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TURKEYS CARVED AND READY FOR COMMUNITY MEAL
November 27, 1997
A Lawrence organization is ready for its annual holiday meal today. About 300 people are expected to be served.
KU NAMES NEW PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR
November 27, 1997
The chief of the campus police force will be taking over as director of the public safety department.
SOLUTIONS UNDER WAY AT KU POOL
November 27, 1997
When Kansas University swim team members churn through the pool at Robinson Center during practice, they stir things up. Unfortunately, they’ve been kicking up fumes that, at times, have hung around, irritating their throats and lungs.
IS IT LEGAL FOR PINCKNEY SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO BAN PARENTS FROM PICKING UP THEIR KIDS IN CERTAIN AREAS?
November 27, 1997
Is it legal for Pinckney School officials to ban parents picking up their kids from school from parking along the west side of Mississippi Street and the school parking lots? “It is against city ordinance for vehicles to park on the west side of Mississippi Street in front of Pinckney School between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., as indicated by the city signs,” said Tom Bracciano, the school district’s director of transportation and safety. “The school parking lots are district property and subject to restrictions imposed by school officials. School officials would like to thank parents for their cooperation in helping make the area around Pinckney a safe place for students before, during and after school dismissal times.”
KU WOMEN POP PENN STATE
November 27, 1997
Sophomore Lynn Pride tied her career-high with 19 points as Kansas University’s women’s basketball team outlasted Penn State, 61-53, on Wednesday at PSU’s Jordan Center. Pride hit eight of eight field goals and had seven rebounds with an assist and three steals in 35 minutes. She also helped secure the victory in the final minutes by taking over the ball-handling chores.
LAG PLANS HOLIDAY ART FAIR
November 27, 1997
The holiday lights are up downtown and the pressure is on to find just the right gifts. Relax. Searching can be a lot of fun if you know just where to look. The Lawrence Art Guild can help you out with a wide selection of items at its annual Holiday Art Fair fund raiser Dec. 6 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.
KU WIND ENSEMBLE SLATES HOLIDAY CONCERT
November 27, 1997
The Kansas University Concert Wind Ensemble will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lied Center. Robert E. Foster, KU director of bands, and James Barnes, associate
DAVIDSON-HUES TO CREATE WORK FOR NY GALLERY
November 27, 1997
Several Lawrence artists will be exhibiting their works during the holiday season. A reminder: The Douglas County AIDS Project’s fifth annual Red Ribbon Art Auction will be held Sunday night at Fifi’s Banquet Connection, 1350 N. Third.
* A PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN, PAUL PIERCE LIKES THE BASKETBALL IN HIS HANDS WHEN THE GAME IS ON THE LINE.
November 27, 1997
That’s why Pierce, Kansas’ junior forward from Inglewood, Calif., was miffed at himself for missing two potential game-winning free throws with 3.8 seconds left in regulation Wednesday night, KU tied with Arizona State, 78-78, at the Preseason NIT. Neither team scored after the misses, forcing overtime. “No excuses. I’ve got to make those free throws,” Pierce said after the Jayhawks’ 90-88 overtime victory over the Sun Devils.
KU BASEBALL SIGNS PLAYERS
November 27, 1997
Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall announced the signing of eight players to letters of intent on Friday. “(Assistant coach) Mike Bard, who coordinated all of the recruiting, really worked his tail off,” Randall said. “We signed a group of good athletes, good students — just a group of good men. This is a great foundation for years to come.
SUSPECT HELD FOR KIDNAPPING MOM
November 27, 1997
A Lawrence man who allegedly held his 68-year-old mother captive for more than 24 hours was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant for kidnapping. Bryan Douglas Cox, 37, who is listed as a transient on a Douglas County Jail report, is being held in the jail on $75,000 bond. According to police reports, Cox is accused of holding his mother against her will in her house in the 2500 block of Ponderosa on Sept. 28.
NOTES
November 27, 1997
* Kansas failed to lead at halftime for the first time this season. * Season-high scoring — T.J. Pugh with nine points, Billy Thomas with 19 and Paul Pierce with 28.
AGAPETO HERNANDEZ
November 27, 1997
Services for Agapeto “Pete” Hernandez, 63, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Hernandez died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at the Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
SOUND OFF
November 27, 1997
Last summer you ran a photo of a man filling a water tank on his truck and identified him as Francis Kelly. I’ve seen him around Lawrence and know him by that name. A while later in On The Street he was identified as Frank Lingo. Does he use other names or was that a mistake? What is this person’s real name? “They’re right. I do use both names. Frank Lingo is my pen name,” he said.
MAN ARRESTED FOR BITING FINGERS
November 27, 1997
Lawrence man arrested for biting fingers
COUNCIL ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
November 27, 1997
The Douglas County Extension Council has elected new officers and board members for 1998. Officers are: Margaret Kalb, chairperson; Charles Wintermantel, vice chairperson; Glen Grosdidier, treasurer; and Evelyn Johnston, secretary. Other elected board members are: Joan Reiber, Donna Osness, Debbie Bradley, Marilyn O’Bryon and Larry McElwain.
COSBY WILL STAND TRIAL ON VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE
November 27, 1997
Police say David E. Walker was choking Lafayette Cosby just before Cosby allegedly stabbed Walker.
STUDENTS INK CHINESE POETRY
November 27, 1997
This “Chinese Poetry” was written by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. Chinese poetry deals with the present, is blatantly open and honest, sees life as the teacher, is contemplative and thoughtful and deals with daily relationships.
CITY BUILDING PERMITS DOWN FROM LAST YEAR, BUT STILL HIGH
November 27, 1997
Construction is seeing another strong year in Lawrence, says the city’s building inspector.
TASK FORCE OFFERS RECREATION ALTERNATIVES
November 27, 1997
PRIORITY LIST A list of “consensus” recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Recreation Alternatives to be considered by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night:
FOR THE RECORD
November 27, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
LAFAYETTE ONSTAD
November 27, 1997
Memorial services for Lafayette Robert “Bobby” Onstad, 67, Perry, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post No. 142 in Perry. Mr. Onstad died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at a Topeka hospital. He was cremated.
SOUND OFF
November 27, 1997
I have a medical bottle from Marshall Medical Co. in Lawrence, Kan., and I was wondering how old it might be? Documents at the Douglas County Historical Society show that a Marshall Chemical Manufacturing Co. existed in Lawrence between 1890 and 1892. The company did manufacture some medicines, and the bottle is most likely from this company and time period.
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR AT THANKSGIVING?
November 27, 1997
Ian Higbie, Centennial School fourth-grader
OPERATION WILDLIFE TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS
November 27, 1997
Live birds of prey will be on display at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets on Saturday. The exhibit is part of Operation Wildlife and will be in the atrium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Educational presentations will be given every 15 to 20 minutes and will emphasize the challenges faced by wild animals. Operation Wildlife is a publicly supported organization that provides professional rehabilitation services for injured and orphaned wild animals in northeast Kansas. The group is staffed by volunteers.
SLITHERS, SMIRKS THROUGH BUCOLIC SOUTH
November 27, 1997
The Pale Rider was ready for the first big night, but Kevin Spacey and John Cusack are left hanging when the sun comes up. I should tell you right off the bat that I haven’t read John Berendt’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” the fact-based novel about the intoxicating charm of Savannah, Ga., and one of its high-falutin’ types who becomes ensnared in a murder trial.
EL MEZCAL OFFERS WINNING COMBINATION
November 27, 1997
A new, family-owned restaurant serves up Southwest flavor.
CAUSE OF KPL ACCIDENT STILL UNDETERMINED
November 27, 1997
It may take days or weeks to determine the cause of an explosion at the Lawrence KPL plant earlier this week.
PLAN
November 27, 1997
Nine seconds remaining in overtime. Who gets the ball? It was a no-brainer for Arizona State coach Don Newman. “Basically, the plan was to put the ball in Jeremy Veal’s hands,” Newman said after the Sun Devils’ gut-wrenching 90-88 overtime loss to No. 2-ranked Kansas in Wednesday night’s semifinals of the Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden.
T BE THANKSGIVING WITHOUT THE BALLOONS
November 27, 1997
Four new characters will grace the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
CORRECTION
November 27, 1997
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the location where a 10-year-old boy was shot with a pellet gun. The incident happened in a field near the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th, not at the center.
OUR TOWN
November 27, 1997
Vifian finishes 37th: Lawrence’s Marcel Vifian finished third on the American team and 37th overall at the International Triathlon Union world championships on Nov. 16 in Perth, Australia. Vifian’s time was 1:53:27. The overall winner was Chris McCormack of Australia with a time of 1:48:29. *
EAGLES AT CLINTON LAKE SOUND OFF
November 27, 1997
Did we have eagles at Perry and Clinton lakes last summer, and if so did they raise a family? There were three bald eagles fledged from a single nesting adult pair earlier this spring, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bald eagles nest in late winter through early spring at the lake.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
November 27, 1997
Births Ginger and Ernesto Hodison, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
HERSELF IN SHOW
November 27, 1997
A new exhibit at Kansas University explores one artist’s forbidden territory.
SINGER PUSHES PAST STEREOTYPES
November 27, 1997
Strings are at the heart of a recording artist’s new album.
KU SEARCHING FOR VANDALISM SUSPECT
November 27, 1997
Kansas University police are asking for help to catch a suspect who caused more than $15,000 in damage to computers, telephones, scales and chemical bottles in the Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratories. The suspect broke into the building on the West Campus at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an employee who was there at the time. The suspect has been described as a 5-foot-8-inch tall white male in his 20s, weighing about 180 pounds. The man had curly, black hair and was wearing a light-colored shirt and black pants.
VNA FACING BUDGET SHORTFALL
November 27, 1997
The Balanced Budget Act will cut $115 million from the Medicare budget, but home health agency representatives said it will be at the expense of patients.
TASK FORCE OFFERS RECREATION ALTERNATIVES
November 27, 1997
In place of a single $13.3 million recreation center in Centennial Park, a task force recommends building an indoor pool and a neighborhood recreation center at separate locations.
WORKSHOP WRITERS FIND HUMOR IN THE NEWS
November 27, 1997
“Imagination Workshop’s” members look on the front page for the material for their routines.
KANSAS TOPPLES UPSTART ASU IN OVERTIME, 90-88
November 27, 1997
Arizona State grabbed 16 steals and forced 27 turnovers, but No. 2-ranked Kansas survived, 90-88, in overtime.
PAULINE GRAVES OBITUARY
November 27, 1997
Pauline Graves Oskaloosa- Services for Pauline S. Graves, 80, rural McLouth, are pending at the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.
LIFE
November 27, 1997
A Lawrence man’s quick action saved a heart attack victim.
S SEMINOLES LOOK FAMILIAR
November 27, 1997
Former KU assistant Steve Robinson, now in his first year as Florida State’s head man after four seasons at Tulsa, led the Seminoles into Friday’s Preseason NIT final with a 67-60 victory over UConn.