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TWO EX-JAYHAWKS WAIVED
August 31, 1993
Two former Kansas football players were waived Monday as National Football League teams cut down to 47 players prior to this weekend’s openers. The New England Patriots cut offensive tackle Chris Perez, a fifth-round choice of the Miami Dolphins in 1992, and the Minnesota Vikings sliced defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, their third-round pick in the ‘93 draft.
OBJECTIONS
August 31, 1993
A township’s legal liability and the future of development for several of the township’s property owners will be at issue during the Douglas County Commission meeting Wednesday. Residents along a portion of 1000E Road in Willow Springs Township, south of Lawrence, would like commissioners to deny a request from the township to remove the road from county and township maps, a process called “vacation.”
3 MEN PLAN TO SUE UNIVERSITY POLICE
August 31, 1993
An attorney for three men who were stopped and ordered out of their car at gunpoint in April 1993 by Kansas University police was poised to file a federal lawsuit today claiming his clients were arrested illegally and that officers used excessive force. Lawrence attorney Don Strole said he planned to file a seven-count petition early this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Topeka naming four KU police officers, Police Director James Denney, an unnamed dispatcher and the university as defendants. They seek more than $50,000 in punitive damages.
JESSIE RANSOM
August 31, 1993
Graveside services for Jessie V. Ransom, 82, Temple City, Calif., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reno Cemetery in Reno. Mrs. Ransom died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1993, in Temple City.
NO-DRINK POLICY CAUSES STIR WITH LHS STUDENTS
August 31, 1993
Lawrence High School senior Laura Vermillion starts class at 7:15 a.m. each day, and sometimes she would like to drink some juice in class. That’s what Vermillion did last year when she started classes an hour early through the school’s “zero hour.” But a new LHS policy banning beverages from the classroom has forced Vermillion to change her breakfast plans.
NINA MATHIA
August 31, 1993
Services for Nina Irene Mathia, 89, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Linwood United Methodist Church, Linwood. Burial will be in Deay Cemetery, Eudora. Mrs. Mathia died Friday, Aug. 27, 1993, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born in LeLoup, but had lived in the Tonganoxie area since 1936.
HELICOPTERS MAKE MORE FLIGHTS TO HELP AREA ACCIDENT VICTIMS
August 31, 1993
The number of emergency helicopter flights for people seriously injured in area automobile accidents has risen rapidly in recent weeks. Ten helicopter flights have picked up patients injured in eight area accidents in the past 12 days, said Ted McFarlane, director of the Douglas County Ambulance Service.
2 SERIOUSLY HURT IN CRASHES
August 31, 1993
Two people were listed in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries from two traffic accidents just south of the city on Monday. Joel R. Simpson, 40, Topeka, was taken by helicopter to KUMC after a concrete hauler truck he was driving lost control and overturned about 1:40 p.m. at county roads 1055 and 1175E, about a mile south of Lawrence.
VILA MAY HARMON
August 31, 1993
Services for Uila May Harmon, 76, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Chapel, with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Mrs. Harmon died Monday, Aug. 30, 1993, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence. She was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Kiowa County on the farm of her parents, Andrew and Lillie Gillet Nickelson.
AIDS SIDEBAR
August 31, 1993
Representatives of agencies that provide services to people with AIDS will gather Wednesday in the gallery room of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. At the meeting, open to the public, medical and social workers will discuss the spread of AIDS and HIV in Douglas County and the services their agencies have provided to people with AIDS.
AIDS CASES IN STATE UP 25 PERCENT
August 31, 1993
Reported cases of AIDS in Kansas this year are already 23 percent higher than the total for all of 1992. As of July 1, there were 231 new reports of people with AIDS in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. In all of 1992, there were 188 reports of people with AIDS statewide.
LOCAL TEEN-AGER FACES CHARGES IN SHOOTING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL
August 31, 1993
A formal hearing, the juvenile court equivalent of a trial, has been scheduled for Sept. 8 for a Lawrence teen accused of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the neck last week. Danny Cosey, 15, is named in a juvenile complaint alleging the offenses of aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder.
BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS TO CLOSE TO MARK LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
August 31, 1993
As the nation celebrates Labor Day, some members of the local labor force will close their businesses and suspend services this weekend and Monday. Lawrence city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts, and the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, will be closed Monday. Both U.S. post offices, 645 Vt. and Jayhawk Station, 1519 W. 23rd, will be closed Monday. There will be no mail delivery other than Special Delivery and Express mail.
JOB
August 31, 1993
Bob Frederick’s father, Charles, was executive vice-president of the National Retail Farm Equipment Assn. He was a peripatetic flesh-presser often sought as a public speaker. Frederick’s job today as Kansas athletic director isn’t that much different than his father’s, even if an AD isn’t what he always wanted to be.
SOUND OFF
August 31, 1993
Q: About a month ago there were patches of large gravel placed on the top of the levee. Many of us run and bike over there and it’s disruptive. Any chance they’ll be taking that off? A: No, but city workers will be filling in the holes to smooth things back out this fall, said George Williams, the city’s director of public works.
FIRE CALLS
August 31, 1993
Lawrence firefighters: — Investigated an unintentional false call at 10:54 a.m. Monday at Lewis Hall, 1530 Engel Rd.
S GET READY TO RUMBLE?
August 31, 1993
The challenger “turned yellow” and backed out. The fill-in thought it was all a joke.
TARGET REQUEST RENEWS BATTLE OVER ZONING
August 31, 1993
Commercially, Lawrence has grown four times faster than the city’s comprehensive plan deemed appropriate 18 years ago. That’s good, said Myles Schachter, a former city planner who now runs downtown computer business.
FREDERICK HAS FOUND HIS NICHE
August 31, 1993
Thirty-three years ago, a 6-3 junior center — yes, center — was sent into the North Carolina game by Kansas University basketball coach Dick Harp. Thirty-two seconds later, Harp summoned Bob Frederick back to the bench.
ON CAMPUS
August 31, 1993
Cindy Smock looked to the heavens, clinched her fists and squeezed her eyes shut to dramatically make her point. “If you don’t like my preaching, go home and read a Bi-i-i-i-ble,” she screeched to more than 100 students Monday at Kansas University.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 31, 1993
Injury accidents — Mary A. Barr, 65, 2444 Mo., was admitted Monday and dismissed today from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in an accident at 1:42 p.m. Monday at Iowa Street and Orchard Lane. Barr was driving a 1986 Chevrolet south on Iowa, attempted to make a left turn onto Orchard Lane when her car collided with a 1989 Toyota being driven north on Iowa by Cherin L. Karis, 19, 1603 W. 15th. Barr was cited for making an improper left turn, police reported.
2 BROADCAST AFFILIATES, CABLE STATION REMAIN AT IMPASSE
August 31, 1993
The Simpsons, the gang on “Beverly Hills 90210” and the entire crew of the Starship Enterprise may no longer be beamed through cable into Lawrence living rooms beginning Oct. 6. KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s Fox affiliate, and local cable service Sunflower Cablevision have not been able come to terms on a deal that would allow Sunflower to carry its programming.
WATER IS NOW SAFE FOR SWIMMINGSKIING
August 31, 1993
A health advisory regarding bacteria levels at the flooded Perry Lake was lifted today, just in time for Labor Day weekend recreation. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a health advisory Aug. 2, pointing out that floodwaters channeled into the lake had increased bacteria levels. KDHE discouraged swimming, water skiing and other water-contact recreation.