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KU WOMEN SIGN PLAYER
April 16, 1993
Shelly Canada, a 6-1 forward from Kellyville High in Kellyville, Okla., has signed a women’s national basketball letter of intent with Kansas, coach Marian Washington announced today. Canada, who lives in Sapulpa, averaged 30.2 points and four rebounds a game her senior season, playing six-on-six basketball.
S PRODUCTION CONSPICUOUS IN DEFENSE-DOMINATED SCRIMMAGE
April 16, 1993
On a day dominated by defense, tailback L.T. Levine ran mighty well. “L.T. looked good,” KU coach Glen Mason said after the 6-0, 195-pound Levine scored three touchdowns during a situational scrimmage Thursday at Memorial Stadium.
COURT SUSPENDS LOCAL ATTORNEY
April 16, 1993
The Kansas Supreme Court suspended a Lawrence attorney today. John Hooge, whose office is at 303 W. 11th, was suspended from practicing law for one year. The high court said he used a client’s money for his own benefit.
SOUND OFF
April 16, 1993
Q: We have a nice sidewalk on Sixth Street out close to Wakarusa Drive. A lot of people like to use it for walking, but the sand on it makes it more like a sand pile than a sidewalk. Is there anything we can do to get the city to clean the sand off? A: “The reason we did that, was so we could get people’s legs built up,” joked George Williams, Lawrence’s public works director.
SOUND OFF
April 16, 1993
Q: I agree with the man who sounded off on the stoplight at Ninth and Iowa. At 8:30 Sunday morning, we sat and waited and waited and waited for it to change too. This was not the 12-second wait that the city spokesman said it was. Did the city do its checking? A: Earlier this week, a city worker checked the traffic-activated signal at 4 a.m. and found that, indeed, cars in the southbound lanes often had to wait longer than the intended 12 seconds.
GROUP WANTS TO CHANGE LIMIT AT PARKING LOT
April 16, 1993
A downtown group wants the time limit for a downtown parking lot changed from 10 hours to two hours, to help clear the way for next month’s opening of Farmers Market. Earl Reineman, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc., is asking the Lawrence City Commission to switch the time designation of the city’s lot on the east side of the 1000 block of Vermont Street.
KU STUDENT PRESIDENT RACE CLOSE
April 16, 1993
Kansas University’s student president-elect said support from a cross-section of students enabled him to win elections held this week. John Shoemaker, a 22-year-old Topeka senior majoring in political science, was elected student body president Thursday night.
S DRAWINGS UNVEILED FOR BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH BUILDING
April 16, 1993
Kansas University officials Thursday unveiled an architect’s drawing of the planned $7.2 million biosciences research building on West Campus. Allen Wiechert, KU’s director of facilities planning, presented the design to the Kansas Board of Regents during a meeting at Emporia State University.
DONATIONS BENEFIT SEVERAL KU SCHOOLS
April 16, 1993
More than $90,000 has been donated to Kansas University this week, allowing for the establishment and enhancement of several programs in the engineering, music and medical departments of the college. The choral music program and rural medical program at KU will be enriched by a $50,000 gift from Dr. Robert M. Daugherty Jr. and Dr. Sandra Keller Daughtery of Reno, Nev. The Daughertys have pledged $50,000 through life insurance to be divided evenly between the School of Fine Arts and the KU Medical Center.
KUMC PREPARING FOR HEALTH REFORMS
April 16, 1993
Kansas University officials said Thursday that decisions by President Clinton’s health-care reform commission could have a devastating impact on the KU Medical Center and other U.S. teaching hospitals. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said KUMC must prepare for changes in the health-care industry during the next six months that could be larger in scope then the introduction of the Medicare program in 1965.
NORTH SECOND RESURFACING SET
April 16, 1993
The state will pay $100,000 to help resurface a 1.1-mile stretch of North Second Street but won’t kick in $750,000 for a larger, nearly $2 million project to widen the highway in North Lawrence. In a report to Lawrence city commissioners, City Manager Mike Wildgen said the city went 1-for-2 with its 1992 requests for connecting-link funds from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
SAT, ACT EXAMS REQUIRED, FOR ADVISING NOT ADMITTANCE
April 16, 1993
Any high school student thinking about attending a state university in Kansas better plan to take one of two major college entrance exams. The Kansas Board of Regents agreed Thursday during a meeting at Emporia State University to require students coming to one of the six regents universities directly from high school to submit either an ACT or SAT score to the university.
DEFENDANT SAYS FATAL SHOTS WERE LAST OPTION
April 16, 1993
A 22-year-old Lawrence man on trial for the Nov. 27 shooting deaths of two Topeka men said he fired at the victims after he “ran out of options” to make them stop attacking him. Testifying on his own behalf, Stephen Bradley Perdue gave his account of a fight at Henry T’s Bar and Grill, 3520 W. Sixth, that ended with the shooting deaths of Jim Buswell, 42, and Jerry Thompson, 32.
STATE ERECTS DETOUR FOR YOUNG DRIVERS
April 16, 1993
Heather Vespestad knew that because she doesn’t turn 14 until late July, she would have to wait until next summer to take driving lessons and get her restricted driver’s permit. She wasn’t too upset about the wait, but then the rules changed. A new state law taking effect July 1 will require students to be 15 before they can obtain a driver’s permit. That means Heather will have to wait until the summer of 1995 to get hers.
SCHOLARS
April 16, 1993
High school athletes often steal the spotlight, but two groups of area students recently flexed their brain muscles to gain some recognition. The Eudora High School Scholar’s Bowl team took first place in regional competition, and went on to place fourth in the Class 3A state tournament in March. The Oskaloosa High School team placed third at the state contest.
MULKEY TOPS RELAYS MARK
April 16, 1993
It may have been 27 years between Phil Mulkey’s trips to Lawrence, but each visit is a memorable one for the ageless decathlete. Mulkey set an age 60 world record in the decathlon with 8,155 points at the Kansas Relays.
FILING 1040S AT 11:59
April 16, 1993
The party began between the two stamp machines Thursday night. Bluegrass music, “road kill stew” and even a massage greeted weary taxpayers attempting to limbo beneath the midnight deadline.
HISTORY
April 16, 1993
A plan to take stock of downtown’s buildings will go a long way toward preserving one of Lawrence’s most valuable resources, a downtown leader says. “It’s what makes downtown very special, and worth preserving,” said Earl Reineman, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc. “It gives it its special flavor, its atmosphere. It creates a hometown feeling, and a strong sense of community.
STUDENT
April 16, 1993
Jokes about suspended Kansas University law professor Emil Tonkovich’s clothing were turned into a false accusation that the professor stopped a classroom lecture to comment on a female student’s skirt, a third-year law student testified Thursday afternoon. Tonkovich’s comment stemmed from an impromptu joke during the class, student Jack Epps said.
SENIORS GRATEFULSHORT-WINDED
April 16, 1993
Traditionally, the Kansas basketball banquet belongs to the seniors, and Adonis Jordan, Eric Pauley and Rex Walters heard plenty of applause on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse. However, something KU chancellor Gene Budig said to coach Roy Williams may have produced the most decibels from the crowd of around 1,400.
EFFORT PAYS OFF
April 16, 1993
Efforts by the Kansas University Election Commission to increase awareness and participation upped voter turnout for Wednesday and Thursday’s Student Senate race by 384 ballots over 1992. Last year, 3,507 students cast votes for presidential and vice-presidential candidates. This year’s election drew 3,891 voters.
FRITZ, WHITCOMB WIN RELAYS TITLES
April 16, 1993
If the two days of the heptathlon and decathlon are harbingers, this weekend’s Kansas Relays should be dandy. The heptathlon featured one of the narrowest winning margins in Relays history, while the decathlon featured a near-record-setting performance Thursday at Memorial Stadium.
FOR THE RECORD
April 16, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported