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Williams reads “Floor Burns”
November 26, 1997
Roy Williams was the first person to read the manuscript of Jerod Haase’s book, “Floor Burns.” “Jerod said, ‘I want you to read it and block out anything. If you want to take out sentences or chapters or anything, do it,”’ Williams, Kansas’ men’s basketball coach said of former Jayhawk shooting guard Haase’s diary of the 1996-97 season.
VENISON RECIPES
November 26, 1997
Blue Cheese Venison Backstrap Steaks 2 pounds venison backstrap cut from large end
KU RECEIVES GIFT FOR PROGRAMS
November 26, 1997
The retired chair of Union Pacific Resources has donated $200,000 to Kansas University for use in the institution’s medicine, geology, engineering and music programs, the KU Endowment Association announced Tuesday. William Adams, Fort Worth, Tex., a 1951 KU graduate, gave the gift of stock in honor of seven relatives, including five brothers, all of whom graduated from KU between 1941 and 1956.
S BEING PICKED UP BEFORE THIS TIME, WHO CAN I TALK TO? WE HAVE BAGS AND BAGS OF TRASH IN OUR GARAGE.
November 26, 1997
The city starts its commercial collections at 6 a.m., and some apartment complexes are considered commercial routes because of their size, said Bob Yoos, the city’s solid waste manager. “We shouldn’t be going into the neighborhoods before 7 o’clock,” Yoos said.
DUANE TENPENNY
November 26, 1997
Services for Duane Lee Tenpenny, 48, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Tenpenny died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Lawrence Energy Center.
MARIE ROHL
November 26, 1997
Services for Marie Josephine Rohl, 88, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Rohl died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, Calif.
RECTOR WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT
November 26, 1997
Nine suspects have been charged in connection with the Sept. 7 fight that left three teen-agers in the hospital with stab wounds.
TEEN-AGER ARRESTED ON BATTERY CHARGE
November 26, 1997
A 13-year-old Lawrence boy was arrested for aggravated battery after allegedly shooting a 10-year-old boy with a pellet gun on Monday. The boy allegedly shot the 10-year-old in the back, breaking his skin.
OTTAWA DELAYS TRACK VOTE
November 26, 1997
Ottawa’s school board will wait until next month to give the go-ahead on a new track at the high school. Before authorizing the $300,000 track project, the board wants to first find out how much of the $11.65 million middle school bond issue will be needed for technology at the new middle school.
VIVIENE MCCLUSKEY
November 26, 1997
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday for Viviene McCluskey, 86, Minneapolis, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Minneapolis. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minneapolis. Mrs. McCluskey died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at her home.
MOOD AT PLANT ONE OF CONCERN FOR FAMILIES
November 26, 1997
Employees of the Lawrence Energy Center are thinking about the families of a man who died and two who were critically injured in an accident Monday, a union representative said. “The thing that most of the members are concerned with right now are the families and the holidays, and that’s the most important thing,” said Paul Lira, assistant manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 304.
SHOTS HEARD IN CITY
November 26, 1997
Lawrence police have received two separate reports of gunshots over the last three days, but no injuries have been reported. The wife of a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy was in her residence in the 2400 block of West 27th at 5 p.m. Sunday when she heard three gunshots, followed by a woman’s scream. Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said the shots came from the Naismith Park area, and were followed by two more.
DRAINAGE LAWSUIT STILL ON DOCKET
November 26, 1997
A Eudora man has refused to drop his case over drainage problems in the city.
CHILL COMING SOON
November 26, 1997
Cooler weather will be arriving soon, meteorologists say.
ALLEGED BURGLARS ARRESTED
November 26, 1997
Up to 15 recent vehicle burglaries may have been solved after the arrest of a Lawrence man and two teen-agers.
BOUNDARY COMMITTEE BEGINS WORK
November 26, 1997
The Lawrence school boundary panel begins its work.
FOR THE RECORD
November 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
FIRE DESTROYS BARNCONTENTS
November 26, 1997
The cause of a fire that destroyed a barn west of Lawrence was under investigation Tuesday night. Kanwaka Township and Lecompton Township firefighters at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday were called to the barn at 621 N. 1500 Road, about a mile south of the U.S. Highway 40-Stull Road junction.
BALDWIN BOARD MULLS ADDING SPORTS
November 26, 1997
Baldwin’s school board is considering offering a few more sports for high school and junior high students. On Monday the board looked at whether to offer four new sports for secondary students, said Supt. John Nuspl.
MEN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING
November 26, 1997
Hours after a Lawrence man was shot at, he was arrested for threatening to shoot his ex-girlfriend.
JUNE ADAMS
November 26, 1997
Graveside services for June B. Adams, 93, Vinton, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington, Ind. Mrs. Adams died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Virginia Gay Hospital Annex, Vinton, Iowa.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
November 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
GIFT TO BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
November 26, 1997
A Leavenworth family has donated $10,000 to Kansas University to establish a scholarship fund for graduates of Kansas high schools. The family of 1976 KU graduate Robert Charles Jarvis endowed the scholarship — in memory of Jarvis — at the KU Endowment Association to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students in the college of liberal arts and sciences.
RUTH HUTCHENS
November 26, 1997
Services for Ruth Hutchens, 80, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchens died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Topeka Care Facility.
PHYLLIS HARTMAN
November 26, 1997
Services for Phyllis N. Hartman, 60, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hartman died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at the Topeka Health Care Center.
POLICE TO INVESTIGATE REPORT OF MOLESTATION
November 26, 1997
Police plan to question a 57-year-old Lawrence man who has been accused of molesting a 13-year-old relative. The girl, who lives in Topeka, told her mother that the man made sexual comments and touched her inappropriately. The alleged incident took place between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8, but was reported Monday when the mother found out.
BOX
November 26, 1997
NEW JOBS Oread Inc., the local holding company for Oread Laboratories and other drug-development subsidiaries, plans to add 32 jobs next year for its new drug plant in west Lawrence. A rundown of the jobs, how many will be offered, and their average annual salaries:
THOMAS
November 26, 1997
Thomas Services Graveside services for Stephen C. “Shorty” Thomas, 50, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Buster Cemetery in Jefferson County.
OREAD INC. SEEKS TAX BREAK
November 26, 1997
A proposed tax abatement for a new $8 million drug plant in west Lawrence will face a public hearing Dec. 16.
S BOOK A MUST READ
November 26, 1997
It took me about three hours to read Jerod Haase’s book, “Floor Burns,” the other night. It was time well spent.
CITY SPENDS $505,000 FOR NEW PARK
November 26, 1997
Commissioners agreed to buy a new park for $505,000. Commissioners unanimously approved buying nearly 42 acres of future park land and open space along the north side of 15th Street, east of the yet-to-be-built George Williams Way. Immediately to the west is 50 acres of undeveloped land owned by the Lawrence school district.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
November 26, 1997
* Leonard M. and Lois E. Burg to Derk and Hope Ogden — 2106 R.I. * Jerry L. and Joyce L. Cromwell to Terri L. Evans and Melissa A. Evans — 1739 Redbud Ln.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL BOARD EYES RETREAT CENTER
November 26, 1997
The Oskaloosa school board is eyeing a retreat center owned by a church about six miles south of town as a possible site for a charter school for the area. Supt. Jim White said there are several buildings at the Chihowa Retreat Center, south of town, that are unused for most of the year.
NEW EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR HIRED
November 26, 1997
James Denny will leave his Kansas University Public Safety job to direct emergency communications for the county.
CLEANING PRECEDED KPL ELECTRICAL BLAST
November 26, 1997
Two men injured in an electrical explosion on Monday remained in critical condition Tuesday night.
EDITOR OF KU STUDENT NEWSPAPER BOUNCED
November 26, 1997
Sexual references and other offensive material printed this semester were cited as the main reasons for his removal.
MANY HAVE THE DAY OFF ON THANKSGIVING
November 26, 1997
Many government employees will get Thanksgiving Day as a holiday.
KU WOMEN HIT ROAD — AGAIN
November 26, 1997
Kansas’ women’s basketball team, which dropped out of the top 25 for the first time in 66 weeks Monday, will take on Penn State tonight.
S MOORE NAMED HAAC PLAYER OF YEAR
November 26, 1997
Baker’s Rayburn Moore has been named soccer player of the year in the Heart of America Conference. Moore, a junior from Palestine, Texas, also was named the league’s offensive player of the year. In addition, Moore was named to the all-conference team for the third straight season. He has scored 62 goals in his three seasons with the Wildcats.
ARIZONA STATE COACH UNDEFEATEDTHIS SEASON
November 26, 1997
Don Newman is 3-0 at Arizona State after compiling a miserable 20-114 record at Cal-State Sacramento.
WAYS TO USE VENISON
November 26, 1997
Author Harold Webster Jr. gives the beef on venison.
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THESE TWO STREETS
November 26, 1997
For this one we went to the expert: George Williams, the city’s director of public works, who has been working on Lawrence streets for more than 40 years. Williams offers the following pronunciation advice:
TWO INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
November 26, 1997
A Lawrence police officer was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after suffering minor injuries in an automobile accident Tuesday evening. Officer John Godden was taken by ambulance to LMH after another vehicle struck his patrol car about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East 23rd.
POLICE SEARCH FOR WEAPONS
November 26, 1997
Using a metal detector, Lawrence police on Tuesday night searched for weapons and other items in a pumpkin patch east of the city. The items were reportedly taken in a vehicle burglary last week, in which several items were reported stolen.
HASHING OUT HOLIDAY ISSUES
November 26, 1997
It’s hard not to be saddened by the erosion of Thanksgiving that has occurred over the past several decades. I began thinking in earnest about how the flavor of the holiday has changed after I saw a poster at a supermarket deli counter soliciting orders for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. If you had already placed your order, you could be picking up the turkey and trimmings on the way home from work tonight and reheating them in your microwave tomorrow.