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WEST SIDE STRIVES FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
January 30, 1998
The West Side Presbyterian Church has a policy of listening to its congregation. The Rev. Dick Pierson, who began his ministry in August, wants to guide church members in the direction they steer him.
SOUNDOFF-TRAFFICWAY
January 30, 1998
Why hasn’t the exit on the east side of Highway 59 been completed along the South Lawrence Trafficway so as to facilitate stopping the extensive traffic flow to the north in the morning and to the south in the evening for just a single vehicle wanting to turn north while heading east on K-10? “The simple answer is there is no trafficway yet east of Highway 59,” said Craig Weinaug, Douglas County administrator. “We are under a court order not to do any further work on the trafficway until the supplemental environmental impact statement has been completed. That decision is being appealed at this time.”
SOUNDOFF-FISH
January 30, 1998
If the African kilapara fish being raised in the Sunflower plant should find their way into our streams and rivers ,will they endanger our native fish? The fish to be raised at the former Sunflower Army Ammunitions Plant are tilapia, a popular edible white fish originating in northern Africa. Entrepreneurs from Lawrence, McPherson and Caney have teamed up to form a new business, Sunflower Aquaculture LLC, which will produce tilapia at the plant’s former water treatment plant.
FAIR PLAY
January 30, 1998
To the editor: Why the rush to judgment in the recent Lewinsky allegations? I thought, in America at least, a man was supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
ROBBERY REPORTED IN PERRY
January 30, 1998
Authorities seek Perry robbery suspects
JAMES NEWELL
January 30, 1998
Funeral services for James Arthur “Art” Newell, 73, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oskaloosa First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Newell died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at his daughter’s home in Meriden.
LOCAL POLICE CHARGE MAN WITH LEWD BEHAVIOR
January 30, 1998
Man accused of lewd behavior A Gardner man accused of exposing himself to two women and later masturbating in front of two other women Wednesday night was quickly arrested by police.
WEB SITE OFFERS GLIMPSE AT STATE
January 30, 1998
Kansas Collection available today on-line In honor of Kansas Day, an Internet site called “The Kansas Collection” will be featured on the “Library of Congress: Today in History” Web page.
JUVENILE PLEAS TO CHARGES FROM STABBING INCIDENT
January 30, 1998
Zach Turner will be sentenced next Thursday in connection with a fight and stabbing that sent three teen-agers to the hospital.
J. HENRY SMITH
January 30, 1998
Funeral services for J. Henry Smith, 85, Tonganoxie, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at his home.
HORTON NATIVE CRIDER DRAWS ATTENTION OF RECRUITERS
January 30, 1998
There’s a major college recruit playing basketball in Kansas. Not Korleone Young.
STATE TROOPERS REJECT PROPOSED LABOR CONTRACT
January 30, 1998
State troopers again reject work contract. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers reject work contract again.
HASKELL INTRODUCES A DISTANCE LEARNING CLASS VIA SATELLITE
January 30, 1998
Haskell University students are participating in the school’s first distance learning class.
KANSAS NAMES BECHARD VOLLEYBALL COACH
January 30, 1998
Ray Bechard, who owns the highest winning percentage among all active collegiate volleyball coaches, was named head volleyball coach at Kansas University on Thursday. Bechard, 39, compiled a 716-60 record (.922 win percentage) in 13 seasons at Barton County CC in Great Bend. His teams compiled a 121-7 mark the last two years, including a 59-3 mark in 1997.
KU CALENDAR ISSUE
January 30, 1998
To the editor: As a student member of the Kansas University Calendar Committee, I feel it necessary to respond to the myriad number of rhetorical questions raised in the recent editorial entitled “Another Break?”
HELEN DYER
January 30, 1998
Family and friends of Helen Dyer, 87, Ottawa, will meet at Dengel and Son Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, then proceed to graveside services at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Cemetery. Mrs. Dyer died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Village Manor Nursing Home, Ottawa.
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
January 30, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BALDWIN ADMINISTRATOR ACCEPTS TENNESSEE POST
January 30, 1998
Brian Wilcox will start his new job March 2 in Brentwood, Tenn.
ALLIEDSIGNAL PROFIT RISES, STOCK JUMPS
January 30, 1998
The manufacturer also raised its dividend 15 percent.
LOCAL ATTORNEY LEADS HOUSE IN SONG
January 30, 1998
Ballard leads House in song Topeka — Thursday was Kansas Day, and Kansas House leaders wanted to acknowledge the day in a special way.
LMH HAS SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE FOR BABIES
January 30, 1998
The acting director for the maternity unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital said several security measures are in place to prevent someone from taking a baby such as in Thursday’s incident in Kansas City, Kan. But Mindy Mitchell, vice president for patient care and acting director for the maternity care unit, said officials don’t outline what the security measures are, for obvious reasons.
PLANERS BID FAREWELL TO FLORY
January 30, 1998
Bobbie Flory left the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission after nearly eight unpaid years on the job. And during Wednesday night’s commission meeting — her first as an observer since 1990 — Flory heard testimony that had nothing to do with planning and all to do with a former planning commissioner.
DELIGHTS CROWD
January 30, 1998
Three glorious encores. Four clamoring ovations. A packed-to-the-hilt house. That combination is a rarity at the Lied Center, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday night when Kansas’ favorite opera son Samuel Ramey and the Kansas City Symphony combined talents for a 1 1/2-hour “Date with the Devil” concert.
ETHEL WOOLLEY FAKHOURY
January 30, 1998
Services for Ethel Woolley Fakhoury, 93, Kansas City, Mo., were held Monday at White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial was at White Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Fakhoury died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
EUDORA, SANTA FE TRAIL ADVANCE
January 30, 1998
They’re back. Eudora High and Santa Fe Trail, girls basketball teams that met in the finals of last year’s Wellsville Top Gun Tournament, have again reached the championship game.
January 30, 1998
Higher education panel gets ‘shadow’ A new expert panel knows what evils lurk in higher education reform.
KU FOOTBALL LANDS TOUTED RECEIVER
January 30, 1998
Kansas University’s football recruiting class just got a lot better. Ballyhooed prep Byron Gasaway, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound wide receiver from Grandview (Mo.) High, has given the Jayhawks a nonbinding verbal commitment.
ON TAP FOR SATURDAY
January 30, 1998
Kansas University’s next men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse will be an exhibition contest — KU’s much-anticipated “Legends Game” set for 5 p.m., a week from Saturday. Former KU basketball players — tentative rosters will be released to the media a week from today — will take the court for a game that will be more fun than competitive.
A NEW EUDORA RETAILER HAS HELPED SPARK A DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION DRIVE.
January 30, 1998
A new retailer moving into a historic Main Street building has helped spark a drive to beautify the downtown business district. Traditions Furniture, which has locations in Wichita and Overland Park, plans to open a store in Eudora on the first floor of the old Kaw Valley State Bank. The former bank was built in 1897.
PERUVIAN STUDENT SPENDS HER SUMMER VACATION IN A LAWRENCE CLASSROOM
January 30, 1998
A Peruvian student spends her summer vacation in a Lawrence classroom.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
January 30, 1998
Law enforcement report Condition reports
Firebird girls turned back by Seaman
January 30, 1998
Free State trailed by just nine points after three quarters before falling to Topeka Seaman, 56-38, in high school girls basketball Thursday night at Seaman.
TOUGH TALKACTION
January 30, 1998
President Clinton has talked the talk about the threat of Saddam Hussein. Will he have the courage it will take to walk the walk? In President Clinton’s State of the Union message, he talked sternly about how “Together, we (including the Congress and the American people) must … confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weapons and the outlaw states, terrorists and organized criminals seeking to acquire them.”
S STORY TIMES TO RESUME AT LIBRARY
January 30, 1998
Children’s story times will resume the first week of February in the Lawrence Public Library’s Paretsky Children’s Room and will continue until the end of April. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays there will be toddlers and preschool children’s story times. Toddler registration is required.
Emporia takes revenge on LHS girls
January 30, 1998
Host Emporia avenged last week’s loss to Lawrence High’s girls basketball team with a 46-42 victory Thursday in the first round of the Glacier’s Edge tournament at Empria High. The Lions (5-5) led 30-29 heading into the fourth quarter after outscoring the Spartans (8-4) 14-6 in the third period.
SOLBACH NAMED TO ETHICS PANEL
January 30, 1998
Lawrence attorney named to ethics panel
GROUP TAKES ACTION FOR HEAD-INJURY SUFFERERS
January 30, 1998
With helpfrom a research group based at Kansas University, the local action group has just begun to achieve its goals.