Advertisement

Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 1997

All stories

SOUND OFF
March 26, 1997
Local author Carol Francis wrote “House” and I was wondering if you could tell me what it’s about? The book, “The House Building: My Search for Its Foundation,” is about the House building at 729-731 Mass. The building was three stories when it was built in 1858 and was the only downtown building to survive Quantrill’s raid intact.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FROM MAR. 25
March 26, 1997
Borders parking pact gets city’s OK
BEAR CUBS CAUSE CONCERN
March 26, 1997
Perry city attorney
COUNTY PONDERS NEW SEPTIC REGS
March 26, 1997
Proposed changes to the county’s sanitary code would require larger lots for new rural homes.
LAWRENCE BLOOD DONOR HONORED FOR SERVICES
March 26, 1997
A Lawrence man was among a group of Kansans honored for donating blood to Kansas Blood Services. Jesse Carney has donated 15 gallons of blood to the center, which relies on volunteer donors to supply blood to nine hospitals in northeast Kansas. Carney and more than 50 others were honored at a reception at Cedar Crest in January, which was National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.
A
March 26, 1997
From the latest consultant’s report, which alternative for public transportation do you support? (No. 1 keep city van system in place; No. 2 expand the city’s van system using federal funds; No. 3 spend $1 million per year for a five-bus city system, separate from KU; No. 4 spend $3 million per year for a 12-bus city system combined with KU.) How soon do you envision implementing this plan? Jo Andersen: Our experience with DCAT has shown a need for a fixed-route public transportation system. The consultant offered four alternatives, but assured us that there are many more. Working with KU, we can tailor-make a practical and affordable system.
KU BASEBALL STARTS YEAR WITH WINS
March 26, 1997
Hartsock column: KU baseball team surprisingly successful so far Just who are these guys in the Kansas University baseball uniforms, anyway?
IMPACT OF TAX RULING UNCERTAIN
March 26, 1997
A tax victory for business owners could shift the burden to other taxpayers.
BALDWIN WOMAN WINS OSCAR CONTEST
March 26, 1997
Terri Dann, Baldwin, is the winner in this year’s Journal-World Academy Award contest and will receive four movie tickets. Dann tied for first place with Michael Clodfelter, Lawrence; both correctly picked eight Oscar winners. A drawing was held, and Dann was the victor. As the second-place winner, Clodfelter will receive two movie tickets.
KENNEDY TOUTS BUSINESS BACKGROUND FOR CITY JOB
March 26, 1997
Marty Kennedy promises building projects will be “on budget and on time.”
CONFERENCE
March 26, 1997
Lawrence High School marketing education classes attended the DECA State Career Development Conference March 9-11 in Overland Park, where 18 Lawrence High members qualified for the DECA National Conference. The 18 LHS national qualifiers is the most ever in the school’s marketing education history.
EUDORA CANDIDATES DISCUSS GROWTH
March 26, 1997
Eudora school candidates answer questionnaire Two incumbents and two newcomers will square off when three seats on the Eudora school board go up for grabs on April 1.
WHY DOES THE INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL HAVE THOSE DARK SPACES TOP AND BOTTOM IN SOME OF THEIR MOVIES? IT IS LIKE WATCHING A HALF PICTURE. I LOVE TO WATCH THE CHANNEL.
March 26, 1997
“This is called a picture box,” said Sunflower Cablevision general manager Dennis Knipfer. “It may be noticed also on American Movie Classics, and some other channels. It is to match the same aspect ratio of motion pictures on the regular movie or theater screen. Aspect ratio is the top to bottom and side to side measurement of a movie picture and normally is modified for television broadcast to fit the TV screen.”
TURNEY READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOLS
March 26, 1997
Fortunate son
SOUNDOFF-LOTTERY
March 26, 1997
When the lottery was first started, wasn’t the money supposed to go toward education? If so, does any still go toward education? Or what does it go for? No. No. Economic development.
MICHAEL GIBBONS
March 26, 1997
A memorial service for Michael Kelly Gibbons, 39, Lawrence, will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Mr. Gibbons died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at his home.
EASTER EGGCITEMENT BEGINS WITH SAFETY
March 26, 1997
Is it safe to eat hard-cooked eggs that have been used for an Easter egg hunt? Follow the “two-hour rule” when deciding whether you should eat hard-cooked eggs that have been through “the hunt.” Eggs should not be kept out of the refrigerator for more than two hours, including time for preparing and serving (but not cooking). Therefore, either follow the two-hour rule or do not eat the eggs. The found eggs must then be refrigerated and eaten within a week after cooking.
KU TO PLAY IN THREE TOURNEYS NEXT YEAR
March 26, 1997
The Jayhawks will play in the Preseason NIT, the Franklin National Bank Classic in Washington, D.C., and the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii. Dates for all games are tentative.
FOR THE RECORD
March 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
TEEN IN FOSTER CARE SUSPECTED OF TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES
March 26, 1997
A teen-age male in a Lawrence foster home is suspected of committing indecent liberties with a 10-year-old girl also living at the foster residence. According to police reports, Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services officials and the “house parents” told authorities Monday night about two separate incidents that occurred during the weekend. The parents reportedly learned of the incidents upon returning home.
SOUTH PARK BOX
March 26, 1997
SOUTH PARK LANDMARK?
ROBERT RESCHKE
March 26, 1997
Robert C. Reschke Hiawatha — Services for Robert C. Reschke, 69, rural Hiawatha, were held Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Hiawatha. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
March 26, 1997
* Darrel L. and Lauren M. Young to Paul N. and Terri L. Green; 931 Church, Eudora. * Doores Addition Inc. to Coffman Construction Inc.; No. 3 & 4, 2100 block of E. 26th Terr.
ARTHUR T. LASHER
March 26, 1997
Services for Arthur T. Lasher III, 62, McLouth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Lasher died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at the Hickory Pointe Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
ASSN. SQUEEZES UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
March 26, 1997
University Press of Kansas is among 13 university presses allegedly engaging in unfair textbook pricing schemes.
S HEATING DISCONNECT PROHIBITION ENDS MONDAY
March 26, 1997
The Kansas Corporation Commission’s rule preventing utility companies from disconnecting service to residential customers during cold weather will end Monday. A KCC rule prevents electric and natural gas companies from disconnecting residential customers who are unable to pay bills if the temperature is forecast to fall below 35 degrees.
ELAINE HUMMELGAARD
March 26, 1997
Services for Elaine J. Hummelgaard, 53, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Hummelgaard died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at her home.
FOCUS IS KEY FOR SUCCESSFUL HOME DECOR, DESIGNERS SAY
March 26, 1997
When decorating your home, have fun with the ultimate goal of being comfortable in your surroundings.
POLICE SEEK DRIVER IN HIT-AND-RUN
March 26, 1997
Police on Tuesday continued to search for the driver of a vehicle suspected of hitting a woman after a weekend accident at a major Lawrence intersection. Alcohol was listed on police reports as a possible contributing factor to the hit-and-run. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening; she was treated for a severe head laceration at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.
S BOYHOOD HOME TO CARRY ON
March 26, 1997
Renovation of a noted Kansas artist’s childhood home is nearly complete.
LAWRENCE FIRMS EXPAND INTO NEW FACILITIES
March 26, 1997
First Management and White Martin, a department of PEC, have outgrown their present facilities and are looking forward to moving day on June 1.
CAR DEALERS, INSURANCE AGENTS ASSESS STORM DAMAGE
March 26, 1997
A hailstorm on Monday afternoon hammered some areas and left others unscathed.
CARROT SEASON TAKES ROOT
March 26, 1997
Carrot season takes root, It seems appropriate, with Easter just days away, to be talking about carrots. That’s because the bunny is the secular symbol of the spring holiday and carrots are, at least in Walt Disney’s scheme of things, bunny food.
REMODELING POPULAR IN OLDER HOMES
March 26, 1997
Relatively low interest rates are keeping the local remodeling industry busy.
FERNE I. MUMM
March 26, 1997
Services for Ferne I. Mumm, 73, Cody, Wyo., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cody, Wyo. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Mumm died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at West Park Long Term Care center, Cody, Wyo.