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BARRY WOODRUFF
September 15, 1997
Services for Barry Edwin “Bud” Woodruff, 60, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mr. Woodruff died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at his home.
TOPEKA TEEN KILLED IN TURNPIKE ACCIDENT
September 15, 1997
A Kansas University student who had been planning to try out for the KU men’s basketball team this fall has been identified as the man killed in an accident Saturday night on the Kansas Turnpike. Justin Ramirez, 18, Topeka, was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, where he was taken by ambulance after an accident at 6:20 p.m. just east of Topeka on Interstate 70.
HAROLD W. SULLIVAN
September 15, 1997
Services for Harold W. Sullivan, 77, McLouth, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in the McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Sullivan died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at his home in McLouth.
PAROLE HEARINGS SCHEDULED
September 15, 1997
A Franklin County man who stabbed his neighbor to death in 1971 is being considered for parole.
DISCIPLINE EXPERT TO DISCUSS SPANKING
September 15, 1997
To spank or not to spank. That is the question to be addressed by a regional expert in the field of parental discipline this month on Kansas University’s campuses. Robert Larzelere, director of residential research at Boys Town USA, Boys Town, Neb., will examine research into parental spankings at 8 a.m. Friday at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and at 3:30 p.m. the same day on KU’s Lawrence campus.
S BIG PLAY SET STAGE FOR BIG DAY
September 15, 1997
Until Saturday, no one had ever used the words big play in the same sentence with Brian Gray. Oh sure, Gray, a Kansas junior tight end, caught an eight-yard touchdown pass against Oklahoma last season. But that was the ONLY pass he caught all season.
SCREENINGS OFFERED FOR CHILDREN
September 15, 1997
A free screening clinic is being offered for infants and toddlers. The clinic is sponsored by the Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council.
DID THE FIRE DEPARTMENT USE ITS NEW INFRARED EQUIPMENT IN A RECENT FATAL FIRE?
September 15, 1997
When the 5-year-old boy recently died in the fire, did the fire department use the new vision mask that was donated to them? If not, why not? A cable on the imaging device had broken, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical department had returned it to the New Jersey manufacturer for repairs.
VNA VOLUNTEER NAMED GALLUZZI AWARD WINNER
September 15, 1997
A longtime volunteer for the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. has been named the winner of this year’s Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer Award. Beverly Cates was named winner of the award during the kickoff for the United Way of Douglas County’s annual drive Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
WINDOWS VERSIONS OFFER DIFFERENT FEATURES
September 15, 1997
What is the difference between Windows NT and Windows 95? On the surface, very little. Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95 look almost exactly the same to the user. Both have a start menu, task bar, shortcuts and a recycle bin.
GENEVIEVE F. MOORE OBITUARY
September 15, 1997
Genevieve F. Moore DeSoto — Services for Genevieve F. Moore, 73, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR SENIOR PROGRAM
September 15, 1997
A state program designed to provide information to older Kansans about Medicare is looking for help. “We would like to have volunteers to help people in Douglas County,” said Steve Carrier, local coordinator of the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program.
SETS RECORD
September 15, 1997
As of Sunday, the United Way had raised about 20 percent of this year’s $1.3 million goal.
SEVERAL KANSAS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS WERE INVOLVED IN A FIGHT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ON THE KU CAMPUS.
September 15, 1997
The incident occurred near the Burge Union. “I received a report indication some members of our football team were involved in a fighting incident on campus last night,” KU coach Terry Allen announced in a release Sunday night. “We are working with the KU Police Department to investigate the facts in this matter. Once we know these facts we will take appropriate action.”
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1997
Would you please supply the dates of operation for the Louisburg Cider Fest this year? The annual event is held during the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. For more information, call the Louisburg Chamber of Commerce: 913-837-2826.
HARTLEY REACHES OUT TO BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
September 15, 1997
Ann Hartley enjoys being a volunteer board member for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and reaching out the those in need.
THE KAW RIVER VALLEY
September 15, 1997
While no coal mines operate today, we can still see evidence of the Coal Age in much of the area’s bedrock.
KU CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS ON FAST TRACK
September 15, 1997
In the next five years, Kansas University could look quite a bit different.
CARE PACKAGE COOKIES ARE FOR THE BIRDS
September 15, 1997
At Home With Mary Engelbreit by Mary Engelbreit
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
September 15, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1997
Where can I order official memorabilia from “Late Show with David Letterman”? There are several ways to shop for official “Late Show” merchandise and products from other CBS programming. By phone, call (800) 882-5795 to request the CBS Store Catalog. By mail, send a postcard request for the catalog to CBS Store, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90036. On the World Wide Web, visit www.cbs.com/cbs-store.
ONLY WEBSTER KNOWS FOR SURE
September 15, 1997
ONLY WEBSTER KNOWS FOR SURE by Marsha Henry Goff Don’t you just hate to discover that you’ve been mispronouncing a word almost your entire life? Who among us didn’t start out pronouncing hyperbole hyper-bowl? And has anyone born outside of France not said fa-kade instead of facade? How about tie-ran-ie for tyranny? Or pot-pour-ie for potpourri? My silliest mispronunciation stayed with me for decades. Even now I remember the book — “Wake of the Red Witch,” one of my mother’s Literary Guild Book Club selections — in which I first encountered that word. While still in elementary school, I was allowed to read most of my parents’ books, including “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” which shocked the socks off my fourth-grade teacher. Whenever I encountered an unfamiliar word — and there were many — I simply made up a pronunciation that sounded right to me. So it was with fusillade. The only time I had occasion to use the word out loud in public was a few years ago when my friend Roberta and I walked a couple of miles into the country to an old wooden-decked bridge over the Wakarusa River. As we gazed over the railing to the water below, we saw an orange juice can floating along with the current.
PCS, MODEMS TEST WILLS
September 15, 1997
“Modems on PCs are a nightmare.” My PC-user colleague gestured emphatically as he made this remark, after hearing the story of my previous evening spent trying to install a modem on my cousin’s PC. I took some comfort in this, having feared that my years of using Macintoshes had somehow softened the brain cells I would normally have used to store the esoteric knowledge required to master the Intel-based microcomputer. Please understand that I’ve tried very hard to like using PCs. I once owned one myself, and I actually use one side-by-side with my Mac almost every day at the office. But even though I’ve worked with computers for a good many years, I was reduced to scratching my head with a glazed look in my eyes after three hours of fiddling with my cousin’s computer and modem.
OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL TO HONOR GRADUATES
September 15, 1997
Induction ceremonies are approaching for the first class to be recognized on Ottawa High School’s Wall of Honor. The school has scheduled a banquet for Oct. 9 to recognize five inductees, whose selection was based on accomplishments during and after high school.
WELLSPRING OF FALL VICTORY
September 15, 1997
Joan Wells, Lawrence High volleyball head coach, presides over a local tradition with the drive of an Indy car, the reserve of a stoic and the heart and mind of a champion.