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PRUNING STORM-DAMAGED TREES AND SHRUBS
November 16, 1997
Don’t go out on a limb when pruning storm-damaged trees.
SOUND OFF
November 16, 1997
Will Michael Jackson be touring the United States anytime soon? Michael Jackson just completed his international HIStory tour on Oct. 15, after performing 82 concerts in 35 countries. An estimated 4.5 million people attended the concerts. The only U.S. state to be visited was Hawaii. There has been talk on extending that tour to other parts of the world, but no announcement yet has been made.
KU WOMEN TO OPEN SEASON TODAY
November 16, 1997
KU’s women’s basketball team will open the regular season today at Creighton. Tip is 1 p.m.
KU TURNS EYE TO FUTURE
November 16, 1997
KU’s underclassmen chose to look to the future following the Jayhawks’ 45-31 loss, while Kansas’ 15 seniors lamented what might have been.
PIERCE CAN DRIBBLETOO
November 16, 1997
KU junior Paul Pierce opened the season with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Santa Clara. Game Two for the Jayhawks is Monday against Rice. Tip is 7:05 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE, KNOWN AS KOCHPAC.
November 16, 1997
According to Federal Election Commission reports, Koch-linked donations of $200 or more to these Republican victors topped $130,000 in the 1995-96 election season.
DOES THE CITY, AT TIMES, ALLOW WATER TO GUSH FROM FIRE HYDRANTS? IF SOWHY?
November 16, 1997
Yes. Debbie Van Saun, the city’s assistant director of utilities, said there could be one of several reasons for allowing water to gush from a fire hydrant:
THELMA M. HEMME
November 16, 1997
Services for Thelma Mae Schimmel Osborne Hemme, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church, Murray, Utah. Burial will be in the Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Utah. Mrs. Hemme died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
HASKELL BASKETBALL LOSES TO MCCOOK
November 16, 1997
The Indians won and lost on Saturday night at Coffin Complex. Haskell Indian Nations University’s Fightin’ Indians lost 92-76 to McCook County Community College, whose mascot also happens to be the Indians.
ROADS, COMPUTERS ON COUNTY AGENDA
November 16, 1997
The Douglas County Commission will meet Monday to consider three items from the county’s Public Works Department. Commissioners will be asked to approve the purchase of network and computer upgrades for the department, as well as computer-aided drafting and engineering design software.
FOR THE RECORD
November 16, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
BECKER
November 16, 1997
Mass of Christian Burial for Elwin F. “Beck” Becker, 67, Elgin, Ill., will be at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Becker died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at the Alexian Brothers Hospice House, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
BAKER WINS 28-21
November 16, 1997
Cedric Colbert rushed for 240 yards on 37 carries and scored two touchdowns. Marshall, Mo. — Baker University’s football team nearly experienced deja vu on Saturday at Missouri Valley.
DORIS STEINMETZ OBITUARY
November 16, 1997
Doris Steinmetz Williamstown — Services for Doris Steinmetz, 88, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at the Underwood Cemetery east of Williamstown.
FREE SCREENINGS OFFERED FOR CHILDREN
November 16, 1997
The Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council (ICC) will screen children — ages birth to 3 — from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt. The screenings are designed so parents can see how their young children are developing. The children will be screened by child-development professionals who will look at the children’s gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and language development, and other skills.
NO WILD ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE!
November 16, 1997
I hope that never again will I look into my fireplace and see a raccoon sitting there. We had that raccoon, off and on, for several days. Each time the man from the pest control place came the raccoon had climbed back up the chimney. And I mean “climbed back.” The fireplace is in our basement, and the raccoon had to climb back up three floors. I guess.
FOR UT
November 16, 1997
who entered Saturday’s tilt with 15 interceptions to his credit — completed 27 of 34 passes for 290 yards and no interceptions in the Longhorns’ 45-31 victory. Austin, Texas — Ricky Williams gained his 200-plus yards and scored his three touchdowns. Just another day at the office for the Texas running back who leads the nation in both rushing and scoring.
OVERVIEW BREAKOUT
November 16, 1997
A salute to education Here’s a glance at activities in Lawrence in conjunction with this week’s celebration of American Education Week-National Children’s Book Week.
AIDS AUCTION ART PREVIEWED TODAY
November 16, 1997
A preview party for this year’s Red Ribbon Art Auction will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Riverfront Art Gallery, which is at the Lawrence Riverfront Factory Outlets. The art will be on display at the gallery until the auction on Nov. 30. More than 60 pieces of art by local artists will be featured at the fifth annual auction, sponsored by the Douglas County AIDS Project for World AIDS Day.
DISTANCE LEARNING ONLINE
November 16, 1997
Professors at Kansas University’s three campuses are ironing out the kinks in an increasingly popular mode of education, one that links students and professors through the Internet.
KANSAS-TEXAS NOTEBOOK
November 16, 1997
* Terry Turlington of Kennett, Mo., was the referee in charge of the seven-man Big 12 officiating crew. One Kansan was on the crew. Steve Stelljes of Derby was the line judge. … * Kansas’ last game of the season was also its first on natural grass. The Jayhawks’ first 10 games were in stadiums with fields of artificial turf. …
BROWNBACK SPEAKS ON THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY
November 16, 1997
Sen. Sam Brownback uses a town hall meeting to discuss the future of Social Security.
LAC RECEPTION HONORS ARTIST
November 16, 1997
A public reception for artist Jeff Ridgway, whose original artworks are on exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth, has been scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the arts center. The Jazzhaus Big Band, directed by Clyde Byson and Rick McNeely, will perform.
LAWRENCE BUSINESSES WIN, LOSE BATTLE FOR SHOPPERS
November 16, 1997
Specialities draw shoppers into Lawrence, but selection can push some locals away, two economic studies have found.
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR NOV. 19, 1997 MEETING
November 16, 1997
J. Stewart wants to build 15 homes on 92 acres of wooded area northwest of town, and planning commissioners will review his plans Wednesday night. Stewart is looking to develop 92.7 acres at the northwest corner of Queen’s and North 1750 roads, an area south of the Kansas Turnpike and two miles north of U.S. Highway 40. Stewart is president of Charter Equities Inc., which owns the land.
KOCH INDUSTRIES FLEXES POLITICAL MUSCLE IN KANSAS
November 16, 1997
The state’s Republican members of Congress have a wealthy corporate benefactor in Wichita.
LAWRENCE MAN TAKES PERSONAL APPROACH TO JOB HUNT
November 16, 1997
After a company closing left him without a job, CF Boyd decided to search for a job in a not-too-common way. He crossed the country to visit potential employers.
AIRPORTS TO BE INCLUDED IN NEXT HIGHWAY PLAN
November 16, 1997
Kansas airports could have a new funding source soon — the state transportation budget.
EDUCATION TO BE CELEBRATED
November 16, 1997
Reading is the focus of this week’s celebration of education in Lawrence.
SEASON
November 16, 1997
Chuck Woodling column:Road woes proved fatal to Jayhawks Austin, Texas — One crummy road win. That’s all it would have taken, you know. One win on the road and the Jayhawks would have been bowl-bound.
S SWIMMERS DEFEAT INDIANA
November 16, 1997
Kansas University’s men’s swim team defeated No. 21-ranked Indiana, 340-309, on Saturday. KU’s women fell to Indiana 129-112 and defeated St. Bonaventure, 162-79. KU winners: Brant Peoples, 50 freestyle (21.13) and 100 free (46.72); Tyler Painter, 500 free (4:29.6) and 1000 free (9:06.71); Trent Hartl, 200 free (1:42.52); Brandon Chestnut, 200 breaststroke (2:05.37); Will Bernhardt, 200 backstroke (1:51.96).
TEXAS BOWLS OVER KU
November 16, 1997
KU’s hopes for a bowl game went the way of the Jayhawks’ defense in the second half as Texas scored five straight times after intermission and cruised to a 45-31 victory.
KOCH INDUSTRIES A GLOBAL ECONOMIC EMPIRE
November 16, 1997
Revenues for Koch Industries, a privately held corporation, have grown from $250 million a year to $30 billion annually.
KANSAS-TEXAS
November 16, 1997
First Quarter 3:28 — Termaine Fulton 19 pass from Zac Wegner. Jayhawks drove 58 yards in six plays after punt and Tony Blevins’ 11-yard return. Key play was Wegner’s 14-yard pass to David Winbush and ensuing late-hit penalty against Longhorns on play prior to touchdown. Fulton caught TD pass in right corner of end zone in front of UT cornerback Clinton Wallace. Joe Garcia kick. (Kansas 7, Texas 0).
COLUMN)
November 16, 1997
For quite a while, the Kansas-Kansas State football rivalry has been a pretty classy package. Oh, there have been occasional slips between cups and lips; feelings sometimes have run dangerously high — but more among fans than coaches, players and administrators. Yet for the most part things have traveled an admirably sensible route. The recent doctoring of the now-retired Governor’s Cup with a couple Power Cat logos and a “four in a row” label prior to the unveiling of a new Guv Cup smacks of blatant bush leaguery. Presumably it was intended as a joke. But the effort by somebody to rewrite history smacks of “big dam foolishness” — as opponents of the Manhattan area’s Tuttle Creek Lake used to howl. It’s the kind of personal agenda you’d expect from revisionist Oliver Stone, not the zillions of good people I know in the KSU Clan. Lots of them have to be embarrassed. If they aren’t, they should be.
QUAIL HUNTERS TURN TO WHITE-TAIL
November 16, 1997
Autumn was askew this time. Even such important rhythms of the season as color and cold were out of whack. The leaves didn’t turn yellow and scarlet as in autumns past. Even into late October, the low-slung hills and riparian terrain of northeastern Kansas kept much of its summer hue.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BUSINESS FOR NOV. 18, 1997 MEETING
November 16, 1997
City officials are ready to move ahead with plans for three “big ticket” drainage-improvement projects, which would not be built for at least another three years. Commissioners are expected to approve the proposed hirings of two consulting companies to draw up plans for the projects:
LOCAL ARC MEMBER ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD
November 16, 1997
A member of the local ARC of Douglas County board has been elected to the national ARC board of directors. Kathy Sue Lobb, a board member of the local ARC for four years and president of Self-Advocates of Lawrence for six years, has been named as a member of the ARC of the United States.
SOUND OFF
November 16, 1997
Is KPERS for state employees only, or could private companies participate in this retirement program? KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System) is for public employees only. Agencies that are publicly held, that is, agencies supported mainly by tax funds, are eligible for the KPERS program.
PEOPLE ARE ALL SMILES ABOUT TOOTH TATTOOS
November 16, 1997
Tooth tattoos let you flash a smile and share your team pride at the same time.
BOX
November 16, 1997
DILLARDS IS TOP DRAW When Lawrence residents leave town to shop, they most frequently visit these 10 businesses, according to a recent survey conducted for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence City Commission:
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
November 16, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports