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LOCAL BRIEFS
May 28, 1997
Three Lawrence teams advance to pool nationals Three Lawrence teams have qualified for the national amateur team pool championships July 27-Aug. 2 in Las Vegas.
PEARL S. HILLIX THOMAS
May 28, 1997
Services for Pearl S. Hillix Thomas, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery in McLouth. Mrs. Thomas died Monday, May 26, 1997, at a Lawrence nursing home.
STATE GOLF RESULTS
May 28, 1997
LHS golfers shoot 87s at state tourney Junction City — Lawrence High seniors John Shafer and Ron Shaver both carded 87s on Tuesday at the Class 6A state tournament at Rolling Meadows.
AREA SENIOR OLYMPIANS DOING WELL
May 28, 1997
Lawrence-area residents have tallied several top finishes in the U.S. National Senior Sports Classic VI/National Senior Olympics competition in Tucson, Ariz. As of Monday, area residents had won two gold and two silver medals, said Marge Rightmeier, director of Kansas Senior Olympics.
NEWSPAPER SECTIONS QUESTIONED
May 28, 1997
Why, for the past couple of weeks, have the newspaper sections been coming in this order: A, B, D, C, E? It’s done to accommodate the needs for advertising and news space and color positions within sections and the way in which they are configured on our presses. The section labeled A is fundamentally our national and international news section. The B section concentrates local and area news. The C section features sports. The D section spotlights specialized and feature information. The E section primarily is classified advertising. On Sundays, classified moves to section F, and Business is featured on the front of E.
SKINS GAME
May 28, 1997
On the sports page, when you see “skins” in a story about a golf tournament, what does “skins” refer to? A skins tournament involves four players who are vying for a set amount of prize money on each hole. A player wins a “skin” if he has a lower score on a hole than the other three. If two or more players tie for the low score on a hole, the money is carried over to the next hole, or until a player wins a hole. Even if only two players tie on a hole, all four players are eligible to win whatever money is carried over to the next hole.
CONGRESSMAN VISITS WITH CONSTITUENTS
May 28, 1997
Federal funding for area highway projects will be hard to come by, a congressman said.
SIMPSON
May 28, 1997
Services for Ernest Lawrence “Doc” Simpson, 83, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Simpson died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.
OTTAWA U. LISTS AREA GRADUATES
May 28, 1997
Ottawa University lists Lawrence, area graduates Ottawa — The following Lawrence and area residents received diplomas from Ottawa University during the college’s May 18 commencement:
MANHATTAN MEN DETAINED FOR AUTO BURGLARY
May 28, 1997
Two men from the Little Apple found themselves in Douglas County’s “big house” on Tuesday after their arrests for auto burglary in Lawrence. Ronald D. Demelio, 19, and Mitchell C. Henry, 20, both of Manhattan, have been charged with auto burglary, a felony, theft and criminal damage. Demelio and Henry were arrested after someone noticed two men breaking into a car parked near an apartment complex in northwest Lawrence.
BACK AT STATE FOR THIRD YEAR
May 28, 1997
Reaching the Class 6A state baseball tournament has become a May ritual for Lawrence High’s Mark Unruh. For the third consecutive year, Unruh will suit up for the Lions at the postseason event.
EUDORA COUNCIL RETAINS CITY EMPLOYEES
May 28, 1997
Several longtime Eudora city employees were retained by votes of the city council.
QUESTIONS FLOOD PROJECT
May 28, 1997
City officials compiled a list of questions from residents concerned about a drainage project, and plan to mail answers to affected property owners soon.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
May 28, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HEARD IN LAWRENCE-BEANIE BABIES
May 28, 1997
When Shana Schroeder came in to work Tuesday morning, it was easy to judge the popularity of Beanie Babies. “There was just a big long line in the front and out in the back,” said Schroeder, a clerk at Kansas Trading Co. Prairie Patches, 811 Mass.
ERNEST E. BARNARD
May 28, 1997
Services for Ernest E. Barnard, 88, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Barnard died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at a care home in San Antonio, Tex.
SOUND OFF
May 28, 1997
Who were the winners in the contest to name the new cinema? The winners for naming the theaters “The Hollywood Southwind,” 3433 Iowa, were LeRoy Young, Jerry Rogers, Ruthie Brown, Violet Woodward and Andrew Clayton. Their names appeared in an advertisement on page 6A of Friday’s Journal-World.
TECHNOLOGY EVENT SCALED BACK
May 28, 1997
A technology fair sponsored today by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Journal-World has been scaled back, a chamber spokesman said Tuesday. Kevin Walker, director of marketing and member services, said three events — a morning mixer, an evening mixer and a fair featuring vendors throughout the day — were canceled.
ACCUSED GAMBLING ORGANIZER TO FACE TRIAL
May 28, 1997
A 48-year-old Lawrence man who allegedly organized a high-stakes craps game at his home will stand trial July 18. Robert E. White is charged with commercial gambling, a felony, and permitting his New Jersey Street house to be used for gambling. White waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR LTV GARAGE SALE
May 28, 1997
Donations of garage sale items are sought for a benefit garage sale for Lawrence Teen Vision (LTV). The garage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H. All proceeds from the sale benefit LTV, an after-school and summer program for teen-agers.
FOR THE RECORD
May 28, 1997
Fire calls * System malfunction, 8:34 a.m. Tuesday, 1500 block of Irving Hill Road.
ROBERT E. GOTTSTEIN OBITUARY
May 28, 1997
Robert E. Gottstein Services for Robert E. Gottstein, 63, Perry, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.
HOMELESS PROJECT AMONG HOUSING GRANTS
May 28, 1997
The city will have $2.2 million in federal grants later this year for housing, neighborhoods, public services and capital-improvement projects, and now Lawrence city commissioners have decided how to spend it all. Tuesday night, commissioners approved an “investment summary” for the money generated through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships and the Lawrence Housing Authority’s Comprehensive Grant.
12 FOOTBALL POWERS SEEK RELIEF
May 28, 1997
Big 12 Conference members may pitch in and bail out Nebraska, Texas and Colorado, football powers that lost money at bowl games last season. “I’m confident some relief will be granted,” Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick said Tuesday.
SRS SCHEDULES DISABILITIES MEETING
May 28, 1997
The Social and Rehabilitation Services Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities will conduct statewide public meetings to review the status of Outcomes for the 21st Century, the five-year strategic plan for persons with developmental disabilities. The meeting for Douglas County and its surrounding area will be held in Lawrence from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 4 at the Holidome’s Brazilian Room A.
REW TODD HARTSOCK COLUMN:WHO KNOWS WHAT CAREY WILL BRING?
May 28, 1997
I’m no shrewd judge of basketball talent. I’d be the first to admit that. But I’ve also seen enough high school ball that I have at least some idea how it translates to the college game. That said, I have no idea about what to expect from Kansas University basketball signee Jeff Carey.
CONTRACT TALKS STALL BETWEEN CITYFIREFIGHTERS
May 28, 1997
A mediator will have until June 10 to bring the two sides — city administrators, and local firefighters and paramedics — closer together.
KAW RIVER BREWERY CLOSES
May 28, 1997
A local micro-brewery has been closed for about a week.
SOUNDOFF-TOWN CENTER
May 28, 1997
Why does the sign at Sixth and Massachusetts say “Town Center,” instead of something like “Welcome to Downtown”? “It’s a very functional name,” said Brian Kubota, a local land use provider and developer.
VOTERS GROUP TO MEET THURSDAY
May 28, 1997
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County will meet Thursday at the RLDS church, 1900 University Dr., to hear Ed Rowe’s wrap-up report of the Kansas legislative session. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:15 p.m.
FRANKLIN L. WATKINS
May 28, 1997
Services for Franklin L. Watkins, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Watkins died Monday, May 26, 1997, at his home.
POLICE PROBE WEEKEND ROBBERY
May 28, 1997
Lawrence police on Tuesday continued to investigate a Memorial Day weekend strong-armed robbery in a city park. According to reports made public Tuesday, a 21-year-old Lawrence man was walking about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near 11th and Massachusetts when an unidentified man began following him.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
May 28, 1997
Hospitals Births