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RACE
March 11, 1997
School board candidates said they would take various actions to restore the public’s trust.
R. WARREN RHODES
March 11, 1997
Rhodes services Services for R. Warren Rhodes, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will be at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.
BETTY FAE RAGAN
March 11, 1997
Graveside services for Betty Fae Ragan, 56, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Ragan died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at her home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS
March 11, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
SOUND OFF
March 11, 1997
Who sponsors the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lawrence, and what are the guidelines for participation? A 30-member St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee is comprised of volunteers, said Gene Shaughnessy, parade chairman.
KU PROFESSOR DISCOVERS A LOST GOSPEL
March 11, 1997
A KU professor is preparing to publish an English translation of a lost gospel he found that reflects conversations between Jesus and his disciples.
NATHAN R. LIGHT SR.
March 11, 1997
Services for Nathan R. Light Sr., 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial and military graveside services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Light died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS SWIMMERS TO OPEN TODAY
March 11, 1997
Lawrence High girls swimming and diving coach Pat Grzenda quickly discovered her team’s optimism after checking the goals of each swimmer. “I have a lot of girls with definite goals,” Grzenda said. “They’ve got real high expectations. I love to see that.”
COLLEGE SUCCESS MORE THAN A HIGH TEST SCORE
March 11, 1997
A KU official says self-discipline and motivation are critical factors for college success.
COUNTY OFFICIALS EMBRACE LONG-TERM PLANNING
March 11, 1997
A capital improvement plan for Douglas County is in the works.
CANDIDATES TALK ABOUT GROWTH
March 11, 1997
Lawrence City Commission candidates appeared in a forum Monday at city hall.
OUI ARREST PROMPTS CALL FOR INFORMATION
March 11, 1997
The Jan. 30 arrest of Ottawa’s environmental coordinator on drunken driving charges while driving a city vehicle has prompted a city commission candidate to request that Ottawa city officials speak out about personnel matters.
ADVANCE VOTING TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY
March 11, 1997
If you’re eager to vote in the upcoming city commission and school board elections, you don’t have long to wait. Advance voting for the April 1 general election begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County clerk’s office at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
KU TO PLAY JACKSON STATE AT 11:25 A.M. THURSDAY
March 11, 1997
It’ll be early-to-bed, early-to-rise for Kansas University’s basketball players in Memphis. Top-ranked Kansas, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Southeast Regional, will meet No. 16 seed Jackson State at 11:25 a.m. Thursday at The Pyramid. The game will be shown live on CBS.
KU CRIME DOWN, 1996 STATISTICS SHOW
March 11, 1997
Burglary and theft accounted for 883 of the 1,298 reported crimes at KU in 1996.
LELA MARY JAEGER
March 11, 1997
Jaeger services Hillsboro — 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.
OK
March 11, 1997
School board members here approved next year’s school calendar Monday night. Classes will begin Aug. 21 and end Dec. 23 for the fall term, then resume Jan. 5 until summer recess May 22.
FANS, NETWORK READY FOR TOURNAMENT COVERAGE
March 11, 1997
Right or wrong, CBS takes a drubbing around NCAA tournament time from disgruntled fans who feel the network’s frenetic, switching style cuts off their favorite teams. Three minutes in Kansas City, four minutes in Pittsburgh, two minutes in Salt Lake City. And some feel that Sunday — when a Kansas University game was pre-empted in most states — was a precursor for coming tournament travails.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 11, 1997
Births Luis and Kelly Santos, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
DAFFODIL DAYS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH
March 11, 1997
Daffodil Days supports cancer research
PRIMARY BALLOT ORDER
March 11, 1997
On the primary election ballot, in what order were candidates listed? Jo Dalquest, deputy county clerk for Douglas County, said the candidates were listed in alphabetical order. However, based on a complicated formula handed down by the state, the first name on the list is rotated so that ballots throughout the election area don’t give the advantage to any one candidate.
LIONS LACKED CONSISTENCY
March 11, 1997
Lawrence High’s 66-55 loss to Olathe South in a sub-state final on Saturday seemed to epitomize the Lions’ up-and-down basketball season. Lawrence trailed by 28 points in the first half and closed within five in the fourth quarter before falling short, ending with an 11-11 record.
SLT LAWSUIT TO BE FILED THIS WEEK
March 11, 1997
The courts are about to become a player in the controversy over the South Lawrence Trafficway.
KU FANS MAKING PLANS FOR MEMPHIS
March 11, 1997
Kansas University fans were keeping Memphis telephone lines busy Monday seeking tickets to the first round of the NCAA tournament.
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES FUNDING CHANGE
March 11, 1997
District changes tech school funding
JACKSON STATE PLAYED KU CLOSE BEFORE
March 11, 1997
Lindsey Hunter didn’t hog the basketball the night he hoisted 43 shots and scored 48 points against Kansas University. He was merely following orders of Jackson State coach Andy Stoglin.
EAST LAWRENCE RECREATION CENTER REOPENS SATURDAY
March 11, 1997
The rebuilt center at 1245 E. 15th will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends.
FIND COACHES EDGE ON THE INTERNET
March 11, 1997
http://www.coachesedge.com including information on basketball, coaching resources and the 1997 Final Four Preview.
SKIN-DEEP POLLUTION
March 11, 1997
Air pollution isn’t just bad for our lungs, it’s also bad for our skin. Such pollution can rob skin of a vitamin E, aggravating a variety of skin ailments common to people in urban areas, according to a University of California at Berkeley study.
S KU FANS ANGERED BY CBS SWITCH
March 11, 1997
The network’s decision to cut away from the Big 12 Championship game Sunday left a bad taste in the mouths of Jayhawk fans throughout the country.
MERGER BRINGS FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
March 11, 1997
Blue Cross Blue Shield officials in Kansas and Kansas City say they hope the merger brings better services, administration and a slow down in rate increases.
LAFRENTZ NAMED ALL-AMERICA
March 11, 1997
By Jim O’Connell AP Basketball Writer