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CLARENCE IRVIN WORLEY
November 30, 1997
Services for Clarence Irvin Worley, 71, Basehor, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. Worley died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Medicalodge Nursing Center, Leavenworth.
ARSON MIGHT BE CAUSE OF FIRE
November 30, 1997
Fire investigators believe arson caused a fire in a trailer in north Lawrence.
CONVENIENCE STORE IN LINWOOD ROBBED
November 30, 1997
Leavenworth County Sheriff officials responded to a report of armed robbery Saturday at the Stout’s Corner convenience store at First and Bowan streets in Linwood. A black male suspect, described as 5 feet 8 inches, 160 lbs., with dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt and a blue and white or black and white Starter jacket entered the store around 8:55 p.m., Leavenworth sheriff’s officials said.
DEBATERS RACK UP AWARDS
November 30, 1997
The debate teams at Lawrence High School and Free State continue to bring home awards. The LHS debate team won the J. Matt Hill traveling sweepstakes trophy at Topeka High School for the fifth year in a row.
TWO INJURED IN K-10 CRASH
November 30, 1997
A one-vehicle accident Saturday sent two people to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Kansas Highway Patrol officials responded to the accident at 8:41 p.m.
ANIMAL SHELTER SEEKING HELP
November 30, 1997
Employees at the Lawrence Humane Society shelter recommend giving gift certificates rather than animals as holiday gifts.
GOLF COURSE UPDATE
November 30, 1997
Recent warm weather has given City Manager Mike Wildgen something to be thankful for: Excellent growing conditions for 13 tons of grass seed at the city’s new Eagle Bend Golf Course. “It’s helpful. We’ll take all we can get right now,” Wildgen said. “They’re actually mowing greens out there now. It’s gotten a pretty good start.”
ECM OFFERS ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
November 30, 1997
They’re not exactly stocking stuffers, but for a minimal price Christmas shoppers can pick up trees, bricks and farm animals. Ecumenical Christian Ministries, in conjunction with area churches and service projects, is offering an Alternative Christmas Market.
SHARON JUNE BOISVERT OBITUARY
November 30, 1997
Sharon June Boisvert Services for Sharon June Boisvert, 54, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery, Topeka.
J-W ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM
November 30, 1997
Three members of Santa Fe Trail’s 8-1 Kaw Valley League championship team headlined the Journal-World’s all-area high school football team for 1997. Quarterback Zac Anshutz, linebacker Trevor Hall and running back Wes Lang represented the Chargers on the all-area top 11.
AREA EVENTS HEIGHTEN HOLIDAY MOOD
November 30, 1997
The holiday season is upon us, and the arts stocking is stuffed with concerts, theater productions, art shows and museum exhibitions. So, if you’re in the mood to go out, here’s a list of some of the upcoming events happening in the Lawrence-Topeka-Kansas City area. (If you know of something not listed here, please let us know so we can add it to our calendar.)
CANDLELIGHT VESPERS MIXES CLASSICAL, SECULAR CHRISTMAS SONGS
November 30, 1997
The 67th Annual Candlelight Christmas Vespers will keep its usual format, featuring a wind ensemble, singers and an orchestra made up of Baker University students. John Buehler, director of Baker University’s choirs, said the concert combines traditional, classical Christmas music and more secular, familiar carols.
HOMES ON THE TOUR
November 30, 1997
645 Tenn.: A two-and-a-half-story, brick chateau-esque home built in 1881-1882 for Henry Tisdale, superintendent of the Southwestern Stage Co. The home is now known as The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. 612 La.: A two-story Italianate home built around 1881 by Ira Brown for Isabella Osborn, a widow.
THE EFFECTS OF ETHYLENE GAS ON CUT FLOWERS AND FLOWER BULBS
November 30, 1997
Ethylene gas can be a problem when using your refrigerator to artificially force bulbs.
DOWNTOWN
November 30, 1997
There is always something going on in downtown Lawrence. “I just moved to Lawrence in the fall, and the thing I like most about it is that fact that I always have somewhere to go on weekend nights,” said Sarah Potts, a Kansas University student from Overland Park. “I know that I can always go downtown to have a good time.”
DOWNTOWN MUSIC SCENE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
November 30, 1997
Big-name bands and local groups continue to make Lawrence a musical mecca.
GINGERBREAD AT HOME IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE
November 30, 1997
The baked treat is for more than eating at two businesses.
PICKETT LINE
November 30, 1997
The 100th anniversary of William Faulkner’s birth got right by me, and I had planned to write a column on him. Next to John Dos Passos, Faulkner is my favorite writer of the 20th century. I had read a couple of the books but I went to work on him in earnest after I read “The Sound and the Fury” for a graduate class 40 years ago. And I became addicted, even though several of the books were a battle. Faulkner was a Mississippian, born in 1897, writing most of the time about his home territory, which he called Yoknapatawpha County, in almost all his novels. The setting is surely Oxford, home of the University of Mississippi. You walk around the town square, with the fine old courthouse and shops and not much traffic, and you can imagine Flem Snopes there, or the lawyer in “Intruder in the Dust,” or the Compson brood: Jason, Candace, Benjamin, Quentin. You remember the sewing machine salesman, and the spotted ponies, and the constant search for supposed buried treasure.
EDNA O. RAYL
November 30, 1997
A private graveside service for Edna O. Rayl, 80, Lawrence, will be held at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Rayl died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AREA SCHOOLS STRIKE GOLD WITH RECEIPTS
November 30, 1997
Area schools strike gold with grocery store receipts.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ISSUE FOR DEC. 1, 1997
November 30, 1997
Jayhawk Excavating owners and Douglas County planners will be back before the county commission Monday to discuss the site plan for the company’s new shop. The commission approved a conditional use permit Nov. 19 to allow Jayhawk Excavating to relocate its shop from south to west Lawrence. However, in doing so the commission added some restrictions. It asked the company owners to reconsider having no water at the site, as well as to adjust the site plan to include deadlines and other criteria for screening installation.
KNEE DEEP IN LEAVES?
November 30, 1997
There is a seasonal down side to living in a designated Tree City, USA: Dealing with the vast amount of leaves that fall on our yards this time of year. Even the most avid backyard composter will often have too many leaves for the pile to accommodate. Here are some tips to deal with these beautiful, abundant leaves:
SMOKE DAMAGES HOUSE ON TENNESSEE
November 30, 1997
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel responded to a house fire at 1736 Tenn. late Saturday afternoon. When they arrived at 5:31 p.m. they found one of the bedrooms engulfed in smoke, with minimal flames, Battalion Chief Bill Stark said.
LIVING FLOWERS CAN BE THE PERFECT GIFT
November 30, 1997
Holiday plants — either purchased or grown at home — add seasonal cheer and make good gifts.
S ALL-BIG 12 COACHES TEAM
November 30, 1997
Kansas University senior linebacker Ron Warner was the Jayhawks’ only first-team selection to the coaches’ All-Big 12 football team. Two other KU senior defenders — safety Tony Blevins and punter Dean Royal — made the coaches’ second team, and nose guard Brett McGraw was named to the third team.
RON GUY
November 30, 1997
Services for Ron Guy, 57, of Lawrence, are pending. Mr. Guy died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
WORK STOPS ON EASTERN PARKWAY
November 30, 1997
Seven years ago voters said they wanted an Eastern Parkway, but today the project’s unfinished plans are certain to gather dust.
CITY AGENDA
November 30, 1997
Lawrence City Commission background for Dec. 2, 1997 meeting The house up for demolition is located off Tennessee Street, immediately south of the fraternity house. Another house on the lot already has been razed.
SELECTING A CHRISTMAS TREE
November 30, 1997
Take time to find the right Christmas tree for your home.
VON STEIN ALL-AREA HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR
November 30, 1997
Santa Fe Trail coach Bob Von Stein, who led the Chargers to an 8-1 record and Kaw Valley League title this year, was named the Journal-World all-area high school football coach of the year. “It’s a nice honor,” said Von Stein, who also recorded his 200th career victory this season, a 22-13 decision over Lansing on Oct. 10. “I think when you do something like this it honors the players.”
COLLEGE GRADUATE JOB MARKET TO PEAK IN SPRING
November 30, 1997
Opportunities for students finishing their degrees are expected to be the best this decade, especially in the computer industry and specialized fields such as law.
STORES HELP SCHOOLS
November 30, 1997
Local grocery stores have carved out a variety of ways to help local schools and nonprofit organizations. In addition to the gold receipts program, Dillon stores offer 5 percent discounts when schools purchase gift certificates. The schools’ parent-teacher groups resell the gift certificates at face value — and keep the 5 percent.
CHAD BRAUER PERSEVERES
November 30, 1997
Tough times are a marvelous teacher. In fact, they are so instructional that Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that “bad times have a scientific value.” Not only do tough times build character in folks who persevere, but others can become enlightened by observing the rigors folks exert in battling these wicked spells.
KANSAS VOLLEYBALL LOSES SEASON FINALE
November 30, 1997
A five-game loss to arch-rival Missouri wasn’t quite the way Kansas University’s volleyball team wanted to close out its season. But that was the way 1997 came to a close for the Jayhawks on Saturday, when the Tigers defeated the Jayhawks, 15-8, 2-15, 10-15, 15-13, 20-18, at Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 30, 1997
Births Daniel Tracy and Sheri Lynn Jackson, Ottawa, a boy, Saturday
FRESHMEN DANDY, BUT KU LOSES TOURNEY OPENER
November 30, 1997
Kansas freshmen Jaclyn Johnson and Jennifer Jackson combined for 28 points, but KU’s women’s basketball team received little firepower elsewhere in a 75-64 loss to Washington on Saturday in the first round of the Prairie Lights/Hawkeye Tournament. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 forward from Burbank, Calif., hit six of eight shots and five of eight free throws for a career-high 17 points. Jackson, a 5-10 freshman guard from Tuscaloosa, Ala., hit four of seven shots and three of six free throws, good for a career-best 11 points.
VESPERS HERALDS THE HOLIDAY
November 30, 1997
If you’re not in the holiday mood by now, the annual Vespers concert can get you there.
ENERGY CENTER ACCIDENT CLAIMS SECOND LIFE
November 30, 1997
A Lawrence man who was badly burned in a explosion at the KPL Lawrence Energy Center last week died Saturday afternoon. He was the second worker to die as a result of the accident. Ron Guy, 57, died at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where he was admitted with third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body after the Monday afternoon blast.
SOUND OFF
November 30, 1997
What is the difference between all of the fire trucks that the Lawrence fire department uses: the quint, the battalion, the ladder and all the others? How many personnel are in each truck? An engine has four personnel, a captain and three firefighters; a ladder truck has two, a lieutenant and a firefighter; a quint is a combination pumper/ladder truck that has four personnel, a captain and three firefighters; a battalion car is driven by the battalion chief; and a medic unit has three firefighters/paramedics, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Battalion Chief Jerry Karr.
MEAN?
November 30, 1997
In the football world, the term “alliance” is used, especially in terms of bowl games, and I was wondering if you could tell me what that term means in this case? The Bowl Alliance was formed in 1995 to create a mechanism for providing the best possible bowl games, including a game between the two top-ranked teams, when possible.
OLD WEST LAWRENCE OFFER HOLIDAY TOURS
November 30, 1997
A tour promises to show off some of the finer old homes in Lawrence.
FOR THE RECORD
November 30, 1997
Law enforcement report * The driver side window and dashboard of a 1989 Pontiac were damaged and items stolen between 10:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 100 block of North Michigan. Damage and loss were estimated at $1,550.
COUNTY ALLIANCES HELP IN TIGHT SPOTS
November 30, 1997
With demands rising and purse strings tightening, many counties find that a little help from next door solves the problem.
KU A HIT ON BROADWAY
November 30, 1997
Paul Pierce has a new nickname, courtesy of the flashy New York Daily News. “MV-Pierce” earned Preseason NIT Most Valuable Player honors after scoring 51 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ victories over Arizona State and Florida State at Madison Square Garden.
STORE CATS PROVIDE PURR-FECT FIT
November 30, 1997
A half dozen cats and a guinea pig have set up shop in several downtown businesses, where sleeping on the job is more than a fringe benefit.