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March 12, 1997
Supporters of Baldwin High School’s girls basketball team may be able to caravan in a school bus to Salina to see the team play, if there is enough interest. Supt. John Nuspl said the school has been fielding calls from parents wanting to take a “booster bus” to the high school girls 4A state tournament in Salina this weekend.
FAIR PROMOTES SCIENCE
March 12, 1997
From natural gas to terrified rodents, the local science fair has it all.
FORMER KU PLAYERS GIVE NOD TO NO. 1 JAYHAWKS
March 12, 1997
Jayhawks who made the Final Four and won NCAA Tournament championships believe this year’s contingent has the right stuff to go all the way.
S DIXON NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA 2ND TEAM
March 12, 1997
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has had two players named to the Kodak All-America team. And unless KU coach Marian Washington misses the mark, Tamecka Dixon will become No. 3 this year.
SOUND OFF
March 12, 1997
Would you provide a mailing address for Station Casino in Kansas City? 8201 N.E. Birmingham, Kansas City, Mo. 64161
ROTTCLMN:CARDS ENJOY BANNER YEAR
March 12, 1997
Following Eudora’s 58-56 overtime victory over Silver Lake last Saturday in the Class 3A sub-state championship, EHS coach Terry Zerr said he would celebrate and then find a map to locate Hutchinson. After all, Eudora hadn’t reached the state tournament for boys basketball since 1952.
BOTTOM-OF-THE-NINTH RALLY PROPELS KU PAST MU
March 12, 1997
A couple of local boys made good for Kansas University’s surging baseball team on Tuesday. Lawrence High graduate Shane Wedd turned the first at-bat — heck, the first pitch — of his college career into a double in the eighth.
JSU FEELS (ALMOST) RIGHT AT HOME IN MEMPHIS
March 12, 1997
The Pyramid is not Jackson State’s home away from home. Yet the Tigers are quite familiar with the 20,142-seat structure in Memphis, Tenn., site of Thursday’s 11:25 a.m. NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional battle between Kansas and JSU.
EUDORA BOYS PUMPED FOR STATE TOURNEY
March 12, 1997
When you make a trip to the state basketball tournament for the first time in 45 years, you better stick around awhile. “We don’t want to go down and there make a U-turn,” Eudora boys coach Terry Zerr said on Tuesday before his team headed to Hutchinson, site of the Class 3A state tournament.
BALDWIN SET TO DEFEND TITLE
March 12, 1997
When Baldwin High’s girls basketball team checked out of its hotel rooms last March in Salina, the players likely told the hotel clerk to save a few rooms for the second week of March in 1997. To nobody’s surprise, the Bulldogs are back in the Class 4A state tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center.
SOUND OFF
March 12, 1997
What is the difference between a for-profit and a not-for-profit hospital? The difference is in how they distribute their earnings, said Dennis Strathmann, chief financial officer for Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A not-for-profit institution cannot distribute its earnings outside the company, he said, and the money goes back into the operation of the hospital. For-profit institutions do the same, to a certain extent, but they have to pay dividends to shareholders.
COMET VISIBLE IN MORNING
March 12, 1997
Hale-Bopp attracts attention of astronomy buffs across the globe.
BOUNTY
March 12, 1997
Kitchen and Garden; It seems I can’t go anywhere without someone asking me whether I’ve started working in my vegetable garden yet or offering me a bit of info about their own planting schedule.
FOR THE RECORD
March 12, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CITY OKS INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
March 12, 1997
Commercial developers say medians would impede customer traffic at Sixth and Wakarusa.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 12, 1997
Births Mr. and Mrs. William Nunnelee, Baldwin, a boy, Tuesday.
WHY DOES DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF LOREN ANDERSON REFUSE TO CARRY A GUN? IS HE IN VIOLATION OF ANY COUNTY POLICIES BY NOT CARRYING A FIREARM ON DUTY?
March 12, 1997
“I don’t refuse to carry a gun,” Sheriff Anderson said. “I don’t always carry a gun. A uniformed officer has a weapon, and off-duty is optional. There’s no law that says you have to” carry a gun. “I normally do,” Anderson added, but, “If I’m going to be sitting here in the office all day, I usually don’t — it’s not that comfortable.”
WARM WEATHER DINING TRIGGERS FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES
March 12, 1997
Heat Your Meat Illness-causing bacteria die when meat is cooked thoroughly. Following are microwave oven.
COTTONWOOD CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY
March 12, 1997
Cottonwood marks 25th anniversary
V.S. ADAMS
March 12, 1997
V.S. “Jack” Adams Potter— Services for V.S. “Jack” Adams, 91, Potter, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Potter Community Church. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison.
T TAKE FIRST-ROUND FOE LIGHTLY
March 12, 1997
Fat chance Kansas will take NCAA Tournament first-round foe Jackson State lightly on Thursday morning at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn. “The way I see it is anybody in this tournament will be dangerous. They don’t get there without ability,” KU senior guard Jerod Haase said, not about to provide bulletin board material to the 14-15 Tigers, winners of the Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
GRASS FIRES FLARING UP AGAIN
March 12, 1997
Authorities from area township and rural fire departments on Tuesday were called to several grass fires, but no damage or injuries were reported. The fires included two in the southeast part of Jefferson County, two in the western part of Jefferson County and two in Douglas County, officials said.
QUILT TO PROMOTE MAMMOGRAMS
March 12, 1997
A group of women hoping to promote mammography will be selling opportunity tickets for the “Yes Mamm” quilt they created. For a $5 donation, donors will receive a quilt pattern and a drawing ticket for the quilt.
TONGANOXIE DISTRICT HAS NEW BASEBALL COACH
March 12, 1997
The Tonganoxie school board hired a current football and basketball coach as the new baseball coach. John Lee, a science instructor, was hired by the board this week to be the new freshman baseball coach. In other business, the board heard a report on the Teachers as Parents program. About 40 families in the Tonganoxie area participate in the program, in which a coordinator visits homes and checks on the development of children up to age 3.
WHY ARE PEOPLE ALLOWED TO TIE THEIR DOGS TO PARKING METERS DOWNTOWN, AND THEN THE DOGS SNARL AT YOU WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT MONEY IN THE METERS? IS THERE ANY KIND OF LAW THAT PREVENTS THEM FROM TYING UP D
March 12, 1997
“City ordinance 3-202 regulates that, ‘Any dog upon school grounds, public park areas, and in the central business district must, at all times, be on a leash physically under the control of its owner,’” Lawrence police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said. “The dog, if left tied to a parking meter pole, is obviously not under such control. Citizens are welcome to call the communication center at 832-7509 when they observe this situation. Animal control officers will attempt to identify and contact the owner for appropriate action.”
TAX RENDITIONS DUE ON MONDAY
March 12, 1997
Douglas County taxpayers have until 5 p.m. Monday to file their personal property renditions. Rendition forms were mailed in January to owners of such personal property as boats, other watercraft, trailers, mobile homes, airplanes, large trucks, mopeds and business equipment. The forms must be filled out with an inventory of personal property and returned to the Douglas County appraiser’s office, 11th and Massachusetts.
OTTAWA SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DOWN
March 12, 1997
A recent enrollment count for Ottawa schools has shown a drop of 60 students since official enrollment was taken in the fall, but administrators aren’t alarmed. Ottawa Schools Supt. Harvey Ludwick said the decrease from Sept. 20 to Feb. 28 is normal. Close to 60 students drop from the rolls each year for various reasons, including transferring to another district or their families moving to another area. Ludwick and Ottawa school board members reviewed the enrollment figures earlier this week at their regularly scheduled meeting.
OSKALOOSA ADDS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
March 12, 1997
A senior project program in its second year at Oskaloosa High School will be a requirement for graduation beginning next year. The school board approved the requirement at this week’s board meeting. Seniors must pick a topic, research it and write a paper about it. After that, they have to do a project on the topic. For example, Oskaloosa Supt. James White said a student who chose art last year completed a painting.
MCLOUTH SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES CAREER CONFERENCE
March 12, 1997
McLouth High School students will look into career options during a career conference that the school is hosting. The conference, which was discussed at the McLouth school board meeting this week, will feature 14 different seminars. Students can attend up to four of the seminars, which are presented by past and current school board members and other professionals. Topics include resume and job hunting skills, careers in finance, sports psychology and physical therapy, said board president Kyle Keling.
PREP HOOPS TEAMS SPUR HIGH TIMES
March 12, 1997
The NCAA tournament isn’t the only thing creating basketball excitement in the Lawrence area.
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March 12, 1997
The Lawrence Art Guild will mark the reopening of the Riverfront Gallery in Suite 206, 1 Riverfront Plaza, with several activities:
LOTTERY TICKET THIEF WILL TURN UPLOSER
March 12, 1997
Lottery tickets lifted from convenience store
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUPS SCHEDULED
March 12, 1997
The first “kindergarten roundup” for the 1997-98 school year is set for next Wednesday at Quail Run School. The roundups are designed to introduce incoming children and their parents to school.
RUTH HARKESS
March 12, 1997
Private services for Ruth Schlitzkus Harkess, 87, Lawrence, were held Tuesday in the Veterans’ Section of Lawrence Memorial Park. Mrs. Harkess died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
BANDS SOUGHT FOR DAY ON THE HILL
March 12, 1997
The Student Union Activities’ Live Music Committee is currently accepting tapes and compact discs from local and regional bands that are interested in playing Day on the Hill. Day on the Hill is a free outdoor concert held on the Kansas University campus just south of the football stadium. It features a national headliner supported by some of the best bands in the area. This year’s concert will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on May 3.
CURRICULUM COUNCIL MEETS THURSDAY
March 12, 1997
The Curriculum Advisory Council will hold its March meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the large conference room at the District Administration Service Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy. The agenda for this meeting includes the physical education curriculum, fine arts program, and ninth-grade curriculum at the junior high school versus the high school.
WORKSHOP ADDRESSES CONSUMER FRAUD
March 12, 1997
Consumers who do not have much knowledge about a product or service are more likely to be fooled than people who are better informed. To avoid becoming a victim of fraud, consumers should attend the program “Consumer Protection Education” at 7 p.m. today at the Douglas County Extension Center at the fairgrounds. Teresa Salts, a special agent from the Kansas Attorney General’s office, will explain the basic principles of avoiding fraud, give examples of common frauds, discuss actions to take when deceived and identify government agencies and laws that regulate and enforce business and consumer transactions.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
March 12, 1997
City approves license for new sports bar
BOYFRIEND-IN-A-BOX GOES GERIATRIC
March 12, 1997
Boyfriend in-a-Box has been on the market for less than two months, and already it has created an international stir. Creator Cathy Hamilton has appeared on NBC’s Today show, and the product has been featured in Time magazine, on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and in more than 200 newspapers worldwide. Clearly, women around the world are willing to pay for the uncomplicated trappings of an imaginary boyfriend when the real thing isn’t available.
BUILDING OFF TO A SLOWER START THIS YEAR
March 12, 1997
Construction is off to a much slower start this year, compared to the number of building permits issued a year ago. There were 14 permits issued for residential construction in February, one permit for duplex construction and two commercial permits. Those figures compare to 31 residential permits, 20 duplex permits, 19 multi-family units and five commercial permits, all in February of 1996.
SHARON BENWAY
March 12, 1997
No services for Sharon Mae Benway, 66, Eudora, are planned. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Benway died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
IKE-ERA HOOPSTERS RECALL STATE
March 12, 1997
Ike-era basketeers recall Cards’ last run for state hoop crown