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Archive for Saturday, May 24, 1997

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LOCAL BRIEFS
May 24, 1997
Zerr named Baker assistant Terry Zerr, who guided Eudora’s boys basketball team to the state tournament in March for the first time in 45 years, has been named an assistant for Baker University men’s basketball team.
ROTTWEILER DESCRIPTION REQUESTED
May 24, 1997
In view of all of these recent attacks by rottweilers, will you please give us a description of what a rottweiler looks like so we can recognize them? A rottweiler is a 22- to 27-inch tall, 90- to 110-pound dog with medium-length black hair. The coat is marked with deep tan or mahogany accents around the eyes and on the cheeks, muzzle, bottom of the legs and sides of the breastbone.
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM STARTS IN LAWRENCE
May 24, 1997
A summer program will ensure children won’t go hungry.
S CHECKS PASSED IN LAWRENCE
May 24, 1997
Four Lawrence businesses have been victimized this month by the latest area version of counterfeiting — traveler’s checks.
SOUND OFF
May 24, 1997
Why isn’t the Palmyra 4-H Club featured in 4-H News that runs in the newspaper on Saturdays? A report on the Palmyra 4-H Club’s April meeting appeared on the Journal-World’s April 26 Society Page. As of the May 24 Society Page deadline, we have not received a report on the May meeting.
DEPUTY SHOOTS SELF ACCIDENTALLY
May 24, 1997
A Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy shot himself on Friday at the Fraternal Order of Police Grounds, 700 E. 600 Diagonal Rd. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel were called to the scene at 2:01 p.m. An unidentified deputy who was working on fire arms qualifications was holstering his weapon when it discharged, a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
May 24, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
SOUNDOFF:STATE SALARIES
May 24, 1997
Did classified employees of the state get a raise through the Legislature, and when will that take effect? The state’s classified and unclassified employees all received 3.5 percent salary increases. For classified employees, that means step movement of 2.5 percent on their salary schedule and a 1 percent cost of living adjustment. Classified employees who have worked at least 10 years also will get a longevity bonus of $40 for each year of service up to 25 years or no more than $1,000.
FREE LUNCH
May 24, 1997
No registration is required for the summer lunch program. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at five sites. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, 1520 Haskell.
S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
May 24, 1997
Now is the time for Roy Williams to relax a bit before recruiting dominates his life in July. “I’ve always said May is my favorite month, a time I can do things with my family and friends, take some golf trips,” Williams, Kansas’ basketball coach, said Thursday. “People don’t realize summer is one of our busiest times of the year, but May is not.”
FALLEN LAWRENCE OFFICER HONORED IN TOPEKA
May 24, 1997
Allen Moore died in 1901 after his gun went off accidentally in the Union Pacific Depot.
KU GRADUATE NAMED VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH
May 24, 1997
A Lawrence native is KU’s new vice chancellor for research and public service and head of its nonprofit research foundation.
LHS BOYS 2ND, GIRLS 3RD AT TRACK REGIONAL
May 24, 1997
Lawrence High’s boys had a field day on Friday at the Class 6A track and field regional at Olathe District Activities Center. The Lions won six of seven field events for 60 of their 156 team points to place second behind Olathe East.
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
May 24, 1997
Following are activities that members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1997 participated in during high school. The information was provided by LHS, as reported by students. LHS graduation will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. Asna Abbasi: Media Club-10, 11 (Media Club Secretary-11); Spanish Club-10; Debate-10; National Honor Society-12), Kansas Honor Scholar-12; Kansas Governor Scholar-12; Lawrence Sertoma Honors Award, Freshman Honor Scholarship.
Zuzzio gives up girls coaching job
May 24, 1997
Ted Zuzzio, who led Baldwin High’s girls basketball team to the Class 4A state championship in 1996 and the runner-up spot last March, surrendered the school’s girls basketball coaching post on Friday.