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Paul Pierce scores 30; KU thrashes Missouri, 87-60, for Big 12 tournament title
March 10, 1997
Paul Pierce scored a career-high tying 30 points, and Kansas ran its record to 32-1 entering the NCAA tournament.
JOHN C. WOODEN MEMORIAL
March 10, 1997
John C. Wooden was short on the links and long on heart. Saturday, the man who was as well known for his golf game as his business, The Wagon Wheel Cafe, was eulogized by friends at a memorial service held at Murphy Hall. More than 700 friends and family members attended the service, officiated by longtime Wooden friend, Rev. Frank Galloway.
TORNADO DRILL TO BE HELD TUESDAY
March 10, 1997
The 18th annual statewide tornado drill will be held at noon Tuesday. Local tornado warning sirens and weather radio alert warning alarms will be sounded as part of the drill.
WHITE SUPREMACY EXPERT TO SPEAK
March 10, 1997
Speech will address right-wing movements
CITY OFFICIALS READY TO BAG BATTERY WASTE
March 10, 1997
The city’s recycling officials want used batteries in the bag. The city’s waste reduction and recycling division has teamed with Hamm Cos. to come up with resealable, reusable plastic bags for people to store their used batteries.
SOUND OFF
March 10, 1997
On a recent Sunday news show, I heard a story that the United States Senate did not always do its business in public. Can this be true? It is true, according the the Senate’s official Internet Web site, which offers this explanation: “While the House in 1789 immediately opened its doors to the public, the Senate conducted its business in secret session for the first few years, when it met in New York and Philadelphia. Senators expected that they would act primarily as an advisory council to the president, and as a senior body perfecting, by amendment, legislation that came up from the House. However, public pressure encouraged the Senate to construct a visitors gallery, which opened in 1795. In 1800, when the federal government moved from Philadelphia to the newly created District of Columbia, both the House and Senate chambers provided public galleries.”
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March 10, 1997
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JACKSON STATE IN NCAAS FOR FIRST TIME
March 10, 1997
Jackson State is ecstatic about making the NCAA Tournament for the first time. So ecstatic the Tigers, who opened the season 2-12 and finished 14-15 and Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason tourney champs, aren’t overwhelmed by the prospect of facing Kansas in a first-round Southeast Regional contest on Thursday in Memphis.
KU BASEBALL BOX
March 10, 1997
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KU BASEBALL TEAM ROLLS
March 10, 1997
Kansas clubbed 20 hits on Sunday to dust St. Cloud State, 24-3, at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium for its sixth victory in a row. Sophomore center fielder Mike Dean went 3-for-3, including two doubles and two RBIs to lead KU’s hit barrage. Sophomore right fielder Les Walrond went 3-for-6 with two RBIs.
PENNY TO WALK ON AT NEBRASKA
March 10, 1997
Lawrence High linebacker Jon Penny, an all-Class 6A and all-Sunflower League performer for the Lions, has decided to walk on to play football at perennial power Nebraska. Penny, a 6-foot-1, 220-pounder, visited Nebraska last Tuesday and made up his mind shortly afterward.
ROBBERS SETTLE FOR CASH INSTEAD OF PIZZA
March 10, 1997
Lawrence police on Friday were investigating the reported robbery of a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza. No suspects had been identified.
LELA MARY JAEGER
March 10, 1997
Services for Lela Mary Wolfe Jaeger, 101, Hillsboro, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Mrs. Jaeger died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Salem Home in Hillsboro.
LEGISLATORS BLAME THEMSELVES FOR LOB PROBLEM
March 10, 1997
Lawmakers blame themselves for putting many school districts in a financial crisis.
POLICE DETONATE PIPE BOMB
March 10, 1997
A Winchester man found a pipe bomb in a ditch near his house, and authorities detonated it late Saturday night. The man, who was not identified, found the device at 6:53 p.m. Saturday and took it to Valley Falls Police Chief Gordon Bledsoe, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher said. Bledsoe alerted the Kansas Highway Patrol, the sheriff’s department, Jefferson County District No. 11 Fire Department and the county’s emergency management.
EDITORIAL
March 10, 1997
The class displayed by the Jayhawk basketball team is a credit to the team, KU and the state of Kansas. What a season!
SOCIETY ESTABLISHES HERPETOLOGICAL AWARD
March 10, 1997
The Kansas Herpetological Society established an award in honor of two Kansas University employees in recognition of their study of Kansas amphibians and reptiles. The annual award is designed to pay tribute to the writing and photography of Suzanne Collins and Joseph Collins, Lawrence.
RUNNERS BRAVE BLUSTERY CONDITIONS
March 10, 1997
More than 900 people participated in a 42-mile run from Kansas City to Lawrence on Sunday.
FOR THE RECORD
March 10, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses:
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 10, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * Items valued on a police report at $1,495 were taken between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:20 a.m. Friday from a residence in the 3000 block of Topeka Ln.
TAX FORMS AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY
March 10, 1997
Tax forms available at city library
RADIO STATION BEGINS BROADCASTING
March 10, 1997
Months of work pay off for dozens of volunteers as the Lawrence Community Radio Station hits the airwaves.
IS IT TRUE THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS FORCED TO DONATE SOME OF THEIR PAY TO THE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN?
March 10, 1997
No, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
S BASKETBALL PLAYERS GRADUATE IN MAY?
March 10, 1997
Yes, the four scholarship seniors — B.J. Williams, Jerod Haase, Scot Pollard and Jacque Vaughn — and two walk-ons — Joel Branstrom and Steve Ranson — are all slated to graduate.
KINDERGARTEN MEETING, SCREENING DATES SET
March 10, 1997
Meeting, screening set for kindergartners
PIERCE, JAYHAWKS TAKE OFFENSE
March 10, 1997
Paul Pierce, who totaled 30 points and 11 rebounds against Missouri, was Kansas’ top scorer in all three of its Big 12 tournament games.
GANG AWARENESS MEETING
March 10, 1997
The Sunset Hill PTA and Site Council are offering a public forum on Gang Awareness at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sunset Hill Gymnasium, 901 Scwartz Rd. Rod Bremby and two police officers will speak on and answer questions about gang activity in our community. If you have any questions, please call Sunset Hill School at 832-5880.
KU RELIES ON FORMULA TO ISSUE NCAA TICKETS
March 10, 1997
KU’s road to the Final Four begins in Memphis, touches down in Birmingham and ends in Indianapolis.
HOW CAN I WRITE TO RAEF LAFRENTZ?
March 10, 1997
Write LaFrentz in care of the Kansas University basketball office in Parrott Complex, Lawrence 66045.
RHODES SERVED COMMUNITY
March 10, 1997
Warren Rhodes, a long-time community supporter and business leader in Lawrence, died Sunday.
THOMAS TRYING TO BECOME UNTRACKED
March 10, 1997
Roy Williams saw a lot to like Sunday, but nothing pleased him more than Billy Thomas’ late three-point field goal. “We’ve got to get him to find his jump shot,” Williams said.
KU BOMBS MU TO EARN BIG 12 TOURNAMENT TITLE
March 10, 1997
KU silenced the Tigers’ roar to win the Big 12 Tournament and appear prepared for a Big Dance whirl with Jackson State.
BENEFIT SUPPER SCHEDULED FOR ANNUAL VINLAND FAIR
March 10, 1997
Benefit supper set for fair
I HEARD THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IS NOT THE OLDEST COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY. WHICH TOURNAMENT IS THE OLDEST?
March 10, 1997
The National Invitation Tournament (NIT), first played in 1938, is the nation’s oldest basketball tournament. The NCAA Tournament was first played a year later. Selections for both tournaments are made in March.
MANY STUDENTS HEADED FOR ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS
March 10, 1997
Dozens of KU students are heading for low-income areas instead of the beach or the slopes for spring break.
S FIRST NCAA TEST
March 10, 1997
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Top-ranked Kansas has been awarded a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Southeast Regional, not the Midwest.
WHERE DOES SCOT POLLARD GET HIS BLUE FINGERNAIL POLISH?
March 10, 1997
“It’s a secret,” Pollard told the Journal-World after Saturday’s Big 12 Tournament semifinal win over Iowa State.
LOCAL BLACKSMITH TO BASH FOR THE BARD IN UK
March 10, 1997
Two local blacksmiths forged pieces that will be part of an iron gate outside the new Globe Theatre in London.
KU WOMEN FEEL SNUBBED BY NO. 3 SEED IN WEST
March 10, 1997
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will play host to Detroit Mercy on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 10, 1997
Dismissals Ann Stegall and baby boy, Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
March 10, 1997
What is the address of Bill Maher of the “Politically Incorrect” television show? You can write to him in care of ABC, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Calif. 90067.
T WORK AROUND THAT?
March 10, 1997
“The Lawrence Police Department has reviewed the FLSA and case law and feels that the potential liability is not worth having a dog,” Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said.
IS A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY WOMAN
March 10, 1997
A Franklin County woman is spreading a warning about passenger-side airbags.