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Archive for Wednesday, September 10, 1997

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JUVENILES CHARGED IN FIGHT
September 10, 1997
Court records indicate gangs were involved in a weekend stabbing, but the fight apparently stemmed from a personal dispute between two Lawrence teen-agers.
FURTHER CHARGES MAY BE FORTHCOMING
September 10, 1997
Police continue to investigate incidents surrounding a Sunday fight in northeast Lawrence that landed three teens in the hospital.
SOUND OFF
September 10, 1997
Who is Fernando, the fellow who is on the Kansas University football sidelines at the football game? Could you provide his last name, his position with the team and other information? His name is Fernando DeSanMiguel. He’s a volunteer assistant with the KU football team.
BMX TRACK PLAN NEEDS MORE OPTIONS
September 10, 1997
Commissioners decided to look at other locations for a new bicycle motocross track before reaching the finish line. Mountain Bike Lawrence, a local bicycling club, asked commissioners to approve plans for developing new BMX “features” in Lawrence Riverfront Park, on an area adjacent to an existing trail in the park, about 1.2 miles east of a boat ramp at Eighth and Oak streets.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
September 10, 1997
* Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association Inc. to Cornerstone Construction Company — Vacant tract in SE1/4 of 5-13-20. * Abdelwahed and Carol K. Zhiri to Steven E. and Kathryn S. Noller — Vacant lot in Bush Subdivision.
SQUASH IS ONROLL
September 10, 1997
It’s really only been since I began gardening and developed an appreciation for the superiority of fresh, home-grown vegetables that I also became a fan of squash. Squash used to be an expendable food for me. While I found nothing there to dislike, most varieties of squash never gave me a reason to go out of my way to include them in a meal. As a result, I used to eat squash only when some zealous gardener implored me to claim a share of an overwhelming crop.
U.S. EDUCATION OFFICIAL VISITS LAWRENCE
September 10, 1997
A special adviser to the U.S. secretary of education visited Lawrence on Tuesday.
EX-MOBSTERS BETTING FACTS DETER GAMBLERS
September 10, 1997
Sports bookies work Lawrence, seeking new prey for games stacked against gamblers.
ARTS CENTER MIGHT REMAIN DOWNTOWN
September 10, 1997
Lawrence city commissioners will consider keeping an expanded Lawrence Arts Center downtown.
FORUMS SCHEDULED TO EDUCATE AGAINST GANGS
September 10, 1997
Despite recent activity, gangs are not a growing problem in Lawrence, according to Police Chief Ron Olin.
THREE HIGH TEA BUTTER RECIPES
September 10, 1997
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WOMAN INJURED IN FIRE REMAINS IN HOSPITAL
September 10, 1997
The mother of a boy who died in a fire Saturday in North Lawrence remains in serious condition Tuesday night at an area hospital. Rosemary Munger was listed in serious condition at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
FASHIONS FROM THE PAST INSPIRE HIGH TEA
September 10, 1997
High Tea will unite diners with fashion, history and good food.
ALLEN RIGHT TO STICK BY JOHNER
September 10, 1997
Kansas University football coach Terry Allen just lost a few popularity points, but darned if he didn’t do the right thing in keeping Matt Johner as his starting quarterback. Oh, I know he’ll get flamed on the sports talk shows and the Internet chat rooms and around the water coolers this morning, the day after he declared KU’s quarterback controversy a dead issue by announcing he’d stick with Johner as the starter.
TOO MUCH FRUIT JUICE PUTS CHILDREN AT RISK FOR HEALTH WOES
September 10, 1997
Cooking Q&A with Susan Krumm Can a child get too much fruit juice?
PERELMAN WORKING AS TUTOR FOR RISING WOODRUFF
September 10, 1997
The 10-year reunion of Kansas’ 1987 Big Eight men’s championship tennis team brought several former Jayhawk players to town last weekend. Also returning was former KU coach Scott Perelman, who engineered a pair of league titles in his decade as Jayhawk coach.
HIGH TEA INFORMATION
September 10, 1997
Social and more Several governmental officials are schedule to take part in One Hundred Years of Lawrence Fashion with High Tea from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS NAMED
September 10, 1997
Lawrence and area high school students are named semifinalists in a national award program.
KU GETS GRANT TO STUDY WASTE BURNING
September 10, 1997
A $400,000 federal grant has been awarded to Kansas University Medical Center to study whether the health of residents in southeast Kansas has been harmed by the incineration of hazardous wastes. The Environmental Protection Agency said the university’s Center for Environmental and Occupational Health would conduct the three-year study.
STATE LIST OF UNSAFE DAMS INCLUDES FIVE IN VICINITY
September 10, 1997
Lawrence area has five unsafe dams, according to state
EUNICE SANDERSON
September 10, 1997
Private graveside inurnment services for Eunice Sanderson, 72, Lawrence, will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Sanderson died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PATSY A. SANDERS
September 10, 1997
Services for Patsy A. Sanders, 59, Baldwin, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Sanders died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at her home.
SOUND OFF
September 10, 1997
How much of tuition for non-resident students in Lawrence public schools is subsidized by local tax dollars? What type of tuition do the students pay? “A Lawrence school board policy provides admission of nonresident students on a space-available basis,” said Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent. “Nonresident students are not accepted after the state accounting date in September. The total student enrollment on that date determines state funding for the district. The difference between the state per-student allocation and the actual cost per student is approximately $800. Nonresident students pay the same school fees as resident students, but do not pay tuition.”
PRECAUTIONS
September 10, 1997
Preventing rape * Watch your drink. If you leave a drink unattended, get a new one.
PRECAUTIONS
September 10, 1997
Protecting yourself against being unknowingly drugged: * Watch your drinks. If you leave a drink unattended, get a new one.
SOUND OFF
September 10, 1997
I know the school district offers music classes to St. John School students, and I was wondering if they’ll do that for Bishop Seabury Academy? What other services does the district provide to private schools? Is the district reimbursed for these services? “USD 497 does provide instrumental music for students at St. John’s,” said Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent. “The district also provides Title I reading and math services as well as special education services. At this time, Bishop Seabury has not made a request for services. USD 497 receives partial credit for state funding for the private students served.”
HOWARD LEE
September 10, 1997
Services for Howard C. “Clinton” Lee, 80, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at Baldwin Care Center.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY SLATES PROGRAM
September 10, 1997
A rerun from the 1980s is on tap at the next Lecompton Historical Society meeting. Charlene Winter will provide narration for “Our Lecompton,” a presentation first given 10 years ago by the late Roy Giesman of Washington, D.C.
S ALLEN STICKS WITH JOHNER
September 10, 1997
What Matt Johner didn’t do last Saturday didn’t cost him his starting job, but what he managed to do just might have saved it for him. Though Kansas University football coach Terry Allen waited until Tuesday to officially announce that Johner, a senior lefty, was still KU’s starting quarterback, his mind was made on Saturday, when Johner — dehydrated and dizzy — benched himself.
GROUNDBREAKING MAKES WORK OFFICIAL
September 10, 1997
The site has plentyof room for future growth, officials say.
WOMAN CHARGED IN STABBING
September 10, 1997
A 27-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend during an argument early Sunday was charged with aggravated battery Monday in Douglas County District Court. Michelle Gail Metz, 155 Indian Ave., was in Douglas County Jail Monday afternoon on $10,000 bond. Her preliminary hearing was set for 1:45 p.m. Sept. 16 in district court.
CONVOCATION HONORS KU FACULTY MEMBERS
September 10, 1997
In conjunction with the annual Kansas University faculty and staff convocation, KU provost David Shulenberger announced on Tuesday the recipients of several major teaching awards: * Allan Press, the Gene and Gretchen Budig Award for teaching excellence in the school of social welfare.
CHANCELLOR CALLS FOR KU TO EMBRACE FUTURE
September 10, 1997
Several ofRobert Hemenway’s goals for the year 2000 are coming closer to fruition.
$20 MILLION GIFT BREAKS KU RECORD
September 10, 1997
Couple’s $20 million gifts a KU endowment record
ECKAN COMMODITIES TO BE DISTRIBUTED TODAY
September 10, 1997
Commodities for low-income residents will be distributed today by the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. Recipients should contact their housing office for particular times of distribution.
MORE CHEFS TO SPILL BEANS
September 10, 1997
The Cook’s Books, at 9071 Metcalf in Overland Park, has announced the new lineup for its program “Secrets of K.C.’s Top Chefs.” This Saturday, the schedule will feature Leo Geismer, executive chef at EBT Restaurant at 11 a.m., and Dan Palmer, executive chef of Hereford House, at noon. At 1 p.m. the Independence (Mo.) Junior League will be on hand, and the day’s event will close at 2 p.m. with members of the Avetullo family, owners of IL Trullo/Cafe Italia.
TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING CAR, HOUSE SHOOTING
September 10, 1997
Lawrence police on Tuesday arrested two men in a Monday incident in which a car was sprayed with bullets and someone shot at an occupied residence. Police said the incident may have involved gang members, which would make it the second major incident of gang-related activity in the city in two days.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
September 10, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SUNFLOWER CABLEVISION PICKS UP AWARDS
September 10, 1997
The cable station received eight MIDI awards for marketing, promotion and various programming.
NAACP TO SPONSOR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
September 10, 1997
The local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will sponsor a program titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Small Business,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, Seventh and Vermont. Randee Brady, executive director of the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, will speak at the program.