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BOUNDARY COMMITTEE MAKEUP
November 9, 1997
Boundary committee membership The school boundary committee members are:
SECOND ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE PLANNED
November 9, 1997
If it’s time to sort through your bookcases to make way for new tomes, consider making a donation to the second annual “Give a Book” drive. The book drive has been organized as part of activities associated with American Education Week/National Children’s Book Week, which officially kicks off next Sunday.
VETERANS GROUPS STAND STEADY IN FACE OF TIME
November 9, 1997
Lawrence’s three veterans groups will unite Tuesday to present a Veteran’s Day ceremony at the American Legion.
VETERAN ELIGIBILITY
November 9, 1997
To join the American Legion, veterans must have served in active military duty during the dates below and have been honorably discharged or be currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. To join the Veterans of Foreign Wars, veterans must have served in active military duty in a foreign nation during the dates below and have been honorably discharged or be currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
TARGET WINNER GETS $5,000 IN GROCERIES
November 9, 1997
Lawrence resident George Frank casually entered the SuperTarget Great Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes almost two months ago and never gave it another thought. That is, until he found out he’d won. Frank will receive $5,000 worth of SuperTarget vouchers, which can be used to purchase food items.
SNOWBARGER TO VISIT WITH AREA STUDENTS
November 9, 1997
U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, R-Kan., will visit several area schools this week as part of a five-day education tour of the 3rd Congressional District. Snowbarger and astronaut Michael Gernhardt will visit several area schools on Monday. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday they will visit Eudora’s Elementary and Middle Schools.
LAWRENCE MAN DIES IN ACCIDENT
November 9, 1997
Traffic on a county road was diverted after a Lawrence man was killed in a wreck Saturday night.
PROZAC DEVELOPER DONATES $72,100 TO KU
November 9, 1997
A prominent California psychiatrist who was a key figure in the development of Prozac and other anti-depressants has donated $72,100 to Kansas University for scholarships in the liberal arts and sciences, KU officials said. John and Anne Feighner of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., made a $39,100 gift for music scholarships and a $33,000 gift for unrestricted scholarships to benefit students in the liberal arts and sciences.
ORVIL E. FISHER
November 9, 1997
Funeral services for Orvil E. Fisher, 80, rural Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Fisher died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Columbia-Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
GERALDINE SUTTON
November 9, 1997
Private graveside services for Geraldine Geneva Sutton, 77, Eudora, will be held at Skyline Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Portland, Ore. Mrs. Sutton died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
NURSERY SCHOOL TO HAVE ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
November 9, 1997
Lawrence Community Nursery School will have its 26th annual Fall Festival on Nov. 15 at the school, 645 Ala. This year’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features an art and craft fair, meat and vegetarian chili, a bake sale, a grand-prize drawing and a children’s art table.
AMBULANCE ACCIDENT CLAIMS PATIENT
November 9, 1997
A Baldwin man died after the accident, and three ambulance crew members were treated and released from area hospitals.
LAWRENCE MAN FOLLOWS HEMINGWAY
November 9, 1997
It is winter in Zambia and Namibia in July. And it must have been in July of 1933 when Ernest Hemingway saw the snow at Kilimanjaro, which stands at 19,710 feet northeast of Zambia in Tanzania. That sighting of Kilimanjaro happened during Hemingway’s first African safari — a 10-week odyssey into a world that was profoundly different from any Hemingway had ever encountered.
WHY DO THREE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES LEASE SPACE AT EDGEWOOD, THE PUBLIC HOUSING COMPLEX, WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED PUBLIC HOUSING BUT ARE UNABLE TO GET IT?
November 9, 1997
The three agencies actually don’t lease space at Edgewood Homes, said Barbara Huppee, executive director of the Lawrence Housing Authority (LHA). They receive the space free of charge, through “special arrangements” with LHA. One of the units is used by LHA’s own Resident Services Program, which provides a collection of social services, educational programs and drug-prevention efforts to assist LHA residents.
LARRY J. HEEB
November 9, 1997
Memorial services for Larry J. Heeb, 56, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Private burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, will precede the service. Mr. Heeb died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at his home in Lawrence following a long illness.
HASKELL TEACHER NAMED EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
November 9, 1997
Karen Gayton Swisher, chair of the teacher education department at Haskell Indian Nations University, has been named the 1997 National Indian Educator of the Year. Swisher received the award Wednesday at the 28th Annual National Indian Education Assn. convention in Tacoma, Wash.
SHOTS FIRED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY
November 9, 1997
Lawrence police were kept busy overnight Thursday investigating three reports of shots fired, and two of the cases remain unsolved. The first report came from a man who heard a shot at 10 p.m. from the parking lot at Walgreen’s, 3421 W. Sixth. The man said a red Jeep Wrangler, an older-model Ford and a foreign vehicle left the parking lot after he heard the gunfire. Police later recovered a shell casing in the southwest corner of the lot; no damage was found nearby.
STATE GOVERNMENT FORCED TO REFORM FOSTER CARE
November 9, 1997
The state revamped foster care in response to a lawsuit, voters and children.
LENA HARBAUGH
November 9, 1997
Graveside services for Lena Katherine Harbaugh, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood. Mrs. Harbaugh died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
DORA R. DUNSETH
November 9, 1997
Graveside services for Dora R. Dunseth, 99, Wellsville, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Dunseth died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was a former Ottawa resident.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS DAY CARE SESSION
November 9, 1997
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is sponsoring an informational meeting about day care licensing and registration. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the health department, 336 Mo.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUE NOV. 10, 1997
November 9, 1997
During Monday’s meeting, the Douglas County Commission will look at contract bids and discuss modifications to be made to the Baldwin Ambulance Station. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical has received three quotes on work that needs to be done to allow ambulances to fit into the station. B&W Construction, Harry North Construction and Cornerstone Construction, all Douglas County businesses, bid $27,206.06, $49,812 and $30,960, respectively. However, B&W did make two exceptions to the bid and has been asked to provide estimates on those items.
CONSERVATION PROGRAM RECRUITS VOLUNTEERS
November 9, 1997
The Conservation Reserve Program will take applications through this week.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR NOV. 11, 1997
November 9, 1997
Softball players would be able to buy draft beer next year during weekend tournaments at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex, under a proposal up for approval Tuesday night. Commissioners will consider allowing Mid-America Concessions, which runs the concessions stand at the complex, to sell 3.2 beer during weekend tournaments.
VICTIM CALLED AMBULANCE FOR NONEMERGENCY
November 9, 1997
The ambulance that struck a bull and overturned on U.S. Highway 59 early Saturday had been called by a patient with pneumonia who needed a ride to the hospital.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING NOV. 10, 1997
November 9, 1997
Douglas County purchased the house at 212 Kibbee St. in Baldwin in early July with the intent of turning it into the new ambulance station. The house needed several modifications, including an enlarged garage that could accommodate the ambulance. After developing a list of modifications, the L-DCF&M began taking solicitations for the work in August. Eight contractors expressed interest, but only three bid on the project.
LIBRARY SYSTEM HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
November 9, 1997
The Northeast Kansas Library System held its annual Fall In-service at the Lawrence Holidome on Oct. 15. Pat Wagner, of Pattern Research, Denver, was the keynote speaker. Her topic was “Leadership as if your library depended on it.”
TO RUN IN OTTAWA
November 9, 1997
“Hare and the Tortoise,” a production of the Theatre for Young America, will return Wednesday to the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium stage. The musical, a retelling of the classic Aesop fable, will be performed at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
CONCERT TO FEATURE SCHUBERT MASS
November 9, 1997
The Kansas University Chamber Choir and Oread Consort will perform a concert to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Franz Schubert’s birth at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bales Recital Hall. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Old Mission United Methodist Church in Mission.
AUTHOR TO VISIT LAWRENCE
November 9, 1997
An author whose target audience is youths in junior high school will visit Lawrence this week to work with local students. Will Hobbs, an award-winning author, will work with seventh- and eighth-graders at all four junior high schools. He also will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center.
GET A READ ON GIFT RECIPIENTS
November 9, 1997
Many gift-givers would like to give up shopping in large crowds and waiting in long checkout lines this holiday season, making this a good time to order magazine and newspaper subscriptions as gifts for friends and family. Ordering subscriptions is simple and it can be fairly cheap. Giving a subscription is also a way to personalize the gift because magazines are available on every subject ranging from Sesame Street to Internet Underground.
GIVE LOVED ONES THE SPECIAL PAMPERING THEY DESERVE
November 9, 1997
Most anyone on your gift list would welcome a little TLC — from a day of beauty to a night at a bed and breakfast.
HOLIDAY PICTURE POINTERS
November 9, 1997
These photo tips will help you create holiday memories.
GIFT CERTIFICATES LEAVE DECISIONS TO RECIPIENT
November 9, 1997
If you’re crunched for time this holiday season, gift certificates may be the answer to your gift-giving problems. Restaurants, clothing stores, service stores, electronic stores, supply stores and even craft stores offer gift certificates.
CAMERAS
November 9, 1997
Cameras
POPULAR PERENNIALS
November 9, 1997
Some tulip hybrids that make good perennials are: Single Early Tulips: “Keizerkroon,” “Christmas Marvel” and “Couleur Cardinal”
GARDEN CALENDAR
November 9, 1997
Working sand into a clay soil is a risky proposition.
GIFTS FIT GOLFERS TOTEE
November 9, 1997
Even though winter is the off-season for most outdoor sports, avid golfers enjoy their sport year ‘round. There are thousands of gifts to buy accomplished and aspiring golfers.
STOCKING
November 9, 1997
You’ve found the perfect gift for that special someone. You searched doggedly, and it’s the cat’s meow — that’s right, it’s a gift for your pet. Be careful that your ideal gift is also one that won’t harm your pet.
FOCUS OF DISCUSSION
November 9, 1997
A discussion about the “morning after pill,” a form of birth control to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Bev Rice, a Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner, will talk about emergency contraception. A pro-choice coalition meeting will follow.
AIDS TESTS OFFERED
November 9, 1997
Planned Parenthood of Mid-Missouri and Eastern Kansas will commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 by offering free HIV/AIDS testing, condoms and education materials. The free tests are by appointment at all 11 regional Planned Parenthood centers. The Lawrence office will give the free tests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clients must make an appointment for testing and for results.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING NOV. 10, 1997
November 9, 1997
* Consider approval of 23 out-district tuition statements in the amount of $188,196.72. * Consider approval of a request to utilize a state contract for the purchase of three mid-size vehicles for the sheriff’s department.
BIKE ISSUES STILL ON TRACK
November 9, 1997
BIKE LANES OR SHARED LANES? The author of two studies into the relationships between motor vehicles and bicycles on the open road will be in Lawrence this week to share his expertise.
FOR THE RECORD
November 9, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
S ATTENTION IN CAMPAIGN OF 1952
November 9, 1997
I went with Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Swall to visit Roger Yarrington a few weeks ago. Roger goes back for me to 1952, the second year I taught at KU. He was a remarkably fine student, and he has been a remarkably fine gentleman all these years. When Roger’s name comes up I think automatically to election time 1952. Roger was one of the three who made up the editorial staff on the University Daily Kansan. The others were Chuck Zuegner, who was from Chicago (an area newspaper said he had been educated by the awful Democratic machine of Jake Arvey), and Bob Stewart, who was from Kansas City (and probably educated by Boss Pendergast). Roger was from Independence, and I suppose he was under the thumb of Harry Truman.
LECOMPTON TO HOLD HEARING ON ZONING
November 9, 1997
The City of Lecompton will have a pubic hearing to determine public opinion and sentiment for changing zoning from single family to multiple family at the following location: Lot 1, 2 and 3 of block 41, 449 Whitfield. The city council hearing is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at city hall.
DOUGLAS COUNTY STRUGGLES WITH NEW FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
November 9, 1997
State officials say privatization of foster care in Kansas is a success, but some Douglas County advocates of foster children don’t agree.
DESIGN PROF RECEIVES BUDIG HONOR
November 9, 1997
Patrick Dooley, assistant professor of design at Kansas University, has received the second Gretchen Van Bloom Budig Teaching Professorship awarded by the KU School of Fine Arts. In announcing Dooley’s award, Peter G. Thompson, dean of the School of Fine Arts, said, “I am pleased, but not surprised, that Patrick has been chosen by his colleagues to receive this significant award. Patrick brings to the classroom a wealth of talent and experience which he shares most generously with his students.
MUG OF SCHMIEDELER, JOHNSON, HARRY THOMASON
November 9, 1997
Deanna Dibble has joined the staff of McGrew Real Estate. Dibble offers experience in both new construction and resale residential sales. She is also experienced with rural properties in Douglas, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. *
TRIO MIX COWBOY AND CELTIC
November 9, 1997
Connie Dover, Roger Landes and Skip Gorman made their point Saturday night: Celtic and cowboy make a fine concert concoction. The threesome packed West Side Presbyterian Church, 1204 Kasold Dr., and carved another noteworthy notch in this season’s West Side Folk Series. The program was a repeat of Friday night, when another standing-room-only crowd showed up.
BAKER LOSES, 36-31
November 9, 1997
In a season full of surprises for Baker, Saturday’s home finale may have been the biggest stunner of all. MidAmerica Nazarene scored two touchdowns in the final 1:30 to edge Baker, 36-31, in a Heart of America Athletic Conference football contest at Liston Stadium.
S SNYDER KNOW EACH OTHER WELL
November 9, 1997
Terry Allen’s first victory as a head college football coach was Bill Snyder’s first loss as a head coach in Manhattan. Since that September day in 1989, Allen has won 79 more football games and Snyder has won 42 games in Manhattan alone.
KU OFFENSE GETS UNTRACKED
November 9, 1997
Kansas University’s maligned football offense made a statement on Saturday at KSU Stadium. In what was supposed to be a monumental mismatch of the nation’s worst offense against the nation’s fifth-best defense, KU gained 305 total yards and scored its first two offensive touchdowns on the road this season.
WIN
November 9, 1997
Gerald Neasman doubles as a defensive back and kickoff returner for Kansas State. It was hard to tell which was his specialty on Saturday at KSU Stadium. Neasman returned a kickoff 99 yards and lugged an interception 41 yards for another score in K-State’s 48-16 victory.
FAYE EMICK
November 9, 1997
Funeral services for Faye E. Emick, 92, Westminster, Colo., are pending. Mrs. Emick died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at the Life Care Center in Westminster. She lived in Lawrence most of her life before moving to Colorado in June.
STEREO UPGRADES CUSTOMIZE VEHICLES
November 9, 1997
From bass tubes to head units, car owners can choose a variety of ways to make their stereos sound better.
BOUNDARY COMMITTEE BEGINNING WORK
November 9, 1997
Elementary school boundaries are the target of the committee’s work.
BMX TRACK NOT ONLY BIKE PLAN ON TRACK
November 9, 1997
Manhattan already has a master plan for bicycle transportation along city and Kansas State University streets.
CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED
November 9, 1997
Christmas blew into town the day after Halloween.
T FORGET FIDO AND FLUFFY
November 9, 1997
Treats and toys will put your pet in the holiday spirit.
GIVE THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR
November 9, 1997
Give the gift of Christmas through all 12 months of the year.
RESTAURANTS GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
November 9, 1997
Treat yourself and your family to baked goods at the holidays.
T WAIT FOR SPRING.
November 9, 1997
As fall approaches its midpoint, Americans will have tucked away more than a billion tulips, daffodils and other bulbs into the earth in anticipation of a colorful spring. Given the promise of early blooms to scatter winter weariness and perennials that multiply each year, it is no wonder we eagerly take to planting spring flowering bulbs. A flower bulb certainly must be one of Mother Nature’s best ideas. It is really an underground flower factory with just about everything the plant needs to sprout. In the basal center portion of the bulb are the leaves cradling a baby bud. In many species, this bud already has the appearance of a flower.
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS WANT LIMITED GROWTH
November 9, 1997
Results of a survey conducted in Sarcoxie Township will be discussed later this month at a public meeting.
GOAL POST STOOD
November 9, 1997
Not a single person wearing purple came within sniffing distance of KSU Stadium’s goal posts late Saturday afternoon. That’s news. Time was when K-State fans routinely mangled and uprooted the goals at Wagner Field following victories over KU and hauled them off to Aggieville as talismans of a moment to be cherished forever.
FERRET MEETING SCHEDULED TODAY
November 9, 1997
Owners of ferrets or people interested in them can learn more about the animals during a meeting today. The Kansas Ferret Owners Coalition will meet from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BUSINESS FOR NOV. 11, 1997
November 9, 1997
* Proclaim Tuesday “Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev Day.” Yakovlev — described as a political mentor and confidant of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev — will be in Lawrence from today through Wednesday in a visit sponsored by the Corporation for Russian-American Enterprise. Yakovlev, who is president of the International Democracy Foundation, plans to attend Monday night’s Kansas University basketball game, speak to students at Lawrence and Free State high schools, and deliver a speech at KU. * Accept high bids for selling various city vehicles.
AUDIOPHILE AIMS FOR PERFECTION
November 9, 1997
Scott Campbell has turned his car into a mobile sound stage.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BACKGROUND FOR NOV. 11, 1997
November 9, 1997
The $2 million softball complex opened last year, and beer sales were not allowed inside the complex. Under the plan up for approval Tuesday, beer would only be sold during weekend tournaments. The city’s parks and recreation department plans to conduct four or five tournaments next year.
SUSAN MARSHALL BOX
November 9, 1997
Dance-opera spectacle What: “Les Enfants Terribles (Children of the Game),” with music and libretto by Philip Glass and choreography by Susan Marshall.
S A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES AT THE HOLIDAYS
November 9, 1997
Holiday gift-giving is a tradition the world over.
BASKETBALL
November 9, 1997
I noted in Thursday’s paper that the KU women are ranked No. 4 in the Big 12, and I was wondering who’s picked to win the conference, and how Kansas State is ranked? Texas Tech was predicted to win the Big 12 women’s basketball championship. Kansas State was predicted to finish ninth.
DONALD RICHTER
November 9, 1997
Graveside services with military honors for Donald E. Richter, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mr. Richter died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU WILL HAVE GRID BANQUET THIS YEAR
November 9, 1997
Kansas University’s football team broke with tradition last year when it didn’t have a team banquet, but as long as Terry Allen is the Jayhawks’ head coach there will be a season-ending banquet. “There will be one this year and there will be one as long as I’m here,” Allen said. “We’ll always have a banquet. I think it’s very important to have a banquet to honor your players, especially the seniors who have spent four or five years in your program.”
KANSAS-KANSAS STATE NOTES
November 9, 1997
* Tom Ahlers of Urbandale, Iowa, was the referee in charge of the seven-man Big 12 officiating crew. Jim Jankowski of Omaha, Neb., was the umpire. No Kansans were on the crew. … * Kickoff temperature was 57 degrees under mostly sunny skies. A moderate breeze blew out of the southwest in KSU Stadium. …
K-STATE ROUTS KU, 48-16
November 9, 1997
Not dead yet. That’s the message Kansas University football coach Terry Allen sent after the Sunflower Showdown turned into just another K-State blowout in the form of the Wildcats’ 48-16 rout on Saturday at KSU Stadium.
AUCTION TO HELP PRAIRIE SPIRIT RAIL-TRAIL
November 9, 1997
The Friends of the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail in Ottawa will hold its second annual benefit auction to help raise money for the development of the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trial. The auction will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the National Guard Armory, Olathe. Some of the items up for auction include a one-week stay in Taos, N.M., autographed photos from Arnold Schwarzenegger, an autographed basketball from Kansas University, Kansas City Chiefs tickets, and an authentic Persian rug recently purchased in Saudi Arabia.
WINTER BRINGS DEPRESSION FOR SOME
November 9, 1997
Suffering from the “winter blues?” You might not be imagining your symptoms.
TO KANSAS
November 9, 1997
Deregulating the electric industry in Kansas could mean more alternative sources of energy, says a state legislator.
HICKEY PLACES 10TH
November 9, 1997
Free State sophomore Erin Hickey placed 10th in the uneven bars (8.90), 11th in the vault (8.80) at the state gymnastics meet Saturday. She didn’t place in the all-around (34.95), the uneven bars (8.90), the beam (8.55) and the floor exercise (8.70). Lawrence High’s Marci Attig couldn’t compete because of injury. Blue Valley North won the team title.
APPLICATIONS TAKEN FOR HOME REPAIRS
November 9, 1997
The Corporate Volunteer Council of Douglas County is accepting applications until Nov. 19 from low-income homeowners to participate in Home Improvement ‘97. Employee volunteers, working in conjunction with the Carpenters and Plumbers & Pipefitters unions, will do repair and restoration projects on selected homes with no cost to the home owner.
FOSTER CARE REFORM STUMBLES IN OTHER PARTS OF STATE
November 9, 1997
Evidence of problems with privatized foster care can be found beyond Douglas County.