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ELIZABETH WOODRUFF
November 19, 1997
Services for Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Woodruff, 60, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Woodruff died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
STUDENTS HURL FROZEN BIRDS IN TURKEY BOWL
November 19, 1997
It wasn’t exactly Bowling for Dollars, but there was incentive for dozens of students to fling frozen turkeys across a Kansas University residence hall lobby on Tuesday night. Ellsworth Hall held its annual Turkey Bowl, in which the main lobby of the hall is turned into makeshift bowling lanes and frozen turkeys are used instead of bowling balls.
BETTY STUART
November 19, 1997
Services for Betty Jean Stuart, 72, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Stuart died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at her home.
SEN. PAT ROBERTS VISITS HASKELL CAMPUS
November 19, 1997
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts visited Haskell Indian Nations University Tuesday to push legislation that would make Haskell a four-year university. The senator met with Haskell President Bob Martin and toured campus facilities.
ENGINEERING PROF NAMED ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR
November 19, 1997
The chair of Kansas University’s department of electrical engineering and computer science has been named associate vice chancellor for research and public service. KU officials said James Roberts, professor of engineering at KU since 1990, will be taking over KU’s Office of Research and Public Service. Roberts has been at KU since 1990, after 21 years at TRW in California and Colorado.
PLESS EARNS 5TH CFL DEFENSIVE AWARD
November 19, 1997
Edmonton Sun Edmonton, Alberta — If he could have split the award in two, Willie Pless would have handed the big half to Gizmo
JAMES HERBERT MOOREHOUSE
November 19, 1997
Services for James Herbert Moorehouse, 79, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at the Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 A.F. & A.M. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Philip Billard Post No. 1650 V.F.W. will conduct graveside honors. Mr. Moorehouse died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Colmery O’Neil V.A. Medical Center, Topeka.
BUDGET MAY JUMP FINAL HURDLE TODAY
November 19, 1997
Both costs and revenue are expected to climb at Lawrence Memorial Hospital next year.
KU SOFTBALL SIGNS SIX
November 19, 1997
Kansas University’s softball team have signed six high school seniors to letters-of-intent, coach Tracy Bunge announced Tuesday. The six signees are: Courtney Wright, a 5-foot-4 shortstop from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic; identical twins Shelly Musser (5-3, outfielder) and Christi Musser (5-3, outfielder) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral; Megan Urquhart, a 5-7 third baseman from Shawnee Mission Northwest; Amy Hulse, a 5-6 infielder/outfielder from Olathe East; and Leah Tabb, a 5-7 catcher/outfielder from Putnam City (Okla.) High.
DELAYED PAYCHECK MYSTERY REMAINS UNSOLVED
November 19, 1997
State officials and quality-control personnel with the U.S. Postal Service continued work on Tuesday to determine what happened to a batch of paychecks bound for Kansas University faculty and staff. Although no official determination was made regarding the delay of at least a day or two, the checks began to trickle in to Lawrence Monday. And additional checks reportedly arrived Tuesday.
JOHN DEERE CLARIFICATION
November 19, 1997
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World said that a new John Deere dealership in Baldwin would replace a dealership in Ottawa. The Ottawa business, Underwood Equipment Inc., is no longer franchised as a new John Deere equipment dealer but has not closed.
KU ANNOUNCES HILLTOPPER AWARD WINNERS
November 19, 1997
Who’s at the top of The Hill? Six Kansas University seniors, all of whom have been named by KU’s Jayhawker yearbook as winners of the 1997 Hilltopper Award.
COUPLE SUES FORMER TENANT
November 19, 1997
A fire that displaced up to 10 people also destroyed a Lawrence couple’s possessions.
S FIRST HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST.
November 19, 1997
There will be four categories. 1. Best Decorated Cookie. We’ll look for the prettiest cookie in the land. These cookies will be judged solely on appearance.
LAWRENCE IS FINALIST FOR NEW PLANT
November 19, 1997
City officials expect to hear next month from a manufacturing company that is considering an expansion into Lawrence.
FOR THE RECORD
November 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WHAT IS AN AU PAIR?
November 19, 1997
Au pair is a phrase of French origin literally meaning “equal terms” and is defined in several dictionaries as being a young foreigner who lives with a family and exchanges work for room and board. The au pair typically provides child care and/or house work for the family and is often in the country to learn its language and customs. Au pairs are paid by the family for their work in various ways, including wages, room and board, or help with pocket money, travel expenses and tuition. Information found on the Internet revealed that au pairs can be male or female and that individual countries have regulations for who can be an au pair, what and how much work they can do, and how long they can reside in the service of a family.
VELVA KLAMM
November 19, 1997
Services for Velva J. Klamm, 86, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Topeka. Burial will be at Mount Hope Mausoleum. Mrs. Klamm died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
M PLEASED WITH THE WORK THAT WAS DONE AT 23RD AND MASSACHUSETTS. WHAT WAS THE TOTAL COST, AND HOW DOES THAT COMPARE WITH THE PROJECTED COST?
November 19, 1997
Terese Gorman, city engineer, said the Kansas Department of Transportation originally expected the city and state to spend $600,000 to add turn lanes along 23rd, and install new traffic signals at the intersection. The actual construction bill came in at $369,272.86, Gorman said. And that didn’t even include design, inspection and land acquisition costs, which KDOT didn’t figure into its original estimate.
SHELTER FUNDS AVAILABLE TO SOCIAL AGENCIES
November 19, 1997
More than $36,310 is available from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for local social service agencies. A local board receives applications for the funds and submits a plan to the national board, detailing how the funds will be spent.
REWARD OFFERED FOLLOWING EAGLE SHOOTING
November 19, 1997
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for shooting a golden eagle near Marysville. The bird was found Oct. 26, fatally shot with a rifle, said Mike Little, Kansas Wildlife and Parks law enforcement officer.
BEST, WORST OF KU FOOTBALL 1997
November 19, 1997
Later this year or early next, Kansas University’s football team will settle down to a postseason banquet, and at the end KU’s players of the year will be announced and applauded. But, well, I can’t wait.
DR. ANALEE BEISECKER
November 19, 1997
Memorial services for Dr. Analee E. “Betsy” Beisecker, 54, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Dr. Beisecker died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
November 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL TAX CREDIT
November 19, 1997
Freshmen andsophomores at Kansas University — or their parents — could wind up with a new $1,500 tax credit for 1998.
KU OPENS PRESEASON NIT AGAINST WESTERN KENTUCKY
November 19, 1997
Western Kentucky, 0-0, returns two starters from a team that went 12-15 last year, 9-9 in the Sun Belt Conference.
VACANT HOME GETS 60-DAY REPRIEVE
November 19, 1997
A vacant and boarded-up home in East Lawrence may be unsafe and dangerous, but its prospective owners should have another 60 days to try and fix it, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday. James B. Marshall Jr. and Percy Kaiser received the commission’s blessing for their renovation plans at 832 Conn., a vacant property city inspectors have kept their eyes on for months.
FORMER LHS HOOP COACHES REUNITE
November 19, 1997
Eight coaches spanning the past 44 seasons of Lawrence High boys basketball reflected Tuesday — when they weren’t cracking jokes — on their careers at the Lawrence High School Roundball Coaches Reunion at LHS. Reunion organizer Ron Lang, a former LHS coach and current English teacher at the high school, didn’t need a search party to track down the ex-Lion coaches.
KU BOWL INTEREST SOUNDOFF
November 19, 1997
Which bowl committee had any interest in KU at all? The Insight.Com Bowl would have been interested in the Jayhawks had they defeated Texas in their season finale. The Insight.Com Bowl, formerly the Copper Bowl, will be played on Dec. 27 in Tucson, Ariz.
CORRECTION
November 19, 1997
The photo accompanying the “Community Reader” feature in Tuesday’s Journal-World was incorrect. Daphne Payne teaches first-graders at Hillcrest School and recommended the book “Coming Home,” by Floyd Cooper.
POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORT OF RAPE
November 19, 1997
Lawrence police are investigating an incident in which a 26-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of West Sixth. The suspect in the incident is known to the woman, police reported.
MEASURING SERVING OF PASTA TAKES KNOW-HOW
November 19, 1997
I understand that I should eat six to 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta each day. Could you tell me what one serving of pasta is? The USDA considers 1/2 cup of cooked pasta as one serving.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
November 19, 1997
* International Development Associates Inc. to Jerry L. and Joyce L. Cromwell — Vacant lots on East 12th. * Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to Robert B. and Edrie L. Swanson — 1216 Miami, Baldwin.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
November 19, 1997
Births Robin Evans, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
T HURT LAWRENCE
November 19, 1997
Lawrence business leaders don’t fear a route change that would allow U.S. Highway 24 to bypass Lawrence. However, local environmentalists say the route could harm the area.
CHEESY HOLIDAY TRADITION LINGERS
November 19, 1997
Thanksgiving may be the biggest meal most cooks prepare during the year, but it’s also the one meal that requires no menu planning. Tradition has done that for us. In fact, the neurotically organized cook might even consider filing away one year’s shopping list for handy reference the next: turkey, check; stuffing mix, check; pumpkin pie ingredients, check … and so forth.
EXCAVATING OFFICIALS SEEK PERMIT
November 19, 1997
Jayhawk Excavating officials will ask Douglas County commissioners today to approve a conditional use permit to allow the business to move from southern to western Lawrence. The business, which employees three owners and three workers, currently operates out of a shop south of Lawrence on County Road 458. The lease on that property will expire at the end of the year, and the new site was chosen based on needs related to moving the company’s heavy equipment to job sites.
CUSTODIAN, SCHOOL A GOOD MATCH
November 19, 1997
Special day honors support personnel at schools.
ATHLETES IN ACTION KNOCKS OFF JAYHAWKS
November 19, 1997
Kansas watched an early 13-point lead evaporate in an 86-74 exhibition loss to Athletes in Action.
WORD
November 19, 1997
West vs. north