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ALLYNE H. THORNTON
May 18, 1992
Services for Allyne H. Thornton, 74, Rt. 3, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Melvin Jones officiating. Burial will be in Hardy Oaks Cemetery north of Lawrence. Mrs. Thornton died Sunday, May 17, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
THEKLA L. WOODEN
May 18, 1992
Services for Thekla Laming Wooden, 84, Lee’s Summit, Mo., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Sandra Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Wooden died today, May 18, 1992, at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PLAN SERVICES ON MEMORIAL DAY
May 18, 1992
Several Lawrence-area organizations will hold Memorial Day services Monday to honor U.S. military veterans. Richland American Legion Post No. 391 will present flags and prayer at 10 a.m. at the Clinton Cemetery. The Clinton Cemetery Flower Club will hold a short service, and Jeffrey Miller of Lawrence will play Taps.
TRIAL BEGINS IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH
May 18, 1992
Jury selection began this morning in the trial of a Lawrence man who is charged in the 1990 hit-and-run death of 19-year-old Christopher G. Bread. Marvin J. Schaal, 19, Lawrence, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide with underlying misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident.
92 GRADUATES PROCLAIM
May 18, 1992
Members of Kansas University’s Class of ‘92 showed a creative spirit while describing commencement as a day that symbolizes both an ending and a beginning. Decorated mortar boards dotted the throng of black-robed graduates as they gathered Sunday afternoon for the traditional march into Memorial Stadium. An architecture grad had a primitive stick model displayed atop his cap. In the ranks of medical school grads, a mortar board displayed two inflated rubber gloves.
MURDER
May 18, 1992
The jury trial scheduled to begin today has been delayed until July 20 for a 26-year-old Lawrence woman charged in the February beating death of her 23-month-old son. Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone granted a joint motion by Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells and Brewer’s attorney, Shelley Bock, to reschedule the case.
IN 3,000, PALACIOS BAGS BIGTITLE
May 18, 1992
Cathy Palacios is 2-for-2 in the 3,000 during her college track career. “Our coaches say I’m a rookie. Too bad I’m a rookie my senior year,” Palacios, Kansas’ senior distance runner from Naperville, Ill., said after winning the Big Eight 3,000 in a school-record 9:27.11 on Sunday at Oklahoma’s Jacobs Track.
SHOOTING VICTIM IN FAIR CONDITION
May 18, 1992
A 20-year-old Lawrence man who was shot in the ankle Saturday night during a fight with his brother-in-law at an East Lawrence mobile home court was listed in fair condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital this morning. Lawrence police reported that the shooting victim and his 17-year-old brother-in-law were arguing about 9:30 p.m. Saturday over some women who were in the 17-year-old’s home at the Green Acres Mobile Home Court, 1045 E. 23rd.
BERLIN ENDURES PAIN TO CAPTURE BIG EIGHT GOLD
May 18, 1992
Heather Berlin’s ailing right shoulder hurts only AFTER she releases the javelin. “I feel it when it’s on the way. I don’t know why. Maybe I cut off my brain waves until then,” Berlin, a Kansas sophomore from Liberal, said Sunday after winning the Big Eight Outdoor by throwing 166-0 at Oklahoma’s Jacobs Track.
SHELTER TO STAY OPEN DESPITE LOW TURNOUT
May 18, 1992
Lawrence Salvation Army officials plan to keep the organization’s homeless shelter open on weekends this summer despite a lower than expected turnout Friday and Saturday, the first weekend of the summer season. Only five people slept at the shelter Friday night and 11 used it Saturday night, said Jim McDonald, shelter director. The shelter averaged 33 homeless people each night during the winter.
SPORTS FEST TO BENEFIT PLAYGROUND
May 18, 1992
Twelve Perry Middle School eighth-grade students and 12 adults will participate in more than 15 different sports during a 24-hour sport-a-thon to benefit the Ryan Gray Playground for All Children in Lawrence. Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through 9 a.m. Sunday. Athletes will participate in track and field events at the Perry-Lecompton High School track; soccer, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee and a punt, pass and kick contest at the PLHS field; softball and Duck Soup Ball at the Perry Elementary School baseball field; racquetball and tennis at the Kansas University courts; capture the flag, Pac-Man tag, basketball, team handball, volleyball and matball at the PLHS gymnasium; and golf in Ozawkie.
MATTHEW E. CHURCH
May 18, 1992
Services for Matthew Edward Church, 18, Cincinnati, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Private burial in Oak Hill Cemetery will precede the services. Mr. Church died Saturday, May 16, 1992, of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Indianapolis.
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT MENU EXPANDS
May 18, 1992
The selection for food, drink and nighttime entertainment in Lawrence has grown recently, and two more night spots will open this summer. Despite the thinning college student population during summer months, five proprietors are optimistic about their chances because of varying attempts to appeal to many different people.
FOR THE RECORD
May 18, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported A 1985 Mazda GLC, valued on a Lawrence police report at $2,500, was taken between 3 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Ohio.
MEMORIAL SERVICE SET FOR LAWRENCE RESIDENT
May 18, 1992
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the bandstand in South Park for Bob Laing, an 85-year-old Lawrence resident who died March 26. Laing worked as an independent landscape designer beginning in the late 1950s and planted many trees in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City areas.
CITIES MAKE PROGRESS ON LIBRARIES
May 18, 1992
As Baldwin library officials seek volunteers to help with the move to the city’s new public library, Wellsville patrons are eagerly awaiting completion of a new library of their own. Kathy Faulkner, Baldwin library board president, said the library is nearing completion and the move probably will take place during the second week of June. “We’ll move in just as soon as we can,” she said.
WOMAN IN JAIL FOLLOWING ASSAULT
May 18, 1992
A 28-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man who was hit in the head with a hatchet Saturday night was listed in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. According to Lawrence police reports, the man was sitting on the living room floor of an apartment in the 200 block of West 12th Street with a 38-year-old woman and some other acquaintances.
GRADUATION DOUBLES AS FAMILY REUNION
May 18, 1992
Sunday marked a reunion of sorts for members of Bronwyn Booker’s family. “It’s an occasion that’s brought us all together and it’s grand I’ve seen people today I haven’t seen in 12 years,” said Allison Antone-Booker of Washington D.C.
COUNTY BUYS EQUIPMENT FOR PARK
May 18, 1992
The rocket playground equipment at Broken Arrow Park was set at T-minus three weeks and counting before it is launched toward its new home 12 miles downrange of Lawrence. The Douglas County Commission today approved the purchase of new playground equipment for Broken Arrow Park at a cost of $6,963 from Miracle Recreation of Lake Winnebago, Mo. The new equipment will replace the rocket and slide equipment at the park.
CIVIL CASES FILED
May 18, 1992
Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells has filed a suit in Douglas County District Court seeking forfeiture of $1,107 in cash in connection with the June 20, 1991, arrest of Warren O. Bell, who is currently imprisoned at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth. Lawrence police arrested Bell following a high-speed chase through the city that ended at South Park and Vermont streets. The suit states that Bell was carrying the money when he was arrested. After officers noticed Bell put something inside his pants, a search detected a large plastic bag containing smaller bags of cocaine. A .45-caliber pistol also was found on the front seat of the car. The county’s charges against Bell were later dismissed because he was indicted on eight felony counts of cocaine and firearms violations in U.S. District Court in Topeka. Bell was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Under Kansas law, the state may file forfeiture actions to obtain property and cash used in drug deals.
T STOP HER WORK WITH CHILDREN
May 18, 1992
Barbara Bell’s retirement last month means she no longer has her hands full looking after 100 or so pre-school children, but her golden years won’t be void of kids. “After I enjoy the beginnings of retirement, I will get back into some type of volunteer activity that involves children,” she said. “And, of course, I have my own grandchildren.”
92 GRADUATION
May 18, 1992
BALDWIN U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., will present the keynote address during Baker University’s 123rd commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin campus. Kassebaum was elected to her third consecutive term in the U.S. Senate in 1990 and is the daughter of former Kansas Gov. Alfred M. Landon. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas University and a master’s degree in diplomatic history at the University of Michigan.
BAKER PLANS EVENTS FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND
May 18, 1992
Several hundred Baker University alumni are expected to return to the Baldwin campus for the annual Alumni Day Weekend, Friday through Sunday. Activities will get under way at 8:30 a.m. Friday with a shotgun start of the 19th annual Karl Spear Golf Scramble at Lakeside Hills Golf Course in Olathe. About 100 golfers are expected for the tournament, which is named for a long-time Baker athletic director and coach who died in 1985.
HAZEL F. GLADES
May 18, 1992
Graveside services for Hazel Ferneau Glades, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Galena. Mrs. Glades died Friday, May 15, 1992, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 18, 1992
Magdalena Gonzales and baby boy, Lawrence. BIRTHS Darren and Rita Guy, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
PINCKNEY SEEKS SPOT ON HISTORIC REGISTER
May 18, 1992
Residents are working to create a network of historic homes in Pinckney Neighborhood in hopes of blocking a power line project they fear may spoil the area’s character and decrease property values. About a dozen homeowners are planning to apply for inclusion on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places to help convince KPL Gas Service officials not to erect taller poles for power lines through the neighborhood.
OPTIMISM ON AMERICA
May 18, 1992
Regardless of an individual’s political leaning, the message delivered by George Bush this past weekend at several commencement ceremonies should be listened to and followed by more Americans. Bush stressed the importance of recognizing all the good things about the United States rather than dwelling too much on all the negatives.
SOFTBALL COACHES TRAVEL SAME PATH WHEN RECRUITING
May 18, 1992
Any similarities between the Kansas men’s basketball team and the Jayhawks’ softball team are curiously coincidental. You’re familiar with Roy Williams’ team, of course, because of the overwhelming national exposure men’s basketball receives. You know the Jayhawks qualified for the NCAA tournament, lost only one game at home to Louisville and had four starters Rex Walters, Adonis Jordan, Eric Pauley and Alonzo Jamison from California.
T TRANSLATE TO JOB
May 18, 1992
Commencement exercises Sunday marked the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another for thousands of Kansas University students. Members of the Class of 1992 joined in champagne-laced celebrations Sunday knowing some would wake up today as members of the class of the unemployed. For them, reality would be sobering.
JAMELLA M. ICE
May 18, 1992
Services for Jamella M. Ice, 79, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ice died today, May 18, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU GRADS TOLD TO MAKEDIFFERENCE
May 18, 1992
More than 4,600 Kansas University graduates were ushered into a challenging new world order with instructions to lead and make a difference. Chancellor Gene Budig brought the crowd in Memorial Stadium to its feet Sunday by conferring degrees upon graduates participating in KU’s 120th commencement.
WILLIAMS SAYS NO TO LAKERS
May 18, 1992
Roy Williams has had his first nibble about an NBA coaching position. Williams, who has been Kansas head coach for the last four seasons, was contacted by Los Angeles general manager Jerry West about the Lakers’ vacancy last week.
TRAFFIC, TRASH, DRINKING UNDER CONTROL AT CEREMONY
May 18, 1992
Kansas University officials said KU’s 120th commencement was a relatively safe, clean and dry affair. “It went extremely well,” KU Police Lt. John Mullens said. “From our standpoint, it went fairly smooth.”