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S SNOW WHITE FINDS PRINCE CHARMING, GETS MARRIED
January 11, 1993
Although Snow White married her Prince Charming this weekend, she doesn’t plan on having seven dwarves. Snow White of Lawrence, that is.
EUDORA RESTAURANT REPORTS ROBBERY
January 11, 1993
An undetermined amount of cash was taken Saturday from a Eudora restaurant employee, who was on her way to deposit the money at the bank, Eudora police reported. Chief Bill Long said an employee at Gambino’s, 10 W. Ninth, had closed the restaurant at about 11 p.m. Saturday. She put money to be deposited in an envelope in her back pocket while she hauled garbage out to the trash can, he said.
3RD CANDIDATE ENTERS RACE FOR CITY COMMISSION
January 11, 1993
With a Jan. 26 deadline looming, a third Lawrence resident has filed as a candidate for the Lawrence City Commission. Richard Payton, 33, 255 N. Mich., Building 2, Apt. 7, filed for the commission race this morning at city hall.
CAREFUL SCHOOL SPENDING
January 11, 1993
Lawrence school board members have gotten themselves involved in a tricky and perhaps damaging situation concerning the construction contracts for the $29.9 million in school improvements approved by district voters last fall. Whether it’s an unprecedented action or not, many long-time local residents cannot remember a time when there has not been competitive bidding for a tax-financed project. Nevertheless, school officials apparently have given their OK to a plan in which there would not be any competitive bids on the $29.9 million project. Rather, the various construction projects would be handed out to three local builders, with the idea that such action would save time and would give the jobs to local builders, thus helping the local economy.
FOR THE RECORD
January 11, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
COLORADO CLIPS KANSAS, 80-71
January 11, 1993
Two streaks stayed alive on Sunday in the Coors Events Center. Colorado’s women’s basketball team lengthened its winning streak to 14 games the longest in the country and Kansas’ losing skid reached four games after the seventh-ranked Buffs’ 80-71 victory. The loss was Kansas’ second straight in the Big Eight.
NATURAL FOODS CHAIN TO OPEN LOCAL STORE
January 11, 1993
Wild Oats Markets Inc., a Colorado-based natural foods store chain, plans to open a store Wednesday at 1040 Vt., a move that will inject new competition into the growing natural foods marketplace in Lawrence. Wild Oats is arriving in Lawrence just as Community Mercantile Inc., 700 Maine, a member-owned grocery cooperative that emphasizes natural foods, is preparing to expand at a new location.
PERRY FIRM WINS ASPHALT AWARD
January 11, 1993
A Perry firm, honored for its overlay work on a section of Kansas Highway 10, will vie for a national award at the National Asphalt Pavement Assn.’s convention Jan. 28 in San Diego. Hamm Asphalt Inc. received the Kansas Asphalt Pavement Assn.’s Asphalt Pavement Overlay Award for 1992 for superior highway construction on an 8.5-mile section of K-10 from the Lawrence city limits to the Johnson County line, said Randy Jordan, general superintendent for Hamm. He said the company will compete against winners from each state for the national award.
NEIGHBORS IN MOURNING FOR VICTIMS
January 11, 1993
Brandon Barnhart stood in bone-chilling cold and six inches of snow Sunday across the road from the home of his friend Justin Puckett. The 12-year-old boy’s eyes were wide and vacant. “Saturday we made plans to have a snowball fight today,” Brandon said matter-of-factly.
HOSPITAL HELP
January 11, 1993
Officials at Kansas City’s highly respected and nationally recognized St. Luke’s Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement with Atchison Hospital of Atchison. The news report announcing this affiliation said the agreement calls for the Atchison hospital to remain a private, not-for-profit facility, but it would gain St. Luke’s assistance, consultation and support in educational, clinical and technical areas.
MOTHER KILLS SONS, SELF, POLICE SAY
January 11, 1993
A 32-year-old woman apparently set a fire that killed her and her two sons early Sunday in the family’s south Lawrence mobile home, Lawrence police announced today. Authorities said today that the victims, Young S. Puckett, 32, and her sons, Justin Y. Puckett, 10, and Kris M. Puckett, 6, were found dead about 7:50 a.m. Sunday at the mobile home, on Lot K-1 at Gaslight Village mobile home park, 1900 W. 31st.
COUNTY OKS CENTER SITE
January 11, 1993
The Douglas County Commission unanimously approved the proposed site for the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center today after hearing that estimates for site preparation had been cut almost in half. The site, off Third Street just south of the Kansas Turnpike, came into question in December after a geological study led commissioners to believe another $120,000 would be needed for soil preparation.
ACACIA FRATERNITY HOUSE MAY BE PUT UP FOR SALE
January 11, 1993
The fate of a Kansas University fraternity house that sustained $50,000 in damage after members had their charter revoked in December might be decided in a month, a member of the fraternity’s operating corporation said. Mike Dutton, Kansas City, Mo., said he thinks the Acacia fraternity house, at 1100 Ind., might be sold.
A FEELING FOR COMMUNITY
January 11, 1993
For Janice Early-Weas, her new job was like coming home. When Early-Weas, 37, began her job as director of community relations at Lawrence Memorial Hospital recently, it was a chance to return to Lawrence, the place where she attended college.
FORMER LEGISLATOR PUSHES TERM LIMITS
January 11, 1993
Wint Winter Jr. of Lawrence decided to voluntarily leave the Kansas Senate after 10 years, but now he’s supporting creation of term limits to force veteran legislators into retirement. “There are very, very good legislators that I served with a long time, but it was the exception instead of the rule that a legislator maintained intellectual vitality and independence from partisan groups and special interests,” said Winter, the new co-chair of Kansas Term Limits.
FRATERNITY EYES BULLDOZING HOUSES FOR DRIVEWAY
January 11, 1993
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1537 Tenn., wants to bulldoze five rental houses it recently purchased to build a circular drive that would improve access to the fraternity. But the fraternity will have to gain approval of local and state historic preservation boards to demolish the houses because of their proximity to at least one historic home.
AREA BRACES FOR ANOTHER WINTER BLAST
January 11, 1993
With a second storm expected to dump snow, sleet and freezing rain on Lawrence, there’s barely enough time for city and county road-clearing crews to catch their breath after a heavy weekend snowstorm. George Williams, city public works director, said crews had attacked all the city’s streets by about midnight Sunday.
BIG EIGHT GIVES FOUR GRID OFFICIALS OPTION TO RETURN
January 11, 1993
Notes and quotes while wondering if Kansas will be the only Big Eight school to win a bowl game next year, too… Lawrence’s Max Lucas was one of four Big Eight football officials who bowed to the league’s now-defunct retirement age of 57 and quit after the 1990 season. Now he, Sam Maphis of Boulder, Dean Cramer of Des Moines and J.C. Louderback of Arkansas City have been given an undisclosed amount of back pay and offered the opportunity to officiate again next season. Lucas says he’s undecided…
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 11, 1993
DISMISSALS Hauna Payne, Lawrence; Vanessa Rinke, Lawrence.
POWER LINE PLEA
January 11, 1993
To the editor: We in Pinckney Neighborhood who have fought the proposed Fifth Street power line for the last 10 months were interested in the Jan. 3 USA Weekend magazine cover story on magnetic fields and their affect on human health.
ERNEST A. HIGGINS
January 11, 1993
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Ernest A. Higgins, 80, of Lawrence. Mr. Higgins died today, Jan. 11, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. VIOLA WADE
KANSAS TO MEET SOONERS TONIGHT
January 11, 1993
It took a loss, not one of those December romps Oklahoma is noted for, before the Sooners gained widespread national attention this season. Last Monday, Duke needed overtime to subdue OU, 88-84, at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.