Archive for Friday, September 19, 1997

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STATE GRANTS FUNDS TO HELP WIDEN WEST SIXTH
September 19, 1997
State funds will be available for West Sixth Street project.
PARENTS OF SLAIN STUDENT TO SPEAK
September 19, 1997
The parents of a slain Pittsburg State University student will speak at a campus safety forum later this month at Kansas University. Gene and Peggy Schmidt, the parents of Stephanie Schmidt, who was killed in 1993 by a co-worker who was on parole, will speak at the forum, which will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Room 2048 in KU’s Malott Hall.
ROCK CHALK REVUE ANNOUNCES 1998 THEME
September 19, 1997
“Two Truths and a Lie” will be the theme of the 1998 Rock Chalk Revue variety show, organizers announced Thursday night at Kansas University. The theme was selected Wednesday night by the Rock Chalk advisory board after it met about three hours deciding on the theme, said John Laing, promotions coordinator for next year’s show.
RETAIL MODEL COMING TO TOWN
September 19, 1997
Commissioners want to keep track of the amount of property set aside for shopping, to try to prevent Lawrence from having too much or too little.
TEEN-AGER REPORTS ACQUAINTANCE RAPE
September 19, 1997
A Lawrence teen-ager has reported she was raped about a month ago at her home by a 20-year-old male acquaintance, Lawrence police said Thursday. Police said the 17-year-old girl has refused to testify against the man but wanted the incident to be recorded.
JAMES PENNY
September 19, 1997
Services for James C. Penny, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial with full military honors will be conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Penny died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Orchard Lane Nursing Home, Baldwin.
SOUNDOFF ON EUDORA FESTIVAL
September 19, 1997
What is the date of Eudora’s Oktoberfest? What will the festival offer? Eudora’s Oktoberfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 on Main Street. The event will feature craft and food booths, a pie eating contest, artist booths and displays, a classic car show, children’s games, a cake walk, a hay toss and a history display in city hall. Entertainment throughout the day will include dances and polka and bluegrass music, among others.
NEIGHBOR PROGRAM WILL HELP AREA RESIDENTS SATURDAY
September 19, 1997
Several area residents will be assisted by the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program on Saturday.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE SET FOR OCT. 3-6
September 19, 1997
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are celebrating 25 years of service in conjunction with their annual book sale Oct. 3-6. The sale will run 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5, which is half-price day, in the library’s garage and under the tent at Seventh and Kentucky. The sale continues from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6, which is $3 bag night.
LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL GOLF
September 19, 1997
In past years, high school golfers have had to compete against more than foes to survive the course. They’ve been up against Mother Nature. This year, though, the weather was warm and dry for the Lawrence Invitational on Thursday at Alvamar.
AIRPLANE BUILDERS TO HOLD SECOND CONVENTION IN LAWRENCE THIS WEEKEND
September 19, 1997
People who build their own airplanes will gather in Lawrence for an annual convention.
CAR CLUB PREPARES FOR SHOW
September 19, 1997
The Over the Road Gang is preparing for its 11th Annual Ole Marais River Run car show. More than 1,500 people and 300 entries are expected for the event, Saturday and Sunday.
FOR THE RECORD
September 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HASKELL FALLS TO BENEDICTINE JV, 37-19
September 19, 1997
“Old Mo” had quite a workout during Haskell Indian Nations University’s 37-19 loss to Benedictine’s JV squad at Haskell Stadium on Thursday night. The momentum shifted back and forth between the two teams numerous times during the Fightin’ Indians’ heart-breaking loss, their first of the season.
SOUND OFF
September 19, 1997
Are those new bleachers going in at Lawrence High School? Yes. They replace 2-year-old bleachers that were moved this summer to Southwest Junior High School, said Larry Stuckey, director of building and grounds. The bleachers that were moved are not elevated, and spectators at sophomore and junior varsity football games could not see over football players along the sideline. Their location at Southwest is elevated, so that’s not an issue there, Stuckey said. The new bleachers will seat about 300 people.
ARREST MADE FOR FIVE RAPE COUNTS
September 19, 1997
Lawrence police on Thursday night arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man on a warrant for five counts of rape. Authorities said all counts alleged in the warrant applied to the same female victim.
HONOMICHL, IRICK TEAM TO WIN AT BALDWIN
September 19, 1997
Baldwin’s dynamic duo of Abby Honomichl and Andrea Irick should consider dressing like Batman and Robin for Halloween. Honomichl, a 5-foot-11 senior, and Irick, a 5-foot sophomore, do stand out on the tennis court as the Bulldogs’ No. 1 doubles team.
EXPANDED MENU HITS SCHOOLS
September 19, 1997
Students in the cafeteria line now have more foods to choose from.
CORPS PROPOSES CHANGE TO SLT PERMIT
September 19, 1997
A federal agency’sproposal could increase the price of the South Lawrence Trafficway..
MARDELL WILLIAMS
September 19, 1997
Services for Mardell N. Williams, 57, Ozawkie, are pending at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. She died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at her home.
ASU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DENIES INTERVIEWING DOHERTY
September 19, 1997
A report on a Phoenix radio show caused quite a stir Thursday when a station host claimed Kansas University assistant basketball coach Matt Doherty was in nearby Tempe to interview for the vacant Arizona State head coaching job. No way, ASU athletic director Kevin White told the Arizona Republic early Thursday night.
TRAUMA BUILDS BELIEFS IN GOD
September 19, 1997
Frightening experience builds belief in God Dear Lee: I enjoy your column very much.
CHICKEN SOUP BOOKS SOOTHE THE PSYCHE
September 19, 1997
The latest “Chicken Soup” book offers 101 Christian-based stories of inspiration.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
September 19, 1997
Law enforcement report Condition reports
CORRECTION
September 19, 1997
A brief in Thursday’s Journal-World listed an incorrect change in the Douglas County sanitary code. The code, approved Wednesday by county commissioners, will now require that the top 20 feet of new wells be lined with grout, as well as the 20 feet directly above the water line.
SOUND OFF
September 19, 1997
Was Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward Cleaver in “Leave it to Beaver,” born in Lawrence? If that’s true, how long did he live here? Steve Jansen at Watkins Community Museum of History said Beaumont’s obituary listed Lawrence as his birthplace. However, in 1982, relative Richard Stanwix said he was actually born near Eudora. Beaumont’s father was a traveling salesman, and the family moved to Colony soon after Beaumont’s birth.
LIQUOR AND GOURMET FOOD STORE OPENS
September 19, 1997
The 11,000 square-footstore at the corner of 23rd and Iowa is the second largest liquor store in the state.
COUNTY OKS SANITARY CODE CHANGES
September 19, 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.
AGENCY TO HOLD NAIL DRIVING CEREMONY
September 19, 1997
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Inc. will hold a nail-driving ceremony for its 23rd home at 8 a.m. Saturday at 1706 S. Bullene. Construction volunteers and friends will celebrate with the Sonia Farmer family the start of their new home.
TOP RUNNER
September 19, 1997
Back in the pack as a freshman, Lawrence High sophomore cross country runner Chris Williams has emerged as the leader of the pack. Williams, the Lions’ No. 1 runner, has been the top medalist at Lawrence’s first two meets. Both victories have been by convincing margins.