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COUNTY STARTS TOWER DISCUSSION
September 16, 1997
Commissioners will allow Sprint to negotiate with local agencies to replace the county’s communications tower.
COURSE TO ASSIST BLENDED FAMILIES
September 16, 1997
Because many of today’s weddings are the second time around, couples who say “I do” can become instant parents and grandparents. Despite a new stepparent’s or stepgrandparent’s desire to create a family environment that works, children and grandchildren can experience mixed feelings: loyalty to their absent parent, curiosity about their new stepparent, anxiety about where they will live or uncertainty about new rules.
SOUND OFF
September 16, 1997
Where can I write to the music group The Spice Girls? You can write to their fan club, which can probably pass along your letter or send you a direct address. The fan club’s address is Spice Girls, Freepost, P.O. Box 859, London, SW11 4BR.
KUMC TEACHER RECEIVES PROFESSORSHIP
September 16, 1997
A Kansas University Medical Center professor, whose research in human genetics has contributed to the potential for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders, has been awarded The Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship. R. Neil Schimke, professor of medicine and pediatrics, joined the KU faculty in 1967. He has been the director of the division of metabolism, endocrinology and genetics at the KU School of Medicine since 1977.
POLICE CHIEFS TRAINING AT KU
September 16, 1997
Law enforcement officials from the Midwest are training this week at Kansas University.
RECOGNITION DAY FOR VETERANS SCHEDULED
September 16, 1997
Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a recognition day for prisoners of war and those missing in action at 6 p.m. Friday at the post, 138 Ala. The day will honor those who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
SOUND OFF
September 16, 1997
What school district officials made the decision to spend $8,000 on the new mural at Free State? Will Lawrence High School be given a similar allowance for public art? If the district had $8,000 to spend on art, why didn’t it take applications from a variety of artists? The board decided to approve this project after a presentation of the concept by the artist and the fine arts department, said Supt. Al Azinger.
THREE INJURED IN FIGHT AT KANSAS UNIVERSITY
September 16, 1997
Kansas University football players are being questioned about a fight on campus where three men were injured.
MAN FLEES, POLICE RECOVER GUN, BUT NO ARRESTS MADE
September 16, 1997
Lawrence police have their names. They caught a man fleeing. And they found and confiscated the handgun he was believed to be carrying. But so far, no arrests have been made in an incident early Saturday in a Lawrence bar’s parking lot, where a bar employee was allegedly threatened with a gun.
ASIDE FROM FOOD, DRINK, HAASE LIKES MACEDONIA
September 16, 1997
Don’t look for Jerod Haase to exercise the escape clause in his contract with Zito Bardar, a European traveling team based in Macedonia. Haase, a 6-foot-3 former Kansas University shooting guard, reports he’s having a fine time playing basketball and learning the nuances of the city of Veles.
S FIRST SCORE MEMORABLE TO MONDI
September 16, 1997
When the bond issue first surfaced for a second high school in Lawrence, Marc Mondi wondered what the future would hold for him. Mondi didn’t know if he would be able to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Mike, and play football under Lawrence High coach Dick Purdy, or if his career would take a different path.
FDR MEMORIAL SOUNDOFF QUESTION
September 16, 1997
What agency is responsible for the new FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C.? The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is part of the National Park System, one of more than 370 parks representing the nation’s natural and cultural heritage, according to the park service’s FDR Memorial homepage on the World Wide Web.
PAINTER EMERGES ON NATIONAL SWIM SCENE
September 16, 1997
Tyler Painter emerged as one of the country’s top college swimmers during his freshman season at Kansas University. Last spring, Painter, a 6-foot, 19-year-old native of Greeley, Colo., placed second in the 1,650-yard freestyle and seventh in the 500 free at the NCAA championships in Minneapolis.
ESU OFFERS WORKSHOP ON WAR FOR TEACHERS
September 16, 1997
Emporia State University will hold a two-weekend workshop to prepare Kansas teachers for next year’s centennial of the Spanish American War. The workshop will be held Sept. 27-28 at ESU and Oct. 4 in Iola at the home of Gen. Frederick Funston, a major figure in the war.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS
September 16, 1997
A DeSoto school board member and former president of the board resigned Monday after receiving a promotion in his job that will take him to the St. Louis area. Roger Owens, a member of the board since 1991, resigned Monday. He served as president of the board two years ago.
KANU RECEIVES HONOR OF THE YEAR
September 16, 1997
Kansas University’s public radio station, KANU-FM, recently was recognized as the 1997 Non-Commercial Radio station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). This is the second consecutive year KANU earned the designation, for excellence in broadcasting.
CLAPPING FOILS BREAK-IN
September 16, 1997
Loud noises can scare away a burglar — at least that’s what a Lawrence woman found out early Monday. The 20-year-old Lawrence woman was sleeping about 2:45 a.m. Monday in the living room of her apartment in the 100 block of Emery Road, Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said.
SOUND SYSTEM CUT BACK AT KU GAME
September 16, 1997
The Kansas UniversityBand and a new sound system did not cross paths during Saturday’s game.
MAN DIES AFTER DUMP TRUCK STRIKES HIS BICYCLE
September 16, 1997
A 30-year-old Lawrence man died after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a dump truck Monday at Ninth and Mississippi streets. Jon Hermes was pronounced dead about 8 p.m. Monday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken by helicopter with internal injuries.
S DESIGN CHOSEN FOR BANDAGES
September 16, 1997
Lawrence girl’s design chosen for bandage design
SCHOOLS AREA COUNCIL TO MEET TONIGHT
September 16, 1997
The Lawrence Schools Area Council will have its inaugural meeting of the school year tonight. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Cordley School, 1837 Vt. Among discussion topics is how the public can be better informed about schools.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
September 16, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses:
THIS IS THE SEASON THAT IS
September 16, 1997
Reflections on one-fourth of the Kansas football season while wondering if WKRP is still broadcasting in Cincinnati. … Early season euphoria about the Jayhawks’ 3-0 start is understandable, but let’s not forget Kansas won three of its first four last season, then dropped six of its last seven. …
HOSPITAL REPORTS
September 16, 1997
Births Ann Marie and Christopher Andrews, Platte City, Mo., a boy, Monday.
KU CONFIDENCE ON RISE
September 16, 1997
Success hasn’t changed Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, nor has it changed his outlook on his Jayhawks. KU improved to 3-0 with a 15-7 victory over border rival Missouri on Saturday.
GANG FORUM TO FEATURE VIDEO OF FEMALE GANG MEMBERS
September 16, 1997
Attendance for Wednesday’s forum on gangs is expected to be high following recent gang incidents.
DAY OF PEACE TO BE OBSERVED AT LIBRARY
September 16, 1997
The United Nations International Day of Peace is Sunday. A recognition of this day will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, Seventh and Vermont. There will be a panel presentation, entertainment, and refreshments. The event is open to the public and is sponsored by The Lawrence Alliance, Celebration of Cultures, and The Baha’i Community of Lawrence.
BALDWIN APPROVES POOL PROPOSAL REQUEST
September 16, 1997
The Baldwin city council on Monday night approved a measure in which companies hoping to build a pool in town would submit their plan. Under the measure, proposed by City Administrator Brian Wilcox, companies will submit their experiences, references and plan outline.
KU RECYCLING BINS SIGNAL NEW RECYCLING EFFORTS
September 16, 1997
Coca-Cola employees,Kansas University officials and students put some hands-on work into the latest pieces of campus recycling hardware.
DEPOT GETS HISTORIC AWARD
September 16, 1997
Other local projects to receive preservation awards Saturday
FACILITIES, COMMUNICATION AND PLANNING TOP GOALS OF SCHOOL BOARD
September 16, 1997
An “informal” period for people to speak with the school board before each meeting was one of several ideas discussed at a study session.
CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON ALTERNATIVE MENOPAUSE THERAPIES
September 16, 1997
A local conference will look at alternatives to traditional menopause therapy.
FOR THE RECORD
September 16, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported