Archive for Tuesday, March 4, 1997

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NO $2 BILL SHEET SALES IN AREA
March 4, 1997
Although sheets of four $2 bills are to be sold this month at the Atlanta Federal Reserve, the Fed has no current plans to host a similar sale in this area, a spokesman said Monday. “I’d be very surprised if we do,” said Barry Robinson, vice president in charge of public information at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Mo.
S NEW FOOTBALL COACH HAS GAME PLAN FOR FANS
March 4, 1997
Kansas University’s new football coach wants to start a new pregame tradition.
SUNFLOWER REOPENS IN NEW STORE TODAY
March 4, 1997
As fire investigators on Monday continued to search for the cause of the blaze that gutted three downtown Lawrence buildings, employees of Sunflower Bike Shop and Sunflower Surplus readied to reopen for business in a new location. “We don’t have anything yet,” Jim McSwain, director of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical, said Monday.
RICHARD W. SKAGGS
March 4, 1997
Services for Richard William Skaggs, 66, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Skaggs died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MAN CHARGED IN ATTEMPTED THEFT OF SEMI
March 4, 1997
Police make arrest in attempted semi theft
ROBBERY SUSPECT SENTENCED, SENT BACK TO TEXAS
March 4, 1997
Convicted robber gets prison time
OTTAWA CITY ATTORNEY FACES PATERNITY SUIT
March 4, 1997
The parties involved agreed to file the suit in Douglas County in hopes that it would be buried.
KENNETH O. MARKLEY
March 4, 1997
Services for Kenneth O. Markley, 65, rural Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meetinghouse near Baldwin. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Mr. Markley died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at his home.
LIONS TO GATHER FOR DISTRICT CONVENTION
March 4, 1997
More than 200 Lions including those from area clubs are expected to attend the Kansas Lions District 17-K7 convention to be held at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Hunt Club at Fort Leavenworth. The featured speaker for the event will be Eugene Polgar. Polgar is the director of Lions Club International. He is expected to speak about the status of several international programs.
LAURA H. LACEY
March 4, 1997
Services for Laura Hannah Lacey, 88, Overbrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly. Mrs. Lacey died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at an Overbrook nursing home.
EDITH CRISPINO
March 4, 1997
A memorial service for Edith S. Crispino, 66, Newton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Community Church, Newton. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, in rural McCune, the daughter of Floyd Quinter and Hazel Mae Hartman Shideler.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET WITH LWV
March 4, 1997
Douglas County commissioners sat down Monday evening with about two dozen members of the League of Women Voters to discuss issues that affect a growing county. Commissioner Dean Nieder said it wouldn’t be practical to act on a request to increase the number of commission seats from three to five until after results of the next census, which will be done in the year 2000, are available. At that time the commission will be required to redistrict, even if it retains its three-seat configuration.
CANDIDATES DISCUSS ISSUES
March 4, 1997
The six remaining school board candidates talk about funding and facilities at their first post-primary forum.
AMONG PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
March 4, 1997
KU gains listing as rising star
ROBERT G. COLE
March 4, 1997
Services for Robert Gerald Cole, 79, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cole died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORT OF CHILD ABUSE
March 4, 1997
Lawrence police on Monday were investigating a report of child abuse after a hospital visit revealed multiple bruises on a 4-year-old Lawrence boy. He allegedly had been hit with an object. Police were called on Saturday to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where the boy’s mother had taken him to be treated for an ear infection. During an examination, doctors found a severe cut on the child’s face and bruising on the child’s back, buttocks and the backs of his legs. The cut, which doctors estimated to be several days old, should have received stitches, according to police reports.
FOR THE RECORD
March 4, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
T MERGE WITH COUNTY
March 4, 1997
Douglas County is pulling out of a proposal with the Baldwin City Council for a joint city-county fire station in Baldwin. “(The firefighters) were dancing in the street,” said Stan Krysztof, council member.
ART PROJECT TEACHES SELF-ESTEEM
March 4, 1997
Eleven children are participating in a pilot art program designed to build self-confidence.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 4, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * Sixty compact discs, a CD player and other items valued on a police report at $1,250 were taken between 9 p.m. and midnight Sunday from a vehicle the 1900 block of Stewart.
DO TAXPAYERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST THE USE OF A LOCAL OPTION BUDGET BY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 497? IF SO, WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME? HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN GENERATED BY THE LOB? WHAT HAVE THE
March 4, 1997
Kathy Johnson, director of business for the school district, provided the following reply: The board of education is authorized to adopt a local option budget (LOB) that is up to 25 percent of the base general fund budget. The base general fund budget is determined by a weighted enrollment factor and the per-pupil amount set by the Legislature. To adopt an LOB, the board of education first passes a resolution for a period of time not to exceed four years in an amount not to exceed 25 percent of the base general fund budget. The resolution is adopted unless a protest petition signed by 5 percent or more of the qualified voters of the school district is filed with the county election officer of the school district’s home county within 30 days after publication of the resolution. In the event a valid petition is filed, the county election officer shall hold an election. The school district will need to renew the current LOB resolution during the 1997-98 school year for 1998-99.
RUBY M. KIRKPATRICK
March 4, 1997
Services for Ruby M. Kirkpatrick, 68, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kirkpatrick died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU-MU WILL BE PLAYED ON SEPT. 13
March 4, 1997
Notes and quotes while wondering how long before the Alamodome in San Antonio becomes permanent home of the Big 12 football championship game and the men’s basketball tournament. … A Kansas-Missouri football game in September? Book it. The oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River and the Jayhawks’ traditional regular season finale will be moved from Nov. 22 to Sept. 13 for Big 12 television purposes. Kickoff will be at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. …
COUNTY TAKES STEP TOWARD NEW PRIVATE ROAD REGS
March 4, 1997
County commissioners have put the groundwork in place for amending a controversial component of the subdivision regulations.
MARRIAGE LICENSES
March 4, 1997
Michael W. Hegeman, 34, Lawrence, to Vicki S. Lane, 35, Lawrence. Kenneth W. Eller, 45, Eudora, to Jackie Phillips, 44, Lawrence.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS TO RAZE CHURCH
March 4, 1997
An extended track or relocated tennis courts could replace an old church near Central Junior High School.
BLOOD DRIVES PLANNED
March 4, 1997
Kansas Blood Services will be holding several blood drives throughout the week. Lawrence High School will have a student and faculty blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in the small gym at the school, 1901 La. Student donors will receive “Pump the Pint” T-shirts.
TWO RAIL RIVALS WOULD REMAIN COMPETITIVE AFTER CONRAIL SPLIT
March 4, 1997
An agreementin the merger would end one of the most expensive takeover fights in railroad history.
CORRECTION
March 4, 1997
An article in Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly stated the type of bird that Kansas University English lecturer and bird expert Phil Wedge spotted last week at Clinton Lake. Wedge actually spotted 2,000 snow geese.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 4, 1997
Births Jeffrey and Lisa Simpson, Eudora, a girl, Sunday.
KU LAB TO SHED LIGHT ON ADVANCED COMMUNICATION
March 4, 1997
KU celebrates a university/corporate partnership designed to improve transmission of information along optical fibers.
KU PROF SAYS U.S. PUBLIC LAND FIGHT ESCALATING
March 4, 1997
People whose livelihoods are negatively affected by policies designed to preserve public lands have taken the law into their own hands.
LAFRENTZ PILES UP AWARDS
March 4, 1997
The Big 12 coaches also named Roy Williams its coach of the year on Monday. The AP coaching award will be released later this week, while LaFrentz was expected to be named the AP’s Player of the Year today.
CITIES, FARMERS TAP JOINT CONCERNS ABOUT WATER
March 4, 1997
Coalition includes Lawrence, three dozen other cities.
ROBERT E. HOFFMAN
March 4, 1997
Services for Robert E. Hoffman, 75, Baldwin, are pending with Moskal and Kennedy Funeral Home, Johnstown, Pa. Mr. Hoffman died Monday, March 3, 1997, at his home.
CLINIC SERVES UNINSURED
March 4, 1997
A study shows Health Care Access decreases the number of uninsured patients who visit hospital emergency rooms.