Advertisement

Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 1997

Also from November 12

All stories

Suspects in stabbing to stand trial
November 12, 1997
Although a judge said defendants in a Sept. 7 stabbing case had reason to expect a confrontation, he rejected arguments that they conspired together to commit crimes. A judge on Tuesday ordered five Lawrence men to stand trial for their alleged roles in a Sept. 7 fight in which three teen-agers were stabbed.
November 12, 1997
U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger said Monday that he was “disappointed” no progress was made on President Clinton’s so-called “fast track” trade bill. But he wasn’t disappointed enough to promise he would favor a revised bill if Clinton decided to bring the issue back to Congress
WOODARD HAS ALIBI
November 12, 1997
Woodward innocent: Lynette Woodard pleaded not guilty to snatching the replica jerseys high on the south wall of Allen Fieldhouse. “I was in New York the time of the crime,” Woodard said with a laugh. “I’m innocent.”
POLICE ASK FOR HELP IN FINDING GUN
November 12, 1997
Officers have called off the search for a gun used in a double shooting, but they hope an alert Lawrence resident will find it.
CHARLES MOORE WARREN
November 12, 1997
Graveside services with military rites for Charles Moore Warren, 83, Girard, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. Mr. Warren died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Crawford County District Hospital, Girard.
VETERANS DAY A FEDERAL HOLIDAY
November 12, 1997
Some government employees will have the day off today, in recognition of Veterans Day.
MERLE W. TAYLOR
November 12, 1997
Taylor services Services for Merle W. Taylor, 40, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
JERSEYS, BANNERS STOLEN FROM FIELDHOUSE
November 12, 1997
Replica jerseys worn by Danny Manning and Lynette Woodard, the highest scoring players in Kansas basketball history, and three banners signifying 100 years of KU basketball have been stolen from Allen Fieldhouse. Darren Cook, director of facilities for the KU athletic department, said the five items were probably taken sometime Monday.
S HEARING PENDING
November 12, 1997
Date pending for adjudication hearing of stabbing suspect
SUSPECT IN STABBING MAY FACE ADULT CHA
November 12, 1997
Stabbing suspect booked into jail as an adult
SOUNDOFF-MULCH PILE
November 12, 1997
If I put fresh fruit and vegetable scraps in my mulch pile, would it attract skunks or snakes? Fruit and vegetable scraps probably would not attract animals, says Dennis Bejot, director of the Douglas County extension service.
SOUNDOFF ON SIDEWALKS.
November 12, 1997
Why are there no sidewalks on Sixth Street or Iowa Street near the new Highpointe development? I thought all new developments had to put in sidewalks for the public. The apartment project’s developer, Doug Compton, is responsible for installing sidewalks on the south side of Sixth Street, alongside his Highpointe complex, said George Williams, the city’s public works director. But the work isn’t quite ready to roll.
FLOYD M. SAWYER
November 12, 1997
Services for Floyd M. Sawyer, 92, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Sawyer died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at the Baldwin Care Center.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO SPEAK ON YOUTH PROGRAM
November 12, 1997
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich is scheduled to speak to PTA/PTO members about a youth program. Tonkovich has been invited to the meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness Dr.
SQUIRREL KNOCKS OUT POWER TO RESIDENTS
November 12, 1997
Southern Lawrence residents may have wondered what knocked out their electricity Tuesday morning. The answer might surprise them — a squirrel.
PROBE CONTINUES INTO WRECK
November 12, 1997
Two adults killed and three children injured in collision
ORVIL E. FISHER
November 12, 1997
Fisher services Baldwin — 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.
NANNY DECISION COULD BE DIFFERENT UNDER KANSAS LAW
November 12, 1997
The judge’s decision in the au pair case leaves complicated questions.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORUM SCHEDULED TONIGHT
November 12, 1997
Struggling to comprehend all the hubbub about campaign finance? A forum at 7:30 tonight at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., is designed to help people put the issue in perspective. The session, “Campaign Finance from Lawrence to Washington,” will be in the church’s Mayflower Room. It is free and open to the public.
PEARL MINOR
November 12, 1997
Services for Pearl D. Minor, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Minor died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Babcock Place.
MERIT PAY ADJUSTED FOR ATTRITION
November 12, 1997
A commission study on the county’s compensation and benefits packages has been postponed indefinitely.
ELDRIDGE
November 12, 1997
Melvin “Herb” Eldridge Private services for Melvin H. “Herb” Eldridge, 64, Thompson Falls, Mont, are planned. He was cremated.
MARKET
November 12, 1997
Despite current conventional wisdom that China will remain isolated from the financial crisis in Southeast Asia, a Kansas University expert on China’s market is not as optimistic. Terry Weidner, associate director of International Programs at KU, predicts economic difficulties in Southeast Asia will present China with stiff competition.
AMBULANCE PATIENT DIED FROM INJURIES IN WRECK
November 12, 1997
The owner of a bull that was struck by an ambulance last weekend may never be found, an investigator says.
LAST CALL
November 12, 1997
Teams playing in softball tournaments next summer won’t be able to buy beer at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
AUTHOR VISITS SCHOOLS
November 12, 1997
Author Will Hobbs is talking with junior high school students this week about the creative process.
AREA BRIEFS
November 12, 1997
Santa Fe Trail dominates all-Kaw Valley grid team Kaw Valley League champion Santa Fe Trail, which finished the football season with an 8-1 record, placed eight players on the all-KVL first team.
APPLE BUTTER
November 12, 1997
A tried-and-tested kettle helps produce sweet apple butter.
SOUNDOFF ON PARKING ON GRASS
November 12, 1997
Other than being an obvious blight to a neighborhood, is it illegal in the city of Lawrence to use the grass sideyard next to your driveway to park your vehicle? Who should I call to report this, if it is illegal? Yes, parking on the grass next to your driveway is illegal, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
HIGH SCHOOL
November 12, 1997
All-Sunflower League FIRST TEAM
FAYE E. EMICK
November 12, 1997
Services for Faye E. Emick, 92, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Emick died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Life Care Center, Westminster, Colo.
MARINES CELEBRATE 222ND BIRTHDAY
November 12, 1997
The occasion: the seventh annual Marine Corps Birthday Party at Lawrence city hall. The mission: celebrate the 222 years since the first Marines recruiting office opened inside a Philadelphia tavern.
LAHM, CRANE MAKE ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
November 12, 1997
Lawrence High seniors Candice Lahm and Christyn Crane were named to the all-Sunflower League volleyball team. Lahm, a hitter who has committed to Virginia Tech, had 464 kills to lead the league. Crane, a setter, supplied 403 assists to lead the Lions.
LECOMPTON RESCUE SQUAD RECEIVES RECOGNITION
November 12, 1997
Lecompton city and township fire rescue personnel were recognized Monday by representatives of an insurance company for purchasing a cardiac defibrillator machine. The rescue squad received a $2,000 grant from Prudential Insurance Co. through its Helping Hearts Program to cover half the cost of the machine.
MARTIN MAKES KANSAS BASKETBALL TEAM
November 12, 1997
Chris Martin has made the roster of Kansas’s basketball team. Martin, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior guard out of Shawnee Mission South, survived walk-on tryouts, which included 61 KU students.
S BLEVINS BULLISH ON BOWL BID
November 12, 1997
Back in 1995, when Kansas University had its best football season in a century, Tony Blevins watched from the sidelines. When the Jayhawks went 10-2, finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally and capped the year with a trip to the Aloha Bowl, Blevins didn’t bother to second-guess his decision to sit out a year to rehabilitate his injured knee.
KU WOMEN TO SIGN AT LEAST THREE TODAY
November 12, 1997
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is expected to sign at least three high school seniors today, the first day of the early signing period. Salena Scott, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Austin, Texas, Dalchon Brown, a 6-4 center from Virginia Beach, Va., and Katie Hannon, a 6-2 shooting guard from Rochester, N.Y., are expected to ink with the Jayhawks today.
LECOMPTON TO HOST JUDICIAL TOWN MEETING
November 12, 1997
Lecompton has been selected as one of 14 sites in the state to host a town meeting on the judicial system of Kansas. The town meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Territorial Capitol Museum.
ALTERED STORY LEADS TO ACQUITTAL
November 12, 1997
A witness changed his story when taking the stand this week to testify against a man accused of using a gun to collect an overdue loan. That testimony might have led to a jury’s decision Tuesday to acquit Michael S. Harris, 23, of aggravated assault for the July 25 incident at the Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent.
POLAR CHILLNORTH OR SOUTH?
November 12, 1997
My wife says the North Pole is colder than the South Pole. I disagree. I say the South Pole has lower temperatures. Who is right? Your wife is stiff as a board on this one.
CLARA MASUCH
November 12, 1997
Services for Clara I. Masuch, 63, Wellsville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will be at Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Masuch died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at her home.
OTTAWA SCHOOL BOARD TO PRESS FOR DEMOLITION
November 12, 1997
The Ottawa school board will appeal a city commission decision denying a demolition permit for the old middle school. The board on Monday night voted unanimously to appeal the decision, then unanimously approved the hiring of Lawrence attorney Todd Thompson to handle the matter.
KU SIMONS LABORATORIES RECEIVE $18,500 GIFT
November 12, 1997
The gift will go toward the Dolph Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, a cancer research facility on Kansas University’s West Campus.
AUTOPSY OF CHILD INDICATES SIDS
November 12, 1997
The Ottawa undersheriff on Monday said the death of a 2-month-old Franklin County boy appears to be the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Initial results of an autopsy on Richard Allen Bradshaw, who died Friday, indicated SIDS as the cause, Undersheriff Craig Davis said.
ALLEN STUMPS FOR BOWL BID
November 12, 1997
If Kansas’ football team beats Texas on Saturday, the Jayhawks still could stay home for the holidays. If they do win and don’t go bowling, first-year KU coach Terry Allen said, it would be a darned shame.
APPLE BUTTER RECIPE
November 12, 1997
Apple butter can be made in a crock pot or electric pan. Shuck’s apple butter is made to taste, so experimentation is encouraged. Here is a reduced version of the recipe. Apple Butter
JAYHAWKS SLEEPWALK TO 98-79 VICTORY
November 12, 1997
Coach Roy Williams scheduled a pair of early-bird practices for Wednesday and Thursday in the wake of Monday’s sometimes lethargic 98-79 victory over Pella Windows AAU.
ARTS CENTER EXPANSION GOES ON TOUR
November 12, 1997
A committee studying expansion options for the Lawrence Arts Center plans to forward its recommendations to the Lawrence City Commission for consideration Dec. 9.
November 12, 1997
The filmabout a security guard who takes a museum hostage to retrieve his job, stirring a media frenzy in the process, lacks credibility as an indictment of journalism. The terrifically frustrating irony of “Mad City” is this: What the film’s fictional news execs argue is “good television” actually ends up making only “average film.”
KU DUO NAMED FIRST-TEAM AP ALL-AMERICA
November 12, 1997
KU’s Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce are the first teammates to be named to AP’s preseason All-America first team since 1992.
JAYHAWKS BREAK PELLA WINDOWS
November 12, 1997
Pella Windows’ players say they experienced some fatigue in Monday’s loss to Kansas
STAMP ART
November 12, 1997
This handmade postal art crosses boundaries and celebrates irreverence.
PRACTICES MUST PICK UP
November 12, 1997
It has been established that Kansas’ men’s basketball players are not practicing well this preseason. “They have been sorry practices,” KU coach Roy Williams said, blaming himself for not “finding the right buttons to push” at KU workouts.
BMX TRACK APPROVED FOR EDGEWOOD PARK
November 12, 1997
By the time warm weather returns, a new bicycle motocross track could be dug in Edgewood Park. Lawrence city commissioners agreed to allow Mountain Bike Lawrence, a local bicycle club, to install a BMX track at the northwest corner of the park, across Brook Creek from the nearby East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th.
PERRY-LECOMPTON OKS TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES
November 12, 1997
The Perry-Lecompton school board on Monday night approved spending $566,834 over the next three years for more than 200 new computers and upgraded software. The technology improvements would replace 288 existing computers at the elementary, middle school and high school.
OSKALOOSA WANTS WALLS IN SCHOOL
November 12, 1997
The Oskaloosa school board continued discussion on building walls inside the district’s elementary school. The school, built in the early 1970s, was made with an “open classroom concept,” which hasn’t proven as effective as originally believed, Supt. James White said.
RONALD S. WILLSON
November 12, 1997
No services for Ronald S. Willson, 43, Eudora, are planned. He was cremated. Mr. Willson died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT VETERANS DAY
November 12, 1997
Local fifth-graders learned Tuesday about Veterans Day.
EDITH M. LONGSTAFF
November 12, 1997
Services for Edith M. Longstaff, 82, rural Oskaloosa, are pending at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. She died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at Jefferson County Geriatrics Center, Winchester.
CHICKENS WILL LOSE ROAD WARS
November 12, 1997
Free-range chicken proves hazardous … and tasty
KAW RADIO RESPONDS TO FCC
November 12, 1997
A volunteer for the Lawrence “micro-broadcasting” station on Monday hand-delivered a formal response, letters of support and a petition.
DEFENDANTS WILL STAND TRIAL
November 12, 1997
Although a judge said defendants in a Sept. 7 stabbing case had reason to expect a confrontation, he rejected arguments that they conspired together to commit crimes.
POLITICAL PROS SKEPTICAL OF CAMPAIGN-FINANCE REFORM TALK
November 12, 1997
It’s easy to say campaign-finance reform is needed but hard for politicians to make it happen.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS FOR NOV. 12, 1997
November 12, 1997
* Katzfey Construction Company Inc. to Clifton B. and Janet L. Churchill — 2012 Green Brier Dr. * Harry D. and Mary G. Workman to Max L. Dougherty and Florence J. Campbell — 2717 Harper.
PROGRAM TO SHOWCASE EASY WAYS TO COOK FOR DIABETICS
November 12, 1997
Cooking Q &A by Susan Krumm I was told that you are going to do a program on cooking for the diabetic. Is that true?
FORMER GORBACHEV AIDE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RUSSIA, DESPITE PROBLEMS
November 12, 1997
Despite some reforms, Russia still faces many serious problems, a former aide to Mikhail Gorbachev said Tuesday in Lawrence.
WOODLING COLUMN
November 12, 1997
Notes and quotes while wondering if Lamar Hunt will buy the Royals and move the games to Arrowhead Stadium. … Kansas officials estimate they’ll receive less than $5,000 from the pay-per-view package of last Saturday’s KU-Kansas State football game. Wichita had 1,170 viewers, Overland Park about 600, Topeka about 500 and Lawrence 389. Cable systems kept half of the $14.95 price. The other half was divided among KU, K-State and the production company. …
KU WOMEN TO OPEN TONIGHT
November 12, 1997
The Kansas University women’s basketball team will open its exhibition season tonight … and a freshman shall lead the Jayhawks. Jennifer Jackson, a 5-foot-10 true freshman from Tuscaloosa, Ala., who was recruited to play shooting guard, is expected to start at the point when 24th-ranked KU plays host to the McDonald’s Victoria All-Stars. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU WOMEN LOSE EXHIBITION
November 12, 1997
The team from down under shot up and over Kansas University’s women’s basketball team on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. McDonald’s Victoria All-Stars from Australia bombarded Kansas with 11 three-pointers and never trailed in a 79-56 victory over the Jayhawks in KU’s exhibition opener.
BOSCHEE TO SIGN WITH KU TODAY
November 12, 1997
Jeff Boschee will sign a national men’s basketball letter of intent with Kansas University at noon today at Valley City (N.D.) High School. “It’s nice to finally sign the letter and know I’m going to Kansas for sure,” Boschee, a 6-foot-1 point guard, said Tuesday.
FOR THE RECORD
November 12, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
COULD YOU TELL ME WHO PERFORMED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT EACH OF THE SEVEN WORLD SERIES GAMES THIS YEAR?
November 12, 1997
According to the special events office of Major League baseball, these are the performers who sang the national anthem during the World Series: Game One: Hanson.
SOUND OFF
November 12, 1997
I can’t find the answer to the Sunday Jumble puzzle that the Journal-World runs on the Seniors page. I think I’ve looked for it on every page. We’ve been running the Sunday Jumble answer at the bottom of the Seniors page.
MARY FANNING
November 12, 1997
Private services for Mary Elizabeth Keyes Fanning, 64, Las Vegas, were held in Nevada. Ms. Keyes died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, in a Las Vegas hospital.
ASTRONAUT ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO STUDY MATHSCIENCE
November 12, 1997
A NASA astronaut encouraged Eudora students Monday to study math and science.
LAST CALL
November 12, 1997
B.Y.O.B. The city won’t sell beer at its Clinton Lake Softball Complex next summer, but that doesn’t mean ballplayers will have to go on the wagon.
PLAY
November 12, 1997
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players won’t pass for exhibitionists. Following Monday’s 98-79 victory over Pella Windows at Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks were disturbed by their performance in the second of two exhibition games.
KU SHARES $2.7 MILLION TO LINK MIDWEST
November 12, 1997
Research is the target of the grant funds, which will be used to connect scientific interests in six Great Plains states.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
November 12, 1997
Births Shawn and Curtis Conklin, Ottawa, a girl, Monday.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
November 12, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
TONGANOXIE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES BOOKSCOMPUTERS
November 12, 1997
The Tonganoxie school board on Monday night approved spending funds for new books and computers. The board approved $24,000 for new books for 721 students grades kindergarten through six. The books should arrive later this school year, Supt. Richard Erickson said.
LAWRENCE MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT IN KC AREA
November 12, 1997
Lawrence man killed in KC accident
ADDRESS
November 12, 1997
Where can I write Ralph Nader? Nader’s address is: P.O. Box 19367 Washington, D.C. 20036.
INVESTIGATION OF AMBULANCE ACCIDENT CONTINUES
November 12, 1997
Officials are looking at options for replacing the $90,000 ambulance that collided with a bull on U.S. Highway 59.