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KU INITIATES 135 INTO PHI BETA KAPPA HONORARY
May 30, 1997
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter roster at Kansas University expanded by 135 names at the national academic honor society’s ceremony. Founded in 1776, members of the society must achieve high academic success while pursuing a broad and substantive liberal arts curriculum.
TOWN MEETING SET ON HIGHWAY PLAN
May 30, 1997
Legislators are scheduled to meet with Ottawa residents on Tuesday to discuss a highway improvement project.
B. TROUT
May 30, 1997
Graveside services for Charles “Chuck” B. Trout, 59, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood. Mr. Trout died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LIONS TO HEAD TO STATE TRACK
May 30, 1997
Lawrence High’s boys qualified 10 individuals and two relays for the state track meet, and the LHS girls qualified five individuals and three relays.
TEACHERS RATIFY CONTRACT FOR 1997-98
May 30, 1997
In voting on Wednesday and Thursday, Lawrence school district educators overwhelmingly approved a contract for 1997-98. The school board is expected to take action Monday on the agreement, which calls for an average pay increase of 3.25 percent. The range of teachers’ actual salary increases will range from 1.2 percent to 3.5 percent, depending on a teacher’s experience and education.
LEO JOSEPH KATZFEY
May 30, 1997
Katzfey services Mass of Christian Burial for Leo Joseph Katzfey, 79, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Eudora.
BABY TALK TO OFFER SUPPORT FOR NEW PARENTS
May 30, 1997
A drop-in support group for parents and their new babies is being offered by Lawrence Memorial Hospital on June 5 and June 19. “Baby Talk” sessions give parents an opportunity to meet other new parents and get information on a variety of topics including crying, sleeping, safety, play time, infant ailments and parenthood adjustment.
REVIVAL PLANNED
May 30, 1997
Revivals are a longtime American tradition, says a Kansas University faculty member.
BASKETBALL CAMP SOUND OFF
May 30, 1997
The answer for the girls basketball camp in the paper last week was incomplete and incorrect, I think. I don’t think Roy Williams allows girls at his camp. I think Danny Manning’s camp does allow girls. Could you check this out? Take a couple of minutes between jump shots and try some phone numbers. The number for information about Roy Williams’ basketball camps is 864-3056. His camps are in June, July and August.
ERNEST KEN CUNNINGHAM
May 30, 1997
Services for Ernest Ken Cunningham, 73, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home Mid Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Cunningham died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at a Topeka care center.
CARJACKING ENDS IN CAR FIRE
May 30, 1997
A cartaken at gunpoint early Thursday at 15th and Iowa was one of two found on fire in separate, perhaps related, incidents.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
May 30, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HUMANE SOCIETY ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
May 30, 1997
The Lawrence Humane Society elected new board members at its annual meeting Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library, Seventh and Vermont. New members serving two-year terms are Jennifer Osterholm, Tim Fritzel, Julie McDonald, Laura Palmer and Susan Hadl. Coyla Ezell was elected to a one-year term.
NATURAL WAY EXPANDS, SECOND CHANCE MOVES
May 30, 1997
Judy and George Paley, owners of Natural Way Natural Fiber Clothing, 822 Mass., are expanding with an additional franchise store in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The newest Natural Way, scheduled to open July 1, is their second franchise store. The first is located in Estes Park, Colo., and is operated by Greg and Jo Haehl, formerly of Lawrence. The Paleys also own a store in Leawood.
AREA TRACK OUTLOOK
May 30, 1997
Wellsville senior Emily Bloss, a three-time champion in the Class 3A 400, headlines area entries into this weekend’s state track meet in Wichita. Bloss’ time of 58.1 at last week’s regional ranks as the best time in 3A this season. She will also run in the 200, 4x200 and 4x400 relays. … Perry-Lecompton sophomore Heidi Yost is entered in four events —100, 200, long jump and triple jump — in the 4A meet. Her 37-9 1/2 mark in the triple jump at the Kaw Valley League meet ranks No. 1 in the state. …
GARNETT TEEN KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT
May 30, 1997
A Garnett teen was killed and two Ottawa women were injured in a head-on collision south of Ottawa late Wednesday. Corey J. Young, 17, Garnett, died at St. Francis Hospital, where he was taken by helicopter after his southbound 1991 Mazda collided head-on with a 1991 Pontiac being driven north by Jane A. Wingert, 64, Ottawa.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
May 30, 1997
Births Kimberly Hildebrand, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
May 30, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
COURTHOUSE SIDEWALKS TO GET FACELIFT
May 30, 1997
Repairs outside county buildings to alter paths
POLICE TO HAND OUT ROYALS CARDS
May 30, 1997
In a continuing effort to foster positive contact with Lawrence youths, police officers on Thursday began handing out Kansas City Royals baseball cards in casual circumstances. Now in its seventh year, the Kansas City Life/Kansas City Royals collector program will distribute 7 million cards to 200 law enforcement agencies in the Midwest.
MAN REPORTS ROBBERY BEHIND
May 30, 1997
A Lawrence man reported he was robbed at gunpoint outside the rear of a local grocery store Thursday night. Police about 9:30 p.m. were called to the man’s residence in the 600 block of Gateway Court, where he reported the robbery.
CITY HOUSING PROGRAMS GARNER FEDERAL PRAISE
May 30, 1997
The city of Lawrence is tops when it comes to consolidated planning for suitable living environments and decent housing, federal housing officials have decided. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers Lawrence a “best practice” in several categories, including:
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May 30, 1997
Who plays the Cigarette Smoking Man in “The X-Files”? William B. Davis is the infamous Cigarette Smoking Man on Fox’s out-there “X-Files” series. A native of Toronto, Canada, he’s been on TV since he was a child. His movie credits include “The Dead Zone,” “Look Who’s Talking” and “Unforgettable.” Davis, a former water-skiing champion, gave up smoking nearly two decades ago and puffs clove cigarettes on the show.
BALDWIN MAN APPOINTED TO STATE WATER BOARD
May 30, 1997
Gov. Bill Graves has appointed a Baldwin man to the Kansas Water Authority. Roger Boyd, a professor of biology and director of natural areas at Baker University, was named to the panel Thursday.
SOUND OFF
May 30, 1997
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation maintains an Internet site that lists sex offenders who are registered in the state. How can you get access to this list if you don’t have a computer? You can go to the Lawrence Public Library, Seventh and Vermont, which has public Internet access at several computer terminals.
LIONS ON ROLL HEADING TO STATE
May 30, 1997
Lawrence will meet Blue Valley Northwest in the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament at 6:30 tonight at Olathe District Activities Center.
SOUND OFF
May 30, 1997
Are Lawrence school grounds treated with herbicides and pesticides? “Broadleaf control and fertilizer only,” said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent.
KIMBERLY L. NEWMAN
May 30, 1997
Services for Kimberly L. Newman, 36, Ozawkie, are pending at the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. She died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
KU ANNOUNCES SPRING 1997 GRADUATES
May 30, 1997
These area students completed degree work at Kansas University during the spring 1997 semester: Baldwin
LOCAL SHOP OWNER HAS VESTED INTEREST IN WEEKEND DRAGS
May 30, 1997
For most of the drag racing season, Rob Wendland goes to the races. This weekend, the races come to him.
COPS ASK FOR PROTECTION
May 30, 1997
Improving procedures for handling disciplinary and grievance matters are a cornerstone of a contract proposal from Lawrence police officers and detectives.
WOMAN UPSET BY LACK OF 911 RESPONSE
May 30, 1997
People who call 911 will be asked certain questions before officers are dispatched.
DOUGLAS COUNTY BANK BRANCH OPENS MONDAY
May 30, 1997
With a new branchon the corner of 31st and Iowa, Douglas County Bank hopes to add convenience for customers in south Lawrence.
HOOPS STAR SPEAKS AT CJHS
May 30, 1997
Danny Manning speaks to ninth-graders at Central