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S NEPHEW TO TRY TO MAKE OWN MARK AT KU
August 13, 1993
Robert Reed has been a Kansas football fan about as long as he can remember. Specifically, since he was 5 years old, when he was a fixture at KU home games watching his uncle, David Verser, play wide receiver for the Jayhawks. “I’d look at him and say, ‘That could be me one day.’ Now, here I am,” said Reed, a receiver in his first year at KU following his transfer from Fort Scott Community College.
MYRA B. SOICE
August 13, 1993
Services for Myra B. Soice, 82, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery, Wichita. Mrs. Soice died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1993.
BARRETT M. CAROTHERS
August 13, 1993
Barrett Manville Carothers, 85, Lawrence, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1993, at the Brandon Woods Health Care Center in Lawrence. Cremation is planned. He was born April 10, 1908, in Kirksville, Mo., the son of Manville and Mabel Rose Barrett Carothers. He moved to Lawrence four years ago from Warrenton, Mo.
WANTED FLIERS POSTED FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT
August 13, 1993
Local, state and national authorities are continuing to search for a man who is wanted for numerous robbery and theft charges in the region. Henry Preston Hylton III, 36, Topeka, this week was included in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s “Kansas Most Wanted” list.
$4.3 MILLION ADDED TO KU ENDOWMENT
August 13, 1993
Gifts from M.A. and Lila Reetz Self of Hinsdale, Ill., have increased a fellowship fund at the Kansas University to $4.3 million. The first major graduate fellowship program at KU, the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Fund was established at the KU Endowment Association with a $1 million gift from the Selfs in 1989. Since then, the fund has supported an annual symposium and provided four KU students pursuing doctoral degrees with annual tuition support and a $12,000 stipend.
KPL PLANT TOUTS EFFICIENCY OF NEW COOLING TOWER
August 13, 1993
Customers may not notice it on their monthly bills, but they will be saving money on electricity in the coming years because of technological advances at KPL’s Lawrence Energy Center. Western Resources, KPL’s parent company, showcased a new $3.5 million cooling tower Thursday that Bill Brown, KPL president, said will make the plant more efficient.
JAIL REFERENDUM DRAWS OPPOSITION
August 13, 1993
A referendum in Jefferson County on Tuesday will ask voters to cast their ballots on a proposed 38-bed jail to be built on a county-owned, 20-acre tract just south of Oskaloosa on U.S. Highway 59. The price tag won’t exceed $2 million, and funding would come from a 1-cent sales tax increase. County Commissioner Bill Rhodes said the county would issue 15-year bonds to pay for the project. But he said the bonds likely could be paid off in about seven years, at which time the 1-cent sales tax would be lifted.
S STREAK OF BAD LUCK CAME EARLY WITH JULY STORMSFLOODS
August 13, 1993
It’s Friday the 13th, but Lawrence residents don’t want to hear any talk about bad luck. They say Lawrence already had more than its share of bad luck with the flooding and stormy weather that ravaged the city this summer.
KU STUDENT FROM PARAGUAY ALSO HURT IN WRECK
August 13, 1993
A Lawrence couple were killed and a Kansas University student from Paraguay suffered critical injuries Thursday afternoon in a fiery auto collision about nine miles east of here. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher identified the fatality victims as Ricardo Recalde, 49, and Emma Estigarridia, 49. The student, Jorge Fretes, 23, was air-lifted to St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, where he remained this morning.
KU EARNS FOUR-STAR RANKING IN COLLEGE GUIDE
August 13, 1993
A respected college guide today affirmed the decision of the 26,500 people who will attend Kansas University this fall semester for their education. The 1994 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges awarded KU four stars out of five in all categories: academics, social activities and quality of life.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 13, 1993
Injury accidents — Donald Ayling, 58, Lawrence, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after falling from a ladder about 1 p.m. Thursday while working inside the gymnasium at Lawrence High School, 19th and Louisiana.
FORMER LION WRIGHT ENJOYS MIDWEST VISIT
August 13, 1993
Joe Montana’s presence meant a lot to Kansas City natives, but absolutely nothing to Buffalo’s Jeff Wright on Thursday night. The Bills’ veteran nose tackle from Lawrence was more excited about a pre-game meeting with one of his former Lawrence High football coaches — Ron Commons.
CITY READY TO AID ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN
August 13, 1993
Providing office space and financial services is a small price to pay to help keep Lawrence teens off drugs and alcohol, Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schulte says. “Obviously, any program that is established to deal with keeping kids off drugs and keeping them off any other kind of substance they happen to be abusing is very worthwhile,” Schulte said. “I don’t think we’ll need to spend much in order to gain the benefit.”
MONTANA MEDIOCRE?
August 13, 1993
So Joe, how did it go? “Average, or below average from what I consider I’m capable of,” Joe Montana, the Chiefs’ new quarterback, said after Thursday night’s 30-7 loss to Buffalo before 73,550 fans at Arrowhead Stadium.
EM BOOKS, JUDGE RULES IN CASE OF LOST LIBRARY CARD
August 13, 1993
Someone with a taste for New Age literature rang up $1,050-worth of books on a Free State Brewery cook’s library card, and now the cook must pay. District Judge James W. Paddock has ordered Steve Wilbur to reimburse the Lawrence Public Library for 39 books checked out on his card without his permission or knowledge.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 13, 1993
DISMISSALS Della Maxine Finch, Ottawa; Lori Marie Rakonza and baby girl, Lenexa.
COUNCIL GROVE DAY TRIP
August 13, 1993
I don’t imagine I would have fared too well on the Santa Fe Trail of old, say, about 1860. Trail dust makes me sneeze. I am psychologically allergic to outdoor temperatures in excess of 85 degrees. The only trail mix I’m willing to eat is full of granola and M&Ms.
ROBERT L. BEECH
August 13, 1993
Services are pending for Robert L. Beech, 71, Lawrence, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Beech died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1993, at his home. Mr. Beech was a self-employed accountant. He was a McLouth and Lawrence resident most of his life.