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OFFICERS GATHERING DETAILS ON BURGLARIES
August 5, 1993
Lawrence police this morning were preparing to release details about a possible local burglary ring involving several juveniles. Police this week detained a number of juveniles in connection with a series of burglaries in the city and have recovered some property.
DONNELL
August 5, 1993
Arthur E. O’Donnell, 77, Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1993, at his home. He was a former member of the Journal-World news staff and was with The Associated Press for 34 years before his retirement in 1981 from the Kansas City bureau of the AP. Mr. O’Donnell was a reporter for the Journal-World when he joined the U.S. Army in 1942. He spent 43 months in service, 40 in the South Pacific. He was a sergeant with a weather squadron in the Army Air Corps and saw duty in New Guinea and Australia.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 5, 1993
Injury accidents — James Ortiz, age not listed, 927 E. 11th, was listed in serious condition today in the intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after being injured in a bicycle accident at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday, about two miles south of Lawrence at 1164 E. 1500 Road. Ortiz was riding a bicycle on the road when a dog ran in front of him, sheriff’s officers reported. The bicycle struck the dog, causing the bicycle to flip over. Ortiz flew over the handlebars and struck the pavement head-first, sheriff’s officers reported. He was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, then taken by helicopter to KUMC. A sheriff’s report did not indicate Ortiz’s age.
SELL
August 5, 1993
Services for Arlena “Lena” Sell, 89, of Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, with the Rev. Alton Pope officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Sell died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1993, at the Eudora Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
PERRY L. SELLARS
August 5, 1993
Services for Perry L. Sellars, 65, Rich Hill, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rich Hill First Christian Church. Burial will be in Fairview-Rider Cemetery here. Mr. Sellars died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1993, at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin.
POFF SERVICES
August 5, 1993
Services for Emily Jane Poff, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Flatwoods Baptist Church, Mountain View, Ark. Burial will be in Flatwoods Cemetery in Mountain View. Mrs. Poff died Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, 1993, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1953.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 5, 1993
DISMISSALS Jean Hutchison and baby boy, Ottawa; Dana O’Connor and baby girl, Lawrence.
SISTER CITY GIFT OFFERS SNAPSHOTS OF JAPAN
August 5, 1993
A recent gift of 79 photographs offers local residents an interesting glimpse of Lawrence’s sister city of Hiratsuka, Japan. The Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board recently received the gift from Hideo Suzuki, director of the Hiratsuka Photographic League.
VOTE LIKELY SOON ON HASKELL BUDGET
August 5, 1993
The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill containing Haskell Indian Junior College’s 1994 fiscal year budget. However, that vote could be delayed until September, when Congress returns from its August recess, which begins this weekend, aides to U.S. Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, both R-Kan., said today.
INTEREST IN HORSES SPURS DREAM
August 5, 1993
Many children who love animals dream of a career as a veterinarian, only to choose another path later in life. But one youngster with the Vinland Valley 4-H Club is wasting little time pursuing that dream. Kendra Knight, 11, said she decided at the age of 7 or 8 that she wanted to be a vet. Although many years remain for her to change her mind, her current plans call for attending Kansas State University and becoming a large-animal veterinarian. Participating in her 4-H club’s veterinary science program has given her a head start.
LILLIAN B. HUPE
August 5, 1993
Services for Lillian B. Hupe, 96, Perry, were held Wednesday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Hupe died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, in an Oskaloosa nursing home.
S TRACTOR PULL TUGS AT TRADITION
August 5, 1993
Eighty-eight drivers and their tractors with grinding engines, belching smoke and spinning wheels in competition — for some this was male bonding at its tobacco chewing, sweaty ball cap wearing, red meatiest. A group of guys behind the arena of Wednesday night’s tractor pull at the Douglas County Free Fair was as much a testament to tractor pulling’s popularity as a social activity as it was a display of automotive know-how.
KANSAS OPENER WORRIES SAYERS
August 5, 1993
Naturally, Gale Sayers wants his alma mater to fare well against powerful Florida State in the Kickoff Classic. Realistically, he’s afraid Kansas’ football team will be kicked by the Seminoles.
TRAVS JOLT JETTA IN NBC WORLD SERIES OPENER
August 5, 1993
The Lawrence Travs Alumni semi-pro baseball team might never know how good it can be. At least, that’s the opinion of skipper Mike Hill after the Travs beat the Jetta, Okla., Mudcats, 7-6, in a first-round NBC World Series game on Wednesday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
KU SUCCESS PUTS HIMES ON PHONE
August 5, 1993
The more time Kansas’ football team spent on the field last year, the more time Jeff Himes spent on the phone. Himes is KU’s administrative assistant for equipment. In those TV games, the equipment that stood out was the Jayhawks’ uniforms.
KU MISSES TARGET IN MERIT SCHOLAR RECRUITMENT
August 5, 1993
Kansas University will fall far short of a three-year goal set by Chancellor Gene Budig in 1990 to improve recruitment of National Merit scholars. Budig wanted KU to rank in the top 10 among state universities with National Merit scholars. When he set the goal, KU ranked 15th. After two years, KU was 22nd.
TODD, MONARCHS PLAN TO BECOME LAWRENCE FIXTURE
August 5, 1993
As long as there’s a Richard Todd, there will be semi-pro baseball in Lawrence. That’s a commitment Todd makes as much out of habit as altruism.
FAMILY-LEAVE LAW EASES INTO EFFECT
August 5, 1993
The world didn’t change much for Lawrence-area businesses owners this morning, when the federal government’s family-leave requirements went into effect. But several Lawrence business owners, personnel officials and educators say the effects of the new law are just beginning.
CENTENARIAN AS FEISTY AS EVER
August 5, 1993
Ann Baldwin is more qualified than most people to testify that there’s nothing new under the sun. Remember the Flood of 1951? A lot of local residents do. But Baldwin remembers the Flood of 1903: She was about 10 years old and living in the Pleasant Grove community south of Lawrence.
S SPORT LIKELY OPTION FOR KU, FREDERICK SAYS
August 5, 1993
The NCAA’s gender equity task force did not demand exact and immediate division of money among men’s and women’s college sports programs on Wednesday. That’s potential good news for football and basketball fans, who do not want to see those sports affected by forced cutbacks in scholarships, the size of coaching staffs and recruiting budgets.
LELA A. BEVAN
August 5, 1993
Graveside services for Lela A. Bevan, 67, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by the Hawk Funeral Home in Wellington. Burial will be in Argonia Cemetery in Argonia. She died today, Aug. 5, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born June 14, 1926, in Argonia.
WOMAN WITNESSES NEPAL FLOODS
August 5, 1993
Debbie Adhikary says she’s seen enough flooding, on both sides of the world. “I’m just going from one area of flooding to another,” she said.
Mysteries multiply in Leach case
August 5, 1993
A man who says he’s a research journalist for the television show “Unsolved Mysteries” has become somewhat of a mystery himself in Leavenworth County, where he has focused attention on the case of missing teen-ager Randy Leach and reignited rumors of Satanic cults and drug-selling operations, but also raised questions about his identity.