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VERDICT ANGERS SUSPECT
September 26, 1997
A 21-year-old Lawrence man had to be subdued by six law enforcement officers Thursday after jurors handed down a guilty verdict in his trial on rape charges. Jurors scrambled and District Judge Paula B. Martin quickly left the courtroom when Tyrone Edwards jumped up, knocking his chair over, and overturned the defense table at which he was seated.
SOUND OFF
September 26, 1997
What do townships do with the tires they find along the road? Douglas County Public Works Director Frank Hempen said there was no official policy regarding tire collection. The policy varies from township to township, but tires found along the road usually are collected and temporarily stored until they can be properly disposed of at one time.
DEADLINE FOR PHOENIX AWARDS NEARS
September 26, 1997
The annual awards recognize those who have made contributions to the arts and art education.
IS THERE A WINTER/FALL RED DOG DAYS FOR WINTER SPORTS AT LAWRENCE HIGH?
September 26, 1997
Are there fall/winter Red Dog Days for winter sports at Lawrence High? The fall Red Dog Days started on Monday, Don “Red Dog” Gardner said.
FREE STATE SOCCER LOSES 8-1
September 26, 1997
Kevin Steffen scored Free State’s only goal in an 8-1 loss to Shawnee Mission South.
POLIFKA TO LEAD MINISTERIAL GROUP
September 26, 1997
A local ministers’ group provides fellowship and community outreach.
KU, THREE OTHER REGENTS CAMPUSES REPORT ENROLLMENT INCREASE
September 26, 1997
KU enjoyeda modest increase in enrollment, while the numbers at Emporia State, the smallest of the six Regents institutions, dropped dramatically.
S 40TH YEAR
September 26, 1997
An Inter-tribal Celebration Powwow, featuring American Indian contest dancing, authentic arts and crafts, traditional food, storytelling and children’s activities, will be held Saturday at Hale Arena at the American Royal complex. Contest dancing will begin at noon and 7 p.m.
MEETING TO FEATURE SENIOR SERVICES
September 26, 1997
Rather than moving to a nursing home, more older people are trying to stay in their own homes, and a Lawrence organization is ready to highlight the services available. “The thrust is away from institutionalizing people in nursing homes,” said Betty Dutton, president of the Kaw Valley Chapter of the Older Women’s League.
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK
September 26, 1997
An off-duty Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical firefighter/paramedic was injured after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car Thursday night on Sixth Street between Folks Road and Wakarusa. Earl Barnes, Topeka, was in surgery Thursday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken from the accident scene by helicopter.
S THREE TDS SPARK WEST, 40-6
September 26, 1997
Frankie Noyola scored three touchdowns in West’s 40-6 junior high football victory over Central on Thursday at West. Noyola scored on an 80-yard kickoff return and runs of 40 and 5 yards. He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.
COUNTYWIDE SALES TAX COMES UNDER FIRE
September 26, 1997
City and county officials found themselves on the hot seat Thursday over the county’s 1 cent sales tax. About 30 people attended an informational forum held by the League of Women Voters on the tax at the East Lawrence Center. Most want a frank explanation of the tax, how it works and why taxpayers have not experienced a net decrease in property taxes as promised.
RAE NOVAK
September 26, 1997
Mass of Christian burial for Rae Ester Novak, 55, Topeka, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Assumption Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Novak died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
CAMBODIAN HORROR STORIES REVEALED AT KU
September 26, 1997
Khmer Rouge survivor
SOUND OFF
September 26, 1997
What is a transfer on death deed? A transfer on death deed is a type of deed that is recorded to change the ownership of a piece of land when the owner dies. The owner, or grantor, must file the deed with the county’s register of deeds and may change it at any time. When the grantor dies and a death certificate is filed, the land automatically is transferred to the person designated by the grantor in the deed. The advantage of this type of deed is that it does not need to be probated by a court. The transfer on death deed has only been legal since July 1.
CLARA CULVER
September 26, 1997
Services for Clara M. Culver, 92, Hutchinson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Claflin. Burial will be at Claflin Cemetery. Mrs. Culver died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at her home.
CLARENCE CRUMET
September 26, 1997
Graveside services for Clarence “LeRoy” Crumet, 61, Ozawkie, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Cremation is planned. Mr. Crumet died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, in Branson, Mo.
FOR THE RECORD
September 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD AT BROWN BEAR BREWING
September 26, 1997
Co-owner Shawn Schlegel said the brew pub is focusing on continuing to build its clientele.
EVENTS TO FOCUS ON FAST-PACED SCIENCE
September 26, 1997
Paul Zaloom, who portrays Beakman on the television show “Beakman’s World,” is among those who will perform today through Sunday during the Kansas City Museum’s Science City Weekend ‘97. The event will kick off with “Countdown to 2000: Millennium Madness,” featuring the Commodores and the Motown Revue, from 7 p.m. to midnight today at Bartle Hall. Proceeds will go to help create Science City at Union Station. For ticket information, call (816) 483-8300, ext. 236.
HOMESTEAD BANKRUPTCY COMING TO CLOSE
September 26, 1997
Lawrence creditors stand to get back at least part of the money they lost to the failed company.
FUND ESTABLISHED FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM
September 26, 1997
The family of a 22-year-old man critically injured in a Sept. 1 head-on collision has established a fund to help pay medical bills. The Ryan Wurtz Trust Fund was established Thursday at the Kaw Valley Bank, 739 Main, Eudora. Donations may be left at the bank or mailed.
ALFRED KING
September 26, 1997
Services for Alfred E. King, 87, Marsing, Idaho, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Marsing High School gymnasium. Burial will be at the Ozawkie Cemetery. Mr. King died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at a Nampa, Idaho, hospital.
BUSINESS TAX LIENS
September 26, 1997
These tax liens were filed recently in Douglas County: * William Liggett, individual and partner in L&B Construction, state, $59.14.
JOHN ALEXANDER
September 26, 1997
Services for John Alexander, 60, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Alexander died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at his home.
LOCAL BRIEFS 9-26
September 26, 1997
Beisner, McKillip top tourney Kent Beisner and Don McKillip both shot 69s from low net at last weekend’s Alvamar club golf tournament. Neal Ezell carded a 70. In gross, Beisner finished with a 76, followed by Mike Grosdidier’s 77 and Ken Mason’s 82.
S LAKE ACCIDENT PROBED
September 26, 1997
Investigators havebegun looking into a lake incident, which left six students — one legally blind — and a professor in the water.
POWERFUL HUSKERS TO SWEEP INTO TOWN TONIGHT
September 26, 1997
A sea of red will sweep into Lawrence tonight — no, it’s not time for the Kansas-Nebraska football game. That’s on Oct. 25 at Memorial Stadium. Tonight, KU will play host to the No. 5-ranked Nebraska volleyball team at 7:30 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES CROWNED SPELLING CHAMPS
September 26, 1997
Spellers went through several rounds of difficult words before a team won the fourth annual corporate spelling bee.
CAREY BUSTS BONE, SHOULD BE READY FOR LATE NIGHT
September 26, 1997
KU freshman Jeff Carey banged his right hand and broke a bone in his fifth metacarpal during a pick-up game earlier this week. He should be ready for the start of practice.
BAKER FOOTBALL FALLS, 26-16
September 26, 1997
Seven turnovers. One box in the stat column summarized Baker University’s football game on Thursday night as the Wildcats fell to Graceland College, 26-16.
PRELIMINARY HEARING RESCHEDULED
September 26, 1997
Prosecutors asked for a three-week continuance for a preliminary hearing on Thursday for five men charged in connection to a gang-related stabbing.
BULLDOZERS IN NEUTRAL
September 26, 1997
LAWRENCE ROCKS FREE STATE, 15-0, 15-4
September 26, 1997
A raucous crowd at LHS gym watched the Lions outlast Free State in the first varsity meeting between the two high schools.
EXTENDED COMPUTER USE BRINGS ON EYE STRAIN
September 26, 1997
Each year, 12 million people visit eye doctors for computer-related problems. Knight-Ridder News Service
SOUND OFF
September 26, 1997
Could you give me an address for Kurt Vonnegut Jr.? You can send letters to the writer at P.O. Box 27, Sagaponack, N.Y. 11962.
KU EYES QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS TO THE NORTH
September 26, 1997
The Universityof Nebraska’s requirements system has depleted the school’s ranks somewhat, although administrators expect it to rebound.
BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS
September 26, 1997
These incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: * Cornerstone Farms Inc., 411 Country Club Ct.
MOVIES ARE SUCKER PUNCHES
September 26, 1997
Time magazine informs us that Quentin Tarantino, a director who will never offer his version of “Snow White” unless the dwarfs are thugs, is making a movie called “Jackie Brown.” It’s “populated with jive-talking killers and other lowlifes.” A “streetwise flight attendant” crosses up a gun-dealer despite action from an ex-con and a “stoned-out beach bunny.” The Time critic sounds ecstatic, almost as ecstatic as the Kansas City Star critic who tells us novels are no longer being written because all the talent is now working up scripts for the likes of Tarantino. Time says the “N word” is repeatedly used 10 times in the first scene alone. Tarantino offers “ultra-violence” with pop culture and “hip humor.”
LOCAL PRINCIPAL IS TOPS IN STATE
September 26, 1997
Lawrence woman named school principal of the year
LEAH CASTLE
September 26, 1997
A family memorial service for Leah Avaretta Caster Castle, 83, Lawrence, was Sept. 20 at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Vancouver. Her ashes will be interred next summer at Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin. Mrs. Castle died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. She had been a Lawrence resident for 30 years, working at Kansas University for 20 years.
METHODIST WOMEN CELEBRATE PIONEERING PREDECESSORS
September 26, 1997
The United Methodist Women breathed new life into pioneering predecessors at a “For Mothers of Faith” program.
SINCLAIR COLUMN:MANY FIREBIRDS DOING DOUBLE DUTY
September 26, 1997
When Free State basketball coach Jack Schreiner watches a Firebird football game, he sees it in a little different light than the average fan. You see, many of FSHS coach Bob Lisher’s football players could be doing double duty, and playing for Schreiner this winter.