Archive for Saturday, March 29, 1997

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KU ENGINEERING STUDENTS TEST CARS
March 29, 1997
Kansas University engineering students challenged University of Missouri students to a car race.
ELECTION
March 29, 1997
County poll workers were preparing Friday for Tuesday’s city and school board elections.
MOTORCYCLE SHOW COMES TO LAWRENCE
March 29, 1997
Wearing a black leather vest, Paulette Lentz stood near a line of heavily chromed and airbrushed Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The Ozawkie woman gestured to other highly decorated motorcycles on display Friday in Buildings 1 and 2 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 29, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * A black 1989 Durango Chevrolet pickup truck valued at $3,000 was reported stolen on March 20 from 1607 W. 24th, police reported Saturday.
EASTER EGG HUNT FUN FOR ALL AGES
March 29, 1997
Area youngsters fill their baskets in the annual Easter egg hunt.
COUNTY AGENDA
March 29, 1997
Douglas County commissioners may use a new private road application as a starting point for a moratorium on this method of rural development. Last week, commissioners asked their staff to gather information about the necessary steps to halt private road requests while they studied the issue and developed criteria for evaluating applications.
FOR THE RECORD
March 29, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BALLARD WANTS INSURERS TO COVER OSTEOPOROSIS TESTS
March 29, 1997
A bill being pushed by a Lawrence legislator is seen as a prevention tool for osteoporosis.
BLOTTER
March 29, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses:
WRITE-IN FILLS VOID IN OSKALOOSA CANDIDATE FIELD
March 29, 1997
A candidate shortage in the city council election has finally ended. Phil Miller, an Oskaloosa veterinarian who has been a member of the local school board for 16 years, has announced that he’s seeking one of two open council seats as a write-in.
COMMITTEE ENDORSES SPORTS HALL OF FAME BILL
March 29, 1997
A Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would separate the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame from the Kansas State Historical Society. Susan Duffy, associate director of the Historical Society, said the agency was a “middle man” for the transfer of funds to the hall but is not involved in any of its activities.
KU-HOWARD BOX SCORE
March 29, 1997
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DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES RESPOND TO QUESTIONNAIRE
March 29, 1997
A major bond issue has defined the race for three open school board seats in DeSoto. On April 1, voters in the school district will decide about the $37.6 million bond issue, which includes funding for two new elementary schools, an addition to DeSoto High School and a new high school, among other improvements.
GEORGE CRAWFORD SEEKS SECOND FOUR-YEAR TERM
March 29, 1997
George Crawford says he has the interests of all children in the Lawrence school district at heart.
MUNICIPAL COURT READY FOR CHANGE OF VENUE
March 29, 1997
The city should pay a former commissioner $781,791 rent during the next 10 years for a new municipal court building, city staffers recommend.
S EAST SIDE
March 29, 1997
Problems at an electric substation near Farmland Industries cut power to about 4,400 Lawrence customers of KPL on Monday night. Robin Lampe, a KPL spokesman, said early today that power went out around 11:20 p.m. Monday. The cause of the outage had not been determined, and power still had not been restored an hour later.
CITY AGENDA
March 29, 1997
Background: In December, CMT Partners had intended to install a 125-foot tower on the site, but backed off before it could be considered by the planning commission.
MAYER COLUMN
March 29, 1997
OK, enough of the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth by Kansas basketball people, Roy Williams in the forefront, about how much they regret reaching only the third round of the 1997 NCAA basketball tournament. Outstanding as they are and as high as their expectations were, such contrition and soul-searching are understandable. But if this is the worst thing that ever happens to these guys, they’re in for wonderful lives. There’s a lot to celebrate and much to look forward to; do away with the sack cloth and ashes and move ahead.
VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN DAM DEATH
March 29, 1997
A prominent Lawrencearchitect known for his historic preservation efforts apparently fell to his death this week at the Clinton Lake dam.
KU BASEBALL TEAM DUCKS HOWARD, 26-4
March 29, 1997
Kansas raised its team batting average by 10 points in its 26-4 thumping of Howard on Friday night.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 29, 1997
Births Steven and Mickey McGinness, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
SMITH, WILLIAMS PRAISE ONE ANOTHER
March 29, 1997
Dean Smith says Kansas would prevail in a best four-of-seven series against any college team in the country.
CITY CONSIDERS CONTRACTING CHANGES
March 29, 1997
Whether it’s repaving roads, installing curbs or buying toilet paper, the city should make its contracting process more fair to all, a task force recommends.
FIRST SLT COURT HEARING ENDS IN DRAW
March 29, 1997
A final decision on the fate of the South Lawrence Trafficway is still at least a month away.
WALKERS GET READY FOR ANNUAL MS EVENT
March 29, 1997
MS Walk Highlights