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CURE FOR SPRING FEVER FOUND
March 23, 1997
Spring Fever! Area residents take advantage of mild temperatures.
SOUND OFF
March 23, 1997
I heard you can download a copy of Douglas County’s 1997 property evaluations from the Journal-World’s web site. Is this true? Sorry, not quite. On the Journal-World’s web site you can search the entire database of more than 30,000 residential and commercial property evaluations for 1997, by name or address, and you can do as many searches as you like, for free. But you can’t download the entire database.
STEVEN LEE SIPLE
March 23, 1997
Services for Steven Lee Siple, 52, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Siple died Friday, March 21, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
VEVA W. PRESTON
March 23, 1997
Preston services Services for Veva W. Preston, 93, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
WILBER D. NORTON
March 23, 1997
Services for Wilber D. Norton, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons. Mr. Norton died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S NOT TELEVISED?
March 23, 1997
Pam Evans, lottery spokesperson, said the Kansas Lottery decided to quit televising drawings in February 1996 for several reasons. “We discontinued that … when we were looking at the costs we were incurring in order to air those broadcasts,” she said. “Really, we decided that the money could be used in other areas of marketing, in a more efficient manner.”
LMH CHANGES HEALTH PLAN NAME
March 23, 1997
A health maintenance organization created by Lawrence Memorial Hospital has changed its name, to reflect its clientele. Lawrence Community Health Plan administrators on Wednesday agreed to change its name to Community Health Plans of Kansas, because residents in Kansas City, Topeka and other areas questioned the connotations of having a Lawrence company manage their plan.
LOIS OVERTON HENDON
March 23, 1997
Graveside services for Lois Overton Hendon, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Hendon died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.
SENATE TO DEBATE CONCEALED WEAPONS BALLOT ISSUE
March 23, 1997
State Sen. Sandy Praeger predicts a close vote next week on putting the concealed weapons issue on the fall 1998 ballot.
CITY COMMISSION
March 23, 1997
Lawrence city commissioners are scheduled to discuss designating a city park as a local landmark. Commissioners will consider whether to allow public hearings regarding the nomination of South Park to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ATCROSSROADS
March 23, 1997
Other university towns have public bus systems available to the general public. Will Lawrence? Next month’s election could hold the key.
APPLICATIONS COME DUE FOR FELLOWSHIP
March 23, 1997
Kansas resident graduate students at Kansas colleges and universities who plan to study outside the United States between May 1997 and April 1998 may be eligible for stipends from the James B. Pearson Fellowship Fund. Successful applicants may receive between $1,000 and $8,000 to supplement their study abroad. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered. Additional information about the James B. Pearson Fellowship program is available from graduate advisers or study abroad coordinators at Kansas colleges or universities. Information is also available from the Kansas Board of Regents, 700 SW Harrison, Suite 1410, Topeka 66603-3760, or by calling (913) 296-3517.
COUNCIL, MAYOR CANDIDATES SPLIT OVER POOL
March 23, 1997
Community division over a municipal pool project is clearly reflected in city government races. The issue that council member Jennie Washburn called “the dirty P word” at a recent forum has split the candidate field down the middle.
1997 ALL-AREA BASKETBALL TEAMS
March 23, 1997
Boys First Team
BLOTTER
March 23, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LHS FORENSICS TEAM COMPETES AT TOPEKA HIGH TOURNAMENT
March 23, 1997
LHS forensics team competes in Topeka
STATE FIRE MARSHAL HAS MALIGNANT TUMOR REMOVED
March 23, 1997
State fire marshal has cancer surgery
JEFFERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS FIGHTING HIGHWAY PLANS
March 23, 1997
A petition will be sent to Kansas congressmen asking them to help curtail plans to close ramps at U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 4.
WILLIAM E. ZERBONIA
March 23, 1997
Graveside services for William E. Zerbonia, 72, Winchester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Zerbonia died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester.
VAN GO ARTISTS TO HOLD RECEPTION
March 23, 1997
For 11 student artists and their local adult heroes, “There’s No Face Like Home.” The project is the culmination of written stories and a 3-foot-by-6-foot mural created by East Heights and New York elementary school fifth- and sixth-graders. Students made plaster casts of their faces and the faces of local role models and incorporated them into the mural. Storyteller Priscilla Howe and artist Sarah Oblinger worked with the children to create the mural.
BUS CHART
March 23, 1997
Columbia, Mo. Population: 70,000
EVERYTHING
March 23, 1997
Guests at the Wynfrey Hotel cheered whenever they spotted one of Kansas’ basketball players or coaches early Saturday morning, some 10 hours after the Jayhawks’ shocking season-ending loss to Arizona. Good for them.
HISTORY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN LAWRENCE
March 23, 1997
Ever since a streetcar called “Progress” rolled across the Kansas River bridge in 1871, Lawrence has always had some form of transit.
1997 ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
March 23, 1997
If the accompanying photographs look familiar, you’re not mistaken. The three Baldwin players — Mary Denning, Ann Martin and Audrey Millstein — plus their coach Ted Zuzzio are repeat selections for the Journal-World all-area girls basketball team.
SURVEY SHOWS MANY FAVOR A BUS SYSTEM
March 23, 1997
Three out of four people responding to the questionnaire published in the Journal-World and those interviewed at random by Journal-World reporters favored a fixed-route public transportation system.
CONSULTANT OUTLINES OPTIONS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT
March 23, 1997
From maintaining the current van system to starting up a full-blown bus system with Kansas University, city officials have several transit options to review next month.
BUS BREAKOUT
March 23, 1997
HAVE YOUR SAY Lawrence city commissioners plan to review a consultant’s public transportation alternatives during their April 22 meeting.
1997 ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
March 23, 1997
Seniors Nick Warren and Darrin Bretthauer, who helped Eudora High to its first state appearance in 45 years, headlined the Journal-World’s all-area boys basketball team. Warren, a repeat J-W selection, led the Cardinals in scoring and rebounding during their road to Hutchinson, site of the Class 3A state tournament.
BUS CHART
March 23, 1997
Ames, Iowa Population: 48,000
HOW AMES WORKS
March 23, 1997
CyRide provides 2.6 million rides for $3.2 million a year.
CITY WRACKED OVER POOL
March 23, 1997
A proposed swimming pool has become a divisive issue in Baldwin.
S VAUGHN LEARNS LESSON TOO LATE
March 23, 1997
B.J. Williams and Jerod Haase missed driving layups. Raef LaFrentz clanged an alley-oop dunk. Some strange things happened in Kansas’ 85-82 season-ending loss to Arizona on Friday night at Jefferson Civic Center, that’s for sure.
HOW COLUMBIA WORKS
March 23, 1997
Columbia Area Transit System spends $2.3 million to provide fewer than 500,000 rides a year.
SOUND OFF
March 23, 1997
I want to write to actor Harrison Ford. Where does he live? You can reach Ford at 3555 North Moose Wilson Rd., Jackson, Wyo. 83001.
1997 AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
March 23, 1997
When basketball practice starts in eight months, Baldwin High girls coach Ted Zuzzio will notice a void. The Bulldogs — led by four seniors — finished the 1996-97 season with a school-best 24-2 record and placed second at the Class 4A state championship last weekend, losing to Sabetha in the finals, 44-37.
SOUND OFF
March 23, 1997
What happens during a lunar eclipse? The moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, causing the moon to darken. A partial lunar eclipse will start tonight at 7:30, but it won’t be until about 9 p.m. before it becomes noticeably darker. At about 10:40 p.m., the moon will reach its darkest point, complete with a reddish-orange hue.
KU UNDERCLASSMEN LOOK AHEAD
March 23, 1997
Time marches on and Kansas University’s basketball underclassmen must say goodbye to scholarship seniors Jacque Vaughn, Jerod Haase, Scot Pollard and B.J. Williams. “I can’t imagine what it will be like not having them in the locker room next year,” sophomore point guard Ryan Robertson said after Friday’s 85-82 season-ending loss to Arizona.
T DETER FANS
March 23, 1997
Kansas University fans tell players they’re still winners, despite tournament loss.
OSCAR PARTY BREAKOUT
March 23, 1997
Oscar party time
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 23, 1997
Hospitals Dismissals
LEONA FAY UTTINGER
March 23, 1997
Memorial services for Leona Fay Uttinger, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence. She was cremated. Inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Uttinger died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
POLICE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH ANTI-TRUANCY PROGRAM NEXT YEAR
March 23, 1997
Students who continuously skip school next year could be targeted by Lawrence police.
BALDWIN ADMINISTRATOR TACKLES POOL QUESTIONS
March 23, 1997
Administrator tackles pool questions Baldwin — When Baldwin voters pick up a ballot on April 1, they may be surprised to find it contains no mention of a swimming pool.