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SPOONER MUSEUM DISPLAYS ICE AGE ARTIFACTS
November 13, 1997
Ice Age hunters from two continents come together in a special exhibit.
FOLK TALE GETS NEW SLANT IN STORY-DANCE
November 13, 1997
The Lawrence Arts Center’s youngest dancers are using David Alexander’s new children’s book as the inspiration for their upcoming production.
CAN KANSAS SLOW THIS RICKY WILLIAMS?
November 13, 1997
Kansas’ football team had trouble stopping Ricky Williams of Texas Tech last month. How will the Jayhawks do against Ricky Williams of Texas on Saturday? Tech’s Williams, an unheralded true freshman, gouged KU’s defense for 179 yards in 33 carries during the Red Raiders’ 17-7 victory over the Jayhawks last month in Lubbock.
S BEING BUILT NEAR SIXTH AND MONTEREY?
November 13, 1997
There’s some new construction north of Sixth Street, west of Monterey, and I was wondering if you could tell me what’s going in there? Doug Brown, commercial specialist for McGrew Real Estate, said McGrew was building a new 3,500-square-foot satellite office, which will be part of the Monterey Business Plaza, on the northeast corner of Sixth and Eldridge streets.
SIDEWALKS ON OUSDAHL ROAD BETWEEN 24TH AND 26TH SOUNDOFF
November 13, 1997
Are sidewalks ever going to be put in on Ousdahl Road between 24th and 26th? I see several children walking in the street on their way to school each day. George Williams, the city’s director of public works, said there were no current plans for installing sidewalks along Ousdahl.
CLARA SCHWARZ
November 13, 1997
Funeral services for Clara K. Schwarz, 100, Colorado Springs, Colo., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Worden. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Ms. Schwarz died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, in Colorado Springs.
SCHOOL OFFICIALS
November 13, 1997
School officials
MILDRED ROYER
November 13, 1997
Services for Mildred Royer, 85, Fort Scott, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Mrs. Royer died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at the Intensiva Hospital at the Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RECTOR HEARING SCHEDULED
November 13, 1997
A 17-year-old Lawrence youth charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder for a Sept. 7 stabbing will appear at a hearing next Thursday that will determine whether he will be tried as an adult. William Alan Rector will appear at 9 a.m. before District Judge Michael Malone. Prosecutors will provide evidence supporting their claim that Rector should be tried as an adult for the stabbings.
TO LAWRENCE
November 13, 1997
Playwright Max Bush brings “Sarah” to Lawrence High School.
NEIL MURPHY
November 13, 1997
Memorial services for Neil Gordon Murphy, 45, Lake Dabinawa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Murphy died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at his home.
MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER ACCIDENT
November 13, 1997
A Lawrence woman arrested for drunken driving after reporting an accident was apparently so intoxicated that police had to rely on her children, who were in the car at the time, to find where the accident happened. Meredith Jane Rothrock, 32, was actually near her house in the 500 block of Boulder Street in northwest Lawrence when she struck a utility pole. Rothrock told police she thought it was near her children’s school, where she had picked up her 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son before the accident.
PEARL D. MINER
November 13, 1997
Services for Pearl D. Miner, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Miner died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Babcock Place, Lawrence.
KU WOMEN AWAITING LETTERS OF INTENT
November 13, 1997
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team still is awaiting signed letters of intent from at least three high school seniors. KU assistant coach-recruiting coordinator Tim Eatman said the Jayhawks hadn’t received letters as of late Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.
CD REVIEWS
November 13, 1997
train man drunk The Blackwater
LAWN SERVICE FINDS GREEN IN HOLIDAY LIGHTING
November 13, 1997
Leprechaun Lawns is offering a new residential service in Lawrence for the holidays — putting up and taking down outdoor Christmas lights and greenery.
POLICE STILL INVOLVED IN GUN HUNT
November 13, 1997
A handgun used in a double shooting has not been recovered, and police are still looking for it “when we have time,” said Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department. Police say Bobby Riley, 27, used the gun to shoot Margaret Kimball and her father, Maurice Kimball, Friday at 1725 Tenn. The two victims have been treated and released for their wounds.
GRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK SET
November 13, 1997
For Peggy Sorenson, part of the fun of teaching is encouraging students to view geography as something that can affect them. Although Sorenson teaches world history, world geography and European history, she thinks her Free State High students should be able to apply geography to their lives.
PATRICIA DURKES
November 13, 1997
Funeral services for Patricia Jean Durkes, 63, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Durkes died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at her home.
KANSAS CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN ROBBERY CASE
November 13, 1997
A Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting aggravated robbery for his part in a Sept. 11 crime spree in Lawrence. Michael Dolman, 20, pleaded guilty earlier this week for his participation in the crimes, which began when two men tried to take a wallet from a man near 10th and Connecticut and ended with the robbery of Kwik Shop, 1714 W. 23rd.
PAULINE DEAVER
November 13, 1997
Memorial services for Pauline Laptad Deaver, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Private graveside services will be held at Memorial Park. Mrs. Deaver died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HARRY LEE CAMPBELL
November 13, 1997
Memorial services for Harry Lee Campbell, 86, Lawrence, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Campbell was cremated. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SEN. BROWNBACK TO HAVE TOWN MEETING
November 13, 1997
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will have a town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper. Brownback will discuss questions and concerns about Social Security.
BOUNDARY COMMITTEE MEETS
November 13, 1997
School district boundary committee members said Wednesday night that they’d like to find some long-term solutions to overcrowding at three elementary schools. The committee, which met for the first time in public Wednesday, is examining what, if any, boundary changes are needed to decrease the number of students attending Quail Run and Sunflower schools on the city’s west side and Prairie Park School in the city’s southeast quadrant.
FOR THE RECORD
November 13, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EDITH M. LONGSTAFF
November 13, 1997
Graveside services for Edith M. Longstaff, 82, rural Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Longstaff died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at Jefferson County Geriatrics Center, Winchester.
BONNIE AUGUSTINE WEB CHAT TRANSCRIPT
November 13, 1997
Q:”Let’s talk a little about the Lawrence Arts Center. There’s a design committee reviewing expansion options. Can you tell us why this decision has taken so long? On the face of it, it doesn’t seem like expansion of an arts center is that traumatic a decision.” A: “Quite the contrary, it is very traumatic, and very emotional for many people. We have received numerous phone calls and letters regarding the location and the expansion — or perhaps leaving the center as it is.”
DIVORCES
November 13, 1997
Deborah L. Yocum, Lawrence, and August L. Yocum, Lawrence Edward Eugene McLinn, Lawrence, and Tammie Mishell McLinn
BIKE AND RUNNING PATH SOUNDOFF
November 13, 1997
Who is responsible for maintenance of the running/bike path on the levee on the north side of the Kansas River? Fred DeVictor, director of Parks and Recreation for Lawrence, said the 10-mile trail is maintained by the city. If anyone has concerns about the path, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 832-3450.
KU, MEDICAL SCHOOL LOAN DEFAULT RATES DOWN
November 13, 1997
Among the Kansas Board of Regents universities, Kansas University and the KU School of Medicine maintained the two lowest default rates for fiscal year 1995.
STADIUM SCORES NEW SEWER LINES
November 13, 1997
Sewage from a renovated Memorial Stadium will have more room to run with new pipes in place by September 1999.
ART AUCTION TO RAISE MONEY FOR AIDS PROJECT
November 13, 1997
Former Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan will once again be the auctioneer for the annual Red Ribbon Art Auction, a benefit for the Douglas County AIDS Project. The event will begin with dessert, wine and an art preview at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Fifi’s Banquet Connection, 1350 N. Third. The auction will start at 8 p.m.
AGING ROAD, BRIDGES NEED CARE
November 13, 1997
KDOT plans to spend more on upkeep and less on expansion until a new comprehensive highway plan is developed by the Legislature.
S WORK FEATURED AT WHITE HOUSE
November 13, 1997
A Lawrence sculptor’s work is featured in a Native American sculpture exhibit at the White House.
$55,000 BACKHOE STILL MISSING
November 13, 1997
A 7-ton backhoe that disappeared from a Lawrence construction site has apparently vanished from the city. Police received tips from Lawrence residents who reported seeing similar pieces of equipment, but checks on the machinery didn’t turn up the stolen 1997 Case backhoe, valued at $55,000.
THELMA MAY STEPHENS
November 13, 1997
Services for Thelma May Stephens, 86, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. She died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
OUR TOWN
November 13, 1997
Junior Blades Players: Lawrence’s James Moore, Matt Schwabauer and David Knight are playing on the travel teams of the Kansas City Junior Blades ice hockey teams. In addition, Geoff Knight is in the high school league and Jon Ewing, David Gosser, Aaron Kerby and Brandon Schaeffer are playing in the Junior Blades’ house league. *
AN ENGLISH FARCE OPENS TONIGHT IN BALDWIN.
November 13, 1997
A very good English farce about the staging of a very bad English farce opens tonight with Baker University’s production of Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!” Curtain time is 8 p.m.
RICHARDSON STAYING CLOSE TO HOME
November 13, 1997
Chicago prep Quentin Richardson tapped DePaul over Kansas and Kentucky at a Wednesday press conference in the Windy City.
ELECTRONIC DUO IMPROVISES ON STAGE
November 13, 1997
Electronics is merely a tool for the German duo.
TWO EXHIBITS SHARE SPACE IN LAG GALLERY
November 13, 1997
And a few Lawrence artists show their works out of town. An opening reception for the Douglas County AIDS Project’s fifth annual Red Ribbon Art Auction will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Riverfront Gallery, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 206.
A ROOM WITHVIEW
November 13, 1997
A couple’s new conservatory lets the sun shine in on their large collection of plants.
T BE BOUGHT
November 13, 1997
The wife and I were sitting around the house the other day, playing the part of a boring married couple when she decided to break the tedium by questioning my journalistic integrity. “You can’t wear that in good conscience,” she asked, gesturing toward the T-shirt I had just received from Auburn, touting QB Dameyune Craig for the Heisman Trophy.
LAWRENCE TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPIANS THIS WEEKEND
November 13, 1997
The Indoor Games East will bring volleyball and bowling competition to Lawrence Friday and Saturday.
INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER TO GIVE PRESENTATION
November 13, 1997
Ann Johnson Prum, Coneflower Productions, will give a presentation to Jayhawk Audubon Society members and the public at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. Prum, an independent filmmaker, will give an account of the making of the program, “Where the Sky Began: Land of Tallgrass Prairie.”
SCHOOL BOUNDARY BREAKOUT
November 13, 1997
Hot topic Here are some upcoming meetings during which elementary school boundaries will be discussed:
HOSPITAL REPORTS
November 13, 1997
Births Dave and Jackie Urban, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
STUDENT POETRY
November 13, 1997
These “poem sketches” were written by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing classes at Lawrence High School. Midnight
POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN SEXUAL BATTERY
November 13, 1997
Police are looking for a man who allegedly got into bed with his ex-girlfriend’s 17-year-old daughter. According to police reports, the 27-year-old suspect was moving his possessions from his ex-girlfriend’s house Monday night after she asked him to leave.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
November 13, 1997
Dennis David Riley, 47, Lawrence, and Mabel Lee White, 48, Lawrence Douglas E. Easum, 39, Lawrence, and Annette M. James, 31, Lawrence
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
November 13, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
KU DANCERS, JAZZ ENSEMBLE UNITE IN CONCERT
November 13, 1997
The dance concert will feature live and recorded jazz music.
KANSAS TO OPEN AGAINST GIANT KILLER SANTA CLARA
November 13, 1997
Santa Clara has dropped three games to Kansas in the past three seasons. The Broncos open against KU at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
S TAKES FRIENDLY APPROACH
November 13, 1997
When you’ve just gotta have a burger and fries, this West Lawrence hangout has your prescription.
KNOW THE FOE
November 13, 1997
Texas will try to halt a tumultuous four-game losing streak when the Longhorns play host to Kansas on Saturday.
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
November 13, 1997
About 100 tickets remain for Friday’s Kansas-Santa Clara men’s basketball game. Tipoff is 7:05 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. They are on sale at the fieldhouse ticket office. Ottawa U. wins