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GEORGE A. STEELE
September 27, 1997
Services for George A. Steele, 87, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. today at Stull United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. Mr. Steele died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at a Lawrence retirement center.
OREAD NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS POTLUCK
September 27, 1997
The Oread Neighborhood Assn. will hold a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday at the South Park Center. For more information, call Julie Banhart at 842-5440.
SATURDAY COLUMN
September 27, 1997
It’s anyone’s guess how the current congressional and Justice Department investigation of 1996 Democratic presidential campaign fund-raising efforts will end up. Will there be severe and damaging findings of illegal actions? Will the matter be pursued as vigorously as partisan Republicans would like? Or will the question slip into the shadows, lose public interest and eventually be forgotten prior to the 1998 congressional elections and the presidential race in 2000? President Clinton has earned the label of “Slick Willie” because of his ability to keep any serious or damaging political or personal shortcomings from sticking to his public image. Aides constantly are working to try to deflect any possible damage that might fall at the feet of the president in the fund-raising question.
MARY LUCILLE ROTHGEB
September 27, 1997
Graveside services for Mary Lucille Rothgeb, 66, Fredonia, will be at 10 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Fredonia. Mrs. Rothgeb died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
GORDON LEO RAYL
September 27, 1997
Services for Gordon Leo Rayl, 61, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., will be at 11 a.m. today in Sierra Vista Hospital Auditorium in Truth or Consequences. Mr. Rayl died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at his home, where he lived for the past 11 years.
LAWRENCE PRINCIPAL HONORED BY PEERS
September 27, 1997
A Lawrence educator has been honored as the state’s top elementary school principal.
G. WATTS
September 27, 1997
Services for Lillian “Mamie” G. Watts, 84, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka. Mrs. Watts died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, in a Topeka hospital.
OLMOS SPEECH RESCHEDULED
September 27, 1997
The actor, best known for his role on the 1980s series “Miami Vice,” will still speak on gang and youth violence issues, but the event has been rescheduled.
AT 85 SHE STILL TICKLES THE IVORIES
September 27, 1997
At 85, Elsie Sharp still tickles the ivories.
FRED E. NORTHERN
September 27, 1997
Services for Fred E. Northern Jr., 62, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. Northern died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
MAIL DELAYS SHOULD END SOON
September 27, 1997
Late mail deliveries around Lawrence should end soon, says the city’s postmaster.
ROBERT L. KENNEDY
September 27, 1997
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert L. Kennedy, 67, Silver Lake, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Church of the Assumption, Topeka. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
JACKIE EDWARD BRYANT OBITUARY
September 27, 1997
Jackie Edward Bryant Williamstown — Graveside services for Jackie Edward Bryant, 59, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown.
VICTIM RECOVERING AFTER FALLING OFF ROOF
September 27, 1997
A Lawrence man was in fair condition Friday after falling off the roof of a downtown business. Lawrence police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said Neil Z. Hoover, 21, had been drinking when he fell about 15 feet off the roof of the Phoenix Gallery, 919 Mass. A passerby found Hoover in the alley behind the gallery and medical crews arrived at 12:45 a.m. Friday, but it wasn’t known when he fell from the roof.
JOHN DARRELL FOSTER
September 27, 1997
Graveside services for John Darrell Foster, 57, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Foster died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines.
COURTNEY QUENSHAE DOTSON
September 27, 1997
Graveside services for Courtney Quenshae Dotson, 3 weeks, Lincoln, Neb., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. She died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at her home.
COUNSELOR TALKS ABOUT BEING DEAF
September 27, 1997
Students at two Lawrence schools learned Friday about the colorful world of the deaf.
FOR THE RECORD
September 27, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
AIDS PROJECT HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
September 27, 1997
Volunteer orientation for the Douglas County AIDS Project will be from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, and from 5:45 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Both sessions will be held in Meeting Room D of the United Way Center for Human Services, 2518 Ridge Ct. The orientations are designed to give those interested in volunteering an introduction to the agency. Anyone interested in the volunteer orientation should call the AIDS project to register in advance. For more information call 843-0040.
TAKES HARD LOOK AT VIOLENCE
September 27, 1997
There’s one thing you can count on when you go to see Donald Byrd’s choreography. You will be blown away by its intensity. “The Beast” lives up to that reputation — and goes even further. It haunts you once the curtail falls.
TRAINABILITY AMONG BREEDS
September 27, 1997
High trainability: Shetland sheepdog, English springer spaniel, Welsh corgi, German shepherd, rottweiler, Doberman pinscher, and miniature, standard and toy poodles. Medium trainability: fox terrier, dachshund, miniature schnauzer, Chihuahua, Labrador retriever, collie, golden retriever and Australian shepherd.
TS OF DOG TRAINING
September 27, 1997
Don’t use the dog’s name with a correction. It makes them think their name is bad. Don’t allow a pet to jump up to greet you. That makes them think it is OK to jump on you anytime and confuses them later when you don’t want them to be all over you and push them away.
CALL TO ACTION
September 27, 1997
The fourth program in Lawrence’s “A Call to Action” anti-gang speeches, featuring actor Edward James Olmos, has been rescheduled for a different date. Olmos will speak on gangs and youth violence at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lied Center, on the Kansas University West Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
SOUND OFF
September 27, 1997
Does the KU chancellor have any plans to upgrade the salaries of part-time faculty members? Decisions about the salaries of part-time faculty are made by the deans of the individual KU schools and are based on the hiring market of a particular academic area, said Tom Hutton, director of university relations.
SOUND OFF
September 27, 1997
What is the status of a new ambulance station in Baldwin? Price quotes are being solicited for modifications that need to be made to the garage so the ambulance can fit inside. The station is scheduled to be opened by Jan. 1, 1998.
MAINSTREAM COALITION MEETS IN LAWRENCE
September 27, 1997
The MAINstream Coalition, a group of moderate community leaders based in Kansas City, will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The coalition, founded in 1994, focuses on counteracting the threat to constitutional freedoms by sectarian and political extremists.
KU STUDENT DIES IN DORM ROOM
September 27, 1997
An 18-year-old Kansas University student who died in her residence hall reportedly went to a doctor with mononucleosis.
SUPREME COURT MOCK TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS KU CONFERENCE
September 27, 1997
The 1997 Tribal Law and Governance Conference will hit its stride today, as American Indian rights representatives from around the nation gather for the reconsideration of a vital court case.
Vikings too much for Lions
September 27, 1997
Shawnee Mission West, where Dick Purdy coached for 14 years and won a state football championship, wasn’t kind to its former coach last Friday. The Vikings manhandled the Lions, 49-14, at Haskell Stadium for Lawrence’s worst loss since 1974.
S BEST FRIEND MAKES LIFE BETTER FOR ALL
September 27, 1997
Dogs need training to keep them happy, and owners need it to keep them sane.
ALFRED KING
September 27, 1997
King services Ozawkie — Services for Alfred E. King, 87, Marsing, Idaho, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Marsing High School gymnasium. Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ozawkie Cemetery.
SOUND OFF
September 27, 1997
On June 22, TBS aired a National Geographic special titled “Savage Garden.” Where can I get a video of this? National Geographic won’t release “Savage Garden” on home video until later this fall. The special, with Leslie Nielsen as host, featured an intriguing close-up look at the inhabitants of an ordinary garden.