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CRIMSON AND BLUE BLOOD AFTER STAY AT UT, FAMBROUGH CAME TO BE PERSONIFICATION OF KU FOOTBALL
August 3, 1993
In one corner of Don Fambrough’s living room sits a red, white and blue football emblazoned with the year 1979, a reminder of 35 years in the sport, 29 years at Kansas University. “You see that football over there?” Fambrough asks. “That’s the only football I’ve ever kept.”
SEVERAL SHOTS FIRED FROM CAR
August 3, 1993
Lawrence police were investigating an incident this morning in which someone fired a handgun from a vehicle toward a group of people standing on a nearby street. Police Lt. Mark Brothers said police were called shortly after 2:25 a.m. to the 800 block of East 13th Street, where a shooting was reported.
FAYE M. HECKMAN
August 3, 1993
Services for Faye M. Heckman, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Revs. Altons Pope and Henry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Heckman died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Lawrence since moving here from Baldwin in March 1993. She lived northeast of Ottawa in Franklin County before moving to Baldwin in 1979, and she also had lived in Lawrence during the ‘40s and ‘50s.
92 TAX BREAK
August 3, 1993
Victims of the flood in a federally declared disaster area, such as Douglas County, have the option of claiming a casualty loss on their 1992 federal tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. Victims also have the option of taking any deduction they are entitled to on their return for the year of the loss.
S DRAINAGE OVERHAUL REVIEWED
August 3, 1993
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment told Baldwin two things at Monday’s city council meeting. The state officials approved of Baldwin’s efforts to eliminate private sources of storm water that infiltrate the public waste water collection system, said Brian Wilcox, city manager.
KILLER
August 3, 1993
A Lawrence man who was convicted of killing a 21-month-old boy in 1985 has been denied parole, the Kansas Parole Board announced. For the second time in 13 months, the board in July denied parole for Genaro Lewis, who is serving a five-to-20 year sentence in the Aug. 10, 1985, death of Duane Beers.
EX-OFFICER LOSES SECOND APPEAL
August 3, 1993
A former Lawrence police detective who is protesting a suspension he received shortly before being fired has lost a second appeal. David Davis received word late last week that City Manager Mike Wildgen had upheld a grievance board’s ruling that the suspension was justified.
S WICHITA SCHOOL RECEIVES $3.1 MILLION GRANT
August 3, 1993
Two grants totaling $3.1 million from the Kansas Health Foundation will be used to improve health programs at Kansas University’s medical school in Wichita. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said today the Wichita foundation’s grant would augment existing programs that promote public health, primary care and disease prevention.
4-H LAMB PROJECT BECOMES LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE
August 3, 1993
Participating in the market lamb project with her 4-H club, Keri Leming learned not only how to care for sheep, but also how to persevere in the face of adversity. Keri, a 16-year-old member of the Meadowlark 4-H Club, has shown cattle since she was 7, but she decided to try her hand at another project this year at the encouragement of her mother and a family friend, Ron Wilson.
WOODBERRY LIKED SPAIN, ROLE AT POINT
August 3, 1993
Many visiting teams have complained about the harshness of Missouri’s “Antlers” cheering section, but KU’s Steve Woodberry now knows that it can be worse. Woodberry returned Sunday from Spain, which was the second of two destinations for the Under-22 U.S. National team. The team’s first trip was to Argentina.
LOCAL RAIL SERVICE GETS BACK ON TRACK
August 3, 1993
Dave Figueira considers himself lucky. For four days last week, flooding west of town kept shipments of elemental phosphorus and soda ash from getting from Wyoming and Idaho to the FMC Corp. plant in North Lawrence, where Figueira is phosphate business manager. More than half of FMC’s reserve materials were spent.
KPL OFFERS HELP TO FLOOD VICTIMS
August 3, 1993
To assist customers who suffered devastating losses from flooding, KPL customer service representatives may arrange a pay agreement plan, waive charges for service reconnections, and waive the monthly customer charge. Customers interested in such arrangements should contact their local KPL office. Also, Western Resources, the parent company of KPL, has made a $5,000 contribution through the Western Resources Foundation to the American Red Cross for flood disaster relief in Kansas and Missouri.
TRUMAN P. ZIESKE
August 3, 1993
Graveside services for Truman P. Zieske, 84, Gladstone, Mo., will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Zieske died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1993, at Kendallwood Trails Nursing Center in Gladstone. He was born Sept. 5, 1908.
PAROLE BOARD SEEKS INPUT ON PRISONERS
August 3, 1993
A man who was on parole for a Lawrence robbery when he stabbed and killed a Kansas City, Kan., probation officer in 1976 is among state prison inmates who will be eligible for parole in September, the Kansas Parole Board announced recently. John W. Turner Jr. is serving sentences at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in the death of 26-year-old Paul Weber in October 1976.
BAR HITS SOUR NOTE WITH NEIGHBORS
August 3, 1993
Kim Dieker’s fondness for country music doesn’t extend across her backyard fence. Dieker doesn’t like all the automotive attention being given to the Cadillac Ranch, a country-western bar that opened in April at 2515 W. Sixth, and on Monday will ask the Traffic Safety Commission to place permanent restrictions on parking in nearby residential areas.
STATE SEEKS TO CLOSE DAY CARE CENTER
August 3, 1993
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will seek a court order to close a Lawrence day-care center that remains open even though it lost its state license. Tree House Child Care Center’s license was pulled in July by KDHE Secretary Robert Harder. Inspections revealed 42 alleged violations of state rules regarding child-care facilities.
SUIT SAYS OFFICIALS JAILED WRONG MAN
August 3, 1993
A west Lawrence man who claims he was wrongfully jailed has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Douglas County, the district attorney and two unnamed law officers seeking in excess of $150,000. Darrell L. Vann, 19, who lives with his aunt, Debby Garrett, states in the suit that authorities violated his civil rights through false imprisonment.
SINKHOLE STRANDS AREA RESIDENCES
August 3, 1993
A sinkhole on Angel Lane has become a devilish problem for the Jefferson County Commission, a Jefferson County developer, and primarily a handful of residents who have to park their cars at the north end of a narrow wooden footbridge and walk across the hole to reach their homes. County officials say the unpaved street belongs to the subdivision property owners, not the county.
NIEDER ACRES OWNER SEEKS FULL REZONING
August 3, 1993
A Nieder Acres property owner says a compromise proposal for divided zoning of the subdivision would reduce the already-eroded value of his land. Steve Sublett, who owns two acres and a house on the southwest corner of the 30-acre subdivision at 33rd and Iowa, said he wants to see all of Nieder Acres annexed into the city and rezoned for commercial uses. He outlined his position in a set of nine proposed amendments to Plan 95, the community planning guide, as an alternative to a proposal to rezone just 18 acres for commercial development.
STUDENTS FROM JAPAN TO VISIT CITY
August 3, 1993
News reports of the flooded Midwest nearly scared them away, but 16 teen-agers from Lawrence’s sister city of Hiratsuka, Japan, will arrive this week as planned. The students arrive Wednesday afternoon and will stay with eight local families, said South Junior High School Principal Randy Weseman, who is helping coordinate the visit.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 3, 1993
ADMISSIONS Lisa Hetrick, Lawrence.
Officials release no information in kidnap case
August 3, 1993
Leavenworth County authorities weren’t releasing any new information today on the three men taken into custody over the weekend for questioning in the 1988 disappearance of Randy Leach, a Linwood teen-ager.
KU, MASON OPEN DRILLS
August 3, 1993
Kansas’ 34 football newcomers cracked the seal on the 1993 college football season Monday when they began two-a-day practices. KU and Florida State, because they meet in the Kickoff Classic on Aug. 28 in East Rutherford, N.J., brought in their new players roughly a week before any other programs in the country.
PEROT SUPPORTERS ORGANIZING AT KU
August 3, 1993
When Kansas University students attend a campus organizations fair Aug. 23-25 at the Kansas Union they’ll find a group connected to Texas billionaire Ross Perot waiting to sign them up. Richard Heap, a KU junior from Belleville, Ill., says he’ll be looking for students who want to reform government and recruit them for United We Stand America.
EAST LAWRENCE LISTS DEMANDSTO PROTECT AREA FROM BYPASS
August 3, 1993
The East Lawrence Improvement Assn. is giving the city nine months to provide specific protections for East Lawrence from the effects of the proposed Eastern Parkway — or it will oppose the roadway planned to link the downtown with Kansas Highway 10. At a meeting attended by about 50 people Monday night, the ELIA voted to adopt a resolution calling for seven protections for their neighborhood against the $14.7 million roadway.