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PHYLLIS L. WOOD
May 23, 1997
Graveside services for Phyllis L. Wood, 58, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe. She died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park.
WITH CHIPS DOWN, WOMAN TAKES BULL BY HORNS
May 23, 1997
A Douglas County woman single-handedly rescued a 550-pound bull from a ravine Wednesday.
ROBERTS PUSHES FOR BUDGET PACT
May 23, 1997
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts supports the budget resolution now in the Senate.
RECYCLING REFLECTIONS
May 23, 1997
Product Reuse Shopping Days help slightly used products live out their final days as intended. Don’t buy new — reuse!
BALDWIN PARKING INFORMATION
May 23, 1997
Is there a city ordinance in Baldwin requiring landlords who rent part of their property to provide parking for that business? Yes. City ordinances require the owners of all single-family and multifamily homes to provide off-street parking for each dwelling unit. Structures that are enlarged through renovation or remodeling must provide additional off-street parking as well.
LOCAL PUBLISHER SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE
May 23, 1997
A local specialty publication firm is sponsoring a blood drive for Kansas Blood Services next month and is seeking donors. Miller Freeman, publisher of such publications as C/C++ Users Journal and Sys Admin magazines, will sponsor the blood drive on June 5.
SPORTS SOUNDOFFS
May 23, 1997
Is KU holding a basketball camp this year for girls and boys? If so how do you get information on them? Men’s basketball coach Roy Williams will conduct three camp sessions for boys — June 15-19, July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. For information, call 864-3056.
MARY ELOISE MAGNUSON
May 23, 1997
Services for Mary Eloise Magnuson, 74, Waukegan, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Lutheran Church, Waukegan. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Mrs. Magnuson died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at her home.
PETEFISH, GORDON HONORED BY KIWANIS CLUB
May 23, 1997
Two local residents were honored Thursday by the Lawrence Kiwanis Club.
RELAX
May 23, 1997
I don’t believe in doing lawn work during holiday weekends. Actually, I am not a big fan of high-maintenance lawn work at any time. I live by the philosophy that those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can’t even do that live in a townhouse with a maintenance contract and give advice. There are too many other ways to celebrate the official start of summer than to spend huge amounts of time sweating over a lawn. So mow and water if you must, and then enjoy the rest of the weekend.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
May 23, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU STUDENTS EARN TRUMAN FOUNDATION HONORS
May 23, 1997
Two Kansas University students earned scholarships for international study from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation. The foundation in Kansas City, Mo., has been awarding scholarships to students from KU, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., since 1985.
SOUNDOFF:JUROR AGE
May 23, 1997
Does the Douglas County court have an age cap that excludes older residents from serving on juries? People who are age 70 or older have the option of not serving, but there is no cap on age, according to a deputy court clerk. As long as they are capable they can serve, she said.
TREES COME TUMBLING DOWN SOUNDOFF
May 23, 1997
Why did the county, in Grant Township, cut down more than 20 large, live trees along E1600 Road? Frank Hempen, the county’s director of public works, said his department did not cut down trees at that location.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY WITH THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE:
May 23, 1997
* Juice Stop of K.C., Inc., 1612 Prestwick Dr. * Helianthus Products, Inc., 1537 E. 642 Road
HOLIDAY DRIVING TIPS
May 23, 1997
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper John Eichkorn recommended the following to drivers this weekend: * Don’t drive if you’re tired. Stop and get some rest.
BIKING ACROSS KANSAS SET TO BEGIN JUNE 7
May 23, 1997
More than 1,000 riders and counting are set to participate in the 23rd annual Biking Across Kansas, a 470-mile transstate bicycle ride. “Every year we seem to have more and more,” said Norma Christie of Wichita, an organizer of the event.
RAPE SUSPECT DISAPPEARS BEFORE TRIAL
May 23, 1997
For the secondtime in the past six months, a student suspected in a Douglas County sex crime has fled the state.
BIRTHS, MAY 23
May 23, 1997
Hospitals Births
MINISTERS FIND VACATION TIME SCARCE
May 23, 1997
For some ministers, long vacations are few and far between.
RUFFED GROUSE MAKING KANSAS COMEBACK
May 23, 1997
The repopulation of a once-popular game bird is nothing to grouse about in Kansas.
WEATHER WILL DETERMINE ACTIVITY AT AREA LAKES
May 23, 1997
Fishing is good, but the water will be chilly for swimmers at area lakes this weekend.
LAWRENCE PILOT SELECTED AS AIR FORCE ACADEMY LIAISON DIRECTOR
May 23, 1997
A Lawrence resident has been selected as director of the Air Force Academy’s liaison officer program for Kansas. Lt. Col. John Timmer, an Air Force reservist and pilot for American Airlines, will head up the post.
AUTHORITIES
May 23, 1997
The holiday weekend will send thousands of motorists onto Kansas highways, and the state highway patrol is ready for them.
KU WALK-ON LANDS DATE ON TV SHOW
May 23, 1997
Kansas basketball notebook. … I was surprised to see former KU walk-on Scott Novosel appear as a contestant on “The Dating Game” the other night.