency involved in the South Lawrence Trafficway is reviewing concerns raised by Haskell Indian Nations University.
CHIRPING, FLUTTERING THEIR WAY INTO SPRING
March 1, 1997
The birds are on their way back to Kansas; those that stayed for the winter are bursting into song and picking spots for nesting.
KU FRATERNITY PLACED ON INTERIM SUSPENSION
March 1, 1997
Pi Kappa Alpha became the fifth fraternity in the past 18 months to be disciplined by a national chapter or by the university.
SUNFLOWER FIRE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
March 1, 1997
The investigation into Wednesday night’s downtown fire continues.
CITY AGENDA
March 1, 1997
Lawrence city commissioners plan to discuss options for solving erosion problems along a creek in the Deerfield area, where several properties are losing more of their back yards with each passing storm. Fixing the problem — by installing two pipes, each 5 feet in diameter, plus an overflow basin on top — is a $500,000 job, according to city estimates.
BORDERS PLAN READY TO MOVE
March 1, 1997
A new Borders parking lot would include 40 public parking spaces — plus another 27 in the future — to be financed in part by $100,000 from the city.
REC CENTER DECISION AWAITS NEW COMMISSION
March 1, 1997
City commissioners are mulling — but not proposing — the possibility of building an indoor aquatic center in Centennial Park and new gyms in southwest Lawrence.
LEGISLATIVE PAY
March 1, 1997
State legislators make roughly $19,000 a year in expenses and salary. During the legislative session they make $66.63 per calendar day for salary and receive $80 a day for room and board. They also get 30 cents per mile for one round trip a week during the 13 weeks of the regular session.
PROPERTY VALUATIONS ARE ON THE WEB
March 1, 1997
Douglas County property appraisal notices started arriving in mailboxes Saturday, which is all well and good if you want to know about the value of property you own. But the county has more than 30,000 parcels of real estate, each of which is appraised annually. To search a complete database of Douglas County property appraisals, visit the Journal-World’s web site. The Journal-World’s searchable valuation database includes the street or section address of each property, the first listed owner and 1996 and 1997 valuations.
SURVEY
March 1, 1997
A KansasState University research specialist says Lawrence faces tough competition because of its location.