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TONGANOXIE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES INSURANCE CHANGE
September 18, 1997
Tonganoxie Board approves
HRC MEETS TONIGHT AT CITY HALL
September 18, 1997
Plans to alter remains of Lawrence’s past will be on the minds of members of the Historic Resources Commission, who are scheduled to meet tonight at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts. Among the items scheduled for discussions during the 7 p.m. meeting:
JURY AWARD GOES AGAINST STERLING HEIGHTS
September 18, 1997
A Lawrence woman is “satisfied” by the outcome of her lawsuit against a local nursing home.
SNOWBARGER PLANS TO HONOR D-DAY VETERANS
September 18, 1997
U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, R-Kan., plans to honor D-Day veterans in the 3rd Congressional District at a Johnson County high school on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. At the event, the veterans who participated in the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944 will be presented with the Normandy Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty.
UP
September 18, 1997
Ken Martinez left Lawrence Memorial Hospital with more than a plaque honoring eight years of service on the LMH board of trustees. Following Wednesday morning’s meeting, his last as a trustee, Martinez left with a feeling of accomplishment, appreciation — and relief.
SECURITY GUARD INJURED
September 18, 1997
Lawrence police Wednesday night were looking for boy in his late teens with green hair who allegedly stole a pack of cigarettes and drove away with a security guard holding onto his car. Police were called at 7:13 p.m. to Dillon’s, 1015 W. 23rd, where the teen reportedly stole a pack of cigarettes and ran from the store with a private security guard in pursuit.
COUNTY OKS SANITARY CODE CHANGES
September 18, 1997
County residents who plan on installing septic systems on their property in the future are now required to have more land. Douglas County commissioners Wednesday approved changes to the county’s sanitary code, increasing the land requirement from one to three acres for lots with public water supplies and from two to five acres for those with well-water supplies.
OUR TOWN FOR
September 18, 1997
Creamer Gets Shutout: Orion Creamer, a junior from Lawrence, garnered his seventh career shutout as Earlham blanked Marian in college soccer last week. Earlham is ranked No. 10 in the NCSAA Great Lakes Region poll. *
COMMISSIONERS VOTE DOWN AGENCY MERGER
September 18, 1997
Douglas County’s community corrections department and Juvenile Detention Center will not merge administrations. Douglas County commissioners Wednesday on a 2-1 vote declined the proposal to give the two departments one boss.
CHAMBER PLAYERS TO PERFORM CONCERTOS
September 18, 1997
The Lawrence Chamber Players has set a high goal for itself. But if the first concert of its 1997-‘98 “season of excellence” is any indication, the Chamber Players will have no problem reaching it. The season opener, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall, features four soloists — Eric Williams, a Lawrence attorney and principal second violin; Michael Kimber, Kansas University string faculty member and principal violinist for the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra; Angela McComas, flute instructor; and Linda Maxey, marimba master who has played at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.
THEATER COMPANY TO LIGHT UP ITS NEW SEASON
September 18, 1997
The Seem-To-Be Players children’s theater company is celebrating its 25th birthday one candle at a time. Ric Averill, who founded the company in March 1973 and now serves as its artistic director, said the celebration will be kicked off with a candle lighting 10 minutes before Saturday’s Hot Dog Theatre show, or about 12:50 p.m., in Liberty Hall.
IF YOU TO PLAY, YOU HAVE TO PAY
September 18, 1997
To start up a band you need the basic instruments. John Flynn, a musician and owner of Mass. Street Music, 1347 Mass., took The Mag on a walking tour of his store, providing background on the instruments. Whitey’s Music, 1007 Mass., also helped out.
NEW KU PLANE ARRIVES
September 18, 1997
Kansas University pilot Robert Custer was flying high Wednesday. Custer was out putting in air time in the university’s newest acquisition, a Cessna Citation Bravo. The plane arrived in Lawrence from Wichita in the early afternoon with Custer at the controls.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT
September 18, 1997
West Junior High School is sponsoring an open house for parents of eighth- and ninth-graders at 7 p.m. today at the school. Parents will have an opportunity to follow their child’s schedule and meet the teachers.
KU PLAYERS SUSPENDED
September 18, 1997
Kansas football coach Terry Allen suspended two players Tuesday in the aftermath of a Saturday night fight outside the Jayhawker Towers. In a statement released by the KU sports information office, Allen said Jason Gulley, a red-shirt freshman tight end from Denton, Texas, and Avery Randle, a senior defensive back from Dallas, will miss one game for violating team rules.
HOSPITAL MULLS CHANGES FOR NEXT YEAR
September 18, 1997
Increased efficiency, added services and better customer relations all promise to figure into next year’s operating budget for Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JON NORBERT HERMES
September 18, 1997
Services for Jon Norbert Hermes, 30, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salina. Mr. Hermes died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
BEVERLY DEAN HENDERSON
September 18, 1997
Services for Beverly Dean Henderson, 48, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Henderson died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KAY HAMM
September 18, 1997
Services for Kay Hamm, 53, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hamm died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
BOND REDUCED FOR STABBING DEFENDANTS
September 18, 1997
Bond was reduced Wednesday for several defendants involved in a gang-related fight in which three people were hospitalized.
GANG FORUM BREAKOUT
September 18, 1997
How to help Laurence Young, who spoke at Wednesday’s gang forums, urged Lawrence to embrace its youth. “All kids need somebody they can relate to, they can trust,” he said.
FLU SHOTS COMBAT UPCOMING SEASON
September 18, 1997
Health officials are urging Kansans to have both flu and pneumonia shots by December.
CAN THE J-W CARRY AN ADDITIONAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE?
September 18, 1997
I enjoy solving the crossword puzzles in the Journal-World even though many of the words are fairly uncommon. Would it be possible for the J-W to carry an additional crossword puzzle? “We will begin publishing an additional crossword puzzle near the end of September,” according to Bill Snead, Journal-World deputy editor. “We looked at several and decided on a new puzzle by Timothy Parker, editor of Universal Crossword. We’ve been told it will be available for publication on Sept. 29. An interactive version of the puzzle is already in production and can be checked out on the Journal-World’s website, http://www.ljworld.com.”
OTHER BUSINESS FOR SEPT. 15, 1997 DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
September 18, 1997
* Hear from representatives of Sprint PCS on the Kansas City-based company’s proposal to replace the radio tower near the Judicial and Law Enforcement Building with one built and owned by Sprint. The proposal came about after the company asked to lease space on the county’s tower, then learned the tower couldn’t support the additional equipment’s weight. The new tower would be a monopole, built just east of the current tower. The commissioners will only hear the proposal, and no decision will be made at Monday’s meeting. * Consider the approval of authorization to negotiate contracts for a number of the county’s leased copiers and their maintenance.
SOUND OFF
September 18, 1997
What does it take to get a song you have written published or copyrighted? The process is too lengthy to discuss here, but the Lawrence Public Library has some books you can check out: “The Copyright Handbook,” by Stephen Fishman, was printed by Nolo Press in 1992. “The Writer’s Legal Companion,” by Brad Bunnin, was printed by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company in 1988.
MAJOR COOL DOWN EXPECTED WITH FRONT
September 18, 1997
High temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s by Saturday.
LESTER E. BARNES
September 18, 1997
Services for Lester E. Barnes, 71, Topeka, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Burial will be 4 p.m. Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery, Hutchinson. Mr. Barnes died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at a Topeka care facility.
RUSTY ROSE RUZETTA CHAMBERS
September 18, 1997
Rusty Chambers A gathering in remembrance of Rusty Rose Ruzetta Chambers, 24, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the south end of South Park. In case of rain, services will be at Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H. Cremation will follow the service.
HAZEL FREEMAN WRIGHT
September 18, 1997
Hazel Wright DeSoto — Graveside services for Hazel Freeman Wright, 97, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at DeSoto Cemetery.
SOUNDOFF ON PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
September 18, 1997
What is the name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the public address system at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium? KU Assistant Athletics Director Janelle Martin is in charge of the public address system, director of university relations Tom Hutton said. Martin can be contacted in care of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Kansas University, Lawrence 66045, or by telephone at 864-4200.
OTTAWA TO AIR TELECONFERENCE
September 18, 1997
The city and a cable television provider have teamed to give residents a chance to take part in a national teleconference. “Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities” will be shown from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the city commission meeting chambers at city hall in Ottawa.
FOR THE RECORD
September 18, 1997
Burglaries and thefts reported * Stereo equipment and compact discs valued at nearly $2,000 were taken in a burglary that occurred between 5:17 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street, Lawrence police reported.
MUSICIAN WRITES WAY THROUGH 40 YEARS
September 18, 1997
An outlaw songwriter finds new fans in Lawrence.
WITH NEW FOCUS
September 18, 1997
Some Midwest favorites return with a heavy-hitting, controversial album.
TOWN READIES FOR HOMECOMING
September 18, 1997
A parade and dance will be held Friday and Saturday in DeSoto as part of high school homecoming activities. Homecoming queen and king candidates will be presented to the DeSoto High School student body during a pep rally from 1:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Friday.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF BUILDINGBAND
September 18, 1997
Everyone wants to be in a band, but do you know what it takes?
PICK-UP BASKETBALL GAMES INTENSE, GUARD SAYS
September 18, 1997
Kansas University’s basketball players gather four or five times a week for unsupervised pick-up games. These games do not resemble the hog-the-ball, play-no-defense affairs you see on playgrounds around town. Not at all. “The pickup games have been great,” KU junior point guard Ryan Robertson said. “I mean, they’ve been more competitive and more intense than my first two years here. Every single day it gets really competitive.”
DOOR
September 18, 1997
Kevin Kline strikes comic gold in the euphoric romantic comedy “In & Out.” To experience true movie comedy is too feel a tingly euphoric sensation coursing through every part of your body. Sound corny?
FILM FESTIVAL HARVESTS AREA TALENT
September 18, 1997
Some diverse short films will be on view Friday night.
AREA BUSY WITH ARTS EVENTS
September 18, 1997
And, of course, the annual Harvest of Arts is continuing through Sunday in Lawrence. It’s good weather for day trips, and several art events are happening close by that include area artists. And, of course, Lawrence is a veritable hotbed of artistic activity right now. So go out and getcha cultcha!
BALDWIN SWEEPS DOUBLES
September 18, 1997
Baldwin won both doubles titles but finished fourth in the eight-team Baldwin Invitational, just two points behind Topeka Hayden, DeSoto and Iola.
JUNIOR HIGH PARTY SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
September 18, 1997
It’ll be party time Saturday night for junior high students at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th. The party, sponsored by the city’s Teen Center and Lawrence Parks & Recreation, is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
KNOW THE FOE
September 18, 1997
Kansas will travel to Cincinnati for a 6 p.m. game Saturday.
SOUND OFF
September 18, 1997
Would you please provide an address I could use to write to R.L. Stine, the author of the “Goosebumps” books? You can write to R. L. Stine in care of Parachute Press, 156 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010.
OTTAWA OTTAWA COMMISSION APPROVES BUDGET
September 18, 1997
The Ottawa City Commission on Wednesday approved a $27.36 million budget. The mill levy will be reduced slightly under the new budget, Mayor Vicki Cummiskey said. Exact figures were not immediately available.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
September 18, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
TURNS 45
September 18, 1997
Jim Seaver has been spinning the sounds of tenors and sopranos since KANU-FM went on the air in 1952.
POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED RAPE
September 18, 1997
Lawrence police are investigating the reported rape of a 29-year-old Lawrence man Tuesday by a male acquaintance. Sgt. Susan Hadl, a spokeswoman for the police department, said police have a suspect, but he hasn’t been arrested.
FORUM DEPICTS GANG VIOLENCEMENTALITY
September 18, 1997
Recent incidents should serve as a wake-up call for residents trying to curtail gang activity.
KANSAS COACH WARY OF BECOMING WEARY
September 18, 1997
The Jayhawks will try to go 4-0 when they play at Cincinnati on Saturday night.
MASS. STREET DELI BREAKOUT BOX
September 18, 1997
Cafe casual Restaurant: Massachusetts Street Delicatessen, 941 Mass., 842-6565.
DELI BRINGS OLD-WORLD FLAVOR TO MASSSTREET
September 18, 1997
For more than 20 years, the Mass. Street Deli has presented a changing face to Lawrence diners.
COURT ADVOCACY GROUP HONORS FORMER VOLUNTEER
September 18, 1997
Pat Litzelfelner, a former Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer, has received the Kansas CASA Assn. Award. The award was given at the 21st Annual Governor’s Conference for Child Abuse and Neglect.
BALDWIN SWEEPS DOUBLES
September 18, 1997
Baldwin High took a double take at its own girls tennis tournament on Wednesday. The Bulldogs swept the No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles at the eighth-team Baldwin Invitational on the high school courts and Baker University courts.
SUMNER LOOKS AT PLACES MOST OF US AVOID
September 18, 1997
A Kansas University graduate interprets the urban jungle in a video and a book of poetry.