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FORMER DA TO SPEAK ON NEW JUVENILE ACT
March 19, 1997
Former Douglas County District Attorney Jerry Wells will speak at 9 a.m. Friday at the Eldridge Hotel on the impact of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act. Wells, now general counsel of the Koch Crime Commission, will speak to about 125 prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officers, court services officers and juvenile detention and community corrections officials during a two-day conference Friday and Saturday.
GROUPS SPONSOR CANDIDATE FORUM
March 19, 1997
Candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and school board will be featured at a forum at 7 p.m. Monday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper. The forum is sponsored by Douglas County Republican Women, Town and Country Republican Women and the Douglas County Property Owners Assn.
AIRSTRIP MAY THWART TOWER PLAN
March 19, 1997
A proposal for a communications tower will be the subject of discussion when the Douglas County Commission meets at 6:35 p.m. today in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. American Portable Telecom of Kansas City wants to erect the 164-foot tower at 1251 N. 550 Road, which is on the east side of U.S. Highway 59, about 2.5 miles north of U.S. Highway 56. The company is seeking a conditional use permit for the tower.
LONGTIME SUPPORTER OF KJHK DEAD AT 41
March 19, 1997
Steve Greenwood’s association with the student radio station at KU dates to the 1970s.
LAWRENCE INDIAN CENTER LOOKS TO CLEAN UP
March 19, 1997
They’ve been through stormy times. Now, they’re looking to clean up. Board and staff members from the Lawrence Indian Center are working with a Kansas University School of Business management team to put a new face on the ailing center.
LIED CENTER RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY GRANT
March 19, 1997
The Lied Center and Southwestern Bell are teaming up to bring arts programs to all areas of the state.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
March 19, 1997
A Lawrence couple in Guatemala helping set up several camps for the demobilization of guerrillas said “hopes are high” that peace in the war-torn country will hold. In a letter faxed recently to the Journal-World, Chuck and Martha Brady said construction of several camps where Guatemalan guerrillas will demobilize was proceeding smoothly.
FRATERNITY TO BAN ALCOHOL BY 2000
March 19, 1997
Phi Delta Theta will ban alcohol on its property beginning in 2000.
S TOP COMICS CARRIED BY THE J-W
March 19, 1997
According to a recent poll published in Editor and Publisher magazine, the comic strip “Garfield” appears in more of the top-100-circulation newspapers in the United States than any other comic. The top-10 list reads like this: 1. “Garfield,” 92 top-100 papers.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS ADVANCE IN COMPETITION
March 19, 1997
Four Lawrence students have passed the first of three hurdles on the way to competition in the USA math olympiad. The students earned scores of 100 or higher on the 1997 American High School Mathematics Examination to enter the second level in the pyramid of three mathematics examinations given by the Committee on the American Mathematics Competitions, which leads to participation in the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
SPRING BEEF SHOW ENTRIES FORMS AVAILABLE
March 19, 1997
Entry forms for the Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Assn. Spring Beef Show are available. To receive an entry form, contact Tim Beying, show chairman, 15436 Thomas Rd., Winchester 66097, or the Leavenworth County Extension Office at the courthouse in Leavenworth.
FOR THE RECORD
March 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ARTS CENTER PLANS TO GET PUBLIC AIRING
March 19, 1997
Meetings have been scheduled to discuss the future of the Lawrence Arts center.
CHRISTIAN WRITERS SEMINAR ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS
March 19, 1997
Registrations are now being accepted for the second Christian Writers Seminar, which will be held April 26 at Wichita’s Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th. Cost for the workshop is $45, with a $5 discount if registered by April 15. Participants should bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided, along with a selection of writers books for sale and more than 40 sample magazines.
VALUATION GUIDES AVAILABLE
March 19, 1997
The Journal-World’s Property Valuation Guide is currently on sale in several locations around Lawrence. The valuation guides, which are $1.75, plus tax, list the values on more than 30,000 properties listed on Douglas County’s tax rolls.
KU RESEARCHERS LEAD A $4.8 MILLION COMPUTER PROJECT
March 19, 1997
A research team led by KU faculty will strive to improve high-speed transmission of information on networked computers.
POLS PLUNGE INTO POOL PANDEMONIUM
March 19, 1997
Two for, two against
DOUG LANE
March 19, 1997
Lane Services Memorial services for Doug Lane, 38, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at 1909 Stratford.
LINWOOD COUNCIL TOURS WATER PLANT
March 19, 1997
The Linwood City Council toured the city’s water plant, but took no action on any major items Tuesday night. The water plant has undergone several upgrades in recent months, including replacement of several large filters.
SOUNDOFF-GUN VOTE
March 19, 1997
How did our representatives vote on the hand gun measure? State Reps. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence; Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, and Joann Flower, R-Oskaloosa, voted for the Kansas House bill to allow citizens to get licenses to carry concealed weapons. Reps. Troy Findley and Barbara Ballard, both Lawrence Democrats, voted against the bill. The bill passed the House on a 78-44 vote and has been sent to the Senate.
DANCERS EXPLORE TIMESPACE
March 19, 1997
Call it slam dancing, ultra-athletic acrobatics or convoluted circus. Whatever the name, Elizabeth Streb’s “pop action” choreography is challenging and intriguing. Streb/Ringside, a 10-member dance company founded by the New Yorker in 1985, performed — more precisely free-fell, bounced, rolled and hurled — Tuesday night at the Lied Center. It was an exciting exploration of movement that no one in the audience will soon forget.
SOUNDOFF-POLLARD NAILS
March 19, 1997
What color is Scot Pollard’s fingernail polish? The color is a closely guarded secret.
HAS NATIONAL
March 19, 1997
presence
PIKE NATIONAL SUSPENDS CHARTER OF KU FRATERNITY
March 19, 1997
Hazing of pledges at KU led Pi Kappa Alpha’s board of directors to suspend the local chapter’s charter.
HOOP NOTES
March 19, 1997
Bernard Smith thoroughly enjoyed his recruiting visit to Kansas University last weekend. “He loved it,” Conroe (Texas) High basketball coach Tommy Johnson said Tuesday after meeting with the 6-foot-3 point guard at the suburban Houston high school.
DRUCOL:LOOK OUT WORLD, HERE COMES CLEM
March 19, 1997
Thank God for Clem Haskins. Thank God for Clem Haskins, because just when I thought I actually knew a thing or two about the sport of men’s college basketball … just when I thought I’d seen it all in the fine art of self-promotion … just when I thought I’d reached my fill of we’re-just-glad-to-be-heres and one-game-at-a-times … along came Clem.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FROM MARCH 19, 1997
March 19, 1997
Engineer on board for erosion project
COMMISSIONERS DELIBERATING ON COURT PROPOSALS
March 19, 1997
A new municipal court would be just the beginning for one developer. New retail shops and upstairs apartments would replace parking lots, a storage building and other buildings owned by Allen Press.
HOGS TOP KU BASEBALL, 8-5
March 19, 1997
Kansas University’s baseball team jumped to leads of 3-0 and 4-1, but Arkansas bounced back for an 8-5 victory over the Jayhawks on Tuesday. “We got off to a good start,” KU coach Bobby Randall said. “We just ran out of steam. We’re going to have a tough time getting our offense going when we’re striking out 11 times.”
WILLIAMS RECALLS SINKING ARIZONA
March 19, 1997
B.J. Williams ranks last year’s Arizona game the highlight of his college basketball career. “Personally, yes, I guess it would be that day,” said Williams, Kansas’ 6-foot-8 senior forward from Wichita.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
March 19, 1997
* Kathleen F. Funk to Dennis D. Matthews; 525 Michigan. * Tammy A. and Charles Graham to Janice G. Larkins and Crishna D. Larkins; 2237 Rhode Island.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 19, 1997
Births Danelle and Monte Steffey, McLouth, a boy, Monday.
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 19, 1997
Preliminary plans for a new banking and office center along the South Lawrence Trafficway will be up for review tonight by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. McGrew Holdings, a limited liability corporation, wants to build two office buildings and a bank along the south side of 27th Street, east of Wakarusa Drive.
SOUND OFF
March 19, 1997
Where can I listen to the NCAA Tournament on the radio? WIBW, 580-AM in Topeka and KMBZ, 980-AM in Kansas City have been providing play-by-play of the men’s basketball tournament. There also are several clear-channel AM stations carrying tournament action that can easily be picked up at night with an ordinary car or home AM radio.
BONDS APPROVED FOR WATER PROJECT
March 19, 1997
The McLouth City Council on Tuesday night approved financing of temporary construction bonds for connecting the city with a rural water district. Stifel and Nicolaus financing company of Wichita will fund the bonds, which will allow the city to build about four miles of water pipe from McLouth to Rural Water District No. 13 in southern Jefferson County, said council member Doug Walbridge. The project will help the city meet growing water needs.
KU DEAN TRIES TO PUT LID ON MEDICINE CABINET
March 19, 1997
Warning
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 19, 1997
Sheriff’s reports * Officers from the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two people on marijuana charges Tuesday night. Jackie Marie Sommer, 22, and Jarrod Allen Sommer, 24, both of Lawrence, were arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and no tax stamp. Both were being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail.
SOUND OFF
March 19, 1997
How many people can the Kansas Union and Lied Center at KU hold? The capacity of the Union varies, but an average of 700 to 800 chairs are set up for large forums. The Lied Center’s capacity is 2,028. The lower level has about 1,000 seats.
WEATHER TRAINING CLASS SET FOR THURSDAY
March 19, 1997
Meteorologist to give weather tips at forum
BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL PLANS AFTER-PROM PARTY
March 19, 1997
Baldwin High School is planning its sixth after-prom party for students on May 3. The purpose of the party is to provide an alternative activity. Parents, businesses and organizations are being asked to help support this event with donations.
WHO WERE THE CITY COMMISSIONERS WHO VOTED AGAINST PAYING BORDERS MONEY FOR CITY PARKING?
March 19, 1997
Allen Levine and Bob Moody voted against the plan. Commissioners Jo Anderson, John Nalbandian and Bonnie Augustine supported the plan.